Show stopper door stoppers: Fun and quirky doorstops

Now the evenings are lighter and the days are warming, we’re opening up the doors and windows of the Cosy Home house to let a bit of spring sunshine in. These quirky, stylish, practical or downright adorable door stops will help stop doors slamming when windows are open, and let light through the whole house.

1. Dog doorstop, Annette’s Allsorts

Labrador doorstop by Annette’s Allsorts

Seriously, how cute is this little Labrador puppy doorstop? Available in a range of different colours and fabrics, it’s handmade in England and comes ready to use. £18 from Swanky Maison.

2. Scottie dog doorstop, Gisela Graham

Scottie dog fabric doorstop

Here’s another dog doorstop, this time a Scottie. With detailing to give it a crafty homemade feel such as over-sized visible stitching, this would make a great gift for any dog lover. To make it even more attractive, it’s currently reduced from £30 to £12 at The Contemporary Home.

3. Pheasant doorstop, Sophie Allport

Pheasant doorstop by Sophie Allport

Made from a pheasant design cotton fabric, this game bird doorstop has a leather white collar, beak, tail and red eye detail. It’s filled with  small marble and alabaster chippings that are a bi-product of the stone industry to give it plenty of weight, and costs £32 from Sophie Allport.

4. Cat doorstop. Primitive Angel

Handmade fabric cat doorstops by Primitive Angel

These cat doorstops are the cats’ whiskers! They come in a choice of homespun fabrics with a stitched appliqued heart, embroidered rustic whiskers and ‘MEOW’ stitching. Weighted with wheat, they’re scented with French lavender and can be personalised if required. £18.50 from Primitive Angel.

5. Lighthouse doorstop, Coastal Home

Wooden lighthouse doorstop/wedge from Coastal Home

If you prefer a slightly more understated wedge-style doorstop, how about this hand carved wooden red striped lighthouse version? Painted in a distressed finish, it’s made from sustainable softwood and painted with water based paints. Designed in the UK by British artists and produced in Bali under fair trading conditions. £9.95 from Coastal Home.

6. Sac de sel doorstop, B&Q

Grey ‘sac de sel’ doorstop from B&Q

Add a little French chic to your home at a budget price with this sturdy doorstop from B&Q. With a faux leather handle, it will complement any decor. £7 from B&Q.

7. Waves doorstop, Caslon & Co

Cylindrical ‘Waves’ doorstop by Caslon & Co

Made in the UK, this cylindrical doorstop is sand-filled for sturdiness and weighs a hefty 1.5kg. Made from natural cotton, it’s available in two colourways. £25 from The Tab Collective.

8. Farmhouse chicken doorstop, Laura Ashley

Rustic farmhouse chicken doorstop by Laura Ashley

Chick chick chick chick chicken, lay a little egg for me. This rustic chicken-shaped doorstop almost looks realistic enough to be settled down on an egg by your door! Quirky and great fun. Was £22, now reduced to £13.20 in the Laura Ashley sale.

9. Wooden bird doorstop, Design by Timber

Handmade wooden bird doorstop/wedge, by Design by Timber

If you like your doorstops simple, this little handmade wooden bird wedge may fit the bill. Made from oak and designed and made in the UK, it costs £20.95 from Design by Timber.

10. Owl doorstop, Getting Personal

Children’s fabric owl doorstop from Getting Personal

This cute, colourful owl would be an ideal addition to children’s bedrooms. Made from natural linen, it’s hand decorated and comes unfilled – the stockists recommend using rice as an effective, safe and child-friendly filling. £19.99 from Getting Personal.
By Sara Walker

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