When you are decorating your home with items from the thrift store, I always recommend bringing three things. A list, a tape measure, and your measurements.
Below are six things you should always measure when decorating your home with thrifted items. I created this list because you never know what you will find at the thrift store, so it’s a great idea to have these on hand just i case.
Let me know what else you would bring with you.
1. Table measurements
Things like table runners and table cloths are always lingering around at the thrift store. If you have your table measurements on-hand you can know right away if it will fit in your space
2. Floor area
If you run across an area rug or runner that you like, it will be important to know if it will fit in your space prior to making the investment.
Many times there are a variety of curtains and other window treatments available at the thrift store, if you happen to run across some you like wouldn’t it be great to have your window measurements to know if they will fit?
4. Wall space
That bare space on your wall that is just screaming for a painting, wall art or mirror can most likely be filled with an item from the thrift store. But you don’t want to run the risk of spending money on something that won’t fit, so make sure you measure first.
Measure your couches and love seats in case you come across covers, over-sized pillows, coffee tables or end tables that you think will pair well with them.
6. Open spaces
These are those little nooks and corners that you want to fill one day, but have yet to find the right thing. If you thrift shop often enough for home items you’re guaranteed to run across something that might fit perfectly, and you will know if it will if you keep these measurements on hand.
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