Oman-based writer Rachel Eapen spends her days seeking out interiors inspiration for her lifestyle blog. Here, Savoir Flair taps Eapen for her go-to interiors destinations in her hometown of Muscat, Oman.
Blogging about interior design and décor ideas has allowed me to watch as design trends in lifestyle continue to evolve. More and more, those decorating their homes are interested in portraying their own identity and unique style, experimenting with various colors, textures, and fabrics to mirror their personality in their space. Despite this movement, these days, most interiors stores look similar and you really have to hunt to find destinations that will allow you to express yourself. In Oman, you’ll find cult classics like Zara Home and Marina Home, but there are also unusual spots that offer vintage collectibles and reclaimed furniture that will truly make your space one-of-a-kind.
Cocoon Home Oman
This is the place to go to find mismatched accessories for an eclectic, bohemian-looking home. Think: funky patchwork sofas, vintage finds, and quirky one-off pieces that will give your abode a unique sense of style and character, from rustic dining tables to Caroline Simas ceramics.
Baushar Street, Muscat
Tel: (+968) 24 504617
Marina Home Interiors
A household name across the MENA region, this popular interiors destination is a haven for elegant, timeless pieces like eclectic furniture, abstract art, soft rugs, and contemporary light fixtures. For those looking to decorate their home with a rustic feel, Marina Home is the place to find tripod lamps, distressed coffee tables, and oversized sofas perfect for mixing and matching with your vintage finds.
Al Qurum, Muscat
Tel: (+968) 24 562221
Over 25 years old and with showrooms in cities from Muscat to Toronto, Kalamkaar offers distinct pieces such as handmade clay frames, wood-carved furniture, and a selection of colorful tapestries. The brand’s motto, “Furniture as art”, impacts its distinct buy, with each piece of furniture created as if it were a sculpture.
Al Raid Business Center, Muscat
Tel: (+968) 98 676761
With stores across the world and headquarters in Denmark, ID Design specializes in Scandinavian furniture with sharp lines and simple fabrics. This is the place to go for sleek accessories such as geometric vases and contemporary furniture such as pale-pink daybeds and Vetro dining chairs.
Markaz Al Bahja, Muscat
Tel: (+968) 24 540200
This is your one-stop home store for beautiful colorful crockery, cutlery, and a great selection of bedspreads. Although you may not want to decorate your entire space from Zara Home to avoid it looking too “straight out of the store window”, several of the accessories, including candles, pillow covers, book ends, and beautiful photo frames will make chic additions to any space.
Heil Street Muscat City Centre, Muscat
Tel: (+968) 24 558869