The Best Home And Decor Stores For Your Style, According To Our Design Experts

Putting together the perfect style for your home can be exciting yet intimidating. It often takes incredible time, effort, energy, and money to design any room to your style, and when you feel that you have to go to a dozen stores in order to get everything you need, the process can be overwhelming. You might find a good couch for your aesthetic at one store, but perhaps you have to go to another store for a matching rug, and the suitable curtains could be in yet another shop. The first step, of course, is to decide on your design style, then narrow your search to stores that support your specific aesthetic.

Thankfully, styling a room doesn't have to be a scavenger hunt if you know where to look. Design experts know exactly where to start shopping for each aesthetic, making it much more likely to find yourself at a one-stop shop for all your interior design needs. Curious? Design experts Daniel Taylor and Murat Yashar offered House Digest exclusive advice on where to shop according to your aesthetic. Here's where to look.

Five perfect stores for contemporary design fans

For those looking to style their home with contemporary airiness, REI Insider's Co-Founder Daniel Taylor has two top-notch suggestions. "In my opinion, for contemporary style, Crate & Barrel and West Elm are excellent choices," Taylor told House Digest. "They offer a variety of sleek, modern pieces that are both high-quality and stylish." If you want side tables in unusual shapes, marble coffee tables, and couches with trending colors and textures, this is your spot.

If those two aren't a good fit, Murat Yashar, interior designer at House of Worktops, recommends Room & Board, Design Within Reach, and AllModern. Room & Board differentiates itself in that its pieces are American-made. It focuses on contemporary, timeless designs, allowing you to shop for metal and wood bookcases, white, boxy couches, and clean-lined dressers. Design Within Reach, on the other hand, focuses more on interesting contemporary shapes and colors, from Space Age coffee tables to bubble-shaped couches. AllModern is the more affordable of these three options and still boasts a huge catalog of options. It has contemporary furnishings blended with mid-century, minimalism, farmhouse, and Scandi styles, offering something for everyone.

Five options for the traditional DIY interior designer

Traditional design takes its cues from the 18th and 19th centuries, so you want to look at historic-leaning stores. To shop traditional fashions, House of Worktop's Murat Yashar recommends Ethan Allen, Williams Sonoma Home, and Arhaus. Ethan Allen is very "colonial American" with a touch of Queen Anne style in subtle, clean colors. Williams Sonoma Home with a clean-cut style that relies on uncomplicated shapes and traditional color pallets. It's a bit more contemporary than Ethan Allen, mixing traditional design with younger shapes, making it feel less "vintage." Arhaus focuses on the richer tones of the traditional style, leaning toward artisan-crafter and European-style furnishings. 

REI Insider's Daniel Taylor also told House Digest about three other perfect options for the traditional aesthetic shopper. "If you're looking for more traditional or rustic style, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware offer a range of classic and antique-inspired pieces."

Pottery Barn goes organic with a wide variety of its products and stands by Fair Trade. Their style is more homey than the other options, focusing on neutral color palettes and natural pieces. Restoration Hardware offers exceptionally fine luxury pieces in the USA, Canada, and the UK. Their style is much more English and European, leaning a little into contemporary but keeping the timeless aesthetic of the traditional style. 

Eclectic lovers have options no matter their budget

The eclectic style seems like the sort of aesthetic that you could find pieces for just about anywhere, but a broad mix-and-match set of furniture and decor from different stores may be difficult to make work. Luckily, Daniel Taylor gave us the inside scoop on where to go. "For bold and vibrant styles, CB2 and Anthropologie are fantastic. They offer a wide range of unique, colorful pieces that can really make a statement. If you're on a budget but still want to achieve this look, you might want to check out World Market."

CB2 has a great selection, from modern to traditional style furniture with eclectic twists, to dark academia and maximalist. Anthropologie is a little more boho with some 60s deco and retro mixed in, along with a good amount of whimsical and magic-themed items. World Market has a huge collection with many eclectic sub-styles, such as mid-century, farmhouse, industrial, and vintage glamour, to name a few.

Murat Yashar broadens these recommendations with the suggestions of both Jonathan Adler and Society6 for eclectic finds. Jonathan Adler has a lot of groovy pieces. Couture, lux, camp, and glam are rampant in this outlet, especially in the decor. Society6 is as varied and unique as the imagination, with art and decor pieces made by independent designers.

Four perfect fits for bohemian decor shopping

The bohemian style isn't just a 60's throwback; it's been around since the late nineteenth century and continues to evolve throughout countless interior design trends and eras. Interior designer Murat Yashar has four perfect stops to shop this style, no matter your personal spin on it or budget. 

First, there's Urban Outfitters, which is geared toward a younger, trendier demographic. Because of this, its bohemian designs are all about interesting shapes and colors, with a special focus on fads. This is where you'll find wavy mirrors, mushroom-shaped ottomans, and an excess of rattan furniture.

Next, Yashar recommends The Citizenry. This store offers more traditional bohemian-style pieces in a select natural color pallet. It's globally inspired and focuses on ethically crafted, sustainably sourced, artisan-made pieces. If you're looking for a high-quality heirloom item, this is the place to go.

Yashar also recommends Lulu & Georgia, which has furniture pieces with unique shapes and styles following the bohemian aesthetic. Its boho style mixes in well with mid-century modern and contemporary, with a few eclectic choices sprinkled throughout. 

Finally, you can also check out Jungalow, which has a groovier bohemian style. This is a great one for those looking for that perfect '60s throwback bohemian style, as they're all about warm color combos, crazy patterns, shapes and styles inspired by nature, and a unique lived-in vibe. 

Excellent options for the mid-century modern decorator

Mid-century modern mixes style from the mid-50s with current design trends to create a wonderful verbose aesthetic. For this style, Murat Yashar recommends Joybird, Article, West Elm, and Industry West. West Elm was Daniel Taylor's pick for contemporary design, so carefully examine the pieces to discern what counts as mid-century modern and what is a little too modern. The brand is all about using natural materials like metal, leather, and wood, with just the barest hint of industrialism in its design. 

Joybird models its furniture after a Palm Springs '50s aesthetic, making it a more playful and customizable option. This is where you can get your aqua-tufted couches and mustard chairs. Article is a toned-down version of Joybird, and it leans more towards the "modern" side of "mid-century modern." While its furniture has a '50s flair, it doesn't look like a vintage piece. It's still very contemporary with clean lines and subtler colors.

Industry West's mid-century modern options are extensive, with many different niche aesthetics to choose from. Its selection is all about artful shapes and blended styles, with modern, industrial, and slightly bohemian aesthetics. 

In-person and online options for the vintage collector

Not only does shopping vintage bring tons of unique styles and finds to your home, but it's also eco-friendly since you're repurposing old items. Well-made furniture and decor that has stood the test of time will likely hold up well. Daniel Taylor, Co-Founder at REI Insiders, suggests in-person shopping for these finds. 

"For indie and unique pieces, I'd recommend checking out local thrift stores or online marketplaces like Etsy. They often have one-of-a-kind pieces that can really elevate your space," he said.

There's also Rejuvenation, suggested by Murat Yashar, which has an entire vintage furniture and decor line. These pieces are in the slightly higher price range, but well worth it. Its options are all lux vintage pieces, some in a more boho style, while other collections lean more into the stately European style that verges just on the edge of gothic.

For the online shopper, Yashar has two other recommendations as well. The first is One Kings Lane, where there are tons of unique options at a higher mid-range price, including exceptionally colorful pieces. If you're looking for interesting, eclectic pieces that add character and life to a room, this is where to go. Second, there is Chairish, a consignment company that offers true vintage pieces. The prices, styles, and selections vary drastically, so this is a great place to scope out the perfect find. 

Amazing styles that will fit the minimalist trend

Minimalism has a clean, simplistic style, often with a hard modern edge to it. Though this style often comes with fewer furnishings and decor, as the name implies, the items need to be cohesive and make a statement. 

"For those who prefer a more minimalist style, Muji and Scandinavian Designs are worth exploring," Daniel Taylor, Co-Founder at REI Insiders, shared. "They offer simple, functional pieces that still have a stylish edge. IKEA is also a great option for this style, especially for those on a budget."

Muji offers a more Japandi-style of minimalism, focusing on clean, soft lines in a white, black, and wooden color palette. Scandinavian Designs' has a more Scandinavian style of minimalism, focusing on warm wooden pieces and simple lines. IKEA is the most accessible of the three options, allowing you to buy everything from bedroom sets to kitchens. While minimalist in nature, it also leans into modern living and industrialism.