Massive DIY shed and stylish homewares shouldn’t really be found together in the same sentence, should they? However, one of the things I love most about styling for different brands is being able to pluck products from store shelves you might have walked by otherwise and making them shine.
B&Q have just launched their new SS/16 décor collection as part of their ‘Let’s Decorate’ campaign. I go to B&Q ALL the time as it is just a few minutes from our house and as you know I am a DIY enthusiast. I have to admit, however, that I am usually more focused on buying screws, wood and plants (it is great for plants) than making a foray into the homewares section. So, when they got in touch to ask me to style some products from their new homewares collection I was intrigued. When I had a look online I was pleasantly surprised and when I saw them in real life I was delighted! Inexpensive, on-trend and extremely high quality.
Therefore, I am very pleased to be able to show you three different looks from three of the new collections…
The Summer Daze collection is inspired by Scandinavian style with soft greys, pastels and geometric designs. I immediately honed in on the ceramics collection and I nearly fell off my chair when I realised how little they cost (these bottles!) – and they are so lovely. I teamed these with a taller ceramic bottle and candle filled pot. I then chose some Scandi-style wallpaper from the collection to offset the whites and styled them up on my String shelves. I love this soft, calm look.
The Meadow collection captures the essence of Spring by bringing the outdoors in. Inspired by the name of the collection I wanted to gather lots of bottles filled with pretty flowers that can make a beautiful table decoration. I also chose a mauve cushion, which is a colour that always makes me think of Spring flowers.
The third look is called Kasbah, which is a nomadic-inspired collection, featuring lots of textured cushions and patterned throws perfect for layering and adding an eclectic feel to your home. I am currently waiting for my new sofa and it is running very late (grrr!) so we have been sitting on the floor a lot recently! Therefore, floor seating seemed like the obvious way to style these gorgeous textiles (I’ve also got my eye on this amazing pouf). The rug is wonderful quality and could fit with any type of interior style and I love the way it picks out the black from the patterned cushions. The coral highlights of the throw and cushion (online they are described as red but with the white flecks they are definitely more coral) set off the look perfectly. I just added mint tea…
Which is your favourite of the three looks?
I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration for any changes you might want to make to your home as we head towards the brighter, warmer days of Spring and Summer. You can find more from all four collections over on my ‘SS/16 Styling with B&Q’ Pinterest board here.
*This post was written in collaboration with B&Q