Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly with each home because I love to listen to the house and incorporate a mix of my personal style and the house’s architectural style.
In our Modern Colonial, I’m loving a mix of classic traditional elements with modern metals and finishes. We also put a big emphasis on livability with three children. We LIVE here and our spaces are designed for living. A big part of me developing my style has been uncovered over the years in how and where I shop. It really got me thinking about what your favorite home store says about your home style. Maybe some of you are trying to figure out what your personal home style is and I say, let’s reverse engineer this. If you shop at , your home style might be ______.
A lot of people will start shopping for sofas at Wayfair, for instance, and get overwhelmed with options not even knowing what they are looking for. Don’t start somewhere that has EVERY STYLE UNDER THE SUN available to you. Instead, hone in on what style you’re looking for FIRST and then try to find a piece within your budget. One more note–you can like a lot of different sofas and that doesn’t mean they will all fit within your home’s style or should go in your home.
For fun, we listed out some of the top home decor stores that have defined styles, below, to get you started on your journey. We included some notes on what style of furniture you’d find there. Do some window shopping below and see what images jump out at you. It could give you a clue as to what style you like best! Also, we noted the budget rating for each store $, $$, or $$$ indicating the prices you can expect.
Mid-century modern is known for its’ clean lines, interesting shapes, and variety of materials and finishes. Very art deco and funky.
Elegant, victorian, and bohemian. Again, I’m not typically a boho gal, but I’ll buy all of their mirrors for the gold hand-crafted detailed look. Gorgeous.
Pottery barn is a great place to shop for traditional shaped furniture, warm woods, and all the textiles. One of my go-to’s
Another great resource for more classic shapes. I’m looking at you tapered shaped lamp shade and wood-turned candle sticks.
CB2 is great at pushing the edge with their materials and shapes. Very avant-garde at attainable prices.
Another fav of mine because of their classic take on furniture. You’ll also see a lot of lighter wood tones and woven textiles on their website. Very coastal.
Think urban, eclectic loft space. UO is popular with the youth (do I sound old now?) because of the trendy hipster vibes at affordable prices. They love to dip in the boho trends too.
White on white, meets warm woods and clean lines. McGee & Co. always has my back.
Joanna Gaines popularized farmhouse style so we had to include this one. It’s affordable and likely local. Hearth & Hand has become the entry level place for everyone’s farmhouse needs.
A higher end, higher quality, globally sourced shop for a diverse selection of home goods that feel classic.
Leaning towards a minimal rustic look and is perfect for any place with exposed brick, exposed beams, or exposed ceilings.
Glamorous with a touch of traditional. Think gold finishes, nail trim, wingback chairs.
A go-to source for any vintage collector. I recently bought our one-of-a-kind vintage mirror in our powder bath from Chairish. This is a collector’s paradise and prices range by independent sellers.
Lulu has all the curvy furniture shapes, with a touch of traditional. Maybe even a combo victorian and bohemian?
Raw woods, clean lines, simple textiles.
An important note: If you find you prefer mid-century modern, you don’t have to get all of your furniture from West Elm and if you’re loving Arhaus, you now know you’re attracted to transitional and you can go from there. I don’t have an ounce of boho in me and I shop at Anthropologie all the time. Honestly, I have pieces from every site listed above! For me, it’s all about mixing a collection of pieces makes things interesting.
Did you figure out your preferred home style? Are you pairing any styles together? Let me know what your preferred style is, and if we missed any in the comments!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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