Roomy Home loves lots of M&S’s recent stock, so we took a browse to pick out some smart buys for right now.
What’s new at M&S Home for Spring/Summer 2016?
First things first, shopping in store at M&S can be a bit of a lottery, frankly. We love plenty of the stock, but struggle with the sheer volume on offer. Masses of choice can be a good thing, but sometimes it feels like an endurance effort to find the gems among everything else. Having said that, the Home section is easier to handle as a shopper than the Clothing.
Anyway, we’re going to save you the bother! There are some fab buys in M&S Home at the minute, and we’ve got our sticky notes out and earmarked them for you.
Smart Stone Age buys under £25
Under £25 seems like a good price point for spontaneous retail therapy. Any of these would make a perfect hostess present, or (go on!) a little self-gifting spree.
Interiors have re-entered the Stone Age lately. M&S are all over this trend – just search under marble on their website and see for yourself. This time M&S’s rocky patch is a good thing!
This digital print towel is edgier than the typical M&S item. In fact, it’s got Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie written all over it. Love the soft greys, love the print. A little of this would go a long way in any cloakroom. Digital print towel from £6 – £25 depending on size. There’s a fabulous shower curtain to match, but it’s either/or please to avoid looking too themed. Just a matter of opinion!
If you’re loving Nordic noir, and fancy some crockery to match your crime drama, these are really lovely. No kitchen could fail to be enhanced by these marble-effect beauties – Nordic bowls, plates and mugs priced from £5 – £12.50 per piece.
Continuing the stony theme, feast your eyes on this Conran Marble Tealight Holder, at £12. Perfect price point for a thoughtful present, and manages to combine on trend with entirely inoffensive to all tastes.
High-end lights, High Street price
If you thinking about a lighting update, we’ve narrowed it down to a choice of three to make it easy for you – one floor, one ceiling and one table lamp. All of these look far more extravagant than the price tag suggests, and they would add instant glamour to any style of interior. Here’s the shortlist!
Here’s the copper-effect curved floor lamp (top left) with marble base (told you M&S were all stony this spring), at £129. It’s extendable, adjustable and combines copper with marble. What’s not to like? Well, one minor thing actually, but we can overlook it. The lining of the lightshade is white, where a warmer colour or metal effect would give a kinder glow. It’s still a beauty.
Speaking of beauties, look at this Corsica Table Lamp (bottom left). Currently only available in silver, the rose gold option is stunning too and would look fantastic against a dark wall (available as a floor lamp). Priced at £99, the shade lets you see the bulb beneath, so you’d need to invest in a striking Edison-style one to perfect the effect. Ideal for magpies who are drawn to shiny, sparkly interiors.
Saving the best for last! It’s the Orb Pendant Light at £129 (main image). Looking like an oversized Christmas bauble, it’s copper-plated and you can adjust the height to suit. It’s about the same diameter as a regular ruler, so maybe not quite big enough for a single statement light, but this would look great hanging over an armchair, or you could buy three for above your kitchen island. A supersized version of this would be a fantastic development next season …
The moral of this update is – there are some great home buys at M&S, including some super-stylish finds. Hope this has smoothed the search.
* This is not a sponsored post, and all featured items feature high on the Roomy Home wishlist!
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