The 15 dreamy interior items that have reached cult status this summer

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These homeware pieces are so popular, they sell out as soon as they’re restocked – you’ll see why…

Our homes have become our sanctuaries even more than ever lately. It’s no surprise then that everyone has been paying more attention to their interiors. According to Pinterest, searches for wall art have risen by 705% – it seems staring at a blank wall isn’t on anyone’s agenda right now. Rightly so, considering the likes of Swedish illustrator Astrid Wilson (who has already collaborated with Brit brand Rixo) is proving a hit with her punchy floral prints. Pinterest also revealed that searches for supporting small brands has increased elevenfold over the past few months, proving people’s shopping habits may be shifting to lesser-known, independent brands. 

Luckily the unique creatives and small businesses are the ones that are reigning supreme when it comes to fashion and homeware right now. We’ve seen an influx on Instagram of certain brands – more specifically, certain items – proving so popular this summer, some of them have already sold out. Matilda Goad’s now-iconic clam shell bowl has a two week waiting list and London-brand Siren’s handmade candles sold out within 10 minutes the last time they were restocked. You may think not many pieces are worth getting in a virtual queue for, but we guarantee once you see these you’ll change your mind. 

It’s time to welcome the interior items that have reached instant cult status, get your hands on them, if you’re quick. Be prepared to join the fan club in 3, 2 1…

1. Astrid Wilson prints

The boy band posters we loved as a teen have been replaced with chicer alternatives. We can’t stop lusting over everyone’s framed collage artwork on Instagram and one illustrator in particular is catching our eye: Astrid Wilson. The Swedish creative designed five exclusive prints for Brit fashion brand Rixo last summer. Now, everyone wants to get in on the colourful action. The flower market styles capturing different cities are so popular we can’t stop seeing them on our Insta feeds. 

2. Gustaf Westman curvy mirror

If you’re a fan of Scandi interiors then it’s time to put Gustaf Westman on your radar. The Swedish designer is the creator of many influencers’ latest obsession – the curvy mirror. In six different pastel colours, the statement piece is bound to make a major impact in any room. Upgrading outfit shots everywhere, you’ll have to contact the man himself via the website for prices.

3. Raawi Strøm vases

We’re not sure at what point in our lives that it happened, but vases now make us happy. As decorative pieces or filled with flowers, they’ve become somewhat of an ‘it’ item to show off (Anissa Kermiche’s love handles vase can vouch for that). Copenhagen-born brand Raawi created the Strøm collection and it instantly made its way to the Matchesfashion homepage – that’s when you know they’re going to be a hit. The edit includes a vase, bowl and jug in different colours and sizes. Although they’re in bright colours, the sleek simple design makes them ideal for the minimalists and maximalists out there. 

4. Siren body candles

Handmade in London, these vegan and plastic-free body candles (available in many different colours) from sustainable brand Siren can be found on Etsy for just £14. Celebrating the female form, we’ve been given some insider info from the founders that there will be more inclusive body shapes coming soon. Proving to be an instant hit, the too-good-to-burn candles sold out within 10 minutes. Siren recommend putting on your notifications on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss out.

5. Eva Sonalike pouffe

Maximalists, this one is for you. We spotted this gorgeous London-based interiors brand on Instagram and it’s all about bringing colour to life. Cushions, lampshades, make-up bags and pouffes can all be found in bright, bold prints. We’ve particularly seen this green beauty doing the rounds. Pop it next to a dusty pink wall for a colour clash that works. 

6. Matilda Goad clam bowl

Shells aren’t just a trend when it comes to jewellery this season, they’re also hot in the homeware department, too. Designer Matilda Goad launched her giant shell bowl and naturally it got snapped up pretty fast. Spotted in the homes of influencers including Monikh Dale, if we can’t go to a sunny beach spot anytime soon we’ll settle for gazing at this beauty. You’ll have to get on the list though, there’s a two week wait list – pre-order below. 

  • Matilda Goad clam bowl

    Matilda Goad shell bowl
    Matilda Goad shell bowl

    Fill with fruit, throw in some tea light candles or just leave it to empty as a main feature piece – this giant shell will be the centre of attention either way.

    Shop Matilda Goad shell bowl, £190

7. Oscar Piccolo pleated lamp

News just in: the pleated lampshade is back. Most likely previously spotted in our grannies’ homes, now they’re the lamp style du jour. Sicilian-born artist and designer Oscar Picollo’s colour block styles on a sleek wavy base are a Pinterest favourite. So much so, they’ve sold out. If you can’t wait, you can copy the look with pleated shades at Danish brand, Fabrek (here).

8. Afton by Palm jewellery dish

One of the lockdown trends – along with banana bread – has been clay. Some people have been buying it, others having been doing some DIY and making clay candleholders, pots and vases themselves. If you prefer the first one, you’re going to love Afton by Palm. This face dish popped up on our feeds and it’s proving to be a popular style, for obvious aesthetically pleasing reasons. 

9. My Lady Garden bouquets 

Bringing instant joy to London homes everywhere, My Lady Garden is the florist with a difference. The unique, bold and punchy bunches are what dreams are made of. With different colour palettes each week and throughout seasons, you can get them delivered straight to your door from You can also get weekly or bi-weekly subscriptions so that you’re never without them. These bouquets have been making us smile on our daily Instagram swipe – we guarantee they’ll have the same effect on everyone. 

  • My Lady Garden signature bouquet

    My Lady garden bouquet
    My Lady garden bouquet

    Guaranteed to make your house feel like a home, the classic bunch comes in a different colour palette each week. Get them every Tuesday and Thursday delivered in London in sizes petit to extra large.

    Shop My Lady Garden signature bouquet, from £25

10. Aya Aromas

  • Aya Aromas

    You can never have enough scented candles and Aya Aromas has the sweetest scents. Focusing on self love, these are made to make you feel soothed and stress-free. They’re also made from 100% soy, so better for the environment and they burn for longer. 

    Shop Aya Aromas coconut sugars candle, £20

11. La Basketry

Handmade basket brand La Basketry are a go-to for, you guessed it, baskets. Not just the average baskets – we’re talking bowls, laundry baskets, tissue boxes and handheld fans. There are even DIY kits online to try it out yourself. This blue printed style below is going to sell out, fast.

12. Tekla bedding

Our beds may have become our office/dining table/Netflix hub as well as our sleep space – this is why great bedding is an investment. Styling the bed area has also become a thing recently with fancy cushions, bedside lamps and chic sheets taking the limelight. One brand we’ve seen countless times is Tekla – the Copenhagen-born homeware heroes. Focusing on organic cotton, their towels, bath robes, blankets and bedding are making a statement. Subtle hues and statement stripes, it’s the instantly recognisable label to add a hint of Scandi style to your living space. 

13. Michel Ducaroy’s toga sofa

Like a beanbag, but a thousand times more luxe, the Toga sofa by designer Michel Ducaroy is a favourite amongst the minimalists. In block colours and neutrals, this squishy sofa makes us want to jump on it immediately. You can find your local stockist over at Price is on application, which always means it will be on the expensive side. Knowing you’ll own this beauty for years and years to come though will be worth the splurge. We’re big fans of this red style but have also spotted it in chic tan leather. 

14. Hay coloured crates

Say hey to the Hay crates (dad joke necessary), and your storage problems will be solved. Wave goodbye to unsightly clear crates, these ones are all about being on show. In every colour of the rainbow you can make them work depending on your home style. Instagram has been flooded with the pastel iterations sat next to Scandi items like the now famous Lex Pott candle. The smaller size below is ideal for beauty products – you can thank us later. 

15. Prick Ldn cactus

It may be an age thing, or the fact we’ve been in our homes more but we love a house plant. Prick Ldn specialises in low maintenance cacti and succulents, perfect for beginners. We’ve spotted everyone tagging their Prick plants on Instagram so it’s time to get in on the action. 

Opening image: @wethepeoplestyle

Other images: courtesy of brands

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