Are you looking to spruce up your home this season? Shopping for furniture and homewares is a difficult task, unless you know where to look. Forget hours spent trawling the streets (or worse, IKEA) the net is full of gorgeous, boutique homeware stores you need to check out. From luxurious bedding to teacups, cushions, and everything in between, we bring you a treasure trove of homeware goodies just waiting to be explored. Credit cards at the ready – it’s time we went shopping.
Passionate about prints? Utopia Goods deliver some of the prettiest prints around with its collection of tablecloths, cushions, bed linen and placemats. Each print is hand illustrated, drawing inspiration from the Australian landscape, and printed on 100% cotton. Utopia Goods’ range of bespoke products will instantly add charm to your abode.
If you feel like your rooms are getting stale, Dunlin offers a slew of stylish homewares fit for instant revival. Sourced from New York to London, East Hampton to Palm Springs, much of the collection you won’t find anywhere else in Oz. There are beautiful copper pendant lights, jute storage baskets and unique ceramics, which are shipped daily from their Sydney HQ.
Make your space feel new again with After Online. The edit is entirely handmade and sourced from craftspeople across the globe, such as Kuba textiles, Mexican lambswool blankets, handwoven baskets from South African and European linen tablecloths. Not only are the products completely original, they are also all ethically and environmentally made, so thumbs up all round.
With its signature quirky prints and bright pops of colour, Arro Home will instantly dress up your dwelling without putting too much of a dent in your bank account. Locally designed in Melbourne, the range includes cotton bed linen, cushions, kitchen textiles, ceramics and rugs.
From The Owl
A one-stop-shop for gorgeous home accessories, From The Owl boasts a range of kitchenware, art, lamps and blankets. We are most excited about the Mr and Mrs White leather cushions and the ceramic pot planters. They also offer a wedding registry service and Wishing Well function (for $$ donations) if you’re tying the knot.
Talk about perking up your décor! Urban Couture offers a colourful collection of designer furniture and homewares through its online store. What’s really cool is the ‘Couture Board’ platform, which allows you create your very own mood boards, share it with friends, and even shop the look. That’s the afternoon gone!
Hunting For George
From Melbourne based sisters, Jo Harris and Lucy Glade-Wrigh, Hunting For George will make all your design dreams come true! The online marketplace showcases a selection of hand-picked products, including bedding, art, cushions, clocks, pendant lamps and just about anything you could imagine.
Retro Print Revival
For those looking to inject some vintage flair into their living room, Retro Print Revival creates one-of-a-kind lamps and lampshades, guaranteed to light up your home. Salvaged lamp bases are given a colourful makeover with retro-inspired fabrics that feature everything from Frida Kahlo to fuchsia flamingos. The wildflower Tipi table lamp is a personal favourite!
Milk & Sugar
Hailing from Melbourne, Milk & Sugar is a mecca for homeware goodness. We’d happily spend our pay cheque on their cosy quilts, adorable Harley teacups, hanging pot plants, and polka-dot cushions to pop around the home. Head here for simple, beautiful things without the hefty price tag.
Image: Hunting For George