Winter is coming, as is the ideal time to start revaluating the setup of your home interiors. With the global populous spending more and more time indoors, the importance of keeping your home looking fresh is at an all-time high, especially with the winter months quickly creeping in. But where should you start with the renovation?
If you’ve been working from home and staring at the same blank wall all day for the last 18 months or simply want to have something nice to brag about during a zoom call, it isn’t at all difficult to find a company to help you out these days. Here I will show you the 7 best companies who are focused on helping you bring a brilliant new feel to your environment, all of which have great online services.
7. John Lewis
Even with brick-and-mortar stores shutting all over the country, John Lewis is still a top pick for interior design. With decent prices and a stylish range, it’s hard to go wrong here, and if you manage to find a still open location, the staff are always happy to help you colour-match and decide what products would fil into your space the best.
They also have many rigid, well-renowned customer services, such as hassle-free returns, repairs and replacements and free warranties with most products. If you’re looking for the cheapest deals or the most modern and up-to-date styles, however, you may want to try out one of my other suggestions here.
The good people at Nest.co.uk spend their time researching and curating a huge number of designers’ products, bringing a wide selection of different artworks, furniture and dressings together into one website, with everything thoroughly vetted for quality and reliability.
You won’t find nearly every brand here, but this is for the better, as they will only list items and brands which they believe in, which always ends up with a stylish result, even with the higher price generally seen here.
5. HUGO and Sons
While they aren’t a generalist store, it is definitely worth checking out hugoandsons in the UK, as they will give you one of the best local bed-purchasing experiences out there, whether you’re looking for a small guest bed or the super-king of your dreams!
With each bed hand made to order, you will always be purchasing a bed which has been designed to fit in the designated space, both in a physical and creative way, enabling the maximum feng shui in any bedroom!
Founded just over a decade ago, MADE have managed to cement themselves as an innovative and fashionable brand releasing new collections every fortnight which scream their hyper-modern aesthetic with every product. While one of the more expensive solutions on this list, you are always guaranteed a limited-availability product which can bring an air of originality to every room in your home.
To keep it fresh, MADE works with a variety of different designers with each collection, ensuring that their products always feel new while maintaining a similar aesthetic. They also hold large showrooms all over the UK and Europe to display current and upcoming lines, allowing you to browse their products in person and decide which one is for you.
3. Oliver Bonas
Oliver Bonas is your one-stop shop if you are looking for a faux-retro, European-inspired home. As a high-end designer, their products are all ways top quality and focused hard on current fashion trends, while giving their own signature twist to each product. You may have to start building your design with their products in mind, but once you do, you will find your home looking simultaneously like a wonderous time-capsule of days gone and an up-to-date fashion paradise!
2. Not on the High Street
One of my favourite solutions for many hand-crafted and original ideas is Not on the High Street, essentially a UK-based version of Etsy which acts as a hub for thousands of creative small businesses to sell lifestyle items.
This includes a long list of businesses who focus on home design, and the décor selection there is incredibly artful and unique, comprised almost entirely of unknown brands who are guaranteed to give a personal and memorable feel to your home.
1. The White Company
You will find this store near the top of many people’s home design lists in the UK, and it’s not hard to see why! With high quality products across the board and a fair number of physical stores still in service around the country, they are an extremely reliable provider of interiors.
As may be implied by their name, they offer a very muted selection of colours for all their products, essentially ranging from white to various definitions of off-white, meaning that their products will fit in nicely to any room, regardless of the current colour scheme, and they will last through many future revamps and renovations!