Whether you're hankering after a maximalist revamp, craving Scandinavian simplicity or fancy creating a safari-inspired paradise in time for summer, shopping online for homeware and furnishings is the easiest way to update your home.
Here, we recommend the best online interiors stores and boutiques to help you unleash your inner interior designer.
There’s something fresh and fun about MADE, which produces design-led furniture at affordable prices, releasing new collections every two weeks thanks to a streamlined manufacturing process.
Since it was founded in 2010, it's become the go-to for stylish sofas to fit any space (in 2013, MADE partnered with the Design Museum to design two-seater sofa as part of its Future Is Here exhibition), from love seats to modular four-seaters and chaise longues. The Kooper 2-seater sofa in pine green velvet pictured here (£499, made.com) is also available in blush pink.
MADE regularly collaborates with designer makers, like Sebastian Cox, who makes ash and rattan furniture using traditionally coppiced timber, and Carys Briggs of Stoff Studios, a master at creating bold, screen-printed patterns for woven rugs and throws. As well as selling online via their website, where you'll also find lighting, beds, linen, storage and garden furniture, it has showrooms across Europe, including the flagship London showroom on Charing Cross Road and the Redbrick showroom in West Yorkshire, where you can see products up close before you buy. Their collection of accessories also includes mirrors and wall art for an instant update.
2. Maisons du Monde
This French company presents an elegant curation of everything you could possibly need to fill your home, from sofas to tableware - whether you're after an industrial, modern look, vintage glamour or seaside chic.
Founded in Brest in 1996 by the entrepreneur Xavier Marie, it now has 265 stores across Europe, as well as the online shop, and releases a new collection at the start of each year.
3. Cox & Cox
Founded after Fiona Cox, a stylist and presenter on the BBC’s home makeover series Home Front, launched Cox & Cox back in 2001 after she became inundated with home decor inquiries. 19 years on, the company hand-picks eclectic yet timeless pieces for British homes from around the globe.
Amara stocks luxurious designer homeware from the likes of Orla Kiely, Tom Dixon and Missoni, as well as A by Amara.
5. Not On The High Street
Lifestyle boutique Oliver Bonas has an excellent online interiors offering, including furniture (think velvet lovetub sofas, drinks trolleys and dressing tables) and homeware (lighting, mirrors, photo frames).
7. La Redoute
La Redoute is a fast track to attaining effortless, modern French style. Its homeware features nifty, elegant storage solutions, plush rugs and pretty bed frames.
As well as soft furnishings, the Next home collection features versatile, considered pieces of furniture such as the Monaco multifunctional garden furniture set (£799).
Anthropologie is well-known for bohemian (yet luxe) clothing. It's a style that translates well to house and home. As well as the kitchenware and the glorious serveware for entertaining, we rate the spring 2018 furniture collection - including chairs, sofas, beds, dressers and tables. It also offers a made-to-order service.
Trouva is an online platform which works with independent boutiques to present unusual products. Expect to source everything from plant pots and vases to lamps and bedding.
11. Lisa Valentine
Lisa Valentine homeware prides itself in objects for the home which are both practical and beautiful. We highly approve.
Rose and Grey offers quirky accessories like this drinks trolley, as well as a beautiful selection of contemporary, industrial and vintage-style furniture.
The furniture from Swoon is (quite literally) swoon-worthy. We love the velvet sofas and cool, colourful lighting options. Expect to choose between numerous fabrics for different pieces, and to tailor a look to suit your home.
15. Rockett St George
A favourite with interior designers, Rockett St George products have an eclectic edge.
Persora’s flagship retail store is in a Georgian Grade II-listed building in the Cotswolds. Happily, you can also shop online for dining chairs, consoles, novelty lighting, mirrors and clocks, among other things. Featured trends currently include mixed metals and safari.
17. The White Company
Whether you're looking for an ottoman or a beanbag, you're likely to find it at The White Company. As the name suggests, the homeware stocked is typically in a subdued colour (we particularly love the charcoal grey - as it goes with everything). Perfect for creating the feeling of tranquility.