Top Picks under £10: March


A couple of weeks ago, I started seeing banana leaf prints and palm trees aplenty everytime I searched for decorative items. It may not be the most obvious choice for March, but it’s bright and cheerful and I think we could do with some wonderful tropical thoughts while it’s so grey and wet outside here in the UK.

H&M home always seems to have fabulous printed pieces, and I’ve purchased several in the past (always online as my local stores have never sold homewares) and been pleased. I could have stuck to H&M alone for these tropical themed pieces but I do like to mix it up and shop in different places rather than buy a whole look from a single store so it’s another mixed selection, and my favourite top picks under £10.

At Home With Ellen Tropical Moodboard1. Large Leaf Print Cushion – Primark – £5.00
I love the different leaf shapes in this! So pretty and a perfect items to start a tropical theme with.

2. Large Square Coloured Glass Hurricane – Matalan – £10.00
I think mixing tones of greens as well as textures is really important and felt this was more modern and appropriate than a glass vase or bowl.

3. Cotton Cushion Cover – H&M – £6.99
Yes, I do struggle to limit myself to one cushion! This one is gorgeous too, and so vibrant and fresh looking.

4. Fresh Coconut Boxed Candle Glass – Wax Lyrical – £6.50
I love this size candle, the image on the glass holder and coconut is perfect for a tropical theme too.

5. Fejka Artificial Potted Plant – IKEA – £8.00
This beautiful, lifelike fern adds much needed greenery in a tropical room, without requiring any additional care. Add a plant pot and you’re good to go!

6. Passionfruit & Orange Scented Candle – Matalan – £5.00
This is more for the appearance of the gorgeous green glass jar than the candle itself, although luckily it’s a perfectly tropical scent too.

7. Hanging Hummingbird Decoration – Dunelm – £3.99
Add a touch of paradise with this stunning acrylic bird decoration. A whole bunch of these would look great hanging from some branches and greenery.

8. Green Tealight Holder – Wilko – £2.00
My shopping list wouldn’t be complete without something from Wilko! They always have on trend pieces at really affordable prices, like this tealight holder.

9. Patterened Table Runner – H&M – £7.99
I told you H&M and some fabulous pieces. Bring a touch of the rainforest into your dining room too with this lovely table runner. Add some bamboo placemats, white crockery and green glass and you’ll be onto a winner!

So there you have my tropical picks for March. I know I’ve been a little quiet on the blog the last couple of weeks so I’m aiming to fix that and squeeze some extra posts in so stay tuned, but look back at the menu on the left, or the categories below to find more posts on similar topics you may enjoy.

As ever, if you do have any suggestions or if there’s anything you’d like to see on here, just let me know in the comments below.

For now, with love,

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