LAID-BACK STYLE THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK

Show your space some decor TLC with this sea­son’s bar­gain buys. Gabrielle Fa­gan shares her top finds

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - INTERIORS -

Great style doesn’t have to be su­per-ex­pen­sive. Af­ter all, it’s those fab­u­lous fin­ish­ing touches that re­ally give a room per­son­al­ity and make it spe­cial. There’s a bril­liant ar­ray of af­ford­able home­ware avail­able on the high street right now, and you could even load up your trol­ley with on-trend ac­ces­sories while do­ing your su­per­mar­ket shop. Asda’s Ge­orge Home range and the Sains­bury’s Home col­lec­tion are both rightly renowned for their fash­ion­able, purse-friendly items.

Whether you want to trans­form a liv­ing room or just a cor­ner, or beau­tify a be­d­room — take your pick from these bril­liant buys to help turn rooms into stylish sanc­tu­ar­ies...

Show a liv­ing space some love

A pale colour pal­ette will make a room feel more spa­cious and can still feel cosy if it’s grounded with dark floor­ing or car­pet. Cu­rate your col­lec­tion of ac­ces­sories and ro­tate them us­ing only a few at a time. That pared-back ap­proach will let the de­tails sing.

Ge­orge Home’s ban­gup-to-date range has all the in­gre­di­ents for a luxe liv­ing space. Top picks in­clude space-sav­ing seat­ing, such as their Glynn 2 Seater Sofa, £350, and Knit­ted Pouffe, £39. Check out the range’s divine de­tails too: we love the Cop­per-Toned Glass Ter­rar­ium Lantern, £20, Pink and Grey Chunky Throw, £18, and cush­ions, from £6 each.

DECOR TIP: A re­laxed set­ting should never be clut­tered. If you can’t fit in bulky stor­age, use bas­kets and boxes. Paint sur­round­ing walls the same shade as fit­ted cup­boards, so they re­cede and don’t dom­i­nate a room. Cre­ate a chic cor­ner Deep blues not only make a room feel calm and peace­ful but will also add depth and drama. Cre­ate your own in­ti­mate space by switch­ing light cot­tons for vel­vet and faux fur, to con­jure a cos­set­ing, co­coon­ing ef­fect. Add a comfy chair (re­furb an old one with a throw) and treat your­self to a new lamp, which has the power to trans­form a space — then sit back and snug­gle. DECOR TIP: This sea­son’s all about nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and tex­tures — wool, mo­hair and cash­mere feel gor­geously snug and im­prove with age. And don’t for­get to ‘green it up’ with house plants, real or faux.

Dream up a beau­ti­ful boudoir

Warm shades, such as ter­ra­cotta, burnt or­ange and mus­tard yel­lows, mimic the rich­ness of au­tumn land­scapes and are the per­fect easy-on-the-eye pal­ette for bed­rooms.

Opt for a pale, neu­tral back­drop and floor, and darken the mood for a sleep-in­duc­ing at­mos­phere by wall­pa­per­ing the wall be­hind the bed. Up the style stakes by lay­er­ing the bed with throws, and ac­ces­sorise with cush­ions in har­mon­is­ing colours. For lus­cious lus­tre, add cop­per lights, vases or photo frames.

DECOR TIP: Adding pops of pat­tern will add in­ter­est to a scheme. Em­brace a mod­ern retro-feel with geo­met­ric de­signs, keep it clas­sic with a chevron pat­tern in mono­chrome, or keep it sim­ple with a touch of a

stripe or spots.

CHILLED AND COSY: Fis­cus tree, £69, M&S; Wall Clock £14.99, Very; Set of 2 Cot­ton Rope Bas­kets, £34.99, Very; Ta­ble Lamp, £49, Dunelm; Side Ta­ble, £38, Navy Throw £38, both Sains­bury’s;

PAS­TEL: Cavendish 3 Seater Sofa, cur­rently re­duced from £1,199 to £899; Hud­son Liv­ing Cof­fee Ta­ble, cur­rently re­duced from £169 to £149; Bianca Tas­seled Knit Throw, £39.99; cush­ions from £14.99, Very

INTO THE BLUE: floor lamp, £99.99; Hud­son Liv­ing Nest of Ta­bles, re­duced from £169 to £149; Luxe Col­lec­tion, gen­uine sheep­skin rug, Sin­gle, £59.99, Very

AU­TUM­NAL SHADES: Rose Dou­ble Bed Frame in Peat Broad Weave, £995, But­ton & Sprung; Ink Chevron Wall­pa­per, £81 per roll, Barn­aby Gates

LOVED UP: Ge­orge at Asda (de­tails be­low)

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