The 12 best home decor stores that the Livingetc team always keeps bookmarked

The best home decor websites are the places we get all our inspiration...and furniture, accessories and finishing touches

orange curved sofa in a modern living room with round blue coffee table
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At Livingetc we pride ourselves on knowing not just how to put a room together, but where to shop for the perfect scheme, too. But we're not selfish, and don't want to horde this intel for ourselves. No, these are the best home decor stores that the team and I rely on and that will help you put together contemporary, liveable and wonderful rooms of your own. 

I tend to think of our interior design style as contemporary/transitional, meaning that we're happy to blend eras and aesthetics but we'll always do this with a modern edge. So you might find a mid-century table or accent chair but it'll be mixed in among more organic shapes or gleaming finishes. 

Think of this directory as my secret address book. Some of these brands you'll probably be familiar with, but did you know they're the go-to for specific types of product? Read on to be inspired.


The best home decor websites to shop from for modern schemes

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Best for organic shapes: Lulu and Georgia

neutral living room with modern day bed

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And relax. Because browsing Lulu and Georgia (opens in new tab) is the visual equivalent of an afternoon in the spa. Rounded shapes, soft textures, boucle, linen and curves. This is where you'll find furniture and accessories that come together to make a soothing home, where subtle colors envelope you and in a way that makes you feel serene.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Lulu and Georgia

Best for dining tables: Interior Define

round wood dining table in a blue dining room

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One of the many great things about Interior Define (opens in new tab) is how customizable its products are. From fabric to finish it basically offers a bespoke service, letting you spec out the product you're buying in the way you want it. But its edit of dining tables is particularly worth a mention - each one is the sort of piece you can imagine having the most wonderful dinners around, living the best versions of your life. Put simply, they're smart, but relaxed, setting just the right tone for how we want to live.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Interior Define

Best for table lamps: Crate and Barrel

table lamp in a modern bedroom

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Crate and Barrel (opens in new tab) has honed the urban take on bleached-out, beached-out chic since long before the coastal Grandma trend was a thing. Rough finishes, vaguely distressed wood and a sense of pervasive calm. But it's the table lamps that really stand out - a trove of stellar pieces that are easy to mix into most rooms, adding a sense of careworn elegance.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Crate and Barrel

Best for accent chairs: OKA

green accent chairs

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If you've got a dark corner you're unsure what to do with, or a room that needs a little pizazz then chance are OKA (opens in new tab) will have just the accent chair you need. Its brand style is traditional-meets-quirky, meaning it sells a aura of grandness that is nothing if not personality-filled. In other words, it's an ideal source for that statement piece you've been missing.

The editor's pick of what to buy from OKA

Best for affordable accessories: Society6

Best home decor websites: Image of Society 6

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Bring art into every corner of your home with Society6 (opens in new tab), the ultimate site for shopping prints, the best pillows, rugs, wallpaper and so much more. Every order is custom made by artists, meaning all you have to do is pick the home decor pieces that speak just to you and your personal style.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Society6

Best for vases: Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler's Mustique vase collection

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Friend of Livingetc Jonathan Adler (opens in new tab) made his name as a potter. And while the only guest editor in the magazine's history has expanded into furniture, textiles and interior design it's his characterful objet that he is truly known for. His vases are always refined, works of art in their own right. They're surprisingly delicate, a fact that belies the wit with which they're made. And what they add to a room is character in spades.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Jonathan Adler

Best for contemporary fabric: Kravet

modern fabric swatches

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A one-stop shop for all the most dynamic and desirable fabric brands, it's impossible to browse Kravet (opens in new tab) and not come away inspired. Donghia, Lee Jofa and Kravet's own lines showcase the best of both recent and heritage prints. Yet every pattern on display feels fresh and exciting in its own way. 

The editor's pick of what to buy from Kravet

Best for design-forward blankets

anya hindmarch blanket

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The era of the desk blanket is upon us. The cashmere or wool wrap that can coddle you as you type feverishly all day while still looking good on your Zoom calls. And then can go with you to the sofa to keep you snug while you decompress. The ultimate in day-to-night home-working dressing. Net-A-Porter (opens in new tab) excels in this sort of luxe accessory, carrying blankets from Anya Hindmarch, Erdem and Chloe. Flashes of patterned brilliance that comfort you in their quality.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Net-A-Porter

Best for coffee tables: Anthropologie

round coffee table

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Everyone's favorite home of cutesy doorknobs and jugs is secretly killing it when it comes to coffee tables. Yes, Anthropologie (opens in new tab) does a really, really good line in furniture, specifically in coffee tables. Often asymmetric, often rounded, always beautiful and always looking so much more expensive than they actually are.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Anthropologie

Best for mirrors: CB2

architectural mirror

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Favored by such supreme interior designers as Noa Santos (who used some of its dining chairs in a breathtaking townhouse dining room), CB2 (opens in new tab) has long been a stylist's secret. Its pieces are sometimes architectural, sometimes artisanal, occasionally aged to look like a treasured antique. And its mirrors are all of these - from daring shapes to foxed surfaces. 

The editor's pick of what to buy from CB2

Best for uplifting paint colors: Benjamin Moore

orange paint

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It's uncanny the number of the world's best designers who have recommended Benjamin Moore (opens in new tab) to me. Robert Stilin, Brigette Romanek and Sara Cukerbaum - to name a few - have all picked various hues as their top shades of the moment. And while Robert went for a lavender, Brigette for a cream and Sara for a black, they all have a richness to them which helps to make a room feel energized. And more importantly, energizing.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Benjamin Moore

Best for family-friendly rugs

blue and red area rug

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What if I was to tell you that yes, you can have a cream rug despite owning a dog/child/clumsy life partner? Ruggable (opens in new tab)'s design-forward selection of area rugs are all machine washable and come out brilliantly. As someone with two puppies and two Ruggable rugs, I can vouch for how life-saving (or at least decor-saving) this is.

The editor's pick of what to buy from Ruggable