There once was 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.
Now, in true 2021 style, we’ve discovered that nearly everything that took a journey out before can be achieved without leaving the comfort of our own homes, and that includes shopping for homeware!
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Not only has online shopping become the safest option over the past year or so, but when it comes to homewares, many would argue that it’s actually preferable.
Whilst the local high street might have offered us a handful of interior shops in the past, head online and you’ll find a whole host of independent homeware emporiums that you can explore with just a click of the button.
Read on to discover our round-up of the best online homeware shops, so you can play interior designer without having to leave your bed!
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
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.
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.
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.
Check out our guide to the best sewing machines for beginners.
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.
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.
New to 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.
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.
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.
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.
For more bedroom décor, take a look at the best spring and summer bedding.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
If there’s a piece of furniture trending on Instagram, chances are it’s from Made.com. Famous for its iconic velvet sofas, the company is all about producing high-end designs without the high-end price tag, and it regularly collaborates with independent designers as well as its in-house design team.
If you’re looking companies with sustainability points, it’s useful to note that Made.com will only make your item after you’ve purchased it, so there’s no unnecessary waste. This also, however, allows the company to be more experimental and bring out new collections on a very regular basis, so, chances are, there’ll always be a design that you love. Check out their lighting and dining table sets if you’re looking for some standout pieces.
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.
Graham and Green
Graham and Green was set up in the 70s when its founder, Antonia, decided to create the first UK ‘lifestyle’ brand to offer exotic homewares from India, Morocco and Europe. She set up shop in Notting Hill on Easter Monday, and to this day, the family run brand continues to sell a whole host of colourful and vibrant stock sourced from around the globe.
G&G boasts a wide range of furniture and even creates made to order sofas now, but you’ll find the real gems in its accessory section. From faux flowers to barware and wall art to floor cushions, you’re guaranteed to find something unusual.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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