Your home is a platform for you to showcase your style and personality. It offers your friends and family an insight into what makes you happy and comfortable.
Homeware pieces are an ideal way to express your tastes and lifestyle. From artwork on the wall, to ornamental pieces displayed throughout your home – the home décor items you choose portray your inner self and style.
Purchasing online homewares is a great shopping option. Not only can you browse the internet 24/7, you can also see how the product looks in a range of created settings.
Online homeware stores like Pippy showcase different ways to style your home, from gorgeous pendants in the living room to bedding and cushion options for the bedroom.
To help you make the right homeware choices when shopping online, we've put together some tips for you below.
Choose your design style
Research different design styles. You'll soon find one that fits your personality. Here's just a sample of currently popular design styles:
- Mid-century modern.
- French country.
- Shabby chic.
- Hollywood glam.
- Coastal Hamptons.
Don’t deviate from your design style once chosen – keep it in mind when purchasing your homewares so you have a consistent look throughout your home.
Make a list
Think about what kinds of decor you think your house needs. Try to understand the needs of every room and remember – simplicity is key.
Once you have a list of what is required for each room, you can then search the internet for your homeware pieces. Also search for room design options: there are plenty to be found on Pinterest and Instagram.
Go online for the best prices
One of the easiest and quickest ways of purchasing homeware is to go online. You can compare prices, see what the product looks like in a range of settings and browse in the comfort of your own home.
Get notifications, products and deal alerts
Follow your favourite online stores on Facebook or Instagram and keep up to date with new products and sales.
Sign up on websites to get great deals and hear about new products before everyone else.
In most cases, online boutiques offer lower prices in order to keep stock moving and they provide a 'returns' customer guarantee.
Check returns policies
It’s important that you have the option to return the product if you are not completely satisfied. Check each store's returns policy and note any admin fees that may apply if you return a product.
Check customer feedback
Before you buy your homeware items, be sure to check out prior customer feedback. This will give you an idea of what you may expect regarding service and product quality.
If the store has plenty of good comments to share, it's reasonable to assume they are reputable and provide good products and services (and that should any issues arise, they would sort them quickly and effectively).
Experiment. It's fun!
Remember – dare to be different – and flirt with different interior design styles until you find the one that suits you.