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Flea Market Decorating


Whether you decorate with flea market finds or priceless antiques really doesn’t matter. The difference between a boring home and a beautiful home isn’t how much you spend. It’s what you do with what you have.

  1. Decorating Tips & Basics
  2. Decorating Styles & Trends
  3. Decorating with Flea Market Finds
  4. Room-by-Room Decorating
  1. Renter-Friendly Decorating
  2. House Tours
  3. Holiday & Seasonal Decorating

Decorating Tips & Basics

modern room setting

When you’re ready to decorate your home, the basics are the best place to start. Learn the principles of interior design -- and read professional decorating tips for putting it all together.

Decorating Styles & Trends

French country chair with toile seat cushion

Explore different decorating styles and trends, from period classics to the hottest new things. Once you find your inspiration, learn how to get the look for less using thrift store, yard sale, and flea market finds.

Decorating with Flea Market Finds

Some of the most interesting objects you can use to decorate your home aren’t actually furniture or home accessories. Others are, but you can use them in new and different ways. Use each flea market find in the way that works best for you, instead of as its manufacturer designed it.

Room-by-Room Decorating

If the idea of decorating your entire home seems overwhelming, break the task into manageable pieces by decorating just one room at a time. No matter which room you choose as the first, you can find nearly everything you need to furnish it at yard sales, flea markets, and other choice secondhand sources.

Renter-Friendly Decorating

When you rent, you can’t always make the changes you’d like. You’re bound by the rules of your lease, and you may not want to spend big bucks improving a place you don’t own. Fortunately, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to personalize a rented space without putting your security deposit at risk.

House Tours

shabby chic style flea market finds

Enjoy photo tours of some stunning homes decorated with secondhand treasures, everything from fine antiques to junk store scores. Other people’s homes are great sources for decorating inspiration. Borrow the ideas you love and add your own treasures and vision.

Holiday & Seasonal Decorating

You already know that flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores are great resources for home decorating, but are you shopping them for your holiday decorations? You can find everything from intact vintage decorations to bits and baubles for your holiday craft projects.

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