The 'Royals' hitmaker - real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor - reached out to the '22' singer when she wasn't sure what to buy her manager for Christmas and was contemplating whether to purchase a hand-shaped brass bowl or a ''minimalist globe table lamp''.
Talking to Rolling Stone magazine, Lorde revealed: ''Taylor's super-good at this stuff. She's decorated her own houses for ages.''
The pair became friends after Taylor sent Lorde roses to congratulate her when her hit single 'Royals' topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
The kind gesture came as a surprise to the 17-year-old singer who was ''floored'' especially since it came after she'd insulted the blonde beauty.
She previously said: ''Taylor Swift is so flawless and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls.''
However, when the 'Red' star heard what the New Zealander had said, she took it in her stride and was flattered about the backhanded compliment.
Lorde explained: ''She was like, 'It's fine. If all you've done is call someone perfect, it's not that bad.' ''
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.