Spring/Summer styling with B&Q

Massive DIY shed and stylish homewares shouldn’t really be found together in the same sentence, should they? However, one of the things I love most about styling for different brands is being able to pluck products from store shelves you might have walked by otherwise and making them shine.

B&Q have just launched their new SS/16 décor collection as part of their ‘Let’s Decorate’ campaign. I go to B&Q ALL the time as it is just a few minutes from our house and as you know I am a DIY enthusiast. I have to admit, however, that I am usually more focused on buying screws, wood and plants (it is great for plants) than making a foray into the homewares section. So, when they got in touch to ask me to style some products from their new homewares collection I was intrigued. When I had a look online I was pleasantly surprised and when I saw them in real life I was delighted! Inexpensive, on-trend and extremely high quality.

Therefore, I am very pleased to be able to show you three different looks from three of the new collections…

Summer Daze

The Summer Daze collection is inspired by Scandinavian style with soft greys, pastels and geometric designs. I immediately honed in on the ceramics collection and I nearly fell off my chair when I realised how little they cost (these bottles!) – and they are so lovely. I teamed these with a taller ceramic bottle and candle filled pot. I then chose some Scandi-style wallpaper from the collection to offset the whites and styled them up on my String shelves. I love this soft, calm look.

SS/16 styling with B&Q | Summer Daze collection | Ceramics and wallpaper | String shelving | Scandi style | Apartment Apothecary


The Meadow collection captures the essence of Spring by bringing the outdoors in. Inspired by the name of the collection I wanted to gather lots of bottles filled with pretty flowers that can make a beautiful table decoration. I also chose a mauve cushion, which is a colour that always makes me think of Spring flowers.

SS/16 styling with B&Q | Meadow | Flowers in vintage bottles | Apartment Apothecary

Meadow collection


The third look is called Kasbah, which is a nomadic-inspired collection, featuring lots of textured cushions and patterned throws perfect for layering and adding an eclectic feel to your home. I am currently waiting for my new sofa and it is running very late (grrr!) so we have been sitting on the floor a lot recently! Therefore, floor seating seemed like the obvious way to style these gorgeous textiles (I’ve also got my eye on this amazing pouf). The rug is wonderful quality and could fit with any type of interior style and I love the way it picks out the black from the patterned cushions. The coral highlights of the throw and cushion (online they are described as red but with the white flecks they are definitely more coral) set off the look perfectly. I just added mint tea…

Which is your favourite of the three looks?

I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration for any changes you might want to make to your home as we head towards the brighter, warmer days of Spring and Summer. You can find more from all four collections over on my ‘SS/16 Styling with B&Q’ Pinterest board here.

Katy x


*This post was written in collaboration with B&Q



  1. Cara b.
    22nd February 2016 / 8:04 am

    I think my favourite is the Kasbah look. I really like all the different patterns and I’m going to gave to search out that rug and the chevron cushion! Wish I could buy them online!!

  2. 22nd February 2016 / 10:00 am

    I love this rug! What a lovely selection of products, I’m quite surprised as I must admit to never looking at B+Q for interior accessories. These are lovely. x

  3. 22nd February 2016 / 10:48 am

    Love your selection Katy, I’m posting about this soon too, and am smiling at the number of similar products we’ve chosen.

  4. 22nd February 2016 / 12:31 pm

    I love all these looks it’s so hard to pick which one I like the best. But maybe the Kasbar one as it is the look I’m going for in my living room. I think I’ll have to stop off at B+Q soon.

  5. 22nd February 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Beautiful styling Katy. And a lovely selection of goodies. x

  6. 22nd February 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I love it all and am quite amazed it’s all from B&Q (must look there, myself!). The wallpaper especially is very nice. Great styling!

  7. 22nd February 2016 / 3:39 pm

    B&Q is great for picking up affordable pieces isn’t it!? Loving the Kasbah range 🙂 Lovely styling Katy x

  8. 22nd February 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Blimey who knew? I want the cushions and the cork and glass jars. Beautifully styled. I must go sometime. There isn’t one anywhere near me at all sadly…

  9. 22nd February 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Beautiful picks, Katy, and no way would I have guessed where they came from. I never go to B&Q because we have another big hardware store just a few minutes from our house. I could be persuaded to pop in to one next time I head in to Chester (I need to see those cushions in the flesh as they could be what I’m looking for for the living room).

  10. 22nd February 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I love that grey bird wallpaper! Those colours with the wood is lovely.

  11. 23rd February 2016 / 7:14 am

    oh I just love your picks..great job

  12. 23rd February 2016 / 10:09 am

    Like you I always thought of B&Q for DIY, I never really knew they did homeware! I love the Kasbah look, that rug is gorgeous x

  13. 23rd February 2016 / 11:23 am

    Nice to see B&Q upping their game a little-love the chevron rug from the Kasbah collection…we need an update! x

  14. 23rd February 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Loving it all! Could you tell me where the desk lamp comes from? Thanks in advance

    • Katy
      26th February 2016 / 11:54 am

      It is from Houseology – it is called the Garden Trading Bermondsey lamp x

  15. 24th February 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Since we started renovating, I’ve found it difficult to go to B&Q and resist picking up something from their homewares. so much more interesting that the screws aisle 😉 x

  16. 24th February 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Can’t decide. I like all three. Are you sure it’s all from B&Q though? I’d never have guessed. The quality looks great.

  17. 26th February 2016 / 11:49 am

    Beautiful light in these pics! x

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