When buying pieces for your home, nothing compares to feeling the texture of a fabric and inspecting the design intricacies of furniture in person. But over the past few years, adaptations have been made, and online shopping is only becoming a smoother and more convenient experience.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of the online furniture stores that we go to on a regular basis, from UK stalwarts like John Lewis & Partners, to quirky homeware brands like Rockett St George. These are well-established, reliable online brands and retailers that could feasibly furnish your home out from top to bottom.
For those looking for affordable pieces, there are plenty of options listed below, alongside the places to go if you’re looking for little luxuries, some designer furniture dupes, the best velvet armchairs, Berber-style rugs, outdoor seating, and much more.
Read on for 30 of our favourite stores to browse when shopping online…
1. John Lewis & Partners
Best for: Reliable basics
Our go-to for everything home-related, from your coffee machine to your garden furniture. John Lewis is the dependable retailer with an array of homeware to suit every style and budget. We love the affordable ANYDAY range (and we’re still trying to get our hands on their sell out cushion.)
Shop John Lewis & Partners
2. Rockett St George
Best for: Quirky home accessories
From lightning bolt-shaped mirrors, to orange fringed chandeliers, and epic yet affordable wall hangings, Rockett St George is home to all that is quirky, unexpected, and full of humour. If you want to add a bit of personality to your home, this is the place to go.
Shop Rockett St George
Best for: Affordable designer dupes
Dunelm is a bit of an unexpected treasure trove of modern designer dupes. Check out their selection of super affordable statement pendant lights and brightly coloured armchairs that look a lot more expensive than they really are.
Best for: Instagrammable sofas
A British leader in well-made and design-conscious sofas. DFS sell everything from traditional button-back sofas in sumptuous upholstery, to sleek loveseats in contemporary pastel shades, as well as the most Instagrammable velvet armchairs.
5. The White Company
Best for: Elegant neutrals
If you’re shopping for anything neutral, The White Company is the only store you’ll need. The picture of understated elegance, their collection covers soft furnishings, decorative accessories, an array of storage essentials – you could deck out an entire kitchen or bathroom from The White Company and it would look straight out of the pages of a magazine.
Shop The White Company
Best for: Decorating on a budget
Everyone’s favourite flat-packs. IKEA is unbeatable for those decorating on a budget who have neither the time nor inclination to scour other affordable platforms like eBay. Do yourself a favour and have a look at the #ikeahacks on Instagram and TikTok to find clever ways to elevate all sorts of IKEA pieces.
7. H&M Home
Best for: Design pieces without the price tag
Another affordable destination with the most covetable accessories out there. The selection of vases, candle sticks, and other little trinkets at H&M Home is brilliant, but have a look at their collection of modern wall lights, plus the brilliant collaborations with the likes of India Mandahvi.
Shop H&M Home
8. French Connection
Best for: Boho accents
Unlike much of its clothing selection French Connection’s furniture and homeware is full of boho elements and global influences. You’ll find some of the best patterned rugs on the high street – their fabulous Poppy Field rugs are hugely popular – and their selection of cane and rattan furniture is hard to beat.
Shop French Connection
Best for: All the basics
Next is a one-stop shop for good-quality towels, bedlinen, crockery, and just about every other essential you could need in a home. We love how affordable and accessible everything is, as well as the convenience of their super speedy delivery.
Best for: Under the radar homeware
A trove of unexpected treasures. Homebase is the practical homeowners destination for renovation materials, garden supplies, DIY everything, and a growing collection of brilliant homeware finds, from brass globe lights to tasselled cushions, as well as our own collection of 30 on-trend paints.
Best for: Garden furniture
Aldi may not be the first retailer you think of when considering a garden makeover, but their garden furniture is almost guaranteed to sell out. Run, don’t walk if you’re in the market for an outdoor egg chair. See our hanging egg chair roundup here.
12. West Elm
Best for: Statement pieces
The American influences in West Elm are clear – everything is a little bigger and a little bolder. If you have a bit of wiggle room in your decorating budget, their selection of chunky sideboards and fabulous dining room tables are some of the best you’ll find on the high street.
13. La Redoute
Best for: A great deal
La Redoute’s furniture and homeware sales are the stuff of legends. Their vast assortment, from the insta-famous rugs, to their statement dining tables and bed frames, is incredibly well-priced anyway, but there is always an extra bargain to be had.
Shop La Redoute
Best for: Luxury without the price tag
A convenient one-stop shop for all types of flooring. Carpetright is our reliable source of sink-in soft carpets, pure wood flooring, realistic laminate, and some of the best Berber-style rugs you can find. Plus, their clever room visualiser makes it easy to pick the right flooring to suit your space.
15. Rose & Grey
Best for: Accessories no one else will have
A little more under-the-radar than our other selections, it is the colour palette that will likely strike you most in Rose & Grey’s product selection. Anyone who is a fan of pastels, and pops of well-chosen primary colours will likely lose hours scrolling through all of the treasures they have online.
Shop Rose & Grey
Best for: Understated soft-furnishings
As a Scandinavian brand (their HQ is in Stockholm,) ARKET make the perfect complements to an understated home. Their online store is full of functional and accessible design in their signature summery colours – anything you’d find in an elegant Scandi apartment is housed here.
17. Urban Outfitters
Best for: Retro and vintage styles
If you’re looking to create a home that includes the coolest design features of the 70’s and 80’s, look no further than Urban Outfitters. You’ll find record players and vinyls, floor cushions, a lot of bohemian influences, and a ton of rattan.
Shop Urban Outfitters
Best for: Design-led furniture
It’s always fun to browse the newness arriving at Made.com because it’s a view to the trends that are on the cusp of becoming big news. Make sure to check Made.com’s social presence to see how other customers style their products at home – it’s an endless source of inspiration that’s very much achievable in your own home.
Best for: Just about everything
If you have a very specific piece in mind, but don’t quite know where to find it, check Wayfair before anything else. This massive platform houses small sellers and brands from around the world, covering everything from furniture to art, lighting to garden accessories.
Best for: Boutique hotel-style beds
Dreams is the leading UK specialist for beds, and stock a huge array of traditional wooden bed frames, sumptuously upholstered storage ottomans, and the best handmade mattresses. We are always drawn to their selection of velvet beds that wouldn’t look out of place at a chic boutique hotel.
Best for: Little luxuries
Definitely one of the pricier brands on our list, but Anthropologie is not to be beaten on little luxuries. Within their artist collaboration collections, you’ll find some of the best rising stars of the art world putting their stamp onto china plates, soft-furnishings, and stationary.
22. Oliver Bonas
Best for: Modern and covetable extras
Many of us have made a beeline for an Oliver Bonas boutique when a friend’s birthday is around the corner, and for good reason. Their bright and cheerful accessories are almost unanimously appealing with a great sense of humour – where else would you find a cat-shaped pizza cutter in a pinch.
Shop Oliver Bonas
23. House Beautiful Marketplace
Best for: Editor-approved finds
Our very own House Beautiful Marketplace had to make the list, as a destination for all things modern and trend-led. Products are hand picked by our editors and stylists from a selection of trusted British suppliers and international favourites, and the marketplace is packed with helpful styling advice and design tips.
Best for: Small business discovery
There’s probably not a single thing you can dream up for your home that isn’t already being sold on Etsy. You really have to put some time in your calendar to scroll through everything the platform has to offer, but the one-of-a-kind gems are worth the effort.
25. Zara Home
Best for: Subtle finishing touches
Zara makes homeware for slow living, like waffle-knit blankets, bamboo storage baskets, and linen notebooks, as well as a beautifully designed range of ceramic jugs and pots that look like they’ve been weathered under a Mediterranean sun.
Shop Zara Home
Best for: Art Deco lovers
Most people would find something on Swoon’s website to suit their taste, but it would be an especially fruitful virtual shopping trip if you are a fan of Art Deco styles. Have a look if you like your armchairs upholstered in teal velvet, and your lighting in brushed brass.
Best for: Mid-century dupes
Habitat was born over 50 years ago in 1964, and you can still see the design heritage today. There are a lot of brilliant mid-century influences in their furniture, alongside accessories and soft furnishings that are reliably bright and colourful.
Best for: Decorative lighting
One of our favourites for affordable decorative lighting. If you ever want simple string lights for a bedroom, LED floor lanterns or garden lighting, there’s no better place.
Best for: Impactful window dressing
A modern way to update window dressings, Hillarys have a huge array of materials, colours, and patterns to suit most spaces. Plus, measuring, fitting and an in-home service are all included in the price.
30. Maisons Du Monde
Best for: Global influences
Maison Du Monde’s style is a blend of cultures and aesthetics – there are lots of global influences, rich patterns, treasures and trinkets that can make your home feel well-travelled.
Shop Maisons Du Monde
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