I love shopping for homeware, so when I heard about the new Homesense store in Chelmsford I just had to pay a visit. With two floors worth of shopping to be done for every room of your house I was spoilt for choice…
On first walking into the store I was slightly overwhelmed with the wealth of products stocked on the shelves. With so many different colours and objects I don’t know whether to go right or left!
If I’m honest I didn’t expect Homesense to have the range of products that it did. I know that with a store like this things are only available for certain time and often there is only one of each product stocked. This means that you can get something really unique and it will be unlikely that anybody else has the same thing. But it also means that if you don’t snap up the product when you see it you could miss out.
I wasn’t after anything specific so I took my time browsing the store for inspiration and things that I knew would look perfect in my home. One section I always find myself drifting towards, perhaps because you can smell it before you see it, is the candle and diffuser section.
With so many different scents and brands available I spent at least 20 minutes looking at all the diffusers on offer before I finally selected this one. Retailing at £5.99 it smells divine, the packaging is super cute and it was a bargain too.
The upstairs of the store features kitchenware, beauty products, bedding and accessories for your bathroom. I absolutely love buying crockery and glassware, however as I was due to get the train home I was limited on what I could buy. I didn’t want to buy too many plates or glasses and risk them being smashed before I arrived home!
I did however spy these cute little bowls that I thought would be perfect for serving snacks when friends come round for a few drinks, or even a few scoops of ice cream. Whilst they look classy and slightly expensive they’re actually made of a hard plastic which means that they are durable and are perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
I also found this little sausage dog hand soap dispenser. It was the only one available and when I saw it I knew I had to have it! It holds a large amount of soap which means it won’t need constant refilling and it also looks really cute in my bathroom amongst all my other accessories.
Along with this I also picked up a tangle teaser style brush, some dark chocolate covered pretzels which were featured in the gourmet foods aisle and a new make-up blender.
The total for everything? £29.99 – you don’t get a better bargain than that!0