When the announcement came last week that River Island would be launching homeware in September (and that our RI friends tell us it’s really quite great) it reminded me that our high street really has quite a lot to offer in this department these days. Once upon a time fancy furnishings were just for the wealthy and the rest of us stocked up on Malmo From Ikea like it was going out of style. Now you can pick up posh-looking vases in Arket, amazing lamps in H&M, fancy tableware from Zara Home, bonkers pots from Urban Outfitters and elegant chairs from French Connection—and that’s just a few examples to whet your appetite. If your home decor is just as important as your shoe-drobe, but you’re permanently running on an ASOS kind of budget we’ve selected the most expensive homeware items on the high steet and divided them up into categories for your easy perusal.
H&M HOME: best for anything gold
ARKET: best for porcelain and glassware
FRENCH CONNECTION: best for boho
LA REDOUTE: best for mid-century moden
URBAN OUTFITTERS: best for plant life