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10 of SA's very best online decor shops

25 October 2015 - 02:04 By Kerry Hayes
Online shopping is revolutionising the way we furnish our homes.
Online shopping is revolutionising the way we furnish our homes.
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Instead of spending half a day dragging your long-suffering spouse through Gateway, Cavendish or Clearwater malls to find those perfect side tables for your lounge, why not spend half an hour cruising through your favourite online shopping sites? You’ll avoid the grumpy spouse, and save petrol too! Here are some of our favourites.

1. MYWALLTATTOOS.COM

Oh, we love wallpaper! And Mywalltattoos.com has over 250 different designs, in 20 colours and various sizes, to choose from. From the kitchen to the bathroom, the living room to your kids’ rooms, you can choose from African, animals, blackboards, contemporary, flowers, kids’ stuff, kitchen wall art, love, ornaments and patterns, to quotes, trees and other plants. And no worries if you can’t find what you’re looking for – the Mywalltattoos.com team will customise a wall tattoo for you.

 

2. AFRICANDY.COM

Africandy.com super-cool site plays host to some spectacularly innovative and modern designs, as well as exceptional craftsmanship at every price point, from some of the best local designers in South Africa. Shoppers are able to compare and choose from a carefully selected, yet comprehensive range of quality pieces, from limited editions to smaller items ideal for gifts.

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3. UTIQUE.CO.ZA

What makes Utique.co.za stand out is its mission to showcase unique local talent, giving them a platform where they can present their designs to the South African market.

 

4. BAYTREEDECOR.CO.ZA

Offering a broad variety of home furniture, kids’ decor and accessories, linen and soft furnishings, lamps, clocks, photo frames, and even scents and toiletries, Baytreedecor.co.za is a one-stop online shop for your beach-style haven. And if you’re up for a visit to Southcoast Mall in Shelly Beach, KZN, pop into Baytree for an English tearoom homemade cheesecake, apple pie or freshly baked scones.

 

5. SMACS.CO.ZA

From gadgets and accessories to linen, furniture and ceramics, Smacs.co.za helps you to decorate your home at the click of a few buttons. And what seals the deal is that this online store delivers straight to your door!

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6. LOVEDECOR.CO.ZA

Lovedecor.co.za prides itself on sourcing unique home decor items, homeware and personal accessories, with products and services to suit every budget. From custom-made furniture and tableware to handmade crafts and table linen, the online store handpicks its products from a number of proudly South African and trendy international suppliers.

 

7. SHOPSCOOP.CO.ZA

Just as newspapers give you the latest news scoop, Shopscoop.co.za gives you the latest lifestyle shopping-scene scoop. The site carefully edits its product ranges to offer only the most trendy, coveted and affordable items for your home. And, you get the hottest news on the latest styles, global brands and designers.

 

8. MZANSISTORE.COM

We love this eMarketplace because it is 100% South African and connects local creatives with their markets. MzanziStore.com offers a comprehensive range of home, fashion, lifestyle and jewellery products.

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9. MONOSHOP.CO.ZA

An online concept store inspired by Scandinavian design, Monoshop.co.za features products designed by its own or other local designers, to help you to achieve the exquisite monochrome Scandinavian look in your home. Covering pretty much all rooms in the house, Monoshop.co.za also has cool prints and stationery.

 

10. 6THELEMENT.CO.ZA - SHOP ON 6TH

Hailed as one of SA’s premier online decor stores, Shop on 6th actually started as an interior design company. Now, it is a hub for professional interior designers who provide online shoppers with expert advice on home decorating, and offers a free online decorating course. You can find everything from wallpaper and furniture to lighting and decor, from both local and international designers and brands.

 

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