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Have you ever found yourself in a shopping rut, treading a worn path over the same ground over and over in search of an elusive item for your home? You might have a short list of favorite stores, so when you're looking for something for our homes, you might tend to browse through each one—either online or in-person—to find the best options (and prices!).
If you're a frequent shopper for home accessories, then you may already know about some of the favorite go-to stores such as Target, HomeGoods, World Market, and IKEA, as well as online one-stop shops such as Wayfair and Hayneedle. (If, by chance, you haven't checked each of these out, by all means, do so!) But maybe you've run into a dead end on your search, or just want to add some great sites to your online shopping circuit. If so, read on to find a list of stores to add into your rotation. The best part? You don't even have to leave the house to shop at any of them!
Like all things fast fashion, you can't exactly rely on Zara Home for high-quality, last-forever pieces. However, when your home could use a little pick-me-up (not unlike your wardrobe, from time to time), it has all kinds of affordable finds. Check out its bath linens and baskets, which are perfect for storage and display around the house.
Serena & Lily
Will all the preppy, classic ladies please stand up? If you love crisp linens, bold-but-timeless colors, and all things you might describe as "elegant"—then Serena & Lily is for you. But don't mistake its love of wicker and all things white-and-navy as stuffy or boring. Serena & Lily takes a modern approach to home accessories that could fill an entire home on Nantucket or be amazing, sophisticated décor accents in a funky Brooklyn apartment. It's all in how you style it, right?
Practical, coastally inspired, and always beautiful, Parachute is ideal for no-nonsense, luxury bedding, linens, tabletop finds, and gifts. Its home accessories are perfect because of clean lines, unisex vibes, and modern "it all goes together" shopping experience that appeals to any kind of home shopper. Basically, whatever kind of design aesthetic you might be going for, you can find the perfect soft touches and sophisticated linens at Parachute.
Just because Urban Outfitters labels its home section "apartment" doesn't mean their selection of affordable, somewhat bohemian-leaning décor items won't work in a full-size home. UO offers bedding, lighting, storage, and even furniture that suits a youthful approach to design, which is also perfect for starter homes and yes, apartments. Also, keep an eye out and cruise the site frequently for deals—it almost always has a sale and sooner or later it will include that couch, duvet, lamp, or piece of wall art you've had your eye on.
New Yorkers in the know know that it's impossible to stop into the Fishs Eddy store in the Flatiron District without buying something. Luckily its online store brings the brand's quirky designs and affordable (yet stylish) tabletop basics to anyone with an internet connection. From the perfect double old-fashioned glass to the prettiest cake stands around—there aren't many better places to shop for dishes online.
Even if you're a free-thinking, smart, and savvy shopper, you might wonder what it would be like to deck out your entire home in West Elm finds. Check out its entire aesthetic—gilded side tables, club-y leather sofas, and thoughtful lighting designs. Prices are "reasonable," since its goods are high-quality and it constantly has great sales going on.
Comb through Dwell on a regular basis and search for the latest design trends and inspiration. You can also read fun stories about people making waves in décor and home furnishings. But did you know that if you tab over to the magazine's "shop" page, you'll find a unique resource for scouting unusual and unique housewares it sources from all over the world? Smaller and under-the-radar brands get the spotlight here.
Anthropologie (and Terrain)
For the home shopper that's graduated beyond Urban Outfitters but hasn't lost his or her eclectic sense of style, there's Anthropologie and its outdoor-centric sister store, Terrain. From beautifully printed bed linens and those famous "latte bowls" to outdoor dining furniture and funky tableware, these two stores are as aesthetically inspiring as they are insanely shoppable. Prices run the gamut from wildly affordable (plates for $12) to investment-worthy (full-length mirrors at more than $2,000).
One Kings Lane
Whether you want an affordable nightstand or major home décor inspiration, One Kings Lane is a great first stop. While you can find tons of modern and contemporary buys, it's OKL's selection of vintage art, furnishings, and more that will keep you coming back. It does an absolutely masterful job of merchandising its best pieces into themes, locations, and stories. This lets you build an entire dream room around just a few pieces. Due to the huge variety of what OKL sells, its prices also run the gamut.
Joss & Main
A sister company of Wayfair, Dwell Studio, Allmodern, and more, it's no wonder that Joss & Main is on this list. And while yes, certain sales come around that make this site particularly enticing, it has a constant and ever-updating collection of home goods that are always well-priced.