Homewares in Guildford: The top 10 local shops to beautify your home

Having a beautiful home to return to after a busy day is one of life’s greatest pleasures. There’s nothing quite like sitting back with a cup of tea, enjoying your surroundings. But to curate a home in alignment with your personal taste can be quite the process, particularly if you aren’t sure where to turn. Fortunately, in the vibrant Guildford area, there is an array of homeware boutique stores and local craft markets perfect for discovering unique pieces to suit every style.

In today’s Seymours Guildford article, we’ll be sharing some of our team’s favourite homewares in Guildford, each stunningly stocked and ready to beautify your home. Whether you are yet to move to the area or have been a local for a number of years, there’s something for everyone – the tricky part is trying to stop yourself from buying it all, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

#1 OKA

Address: 18 Tunsgate, GU1 3QU

Best for: Contemporary and classic design.

OKA furniture provides luxury furniture and classic home accessories to Guildford town and beyond! It has a wide selection of pieces on offer, from soft furnishings and lighting to flowers and accessories – whatever you are after, it’s likely they’ll have it! This modern, sophisticated style of these pieces is highly complementary to the period properties you’ll find throughout Guildford making it a popular shopping spot for those wishing to update their interior.

Their large showroom in Tunsgate is perfect for browsing through their latest offerings and the friendly on-site team are always on hand to offer guidance. Prep yourself with a coffee or two before whiling away an hour or so browsing through this stunning store – we’ll be amazed if you walk away empty-handed!

#2 Design Vintage

Address: 1st Floor, Tunsgate Quarter, GU1 3QT

Best for: Stylish everyday items and the occasional vintage find.

Perhaps the best one-stop shop for homewares in Guildford, Design Vintage has over 4000 square feet for you to browse through! From furniture and lighting to home accessories, you can find almost anything in this huge showroom – ideal if you are a first-time buyer or just want a complete interior refresh.

But, this spot isn’t just for your everyday pieces. Vintage-lovers will rejoice as they also offer spectacular one-off pieces that you can rest assured no one else will have! Be sure to pop by whenever you are in town to secure these special vintage items, ideal conversation starters you and your visitors are sure to love.

#3 Surrey Home & Gifts

Address: 19a Swan Lane, GU1 4EQ

Best for: Unique finishing touches.

This boutique has a wide selection of products, perfect to finish and bring a room together in your home – or, to give as a gift to friends and family. You can even add a little personal touch with an initial cushion or plaque; a wonderful addition to any home that really stands out from the crowd.

So, if you’re looking for something unique to add the final finishing touches to your home, it’s definitely paying this local homeware store a visit. As they say, it’s all in the detail!

In addition, the store is particularly renowned for its luxurious, hand-poured candle range and reed diffusers; the scent really can make all the difference to the overall feel of your property so it’s certainly worth considering Surrey Home & Gifts if you are thinking of refreshing your home with a new aroma.

#4 Guildford’s specialist markets

Address: Highstreet, find out more here and mark the key dates in your diary to make sure you don’t miss out!

Best for: Local and hand-crafted pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

The antique and brocante markets are filled with hidden treasures, but you’ll have to move quickly to snap up these amazing deals as the specialist market fills the streets just three times throughout the year! Meet the local crafters and second-hand furniture restorers to discover more about the background of your unique piece. It’s certainly the place to find those one-of-a-kind items!

Homewares in Guildford don’t get much better than those you’ll find in this market, plus you’ll be experiencing a little of the town’s history. Known for its large-scale, authentic markets running since the days of the Domesday Book, Guildford attracts visitors from far and wide. Secure yourself an interesting piece, rich in history from this special market – the perfect Sunday if you ask us!

Find the market in the High Street from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm on the following dates:

  • Sunday 12th September
  • Sunday 12th December

#5 The Lighting Centre

Address: 89 Woodbridge Road, GU1 4QD

Best for: Decorative lighting features to add atmosphere.

Lightning can completely transform a room, adding atmosphere and elevating the mood – whether it be an intimate date night in or a celebration with friends and family. There are so many different options for lightning out there, so it can be difficult narrowing down your search to find the right fit! But, The Lighting Centre team is on hand to help you find a solution. 

With a huge range of decorative fixtures on offer, their welcoming team are there to guide you through the process. It’s a must-visit when refreshing the feel of your home!

#6 India Jane

Address: 168 High St, Guildford, GU1 3HW

Best for: Luscious, luxurious furniture.

Offering luscious furniture from its huge showroom found on the historic cobbled high street, India Jane has a fantastic range to suit everyone – it’s an interior haven. From antique-inspired to more contemporary designs, you are sure to find something that matches your personal style here. 

Particularly for those with a craving for soft furnishings, bold mirrors and prints, homewares in Guildford don’t come much better than those you’ll find in this store! Just be careful you don’t walk away with the whole store – spanning four floors, it’s difficult to stop yourself picking up every item.

#7 Rugmart

Address: 2-3 Woodbridge Road, GU1 4PU

Best for: Plush rugs from traditional to modern design.

Is there anything better than walking across a soft, plush rug in your home on a cold winter’s day? If you’re looking for the perfect rug to add a little luxury to your home, there’s no better place to turn to than Rugmart. They have a huge collection on offer that will suit any style, harmonising with the overall aesthetic of your room. 

From traditional to modern, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. In fact, Rugmart is renowned across the UK as one of the top destinations for rugs – so you know you’re in good hands shopping here! And, as a Guildford local, you have the bonus of it being right on your doorstep.

#8 Babylon Trading

Address: 8/19, White Lion Walk, Guildford, GU1 3DN

Best for: Quirky, unique pieces.

For something truly unique, why not try Babylon Trading? From quirky homeware to fun gifting options, it’s a great place to browse – you never know what you might find in this interesting, vibrant store! Everything they sell has something a little unique about it, our team particularly loves the animal S&P shakers, a point of interest for any dinner party! So, if you are looking to add a splash of fun style into your home, make this local spot your first port of call.

#9 Neptune

Address: 171 High St, Guildford, GU1 3AJ

Best for: Independently designed, contemporary twists on classic items.

In a sash window fronted Georgian property that was once a bank, sits the Neptune store. A conceptual homeware store that not only offers a stunning selection of contemporary design, but also home design and renovation too! Each of their items is designed in-house and placed through rigorous analysis before being brought to you, ensuring these pieces will last you a lifetime. 

As a conceptual store, it’s also ideal for sourcing inspiration from and recreating elements in your own home with a twist. Using a selection of these exquisitely designed items in harmony with your own personal possessions can make for a very stylish, sophisticated yet unique space.

#10 BoConcept

Address: 89 Woodbridge Rd, Guildford, GU1 4QD

Best for: Minimalist, Danish design.

Offering contemporary metal, glass & upholstered pieces with a Danish feel, BoConcept is an interesting store to browse for the minimalists amongst us! It’s the place to discover the very latest in interior trends and the store’s experienced designers are on hand to introduce you to the possibilities of customising their designs to create the home of your dreams. 

An exquisite, statement piece can completely transform your home and is a wonderful feature to centre your home around with smaller details. Often, we think this has to be bold but minimalist design can be spectacular when aligned with your personal taste!

Finding your personal style with homewares in Guildford

Interior design should be personal, engaging and reflect who you are. It’s great fun exploring this through different items – Guildford is the perfect spot to browse and secure the pieces you really love. Beautify your home and support local businesses within our vibrant town centre whilst you are at it! 

To find your personal style, take your time and consider what makes you happiest – how do you want to feel in your home when you sit down at the end of the day? Where will the focus be? It doesn’t need to be an overnight process, take your time and have fun with it! We hope this guide from our Seymours Guildford team has helped inspire you; as locals ourselves, we’re always on hand to offer advice.

Are you looking to move to the area? Or selling your home and wanting to work with the local expert estate agents? If you’d like free market advice or need an instant property valuation you can trust, get in touch with the team at Seymours Guildford on 01483 576833 or email us directly here.