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The top 10 online stores for home decor in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 18, 2014

decor online shop torontoThe top web sites in Toronto for home decor and furniture will help you spiff up your home with that perfect piece you've been searching for. We've got tons of fantastic brick and mortar furniture and design shops in Toronto, but taking your hunt online does have its advantages - you can check out what a store has in stock before you make a crosstown trek to snag it, for example, or you can just order and skip that step altogether.

On top of that, many of the names on this list have elected to skip the storefront altogether (the rent's always cheaper on the Internet), meaning you can shop for awesome products not available anywhere else while still supporting a local business.

Here are my picks for the top online stores for home decor and furniture in Toronto.

Brika
This little Canadian startup is taking over the home decor scene in a major way. Over the past year, they've built a roster of hundreds of handmade items, ranging from ceramics and textile goods to artwork and personal accessories. There's something for literally everyone - I'm partial to these diamond-shaped terrariums and the Object Enthusiast's gold-embellished vases. Bonus: Shipping is free over $75.

Even & Odd
Though Even & Odd have shut down their Corktown boutique, they're mercifully still dealing in home goods through their e-commerce store. Their aesthetic mixes a strong French-countryside influence - think Staub cookware, fussy floral mugs, and kitschy "C'est chaud!" trivets - with industrial touches like wood-slab tables and vintage pieces. (They soon plan to add an entire vintage section to the site.)

Far and Wide Collective
If your design style is less "reclaimed/salvage everything" and more "Oh, this? It's from a market in Marrakesh," then Far and Wide Collective is your first stop. The Toronto-based site wants to connect artisans and buyers around the world through its e-commerce platform, which features textiles, rugs and ceramics from as far away as Tanzania and Afghanistan. Additional cause for excitement: They stock beautiful animal-embroidered otomi blankets and pillows from Mexico, for those of us who still aren't over that headboard from Design Sponge.

Morba
In addition to running Queen West's favourite source for modern furniture and decor since time immemorial, Morba also offers a large portion of their inventory online. Sticklers for authenticity, take note: A lot of the furniture is reproduction, but they also carry a solid selection of Le Klint pendant lights, vintage Danish teak pieces, and tons of quirky accessories.

Mjolk
Mjolk's aesthetic: Stark, spare, and Scandinavian. The Junction shop's offerings, which features pieces from designers in Sweden, Denmark and Japan, trade whimsical design for functional elegance. Much of the stock focuses on beautifully-produced day-to-day essentials like elegantly-turned spoons and simple pottery, with a few glittering touches of copper and brass (like in these gorgeous sunburst-shaped bottle openers).

Haul Home
Located in a by-appointment-only studio hidden somewhere on the west side of Toronto, this webstore offers dozens of well-loved vintage curiosities. There's something for every price point and level of collecting intensity, from a pair of pretty ribbed vanity bottles from the '40s for $33 to a graphic-striped handmade wool rug from Bolivia ($340) to, at one point, a medical cot from the Civil War (it's since sold for $1,100). No matter what comes home with you, it's sure to have a hell of a story to tell.

Pi'lo
Heather Shaw's home decor pieces, rendered mostly in black and off-white with storybook-like images and text, create a peaceful, comforting atmosphere. Shaw deals mostly in textiles, with a few deviations in the form of mobiles and holiday ornaments. (Word nerds, in particular, will love her collection of lined-paper print pieces, including pillowcases.)

Tonic Living
Still got that futon from your college years? (It's OK - we know you do.) Transfer it into your adult years with a brand-new cover from Tonic Living. Their slipcovers are all made in Toronto with a variety of fabrics, including hardy tweeds and on-trend patterns. Top it all off with some cute throw pillows for a look that says "I buy all my ramen in restaurants now, thank you very much."

MADE Design
Dundas West's MADE builds its inventory around small Canadian creators looking to make their name in the design world. The wide variety of makers carried in the brick and mortar (and online) store means wonderfully mixed bag of lighting, furniture, tableware and floor coverings. Look here for your next big investment piece - you're making an investment in the biggest designers of tomorrow, too.

Black Rooster Decor
A semi-recent addition to Leslieville, Black Rooster offers a massive selection of home goods on its site: beds, storage furniture, lighting, rugs, tables and chairs, wall art, and a ton of accessories. The budget-conscious can score some small home updates, like these Danish-designed metallic votives for $26 - but as with most decor stores, the sky's the limit. (They'll also ship anywhere in Ontario for free.)

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Did I miss any? Leave your favourite Toronto-based online decor shop in the comments.

Photo of Elizabeth Olwen "May Flowers" print via Brika.

Discussion

11 Comments

Hank / August 18, 2014 at 05:27 pm
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Shop local. No wait shop online from anywhere.
Aaron / August 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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Online stores for online homes. LOL
Jay / August 18, 2014 at 10:52 pm
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There are a bunch of smaller online stores that should be on here too — they sell things other than just home decor (often jewelry and accessories too).

http://bibelotandtoken.com
http://www.easytigergoods.com/

Highly recommended!
SilverEditEtsy / August 19, 2014 at 07:46 am
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Thanks for including Made Design on the list! Canadian-made always has my interest!
Niklas / August 19, 2014 at 04:05 pm
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the prices at Mjolk is comical. $750 for a salad bowl?
jhonex / August 22, 2014 at 09:38 am
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Nice Blog..Thanks for sharing this information..!
Allen / September 2, 2014 at 06:17 am
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Jermaine / September 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm
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www.pearlenesbest.com pay them a visit.
Nina / September 23, 2014 at 01:28 pm
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Thanks so much for the inclusion, Blog TO. We now have a storefront as well in Leslieville, so customers can shop online or in store or both.
Thanks again!
Black Rooster Decor
1025 Queen Street East - Leslieville
www.blackroosterdecor.com
Brad Smith / October 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm
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Vintage, industrial, reclaimed and repurposed furniture and decor. Very cool lighting all made locally by the owner. Check them out.
Brad / October 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm
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Www.sourcedandsalvaged.com

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