There’s Insta-worthy, then there’s Insta-worthy. Then you might want to add a third rating — Northern Lights Home, a lifestyle and homes store with an eye-catching style. Manchester-based and very much plant-based, this boutique nestled among the narrow streets of Ancoats has made a huge impression on everyone that has paid a visit since it opened, drawn here by the jungle-like levels of greenery hanging from ceiling and walls, or sat on chic furniture pieces, with a few flowing hues in and among. Like something from a Harpers photo shoot, only in real life rather than on a magazine page, the meticulous thought that has gone into stock presentation alone is unforgettable.
With products set against equally green tile work and checked flooring, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped out of the city and into another world entirely as you set eyes on the antique-style bird cage. Aesthetically captivating, one of the most compelling aspects of any visit is the fact that you can take a lot of this stuff away with you, for a price of course. As the name suggests, Northern Lights Home is an interiors specialist that feels bursting with inspirational lifeblood, presenting ideas for what could be done with any living space on any corner.
That means quirky lights and fittings, cute ring holders, unique cushions and even exotically-themed pet accoutrements. Going well past plants alone, in addition to the home and lifestyle ranges there are also small footwear and clothing sections which are in keeping with the aesthetic: classic, unfused but refined. Adding to the sense Northern Lights Home is a cabinet of delights waiting to be found, the address is also home to a truly stunning event space available for private hire — enquiries should go to 0161 205 3000 in the first instance.