Canary Wharf’s five spacious shopping malls house a range of items that are perfect for improving your home this winter, from bedrooms to living spaces
We are spending more time than ever at home, giving us an extra incentive to do those DIY jobs we’ve been putting off, and buy those items – both essential and decorative – that will make our London flats and houses feel more like home. If you own your property, it’s time and money well spent to ensure everything is to your taste, and fit for purpose; if you’re renting, small touches here and there can really put your stamp on a place.
Across the Estate, you can find everything from furniture and lighting to accessories, kitchenware and electrical goods, all under one roof; and John Lewis & Partners in Canada Place shopping mall is one of the best places to start. Its inspiring trends for AW20 are Retro Revival, Scandi Retreat and Modern Archive, and each edit includes hundreds of products to get you started. Its partners in store can advise on any category you’re interested in, and this is especially worth doing for specialist items such as electrical goods or lighting, when the options available are extensive.
Head over to Jubilee Place shopping mall to browse the quirky, cool selection of homeware at Oliver Bonas, also known for its statement lighting, decadent velvet seating and bold art prints. Its pots and planters are as brilliant for one’s own home as for gifting others, as are the diffusers and scented candles – the Orange & Cinnamon set is perfect for the festive season. Also making your house smell fantastic this winter are Molton Brown and Rituals (both located in Jubilee Place). The former is a London-born brand renowned for its distinctive range of eaux de parfum, bath and body, hair and home collections, and the latter specialises in bath, body and home luxury goods, including scented candles and diffusers in packaging that you’ll be proud to put on show.
The White Company, in Jubilee Place also stocks deliciously-scented diffusers as part of its wide range of home decor, furniture and accessories. Its neutral, creative bedding and soft furnishings will turn any bedroom into a haven of calm, and its brilliant seasonal edits will inspire and excite you, whichever room of the house you’re tackling next. Its charming, covetable Christmas decorations, available now, are bound to have you counting down the days until you can put up the tree.
In fact, whether you’re buying for yourself or getting ahead with Christmas gifts, Paul Smith’s Home collection is definitely worth a look for home accessories that are contemporary, cool and – as you’d expect from this British brand – iconic. Its signature stripes can be found on beautiful bone-china teapots, baubles, dog collars and cushions, and on distinctive rugs made in collaboration with The Rug Company. Check out the website and anything that takes your fancy can easily be ordered for collection in the Paul Smith store in Cabot Place shopping mall.
In the run-up to Christmas, the need for gadgets and gizmos becomes ever more important, and Currys PC World (Cabot Place shopping mall) is the place to find everything from TVs and smart home devices to fridge-freezers, gaming laptops and washing machines. Same-day collection from store is on offer, as is free advice from its knowledgeable in-store staff. Keep an eye out at the end of November; there’s a brand new Samsung store opening in Canada Place shopping mall, for all your communication and home electronic needs.
So whatever you need to help make your house even more of a home, you’ll find everything you need this winter, and staff ready to help you, in Canary Wharf.