My home is a mix between minimalism and cute. This is because I easily get overwhelmed by visual clutter, but at the same time I do enjoy kawaii decorations. I’d like to show you what kind of cute items I usually bring into my home.
I’m a bit of a couch potato and love to have soft pillows and blankets at hand. I have some soft plushies on the couch that can double up as pillows, such as this Hamburger plush from Hema (EU) and large Squishables (US). You can also easily change the look of regular pillows by making new covers for them, for instance with kawaii Spoonflower fabrics.
My kitchen items – especially the mugs, glasses and containers – come with soft pastel colours and cute designs. Local shops and thrift stores are usually a good place to search for this kind of cute kitchenware. And if you are looking for kitchen items with character prints, I can advise ARTBOX (UK) and Sanrio (US).
At SCK we are fans of kawaii planters, so you can find lots of inspiration from our previous planter posts. The pictured plant pot is a dog planter from Sass and Belle (UK) which is available at various online shops, such as It’s A Present (EU). You can also upcycle thrifted planters by drawing faces on them with ceramic markers.
Art prints are a nice and simple way to brighten up your cabinets or walls. Etsy and Society6 are good places to look for kawaii prints, for example this Bunny print from Lazysunjei (EU). We also have guides to buying art prints and original art works.
I love to have some cute lights around, since you can enjoy them throughout the day. This Tayto Couch Potato Light from Smoko (US) will certainly brighten up your room.
Natasja lives in the Netherlands with her husband and works as a freelance web designer. She likes to spend her free time browsing for cute stuff, blogging and reading. Natasja is currently taking a break from writing, as she’s got to prioritize family and work. But she does miss SCK and its readers, once things settle down, she’ll be back to write occasional posts.