Discount Codes

EVENT IN STORE! 20% OFF ALL hides, rugs & throws


We have so many amazing hides available in store, with colour ranges from classic cow hides to metallic tones too.

Pop in store to view them all, and we’ll be more than happy to lay them out for you to see and examine their great quality first hand.

All of our hides are completely unique so if you see one you love we can’t guarantee to have a smilier one back in, so don’t miss out on your favourite!

All hides on the website are subject to change because of the unique nature of them so we can’t guarantee that the images are true to all products now in store.

We also have lots of new colour ways in our sheep fur rugs in single and double sizes, shop the range on the website here.

They are the perfect accessory for any office, bedroom or sitting room; effortlessly thrown over a chair or as an accent rug, they’ll add a chic and lush feel anywhere!

Win a FREE blow dry!

We love local businesses

Our latest collaboration is with the talented hair queens of Saffron Walden….Penney’s! They tame my mane every week, and now they’re offering you a CUT & BLOW DRY for just £15! (worth £35).

“What’s the catch?”

No catch! All we ask is that come and say “hi” to us at the shop, and check in to Design Essentials on Facebook. What’s even better, is tag 2 friends and they will be in with a chance to win s FREE Blow Dry worth £20! The draw will take place every Friday and is valid until the end of August.

Speakers to suit every budget!

Are you looking to splish, splash or splurge on your portable summer speaker?

We have every budget covered, check our the choices we have for you, all available in store or online.

Splurge: Ovo Speaker £125

Splurge on our Ovo speakers. They have both design and functionality, and not forgetting awesome sound quality. The bluetooth speaker is coupled 10 colour modes and a 10 our battery life. The Ovo has also anticipated our UK summer, and is fully splash proof!

Mooni Ovo Speaker Lantern Design Essentials

Splash: Koble Blok £60

Splash on our Koble Blok. With its portability and built in LED lantern, is it perfect for those camping holidays. Charge your Blok before you leave and it will give you a huge 18 hours of battery life! Play your music loud enough and you’ll never lose your tent with its 10m bluetooth range!

Koble Blok Speaker Lamp Design Essentials

Splash: Mi speaker £45

Brand new to 2019, Ginko brings the Mi SPeaker, This little pocket rocket oozes style, but also is made from sustainable materials. It’s fantastic for saving space in the all important hand luggage, but can also be thrown in a handbag and carried to your picnic destination.

MI SQUARE Pocket Speaker Walnut Design Essentials Gingko

Splish: iBomb speaker £25 now £15 

Splish on our iBomb handheld speaker.  Use the voucher below for £10 off. Coming in 5 vibrant colours, there’s a colour for everyone! Not only does this tiny speaker pump out the tunes, but it can also be used as a remote shutter….get your selfie smile ready! Pop this in your beach bag, hand luggage or handbag, the iBomb really is the perfect compact speaker. If you thought it couldn’t get any better, add the code iBomb10  at checkout and receive £10  off each speaker purchased! (valid until  31st Aug 2019)

Scandinavian design meets smart technology with KOBLE

The Design Essentials team are delighted to announce a brand new range of products from April.

Mooni Eclipse Speaker Lamp Design EssentialsThe KOBLE range of products are Scandinavian in origin, providing minimalist design for your home combined with smart function for everyday use. The inspiration came from a collaboration with a team of Scandinavian designers for a bespoke project for a Nordic retailer and the results are simply stunning.

KOBLE is part of the Justwise Group based in Saffron Walden, which has more than 35 years’ experience in developing furniture and lighting products for some of the UK and Europe’s largest retailers.

KOBLE is the home of Mooni UK and the Design Essentials team are excited to be able to add this fabulous new brand to our range of design led products.

Koble Cube Lantern Design Essentials

The quality of the KOBLE products is excellent and the pricing is extremely competitive. Come along to our store and check them out for yourself.

You can take advantage of our pre-order discount which runs from Tuesday 2nd April to Sunday 6th April. Simply follow this link to our Koble range, choose your product, add the coupon code, KOBLE10 and make your purchase.

If you are passing, feel free to stop by the store. We’d love to see you.

Wendy x

Black Friday Codes

With all of our deals on for Black Friday, make sure you make the most of it instore and online by using these exclusive codes at the checkout of the website.

Make sure to use these to get money off!

Bean Bags

Mighty beanbags: Mighty10

MightyB Outdoor Bean Bag Lime

Quilted beanbags: quilted12

MightyB Quilted Outdoor Bean Bag Royal

Monster beanbags: monster15

MightyB Outdoor Bean Bag Yellow

Folky dolls

For Folky Dolls: folky19

Folky Doll Toby Elf lamp Kids lighting fun


For all emoji lamps: emoji5

Emoji Smiley Lamp from Design Essentials


Lola and Gilbert

Free delivery on Lola and Gilbert: freedeliverylolaandgilbert


Introducing: Design Essentials Discount Codes!

Here at Design Essentials, we love being able to give you something back to say “thank you” for being such lovely customers. 

That’s why we introduced our discount codes, allowing you to get the same offers and discounts that are available in store when you shop with us online.

We’re excited to introduce you to just a couple of our current discount codes, including…


FREE DELIVERY on all our Lola & Gilbert make-up bags, priced at only £12.99. Enter ‘freedeliverylolaandgilbert ‘ at the checkout.  Click here to shop the Lola & Gilbert collection now.

Cheeky emoji cushion with poo face

2 FOR £20 on all our bestselling emoji cushions (excludes monkey cushion). You love this deal in-store, so we figured why not bring it to you online too? It’s the perfect deal when you want to buy one as a gift and keep the other one for yourself! To choose your favourite two cushions now, see the full range here.

Whilst we endeavour to keep our prices as competitive as possible we often miss things.  Our website is currently set up to just charge a £6.95 fee on whatever you order. We do not at this stage have an option to charge different delivery prices. So please feel free to give us a call on 01799 522417 as we always happy to listen to you.

Keep your eyes peeled here on our blog for more exclusive discount codes and limited time offers.

LUSH LAMPSHADES 20% off – Enter lamp20 at the checkout

We are mad about lighting here at Design Essentials and one of our favourite and most popular ranges is our Lush Lampshade collection. For a limited time only we will have 20% ALL of our lampshades.

They are available in a range of sizes and colours so that they can match any interior and they are a great way to add colour and fun to any room. Whether it’s for your kitchen, bedroom or hallway there is bound to be the perfect print for you. Some are available in pendant fittings and others are lamp shades, so we can be sure to find the right fit for your own space.


BAA STOOLS 25% off – Enter BAA25 to receive money off! 

We are very excited to offer 25% off all of our Baa Stool range. This included, footstools, doorstops and bar stools. Pop into the shop to view the full catalogue and customise your very own stool. From wooden bar stools and metal foot stools, we have every shape, size and colour for your home. So take advantage of out huge sale and that yourself to these brand new, fun pieces of furniture. The fur is made from sheepskin, its extremely soft and detachable from the stool. They are also available in 12 colours too! That means with busy lives and family around you don’t have to worry about your stools getting dirty as they can go straight in the washing.

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10% off CULINARY CONCEPTS RANGE – Enter wedding10 to receive money off! 

Anniversaries and weddings are everywhere at the moment. Ranging from key chains to personalised prints, we will be sure to have something perfect for that special occasion. We have a large range of Culinary Concepts in at the moment such as a love heart key chain, champagne glasses or pair of mussel eaters.