It’s not uncommon for us Homebirds to get excited about interior related affairs, but we’ve stumbled upon something that really does need to be shouted about. If you’re an interior lover (which of course you are – you’re here reading our blog) then you will have heard the hype about up-and-coming website HONE. If not, you absolutely must go and check it out. We have been using it for a while now, both as homeowners and interior designers and you can believe us when we say it’s a game-changer.
With its pages full to bursting of beautiful products from 100 different retailers, it’s never been easier to pin down those perfect pieces that fit with your home and style, whatever your budget.
Whether its inspiration you need because you just don’t know where to start, or you’re after something in particular to fit with your scheme, HONE has it covered and will rescue you from those endless hours trawling the net. Read on to discover more about the site’s unique features and why you absolutely need to use it…
Need to restyle a space but don’t know where to start? Know you want your home to look beautiful but still trying to work out your style? Then the ‘Inspire’ page is for you. It’s full of beautifully crafted mood boards, featuring the products available on the HONE site, so you can see at a glance just how your room could look.
The moodboards clearly demonstrate how to group items to suit a particular theme or colour scheme and make it super easy to identify your style preferences. It’s really helped our clients develop a clear idea of the looks they like, while helping us as designers translate that into their homes.
Journey of Discovery
HONE enables you to browse products from the largest number of homeware retailers on any one site, giving you access to more choice than you could dream of, all under one virtual roof. There’s literally something for everyone, with a great range of high street products alongside high end designer brands and even picks from boutique stores. The beauty of this is that it allows you to easily compare big names like made.com, Swoon and Wayfair easily, saving you time and effort. Since we’ve been using HONE, we’ve found it so much easier to the locate the exact pieces we’ve been looking for, as its opened us up to new stores we’d never even heard of before.
The site is cleverly designed so you can filter your searches by a whole host of different categories such as colour, theme, material, price or even retailer if you have a ‘go to’ store you love. Better still, you can even search by dimension! Genius or what? All of this accuracy in your initial search means you can quickly and easily narrow down your search to the things you know you love and are looking for, rather than waste your time scrolling through pages and pages of products. Amazing right? Yes we know, that’s why we use it so much!
HONE has a shortlisting facility which enables you to save all your favourite finds to your own HONE list. This section of the site allows you to easily group your saved items in rooms or styles. So in effect, you are simply and helpfully building your own mood boards and virtual shopping lists. This provides an unprecedented level of personalisation and is what gets us returning to the platform time and time again. It really has become our interior bible!
A Social Shopping Experience
Now, we don’t know about you, but we don’t purchase anything for our homes without approval from someone else. After all, sharing ideas and talking things through is what makes the shopping process so much fun. HONE knows that and has developed a ‘collaborate’ feature, making it possible to share your shortlist with your friends, flatmate, partner – whoever! Decision making has never been so easy!
We all want to secure our purchases at the best possible price don’t we? HONE makes sure you never miss out on a deal by allowing you to filter your search by price. You can also compare the price of similar products saved in your shortlists and better still, sign up to receive alerts when products you like are discounted!
So whether you’re an interior designer yourself or just a homeowner looking to revamp your decor, we recommend you get yourself on HONE. It really is your one-stop-shop when reinventing any space in your home. Not only does it make the online shopping experience exciting and efficient, but personalised too. You won’t look back, trust us.