Brightening things up a bit!





Hello everybody!

So here's another homeware haul for you all (told you I was obsessed!), but this time, most of the things that I bought this weekend were from the wonderful shop that is IKEA. I literally love this place. 

I was looking for little bits and pieces that I could use to just brighten the flat up a little bit, and make it look a little bit more pretty and inviting. And, what better place to start than with the flowers.

Now, I, personally, cannot look after real flowers even if my life depended on it, and so whoever invented fake flowers is an absolute life saver. These gorgeous looking roses were only £1.75 each, and I think they look just lovely!

The white vintage jug was also a bargain at £7.50 and (according to the label) can be used as an actual jug or a vase, fabulous! 

You can't really see very well with the light shining off the vanilla candle (95p!!!), but behind this, there is a white, patterned vase (£3.50) which I've actually put some fairy lights into, to create a really cute little light!

You can see it better in the photo below! 

 


 


In the end I decided to chop two of the flowers down a little bit and place them in these adorable baby pink cups! These cups were £1.70 each and I thought it was more than worth bagging 2! I've placed these on top of my bed to brighten my bedroom up as well as the living room, and I absolutely love them!

    
The final thing that I bought this weekend was actually from Home Bargains of all places! It's a lovely tea light holder in the form of a birdcage. I love things like this and you can't see too much of it on the photo but the white paint actually has a distressed finish, to give it a bit of a vintage feel! At £2.49 I just couldn't resist picking this up!

Where are your favourite places to pick up homeware pieces?

Soph

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  1. Wow I love those cups, may have to stop by IKEA and have a look!
    I do also love Home Bargains for some cheap home items :)
    Love Steph xx
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    1. Definitely do it! Although I could never just stop by haha! :) Xx

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  3. Wonderful idea! :) I'm decorating my room so this is definitely a great start x

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    1. Oh I'm glad to be of at least a little use haha! Are you gonna blog your new room? I love things like that! :) Xx

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  4. Such lovely buys - those pink cups are absolutely adorable and love the idea of using a jug as a vase... I feel an ikea trip coming on! :)

    Beth // Bethany Georgina

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    1. They're lovely aren't they! I know! Who knew a jug could be multi-purpose!

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  5. Pretty flowers! This post has made me want to go to IKEA again so badly, I haven't been for ages. Definitely want to pick up some vases for my room ☺

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    1. I hadn't been in ages either! Definitely worth a trip! :) Xx

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  6. These photos are so beautiful, Soph! Absolutely adore IKEA. I could happily drain my bank account in there! I'm with you on the flowers thing, for some reason I have this knack for killing plants so fake ones are the best things ever!

    Rhianna | robowecop

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    1. Oh thank you! Me too, me too... Haha! I'm so glad I'm not the only one! Xx

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    1. So cute isn't it! I don't actually own any tea lights atm, but an excuse to make a trip to Yankee Candle right?! Haha! Thanks for reading lovely! :) Xx

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  8. You picked up some really cute pieces! xx

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  9. Fake flowers are literally such a life saver, I love the little jug you bought to put yours in!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  10. I'm moving to a new apartment soon and I think I need you to come and decorate! :p You have such beautiful taste and ideas! I love it! :) I'm all excited to decorate my new place now! xx

    Lucy x |~ LULU Locket || Lifestyle Blog ~

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  11. It's all so pretty and bright and fresh. I wish I had my own place to decorate.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  12. These are lovely ! I've been getting some fake flowers from Dunns stores lately, they're a great price and lovely.

    Corinne x
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  13. You took some gorgeous photographs! <3
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  14. Hi Just to let you know I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Angie x
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  15. Love this! It just shows you don't have to spend a lot of money to change home decor a little! Very bright and fresh!
    Lovely post,
    Jessica
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  16. Lovely post, so inspiring :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted thanks!

    Camille xo

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  17. Love this post! Lots of inspiration and super pretty photos!!

    Beth :)

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  18. It makes everything look like spring!
    x

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