Decor Swap Party

15 Nov

From Apartment Therapy, one of my favorite blogs, comes this amazing idea of a Decor Swap Party. I LOVE this. Anyone game? The best thing about it is that at least you know everything will fit!


If you have ever been to a clothing swap party, you know how great it is to see your once favorite pieces begin their new life with a friend and also get to come home with the feeling that you just went shopping and got a really good bargain. Well, why let clothes have all the fun? Let’s get homes in on the action too!

A decor swap party is a great push to finally get to the things you have been needing to clear out from your space. I know I am always headed to Goodwill or the like to donate the things that I ‘just had to have’ way back when, or the stuff I bought thinking ‘this would make a great (fill in the blank) one day’ and just never got to it. Remember, just because you have outgrown something doesn’t mean someone else will view it in the same way.

You could make it general and bring whatever you want, or have a specific theme like ‘things that make you go hmmm’, ‘shabby chic’, ‘organize this’, ‘things that light up’, ‘everything chartreuse’, ‘have a seat’, ‘vessels’ or even ‘funky furniture’. If you want to swap larger furniture items, just bring pictures of all side of the piece along with the dimensions.

So now all you have to do is shuffle through your stuff, toss out an invite, throw together some wine and appetizers and start shopping. Whatever doesn’t get chosen can be brought to the thrift store the next day. Have fun!

(Image: from Pop of Sunshine: 10 Yellow Accessories For Under $50)


4 Responses to “Decor Swap Party”

  1. Dana@Mid2Mod November 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    That sounds like so much fun, but like Michelle and Rebecca, I’m not sure it would work with my friends. I’m the only MCM lover in the bunch.

    • November 24, 2012 at 10:16 am #

      That’s the beauty! Most people want to get rid of MCM stuff because it’s not their style! I tend to pick up the stuff my friends think is ugly!

  2. Michelle November 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    I like it! If only I knew more people with mcm homes that live close by!

  3. Rebecca@MidCenturyModernRemodel November 15, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Very cool idea. But how do you deal with the taste/style issue? I am also a fan of the white elephant gift exchange and am hoping to organize the biggest one ever at my work this year. I will take pictures. 🙂

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