With us all rattling round our homes a lot more than we are used to, we are suddenly struck by how much work needs to be done. But if you aren’t into big DIY jobs, you can still make your living space a little chicer and cosier during lockdown with a few simple new editions and some of the pieces cost as little as £2!
High street homeware is definitely having a moment right now.
From Zara to H&M the high street is now fashioning our homes as well as our wardrobes.
We can’t get enough of these gorgeous pieces that will perk up everything from your living room to your bedroom.
Help to divide your work from home space from your evening relaxation with some gorgeous new pieces, because let’s face it, we’re inside for a while, we may as well create a haven.
Seat cushion, £3.99, H&M
If the kitchen table is now your office too, you’re sitting on those dining room chairs a lot more than originally anticipated.
Give your bum a little extra padding and add an extra soft furnishing with these bargain seat cushions.
Lamp, £85, Lipsy at Next
To say this leggy lamp had raced to the top of our list would be an understatement.
We’re all spending so much more time at home at the minute so if you’ve been pondering an update then there has never been a better time. This feathery lamp is certainly a talking point.
Duvet cover, from £15, Matalan
Bring the tropics home and drag the outside in with this refreshing and summery bedding.
Palm prints have stayed as a major homeware trend and we have never needed that colour and summery vibe injection into our lives more.
You may not be able to travel abroad this summer but you can certainly bring the vibe home.
Side table, £135, Lipsy at Next
This art deco inspired side table is an easy bedroom update piece.
The white main and gold accent detailing makes this a pretty neutral piece to embellish any room.
Large artificial potted agave plant, £50, Matalan
Not blessed with green fingers?
To be honest the ever changing British weather means keeping your garden looking perfect is a tall order and if you have no real outside space at all, you might want to add some greenery to your living space.
These amazing pot plants are artificial and can you create that calm and tropical atmosphere whatever the weather.
Storage basket, £45, Oliver Bonas
Woven baskets are definitely having a moment right now and as we all tidy up in lockdown we are all searching for storage solutions that also make our home feel gorgeous too.
This basket is a great marriage of style and practicality. It would also make for a very jazzy laundry basket too.
Tumbler and decanter set of 3, £45, Oliver Bonas
With bars and clubs off limits for a while, we are looking to up our home bar look.
This gorgeous gold and glass set is perfect for creating that speakeasy feel in your front room.
Blue Grecian print, was £15 now £7.50
Pink print, was £20 now £14 both Debenhams
Whether they’re for your couch our your bedroom, cushions are basically the easiest way to update the look of a room.
We love the brightness and Grecian feel of these cushions.
Dessert bowl, £2, B&M
If like us you’re prepping for a summer of staycation and garden life, these gorgeous individual dessert bowls will make our new summery bakes and ice creams taste even more delicious.
Pink leopard print mugs, set of 4, £6, George at Asda
We’re missing having someone else make our morning flat white for us, so we think new mugs are in order to make this all a bit more bearable.
Wooden effect wall clock, £8, Dunhelm
Anyone else feel like time is just racing away? Make sure you have a good wall clock in view, especially during the working day so you remember to take regular breaks and don’t end up doing too much over time!
Pack of two door knobs, £9.99, Zara
A speedy way to update any dated dresser or cupboard and super cheap too is to swap the door knobs to new ones.
You’ll be amazed at this easy instant update!
Wooden serving / chopping board, £19.99, Zara
If like us you’ve also weirdly joined the nation’s obsession with cooking and baking in lockdown you’ll also be looking for new ‘gram worthy presentation slates and boards, because this is just how we roll now.
Cake stand, £19.99, H&M
Those banana breads and victoria sponges will not display themselves.
Sign us up for the next series of Bake Off pronto.
Recycled glass vase, £22, French Connection
Adding some new bowls and glassware is a speedy way of adding some new decor to a room. We love the recycled glass pieces from French Connection, who actually have a gorgeous homeware section. Check out the rugs and tableware too for super luxe pieces at high street prices.
Corner desk, £180, La Redoute
If you’re struggling for work space at home and find you’re balancing your laptop on your knees or are on the kitchen table, try this corner table, minimal space, but a great way to create an at home office and keep it separate from your down time.
Pegboard (pegs sold separately), was £12, now £10, IKEA
Organisation is key right now.
Both to help make working from home easier and to ensure as few trips to the shops as possible
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