The 8 Best Etsy Decor Shops You Haven’t Discovered Yet, According to Apartment Therapy Editors

published Oct 1, 2022
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Collage of two etsy shops — one image with candles and candle holders and second image with embroidered Solange pillow
Credit: Left Photo: paperandclaystudio; Right Photo: CreateTheCulture

Of all the home shopping spots on my radar, Etsy reigns supreme as one of my absolute favorites. I know I can always count on the extensive online marketplace whenever I’m eyeing a specific decor trend or style (oftentimes handmade!) or even discovering a new, under-the-radar vintage seller. Because the site has so much to offer though, it certainly helps to know where to go when you’re shopping it. That’s why I decided to expand my sourcing horizons in the best way I knew how: polling my fellow Apartment Therapy editors on their very own Etsy go-tos. To the surprise of absolutely no one, their picks do not disappoint, ranging from unique planters and embroidered pillows to pretty ceramics. Read on to see which Etsy sellers have staffers buzzing, and bring on the, “Wow, I wish I’d known about these sooner.”

Create the Culture

“I love Create The Culture! They’re one of Etsy’s many Black-owned vendors that create embroidered pillows of icons like Sade, Solange, and Angela Davis. If you’re not looking for any accent pillows, they also sell embroidered clothes and DIY embroidery kits.” —Noella Williams, Assistant News and Culture Editor

Front Range Clay Studio

“I love the little planters from this shop! The colors are neutral, but the shapes are interesting. They’re great for plants that like things on the drier side, like cacti and succulents, since porous terracotta allows extra moisture to evaporate. I have the daisy in the darkest shade, but I’ve been eyeing the steps, planes, and rings ones, too.” —Megan Baker, Home Projects Director

House of Juju Hats

“I’m always looking for juju hats, and this shop has an amazing selection. I bought my latest here and the quality is A+!” —Charli Penn, Executive Lifestyle Director

Julie Richard Ceramist

“I bought one of ceramist Julie Richard’s planters — an organic fruit truck — as a gift, and TBH, I debated keeping it for myself. It’s adorable from afar and exquisitely detailed up close. You can also nab a goldfish bowl, an ice cream truck, and a flower shop. Moral of the story: Learn from my experience, and treat yourself to one of these pieces.” —Alison Goldman, Special Projects Director

MW Ceramics Art

“Anyone who knows me knows I love a good neutral accent piece. While I appreciate the affordable and accessible stores like Target and At Home, sometimes I want something super unique and custom. That’s when I turn to Etsy, and Meredith Wadsworth has some of the cutest stuff out there. Her ceramic spoon rest is my absolute fave.” —Savannah West, Home Assistant Editor

Paper and Clay Studio

“I’ve encountered my fair share of stylish Etsy shops, and there’s one in particular that I keep coming back to: Paper and Clay Studio. I haven’t ordered anything (yet… ), but their Scandi-inspired, colorful home accents have been on my wishlist for ages. I especially love the minimalist candle holder set and the uniquely-shaped ceramic bud vase that I’m contemplating getting as a fun desk pencil holder.” —Blair Donovan, Style Shopping Editor

Shop Rochele

“I love to use Etsy as a source for one-of-a-kind items, whether those are handmade crafts or rare vintage finds. I love Shop Rochele for the latter; they have some great ’80s deco pieces. (Think beautiful burl wood, pleated lampshades, and shell shapes galore.)” —Sarah Everett, Staff Writer

The University Store

“One of our freelance writers, Sarah, turned me onto The University Store. Paige, the owner, has all sorts of vintage postcards and ephemera associated with universities and schools across the country as well as some European finds and sporting team offerings. You can find pieces framed, too, so they make wonderful gifts. Earlier this year, I bought myself something very similar to this post card to celebrate finally paying off my student loan.” —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director