I have been wanting to do more homeware and interior design blog posts. And I noticed that my most read post in 2017 was a homeware related post so it was about time I wrote another one. I absolutely love buying new things for my apartment. I find it really hard to contain myself and not buy yet another cup or storage basket when I see one I love.
I have been trying to save money but sometimes, I just can’t help myself. I just had to buy that beautiful serving tray or that gorgeous little white cup and saucer. I love Scandinavian inspired interiors and that is the look I want to recreate in my home. You will see a lot of white and wood coming back in my interior. I love having a few basic items in my home so I can add different pops of colour depending on the season.
Without further ado… Here are:
My favourite places to buy homeware
Casa is a Belgian chain store with stores in a bunch of European countries. They have an amazing range of homeware and kitchen essentials. Plus they change their collections regularly. I often (yes, really often, like at least once a week often) stop by after work to see if they have some new things in store.
2. Dille & Kamille
Dille & Kamille is a Dutch homeware store started in the 70’s in Utrecht but there are now stores all over The Netherlands and Belgium. They not only sell homeware but you will also find plants, condiments, herbs, bath products and more in their shops. It’s definitely a kind of vintagey, Scandinavian inspired store. Which is why I probably go there so much. I love this store, so definitely pay a visit if you ever find yourself in the neighbourhood!
I have been a little obsessed with VT Wonen ever since I got my own little apartment. VT Wonen is not only an interior design magazine but they also have a webshop with an amazing range of brands. Honestly, I spend way too much time browsing through their shop. There is something in my basket at all times. My favourite brands that they sell: Casa Vivante, Bloomingville, Madam Stoltz, LaForma, Hkliving, Nordal, FEST Amsterdam and Serax. Just to name a few.
I was introduced to Westwing a few years ago, through a tv advert. I knew of the store but they didn’t deliver to Belgium so I didn’t bother looking at their stuff. But I am so glad they now do and have made quite a few purchases since. They have 2 webshops. One is a traditional store, which they only just launched (WestwingNow). Westwing itself is a webshop that does online sales with discounted homeware and furniture. A sale usually only lasts a few days and there is a limited quantity of every product. So you better be quick if you really want to get something before someone else buys it and it is sold out. Delivery takes a little longer as they only ship everything once the sale is finished.
Hema, Hema, Hema, a good old favourite of mine. This Dutch chain stores sells everything, from homeware to clothes to makeup. When I was a teenager, I used to love the store for their wide range of stationery and have gotten quite a few homeware bits from them ever since I first moved out. I only wish they would bring more new collections out, I would love to get myself some new homeware bits Hema!
6. Maisons Du Monde
I have previously mentioned Maisons Du Monde on Ella Was Here and haven’t stopped loving their wide range of furniture since. They have since opened quite a few stores in Belgium and I am so pleased with this evolution. It’s definitely easier to imagine how a product would look in your home when you get to see it beforehand.
Pictured: Meraki scented candle Sandalwood & Jasmine, all white cups and mugs are from Dille & Kamille, glass vase Thrift Store, dried weath Dille & Kamille, wooden coasters CASA, white pot with wooden top Habitat, wooden spoon Dille & Kamille, indoor plants and pots Intratuin, glass vase round Serax, small wooden bowls Habitat, candle IKEA, white spoon CASA, Spices Le Monde En Tube, small grey pot HK Living.
I might end up doing a furniture and homeware wishlist post soon as I really loved listing all of my current favourites. Do let me know if you are interested in that!
What are your favourite homeware stores?