9 purple home decor items that'll make you fall in love with mauve and lilac

Just like Taylor Swift, we're living in a "Lavender haze"

A pink-purple graphic with selection of purple home decor items
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Y2K decor is having a resurgence, and I'm so hyped seeing purple home decor on the shelves in-store and online right now. My tween self would be BEGGING my mom to buy these things, but I'm just as excited now in my mid-30s (shush, I still get IDed because of my strict skincare routine, OK).

Just as cargo pants and flatforms are coming back into fashion, home decor items from the early aughts are having their time, too. But I get it, purple (pre-Bridgerton especially), was a bit of a hard ask to introduce into your interiors. Outside, I have major Wisteria hysteria. And, lavender looks great in the garden or spun into a wreath on my front door, but it can be a difficult hue to use inside your home. However, the good thing about colorful decor items is that you can layer as many (or as few) pieces as you're comfy with.

Remember, there are loads of different shades of purple, so whether you fancy playing with plum, having a mauve, or living it up with lilac, please please please don't think of this as grandma's go-to palette. In fact, we've got a whole guide on how to decorate with lilac for you to browse afterward.

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Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.