The Best Interior Design Stores in Edinburgh

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Modern Interior Design | ©
Photo of Tori Chalmers
30 May 2017

Whether a vibrant pop of colour, sophisticated sofa or sculptural accent piece, every room needs a bit of subtle embellishing here and there. Take decorating matters into your own hands and visit our guide to Edinburgh’s best interior design stores. Serious home envy and style goals guaranteed!

ANTA Scotland Ltd

ANTA Scotland, formed in 1984, is the brainchild of Annie and Lachlan Stewart who made design dreams a reality. The Edinburgh George Street location is a high-end interior design utopia showcasing Scottish contemporary homewares. From the bespoke carpets and custom curtains, to artisanal stoneware and kitchen accessories, the quality of materials used is humbled by the craftsmanship — everything is handmade. Between the understated touches of tartan and charming Scottish themed prints (think thistles and plaid patterns), ANTA can do no wrong. The upholstered cubes, a smooth style statement, make for a contemporary modern touch in a home.

ANTA Scotland Ltd, 117-119 George St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 1862 832477

PAD Lifestyle

If you have access to a bulging wallet and a discerning eye for cutting-edge design, then look no further than PAD Lifestyle. This ridiculously charming interior mecca plays host to all the lust-worthy big name brands, in addition to a flurry of fabulous bespoke independent designers. The hypnotic potion of eclectic styles and home envy-worthy finds span the whole style gamut and range from fun pillows to mid-century modern accent lamps, sleek sofas, cool storage ideas and more. PAD is more than an interior hotspot. It’s a lifestyle.

Pad Lifestyle, 48 Howe St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 225 9012

Moleta Munro

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If attaining ‘home envy’ or becoming the next Insta-famous interior guru in Scotland (and beyond) is of top priority, then forget whatever it is you’re doing and make way for Moleta Munro. Now. This insanely hip interior design store opens up a whole new universe of epic style constellations in the form of all things homey. Between the uber contemporary furniture, gorgeous floor rugs, cool lighting and endless trendy accessories, there’s enough style game to slay them all! Choose from a vast menu of designers and design away.

The Nomads Tent

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A tried and true Edinburgh fixture since 1983, The Nomads Tent came about after founder Rufus Reade set out on a Culture Trip-worthy adventure to Turkey in search of kilims and rugs. Since then, this reputable interior rug paradise has specialised in everything you could ever wish for from rugs and textiles, to furniture, jewellery, ceramics and exquisite cultural artefacts. Nomads Tent prides itself on ethical and honest trade and draws inspiration from the cultures and crafts of India, Iran, Morocco, Turkey and Vietnam, resulting in a most compelling selection of handpicked authentic stock. The shop reading corner, complete with books for sale, is a welcomed imaginative touch.


Those on mission for finding that incomparable finishing touch or set on bestowing an abode with that sense of je ne sais quoi should seek out Homer, a gorgeous homeware and lifestyle brand with a fancy for vintage chic and the unique. From adorable home accessories to one-of-a-kind furniture and stand-out finds, every piece is meticulously handpicked by owners Jayne and Kevin. The Edinburgh location on Howe St boasts a range of expertly decorated themed rooms set within a striking Georgian townhouse. The ever-changing stock and one-off gems make Homer the kind of place you incorporate into your weekly rituals!

Homer, 8 Howe St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 225 3168

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