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20 Contemporary Homeware Stores

From Color-Coordinated Design Shops to Floating Furniture Displays

— November 8, 2016 — Business
With the rise of online shopping, there has been increasing pressure to make brick-and-mortar homeware stores more enticing. Whether it involves creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere or bringing the store directly to the consumer, there are many ways that home decor retailers are adapting their stores to meet the needs of modern shoppers.

One way that retailers are making home decor shopping more appealing is by pairing each product with visual merchandising schemes that display aspirational lifestyles. The idea is to tap into the notion of Instagram-worthy home decor by showcasing how each product can help consumers enhance their personal brand. Some examples of homeware stores that adhere to this model include the Parra in Moscow, CORAZYs in Tokyo, the Provide Showroom in Vancouver.

Beyond enhanced visuals, homeware retailers are also tapping into the consumer demand for convenience, which entails making the process of shopping for home decor as quick and easy as possible. One example of this is IKEA's floating showroom, which traveled up an down the Thames River for a month. Another example is Made.com's digital store, which allowed consumers to preview products before purchasing them online.
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Floating Furniture Showrooms
Floating Furniture Showrooms
This IKEA Display on Sustainability Occupies a Boat on the Thames
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Experiential Furniture Displays
Experiential Furniture Displays
This Store Helps Customers Reimagine Their Home Living Spaces
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In-Store Toy Shops
In-Store Toy Shops
Crate & Barrel is Temporarily Housing a Land of Nod Store-In-Store Shop
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Curated Lifestyle Retail
Curated Lifestyle Retail
The 1LDK Terrace Store in Sapporo Features Curated Brand Designs
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Furniture Shop Beacons
Furniture Shop Beacons
IKEA Austria is Using Beacons for In-Store Marketing
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Handmade Homeware Pop-Ups
Handmade Homeware Pop-Ups
Muji's 'Tatazumai' Collection Highlights the Work of Japanese Artisans
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Swedish Furniture Brand Exhibits
Swedish Furniture Brand Exhibits
A IKEA Exhibition on Storage Will Go on Display in London
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Ethereal Furniture Boutiques
Ethereal Furniture Boutiques
The Betra Bak Furniture Store Boasts a Rustic, Dark Aesthetic
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Loft-Like Retail Spaces
Loft-Like Retail Spaces
This West Elm Store Has an Airy Interior That Encourages Interaction
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Modular Decor Shops
Modular Decor Shops
NYC's Chilewich Store Embraces a Modular Design for Its Interior Displays
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Gallery-Style Concept Stores
Gallery-Style Concept Stores
This Spacious Retail Outlet is Set Up Like a Model Home
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Digital Product Showrooms
Digital Product Showrooms
Made.com's Display Shows Off Items Available Online and In-Store
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Yin Yang Retail Displays
Yin Yang Retail Displays
Store with a Floating Staircase Creates Enigmatic Balance Between Levels
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Grid-Themed Furniture Stores
Grid-Themed Furniture Stores
This Modern Furniture Store is Designed Around Symmetry and Stacking
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Curated Design Shops
Curated Design Shops
'Wanted Design' Opened Its First Retail Store in Brooklyn's Sunset Park
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Color-Coordinated Design Stores
Color-Coordinated Design Stores
The CORAZYs Store in Tokyo is a Library of Decor Items
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Design Community Showrooms
Design Community Showrooms
The Provide Showroom in Vancouver Combines Modernity with Classicism
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Refined Retail Designs
Refined Retail Designs
The New Zens Lifestyle Store in Amsterdam Boasts an Intricate Interior
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Aspirational Furniture Displays
Aspirational Furniture Displays
This Furniture Store Visual Merchandising Imagines a Lifestyle
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Urban Balcony Decor Shops
Urban Balcony Decor Shops
De Balkonie is a Home Decor Store Dedicated to Balcony Decoration
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