9 affordable Big W homewares that look expensive

Make a meaningful impact without blowing your budget.
Close up of a bed with blue sheets and neutral gingham quilt cover

You don’t have to spend a fortune to make a meaningful change to your home’s interior. Simple touches like a new quilt cover or a pair of plush throw cushions can instantly change the mood of a room, making you feel more comfortable, relaxed and inspired. 

Big W, like other budget retailers including Kmart and Aldi, is leading the charge when it comes to affordable yet entirely on-trend homewares, furniture and decor. But one area where Big W homewares stand out from the pack is the mix of big brand names they stock (I mean, they have Diptyque candles!) alongside their own in-house ‘Openook’ collection. Their latest collections have been entirely on point too, garnering attention from influencers and savvy homemakers alike.

Here are some of the homewares and decor items we’re adding to cart at Big W right now.

Our top picks from Big W’s homewares collection


Openook washed cotton gingham quilt cover set in French oak

From $69

Gingham bedding is all the rage and Big W’s foray into the trend is right on the money. Unlike linen options which can set you back hundreds, this set will actually give you change from $100 (including the king size!) There’s so much to love about this 100% cotton set. Not only is it super soft to the touch, the neutral shade will work in almost any interior. You can even get matching gingham sheets!


Vivaldi coir door mat with black border


A doormat is something everyone who enters your home looks at. So what does your doormat say about you? This coir mat is simple and understated and at $10 will make the right first impression, whether you live in a classic cottage or an ultra-modern new build.


Openook 12-piece dinner set in reactive glaze


Set the table in style with this Japandi-style reactive glaze dinner set. It comes with four dinner plates, four side plates and four plates and is both dishwasher and microwave safe. Perfect for everyday use and special occasions.


Openook ‘Jude’ checker bath towel in green


We’re all familiar with the coveted Baina checked towels, but if you’re not prepared to part with $130 for a single towel, then head straight to the towel section at Big W and don’t look back. This set features the iconic check pattern and is made from 100% cotton so you know it’s soft and absorbent. Also available in blush pink and as a hand towel


Openook scalloped serving tray in white


Silly season is almost here, so it’s time to take stock of your servingware and add to the collection where required. Need a serving tray? This dish white dish with pretty scalloped edges will perfectly frame everything from a Hamptons inspired summer salad to a gluten-free coconut and blackberry slice


Openook split stripe cushion in golden spice


Add texture and subtle colour to your sofa or bed with the split stripe cushion in golden spice. It’s the perfect trans-seasonal accessory: style it with yellow for a summery burst, or dial it down with a brown throw rug for a cosy winter look. 

Stripe linen tablecloth


Openook everyday luxury linen stripe tablecloth


Create a strong foundation for a beautiful tablescape with this classic, striped tablecloth by Big W’s in-house homewares brand Openook. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, you won’t have to be precious about this tablecloth as it’s machine washable and at only $19 is a total steal!


Diptyque De Lavande scented candle


Ok so a $90 candle isn’t exactly affordable, but if you’re going to buy a scented candle, make it a good one. Candles by French perfume house Dyptique have been spotted in the homes of stylish celebrities such as Meghan Markle and Nicole Richie, and for good reason. You can now imbue your home with the heavenly scent of Diptyque’s relaxing De Lavande candle, available at Big W.

Set of three gold candelsticks


Assorted candlesticks (3 pack) in gold


Taper candles are on-trend, but in order to enjoy them, you’ll need a gorgeous set of candlesticks. This trio strikes a balance between contemporary and classic, and will suit any style of home. Also available in matte black

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