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The UK's Most Inspiring Interior Counties

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If you're a parent in the modern-day UK, where's the best place to begin hunting traditional items to inspire youngsters?

Leading home décor company, Dowsing & Reynolds has analysed Gumtree data across the country to see where has most on offer by way of classic purchases. They delved into popular 20th-century creative and education-inspiring items to provide a definitive list. Next, they analysed this in comparison to the total population in each according to Statista 2021 and scaled appropriately.

This gave us the total number of people per each individual item for sale in each respective county - the lower the number, the better, meaning that each resident has a better chance of picking up one of the inspiring items. From that, Dowsing & Reynolds can now reveal Dorset is the best place in the UK to inspire your kids with second-hand treasures.

Here are the Top 5 Counties in the UK to Inspire Your Kids:


1. Dorset















Dorset, Image: Pixabay


2. Bristol


























3. Norfolk





4. Nottinghamshire
























5. Hampshire

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Bristol, Image: flickr
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Norfolk, Image: Vrbo
Nottinghamshire, Image: Local Histories
Hampshire, Image: Hampshire Countryside

Ally Dowsing-Reynolds, co-CEO at Dowsing & Reynolds and mother to a 3-year old, notes:

Bringing inspiration into your child's life through the objects that you display in the home is a fantastic opportunity to not only help their development but also express yourself. The way we’ve decorated our own home is not only a reflection of our personalities but a place for our daughter to feel inspired - a cloud-like light fitting, hot air balloon and large map all feature in her bedroom and we hope this will encourage her to travel and see the world for herself.

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