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 2020 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 in recent months, but when it comes to homewares, many would argue that it’s actually preferable.
Whilst the 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.
So, whether you’re planning a full home makeover or just looking to update what you have with paint and budget friendly accessories, we’ve got you covered.
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!
Not on the High Street
Not on the Highstreet 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.
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.
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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