Home Haul | IKEA, Primark & eBay

We've been doing a bit of homeware shopping recently. We spent close to 3 hours in IKEA with one room in mind - the nursery. I browsed the home section of Primark trying my best to avoid all of the Christmas decorations and I made a purchase on eBay for a piece of flat pack furniture that seems to be all over Instagram...     
We'd looked in a couple of different places for a chair to put in our nursery. We didn't want anything too big or too expensive. It was one of those things that everyone recommended we got for the room and IKEA seemed to have one that ticked most of the boxes for us. We went for the PoƤng Armchair in Oak Veneer and Lysed Grey after trying it out in store. It's a comfortable armchair with a bit of bounce and plenty of support, especially because of its high back. The £85 comes in 9 different colour options but Lysed Grey was the best match for our nursery. We finished it off with the Toftlund White Fluffy Rug which was only £7. The chair was pretty easy to put together and I did it while catching up with The X Factor.
You can't go in IKEA without buying a candle, can you? The Vanilla ones are my absolute favourite so I stocked up. The pack of 30 Sinnlig Vanilla Scented Tealights is only £1.50 and is perfect for my Halloween Tea Light holders just now and the Christmas ones that'll come out soon. I managed to stop myself from buying lots of the Sinnlig Vanilla Scented Candles and just bought one of the £1 jars. A nice little candle for on the coffee table or the middle of the dining table.

I bought a Ribba Square Box Frame with a bit of a DIY in mind. I've seen loads of scan picture box frame designs on the internet but decided to buy the £4 frame and get crafty myself instead. I'm thinking of adding some glitter and possibly a bit of ribbon and pegs to hold the picture which currently looks silly in the mount!
Our last IKEA purchase is one of those total adulting buys as it's ridiculously boring and practical but it's amazing at the same time. Thinking ahead to all of the washing that's coming my way in January onwards I knew I had to finally upgrade my old, tired, broken hanging peg dryer and replace it with the cute Octopus Hanging Dryer from IKEA. These are only £3 and are an absolute must have for making drying clothes easier whether its in the house through Winter or outside once the Spring and Summer return.
Primark has such a good homeware range whether you're looking for new bedding or some storage solutions. I had my eye on a few of the baskets and could have bought most of the Christmas range but managed to drag myself away and head to the throws. We've had the same two throws on our sofa for years and one looks so scruffy. I was going to replace it with a Sherpa Throw but ended up buying the Extra Large Super Soft Throw instead. This grey blanket is absolutely massive, is so warm and snuggly and was only £12. Winter nights on the sofa are sorted!


I was a typical millennial when I saw the Mean Girls range in Primark and wanted one of everything but I managed to stop myself. I couldn't leave without the Mean Girls Cool Mom Mug though. As much as we don't need a single other mug in our house I felt like it was the piece of merchandise which was most suitable given our current circumstances and would be used the most. It was only £3 too.
We've been in our house 4 years now and something I've never really thought about is buying a radiator cover. I've seen them on Instagram loads over the past few months, especially on Mrs Hinch's stories, and never quite understood the hype. It's maybe because we use quite a few of our heaters for drying the clothes I don't want to risk putting in the tumble dryer. Once we started redecorating the nursery I thought I'd try out a radiator cover for both the safety element and adding a little bit more shelving space in a small room. I measured up the heater and went for the medium sized White Radiator Cover which cost £35.95. Thankfully my Dad was on hand to help put it together because my flat pack skills certainly don't stretch that far.  
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