Spring Home Buys from The Coliseum Shopping Park

March 7, 2017

Finally, the sunshine has arrived this week just as I’ve decided that I need to bring the Spring into my home. Before Christmas I went a little hygge crazy, all cosy blankets and fairy lights, but now I feel the time has come to refresh. It’s time to spring clean and to bring some colour into our house. I like that you can brighten your own little space each season just by adding a few new bits and bobs.

I’m excited to be working with the Coliseum Shopping Park in Cheshire, it’s a fantastic retail park and it has changed so much since the last time I visited. They have such a great range of shops and over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing some of my favourite buys from there – this week I wanted to look at homeware. For a few weeks I’ve been planning on brightening up the house so I visited Next Home and Debenhams to see what caught my eye. It makes such a difference to go into the shops and see everything displayed. I am loving all the tropical prints and colours as well as all the lovely jewel tones. Looking at these photos now, I am deeply regretting not buying anything pineapple related!

Firstly, I wanted a couple of new cushions – we already have some large grey and orange ones so I wanted some small scatter cushions. Next have so many fantastic cushions it was hard to choose but in the end I bought a couple of plain teal ones which have a lovely plush finish and a geometric print one in gorgeous tropical blues and greens. I also spotted some little artificial succulents on the way to the tills – I’m still a bit nervous around real house plants. These ones are cute and I can’t kill them, this guy now sits on our picture ledges. 

I can’t go shopping and not buy candles – I’m burning my last cinnamon and spiced candles so I am desperate for a change! Candles are one of those things I always like to go and buy in real life rather than online, you’ve got to be able to give them a sniff. Both Debenhams and Next had a great range but I went for jasmine from both shops – I can’t get enough of it. I know it’s not everyones favourite scent but I think it’s perfect for spring. I got some tealights from Debenhams along with this gorgeous ceramic glaze blue lantern. I think the lantern is my favourite buy, it looks so pretty lit up at night. The jasmine tealights already smell incredible and I haven’t opened the packet yet. I also bought a lovely big jar candle from Next in white jasmine – this was only £5 and it smells so fresh.

Lastly I spotted some colourful chunky photo frames in Next that were only £3.50, I got the bright yellow to go on our picture ledges. I’ve just popped a quote postcard I had already in there for now but I’ll update it with a photo of the boys when I get chance. Sticking with the yellow I love, love, love this mug and it’s massive. I couldn’t leave it on the shelve when I spotted it. We are one of those houses that has our own mugs; a cup of tea always tastes better when the mug makes you happy. I’ll be able to pack my Christmas penguin one away now I have a bright, spring replacement.

Today, I’m stood with a giant cup of tea in my new mug looking out at the blue skies, it seems like spring may be here. 

This post was written as part of my role as an ambassador for the Coliseum Shopping Park. Everything chosen has been handpicked by myself and as always, all words and thoughts are my own.


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  • Natalie // little Jam Pot Life

    I love refreshing the home with each season, and as much as I try to embrace each season I am glad to be seeing spring arriving! I love candles too, and that mug is so fab! X

    March 7, 2017 at 2:54 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I am so glad to see a bit of Spring this week too, it’s so lovely to add a bit of colour into the house! xx

      March 10, 2017 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Emma Lofthouse-Burch

    What gorgeous buys, I love the yellow frame and new mug xx

    March 7, 2017 at 3:26 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      The yellow frame is looking lovely, I will definitely go back for some more, they had such nice bright colours! xx

      March 10, 2017 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Jess Soothill

    Oh wow such lovely, lovely pieces! The colours are amazing. I love everything you have picked and think it looks so stylish xx

    March 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Jess, I’m really loving the bright colours – the shops are full of them and they look amazing! xx

      March 10, 2017 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Memeandharri

    I love the coliseum and pop there often, such a handy selection of shops. I love that there is a Debenhams!

    March 7, 2017 at 9:16 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      The Debenhams is amazing, I haven’t been since that opened and I love the beauty hall! It’s a great shopping park to nip out to but I need to go without the twins next time 😉

      March 10, 2017 at 11:23 am Reply
  • Vicki

    I am 100% ready for Spring. Loving your Spring home updates. I am desperate for some new cushions & you know my mantra – you can NEVER have too many mugs!

    March 8, 2017 at 11:24 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I am so in love with my new mug, they had so many lovely ones and all of them were massive!

      March 10, 2017 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Gail

    Oh all your bits and bobs look lovely Hayley – I really like the yellow picture frame:) Can I ask where you buy your quote postcards from? – they look like a really nice idea:) x

    March 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I got this one from Paperchase, I usually pick up a few when I’m in there! I’ve had them loose for ages so glad I picked up this bright photo frame, I’m going to get a few more 😉 xx

      March 10, 2017 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Tracey Williams

    I adore the Coliseum and spend far too much time there browsing the shops, plus the range of eating places is amazing. I love the things you have chosen Hayley, and I think I need to have a look in Debenhams. They always have such dreamy things don’t they. You will make a fab ambassador xx

    March 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you Tracey! The Debenhams is so good there, I had no idea it was there! It’s so nice having a few bright bits and bobs about the house now, they have the most gorgeous colourful cushions out in all the shops, I love them xx

      March 10, 2017 at 11:29 am Reply
  • Jenna Richards

    It’s all about the bright yellow in the Spring, I think. LOVE the chunky photo frame. I have a yellow vase that I only get out in the Spring. I always fill it with a big bunch of daffodils.

    March 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It’s so nice isn’t it, they had big yellow sections in all the shops and it’s like a dream come true! I love buying daffodils, feels like spring has arrived xx

      March 10, 2017 at 11:30 am Reply
  • Morgana

    Loving all your choices! Lots of beautiful Spring colours. It’s so exciting that you’re an ambassador for a shopping centre, what a great opportunity! xx

    March 9, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Morgana, I’m so excited as it’s somewhere I love! So nice to be able to work with local businesses xx

      March 10, 2017 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Kerry

    I love Jasmine too! My local Lidl (I shop at all the classy places) had some jasmine plants in this week, so I had to get one. Plant shopping is becoming a problem for me, I blame Instagram. What an awesome project to be working on! Xx

    March 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Kerry, it’s lovely to work on something that I love so much. Ahh yes, I’m the same always picking little plants up wherever I go, they are always very instagram worthy though so I think we’re ok 😉 xx

      March 10, 2017 at 11:32 am Reply
  • Kerri-Ann

    Sounds like a lovely project, I love the bright colours and patterns this year. They wouldn’t work in our home but I do wish I had one room that they would. That mug is beautiful, I love it so much, I need to take a trip to the shops x

    March 12, 2017 at 7:10 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      The bright colours are gorgeous aren’t they? I know what you mean, we can’t go too mad with it in our home either but sometimes wish I could xx

      March 16, 2017 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Heledd - Running in Lavender

    I’m with you on the candles front, I’m totally obsessed and always have few waiting in the wins. And I must admit Jasmine is one of my all time favourite scents!! I feel like Spring really is in the air this week. Gorgeous post H xxxx

    March 12, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It’s been lovely hasn’t it, I’ve been burning my new candles this week and they smell amazing. I’m so impressed with the ones from Next, such great value – I’d really recommend it if you love Jasmine too! xx

      March 16, 2017 at 9:58 am Reply
  • Jenny

    I am the same I am so ready for spring I can’t hardly contain it. These look gorgeous Hayley. Love the style and colors. For me blue and yellow are amazing together for Spring time. Love that mug I must have one someday hahaha yellow and happy that’s me! Gorgeous home ready for Spring. Now if the weather would hop on board too.

    March 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I thought the weather had finally caught us up and now it’s all changed again, I love having blues and yellows in the house any time but espcially in the spring and the mug is making me very happy – it would be perfect for you!

      March 16, 2017 at 10:00 am Reply
  • Pamela | Life With Munchers

    Oh I love what you have chosen! It looks amazing! I really like the mug, which I’ve spotted on your twitter xx

    March 13, 2017 at 8:31 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I love the mug too, new mugs always make me happy anyway but this one is particularly good! xx

      March 16, 2017 at 10:03 am Reply

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