Hands up who’s missing a spot of window shopping at the weekend? We certainly are, and for us high street lovers online shopping just doesn’t feel the same. For now though, it’ll just have to do, although we are very hopeful that some kind or normality is within reaching distance.
While sales in 2020 were down compared to 2019 across all sectors, online sales have massively overtaken in-person sales. In a study carried out in September 2020 by the Office for National Statistics, it was reported that online sales for ‘department stores and household goods stores reported a 70% increase in online sales during August when compared with pre COVID levels‘. But high street stores are still struggling despite this upsurge in online spending: the department store giant Debenhams is the latest victim of the COVID recession, having operated on our high streets for over 242 years, it was announced this week that it will only continue to trade online.
In an attempt to both curb our craving for in-person high street shopping, and to transition our interior into spring, we have put together our top high street finds from this month. We have taken inspiration from the new collections or style edits of these well known retailers to bring you the very best of what they have to offer as we transition out of winter.
First up we have this Shelved Coffee Table from H&M Home. Simplistic in its design, we feel that the addition of the tan leather shelf underneath adds that extra level of detail to the space. We think this would be the perfect storage solution for your winter throws which live over the armrest of the sofa!
In their latest collection called The Poetry of Light, Zara Home have adopted terracotta tones which really remind us of the Dulux Colour of the Year 2021. The new collection features new rustic style stoneware pieces along with wooden kitchen utensils, which are all inspired by natural materials and colour palettes – take a look.
We predict that WFH will remain the norm even after lockdown. Why not invest in LaRedoute’s Woven Rattan Console Table? Functional and in style – this certainly is an investment piece; we think you can definitely justify the £360 price tag with our logic.
Add a splash of colour into your living space by following the mid-century style. This Walnut Stain Bookcase from Habitat is part of their mid-century edit and works perfectly alongside the warmth of teal, mustard and green tones.
Maisons du Monde
Among their Spring favourites, Maisons du Monde have included this Rattan Armchair. Rattan has proven to be incredibly versatile, and the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Is is too early to think about outdoor furniture? We think this would work just as well outdoors in those long summer months as it would indoor.
Graham & Green
How gorgeously comfortable does this Dylan Grey Armchair and Footstool look from Graham & Green? This is just what we need to help us through as the winter months continue to drag. The muted tones of the wood and the blue of the velvet mean that this set will fit right into a room light pastel tones as shown in the image.
Rockett St George
Looking to make a statement this year? This Tiered Tassel Chandelier from Rockett St George could be just the statement piece you need, and it fits with the new luxe trend. We feel that it could work well on a landing as well as at the dining table, and the limited colour palette means that it’s a nice piece to ease you into a more daring style – what do you think?
Dowsing and Reynolds
Looking for a quick fix? Something as simple as changing your sockets or your bathroom fittings can make all the difference, especially if you are looking to make your house stand out on the market. This matte black Thermostatic Shower by Dowsing & Reynolds would modernise your bathroom in a heartbeat. Why not take a browse of their collection?
Sticking with the quick fixes, why not think about changing your doorhandles or curtain rails for an instant facelift to any piece of furniture. This Ornate Resin Knob by Anthropologie is an incredibly easy way to add a lot of detail very quickly.
Finally, consider upgrading the soft furnishings in your home. You deserve luxurious bedding to survive these long winter nights. Why not consider this gorgeous quilted bedspread from Oliver Bonas which boasts two high quality materials and a gorgeous Morris-esque print.
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