Last month I shared with you a first look into my new home, which you can see here, and it was all about wall prints and making the place look a little less bare when we first got there. Now we’ve had some time to get to grips with the place we’ve pretty much got everything we need – minus a sofa, but that’s due in a few days FLIPPING HALLELUJAH.
If you’ve seen any of my fashion posts before you’ll know that I’m a bit of a bargain hunter. Why buy a handbag for £1000 when you can get a similar one for £30 for just as good quality? Unless it’s a special occasion of course, I won’t say no to a Chloe handbag, but that’s another story entirely… I’ve taken my fashion bargain hunting with me when it comes to homeware and I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite interior finds, especially for my living room and kitchen. A few shops have really taken me by surprise when it comes to quality, and I’ll think you’ll be quite surprised too!
As I mentioned before, we don’t have our sofa yet and that’s pretty much all that’s missing. Yes, I’m very fed up of the camping chairs we’re currently using, but every time I pop home to my mums I’m so appreciative of the damn sofa you have NO idea. The space is huge and soon we’ll be getting a cosy rug and a dining table and chairs, eeee!
Anyway, shop-wise the best places for living room items were definitely shops like Argos, Next, Wilko and IKEA. I was the kinda gal who shopped around for what she really wanted because I’d find something I liked for £500 and then use that as inspiration and find something similar but way cheaper on one of those other sites. I’m not made of money but wanted that ‘looks expensive but isn’t expensive’ vibe.
Fake flowers and white vase – Wilko
Floor lamp – Argos
Material boxes – Wilko
Tv Stand – Amazon*
*piece of shit.
There’s a story behind the tv stand. It basically took Jimmy and I daaaaays to build and in the end we pretty much gave up with it. Where the woven boxes are there were supposed to be drawer fronts, and only half of the feet on the bottom are actually screwed on properly. The thing was a bloody shambles but it looks okay now it’s there. The woven boxes saved the day and were only £3 each from Wilko… Can you see the white tube in the tv stand at the bottom too? That’s supposed to be an LED flashing light, but the remote doesn’t really work. BIG THUMBS DOWN.
Frame and poster – c/o Desenio
Cactus set – c/o Next
White candle – Tesco (old)
Red candle – Next
Coffee Table – IKEA
Coasters – Wilko
Pink stool – Maisons du Monde
Would you believe me if I told you the coffee table was only £16? And it was bloody easy to build? Don’t ya just love IKEA?! The story behind the pink stool is a good’un too, I literally googled ‘pink fluffy stool’ and fell in love with the first one on Google – isn’t it amazing!?
I was so excited to get all of the kitchen goodies and to find matching utensils and tins – I can’t be the only one? We haven’t got much of a theme going on yet but I like having a clock and some flowers lying around to make the place look cosy. So excited to have 100 candles lit in the Autumn/Winter!
Believe it or not most of our kitchen goodies came from ASDA. SRSLY. The choice was unreal and everything I’ve tried so far has been good quality and looked fab! Luckily we have one of those giant Wal-Mart ASDA’s down the road from us, but I do think supermarkets are underrated when it comes to plates/cutlery and all that jazz.
As you can see in the snap above I obviously had to get Jimmy and I matching mugs…
Initial Mugs – ASDA
Clock – c/o Next
Cat Salt & Pepper shakers – ASDA
Flowers – c/o Next
Sugar & Coffee Tins – Wayfair
Knife Rack – ASDA
Utensils Tin – ASDA
Biscuit Tin – ASDA
All Utensils – ASDA
Not bad, ey? We’ve been here for over a month now and it’s starting to feel like home. It’s just that damn sofa I’m desperate for, and maybe a dining room table…
Soon I’ll show you around my bedroom and our spare room once they’re a bit more sorted, and keep an eye on my Instagram for that sofa arrival next week – it’s starting to sound like I’m expecting a baby, hahah!
Hope you’re liking what I’ve done with the place!
*c/o shows items gifted to me for the purpose of the post. Affiliate links have been used in this post, where if you click the link and make a purchase, I make a small cut of the sale (this doesn’t add to your cost, but it just helps go towards my little career!).*