A common theme amongst us narrowboat owners is how to be clever with storage space. At 37 foot externally, I have, after 8 years of useless clutter, decided to go Scandi style and borrow their minimalist outlook. However, I’d still like to have an inviting narrowboat interior décor – That means a careful rummage round shops such as Home Bargains, Dunelm, The Range, Matalan and B&M.

Last weekend I visited all 5 and only managed to source these 2 items!

I don’t know about you, but every time I shop for the boat, I tend to forget just how small the space actually is- I’ve lost count of the times I’ve had to return goods because I think that I have a Gin Palace…. This time I was trying to find accessories to finish of our shower room & toilet. The toilet roll was easy sit it takes up such a small space. I still haven’t found the perfect towel rail – (Don’t know about you, but I don’t like the towel rings, as the towel bunches up and never really gets the chance to dry out) – but I did find a small faux hanging basket and a mirror from spending hours roaming 5 large stores, it seems quite pitiful results, but when the space is compact, choices are limited. Nonetheless, I happily set about installing my new products and now, the whole room is coming together beautifully.

Below is a quick round up of where you can buy the 2 items.

Mini Hanging Aloe Plant:

Available from The Range, priced just £7.00, this faux hanging planter is just the right size for a narrowboat. As you can see from above, mine is hanging on the lowest section of the ceiling and is quite unobtrusive.

Black Mirror with Wooden Shelf:

I bought this mirror from B&M and it’s just the right size for the wall space. The only drawback is that the shelf isn’t very wide, so I’m limited as to what I can display on it.

Dimensions: 30 x 5 x 40cm