For those of you, like me, who don’t have the budget to start ripping out walls and replacing your sofas, I’ve found cheap home accessories you’ll want to purchase straight away!
As you know, the past few years have been all about coppers, rose golds and muted shades. But now it’s time to liven your home up a bit with the latest trends! I’d love to give you a homeware haul of all of these things, I really would, but even though they might individually be great for budget buyers, together they add up to a formidable amount.
I’ve scoured a whole bunch of top shops and picked out some of the best home accessories I could find. Whether you pick just one of these, or a few of the cheapest things, it’ll be like giving your home a mini makeover!
Best Home Accessories for 2018
1/ Vases with Wildflowers
- Crackled Hurricane Vase – £6.99
- Speckle Vase by George at Asda – £6
- John Lewis Spiral Bud Vase – £12
- Sainsbury’s Home Mercury Vase – £14
- Heart Design Jug – £5.99
- Silver Vase by George at Asda – £10
2/ Change Up Your Lighting
- Alita Grey Chrome Effect Table Lamp – £23
- Cylinder Table Lamp by George at Asda – £8
- Silver Grey Pendant with Beading Droplets – £21.99
- HOME 2 Tier Suede Ceiling Shade – £8.99
- Black Metal Wire Pendant Ceiling Shade – £20
- Diner Pendant Bronze Shade – £12
- Copper Retro Adjustable Lamp – £14.99
If you want a smaller purchase than new curtains or blinds, then look to your lighting. Try to keep things bright to add a bit of colour to your rooms; lampshades are easy enough to change, and some of the table and desk lamps above are gorgeous.
I’ve recently changed the lampshade in my living room to a bright yellow colour, and it’s amazing what a difference this makes. Including that, plus a few stand out pieces like a vibrant cushion and a few colourful photo frames really brightened up my room and made it feel much readier for spring.
If you hate yellow or just vibrant colours in general, and you prefer more muted tones, go for things like the muted lamps on the list. They stand out for delicate features rather than a dazzlingly bright colour.
3/ Update the Cushions
- Teal Leaf Print Cushion – £4.80
- Vintage Check Self-Piped Cushion – £6.99
- Hygena Geometric Cushion – £12.99
- John Lewis Kasmanda Reversible Cushion – £12
- Tropical Leaf Print Cushion – £6
- Cut Velvet Cushion – Duck Egg – £9.99
Cushions are, by far, the easiest way to change your home for the different months. And as far as being cheap home accessories; I think you can find some absolutely gorgeous cushions for tiny prices, if you know where to look.
Asda always kills it when it comes to cushions. Know how I found that out? Because it was so ridiculously difficult to pick any of their cushions for this list; they were constantly sold out! Their Home collection is amazing and ridiculously affordable.
If colour a bit too loud for you, go for pastel shades. They’re much softer, much subtler, and they’re just as cheap for all of us on a budget.
4/ Bring in Some Fresh Smells
- Copper-effect Reed Diffuser, Hygge – £5
- Citronella Candle Jar – £1.29
- Elizabeth Williams White Tea & Ginger Jar Candle – £6
- Scented Candle Jar, Coconut Sublime – £8 (2 Pack)
- Monsoon Diffuser, Bergamot & Fig – £16.99
Let me be clear – I’m not telling you to go out and buy the latest new fragrances. It’s always expensive to buy for the season you’re on, so you’re just going to have to make do with updating the smell of your home with a more general smell (oh come on, you can’t even tell the difference). I mean, really, just check out the latest updates on the Yankee Candle website and you’ll choke at the price.
I think all of the above would do a great job of clearing out any ‘old’ smells to give your space a lift. And if not; at least they look nice. Although these all smell great, they’re brilliant cheap home accessories because they look the part too. And the good think about diffusers is that they can be refilled.
Diffusers aren’t talked about as often as candles, but I actually prefer them sometimes. Just pop one in your bathroom, or living room, and you’ll notice the difference almost immediately.
5/ Put Up Some Colourful Art Prints
- House by John Lewis, Yoni Alter, San Francisco – £5 (40 x 30cm)
- Botanica alsine White Framed art – £10 (33 x 43cm)
- I’m Stuck on You Hanging Wall Decoration – £1.50 (23 x 15cm)
- Bee Gold & White Framed Art – £12 (33 x 43cm)
- Collection Beach Huts Framed Print – £12.99 (25 x 50cm)
- John Lewis & Partners Graphic Plant Pot Framed Print – £25 (43.5 x 33.5cm)
6/ Organise Your Life with Some Cheap Home Accessories
- House by John Lewis Ratio Storage Basket – £9
- Chalkboard Arrows – £5
- Stackable Canister for Tea/Coffee/Sugar – £8
- Cloud Tea-for-one Teapot Set – £8
- Striped Fabric Storage Basket – £3
- Midnight Palm Mail Holder – £3.50
- Copper Moscow Mule Mugs – £8 (Set of 2)
You don’t need to update all of your cushions every season. You really don’t need to start replacing all your lamps either. I’ve just been trying to show you one or two things you could decide to buy that would really lighten up your home.
If you don’t want to invest in something more substantial, these are 7 small cheap home accessories which also come in handy for everyday use. Just get one and it’ll brighten up a room.
Updating cutlery and glassware, kitchen accessories or bathroom tones really does make a difference. Give the place a lick of paint if you must, but guests will probably not even notice anything other than your new accessories.