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If you’re anything like us then you take pride in your home. You love making it look, feel and smell beautiful and adjusting your homey touches to fit the seasons.
So we thought we’d have a browse around our favourite stores for home ware and give you a little Autumn / Winter décor inspiration. It may even give you a few gift ideas for Christmas!

Cosy Cushions

Cushions are a great way to inject a bit of character into your home and definitely make it cosier; which is exactly what you need in the winter.
Whether you prefer a muted toned cushion or a bright and quirky masterpiece, our stores have definitely got something to suit you.

Beautiful Bedding

Settle into the season with Monks Cross’ range of beautiful bedding. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the cosiest, softest and prettiest bedding in our stores. Whether you’re looking for ultimate warmth or cool and breezy sheets, you’ll definitely love what we’ve found for you.

Homey Touches

There’s one thing we refuse to leave out of this blog and it’s one of our favourite parts.
That’s right, you guessed it – it’s those little accessories that give your home that extra cosy, welcoming touch.
There’s something about adding a cinnamon candle, an inspirational poster or a snuggly throw around the house that perfects that inviting feeling.

Get Crafty

Maybe you’re one of those people who likes to add their own unique personality into their home. So why not customise your accessorises or even make your own?
We’ve taken some inspiration from Hobby craft and decided that this AW18, we’re going to get crafty and create unique accessories to dot around the house! Whether you’re sewing royalty and fancy making your own cushion covers or just want to add a seasonal wreaths to your doors, Hobby craft can definitely help.

Halloween Spooktacular at Monks Cross


Join us Monks Cross Shopping Park & friends at Minster FM this Halloween for our big Halloween day.

We have tons of free activity for all the kids to enjoy

Be brave enough to hold a spider or snake at the reptile roadshow

Have a photo taken with birds of prey..straight out of Hogwarts

Get a spooky face painted

Marvel at the Halloween stilt walkers.

Come and get crafty and make spooky masks with Hobbycraft in our information centre

And kids come dressed in your scariest outfit and enter the fancy dress competition at noon and win £50 worth of vouchers from a Monks Cross retailer of your choice.

What’s more all activity is FREE!

What to wear this Autumn


We couldn’t be more in love with this season’s fashion trends! A/W 2018 has truly surpassed itself with some of the most exciting and wearable looks to hit the stores in years, with everything from metallics to checks, animal print to rainbow colours making a welcome appearance.
Monks Cross’s stores are the place to head to give your wardrobe that instant style update to get you through the chillier months.  There’s so much to choose from in store, whether you need that perfect coat for the new season or the ultimate Christmas party dress!

We’ve been exploring our stores for some of the top fashion finds to keep your autumn look on point.  From H&M to River Island and Next Look, here’s our mini guide to the season’s ultimate style finds and accessories.

 

Softly Softly

Like bring wrapped up inside a cuddle, it’s all about being a big softie when it comes to picking your coat. Wear it in a teddy boy style in a shade of brown for the full teddy-bear effect!

Coat £79.99 at H&M

 

 

If you’re not sure about going the full monty with fake fur, then give a nod to the trend with your accessories.  This River Island bag is perfect for party season!

Furry Bag £22 at River Island

 

 

Wild Thing

Animal print is literally owning the high street this season and you definitely need to embrace your inner feline (or Zebra!) to keep up with the fashion pack. We love his leopard print jumper from New Look – perfect for cosying up with by the fire after a brisk autumnal walk!

Leopard Print Jumper £24.99 at New Look

 

 

For anyone who truly wants to unleash their wild side, this pink leopard print dress from River Island is a fabulous choice for the upcoming party season, also ticking the trend box for bright colours!

Dress £55 at River Island

 

 

Check Mate

Checks of all shapes, sizes and colours are everywhere this season and giving animal print a serious run for its money as the top seasonal trend.  Whether you’re wearing checks for leisure or getting your office suiting on fleek, there’s something for everyone.  These trousers are a real find, reminiscent of Versace’s rock n’ roll catwalk take on the trend!

Blue Tartan Trousers £22.99 at New Look

 

 

Rupert Bear himself would be envious of this super cosy tartan scarf from River Island.  The ultimate check choice to give make last year’s winter coat instantly fashion forward.

 

Tartan Scarf £15 at River Island

 

 

Bright and Beautiful

Wow, all we can say is that we need this dress.  Brights and neons have kept their fashion credentials this season and this colour popping pink dress from H&M Studio is one of the best!

Pink Dress £55 at H&M