Umm..let’s be honest. Shopping online from the comforts of our couch is a blessing, and bane; it’s a blessing when you don’t have to brave the snaking traffic. And bane, because let’s be honest, it take tremendous self-restraint not to key in the credit card numbers and shop what you just saw on an Instagram account.
Gosh! these Instagram accounts are so addictive. According to a recent study,
Instagram influences almost 75% of user purchase decisions.
So, it’s little wonder that when an Instagrammer with even a few thousand followers tags products, one is tempted to buy. More often than not, you will find these products sold out. Be it a blouse or a sofa.
That’s the power of validation.
There are over a hundred home decor stores with a zillion products. It can be overwhelming to choose between a walnut-finish versus teak-finish sideboard, or an end table with metal legs versus one with no legs. A product that may look great on its own may not be the perfect fit for your own setup. So, yes, it helps when you see a piece of furniture repeated across several homes in different settings.
Now, that explains why a few piece of furniture are instantaneous hits and fly off the shelves as soon as they make an appearance on someone’s page.
This post is a curation n celebration of those pieces of furniture that are a favorite with influencers and interior designers. Believe me, the online home decor landscape has changed so much in the past three years that given a choice to do it all over again, I would set up the home with pieces bought online than go through the nightmare of having wood work done onsite.
Distinque Console Table from Home Glamour for Rs. 12,999
Zanotti shoe cabinet from Urban Ladder for Rs. 12,999
Leather benches from Home Glamour (starting from Rs. 7,579)
6-seater Sorano dining table from Pepperfry
Voglauer 6-seater from Inliving for Rs.17,023
Terra solid Wood 6-seater from Bohemiana for Rs. 30.624
Book case from Asian Arts
Book shelf cum display unit for Rs.9,000 from Asian Arts
This metallic gold book shelf with glass shelves is sleek in looks. It’s a good buy if you have a smaller collection of books. It can also be used as a display unit in a corner of the living as shown here. One popular Ikea hack is to buy a standard book shelf and spray paint it in gold. Well, since this one already comes in gold, you can skip the DIY :)
Ferme solid wood study table from Pepperfry for s.19,999
Coffee tables, side tables and stools
Wood and metal furniture are in trend now as are nesting coffee tables.
Marion coffee table for Rs. 9981 from Home Glamour
End table from Asian Arts for Rs. 5380
Bella bedside table from Furnspace for Rs. 4015
Sideboards are nothing but wooden cabinets that come in several designs from sliding doors with a chest of drawers or just doors with a couple of drawers; they are a heaven send to store the knick knacks and other things you want handy, but not are buried deep in the closet. You can also use them to store blankets, extra sheets instead of stuffing them in the closet. The drawers are an efficient way of organizing cuff links and other paraphernalia which make them more accessible than sliding the doors of a walk-in closet every time.
They are so versatile that they fit in anywhere from a pathway to the bedroom. If you really don’t have a need for such a cabinet in the bedroom, you can always move it to the dining room.
Here are two great options:
Fujiwara sideboard for Rs.34,999 from Urban Ladder
Paloma sideboard for Rs. 20,499 from Pepperfry. Pepperfry, in particular, has a wide range to choose from that will go with the decor of your room from contemporary to eclectic.
Which pieces of these furniture do you already own?