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One of my favourite decor trends at the moment is the use of naturals: natural shades, natural materials, natural textures and so on. There are such great products out there to create the look and some are so incredibly versatile. Take for example the Malawi chair. The simple Malawi chair is my absolute best! It can be your choice for dining room chairs, you can place one in the corner of a bedroom, in an entrance hall or on your veranda. They can be natural or painted and you can spruce it up with a patterned scatter or leave it without- either way they look amazing.

Some other ways to incorporate naturals into a room include, natural fibre rugs (jute/hemp/sisal), woven place mats, baskets, textured mirror frames, wooden bowls, raffia lampshades, beaded chandeliers and so much more. By adding items with texture, it can really make a room ‘pop’ and create depth & interest.

Here are some ideas and some local suppliers I have found:

Homestead Decor:

We know that you will only love a room if it’s filled with beautiful things that tell a story, or reflect your roots. This is what we call authentic living and why we travel extensively to find those hand-crafted, naturally made items that will both enhance your personal style and mix easily with your favourite pieces. From hand woven baskets and wooden carvings, to our signature rugs and lighting, our products capture our passion for organic décor. 

We love them and hope you will too.”

Find all their lovely products here:


I found 8 degrees south on Instagram & they have the most gorgeous things!

​ At 8°South we are environmentally conscious and handpick our unique product range from artisanal designers across the globe. 
Our aim is to bring you beautiful décor items and classic homeware at affordable prices that you will love at first sight and forever.

My love for Africa

My love for Africa is another online shop I absolutely adore and have ordered a few things from already.

We design and manufacture a unique homeware, bedlinen and stationery range using authentic Shweshwe fabric (100% cotton). my love for africa further, sources and markets african craft and works of art with the purpose of uplifting everyday individuals by creating opportunity and employment. We are proudly South African and love what we do!

Cloth and Print

Cloth and Print is a small textile studio based in Cape Town. Owner, designer and maker, Megan Smith, creates original designs that she hand screen prints onto locally sourced natural fabrics and makes into beautiful accessories and home wear. Small runs keep things special and individual. Where CLOTH meets PRINT…one repeat at a time.

Love these prints & products!

Wattle & Daubb

The Wattle & Daubb (W&D) story is a fairly recent story that began in a humble, mud/ daub house, situated near Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The founder, Robyn Channing, a young, artistic house wife and mother of two was inspired to hand craft wooden framed mirrors for her own home.

W&D presently prides themselves in producing exclusive, high quality, original wooden pieces. These being: occasional stools, side tables, benches, side servers, mirrors and candle holders. Robyn carefully hand selects all pieces of wood that are to be used for all W&D products.


Airloom has some great decor products at the moment (they don’t only sell rugs!)

I hope you’ve been inspired to update a space in your home or add a beautiful, natural piece to a room!

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