General Musings

Welcome to the homeArama Blog!


Hi there and a warm welcome to our world! We are just so excited to be starting the New Year by launching our brand new lifestyle blog homeArama!

Supporting our fabulous webshop, our blog will be a space for us to share with you the latest news about our inspirational range of homeware and gift brands, seasonal launches, general musings and thoughts about a wide range of topics – whatever takes our fancy really!

Screen shot of website resized 2homeArama was formed around 10 years ago by Mike and Caroline born of a desire to bring little known home and gift brands from around the globe to the UK market. Their aim was, and remains, to offer high-quality, well-designed, beautiful yet functional products at a fair price that are built to last and yet stand apart from the madding crowd. To give you choice, to inspire you, to bring you something different to the sameness which confronts you every day in our major high street stores and chains, and we believe we are doing just that! Certainly the fantastic customer support (thank you!) we have grown so far seems to prove our mission is working!

By the way the inspiration for our name came from combining the word “home” with the word “panorama” to create “homeArama” – suggesting a wide variety of products for, you guessed it, the home! We hope you like it!

homeArama began as the sole distributor and UK office for Design Ideas, an American homewares brand based in Springfield, Illinois. Over the years we’ve grown to represent a number of great homeware design brands from around the world, stretching from America, to Denmark and as far as Japan

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Our offices and warehouse are based in Bampton, Oxfordshire, which as it happens is the beautiful village featured in the filming of Downton Abbey (although it must be said that our offices and warehouse are no match for Downton Abbey as they were previously a Ministry of Defence listening station!) Not that we can really complain as we do benefit from a stunning view of open fields and farmlands – the perfect spot to take Bertie and Alfie, our company mascots, for a quick walk when it’s time for a coffee break!

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As a small independent business homeArama is run by a close-knit team who are passionate about what they do and the product ranges we offer. The key factors behind our decision to work with any new brand or product range is that we’re passionate about it and most of all that we’re excited to put it to use in our own homes, so you know that our products really have been tried and tested!

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Of course our collections and brands are wide in their variety, use and style yet they remain linked by the four key features that homeArama was built on: quality, design, functionality and value for money.

Thanks for reading, we hope you’ll take a quick look at the products we’re so passionate about over on and pop back and visit us again here sometime soon!

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