Special Offers


It’s Giveaway time, the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

To celebrate the launch of our new Koble showroom, we are doing a giveaway of the amazing Koble Arc wireless charging lamp!

You won’t want to miss out!


So what will you win…

We picked the Arc Wireless Charging Lamp for our Giveaway, one of the best selling product from our range of smart technology.  The Koble Arc is the new modern wireless charging table lamp, compatible to wirelessly charge any all smartphones.

The Arc’s has super cool modern technology which can help improve your sleep with its sleep mode. Overexposure to white light before bed can dramatically affect your sleep pattern, but with the night function, you can switch to a warmer light temperature at the click of a button.

So why would you not enter! Better sleep, wireless charging, LED technology, and touch-sensitive, the arc has it all.

How to enter…

For a chance to win, follow the instructions below:

1) Like our post on Instagram @design_essentials1

2) Tag 2 friends in the comments below

3) Follow @design_essentials1 and @kobledesigns
For a bonus entry, share this post and tag both @design_essentials1 and @kobledesigns !

Closes at 12pm on Saturday 17th October! Winner announced on Sunday 18th! ? Good luck from all of us at Design Essentials!

Design Essentials, Saffron Walden, Interior Design, Giveaway


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!

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)

Special Offer: Buy 2 Emoji Lamps for £25

These fabulously vibrant Emoji Lamps are the ideal bedroom lighting accessory for the kids! They make the perfect Birthday or Christmas gift, bringing joy as they glow!

See our full range of Emoji Lamps

Each Emoji lamp is made with hard-wearing high-density polyethylene with a black resin base. They are operated using three AA batteries which means they can be positioned anywhere around the room. Powered with LED lighting, the lamps emit no heat and can be handled safely by children!

A range of Emoji Lamps to choose from

Unique in the UK to Design Essentials, our bright yellow Emoji smiley lamps are available as popular emoticons including Cheeky Smiley, Cool Smiley, Love Heart Smiley, Smiley, Shades/Sunglasses and Winking Smiley. You can see our full range of Emoji Lamps here.

They are available to purchase from our store in Saffron Walden, Essex, or you can purchase your Emoji Lamp(s) online via our national UK delivery service. Purchase today and we’ll have your Emoji Lamps with you in 3-4 days.


NEW IN: The Ultimate Hammock

We’re proud to introduce you to one of our favourite new product ranges – the hammock, which has arrived just in time for summer! These turned out to be a hugely popular present for those men and tricky teenagers who have everything.

Double hammock by Design Essentials, Saffron Walden. Available in assorted colours.

Created by a company called Ticket To The Moon, these excellent hammocks are made from high-grade parachute nylon fabric, meaning they are durable, breathable, anti-mildew, skin-friendly, rot-resistant and quick to dry (they’re suitable to be machine washed at 30°C).

These hammocks were originally by travellers for travellers, and have been tested in outdoor climates for decades. They’re great for travelling, as each hammock can be folded into its own lightweight pouch for easy transport, but are also perfect for spending a day in the park or simply relaxing at home!

Single hammock from Design Essentials, Saffron Walden. Available in other colours.

We’ve got a great range of colours available in the Design Essentials store, but the possibilities are endless.

Watch this handy video created by Ticket To The Moon, to show you how to set up our hammocks in less than 90 seconds!

Nautical quality hammock rope fixing kit available at Design Essentials, Saffron Walden

For this week only, we are offering you the chance to get a FREE nautical quality hammock rope kit when you buy any sized hammock. Our hammock rope kits are usually worth £12. Now the weather is (slowly!) getting better it’s the perfect opportunity to get your garden summer-ready with a little help from Design Essentials – hurry, this great offer ends this Sunday 7/05/2017 Simply put the hammock in your basket and we will send you the ropes for free. What could be easier.


Design Essentials Relocation Sale Picks

Have you heard? Design Essentials is relocating! We’re currently holding a relocation sale online and in store in preparation for the big move.

We’ve got some great offers for you, including huge discounts on end of line or ex-display pieces, exclusive discounts on best-selling lines and up to 75% selected sale items.

Offers are only available until June 27th when we will be closing at 13 Market Hill and preparing for our relocation in Saffron Walden. Place your orders online now or visit us in store soon so you don’t miss out!


COLOUR THERAPY LAMPSblue-light-therapy-table-lamp

We’re almost sold out of our colour therapy lamps, but we still have blue, red and pink lamps available. All half price or even better, get yours before they’re gone!



blue colour therapy lamp

was £85 // now £42.50


Visit us in store to see all remaining colour therapy lamps.




aluminium square-cut plate 

was £36 // now £9



aluminium circular napkin rings

were £8 // now £2


To see our entire aluminium sale collection, just click here.



jungle men II abstract sculpture

was £30 // now £15




small pumpkin lamp 

was £110 // now only £40


To keep up to date with our relocation and other Design Essentials news, do follow us on Twitter @WendyHowell1 and ‘Like’ Design Essentials on Facebook.

Design Essentials Top 5 Sale Picks

The Design Essentials sale is now on! We’re offering up to 50% off all sale items in store and online. 

Here are our top 5 sale picks – there’s great new products being added all the time, so be sure to come in and grab a bargain!  

1. Aluminium tableware 

Our sleek, stylish range of aluminium tableware has been added to the sale. These contemporary designs include delicate napkin rings, striking plates and bowls and large serving platters big enough to showcase your favourite dishes. With prices starting from just £4, there’s no reason not to come in and choose something that will make your table stand out.


 curved aluminium serving boat  £45 // £22.50

2. Umbra

If you’re looking for something a little bit quirky, then Umbra is definitely the range for you. Loads of our brilliant Umbra products have been made half price, including everything from wall decorations to jewellery hangers.


 elm wall decor £16  // £8

Conceal Book Shelf by Umbra | Design Essentials

concealed book shelf  £15  // £7.50

 3. Animal hides 

A luxury item just added to the sale – our beautiful animal hides and sheepskin rugs. We have a selection of unique hides to choose from, all of the highest quality. Whether you fancy a quirky springbok skin, huge cow hide or a gorgeously soft reindeer hide, we’ve got them all – and they’re 20% off until January 13th. Don’t miss out!

Design essentials hides

animal hides // prices starting from £30

4. Kindle coz-e-readers

These pretty yet practical kindle holders are a must for the home or when you’re on-the-go. Now half price and just £7.50, these make the perfect gift for someone else or yourself!


kindle holder £15 // £7.50

5. Silver reindeers

This cute pair of deers will look elegant all year round. Now reduced from £30 to £15, you can add some silvery charm to any room of your home for a bargain!


5. Striped colour therapy lamps

This striking lamp is a great sale pick. An absolute bargain at just £49 reduced from £98, this light will add character and atmosphere to the home with ease.


colour therapy lamp  £98// £49

Sale running until 31st January. For more information and exclusive offers, like Design Essentials on Facebook.

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12 Days of Christmas: Last Day Offer

It’s the last day of #12daysofchristmas, and what a brilliant few days it’s been!

Wendy bought a very large, very hairy Christmas present for the shop – in the shape of a beautiful new bean bag, made from the fluffiest sheepskin! It’s already been put to good use…

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On the 4th day of Christmas, we hosted a shopping day from 11-4 and there was mulled wine and mince pie madness here at the shop!


Every day, we’ve been offering our customers a brilliant new deal to help count down to Christmas and pick up those much needed last-minute gifts. Today’s offer is a massive 50% off all our Christmassy pieces – nutcrackers, Santa bottle toppers and Christmas tree decorations, we’ve got it all, and it’s all half price!

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katie lynn’s molten wonky glass range – 50% off for today only!

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 all of these festive gifts all 1/2 price today only!

We’re open until 3.30pm today, so come in store to find those final festive presents.

DON’T FORGET: our massive sale is starting on the 27th December – don’t miss out on your chance to pick up a bargain!

Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!

Lauren x

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12 Days of Christmas: Day 11 Offer

Today’s Christmas special offer is one of our best yet!

On the 10th day of Christmas, you can get this Umbra corkscrew and bottle topper for the brilliant price of £20! Usually £29 sold separately.


 ‘buddy’ corkscrew 


bunny bottle topper 

Two fabulous, unique gifts for just £20! What more could you want on the run up to Christmas?

Keep up to date with our daily Christmas offers on our Facebook page, Twitter @WendyHowell1, and of course right here on our blog.


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12 Days of Christmas: Day 10 Offer

Stuck for last minute Christmas gift ideas?

Don’t worry! At Design Essentials, we are offering a new great deal every day to help you count down to Christmas. We’ve got a huge range of unique gift ideas for you.design-essentials-ours-mine-charm-stopper-set

Today, our Christmas offer is on our brilliant Umbra wine charms and bottle toppers.


For the next 24 hours only, come into our Saffron Walden store and pick up two packs from our range for just £15! Usually £10 each.




Stay updated with our Christmas offers by liking our Facebook page or following us on Twitter @WendyHowell1.

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