High Street Heroes
Longing for an interior update before summer kicks in but not got the funds or a all out makeover? Panic not, as the high street really is a treasure trove when it comes to picking up pieces for your home.
Dependable undies, a nice lambswool sweater, and even a romantic dinner for two are all things you would expect to pick up from Marks & Spencer, but some smart new upholstery may not be so far up the hit list. However, the Brit favourite has upped their game and the SS17 collection includes some seriously stylish pieces. This Olin chaise from the Scandi inspired Loft collection features a simple, contemporary shape covered in a bold geometric print and is designed especially to fit in a smaller space. Look out for their selection of velvet sofas in dark jewel shades that are also really on the money.
Olin chaise in Malan weave navy, £429, marksandspencer.com
Take a tip from the Danes, who, when spring rolls around update their homes with as set of cool new cushions. Undoubtedly the easiest way to add colour or pattern, you really can change the entire mood of a room with some inexpensive new covers. These tropical print numbers from H&M are pocket friendly choice and are right on trend with their glorious tropical prints.
Habitat has always been a prime destination when it comes to sourcing great of vases, and the past few years have seen creative director Polly Dickens and her team travelling far and wide to find makers that can supply the kind of colourful ceramics that currently fill their burgeoning shelves. Top picks include this selection of cheerful vessels that look equally striking empty as they would filled with your favourite blooms. Buy several and group them together for maximum impact.
Gone are the days when having a stylish table meant forking out (sorry) a fortune for an expensive canteen of cutlery. Now, you can impress your guests at breakfast, lunch or dinner and with relatively little expense thanks to stores like Dunelm, who’ve got all the key tabletop pieces covered. Their sleek new range includes a great selection of cutlery in black, gold and copper, as well as these walled latte glasses, a sturdy mango wood tray, this generous serving board and even a slow brew coffee maker, all for under 25 quid.
And So To Bed
Bored of plain sheets and a dull old duvet? Head to House of Fraser, which really is a one-stop shop when it comes to all things bed related. The key to creating an inviting nest is to layer up pattern and texture, as seen here with one of the stores latest ranges, Tribe, which takes inspiration from modern African design. Pile pillows high and add a couple of throws for a really eclectic look.
Double duvet set, £60, throws from £50, cushions from £20, houseoffraser.co.uk
Lighting is like jewellery for your living space–like a great pair of earrings and with an LBD, choose the right design and you can update an otherwise uninspiring room quite literally at the flick of a switch. For designer looks on a high street budget head to Debenhams, where you’ll find a whole selection of inspiring shapes and luxurious materials guaranteed to jazz up any interior.
Pendant lights from £40, debenhams.com