Moving Season Style Guide

Summer is a busy time for Houstonians on the move. Everyone wants to move in the summertime, despite the rising temperatures. If you have a summer move planned, better make it happen sooner rather than later, because it’s only going to get hotter.

But moving to a sleek new apartment can also make your old furnishings look and feel a little drab. Nothing inspires a little decor overhaul like a new environment. If you’re looking for great places to find luxury furnishings, antiques, or even a great deal, look no further:

The Curtain Exchange

For show-stopping window treatments, you need to call The Curtain Exchange. This high-end custom curtain shop is unmatched in window-treatment quality. Their fabrics are luxurious and stunning, as well as functional. You can have the dramatic drapes of your dreams with their help. It’ll cost you some, but it’s worth it.

The Dump

Despite the name, The Dump is a place to find incredible deals on brand new furniture from your favorite manufacturers. You can get awesome, warehouse prices on brand name furniture at The Dump. And shoppers will love the “digging-for-gold” approach to shopping there. With an eagle-eye, you can discover some real finds. They have a great selection of top-quality, home furnishings. It’s a must-see, especially if you’re looking for a specific piece.


Craigslist blows the Classifieds out of the water. You can find almost anything you need for your home on Craigslist, from antiques, to used furniture, to patio furniture. You’ll even see beautiful antiques and unique pieces without the sky-high dealer prices. You an even sell the pieces you’re replacing…on Craigslist! 
The catch to buying on Craigslist is you and the seller have to agree on a price and the buyer is usually responsible to transport the piece. Craigslist doesn’t live by the same regulations as EBay. But you can still find treasures. Only deal with local sellers.

TJ MAXX on West Gray

There’s a new TJ Maxx in the house, y’all. And it’s right on West Gray. Seasoned deal-hounds probably already know about the wonder that is TJ Maxx. But it’s not just a clothing close out store. You’ll also find great deals on home furnishings, mainly home decor. They have designer art work, rugs, lamps, and tons more. And if you make out with a cool new outfit too, it’s the icing on the cake.

Round Top Antiques Fair

For true antique buffs, the Round Top Antiques Fair is an absolute must. It’s about an hour and half from Houston in Round Top, which is just a hop-skip and a jump from La Grange (ZZ Top, anyone?).The event features serious antiques dealers, so you know you’re not just buying used furniture, you’re buying a genuine antique. The summer installment of the event is coming up on June 26-27. Don’t miss it!

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