Any interiors expert will tell you that you can't merely rely on the new and bulk produced to create an inspiring and chic decor. While the likes of Ikea and Habitat are undoubtedly handy and boast an array of sleek homeware options, the best way to add personality and character to your abode is by investing in independent, secondhand or antique pieces to sit alongside your big-brand purchases. This, however, is easier said than done right now.
Unearthing such pieces for your home should be enjoyable, but with car boot sales on-hold and vintage warehouses temporarily off-limits, where can you go to get your unique interiors fix? Handily, I have a suggestion. Lately, I seem to find myself losing hours in my day scrolling through Etsy's impressive homeware. Featuring everything from full-on furniture to small trinkets to decorate your mantle or windowsill with, Etsy's homeware section is a treasure trove of one-off or limited edition pieces that will make any room or space more remarkable. The only downside is finding said pieces.
With tens of thousands of items currently filed under Etsy homeware, it can be daunting (to say the least) to trawl through them. You'll be pleased to hear, however, that I've been saving my favourite finds as I go, all of which you'll find below. From original oil paintings and handmade ceramics to antique furniture and gorgeous cushions, keep scrolling to see the best Etsy homeware pieces I've found on my digital travels.
SHOP CHIC ETSY HOMEWARE FINDS:
Russell Julien Studio Framed Original Oil Painting 'Croissant and Jam' (£175)
I've got three of Julien's paintings in my basket.
Clod & Pebble Shop White Stoneware Spoon Rest (£16)
A spoon rest is essential for all the soup I'm currently making.
Kauro Home Embroidered Linen Napkin Set of Four (£28)
Up your tablescaping game with these hand-embroidered napkins.
White & Faded Antique Mid Century Art Deco Chair in Faux Sheepskin (£1400)
If you can't get enough of the white bouclé trend, you'll love this chair.
The Little Irish Shop Set of Four Vintage Wine Goblets (£24)
Your bar cart is calling.
Bureau Bruton Rare Mahogany Scallop-Edge Table (£320)
Easily the prettiest antique table I've seen. To be honest, you're lucky I'm sharing it with you.
Carbon Velvet Scallop Lampshade (£54)
Oba Home Taper Candle from (£4)
I've ordered these in just about every colour.
Kleen Soaps Soap on a Rope (£10)
These make for perfect gifts, too.
Fox Murray Home Floral Design Bolster Cushion (£185)
Just one of my many current favourites from Fox Murray Home.
Tomorrow's Essentials Female Form Body Sculpture (£15)
Because this trend isn't going anywhere.
The Ordinary Gifts Nordic Vase (£30)
No one will believe this vase isn't vintage.
H Botanics Weddings Natural Yellow Yarrow Dried Flower Arrangement (£22)
This store has some of the most impressive dried flower arrangements I've come across, for reasonable prices, too.
Mucua Pleated Table Lamp (£65)
Just think how cute this lamp will look on your bedside table.
Den Perfect Salted Caramel and Pistachio Soy Candle (£23)
I'm yet to burn this scent, but I can practically guarantee it's going to be delightful.
Bureau Bruton Vintage Woven Bench (£85)
Upgrade your hallway with this adorable antique woven bench.
Anco Paper Goods Letterpress Printed Stationery Pack of Eight (£8)
Rediscover your love of letter writing with these gorgeous stationery sets.
Bel Holland Ceramics Handmade Stoneware Mug (£22)
Yet another stoneware mug I want to add to my growing collection.
Kirsty Elaine Handmade Rustic Wall Basket (£16)
Ideal storage for a utility room or bathroom.
N Linen Shop Gingham Tablecloth from (£58)
This gingham tablecloth will be the focal point of my dining room from now until September.
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