Home Decor Ideas & Inspiration
Our 11 homeware must-haves for spring
Give your friends home envy with a cottagecore update – from £6
There’s never been a better time to get giddy about homewares. Why? Because according to those in the know (that’s us btw), cottagecore has become quite the trend.
2023 is the year that textures and patterns, pretty pastels and an overload of retro frills take centre stage – think gingham cushions that can be layered around your home, fluted glassware and rough stoneware ceramics to plonk your daffs in.
These are our 11 favourite homeware must-haves to elevate your table and bring a cheer that’ll continue long after the guests have gone.
Flora Border Fine China Side Plate, £6
Pile this fine china plate high with buttered hot cross buns and enjoy the fact that once they’ve been devoured, it’s dishwasher-friendly.
Scalloped Speckled Stoneware Cake Stand, £24
Some people (not me, but some) are organised enough to bake homemade cakes. If you fall into that camp then fair play to you – and this fluted stoneware cake stand is the ideal place to display your hard work. With a speckled glaze and scalloped edge it’ll look equally impressive with a vase of flowers on top as at the centre of your table.
ANYDAY Gingham Check Cushion, £20
Who doesn’t love a little gingham? This cheerful checked cushion comes in five different colours (blue, plaster, acacia, natural and nettle) so you can match together or mix things up. Scatter a couple around your living room or add to benches for a quick seasonal update.
Flower Sprigs Wine Glass, £7.50
These robust floral fizz glasse – which work just as well for non-alcoholic drinks, obvs – are perfect for your Easter table but will equally hold their own through the summer months at BBQs and any outdoor parties.
Scalloped Edge Rectangular Tray, £18
Bring a little vintage flair to proceedings with this scalloped-edge tray. Made with a high-gloss finish and twin handles, it’ll be as useful serving tea (or something cold, in the aforementioned glasses) as it will be for keeping all the kids’ Easter arts and crafts or egg-hunt wins in one place.
Easter Embossed Stoneware Egg Plate, £6.50
One of the best parts about Easter is having bowls filled with chocolate dotted around at home. We’d pop colourful mini eggs and chicks in this egg-shaped stoneware dish now, then use it to stash jewellery later. We also have a range of matching crockery, from egg cups to cereal bowls.
Gingham Rabbit Napkin Rings, £12
It might be a tad harder to pass these off post-Easter but we’d definitely give it a good go. Full of rustic charm, the napkin rings are made of woven jute with gingham cotton rabbit ears and bows.
Embroidered Flowers Cotton Napkin, £12 for two
Go fancy this Easter and break out the linen on your tabletop. These ones have chic florals on them and, oh yes, they match the fizz glasses at No 4, if you’re going for a theme. They’re 100% cotton and much better than paper options.
Emma Bridgewater Easter Egg Egg Cups, £34
This trio of egg cups will make a cracking addition to your kitchen this Easter and beyond for hard-boiled eggs… or Cadbury Creme Eggs. Made from cream-coloured earthenware in Stoke-on-Trent, they’re strong, practical and dishwasher-safe.
Talking Tables Dinner Candles & Candle Holders, £55
We love this set of beautiful glass candlestick holders with matching tapered candles. The pastel blue and green are timeless but if you’d prefer your table to pop, the set also comes in bright pink and orange. Add them to your tabletop for all your entertaining and to make even normal life that little bit cheerier.
Leckford Fine China Mixing Bowl, £20
This Leckford mixing bowl has handcrafted patterns inspired by the gills on mushrooms, fungus fans. Put it pride of place for your Easter Sunday lunch containing a huge colourful salad or, better still, a heap of buttered new potatoes, and use it for Eton mess come summer.