Venturing on a new project for your house or apartment is always an exciting moment, but it can also be overwhelming. While I wish my room could instantly transform into images from my Pinterest board, the hunt to find actual pieces you want to purchase can be a daunting task. When I go shopping for home decor, I like to look for unique and beautifully curated pieces. With so many home decor stores both online and in retail stores, picking out which items to buy can be stressful and tedious – especially for someone as indecisive as me. To help ease the process and avoid spending hours surfing the web, here are five of my favorite furniture and decor stores to shop at. The first two stores are smaller-sized businesses independently owned. You should definitely check out their stores if you are all about supporting local businesses. The other three are easily accessible stores great for finding those budget friendly pieces.
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, the intentional minimal interior of the store lives up to its motto, “A store for people who want to buy less, but better.” Owned by husband-and-wife Brad and Jenna, Formerly Yes started off as an online store and their new space is a pleasing addition to the city.
//Wish list: Hanging Square Vessel
954 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
The Line brings carefully chosen products from emerging designers, merging fashion, home, and beauty in one space. Their Los Angeles store is located on Melrose Place. Everyone should give this store a visit whether they need some new ideas or inspiration because walking into The Line is like walking into the apartment of your dreams.
//Wish list: Black Marble Wall Clock, Phaidon City Guide: Tokyo
The Apartment by The Line
8463 Melrose Place, Second Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Beautiful designs at great prices – Ikea has become a guaranteed store to visit for people shopping for their home. Swedish design offered at low prices, everyone is sure to find a bargain while shopping. The never ending rows chairs and different types of lamps to choose from can become overwhelming, so make sure you plan ahead before entering the massive store.
//Wish list: TOBIAS Chair, SVIRVEL Floor Lamp
Crate and Barrel is the first store that comes to mind whenever I need to buy something for a party or whenever I plan to have guests come over. I’ve purchased cheese boards, wine glasses, cocktail sets all from C&B and have loved every purchase.
//Wish list: Acacia Wedge Server
Whenever I step into Anthropologie, I like to imagine myself being a mother and buying all my cookbooks and furniture here. Owned by the same company, Anthropologie reminds me of the more mature mother-version of Urban Outfitters. Even if you are not in the search for a new dresser or couch, you should stop by their home section and check out their lovely scented candles or buy a greeting card for a friend.
//Wish list: Gleaming Primrose Mirror