Earlier in the week I attended the Bristol HomeSense store to run an 'Inspiration Day' with local shoppers and readers of my blog.
After working on a reader's interior challenge a few weeks back (which you can read about here) we decided to take the same concept to the store and help people with ideas whilst shopping. My first port of call when arriving at the store was to take a good look around at all the stock and pop 'blogger's pick' cards on all the items that really drew my eye. What I love about HomeSense is that you can find new stock daily, when I visited only two weeks before there were completely different items to choose from.
Here were my top ten products I found that day:
1, There were a great selection of Indian and Moroccan themed picture frames in a variety of different shades. I love mix matched frames to create feature walls, I think it's a great idea to choose different sized frames too and not to be too concerned about aliment or spacing.
2, My local HomeSense has a great bathroom department, I loved the wide range of colourful towels. I thought the display was so eye catching. I chose the turquoise to go on my blogger's pick though.
3, I am a big fan of colour and especially the colour yellow of late. I think little plant pots like these would add that extra bit of fun to your kitchen or living area.
4, There was quite an ethnic, Moroccan theme running through the store that day. I love embroidered furniture and loved the detailing on this foot stool.
5 & 6, I'm hugely guilty of owning way to many cushions or this one would have been coming home with me that day. Also love the playful colours on the foot stool beside it; we actually picked up a foot stool for my reader in the challenge a few weeks ago as HomeSense seem to have so many great ones in stock.
7, I thought this mosaic themed garden table was brilliant, perfect for someone wanting to add something unique and colourful to a small space.
8, A giant Buddha... what's not to love? One of the many reasons why this store is so different to others is the wide range and diversity of their products. I actually think this would look fantastic in either a garden area or living room. Add a turquoise cushion or throw to offset the gold and you have the perfect new addition to your living space!
9, These chest of drawers were so beautiful, really unique and you could tell just how much craftsmanship had gone into the product. Like most items in the store there was only one of them which made it even harder to part with.
10, As Spring is here (and summer just round the corner) I found a great number of colourful garden items. I chose this turquoise bird cage which I think would look brilliant hanging from a tree housing some tea lights for those summer evenings.
After my top picks had all been found and my cards clearly placed I headed back to the seating area in hope of some readers to chat with. Thankfully I think cake was a great lure and I had some brilliant chats and dished out some advice on questions from customers. I found that the most common question was how to bring light into a room; it was interesting that this was the same problem my reader had had in my previous challenge. I also accompanied a reader round the store and explained the process behind block colours and the use of mirrors to reflect natural light.
It was a really fantastic way to spend the afternoon and hopefully a few people left feeling a bit more inspired about their home challenges!