Our Top Beautiful and Useful Homeware Buys
If you could start at the very beginning with a new home, how would you fill it?
Here at BuyMeOnce we’re very excited about our founder Tara Button's book A Life Less Throwaway coming out on the 8th February. The book suggests we can all lead happier, more fulfilled lives when we carefully fill our homes with things we will love and use forever rather than wasting time, money and energy on crap. With that in mind, we've rounded up some BuyMeOnce homeware items that are as beautiful as they are practical, true investment items that will work hard to earn their place in your home. Before you buy anything, it's always worth asking a few questions.
- Is it durable?
- Is it practical?
- Is it beautiful? Will I still find it beautiful in twenty years?
- Is it adaptable so I don't get bored?
- Is it sustainable?
These seven BuyMeOnce items answer these questions, making them great investments for any cosy, stylish and sustainable living space.
1. Nanoleaf Aurora Smarter Kit
The Aurora Smarter Kit from design pioneers at Nanoleaf is an LED smart lighting system. Energy efficient and eco-friendly, the panels are completely adaptable allowing you to style and restyle the system to your heart's content. And if your style changes in a few years? No problem! For inspiration, be sure to check out some of the amazing things people have done with their Aurora lighting systems on instagram.
We are completely in love with this beautiful handmade copper kettle from British artisans Richmond Kettle Company! Hand-spun to order using traditional Edwardian hand-tinning techniques, this kettle won't be letting you down in a few years time like an electric equivalent might. Plus, who doesn't want a work of art in their kitchen?
3. Sasha and Me Mano Dog Bed
This lifetime guaranteed dog bed from Sasha and Me is so stylish it will blend right in with your favourite home decor. Ethically handcrafted from anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic fabric, your pup will look adorable snoozing on this beautiful bed.
4. 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up' by Marie Kondo
Though the book is obviously not lifetime guaranteed, this international best-seller by Marie Kondo is an amazing tool that can help you build a happier, more positive relationship with the things in your home. Plus, the beautiful cover will look great on your coffee table! (Of course, if you really want to reduce your clutter you can always download the Kindle version.)
5. Luks Linen Diamond Handwoven Cushion
We love the tactile, artisanal look of these Diamond Cushions from Luks Linen. Not only are they handmade and ethically produced using traditional Turkish hand-looming techniques, they also come with an incredible 20-year guarantee! The simple grey pattern looks equally stylish layered with bright, funky colours as when part of a sleek, monochrome interior.
6. Brabantia Pedal Bin
It's hard to imagine getting excited about a bin, but we definitely get excited about this classic pedal bin from Brabantia. Not only is it guaranteed for 10 years, it was designed specifically to be taken apart and recycled at the end of it's life. This stylish product is available either in a range of bright colours or in cool white and silver for a sleek, minimal look.
7. Urbanara Karakol Cotton Bed Linen
What home is complete without beautiful bed sheets? This Karakol bed linen set from Urbanara is made from extra-long staple, combed and mercerised cotton in a sateen weave, making it both luxuriously soft and especially durable. The dark navy will give a modern look to your bedroom whilst remaining timeless - which is handy since these will be around for a long time!
What have been your most beautiful and beloved homeware items that have stood the test of time? We'd love to know in the comments!
For more home inspiration you can check out our Mindful Home Edit.