How to Source Unique Homewares for your Space
Unique homewares can express your individual character and personality in a way that isn’t always possible with mass produced furnishings and décor…
Items with backstory, or custom objects specifically designed to reflect your style can help differentiate your home from all others in the neighbourhood. Unique homewares can express your individual character and personality in a way that isn’t always possible with mass produced furnishings and décor.
Accessorising with homewares is the perfect way to express your unique personality and create a beautiful home environment. Great sentimental value can be drawn from antique finds or quirky handmade trinkets sourced from local craft markets.
Home to an enterprising population of creative, artistic types, Melbourne is one of the best places in Australia to pick up locally produced homewares and art. Independently owned boutique stores offer individual and unique products, and it is often an enjoyable experience perusing their gorgeous collections, chatting with shop assistants and finding treasured pieces. Prahran’s Lunar Store attracts visitors and residents alike with a store full of ceramics, homewares and other decorative pieces made by local designers and brands.
Likewise, markets connect artisans with astute shoppers who are on the lookout for creative pieces to inject life into their home. Home to a rotating mix of local artists and makers, The Rose Street Market is a longstanding fixture on the Melbourne market circuit fittingly located down a graffiti decorated laneway in Fitzroy.
“Home to an enterprising population of creative, artistic types, Melbourne is one of the best places in Australia to pick up locally produced homewares and art.”
You can also help reduce waste by upcycling or giving a new lease of life to vintage homewares sourced from a charity organisation such as The Salvation Army.
If you prefer the comfort of browsing from your own home, the online Etsy marketplace provides a surplus of unique homewares, with many shop owners offering customisable options and one-off designs.
Online stores such as Eco Chic not only provide the opportunity to purchase handmade and artisanal décor, but also bring peace of mind. This eco-conscious online store places an emphasis on renewable resources, sourcing natural materials and supporting cultural craftspeople.