Top Picks under £10: May

As I mentioned last week, we had a few glorious days in Crete, and that’s where this month’s inspiration has come from for my Top Picks under £10 for May. Whenever I think of Mediterranean décor, I think of blue and white. I love the contrast of rich cobalt against clean white, and I’ve mentioned many times before, once we get to decorating, I’d like to go for a blue and white theme throughout.

Needless to say then, that not only are these my ‘top picks’ for the month, but I literally want to buy them all! Especially the placemats and cushion from IKEA, the entire Sommar 2016 range is beautiful, and there are so many bits I can see really fitting into our home.

So without further ado, here we go.

may_mood_board1. Sommar 2016 Place Mat (4 pack) – IKEA – £4.00
I can’t wait until I can get my hands on these. I just love that brushed ink design.

2. Cork and Ceramic Bath Accessories – George – £3.00 & £5.00
For just £8.00 you can buy this perfectly coordinated tumble and soap dispenser. They look great together!

3. Sea Salt & Driftwood Fragranced Round Candle – Next – £6.00
Featuring “oceanic notes at the top, followed by lily that blossoms towards white musks and precious woods.” this not only smells lovely, but looks fantastic.

4. Large Square Glass Hurricane – Matalan – £10.00
I actually featured the green version of this is March’s Top Picks, and this blue one is possibly even prettier. Plus, lanterns always make me this of Summer and warm evenings.

5. Sommar 2016 Cushion Cover – IKEA – £6.00
Ahh, this cushion cover! I love love love it. There are more in the range too, I suggest you check them out!

6. Royal Doulton Pacific Brush Mug – Dunelm – £5.99
Another fabulous, brush stroke effect piece. Part of the Pacific range, there’s some gorgeous designs and pieces.

7. Patterned Cushion Cover – H&M – £3.99
Another Top Picks, another H&M cushion cover. Can you blame me though?

8. Luxury Cotton Non Slip Bath Mat – Dunelm – £9.99
The Greek key design in this bath mat is perfect for that Mediterranean vibe, and the royal blue colour looks luxurious.

9. 16 Piece Blue Coloured Plastic Handle Stainless Steel Cutlery Set – The Range – £5.24 reduced from £6.99
Lastly, another glossy blue piece. These would be perfect if they had glass handles (I adore blue glass), but for the price you can’t argue, and they still look the part.

So there you have it, a variety of blue and white pieces, under £10 to help create that Summer look. Speaking of which, I am so so so happy we finally have had a spot of sunshine here in the UK, it’s been glorious this past couple of days and I can definitely feel some summery décor ideas happening.

For now, with love,
Ellen

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