hen it comes to entertaining loved ones within your home, it can be difficult. Naturally, there’s pressure to make sure your living space is warm and welcoming and suitable for your guests.
To ensure you remain the host with the most at all times, it might be a good idea to give your interiors a bit of a refresh. And if like us, you want to do this more affordably, there’s one destination you need to know about: eBay.
Of course, the retailer is known for being a treasure trove if you’re looking to score a secondhand gem. But its new homeware essentials range is just waiting to be discovered.
Whether it’s curating a tablescape to wow any guest or creating a serene space for them to lay their head, here’s how the new Essentials on eBay range can transform your space for less.
Dinner parties require a well-thought-out space. Enter tablescaping – i.e. the art of setting the table. You may wish to consider colour schemes but also invest in key accessories that will enhance the look. Reach for pillar candles (£9.49, Ebay.co.uk) to add ambience, rattan placemats (from £12.99, Ebay.co.uk) for a touch of Scandi-chic, and rustic-looking vase (from £14.95, Ebay.co.uk) for your flower arrangements.
While you may love the idea of mixing and matching crockery, plain bowls and plates are essential when hosting. Opt for this 18-piece dining set (£22.95, Ebay.co.uk), which is happily affordable, yet will still look considered among your tablescaping accessories.
After a cracking dinner party, your guest is going to need a place to rest their weary head. And what better way to make sure the room is fit for the queen than with the Essentials on eBay range?
Bedding is naturally a great starting point. For something effortlessly elegant, you can’t go wrong with a linen-look set (from £10.99, Ebay.co.uk). Alternatively, a geometric print (from £15.99, Ebay.co.uk) will offer something bold and eye-catching to the space.
Similarly, if you want to add an extra element of cosiness, make rugs your friend. For added softness, look no further than a faux fur sheepskin design (£16.95, Ebay.co.uk). Alternatively, jute rugs (from £45.95, Ebay.co.uk) are a particularly popular homeware trend and would look lovely in a guest bedroom.
Thinking more practically, it’s a good idea to stock up on towels – those made from Egyptian cotton (£6.99, Ebay.co.uk) will undoubtedly give you the host with the most title.
Adding different textures within your inside space, in particular, the living room can make the space feel welcoming – essential for ensuring your guests feel at home. Unsure where to begin? Consider colourful woven cushion covers (£7.95, Ebay.co.uk) paired with velvet designs (£14.95, Ebay.co.uk), as well as bouclé pillows (from £18.00, Ebay.co.uk) for extra softness.