The struggle - when you don’t want to screw up your perfectly styled, newly renovated space, but you also need the odd appliance or two to live your everyday life. Yes, that powerful food processor, kettle or sound system may have the chops and nifty functions to satisfy your inner geek, but (ugh) why does it have to be so, darn ugly?
That doesn't mean something pretty can't be practical! These stylish home appliances below aren’t just Instagram-worthy home decor - they pack a powerful (and functional) punch too.
Cue the impulse buy - If the standard influencer home or endless features on home decor magazines aren't enough to tempt you, this bubblegum shade of millennial pink will!
Interior Designer: The Scientist
Gorgeous even on its own, this sturdy refrigerator is relatively spacious, with a 256 litre capacity (it even comes with a wine rack - classy) and 2 year warranty, plus an additional 5 year warranty for its compressor.
Buy Now: $3,080 on Lazada
Forget dull silver or greys, this brushed copper number from Samsung brings a different, stylish twist that's on trend too. Don't mistake it for just another pretty face - the refrigerator also boasts a whopping 575 litre total capacity, a Twin Cooling Plus feature that keeps humidity levels low, and Metal Cooling guards on its inner back to retain coldness, even with frequent opening.
Buy Now: $2,155 on Lazada
In a multitude of paddle pop colours, the Kitchenaid KSM150 is a hit with bakers and cooks alike for its easy to use, uncluttered controls, powerful rotation (up to 10 speeds and mixing action), plus its sleek, curved body set in stainless steel.
Interior Designer: The Scientist
Admit it, this model in a to-die-for Tiffany Blue is something you'd low-key want to show off to all your friends.
Buy Now: $667 on Lazada
Okay, this technically isn't a stand mixer- but it practically does the job and so much more. The Bosch MUM5 CreationLine Food Processor comes decked with a whole host of accessories (such as a paddle whisk, slicer, grater and citrus press) that you can add on or switch to whip up all sorts of food. The machine also comes with a host of safety features, such as an electronic safety shut off valve and overheating protection. Imagine all that - but packaged in with a cute, curved metal body set in a gorgeous turquoise finish.
Buy Now: $698 on Lazada
Step aside bladeless fans - who knew standing, bladed fans could look as cool as this? No more complaints about weak air flow - the Vornado (well, its name kind of says it all) Full Size Circulator looks and actually does work up a breeze like a boss, with specialized power blades that pull in and circulate more air, and dual cones which cause the circulated air to spiral, projecting further in a room.
Buy Now: US $199.99 on Amazon
This is what we call solving a problem - and looking good while doing it. Most conventional standing fans may only allow limited adjustments in terms of height and wind direction, but the Vornado Adjustable Circulator can be adjusted from 28 to 40 inches in height and tilted in various directions, thanks to its sturdy but flexible spine. Likewise, the fan comes with the brand’s signature blades and dual cones - all in a quirky, sculpture-like body.
Buy Now: US $115.98 on Amazon
If you can’t get enough of rose golds and coppers, you’ll love this. Meyer’s electric kettle comes in that gleaming, sought-after stainless steel finish. Double walled, the metal kettle does not feel hot to the touch, and features a rapid boil feature, which allows users to boil 1.7 litres worth of water with less time and less energy.
Buy Now: $78.00 on Lazada
Another retro-styled looker, this electric kettle from Odette is raved by users for it’s quality finish, quick boiling time, and well-designed spout that doesn’t leak when pouring water. And surprise! Available in two classic colours - red and creamy white - the electric kettle is also friendly on the wallet.
Buy Now: $58.41 on Lazada
Mad for prints? Part ceramic pot, part ultra modern electric kettle, the Bella Electric Tea Kettle is a picture perfect addition to your whimsical kitchen space. Available in 7 prints, ranging from the retro to classic, the kettle’s long body allows users to boil up to 1.8 litres worth of water at once. It’s teapot shaped spout also makes pouring water easy - and less messy.
Buy Now: US $39.99 on Amazon
Providing ultimate control without compromising on style, KRUPS’ Breakfast 4-slice toaster is wrapped in gleaming, reflective stainless steel that adds a hint of sparkle to any kitchen countertop. It comes with 4 wide slots, dual control panels to heat each slot differently, options to toast, defrost, reheat and bagel, plus an easy slide-out crumb tray and extra lift lever.
Buy Now: US $49.88 on Amazon
Looking more like a dashboard of some classic sports car than a humble toaster, you’ll want to fiddle and experiment with all the knobs on the DeLonghi Icona.
Interior Designer: Fuse Concept
With 4 spacious slots, the toaster has a extra-lift function for smaller pieces, quick 1.8 kW heating, along with an extra deep crumb tray for collecting those shedding bits.
Buy Now: $160 on Lazada
Free from messy cables and complicated set up, the Sony 2.1 Channel Sound Bar is a simple but comprehensive solution that allows you amplify sounds from your smart phone to TV. Featuring a virtual surround sound technology, the soundbar includes a wireless input and seamless Bluetooth streaming, which add a ton of value to its pocket friendly price. Others simply love the gadget's universal, minimalist design set in sleek jet black which blends well into any type of decor style.
Buy Now: $139 on Lazada
Whether you fancy the thought of spinning discs like a wannabe DJ, or just prefer the quality sound of vinyl, the Audio Technica USB Turntable is a cool starter accessory for record enthusiasts. It's curved edges and clear glass cover may bring that hip, vintage vibe, but the turntable is fitted in with the latest Audacity software that allows users to convert vinyl music straight into digital MP3 format.
Buy Now: $169.20 on Lazada
Bring ironing clothes back to basics with the Philips’ Dry Iron. As its name suggests, no water spray or steam is involved in straightening creases or folds. The iron comes with a special, non-stick layer and narrow design shaped to reach into the smallest crevices. Users have praised its quick performance time, but it’s streamlined body (free from any bulky water containers) makes it a fuss-free yet functional accessory for getting neat clothes.
Buy Now: $23.50 on Lazada
WIth a curved body inspired by their iconic stand mixer range, KitchenAid’s Cup Coffee Brewer brings the perfect balance of aesthetics and performance, making it a trophy accessory for any stylish kitchen. The coffee maker features 24-hour programmability, a Variable Brew Strength Selector function that allows you to tweak your coffee strength, plus a Pause and Pour option that lets you grab a cuppa, even before the brewing process is complete.
Buy Now: US $89.99 on Amazon
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