Event: Next Homewares

28.3.13

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On Tuesday evening I headed over to the huge Next store at Edinburgh's Straiton Retail Park with a few of my fave Scottish bloggers to have a look round the homewares department. I've always associated Next with clothes and accessories, and the occasional picture frame or cushion, but I had no idea they had such a wide range of homewares too. Everything from furniture to bed linen to kitchen utensils to patterned wallpaper and of course lots of pretty nick-nacks!

It seems quite a lot of people are just as clueless as me when it comes to Next homewares, which is why they've just launched a brand new Next Home TV advert. After a look round the store, we all headed over to Hotel du Vin for some drinks and canapes (which were AMAZING, by the way!) to watch the advert and see a behind-the-scenes look at how it was all put together. We also had time for a chat with the lovely Next people and it was so interesting hearing about the design process behind all the things we saw in the store. I always just assumed high street shops bought their homewares from somewhere else, but in Next almost everything is designed by the in-house design team. Some collections are designed around a year before they actually hit shops, so the team really have to stay ahead of the trends! There's a collection coming out in a few months called "Modern Romance" which I think will be right up bloggers' streets - lots of shabby chic and Parisian-inspired decor.

Next also very kindly gave us a gift voucher to spend in store so I chose a few different things for my flat, including a couple of the heart shaped plates pictured above. So cuuuute! I'm going to be doing a flat tour post very soon (once I get round to tidying up...!) so keep your eyes peeled for a few new Next items making my living room prettier than before!

I absolutely love homewares and could spend hours wandering round fake bedrooms and living rooms - lately I've been finding myself spending more money on homeware things than clothes, does this mean I'm a grown up now? Next already have a couple of stand-alone Home Stores and there are plans to open four more very soon - I'm hoping one will come to Scotland in the not too distant future! I've been browsing through the catalogue and the online shop and I've got a wishlist as long as my arm now, think I'll definitely have to order myself a few more things soon. This Isabella dressing table is so dreamy, wish I didn't have to make-do with my landlord's boring furniture! I also love this silver sparkle mirror and punched metal lantern. Oh and also this embroidered birds cushion. I basically want everything!

Thanks very much to Next for putting on a really lovely event, it has definitely changed my opinion about their Home department!

Are you a fan of Next homewares?

Gillian x

14 comments

  1. Love it.. There was such a huge range I didn't even see the mirror!

    Was also lovely meeting you!

    Jonathan x

    www.stoptalkingtelltheworld.co.uk

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  2. Love this post! I am also mega jealous of this event- half my flat is from Next, I love it all! You should definitely do a flat tour, I'm so nosey and they're my one of my favourite type of posts. And yes- prioritising homewares over clothes means you'll getting old. Really, really old. Fact xx

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  3. I love Next Homeware, there's always some super cute things. Can't wait to see a Flat Tour!

    xxxx

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  4. Love everything from Next, great post!

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  5. Such a LOVELY collection of home wares and furniture! I'm in love with the dressing table set!

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  6. I worked for next for two years and that was when I fell in love with their home items! They have such a variety and so much gorgeous stuff! I've always got my eye on pieces in their and then keep a mental note for the sales.

    chelseyxlou.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  7. Everything at Next Home is gorgeous but usually out of my price range :'( I've always wanted the heart plates and one time I saw a gorgeous white faux mounted deer head but it was £50 D: I can't wait to see your flat tour! :)

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  8. i adore the Next home section, they have the sweetest little nik naks!xx

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  9. I'm pretty sure there's a Next Home only store at Braehead shopping centre..

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  10. Ooh I'm excited for flat tour pictures!! Such a good event, can't wait for the next one! <3

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  11. That dressing table is amazing! Next do such a wonderful homeware range! Xo

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  12. Love to see such great stuff,i am excited to buy it,every stuff is so beautiful,very tough to select best of best because every one have its own style.
    i will buy most of them at Homeware Shopping for my new home.

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