I have found some real gems at these places...
but it is easy to get distracted by the other stuff, the non-treasures, if you will. So during my latest TJ Maxx run this week, I decided to document items I think are a fantastic deal. I do NOT mean items that are all less than $20 or are just plain cheap. I mean items that will work in multiple spaces and will look good for more than one season. Items that look far more expensive than they are.
Without further to do, here is Buy This Not That: TJ Maxx Edition
Buy This: Accent Pillows
Gorgeous raw silk-like material with jute trim. A pair of these would look great on a taupe sofa or in navy bedroom.
Cheap beading and uninteresting material do nothing for a room.
Buy This: Wall Art
*The red back ground is just the packaging
A chic, classic sunburst mirror can look great in any room.
Generic quotes printed on inexpensive canvas do everything BUT inspire
Buy This Picture Frame
Interesting, detailed, hand crafted picture frames look great layered in bookcases, desks or on top of cabinets.
If you are over the age of 12, this plastic bedazzled frame should not belong to you.
Buy This Lamp
Natural wood with a linen-like shade in an interesting shape offers great texture.
Yes, this cylinder thing wrapped in cheap leopard fabric is actually a lamp.
Buy This Accessory
I love to keep the peace as much as the next gal, but a peace sign just looks juvenile hung on the wall.
This looks more jester than royal.
Buy This Side Table
Classic antique-gold table looks just at home in a casual eclectic family room, as it does in a more formal sitting area.
Dull red half moon table that is too small to hold much is just forgettable.
General Good Buys
Natural wicker wears well and the classic shape of the chairs work inside a sun room or an outdoor patio.
You may have to dig a bit, but discount stores can be a great source for rugs. Like this neutral thick rug-
Marked down to less than $70! Very Pottery Barn-esque.
If you are looking for one accent piece, browse the furniture section. While you typically won't find a matching dining room table and chair set, you can find really great individual chairs, like this one-
Look at that nail head trim and those pretty feet! I am seriously considering getting this...
I hope this helps those that are either intimidated by discount stores or motivates you bargain hunters to go check these places out.
Happy Friday y'all! Suzanne