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Thrifted home Decor including cabbage plate and green and white napkins are gathered on a round cutting board on an island in a white farmhouse kitchen

The 44 Best Thrifting Ideas for Home Decor

December 15, 2022

Are you looking for an exciting and creative way to use vintage home decor that is both stylish and thrifty? Look no further – we have compiled a comprehensive list of the best ideas for vintage and thrifted home decor. Whether you are a crafty DIY-er or just starting out with thrifting, these 44 simple yet effective ideas will help you turn your house into a classic beauty!

Add some rustic charm, give old furniture new life, or save money on expensive store bought pieces by using found items from second hand stores–the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating amazing vintage home décor!

So get ready…it’s time to create something truly unique with our favorite ideas for vintage and thrifted home decor.

Why I love thrifting

I love a good thrift shop find! These items give a home personality, history and character! And since they aren’t in every single box store across America, they add a unique touch to your home decor.

I am so excited to be sharing thrifted decor ideas and inspiration from 13 different and very talented bloggers with you here.

If you love unique, curated, and maybe some DIY or up-cycle projects, then you’re going to love all of these amazing ideas!


by Jessica at Old Barn Company

I’m excited to start off this round-up with my best advice for scoring the best finds, and finding exactly what you’re looking for.

It’s not always fun or easy to dig and sort through the clutter to find a treasure, but in this post, I share my home decor thrifting strategy for finding what you’re looking for, saving money, and knowing what to put back. It’s fun once you have these simple guidelines in your bag of tricks! You can learn all my thrifting tips HERE.

Thrifted home Decor including cabbage plate and green and white napkins are gathered on a round cutting board on an island in a white farmhouse kitchen
photo of Jessica of Old Barn Design weraing a white and black triped shirt in front of a rustic barn door with balck hinges

Hello! I’m Jessica, wife to Cody, and mom to 2 boys and a girl, who are SO lucky because everyday with me is like an episode of carpool karaoke! They get a ride and a show! (What I lack in talent, I make up for in loudness and enthusiasm). I have a background in architecture and designed this home that we just built in a small Texas town. We self-contracted the build…and we are still finishing up a few projects. Oh! and our Floor Plans are available on this website. Most days you can find me on Instagram @the.old.barn so come say hi!

And here are many more Thrifting Ideas from my creative friends:

Amazing Vintage Barn Decor Finds

by Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm

Take a look at these gorgeous barn finds. They are the perfect way to add elegance and timelessness to your decor.

How To Create A Cottage Style Vignette With Vintage Finds

by Jen at Midwest Life and Style

Learn how to blend your new decor with vintage thrift store finds to create a cottage style vignette in five easy steps.


by Michele at Vintage Home Designs

I am obsessed with thrift store and estate sale shopping and I want to share how about finding treasures at thrift stores and how to use them in your home decor.

How to Start a Vintage Booth Business

by Ann at Dabbling & Decorating

Have you ever thought about starting a vintage booth business? Here’s what you need to know to get started. It’s pretty easy and so much fun!

9 Easy Ways to Decorate with Thrifted Bread Boards

by Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest

Thrifting is one of my favorite things to do and I love to decorate with thrifted bread boards! Today, I’m sharing 9 of my favorite ways to use them around our home. Click here for ideas to decorate with thrifted bread boards!


by Kristin at White Arrows Home

It is so much fun to share thrifting adventures with you when I hit my local antique shops, thrift stores and vintage markets! See how I mix old and new!

Christmas At The French Farmer’s Wife

by Rachel at The Pond’s Farmhouse

Follow along as we visit The French Farmer’s Wife Christmas Show. The barn is filled with rustic French Farmhouse Decor and European Antiques decorated for Christmas.

Decorating with Vintage Flower Frogs

by Kelly at The Tattered Pew10 Pretty Ways to Decorate with Vintage Milkglass

Decorating with vintage flower frogs is a great way to add a touch of personality to your home. These charming little frogs have been used for centuries to hold flowers in place, and they make a beautiful addition to any room.

Our Favorite Vintage Thrift Finds We Use to Decorate our Homes

by Anne and AnnMarie at Simply2Moms

Decorating your home with unique items doesn’t have to be expensive. We’re sharing our favorite vintage thrift finds that we love to use in our homes.

10 Pretty Ways to Decorate with Vintage Milkglass

Lora / Lora Create & Ponder

These pieces can quickly become the chameleon of your decorating; they can be used in so many ways! Today I’m going to share 10 Pretty Ways to Decorate with Vintage Milkglass, to get your ideas flowing.


by Cindy / County Road 407

For all 5 vintage finds, I give 3 extra ideas/ways to use the piece as well for a total of 20 ideas!

Spring Thrift Store Home Decor Haul

by Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill

Do you like going to thrift stores?? Me too!! I just made a stop at my favorite local spot and let me show you my Spring thrift store home decor haul…I found some great pieces this time! You know it’s hit or miss when you go thrifting.

Did you get some Awesome Thrifting Ideas?

I hope you have found some great home decor thrifting ideas, and have visited all of the above linked blogs for even more ideas! Thrifting is a great way to get unique pieces for your home without breaking the bank. Be sure to pin these ideas so you can reference them next time you’re out thrifting!

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  1. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Looking forward to perusing your blog and following along. It’s all so beautiful. And I wish I could join you in the carpool! Not that I can sing but I sure do love to laugh. Not at you, of course. It would be at the people staring and singing with us. LOL! 🙂

  2. Jen says:

    I love your beautiful home, Jessica. And I love all your vintage decor.

  3. Ann says:

    Jessica, I’m so glad you joined us this year for Thrifting with the Gals. It was so fun having you. Happy Holidays!

  4. You have such a beautiful home Jess!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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