It’s crazy to think that when we I first started buying furniture and decor for my home, there really wasn’t much in the way of online shopping.
Need a couch? Time to schlep out to the nearest La-Z-Boy, Nebraska Furniture Mart or Thomasville — maybe Pottery Barn if you’re fancy.
But by the time we finished the basement and furnished Calvin’s nursery, there were a lot more options, especially for furniture. I ordered desks and chairs from Overstock, nursery furniture from Amazon and coffee tables and bookcases from IKEA (believe it or not, they actually offered free shipping on orders over $500 on Cyber Monday 2009).
And now? Well, my mind is exploding. There are so many options for buying anything and everything online, that it’s entirely possible to live in the middle of nowhere with an interior worthy of a Lonny feature. You can find unusual and even one-of-a-kind items on flash sites like Fab, Joss and Main and One Kings Lane, and new retailers are entering the online market all the time.
Today’s example: Zara Home.
Zara is a Spanish company with many locations around the world, including some clothing stores in the U.S. But until now, there was no way to get Zara Home products without shipping them from overseas.
Key phrase: “Until now.”
And for the rest of October, shipping is free!
So, there is a strong likelihood you’ll be seeing some of the above picks in my home very soon.