Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

From cleaning to kitchenware, 30 stylish alternatives to household essentials

Do you remember your first shopping list after moving into your flat or house? We do. The length of our list was long, but it wasn't filled with items we really wanted. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Our trolley was packed with cleaning, laundry, storage, kitchenware and bathroom essentials that are crucial to our every day lives. 

From dustpans and brushes to toilet holders, the vast amount of these home basics are plastic, generic and eyesores that live in cupboards and corners. 

But we've discovered a new breed of these household essentials that are beautiful, stylish and above all complement the character of our living spaces, such as vintage toilet roll holders, scenic shower curtains and quirky doormats. 

Take a look at our selection of the very best goods on offer. There's something in here for every home and budget. 

Related

shopaholic-confessions-of-a-shopaholic-movie-7534427-2560-1707.jpg

The money-saving discount sites you didn't know you needed

rexfeatures-3769862a.jpg

20 interiors essentials - from throws to lighting - you need to stay warm and cosy this autumn

hero2.jpg

Top 10 Ikea hacks: imaginative and cost-effective ways to transform furniture

Comments

More

There's a sex side-effect which benefits you for 48 hours, study finds

It's all about what's known as the sex "afterglow".

by Hayley Spencer
24 Mar 2017

This is how much the houses in Big Little Lies cost

Spoiler: they're VERY expensive.

by Hayley Spencer
23 Mar 2017

Scientists reveal why you need to stop flaking on plans with friends

Don't flake it 'til you make it

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Mar 2017

Revealed: the number one reason that women break up with their partner

The truth hurts

23 Mar 2017

Been zombied? There’s now a name for this confusing dating behaviour

It's time to talk about the zombies of the dating world...

23 Mar 2017

10 female anthems to share with your mum this Mother's Day

The most moving anthems about motherhood by our favourite female artists.

by Alice Vincent
23 Mar 2017

Londoners share messages of unity and defiance after Parliament attack

“Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism”

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Mar 2017

Games developers donate to girls gaming project after sexist trolling

“It can feel a little helpless to see this stuff and not feel there’s anything positive you can do”

by Amy Swales
22 Mar 2017

10 cocktail recipes inspired by iconic women authors

Intoxicating recipes and feminist literary history: a winning combination.

by Moya Crockett
22 Mar 2017

Footballer charged with murder of ex claims he's 'not a bad guy'

The brazen goalkeeper said 'mistakes happen in life'

22 Mar 2017