I’d like to think of myself as a bit of a purse-friendly interiors guru. And if not a guru then certainly someone who know’s where to find “stuff” at a really good price. I pride myself on being able to create a beautiful home on a budget.
With that said, I thought I’d share ten of my favourite online interior stores where I return to again and again, if not to buy then definitely to be inspired. I figured you might know some of these hot spots already, but there might be a few you’re unfamiliar with and end up loving just as much as me. Let’s get on to the first.
I’ve been a fan of Northern home and lifestyle store Rose & Grey for a couple of years now, having come across the site when I made my foray into interiors blogging. From mid-century inspired pieces of furniture, to eclectic homeware additions, this place really does have some amazing finds. I’m currently obsessed with this retro barber board for my kitchen.
With US brand West Elm only having a store in London, and a few select pieces in John Lewis’s nationwide, I find shopping online with them much easier. Like Rose & Grey, there are some beautiful mid-century modern pieces of furniture, but accessories are really where it’s at. Just be warned, delivery is slightly more than I’d like to pay, but with pieces such as this beautiful gold cactus, I’ll put in an order now and again.
Capturing that effortless French interior design style perfectly, French Bedroom Company offers a huge range of furniture and accessories. Starting life in 2006, the brand celebrated a decade in business last year and continues to go from strength to strength. I keep dreaming of one day being able to have both the money and the space for one of these amazing upholstered boutique beds.
Now this is a slight cheat as Anthropologie has just opened in Leeds, meaning I wouldn’t have to order online if I didn’t want to, but with parking costing about £350 an hour in the city centre, I’d much rather order online and let the goodies come to me. Perfect for little additions such as bar cart glasses, beautiful books and stationery to make your heart melt, Anthropologie is definitely up there in my top ten. At the moment I’m dying for their gold splash crockery.
Less of a cheat because as of right now, we have zero H&M Home stores up in the north of England so ordering online from this interiors haven is a must. Probably the reigning king of budget homeware, H&M is always bang on trend, well priced and great quality. The delivery time is less than to be desired but hey ho, with prices starting at literally £1.99, you can hardly grumble. This season see’s the store move away from golds, coppers and silvers into a more organic trend with natural textures and tones – I adore this pink printed rug. Shopping tip – always check the sizing with H&M because although something can look large on the website, when it turns up it could actually be suited more to a doll’s house.
I actually introduced British interiors store Sweetpea & Willow to you in a post last year, after falling in love with one of its pink velvet armchairs. A year on it’s yet to disappoint and I’ve already moved on from pink to this deep turquoise Eichholtz chair. Although some pieces are more investments than say your normal Ikea purchase, the quality really is second to none, for everything from armchairs to mirrors to lighting and garden accessories.
Now I’m pretty sure you’re all aware of Made.com, with its amazing styling and concepts such as Made UNBOXED, which takes a look into the homes of people who’ve purchased something from the site and styled it their way. Having bought a dressing table chair, a large print and a cushion from Made, I can vouch for its high quality and attention to detail. Even if you’re just looking for a little interior inspiration, head over to UNBOXED to take a look at how your favourite pieces could work in a space.
If you’ve ever been in my home, you’ll know how much I love prints and art work on my wall. Hell, even reading this blog you should know this. My favourite shop, without doubt, to buy prints from is Desenio. Prints with a Scandinavian flare, there are so many amazing designs to chose from. The best part of this brand? The team behind it group prints together to inspire you to create your very own gallery wall when you don’t know where to start. Plus, you can buy your own frames direct from them too. I have six prints from them so far and I’d love to buy more once I find some spare wall space.
If lighting is on the top of your search list, the Dowsing & Reynolds should be on your radar. A British family run business, this is the place to find eclectic homeware, specialising in light fixtures, bulbs, bulkhead lights, switches, dimmers and sockets. There’s even an option to create your own light, customising fabric cable, light fittings, ceiling roses and lamp cages and with personalisation set to be an even bigger trend in 2017 than it was last year, then I’d definitely recommend giving this little beauty a consideration. I think my favourite piece from the whole site has to be this Mabgate industrial miner’s lamp.
Last, but certainly not least, luxury interiors site Amara is one of my favourite places to sit and make a wish list of all the designer pieces I’d invest in if the money came along. Stocking brands such as Missoni, Tom Dixon, Ralph Lauren, UGG, Ferm Living, Wild & Wolf and many, many more, I could spend hours scrolling through each beautifully curated category. Having won an Amara Interior Blog Award back in 2015, I can honest say the guys that work there really are a great team and work hard to stay ahead of the game – which includes launching their own line, A by Amara, which is a gorgeous mix of directional statement pieces and effortless home additions that slip seamlessly into your current space.
So there you have it, ten of my favourite places to hang out online, be inspired and more than likely buy a treat or two for my home. Let me know if any of these are new discoveries for you, or if you like more round-ups like this of my favourite interior resources.