February 6, 2017

15 Home Decor Shops That Aren’t IKEA

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Ikea is great and all, but haven’t you seen the KLIPPAN and POÄNG in enough living rooms? Next time you redecorate, check out some of the independent home decor shops that are hiding online. No matter your style and budget, you’ll find something that will make your space unique. Check some of our favorites!

1. Hayneedle


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Hayneedle has everything, in every style, at every price. Meaning, you guessed it, shopping here is like looking for a needle in a haystack. For those of you who crave a good treasure hunt, you’re guaranteed to find furniture and accessories you love. You can sort items by room, style, idea, and type.

2. Knock Knock


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Finally getting your sh*t together this year? Knock Knock has unique planners, to-do lists, and journals to help ease the pain. Our fave is the “All Out Of” Pad, where you check off grocery items to buy as you use them. These are the perfect gifts for the slacker in your family!

3. Poketo


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Founded by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo sells design-minded home goods, stationery, kids things, and more. The company aims to “instill art into everyday living”. You can visit their storefronts in LA and Culver City, California.

4. Save On Crafts


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Save on Crafts is actually a discount wedding-supply store, but we won’t tell if you buy things for your home! They have cute accessories like vases, chalkboards, and table runners, and everything is cheap. Whether you’re engaged or single-and-loving-it, shop here for all your decor deals.

5. Jayson Home


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Jayson Home is a mix of chic, modern pieces with a nod to the rustic. With everything from beds and couches, to table-top accessories and floral arrangements, you’ll find something to make an elegant statement in your home. You can visit their storefront in Chicago!

6. Izola


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Izola is home of the rustic meets retro. Here you will find shower curtains, soap dishes, key chains, and coasters, all with a witty slogan or iconic image. With soaps, candles, and incense to boot, Izola will meet every corner of your lifestyle needs.

7. Lulu & Georgia

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Lulu & Georgia is designed “for the modern woman”, and they have decor to suit every taste. While browsing, you can sort through categories like “Bohemian”, “Coastal”, and “Girl on a Budget”, so you’ll always find something to meet your needs. They also partner with designers, so stay on the lookout for their latest collaborations!

8. Leif


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Leif is an eclectic-accessory haven. They specialize in living room accessories like pillows, throws, and baskets, with eye-catching designs and colors. Apothecary kits and stationery sets make browsing this store extra fun. Follow their beautifully-curated Insta for bonus style tips.

9. Chairish


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Ever wished you could shop a flea market from your couch? Check out Chairish! Design lovers buy and sell vintage goods, and everything is curator-approved. Like any vintage shop, prices vary dramatically based on what you’re buying. Don’t miss the sale section, where sellers release their items for up to 25% off.

10. Lumens


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Primarily a lighting store, Lumens also offers indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories. With “open-minded modern” style, their pieces will fit nicely into any home, whether modern, traditional, or a little bit of both. Check out their Ideas + Advice Blog for quick tips on decorating.

11. Furbish Studio


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For all you world travelers (and wishful thinkers), Furbish Studio offers eclectic pieces from across the globe. Some of the items are one-of-a-kind, so if you see something you love, don’t hesitate! Browse the Editor’s Picks to see founder Jamie Meares’ favorite items.

12. Vat19


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The shop of “curiously awesome gifts”, browse Vat19 when you’re looking for nonconventional home decor and gadgets. Think dinosaur wall ornaments, jellyfish lava lamps, and desktop punching bags. Warning: you may get lost in this site.

13. Huset


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Meaning “the house” in Scandinavian languages, Huset is your one-stop shop for everything Nordic. Huset’s designs are clean, contemporary, and always comfy, and will quietly fit into any home. Start shopping here, and you won’t be able to stop!

14. Fishs Eddy

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Fishs Eddy has everything for your next dinner party. Yes…everything. Dishes, cups, mugs, coasters, platters, with hilarious slogans and bright patterns. Also a great place to browse gag-gifts for the coffee lover or foodie in your life.

15. Society6


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Feeling artsy? Society6 uses designs uploaded by countless artists, and then prints them on pillows, tapestries, shower curtains, you name it… The sheer volume of goods can be overwhelming, but you can filter using keywords and styles. Obsessed with one design? You can have it printed on everything you buy!

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Amidst the e-commerce giants, it’s easy to forget about the independent stores across the U.S. That’s why has started the “Shop Small” blog series. We’ll introduce you to artisans, crafters, designers, and stores across the country. When you shop with the Universal Cart browser extension, you’ll no longer have to worry about registering, checking out, or losing your carts. So this year, we encourage you to shop small–it’s never been easier!

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