It might be nearing the end of November, but if you are like us, you’ll still be running around trying to find last minute gifts for your loved ones. If you are REALLY unlucky, one of your family members (or friends) might be an INTERIORS ADDICT. Let’s not kid ourselves, aside from fussy parents and/or pernickety partners, interiors fans are probably one of the WORST groups of people to shop for! They have a SERIOUS eye for detail, a keen sense of style and know the difference between quirky and downright ICKY.
So we’ve decided to round up our TOP TEN CHRISTMAS GIFTS for those people in your life that are design savvy and require something a little bit special at Christmas. These items have been sourced from UK retailers, including those local to Northern Ireland, with prices to suit every budget too.
OUR TOP TEN:
BLUE SOL LAMP:
This lamp will be coveted by interiors lovers who have a thing for industrial, urban design due to its exposed bulb. It’s definitely a more extravagant Christmas purchase at £86.95. But, its energy efficiency should help save a few pennies in the long run! Snap it up at Avoca.
99.3 percent of interiors fans can’t get enough of cushions! That’s because they are the secret weapon of Interior Design. This knitted wool cushion from TK Maxx, in an invigorating green has been keenly priced at £19.99. This will look amazing in a contemporary interior, especially alongside a grey colour palette.
Candles are one of those gifts that are universally embraced by interiors addicts, because they have multiple uses. Be it visual decoration, lighting or scent. This ‘Urban fig and Olive’ scented candle from Debenhams is an absolute delight. The hand poured concrete vessel, with geometric design would look right at home in a contemporary interior, AND it’s reusable. This item has also been reduced from £30.00 to £21.00, win-win!
TIME FOR TEXTURE
Interiors lovers are historically touchy-feely people! They can’t help it! Texture plays such an important role in any interior design scheme, which is why we have included this amazing (and extremely heavy) slate photo frame from Gray & Willow. This frame has been reduced from £20.00 to £12.00 and is available at House of Fraser. This is one of our Budget Friendly picks and we think it would look right at home in ANY style of interior.
We think you should only consider this chic Espresso Cup & Saucer set, if you have a pretty good idea of the design styles favoured by your ‘interiors addict’! The design features a block print offset with a hand painted floral design on new bone china (using 1970’s Italian influence). The colour palette of soft pinks with sumptuous blues and greens, with gold highlights provides a strong style statement, that we think many interiors fans (who also love an Espresso) would gladly welcome into their home. Pick this up for £40.00 at Oliver Bonas.
EVERYONE LOVES A CANDLE (THAT’S WHY WE’VE RECOMMENDED TWO!)
We’ve decided to add another scented candle to the mix, as you can’t really have too many scented candles and we have personal experience of these ones! They smell absolutely beautiful and are hand poured in Ireland. Bonus points! Só Soy candles are produced near the infamous Giant’s Causeway and the item pictured can be purchased for £20.00.
For interiors lovers who are fans of art AND the inclusion of nature or animals in their living space, this piece of art is sure to be a BIG HIT. This (limited edition) textured print has been produced by Northern Irish Artist, Kathryn Callaghan and at £210.00 is definitely a bit of a splurge but for the right person, will be a cherished Christmas gift. You can snap this up at in klöver
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
Round mirrors are super trendy at the minute and this mirror from M&S is no different. It has a slightly rugged aesthetic with the addition of rope, which we LOVE! At only £79.00, this is definitely a keenly priced piece you want to snap up!
NEVER GO WRONG WITH A VASE
Interior fans adore statement vases for the pockets of visual interest they bring to an interior. We’ve chosen this glossy, slightly textured glass vase from Harvey Norman, priced at £55.00.
STYLISH OFFICE ITEMS
Stationary and interiors addicts kinda go hand-in-hand, which is why we’ve included this very stylised Orla Kiely notebook. It is a very Budget Friendly price of £18.75 and is available from The Designerie.