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12 places to buy great homeware in Leeds

Living in a rented home doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. Through furnishings and decorations, your space can be easily personalised to reflect your individual taste.

From independent gems to budget-friendly brands, these shops in and around Leeds are perfect if you’re looking to spruce up your rented home.

Homeware shops in Leeds

We’re lucky to have a great variety of homeware shops in Leeds city centre and the surrounding areas. Bring your rented space to life with a range of rugs, vases, prints and more, from these places.


Wilko was no doubt a staple during your days in student accommodation, and professional renters can still take advantage of those practical and budget-friendly items.

The shop is great for stocking up on cheap essentials – Tupperware, cookware, storage boxes, etc. – however, you’ll also find a regularly changing section of soft furnishings and attractive home décor items.

Wilko is great at keeping up-to-date with seasonal trends, so if you’re a savvy shopper who wants to add some style to your space, the homeware stores in Leeds are a great place to browse.

Wilko has seven stores across the Leeds area.


Interior of IKEA store, a brand of multinational group that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture and homeware products

There’s a reason your Mum dragged you around Dunelm on Saturday afternoons – the affordable furniture and cute living items are just too good to miss.

Dunelm has a bit of everything, from practical storage solutions to eye-catching finishing touches, meaning it’s a great shop for decorating a furnished or unfurnished rented home.

The products regularly make the magazine lists of ‘this season’s homeware favs’. However, if spending hours trawling a retail park isn’t for you, don’t worry. Dunelm has an extensive website where items can be reserved online and picked up in-store instead.

We recommend visiting in person though – the sale items sell out fast, and you never know what cushion or clock may catch your eye.

Dunelm has one store in the Leeds area.

Homesense/TK Maxx

If you’re after ridiculously unique home furnishings in Leeds, look no further than Homesense and TK Maxx.

Owned by the same company, both stores are impressive in their array of on-trend décor items. Think quirky plant pots, bright cushions, statement lampshades, and more. TK Maxx promises prices that will never be beaten, offering big-name designers for a fraction of the price.

The important thing is not to enter Homesense or TK Maxx looking for a particular item – allow the homewares to speak to you. Their stocklists are also constantly changing, so we recommend working out when your local store restocking day is and visiting early for the best pick of the bargains.

Charity shops

One person’s trash is another man’s treasure, or so the saying goes, and this is especially true in your local charity shop.

We love charity shops for their purse-friendly trinkets (think decorative bowls, figurines, and tea sets galore), however, some charities also collect unwanted larger items, including sofas, dining tables, and even bed frames.

If your rented home is unfurnished, a trip to the charity shop is a must. Affordable but also eco-friendly, you’ll be saving a bulky item from demolition or landfill.

Charity shops are a guilt-free place to pick up your home décor or soft furnishings in Leeds, and we’re lucky enough to have a range to choose from across the city.

Favourites include:

  • Emmaus Leeds, which stocks second-hand furniture as well as preloved white goods.
  • The British Heart Foundation has five stores across the area, although the Newmarket Street shop is great for old-style furniture.
  • The Feel Good Furniture Shop has two locations, where you can find beds, bureaus, sofas, and more, alongside electrical appliances.
  • St Luke’s Cares is a huge warehouse off Dewsbury Road, which gets daily deliveries of furniture, electrical items, and white goods.
  • Cancer Research UK in Lands Lane is known for its good quality homeware, from cushions to crockery.

Independent shops

Spring homeware fair. Colorful ceramics and fresh flowers on the counter

If you’re wondering where to go shopping in Leeds, look no further than our city’s eclectic collection of independent shops, many of which boast excellent homeware sections.

Leeds Corn Exchange has a number of quirky homeware outlets, ideal if you’re looking for décor items and soft furnishings in Leeds.

As well as being a popular book and stationery shop, Colours May Vary has its finger on the pulse when it comes to eye-catching homewares with a difference. Candles, ceramics and textiles can all be found here, as well as a decent selection of prints to help jazz up your space.

Japanese inspired Giant Kitten are certified pop culture fanatics, meaning their homeware items and gifts are guaranteed to be bright and fun. Find a treasure for your rented home and pick up a prezzie for a pal, too.

Indie Makers is packed to the brim with delights by independent designers from up and down the UK and, luckily for us, they also boast fab little luxuries for the home too. Stop here for candles, wax melts, or anything to give your home a more indulgent feel.

Finally, we have Plant Point, which (you guessed it) is your one-stop-shop for all things plant-related. Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or new to the world of flora, Plant Point can offer tips and advice on the best plant for your home. Be sure to also check out the terrariums, which are very on-trend right now in the world of home décor.

If you’re still seeking your perfect place to furnish, Pickard Properties is here to help. With a range of professional homes to rent across Leeds, we’ve got you covered.

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