There’s a common misconception when it comes to your wedding registry that is has to be all pots and pans and stand mixers. While those are great (especially for all you foodies) there are so many home items that are often overlooked. One of our favorite places to register for unique decor (and totally upgraded basics) is West Elm, so we thought we’d do a little shopping to see what we’d fill our wedding registry with. From artwork and organizers to bold sheets and even mattresses, these are so much more fun than those measuring spoons. 🙂
1. Colorful Pillowcases
While crisp white sheets and duvet covers are our favorite, the reason we love them so much is that they let us easily add amazing pops of colors and patterns with our pillowcases! Adding in a rich blue velvet sham like this one will take your bedding to a whole new level.
2. An Awesome Statement Piece
Don’t shy away from larger pieces such as chandeliers and even furniture on your wedding registry as they’re the perfect opportunity for guests to contribute towards a group gift. We’re a fan of this adjustable height chandelier that can work for low or high ceilings. And don’t worry if you live in a rental or apartment…you can take this with you if you move!
If you’ve gone into a West Elm store recently, chances are you’ve seen their Leesa mattress display (or dozed off in one until you remembered where you were). This writer sleeps on a Leesa and I can totally tell you it rivals those that cost thousands more. It has a cooling top with supportive foam AND a chic design, and the good news is that Leesa’s partnership with West Elm means you can now add a Leesa mattress to your registry. With a Queen size starting at just $940, it makes the perfect group gift.
4. The Entryway Organizer
This entryway piece will keep coats and umbrellas organized while also being modern and cool. It has just enough hooks to keep things tidy but is a small enough item that it won’t be cumbersome.
5. Artwork You Love
One of the things that makes a house a home are personal pieces like artwork. They’re also a great way to establish a theme for a room when you’re decorating! We love that West Elm collaborates with one of our fave wedding go-to’s, Minted, as well as other great brands such as Roar + Rabbit for unique pieces.
6. Laundry Day Necessities
Ok, it’s not the most exciting thing to add to your registry. But keeping your laundry organized before you even start the task will help to make the process that much easier. These carry trunks are cute (yay!) and functional. Laundry is so fun (said no one ever).
7. Dinnerware Sets
Forget the Fina China and instead think about registering for everyday dishes with a unique touch. This handglazed and textured dinnerware set is a bit more modern than your classic white, and will look great with bold napkins and patterned serveware.
8. Modern Entertaining Accents
We’ll take one of everything marble, please! These marble and brass cake stands and cheese boards let you dress up your cocktail or dinner parties without spending a fortune.
9. Rose Gold Flatware
This set of rose gold flatware will pair perfectly with those white dishes (we told you it was easy to pair bold accents with them), and is honestly just way more fun than your typical stainless steel.
10. Kitchen Organizers
Forget those plain plastic containers. These stoneware pieces are labeled with cheeky industrial fonts and can easily be stacked on your counter together. We’ll take five of the cookie jars, please!
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