It’s a common ethos in fashion – looking good doesn’t necessarily equate to premium brands with premium price tags. Rocking your own aesthetic can come from anywhere, you’ve just gotta find that it piece. Well, dressing up your new room or house can be the same as well.
From hypermarkets to casual lifestyle stores, we’ve rounded up a few unique home pieces, from our favourite stores overseas, that will help make your living space stand out, without the hefty price tags.
1. Kmart (Australia)
Kmart might be a departmental store, but their affordable prices make furniture shopping an absolute steal! Combining both price and functionality, here are some of our favourite items from their home section.
This A-frame bookshelf - natural (A$49) checks all the box for a stylish storage option. From books to ornaments, its unconventional silhouette will lend an edgy touch to any space you place it in.
For smaller knick-knacks lying around your house, try housing them in this customisable pegboard with wooden shelves (A$29). It can be adapted to fit any space and display, making for a versatile and fun storage option.
2. Target (USA)
Target has everything, including good-looking chic furniture pieces that you can use to decorate your space. And their selection is pretty extensive, ranging from children furniture to home office furnishings and entryway decor.
Break free from the four walls with this woven tripod accent stool ($93.40) that’s sure to inject some fun. The kaleidoscopic colour scheme is hippie and chic, and will brighten up any room.
Ground the space with some Lewiston adjustable swivel barstools ($107.70) made in bronze. The muted metallic sheen creates a lightness while injecting some industrial-chic into the space.
3. H&M Home (UK)
They might not have bulky furniture pieces for sale, but the accent pieces from the home arm of fashion retailer H&M shares the same trendy qualities. Green, or greenery in Pantone’s word, was declared the colour for 2017.
Bring your static space to live with this botanical leaf-print duvet cover set (£39.99) to create the illusion of a tropical escape in your bedroom. Nestle within its fine-threaded cotton that will lull you into a sweet slumber.
Try punctuating the space with their small wooden storage box (£12.99) to keep that rustic thread running through your entire room. Pulling in natural elements can endear the space and make it feel warm and cosy.
4. Francfranc (Japan)
We all miss Japanese lifestyle brand Francfranc’s stylish and breezy pieces. After pulling their stores from our shores some three years ago, we’ve had to bid goodbye to clean aesthetics and modern decor.
This chair made of rattan (￥38,000) might be number eight in their bestseller list, but its natural finish and clean elegant lines makes this our number one favourite. Bring a piece of the outdoors inside with this unique chair.
This tiny document box (¥ 5,800) is nothing like your usual paper shelf. It's natural wooden finish and adorable motifs is reminiscent of the washi tape, making for a fun storage solution that’s sure to spruce up your work station.
5. Zara Home (Korea)
You're already well-acquainted with Zara’s line of fashion, which stays at the forefront of the rarest fashion trends. Equally trendy is their line of home decoration pieces from Zara Home.
The Hotel Collection by Zara Home is one that you never knew you wanted. Think luxurious sheets and minimalistic finishes – all elements ubiquitous when you step into a hotel. This contrasting topstitching cotton duvet cover (from KRW 99,000) will slide its way comfortably onto any bed.
And how could you say no to this leopard print cotton cushion cover (KRW 39,000). It embodies the resort colours of blue and white, and employs the ferocity of a leopard to help keep nightmares at bay, all while adding a hint of whimsy into your room.
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