Spring is in the air and there are plenty of spots in Downtown Providence to find unique items for the home. Whether you’re spring cleaning or needing some new art to freshen up a room, you’ll find lots to choose from on Westminster Street.
Here is a round up of our 5 favorite home decor shops in Downtown Providence, although with a tip from a local for each spot!
Homestyle is the perfect store to get lost in while you pore over every nook and cranny of their jam packed shelves. Guaranteed to have something for everyone’s taste, Homestyle does not shy away from the funky and sometimes irreverent. Local tip: If you like the couch items are displayed on, those are often for sale too.
If you’re looking to add original artwork to your walls, or handmade items to your kitchen, Craftland is an absolute must. Boasting “all handmade, all the time” they feature work by many local artists, as well as national names. Craftland is also the best stop for unique Rhode Island themed items. Local tip: Craftland is sales-tax free, so it feels like a 7% discount!
Queen of Hearts and Modern Love
Queen of Hearts and its sister store Modern Love have slowly been expanding their stock beyond clothing and shoes, and including more and more home and gift items. Books and candles are displayed among beautiful ceramics and functional kitchen items. Local tip: a surprisingly eclectic selection of beautiful coffee table books.
The Vault Collective
Located on the corner of Westminster and Union Streets, The Vault is a collective of vintage sellers with a lot of turnover in product. While the product tends to lean a bit more toward clothing, there are often many vintage home items mixed in to the various seller booths. Local tip: there are often hidden gems mixed into the vinyl record collections.
Carmen and Ginger
Another great vintage stop, Carmen and Ginger is located in the historic Arcade at the other end of Westminster Street. A mix of clothing and housewares, Carmen and Ginger is fun the slow down in and scour each and every shelf. Local tip: don’t miss the corner with vintage fabric by the yard and make something yourself.
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Photos by Rachel Hulin