Do you remember a time when sprucing up your home meant taking a trip to your local department store, or browsing the high street for hours in the hope of spotting what you were after? While there are still some larger household items that are better seen up close - like sofas, chairs and beds - luckily if you're pushed for time or want to find the best deals without wearing out your shoes, these days there's so much that can be bought at the click of a button.

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So, whether you’re planning a full makeover or just looking to update your home on a budget, head online to find a host of independent homeware emporiums, as well as much-loved high street brands.

Read on to discover our round-up of the best online homeware shops, and if you're looking for product ideas, don't miss our round-up of the best home decor items on the market.

The best online homeware shops in the UK 2022

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Matalan: when you're shopping on a budget

Cream duvet cover from Matalan
Drift Home Chiswick Beige Eco Friendly Duvet Cover, from £25, Matalan

With such a wide selection, Matalan is a great starting point if you’ve recently moved and you’re looking to kit out your new rooms whilst watching your budget. From handy storage baskets and funky wine glasses to essentials including bedding, curtains and kitchen appliances, it’s hard to visit this affordable homeware store and not find something you need.

The homeware shop presents helpful guides and decorating tips including how to successfully change wallpaper and what to look for when choosing pillows. You can also conveniently shop by room, which is handy if you’re in the process of decorating a number of spaces.

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Dunelm: when you're looking for great value furniture

Tiger side plate
Tiger Tropics Side Plate, £4, Dunelm

While we may think of Dunelm as a go-to homeware shop for larger pieces of furniture including beds, wardrobes and dining tables, it’s worth checking out their more specialised features including their wedding section. From floral table arrangements to unique side plates, if you’ve opted for a DIY wedding, Dunelm has some top picks to help you add a special, glamorous touch to the big day.

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Dunelm is also a good option for keen sewers and knitters looking to fuel their love of crafts. They have a number of fabrics to choose from as well as the necessary equipment including needles, sewing machines and embroidery scissors.

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The Range: when you're looking for a theme

Grey throw
Portfolio Home Aspect Quilted Throwover, £104.99, The Range

If you’re in need of some homeware inspiration, The Range has such a huge collection of furniture and trinkets you’re bound to find a style to suit your needs. From finishing touches like mirrors and throws to outdoor equipment including lighting and deck chairs, there’s something for every taste and occasion.

The Range is a great online homeware store to visit if you’re hosting an event, whether it’s a themed birthday party that’s calling out for a sparkly banner or an anniversary celebration that’s in need of a garden gazebo.

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Debenhams: when you're looking for lighting

Pendant light
Industrial Style Pendant Ceiling Light, £20, Debenhams

Clothes and make-up counters probably spring to mind when you think of Debenhams, but their online homeware shop is not to be overlooked. Whether it’s for your bathroom, bedroom or kitchen, Debenhams has an impressively large BHS lighting collection with a range of chic pendant lights if you’re looking to give your living room an edgy look.

Debenhams is also great for housewarming gifts with candles and diffusers galore.

5

Boohoo: when you want something different

Red mini face vase
Mini face vase, £8, Boohoo

Arriving on the homeware scene in 2021, the popular online fashion retailer has branched out with a small yet very interesting and fun home décor store.

If you’re into neutral colours, you’re bound to love their duvet covers which are ideal if you want to create a calming and soothing ambience. Their selection of face vases and body shape candles are particularly quirky if you’d like to add a splash of character to your bedroom.

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Wayfair: when you want a one-stop-shop

Mugs and bowls
The Natural Denim mugs, £30, Wayfair

A bit of a beast in the world of online homeware, Wayfair has everything from artificial plants to kitchen sinks. If you’re looking to do more than just decorate, their helpful renovation section offers a range of products including tiles, sinks, bathtubs and heating appliances. When you’re finished with the basics, you can return for that final photo frame to complete the room.

We love their kitchen section which allows you to shop by brand so you can keep your countertop looking stylish with matching Smeg, Le Creuset and Denby sets.

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B&Q: when you're after some essentials

Create your own furniture, B&Q

If you’re not quite at the interior design stage, and your weekends consist of plastering, painting and furniture building, trusty stores such as B&Q are on hand to help. While they have the necessary tools including paintbrushes, drill sets and saws for the nitty-gritty tasks, you can also find simple and affordable home accessories including wall clocks and artwork if you want to bulk out a room without spending a fortune. They also allow you to create your own furniture for your bedroom so your cabinets, drawers and wardrobes are tailored to your preferences.

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Homebase: when you're looking for colourful accessories

Green desk
House Beautiful Mateo Green Desk, £150, Homebase

Another one for lovers of DIY, Homebase has the necessary gear for a full-on refurbishment but thanks to its House Beautiful collection, it also has a lovely selection of brightly coloured home furnishings to choose from. Ideal for a contemporary home, the collection has a mix of bold velvet cushions, printed bedding and bright desks that are sure to liven up your work space.

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Aldi: when you're after a brilliant bargain

Grid Superking Duvet Set
Grid Superking Duvet Set, £5.99

We all know Aldi is the place to go for budget-friendly groceries, but you might have missed the wide range of homeware they now offer, spanning from Le Creuset lookalike cast-iron pans to garden furniture, hot tubs and BBQs. - and all at its famous low prices.

You can stumble across all manner of decor accessories, appliances and even furniture in Aldi's renowned 'middle aisle'. However, these rotating bargains go in and out of stock in-store, so head to their online home store if you want to see everything on offer - including online-only exclusive items - and order for delivery to your door.

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Etsy: when you want wonderful one-offs

round colourful cushions
Round velvet cushions, £39, Etsy

If you want to decorate your home with one-of-a-kind items and support small-scale independent creators, Etsy is the right place for you. Anyone can set up an Etsy store and start selling their crafts, so the options are endless - you'll find cute homeware in every style from cottagecore to Japandi. Many sellers make their products by hand, ensuring each is unique. And if individuality is your thing, Etsy is also a great place to look for personalised homeware, as many makers offer custom designs - perfect for a housewarming gift!

We're especially fond of the wide ranges of textiles on offer, from blankets and throws to cushions and wall hangings. Plus if you love a vintage look, you'll find plenty of stores selling antique trinkets from times gone by. Why not give your home a touch of Victorian style with some genuine period accessories, for instance?

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Maisons du Monde: when you're want that special something

Foliage diptych in gold cut-out metal, £110, Maisons du Monde

Although Maisons du Monde was founded in France 20 years ago, its huge range of furniture and décor accessories is inspired by interiors from all over the globe. It’s one of our go-to destinations if we’re looking for something unique, and the website has a great feature where you can search by room to get decor inspiration.

If you’re not in the market for interesting outdoor furniture, sturdy furniture items or lighting, the brand sells a huge amount of decorative items including baskets and hampers, ornamental boxes, magazine racks, crates and trinket trays. You’ll also find endless types of wall décor on the site – from interesting plaques and lettering to art prints and paintings – so it’s a great place to have a browse, even if you’re not buying.

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Pooky: when you're looking for stylish lighting

Nellie table lamp, £105, Pooky

If you’re an interiors obsessive, it’s likely you’ve come across Pooky before – the beautiful, decorative lighting store is a favourite amongst professional stylists and amateur décor lovers alike. The brand is most famous for its interesting lampshade designs, but it’s also a great place to head if you’re after statement bulbs or pendant lighting. The best thing? You can shop the website by colour and material to find exactly what you’re after.

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Not On The High Street: when you want to shop from independent retailers

Christmas gift ideas - Kate Brigden 'Friendship' Mug, £26, Not on the Highstreet
Kate Brigden 'Friendship' Mug, £26, Not On The High Street

Not On The High Street is a great destination if you’re looking for original homeware. Home to more than 5,000 of the UK’s best small creative businesses, you’ll find everything from candles and home fragrance products to personalised decorative accessories and neon signs.

It also stocks a wide range of vintage radios, phones and artificial plants, so it’s the ideal place to shop for a unique gift for an interior enthusiast.

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Scooms: when you're after sustainable bedding

White Linen Bedding, from £199, Scooms

Scooms is one of our go-to brands for all things bedding here at YourHomeStyle. The family-run brand is passionate about sustainability, and produces premium-quality duvets, pillows and bedding that is all responsibly sourced, dust mite allergy resistant and free of plastic packaging. We particularly recommend their linen bedding range and natural candles.

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Wilko: when you're after the basics

Alfresco dining range, from £3, Wilko

If you’re looking to spruce up your home on a budget, Wilko.com is a great place to start. Not only does it stock a large range of great quality, affordable home accessories, but it also sells wallet-friendly furniture items like beds, sofas, lighting and wardrobes.

If you’re in the market for a complete home transformation, you’ll also find all the decorating and DIY supplies you could possibly need. Keep an eye out for their Christmas decorations too!

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Oliver Bonas: when you're after fun, funky designs

Flora Dusty Pink Velvet Double Bed Headboard, Oliver Bonas, £495
Flora Dusty Pink Velvet Double Bed Headboard, Oliver Bonas, £495

If you’re looking for beautiful trinkets and stunning accessories, you just can’t beat Oliver Bonas. It truly is a treasure trove of unique wall art, cosy bedding, incredible kitchenware and décor ornaments – we can guarantee you’ll want everything as soon as you visit the site, and have endless compliments as soon as your purchases arrive!

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M&S: when you're after quality at an affordable price

Cushions from £5, M&S

You wouldn’t necessarily think of M&S when someone says the word interiors, but in recent years, the brand has really upped its homeware game. As well as classic tableware and a plethora of furniture options, it also stocks some timeless décor accessories that are perfect for giving your space a little boost. We’re also a huge fan of M&S’s bedding – we particularly like their reversible duvet sets and cushions.

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Anthropologie: when you're looking for boho style

Christmas gift ideas - Odessa Rug-Printed Basket, £48.00, Anthropologie
Odessa Rug-Printed Basket, £48.00, Anthropologie

Anthropologie is well known for its beautiful boho fashion staples, but did you know it also has a specially curated homeware range?

It’s a great place to head if you’re looking for unusual, bohemian-style homewares or stunning high fashion furniture pieces. And, although their prices are on the higher side, they do have regular sales. Keep an eye out for their Artist Collaborations too!

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Lights 4 Fun: when you're looking for lighting inspiration

TruGlow® Waterproof Outdoor Candle Trio, £26.99, Lights 4 Fun
TruGlow® Waterproof Outdoor Candle Trio, £26.99, Lights 4 Fun

Lights 4 Fun was set up in 2003 when its Harrogate-based founder, Tim Naughton, became disillusioned with the expensive, low quality Christmas lights he’d bought from his local garden centre. He decided to go on the search for a better product and after months of research, found a manufacturer in Germany that was producing robust outdoor lights in rubber cabling as an answer to the worst of European winters.

Now, 17 years later, the company sells over 700 different types of high-quality decorative lights, all coming with a two-year guarantee. It’s our go-to for every type of seasonal lighting you can think of – we especially like their TruGlow candle range, and their outdoor lights.

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Urban Outfitters: when you're looking for retro ideas

Cream wall hanging
Cream Lattice Macrame Wall Hanging, £20, Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters online has a great range of boho style bedding, wall hangings and trinkets – it’s also the place to head if you’re after retro-style record players or unusual furniture.

Similar to Anthropologie in style but lower in price, you’ll also find a large range of Himalayan salt lamps, quirky record storage and pretty glassware, along with some great gifts and photo frames.

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Arket: when you're looking for Scandi-style

Textured ceramic vase in white, £19, Arket
Textured ceramic vase in white, £19, Arket

Arket has recently crept onto the interiors scene, and is now a firm favourite amongst popular fashion and homeware bloggers alike.

Championed for its simple and laid-back Nordic design, it’s our one-stop-shop for all things Scandi-style. Although it stocks sturdy, great quality products, it’s actually surprisingly affordable - especially considering its cult following. This is definitely one to check out if you need to stock up on some homeware basics.

22

Amara: when you want that statement piece

Shell Tufted Wall Decoration, £50, Amara
Shell Tufted Wall Decoration, £50, Amara

If you’re looking for something really special, Amara is your one-stop-shop for all things luxury. Starting off as a small boutique in 2005, it now stocks collections from over 300 of the world’s leading luxury home brands, and has won awards for its customer care services.

Even if you’re not in the market for luxury homeware, it’s still a great place to head for inspiration – every week, it rounds-up a collection of the best homeware pieces on the market, and you’ll be able to view lots of new collections on the site before they appear anywhere else.

23

The White Company: when you want minimalist perfection

Savoy Bed Linen Collection, from £25, The White Company
Savoy Bed Linen Collection, from £20, The White Company

Sometimes simplicity is best, and if you’re after some beautiful, timeless basics for your home, The White Company is a great place to start.

Stocking a wide range of stylish, high-quality home accessories, furniture and home fragrance products, predominantly in – you guessed it – white, it’s a great place to browse if you love understated luxury or minimalistic interiors.

Don’t forget to check out their Seychelles home fragrance range and chic photo frames.

24

Joe Browns: when you feel more is MORE

Reflective Leopard Duvet Cover Set, from £40, Joe Browns
Reflective Leopard Duvet Cover Set, from £40, Joe Browns

If you’re a fan of maximalist interiors, you’ll love the bold and quirky homewares on Joe Browns. Amongst the lavishly patterned bedding, ornamental lighting options and daring rugs, you’ll also find some unusual kitchenware and jazzy framed art.

This is definitely one to check out if you take the ‘more is more’ approach with your home décor!

25

La Redoute: when you're after understated style

Luna Berber-Style Runner, £95, La Redoute
Luna Berber-Style Runner, from £32, La Redoute

La Redoute is the home of French fashion and interiors, and delivers its product line from France to customers around the world.

Not only does the brand have an extensive range of sturdy bedroom, bathroom, home office and kitchen furniture, but it also stocks a huge range of trend-driven décor accessories, from cushions and throws to mirrors and wall art, rugs and curtains to lighting and linens.

If you’re in the market for garden and conservatory furniture, there’s also a whole section devoted to that too. Don’t forget to check out their kitchen appliances!

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Paperchase: when you're thinking about your home office

Geo Initial Mug, £10, Paperchase
Geo Initial Mug, £10, Paperchase

We all know Paperchase as the place to go for all things stationary, but along with their cool office storage options, notebooks and pens, they also sell some characterful gifts for the home.

We particularly love their bold geometric mugs, quirky photo frames and coffee table coasters – they’re perfect if you’re on the lookout for some affordable accessories to freshen up your rooms.

27

Cox & Cox: when you're after simple style

Speckled Serving Bowl, £45, Cox & Cox

Somerset-based brand Cox & Cox is all about showcasing homeware you won't find elsewhere, so it's one of our favourite places to trawl for an eye-catching statement piece or unique accessory to set off a space. If you love natural materials and boho style, this is definitely the place for you.

Here you'll find almost everything you could want for your home, including furniture, textiles and decorative accessories, as well as its coveted range of super-stylish lighting. While Cox & Cox is a little more expensive than your typical high street brands, look out for the frequent sales offering deep discounts to make it much more affordable.

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Thea JeffreysDigital Writer

Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on YourHomeStyle.uk, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.

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