If your flat is feeling dreary, spice up the décor from these amazing boutiques.
It doesn’t matter how big (or small) your apartment is, whether it’s at the top of Victoria Peak or above a Central alleyway—it’s home. And it should feel like it, too. Even if you’re just renting it for the year, you deserve to have a space that reflects who you are and how you feel, a space you can be proud of.
If your second-hand Ikea furniture isn’t doing it for you anymore, read on to find some easy ways to freshen up the feel of your home.
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We’ve praised the benefits of fresh flowers and plants before, and we stand by it. Not only do they boost your mood, they can also help clean the air in your home and lower stress levels. So, if you’re looking for an easy and relatively affordable way to add a quick change to your home, check out some of our favourite florists here.
You don’t have to make big changes to make big changes. You don’t need a contractor and construction, or cans of paint and a new dining room set. Sometimes all you need to do is get a new set of dishes. Enter: Loveramics. The internationally renowned ceramics brand makes striking, playful and unabashedly modern homeware that will make you smile every time you open the cupboard. Make eating fun again with fabulous dishes, mugs and cups – you deserve it.
97 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay; +852 2915 8018
If you think beauty is only on the outside, you haven’t opened a beautifully organised pantry. A pantry, or even just a well-kept cupboard is a thing of beauty. If yours is looking a little unruly, filled with random half-used and forgotten bags, then we’ve got the solution for you. Live Zero is Hong Kong’s first zero waste store, and their bulk grocery section can keep your kitchen looking Pinterest-worthy. Stock up on pretty glass containers (preferably second hand!) and fill them up with all your staples, from rice to flower, even matcha powder and nuts. Your home will be so organised, and you’ll be so happy.
20 High Street, Sai Ying Pun; +852 9433 3394
If you really want to make a drastic change, consider investing in some high-quality pieces of furniture. For a sleek and timeless look, you can’t beat BoConcept. The Danish store always delivers with handsome pieces that can be customised to suit your distinct style. Another great option is Timothy Oulton, quite possibly the city’s most famous furniture shop. Here you can find sumptuous hand-crafted pieces that are distinctly British, but also somehow incredibly international. Stop by their beautiful showroom in Central to experience it for yourself.
Winsome House, 72 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2668 0027
17 Gough Street, Central; +852 2161 1742
Embrace Hong Kong in your home with a trip to one of the city’s iconic markets and antique shops. The best place to do it is Cat Street Market. Wander the street stalls for interesting tokens that catch your eye or explore the proper antique shops around the area to find your forever treasure. Perhaps a Ming Dynasty vase? Or jade from the 7th century? Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
Cat Street Market
Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan