So y’know what’s not so great about being a ‘millennial’? (Well, other than being called a millennial)… It’s being convinced you’ll never be able to afford your own home.
The cost of buying a decent property just seems completely unobtainable and like I may have to rob a bank one day just to be able to have the sort of lifestyle older generations take for granted.
But anyway, I digress and have made things a little too serious for an introduction to what is essentially a post about HEY LOOK AT THESE THINGS I BOUGHT.
Asda, in my opinion, is underrated as a homeware haven. You can take your fancy pants department stores and designer labels and shove it, because I’m all about prettying up my room without spending a fortune. Y’know, so I can stash those pennies away instead in the hope of being able to afford to crawl, grasping for dear life, onto the property ladder.
On a recent trip to my local Asda, I found myself aimlessly wandering around the homeware section, clearly putting off the boring parts of food shopping which is about 99% of it. I’m always surprised at the amount of nice things available in the range, and was particularly impressed with the number of minty green bits that would look perfect in my room.
Before I knew it, the £12 striped bed spread made its way into the trolley. This will be my third minty green bedspread and I’m not even sorry. They had others in the same colour and it took a lot of willpower not to grab those too. The colour is described as duck egg, but that’s clearly just a trendier way of saying mint green.
Next in the trolley was the £3 bowl. You know when you pick something up and you’re not sure what you’re going to use it for but it feels important for you to own it? That is this bowl. Luckily it was the perfect size for me to store my makeup bits in, so really I totally needed it and thank the seven gods I was smart enough to pick it up. High five if you got the Game of Thrones reference there.
Finally, the mug really needs no introduction. I also don’t need any more mugs, but that couldn’t stop me from picking up this ornate looking stunner. This was also £3, and now houses receipts and pens and spare buttons, because you can never have enough containers for random things that don’t really have a proper home. If the cupboard wasn’t absolutely bursting with mugs right now (hi, obsession), then it would totally be my number one choice for a cup of tea.
Have you bought any Asda homeware before, or are you eyeing anything up at the moment? Let me know in the comments!