Monday Sep 25, 2023

12 Greater Boston home decor stores to help finish your move

If you’re looking for furniture, try:

The CORT Furniture Outlet sells previously leased furniture from model homes, movie sets, and corporate apartments for a fraction of the original price. That means sofas, bedroom sets, and lamps, oftentimes 50 percent off or more. Its website even offers a home style quiz for those unsure of their intended vibe. 155 North Beacon St., Brighton, 617-254-5455,

Deirfiur Home brings the coastal aesthetic to South Boston with beachy options like blue bed frames and loom bar stools in its furniture collection. Customers can also buy drinkware, lighting, and Boston-branded napkins or pillows, hand-selected by the team at JS Interiors. 735 East Broadway, South Boston, 617-752-4182,

For 90 years, the Thrift Shop of Boston has sold used furniture — dining tables, dressers, cabinets, and vanities among them. It also boasts collections of mirrors, seasonal goodies, and framed decor. Each week, items with a certain color tag go for half price. 33 Corinth St., Roslindale, 617-325-5300,

Venture out of the city to Ramble Market for 15,000 square feet of vintage furnishings, hand-knotted rugs, and antiques. New arrivals include a clover-shaped ottoman, ‘70s fiberglass chairs, and a vintage map of Paris, according to its website. 39 Green St., Waltham, 781-790-5620,

Ramble Market sells vintage furnishings and decor in a 15,000-square-foot space.
Ramble Market sells vintage furnishings and decor in a 15,000-square-foot space.Ramble Market

If you’re looking for kitchenware, try:

On the edge of Chinatown, Great Wall Kitchen Supply is crowded with metal wire racks of discounted goods. Graters, spatulas, colanders, tongs, and mixing bowls abound. 38 Kneeland St., Chinatown, 617-350-3136

It’s likely that Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries has the cooking staple you forgot. Along the back wall, this location holds stacks of wine glasses, serving bowls, mason jars, measuring cups, and utensils. Complete flatware sets are there for the taking, and lucky customers find lightly used microwaves and toasters. 1010 Harrison Ave., Roxbury, 617-541-1270,

China Fair in Porter Square is a long-standing cooking and catering supply go-to, but if you want to bulk up your own kitchen with the basics, it’s a great place to start, too. It might take some sifting and a keen eye, but there are many (well-priced) treasures to be found — including unique ceramics, bakeware, and cocktail and wine glasses galore. 2100 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-864-3050,

Blackstone’s offers the chance to add class to your kitchen. It sells individual kitchen knives for boning, paring, and general cheffing. Also, measuring tools and gadgets such as powdered sugar spoons, citrus juicers, and poached egg makers. 40 Charles St., Beacon Hill, 617-227-4646,

Bow Market hosts a rotating pop-up of Black businesses, including Ankhara, creator of the embroidered cushions pictured.
Bow Market hosts a rotating pop-up of Black businesses, including Ankhara, creator of the embroidered cushions pictured.Carlie Febo

If you’re looking for trinkets, try:

The Cambridge Antique Market fulfills all the heart’s desires with four floors of random goodness. You could find stacks of ‘60s Playboy magazines, an assortment of century-old spoons, bells, books, lanterns, and Virgin Mary statuettes. 201 Monsignor O’Brien Highway, Cambridge, 617-868-9655,

Steps from the Bunker Hill Monument, Place & Gather is proud of its Massachusetts heritage. The boutique lifestyle shop sells Martha’s Vineyard dish trays, Nantucket map blankets, Citgo Sign prints, and Charlestown Lily + Leaves candles. 26 Common St., Charlestown, 617-580-8362,

Use the knick-knacks at Essex Corner, an Asian crafts store, to sprinkle life onto barren shelves at home. The shop stocks golden piggy banks, flower planters, wind chimes, incense, dominoes sets, and hand fans. 50 Essex St., Boston, 617-338-8882

Swing by Union Square’s well-curated outdoor shopping destination, Bow Market, to hit up several indie owned boutiques at once. Think: minimalist Japanese artisan home accessories at Crane & Turtle, handpicked local maker goods from Black Owned Bos., and fresh, modern blooms from Rococo. 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville,

Place and Gather in Charlestown
Place and Gather in CharlestownAmanda Mitchell

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