Furnish your pad at these home decor stores in Calgary

Home is where the heart is, but there’s no lovin’ your pad without furniture, bedding and an assortment of framed whatnots and tabletop tchotchkes. The following shops will set you up with an array of furniture and household decor to match your budget level from student apartment to luxury condo.

Amber's Furniture

2878 32 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7

This independent Calgary furniture shop carries furnishings for every room of the house. Amber’s own Canadian-made kitchen suites and tables are available in various sizes and shapes, and can be custom constructed with mature oak, cherry, maple and other materials that are resistant to Alberta’s arid climate. Also find furnishings for the bedroom, living room and office, much of it crafted by Canadian manufacturers.

Goldgrass Home

1237 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9

If eco-friendly and stylish describes your preferred home space, visit Riva’s. This Inglewood shop carries plenty of unique home products that are produced in a sustainable manner and constructed using organic materials. Furniture pieces include sofas and tables as well as beds complete with organic-component mattresses. Home accessories include organic linens, kitchenware and beeswax candles.

IKEA Calgary

8000 11 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2H 3B2

Come for the surprisingly delicious cafeteria meatballs, stay for an hours-long expedition through a maze of stylish-yet-affordable home furnishings. Whether you need a futon and desk for your student suite or you’re furnishing and accessorizing a new-to-you bungalow, Ikea’s options are just shy of endless. Ask about home delivery and assembly services.

Kilian International

1110 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P1

This Kensington shop features two floors stocked with killer contemporary furnishings and house wares. Upscale designer pieces include sectional leather sofas by Ares, home office sets and home-entertainment units by BDI and adjustable stools by Marlon. Also be sure to browse the store’s sophisticated selection of cool cutlery and kitchenware.

Chintz & Company

1238 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0M4

Elegant and completely eclectic, Chintz & Company on 11th Avenue Southwest carries everything from furniture, lamps, area rugs and fabrics to dinnerware and all sorts of interior accessories. Its extensive furniture collections include Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic, Napa Home & Garden and Bernhardt.

Peridot Decorative Homewear

101-638 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2

Located on 11th Avenue Southwest in the city’s Design District, Peridot furnishings and housewares lean toward the accessibly luxurious. Its contemporary glam esthetic encompasses cushy occasional chairs, chrome and blown-glass light fixtures, shelving units and bar carts. Accessories include animal-hide area rugs as well as photo prints and abstract paintings.

Urban Barn

650 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, AB T3H 3C8

When you want to furnish and accessorize your living space tastefully and affordably, visit any of several Urban Barn locations, including the home decor chain’s Westhills store. Furniture items include sofas, cabinets and sideboards, wood-frame beds and dressers, dining tables and chairs. The shop’s many, many decorative sculptural accents and wall hangings are the home-design glue that unites it all.

Home Evolution

7133 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2S1

A Calgary home furnishings shop with a chic international edge, Home Evolution carries living room sets by Kingston Bloor, Beckett, Nolan and more, all available in an array of custom upholstery options. Also look for contemporary dining tables, mid-century-inspired buffets, beds and dressers made of reclaimed and sustainably grown wood. Mirrors, wall hangings and a plump pillow selection complete the picture.

With eating local being the biggest restaurant food trend ever, home cooks have turned to the city’s butcher shops to supply cuts of Alberta beef, pork, lamb, chicken and game for their own cuisine adventures. A number of excellent meat boutiques carry a wide variety of cuts, locally produced and otherwise.
Generally following a mantra of “made, baked or grown in Alberta,” Calgary farmers’ markets transform shopping and grocery getting into an adventure. As well as specialty foods, endless kiosks and counters carry locally produced arts, crafts, clothing and accessories plus an array of natural health products.
Sweet and universally loved, chocolate is one treat we can all agree on. Lucky for you, Calgary’s chocolate boutiques carry a huge variety of premium selections.
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