Finding the perfect pieces for your home can sometimes be a challenge. You want something that’s functional, but you also want to express your own unique sense of style. Both the furniture and decor of your home help to infuse it with personality and add that finishing touch! We know that you’re already aware of all the big box stores around the GTA, but if you’re looking for something extra special for your home, take a short trip to one of Toronto’s design districts. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite spots that are entirely worth the trip.

Check out our favourite home decor shops:

Mjolk
mjolk
Are you a fan of Swedish style but are looking for something with better quality than IKEA? Meet Mjolk. This beautiful interior design store in the Junction features some of the best of Scandinavian style. Their products are simple and functional – we’re sure that you’re going to get obsessed. Also, check out their blog for an extra dose of design inspiration.

Penney & Co.
penneyandco
This one is actually in Whitby, but we couldn’t help but include it! If you’re in the east end of the GTA, you should check out Penney & Co right in downtown Whitby! It offers a unique selection of both furniture and decor items that are hand selected by decor expert Michael Penney, often seen on the Marilyn Denis Show.

Shelter
shelter
This one is located in the Eglinton-Lawrence area and is the place to pick up some contemporary furniture for your home. Shelter has a range of important things for your home including sofas, side chairs, rugs, dining tables and more. They have a large showroom so it’s a great place to wander around and see if anything catches your eye.

Stylegarage
stylegarage
If you’re interested in adding a splash of Canadiana to your decor, you’re going to love Stylegarage. The pieces could easily fit into either your home or a cottage. Their contemporary furniture is slick and stylish – it’s Canadiana without being cheesy and we love it. Check it out on Ossington!

Hopson Grace
hopson grace
When it comes to decor, Hopson Grace will have your home looking its best. It’s located in Rosedale and it’s worth the trip. If you enjoy hosting dinner parties for your family and friends then this is the place to pick up some decor items that will be sure to impress. Their products range from dishware to artisanal jam and it’s got all the necessities for luxury entertaining.

Commute Home
commute
This home decor and design shop on Dupont features a distinct style that is sure to pop. If you like the idea of adding some rustic flair to your home or are a big fan of the aesthetic of Terroni (they designed it!) then you’ll love this place as much as we do. It’s full of some amazing and timeless pieces. Check it out!

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