Home Sense have recently opened a new store in Solihull. Have you come across Home Sense? Home Sense are part of the TK Maxx group and sell lots of lovely things for the home. They work on the same basis as TK Maxx with daily deliveries of stock, so the choice is ever-changing and you need to buy things you like when you see them. Home Sense’s buyers sometimes buy fairly small allocations of stock and then spread them out over a number of their stores. I was surprised to see a full size suit of armour for sale at what seemed like a bargain price of £450 (if memory serves).
At Home Sense the items for sale are displayed in different ways. There are standard shelves with several of the same product, but many items are presented in a more imaginative manner. Sometimes a mix of items is displayed together with soft furnishings alongside ornaments or pictures. Elsewhere there are small room sets made up. Everything changes regularly and the shop is likely to look a bit different every time you visit.
Another highlight of my visit was meeting interior designer Jo Hamilton, who was very lovely to talk to. She gave me some very valuable tips for decorating our Edwardian style house and our west-facing kitchen that has a tendency to be a bit gloomy. After that I had the chance to wander round the shop plotting how I was going to spend my voucher from my goody bag. Part of me was quite keen to spend it on the lovely pet range, but I decided that my rather spoilt burmese cats would have to stand aside this time. The voucher was mine, all mine.