The 15 Best Places to Buy Unique Home Accessories of 2022

Our top picks include Etsy, Uncommon Goods, and CB2

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Our Top Picks

Etsy

"Find unique, one-of-a-kind housewares from this global marketplace of independent sellers both big and small."

Uncommon Goods

"Known as a great place to find uncommon gifts, this site also has unique home accessories for every room."

Food52

"In addition to recipes and great finds for your kitchen, this site offers interesting accessories for the bedroom, bathroom, and outdoors."

Brooklinen

"This company is known for its comfortable bedding, but they also offer stylish items for the home including ceramics, tables, lighting, and more."

Duett Home

"Stylish, one-of-a-kind pillows made of handmade fabrics, including floral jacquard and waxed canvas covered in PVC recycled plastic, are found here."

Sample Haus

"Houseplants add a natural element to your decor and this site has colorful ceramic planters to showcase them in."

54kibo

"This site offers heirloom-quality African porcelain tableware in addition to towels, table linens, kids' toys, and more."

CB2

"Known for midcentury-inspired furniture, this company also offers other home accessories including table runners, mirrors, throws, and tableware."

Open Spaces

"This brand offers plenty of stylish storage options made from responsibly sourced materials including pine and steel."

Johanna Howard Home

"Inspired by Scandinavian design, this site offers unique throws, pillows, candles, and other home accessories."

Similar to how adding accessories to your outfit expresses your one-of-a-kind personality, so does adding a well-curated assortment of unique accessories to your home. Along with increasing visual interest, accent pieces are a great way to modernize your existing furniture without having to spend too much money.

With all of this in mind, we researched and tested the best online retailers for finding one-of-a-kind table linens, ceramics, rugs, and more. After evaluating each retailer's unique consumer experiences, price, delivery, and assortment, we ranked Etsy, Uncommon Goods, and CB2 among our top picks.

Below are the best places to buy home accessories.

Etsy

Little Angled Bowl by zzieeceramics
Courtesy of Etsy 
What We Like
  • Lots of personalization options

  • Unique selection from true artisans

What We Don't Like
  • No aggregate shipping options

  • Returns are complicated and often not possible

Long known as the go-to place for one-of-a-kind accessories and gifts, Etsy has really become the global marketplace for independent sellers of home items, big and small. It remains a top destination for unique home accessories, thanks to nimble sellers and patient buyers. Note that this is not a site for those who shop for cookie-cutter perfection, but rather a site for those who celebrate the flaws that give vintage and handmade goods their character. 

It’s also worth noting that shipping and returns aren’t ideal on Etsy—since you’ll likely be purchasing from a variety of retailers, you’ll have to pay shipping on each item. Many sellers don’t offer returns, and those who do typically charge the fees associated with the return.

Return Policy: Seller dependent | Return Window: Seller dependent | Delivery Options: Seller dependent | Perks: Seller dependent

Uncommon Goods

City Skyline Bookends
Courtesy of Uncommon Goods.
What We Like
  • Lots of personalization options

  • Pre-vetted artisan options, so you don’t have to search endlessly

What We Don't Like
  • No free shipping

Uncommon Goods is a site that specializes in exactly what you think it would—uncommonly great goods and gifts. From customizable keepsake dishes to hairpin-legged geode side tables, there's an accessory here for just about everyone. And while we more than recommend treating yourself, this site really shines in the gift-giving department, allowing you to find the perfect accessory gift for even the pickiest recipient in no time—everything is easily broken down into categories, and they even expertly curated gift guides for you to browse. 

Like other artisan-driven retailers, the one downside is that you’ll pay for shipping—it’s based on the size of your order. The good news: There’s a way around this! By joining their perks program, you’ll qualify for unlimited free shipping.

Return Policy: Free returns on most items | Return Window: 40 days | Delivery Options: Economy, standard, expedited, express | Perks: Unlimited free shipping for perks members

Food52

Danish Modern Vessel
 Courtesy of Food52
What We Like
  • Very stylish and artful items

  • Many products handmade by artisans

What We Don't Like
  • Return shipping isn’t free

  • Items are relatively expensive

If you, like us, are always looking for cute new kitchen accessories, you can get in a lot of trouble by clicking on Food52. Here, you'll find a host of aesthetically pleasing odds and ends for the kitchen, along with a surprisingly extensive accessory selection for the bedroom, bathroom, and even outdoors. If you’re someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen, Food52 might just help you curate an equally enjoyable environment throughout the rest of your home.

Just note: Many items at Food52 are very sophisticated and high-end, so you can’t expect to find any significant bargains here. Still, if you’re in the market for some investment pieces, you’ll be blown away by your selection.

Return Policy: $9 deducted from returns | Return Window: 30 days | Delivery Options: UPS, USPS | Perks: Free shipping on orders over $149

CB2

Nava Table Runner with Tassles

Courtesy of CB2

What We Like
  • Plenty of physical stores

  • Sophisticated pieces at a moderate price point

  • Free design services

What We Don't Like
  • No free shipping

  • No free returns by mail

There are those brands that allow you to shop the trends, and there are the brands that allow you to set them. CB2 satisfies the latter, and that’s why it is a website on our list of regulars. With a steady stream of accessories that range from bouche bar stools to maximalist rugs and table runners, the Crate & Barrel sister site stocks plenty of art-deco-inspired home goods and accessories to beef up the bare aesthetic we’ve lived with for some time.

CB2 also has several brick-and-mortar locations you can visit, too, should you want to see something in person. This is a good idea if you’re buying a big-ticket item since the retailer charges for returns made by mail.

Return Policy: Must pay return shipping | Return Window: 90 days | Delivery Options: Standard, premium, express | Perks: Get 10% off when you join their newsletter

Urban Outfitters

Shower Curtain

Urban Outfitters

What We Like
  • Emphasis on natural materials and rich textiles

  • Unique and eclectic options

What We Don't Like
  • Organizational items are limited

  • $5 restocking fee on returns

Urban Outfitters is a gold mine for unique home accessories for any room of the house. You’ll find a vast selection of unique and stylish items, like colorful shower curtains for the bathroom, planters for your living room, and tea towels for the kitchen. But they don’t just have decorative objects—you can also find an array of more functional items, like blanket ladders, hampers, and shelves. 

Just note: Overall, the retailer’s selection skews a bit more eclectic, and there’s a big emphasis on small-space living. Because of this, it’s the ideal one-stop shop for millennials and apartment dwellers with more modern style sensibilities.

Return Policy: $5 restocking fee deducted | Return Window: 30 days for a full refund | Delivery Options: Standard, express, rush, truck | Perks: Free shipping on orders over $75

Anthropologie

Mirrors

Urban Outfitters

What We Like
  • Unique, eclectic styles

  • Physical stores around the country

  • Fun collaborations with other brands

What We Don't Like
  • Fairly expensive

  • Fee for returns

Looking for unique, bespoke items but don’t love the hunt associated with shopping at an artisanal market like Etsy? Anthropologie has a treasure trove of unique items in stores and online. The retailer has both in-person and online marketplaces that are full of stylish furniture and decor for rooms like the kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom. And though originally a clothing store, their selection of home goods is surprisingly large—especially online. 

You can find tons of investment pieces, like vanities, lighting fixtures, and mirrors, as well as more minimal upgrades, like printed shower curtains, throw pillows and blankets, candles, and serving trays. You can also find the tiny things you might not necessarily think of—like new hardware for your vanity, switch plates, and more.

Return Policy: Return shipping deducted | Return Window: 60 days for a refund, after 60 days for store credit  | Delivery Options: Standard, express, overnight | Perks: Free shipping on orders over $50

Pottery Barn

Bookends

Pottery Barn

What We Like
  • Classic and farmhouse-style designs

  • Many seasonal items

  • Retail stores nationwide

What We Don't Like
  • Return policy is limited

Best known for its shabby-chic farmhouse style, Pottery Barn has a plethora of furnishings and decor for each room of the home. You’ll find just about everything you need to outfit your space—all at a relatively moderate price point. Look for beds and bedding for your sleeping chamber, bath mats and caddies for your bathroom, candles and bookends for your living room, and much more. (You can even find lanterns for your back patio.)

Their pieces aren’t a total splurge, but they’re pricey enough to give you pause. The tradeoff: What you get will last you a lifetime. They’re heavy-duty, durable, and stylish in a very classic way.

Return Policy: Return shipping deducted | Return Window: 30 days | Delivery Options: UPS, USPS | Perks: 10% back in rewards with a Pottery Barn credit card

World Market

Storage Baskets

World Market

What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Friendly rewards program

What We Don't Like
  • Limited physical locations

  • Return shipping isn’t free

Though they do have physical locations, World Market is a popular online retailer that focuses on home decor and accessories. You won’t find quite as much furniture as you will at brands like Wayfair, but you will find plenty of mirrors, shelves, storage baskets, organizers, and more. You’ll also find smaller items, including candles, bookends, tea towels, and the like. 

Unfortunately, you’ll have to be pretty settled on your purchase before checking out, as return shipping isn’t free. World Market deducts $6.50 from your refund if you return by mail. Alternatively, if you live near a store, you can bring the item back in person.

Return Policy: $6.50 deducted from refund | Return Window: 60 days | Delivery Options: Standard ground, expedited, freight | Perks: Join the rewards program for 15% off your first purchase, among other benefits

AllModern

Wall Art

AllModern

What We Like
  • Free design services

  • Versatile pieces

What We Don't Like
  • Limited physical locations

AllModern is a relative newcomer—it was founded in 2006—but it quickly gained popularity thanks to its bountiful offering of sleek and attractive finds for every room in the house, from the kitchen to the living room and beyond. You’ll find the big items, like indoor and outdoor furniture. But you’ll also find all the smaller touches that bring personality to your home—framed wall art and hangings, rugs, cabinet knobs and pulls, and unique pitchers and carafes. 

As the name might suggest, the pieces do tend to have a modern aesthetic, but for the most part, the designs aren’t anything too polarizing. Many have classic shapes and neutral colors that make them versatile enough for a number of decor styles.

Return Policy: Free return shipping | Return Window: 30 days | Delivery Options: UPS, FedEx | Perks: Free design services

MoMA Design Store

Clock

MoMA Design Store

What We Like
  • Unique and sophisticated selection

  • Wide range of price points

What We Don't Like
  • No free returns

If you don’t yet know about the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) stellar shop, that needs to change ASAP. Designers and consumers alike tout it as one of the best places to find truly unique, special, and quality home accessories. They sell everything from clocks to wall hangings to decorative vases. And everything, whether from independent manufacturers or the museum’s own line of products, is super chic—including typically uninspired items like organizing containers. 

While prices do skew a bit higher, you’re not paying museum-like prices. The store does have those super high-ticket items, but they also have more affordable giftables. A nice bonus: Every purchase you make goes toward funding the museum’s educational programs.

Return Policy: $7.95 shipping fee deducted from returns | Return Window: 90 days | Delivery Options: Standard, express, overnight | Perks: Lower prices and free shipping with a museum membership

Hay

Storage Crate

Hay

What We Like
  • Contemporary and sophisticated

  • Expansive product line

What We Don't Like
  • Restocking fee applies

According to this company, founded by Herman Miller Holdings Limited in 2002, everything they sell is inspired by three things: art, architecture, and fashion. With that in mind, the Danish-inspired offerings are just what you think they might be: chic, sophisticated, and contemporary. And these apply to even the most utilitarian home accessories—like, for example, the standard storage crate, which the company sells in an alluring bubblegum pink. Of course, they also sell larger items, like kitchen tools, rugs, and even outdoor dining furniture. 

Though the home accessories offered at this retailer are really special, it’s worth noting that they only have five physical locations in the United States. This is important because it’s the only way to get completely free returns. When you return by mail, a restocking fee of 10 percent (up to $500) applies to your transaction.

Return Policy: Restocking fee applies | Return Window: 30 days | Delivery Options: FedEx, Threshold | Perks: Special discounts when you sign up for their newsletter

Jonathan Adler

Fish Plate

Jonathan Adler

What We Like
  • Modern and fun products with tons of personality

  • Lots of opportunities to save

What We Don't Like
  • No free returns

  • Limited stores

It all began with one designer: Jonathan Adler. In 1993, a famed department store bought his collection of self-created pottery. Five years later, Adler had his first store. Today, the booming enterprise sells all kinds of fun home accessories that go way beyond pottery. You’ll find all kinds of investment pieces and giftables, including bespoke vases and decorative objects to artful tabletop games (think highly-designed backgammon cases) and wall hangings. 

The style skews undoubtedly contemporary—bright and vibrant with clean, minimalist lines. Because of this, the items are a good bet for city apartments and more modern dwellings.

Return Policy: Customer responsible for shipping charges | Return Window: 30 days | Delivery Options: UPS, FedEx | Perks: Give $20, get $20 when you refer a friend; earn points towards purchases by joining their insider program

Burke Decor

What We Like
  • Huge selection

  • Investment pieces at a moderate price

What We Don't Like
  • Unfriendly return policy

Burke Decor was founded with one purpose: to bring sophisticated, high-quality design to those outside of the major metropolitan areas in the United States. The company does just that: From cool bronze and concrete lamps to artful octopus-shaped bookends and beyond, there is no shortage of unique, eye-catching objects at Burke Decor. 

The enterprise is largely online—the company has just four showrooms, two in California and two in Ohio. And prices range from moderate to high-end. When you shop at Burke Decor, you know that your investment is a worthy one, though. These are stylish, durable pieces you’ll have for years to come.

Return Policy: Must pay return shipping, plus a 5% fee | Return Window: 30 days | Delivery Options: UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL | Perks: Rewards program with multiple incentives

H&M Home

Stoneware Tray

HM Home

What We Like
  • Affordable prices

  • Trendy pieces

What We Don't Like
  • No free returns by mail

Like their clothing selection, H&M offers trend-based home accessories at a very reasonable price point, so you can outfit multiple areas of your house at once without breaking the bank. They have just about everything you could ever want, too—side tables, lounge chairs, lighting, linens, and decorative throws and pillows. They even have glassware and planters for your greenery. 

Though styles are certainly based on what’s popular at the moment, there are pieces to suit every personality, from bolder prints to more muted classics. Just note: You’ll have to pay for return shipping if you choose to make a return or an exchange via mail. What’s more, H&M stores don’t have much selection to see in person—the vast majority of their home decor is online only.

Return Policy: Return shipping fee of $5.99 | Return Window: 30 days | Delivery Options: Standard, express, next day | Perks: Become a member and get 10% off your first purchase

Chairish

Backgammon Game

Chairish

What We Like
  • Truly unique items

  • Verified and curated shopping experience

What We Don't Like
  • The site takes a large cut when selling

  • All sales are final

Chairish differs from other retailers on the list because it’s an online vintage furniture, art, and home accessories sales service. Here’s how it works: If you have good-quality vintage items to sell, you can list them on the site for free. Then, the site’s team of experts will verify the legitimacy of your item. Then, others can shop your listing. 

On the other hand, buyers can shop a variety of truly interesting and unique pieces with more confidence than they might otherwise have with other secondhand marketplaces like eBay. The main catch for sellers: Chairish takes a larger cut than other sites—as much as 30 percent.

Return Policy: All sales are final | Return Window: N/A | Delivery Options: Varies based on seller | Perks: Sign up for their newsletter and get 20% off your first order

Final Verdict

For a quality selection at a reasonable price, try Pottery Barn or CB2, both of which offer investment pieces at moderate prices. For something more unique, try Chairish, an approved vintage marketplace with really cool secondhand items.

What to Look for in Home Accessories

Function

You will want to purchase accessories that will simplify your day-to-day life for the better and encourage organization around your home. However, you will want to be realistic before making a purchase—if you don't think you will actually utilize an accessory, leave it behind. An empty bin or basket will only add more clutter to your space.

Personality

Some home accessories are filled with personality and may boast a fun pattern or shape, while others are much more utilitarian and simply serve a practical purpose. Depending on your style, different pieces will appeal to you more or less—take your decorating aesthetic into account when determining if an item will complement your home.

Price

Do you like to invest in decorative accents, or would you prefer to save your pennies for larger furniture items? Determining your budget will provide you with a better sense of which retailers meet your daily needs and which are better to keep in mind for potential splurges down the line.

FAQ
  • What are some must-have home accessories?

    Furniture may fill a house, but it’s the accessories that make the space a home with personality. Rugs and wall hangings are must-haves to fill the blank space, but make sure to consider these items well before making your purchase, as they tend to be bigger-ticket items you won’t want to replace all the time. Other home accessories like decorative vases and throw pillows or blankets also add to the ambiance but are easier to swap out, since there are many affordable options within these categories. 

    Greenery is also nice to have, says Mohammad Ahmed, interior designer and founder and editor for The Home Guidance. “Plants not only look beautiful when they're alive (and even when they're not), but they can also help purify the air in your home,” he says. “If you don't want any maintenance involved with caring for plants, then consider using artificial ones instead.”

  • How do you pick home accessories?

    Determining your needs and budget will best allow you to pick the home accessories that suit your lifestyle. It is best to live in your space for a while before purchasing all of your accessories to get a better sense of what you need and are drawn to decor-wise. For inspiration, follow your favorite stores and designers online—and don’t forget to save any photos you particularly love. This way, you can start to piece together your personal style, and you might even be able to purchase the exact items in the photos.

  • What style is my home?

    There are a wide variety of home styles that exist, and some say your preferences may be tied to your personality traits, such as your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was written by Barret Wertz, a freelance writer for The Spruce since 2020. Constantly striving for an Instagram-ready home, Barret is always on the hunt for those one-of-a-kind finds to set his style apart from the rest, and he aims to help you do the same. Additional reporting was done by Sarah Lyon, a home, lifestyle, and wellness writer whose work has appeared in Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, The Everygirl, Lonny, MyDomaine, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

This article was later fully updated by Brigitt Earley, a writer with nearly 15 years of experience writing for publications like Real Simple and Good Housekeeping. Brigitt regularly writes about all kinds of consumer products, including home decor. For this article, she extensively researched a wide range of popular retailers to find the best places to buy home accessories for every room in the house. Brigitt fully renovated her family’s 100-year-old home and shopped at many of the above retailers herself, including Pottery Barn, CB2, Anthropologie, and more.

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sarah lyon, writer for the spruce
Sarah Lyon is a freelance writer and home decor enthusiast, who enjoys sharing good finds on home items. Since 2018, she has contributed to a variety of lifestyle publications, including Apartment Therapy and Architectural Digest.
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