How To Update Your Home On A Budget

Give your HOME a lift for the new season with some simple and affordable INTERIOR UPDATES 



Your home feels a little tired, but a big-budget overhaul is out of the question. With design trends filtering onto the high street faster than ever, an inexpensive update with a few on-trend items can have a transformative effect on your living spaces – and mind.

WHERE TO SHOP: At Dunnes Stores, Carolyn Donnelly’s tenth Eclectic collection includes furniture, cushions, hand-tufted Indian rugs and an evolving collection of vases, tableware and accessories, inspired by global interiors trends and designed by Donnelly and her team. A fresh bedlinen design arrives in store every month.

THE BUDGET: €600 for a new look for four rooms; €150 for a one-room high.


THE LIVING ROOM: Replace rug and cushions in the living room; edit objects on your mantelpiece; arrange flowers differently in a shapely new vase.

THE BEDROOM: Re-make your bed with new bedlinen: add a crisp top sheet and fold down over a new bedspread. Tidy accessories and extras into woven baskets, having ruthlessly edited out the duds.

THE KITCHEN: Conduct a cupboard audit. Anything chipped or ugly, throw it out or pass it on. Replace with ten new plates, side plates, mugs and glasses. The space in the cupboards will lift your spirits.

THE BATHROOM: Toss worn bathmats and tired towels. All-white addict? Consider a change to duck-egg blue – or pink.

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