Edinburgh’s Best Independent Homeware & Interior Stores
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.
- Where: 8 Howe Street
- Looking for a stylish holiday home, we think you’ll love South Charlotte Street.
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.
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 on 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 a concession store in Harvey Nichols!
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 London Street is for you, and it’s on the same street as Life Story.
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!
- Where: 39 William Street
- Visiting Edinburgh? Around the corner from William Street, you’ll find our cosy Stafford Street Edinburgh holiday let.
Jessica Buckley’s Interiors specialises in creating colourful, welcoming and stylish interiors. After a few successful years in a small shop in Stockbridge, they recently moved to larger premises on William Street – a brilliant location for independent shopping. Their shop is a treasure-trove for those who love colour and pattern!
5. Jeffreys Interiors
- Where: 8 N W Circus Place
- If you’re looking for a centrally located and luxurious home from home 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 designers are more than happy to help by providing you with great advice. So, why not pop into their Stockbridge showroom for a browse!
6. Elk & Wolf
- Where: Online only
- Fancy staying in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town? Look no further than our home on Kings Stables Road.
Another great homeware shop is Elk & Wolf – although they no longer have a physical shop! Elk & Wolf celebrates the best in bohemian lifestyle and homewares. Blending an eclectic range of homeware, jewellery, gifts, and accessories. They’re passionate about supporting local artisans but after the lockdown of 2020 chose to not reopen their store on Cockburn Street.
Shop their lovely homewares and accessories: www.elkandwolf.com
7. Ampersand Interiors
- Where: 73 Dublin Street
- Luxury can be an overused word – but not where this stunning home at South Charlotte Street is concerned.
Located in the heart of the New Town and bringing incredible interior design to Edinburgh since 1993. Ampersand loves interior architecture, design and bespoke furniture and the team enjoy working closely with clients to bring one of a kind pieces to their homes. From picking out a new vase, to a complete house redesign, Jackie and Callum Fisken will be delighted to help! Pop into their store on Dublin street to find a space full of colour and beautiful homewares.
- Where: 116 Raeburn Place
- If these shops haven’t inspired you, a stay in our Fettes row apartment definitely will.
Last but certainly not least, we make our way to Catalog. “Good design for all” That is the ethos driving one of Edinburgh’s best homeware stores, in Stockbridge. Sourcing beautiful lighting, soft furnishings, textiles and accessories, the husband and wife duo are always on hand to provide their expert advice. A visit to their lovely new shop in Stockbridge is a must!
We hope our list of Edinburgh’s best homeware stores inspires you and please share any interior projects you might be working on. We love some inspiration!
If you love a beautiful interior like we do, then our absolutely charming one bedroom home from home in Carlton Street in Stockbridge may be just what you’re looking for when staying in Edinburgh.