tips: we always search through amazon if we've found an item elsewhere - either to save some money or time on shipping or to get a lower price in general.
what we shop for: seriously everything. This is one of our best sources- we each have 10+ and growing items in our own home. Rachel has had great luck with curtains and Laura found some great items for her home renovation (vanity, tile, etc)
tips: it's so nice to support a small business and makers. Etsy is probably the most underrated home decor source in our opinion.
Fun Fact! --- We both have our own Etsy shops that we started on the side before FTF!
tips: some items are unique to target, and some can be found elsewhere. We find that for furniture and decor, the website has a much wider variety than the stores. Free shipping over $35!
tips: world market has a twice annual friends and family sale, but frequently has 20-30 percent off an item - so add to card and get in on the emails to get your best deal!
what we shop for: the most classic bamboo chairs have gone viral - and for good reason. We love their bedding options and classics. For custom upholstery, their prices are good. For art, we usually search elsewhere or watch for a sale.
tips: we love their "Stylish Steals" category for classic pieces.
tips: same as amazon- we usually search here, too, before we purchase elsewhere. This one is sort of new-er to us, so we don't have much experience with this site.
what we shop for: coffee tables, curtains, seasonal decor, monogrammed items
what we shop for: lighting and art, and then drool over the vintage section that would def be categorized as splurge. Doesn't hurt to look, right?!
tips: don't let the website fool you - there are some deals buried in there! Especially lighting, mirrors, wall art -- find a brand that is within your price point and search that brand.