Event: Next Homewares


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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


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

    Was also lovely meeting you!

    Jonathan x


  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

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


  4. Love everything from Next, great post!

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

  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

  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! :)

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

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

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

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

  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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