My 10 favourite homeware products to give your home that edge

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Who said it will cost a fortune to make your home a home? You don’t always have to spend a pretty penny on kitchenware, although you do get what you pay for in terms of knives and electrical items.  When it comes to cookware, bowls and dishes, there’s plenty of great value for money options whether it’s from companies like notonthehighstreet or Next Home. Also, with supermarkets offering more and more homeware, it’s a good idea to be on the lookout for those quirky items that bring your home to display cabinet makeover for vintage caravan_-16

Fill your home with character The type of character you are is often reflected in your home.  There are lots of household gems you can buy to give your home the edge.  If you’re a little unsure about what to buy here are my 10 favourite homely bits:-

  • Milk bottles – this cute set of small glass bottles in a mini metal crate makes an unusual container for small cut flowers or buds.  I thought it would be perfect for my kitchen windowsill for herb cuttings.

  • Straws – these pink paper straws are fun and great for drinking milk shakes, my favourite drinks.
  • Shell and bottle lights – I wanted to brighten up my home with timeless, classic shell and bottle lights.
  • Drinking jars – Mason drinking jars are what I wanted for serving wine, beer and cocktails on social occasions.
  • Large mixing bowls – these microwave and dishwasher safe large mixing bowls definitely added a bit of colour to my kitchen.  They are perfect for cooking and baking preparation.
  • Small mixing bowls – small pink mixing bowls ticked all the right boxes as food preparation bowls.
  • Flan dish – I simply love cooking so I couldn’t be without a pastel pink flan dish to bake my favorite home-made treats.
  • Mini vase of flowers – there’s no better way to brighten up any home than with flowers. A mini vase of flowers was an item I just have to have.
  • Pillow cases – I’m the type of person who just adores quality pillowcases especially ones with hand written messages on them.
  • Chalk board planner – as a keen cook, a chalk board planner was one of my top smaller item priorities.  I use it for recipes, ingredients and to plan my social diary.

Shop around for money off voucher codes

I can’t resist buying homeware products from time to time. With there being so many online retailers, like House Of Fraser or Debenhams, offering online discounts, it’s worth setting a little time aside to browse the net for offers. Even retailers like Amazon have voucher codes to help you save on your homeware. Try the following search terms:-

  1. a) Voucher codes
  2. b) Promotional codes
  3. c) Deals of the day
  4. d) Money off discountsdiy display cabinet makeover for vintage caravan_-14It’s surprising the money you can save by searching online for voucher specialist websites; it’s free to do and great fun too. For more ideas on how to make your home more personalised, check out the Zoella blog on homeware; it’s full of all sorts of quirky concepts and it’s where I found a lot of my inspiration for today’s blog post.

What do you think of these ideas? What do you have in your house that makes it into a ‘home’? Let me know by leaving me a comment below or tweeting me @cassiefairy.


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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