Our favourite places to buy bits and pieces for your home

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One of the best things about having your own home is being able to put your own mark on it and the easiest, and sometimes cheapest, way to do it is through ornaments, furnishings and general ‘bits and pieces’.

The good news is you can add them whether you’re a home owner, renting, sharing or still living at home, and make the space you have feel like your own. At s1homes it is our mission to make you feel like home, wherever that is.

So we’ve asked around for the best places to buy bits for your home, from online shops, local small businesses and the usual big hitters – here are our top recommendations. We’ll be sharing them on our Instagram page so remember and head over there to give them a follow.

Great for online shopping



If you’re looking to support independent businesses, then Etsy is a great place for you. You can shop everything from home & living, art and prints and vintage products. Pick up great personalised pieces from engraved chopping boards, wedding prints and handmade furniture. Great pieces to fill up your home and as heartfelt gifts for friends and family.

As many of the businesses are small, independents, you’ll find that they are really approachable and friendly, so if you find something that you love but have an idea to make it special to you, just send them a message and start a conversation.



Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online stores for homeware and is fast becoming a household name. You can find everything for your home here, from large furniture pieces like sofas to textiles, accessories and even stuff for your pet. You’ll find a huge range here from many different suppliers, often at really competitive prices. They have a whole section on Décor that includes vases, plant pots, cushions and ornaments. Worth a visit if you’re looking for some special pieces for your home but don’t want to stretch your budget.


Shopping local

Aume – Glasgow 


Opened in 2019, Aume is located in the Southside of Glasgow and sells curated homeware, everything from rugs, cushions, art, kitchenware, candles and even stationary. The store itself is beautiful and the staff are extremely friendly. We love everything from here but especially their selection of kitchenware. But don’t worry if you don’t live nearby and can’t visit the store, you can order online and have items delivered to you. They offer delivery across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Lifestory – Edinburgh


Lifestory is an independent store in Edinburgh specialising in Scandanavian and Nordic design of homeware, jewellery and accessories. It’s the perfect combination of homeware shop and café, with a small coffee bar for takeaway and sit in drinks. So if you enjoy browsing at your leisure then this shop is perfect for you. Why not combine a catch up over coffee and a bit of retail therapy? Again, don’t worry if you’re not nearby, they offer home delivery and click and collect.


Best for bargains



You can’t deny that the big home stores are great for bargains. Dunelm is a store that you’ll normally find in large retail parks and there will no doubt be one pretty local to you. Like most big home stores, they stock everything from big furniture pieces, made to order blinds and smaller decorative pieces and kitchenware. Even some big name TV personalities like Emma Willis and Holly Willoughby have leant their names to homeware ranges. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in store, then make sure you visit their website for even more ranges, all available either for home delivery or in store click and collect.



B&M is the home for big bargains. These huge stores stock everything from garden furniture, wallpaper, homewares, electricals and toys. You can even pick up bits for your food shop at the same time. If you’re looking to buy in bulk, or just buy big, you’ll get a lot for your money here.  If you’re a big candle fan and always like to keep a stock at home, we’d recommend giving B&M a visit – also check out their soft furnishing section for huge ranges of cushions and throws in every colour imaginable. This is a great way to add bits of bold colour to your rooms without the trouble and expense of redecorating.


High end high street



If you’re looking for something that is a bit more high end, but still available on the high street then we’d recommend giving Anthropologie a visit. Packed with stunning pieces for your home, from dinner sets, candles, vintage style door knobs and even lighting. They have a huge range of styles to suit anyone’s taste and price range. You can pick up a few small pieces or find a larger investment piece. Their only Scottish store is in Edinburgh so if you’re nearby or visiting, we’d recommend you pop in. Or you can simply check out their website.

Oliver Bonas


Another great high street homeware store that you’ll guarantee to find some really beautiful pieces, and not with huge price tags. We’d recommend checking out their stunning glassware section for some really eye-catching pieces – bound to get people talking at your next dinner party. They’re also great for lovely personalised gifts for special birthdays and occasions. They have 6 stores across Scotland, including 2 in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh.


These are just a handful of our favourite places to shop, but don’t forget you can pick up some really nice bits for your home in your local supermarket, for example, Sainsbury’s has a really lovely home section and George Home at Asda is also ideal for really affordable pieces. Happy shopping!

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