Looking for suggestions on where to shop online? Christine Dovey shares her favourite sources.
This site has a huge selection of rugs and plenty of stock. You can find anything from graphic contemporary designs, to vintage Beni selections, to Persians, to overly saturated beauties, to shags, and everything in between. Here the rugs are organized into style and room decor (ex. Scandinavian, Bohemian etc.). Once you find a particular rug you like, you can search for 'more like this.' They also have daily deals and run sales that range from 50 to 70 per cent off, making pretty rugs available to the masses. The downside is you can spend a while finding the rug you want because they have so many choices. A huge bonus is they have great shipping rates and delivery times, which makes purchasing a rug that much easier.
This is more of a boutique shop for rugs. They also sell other décor items like lighting and furniture etc, so this site can be a one-stop shop. They have a fabulous selection of rugs that reference old world styles, along with some great graphic and modern choices. The site is also super easy to navigate. You can easily choose by the look you want — bohemian, girl on a budget, etc. — and their rugs are organized by style, type, designer and collection.
This site is a great place to find original artwork. It features fabulous artists from around the world who work in different mediums (photo, acrylic, oil, etc.). It features a great selection of new and emerging artists and their work is also organized into gift ideas, curated collections and 'inspired by' sections. Some of the art can be pricy but you can buy prints of original artwork at very affordable prices.
Uplo is a really unique concept for buying art. This website allows you to post your own photography, set a price for your print, and anybody around the world can buy it. It’s great for one of kind artwork that is accessible and affordable. It’s easy to search by user/artist, most recent, spotlighted images, or photos with the most views and they also have an app so you can buy art on the go.
The site is one of Christine’s favorites – it’s very on trend and features of the moment styles in furniture, lighting, décor etc. The furniture here comes in lots of bright colors and they also have a ton of fun accessories. This site also allows you to play designer and makes buying custom furniture easy. They also have a small selection of vintage accessories but they go quickly – so you act fast! They also have great daily sales and awesome outdoor furniture.
This site is members only but it’s free to join and all you have to do is sign up with your email address. Here you can shop by themes and look at their curated selections of designer favorites called Tastemaker Sales that allow you to shop for items loved by some of the best known designers from around the world. This site can be pricy but they have a great clearance section called Downstairs at One Kings Lane, and they have an upcoming sales list so you can preplan your purchases. Sales are organized into things like colour, item, style, and room, so you can always find what you're looking for. And don’t forget to follow their blog to get lots of design, styling and entertaining ideas.