You can bet you’ll find miscellaneous items to embellish your space. Thrift store decor will save you some money and help you achieve whatever style you imagine.

1. Vinyl records

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Instead of regular paintings and prints, deck your walls with some old records. If you can find some with the original covers, you can also put a few of those up to add variety and color. Or, use a few records to make a cool vintage-inspired magazine and mail organizer.

2. Vases, jars and bottles

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You can use these for showing off flowers, holding kitchen utensils, storing bathroom items or fill them with colored glass pebbles for a pop of color in any room. You can take it a step further by painting or customizing them to your liking.

3. Serving trays

old serving trays
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Even if you don’t use it for the original purpose, serving trays are so versatile and can be used in any room. You can use it as a coffee table centerpiece or a practical way to organize a vanity or bathroom counter. Grab a can of spray paint and cover a tray in a couple of coats of paint to make it your own.

4. Picture frames

old picture frames
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Not only are frames cheaper at a thrift store, you can always find unique designs that you won’t find anywhere else. If you don’t like the art that comes with the frame, you can replace it with another print or do a DIY project with it, like making a chalkboard or creating your own art.

5. Lamps

old lamps
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You can find every style of lamp imaginable at a thrift store – and probably lots that you never thought could exist. A lamp can add so much flair a room, so finding one that’s original and cohesive to the rest of the space is important.

It’s rare that you’ll find one in perfect like-new condition at a second-hand store, but you can customize it and make it look high-end. Paint the base and refurbish the shade to create a one-of-a-kind accent piece.

6. Books

old books
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Whether you’re an avid reader or not, books are a great thrift store buy. When a fireplace mantle or shelf is lacking in style, arrange a few books with other decor to fill the space.

Find books that are a specific color to match the theme of a room. If you’re lucky, you might even discover a rare book to set out in the open and make visitors curious.

7. Suitcases and trunks

old suitcases and trunks
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Using an old trunk or suitcase as decor is very trendy and functional. They’re perfect for creating extra storage space without compromising the style of a room.

There are various ways to use them, such as stacking a few of them to make an end table or replacing your coffee table with a trunk.

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