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Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

A month ago I shared my living room reveal. It was kind of bare in the accessories department and for the fall season, I really wanted my living area feel like a home that represented me. With that in mind, I decided to go to Big Lots to find key pieces that would complete my living room decor. For those who are new to my blog, I believe that good quality furniture can be found anywhere and you know what, I found some GREAT pieces that fit my eclectic style at BIG LOTS! Guys, this store has it all...they have a wide array of quality furniture and great home decor pieces that can fit any home decor style.

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

Wow, look at those before pictures! Not much is happening and everything looks pretty sparse. 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

One of the BIG changes in my living room is my coffee table. What I love most about this coffee table is that I can style it according to season. 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

I had so much fun shopping at Big Lots for key pieces for this table that I had to share with you some of my styling tips. 


1. Use a tray proportioned to the size of the table so that it is easy to move.

2. Flowers or greenery is always a must. For my coffee table I purchased a candle holder in the candle department at Big Lots and stuck flowers in it to give it more a chic look. You can see from the picture that the candle holder/vase has some type of texture on it, which makes it interesting. You want to make sure that when decorating you mix textured and smooth pieces so that everything does not look so flat. 

3. Candles, candles, candles! Not only do most candles smell amazing, they can add a romantic mood to a space even when not lit. Big Lots had a variation of candles that varies in size, smell, and color 

4. Elevation. Use pieces that give some height. If you use pieces that do not have height your eye has no where to go. Looking at my table, your eyes should start off at the tallest vase and drop down into a stepping effect to the polka dotted vase then to the flowers then to the bowl full of painted black fall decor then step up to the candle and then your eyes should make its way to the stacked books and lands on the pumpkin. 

5. Stack of books or magazines. Books and magazines are my go to secret for easy decor. They are colorful, they can add height to flat space or lift an object up, and they take up space. 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

I switched up the decor on my console with some candles and this leopard print pumpkin found at Big Lots. I have NEVER seen a pumpkin like this that is so versatile in style and can be used throughout the year and not only during the fall season. There were so many different glass pumpkins to choose from that were trendy and popular in style that deciding on the perfect one for my eclectic taste was challenging...I wanted all of them! 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

In a past post I made a statement on how I need to sew me some pillows to add a little spice to my living room...Well, Big Lots took care of that for me! They had a wide array of pillows to choose from. At one point during my shopping experience my cart was filled with pillows...I had a hard time deciding on which ones to choose, so I thought I would go with two large white fuzzy, faux fur pillows that can add a luxe, comfy, cozy vibe to any space and a solid black velvet pillow. 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

I paired my black pillow with my black accent chair to add a little bit of comfort to all the wooden detail on the back of the chair. What I love about the pillows I have chosen, is that they are all pretty large in size and is in proportion to the length of my sofa and back of my accent chair. 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

Did you know that some Big Lots stores sell ORIGINAL oil painted canvases? How cool is that? I was instantly drawn to this piece because of the originality of the art, the colors, and the throwback feeling that this piece gives off. Please do note, styles and assortment vary by store. 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

I love how the finish on that deer compliments the art. This BEAUTIFUL rhinestone deer was another Big Lots find that I have to brag about. Guys, this deer is absolutely stunning and solid in structure. Although sturdy in structure, what I appreciated while shopping at Big Lots is how much care the cashier took in handling this item. The cashier wrapped this piece individually so that it would not get ruined while my kids helped carry the bags.

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

Honestly, how stunning is that painting? 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

I was also able to find a nice oval thick framed black mirror that is reminiscent of mirrors found in the 80's. I LOVE this mirror so much, I will be going back for another one just like this one. 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

I cannot help but repeat myself when I say that there was so much to choose from! The store in my area has so many candles, I found myself hoarding candles in my cart. I had to put most of them back because I did not know what I was going to do with all of them. Again, the pillow selection was never ending. There were so many different prints and colors to choose from! The wall decor had everything from trendy to classic all in one spot. There were different aisles for certain home decor accessories making it easy to find what you are looking. 

Decorating with Big Lots home accessories

Big Lots had so much home decor to look at, we were literally all exhausted! 

Do you have a Big Lots near you? If so, what is your favorite home decor accessory that you have purchased from them and how did you incorporate it into YOUR home? 

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26 comments

  1. AH! I love that painting so much - Big Lots is great!

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  2. Yes! I saw that painting and I had to have it! I know it is a bit throw back...but it is stunning! Thanks love for sharing and commenting.

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  3. Love your retro choices and the deer is pretty amazing. Your living room is looking layered and the coffee table makes a huge difference. Nicely styled, lady!

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    1. Thanks Girl! I need to redo that table.

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  4. Oh man!! I'm living at home right now but this TOTALLY makes me wish I had my own place again that I could decorate to my liking!!

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    1. Thanks! I live in a rental I know how you feel.

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  5. It looks like you both had a lot of fun decorating and exploring all of the awesome things Big Lot's has to offer! :) We just moved into a new apartment with a HUGE amount of wall space and there's one right down the street from us now! We have a ton of art, but somehow we still have SO much room left to fill! So I'll have to go check out their good deals! You're place looks awesome! Love the fun fall accents and how you play with texture! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I totally know that feeling of trying to fill a wall with art. You should take a trip there.

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  6. I love splurging at Big Lots! You got some really cute fall accessories too! Thanks for the share!

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  7. Gah, I love the candle isle!! Your home looks beautiful and so classy!

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  8. Jess this room turned out FABULOUS! I love that chalkboard herringbone wall art...did you make that or was that a find from big lots too? The whole room just looks eclectically gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Deb! No, I made the large herringbone art piece. I posted about it a week or two ago. The total cost was under $30.

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  9. You have a beautiful home! I love decorating with accessories. It's all the little details that make a space!

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    1. Thanks, I really love all the accessories I picked out.

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  10. I love the tips about using magazines to change the height and add color as a quick easy fix!

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  11. I love the way you pull together things I would never expect (or necessarily even notice in a store)! Nice job, AGAIN. We bought a leather sofa from Big Lots years ago and it held up really well. Honestly, not sure I've been back since then. I'll definitely need to find one in this area and have a look!

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  12. We don't have a Big Lots because our area sucks balls. I don't know if there is even one in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area, but that's 2+ hour drive for me. We have a TJ Maxx but honestly, those prices are so sky high I'm not trying to pay that.

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  13. *Googles BIG LOTS to find the nearest location near me* :) I have never been to this store, but want now! All of your finds are so pretty--especially that rhinestone deer! Love that they sell original artwork too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. I've had so much fun watching your room develop. I adore your notes about varying height and texture. I've been itching for a great house overhaul lately so I'll have to keep those things in mind.

    xoxo
    Katie
    http://beyondtheclothing.com

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  15. You have such great taste! I need you to redecorate my whole house!

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  16. I love this look you have. it's super chic

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  17. GORGEOUS. I love how you redid the space, especially those pillows!

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  18. Major Big Lots fan over here! My first roommate told me that I could get all my basics when we first moved in. I could not believe how the price was perfect for me, since then I've always gone there. I'm about to have my friend go there to get a coffee table and I'm writing this from a couch I bought there for $200 when I saw the EXACT cough at Ashely Furniture for $400. Excellent store and great way of making yr space luxurious!

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    1. Thank you. I do not know why I am just now catching this comment. Big Lots is awesome when you are and are not on a budget!

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