Monday, July 30, 2012

Cost Plus World Market Kingdom Animalia Collection & African Safari Sweepstakes

I mentioned recently that my husband and I are making an effort to update our guest bedroom, as it seemed to be the most ignored room of the house... not to mention a dumping ground for the furniture and clutter that didn't go elsewhere.

But who wants family and friends to come stay at your house and have them see the outdated junk that you've deemed not good enough for the rest of the house? That's not exactly the calm, comfortable, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere that I want to greet people.

While I often like browsing the home decor at just about any store, I'm always on the lookout for those pieces that are a little more unique and fun (not to mention affordable). After all, I want to save money while figuring out a way to make our home have a little personality in it, right?

Which is exactly why I'm always thrilled to head over and see the stylish furnishings, decor, accessories, and more from Cost Plus World Market.

Cost Plus World Market

As usual, it only takes a few steps inside Cost Plus World Market before I feel like a kid in a candy store. I want to examine all of the outdoor furniture, touch all of the jewelry, admire all of the picture frames, dream about having all of the kitchenware at my disposal... there's just so much to see!

Even better, I love seeing the various ways that they feature their items individually or together to give each customer an idea as to how every pillow, rug or stick of incense will fit into their own life.

Currently World Market is featuring their stylish Kingdom Animalia Collection and my eye immediately caught on all of the great ways that they have made it possible to add a "safari of style" to our home. Whether you are looking for a big, adventurous change in decor or a smaller, more subdued touch, there are options for everyone.

Kingdom Anamalia Collection

With so many textures, colors and designs to choose from, I appreciated that World Market had so many ways to add items from the Kingdom Anamalia Collection to just about any room of the house. Smooth fabrics partnered with straw baskets, supple leathers with printed canvases...

World Market review

...and pillows of all kinds for style and comfort.

home decor

Not to mention rich, shiny plates for the dining room or kitchen...

red plates

...traditional, antique globes for the study...

antique globes

...and unique wall art for just about anywhere.

animal wall art

While my husband and I went back and forth over the possibilities for quite a while, we agreed that we needed simple, fun and functional pieces to add a little personality to our guest bedroom. While I ended up a bit more inspired for adding creative flair, we ended up returning to the basics... with a cute twist.

Before, the bed was plain and we seemed to keep misplacing guest towels.

bedroom before

After, the bed now has a little pop of color with these great throw pillows and our designated set of plush guest towels (available in fun animal prints as well) will stay waiting in the room.

bedroom after

And who could miss our new little friend? There's no way to not smile when you see this little guy just hanging out waiting to say hello!

zebra statue

Whether you've just been in for a visit or you've never set foot in a Cost Plus World Market, you'll want to visit their website to browse their beautiful selection, latest ad, and to find a store location near you.

You'll also want to connect with them on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest and greatest... as well as to enter their great African Safari Sweepstakes that is going on now!

African Safari Sweepstakes

What a great sweepstakes! The grand prize package includes a trip for two to Africa (5-day trip for two to Africa, including airfare, accommodations and excursions as well as a $1,000 World Market gift card) and three first prize winners will each also receive a $500 World Market gift card!

The African Safari Sweepstakes runs until August 17, so be sure to head over and enter now. You can enter daily for more chances to win, plus if you share the sweepstakes with five of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive five additional bonus entries (this is part of the registration process when entering). Don't miss it!

This shop has been compensated by Cost Plus World Market and Pollinate Media Group, but all my opinions are honest and my own.


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I LOVE that store! Your little zebra friend is so cute. You're getting that guest room ready for me, aren't you?

Jenny said...

Cute zebra! I like the map Travel letters. Neat!