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Where to find one-of-a-kind home décor in Melbourne

Step inside this dream family home.

Adding warmth, texture and interest to a space is key when selling. Not only does it make prospective buyers instantly feel at home, it helps them visualise how they too can create a space that is welcoming, liveable and personal.

They say there is only one rule when it comes to decorating and that’s to live with what you love. It’s a perfect guide to follow when you walk into your new home and prepare to unravel your own personal style.

Starting out somewhere new is an opportunity for you to bring some of your past and mix it with a new, fresh approach. Whether you want to overhaul everything or just want to add a new piece here and there, Melbourne is a playground full of home décor showrooms.

We’ve sourced some popular spots that hold anything from quirky vintage trinkets to high end, custom made furniture. Prepare to fall in love with the following stores.

1. Scout House (St Kilda)
True to their name, the owners of Scout House search for goods from European markets and world-class producers. You’ll find many gorgeous items like sustainably grown Maple timber tables to sheepskin chairs. If, however, you have your heart set on a new bed with personal touches, consider looking at their bespoke wrought iron bed frames. They are crafted by hand and can be finished in any of their 120 colours such as a classic black or eye popping orange.

2. Fenton & Fenton (Prahran)
Whether you want something bold and daring or soft and cosy, Fenton & Fenton is a must-see before you start decorating your abode. Their walls are adorned with colourful work from local artists and there’s plenty of stylish furniture to look at, but one of the biggest reasons you stop by is for something to go under your feet. The Mr Fenton’s Rugs collection features personally designed dhurrie rugs that are exclusive to the store in rich colours and bold patterns. If, however, you can’t find something you like, you can also take your hand to creating your own bespoke rug.

“There is only one rule when it comes to decorating and that’s to live with what you love.”

3. Raw Décor (Albert Park)
If your style is more earthy and natural, you’ll be delighted to see the “worldly goods” that are in stock at Raw Décor. The owners pride themselves on sourcing goods that have been traditionally crafted and have a strong tribal feel. From your kitchen to your lounge room you’ll be able to find pieces here that have been made from natural materials such as wood bead chandeliers, seagrass pouffes, goat hide stools and feathery tribal necklaces.

4. A Good Space (South Yarra)
Perhaps their name is about the space you’ll create at home or perhaps it refers to A Good Space’s own ethos that is focused on selling pieces that are ethically made and sustainable. Quirky artwork, retro cushions and kitschy tea towels all sit right next to more modern pieces like hand thrown clay cups and jugs. The owners also pride themselves on supporting and showcasing work produced by local designers.

5. Lily & The Weasel (Richmond)
While Lily & The Weasel focus more on smaller ticket items like soft furnishings, accessories and gifts, don’t underestimate their ability to find items with big ‘Australiana’ appeal. They stock all kinds of locally designed treasures from handmade ceramics to Richmond-centric homewares. As they say, this is the place to find items that are “”distinctive, different or just down right exclusive”.

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