Furniture can be really expensive and when you move into your first home you definitely don’t have the money to waste. Some things are worth investing a little bit more money into such as your sofa and bed but others can definitely be bought on a budget. This is where amazon came in handy, there are so many stylish pieces at affordable prices.
The first item I wanted to mention was this industrial style Songmics shelf I’ve got in my living room. It’s a great place to store books and DVD’s or even just decorative bits and was a steal at £45.
Another item in my living room is this navy knitted pouffe footstool that adds a little bit of style and extra comfort. It was slightly expensive at £40 but is definitely cheaper than some of the other ones I’ve seen.
After buying my dining table from Next I was stuck for chairs and just wanted something affordable and modern. I looked for quite a while before coming across these grey plastic ones with black metal legs. They came really quickly and are great quality, especially for the price at £44.95.
This Songmics side table I found matches the shelving unit perfectly, is a great place to store a few magazines and adds to the industrial theme throughout my house. It was a great price at £34.99.
With January blues well underway and everywhere still looking bare post Christmas decorations, I thought it would be the perfect time to add a few new bits to breathe some life into my house in time for spring.
Adding some new prints, cushions or a new plant can make a huge difference to your space and the way it feels. I recently ordered this circular shelving unit from Rxhome and thought it was a great way to display some succulents and nick knacks. It would also look great with some tiny wire fairy lights wrapped around.
I also brightened up my fireplace area; which was looking particularly plain; with a yellow patterned vase and this lantern which came with a battery powered candle inside. It adds a really cosy vibe on these horrible dark evenings.
Another update I’m doing throughout the house is filling plain glass vases with fairy lights to brighten up my bathroom and hallway in the evenings since its dark at 4pm! I’ve also ordered this patterned yellow throw to replace the plain navy one on my settee and inject a bit of colour into the room.
I recently moved into my first house and thought I would share with you some of my top picks from IKEA to help you furnish your home on a budget.
This sleek three drawer Hemnes unit is great for storing clothes and is a steel at £115. There are other sizes available too if you need slightly more or less storage.
Hemnes dressing table
I’ve never owned a dressing table before and didn’t want to spend a fortune so decided to go for the matching Hemnes one for £125 (usually £150 but was discounted with my IKEA family card). I also got the matching ‘tinius’ stool for £20.
Hovslund rugThis grey printed rug for £55 is definitely on my wish list. It would go perfectly under our dining table and add more texture to a plain room.
Brunsta pendant lamp shade
I got the large version of this lampshade for £18 for our hallway and the smaller one for £12 for our upstairs landing; I love how modern and affordable they are.
Fasalt swivel armchair
Mustard yellow features a lot in our house and this swivel armchair would add a great pop of colour to the living room. It retails at £450 which is quite pricey compared to the other items but is such a statement piece.
This sideboard would be perfect in a hallway or dining room and looks a lot more expensive than it is at £350.