If your apartment is looking a little bare, head over to these shops for furniture (either new or used) and accessories to liven up your living space. The dollar signs indicate how expensive these stores are; one being inexpensive, three being very expensive.
115 N. 6th Street between Berry and Wythe Avenues
This store is astronomically expensive, but that's because the pieces in here are treated as art rather than furniture. If you are a collector of crazy ceramics and you have cash burning a hole in your pocket, The Future Perfect is for you. For the rest of us, especially those interested in design, it's worth checking out for inspiration.
111 N. 6th Street between Berry and Wythe Avenues
A&G Merch specializes in furniture (mostly sofas and end-tables) and quirky home decor. If you are looking for a welcome mat or some kitschy mugs for your kitchen, this is a great place to shop. The quirk factor also makes A&G a good place to look for housewarming gifts. The sofas here are quite nice, 1950s modern, low to the ground, and though you wouldn't call them "cheap" the prices are not sky-high.
44 Grand Street near Wythe Avenue
If you are looking to start an herb garden on your fire escape, Sprout Home is the place to go for all your green needs. There are plants and gardening accessories galore here and the shop is very beautifully put together, making it a nice place to visit even if you are a killer of plants.
4. Ugly Luggage - $$
214 Bedford Avenue at N. 5th St.
Ugly Luggage specializes in interesting American antiques. If you are in need of a great lamp, you will find several for fairly affordable prices and feel free to haggle. Postcards, typewriters, and mounted deer hooves populate this Williamsburg staple.
62 Grand Street near Wythe Avenue
Moon River Chattel is an oasis of beautiful, repurposed pieces (mostly lamps and vintage kitchen supplies). This place is not cheap, however, so be prepared to gasp at the price-tags. But if you are looking for a special cake pan or an interesting vintage door knob, Moon River Chattel is the place for you.
6. Whisk - $$
Whisk is a gorgeous kitchen supply store located smack-dab on Bedford Avenue. Need a roasting pan? No problem. Cloth napkins? They got 'em. Whisk even has yogurt makers and seltzer makers. Most of the cookware is imported from France, making it expensive, but durable and beautiful.
320 Wythe Avenue, at Grand St.
Two Jakes sells vintage and industrial furniture (think quirky couches and chairs and interesting filing cabinets and office looking pieces). The prices here aren't dirt cheap but are fairly affordable compared to other stores in the neighborhood and they have a big selection. Two Jakes is the perfect place to look for a desk or a magazine rack.
487 Driggs Avenue, at N. 9th St.
This luxury store has some of the most beautiful furniture you'll find in New York. If you've got the money, there's really no reason to shop anywhere else. Most of the pieces use repurposed vintage materials and fabrics, and they are one-of-a-kind gorgeous.