Saturday, 21 July 2012

Matalan [cheap home ideas] top 12

There's a lot of you dolls who have moved into your own house with friends, on your own or with a partner, who have been asking me where to get nice house bits and bobs for not a lot of money.

Unfortunately, I haven't discovered a secret cheap shop that sells everything you want for £1 but what I have learnt is that you need to put snobbery aside as when youre young you cant have the best of everything, especially first time round.

I buy the majority of my staple home items from big Supermarkets, Primark, TK Maxx and more recently Matalan.

I have always been reluctant to shop in Matalan because I have had poor experiences in there - braindead slow staff, horrendous music, no changing rooms... but since I have had my own house I have looked upon Matalan differently, more favourably! Their clothes may not be up to much but their homeware section is amazing, and so so reasonable!

I want to share with you a few of their bargains (everything is less than £10) and this is only a small selection! Some of these items I own myself, and some I have just seen and thought are lovely.

Vintage heavy looking metal effect candle holder - £10

Retro funky, bright kitchen clock - £8

'Home Sweet Home' floral doormat - £5

Vintage 'Walls' Ice-Cream van cushion - £2

Vintage chic 'Paris' door hanger with butterfly/floral pattern - £6

Distressed blue 'Beach House' sign for bathrooms - £5

Nautical inspired 'Sunny Days' print - £4

Floral 'Bath' freestanding sign - £6

3x beach sun/sea/sand prints - £5

Union Jack charter plate perfect for themed dinner parties - £2

4x fairycake topped teaspoons - £6 (NEW IN)

Moroccan style large plastic wineglass, perfect for drinking in the garden - £1

I hope you have enjoyed some of these Matalan bargains - there is so much more besides if you visit the shops.

Happy home shopping!!

x Hols x


  1. Madeleine Quested24 July 2012 at 01:10

    Wow love the candlestick holder would go well in my bedroom. And I've already got that doormat love it xxx

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