When it comes to shopping on home decor sites, we really do believe that local is lekker. Delivery costs are a lot more bearable (or even non-existent), and the products are mostly locally produced. This means that you’re supporting the creation of jobs that help boost our economy.
Of course, there are a few local home decor sites that probably don’t need any explanation, as they’re already hugely popular, and for good reason. But, in case you’ve been out of the loop, click on the first three sites for a crash-course in decor enlightenment!
Once you’re ready, scroll down to discover the rest of our favourite local decor e-tailers. We’ve highlighted 10 that might not be on your radar yet, but should be. You’re welcome!
3 local home decor sites already on everyone’s lips…
This brand has always had its finger on the pulse of what’s hot in the decor world. The best bit? Super-affordable buys. You can even shop a selection of curated items for a particular look by clicking on their ‘Inspiration’ tab. What’s not to love?
While you may stray onto the fashion and food tabs (who can resist?), the homeware section is a sight to behold. Sleek, chic, modern and forward-thinking. These are items of quality built to last.
This e-tailer is all about ‘minimal effort’ shopping for ‘maximum impact’ interiors. Well-priced, uber-cool buys for a young and lively home with oodles of character.
And now for another 10 online gems, you need to browse…
A brand-new e-tailer on the block (pun intended!)… this online-only space is the brainchild of the decor heavyweights at another favourite store, Block & Chisel. It has a similar aesthetic to the mother brand, but with a slightly more youthful spin on both the looks and price points.
A trendy, hand-picked collection of homeware from seating to tables, mirrors to rugs, storage to lighting and more. The range is still growing, with items regularly added… this is a space to watch.
This carefully curated selection of super stylish homeware only encompasses products that are handmade in South Africa. The brand started out humbly, originally launching the space to sell handcrafted blankets.
It is an incredibly creative space today. It’s a one-stop-shop for customers looking to buy unique, locally made homeware. And trust us, scrolling through the site, looking at the home decor, furniture and kitchenware is seriously addictive. SO. MUCH. BEAUTY!
Aptly drawing their title from the word ‘picturesque’, a small local team launched a homeware brand in 2013. The aim was to make high-quality design affordable and accessible for our market.
Esque features custom-made furniture from South African artisans as well as top-notch pieces inspired by iconic furniture designs from abroad. There are also a number of uniquely African scatters, nature-inspired wallpaper and other decor accents, plus a Little Esque section for your little ones’ rooms.
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This brand says it’s so confident in the quality and value of its products that each sale comes with a 14-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. If that doesn’t make you want to click and buy, then we’re not sure what will!
Browsing the site, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, not only by the huge selection and fashion-forward designs but also by how reasonably priced everything is. There are beautiful headboards, beds and duvets, patio furniture to TV stands, dining tables to rugs, office desks and more. Our latest obsession, though, is with their unique range of bedside pedestals.
While this local e-tailer’s offering is a mix between internationally and nationally sourced items, it really is a one-stop shop for superb kids’ room goods.
Crucially, the brand highlights their goal to offer extremely well-made (trustworthy!) pieces that ensure your child’s safety. These are functional and gorgeous products, spanning furniture, bedding, decor… and even toys. Ditch the hand-me-downs from your folks, and style up a nursery or kids’ room worthy of a magazine feature!
This elegant linen brand, based in Port Elizabeth, has a long 90-odd-year history in the local market, so you can trust their experts know a thing or two!
This is the place to go for more classic and timeless designs. Trends are taken into consideration, but decisions aren’t swayed by passing fads. Fill your virtual cart with all your linen needs, from 100% cotton towels to curtains, duvet sets, quilts, blankets, throws, duvet and pillow inners and more.
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A truly unique e-tailer with a proudly South African story of upliftment, Beetroot Inc started out as a job-creation project for two employees. Over the past seven years, this novel brand has grown with over 50 employees.
Beetroot Inc. specialises in patchwork-fabric and reclaimed-wood furniture. You can expect out-of-the-ordinary, bold and colourful designs that’ll put a smile on your face. Every room is catered to, with a lovely selection of products for each space on offer.
Fun, playful, bright and bold, with an incredibly African-chic feel. That’s how we’d describe the fabric design on offer here.
The Cape Town-based company was started by the oh-so-talented Heather Moore, and has become so popular that she’s since started shipping internationally, too. If you’re looking for vibrant designs to add a dose of sunshine to your home, this site is definitely worth a visit. Whether you’re after a scatter cushion, tea towel, wallpaper or more.
This online platform stocks responsibly made, one-of-a-kind African goods. It supports talented designers and artisans right here at home and further afield in Africa. That’s definitely something to feel good about when shopping here.
You’ll find unique homeware from cushions to whimsical art pieces, well-made furniture and fabulous lighting. Most of these buys are made right in your backyard (well, not literally, but you know what we mean!).
They call themselves South Africa’s top designer marketplace, and rightly so. A couple of friends are behind this quirky online space. It’s given many small, local start-ups a great platform for grabbing customers’ attention.
With everything from cool ceramicware to never-seen-before scatters, novel-looking lamps, artwork and more, there’s no excuse not to click away!
*Please note that products pictured are only available while stocks last