Winter is imminent which means we’ll be cosying up and spending more time at home. As we bury the memories of a lustrous summer and settle into hibernation season, there’s never been a better time to give your home a winter spruce!
From decorative touches that will pep up tired rooms to outstanding everyday essentials, we’ve tried and tested some of the best luxury homewares from authentically British brands.
Ethical Bedding | Mattress Topper
While you want your bed to look good, it also has to feel good – like a mother’s hug at the end of the day. Ethical Bedding’s mattress topper does just that, as it’s uniquely made with super soft eucalyptus with bamboo filling. It elevates your bed into a nest of comfort while also increasing the lifespan of your mattress! Plus, you won’t have to wrangle your mattress every time you put it on as it comes with a deep skirt to wrap around the sides, with strong elastic to secure it in place.
Eucalyptus silk is perfect for the whole family as it’s naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to bacteria growth and has the same sleep benefits as conventional silk. It’s also better for the planet with 95% less water than cotton, no farmable land, and zero herbicides or pesticides!
M&S | Large Butcher Block
From fluffy bath towels to crystal glassware for the kitchen, Marks and Spencers are your one-stop shop for quality homewares. The retail giant stocks a huge range of classic interior brands and accessories, so you can find something to suit your space without the hassle of having to shop around.
We love the M&S Collection Large Butcher Block, as it’s a winter essential you’ll reach for daily. It’s perfect for dicing and slicing those tough root vegetables for warming roasts right through to carving up meat and fish. The wood composition helps give this board durability by preventing knife marks, so you can keep it out on display once you’ve finished the prep work.
Mason Cash | Classic Collection 12-piece Dinner Set
Enjoy and serve your meals in style with Mason Cash’s 12-piece Dinner Set! This brand was established in the heart of the ceramic industry way back in 1800 and has become world-renowned for its innovative, classic kitchenware today. This timeless set is made from durable stone and consists of 4 x 26.5cm dinner plates, 4 x 20.5cm side plates and 4 x 600ml bowls. The colour palette includes a beautiful cream with gold detailing, a pale green and a charcoal grey. These days, your table-scaping skills are just as important as your cooking skills, and this set will surely be a feast for your guest’s eyes.
Piglet in Bed | Pink Seersucker Cotton Bedtime Bundle
Bedding can make a massive difference to how you sleep, and this Piglet in Bed bundle is more than just your average bedding set. Made in Portugal with 200 thread count cotton, it’s uber soft to the touch and will make it nearly impossible to leave your cacoon.
Founded in 2017 in a garden shed in the West Sussex countryside, Piglet has grown over the years, building up a base of loyal customers with its range of stylish and wear-resistant bedding. They’ve expanded into sleep and loungewear, tablecloth, napkins and more! Still, we love the Cloud Cream Seersucker Bundle with its off-white colour and texture duvet cover, or in pretty pastel pink – it’s the perfect alternative to a plain white bed set.
LIGA | Organic Wildflower Tea Towel
The kitchen is the heart of the home and often one of the places we gather most with friends and family during the festive season. But the humble tea towel often goes unnoticed, ending up crumpled and dirty in the corner. If you need an upgrade, then LIGA’s Wild Flow Organic Cotton Tea Towel is the one for you! The classic design is inspired by nature, with grey flowers printed onto their high-quality off-white cotton. It’s slightly larger than most tea towels, encouraging you to display it proudly in your kitchen.
Mint House | Peach Matt Glass Vase
Based out of Cornwall, you can’t go wrong with Mint House, as all of their products are hand-picked by a team of designers! It’s the perfect shop for inspiration if you need a little help in the styling department. This soft peach vase can add an element of warmth to any room of the house and is so beautiful it can be a standalone piece or used as a vessel to showcase seasonal blooms. The circular circumference is one-of-a-kind and sure to be a talking point of the room!
Joseph Joseph | Extend Expandable Dish Drainer
We’re totally obsessed with the clever British design brand Joseph Joseph! They have a range of genius but stylish kitchenware that you didn’t even know you needed – until now. They’ve also expanded into other home areas, including the laundry and bathroom, winning multiple awards along the way.
You can optimise your kitchen space with their smart design dish drainer that expands to twice its size to fit more items! What’s more, it has a moveable spout to drain water and a separate draining place for cutlery. It comes in four great colours, complete with a two-year guarantee.
Viners | Opulence Rose Gold Knife Block Set
With over a century of cutlery manufacturing experience, Viners is steeped in heritage. Their high-quality knife sets will instantly kit your kitchen, and buying them together means you’ll save a pretty penny.
You should be looking at the material, range and size when buying a knife set, and Viners Opulence Rose Gold Knife Set is ticking all of the boxes. Each knife stores safely, easily and proudly on display in the opulent rose gold universal knife block. This 6-piece set includes all the essentials: a chef’s knife, bread knife, carving knife, utility knife and paring knife. Trust us when we say these knives will fulfill all of your culinary needs!
Rowen Homes | Gold & Black Non-stick Frying Pan
Keeping with the theme of gold (the perfect warming winter tone), we couldn’t go past this Russell Hobbs Gold and Black Frying Pan from Rowen Homes. Its non-stick surface allows you to use little to no oil so that you can enjoy those winter warmers without the extra calories. It also has an abrasion-resistant surface, a forged aluminium body with an ergonomic handle and a ten-year guarantee making it a kitchen staple for many seasons to come!
Russell Hobbs | Classic Glass Kettle
A kettle is another winter essential, especially for us tea-loving Brits. Russell Hobbs has been a British icon since 1952 with their sleek, smart and sophisticated kitchen appliances, including kettles. We love their Classic Glass Kettle with its distinctive Artisan-inspired design and glass jug shape and spout. It caters to everyone with a 1.7L capacity and a calming blue internal illumination as you await your cup of tea. It’s also really quick to boil and priced at £34.99, making it great value for money.
Sense of London | The Signature Trio
We couldn’t go past these candles inspired by iconic London locations! You can choose from three Sense of London soy wax candles or bundle them together to bring the crisp scents of the outdoors into your humble abode. Our favourite is The Primrose Hill, which has a mesmerising floral scent with refreshing notes of seaweed and green algae, livened by a fresh coastal breeze and enhanced by touches of cyclamen and water lily. There’s also The Regent’s Park with earthy, liquorice and citrus tones and The Hackney Wick with notes of smokey wood and dark musks. All of their candles are vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly and burn for around 25 hours each.
Noble Isle | Pinewood Botanical Candle
Noble Isle’s range of candles are made in England and finished by hand with a fine balance of wax, wick and fragrance to create a superb aromatic candle that imparts ambience and warmth to a room. Light up The Pinewood, and your senses will be transported through Scotland’s ancient Moray forest. Capturing the senses, this candle is not only a visual delight with embedded pine cones and fern; the fresh, evergreen scent blends beautifully, bringing uplifting notes of elemi and cypress; sappy notes of cedarwood, guaiac wood and fire and the lingering woody earthiness of patchouli, vetiver and musk.
Collecting Seashells | Scandi Boho Tufted Stripe Rug
A rug can bring maximum effect, adding depth, texture and warmth to a room with minimal effort. This Scandi Boho Tufted Striped Rug available from Collecting Seashells comes in beige with light yellow woven strip details. It’s relatively small, so it’s perfect for flats or to be used as a front door mat, making the first step into your home warm and welcoming. This rug is part of their new Katie’s Collection, an affordable range inspired by the current trend for neutrals with a flash of fresh colour, creams and golds accompanied by striking zig-zags, abstract faces, and pops of colour!
Flowerbx | The Evergreen Goddess
Of course, it wouldn’t be winter if you didn’t have a Christmas wreath hanging on your door! Every time we spot one, we get so excited about the festive season and hanging one on your door is a great way to get into the spirit. Your wreath is very much an extension of your interior designs, but we think The Evergreen Goddess from Flowerbx is so classic and versatile it can hang seamlessly on almost any front door. This one is made from berried eucalyptus and is hand-made in-house.