Ah, the summer sales. It's a dangerous time for any home lover, with so much temptation at every turn. You go out for a pint of milk and come back with a 24-piece set of china and bale of towels. But before you get side-tracked, take a look at our guide to the best sales and top products to look out for. Happy bargain-hunting.

m and s towels sale

Marks and Spencer

Best for: The basics – bedding, bakeware, white china and towels.

What to expect: M&S' early summer sale offers 60% off all the homeware essentials, but there's also lots of on-trend offering too, from directional print bedding to copper accessories.

Star buy: Jewel Repeat Towels, was from £6-£25, now from £3-£14.

heals sale shelves

Heal's

Best for: Serious investment furniture.

What to expect: Knocked-back prices on a huge range of designer and own-brand pieces by up to 50%.

Star buy: Heal’s Cell Extending Oak Shelving Unit (which can be formatted along a wall or at a right-angle), was £795, now £555. If you're looking for a space-saving dining table, try the beautifully crafted Whitstable Circular table, reduced to £425 from £475.

Other sales worth checking out for storage pieces at a steal include John Lewis, where you can get you hands on the extendable Belina 6-8 seater dining table for £350, and Next - where the compact Stockholm Cabinet is a pocket friendly £250.

aram chair sale

Aram Store

Best for: Design classics.

What to expect: Head to design destination Aram Store for an array of timeless pieces at bargainous prices at up to 50% off.

Star buy: The ever-stylish DAX Eames Plastic armchair, was £276, now £234.60.

Another source of timeless buys you'll love forever is Made - its three-seater Jonah sofa is reduced to £399, whereas a pair of its Haywood dining chairs are currently £75. Race you there!

the white company

The White Company

Best for: Towels, pillows and duvets, plus chic vases and home accessories.

What to expect: Aside from the obvious linens, take a look at The White Company's accessories, which are reduced by up to 40% and make for great gifts.

Star buy: Fine Lantern, was £45, now £31.50.

liberty btc light sale

Liberty

Best for: Lighting, kitchenware and an edit of quirky accessories.

What to expect: With up to 50% off across the whole store, this is one of the most popular sales around. Get past the crowds in the scarf room and head to the third and fourth floors where you'll find eccentric gifting, Liberty print goodies and larger pieces of homeware, furniture and accessories.

Star buy: Original BTC Small Stanley pendant lamp, was £275, now £137.50.

west elm boxwood heads sale

West Elm

Best for: Trinkets, decorative treats and textiles for lovers of state-side style.

What to expect: Up to 60% off an array of industrial-style storage, luxe upholstery and artisan accessories.

Star buy: Boxwood Animal Heads, was £159, now £79.95.

habitat mano cabinet

Habitat

Best for: Affordably-priced sofas and upholstery, hand-painted ceramics and rugs.

What to expect: Up to 50% off everything from beds to the famous chicken brick, this sale will get your home suited and booted in style.

Star buy: Mano Oak Tall Cabinet, was £850 now £650.

debenhams bedding

Debenhams

Best for: The Designers at Debenhams ranges, bedding and decorative accessories.

What to expect: With up to up to 50% off brands an own-brands alike, Debenhams is a non-brainer for any sale-goer.

Star buy: Scion Shibori bedlinen, was £10-£70, now £6-£42.

conran hanging chair

The Conran Shop

Best for: Design classics and up-and-coming design brands.

What to expect: Up to 75% off furniture, accessories, outdoor furniture and gifts from International brands that you won't find anywhere else.

Star buy: 1900 Garden Hanging Armchair, was £285, now £171.

selfridges cutlery

Selfridges

Best for: Wedding gifts, kitchen appliances and tech.

What to expect: Another main attraction for the sale-savy, there's a good array of quality homeware from top-notch brands that'll last a lifetime.

Star buy: WMF 58 piece Devnver Cutlery set, was £299, now £99.