Do not underestimate the power of SM!
Yesterday, I found these 24×24” tufted floor pillows while sourcing for bed linens in the department store of SM Megamall. They’re pretty AND really affordable.
1. Palm Pillow (P399.75); 2. Rory Pillow (P449.75); 3. Aruba Pillow (P479.75); 4. Medieval Pillow (P399.75)
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I’ve spent a huge chunk of my life in malls. I’m a mallrat – and I’m not ashamed to admit it. What’s not to love about malls? They have everything you want and need. They have cinemas for the film buff, boutiques for the fashionista, bookstores for the reader, and a food court for the hungry. And of course, malls also have something for the homeowner – department stores with lots of nice and affordable furniture and accessories.
This is what I love most about the home sections of mall department stores. They offer a lot of choices. But the possibilities and options can be a bit overwhelming. So we, the Design Folder team, decided to do a challenge: find the best and most affordable pieces that mall department stores have to offer.
Let’s start with SM Megamall and find out if they’ve really “got it all for you.”
Ardel checked out SM Homeworld at the basement level of Building B, while Green Guide went through the furnishings at Our Home at the basement level of Building A. Here are their finds:
“There were not much interesting/stylish selections for the big items–dining set,, sofa, arm chairs, cabinets. Most of them look very typical. So, for that part, it was quite a challenge for me. However, I’m still a big fan of SM Homeworld because of their good selection of accessories that are very affordable. Although it’s not included in the list, it’s worth to mention that they also carry a wide range of beddings, from affordable ones to high-end lines.” –Ardel
Clockwise from top left: two-seater sofa, P10,950.00; 21″x15″ frame with matte board, P469.75; ikhea drop light, P2,299.75; pillow, P149.75; four-seater dining set, P15,950; yellow green accent chair, P6,995.00; two-drawer side table, P4,995.00; , P3,249.75; turquoise molded plastic chair, P1,995.00; and red vase, P579.75.
“Our Home is packed with a range of really nice products, from basic items to trendy pieces. Unfortunately, the really good ones are quite expensive. They have a range of styles and price points for the main furniture pieces–sofa, chairs, cabinets, beds–so you have a lot to choose from. Similarly, Our Home also carries home accessories that are basic and affordable, as well as stylish but a bit more pricey (i.e. umbra line and their).” -Green Guide
Clockwise from top left: Eglo Fargo, P3,4999.75; pillows, P499.75 (blue plaid), P549 (gold metallic); quadro wall decor (mirror), P4,999.75; white bed frame (queen), P11,000; dining set, P24,950; Eglo sendo, P1,499.75; circk , P13,000; geneva , P8,995; small canvas bin, P299.75; and 3- and 2-seater sofa set, P24,950.
Tags: furniture, furniture store, interior decorating, interior design, Our Home, shopping, SM homeworld
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