Nothing makes me happier than new homeware and stationery! I’m often asked where some of my favourite pieces are from so, I thought I would put together a list of my most loved shops (you’re welcome)!

Since moving back to Surrey, I have started to re-design my bedroom with the little bits and pieces I collected over the three years I was at university. But, as I have now found a love for interior design, my taste has changed and I am looking to start a fresh and make my room suit my aesthetic - this is where searching for accessories begins!

As well as homeware, I LOVE to keep myself organised with new notebooks, planners and journals but, I have a confession, I’m not very good at it and since graduating university, it has gotten even worse! I find myself trying to juggle my personal, working and blogging life and it does become overwhelming at times but, I do find writing lists helps to keep me grounded and this is a perfect excuse for my obsession to keep growing. So, with that in mind, here are some of my favourite places to shop.

H&M: I rarely get a chance to pop into H&M to gawp at the homeware but, I do find myself searching online, a lot! They show exactly what’s on trend, whether it’s the pantone colour of the year or some of the patterns that are seen around numerous homes. ‘The Botanical Dream’ section on the website is definitely my favourite - the use of green with a mix of gold is just stunning, it would give a touch of elegance to any room.

Next: I have recently visited Next and I was drawn to the Scandinavian section where there was an abundance of patterned dinner sets, tartan bedding and wooden furniture. As well as being on trend, if you’re ever stuck for the essentials such as bowls, bedding or bulbs then Next is the place to go. But, if you’re also searching for high end pieces or some general inspiration, then you will not be disappointed.

French Connection: French Connection is another shop that I haven’t adventured around but, their website is saved on my laptop as they stock stunning pieces - don’t get me wrong, they are expensive but, a girl can dream! Similar to H&M, they are very trend orientated, but most of the furniture is very minimalist and they use a vast amount of marble, to make their pieces luxe.

Ikea: Going to Ikea is always a magical experience, making your way round the store, stopping to look at the room sets, the cute cacti and the simple scandi furniture. The beauty of Ikea is that there is something that suits everyone’s taste and you can make the basic flat-pack furniture look luxurious.

Kikki K: Can you tell I love Scandinavian design? Kikki K is a scandi based stationery brand, they offer stunning gifts as well as notebooks, journals, diaries and calendars. The ‘Oh So Lovely’ collection is just perfection so, if you’re going to take a look at anything, let that be your first stop! But, the most exciting part is there are now so many new Kikki K stores in the UK and I can’t wait to make my first visit soon.

Sass & Belle: I have been a fan of Sass and Belle since I was 17 and I remember the first time I visited the store in Brighton, I completely fell in love. They sell a variety of pieces, from cute gifts for your family to furnishings for your newly styled bedroom. There is something for everyone as there are a variety of designs to choose from, like modern monochrome, nautical and copper!

Coconut Lane: I have worked with Coconut Lane as an ambassador for about a year now and I couldn’t be prouder of their company. Coconut Lane is the place if you’re looking for on trend homeware and fashion accessories. Their website is full of inspiring quotes that will motivate you and of course, make you happy. If you’re going to buy anything off their gorgeous website, then you can use the code ‘liviegrace20’ and receive 20% off your order. Go and take a look, I know you won’t be disappointed!

Paperchase: Finally, I have been buying from Paperchase since I was at secondary school, which is a LONG time ago! I remember wanting every pencil case I saw as there was just too many to choose from. Paperchase are renowned for selling stunning stationery, unique greetings cards and even arts and crafts materials. Personally, I am drawn to the notebooks as they are all on trend with the use of colour, font and pattern.

I could blab about this topic for way too long so, I’m going to stop here now. But, if you know of any stores that I’d love, let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to shop on Coconut Lane, remember my discount code ‘liviegrace20’ and get yourself 20% off.

What are you drawn to when you go homeware and stationery shopping?

Hope you enjoyed reading, speak soon.

L x