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The best home decor stores to visit in Chicago right now

Spruce up your home or find the perfect gift at these 12 boutiques

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While Chicago has no shortage of excellent places to source furniture, there are equally impressive local independently-owned shops to find the perfect small home decor item to spruce up your space. Whatever your taste and budget, these neighborhood boutiques will not disappoint.

In addition to offering tableware, art, house plants, or a desperately needed accent piece for your home, many of these shops are great places to source gifts for friends and loved ones. Need more gift inspiration? Check out our list of 10 holiday gifts for people who love Chicago and a guide to the city’s best holiday markets.

Note: The list is arranged from north to south.

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1. Brimfield

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5219 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-3501
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Featuring small home decor items all the way to custom 150-year-old reclaimed wood dining room tables, Brimfield has made Andersonville its home for nearly a decade. Specializing in 20th-century American furniture with custom upholstery the store is known for its eclectic, rustic vibe. Think antlers, old baseball mitts, and plenty of plaid.

2. Praha

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2201 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 549-1227

Hunt through stacks of books, vintage framed photos, dressers piled with lamps, vintage file cabinets, and more in the cozy Roscoe Village shop. Unusual finds include: a retro coffee canister turned into a lamp, industrial cabinets used as bar carts, and tons of vintage trophies, road maps, cameras, vinyl records, and suitcases.

3. Eskell

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Eskell, 2029 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 486-0830
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This Bucktown boutique with a colorful, laid-back vibe started as more of a clothing shop before expanding to specialize in home items including one-of-a-kind discoveries, according to its website. Browse pottery, rugs, candles, throw pillows, artwork, and antique bottle openers.

4. Tabula Tua

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1015 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-3500
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Located on Lincoln Park’s popular Armitage Avenue shopping corridor, this shop has everything you need to build the tablescape of your dreams. Tabula Tua calls itself “Chicago’s premier luxury tabletop, gift, and wedding registry and offers a selection of high-end flatware, serving dishes, home accent pieces, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

5. Neighborly

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1909 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 840-2456
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Let your Midwest pride shine at this Lincoln Square home and lifestyle shop with a Chicago twist. Featuring the work of local, independent, and eco-friendly artists and craftspeople, Neighborly is a great spot to pick up some Field Notes notebooks, a vintage-inspired poster of your neighborhood, or maybe an old toy dinosaur turned into an air plant vase.

6. Humboldt House

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1045 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 785-1442
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Along with beautiful textiles, rugs, and pillows, this Humboldt Park shop has a selection of crystals, incense, and unusual ceramics. Lost Girls Vintage has an outpost here too. The beautiful items are of high quality and come from unique artists, and their prices reflect that.

7. Sprout Home Floral / Kitchen & Table

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744 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 226-9650
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Located across the street from Sprout Home Floral’s impressive Damen Avenue plant shop, this West Town spot offers equally gorgeous items for your home—specifically dining room and kitchen. Come by and browse pots, pans, flatware, decorative ceramics, and cookbooks.

8. P.O.S.H.

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613 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 280-1602
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Buyers looking for a rustic Old World feel should check out this downtown spot bursting at the seams and eclectic mix of vintage European homewares and flea market finds. Find P.O.S.H. in the landmarked Tree Studios building along State Street in River North.

9. Neybir

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2246 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 600-6306
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Derived from the word “honeybird” and pronounced like neighbor, this store is located in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. Its emphasis on fine art and curious objects can be seen in its curated selection of home items, paintings, plants, handmade pillows, and gifts. Neybir also offers personalized design and styling services.

10. Redefined Decor

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1819 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 226-8557
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Since 2015, this West town retailer has offered an eclectic mix of vintage 20th century home furnishings along with unique accessories and original artwork. The store’s well-curated collection includes unusual tabletop items, accent pieces, and framed art.

11. Smitten Boutique

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1047 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-7777
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This Madison Street spot in the West Loop is the perfect place to find a fun conversation piece for your home or the perfect gift for a friend or a loved one. Find candles, wall art, Chicago-centric books, unusual greeting cards, games, throw blankets, and an extensive kids’ section.

12. Norman Leigh Design

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3641 S Morgan St 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60609
(312) 857-4733
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This South Side-based design company specializes in home decor and accessories using reclaimed materials whenever possible. Items include geometric trays, mirrors, and furniture. Although Norman Leigh’s South Morgan Street showroom is open to the public by appointment only, you can browse the shop’s online inventory with ease.

1. Brimfield

5219 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Featuring small home decor items all the way to custom 150-year-old reclaimed wood dining room tables, Brimfield has made Andersonville its home for nearly a decade. Specializing in 20th-century American furniture with custom upholstery the store is known for its eclectic, rustic vibe. Think antlers, old baseball mitts, and plenty of plaid.

5219 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

2. Praha

2201 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Hunt through stacks of books, vintage framed photos, dressers piled with lamps, vintage file cabinets, and more in the cozy Roscoe Village shop. Unusual finds include: a retro coffee canister turned into a lamp, industrial cabinets used as bar carts, and tons of vintage trophies, road maps, cameras, vinyl records, and suitcases.

2201 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

3. Eskell

Eskell, 2029 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

This Bucktown boutique with a colorful, laid-back vibe started as more of a clothing shop before expanding to specialize in home items including one-of-a-kind discoveries, according to its website. Browse pottery, rugs, candles, throw pillows, artwork, and antique bottle openers.

Eskell, 2029 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

4. Tabula Tua

1015 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Located on Lincoln Park’s popular Armitage Avenue shopping corridor, this shop has everything you need to build the tablescape of your dreams. Tabula Tua calls itself “Chicago’s premier luxury tabletop, gift, and wedding registry and offers a selection of high-end flatware, serving dishes, home accent pieces, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

1015 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

5. Neighborly

1909 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Let your Midwest pride shine at this Lincoln Square home and lifestyle shop with a Chicago twist. Featuring the work of local, independent, and eco-friendly artists and craftspeople, Neighborly is a great spot to pick up some Field Notes notebooks, a vintage-inspired poster of your neighborhood, or maybe an old toy dinosaur turned into an air plant vase.

1909 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

6. Humboldt House

1045 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Along with beautiful textiles, rugs, and pillows, this Humboldt Park shop has a selection of crystals, incense, and unusual ceramics. Lost Girls Vintage has an outpost here too. The beautiful items are of high quality and come from unique artists, and their prices reflect that.

1045 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

7. Sprout Home Floral / Kitchen & Table

744 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Located across the street from Sprout Home Floral’s impressive Damen Avenue plant shop, this West Town spot offers equally gorgeous items for your home—specifically dining room and kitchen. Come by and browse pots, pans, flatware, decorative ceramics, and cookbooks.

744 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

8. P.O.S.H.

613 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

Buyers looking for a rustic Old World feel should check out this downtown spot bursting at the seams and eclectic mix of vintage European homewares and flea market finds. Find P.O.S.H. in the landmarked Tree Studios building along State Street in River North.

613 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

9. Neybir

2246 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Derived from the word “honeybird” and pronounced like neighbor, this store is located in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. Its emphasis on fine art and curious objects can be seen in its curated selection of home items, paintings, plants, handmade pillows, and gifts. Neybir also offers personalized design and styling services.

2246 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60612

10. Redefined Decor

1819 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Since 2015, this West town retailer has offered an eclectic mix of vintage 20th century home furnishings along with unique accessories and original artwork. The store’s well-curated collection includes unusual tabletop items, accent pieces, and framed art.

1819 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

11. Smitten Boutique

1047 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607

This Madison Street spot in the West Loop is the perfect place to find a fun conversation piece for your home or the perfect gift for a friend or a loved one. Find candles, wall art, Chicago-centric books, unusual greeting cards, games, throw blankets, and an extensive kids’ section.

1047 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60607

12. Norman Leigh Design

3641 S Morgan St 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60609

This South Side-based design company specializes in home decor and accessories using reclaimed materials whenever possible. Items include geometric trays, mirrors, and furniture. Although Norman Leigh’s South Morgan Street showroom is open to the public by appointment only, you can browse the shop’s online inventory with ease.

3641 S Morgan St 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60609