This post is a paid partnership with Argos Home.
I've shopped at Argos for years - I don't know about you, but when I think to shop at Argos, it's usually for items like a kettle or toaster, not homewares. When Argos Home invited me to visit their first ever pop-up shop in London, I was pleasantly surprised with the range of home products on offer.
Beautiful beds and sofas, a gorgeous pink velvet chair, cushions, throws, dining room accessories - there were so many stunning things to see. Everything looked really luxe for the price tag and I could see so much of it looking at home in my house. Whilst I was there, I chose three pieces to style in my home, to give you all an idea of what is currently available...
As a lot of you know, we have been a very slow quest to update our home. Freya moved into her own bedroom this week (sob) and it felt like the right time to reclaim our bedroom and make it feel more grown up again.
Freya's bedside crib had taken up my side of the room for the past year and it meant I couldn't have a bedside table or lamp, so I was really pleased to find a stylish industrial table lamp from Argos Home, as well as a pair of really well made oak bedside cabinets. I love the cabinets for a number of reasons - they have two pretty roomy drawers, which give us some much needed storage space. They are also a clean, modern design, that isn't so trendy that it will date in two years time, but will look classically stylish for years to come. They look well built too, so I'm sure they will last for a long time and the best thing? They arrive already built! Such a novelty, in the era of flat pack furniture!
To finish off the styling of our bedroom, I chose a couple of white faux fur cushions. They add some texture to the room and are so soft and cozy to snuggle up to! Perfect for the colder months that are coming.
What I loved about the pop-up, was that I could see lots of the available homewares all styled together, to help me visualize the pieces. I could see the quality close up, feel the fabrics and get an accurate gage of the furniture sizes. This helped me choose the items that I ordered for our bedroom.
The pop-up is divided into three zones based on their Autumn/Winter trends: Urban Escape, Rural Retreat and Everyday Luxury. The space isn't too big, so it isn't overwhelming to look around and you can order a tea or coffee at the drinks bar, so you can sip whilst perusing the items. The overall vibe is good quality, stylish but affordable homewares, that add to the character of your home. Everything felt warm and welcoming and was a nice example of the kind of things that Argos Home has to offer these days. Also, if you see something you like, you can order whilst you are there for free Fast Track delivery for homeware purchases and free delivery for any furniture items. How handy is that?
Another awesome thing about the pop up, is that every day they are hosting workshops. (Find out more here.)
The workshops vary from learning how to tie dye, to making your own macrame wall hangings. The tickets for the workshops are £5 each and £4 from each ticket will go to the charity Alzheimer's Society. If you are attending a workshop session, you will also receive 20% off any Home purchases made at the pop-up.
I was really hoping to attend the macrame workshop, but my two little ones got ill this week and it made it tricky for me to attend. My mum was a bit disappointed, she loves a bit of macrame... (how many times can I say macrame in one paragraph?!)
The pop-up is open until the 27th September and I would definitely recommend having a little visit, to get some interiors ideas flowing!
Click here for the address and more details on how to find it.