Modern Registry Basics for Every Room in Your House
From your kitchen to your dining room, here's everything you need to add contemporary flair to your wedding gift wish list.
At first, registering for your entire home might seem like the easiest thing in the world. A registry designed just for your house? Sign us up. But you'll soon realize that adding all of life's necessities to your gift list is tougher than it seems—especially since there's so much that goes into each and every section of your newlywed abode. Take our tried-and-true advice, and consider starting on the small scale. Go room-by-room, take an inventory of what you have (so you can avoid superfluous or double items!), and then sit down with your spouse-to-be when it's time to come up with a list.
If you're still unsure about what home items you absolutely need to add to your wedding gift list, use the following information as your guide. We've listed each room's essentials, so that, post-wedding, you'll have everything you need in your kitchen, living room, dining room, and bedroom to kick off married life. The following items are all essentials, but we were sure to keep our picks luxe—basic, after all, doesn't have to be boring. From a modern gold catch-all tray and sleek kitchen canisters to a new-age decanter, these necessities have life-long function and lots of flair.
If modern décor is your thing, you're about to fall in love with these household items. While you scroll, you'll notice that each room (and its corresponding gadgets) speak to all the rest. We rounded up these appliances and trinkets with a neutral color palette in mind—think white, gold, gray, and blush—so that each space flows seamlessly into the next. It's just something to keep in mind as you curate your own registry, so you can elevate your home's aesthetic as you shop.
Create your dream bedroom with a set of luxurious sheets, a cozy knit rug, and a decked-out bedside table, and you'll rise and shine every day. Plus, waking up to an alarm clock this chic makes your morning routine even easier.
Yve Thelermont and David Hupton "Turned" Clock, $75, store.moma.org
Whether you're half asleep in the wee hours before work, or luxuriating on a lazy weekend, you'll rely on the accessories and appliances in your kitchen each day. These countertop finds prove that some gifts really do keep on giving, one cup of coffee, bowl of cereal, and slice of toast at a time.
Royal Doulton "Olio" White Mug, $14.50, royaldoulton.com
. ABC "Fern" Pink Linen Tea Towel, $48, ABC Carpet & Home, 212-473-3000. Spencer Peterman Spalted-Maple Cutting Board, $78, John Derian, 212-677-5517. Astier de Villatte "Fillette" Sugar Bowl, $130; and Small Rose Pitcher, $188, John Derian, 212-677-5517.
Your living room is your space to unwind, so focus on filling it with comforting everyday luxuries, like a plush rug, cocktail-hour essentials (cheese knives included), and a sleek speaker for instant ambience. Welcome to your new favorite happy-hour spot.
IKEA "Vedbo" Armchair, in Gunnared Dark Gray, $199, ikea.com
Entertaining—be it crowded holiday parties or intimate dinners for two—will be the source of some of your happiest memories. Outfit your dining room with polished place settings and tabletop accents worthy of every occasion.
Gracious Style "Dauville" Ice Bucket, in Gold, $95, graciousstyle.com