5 of the Best S/S18 High Street Home Buys

Season after season, the high street continues to deliver some great little finds. Here are a few of our recent hits...

It’s hot outside, the sun is shining, and we’ve all got the summer feeling. Continue the relaxed, holiday vibe at home with these summery high street bargains. The high street has certainly upped its game this S/S18, and these five new collections have got the summer trends spot on. Snap them up before they sell out…

HEAD OUTSIDE

Banish white plastic patio furniture for good with the colourful new outdoor range from Marks & Spencer. Jostling for your attention are the Summer Brights and Fresh Greens collections, with Indigo Blues, pictured here, combining raw materials, coloured glass and vibrant ocean tones for a look that oozes subtle seaside chic.

Sardinia modular furniture range, from £149 for a coffee table; Lois coffee table, £99; Jade reactive glaze planter, £17.50; apothecary vase, £9.50; solar lanterns, from £12.50 each; and Stripe indoor/outdoor rug, from £59, all from marksandspencer.com.

DAYDREAMER

Finding a hot spot in the garden that also offers enough shade to save you reaching for the factor 50 shouldn’t be a problem with John Lewis’s Leia outdoor alcove seat. Its cocoon-shaped canopy, which is made from eucalyptus wood and fisherman’s rope, creates a piece of furniture that almost begs you to curl up inside and watch the world go by.

Leia outdoor alcove seat, £699; and Leia outdoor coffee table, £189, John Lewis.com.

SEA BREEZE

Word has it that it was the blue water and fresh air of the Italian seaside that inspired H&M Home’s summer collection. Expect cotton weave and washed linen bedding, crystal clear glassware and accessories in earthy jute textures. Can you feel the breeze coming in from the ocean? We can.

Striped duvet cover set, £34.99; blanket, £24.99; basket, £17.99; lantern, £12.99; tumbler, £2.99; and carafe, £24.99, All home hm.com.

INDI-GO-GO

Walk down the aisles at Sainsbury’s this summer and expect inky blue and white tableware worthy of a sun-drenched Santorini home. Yet it’s the ancient Japanese dye technique of shibori that really gets the nod, with indigo-toned batiks and tie-dye effects plastered across plates and napkins. Now where to find that effortlessly aged rustic wood table?

Side plates, from £3.75 each; dinner plates, from £4.25 each; seat cushions, £8 each; wine glasses, £3.50 each; tumblers, £3.50 each; bowls, from £3.75 each; napkins, £8 for four; and jug, £12, all Shibori Blue range, all from sainsburyshome.co.uk

ROOM FOR ONE MORE?

The more the merrier and Habitat’s Feliz range perfectly caters to squeezing those last-minute plus-one’s around the table. Take its European oak bench – it’s a five-seater, but we can easily see a few extra aunts and uncles sliding on. And its scoop-shaped rattan chairs are just the thing for those going the distance over lazy brunches.

Feliz table, £1,200; Feliz bench, £495; Feliz dining chairs, £130 each; Dennis side plate, £10; Dennis jug, £35; Vera salad bowl, £30; Blair vase, £40; and Fergusson rug, £250 All from habitat.co.uk

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