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Our friends at Zulily just did a recent survey and found that whether renting (42.5%) or owning (40%), the majority of Americans agree they would spend the most money on home décor for their living room (over other rooms in their home).
Believe me Zulily knows a thing or two about designing spaces! They are one of my favorite places to shop for home accents. They have so many great choices. Hundreds of them in fact! My wish list is never-ending.
Zulily launches a new store every day, featuring thousands of products, and their in-house creative studio team builds 100+ different “scenes” or “sets” every day, across 54 photo sets to help showcase these products to millions of customers. With expertise styling and staging hundreds of pieces of furniture, ranging from chairs to vintage tubs…not to mention their assortment of home décor merchandise – they are an expert resource when it comes to revamping any room.
Home styling tips
Here are three tips from Ashley Bowen, Zulily’s Lead Editorial Stylist for Home, on creative ways to decorate a home cost efficiently and effectively
1.Freshen up your home with plants – living or faux, plants can add color and life to any space!
2.Bold colors and patterns are in! Spruce up your space with an accent wall- choose a bold color or wallpaper that speaks to you.
3. For a cost effective seasonal or holiday update, switch up your throws and accent pillows with on-trend prints and textures!
Top 25 Savviest Stylish Cities – The Who’s Who of Home Décor>
Millions of shoppers are turning to Zulily, given the e-tailer’s ability to offer unique, on-trend home products – at the lowest available prices – to create living spaces that feel like an extension of their own personality and style. The list below comprises those cities who have mastered stretching a dollar while shopping – yet saving – on home category purchases over 2018:
1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
Everything’s bigger in Texas, but it seems like they don’t need a bigger budget to make their homes perfectly personalized.
2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.
The epi-center of art & culture, NYC certainly knows how to find inspiration from their surroundings and design on a dime.
3. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich.
The “Motor City” really knows how to drive home affordable décor.
4. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas
Houston, we don’t have a problem – at least not when it comes to this city’s ability to decorate with budget in mind.
5. Cincinnati, Ohio-Ky.-Ind.
“The Queen City” has mastered the art of interior design like a true royal.
6. St. Louis, Mo.-Ill.
St. Louis’ Gateway Arch must provide some architectural inspiration to help residents achieve a perfectly balanced home design.
7. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.
L.A. is laden with celebrities and cinematic creativity, the ultimate inspirations for those wanting to “get the look,” with their own budget in mind.
8. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.
The “Windy City” has certainly blown us away with their ability to design with their personalities and wallets in mind.
9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.
Atlanta residents are just peachy for scoring home goods at a great value.
10. Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio
As the “Home of Rock & Roll,” this city has mastered not just the art of creating a memorable song, but for a memorable living space, too.
11. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla.
Alive with plentiful entertainment attractions, Orlando residents know how to create fun and functional spaces without breaking the bank.
12. Providence-Warwick, R.I.-Mass.
Residing in the state of Rhode Island, this city knows good things often come in small packages, or this case, from small budgets.
13. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.
The “City of Brotherly Love” can certainly spread the love when it comes to inspirational and affordable home design.
14. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.
It’s no surprise this college-centric city has mastered designing on a purse string.
15. Birmingham-Hoover, Ala.
Born from the iron and steel industry, Birmingham has certainly evolved to capture the softer side of design.
16. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Md.
It’s not just the musical playground for Hairspray’s leading lady, but a thrifty city for creating unique home décor looks.
17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.
Vibrant people, sandy beaches and bright colors – it’s no wonder Miami residents are experts at crafting stylish and sustainable living spaces.
18. Richmond, Va.
Virginia is for lovers – lovers of personal home design that is…
19. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.
Nestled in “America’s Dairyland” residents of this city are purchasing anything but cheesy home décor.
20. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.
The “Golden Gate City” is certainly a shining example of home designing on a dime.
21. Columbus, Ohio
As one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., it’s no wonder Columbus-residents have mastered decorating each unique living space, with both dollar and design in mind.
22. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.
“The Minny” city has a population dedicated to stylish decorating on a mini budget.
23. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.
Entertaining tourist attractions abound, but they are not distracting Tampa-residents from prioritizing personalizing their homes.
24. Knoxville, Tenn.
This city has certainly proven it is no longer “scruffy!” Residents are savvy and stylish when it comes to designing desired living spaces.
25. Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.
It may be the “Home of the Blues” but Memphis-residents are anything but when creating fun and inspiring designs for their homes.
Methodology: The Top 25 Savviest Stylist cities prioritized purchasing home goods at a discount and possess the lowest annual salaries and the highest percentage of renters in America. Zulily created this ranking by: analyzing the ranking of U.S. cities (via zip code) that purchased the most products from Zulily’s home category during FY18, U.S. cities that had the highest percentage of households renting (for 2019) and U.S. cities that had the lowest annual salaries (for 2019).