Spring / Summer Styling with B&Q

I’ve long been a fan of the home accessories products at B&Q and think they’re very underrated. With many supermarkets and DIY stores upping their game in this area, I do think that B&Q have got it just right with something for everyone at great prices. When they asked me to do take a look at their newly launched Spring/Summer range for 2016 I jumped at the chance.

This season they’ve designed 4 different collections, Summer Daze, Touch of Luxe, Kasbah and Meadow, all quite different to each other, and with a variety of products. I’ve picked some of my favourite pieces from all of the ranges including wallpaper, putting my own spin on styling their range. See what you think. To give me inspiration (and you, hopefully), I’ve made a collection inspired moodboard to show how the products will look together with some of my favourite wallpaper prints.

Summer Daze:

This had to be my favourite surprisingly; I really didn’t think I’d go for the pastel shades, but it has a big Scandi influence and mixed with a few soft pinks it’s transformed my office.

The Moodboard –

Summer daze moodboard

Summer daze

  • Geometric Wire Lantern £15
  • Small vase £5
  • (Table my own)

Summer daze close up

Summer daze vases

Summer Daze wallpaperThis wood effect wallpaper has to be one of my favourites finds, and at only £8 per roll it’s a complete steal. It’s great quality and a very authentic print. Definitely one to bookmark. And of course it’s the perfect accessory for Summer Daze with its Scandi feel.

These vases and candle pot are incredibly good value and have a great chalky texture too.

Summer Daze lanternWouldn’t this Geometric wire lantern (£15) look great on the patio in summertime too? I’m definitely going to find lots of uses for this.

Summer daze frameI need to get some new family photos printed out but for now I popped one of my recent Instagram/Polagram prints into the Summer Daze frame (£7). (And let’s not forget how utterly fabulous this concrete pot with faux succulent is!)

Summer daze cushionSo I feel like the office is complete now. And who knew I’d come round to a little pastel in my home? Certainly surprised myself there.

Touch of Luxe:

This range is all about being bold with your decor, which is something I’m all for. Gold is everywhere too, so well done B&Q for tapping into that trend. Mixed with blues, forest fruits colours and metallic paint this is bang on for the moment.

The Moodboard:

Gold moodboardI picked some of the stand-out pieces for me, and coupled it with a few rolls of statement wallpaper.

Desk gold styling

I’ve always been drawn to a little love-inspired typography and this metal plaque will hang nicely on a hook or noticeboard. Or pin it to the wall for instant wall art. The clock has an alarm too, and looks great on my desk.

Gold accessoriesIf you don’t want to use wallpaper add some intense Deep Blue Sea paint, with some metallic gold as an accent, and throw in some berry colours too for that really luxurious feel.


Kasbah is a nomadic trend-inspired collection and contains lots of texture, pattern throws, cushions and of course candles. Again I wasn’t sure this collection was for me until the pieces for real in the store. There were many that I was drawn to. I’ve styled up a little seating corner in our dining room/den where the colours work really well.

Kasbah collection

Kasbah basketThe trend for storage baskets like this is big at the moment, and as well as looking beautiful they’re totally practical too. I’m going to use this one for storing some blog styling accessories, but it would look equally as good with magazines, logs by the fireplace, or even kids’ cuddly toys.

And of course, you can never have too many throws. I love the chevron print on this one, along with the dark pink/red hue.

Kasbah close up

The candles are actually scented, smell lovely and are such great value. Mix all these pieces with some deep, blood red paint like Colours Merlot on a feature wall, some gold/yellow accessories and maybe a little Grey Hints on the other walls. It’s one for the travellers and for those that love something with an eclectic feel.

What do you think of the new B&Q season home accessories? If you’re looking for more ideas on how to make this range work in your own home, with inspiration pins from around the world, check out my Pinterest board HERE.


This is a B&Q collaboration, thank you for supporting the blog partnerships. 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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  1. Karen - Making Spaces
    March 2, 2016 / 9:54 am

    LOVE Kasbah. I would happily take all of that range right now. And the little concrete pot too. A trip to B&Q is due me thinks…!x

  2. Sue
    March 2, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    OOh they’ve upped their wallpaper game!! I love the herringbone and the gold foil one- gorgeous!

  3. Carole
    March 2, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Some nice selections Jen. I really like that wood effect paper so I’m off to check it out 🙂

  4. Rachel
    March 2, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I like the look of all of the trends, it’s hard to pick a favourite! Love your moodboards and I particularly like what you’ve done to your office.

  5. Arianna
    March 3, 2016 / 9:58 am

    You got me at summer daze… Such beautiful pieces Jen. I am pleasantly surprised at their range… And their wallpapers are fab! Great post! A x

  6. Carole
    March 3, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    The vases are great and right up my street, not sure I’d ever use wood-effect wallpaper, but that’s just me 😉 The throws look fab! Great selection and post 🙂 x

  7. Jane Taylor
    March 4, 2016 / 7:56 am

    Great staging and photos, Jen. My favourite it that little concrete pot with the succulent in! It is soooo cute and even I might be able to keep it alive! That gold foil wallpaper is really unique and bold too.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      March 9, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      My exact thoughts about the succulent too Jane!

  8. Stacey Sheppard
    March 4, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    It’s got to be the Scandi one for me. Love the colours and the textures. Really like the mood boards you created for each trend too. I’m a little shocked this is all from B&Q though. Think I need to plan a visit asap.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      March 9, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Absolutely worth a visit Stacey, there are some beautiful, very affordable pieces. I met a B&Q stylish yesterday who said they have new buyers now. Interesting.

  9. Marc Spring
    March 8, 2016 / 11:58 am

    I love the effect of the small green plant.

    In fact I was at my sister-in-laws house in January and she had many of these little plants around her house providing a great sense of balance and visual satisfaction. Since then I have looked in a few shops to find small plants that I can use for this however I haven’t found anything suitable yet.

    This post has remonded me to go out there again and look. 🙂

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