Our Tips on Buying Homewares

By Maria Rogerson

October 19, 2017Home & Decor

So little time, so much shopping to do. Though clothing shopping can be demanding at times, home makeover shopping can be even worse. This is due to the wide range of options around, which may lead us to quite the hunt, making rash decisions, and ending up wasting more of our budget than wanted; you know, the “I must have it” attitude. To be able to avoid this, we’re going to provide some tips for you.

First things first, to reassure you, you don’t have to be an expert to be able to come up with the interior decor of your dreams. When you decide to buy homewares, and by homewares we mean anything and everything, from kitchenware, furniture, bathware, bedroom accessories, artworks, lighting, and window coverings, it’s important to let style lead the way.


Just because something looks great in a catalogue, or at the store, doesn’t mean it’s adequate for your home. Make sure every piece you have adds to a harmonious interior, not providing an outcome that’s close to something on the verge of clutter (both physical and visual). You can’t go wrong if you stick with the classic when you buy homewares. Classic is always on trend, now more than ever since it’s in a combination with modern too.

It’s okay to mix it up. Eclectic style can certainly add some depth to your rooms, and make it seem like there’s a dimension plus, shifting from one period of time to another one. A lovely, vibrant mix is a wall decal paired with classic furniture, spiced with some interesting quirky detail like an appealing brass vase, or ottoman in tribal pattern.

Likewise, it’s advisable to think in terms of colours as well. The last thing you want is a home that’s out of sync colour-wise, so make sure you take pictures of the rooms you want to get the makeover for, and pick the homeware items in the colour that would blend in with your home’s interior.

In terms of budget, it’s good to think of this sort of shopping as a long-term investment. In this aspect, when looking for homewares, think of the materials they are made of – this would also help you with the choice of styles, as they are two sides of the same coin. Don’t forget quality matters after all, and avoid cutting down on investments like quality beds, sofas, and light fixtures as they would pay off in the long run.