Now you all know I’m a supermarket girl at heart. From clothing to beauty to homeware, if it’s all under one roof then I’m a happy shopper. So when Sainsbury’s (the creators of my favourite chocolate EVER – caramel crisp chocolate bars, if you were wondering) got in touch to showcase their brand new Renaissance Boutique collection, I knew I wanted to grab some pieces to give my living room a touch of glam for the new season.
Sainsbury’s is, in my opinion, an absolute treasure trove of homeware. There are so many people that still don’t realise this supermarket offers some of the most gorgeous, and purse-friendly, kitchen, living, bathroom and bedroom items on the high street. And who doesn’t love style at an affordable price point, right?
The Renaissance Boutique collection is everything you’d expect it to be – brushed gold with hints of marble throughout, angular silhouettes and pretty glassware. I chose to add a little glamour to my gold side table in my living room, starting with this stunning gold Valencia chandelier lamp, which looks so much expensive than its £30 price tag. Although I’ve styled it in by my sofa, it could work just as well adding height to a bedside table, or even your workspace.
I complemented that with a bunch of faux rose in a delicate glass vase. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of faux flowers, especially having two cats, and these are the perfect addition to any side table – setting you back £12. Following the rule of three when styling vignettes, I added this gold candle. Although the smell is more of a generic candle scent (this is Neroli & Amber), the gold metal jar it comes in is enough to warrant the £6 price tag. How gorgeous would this be once the candle has burnt down to use as storage for your makeup brushes?
I also picked up this gorgeous marble decorative item, which was £10. I say ‘decorative item’ because it’s literally so pretty all you need to use it for is to sit somewhere…and decorate. I’ll be using it as a paperweight in my office, or to hit an intruder over the head if they break into my house. Trust me, this rock could do some damage.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a favourite piece. This geometric gold basket, which I’m using to store my magazines in, is gorgeous. As in “Oh my god, I need to decorate my whole living room around this one basket” kind of gorgeous. This could be a great alternative to store towels in a bathroom, a throw and cushion on at the side of your reading nook armchair or even in your office somewhere. I mean, it could even be a fancy fruit bowl, but I think I prefer magazines and maybe a little bar of Sainsbury’s caramel crisp chocolate.
If any of these items take your fancy, then the next thing I’m about to say will make you happy. Because I’m a good egg, I’ve decided to give away this gorgeous vignette – so the lamp, the candle and the flowers, all to add a little renaissance glamour to your own home. This competition isn’t affiliated with Sainsbury’s just to be clear, I just really wanted to share these gorgeous pieces with one of my readers, so all you need to do to be in with a chance is either share a Tweet below or ‘Like’ Apartment Number 4 on Facebook. You could even do both and have double the chances. Make sure you share this post and let your friends know they could be in with a chance too, and remember to check out the full Renaissance Boutique collection the next time you’re in Sainsbury’s, or online right here. Good luck!
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- This competition is open to the UK only
- Closing date is Monday 16th October 11.59pm
- The winner will be notified via email on Tuesday 17th October
- Sainsbury’s are not affiliated with this competition
- The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.The prizes are not transferable or refundable.