Decor | Homeware Haul

I cannot tell you how excited I was to write my first haul post on the blog. I absolutely love spending hours on YouTube watching other people’s hauls. I don’t know why, maybe because I’m so nosey but either way I really enjoy it! So I thought I would share my latest purchases with you all.

Primark

If you don’t shop in Primark or ever go to the home section then you are most definitely missing out. The range of candles they have is extensive and very reasonably priced. I usually get most of my candles from Primark but occasionally they have some other items that are worth buying like bedding and soft furnishings. On my latest trip I picked up a round cushion with pom pom accents round the edges. Our spare bedroom isn’t decorated yet but the plan is to create a Moroccan feel with loads of rich and vibrant colours so when I saw this cushion I knew it would go well. Also, it was an absolute steal at £5! I also picked up an arrangement of candles including two large three wick candles both priced at £3, a square candle also priced at £3 and two mini diffusers which I thought would be perfect for either my desk at work or my dressing table. These were both £1 each and they were just too cute to not buy. Lastly, I managed to get 40 LED fairy lights in warm white for £2.50 which I am planning to use for an upcoming DIY so watch this space!

HomeSense

Now if any of you know me then you will know this is my favourite home shop in the whole world. I regularly pop in on my way home from work looking for a hidden gem. On my last spontaneous visit I picked up a square orange cushion with pom pom detailing a lot like the one I found in Primark. I thought the colours of this cushion would compliment the other one so well and given it was in the clearance at £11 I didn’t think twice about it.

Matalan

I don’t often make a visit over to my local Matalan but when I do I always manage to find something practical and pretty. This time, I was pleased to find an oven glove with duck egg blue on it. I have two oven gloves at home already but they don’t really fit the theme of our kitchen so when I saw this priced at £5 I knew I needed it! The other item I bought in Matalan is a large candle. The scent is Pineapple and Coconut and Matalan do this scent every year and every year I buy it. It is probably one of my favourite candle smells ever! They always seem to put it in such a pretty package too. This year it comes in a tall hurricane vase with a tropical leaf pattern on it – very on trend for 2017 so kudos to Matalan.

That’s about it for this time but if you love posts like these then please let me know by showing it some love and I will make sure I do more hauls in the future! Links to some products are below:

Round Cushion – Primark

Marble Three Wick Candle – Primark

Pink Three Wick Candle – Primark

Duck Egg Blue Oven Gloves – Matalan

Tropical Leaf Print Candle – Matalan

Decor | Autumn Home Decor

Following on from my last post featuring the DIY Candle Wreath, I wanted to go all out in preparation for the festive season and decorate the house with all things autumnal. By recognising the change in seasons and reflecting this in your house it means you can still feel warm and happy when the dark and cold nights approach.

It is so incredibly easy to give your home a new look with the change of season. This can be done with candles in every room (ok, so it may be excessive but it’s what i enjoy)! It can also be achieved with soft furnishings like rugs, cushions and blankets. To create an autumnal feel in our own home, I started looking for bits and bobs in September that would come in handy further on in the year.

Firstly, we purchased a large green shaggy rug for the living room and a green check blanket to lay over the back of the sofa. Our house can get quite cold in the winter so this was not only decorative but necessary! To create a warming ambiance I chose candles in complementing smells that reflected this time of year well. Things like Pumpkin, Orange, Amber and Ginger all work very well as they have deep earthy smells but are not too Christmas like in their scent.

Fairy lights are an absolute must for any house when it comes to the colder months of the year. I’ve always been a fan of soft lighting but fairy lights create a cosy atmosphere without being too invasive. I bought two packs of fairy lights on Copper wire so they can be bent around obstacles. One set was wound around the banisters up the stairs and the other I arranged in a big glass jar to look a bit different than just plonking them on the windowsill. Alongside this I bought a silver pumpkin that I could use year on year that wouldn’t die on me. I know we all love pumpkin carving but sometimes pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween!

Lastly, an essential in every home throughout the Autumn months is pine cones! I picked some up from Home Sense and sprawled them across my windowsill as they just make me feel so calm. There is something very satisfying about bringing the outside in which is why there are always plants in my home. I’ve posted a few pictures to give you an insight into how these elements come together to give off an autumnal feel but there will be more to follow as Christmas draws nearer…

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Find similar items to those featured above here:

Glass Jar

Fairy Lights

Blanket

Pine Cones