Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Decorate Your Home the Sustainable Way!

Designing the home of your dreams doesn’t need to drain your wallet! Thrift shopping for home décor is an affordable way to transform your home to fit your style “”  whether you’re going for mid-century modern, farmhouse-chic, or an eclectic look that’s all your own.

But, there’s more to styling your home with thrift store items than just saving money. Every item you thrift is one less that ends up in a landfill, helping our planet stay beautiful! Plus, when you go thrift shopping at Goodwill, you’re also supporting our mission to change lives through the power of work.

Ready to decorate your home and make a difference at the same time? Take a look at some of the top home décor items you can find when you shop at Goodwill:

Wall art

Painting of flowers at Goodwill

Wall art from Goodwill

Painting of red flower with text: Life is Beautiful

You can always find a unique selection of paintings, prints, and wall art at your local Goodwill store. Many times, you’ll come across wall art that comes in a beautiful frame. If you’re not a fan of the artwork inside the frame, you can always replace it with a different piece or buy printable art online to fill the frame. Or, if you’re an ambitious DIY-er, you could even paint over a canvas and make something new for your home!

Throw pillows

Flower-printed throw pillow from Goodwill

Throw pillow from Goodwill

Throw pillows are perfect when you need to add a splash of color to pull a room together. However, decorative throw pillows can be surprisingly expensive, especially when you consider how small they are! The good news is, you can find a variety of throw pillows at Goodwill for much less. It’s easy to create new fabric covers for gently-used pillows, or you could even repurpose a sweater as a new cover. We also love the idea of buying several throw pillows to swap out every few months. It’s a great way to transition from season-to-season and refresh your living space!


Storage baskets

Colored baskets from Goodwill

Baskets from Goodwill

Stacked wicker baskets from Goodwill

Let’s face it: everyone’s home gets cluttered from time to time, whether it’s kids’ toys, books, blankets, or just odds and ends. You need a dedicated place to keep your stuff corralled! With a sturdy wicker basket, you can keep your things tidy while adding style to your room, too. In a retail store, brand-new baskets can be upwards of $30! But at Ohio Valley Goodwill, you can find a range of baskets in all shapes and sizes for a fraction of that price.

Decorative books

Books make incredible home décor. They add color, fill in gaps on shelves, allow you to showcase your interests in your home. But, you don’t have to pay a premium for new books, especially if you’re primarily using them for decoration! Ohio Valley Goodwill has a vast and ever-changing selection of gently-used books to choose from, all at everyday low prices. Whether you’re looking for small stackable books or a big, bold coffee table book, we’ve got you covered!

Books on a shelf

Books from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Here’s a thrifting tip: don’t be afraid to take off book jackets and see what’s underneath. Many books have truly beautiful covers hiding underneath faded jackets, so don’t judge a book by its cover! You can also recover old books with paper to create a trendy color-coded rainbow bookshelf and add a touch of whimsy to any room.  


Cheetah printed vase from Goodwill

Cheetah printed vase from Goodwill

White vase filled with white flowers from Goodwill

White vase filled with white flowers from Goodwill

Vases are so versatile “” they can hold flowers or potted plants (faux or real!), decorate shelves or a fireplace mantle, or even act as a quick table centerpiece for holidays. If you’re looking for an easy way to update your home’s décor, pick up some mix-and-match vases or paint them all the same color for a cohesive look. Glassware, vases, and containers of all shapes and sizes are readily available at Ohio Valley Goodwill. You may even be able to score rare and valuable vintage pieces if you know what to look for!

Refresh and redecorate your home with thrift store finds

You may not have a specific design aesthetic in mind for your home yet, but thrift shopping at Goodwill will help you experiment and find what works best for your space. Part of the thrill of thrift shopping is not knowing what to expect from one day to the next, so have fun with it and keep coming back often!

With 19 retail store locations in and around Cincinnati, there’s bound to be an Ohio Valley Goodwill store near you. Start your thrift shopping adventure today and visit our locations page to find your local Goodwill retail store.

And, if you need to make room for your fresh Goodwill finds, we’ll gladly take the small home décor items you don’t need! Learn more about donating to Goodwill.