Ultimate Melbourne shopping guide: Where to shop for the home in Melbourne

One of the things we find most exciting about going to a new city is checking out all the local homeware, furniture and art stores — we really are interior addicts through and through!

But being somewhere new, it can be hard to know where exactly to go or how best to tackle your shopping expedition.

On a recent trip to Melbourne, we spent hundreds in Uber rides, zig zagging our way across the city to check out all the ‘destination’ stores on our list but found we didn’t end up in any hubs where we could just wander and explore. Sure, we saw the top stores on our list but overall felt a bit let down and like we missed some real treasures too.

So we’ve enlisted the help of two of the most stylish guys we know in Melbourne, Haus of Cruze, to give us their round up of the best stores in Melbourne (plus we threw in a few extras of our own).

If you’re going to Melbourne and want to know where to shop for the home, this is the must-visit list of stores!!

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1. Forman Picture Framing

Our absolute #1 go-to for all of our artwork. A family owned business, Kara + Nick specialise in framing and sourcing the most incredible artwork. Big supporters of local Australian artists, their portfolio of artwork and beautiful framing is second to none. Their gallery shop is inviting, bright and packed to the absolute brim with incredible talent — they are an absolute must for all your artwork/framing needs.

Visit Forman Picture Framing website

Address: 20 Burwood Highway, Burwood

Trading hours Tue – Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm

Forman Picture Framing
Image via Forman Picture Framing

2. Nordik Living

A recent discovery for us, this local Australian retailer is dedicated to curating the finest Nordic and Scandinavian furniture and homewares at the most affordable and accessible prices. Director Trinh is an absolute beauty and her love and passion for Scandinavian design clearly drives the commitment and dedication of running this local business. The showroom instantly transports you to Scandinavia — just gorgeous!

Visit Nordik Living website

Address: 12 Paraweena Drive, Truganina

Trading hours: Mon – Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Nordik Living Where to shop for the home in Melbourne
Image via Nordik Living

3. Simple Form

Our regular online/in-store go-to for all things Scandinavian/Minimalism. The team at Simple Form curate the most unique homewares, art and furniture designs that resonate largely toward the Scandinavian, Minimalism and Monochromatic aesthetic. A gorgeous shop worth checking out!

Visit Simple Form website

Address: 95 Charles Street, Seddon

Trading hours: Tue – Fri 10am-5pm, Sat – Sun 10am-4pm

Simple Form Where to shop for the home in Melbourne
Image via Simple Form

4. Great Dane Furniture

If you’re on the hunt for timeless Scandinavian design that is meticulously curated, search no longer. Great Dane Furniture is your go-to! Their imitable reputation for quality, service, craftsmanship and knowledge is impeccable and the hand-picked, imported pieces are any Scandinavian furniture collectors dream!

Visit Great Dane Furniture website

Address: 175 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Trading hours: Mon – Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm

5. Top3 By Design

Top 3’s range features well over a thousand products, but never more than the three best items in their respective class by merit of design – everything from homewares and accessories to kitchen and dining. One of our favourite shop stops for all of our homeware needs – we could spend hours in this store musing over all the fabulous products.

Visit Top3 By Design website

Address: 658 Church Street, Richmond

Trading hours: Mon – Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Top3 By Design Where to shop for the home in Melbourne
Image via Top3 By Design

6. Jardan (our pick)

While you’re in Richmond, be sure to wander to Jardan — aka heaven on earth! Their multi-storey shop will is filled with handcrafted items that are ‘Made for life’. You’ll find a whole new appreciation for furniture and be inspired to use more colour in your home too.

Visit Jardan website

Address: 522 Church Street, Richmond

Trading hours: Mon – Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat – Sun 10am-5pm

Jardan store Where to shop for the home in Melbourne
Image via Jardan

7. Ivy Muse Botanical Emporium

Ivy Muse is a botanical addicts dream! Stocking everything from plant stands, botanical wares to plants, this green oasis is a must for the plant enthusiast.

Visit Ivy Muse Botanical Emporium website

Address: 1250 High Street, Armadale

Trading hours: Mon – Wed 10am-5pm, Thur 10am-4.30pm, Fri – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Ivy Muse
Image via Ivy Muse

8. Curious Grace (our pick)

Just around the corner, you’ll find the beautifully curated collection of art, rugs, furniture, lighting and more at Curious Grace! Husband and wife duo Anna and Wayne sure know their stuff (she has a background in furniture design and years of experience as a photographic stylist) and their passion to constantly bring something new to the interiors scene is so refreshing!

Visit Curious Grace website

Address: Ground Floor, 1 Parslow Street, Clifton Hill

Trading hours: Mon – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Curious Grace
Wondering where to shop for the home in Melbourne? Curious Grace pictured above is one of our faves!

9. United Interiors (our pick)

If you’re looking for affordable art (indoors and outdoors) then this store is a must! Not only will you find a wide range of canvas, photography or abstract wall art, there’s a huge range of rugs, furniture and homewares too.

Visit United Interiors website

Address: 253 Wickham Rd, Moorabbin

Trading hours: Mon – Fri 10am–4pm, Sat 10am–3pm

Living room
Image via United Interiors

We hope you love this list of where to shop for the home in Melbourne! If you have more stores you think should be on the list, tell us in the comments below as we’ll be keeping this guide up to date as new stores come on the scene!

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Feature image credit: @meldesign_

This article was first published in June 2017 and continues to be updated with latest shopping information

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