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22 Aesthetically Pleasing *And* Functional Home Decor Pieces From Black Owned Businesses

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22 Aesthetically Pleasing *And* Functional Home Decor Pieces From Black Owned Businesses

You deserve to treat yourself to something new, useful, and nice for your home. And if it supports a small business — even better.

1. The bestselling paint hue, “Current Mood” by Clare — its moody green color adds a dramatic flair to your living space, no matter which room you’re repainting. And obviously, it would make an excellent color for an accent wall.

Clare

The paint is low-odor, washable, scrubbable, and self-priming! See their entire selection of interior paints here.

Promising review: “I love this color so much I would marry it. I bought five different samples from other places and kept coming back to this one on Clare. So happy I purchased this color as part of my bedroom overhaul.” —Melissa Noyes M.

“Such a gorgeous, moody paint in any light. My husband and I did the dining room ourselves and it applied beautifully. The color looks fantastic!” —Lauren

Get it from Clare for $3+ (available as a swatch, quart, or gallon).

Clare is a Black and woman-owned paint company founded by interior designer Nicole Gibbons. They offer a wide assortment of colors to make paint shopping an effortless experience. Plus, their swatches are peel-and-stick, which is perfect for renters!

2. A set of linen tea towels if you want to add a simple yet chic accent to your kitchen or dining room. These machine-washable towels are perfect for use as placemats, dish towels, or serving.

Linoto

Promising review: “I have Linoto’s sheets and love them, and these towels are just as wonderful, thick and generously sized and a perfect gift if you can bear to give them away.” —Andrea S.

Get a set of four from Linoto for $79 (available in four colors).

Linoto is a luxury linen company creating premium-quality bedding, curtains, towels, and other home textiles.

3. A candle boasting a blend of rainwater, lavender, vanilla bean, and bourbon notes to fill your home with the most wonderful aroma for when you pull your bootstraps up after a good ol’ sob session. Pretty sure we all need this in our candle collection.

Cavo

Get it from Cavo for $24 (available in two jar styles).

Cavo is a California-based Black- and woman-owned business selling non-toxic soy candles. Going above and beyond, they even have curated playlists inspired by the scents of the candles, so you can truly enjoy nothing but good vibes in your space.

4. A round ceramic planter pot that adds warm hues to your miniature, indoor greenhouse without taking away from the beauty of your greenery. Trust us; you will get compliments on both!

Pepper Palm / Etsy

Get it from Pepper Palm on Etsy for $25.

Pepper Palm is a small business based in Tennessee that creates handcrafted planters and plant accessories.

5. A woven laundry basket created with recycled PVC water pipe — it’s versatile enough to use for laundry, as a large plant pot, or as a very stylish storage container in any room!

Mo’s Crib

Get it from Mo’s Crib for $120.

Mo’s Crib is a woman- and family-owned sustainable home decor brand founded by two South African sisters. Their products include home goods of premium quality inspired by nature and traditional African craftmanship.

6. A hand-painted clipboard stand just perfect for displaying your favorite photos, a miniature calendar, or even just alone on your shelf for a chic, decorative accent.

The Heart Department Co. / Etsy

Promising reviews: “This stand alone easel is beautifully made. I love the subtle cantaloupe color. It made the perfect gift!” —Marjorie

“Love this! Using it as a picture frame. I asked to have mine modified so that it sits horizontally. It arrived so quickly, exactly as requested, and it’s just perfect!!!” —rachelbrown4365

Get it from The Heart Department Co. on Etsy for $25.62.

The Heart Department Co. is a small business specializing in handcrafted, minimalist home decor.

7. An air plant hanger decorated with pieces of amethyst to add a luxe vibe to your space while still showing off your thriving plant babies.

Oh So Fitting / Etsy

Get it from Oh So Fitting on Etsy for $135.

Oh So Fitting is an Atlanta-based, Black and woman-owned small business specializing in handcrafted jewelry and home decor.

8. A handmade geometric throw in case the best part of your living space is how cozy it can be year-round. This blanket is created with soft cotton that’ll keep you and your guests comfy on the couch but look great folded on a chair, too!

Emma Make Studio / Etsy

Get it from Emma Make Studio on Etsy for $251.36.

Emma Make Studio is a Black and woman-owned small business founded by Emma, an English and Mozambican designer, creating handcrafted artwork, accessories, and decor.

9. An incense holder designed like a chimney, so you can enjoy the slow stream of smoke from your favorite incense cones as your home fills with a wonderful aroma.

EcoVibe

Get it from EcoVibe for $28.

EcoVibe is a Portland-based, family-owned retailer that curates an assortment of home goods by local designers, women, minority- and family-owned small businesses. Plus, they even sell live plants!

10. A bold bedding set by Rochelle Porter Design featuring a vibrant print that brings a pop of color to your bedroom. It’s designed with cotton to keep you cool and comfortable as you lounge, nap, and sleep in your fresh new sheets!

Decoratd

Get it from Decoratd for $169.99+ (available in Full/Queen and King).

Rochelle Porter Design offers vibrant, pattern-heavy textiles and other home decor that add a pop of color to your home.

11. A set of woven coasters with vibrant designs so you can keep your table protected from sweaty glasses and watermarks with a pop of color.

Expedition Su

Get a set of four from Expedition Subsahara for $39.

Expedition Subsahara is a woman-owned small business founded by Senegal native Sofi Seck. Each product is created by an African artisan and 20% of all sales go towards a Senegalese school for girls that focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

12. A homemade candle made of coconut wax with a 60-hour burn time, so you don’t have to worry about a lingering chemical smell in your space when you want to set the mood right.

AcScented Air / Etsy

BuzzFeed Shopping editor Taylor Steele owns several of these candles, and here’s what she has to say: “I’ve been using these candles for years, and they never disappoint. Each 8-ounce candle has a burn life of an impressive 60 hours, but you’ll definitely want to stock up on all their amazing scents. My favorites right now are Forever Fall and Lavender & Lemongrass!”

Promising review: “Loved the Sage and Citrus musky earthy scent, how it filled the room and transformed the space. I also purchased the Coconut Lime Verbana and Lavender/Lemongrass candles, very pleased. High quality candles, eager to try more scents!” —tecknacolorninja

Get it from AcScented Air on Etsy for $15 (available in 14 scents).

AcScented Air is a small business based in Philly that specializes in handcrafted candles.

13. A macrame hanging shelf for you to display your smaller trinkets, potted plants, or photos in an elegant way that uses vertical space.

Knot A Game / Etsy

Get it from Knot A Game on Etsy for $45+ (available in four fabrics).

Knot A Game is a Pennsylvania-based small business specializing in macrame home decor.

14. A handcrafted glass decanter that’ll look amazing on your bar cart or bookshelf with or without a beverage. It’s almost like, by adding this to your home…you’ve got to host a gathering just to show it off.

Get it from Estelle Colored Glass for $195 (available in 10 colors).

Estelle Colored Glass is a woman-owned business created by Stephanie Summerson Hall, who grew up visiting antique shops in South Carolina with her grandmother, Estelle, who owned a vast collection of vintage colored glass. She launched this company to curate and offer a selection of high-quality handblown glassware, handmade by artisans in Poland.

15. A concrete catchall tray with a unique hand-painted floral design to add a touch of style to your tabletop, counter, or dresser but also keep your smaller items safe and sound when not in hand.

Tara Jayne Designs / Etsy

Get it from Tara Jayne Designs on Etsy for $30.

Tara Jayne Designs is Philadelphia-based small business creating unique and functional concrete home goods.

16. A throw pillow just perfect for bookworms and literary buffs with a striking quote from writer, poet, and activist Audre Lorde that literally makes a statement. Not to mention, it’ll make great emotional (and back) support after a long day at work.

Don’t Sleep Interiors / Etsy

Promising review: “One of my favorite Audre Lorde quotes! I was so excited to get the notification about this pillow I’ve been waiting for DSI to do another Lorde one because I missed the last. I <3 this pillow!" —uhurufighter

Get it from Don’t Sleep Interiors on Etsy for $46 (available in three colors).

Don’t Sleep Interiors is an Atlanta-based woman-owned small business creating decor items that spotlight the African diaspora and Black history with quotes or images.

17. A unique mirror if you’ve been looking for a statement piece in your space. This round mirror is designed with an abstract goldtone accent across the front that’ll take checking yourself out before you leave to a whole new level of incredible.

Shop Candice Luter / Etsy

Promising reviews: “This mirror fit perfectly in my dining room and added the necessary pop of gold needed in the grey and gold space.” —alunajohnson

“No picture can do justice to the beauty of this mirror. It looks incredible. Amazing mirror and spectacular customer service!” —ae4224

Get it from Shop Candice Luter on Etsy for $650+ (available in three finishes).

Shop Candice Luter is an Iowa-based, woman-owned small business creating unique, luxury home goods.

18. A “Champagne Showers” candle that looks just as good on your shelf unlit as it will smell. It boasts notes of bergamot, peach fizz, and creamy woods, so you can celebrate in style without worrying about a headache or any regrets afterward.

Forvr Mood

Promising review: “Burned slowly and the fragrances really made my bedroom smell amazing. Very effective for a smaller-sized candle. Pleased with this purchase.” —Gillian

Get it from Forvr Mood for $42 and check out more scents.

Forevr Mood is a Black and woman-owned small business founded by Nigerian-born beauty influencer, Jackie Aina.

19. A top-rated set of bedsheets made of premium Italian linen and handcrafted in New York for artisan-quality bedding that’ll make you probably never want to get out of bed again.

Linoto

Each set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases.

Promising review: “Serious quality, easily noticed when compared to other linen sheets. Two things stand out — these sheets weigh twice as much, and the weave is clearly stronger. I have a few pairs of linen sheets, and it’s pretty obnoxious to buy a set for ~$300 and have them only last a few years. My Linoto sheets have been used, and abused, because nothing else I’ve bought can keep up. Going on four years of daily use on one bed, it’s been a dream. No issues with quality, and they do get softer over time. Always washed cold in a top load with a single washer detergent sheet. Dried on delicate heat levels for 65m (about 2000 Watts, at 125*F) and all seems well.” —Zachary

Get it from Linoto for $429+ (available in 29 colors and 11 sizes).

20. A “Frederick” candle from Harlem Candle Company — this candle pays homage to renowned abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass with notes inspired by the oranges in the garden on the plantation where he grew up. Other hints of ginger blossom, suede, and smoked yuzu make for an earthy aroma you’ll become obsessed with.

Harlem Candle Company

Here’s what my BuzzFeed Shopping editor Sally Elshorafa says about her candles from Harlem Candle Company: 

“The soy vegetable wax blend candles are made with one-of-a-kind fragrance oils. I recently burned through a tin of the Holiday scent and it lasted SO much longer than other candle tins of that size. I’m currently on the Speakeasy candle that smells incredibly luxurious and rich. If I’m awake and in my apartment, a candle is lit. But I think I’ll ration the Speakeasy beaut to keep it around even longer.”

Promising review: “I’ve enjoyed a few of Harlem Candle Co.’s candles and have loved them all, but this scent is by far my favorite. I love how it fills the room but isn’t overpowering.” —Philip

Get it from Amazon for $48 (available in 12 other scents), from Nordstrom for $48, or from Harlem Candle Company for $17+ (available in two sizes and various other scents). 

Harlem Candle Company is a Black woman-owned company offering luxury fragrances inspired by the rich culture of Harlem. Each candle is poured into a unique glass jar that can later be cleaned and upcycled as a drinking glass.

21. A handcrafted ceramic planter for you to display your favorite greenery around your home in a chic, minimalist style that fits seamlessly with the rest of your decor.

EcoVibe

Get it from EcoVibe for $99+ (available in four heights and three styles).

22. A unique throw pillow decorated with the Adinkra symbol — ram’s horns to represent strength and humility — that’ll add a bold look to your favorite armchair or sofa. And it’ll be great to cuddle up with during a movie marathon or when you WFH and want to sneak a quick nap in between meetings.

Reflektion Design

Get it from Reflektion Design for $49 (available in three sizes).

Reflektion Design is a woman-founded small business featuring homewares and decor created by African artisans in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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