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Edinburgh’s Best Independent Homeware & Interior Stores

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Edinburgh is known for its vibrant independent shopping scene, so it’s no surprise that the city is also home to a fantastic and diverse collection of independent homeware and interior design stores. Whether you’re seeking Scandinavian simplicity, looking to inject colour into your home, or simply searching for the perfect gift for a friend, we have you covered! Keep reading to discover a selection of Edinburgh’s best independent homeware stores.

1. Homer

Located on Howe Street, Homer is a fantastic homeware and lifestyle store with a focus on vintage chic and unique pieces. The store is laid out with various decorated themed rooms which are sure to inspire you. Each piece is handpicked by owners Jayne and Kevin.  Whether you’re looking to pick up a gift for a friend or a unique statement piece, Homer is a great place to head.

Website: www.athomer.co.uk

2. Pad Lifestyle

  • Where: 48 Howe Street
  • Located in Edinburgh’s desirable West End, we’re sure you’ll feel at home in this stylish two bedroom home at 4a Chester Street.

Another fabulous interior design shop on Howe Street is Pad Lifestyle. The team at Pad Lifestyle are extremely passionate about design and that is evident in their eclectic boutique shop. You’ll find a mix of fashion, lifestyle and home products in one curated space, where they showcase work by local independent designers alongside international brands. The exciting news is that Pad Lifestyle has expanded and now has a concession store in Harvey Nichols!

Website: www.padlifestyle.com

Photo Credit: Trouva

3. Life Story

  • Where: 53 London Street
  • If you like your home environment to be Scandi styled with clean lines and bags of comfort, then this stunning, luxury apartment in at 13/3 Simpson Loan is for you.

If you’re a fan of Scandinavian design then there is one store in Edinburgh you need to pay a visit to, Life Story. Life Story is a concept-store, a hybrid of coffee and design. The shop stocks Scandinavian design-led products from Danish design houses (such as: Ferm Living, HAY and House Doctor) curated with smaller local and UK-based makers that share the same Nordic influences (Polymorphics, Wolf & Moon, Hidden Stag Design, Natalie J Wood and Ingrid Petrie to name just a few).

If you’d like to find out more about Life Story, check out our interview with its lovely owner Susan, here!

Website: www.lifestoryshop.com

4. Jessica Buckley

  • Where: 51 St Stephen Street
  • Visiting Edinburgh? Here’s a gorgeous home in Stockbridge: 88/3 St Stephen Street.

Located on Edinburgh’s haven for independent shopping, St Stephen Street, Jessica Buckley’s Interiors specialises in creating colourful, welcoming and stylish interiors. Their small but bright and beautiful shop is a treasure-trove for those who love colour and pattern!

Website: www.jessicabuckley.co.uk

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Photo Credit: Jessica Buckley

5. Jeffreys Interiors

  • Where: 8 N W Circus Place
  • If you’re looking for a centrally located and luxurious home from home 1/2 Royal Crescent might be perfect for you!

Jeffreys Interiors believe that interiors are unique and individual to each person. If you’re looking for anything from a roll of wallpaper or a pair of curtains to an entire renovation project of your home, their seven designers are more than happy to help by providing you with great advice. So, why not pop into their Stockbridge showroom for a browse!

Website: www.jeffreys-interiors.co.uk


Photo Credit: Jeffreys Interiors

6. Elk & Wolf

  • Where: 52 Cockburn Street
  • Fancy staying in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town? Look no further than 150(TF) High Street.

Another great homeware shop to pop into is Elk & Wolf – who’s a fairly new addition to Edinburgh! It celebrates the best in bohemian lifestyle and homewares. The store seamlessly blends an eclectic range of homeware, jewellery, gifts, and accessories. They’re passionate about supporting local artisans and proudly display their unique products in the shop. 

Website: www.elkandwolf.com

Photo Credit: Elk & Wolf (Instagram)

7. Nomad’s Tent

  • Where: 21 St Leonard’s Lane
  • Luxury can be an overused word – but not where this stunning home at 42B North Castle Street is concerned.

Last but certainly not least, Nomad’s Tent is practically an Edinburgh institution. You’ll find Nomads Tent tucked down a side street next to the spectacular Arthur’s Seat. The business started in in 1983 after founder Rufus Reade was inspired by a journey to Turkey. The store is a treasure trove for unique  furniture, textiles, artefacts for home and garden, ceramics, and jewellery!

Website: www.nomadstent.co.uk

Photo Credit: Nomand’s Tent

Featured Home: 1 Royal Crescent

If you’re looking for a stylish and luxurious holiday home in Edinburgh, look no further than 1 Royal Crescent. ‘Wow!’ is the first word you say when you walk into this stunning two-bedroom home and you’ll soon feel so comfortable, you won’t want to leave.

See more of our lovely Edinburgh holiday lets here…

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