If there’s one thing guaranteed to bring me happiness, it’s home decor. I can’t go shopping without bringing something new back to decorate a space in the apartment. Most often it’s cushions… I buy way too many cushions.
When it comes to larger pieces of furniture, that’s where I splurge and buy pieces that have to go on the credit card. I always want quality furniture, however I’m so happy to accessorise a space with more affordable decorative things.
My go-to places for home decor are Kmart (of course), Adairs, Target and IKEA. I thought I’d round everything up I’ve bought recently for a home decor haul 😊
I never thought I’d love a chair this much but as soon as I placed this one in the corner of the living room…. so much happiness. It was only $49, a price you wouldn’t usually see on a cute armchair, but Kmart is always bringing in the goods. This new piece fits perfectly in the small space we have.
I still have no idea what to do with my desk space. I removed everything I originally had around my computer and now I only have my camera, a plant, a few notebooks and some stationery pieces, including this acrylic pen holder with a rose gold base from Kikki K. It was a sale piece, so I had to ask the girls at the counter if they still had it and luckily, there was one hiding in one of the cupboards.
This has been one of my favourite winter purchases, as it’s soooo warm! I’d never tried flannelette bedding before but it’s definitely what I’ll be using every winter now. I adore the dark grey colour of this Kmart quilt cover set and it’s also reversible, with light grey on the other side.
I spotted this vase in Adairs and I loved the colour, although I didn’t really like the shape of it, I thought it was a bit odd. But now seeing it every day I’ve found that I really do love it.
The detail on this cushion sold me, as well as the dusty pink colour. It’s kind of boho…. yet really pretty at the same time. I think the style of it works well in both winter and summer, and it’s the type of cushion I can’t see me wanting to replace any time soon.
I already had a faux fiddle leaf from Kmart in our living room, but I wanted one for the corner of the bedroom as well. I still need to buy a pot or basket for it, as the plastic pot at the base doesn’t look that great. The plant itself though is really nice and I love the life it brings to the room.
I bought these to store teabags, coffee, sugar and decaf coffee in as I thought they’d look nice on the bench. They have suction lids which is great and I really like the embossed print around the outside. Much better than opening jars and boxes every day.
I first saw this range while scrolling through Instagram and I knew I had to have a part of it straight away. I almost regret not buying the whole collection, there were pots and platters and other pieces in white/gold as well. I have a cup of tea in this one almost every night.
We made a trip to Ikea the other weekend and I spent a while around the flowers section putting a bunch together to place on the little table we have just inside the front door. I don’t know why the stems of flowers at Ikea are always so long… really difficult to cut as well! I had to cut them all with pliers to fit them into a glass vase which is also from Ikea.
I found this on the very bottom shelf of Kmart and I’m super happy I did. It’s a very heavy, marble cake stand which I keep on the kitchen bench for whenever I bake anything. The only thing I wish it had is a clear or glass dome lid to put on the top.
I bought this table runner as we have a grey one on our table but I wanted to try something lighter. Unfortunately it’s not quite long enough for our table, I think it’s meant for a smaller square one. So I just like to fold it up for the center of the table to place other things on top of it. I’m always trying to keep our dining table from getting scratched so table runners are the best thing.