Primark and Tiger homeware haul!

Ok, I’ll admit it, I used to be a bit judgemental of Primark. Obviously, it was all awful quality, trashy and so not my style, but over the years I’ve developed a new appreciation for the brand and have found some amazing pieces of clothing, jewellery and homeware that have lasted the test of time, and gained me a few compliments. Of course, for every hit, there’s also a miss in Primark, but it’s not too difficult to filter out what’s a bargain and what’s a waste of money when you really look carefully.

So here’s a selection of the things that I picked up from Primark last week, and a guest appearance from Tiger too.

The first thing that immediately caught my attention was the bedding. Having just moved into my own place I’m starting to develop my own style, and a great way to change the feel of your bedroom is by changing your bedding. After all the bed is the centre piece. I’ve been leaning a lot toward aqua blue recently and so decided to overhaul my bed with this new duvet set, some new pillow cases and fitted sheet. For £10 this duvet set felt like a real steal, I also own the marble bed set from Primark and despite it being easy on the purse it’s still soft against the skin and has washed really well. Unless you’re one to watch the thread count then Primark’s bedding is a winner. The sheet, extra pillow cases and bed set came to a total of £14.

Homeware haul Primark And tiger

Anyone who’s close to me knows that I’m a nester, and by that, I mean that I like a ridiculous amount of pillows and an even bigger selection of throws, which all end up in a nest like shape around me when I sleep. I’ve been on the look out for a new throw for ages, but the price has never been right. This was a bargain, and best of all it’s massive. The super soft fleece like material feels like velvet, the colour is striking and reminds me of the sea in Mexico. It swamps my double bed and feels so luxurious. I’m heading back to Primark next pay day to explore their other colour options, just make sure to go for the extra large if like me you want an extra snuggly feeling.

Another homeware item that I always pick up from Primark is candles. I love the relaxing glow of candlelight and like to dot tea lights around my house to give a warm and hygge feel. For £1 a packet they’re a real bargain and smell pretty good too. If you’re willing to spend a little more Primark also has a great offering of larger candles, this 3 wick sea-salt and lavender candle came in a beautiful marble tin and was only £3! Not only does it look great on my bookshelf but it’s relaxing lavender scent fills the room within minutes of being lit.

Homeware haul Primark And tiger

In the same way that changing your bedding can completely change the look and feel of your bedroom, your bath mats can do the same for your bathroom. When we moved into our new apartment our hideous black and white lino bathroom floor came with two stained white mats. It wasn’t a pretty sight. Primark does a great selection of homeware for the bathroom; from shower curtains to towels, to bath mats. We spent a little more and got the ‘chenille’ material which literally translates to ‘caterpillar’. Although only one is pictured we got two, which covers a good portion of our bathroom floor. These mats are so so soft and the little caterpillars give your toes a hug every time you step on them and add texture to what was previously a very dreary part of our home. The grey and white work perfectly with our more neutral bathroom colour scheme, and I have to be honest, if Primark did this in a bigger rug format I would have one in my bedroom.

Homeware haul Primark And tiger

I picked up my final bits of homeware from Tiger, which were perhaps the biggest bargain of the day. I have a little obsession with cacti but was sick of mine sitting in ugly brown plastic pots. I’ve been on the look out for pretty plant pots for some time but either they’ve been too expensive, or just plastic and tacky. When I saw these in Tiger I thought they’d be at least £4 a piece. They’re thick ceramic, painted nd glazed but to my surprise, they were only £1! My little cacti are so grateful for their upgrade and my only regret is that I didn’t pick up a few more!

Homeware haul Primark And tiger

Homeware haul Primark And tiger

What’s your favourite homeware store? Let me know in the comments!

 

30 Comments

  1. August 14, 2017 / 10:30 am

    That rug looks so soft, I need a good quality rug for my bathroom, would like one like yours:)

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      It is so soft! Honestly I’d love it in my bedroom if it were bigger x

  2. August 14, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I discovered Primark years ago when I studied in the UK, and now it’s moved to the US and I’ve been so thankful:) I also worry about the quality of it sometimes, but for housewares there really are some adorable pieces that are consistently on trend!

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Yes quality is a little bit of a grey area but I’ve found that it’s got so much better recently x

  3. August 14, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Primary can be a bit hit/ miss but usually good for he price ! – I went in there this morning actually, and found a couple of nice things 🙂

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      The price is usually the deciding factor! xx

  4. August 14, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    What a cute rug! It looks super soft!!

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      It’s so so soft. I love it 😀

  5. Lashaun
    August 14, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Nice haul and that rug looks reeeally comfortable!

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you! 😀 It is xx

  6. August 14, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    You got such cute stuff from Primark, wow. And yes by changing your bedding you can change your whole room. I always try and get 3 or 4 duvet covers per season with similar colours. So by just changing duvet cover, I continuously have a newish room. Those cacti looks super cute in their new homes, awesome deal from Tiger

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Yes, changing bedding is the best way to refresh the bedroom 😀 x

  7. August 15, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Gorgeous collection! I would love to to but some items from Primark but there isn’t any shop in Greece. Really loved the candles. But there is a Tiger shop in the city and i am visiting it every 2 weeks to check the new arrivals.

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you, Helene 😀

  8. August 15, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    what a lovely post Sophia, the photos are great, really nice lifestyle vibe to them. I get overwhelmed in Primark because it is always so frantic but I’m inspired to get some new bedding from there after reading this!
    Tiger is new to me – the homeware accessories you got are very cute.

    Another good source of homeware bargains for me similar to Primark is Matalan – their throws are an inexpensive way to lift a room along with cushions.
    Thanks for sharing xx

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you! I’ll have to try Matalan, there must be one around here somewhere. 😀 x

  9. August 15, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I’m exactly the same – I used to hate Primark but I’m quickly growing to love it! I love their homeward bits, they’re so reasonably priced and such good quality too! 🖤

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.wordpress.com

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      I know! It’s been creeping up on me for a while, but now I’m unashamed to say I love them x

  10. August 16, 2017 / 7:28 am

    Wow those bits look great together! Where’s Tiger? Is it a home store?
    Jaimi xx Pocketsfullofdaisies.co.uk

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 16, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Tiger is a Danish brand that’s come to the UK, the one I go to is on Oxford Street but I think there may be more than one. They do all sorts! A lot of it is homeware but they also do some food items 😀

  11. Sharon Chanyau
    August 16, 2017 / 7:44 am

    I love Primark but shopping there can be overwhelming as there is a lot to go though. I always buy my boys bedding from there. The prices are reasonable as well.

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 16, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      I know that feeling, I find that I have to go in with a plan, so I either go in specifically for homeware, accessories or clothing and just go to the sections I need. Otherwise it can be so overwhelming x

  12. Debrah McCabe
    August 16, 2017 / 10:25 am

    Your purchases all look so appealing. If they were in Canada, I’d give them a look too.

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 16, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you Debrah! x

  13. August 16, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    What a fun post! I especially love that soft throw! It looks so comfy and soft. Love your blog!

    • Sophia
      Author
      September 9, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Thanks Antonia!

  14. Claire
    August 17, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Omgosh I love home good shopping! It’s so fun. That bath mat set and the large throw both look super soft and fluffy! I recently moved, so I am buying home goods little by little everyday! lol.

    • Sophia
      Author
      September 9, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      OMG they are so soft and fluffy!!

  15. Lea
    August 17, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Two of my fave places to shop at! you got some cute stuff! I wish we had the shops here over in Switzerland.
    Lea, xx

    • Sophia
      Author
      September 9, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Thanks Lea! x

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