The home of your dreams is finally yours and now it’s time to decorate it. While a trip to a certain Swedish furniture chain might be tempting, it is not the end all and be all of home furnishings. Sure, it might work splendidly for college students and bachelors but it you truly want to make the most of your space, it is time to collect pieces that are higher quality. Lucky for you, Philly has a number of independent shops for furniture and home decor to make your design vision a reality — no assembly required.
1214-16 Chestnut St.
This self described mom and pop furniture shop offers modern style with substance. There’s an elegance to their collections and exploring their flagship shop on Chestnut Street is a joy in itself. From sleek leather sofas to plush ottomans to cozy beds to chic lighting, nearly every room is covered. If you’re in need of inspiration, they offer design services as well.