Friday, 13 November 2015

Homeware: Mixed Metals

I have always loved home decor, adding accents and bringing a space to life. Particularly after moving to university, I have my own blank canvas of a room to personalise with pretty homeware. 

Of course, the copper craze has been around for a short while now, and more affordable (yet stylish) decor is becoming readily available as the trend grows. The best thing I have found, however, is to take this trend and mix it with other metallics for an even more eclectic feel. There is something fresh about mixing gold and silver with bronze and copper, and adding a whole new vibe against a neutral room.

Being a student at university means being on a permanently tight budget! However, I have managed to find ways to incorporate the copper trend into my space without denting the bank. Here are a few of the beautiful pieces that I have found.


One of the best places for shopping homeware on a budget is Primark. They have some wonderful mixed metal pieces from fairy lights to cushion covers. My local Primark has quite a small homeware section, but I did still manage to find some excellent bits!
The first thing that caught my eye was this copper travel cup - it seemed perfect for carrying hot drinks to lectures on a Monday morning. What's more, it was only £3.50, which is a fraction of how much you would pay for a similar style from Starbucks.


Naturally, when I saw this cute canvas next to the travel cup, I just had to purchase - and for £3, it was a stylish investment. As a simple, cream background with bright copper gold typography to perk up your day, I think this is definitely worth picking up next time you pop into your local Primark!


Photos are a great way of personalising your living space. In fact - shopping for photo frames is one of my favourite things to do when buying homeware. The copper photo frame pictured is one I found in Paperchase a couple of months ago, however, there are really similar ones available in store for their new autumn/winter range. 
The gold glittery mosaic frame is one that I found in Poundland! For £1, I was able to add some interesting texture and sparkle as well as a new tone of metal to my photo display. It just goes to show that you can find hidden gems in ANY store.


Last thing from Primark, I promise! But I was SO incredibly excited when I saw this in the press releases for Primark's Autumn/Winter 2015 Homeware range... it is just stunning - and only £10! Considering I have seen many places selling similar styles for £100+, this was the best bargain I have found. It is very good quality, and has a hammered dark metal frame, so it adds an edge to the space where it sits. It's battery operated and so is easy to put anywhere in your home. What's more, there are other designs - a bright red arrow, the word 'Love' and the word 'Star' spelt out in Hollywood bulbs, each only £10.


I couldn't write this post without including some stationary. I'm always in need of paperclips and binder clips to pin together essays and assignments so when I found these super cute rose gold ones from Paperchase, I had to buy. They came in clear plastic zip lock pockets and were £2.50 each. Affordable and stylish.

And that concludes my homeware finds.

Have you found any new pieces for decorating your living space this season?


Ambar x

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  1. I will definitely be checking out the canvas from Primark - what a bargain! I'm a sucker for copper/bronze/rose gold! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I know - me too! I can't seem to get enough :) x

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