The Catalogs We Actually LOVE to Flip Through

The Catalogs We Actually LOVE to Flip Through

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Caroline Biggs
Aug 16, 2017
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While some decor catalogs might seem like mail clutter, truth be told, many are still a ripe source of inspiration—if you know which ones to look for. Filled with beautifully styled rooms and up-and-coming design trends, these catalogs are actually worth a look, unlike much of what hits our mailboxes.

To prove our point, we've rounded up a few of our favorite store catalogs for your consideration. Although you can find digital versions for most of these online, you can just as easily request a hard copy of these catalogs and have them delivered straight to your mailbox—for free. Read ahead for the home décor catalogs we actually look forward to having show up in our mailbox (since we can always recycle them later).

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1. IKEA

When it comes to exceptional home goods catalogs, few will argue the importance of IKEA's. Published annually by the Swedish home furnishing juggernaut, these three-hundred-paged wonders are brimming with functional (and affordable) home décor inspo–not to mention every single stinkin' product the mega-retailer has to offer.

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2. Ferm Living

Leave it to the purveyors of all things beautiful (aka Ferm Living) to offers an equally gorgeous catalog. The Denmark-based company offer a total of fifteen different source books—ranging from children's furnishings to bedding–all downloadable and printable online; for free.

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3. CB2

To stay current with popular design trends, CB2—Crate and Barrel's edgier, more modern sister store—releases a look book every single month. Sign up now to ensure you'll never be lacking in home decorating inspo—or visually interesting reads.

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4. MOMA Design Store

Few things are more moving than a trip to the MoMA Design Store (located inside of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City), so why would their catalog be any different? Filled with artistic housewares and drool-worthy design offerings, the catalog is almost as inspiring as the museum itself (or at least a decent substitute when you can't visit).

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5. Restoration Hardware

Oozing with upscale furnishings, fixtures, textiles and more, Restoration Hardware's catalog—or rather, catalogs—offer over 2,500 pages of highly styled and curated designs. Click here to request everything from their "Modern" catalog to one devoted entirely to lighting — or even better, request all seven.

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6. West Elm

Packed with contemporary textiles, wallpaper, and everything in between, the West Elm catalog boasts 100-plus pages of accessible interior design inspo. Peruse the latest version here or sign up for a subscription to score a new issue every month—seasonal sale catalogs included.

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7. Wisteria

Brimming with beautifully-styled rooms, artist profiles, and inspirational quotes, the Wisteria catalog looks more like an interior design magazine than an actual look book. However, amidst all those charming bedrooms and interesting works of art, you'll find all of the retailer's latest houseware releases, to either ogle or order for yourself.

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8. The Container Store

If drooling over a well-organized closet or kitchen pantry is more your speed, then The Container Store has the look books of your wildest dreams. Offering source books on everything from their latest shelving systems to closet designs, we're sure The Container Store has at least one catalog to satisfy your home storage fantasies.

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9. Anthropologie

A trip to the House & Home section at Anthropologie rarely disappoints, so it's no surprise that the retailer's Home Journal is equally inspirational. Brimming with vintage-inspired décor items and whimsical housewares, sign up to get seasonal issues of their catalog delivered straight to your door free of charge.

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