The nightmare of flat hunting is over, and you’ve survived to tell the tale. Now’s the fun part: decorating. As you unpack your way too many boxes of clothing and a few old favourite bits and bobs that you’ve schlepped around with you from one place to the next, take a look around your new space. What does it say to you? More importantly, what do you want to say with it? Rather than lapse into an aesthetic existential crisis, take a breath and start browsing our collection of home decor - maybe the Supernova Velvet Line armchair in Vintage Pink is catching your eye (we think it would be a great signature piece for a living room), or maybe you’re more about starting small and working your way up - we think that Creativando’s Ceramic Balloon wall piece is the perfect touch of whimsy to build everything else around. You do you - we mean it, focus on what pieces reflect you, your aesthetic, and your lifestyle - trends be damned.
Whether you’re just refreshing your bedroom or are in the market for an extreme home makeover, the most important thing is figuring out your style. If it’s the former, we suggest starting with one great piece and working everything else around that. If it’s the latter, tackle one room at a time, with the same logic as above. Either way, your style should shine through and be cohesive throughout your space, lest Martha Stewart herself appear and put a plague upon your ill-designed household.
The thing is, unless you compulsively binge home decor shows on HGTV or are Bobby from Queer Eye (if you are Bobby: hey gurl, love your work!) you may not know whether you’re a Scandi minimalist, a rustic farmhouse kinda gal, or a Mid-Century modernist, and where the French Tuck that leaves you when trying to curate your new shelving unit. Lucky for you, we’re here to help you figure that out, and our free shipping eliminates half the stress. Read on for some tips and tricks on how to tackle the task of making your house a home. It’s no small feat, but we have a feeling that you can handle it.
Finding your decor style:
Do you like clean lines and monochrome colour schemes? Eclectic hodge-podge of colours and textures? Warm neutrals and stripped back wood? Do you want your space to look contemporary, retro, or classic? Let us help you break it down…
The Scandis are known for their flawless design - they’re all about clean lines, sculptural details, and open, airy spaces. Of course, they’re also all about hygge - loosely translated as cosy, those with the Scandi design eye love a furry throw or sheepskin rug, rich textiles, and pops of unexpected colour against crisp neutrals. If this sounds like you, try the aptly-named Scandi Rug by AFKLiving for a living room or bedroom, an Eikon Basic Pendant Lamp over a dining room table, and a set of four Two Colour Cups by Return To Sender to toast your new space with.
Did you lust after more than Don Draper while watching Mad Men? If the ‘60s mod style (think Megan rather than Betty) gets you hot under the collar, look no further. While the mid-century may have been a low point for misogyny and racism, it’s incontestable that it was a high point for design. Get the look with a Retrostar Chair by Sternzet Design for your living room (we love the mustard yellow one), OYOY’s retro geometric-patterned Ponyoin Placemats for those dinner parties, and a Mondrian-inspired Radis Shelf PIX 4-Levels shelving unit for a home office. Throw some pop art-inspired prints on the walls and you’re groovy.
If your uni dorm room was covered with wall hangings and fairy lights, you burn incense like it’s your day job, and you’re a firm believer that more is more, then you my friend, will likely enjoy a Bohemian-inspired eclectic design aesthetic. The Surprise Chantilly Pendant light by Moustache will add a touch of romantic mermaid-esque whimsy to a bedroom, while Ruggable’s Patchwork Rug in Boho will make your living room cosy and warm. Plenty of plants, candles, and perhaps a set of Thomas Poganitsch Ceramic Bird wall hooks will make any room inviting. The beauty of this aesthetic is that it lends well to combining elements of just about every other style out there. Mix and match, have fun, and never underestimate the power of sumptuous fabrics and power-clashing patterns.
If you dream of wood-burning fires, raw wood and exposed stone, you may want to consider a rustic design aesthetic. To get this look, we recommend sticking to warm neutral tones, with as many natural materials as you can get your paws on. We love the Reclaimed Wood Sideboards by Indian Hub for a living room or dining room, the Leather Rug in Chocolate by Rug Solid for beneath your dining table, and Indian Hub’s Shisham Wood Chair (which comes in sets of two). Yes, we know we just plugged Indian Hub twice, but we’re vibing it so don’t @ us. We’re just trying to help.
A good industrial aesthetic sits right at the intersection of minimalist and urban grit. Imagine Industrial Revolution-era original factory fixtures meets hip urban graphic designer working in a downtown loft. There you go. To create the look, try the Spool Wall Light in Black by Tolhuijs; the Industrial Pendant Light Ø26 in Anthracite Crystal Glass by Dreizehngrad would be great in an open concept kitchen; and the LINK Shelf by Studio Hausen will look the part on a white wall, proudly displaying your (curated minimalist) collection of knick knacks.
Of course, these are just guidelines. As we said above, your home should reflect your style. If you need help narrowing things down further though, we’ve separated all our home decor into lovely categories based on colour, type, and function, so you can get browsing without your head exploding. You’re welcome. Shipping is also, as always, free. You’re welcome for that too.