Searching for the best home deals across multiple shops and sites has become a daily part of my life, so much so that I often find myself scrolling in my spare time, too. As you can probably tell, I love my job. I am never one to gatekeep anything, so it is only fair that I share my Cyber Monday home deals wish list with you, our wonderful readers.
This year, I've made it my personal mission to find furniture, accessories, appliances, and furnishings that will not only make my home look expensive but are efficient, durable, and timeless.
Now, I adore a trending product purchase as much as the next person. Yes, even I succumb to the whims of fast trends every now and again, but not this time; this year I am taking a breather and reassessing my previous shopping fails and bringing you only the very best in design and innovation.
1. Soft furnishings and accessories that add texture, dimension and depth
If I could only pick one item to purchase this Black Friday, it would be a brand-new rug. Why? Rugs are fundamental to the look and feel of your home. Jute rugs, in particular, will add dimension and texture to your home. Rough and coarser textures, such as jute, carry plenty of 'visual weight' and will create a cozy, rustic aesthetic in your home. Quite simply, without texture, a space will fall flat.
If, like me, you love to entertain you'll know the value of a good quality – and pretty – tablecloth. This 100% cotton design will not only elevate your hosting come Christmas, but it will also wash well. You'll thank me later.
Beautiful candle holders are my kryptonite – you can never have too many. Dyed with my favorite color, I just couldn't resist adding not one, but four of these delightful objects to my shopping basket.
Crafted from durable and heat-resistant borosilicate glass, these add ambiance to any table. They're elegant, simple, and available in a range of sizes.
2. Classic furniture that will stand the test of time
I've been wanting to buy a shearling chair for so long. This cozy, cocooning piece is the epitome of 'quiet luxury' for me – a trend I have loved for so long.
I adore Jake Arnold. This chair has been on my lust list as soon as it launched, and I couldn't believe it when I saw that it is currently on sale for Black Friday. I don't expect this to last very long.
Who doesn't like a piece of multifunctional furniture? Crafted of supple leather, this ottoman makes a luxe landing spot for resting your feet or a tray for holding books, drinks, and candles.
3. Bedding to help you get a restful night's sleep
You'll never regret investing in the best bedding and pillows for your home. A good night's sleep is priceless. Crafted from premium, 100% cotton fibers with a sateen weave and 300-thread count, you'll be glad you invested.
Elegant sheets are a bedroom essential. These were the most popular choices in the July Prime Day rush, and we predict them to sell out again.
Toffee is without a doubt the color of the moment, and I couldn't be happier. This bedding is guaranteed to make a statement in the bedroom. Detailed stitching adds a soft, channeled texture while cotton velvet creates warmth and coziness.
4. Kitchen appliances that you'll use year-round
If you love to bake, you need one of these in your life. The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 is without a doubt one of the best stand mixers in the world. Despite being the brand's mid-range offer, it will suit everyone from amateurs to the advanced; and it comes in a vast range of color options.
This might be an expensive option, but De'Longhi's coffee makers are amongst the best, according to our resident barista and shopping editor. The clever appliance can make a coffee shop's range of brews in one, slick and smart machine. There are De'Longhis with more range, but most of those extras are superfluous.
I have waxed lyrical about how much I love and use my Vitamix almost every single day. It is perhaps one of the best purchases I have ever made when it comes to kitchen appliances. This has defended the top spot in our buying guide for years. It blends faultlessly, can heat up food to make soup, and has a 'set it and forget it' function. It's reduced in a number of places, but this is the best deal you'll find.
5. Holiday essentials in preparation for Christmas
Tall artificial Christmas trees can be quite an investment, so sales are the best time to shop for holiday decor. For an enormous 9-foot option, consider the Dunhill Fir Full Artificial Christmas Tree from Michaels. The tree boasts a full silhouette with gorgeous – and realistic – branches and greenery throughout. Now $800 off, this is one of the best deals on Christmas trees we’ve seen so far.
Eucalyptus leaves are divine, so if I can weave them into my home decor throughout the year, I am happy. This life-like evergreen garland comes pre-lit with 50 white LED lights to take the fuss out of festive decorating.
I will be updating and curating this list as and when I find the best deals on luxury homeware throughout the Cyber Monday. I'm surprised that lots of these have outlasted Cyber Monday itself and some are even cheaper today. Remember – I am only including products that I actually love.
After all, English textile designer William Morris once said: 'Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.' It is this very philosophy that I am taking with my shopping habits this year and beyond.
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Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.