Summer Homewares Update on a Budget

If you’ve done a spring clean this summer (like me), chances are you’ll be feeling like a homewares update is in order.

According to interior design expert, Jason Grant, the biggest trend this season is “soft brights”. Think dreamy, gelati inspired colour palettes with a gentle nod to retro vibes. This year, the style do jour when it comes to homewares is pretty {but not too girly} interiors with an emphasis on comfortable living.

So with all that in mind, I’ve pulled together some on-trend homewares – for all the different rooms in the house – which equal an easy update without breaking the bank.

Summer Homewares Update: Master Bedroom

Our bedroom is our sanctuary. A place to escape with a good book or for a midday snooze. The bedroom is also the easiest room in the house to refresh – a new quilt cover, some printed pillowcases or a couple of new cushions are all it takes to give the room a brand new look. In this instance, I’ve opted for pastel and soft metallic accessories to create a romantic retro vibe. And always consider adding texture for that extra wow factor, such as faux fur.Summer homewares update: master bedroom

1. IKEA ‘PS 2014’ Mirror $19.95 | 2. Kmart Brass Lamp Base $10 | 3. Kmart ‘Zsa Zsa’ Faux Fur Cushion $12

Summer Homewares Update: Living Room

Our living room is probably the room that features the most colour in our home. Everything is quite neutral, so I take great delight in throwing around splashes of colour in the form of cushions, prints and decorative items. The pink deer is a cute and quirky piece that would no doubt becoming a talking point amongst guests. This wood stool is a great way to not only add some extra seating, but could also be used as a side table. And finally, print out your favourite digital photos and give them a beautiful home in a lovely frame such as this one from Adairs.

Summer homewares update: living room

1. IKEA ‘Samspelt’ Deer Decoration $19.95 | 2. Target ‘Sven’ Stackable Wood Stool $20 | 3. Home Republic ‘Emerson’ Frame from Adairs $17.45 {on sale}

Summer Homewares Update: Kids Bedroom

A kid’s bedroom is their castle… and it’s also the place where mum or dad can let their imaginations run wild when it comes to decorating! This season’s colour palette works perfectly for the youngsters – creating a calm yet fun environment. Playing into the dream-like scenario, I’ve selected a cloud wall shelf, geo stripe comforter set and cute raindrop cushion – all in pastel tones. A quick and easy way to update your child’s bedroom for less than $50.

Summer homewares update: kids bedroom

1. Kmart Cloud Wall Shelf $12 | 2. Target Geo Stripe Comforter Set $29 | 3. Kmart Raindrop Cushion $7

Summer Homewares Update: The Kitchen

We spend so much time in and around the kitchen, so why not jazz things up a bit with a splash of colour. I’m loving these Kmart canisters – they come in grey, pastel pink, marble as well as prints – and at only $5 a pop, you could buy a set of 3 for display on your kitchen bench. In my opinion, you can never have too many salad servers and this set from Adairs has that on-trend retro vibe… and only a tick over $10 – groovy! Finally, this placemat and napkin set from Big W is a fun and affordable way to decorate your dining table for your next dinner party.

Summer homewares update: kitchen

1. Kmart Small Canister $5 | 2. Home Republic ‘Hampton’ Salad Servers from Adairs $10.45 {on sale} | 3. Big W ‘Dixon’ Placemat + Napkin Set $19 {on sale}

Summer Homewares Update: Bathroom

The bathroom is often the most overlooked room when it comes to decorating, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise to update its look. The simple addition of some new accessories, a few affordable decorative items for your vanity (if you have the bench space) or some new towels in an on-trend colour are all it takes to breathe new life into your bathroom. I’m loving the marble accessories currently on sale at Adairs, with their copper finishes – which work perfectly with the $10 copper beauty mirror from Kmart. To finish, some IKEA bath towels also on sale in lovely pastel tones. Time to run that bubble bath!

Summer homewares update: bathroom

1. Mercer + Reid ‘Luxury’ Bathroom Accessories from Adairs $13.95-$41.95 {on sale} | 2. IKEA ‘Afjarden’ Bath Towel $12.95 {on sale} | 3. Kmart Swivel Beauty Mirror $10

Have you updated your décor this summer?

Which items are your favourite?

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