I like to think of dressing a room the same way I like to dress myself. A mixture of high end and low end. Well, in an ideal world anyway. Let’s just say when I’m shopping for my own place, I’ll let myself loose on high end purchases during the sales.
The rest of the year I look to the High Street for some quick, easy ways to freshen up my home. Mixing it up like this really is the best way to keep your interiors looking interesting and unique. Lucky for us in the UK, there really is such a great selection on the high street. Take a look and I’m sure you’ll really surprise yourself.
This is hands down one of my absolute favourites on the high street - H&M for home. Much like their clothing line, the homewares are on trend and affordable, what’s not to love?
They have some great textiles, I have my eye on their range of cushions with brilliant textures and bold geometrical prints. I’m really loving this cushion – the print is amazing . Another favourite of mine is their copper-finish wire baskets, a bit of metallic never hurts!
If you happen to live in Manchester, lucky for you there is a H&M home concession store there. I think there is also possibly a concession store in Selfridges in London. Otherwise I’d recommend hitting up the store online.
Another goodie for homewares is Zara. You can see from the image below that the current collection is looking very luxe - I would describe it as Mayfair town house. So if this is your thing, I would hop to it and check it out!
My favourite thing on site just now is this tessellated faux fur rug. The subtle colours are just amazing. I’m definitely envisioning a neutral, fairly minimalist, Scandinavian style room with lovely textures, textures involving this very rug. Can’t you see it too?
Finally, here is my practical offering! If your style tends more towards the stripped back and simple, let me point you in the direction of Muji. The range of furniture is very streamlined and clean. They’re great for getting organised with clever storage solutions and let’s be honest, we all need more storage! Insider tip – their jersey bed linen is heavenly.
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Shari Chan is a recent interior design graduate from Chelsea College of Art and Design. Her great eye for texture, pattern and colour enables her to create beautiful, unique spaces with unexpected, delightful combinations. Alongside her Homewings projects, Shari is onboard as a design expert, eager to provide you with design content on a regular basis.