f you’ve been watching Wimbledon on TV and instead of admiring Rafael’s backhand, you thought, “The Centre Court would look mighty fine on my beach towel this summer”, this is the homeware edit for you.
And that’s not to say you need to march out this weekend and find cushions emblazoned with graphic tennis balls; keep it low-key and tasteful with fresh contrasts of white and green and chic vessels for strawberry consumption.
If you really must purchase a tool of the trade; battered vintage tennis racquets look great hung on children’s bedroom walls when they’re box-framed or displayed in groups.
If you’re throwing a Wimbledon-themed party at home, keep your good napkins near, there are few things as ungainly as a strawberry-stained lap. Stick to the tennis colour theme with Summerill & Bishop’s green and white striped linen designs, £27.50 each.
A little piece of Wimbledon that you can take with you from lawn to lounger, this oversized court beach towel is a fun gift idea for the tennis fan who also has a penchant for sunbathing. £42 from the official Wimbledon online shop.
Matilda Goad’s colourful trellis plant pots with interchangeable liners are exactly what you need to plant and grow your strawberry plants. They cost £65 each and the liners can be mixed and matched whenever you want to change the look.
These strawberry plates by fruit-favourite Bordallo Pinheiro understood the assignment. Where else did you expect to stack your scones? They cost £23 each from Divertimenti
Technically ice-cream coupes, these traditional metal dessert bowls by HAY would look even better filled with strawberries and cream while you watch the tennis. They cost £25 each from Selfridges.
If the tournament isn’t enough racquet for you, dedicate a whole room to your love of tennis with this wallpaper by Mind The Gap, £195 for three roles from Jane Clayton.
Wasn’t advertising so much better in days gone by? This chic Wimbledon poster was commissioned by London Transport in 1933, you can buy yours from King and McGaw and have it delivered framed for the handsome price of £140.
An aspirational coffee table book selection should probably imply you have upscale hobbies and this tennis-focused title published by TeNeues will play the part perfectly. Plus the cover image by Slim Aarons looks pretty great on the top of a book pile. It costs £19 from Waterstones.
This smart occasional chair (with optional frilled skirt) from stylish homeware brand Ceraudo is in a classic Wimbledon palette and it needs far less ceiling height than an umpire’s chair, so that’s always a good start. It costs £1,020.