Best Home Retailers

John Lewis


Best Online Home Retailers- The Top 10

1. John Lewis

The fact that this longstanding chain has a ‘Royal Warrant’ as a ‘supplier of haberdashery and household goods’ speaks volumes for the quality of the products sold. As a high street mainstay since the 1860s John Lewis has thrived where many, many others have failed – and their pioneering, exhaustive online ranges are a true testament to this.

Flexible, consistently stylish and with a resounding expertise John Lewis is a one-stop shop for all of your household needs, essentials and wants…

2. Laura Ashley

If ever there was an award for the brand that could catch the unreserved romanticism of the British countryside then it would surely belong to Laura Ashley. The traditionalism of the late Laura Ashley’s designs come from the many years that she spent quiliting with her grandmother – a love that would help her completely revitalise the high street as time passed.

Ashley’s passion and eye for making her retro ideas contemporary is still continued today by the company – who have been retailing online for well over a decade now, and are continuing to lead the way.

While they cater for every possible room in your home, it’s also well worth taking a look at their fantastic womenswear range – which again mixes the now with the past to deliver a head-turning final product.

3. House Of Fraser

House of Fraser, or HOF as it is commonly known, has been furnishing homes and clothing gents and ladies since the mid-1860s.  With a wide selection of boutiques from Ralph Lauren to their own Linea range HOF offers itself up as haven for shoppers and homeowners of all ages.

If delivery to your address is a problem, then HOF also offer a ‘click and collect’ option which adds a whole different element of convenience to their online shopping experience. As if that wasn’t incentive enough they also offer free deliver on orders over 50 pounds – which gives you the perfect chance to add a couple of ‘must haves’ alongside a basket full of essentials…


So, you’ve got the living room of your dreams – the sofa is just right, the TV stand is exemplary and there’s even enough space for that pinewood desk you’ve always wanted – but what’s missing? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and to truly tie your room together maybe a couple of pieces of art are just what’s needed. Not only do they give great talking points for your guests but they also add even more spick & span to your perfect abode. is driven by expertise and passion, meaning that you can shop safely in the knowledge that everything listed will have been held in the highest regard by their team. The site’s blissfully easy search options mean that you can even narrow your search results down to ‘room’ and ‘style’.

5. Beyondtelevision

While many will tell you that the wheel was man’s greatest invention, there’s good reasoning that television might just be of an equal value! Whether you’re wanting the perfect screen for the big game, the latest Tarantino or the Hollyoaks omnibus beyondtelevison have more than enough to cover you. Housing ever name from LG to Samsung, they’ll even price-match you if you find your perfect box cheaper on the high street…

6. Furniture Village

Being the largest privately owned furniture chain in the UK, it’s a given that Furniture Village have a recipe for success. And that’s down to the vast range or premium quality brands and items that they offer.

It really is the one-stop shop for the luxury home.

7. Habitat

Habitat’s main focus, from day one, has been all about the product – something you’ll realise after spending just a few moments in one of their flagship stores. Luckily this same philosophy has translated seamlessly into what they sell online – matching the best quality items with their perfect surroundings.

Initially only a select few designs were available online, however this has since changed and their digital catalogue is well and truly a piece of art to behold – offering delivery to Ireland, the UK and Germany.

8. Mattress Man

These comfort, rest and REM sleep giants are a lot more than just the purveyors of a very catchy radio jingle. We all know that no matter how well kitted out the rest of the house will be, there’s a special importance in being able to bed down for a good night’s kip – and everything you could possibly need to count sheep comfortably can be found here.

9. Oakfurnitureland

In a very short space of time Oak Furniture Land have blasted their way right to the top of the current hardwood retailing landscape. Starting small, they were initially part of an ebay business launched by their managing director, Jason Bannister – and in doing so went a different way to most businesses. Having a successful website before they even opened an actual real life showroom!

If you haven’t checked them out already, then it’s most definitely about time that you did…

10. 247 Blinds

The key to life may well be that you should just ‘enjoy life’, however every once in a while (usually at dusk every night) you’ll find yourself just wanting to draw the blinds and drink in the last few hours of the day – and where better to find the perfect blinds than here.

Whether it be roller blinds or Roman blinds, everything here is made to measure and the easy-to-navigate site makes it painlessly simplistic to order a few samples to aid your decision making process. To quote the site itself, you’ll find ‘uncompromising quality at incredible prices.’

Review written by Ashley Brown, Editor