Home interiors with Manchester's best homeware brands

December 15, 2023

If you’ve recently moved into a Get Living apartment at New Maker Yards in Salford, you’re likely excited to personalise your space and make it truly feel like home. If you’re in need of some home interior ideas, then fortunately for you, Manchester boasts an array of exceptional homeware stores to help you add your own personal stamp to your new abode.

Elevate your home

Let’s take a closer look at the top Manchester homeware brands that can help you transform your living space into a haven of comfort and style. Whether you’re into contemporary designs to vintage classics, we’ve found something for you:


1. Form Lifestyle Store

6 Bradley Street, Manchester, M1 1EH

Tucked down a side alley in the Northern Quarter, Form Lifestyle Store offers a stylish curation of homeware pieces from independent makers that will make designing your home interior a breeze. The brand ethos is to champion slow-living, which is reflected in store owner Elly’s thoughtful approach to buying; choosing fewer, well-considered products that have been built to last and will take pride of place in your home for years to come.

You’ll find carefully crafted ceramics, textiles, glassware and more at Form Lifestyle Store.

2. Nordic Muse

106 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LR

If you’re a fan of Scandi home interior design, step inside Nordic Muse in the heart of the Northern Quarter to be inspired. This charming store has a carefully selected range of homeware and lifestyle products that embody simplicity, functionality and elegance. From cosy textiles to minimalist tableware, Nordic Muse has everything you need to create a Scandinavian-inspired oasis within your Get Living apartment.

Scandinavian inspired homeware abounds at Nordic Muse in the Northern Quarter.

3. Idaho

56 Greenwood Street, WA14 1RZ / 17 Stanley Square, M33 7WZ

With a flagship store located opposite the popular Altrincham Market Hall, and a second outpost in the new Stanley Square development in Sale, Idaho is the place to head for design-led interior items that will bring a bold splash of colour and originality into your home. Owned by interior stylist Amy Bartlett, the store takes its name from the American state origins of the western cedar wood that gives the shop a warm, welcoming feel, and stocks an impressive array of decorative homewares, ceramics, stationery, gift wrap and cards.

Idaho is a treasure trove of decorative homewares, ceramics and stationery.

4. Rose & Grey

31 Atlantic St, Broadheath, Altrincham WA14 5FA

Whether you’re into vintage finds, industrial chic or mid-century modern, Rose & Grey has plenty of interior design styles within its extensive range of furniture and decor that will help you achieve your desired aesthetic. With an eclectic mix of furniture, lighting, kitchenware and decorative accessories – including an extensive selection of wonderfully lifelike faux plants – this quirky showroom on an industrial estate in Altrincham is well worth a visit!

The Rose & Grey showroom in Altrincham looking festive.

5. Utility Gift & Utility Design

128 Oxford Road, University Green, Manchester, M13 9GP / 50 George Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RH

Originally hailing from Liverpool, Utility now has two gift stores in Manchester; one in the University District and the other in Altrincham. A hub for contemporary design enthusiasts, the physical Utility stores stock a variety of small and quirky lifestyle items, while a sister website, Utility Design, stocks furniture and home accessories from contemporary design brands including HAY, Kartell, Normann Copenhagen and Ferm Living.

You’ll find lots of small quirky homeware pieces at the Utility gift shop.

6. Moth

154 Burton Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH

At Moth you’ll find a refined and beautifully curated selection of Scandi-boho inspired homeware pieces, in soft tones of white, cream, taupe and grey, sitting alongside carefully crafted jewellery and Nordic skincare brands. All the pieces in store confirm to the philosophy of being ‘simple, pared down and effortless for everyday living’, according to store owner (and interior designer) Hazel.

You’ll find an array of Scandi-boho home accessories at Moth on Burton Road.

7. Insitu Architectural Salvage

252 Chester Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 4EX

Located just outside Castlefield in a Grade II listed Victorian pub building, Insitu Manchester is a haven for lovers of both contemporary and vintage design. With a focus on architectural salvage and classic design pieces, the store prides itself on offering unique and cutting-edge furniture and decor pieces that will help you transform your apartment into your own unique vision of home.

Three stories of eclectic vintage homeware finds await you at Insitu Architectural Salavage.

8. Department Manchester

477 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8AG

A beautiful vintage home store selling a cool mix of mid-century furniture, art and interior accessories, Department Manchester is a treasure trove of vintage crockery, sideboards, clocks, lamps, old street signs and more, all lovingly curated by owner Heather Linnett. It’s another great place to head for uncovering unique home interior pieces that will add a personal touch on your Get Living home!

You’ll find a cool mix of mid-century furniture, art and interior accessories at Department in Chorlton.

Happy decorating!

Hopefully you’ve found some wonderful home interior stores here to scour for both products and ideas to incorporate into your Get Living apartment. Manchester is home to so many unique home interiors stores that, no matter your personal sense of style, you’ll be able to find plenty of home interior design ideas locally to help you stamp your own decor style on your home in no time.

Image credits:

Header image of vase from @roseandgreyinteriors on Instagram
All imagery included in article by © Kate Baxter / @fabricofmylife

Headshot of blogger and guest writer Kate Baxter from Fabric Of My Life

Kate Baxter

Kate is an award-winning blogger behind Fabric Of My Life bringing together interiors, design, food and travel following her relocation from London to Manchester.

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