Staging Your Home on a Budget? Try this!

Yesterday I went by our new home accessories store At Home (formerly Garden Ridge Pottery). For those of you who don’t know it, it’s a large department store that features anything and everything you could possibly need for decorating your home inexpensively. It’s also a home stager’s dream. You might be able to get everything you need for staging your home on a budget.

They have aisles of everything not just a small section. Like this massive display of pillows. Wow! If you can’t find something you like, you just aren’t looking hard enough. Or you’ve passed out from the sheer volume of choice.


This is just one of the aisles. Crazy!

They have furniture too. It’s reasonably priced and most of it passed the “wiggle” test. I’m not sure how it will stand the test of time sturdiness-wise (Is that a word? Well, it is now!), but in an out-of-the-way corner or for home staging this chest for $199 is nice. Just change the drawer knobs and it’s a one-of-a-kind-piece!


If you’re into baskets there are a few aisles of those too. I found this cute storage basket that could double as a side table for your patio. It looks like rattan, but it feels like it’s made of PVC. I’m guessing because it doesn’t say what it’s made of.


This one would be cute on your desk or a bookshelf ($7.99).

Then there are the garden stools in almost every color. Always a classic, these make great side tables in your living room, bedroom, or even (gasp) the garden. For $49 you can have multiples.


The wall art leaves a little to be desired, but there are some pieces that are nice. Unfortunately, a lot of it is reminiscent of the “starving artist sale” commercials they had when I was a kid. Look for the more simple frames and mattes surrounding a graphic image.

Here’s a little rolling plant stand. Covered in raffia, this would be a nice place to set your heavier plants by your front door so that they are movable. They’re only $15.


Last, but not least is this inexpensive ($99) version of the Ghost Chair. It’s made of acrylic, but if you can’t afford the real thing, this will do.

I had fun going through At Home looking for stylish bargains. They have items for almost every decorating style and it won’t blow your budget. I don’t get compensation for this post. I just thought I would share my new home staging on a budget secret!


Your soul has a color. Let’s find out what it is….

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2 thoughts on “Staging Your Home on a Budget? Try this!

  1. I’m at that store all the time and never see these things! I’d love to go with you.

    One question, I’m going to paint some tree trunks white and add glass for a coffee table. I am thinking about adding wheels on the bottom so it can be easily moved. Do you think those plant stands would work?

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