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Best Ofertas of the End of May

May 27, 2016

Here comes my biweekly selection of  ongoing sales and special offers in Spanish online stores. Free shipping in Maisons du Monde, 20% off everything in Textura Interiors, Spring Black Friday in Olhom, king-size beds for under 300€, geometric patterned rugs and beautiful exotic home accessories from Westwing.

This time the list is shorter than usual, but I simply wasn’t very impressed with what I found, so I only limited to the offers that really stood out for me.  I’m already so looking forward to the summer sales…I’m planning to finish furnishing my place, so I have great hopes for July…however, I still need the actual plan, or, in other words, the concept for my two remaining rooms. Both are tiny, so a post on small bedroom design is definitely coming anytime soon, but first I need to get lost on Pinterest at least for a few hours. But going back to today’s topic…

Free shipping in Maisons du Monde

My favorite French chain has free shipping on all decoration items until May 31st, minimal purchase is 20€. This means everything except furniture, including big items such as rugs, room dividers or stools, along with a wide range of beautiful dishware and textiles. Personally, I’ve already taken advantage of this offer and bought some beautiful plates and a gratin dish from Capri collection using a gift card my friend gave me for birthday. Best B-day gift ever! Although, the dish was broken during transportation, so I’m now waiting for refund or something. Bummer!

Maisons du Monde free shipping

20% off everything and recycle campaign in Textura Interiors

This week-end, May 26-29th, the local home textile chain is offering 20% discount in its physical stores and online. Use SPRING20 discount code online or find the nearest store here. Personally, I’m a big fan of their beach collection. There’s a great selection of towels and little bags to keep your bikini, flip-flops and other belongings.

Textura beach collection

Also, Textura is currently having a recycling campaign: if you bring your old home textiles (such as, bed sheets, towels, or table cloths) to a Textura store and place them in a special container, you can get a cheque worth up to  15€. You’ve got until the end of this week. Find more details here.

Spring Black Friday in Olhom

Olhom online store is offering a 20% discount on everything until May 31st. My favorites from the collections on sale are Granada-inspired Arabian style accessories, including a variety of lamps, candle-holders, trays and boxes and a vintage beach house collection.

Olhom beachhouse collage

King-size beds in Banak

Now this deal is not to be missed if you’re looking for a king-size bed – 180*200 cm. Banak Importa is selling big beds off with discounts reaching 75%. The one from the picture below is worth 286€. Find more beds in Banak’s outlet

Banak king-size bed

Rugs and 1000 and 1 night accessories in Westwing

Westwing is offering a huge selection of geometry patterned rugs. Hurry up though, this deal is up until Sunday, May 29th.

Westwing geometry rugs

My other pick from Westwing today is the exotic collection inspired by the Stories from the Thousand and One Nights. So many beautiful items, and the prices are very attractive! And again, this one is until Sunday. To view the deals on Westwing you need to register first. Use this link to register, and get a 10€ discount on your first purchase.

Westwing exotic collection

If you want to find more shopping tips and my advice on Spanish and international furniture and home decor stores, you might want to check out previous issues of this weekly section.

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‘Ofertas’ You Can’t Miss

April 25, 2016

Here comes my weekly overview of ongoing sales and special offers. Grab them before they’re gone! Mid-season online sale in Maisons du Monde, sofas from Galerías del Tresillo, up to 75% discount in Olhom and a lot more.

Maisons du Monde

Maisons du Monde has a 30-50% sale on furniture and home accessories exclusively in its online shop till May 2nd. My pick are the following 4 items, but I suggest that you have a look at the entire offering.Maisons du Monde items on sale

1. Auxiliary vintage table available in 5 colours (yellow, pink, grey, orange and white), 20,95 €

2. 4-tier shelf with blackboard, perfect to rock the ‘natural green’ tendency and showcase your houseplants, 69,95 €

3. Patchwork blue-grey cotton rug125,90 €

4. Orange floor lamp,  55,95 €

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Do Rugs Belong on Walls?

March 10, 2016

When I was pondering over the idea of this blog, rugs was actually the second topic I decided to explore after the story of how I redesigned my flat. I was browsing home design and DIY portals for inspiration and came across a flat in Turkey, which belongs to a married couple, owners of a lovely online rug store. And it hit me, hey, but YOU love rugs!  And how could I not, being born in USSR essentially meant you’d be seeing rugs all over your place, in every room! Soviet people had a thing for rugs, it was a symbol of prosperity, so whenever they could, people would hang their best rugs, usually woven terracotta red patterned designs from the Soviet Central Asian republics such as Turkmenia or Tajikistan, on the walls behind the sofa, or bed. And if you wanted to make a statement and show how really well connected you were, the living room floor could never miss a big rug either. The rug-on-the-wall fashion has long been outdated, and is scoffed at real hard these days, especially among younger folk, but the snug and cozy sensation of soft wool under your feet rather than a slippery and cold floor is something you don’t want to give up as easily.

Nevertheless, until I moved to Barcelona I considered rugs to be a purely decorative item, and it wasn’t until my first winter in the South of Europe that I made a surprising discovery: they also help keep you warm in winter. You might think I’m crazy, coming from Russia, where everyone knows winter temperatures can be extremely low, but guess what? In Russia, most city dwellers have central heating, making their apartments really warm, sometimes even too warm, whereas in Barcelona, as pretty much everywhere in Europe (please, correct me if I’m wrong!) it costs a real fortune to keep your house cold-free in winter. So imagine my surprise, when I realized that my beautiful tiled floor (original, from 1930s) felt freezing to my feet, even when they were wrapped into a pair of very warm woolen socks I brought from Moscow beside the slippers, and even a simple cotton rug made a huge difference! Continue Reading