Next & Ikea Haul – May 2017

It’s time for another homeware haul, a Next and Ikea haul to be precise! Yes, I’ve been shopping and you can have a good old nose at what I’ve been buying lately. As Next blogger of the month, I was lucky enough to choose a few items to receive from their website, so I thought I would include them too.

Ikea is pretty much heaven to me, as long as it’s not crazy busy (because in that case it’s hell). I’m always excited to go there and see what bargains I can find. It certainly didn’t disappoint this time around either, despite a slightly grumpy husband in tow.

Next and Ikea Haul

First stop the dining room! Well it’s a kitchen dinner really, but I have big plans for this room. I want to repaint the walls and replace the tiles and lighting, for a look that is, well, a bit more us. Anyway enough waffle, here’s what I bought.

Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017

Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017

Eventually, when we get around to completing the aforementioned jobs, I want the dining area to have an African inspired feel. I think these gorgeous tribal print table runners, will fit in perfectly with my plans. Table runners are a great alternative or complement to a tablecloth and I think the seagrass place mats work perfectly with them.

Not only are these Hederlig wine glasses a lovely elegant, shape and amazing value for money – you can pretty much fit half a bottle of wine in one. Just saying.

Speaking of glasses, if anyone else is slightly flamingo obsessed, you’ll love what’s next. How cute are these little flamingo glasses for just 50p? They are absolutely perfect for summer drinks on the patio!

Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017

Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017


I shouldn’t really be allowed to keep houseplants, I’m not a very responsible plant owner I’m afraid. Plus there are some very convincing artificial plants that are far better suited to the likes of me. However, I just couldn’t resist this Orchid and in a moment of weakness I popped it in my trolley. I’m pleased to say that it’s still looking healthy and dare I say thriving. Although I’m sure I was told that Orchids thrive on neglect (fine by me)!

Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017

Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017

Not bad for £4.50!

Then this little guy was too cute to resist for £1! I knew he would be the perfect model for my DIY plant stand too.

DIY Plant Stand - Mid Century Modern


I hold my hands up, I’m an interiors magazine addict. Yes, I subscribe to three magazines and probably buy at least three more every month in the name of ‘research’. I thought these super stylish magazine files would go perfectly with the decor in my office, whilst simultaneously making me look organised and less like a hoarder. They were 2 for £4.

Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017


I think I’ve saved the best for last. Let’s just dive in shall we…

Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017


Next & Ikea Haul - May 2017

This duvet cover looks nice, sure, but it feels ah-mazing! It’s so incredibly soft and velvety. Seriously, you need to feel it. I love the delicate texture of this throw and it fits perfectly on a king size bed, which is trickier to find than you’d imagine.

We’re going for a boho beach vibe in our bedroom and we are making our way there gradually. I love the new Next summer 2017 home collection and it fits in perfectly. I think this coral looks really unique and this Ocean mist candle smells absolutely divine.

Check out my last homeware haul.

So what do you think of my finds from the Next and Ikea haul? What have you been buying this month? Let me know in the comments. 

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12 Comment

  1. Reply
    Lane Beck
    May 19, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Amazing finds, Caroline! So, now you’re an interior designer as well? Is there no end to the breadth of your expertise? ? When it comes time to rent out my condo, would you come over and stage it for me?

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      May 20, 2017 at 10:32 am

      LOL, I wish that was true and yes, absolutely. Any excuse to visit California again, ha ha! In desperate need of sunshine, it’s still more or less winter here.

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    Lauretta @ Home and Horizon
    May 20, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I think we’ve got very similar tastes me and you – I have the same flamingo glasses! In fact, a couple have broken and you’ve reminded me I need to get out and get some more! Some wonderful finds Caroline! x

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      May 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Love the flamingo glasses! I really think that Ikea glassware is amazing, it looks way more expensive than it is. Just added it to your snapped up linky. x

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    Anne Marie
    May 25, 2017 at 11:13 am

    How not to love Ikea right??? I might actually get those flaming glasses for myself next time I visit Ikea. Need to add them to my very long wish list : )

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      May 25, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      You have to, for 50p you can’t go wrong!

  4. Reply
    May 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    First time visitor here. I love all the items but my favourite are the flamingo glasses and what a steal they are!

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      May 31, 2017 at 11:43 am

      I think they’re mine too! Thanks so much for stoping by Nyomi.

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    June 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Can’t believe what excellent value pieces you’ve shown here, wow! #snappedup

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      June 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      I do love a bargain and there are lots to be found in Ikea!

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    Anna nuttall
    June 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I really like those flamingo glasses, I might buy some for myself. xx

    1. Reply
      June 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks Anna, I really recommend them. Considering the price they are really fab. x

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