With a large majority of online shoppers now confined to their couches and home offices, many have set their sights (and wallets) on upgrading their living spaces. The clear winner in this recent consumer trend is home goods giant Wayfair, who reported a 20% increase in revenue in the first quarter of this year, and a 90% sales increase in the first few weeks of Q2.
On the other hand, for smaller-scale retailers and furniture makers, COVID-19 restrictions have meant closed storefronts, fewer customers, and uncertainty about the future. But thanks to advances in e-commerce selling, these independent retailers can still reach buyers across the country. That’s great news for consumers looking to shop small, with the added bonus of finding one-of-a-kind pieces that don’t exist anywhere else.
Here’s our list of 10 online stores and marketplaces to consider for your next home decor purchase. Bonus? They all offer blanket-wrapped, home delivery service from uShip.
For Trendsetters: Chairish
A hidden gem for interior designers and tastemakers everywhere, Chairish is a highly-curated online marketplace where shoppers can search from a huge selection of vintage and contemporary pieces from thousands of reputable sellers. Looking for an art deco-inspired velvet couch? Chairish is the place for you.
Art Deco Mauve Milly Bubble Sofa, $558, available at Chairish.
For High Rollers: Sotheby’s Home
As the home decor subset of the famous Sotheby’s auction house, Sotheby’s Home is an online consignment marketplace that specializes in antique furniture, art, jewelry, and basically anything you’d find on a royal wedding registry. Not for those prone to sticker shock, Sotheby’s Home is perfect for anyone looking to bring some Versailles vibes to their boudoir.
Parcel-Gilt Side Chairs (19th Century), $3,600, available at Sotheby’s Home.
For Vinyl Collectors: Department Chicago
Here’s where classic vinyl meets classic design. Started by a husband and wife team from Illinois, Department Chicago has perfected the record cabinet for vinyl collectors everywhere.
Double Row Record Storage Cabinet, $1,995, available at Department Chicago.
For Minimalists: Sixpenny
Touting high-quality, design-forward pieces at affordable prices, Sixpenny offers a selection of classic pieces that are sure to be in style and in shape for years to come.
Neva Sofa, starting at $1,599, available at Sixpenny.
For Conservationists: What We Make
With 15 years under their belt, the team at WWM has had lots of time to perfect their rustic furniture made from old-growth wood. Reclaimed barn lumber has never looked so posh.
Industrial Modern Dining Table, from $1,045, available at What We Make.
For Serious Art Collectors: 1stdibs
At 1stdibs, shoppers get direct access to high-end items from the world’s best antique dealers and fine art galleries. Self-described as the “leading online marketplace for the most beautiful things on earth,” this is the place for those looking to get ‘first dibs’ on bespoke treasures from around the globe.
Giorgio Saporiti Post Modern Suede Flower Chair by Il Loft, $3,250, available at 1stdibs.
For Farmhouse Fans: Curbside Treasures
Started in 2013 by teacher turned furniture maker, Matt Maya, Curbside Treasures is a handcrafted furniture shop based out of North Carolina. With a great selection of farmhouse tables, benches, and desks, Curbside Treasures is your one-stop-shop for farmhouse finds.
Rustic Wooden Farmhouse Table Set, $746, available at Curbside Treasures.
For Perfectionists: Unruh
Based out of a 100-year-old church in Kansas City, Unruh sells high-quality, hand-made furniture that can be customized to match your own personal style and space, so that every piece is exactly to your liking.
The Lake House Dresser, from $1949, available at Unruh.
For History Buffs: GoAntiques
Started in 1995, GoAntiques was one of the earliest antique marketplaces on the web. Today they work with antique and vintage dealers across the country to connect them with customers near and far.
Melodeon Pump Organ by Geo A. Prince (circa 1850-1871), $1,500.00 or best offer, available at GoAntiques.
For Eco-Friendly Decorators: Medley Home
Specializing in non-toxic, eco-friendly furniture, medley is for those looking to bring the outside indoors. With a focus on the types of materials they source, buying from this California-based furniture maker is an all-around feel-good experience.
Zavis Sofa, $1,895.00, available at medley.
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