Who doesn’t constantly dream about redoing spaces in their home or apartment? I know I am always itching to paint my walls or refurbish an old end table. There are so many home decor websites and stores that have me reimagining my bedroom layout or kitchen countertops. Well, that all starts with your unique style. I’ve collected a list of shops in our area that each adds a little piece of something special to any home decor refresh.
Looking to support local by shopping online? Everyday Eclectic Home & Gifts gives you an option to purchase off their social media posts each Wednesday if you don’t feel comfortable going home decor shopping in person. If you’d rather shop in person you can make an appointment to do so on Fridays or stop by on a Saturday or Sunday. Their shop is located near the Castle Shannon area of Pittsburgh. My favorite thing about this shop is that each week when they do an inventory refresh, they post a walk-thru video to their Instagram account. That way if you aren’t in the area you can take a look at what they have in store before making the trip to see it in person. They have a combination of vintage and retro decor including mirrors, planters, framed prints, lamps, and even unique items like the vintage suitcases pictured.
This furniture and design shop is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Strip District and showcases handpicked items. Some of their items are available for purchase online, however, you will find much more available at their shop. They sell everything from couches to flower vases to colorful, vintage rugs. The prices vary based on if you’re buying furniture or small home decor pieces, but trust me when I say you won’t find items like these anywhere else.
Located in Fox Chapel, this higher-end home decor shop is the perfect place to find that extra special piece you’ve been looking to “splurge” on. Cheeseboards, serving trays and other dinnerware can be found under the Dining & Entertainment section of their website, splurge-shop.com. If you’re looking for a stunning lamp or sculpture for a family room or entryway, head to the Home Decor tab on their site. Smaller items like platters can be found for around $50 while extravagant items like couture throws can be found for a higher price.
Now that you know where you can purchase these items to spice up your interior design, check out these local Instagrammers/bloggers who share home decor from three different perspectives. Get some inspiration on what style fits you best from each of these accounts!
This blog is a dream for anyone craving a “modern farmhouse cottage” style. On this blog’s social channels you will find deals and discount codes for the cutest home decor pieces as well as inspiration for any season! The great thing about this blog is you can pull off these incredible styles at an affordable price. The beautiful holiday place setting pictured features items from Goodwill, Dollar Tree, Marshall’s, and LittleBitOriginal (an Etsy shop based out of Cleveland).
By scanning through Sweet Honey’s social media you will see some common spaces throughout a home and how to style them. These areas include a fireplace/mantle, coffee bar, entrance hallway, and several tablescapes. Reversible signs are something you will see a lot of which is perfect for decorating without breaking the bank. Get several seasons/years out of your signs with the easy refresh of flipping them around.
If you’re looking for more of a hands-on approach to interior design, check out Larkin Living Spaces! This company is run by Tierney Larkin and provides inspiration on different styles of interior design as well as actual recommendations if you book with their service. Their Instagram highlights transformations of bedrooms, dining rooms, home offices, and more! If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to maximize a small space or how to make a space look more elegant, this is your destination. Tips and tricks are posted frequently on their Instagram page.
If you’re looking to take it a step further, booking a personal consultation ranges from $249-$1452 depending on the number of rooms you are looking to transform. The best part about working with this company is you can set a budget so you aren’t expected to purchase all high-end items that are out of your price range. Larkin Living Spaces doesn’t receive a commission for recommending certain brands or products like larger companies. They are truly here to best fit YOUR needs.
Layout and home design are captured beautifully by this local interior and architectural photographer. Alexis does a lot of photos for apartment and home listings, so if you’re in the market for something new and stunning, check out her page. Maybe you’re from a bit outside of the city and want an Airbnb for the night. She photographs gorgeous Airbnb’s as well.
If you’re looking for modern home inspiration for your current living space, this is also a great Instagram to check out. Wall art placement, accent walls, and uniquely shaped mirrors all have a place on this photographer’s page. You will fall in love with the bathroom details and light fixtures in these Pittsburgh homes. It’s surprising the beauty that can be shown with some natural lighting. Any of the photos can be used to mood board a design layout for a home decor refresh.
With this home decor help, anyone can tackle a home decor reset. Don’t forget you’ll also be supporting local!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.