Friday, 27 April 2018

SPRUCE UP FOR SPRING WITH ARGOS HOME

When I hear the word Argos, I bet I'm not alone when say I am immediately transported back to my childhood Christmases, where I would spends hours going through the catalogue, circling hundreds of 90s toys of dreams, such as Magic Copier, Mr Frosty and Baby All Gone. Fast forward the clock to 2010, when James and I moved into our first place together; a Victorian flat in Clapham, and we were buying seagrass drawers for our bathroom, one of those floor lamps with the paper shade, and for me, a Wahl PowerPik hairdryer (anyone with Afro hair knows that one of these is basically life).

Beyond this, I had never considered Argos to be a go to for our first proper grown up home. Not because I felt that there was anything wrong with their home products, it's more that I didn't realise that they fitted so perfectly with my decor aesthetic. Nor did I realise that they supply brands such as Sainsbury's Home, Hygena and Habitat and if, like me, you're tight for time and can't get to the store, (poor Sienna gets blamed for this a lot of the time), you can buy online and have it delivered to your door, or if you prefer, you can also do click and collect. The joys of the 21st Century!

Argos Home gave me the opportunity to spruce up my home with some products from their website. Being the 'Monica' that I am, I really loved that their homeware is organised into four ranges for ease of finding your perfect look for your home:

Pictures from Argos Home.

Serenity: for those who love chic pastels;

Infusion: think global vibes that wouldn't look out of place in a Moroccan boutique hotel;

Beach House: do NOT think dated stripes and rubber rings- this is calming and modern;

Inhabit: Scandi, wood, midcentury and industrial- anyone that knows me or my Instagram feed well, will have put money on this range being my favourite and they wouldn't have been wrong; I picked all my items from here.

I decided to give my kitchen and guest bedroom a spruce up for spring from the Inhabit range, here's the lowdown on what I picked and my thoughts on it all...


Kitchen:


You recognise the view, but probably not the gorgeous accessories. 

When I revamped my kitchen last summer, something I was desperate to do was to rip out a whole wall of cupboards, as I really wanted to use a scaffold board to make an open shelf to display items that I like and use. Anyone who takes photos of their kitchen and shares them on Instagram knows that chopping boards are probably going to make it into 99% of your shelfie pics. Be honest, how many of them did you buy just for decor purposes?! This Prestige board and Collection Salisbury butcher's block are not only practical for purpose, they are also really beautiful and tick all the modern rustic boxes. These marble jars, are not only really solid and massively on trend, they are also a simple and subtle way to effortlessly style in your kitchen. What's more, they come in a set of three, which is the magic number for styling!


Gorgeous and fresh, the chopping boards and marble jars give a much needed lift to your kitchen.

When the opportunity to collab with Argos Home came about, I promised myself not to get sucked in to crockery sets because of storage space (especially since I did away with the cupboards), but it was totally impossible to resist this 16 piece Heart of Home stoneware dinner set. When they arrived, the first thing I noticed was the quality- they are all so sturdy and solid, and appear a lot more expensive than the £34.99 price tag. Then surprisingly, secondary to this, I was struck by the look of them: if you love earthenware, these have your name on them. They are glazed, so are more durable as they won't scratch and the grey detail paired with the mottled speckles on the surfaces of the bowls, plates and insides of the mugs are ideal for both modern and more traditional kitchens. They also make everything I put in them look ten times more delicious, which is never a bad thing in my eyes; saves a fortune on dinner parties when your guests don't notice that you've served them beans on toast as they're too busy ogling up the plates.


Just an ordinary Thai beef salad, but look how yummy it looks on those plates..!

Check out all the kitchen and dining products from the Inhabit range here.


Guest bedroom:




Even though my guest bedroom was, once upon a time, the most popular room on my Instagram, I felt it needed a change to make my whole house flow better and to also feel fresh for spring. The Inhabit range was the perfect opportunity to give it a more grown up Scandi look. A couple of weeks ago, in front of some Saturday night TV, James and I assembled the Hygena Skanda ladder shelf, and while it is in the Inhabit living room section, testament to its versatility, I think it looks amazing in my guest bedroom, and I am a fan of the endless options you have for styling. Personally, I like the contrast of old and new so vintage books and pops of fresh green for spring compliment each other really well and is a great way to break up the monochrome.


These shelves give you the perfect excuse to faff to your heart's content.


The pièce de résistance for me has to be this Kenji double bed. The statement fabric headboard takes away the need for a bit of art above the bed and is so effortlessly classy, it was love at first sight when I unwrapped it. In fact, I was so desperate to see it erected (clean that filthy image from your mind. Now.), I did it all on my lonesome (obvi this is a two person job, so grab a friend if you're doing it yourself). I wasn't disappointed, and with this soft and textured Seersucker bedding set and herringbone throw on it, it really is such stuff as dreams are made on. Literally.


Add texture with this bedding and throw.

For accessories, I am a massive fan of these Heart of House Origami cushions, as I've never seen anything like them on the high street, especially for £11.99 each. They look like they've come from a Danish design shop, and the grey matches the bed perfectly, and will look great in a living room too. When it came to this gorgeous Habitat Begera basket, my childhood nostalgia kicked in for the brand and I'm so happy that Argos Home stock a huge range of their products. The grown up me, however, loves that it makes for fab storage and brings together the wood accents on the bed and shelf, drawing the eye around the room which gives a sense of cohesion. I am slightly jealous that this isn't my bedroom, but James and I, who don't get out as much as we'd like, will definitely be going on holiday to the other side of the landing from time to time.


I am disproportionately in love with these Origami cushions.

This basket adds a pop of warmth and colour to the bedroom, it's also really practical too, due to its size.


Click here to see the whole Inhabit bedroom range.

It's sometimes hard to fully express in writing but I have honestly been really impressed with the range and quality of products and tastes Argos home caters for. You should definitely make it one of your go to places for your home, or, if you're like me, when you're browsing for decor inspo, take a look on their website to see if there's anything that whets your interiors appetite!

This blog post was sponsored by Argos Home. The words and opinions are my own and I would never receive payment for anything that I didn't like or wouldn't buy myself.
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  1. The ‘serenity’ look is beautiful, the different pastel tones are very chic too. We recently put together a list of lovely blush pink items that would help complete an interior like ’Serenity’! Feel free to check it out here: https://omnari.com/blog/dont-be-shy-about-the-blush-pink-trend/

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