They say you have to really learn to love the hunt in order to enjoy finding secondhand decor for your home. Shopping for that one-of-a-kind piece from the comfort of your couch is a rather new phenomenon and really, it’s never been easier to find treasures without diving into dusty bins of junk. You just need to know where to look and what to search for.
I often do my searching when I need a five-minute break of mindless work. I keep a list of what I’m looking for on hand, filled with items jotted down after seeing an inspiring space on Pinterest or Instagram. When I go to search, I’m typing in things like clay earthenware from Mexico (I can’t get over this one), Brutalist furniture, Danish lamps, vintage photography, sets of chairs, travertine tables, and the list goes on.
My point is this: Don’t give up, get in there, and scroll, scroll, scroll. To get you started, here are some special gems I’ve found recently, all of which I WISH I had room for in my own home.
I’m really into the lines of this 1940’s slim dresser. It would add stylish extra storage to the end of a narrow hallway.
A gorgeous weathered rug in muted shades of brown and cream.
I want this to add more visual interest to my gallery wall.
You almost never find a vintage Baroque full-length mirror at this price point.
A super unique wooden rocking horse for the kids’ room.
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BY Kate Arends - March 4, 2020
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.