Our Editor's top 50% off Habitat sale picks – and how she'd style them

The Habitat sale is on! And our Ed had strong ideas about her top picks and how she'd use them to give her rooms a stylish update – and save you some £££s

Habitat sale
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Oh, we love a Habitat sale, and we know you do too. So our Editor, Lucy (a veteran Habitat shopper – and we can't stress the word veteran enough) has had a thorough scroll through all the great deals (hard job, we know, but someone has got to do it) and picked out the most stylish pieces – and thrown in some styling tips, too. There are pieces to suit all styles and budgets here, so whether you are after a new sofa or some cute accessories for a cute update just keep on reading...

For more deals make sure you head over to our hub page, there are loads of amazing sales happening right now, you don't want to miss!

1. Update your living room colour scheme with an on-trend graphic rug

Habitat rug in the sale

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Kew Cream handknotted wool rug | Was £395 now £197.50
So much money off this super stylish rug! The colours are so bang on trend too – the muted blues, oranges and creams would work in any space. There's a slight Mid-century modern vibe here too with the abstract shapes, but again nice and subtle. 

How to style it: For me, this one's definitely for my living room, which is all muted, earthy tones. I'd lip the plainer end of the rug just under the sofa (makes for a cosier effect that keeping them separate), with my huge, long Made orange velvet ottoman  (take a look – it's one of those buys you'd never regret) sat parallel, allowing the dot and square on the rug to peep out. Then, I'd invest in one of Habitat's graphic cushions (shown on the right on the bed, above) for the sofa – it's the perfect way to add in a subtle blue accent to the room.  

2. Upgrade to a stylish rattan bed – it's a timeless look

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Nadia Natural handwoven rattan double bed frame | Was £550 now £495
We’ve got every other piece of furniture in rattan (coffee table, armchair, TV stand... ) so why not the bed to match? It might seem like a bit of an investment – although £437.25 is still fabulous – but this rattan bed could transform your bedroom.

How to style it: Not with the blues shown here... they really don't do much for the rattan. Instead, I'd go for warm, earthy toned-bedlinen: chocolate brown, ochre yellow, dirty pink – and a touch of black, all layered in bedding, throws and cushions, and all showing off the rattan to best effect. Would I pick matching bedside tables? No... the boho look is all about mismatch.

3. Invest in a velvet Habitat sofa... while it's on sale

Habitat sale: the best picks

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Hendricks 2 Seater Sofa | Was £1,400 now £1,113
And why not complete the ultimate Instagram set up with a rust velvet sofa?  It comes 27 colour options, including pink, blue and green, too, if they sound like more your vibe. Style with some throw cushions, that you will also conveniently find in the Habitat sale. 

For more sofa sales make sure you check out our dedicated page too. 

How to style it: this is my dream sofa. The shape, the buttonback, the velvet... cor! And orange velvet is a particular favourite, although I'd be tempted to get this in a smoky grey which is never, ever going to go out of fashion. The sofa I have now? A grey/beige velvet sofa my mum and dad bought in the 1970s. Still hitting the trend button 50 years later.

Habitat mirror

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MiriamBrass round wall mirror |£25 now £17.50
So cute and so affordable, this mirror is half price! It would look lovely in a hallway above a sideboard, but we think it would look great as part of a gallery wall – check out ways to style it in our mirror ideas feature. 

How to style it: I'm a sucker for a gallery wall, but in my hallway I have a wall dedicated to a gallery of mirrors with frames like this – and this is one I'd pick to add to it. Each mirror is no larger than around 40cm diameter, each is a different shape and different frame finish, and they're in assorted sizes. The result? Lots of interest and lots of light bounced around.

5. Sort your storage with cute baskets 

Habitat storage baskets

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Duffield Woven water hyacinth storage basket | Was £30 now £15
More fab half-price bargains. We honestly think baskets are one of the best forms of storage, the look so lovely and are really practical too. Pop these in the hallway to store shoes, in the bathroom to store toiletries or in the bedroom to store books and magazines. 

How to style it: I've got tons of baskets – in fact, there's at least two in every room in my house, each performing a different job (hallway: shoes; bathroom: towels; kids' rooms: laundry – you get the drift). I always pick cheap ones but never buy pairs. Put together, a jumble of storage baskets looks more curated than matching ones. And you can pimp them with twine, ribbon and even paint... 

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.