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Moving can be tough. Packing, taping, schlepping boxes, things go missing--moving is more often than not a necessary evil. But where you’re moving to, well that, friends, is a tabula rasa just waiting for you to style from floor to ceiling. It’s crazy how quickly an empty corner can become the best nap spot in the house. All it takes is a little vision and the right pieces from a few area shops. Not sure where to start? Join us for a tour of the Triangle as we explore five of our favorite home outfitters below. 


Renaissance Village: Target & Home Goods
8210 Renaissance Parkway in Durham

Let’s start with the basics. When you need to stock up on everything from a shower curtain to a tool kit, superstores are a good place to start. Target and Home Goods will have what you’re looking for, plus a few extra things you didn’t even know you needed (just remember to save some of your budget for the next few stores on our list!).


The Streets at Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Road in Durham

Right down the street from Renaissance Village is this area mall that makes decor shopping a breeze. Inside are homeware heavy hitters like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and West Elm, all known for their stylish pieces. There’s also a Casper and a Sleep Number store, so if you’re in the market for a mattress, you can buy your bedding and bed here in one fell swoop.


PTA Thrift Shop
125 W. Main Street in Carrboro 

Convenience shopping can be nice, but it’s the one-of-a-kind pieces that will really spark your style. Thrift stores are a great way to experiment with that. You’ll score interesting pieces at affordable prices, and every item comes with its own story to tell. Better yet, proceeds at this thrift shop are invested back in the local community, whether as funding for after-school programs or as support for a number of sustainability initiatives, including textile reuse and electronics recycling.


Blue Hand Home
708 Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill 

Speaking of sustainability, if you’re looking for earth-friendly products, head to Blue Hand Home. The store specializes in “chic, sustainable and uncomplicated luxuries,” like custom sofas made from organic materials or one-of-a-kind place settings made from upcycled glass. Blue Home’s curated selection of gorgeous pieces is always eco-focused but never skimps on style. So go ahead and sink your head into a new pillow--it’s made of materials good for you and the earth.


Green Front Furniture
2004 Yonkers Road in Raleigh

Described as “30,000 square feet of inspiration,” Green Front is last on our list, but it might make a great first stop on your home style journey. A walk through the giant showroom is sure to get your creative wheels turning, and peeking a price tag here won’t send you into sticker shock. In fact, the store is beloved for offering imported rugs and high-end furniture at “I can make that work!” prices. 


Ok, happy decor hunting, A/B fam! And if you need any assistance coordinating those furniture deliveries, you know who to call--we’re always here to help.