Posted: Jul 03, 2013 11:00 AM
Etsy just may be the best place to find awesome stuff for your home. We found some cool shops for home decor that won't break the bank.

Do you Etsy? Etsy is one of the coolest sites for finding handmade, unique items from crafty people all over the world. We found eight cool Etsy shops with awesome home decor items to brighten up your spaces.

Add a pillow for pop

East and Nest Etsy

Looking for a quick way to add some punch to your surroundings? East And Nest is the place on Etsy for colorful, fun pillow covers in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. East And Nest has over 1,000 items to choose from so you are bound to find the perfect pillows. You can also contact the shop owner for custom requests. We loved this 18-inch square pillow cover ($34) with a calming blue and green dandelion pattern.

New frame of mind

West Ashley Wall Art

If you love sharing your photos as part of your home decor, you need to check out West Ashley Wall Art on Etsy. Featuring custom-made distressed picture frames in a crazy number of sizes and colors, you would have a hard time stopping at one. We especially liked this double frame for 4 x 6 photos ($38) that reminds us of a beach cottage.

Light up a room

If you have a space that needs a bit of light but are bored by the selection at the big box stores, we found a treat for you. Blue Moon Lights has unique and interesting lighting options that won't be the same as the ones everyone else hangs in their home. We loved this three-light chandelier ($345) for hanging in the kitchen or even the bathroom.

Blue Moon Lights

Out of sight

The Storage Loft

Who couldn't use more storage space? There is something relaxing and Zen about having a place for everything. The Storage Loft is a great Etsy shop featuring storage baskets made from bright geometric fabrics that will help you organize any room (even the baby's nursery!) easily and with style. We adore this sturdy storage basket with handles ($24) that would be great for everything from hair care supplies to toys.

Get organized

Cottage Home Decor

We could all use a few organized places to keep keys, mail and anything else that always seems to litter the countertop. Cottage Home Decor has a variety of shelves and organizers that have a country chic style. Some include Mason jars to hold flowers or a special spot for a favorite photo. We loved the simple elegance of this mail and key organizer ($30) that comes in a wide range of colors.

Add a little something

Alacart Creations

Sometimes all you need to brighten a space is a small accessory that is unique and fun. The Alacart Creations Etsy shop has everything from wall-mount bottle openers and door knockers to light switch plate covers and drawer pulls. The distressed, shabby look of these treasures will make you wonder if they are old fashioned or newly chic. We were especially drawn to this cast iron welcome sign ($21), which is also available in other colors.

Say it sweetly

Wordy Bird

Sometimes, you just need a few words to invoke a feeling. Wordy Bird Studios has so many wall decals to choose from, you may have to add one (or two) in every room. From sweet sayings for the nursery wall to funny bathroom prose, you are bound to find the perfect words for your walls. We fell in love with this wall quote ($18) that would be perfect in a homework area or your home office.

Say it

South of Main

Love those sweet or inspirational sayings? Why not find a favorite and hang it up as an office decoration? The South of Main Etsy shop has a variety of wall hangings with quotes, bible verses or inspirational words for any room in your home. We especially liked this wall hanging ($40) with some classic advice from none other than Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh.

What are you waiting for? Check out these shops — and more — at Etsy.

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