Thrifty design ideas for your new home

It’s not an understatement that buying a new home comes with a hefty price tag. From the deposit to the solicitor’s fees it’s no wonder that many new home buyers end up making sacrifices when choosing the interiors they want. But you don’t have to be boring to avoid breaking the bank – check out our top tips on how to fabulously deck out your new home without having to live on beans and toast for the next few years!

Make a bold statement by using splashes of loud colours to accentuate your room. Popular tones this season include pinks, greens and yellows alongside a multitude of loud patterns. Many shops are jumping on this trend with bohemian prints and tropical designs, which can easily be incorporated into your home by adding soft furnishing such as cushions and throws. We adore this beautiful pom-pom design Matthew Williamson has designed for Debenhams, a snip at just £20. However, you could save the pennies even further by bagging yourself a Primark Home bargain with these super similar pillows which are two for £5.

debenhams pillow

Image Credit: Debenhams – £20

primark pillow

Image Credit: Primark – £5

Often ignored, choosing the right lighting is hugely important to creating a relaxed atmosphere at home. Feature lighting is a huge trend at the moment – think large chandeliers and ornamental shades. has a cool copper pendant lampshade at £59, but we’ve found a similar look in gold for just £5 from Primark HOME – who says you need a big price tag to look stylish?


Image Credit: MADE – £59


Image Credit: Primark – £5

Bring a piece of the outdoors in this spring with some gorgeous succulents and terrariums. Easy to look after, these self-nourishing plants require little maintenance – perfect for those busy schedules. Waitrose Garden offers a lovely option at £59.99 but we suggest the humble cactus as an alternative. Check out IKEA, who offer a 3-pack of assorted potted cacti for just £4.50.


Image Credit: Waitrose – £59.99


Image Credit: IKEA – £4.50

The marble trend has the ability to make any abode look decedent, but often comes with a hefty price tag. MaisonDuMonde offer a beautiful marble top table, which would look perfect in any home. This particular table costs a whopping £115 – but we’ve found a sneaky way you can get this look for a fraction of the price. If you’re not afraid of a bit of DIY, why not consider purchasing a roll of marble effect film that can be layered over any surface. This stylish sticky back plastic, available for £5 at Wilko is an absolute bargain and looks great.


Image Credit: Maisons Du Monde – £115

Have you found any home décor bargains for your abode? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image Credit: Pexcels

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