It’s not an unknown fact that the lockdown has spurred many Malaysians to start redecorating their homes. With so many local brands offering high-quality lifestyle products and the #sapotlokal movement, Malaysians are spoilt for choice. In conjunction with the RIUH 4 Rakyat initiative, here’s 6 brands that we think would suit your home decorating needs!
But wait, what is RIUH 4 Rakyat?
From now until 31 August 2021, RIUH will be hosting RIUH 4 Rakyat, an online festival aimed to give back to the community by supporting local creatives. The initiative is created to support local businesses, creatives, and COVID-19 relief efforts while giving the community a chance to let loose and have fun. Amassing a lineup of over 40 brands, performers, and creative facilitators, you can enjoy the full RIUH experience in the comfort (and safety) of your own home.
How does RIUH 4 Rakyat work?
For every RM1 spent on the selected products across the vendors, RIUH will match the amount of your purchase to be donated to 4 selected Covid-19 relief efforts. Browse the brand directory for the full list of participating Malaysian brands. If you’re not sure which item is selected as part of this effort, look out for the ‘RIUH 4 Rakyat’ logo on the brand’s social media pages or product listings!
Now that you’ve got an idea of how RIUH 4 Rakyat operates, let’s jump right into the essentials to redecorate your space!
Plant parents, this one’s for you! Concrete Dezign makes beautiful homeware from concrete and has a broad line of products from plant pots to keychains. These pots not only look classy but are also made with functionality in mind. Using earthy tones to invoke a sense of calm and harmony, Concrete Dezign’s products are easy to match your home decor and mood. Fancy other home decors? Check out their coasters, trays, phone holders, and more!
Make your walls your canvas, and decorate them with the abundance of art prints offered by Project MIRRO! Miriam is the creative whiz behind the art pieces, and her works range from abstract designs to scenic views. Be entranced by Miriam’s whimsical pieces painted in playful pastel tones.
A fragrant scent is the ultimate pick-me-up to feel refreshed and relaxed. AN Therapy’s soy wax candles are small in size but pack a distinctive fragrance that will elevate your place. Choose from a range of 4 scents for an invigorating olfactory sensation. Their bestseller, the English Pear + Freesia Scented Soy Wax Candle, pays homage to Jo Malone’s signature scent.
We’re head over heels with Studio Kittuco’s take on reimagining trinket trays and flower vases - who knew that the classic terrazzo design would go so well on home decor goods? Moreover, these lifestyle goods are hand-crafted from water-based acrylic resin and are finished with a non-toxic, food-grade sealant for durability. If you spy something that piques your interest, make sure to snag it quick as each item is a limited edition!
Ditch conventional cling wrap and embrace these fancy Beeswax Food Wraps from Saffron & Serai! Made from traditional batik cloth that is coated with beeswax and jojoba oil, these reusable food wraps are bio-degradable, non-toxic and have natural antibacterial properties to help your food stay fresh for a longer period of time. Choose from mini up to extra-large sizes depending on your usage.
Flowers are nature’s gifts, so why not redecorate your home with bundles of bouquets from May In December? Liven up your living space with May In December’s Daily Floral Specials, which is a mystery bouquet of the current season’s floral offerings. Make this bouquet more extravagant by opting to add in a gift (choose from a hand-painted watercolour card to candle bars) for a small fee. To have your flowers delivered on the same day, make sure to place an order on their website by 2 PM.
Love what you see? Go ahead and add these home decor pieces to your cart. Oh, and don’t fret while checking out - remember that you’re shopping for a cause.