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Updated: Nov 15, 2021
4 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Home
As Dorothy said in “The Wizard of Oz,” there really is no place like home - but creating a comfortable and stylish home can be a real budget-buster. Spending too much time at Target or online shopping for decorative pillows on Wayfair will wreak havoc on your wallet if you're not careful.
On the other hand, smart decorating choices can personalize your space and add fun and flair to your home. In fact, many savvy homeowners opt to redecorate as a way to “refresh the nest” and (re-)create the home of their dreams.
Whether you just moved into your Medford home, or have lived here for years, when it comes to loving the way you live, there are many creative, off-the-beaten-path ways to decorate and accessorize your living space.
Let’s start with some of our home décor shopping faves:
4Good Vibes: If you’re looking to add character and charm to your home, this South Medford home décor and gift shop is for you. Shelves are chock-full of handmade products from over 190 artisans, ranging from pottery, housewares, painted and etched-glass artwork, to a whole line of fun Medford-themed pillows, signs, decorative bottles and coffee mugs. Virtual shopping events and curb-side pickup available, with in-store shopping expected as re-entry phasing permits.
Celebrity sighting! 4Good Vibes recently achieved local fame when the store was featured on the New England lifestyle show, Chronicle! Take a peek at the episode here.
Elsecar by the Sea’s bath, body, and home products turn your home into a sweet-smelling sanctuary. Floral-scented soaps turn the ever-important ritual of handwashing a moment of joy. Treat yourself to bath products like lavender Epsom salts or eucalyptus bath bombs and luxuriate in your own in-home spa experience.
Elsecar by the Sea offers free shipping across the country, and drop-off delivery within Medford city limits.
Speaking of refreshing, if you’re looking to bring new life to an existing furniture instead of buying something new, check out Upholstery on Broadway, in nearby Arlington. A Best of Boston furniture restoration and re-upholstery business, the folks at Upholstery on Broadway can bring new life to old furniture, whether you have a fine antique, a piece with sentimental value, or one that just fits well in your home.
Upholstery on Broadway recently enjoyed a Grand Re-Opening, and has reconfigured their space to accommodate social distancing. Learn more about their policies for in-store shopping here.
And last, but not least, for the ultimate no-spend shopping experience, join the Everything Is Free Medford Facebook Page, where you can find furniture, appliances, and home decorating items galore…for FREE!
EIFM, as it is affectionately called by locals, was established in response to the decluttering fad of the past few years, and as the name suggests, everything is indeed free on this page.
Since its inception, EIFM has grown to over 4,000 members, and serves as the default resource for Medford residents looking for desks, dressers, tables, lamps, and home goods of all styles and aesthetics. One member decorated her entire back deck with items others were off-loading, and countless others have swapped out dishware, silverware, and various tchotchkes for items that spark more joy.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Medford was the birthplace of the Everything is Free movement? Learn more about how EIFM inspired a movement that spread to 17 other towns in The Scope’s coverage of EIFM, which features the group’s moderator, Rachel Banderob.
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