A curated selection of home decor to freshen up your space.
It’s incredible what sprucing your space will do for your mental health. If you’re finding yourself in a bit of a lull, this is your sign to rearrange a room, feng shui your furniture and reinvigorate your house with something new. Luckily for us, there are a plethora of talented makers and artists crafting unique homewares right here in Australia.
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To get the interior decoration ball rolling, we’ve pulled together a list of the best Australian homewares brands. Available both online and in-store, these brands will elevate even the shabbiest of share houses, so that you can refresh the space you live in.
Didi and Dora
Melbourne-based store Didi and Dora was founded by friends Cara and Sophie in 2020. Inspired by their grandmothers’ “unique style and funky aesthetic”, Didi and Dora offers vintage furniture and objects, as well as handmade objects by local makers including candles, ceramics, art, rugs and more.
Since beginning their slow furniture brand in 2018, Aldo Mignone and Isabella Wood have been creating limited-edition sculptural furniture, art and objects from their studio in Adelaide. Their styles are playful and feature retro-inspired pops of colour, guaranteed to brighten your space.
Born in 2020, Merci Maison is the brainchild of designers Jade Yarbrough and Danielle Robertson. With an emphasis on creating stylish yet functional pieces, Merci Maison offers a range of furniture and home accessories.
“An expression of pure imagination through the creation of novel objects and scented worlds”, Maison Balzac sells a collection of homewares and candles that insight curiosity and encourage playfulness.
Following a “recycle and up-cycle ethos”, Domestic Fantasies offers 20th-century homewares pieces and one-of-a-kind treasures at accessible prices. You can shop jewel-toned pieces from ’90s Ikea, Murano glass from the ’70s and colourful Componibili modules.
Nicole Lawrence Studio
Specialising in furniture and lighting design, Nicole Lawrence Studio is a Melbourne-based industrial design and fabrication studio. Add intrigue to your space with its range of sleek powder-coated side tables, shelves and tables lamps in shades of baby blue, sunny yellow and sleek black.
Zenn Design is Melbourne’s leading upholstery design firm, specialising in luxurious handcrafted bed and bedhead marvels, soft furnishings, upholstered furniture with flair, and all things fabric. ZD’s home adornments are designed (and built) in its Melbourne workshop, comprising locally-sourced and international materials. Every piece is finished by hand, finessed with meticulous standards of product innovation, and seen to every door with impeccable customer service.
DenHolm celebrates “that people make mistakes”, valuing unpredictability and individuality in its stone-based designs. The brand injects a peculiar personality into sculptural pieces, which are all handcrafted in the brand’s Melbourne studio. You can buy select designs through the DenHolm website, or enquire about commissions.
Roomie is a Sydney-born bedding brand that doesn’t want you to choose between ethics and aesthetics. Roomie’s uber-soft organic cotton sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases are high quality, low maintenance and available in fun colours like olive martini, fresh lilac, whipped butter and oat milk.
Family-run Sydney label Nonna’s Grocer crafts candles inspired by colourful, seasonal fruit and veg. Bring homely warmth to your space with candles reminiscent of a leisurely lunch spent in a sunny courtyard. Each piece is lovingly handmade, so no two candles will be the same.
Melbourne-based designer Joshua Space takes his transformation of household recycling to new levels with his 100 per cent post-consumer plastic pot planters, incense holders and trays, made from milk bottles. Research from Sustainability Victoria shows that the majority of Victorians are doing the right thing by keeping their recycling loose and not in a bag. Make sure you do the same so that new products, like Joshua Space’s recycled plastic range, can be made from your recycling.
Melbourne-based contemporary homewares, beauty and fragrance label Fazeek is on a mission to elevate your home. Expect thoughtful, hand-crafted glassware, candles and essential oils inspired by sleek architecture and modern interior design.
With intent and permanence in mind, Baina designs towelling to elevate your everyday bathing experience. Made in Portugal from 100 per cent organic cotton, Baina’s towels are designed to add a little luxury and difference to your routine.
Melbourne-based knitwear brand Curio partners with ethical factories and uses consciously selected Australian Merino yarn to bring you cozy and comfortable blankets that will make you feel right at home.
Curated for the ups and downs of life, Hommey aims to make homewares suitable for every occasion. Its simple, cozy cushions are designed to make every home a little homier.
If you love the elegance and natural beauty of marble, look no further than En Gold. Founded two years ago by husband and wife duo Steffanie and Matt Ball, the brand is known for its timeless designs that hero natural stones like onyx, marble and limestone. Aside from its range of tables and furniture, the brand also stocks a curated selection of art on its online store.
The Panton Store
What started as a ceramics store has expanded far beyond to include not only handmade bowls, plates and mugs but a vast selection of soaps, fragrances, books, artwork, blankets and more. The Panton Store is full of bits and pieces that will hygge up your space, as the Danes say.
100 per cent First Nations owned, Emro Designs is a stunning soft furnishings brand run by Bundjalung woman, Emma Rolls. Created in 2019, Rolls sought to share her passion for local First Nations artists and their work after seeing how under-represented they were in the design space. From rugs to mats, Emro Designs’ products are awash with rich colour and beautiful patterns. Even better, every item sold generates profit for the artists and their local communities.
Mr Kitly’s Brunswick-based outlet sells hugely popular self-watering plant pots, in addition to bed and bath accessories, handmade vases, helpful trinkets for the home cook and a number of ceramic bowls, plates and handmade mugs. The collection is sourced from a combination of Australian and Japan-based designers and artisans.
Maker & Son
This family-owned business carries a wealth of generational knowledge of design and aesthetics, and has been featured in none other than Troye Sivan’s breathtaking Melbourne home. Maker & Son feather and down filled sofas are the height of comfort – and if it’s good enough for Troye, it’s more than good enough for me.
Ettitude is your one-stop online shop for anything and everything soft and silky. Its 100 per cent organic bamboo bedding sets don’t only look amazing, but they feel amazing on your skin. While you’re at it, grab a matching set of bamboo pyjamas that will have you snoozing your alarm all winter long.
Everything at Designstuff has a Scandinavian influence – soaps, lamps, placemats, even the birchwood toothbrushes all have a minimalist and (mostly) monochromatic aesthetic. There’s a reason Scandinavian nations have a reputation for superior design, and this Aussie store boasts the widest online selection of more than 2500 niche Nordic brands, with new styles added every week.
Made by self-taught artist Lucas Wearne from his Northcote home studio, you may have seen these romantic limestone sculptures or wavy Picasso lamps floating around Instagram. There’s something very calming about this collection of shapely vases and geometric figures in their warm natural tones. Inspired by Cubism and Greek Classicism, Neighbourhood Studio’s functional art brings something special to any room.
Fenton and Fenton
Fenton and Fenton has a strong Instagram presence, most likely thanks to its colourful aesthetic of pinks, prints and patterns. You can shop its Mother’s Day edit online – it’s packed full of pink serving platters, paintings, sculptures and flower vases.
Jardan is a family-owned Australian business specialising in timeless furniture staples. Its in-house design team, Jardan Lab, has developed a trend-conscious yet classic collection that includes everything from sofas to chairs, beds to rugs and lighting. Shop a range of homewares and accessories online today, to bring to life the Jardan-fit out you’ll no doubt be pining after soon enough.
Founded in 2019 by brothers Jack and Mark Fearon, Fearon creates functional aluminium objects. Each piece is designed and handmade by the pair and has a simple but distinctive aesthetic. We’re particularly fond of the Chub, a colourful multi-purpose piece that can be used as a bedside table, stool, table or plinth.
Candles are the ideal addition to bring warmth and design to your home without the commitment a larger piece of homeware requires. Inspired by the banksia, the native Australian flower, Sydney brand Black Blaze offers a stunning collection of candles, diffusers, accessories, and more to add ambience to your home.
Fresh, 100 per cent flax linen sheets in hues reminiscent of a European summer? Yes, please. Bed Threads specialises in luxurious bedding that is comfortable in any season and will not only transform your bedroom but transport you to lands far away. Made from French-grown flax, a plant that requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow, its sheet sets come in colours like rust, turmeric, olive and lilac. To top it off, Bed Threads also stocks a range of other homewares, from towels to ceramics, tablecloths to books, so every room of the house can have a Bed Threads touch.
Brunswick-based candle label Blazed Wax is the brainchild of two friends with a love for colourful, sculptural homewares. The hand-poured soy wax candles come in an eclectic range of colours and sizes, from neon pink ‘cherry bombs’ to two-toned pastel dinner pillars.
Suku Home is the go-to destination for adding a splash of colour to your space. Founder Chrissy Lafian offers a wide range of homewares in bold and dashing prints, influenced by her childhood in Indonesia. Suku Home also has clothing, if you want a little matching moment with your living room.
Curates Spaces makes slow shopping a little easier. Its combination of secondhand and artisanal furniture means you can fill your cart with rare and gorgeous pieces, without the guilt of wasting resources.
Co-founded by furniture designer Andrew Beveridge and Gabrielle Beswick, a fashion textile graduate, Fomu combines functionality with art. The brand’s sculptural furniture pieces will take your living space to the next level.
Crafted from natural stone, Just Adele’s bespoke creations follow an unadorned design structure, allowing the intricacies of the recycled stone to do the talking. From side tables to consoles, Just Adele offers uniquely striking pieces for every corner of your abode.
Pop and Scott
Hand-made from sustainably sourced local timbers, Pop and Scott emulate the principles of contemporary Australian interior design. Drawing inspiration from the Australian landscape, the brand’s designs are organic, warm and uncomplicated.
Born out of the pandemic, Poly’s cool-but-functional designs epitomise the TikTok-coined ‘hot girl side table’ phenomena. Whether it’s checkerboard-printed, pistachio or a classic white, a piece from Poly will instantly spruce up your home.
The newest venture of Reliquia Collective, Aeyre offers the essentials for an eclectic dinner party. Envision an assortment of coasters, tumblers and candlesticks to embellish your collection.
Handmade in Brisbane/Meanjin by Finn O’Sullivan, Lawn Bowls’ weird and wonderful creations celebrate the imperfections and quirks that come with one-of-a-kind pieces. Each piece is colourful, fun, and designed to enrich whatever space it finds its way into.
Launched in 2014 by friends Adam Lynch and Dale Hardiman, Dowel Jones began as a small furniture studio that helped furnish local cafes. The project has since grown into a business designing unconventional, stylish furniture, lighting and accessories spanning modular sofas to geometric light pendants.
Em On Holiday
Best known as a fashion label, Em On Holiday also has a small selection of homewares to fill your home with never-ending holiday vibes. The range includes hibiscus-shaped rugs, towels, oven mitts, and more.
McMullin & Co.
Furniture, homewares and lighting brand McMullin & Co. was founded on a passion for simple, sustainable designs. The brand aims to cut through mass-produced trends to provide carefully considered pieces that create a peaceful curiosity in the spaces we live.
Curated by Melburnians Stephanie Lane and Holly Thompson, Goodspace collects, restores and sells vintage furniture and objects that will add an eye-catching element to your home.
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