Hands up if you’ve spent quite a few hours searching for chic new purchases for your home since lockdown began (*slowly raises arm*. You’re definitely not alone. It’s the perfect time to turn your attention to prettying up your interiors for a house that’s also a stylish and relaxing sanctuary.
But, we hear you, you don’t want to take out a second mortgage to pay for all these new goodies. Don’t worry, there’s a host of affordable online interiors shops just waiting to be explored (move over Netflix, we’ve found a new online addiction), that won’t leave a huge hole in your bank account.
From Scandi chic at H&M Home and Nordic Nest, contemporary classics at John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, eclectic cool at Rockett St George and Graham & Green and global influences at Urban Outfitters and Oliver Bonas, there’s everything from homeware accessories to furniture for every taste.
There’s shopping for the eco-consumer at Wearth, trendy affordable chic at Made, La Redoute and Very, luxe for less cool at Habitat and Maisons du Monde, and thoughtful, curated products at online marketplaces like Wolf & Badger and Not on the High Street.
We’ve rounded up the best affordable online interiors shops below so you stay on-trend and on a budget at the same time. You can thank us later…
Graham & Green
In 1974, Antonia Graham opened the doors of Graham and Green’s first store in London’s bohemian Notting Hill. Since then, the family-run independent brand has become synonymous with eclectic furniture, hand-picked homeware and unique gifts sourced from artisans across the globe. With a mission to share the pieces that inspire them on their travels, husband and wife duo Jamie and Lou Graham continue the legacy of over 45 years to bring carefully-curated designs to the modern home. We’re loving these velvet tiger cushions, which are definitely trending at the moment.
Bring some ooh-la-la into your home at purse-pleasing prices. Founded over 180 years ago in rural France and now a common household name, La Redoute is the definition of affordable chic. The brand boasts elegant, timeless interiors with a mix of contemporary style, meaning there’s something to suit every home. There’s a real focus on natural materials and earthy tones, making furniture and accessories easy to style and layer, and a reason the legendary Afaw rug became an interior-lovers essential.
Eco-conscious consumer? Wearth London is perfect for you. It’s an online marketplace partnering with over 200 independent UK brands that combine environmental and ethical values with contemporary branding and high-quality products. Founder Edward Davies says: “Our aim with Wearth is to help push conscious consumerism into the mainstream by shifting the perception of what it means to live and shop in a greener way. For example, our homewares range is made with sustainably sourced materials and made fairly, whilst being designed to seamlessly fit within a modern home.” Try this cool and practical peg board on for size – and pop it anywhere from the hallway to the kitchen.
Cox & Cox
The Cox & Cox aesthetic embraces the modern and nurtures the classic, it touches on trend and always values quality and good design. Its range is constantly evolving; browse brand new products alongside perennial favourites, in looks that are Scandinavian-inspired, pared-back contemporary and classic country. These vintage string lights are proving to be the must-buy piece for summer.
Maisons du Monde
Warning: You can lose hours, if not days, looking at all the goodies on this site. Created in 1996 in France, Maisons du Monde creates on-trend inspirational homeware, and offers a unique range of furniture and decoration pieces from big-ticket items like beds to small decor pieces like faux flowers. And it covers every style you can think of, from modern farmhouse and contemporary country to industrial and vintage. C’est très bon.
Habitat www.habitat.co.uk has been selling affordable, modern designs for the home since 1964 and has thousands of products in its collection from contemporary furniture and lighting, to hand-crafted dinnerware, textiles and accessories. Known for its bold use of colour, trend-led design and great product quality, the in-house design studio ensures it’s always a good place to discover new styles and original designs that you won’t find elsewhere. These bright flatweave rugs are flying off the virtual shelves.
Dunelm strikes the perfect balance between style and affordability. It knows exactly what makes a house into a home and with every theme, from cosy neutrals, luxe grey and on-trend patterns, there’s a style to suit everyone. From curtains, rugs and bedding, furniture, lighting and kitchenware to decorative candles and vases ,you could kit out your entire home – without a hefty price tag – here. These industrial pendant lights would be perfect for a contemporary dining space or kitchen.
Cool-girl West Elm was born in Brooklyn in 2002 and has a forward-thinking edge. It blends modern design with affordability and community, and everything it sells—from sofas and tables to bed linen and vases—is made with one goal in mind: to help you express your personal style at home. What’s more, by designing over 90% of its products in-house, the design team has steadily increased the selection of organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced and Fair Trade Certified™ products.
A treasure trove for all things home, Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online homeware destinations, and offers unique finds for every room, in every style and to suit all budgets. This popular pom pom cushion will add style to any sofa or bed.
You’re always in safe hands at John Lewis – everybody’s go-to hotspot for great-quality homeware, from kitchen appliances to outdoor furniture. Its recent launches – exclusive bedding with Skinnydip, a collaboration with Orla Kiely and a collaboration with Spode celebrating their 250th birthday – have all been super-popular. And the own-brand ultra-soft towels sales are up 290% since this time last year.
Marks & Spencer
The food hall is amazing but it’s not the only big attraction at M&S. Their interiors offering is really on-point, with great designs at equally pleasing prices. We’ve fallen for this chic and so-now modern planter for all those houseplants we know you’re collecting right now.
Whether it’s decor pieces like candles, soft furnishings like bedding and cushions, bigger pieces of furniture or essential kitchenware, the price is always right at Debenhams, without compromising on style. Their own-brand line products are brilliant for all your decor must-haves and their bold, statement printed cushions always look more expensive than they really are.
Looking for on-point pieces with pleasing price tags? You can’t go wrong with the cool and contemporary Scandi-chic at H&M Home. It offers modern interior design in a multitude of different styles for every room of the home, with a wide range of furniture, lamps, flowers, bedding and more. Since the beginning of March, Google searches for rattan furniture have increased by a whopping 809%, and this bestselling rattan low lounge chair will ensure you’re on-trend.
High-end design, without the high-end price tag? That’s the thing over at Made.com. It works directly with independent designers and makers to create pieces you’ll love, that are made to last – and won’t break the bank. Alongside its in-house design team, it collaborates with amazing designers and brands, including Supermundane and the Natural History Museum for affordable but trendy products. The brand’s lovely linen bedding is up 80% since lockdown began, and the striped Kelsey is proving popular.
We love Urban Outfitters’ home offerings for its youthful and bohemian exuberance. It takes inspiration from the natural world to create spaces to inspire, relax and bring the outside in. Furniture pieces in neutral tones are complemented by home accessories featuring world prints
and pastels, while clustered houseplants create wild urban jungles that breathe life into any space. And what’s really trending? Sales of wall art and houseplants are going through the roof this season.
Rockett St George
Look up cool and eclectic in the dictionary and you’ll probably find Rockett St George in there. Co-founders Jane Rockett & Lucy St George founded the site in 2007 after spending weekends trailing antique shops, flea markets and car boot sales, and constantly redecorating and rearranging the furniture in their homes. With a purpose to break free from chain store offerings by sourcing unique, authentic and quirky pieces bursting with individuality, the collection is filled with one-of-a-kind pieces that inspire a fearlessly bold approach to interior design. To this day, Jane & Lucy continue to treasure hunt across the world in search of glamorous, witty and rock ‘n’ roll home accessories, furniture, lighting, kitchenware, art and gifts that you can’t find elsewhere. Want a bit of the action? The Peace Hand Ornament in Gold is always on the bestseller list.
On the hunt for a one-stop online shop for all your interior wishes? Very’s clickable treasures include everything from soft furnishings to furniture for indoors and alfresco living. For SS2020, the tropical trend takes on a fresh look – think Art Deco meets lush botanical style. Foliage prints in varying shades of green mix with accents of brass, gold, burnished metal and bright turquoise to create an exotic look with a touch of opulence. Accessorising with bamboo and woven cane are key to this look, alongside table lamps and ornaments that take their cue from nature. Try adding this glamorous bar trolley to any room for a touch of retro decadence.
Memories live through the objects in your home. Whether it is your favourite vase that adorns the dining table or the perfectly shaped mug for your morning cup of tea. A Scandinavian lifestyle, together with Scandinavian design, is created through these same small details that make a house a home. Nordic Nest pays attention to these small details and offers beautiful organic pieces that mimic nature and a minimal aesthetic. We love the texture of this cool handleless mug.
Visit Studio for an eclectic mix of classic and innovative home and garden interiors to suit all styles and budgets. Their interiors collections encompass a range of furniture and home accessories, including lighting, cushions, throws, rugs, wallpapers, storage and cleaning gadgets.
It’s well-known its quirky collections and social media favourites, including flamingos, pineapples and sausage dogs – perfect for children and young-at-heart grown-ups. This flamingo bedding set will bring the tropics straight to your home.
Wolf & Badger
Wolf & Badger offers a generous selection of stylish homewares selected from independent and ethical designers from around the globe. From home decoration products such as prints, luxurious blankets and cushions, to unique kitchen and bathroom accessories, and beautiful stationary and games. Grab yourself a 100% pure new wool waterproof picnic blanket from London-based brand Heating & Plumbing or a retro print from Fanclub, an independent brand born from the bedroom of two sisters; their Chelsea Hotel Art donates £5 of every sale to Mind Charity.
It’s almost impossible to find anything that isn’t chic or trendy at Zara Home – and the price points will leave you feeling rather smug. It has an earthy, organic feel, so whether you want cool glass bottles for decoration, stylish glassware, natural storage baskets, rattan lamps, or textured jute and vintage rugs, you can’t go wrong.
A real treasure trove, Trouva makes it easy to discover unique, hard-to-find homewares, while also supporting independent stores. Now more than ever, it’s important to shop small and help our local high streets. The online marketplace brings together beautiful pieces curated by hundreds of the best independent boutiques across the UK. From minimalism to maximalism and everything in between, there’s something for every taste and style. Dried flowers (pampas grass in particular) have been very popular during lockdown – easy, low maintenance ways to bring nature indoors. There’s also been a surge of searches for feel-good homewares. This trending ceramic shell vase is the perfect piece to make you (and your home) smile.
We’ve all had the Ikea experience in-store, but did you know that Ikea also has an easy-to-navigate site for all your affordable homeware basics? Chic, trendy and stylish, the Scandi brand always nails brilliant design on a budget. Sales of the Markus office chair have risen 226% since last year, while sales of sun loungers have soared by 1364%.
Like bagging a bargain? TK Maxx Home offers all the big brands, designer products and exciting gems you could wish for at up to 60% less than the RRP. From fresh bedding to colourful cushions, faux plants, voluminous vases, al fresco dining and those green-fingered garden essentials. TK Maxx buyers travel the world to search out inspired finds from statement furniture to quirky accessories that will add a splash of colour here and a decorative touch there. There’s something for the minimalist and everything for the maximalist. Happy shopping!
Click on Oliver Bonas home for joyous, fun, colourful and stylish retro furniture and soft furnishings.Inspired by vibrant global travel, you’ll find everything from bohemian macrame wall hangings and bold, bright plant pots to tropical wall art and hanging planters. And how cool is this neon Love Wins sign?
Not on the High Street
If you really want to make a house a home, make a beeline for Not on the High Street. It has everything you need, from large furniture items like tables and beds to decorative objects. But where it really excels is the smaller details; personalised pieces, like this cool copper photo frame, and statement slogan art. Its an online marketplace showcasing hundreds of small business and clever artisans you won’t find elsewhere, so it’s perfect for something really thoughtful and a little different.