When it comes to shopping for home décor items, I say, "go small."
I don’t mean living in a tiny house or decorating with miniatures. I mean shopping with small businesses for furnishings and home décor.
There are so many excellent businesses out there that sell unique, handcrafted, sustainable items. This list could literally be endless. I have far too many favorites to include them all, so this is just a small sampling, but here are 20 of the best small businesses for home décor (and their Instagram accounts for plenty of inspo)!
My Favorite Small Businesses for Home Décor
I’ve sourced from many of the sellers listed below, and I’ve found high-quality, bespoke products that give your home personality and elevate your interior look. So before you go to a big box store and buy a run-of-the-mill piece, explore some of these great small businesses for home décor. You'll find pieces that are different and special (and sometimes vintage)—perfect for adding the right touch to your own home.
Photography: Caroline Sharpnack
For vintage, antique, and handmade Turkish rugs, Zuma Imports is unparalleled. These amazing ladies go above and beyond to help you find the perfect rug to fit any space. These rugs are stunningly beautiful, high-quality, and distinctive. As they explain, each Turkish rug and textile piece has its own story—many of the pieces are named after the makers to honor their tale.
Brooke & Lou is the brainchild of Bria Hammel, from Bria Hammel Interiors. As she puts it, the line is “pretty but not precious.” Think lots of sturdy-but-beautiful home décor pieces designed to withstand activity from kids, pets, and life in general. These are furniture and decorating pieces you can really use in your house. I’ve found many fabulous items here – including a vintage mortar and pestle for the kitchen in our new build. It’s definitely one of my favorite small businesses for home décor.
Photo Credit: Jolie Marche
Tennessee mom, Kristi started Jolie Marche in her home in 2009 to create small-batch textiles and wallpaper designs. Her gorgeous, soft designs use natural, sustainable fabrics like cotton and linen. Don’t miss her wallpaper and mural designs either. The stunning paper is perfect for an accent wall and you can rest easy, knowing she uses eco-friendly, FSC Certified, formaldehyde-, phthalate-, and PVC-free products.
Instagram: @stofferhome & @stofferhomecabinetry
If you’re looking for solid, clean lines, Stoffer Home is a great option. Designer Jean Stoffer sells a beautiful array of home accessories and furnishings, including rugs, lighting, furniture, and hardware. At Stoffer Home Cabinetry, explore the stunning line of British-inspired flush inset cabinetry for homeowners, designers, and builders. While you’re there, don’t miss the new vanity line they JUST launched—truly gorgeous pieces.
Photo Credits: Leclair Decor
The LD Shoppe is the Canadian-based store of husband and wife residential design team Leclair Décor. In this shop, you'll find a carefully curated collection of furniture, lighting, rugs, artwork, and accessories hand-selected by the Leclair Décor team. Minimalist design with a Scandinavian nod, they sell home décor items that are durable and carefully made. They have fantastic customer service too – I can say this from personal experience!
The home and lifestyle store by Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors is full of gorgeous pieces. Think rich, layered, textured, vintage goodness—every piece is more beautiful than the last. The "Shoppe" sells furniture, rugs, kitchen décor, pillows, lighting, and more. Don’t miss the apothecary line with home diffusers, soaps, lotions, and incense with scents like Rosa Fresca and White Tea.
Nashville-based painter Amy Lauren creates some of the dreamiest abstracts, landscape pieces, and florals that look perfect on any wall. Her preferred mediums are watercolor and ink, and each piece has a way of transporting you to another time and place. Her artwork is affordable and lovely.
There’s nothing quite like a vintage collection to add life and character to your home. Each piece has a history and a story to tell. At reDesign Home Shop, vintage items are sourced and curated by reDesign home, a company founded by two friends and design experts Sarah and Alessia. Don’t miss their gorgeous collection of pottery, artwork, and textiles.
Photo Credit: Privet House
Neighbors Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano bonded over their mutual love of design and aesthetics and founded Privet House. This unique collection of antiques and home goods is artfully curated. Each piece they sell is more stunning than the last, so don’t miss this collection. Be sure to check out the home goods section, which proves that even cleaning supplies can look sophisticated.
Studio McGee was founded by husband and wife team Shea and Syd, who seem to have the perfect eye for home furnishings and home décor. Their shop is a great small business for home décor selections. With a wide array of vintage items, pillows, bedding, wall art, and more, the collection has a little something for everyone. Think great texture, soft colors, and timeless shapes, perfect for any home.
Design: Juniper Print Shop
Do you ever walk into someone’s home and see a gorgeous gallery wall and wonder how on earth they picked such amazing pieces? Let me tell you about your new favorite small business for artwork: Juniper Print Shop! The art is ultra-affordable with a great selection of digital downloads as well as paper prints. They have fantastic artwork to suit any taste and cover any wall.
Artist Rebecca Hoyle’s oil-on-canvas landscapes are breathtaking. This modern impressionist paints many of her works “en Plein Air" (outside) using bold colors. Her work has been featured in several South Carolinian galleries as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. Her art is still quite affordable and makes the perfect impact on an open wall.
Don’t miss the gorgeous new textile line curated by designer Kate Marker, with stunning pieces that feel vintage and whimsical, yet fresh at the same time. Her darling prints are just right for any home décor style. Explore the amazing collection of hand-picked furniture, home accessories, rugs, and lighting. I want to mention that they have excellent customer service as well—one more reason to shop small!
The right light fixture can make or break a room, and the collection at Studio PGRB is full of the right fixtures for any room! Studio PGRB specializes in timeless, handcrafted light fixtures made-to-order by Miami-based creators Priti Gandhi and Raymond Barberousse. The designs are the perfect blend of modern and vintage, classic and quirky. One look and you’ll fall in love!
Photo Credits: Jungalow
Justina Blakeney started Jungalow as a design blog in 2009, but it quickly grew into a curated collection of vibrant, colorful home décor goods made by female artists. The pieces are bright, happy and unique, featuring textiles, art prints, pillows, wall hangings, and more. This conscious small business plants at least two trees with each order to continue to support their mission to foster the human/nature connection. They also use minimal packaging whenever possible.
Photo Credits: Domain by Laura Hodges Studio
Designer Laura Hodges created the DOMAIN store as a chance to share some of the clean, eclectic, sustainable, and antique finds she discovered in her travels. DOMAIN is both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop of globally sourced, fair, and sustainable pieces. The collection includes original artwork, throw pillows, ceramics, jewelry, blankets, and more.
Photo Credits: Johanna Howard Home
The Johanna Howard home shop is a woman-owned small business for home décor using alpaca wool. These gorgeous luxury textiles have a modern Scandinavian look that’s fair trade and sustainably produced by Peruvian artisans. These sumptuous throws and to-die-for pillows and scarves have been featured on HGTV and on Oprah’s O list!
Photo Credits: EcoVibe
Since 2010 EcoVibe has featured and supported local artisans, women, minority, and family-owned makers, small businesses, and manufacturers. Husband and wife team Len and Andrea Allen are focused on sustainability and socially conscious business practices. Their home collection features lighting, pottery, furniture, artwork, and many other lovely and eco-friendly home décor items. It’s also a perfect shopping source for houseplants, planters, and accessories.
Photo Credits: JZ Interior Designs
I have a few items from the JZ Interior Designs shop, and I love every single one. The recently launched shop includes a collection of vintage vessels—baskets, vases, serving pieces, bread boards, and more. Each item has a beautiful, authentic, lived-in feel and history. Slight imperfections and wear make the pieces even more unique and special.
Photography: Caroline Sharpnack
Esther Clark’s artwork features vintage-style botanicals in soothing shades and patterns. I find her pieces so peaceful, beautiful, and organic. Using watercolor, pen, and ink, Esther creates patterns and individual works of art. She also works in branding, design and logo illustration. She’s one of my favorite artists, and you’re likely to see her artwork in a few of my projects.
Hopefully, this amazing collection of small businesses for home furnishings and décor gives you a starting point for shopping. Supporting small businesses is a powerful way to give back to artisans and makers. You know where the items originated, the materials they used, and the creation process they undertook.
Start by following a few of these sellers on Instagram to get a feel for their collections. I'm sure you'll feel inspired and fall in love with many of their unique and original items. Tell me below, what are some of your favorite small businesses for home décor? Are there any I should add to this list? Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get in on all the latest!