Furniture and Homeware Favourites for AW21

We’re halfway through September and the long summer days are getting shorter and shorter. Now is the time to start getting comfy and cosy at home and the perfect time to refresh your space.

Autumn is my favourite season, I love when all the new Autumn/Winter homeware and furniture collections start arriving in store. This year, there’s so much choice. It has been pretty hard to pin down my absolute favourites. Here are my favourite must-have Autumn/Winter homeware and furniture for 2021…


For the lounge, it’s all about a quick refresh with blankets, cushions and some scented candles. That’s an easy way to update your lounge for autumn which is excellent for movie nights with friends or simply unwinding after a long day at work – whether you have a long commute or one that is just down the stairs.

Pink Berber Cushion, £10, George Home
Faux Plants, Homesense

Absolutely love the range of faux plants in Homesense. I usually opt for real plants, but faux is great for those spaces that don’t have much light, or you’re away from home too often.

Dark brown round next coffee tables, set of two with gold metal legs. Large dark brown TV media unit with gold metal accents.
Arden Coffe Nest of 2 tables, £275 / Arden Superwide TV Stand, £499, Next
Woven Storage Basket, £15 / Tufted Cushion, £16 / Pom Pom and Plait Tufted Cushion, £14 / Tassel and Pom Pom Cushion, £12, Matalan
Round white storage table with hidden storage at the top, shelf underneath, set upon black metal legs.
Storage Side Table, £99, Next

I’ve seen this in-store at Next and love it! You can pop things such as remotes (or snacks) in the top compartment and slide the lid over it. Out of sight then!

Ivory Tufted Arc Cushion, £10 / Peach Boucle Cushion, £7 / Cane Weave Square Cushion, £7, Primark

Kitchen storage and accessories

Autumn is the ideal time to give your kitchen a tidy up and sort out the cupboards, ready to start filling them to the brim come Christmas. Storage in a kitchen is key, so I love the new storage solutions which I’ve featured below.

Set of 3 Malvern Storage Baskets, £25 / Malvern Dish Drainer, £22 / Malvern Mug Tree, £16, Next
Wooden Serving Dish, £6 / Ceramic Serving Dish, £6 / Linen Fringed Runner, £6 / 4PK Pinch Bowls, £4, Primark
Bronx Kitchen Larder Cupboard, £750, Next

Don’t have an actual pantry built-in? This larder cupboard is brilliant!

Ceramic Mug, £3 / Ceramic Milk Jug, £7 / Embossed Butter Dish, £8 / 3PK Cream Canisters, £7, Primark
Elements Glass Canisters, from £7, Dunelm

If you’ve got the space for it, open-shelving is great! Adore these jars from Dunelm with the wooden lids. Filled with everything you need, these will look good on display.

White dinner set with triangular indents along the edge of the plates.
Hatton 12 Piece Dinner Set, £48, Next
Ceramic Milk Jug, £7 / Medium Ceramic Bowl, £4 / Ceramic Serving Dish, £7 / Wicker Placemats, £4 / Linen Fringed Runner, £6 / Rattan Coasters, £2.50 / Linen Napkins, £3, Primark
George Home

Bedroom furniture and bedding

The easiest way to update your bedroom is by changing the bedding, it is of course covering the largest piece of furniture in the room. A new set of bedding is an easy way to bring the feeling of autumn to your bedroom. Opt for some brushed cotton and a slightly heavier duvet to keep you warm. Don’t forget the blankets!

Striped Duvet Set, £30 / Larged Ridged Ceramic Vase, £8 / Candle, £2.50, Primark
Meadow Ditsy Floral 100% Cotton Duvet Cover, from £22 / Indi Bedside Table, £169 / Lara Natural Chair, £129, Dunelm
Dorma Purity Kempley Jacquard White Duvet Cover Set, from £80, Dunelm

This bed just looks incredibly inviting! A simplistic white duvet cover set with plenty of pillows and blankets will make it snug and homey.

Leaf Print Duvet Set, £20, Primark
Jett Grey 100% Organic Cotton Duvet Cover Set, from £40, Dunelm
Blue Inky Wash Reversible Duvet Set, from £12, George Home

This looks certainly beautiful! If you’ve got a plain bedroom, this will fill the space with colour and look striking.

Priya Side Table, £149, Dunelm

Bathroom accessories

Feeling a bit chilly and need to jump into the bath to defrost? Upgrading your towels for some new autumnal designs is a great way to revive the look of the bathroom. Remember to add some scented candles to set the mood. Faux plants are ideal for bathrooms with low light, so it’s well worth popping a few around.

Ceramic Serving Dish, £7 / Candle, £2.50, Primark
100% Cotton Leaf Print Towels, £5 – £10, Matalan
Monochrome Tribal Towel, from £4 / Other World Tribal Towel, from £4 / Blue Whale Towel, from £4, George Home

Home office furniture

We may be working a lot more home than we ever would’ve planned, which means your office space deserves a little revamp. Place the desk in front of the window for maximum natural light and surround yourself with plants – they’re a natural mood booster.

Denton Oak Desk, £279, Dunelm

This desk is utterly beautiful in its simple yet elegant modern design!

Monochrome modern office setup with white desk, soft cushion and black framed pictures on the wall.
Black Metal Wire Notice Board, £16 / Round Seat Pads, £16 / Trailing Plant in Ceramic Pot, £10, Matalan

Cosy textiles and accessories

It’s all about the scents of autumn and warm blankets. That is exactly what is needed in the cold evenings. Light a candle, get cosy and put on your favourite Netflix show.

Herringbone Wool Blanket in Mustard, £45, byFoke
Autumn Leaves Wax Melts, £2.95, Village Wax Melts
Raffia Cushion, £10 / Ruskin Orange Check, £24 / Chunky Hand-Knitted Olive Knit Throw, £45, Dunelm

Cosy up with more cushions than you’ll ever need. Love the choice at Dunelm! That chunky knit blanket is something I cannot live without – I see this being a big seller.

Sandalwood Scented Jar Candle, £1.50 / Cedarwood And Vanilla Scented Jar Candle, £1.50, Primark
Soft Embers Candle, £29, Wild Planet Aromatherapy

Just reading the description of this candle makes me want it! The perfect autumnal scent.

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