When Did Walmart Get Hip?

I know…I know.

It’s easy to bash Walmart regarding its emphasis on value rather than style.  We all know that the company had aligned itself to be the anti-thesis of Target-chic.  However, over the last few months, I have noticed a very odd trend on Walmart.com in particular……they are stocking some really cute (and affordable) items.  While many of the”cute”  items I have seen are only available online, the merchandise mix as of late has incorporated on-trend colors and interesting patterns at really great prices.

I blame blogger bad boy, Decor Demon, for turning me onto Walmart’s metamorphosis with his brilliant Christmas post.

 

Honestly, everything in the picture is from Walmart .... well the dog isn't but you get the point

Source: DecorDemon.com

He found hip, trendy and affordable holiday decorations and whipped himself up a Christmas Wonderland that made me jealous.  So jealous in fact that I went out and scoured two different Walmart stores to find the white Christmas tree in the above picture.  Thanks to my tenacity and lack of morals (I had to steal the tree out of a cart of an old lady.  It wasn’t a proud moment but you gotta do what you gotta do), I was able to snag the tree along with a slew of half-priced decorations for pennies!

Thanks to another blogger, the suave gent behind Mr. Goodwill Hunting I was introduced to Walmart bedding.  Honestly, it’s no worse than the stuff at Target, but again the patterns are modern and the color palette is on point!  Honestly, Walmart.com is killing me right now, so I figured I would share the items getting my “nod of approval” (as it that means anything to y’all)…..

1) Divatex Diamond 250 Thread Count Duvet Mini Set, Spice: $29.88-$39.88 2) Melrose Adobe Fleece Rug: $30-$93 3) Hometrends Marmon Decorative Pillow: $13.00 4) Recycled Magazine with Gold Thread Round Mirror: $38.88 5) Correlle Vive Glass Ribbons & Swirls 16-piece Dinnerware Set: $39.97

I have ordered the Divatex bedding and am waiting on it to arrive.  Once I get it, I will give you the deal-o on whether it is a hit or a miss. But until then, I would love to  hear from anyone who has ordered any home decor from Walmart.com that they are in love with….inquiring minds want to know!  Well, actually I am just nosy and like getting email, but that is besides the point………

9 thoughts on “When Did Walmart Get Hip?

  1. I, too, have recently discovered the joy of Wal-Mart. My hesitancy was born out of the 80’s, when it was cheap crap…ala the Dollar Stores now. But, I purchased a green comforter that is in a corduroy texture, and it is the softest comforter ever. Several people liked mine and had to have their own. And the green goblets? I bought them after I visited your opaline glasses on ebay, and when I went to Wal-Mart later that day I found the green goblets that were perfect for use as water goblets. They were $1 each. It is amazing what one can find when looking for a deal.

  2. I’ve seen that orange bedding pop up in a few blogs…once gal used the sheets as drapes. Pretty cute! I need to check out the dish selection. But I really hate going to the store in person, it’s such a jailbreak!

  3. I have seen that orange duvet in the store (the website says its online-only, so it was probably a return). I liked it, but it wasn’t the right size for my bed.

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