If you’re looking to revamp your home on a budget, you’re going to love our new series. Every week we’ll be sharing our favourite home décor buys for £10 or less. We’ll try to cover items that would look great in your lounge, kitchen, bedrooms or bathroom. This week we’re talking trinkets.
1) Wooden Love, Dream, Smile Sign (Matalan, £3)
If you’re trying to update your lounge on a budget, little things like this sign are perfect for adding a homely feel. You could hang it from your mirror, or by your door so you can read it over and over again to perk yourself up. We think it’s impossible to read it and not smile.
2) Vintage teacup candle (Ebay, £10)
We love this teacup candle from Handle Candle Co – it’s not something you see very often! There are lots of teacup designs to choose from, so you’re bound to find one to match your colour scheme.
This particular teacup is filled with a peppermint and jasmine scented soy candle. It’ll smell so good when lit and looks much more expensive than it actually is.
3) Trinket Box (Matalan, £3)
We’ve fallen in love with this box (and its price!), which would look equally as stunning on a coffee table in your lounge or on your bedside table. You could use it to store your jewellery or anything else you can think of! We reckon a similar box would could cost in the region of £15 if you bought it from a more expensive store!
4) Cheeky Dog Ornament (Dunelm Mill, £7.99)
We had to include this little man, purely because he made us smile! He looks super cute in his scarf and hat and no doubt will be a big hit with visitors to your home. He’d look great positioned in your hall way or kitchen.
5) Retro Chalkboard (Dunelm Mill, £2.99)
We squealed with excited when we saw this chalkboard and at £2.99, it’s such a steal!
If you love all things retro, why not get it for your kitchen? It looks good and it’s useful for noting things down too, especially if you’re running a busy family home.
6) Vase of Tulips (Wilko, £10)
We love how realistic these tulips are, at first glance we thought they were real! The vase is simple, but effective and would go with virtually any colour scheme.
We can’t decide where we’d put it, it would be nice on any kitchen or bathroom windowsill.
7) Cookies sign (Asda, £3)
This is another retro gem that makes us want to get baking (and eating) cookies – perfect for the kitchen.
And that’s it for this time! If you love all things retro, make sure you pop back next week as we’ll have some more budget retro ideas for you. We’ll also be sharing some of the best cushions around so you can revamp your sofa, without spending a fortune.
By Sarah Symons