Happy Friday, everyone! (I like keeping normal weekly traditions despite things being anything but normal). So yes, it’s Friday and we have a pretty big post for you today. We get asked all the time (and the requests have not slowed down, despite this new normal) what our go-to, favorite online shops are. And we get it. The world is filled with endless options which at times is great but more so, completely overwhelming. So we finally put together The EHD online resource guide so that if and when you are looking to buy something for your home, you can come here and feel confident about your purchases.
We have everything from big box stores to little online-only shops so that no matter what, you can find what you need. So before we get into this epic juicy list, we want to say to please only shop for what you need to make your home better for you and what you’ll use for a long time. We’re in this together and are also doing everything we can to shop smarter.
Ok, with that in mind let’s give some much-deserved love to our favorite hardworking retailers, categorized by types of home good. We laid it out so if you are looking for say, lighting, you can scroll down and they are all there in one area. Easy peasy, right.? So because of that, there are some repeats of vendors. Just know that most of these retailers have more than just one kind of good so please explore.
If you aren't in need of anything right now, bookmark this post so you have easy access when you do:).
So without further ado, let’s get into it…
FURNITURE (and More)
I personally find furniture to be the most intimidating purchase (as do most people). It’s usually big, expensive, and not the easiest to return. But with our tried and true recommendations, you can rest a little easier. In alphabetical order, here we go…
If you need some extra furniture help and tips check out these posts:
The Living Room Rules You Should Know | Bedroom Design Rules | Dining Room Rules | DESIGN MISTAKE: Too Much Furniture In One Room (With Real Life Agonies) | Rules For Picking a Coffee Table | Budget Power Couples: Beds And Nightstands For Every Style (All Under $600) | No, Your Nightstands Don’t Have to Match (& Here’s How to Do It Like a Designer) | Accent Chairs Under $800 (Organized By How You Actually Use Them) | These Unique Beds & Headboards Will Make You Want to Rethink Your Bedroom Style | The Coffee & Accent Tables That Will Save Your (Boring) Living Room + 6 Tips To Ensure Success | Stop Boring Sofa Syndrome: 62 Non-Basic Picks to Wake Up Your Living Room | How to Mix and Match Dining Chairs Like a Boss (+ 28 Pairs We Love) | Power Couples: 22 Dresser & Nightstand Combos + A Few Rules | Dining Table Combos + What Shape Works Best For Your Space
I have recently discovered that I am a lamp collector (read: hoarder). It’s truly insane since I have less than 400 square feet of home and ONE outlet in my living room. BUT good/pretty lighting is so important to a space and can be super affordable, and is an easy way to add personality. I am going to leave you until the next section because I simply can’t look at these vendors without buying a lamp I definitely don’t need…or do I? No, no I don’t. Have fun!
Need more lighting help? Some solid tips and tricks? Here you are:
Where to Buy Affordable Lighting Online: 18 of Our Go-To Resources | My Favorite 37 Online Lighting Resources | Power Couples: Floor & Table Lamp Combos That Work | A Roundup of Affordable Pendants Under $100 | 19 Lighting Combos + The Rules of Lighting | The Surprising Value of Colored, Textured or Patterned Lampshades
We get asked about rug size a ton. It’s another one of those intimidating purchases because it can set the tone for the whole room. Well, now we bestow the confidence of 1000 interior designers with these here shops. Just make sure to measure your space and check out the blog posts below for our rules before you hit purchase:)
Buying a rug is hard. These posts will make it easier:
Design Mistake #2: The ‘Too Small Rug’ | Our Ultimate Vintage Rug Resource Guide | How To Choose The Right Rug Size For Your Living Room – 5 Formulas Guaranteed to Work | 60 Affordable Area Rugs Roundup + How To Find The Right Rug For Your Room
I am never not surprised by the transformation a room goes through after simply putting up some curtains (or shades). I promise you don’t even need to be really expensive one (heck, mine are IKEA and I love them). The instant coziness that comes with a window treatment is well worth the money spent (big or small).
|Anthropologie||Barn & Willow|
Don’t underestimate the power a window treatment. Here’s how to to do them right:
Hanging Curtains All Wrong | Wake Up When You Want: Super Affordable Blackout Shades and Curtains | Ready-made Roman, Woven and Roller Shade Roundup | How To Dress Awkward Windows + Where To Shop For Readymade Options | Design Myth Busters: The “Real Cost” of Custom Drapery | Power Couples: How to Expertly Pair Curtains & Rugs
Cozy (and pretty) bedding is high up on all of our decor lists right now. The world is stressful enough, so why not make your bed the oasis that you want/probably need. We are big big fans of these companies, so if you are looking either for a refresh or overall, you are covered (pun intended). Here is Emily’s all-time favorite.
|Anthropologie||Bolé Road Textiles|
|Jillian Rene Decor||John Derian|
|Pom Pom at Home||Rebecca Atwood|
|Tuft & Needle||xN Studio|
Fewer things make us happier than a pretty and cozy bed. These posts will help you make that your reality:
The Right Way To Make Your Bed – Our 5 Best Formulas | 14 Rules for How We Style the Perfect Bedroom (+ 3 New Reveals) | 18 Neutral (and Textured) Pillow Combos + 5 Rules for Guaranteed Combo-ing Success | Our Extra Long Lumbar Pillow Roundup | My Favorite “Household Basics” (Including The Bed Pillow I Travel With Because I Love It That Much) | How to Mix Decorative Pillows | 20 VERY Affordable Pillow Combos & Our 5 No-Fail Combo Rules
Do you need new plates, new napkins or even just a pretty little salt and pepper shaker? Then this is your section. Gathering together has never been more appreciated so if you need some pieces to make your table just the way you want, look no further.
Setting the table should be easy, here’s how:
How to Style Your Dining Table for Everyday Living | How To Style Open Shelving | Setting the Table with Parachute’s New Table Linens | Upgraded Utilitarian: Really Beautiful Everyday Things for Your Kitchen | 10 Dinnerware Combos For Every Style | 12 Barware Combos for Every Style
I think this is my third time saying that something is an “intimidating purchase”. And while art isn’t always a large purchase, we want it more than almost any other decor piece to say something about us, right? So ya, intimidating! It’s a little peek into your real personality. Well, these awesome vendors are not only super talented but there is something here for every style and budget. Basically don’t be scared because this is a no-fail list.
The hardest thing to do is buy and decide how to hang art. These will make those decisions easier:
How to Hang Art Correctly | Best Online Art Resources | Affordable Large Scale Art & How To Get It In Your Home | Top 5 Most Affordable Online Art Resources | Design Mistakes: Generic Art | The 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Try to Hang That Gallery Wall | Is This The New Gallery Wall (AKA Gallery Wall 2.0)? | Think Outside the Frame: Wall Hangings Are the Cure for Your Boring Walls | 15 Ideas for Hanging Art We Got From You Guys
Art doesn’t always need frames but most do. Here are our favorite vendors…
If you can’t tell from the photo above I LOVE decorative objects (it’s my living room). I like to think of them as little gems around my home that make it theoretically sparkle. Plus they are texture, depth, and some weirdness which never hurts a room design. Sure these objects can seem pointless since that don’t technically have a “function”. But not a day goes by that they don’t make me happy. I’d say that’s functional enough. If you are looking for a little quirk to add to your space check out these shops…
|Domain by Laura Hodges Studio||Etsy|
|H&M||Home by Be|
|Lost & Found||Moebe|
|Virginia Sin||Zara Home|
Bringing personality through small objects is our bread and butter. Here are some posts to maximize your little treasures:
Before I worked at Emily Henderson, I was entranced by her rooms with wallpaper. They were an explosion of joy and yet totally cohesive and not overpowering. That’s the beauty of wallpaper. It’s high risk but high reward and if you are thinking about it, DO IT and send me pics. Also, these are our favorite place to start:
We love wallpaper. How could we not!? Here are some more resources:
The Most Comprehensive Wallpaper Resource Roundup (Probably Ever) | How Splurge-Worthy Wallpaper or Tile Can Make a Room | My 63 Favorite Temporary Wallpaper Patterns | A Home Office Makeover With Threshold Removable Wallpaper by Target
Ok, that is actually it. Well, for now at least. We will continue to add more vendors as we discover them or even some that we missed. So like I said, bookmark for future decor needs and hope you found this super helpful.
Question. Would you want a more reno based resource list? Like faucets, appliances, windows, flooring, doors, etc? We know that renovating isn’t an option really at the moment but if this is something you want, then we want to give it to you. Let us know in the comments and if you have any favorite retailers.
Love you, mean it.
Opening Photo Credit: Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: A Quick Update: The Changes I’ve Made to My LA Living Room