Transform your home without breaking the bank

Autumn is well and truly here! And with the falling leaves and cooler days comes a new palette of home décor styles to embrace.

First and foremost, you’ll notice a new collection of vibrant hues hitting shop shelves and throughout lifestyle magazines. Rich colours such as teal, cranberry and burnt orange are proving especially popular, and we can see why!

Adding a cushion or two to the lounge and showcasing a vase or trinket in autumn shades is just what you need to bring a fresh look to your home, and not to mention it’s budget-friendly too. These colours look particularly good when they’re set against neutral homewares which have been so prevalent in recent years.

The recent popularity of indoor plants also shows no sign of slowing down. The best types of plants to feature indoors this autumn are those requiring little light. Snake plants thrive on exactly this. Their thick, upwards-growing leaves need little watering, making them perfect for those among us who aren’t so green-thumbed.

Chain of Hearts, with its heart-shaped leaves and trailing vine, is another plant requiring minimal care. It looks picture perfect hanging from a basket or cascading down from a higher shelf. Bamboo palms are among the hardiest indoor plants you’ll find. Again, they thrive with little light, and a drink only once or twice a week to keep the soil moist is usually all they need.

Wallpaper has had its moments over time. From a must-have design element, a no-no of a bygone era and, well, everything else in between. We’re pleased to report its back BIG time in 2019! Good news is that selected wisely, it will be a showstopper for quite some time. Think embossed baroque styles, bold colours, florals and even geometric patterns. Wallpapering part of a wall, a feature wall or even an entire room (if you’re feeling really brave), is a sure-fire way to make a modern statement on a budget.