How Easy Is It To Find Original Home Ware Items?

How to find interesting and unique items for your home.

We have all become aware that our home says a lot about our personalities and how we live behind closed doors.

Many people are now opting for a dinner party at home rather than a big night on the town and therefore they are taking much more pride in the presentation of their home.
Many people compete with their friends to kit out their homes in the most lavish of designs and to keep the home looking chic and modern. To do this right, you will have to move away from the manufactured home ware gear from Ikea – the same plain white square £4.99 tables seem to crop up in the corners of many homes. Cheap and practical? Yes. Stylish and original? No.

The trick is to find small antique or chic boutique shops that sell second hand or niche home ware products. This is where you can find original and distinctive products – ones which stand out and bring through the room’s character when you walk in. This can also bring the cost down when looking for some of the products you need. You can often find antique shops on the street corners of areas such as Camden in London or the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

Of course it’s not the case that any old antique item will look right in the corner of a modern sleek home; the house needs to follow a particular theme throughout. The same applies for the colour of items. If you have very light colours in a particular room, sticking an old dark telephone on a light table will simply not look right, therefore special attention needs to be paid when thinking about the overall appearance of your home.

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You can see now that choosing unique and original home ware products can be quite difficult and it will take a lot of time. If you don’t fancy trekking round vintage areas in your city or you simply don’t live near a place that will sell these types of items, take a look online and search for vintage/boutique items with which to fill your home. The internet can be a fantastic resource as you can browse round a larger spectrum of items. You may find a particular website that will provide similar items to complement each other and this will also help with postage costs – you can consolidate a number of items into just one shipment.

Liam Gibson is a vintage style aficionado writing on behalf of www.myhaus.com

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