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The Best Homeware Stores in Melbourne

The Best Homeware Stores in Melbourne

Ahhh homeware stores. If you love interiors as much as we do, there’s nothing better than spending a few hours meandering through Melbourne’s laneways and trendy suburbs searching for the perfect piece of home decor for your home. Melbourne has some of the best home decor stores on offer, so if you’re lucky enough to be visiting or living in this artsy city, then you’re literally spoilt for choice.

Not sure where to start on your home decor shopping adventure? We’re not here to waste your time. If you’re really searching for something unique, then here’s a hot tip: you’re not going to find the best homewares stores in Melbourne city. You absolutely need to venture out a little to find those hidden gems because the best homewares stores are not in Melbourne central.

So if you’ve got a few cool hours to spare, check out our handy list below, because we’ve made sure to list the best of the best to make your Melbourne interior shopping experience a really successful one.

#1 Simple Form – Scandinavian and Japanese homewares in Melbourne

Simple Form is a gorgeous concept store based in Melbourne’s inner-west. True to its name, the homewares store focuses on stocking contemporary and minimalist Scandinavian, Japanese and Nordic furniture, art, fashion, jewellery and collectables.

If you’re looking for something unique, you’ll find it at Simple Form, where you can choose from a line-up of well-known designer brands such as Hay, Normann Copenhagen and Menu, as well as local emerging artists and creatives.

Fomu Side Tables and Stools available at Simple Form | Image @fomu
Fomu Side Tables and Stools available at Simple Form | Image @fomu
Muuto
Muuto Design Accessories, Furniture and Lighting available Simple Form | Image @muutodesign
LIND DNA Black Curve Stoneware Plates, Bowls and Platter available at Simple Form | Image @linddna
LIND DNA Black Curve Stoneware Plates, Bowls and Platter available at Simple Form | Image @linddna

#2 Fenton & Fenton – One of the best interior and homeware shops in Melbourne

Looking for the modern equivalent of Aladdin’s cave? Look no further than Fenton & Fenton. It’s like opening up a box of never-ending treasure, where you can find everything from Moroccan rugs and ceramics, through to Italian Seletti lamps and vivid works by up and coming Australian artists.

The store was launched by Lucy Fenton around a decade ago, and what’s on offer is a perfectly curated selection of decorative items, furniture and textiles inspired by her whirlwind travels. Fenton and Fenton doesn’t just offer some of the best boutique homewares in Melbourne, it’s also one of the most-loved local stores in Inner Melbourne’s, Prahran. And just a hop and a skip from trendy South Yarra and Windsor, you’re bound to enjoy your time in the area.

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Available at Fenton & Fenton | Image @davekulesza
Available at Fenton & Fenton | Image @davekulesza
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Available at Fenton & Fenton | Image @ameliastanwix
Available at Fenton & Fenton | Image @armellehabib
Available at Fenton & Fenton | Image @armellehabib

#3 Scout – New and vintage furniture and home decor shop in Melbourne

While many stores are jam-packed with modern furniture, replica pieces and plush new items, for some of us, nothing beats the quality and history of vintage. Whether it’s a sleek 1950s chair or an original 19th century dressmakers mannequin you’re after, Scout has it all – with a selection of new furniture to boot.

Orlando, the owner of Scout, is widely known to have one of the best eyes in the business. So if you’re on the hunt for something unique, be sure to stop by Scout.

Scout Design's Store in Melbourne | Image @scoutstkilda
Scout Design's Store in Melbourne | Image @scoutstkilda
Scout
Scout Design's Store in Melbourne | Image @scoutstkilda
Scout Design's Store in Melbourne | Image @scoutstkilda
Scout Design's Store in Melbourne | Image @scoutstkilda

#4 Mud – For beautiful handmade porcelain ceramics in Melbourne

If your love for furniture and beautiful homewares extends into your kitchen crockery, then dinnerware by Mud should be added to your collection. Situated in the trendy Fitzroy, Mud Australia sells chic, timeless and minimalist ceramics that are the antithesis to mass-produced design.

The business was founded in 1994 by Shelley Simpson, and while originally from Sydney, Melbournians can easily browse Mud products up-close and in-person in their Fitzroy store. Oh, and fun-fact, all of Mud’s porcelain clay is sourced from Limoges, France.

Available at Mud Australia | Image @mudaustralia
Available at Mud Australia | Image @mudaustralia
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Available at Mud Australia | Image @mudaustralia
Available at Mud Australia | Image @mudaustralia
Available at Mud Australia | Image @mudaustralia

#5 Safari Living – curated homewares in Melbourne

It’s no coincidence that Prahran keeps popping up as a destination for homewares shopping in Melbourne. This trendy inner-city enclave is dotted with incredible stores that are sure to delight, and Safari Living is absolutely no exception.

Safari Living was established in 2001 by Felicity Rulikowski, and the idea was born out of her love for travel. The store features a mix of some of the most beautiful items from international design houses such as Missoni Home, Iittala and Tom Dixon. You can also find a mix of independent designers such as Doug Johnson, Lucy Folk and Menu.

If you’re looking for some unique wallpaper, contemporary furniture or a Hamptons style furniture shop in Melbourne, stop by Safari Living to check out their collection. You’re sure to be impressed.

Kobn's Beach Towels available at Safari Living | Image @kobn.au
Kobn's Beach Towels available at Safari Living | Image @kobn.au
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Tom Dixon's Cushion available at Safari Living | Image @tomdixonstudio
Tom Dixon's Candles available at Safari Living | Image @tomdixonstudio
Tom Dixon's Candles available at Safari Living | Image @tomdixonstudio

#6 The Woodsfolk Family Store – a boutique homewares store in Richmond

If you’re looking for a fabulous homewares store on Church St in Richmond, Victoria, The Woodsfolk Family Store should be your first port of call.

The concept of the store focuses around this idea of having something for everyone in the family; it’s all in the name really. If you’ve got a furry little pet, you’ll even find something for them in this store. At the very least, the team at The Woodsfolk always try to select items that will make you smile.

The Woodsfolk sell a variety of products and pieces from around the globe, and their perfectly curated selection includes little gifts, stationery accessories and even art pieces for the most discerning interiors addict.

Jones and Co's pots available at The Woods Folk | Image @thewoodsfolk
Jones and Co's pots available at The Woods Folk | Image @thewoodsfolk
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Tee Pee Wild Dove Grey available at The Woods Folk | Image @thewoodsfolk
Luggy Basket Rose available at The Woods Folk | Image @thewoodsfolk
Luggy Basket Rose available at The Woods Folk | Image @thewoodsfolk

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Cover image: Fenton & Fenton – Pic Matt Sharp @thesharpy


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