Daily Distraction: Top Discount Subscription Design Sites
Posted by Katie Ostoich on April 6, 2012 at 2:38 PM
This is the year I finally decided that a home renovation was a must. I moved into my house almost two years ago and have only minimally spruced things up (a.k.a. a few trips to Ikea, borrowed furniture from Mom & Dad, a few painted rooms, etc.). Now that I’ve taken time to settle into my place and learn how the space works for me and my husband, it is time to jazz things up and add some personal design touches — definitely on a budget, of course.
Working with limited funds and taking my time with this what-seems-like-forever-and-will-probably-never-end project, I decided that I love design/home decor shopping online. It’s so much fun! I’ve rounded up some of the best discount design subscription sites. These sites showcase some incredible pieces at even more incredible discounted prices and they essentially do all the legwork for you by sending a daily newsletter reminder about new featured products. Easy as 1, 2, open!
OneKingsLane not only showcases incredible home decor items at discounted prices, but it also brings a designer's eye into the mix by having leading designers and artists create their own sale collections. This site also gathers some great vintage and antique pieces, like a discounted online flea market!
Fab.com is a hub for addictive discount shopping. You can find everything from magazine subscriptions, posters, pet products, stationery and more on this site. And bonus: the Fab.com smartphone app is killer, sending a notification with the start of every new sale.
theFoundary prides itself on finding those one of a kind items that are hard to locate in your everyday online shopping and, on top of it, they offer them at a discounted price. From vintage pieces to unique wall art, the Foundary claims to offer items that "don't take up space," but rather "define your space."
MyHABIT.com was founded by the same team that runs the ever-popular Amazon.com. With discounts up to 60% off, MyHabit.com brings you a selection of designer and boutique brands, ranging from fashion, accessories and home decor. The only catch to the MyHabit.com model is that items tend to sell out extremely quickly, so you have to be fast to snatch them up!
Gilt.com/home is the luxury decor site from the style mavens behind Gilt Groupe. Their home collection offers a selection of high-end design items from large and boutique brands at discounted prices. In addition to discounted sales, Gilt Home also offers simple lessons on styling and decorating your own home that I really love!
This invite-only discount site offers some of the most sought-after brands at a discount price. From local services and gourmet food, to home decor and travel deals, RueLaLa curates a selection of products for everyone's style.
I know this may just be scratching the service of great discount design sites, so what are your personal favorites? Share the discount wealth!