2012 – The Year of British Homeware?

It's 2012, and we're all enjoying the benefits of our 21st Century lifestyle. But despite what the old films, TV shows and books told us, the most influential place this year is not some distant planet. It's good old Blighty – and that's as true in your home as it is on the streets of London town.

Why is 2012 a Big Year for British Style?

From the catwalks of Milan to the boutiques of New York City, everyone knows that there are only two words in the world of fashion this year – Great, and Britain. But that British look does not just start with your outfit and hairstyle, as more and more people decide to turn to the Best of British homeware to celebrate the year's two big events.

Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

The first big event of Britannia's 2012 celebratory calendar takes place at the very start of June, as the country and commonwealth gather to celebrate the reign of one of the nation's longest serving monarchs.

Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne since 1952, and to celebrate everyone's having a massive party. There'll be bunting aplenty as the country enjoys a special holiday. And if you want to get into the spirit of things, you can add a Royal Crown Glass cake stand to your homeware collection, and have your own Jubilee tea party!

The London 2012 Olympics

After the royal festivals have fallen down, London hosts Britain's first Olympic Games in over 60 years, which is sure to mean that all eyes are trained on the English capital all summer.

And to get into the spirit, people everywhere are grabbing their Union Jack (that's the British flag) cushion covers, proudly displaying their Big Ben book boxes, and bringing a bit of that British spirit right into their homes.

So whether you're planning on tea with the Queen, or cheering on Usain Bolt as he chases down the 100m world record at the London Olympic Stadium, lend your home a touch of British class and style with the very best of British homeware, décor and home accessories.

Where Can I See The Best of British Homeware?

Thanks to the wonders of your 21st Century lifestyle, you do not need to head down to London to see the best of British home accessories. You just need to fire up the internet and find a British-based homeware company that stores a wide range of quirky home accessories.

And then it's just a matter of enjoying yourself. The very best of British luck to you!

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