Independent British homeware shops to know

Want to shop small, and shop British? Behold our roundup of 20 national treasures; the independent British homeware shops to know about...

Here's our list of 20 small British homeware shops to have on your radar:

1. Trove

Tiffany Duggan leads the interior design practice Studio Duggan and she’s also the creative force behind the home and lifestyle brand Trove (opens in new tab). Trove launched last year with a range of detailed furniture, a response to the many requests Tiffany and her team were fielding about their designs. We are particularly taken by the beautiful bedroom furniture, which showcases a clever – and customisable – mix of hard and soft materials. Shop: thetrove.co.uk (opens in new tab)

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2. Laura Thomas

This interiors expert is busy. When she’s not running her online business from her base on the east coast of Scotland, she’s sourcing new products such as Azilal rugs discovered on a recent trip to Morocco. Her philosophy is ‘deep comfort for a good price’ and her team designs most of the homeware and lifestyle products in-house. They are careful to offer no synthetic fibres or fragrances as well as no mass-produced homeware. British homeware shop: laura-thomas.com (opens in new tab)

3. Balineum

A one-stop shop for all bathroom finishing touches, it’s the tiles that make this Hampstead store such a delight. The shapes range from art deco half moons to pleasing scallops, with every sort of rectangle and square in-between, each in an inky tone with a rich, glossy glaze. Shown here are tiles from its hand-painted Series S collection. Shop: balineum.co.uk (opens in new tab)

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4. Pottery West Ceramics

From their studios in the aptly named Persistence Works in Sheffield, Catherine and Matt West have adopted a slow and meditative approach to creating traditionally made wheel-thrown tableware. They have their own online shop as well as selling through a range of stockists around the UK, and are a go-to for mugs, bowls and pretty pastel candleholders. British homewareshop: potterywest.co.uk (opens in new tab)

5. Edition 94

Scalloped edges, gingham checks and sweeping floral prints make up the tableware offering in this brilliant store. With a bricks-and-mortar outpost on London’s Fulham Road, it’s also an incredible online resource. Layered and decorative, it offers everything from the tablecloth up, via pretty place mats and finishing touches. For the host who loves to truly be the one with the most. Shop: theedition94.com (opens in new tab)

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6. RE

Another lovely British homeware shop is RE. Based in Corbridge, a village in the Tyne valley west of Newcastle, RE hides its treasures in a converted workshop behind a filling station. Opened over 17 years ago by Jenny Vaughan and Simon Young, their aim was to sell ‘an eclectic mix of the RAre, REmarkable, REcycled, REscued and REstored – furniture and objects’. Products are sourced with consideration for environmental and social impacts, including REgd., an exclusive range of products designed in-house and made by local craftspeople or trusted partners around the world. Shop: re-foundobjects.com (opens in new tab)

7. Larusi

This London space is considered by many as the go-to source for original Moroccan rugs, bed linen, textiles, soft furnishings and accessories. Souad Larusi has dedicated the past 20 years to finding and importing the very best North African wares. British homeware shop: larusi.com (opens in new tab)

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8. Mustard

Are you a locker lover? If so, this is the website for you. Only in its third year, this very niche company offers all manner of metal storage cupboards – tall, squat, wide or slim – and matches them with some rather splendid colours, making them the perfect solution for storing the clutter that comes with children. Homeless charity Beam receives £5 from every sale. British homeware shop: mustardmade.co.uk (opens in new tab)

9. Sunbeam Jackie

This British homeware shop operates from a 12th-century grain store in Cornwall and its one-of-a-kind parasols put all other umbrellas in the shade. Made to order from. a pretty pattern book of floral fabrics, including brands such as Liberty London, William Morris, Sanderson and Designers Guild, each design stands proud as a dash of whimsical brightness, exceedingly cool on a hot summer’s day. Shop: sunbeamjackie.com (opens in new tab)

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10. Hill & May

Lamp bases and shades wait excitedly to meet their match on the Hill & May website. The search for fun and different shades led to Hill & May’s creation in 2017 by friends Emily Stewart and Sarah Serocold. They source their block-printed fabrics in Rajasthan, India, and also keep a collection of vintage papers ready to be made into shades. Visit their website and discover the pleasure of matchmaking for yourself. British homeware shop: hillandmay.com (opens in new tab)

11. Edward Collinson

Craftsman Edward Collinson has a studio in north London but keeps a strong connection with his Yorkshire roots, sometimes sourcing his timber directly from the land. Edward works on a range of products and projects, from chopping boards to kitchens, bringing the same enthusiasm and expertise to every piece. Shop: edwardcollinson.co.uk (opens in new tab)

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12. Spark & Bell

Brass and wood are the main materials of choice in this collection of wall lights, crafted with a nod to art deco and industrial style. Most beautiful are the swing-arm wall lamps, which will angle seductively over a favourite reading chair, offering a dose of homely glamour. British homeware shop: sparkandbell.com (opens in new tab)

13. Reid & Wright

These made-in-London mirrors are rather special. The skilled team of makers combine traditional finishes with modern construction techniques to produce round, oval and dressing mirrors. Thanks to clever design that combines classic techniques and finishes, such as gesso and gilding, these are pieces that work in both contemporary and traditional interiors. Shop: reidandwright.london (opens in new tab)

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14. Studio Ore

Daniel Lee created Studio Ore six years ago. His background as a trained engineer proved very useful as he worked on designing a range of brassware including taps, mixers, showerheads and many more handsomely burnished accessories, with the accent on craftsmanship and premium-quality materials. Black and off-white finishes join polished brass, brushed brass and weathered bronze products, all made in its Sussex workshop. Shop: studio-ore.com (opens in new tab)

15. Dyke & Dean

The 1930s-style round porcelain light switch gets a contemporary makeover by this Hastings-based company. Choose from a feast of colours – pillar-box red, salmon pink and sky blue – while finishes come in matt, gloss and even metallic. The beechwood trim is also worth investigating. Shop: dykeanddean.com (opens in new tab)

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16. Benjamin Raymond

A vast array of mediums is used at this surface design studio, from paint to resin, metallics to pearl, but the plaster is a real standout. Each surface is bespoke and high-spec and can take the form of a mural or a whole room. Be inspired by what is on offer, and let your imagination run wild. Shop: benjaminraymond.co.uk (opens in new tab)

17. Skinflint

One of the best places for antique industrial lighting in the UK, Cornwall-based skinflint reclaims vintage enamel light shades, war-era explosion-proof pendants and even salvaged Hungarian railway signal lights from the 1950s. The vibe here is heavy-duty, metallic and functional, which mix together to form a most charming and liveable look. Shop: skinflintdesign.com (opens in new tab)

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18. Aerende

Meaning ‘care’ in old English, Aerende is also an online enterprise started to help and support people facing social challenges or who struggle to access or maintain conventional employment. Aerende offers simple but beautiful products in natural materials for your home, all of them made in the UK. The non-profit organisation was founded in 2016 by Emily Mathieson, a former travel editor for The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller and Red. Shop: aerende.co.uk (opens in new tab)

19. Caro Somerset

Interior design, shopping, events and even a B&B – Caro is a must if you’re visiting Somerset. We know and love it for its home products – both classic and contemporary – but there are also great ideas for fashion, kids and office in its homely high-street space (and online). Shop: carosomerset.com (opens in new tab)

20. Pan-Global Plants

When you trawl through this catalogue of rare and unusual plants, you won’t have heard of most of the them. But after reading the vivid descriptions, you will want them all and wish you had a bigger garden. Thankfully, this Gloucestershire nursery is now offering mail order. Shop: panglobalplants.com (opens in new tab)

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.