In my humble opinion, the high street homeware shops have completely ‘upped their game’ for autumn/winter 2017, with Monsoon Home leading the fray.
We no longer want our dwellings to look the same as our neighbours. We dont want to ‘buy a look’ we want to find our own unique style, to let our personality and our one off treasures shine a light on the houses that we call our homes.
There was a time when only Next on the high street was selling homewares and accessories. Back in the 90’s people aspired to own a room full of Next accessories. Personally I found that their furniture was bland as in ‘blah, blah’ and lacked spirit. I found ‘Next Home’ to always be a little behind with the trends, they were followers not leaders.
“We no longer want our dwellings to look the same as our neighbours. We dont want to ‘buy a look’ we want to find our own unique style, to let our personality and our one off treasures shine a light on the houses that we call our homes…”
I worked for Next for 11 years, therefore feel more than qualified to express this opinion. As a family we have owned 3 Next sofas good quality yes, but stylish? Not really.
Now however, the high street has finally come of age, as many brands have developed their own homewares and furniture. Today we have Zara home, H&M home a brand I love for its price and trend choices. Even New Look is getting in on the act and attempting to sell home accessories!
Monsoon Home new soft furnishings
Standing head and shoulders over its competitors is the at the moment is Monsoon Home
Strangely enough I rarely shop at Monsoon for clothes, but I could bankrupt myself with their latest Home Soft Furnishings and Accessories ranges.
Monsoon Home is not new it was launched in 1999. the brand itself was launched in 1973, almost as old as me then?
2. MONSOON HOME COPPER HAMMERED SIDE TABLE £119.00
7. MONSOON HOME GLASS FACETED LANTERNs
8. WOODEN GLASS HURRICANE LANTERNS
“Strangely enough I rarely shop at Monsoon for clothes, but I could bankrupt myself in their new Home gifts and accessories departments…”
The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted there are only 9 items on the grid, why? Because I have saved the best to last…
…These cushions! I bought two and they take pride of place on our confy grey sofa…
Described as : ” A sure statement-maker, our tuft peacock cushion from Monsoon Home showcases a stylish Aztec pattern adorned with bright and beautiful fringing. Double tassels at each corner add to the wow-factor, and bring a relaxed feel …”
Do you like them? I wonder why it is that women always buy the cushions and men get annoyed with them? The cushions not the women. Any ideas…?