£50 Matalan Homeware Challenge!

September 22, 2013

When Matalan contacted me about doing the £50 Matalan Homeware Challenge to do up my new Studio I jumped at the chance. I’ve just gone back to University for my second year and although I’m still in Uni Accommodation I have a brand new spanking Studio which i share with my Boyfriend. A studio does sound quite dingy and having the Bedroom, Living Room and Kitchen all-in-one may not seem great but it’s actually really big and I’m loving it. Matalan kindly gifted me with £50 to spend in-store to add a personal touch to my new studio.

I think it’s really important to make it homey and comfortable and i like everything snuggly and pretty, So one of the first things i bought was a big giant blanket with a matching furry cushion and at £10 each a total steal! On my bedside table i keep a photo frame which holds up to six photo’s and twizzles about, I’m also hoping to get some instagram prints for my pinboard! The next item i consider to be a must-have for everyone especially if you have lot’s of coats and jackets like me and that’s a door hook which hangs on the top of a door!

On to Kitchen-y things, I got two jars for only £3 and they are great for storing sweeties and also look really quirky! Our Kitchen is quite small and we only have 3 cupboards, so not a lot of room for mugs and plates so we decided to get a Mug Tree for £5 and they were perfect for our bargain mugs to go on for only a £1 each! The final thing i bought which i only got for the design but they are really handy is some retro cola placemats and coaster set. Trust me, coasters are important.

Teddy Fleece Throw* £10
Faux Fur Cushion* £10
Spinning Photo Frame* £8
Chrome over the door Hook* £4
Glass Jars* £2each or 2 for £3
Mug Tree* £5


Mugs* £1each
Placemat and Coaster set* £6
I came under budget with £48 spent on sprucing up the studio but i have since bought more jars! Matalan is such a one-stop shop for goodies for Uni. I managed to also get some bargain pillows, a bathroom caddy and bin and lot’s more kitchen things!


9 comments so far.

9 responses to “£50 Matalan Homeware Challenge!”

  1. Hayley says:

    I really love the spinning photo frame, such a cool idea.

    Water Painted Dreams

  2. Emerald Dove says:

    Lovely items! The coaster and mats are really nice and those jars are such bargains – I would definitely fill them with sweets! 🙂

  3. Cherry says:

    I would have loved to have done this challenge! Great picks!

  4. Zavina Johnson says:

    I would kill to be able to do a challenge like this!

  5. Eden Simpson says:

    Strawberry softies are the best!! love the sweet jars!


  6. KatiesWorld says:

    Well spent 🙂 you got so much for your money 🙂 love the photo frame and the jars 🙂 really sweet!

    Katie xx | Katies World

  7. Alice says:

    I love your picks – especially the spinning frame (perfect for places you cant put nails in the walls)
    Matalan is so overlooked by some people but it has some gems!

    Alice x

  8. Francesca Hearn says:

    Love your purchases! I have forgotten how great matalan is!

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