Somehow, Zara, Arket and H&M's Interiors Sections Are Even Better in 2021

Maxine Eggenberger
·4-min read

Much like our wardrobes, the start of a new year has us itching to give our interiors a bit of a refresh, too. With your festive decorations now packed away for another year, their absence might also highlight the things your home is lacking. Perhaps there's a bare corner that could really use some attention, or maybe your mantlepiece needs some adornment. Well, rest assured you needn't spend a small fortune to breathe a new lease of life into your living or bedroom, for the high street has already dropped some impressive new homeware collections.

This Zara chair was a 2020 best-seller.

H&M continues to champion the neutral palette that worked so well for it last year, only this time around the brand has become more experimental with textures. Rattan, marble, velvet, and cotton come together to create a pared-back but cosy ambience in any room. Then there's Arket, which is serving up its own take on the eclectic interior movement, the minimal Scandi way. You'll find ceramic plant pots in happy colours, adorable cutlery to make every mealtime special, and a blanket so popular, we see it in the homes of just about every influencer we follow.

And finally, while the midcentury vibe is still evident at Zara, the brand is also taking the rustic interiors approach this season, with oversized jugs that double up as vases, rustic stools, and gingham fabrics covering cushions and throws. It's all very cottagecore, and we love it. Pick whichever theme suits your style best, then scroll below to see our favourite pieces from H&M, Arket and Zara for each look.


H&M Home Stoneware Plant Pot (£15)

We keep seeing this vase on Instagram.

H&M Home Cotton Velvet Cushion Cover (£18)

Velvet textures always look polished.

H&M Home Large Short-Pile Rug (£250)

This rug is on our homeware wish list.

H&M Home Storage-Detail Side Table (£140)

The hidden storage compartment in the top of this table is so handy.

H&M Home Wine Cooler (£30)

Complete your bar cart with this chic ice bucket.

H&M Home Striped Cotton Bath Towel (£13)

This towel looks so expensive.

H&M Home Wood and Glass Wall Cabinet (£120)

House all your precious trinkets in this stylish wall cabinet.

H&M Home Round Rattan Tray (£20)

The perfect pedestal for pillar candles.

H&M Home Marble Plant Pot (£20)

No one will believe you snapped up marble this gorgeous for £20.

H&M Home Striped Blanket (£18)

Throw this on the end of your bed for a quick interior refresh.


Arket Large Vase (£35)

Just think how beautiful this will look with some gypsophila in it.

Household Hardware Flat Basket (£29)

Woven textures continue to be a huge trend this season.

Aveva Design Wool Basket (£39)

This adorable basket comes in several colours.

Urban Nature Culture Tea Spoons (£25)

Elevate your place settings with these fancy spoons.

Linnea Andersson Blanket (£69)

This blanket is an Arket best-seller.

House Doctor Porcelain Jug (£35)

This jug will double up as a chic vase when not in use.

Nicolas Vahé Salad Set (£14)

Wooden utensils will make a chic addition to any kitchen set-up.

Arket Terracotta Flower Pot (£45)

Just add your favourite house plant.

Arket Ceramic Bowl (£29)

This ornamental bowl looks so much more expensive than it actually is.

Arket Stackable Storage Boxes (£19)

These also come in a mustard yellow and pink colourway.


Zara Home Wooden Stool (£80)

That corner you can't figure out how to style? Cue this rustic stool.

Zara Home Teased Wool Blanket (£120)

The cosiest throw you'll find.

Zara Home Metal Candlestick (£18)

These cast iron candlesticks will upgrade any bare surface.

Zara Home Brown Pot (£70)

This looks like it could be vintage.

Zara Home Chimney Scented Candle (£26)

The smell of this candle is so comforting.

Zara Home Hammered Floral Frame (£20)

The prettiest frames we've seen.

Zara Home Reversible Gingham Check Cushion Cover (£18)

Gingham isn't reserved for summer dresses.

Zara Home Gold Hammered Cutlery from (£6)

Investing in new cutlery will make every mealtime feel more special.

Zara Home Large Decorative Jug (£40)

It would appear we have a thing for jugs this season.

Zara Home Lamp with Handle (£50)

This handy lamp is battery operated, meaning you can take it anywhere.

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