Where to Find Home Decor in the City
Not sure where to start looking? We have put together a one-stop-guide, complete with links, for all of the best furniture options in the city.
Listed here are both
This one is an awesome one-stop-shop if you are looking for only, and we mean only, modern furniture with a pretty high price tag. This one is definitely worth checking out — if you can’t afford it you can still let the pieces inspire you. A great place for unique finds that are more refined than attention-grabbing.
Where? 2201 Wisconsin Ave NW
Foundry by Freeman
All of these stores have unique furniture, but even the layout of this shop is unique (check out the endless spiral staircase with walls absolutely filled with vintage photographs). This shop feels a bit like a flea market in Paris combined with an estate sale in 1945. You’ll be able to find all kinds of fascinating finds here.
Where? 1954 2nd St NW
This one is pricey (they are best known for their expensive Stately Homes collection) but definitely knows how to deliver. It’s worth it to stop by and tour around, just to take in the art-gallery-like furniture displays.
However, rumor has it that if you check out their basement you can find some furniture that might fit the budget of someone who, say, isn’t a heiress.
Where? 3330 M St NW
Hudson and Crane
If you can’t find what you want at Hudson and Crane then the shop designers are willing to work with you to create a custom piece tailored to your needs. This one ranges from pretty expensive to pretty affordable so make sure to browse around a good bit when you go.
Where? 1781 Florida Ave NW
Miss Pixies Furnishings and Whatnot
Miss Pixies buys everything from auctions and estate sales. They don’t do consignment resales or buy items from individuals who come in.
Where? 1626 14th St. NW
This one has been around since 1994 and they receive large shipments of secondhand furniture, rugs, and art every week. This one is another eclectic shop – you might find elaborately carved bongo drums, a midcentury-modern dresser, an industrial desk, a vintage armoire. They have more than just furniture but their collection is constantly changing so you might want to check it out as soon as possible!
Where? 1428 U St. NW
Mom N’ Pop Antiques
Words like “quirky” and “funky” do a good job of describing this store, which we swear it is larger on the inside than the outside. This is a place where you can attempt to haggle, although there is
Where? 3534 Georgia Ave NW
Don’t forget that unique items are donated to Goodwill retail centers every day! Just like with vintage and consignment shops, these
Where? Check out the huge Goodwill at 2200 South Dakota Ave NE
Get Something for Nothing
Don’t have tons of extra cash to put out for an authentic mid-century modern couch? Do you like to let fate decide your apartment style?
Check freecycle, a site where people can post things they are getting rid of; you just need to message them.
And also check out Craigslist “curb alerts” for the hottest free leads. People who are leaving a desk or a TV or a lamp outside will
Outside of the City
So, there are a few awesome places to pick up some unique finds, but they aren’t technically in the city. You might need to drive a little north into Maryland or down into Virginia to take advantage of these spots, but believe us — they are worth it.
Peg Leg Vintage
This is one of the greats, folks. This little shop in College Park has practically amassed a cult following. Come here for seriously, and we mean seriously great pricing, much-loved owners, and pretty fantastic delivery (they have a flat delivery rate!)
Check out their hours and directions to their location.
Where? 9600 Baltimore Ave, College Park MD
You know you’ve been wanting to take a trip to Old Town Alexandria anyway; might as well go ahead and check out the coolest furniture store there while you do. Creative Classics has been around since 1998 and what they focus on is furniture specially designed for townhome living, meaning it is smaller-scale and oriented towards taking full advantage of smaller spaces.
Where? 906 King St. Alexandria VA
The Market House
This one is another estate sale based business, where you can look through all of the special
Where? 490-C Wyaconda Rd, Rockville MD
Are you ready for the real deal?
Most people are surprised by just how vast and varied the collection at Community Forklift is. This is the place you go when you want to find an antique door, carpet samples, slabs of granite, repurposed lumber — but also furniture, both thrift and true vintage.
If you have an upcoming home project you would never forgive us for forgetting to mention this special gem.
Where? 4671 Tanglewood Dr. in Hyattsville, Md