Spruce up your home, on a budget


Photo credit: Ikea Australia

Love decorating the home but don’t want to spend a fortune on designer decor? As much as some of us would love to be able to deck our homes out with high-end, stylish, designer decor, we really don’t have to spend a fortune to make it look stylish, modern or fresh.

There are so many stores around these days that sell home decor for sometimes half the price of some of these more expensive homewares stores, and the quality really isn’t all that different. Sometimes all a space may need are one or two simple items to spruce up the room.

A few simple tips to take into consideration when looking at adding a bit of decor to a room:

  • If your couch is a plain colour, use patterned cushions to stand out a bit as a contrast to the couch
  • If your couches are dark, use cushions with a brighter colour so it pops (and matches with the rest of your decor
  • If your living area has timber-flooring or tiles, a simple rug under the coffee table can make it look that much more cosy
  • Stick with a consistent colour scheme or theme in your home or room, it brings the whole room together nicely when everything compliments each other, plus when you add small items to fit that theme, it can give the appearance that an interior designer has been responsible for decking out your space
  • Keep spaces de-cluttered – you don’t need alot of nick-nacks and decorations to make a room look nice or cosy, simple decor can do the trick – remember: sometimes less is more
  • Lighter colours can make a room appear bigger
  • If you’re going to fill a wall with photos, try stick with the same looking frame to avoid having a wall look too messy

Below are some items I found that can spruce up your home on a budget (indoors and outdoors). Take a look at the prices of each item and where I found them. They’re all very affordable.

$9.00 Ceramic Pineapple Jar from Kmart (available in white, yellow & teal)
(Photo credit: Kmart Australia)


$15.00 Marine Blue Geo Printed 45×45 Cushion from Kmart (also available in Yellow)
(Photo credit: Target Australia)

$5.00 White Ceramic Conch Shell from Kmart
(Photo credit: Kmart Australia)


$27.00 Zip Lounger Beanbag from Target (also available in Grey)
(Photo credit: Target Australia)


$15.00 Set of 2 House Storage Boxes from Kmart
(Photo credit: Kmart Australia)


$29.99 ORMHASSEL Grey Throw from Ikea
(Photo credit: Ikea Australia)


$12.00 White Hanging Circle Pot from Kmart
(Photo credit: Kmart Australia)


$5.00 Black & White TRÅDKLÖVER Cushion Cover from Ikea
(Photo credit: Ikea Australia)


$2.99 Micro Wooden Symbol from Typo (available in a variety of shapes)
(Photo credit: Typo Australia)


$39.99 Faux Phalaenopsis Orchid Pot from Big W
(Photo credit: Big W Australia)


$14.99 World Map Poster 40cm X 50cm from Typo
(Photo credit: Typo Australia)


$59.00 Mist Riviera Bean bag Chair from Big W
(Photo credit: Big W Australia)


$39.99 Solar Lights Hanging Bottles Set from Big W
(Photo credit: Big W Australia)

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$24.99 Daily Cushion from Typo (available in a range of designs)
(Photo credit: Typo Australia)


$39.00 Black Global Lantern from Big W
(Photo credit: Big W Australia)


$99.00 Adirondack Chair from Big W
(Photo credit: Big W Australia)


$25.00 Honeycomb Candle Holder from Target
(Photo credit: Target Australia)


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