H&M Home has opened up in Leeds. Finally! It’s about time. I didn’t think it would take them this long. Zara Home and HomeSense have been open for a fair few years now and there are plenty of smaller stores that also sell interior decorations. In time for shops to open up after lockdown, H&M HOME store opened up their doors to Leeds. I was meaning to wait to check it out until pay day but that was impossible. I went on my day off to give myself enough time to check it out.
There is a separate entrance to H&M HOME store in Leeds, next to their clothes entrance on Albion Street. During Covid-19, it’s a one way system in place so it’s the same entrance and the H&M HOME entrance is only used as an exit. Strategically they have placed the clothes sale at the beginning of the entrance so you “have” to go via that to get to the newly built out sections: HOME Store and Menswear section. I might have picked up a skirt in the sale. A black midi skirt for £4. How could I not!
The H&M HOME section isn’t massive but it has a beautiful layout. I felt calm walking around in the are just looking at beautiful things. Every section of the home is represented, just like it is online: bedroom, kids room, bathroom, kitchen, living room and outdoor. Not everything they have online is available in store, and vice versa. I prefer shopping in store anyways and the good thing is, you don’t need a dressing room to find out if homewear fits.
Whatever you need for your home, you will find it here. And to a decent prize as well. Scented candles start at £3.99. You can get a blanket for £17.99 and plates starting at £6.99. Most ornaments and decoration products range between £9.99-£12.99 which is a good prize. It’s definitely worth checking the sale section though.
Just like the concept of H&M, it’s all about minimalism and a sleek style. Obviously trends like blush pink, gold and wired storage baskets are available. Don’t expect anything too bold or out of the box though. If you’re looking to give your place a Scandi look, H&M HOME is the place to go. What I really like is that all bedding is 100% cotton. I don’t want or need any polyester in that. Sure, the price might be slightly higher than anywhere else, but it’s worth it.
When browsing everything in the store, I spotted so many things that I’d like. The glass cabinets really spoke to me but I simply don’t have the room for one in my current flat. For now, I only picked up two small things. A wine coloured velvet cushion cover in the sales (£2) and a Peony scented candle (£6.99). The candle is stooped into a lovely blush pink glass bowl with a matching scallop shaped lid. I love the romantic feel to it, and the scent. Once the candle has burnt out, I will keep the jar for storing sweets, or jewellry och perhaps buttons.
Have you been to the H&M HOME store yet? What interior decorations are you currently lusting over?