This week's Affordable Favourites

Every month we like to indulge our fantasies with a wishlist of all the high end furniture and homewares we absolutely love, but here at The Curious Department we are all about affordable luxury too. So every week we are going to float back down to reality with a recap of all of our favourites things for the home that you wont need to remortgage to enjoy. One could almost rename this "Curious treats from the high street", although 80% of our shopping is done online :/

Anyways, in no particular order...


As you know, we at The Curious Department have a soft spot for the creepy crawlies and once we saw this gorgeous guy in Zara Home, we were practically throwing our money at the assistant in a rush to add him to a fabulous curated wall. Love Zara's decorative accessories and can't wait to see what they add in the future.

As you know, we at The Curious Department have a soft spot for the creepy crawlies and once we saw this gorgeous guy in Zara Home, we were practically throwing our money at the assistant in a rush to add him to a fabulous curated wall. Love Zara's decorative accessories and can't wait to see what they add in the future.


Running out of fireplace/ windowsill/ sideboard/ tabletop/ floor space for your botanical obsessions? Well, we are... so these wall hanging solutions are a dream come true. Coming in black and white, both from The Maker Place, these will look fantastic as a nice "living wall" arrangement in our monochrome kitchen... just hope we can keep the plants alive long enough to get a great Instagram pic!

Running out of fireplace/ windowsill/ sideboard/ tabletop/ floor space for your botanical obsessions? Well, we are... so these wall hanging solutions are a dream come true. Coming in black and white, both from The Maker Place, these will look fantastic as a nice "living wall" arrangement in our monochrome kitchen... just hope we can keep the plants alive long enough to get a great Instagram pic!


Yes yes YES! We've been obsessed with crystals and gemstones since we were kids, and forgetting some ill advised gemstone jewellery in our teens, they've always been super cool. Lots of homeware brands are exploring crystals at the moment, and West Elm's coasters are a great way of giving these natural beauties a function and purpose.

Yes yes YES! We've been obsessed with crystals and gemstones since we were kids, and forgetting some ill advised gemstone jewellery in our teens, they've always been super cool. Lots of homeware brands are exploring crystals at the moment, and West Elm's coasters are a great way of giving these natural beauties a function and purpose.


Yeah, so our gold obsession isn't waning anytime soon, sorry! With iPads and e-banking it's a very rare occasion we actually use a pen, and when we do it's never for anything FUN. But once we saw this pen we decided to embrace the good ol' fashioned To Do list, and crossing things off one by one has been made even more stylish and curious with this little beauty from Paperchase.

Yeah, so our gold obsession isn't waning anytime soon, sorry! With iPads and e-banking it's a very rare occasion we actually use a pen, and when we do it's never for anything FUN. But once we saw this pen we decided to embrace the good ol' fashioned To Do list, and crossing things off one by one has been made even more stylish and curious with this little beauty from Paperchase.