Having been in ‘lockdown’ since the 23rd March, we have realised just how much our homes mean to us and what is inside them. You’ve heard stories of people setting up desks in the corner of the lounge, in the kitchen and getting creative with things they can find.

Knutsford is lucky to have some wonderful homeware and gift shops that have products to spruce up the rooms from where you work and live. Maybe you want to release your inner Alan Titchmarsh and add some home plants to your room or bring some fresh colour and interest to walls with new artwork.

Listed below is just a few of our Knutsford businesses who have items to decorate the interiors of your home. Could you purchase some new glasses for your Friday night cocktails? Or some All White 2005 Farrow & Ball paint?

The increase in home working has meant more people are spending money on nice things for their surroundings. Serenity Designs with Attitude on Princess Street stock some key artists who are proving to be extremely popular during these times, such as JJ Adams, Craig Everett and Pete Perlegas. Whether it’s an inexpensive print or a collectable original, Serenity have a host of varieties available to suit your style and budget. They are also selling feature glassware from LSA, perfect for those after work drinks!

OKA situated in the Old Conservative Club on Manchester Road has a great selection of furnishings for your home. Over lockdown we have been binge watching Netflix shows in our living room and what better way to make it even more comforting and cosy than with a new cushion or throw? Changing your cushion covers is a great way to instantly lift a room and introduce some colour, check out OKA for a range of different designs.

The homeware market in the UK has expanded substantially in the last decade, going from 10.8 billion to 13.8 billion British pounds by 2020. Over the past few weeks this has probably risen higher due to the increase in people decorating their homes. Farrow & Ball is the ‘designer’ paint largely offering historic colour palettes and quirky names for the colours. Arthur Lee began selling F&B paint in 2012 and within 12 months were given the prestigious title of Worldwide Stockist of the Year. They have been offering ‘drive thru’ collection for paints and will be happy to talk through colours and any questions you may have.

‘Working from home’ is starting to feel like the norm at the moment with the majority of people now doing so. Cheshire Quality on King Street has this wonderful Arthur Wood Teapot Lamp in stock ready to brighten up your workspace. It’s always good to have some quirky items around the house and this is definitely one of them! Maybe it’ll remind you that it’s brew time every time you look at it!

With the possibility of a summer holiday getting more and more slim with the current situation, why don’t you list the places you want to visit when things get back to normal? Mark off the places you have visited with this World Scratch Map from The Little House Shop, it also includes facts about certain countries and cities!

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