Fighting a daily internal battle of booking a ticket to sunnier climes? We’ve got just the fix. Opt for Mediterranean-inspired accessories to cure your wanderlust and salute summer - even when the temperature doesn’t follow suit!

The blaggers guide to a Mediterranean party


1. Show your party guests what a culture vulture you are, by replacing chairs with embroidered cushions and stools

2. Bring the island vibes with candle-lit lanterns that line the path of your Riad/flat

3. Whip out the olives in terracotta ceramics (preferably served by a hunky, sun kissed waiter)

4. A wooden pestle and mortar makes the perfect center piece – no one needs to know that you’ve never used it before

5. For the ultimate al fresco aesthetic, disguise your old flatpack furniture with a table runner in sumptuous shades of blue, teal or white

6. Give your guests the gift of warmth. Brightly coloured blankets should help them forget where they are


Whether you’re after extraordinary finds to wow, or everyday essentials for a summer of staycationing, Homesense has it covered – and for up to 60% less than the RRP!