Time for another room refresh! It’s funny, I’ve been trying to rethink the way I shop for clothes for a while but it’s only fairly recently that I’ve started to do the same with homeware. When I lived with my parents, I kept buying the most random items of furniture to house all the stuff I couldn’t bear to part with. Too many shoes? No problem, just get a mini-bookcase and forget about the fact that there’s only a tiny amount of space in the middle of the room.
I’ve had my Marie Kondo you-don’t-need-to-keep-posh-carrier-bags phase and now I’m starting to really consider how I get my personality across through interiors. It’s taken around three years to figure out my style, which is basically a mix of eclectic items from past and present. Even though I’ve always been an avid pinner, my purchases weren’t really reflecting my tastes and I used to buy random trinkets without even really considering whether I needed them. The plan now is to replace items that aren’t on the inventory with things I’ll want to keep forever.
I’m so pleased to be working with Homesense on this post, as I’ve bought many a retro bedding set from their sister concept TK Maxx (up to 60% off is my kind of discount). Each store offers a unique selection of products, with food, furniture, stationery and furniture all having enough space to shine. As expected, I got a little overwhelmed at their newly opened Greenwich branch and spotted items that would be far more expensive elsewhere. If I didn’t have space issues, I would have been the excited girl hugging this pastel chair on the Jubilee line.
Read on to see what I found!
WHAT I PICKED UP
The Midcentury Bedside Table
This probably had to be the item I was the most excited about. Ever since I visited the Midcentury Modern Fair a few years ago, I’ve become obsessed with this style of furniture and wanted to replace my old bedside table with one that couldn’t be delivered until December. It must have been fate when I saw spotted this for around half the price. The design doesn’t compromise practicality (I needed drawers for my, well silky drawers) and there’s a little more space for books, night cream and a cuppa.
Bedside table – £69.99
Beauty Storage Bits
Is there such a thing as having too many metallic trays? I wanted to streamline my makeup collection since it was impossible to find what I was looking for and spotted the perfect gold tray for displaying my everyday essentials. This also forced me to get rid of all the items I wasn’t using (like three of the same hairbrush) and to display everything in a more instinctive manner.
Gold tray – £9.99
Copper container – £3.99
Wire container – £4.99
I know I have a bit of a cushion addiction but couldn’t resist picking up another to complete my arrangement. I do have a bit of a one in, one out policy now and each one has to have a pattern or texture that brings something to the ‘table’. I chose a calmer bedding set to contrast with all the colours, it’s decent quality and cost £110 less than the RRP.
Cotton bedding – £29.99
Navy & gold cushion – £12.99
My excuse for buying pretty plates and hiding them in my room? I need them for food styling! In all honestly I’m squirreling bits away for my future abode, but in the meantime they make great props for the ‘gram. I love collecting bits from my travels, but since I’m staying put for the time being, I was pleased to discover the speckled plate from Spain and scalloped bowl from Portugal.
Scalloped bowl – £2.99
Speckled plate – £3
Geometric bowl – £2.99
Have you any similar homeware epiphanies recently? Next on the list is a new desk and a way to streamline the situation going on under the bed. For some reason I had a suitcase filled with hangers…
This post is in collaboration with Homesense, find your nearest store here (and let me know what you pick up)!