If home is where the heart is, then why shouldn’t that heart be happy and stylish? Furnishing a home is more than just tables and chairs and beds. Home decor adds the finishing touches to your home’s style and allows for your personality to shine through. Check out this list of the best home decor stores in Minnesota to find the perfect pieces to finish off your abode. From eco-chic to discount to fair trade, this list has plenty of options to suit your budget and style.
3056 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Moss Envy is a locally-owned business with a goal to provide “eco alternatives to everyday products.” Started in 2006 and based on the principles of thriftiness and recycling, the store is a mecca of eco-chic products including home decor. Many items are even sourced from local craftsman, so a visit to this Calhoun Lake-area business truly feels like “shopping local.” From reclaimed, circuit-board coasters to soy candles, Moss Envy carries fun accents that are sure to be a conversation starter.
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317 W 48th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Éthique Nouveau prides itself on offering animal-friendly and ethically-minded items without losing sight of a stylish sensibility. The store regularly sources items from local artists and also supports the Animal Rights Coalition (a local animal advocacy organization). The south Minneapolis store carries an eclectic mix of home decor including local art, books, candles and bath pampering supplies, as well as fair-trade accessories, treats and toys for your four-pawed friends.
1009 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Local chain Patina was originally founded in 1993 and is now considered a notable source for design and decor. From picture frames, terracotta bud vases, throw pillows and much more, the store has a unique and fun collection of home accessories to add a little personality to your rooms. It also stocks a wide selection of wall art, candles and table books. Find Patina at its Uptown location or on its online store for more.
Odds & Ends Furniture Gallery
3740 Louisiana Ave S
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
With 15 years of experience in supplying the Twin Cities with great deals on home decor and wholesale and closeout furniture, Odds & Ends Furniture Gallery is a great place to check out for a deal. The selection is constantly changing and wide-ranging, as evidenced by the fact that the gallery has twice moved to larger facilities since its inception. Check out Odds & Ends to find pieces that meet both budget restrictions and fashion wants. Regularly featured brands included Bauhaus, Hooker, Natuzzi and Uttermost, among others.
Ten Thousand Villages
867 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
Located on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Ten Thousand Villages is a great place for unique and globally-sourced home decor pieces. The store carries only fair-trade items that are “artisan-crafted.” With more than 60 years of experience, this shop is part of a network that allows the store to carry such great pieces. Stop by to check out the Oriental Rug Event running from Sept. 12-16, or check out its regular offerings of art, vases, mirrors, accent pieces and pillows. With a few simple items, you can convert your home from midwestern, run-of-the-mill to international mecca, while knowing that you are supporting artists around the world.
Sassy professional by day, men’s style expert by night, Bethany Rein is a twenty-something living in Minneapolis. She loves baseball, coffee and the well-dressed male. An avid runner, Bethany also plays recreational sports with more enthusiasm than skill. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.