Friday, August 13, 2021 / by Greg Langhaim
Whether you just moved to the Boise area, or you just want to revamp your home decor, there's no denying that the personal touches you make to your home is what makes it truly feel like a home. Personally, I love completely re-doing my home decor every now and then, especially as the seasons change. Home decorating, while fun, can sometimes feel overwhelming. With so many different options and places to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, Boise has a mix of not only larger, more well-known home decor centers, but also, more unique small businesses to make any space feel special. With that being said, in this blog post I’ll be sharing with you my favorite home stores in the Treasure Valley.
Savoy Furniture Gallery
The mid-century modern home decorating style has become incredibly popular over the last few years, and for good reason. Mid-century modern is a really timeless style that always looks good, regardless of the trends. Savoy furniture gallery specializes in this style with a wide variety of retro and vintage furniture while still being high quality. For more than 40 years, Savoy has curated a collection of antique furniture with over 1,000 containers shipped to the US from Europe and throughout the world. Whether you are looking for a couch, dining table or bedroom set, Savoy Furniture Gallery really has it all. I especially like shopping through their credenza section, which has so many unique options that you simply can’t find on amazon or any other larger corporation.
Boise Art Glass
No indoor space is complete without some artwork. Boise Art Glass is a premiere
glass studio owned by a professional artist. They strive to produce beautiful, quality products from handmade sculptures, chandeliers, and more. My favorite thing about Boise Art Glass is that they take custom orders. If you have an idea, they can make it a reality. Some examples of the custom orders they take include chandeliers, sculptures, and functional glass art. If art glass sounds interesting to you, they even offer classes so you can learn to make your very own artwork. Overall, I really love this business and definitely recommend checking them out.
Unlike some of the other mentions on this list, Anthropologie is a very well-known, large corporation. It’s popularity is definitely justified, as they have some of the highest quality home decor items I have come across. This is a great place to go for strictly decorating items rather than big-ticket items like couches, dining tables, etc. Some items I like to look for at Anthropologie include wall hanging mirrors, bar carts, throw pillows and blankets, area rugs, and wall art. Anthropologie is definitely on the pricier side, but they do have really great sales every now and then if you keep an eye out. There is an Anthropologie located in the Village Shopping Center in Meridian, if you enjoy in-person shopping.
Feather and Twine
Located in downtown Boise, Feather and Twine is another great option for home decoration items and personal touches. According to their website, Feather and Twine is self-described as, “a carefully curated collection of gifts and home decor, hand selected by award winning interior designer Judith Balis with the goal of helping you find those finishing touches that make your house a home”. You really can’t go wrong at Feather and Twine regardless of what section you shop, however, my personal favorite section is their kitchen collection which has a ton of high quality, stylish options. Feather and Twine is only open every other week on select days, so be sure to check out their website here to plan your next visit.
The vision of the Nest centers around the idea that your home should be your safe-haven and sanctuary. Thus they strive to provide home furnishings that you can “connect with, to open your mind and your heart”. This sentiment definitely rings true in their home decor, as everything has a very peaceful, zen vibe to it. To name just a few, Nest sells furnishings in bedrooms, bathrooms, dining spaces, patios, living rooms, and even has a floral and greenery section. My favorite thing about Nest is their woodwork section which features that of local artisans. The Nest has multiple locations throughout the treasure valley and is open seven days a week. Learn more and browse their selection here.
West Elm is a well-known, large furniture store similar to Anthropologie. One of the great things about West Elm is that since they are a larger corporation, they have a million different things to choose from in a wide variety of collections. Personally, I find that West Elm is a great place to go for big-ticket furniture items like sectional couches, dining room sets, bedroom sets, etc. I especially like their lighting section which has a ton of really unique and functional options to choose from. West Elm has a huge online catalog to search through, but there’s also a physical West Elm located in downtown Boise. If you find something you like, don’t worry, they offer delivery straight to your home.
Boise Vintage is another great place to find mid-century, retro style home furnishings. This store specializes in rare and fun pieces from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. If you are looking for super unique items that can’t be found anywhere else, Boise Vintage is the way to go. Their website, which can be viewed here, provides a brief glimpse of all that they have to offer, but I definitely recommend checking them out in person. If you would like to make an appointment to purchase or sell a specific item, they recommend getting a hold of them ahead of the team via phone, email, or social media. Boise Vintage is located in Garden City and is open on Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm.
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