Indie Home Decor: Inspiration & Where To Start

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Indie Home Decor: Inspiration & Where To Start

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Indie home decor is a style of interior decor that is unique and eclectic. It usually includes furniture and decorations that are made by small independent brands and therefore found in most homes.

Because there is an element of chaos in it, indie decor often has a more relaxed and comfortable feel to it. That can be perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of personality to their living space.

The coziness is also why the indie mood in home decor got into the conversation a bit more during the pandemic. People were staying at home and wanted to feel comfortable - that makes sense. And what’s more comfortable than your home?

But indie decor isn’t just about comfort. It’s also about expressing your unique style and personality. If you’re looking for a way to add some pizzazz to your home, indie decor is the way to go, even though it can be quite a mouthful to find good local vendors. The best way to go about that is to start small: Add accessories from Etsy, find interesting artworks in a local arts facebook groups, or you know - just go to Amazon.

  1. Indie furniture

    One easy way to add indie decor to your home is by using unique furniture pieces. Not the cheapest, so do not start here. But enjoy the following shots to get inspired.

    Nathan James Enloe Modern Storage

    Nathan James Enloe Modern Storage

    There are independent furniture vendors who sell through Amazon that specialize in indie furniture - look for these before turning to Amazon brand.

    Christopher Knight Home Ventura Mid Century Modern Fabric Club Chair, Mustard

    Christopher Knight Home Ventura Mid Century Modern Fabric Club Chair, Mustard

    USIKEY Rustic Side Cabinet

    USIKEY Rustic Side Cabinet

    HERCULES Madison Series Retro Gray

    HERCULES Madison Series Retro Gray

  2. Wall paints and patterns

    On the other hand, if you do want to go all out with your indie decor but do not want to spend a lot, consider painting a mural on one of your walls or go for patterns.

    vintage wall paint

    IG: @cocolikesthat

    solodesignstudio

    By solodesign.studio (Manchester, UK) @solodesignstudio

    This is a great way to add a personal touch to your home, which is the point of indie design anyway. There are plenty of courses and how-tos out there.

    These wall patterns were made with stencils:

    PINKIPO® , Simple Herringbone

    PINKIPO® , Simple Herringbone

    STENCILOGY® / Danube

    STENCILOGY® / Danube

    STENCILOGY® / NILE

    STENCILOGY® / NILE

  3. Choose materials well

    There are natural materials for home decor that include bamboo, wool, cotton, and jute. Then there are materials like metal that can add a raw, industrial feel. A good indie home decor combines the two in a unique way full of your own character.

    Living and More - Fold-in-Half Table

    Living and More - Fold-in-Half Table

    Hombazaar Industrial Bookshelf

    Hombazaar Industrial Bookshelf

    Rustic C Shaped Coffee Tray

    Rustic C Shaped Coffee Tray

  4. Get the vibe with bright colors

    Head over to Instagram and dig into the indie living room aesthetic. You’ll find that a great quick way to add indie decor vibe is by using colorful accents. This way is great if you’re not keen on remodelling your whole home.

    DEZENE Boho Throw Pillow Covers

    DEZENE Boho Throw Pillow Covers

    Colors can be brought by anything from throw pillows to wall art. Just make sure that the colors you choose complement each other in a creative way - not clashy but not bland.

    JASEN Boho Throw Pillow Covers

    JASEN Boho Throw Pillow Covers

    GALMAXS7 Boho Throw Pillow Covers

    GALMAXS7 Boho Throw Pillow Covers

  5. Accessories and details

    In this case you absolutely must go with an indie designer - small pieces are not that expensive but if they are the item that carries the look of your interior, they better be unique.

    Vintage Throw Blanket

    Vintage Throw Blanket

    Beige Square Luxury Style Cushion Case

    Beige Square Luxury Style Cushion Case

Wrapping it up

There are a few benefits of choosing indie home decor brands. First, indie brands often have a more unique aesthetic than big-name brands. This can be a great way to add personality to your home. Second, indie brands often use sustainable materials and practices. This is important for anyone who wants to minimize their environmental impact. Third, indie brands often support local economies. This is a great way to help out small businesses in your community.

Shopping locally is more ecological too, as it cuts down on transportation emissions. When you buy home decor items from local businesses, you are supporting the economy in your community.

This is a great way to make a positive impact. Not everybody is fortunate to have home decor available locally, of course. And there is no point avoiding buying the home decor you like just because there isn’t enough options in your area. But shopping nationally instead of internationally, of within EU if you’re in Europe, is something that anyone can do without compromising quality.