Just like wardrobes and haircuts, home decor is in need of a refreshing from time to time.
Adding a fresh dose of dimension can be achieved with even the smallest of details -- think a hip pair of throw pillows, an interesting vase or an unexpected piece of art -- and can do wonders for punching up tired decor.
Instead of heading to big box retailers, however, take advantage of living in a city packed with talented artists and snap up something local for your home. You can give local makers a boost and flaunt your Windy City pride at the same time when you spring for locally-made goods.
Ahead of Small Business Saturday, we picked eight places across the city where you can find the perfect piece to add to your home with a mix of wallet-friendly items and impressive investment pieces.