As Ikea experiences delivery delays, these are the best furniture brands to shop with instead

Update your homeware with large pieces or small accessories from one of these top sites (H&M Home)
Update your homeware with large pieces or small accessories from one of these top sites (H&M Home)

Months of lockdown and living under a tiered system has seen a shift in focus to the home, with many of us looking to improve or refresh our immediate surroundings.

Makeshift home offices have been created, luxury bedding is getting some newfound attention, and even our bookshelves and wall coverings are up for online scrutiny these days.

While it’d be easy to point to Ikea for all your flat-packed furniture needs, the Swedish retailer is currently experiencing delivery delays due to the strain of Brexit stockpiling, the Christmas rush and following the surge in demand following the national lockdown lifting, as reported by The Independent.

It’s only right, then, that we should shine a spotlight on some of our best loved furniture and homeware brands still delivering during the crisis.

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4 British Home Design Brands You Can Shop on This Side of the Atlantic

Say “cheerio” to your new favorite decorating style. British design is making its way across the pond, bringing classic elegance and refined comforts to this side of the Atlantic. The aesthetic leans traditional, but modern materials and updated silhouettes make English-inspired interiors feel fresh, not stuffy. Rita Konig, an English interior designer and tastemaker who has clients in America, shares ways to make a room feel English.

  • Focus on Comfort: “The first thing I think of when it comes to English interiors is comfort—dogs and children and a soft, squishy sofa,” Konig says.

  • Try Brown in Your Color Scheme: Brown furniture, such as a chest of drawers, anchors a room. “You can find something beautifully made and lovely at a thrift shop that will always work somewhere.”

  • Look to Grandma’s Collection: “Accumulation is in the British DNA,” Konig says. “We’re not into buying a look or chucking things out.

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