As a second-year student at Purdue University, my time as a Boilermaker still feels young and fresh. I’ve experienced so much, yet there is still much more waiting for me. However, these few short years are becoming even shorter for me as I am graduating an entire year and a half early. Next year is my senior year, and I can’t even fathom it. Although I am moving on to bigger and better things after my time here at Purdue, I need to ensure I head out with a bang! An important part in making my senior year unforgettable is to find the perfect place to call home. I am venturing out from Purdue’s campus and have decided to immerse myself in the community’s culture by living in downtown Lafayette. Getting a new place means purchasing all new decorations and furniture. However, you can’t just by any ole assets for your new home; they express who you are, and it is a way to establish coziness and comfort. I know others are in my same situation, and the first question is, “Where do I even begin?!” Don’t fret! I have found the perfect stores to supply your new pad with unique, exquisite décor.
Hot House Market
First, you must start with the basics: furniture. You need a place to sit, sleep, and fill up all the space! You definitely need to head to Hot House Market for all of your furniture needs. They have recently moved to their new and improved location in the Tippecanoe Mall. With their store including two stories of merchandise, you will have a huge variety of items to choose from. They are constantly receiving new inventory and keep you up-to-date on their new arrivals through their social media. Another question you may ask is, “How am I going to afford this?” However, that’s another easy answer because Hot House Market is very reasonably priced for quality pieces. Not only are they good quality but also extremely unique. They purposely bring in vintage pieces that add great flare to your home. They feature a variety of prints and patterns such as floral, plaid, and vibrant colors. I have previously seen couches, love seats, cushioned chairs, and an assortment of tables in their store. Buying a large furniture item? No worries! They ship furniture pieces directly to your place in the Lafayette area for no extra charge. They also sell adorable trinkets to add even more character to your abode. In the past, they have had fun shaped salt and pepper shakers, rugs, a record player, candles, quilts, silverware, dish sets, lamps, and even a fondue set! You never know what astounding things you’ll find with every trip you make, but you surely won’t be leaving empty-handed or disappointed.
Hot House Market
Wall decor from Interior Objects
Now that you have your main assets, it’s time to spruce the place up with some odds-and-ends. The perfect store for that is Interior Objects. The store includes merchandise to fit every type of theme and color scheme that you can imagine and more! This store also features two stories of goods to ensure there is a decoration for every house type. I could easily spend a lot of my time in there looking at everything they have to offer. You’ll be able to find pieces to add to your new dwelling that pull everything together and make your home complete. My favorite way of decorating is filling up all the empty wall spaces. You can find large signs, artwork, and clocks to hang around the place. It is also comforting for me to be surrounded by all the ones that I love; therefore, I have a large variety of photos to display of my friends, family, and passions of mine. Interior Objects has the picture frames that I need. They feature frames that create a beautiful display of my photos. This store has bundles of frames to make an exquisite collaboration of photos as well as single frames to place on shelves, tables, etc. They even bring out their Boiler pride with a good selection of Purdue University frames. Interior Objects also makes decorating for the holidays quite simple. With each passing season, they bring in décor that adds lovely holiday spirit to your home.
Moving into a new place is exciting but can be overwhelming when having to start from scratch. At least when you get to start from new, you can turn your new home into anything you want it to be! Lafayette includes the perfect stores to find all of your decorative necessities as well as things you don’t necessarily need but help add so much personality. It’s never too early to make a Christmas list either; head to theses stores and see what you like, then add them to your list! You hardly ever get the chance to start fresh, so have fun and make the best of it!
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