Just because you’re moving to Nashville, it doesn’t mean you have to decorate your apartment with steel guitars and cowboy hats. Whether you’re moving to attend Vanderbilt University, because you scored a new job with the Tennessee state government or because you need a bigger space, outfit your Nashville home in style on the cheap at the furniture and home décor boutiques listed below.
Remix Furniture Consignment
What: This antique and furniture consignment store is a favorite among both the budget-conscious and the hippie-chic, as pieces within are secondhand and also affordable. Styles range from sleek and retro to sturdy and traditional. Items are first listed at full price, but prices drop every 30 days, so if you’re willing to risk it, you may score a better deal on a piece.
Where: 1004 8th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203
What: True to its name, ModerNash specializes in modern furniture, evident in its sleek lines, low profiles, polished metal material and geometric shapes. The furniture in the showroom is purchased from IKEA in Atlanta, and the ModerNash folks take orders for IKEA furniture and accessories, which may provide a more affordable shipping solution than having the items shipping directly to you. The average shipping time is five days from the date of purchase.
Where: 3656 Trousdale Drive, Suite 112, Nashville, TN 37204
8th Avenue Antique Mall
What: The 8th Avenue Antique Mall is perfect for those days when you have home décor on the brain and a few hours to kill, as the selection is varied, immense and perhaps a bit unorganized. You’ll find fine china, knick-knacks, kitchen items, clothing, VHS tapes, art, frames, posters, hats and 19th and 20th century solid wood furniture, as well as the occasional random velvet chair and 1980s toys.
Where: 2015 8th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37204
What: Divided by room, Retropolitan is a retail store and design studio that showcases furniture, home accessories, lighting, textiles and art in vintage and modern styles. The inventory changes often, and in case you don’t know where to begin, the ladies of Retropolitan offer in-home consultations for design and styling services, as well as home staging for real estate or model units.
Where: 1813 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212
Photo credit: iStockphoto/Lisa-Blue
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