If the last few years taught me anything, it’s that I’m not the world’s best DIYer.
But that hasn’t stopped me from trying. When it comes to brightening up our home, we’ve made changes in just about every room. Since we have entered the work-from-home era, we’ve spent way more time at home than ever before. That’s lead us to realize that we’re in need of things like more storage, more organized workspaces, and more cozy nooks for relaxation.
But changing up your home doesn’t always come cheaply. Luckily, Columbus has a few options for affordable home decor and DIY supplies. Whether you’re looking for a gently used piece of furniture, or you want to start a major upcycling project, there’s a place to find what you need.
This second-hand store has been one of my favorite Instagram follows. I love how they share their inventory on social media and I also love their low prices. You can find everything from throw pillows to lawn furniture, and everything in between. New Uses is located at 7410 Sawmill Rd. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more info, you can visit their website.
The MidOhio ReStore is one of my favorite places to snag a great deal. This is the spot to visit if you’re undertaking a larger project like a kitchen or bathroom remodel. You can get new ovens, bathroom tiles, kitchen cabinets, and just about everything else you’d need for an affordable reno project. The store updates their Facebook daily with their available products, so be sure to give them a follow. You can get more details about their various locations and hours by visiting their website.
Facebook Marketplace can be hit or miss, but you shouldn’t discount it when you’re on the hunt for affordable home decor. I personally use this option for most of my upcycle projects. The marketplace has a whole free section where you can find just about everything imaginable. If you’ve got time to watch some YouTube tutorials, you can find a way to bring an old free desk or bookshelf back to life. You can check it out here.
There are several thrift stores around Columbus where you can find decent home decor, but Ohio Thrift stores are my personal favorite. I’ve found some really fantastic pieces there throughout the years, and if you go in with an open mind, you’ll probably find yourself getting inspired by a gently-used piece or two. They’ve got several locations around the city, but their 1881 W. Henderson Rd. spot is my favorite. You can get more info by visiting their website.
Of course, we can’t have an honest conversation about affordable home decor and not mention IKEA. The number one reason for a visit is that you get to eat meatballs while you’re there. But it’s closely followed by the cheap prices, huge selection, and stylish goods. IKEA is located 1900 IKEA Way near Polaris.