Perhaps you just moved out on your own after college, or maybe you’re just starting over, whatever your reason, you have a new home or apartment to furnish and you’re ready to do it, all while shopping locally. Here’s how to fill your home efficiently, with character and charm from local retailers. 

This RVA in a Day may take two days because sometimes you just need a little extra time – especially for something as important as furnishing your home so we’ve split this ‘RVA in a Day’ into two days. 

DAY 1: First things, first, you’re going to need furniture. 

LaDiff: Start at LaDiff for those statement pieces, the items that will get your friends talking and asking where they came from. As of this writing, LaDiff is currently awaiting completion of their new showroom in Manchester, so start off your shopping journey with some online shopping. 

Virginia Wayside Furniture: Once you’ve got the statement pieces covered, head over to Virginia Wayside Furniture for the rest of your large pieces. Their 50,000 square foot showroom features nearly everything you could need in a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary. 

Crossroads Art Center: Because bare walls are sad, for the last stop of the day, head to Crossroads Art Center where you can shop from over 200 local artists for those perfect pieces to complement your new space. 


DAY 2: The details. 

Hampton House: A favorite among Richmond brides for generations, stop at Hampton House for those entertaining pieces including fine china, Dutch ovens, as well as stunning lamps, and picture frames to personalize your surfaces. 

Nest Gifts: From Hampton House, head to Nest Gifts where you’ll find an assortment of unique home pieces from occasional tables to pillows and throws, even treat jars for your furry friends. 

Ladles & Linens: Next, head to Carytown where Ladles & Linens will help outfit your kitchen with everything you need – from cutlery to cookware and everything in between. 

Mamie’s Apothecary: After your kitchen is sorted, head next door to Mamie’s Apothecary for all of your non-toxic cleaning and bath products. From room soaps and candles to teas and deodorants, Mamie’s Apothecary offers products that will help you detox your body and your home.