As we leave the Christmas period behind us, it’s time to think ahead of the bright and fun spring season to get through the rest of the dreary winter. And the newly released B&M flower bowls are not only the perfect way to embrace spring ahead of time, but it’s also an almost identical dupe of an iconic Arket design.
Along with the vibrant Arket wool blanket, the Swedish brand’s wild flower bowls are some of its most popular and recognisable homeware designs. But while Arket’s pricing starts at £16 for the smallest bowl, B&M sells its three-piece set for just £3. Now that’s a bargain.
And as if their sweet design wasn’t enough in itself, it’s also right on trend as the ‘kitschens’ home decor trend and kitsch tableware styles will be taking over our dining experiences in 2024. So why not start with these pretty little bowls for £3?
B&M’s flower bowl
B&M regularly serves up swoon-worthy dupes for well-known designs in its offering, as in the case of the IKEA HEMNES chest of drawers dupe. And now the budget retailer is taking on Arket’s San Raphael Wild Flower Bowls with its own set of three Daisy Pinch Bowls, which are currently available in B&M physical stores only.
As the names suggest, the main difference between the two styles is that Arket modelled its bowl on a wildflower, while B&M went for a daisy-like look.
But both of the stoneware designs are perfect to make your trendy kitsch tablescaping decor become a reality.
Modelled on the shape of a wildflower, this ceramic design features layered petals and tactile grooves. Available in multiple colours and sizes, this is a popular Arket tableware collection.
‘In 2024, the trend towards kitsch and quirky kitchen decor reflects a growing desire for individuality in interior design,’ says Richard Eaton, design director from Denby Pottery. ‘Embracing eclectic elements, vibrant colours, and whimsical accessories allows us to infuse our kitchens with personality, creating spaces that tell unique stories. This trend is all about being creative and making your space unique to you.’
Bringing a fresh spring breeze to the dining table, we recommend styling this type of bowl with similar spring-inspired elements such as floral and gingham patterns and a fresh, pastel colour palette, which is essential to the kitsch tableware and kitchen style.
And if you want to go for a whole matching set, you can. B&M is running with the daisy theme for its spring tableware offering as plates, larger bowls, cutting boards and even placemats come shaped as the delicate floral.
Needless to say, we're so ready for spring to get here already.
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Sara Hesikova has been Ideal Home’s News Writer since July 2023, bringing the Ideal Home’s readership breaking news stories from the world of home and interiors. Graduating from London College of Fashion with a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism in 2016, she got her start in niche fashion and lifestyle magazines like Glass and Alvar as a writer and editor before making the leap into interiors. She feels the two are intrinsically connected - if someone puts an effort into what they wear, they most likely also care about what they surround themselves with.
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