Have you ever been in Homesense? I hadn’t until last month. In fact to be honest I had never even heard of it. (I am not very good at shopping).
Basically it’s TK Maxx for your home, but without so much undignified rummaging – brand names but at discounts of up to 60% every day. I must admit that I find TK Maxx a little bit scary and am never sure where to start, so when Homesense invited me to their Bristol store to have a look round and buy myself a little something nice I was a bit nervous.
I needn’t have worried though. Homesense is lovely – everything is very well laid out and displayed, and definitely doesn’t have a bargain store feel about it. What’s nice too is the stock is permanently changing (from day to day, not while you’re actually in the store in some sort of magical Harry Potter way), so you could go back at any time and discover all sorts of new stuff.
This was one of my favourite displays. I do love a nice lantern.
It was rather a strange feeling to go into a store and know that you have to spend money, and for a while I just roamed about aimlessly, not sure where to start. Obviously what I really wanted was this blue velvet chair, but that was a little out of my price range. (Although it was less than £200, so really very good value).
In the end I got myself a bit of an eclectic mix of things, that I think pretty well reflects to mix of home and kitchen goodies on offer. I bought a large glass cafetiere, three funky plastic storage boxes – one that had a cool little knife and fork set in it – and this rather gorgeous tin of biscuits for my gorgeous tin collection:
I also bought a Le Creuset pot to keep all of my kitchen utensils in. I do love the colour of this range:
All of this came to under £30, which I think is a proper bargain. Well worth a visit to your nearest Homesense.
Homesense gave me £30 to spend in store for the purposes of this review.