5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Room On A Budget


So, you may know that I recently moved into a new student house. As this is a rented property, I cannot change too much about the room, but I want to make it my own. So, I thought I would write this post with 5 ways to spruce up your room on a budget!

  1. Photo Wall

Now, I love a good photo wall. In fact, I like to have what I call a ‘positivity corner’ with my favourite quotes/pictures/prints. For affordable, high quality prints, easy shops like Very Vez* are perfect! I got this C.S Lewis print from there, and I just love how simple and cosy it is! You can do this with or without frames, but if you’re going to use frames, these ones from Wilko are perfect!

2. A Rug

Rugs are SUCH a great way to spruce up a room without spending money on getting a new floor! And also perfect for if you’re renting a property and hate the floor! I absolutely love this Geometric rug from Ikea!

3. Allll The Cushions

Cushions have got to be my holy grail product for homeware, I just cannot get enough of them! These, along with a throw, add the ultimate comfort to any room. Matalan especially excels in this area.

4. Bunting/Fairy Lights

Now, I’m sure you didn’t need me to tell you about fairy lights. But bunting combined with fairy lights just makes any room homely! I love this bunting from etsy.

5. DIY

And, if you’re really on a budget, get busy and DIY yourself some creations! I’ve seen DIY pom pom rugs, plant hangers, and much more! So get searching, and you’re sure to find a DIY tutorial for what you’re looking for!


My Room

So for my uni room, I was on a supeeeer tight budget!

I started by picking up some new bedding from Primark. This one was in the sale for £10 down from £23, bargain!

I added some copper fairy lights (also from primark), candles and my light box from B&M!

Prints from DorkFaceShop really made my room come to life, and added some much needed colour! Plus pictures of my friends and family made me feel more at home. 

The little plant pots with faces are from Newlook, and the placemats are from primark.  

The over the door mirror was the last step to make this room feel like home. This one was £10 from Wilkinsons and it’s perfect for what I need it for!
And that’s just about everything! I really like the colour scheme for my new room, and I hope you do too!


H x

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Autumn Candle Wishlist!

Is there anything more autumnal than a lovely candle burning in your living room? It’s my favourite thing. Plus, I love doing wish lists. So, crash bang wallop, I’ve combined the two, yay. I’m going to separate this by shop so, without furtherado, let’s get into some candles….

Yankee Candle

Autumn Glow

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Aptly named, right? This just sounds like the perfect autumn candle. Plus, the deep berry colour is beyond perfect for an autumnal colour scheme!




Warm Autumn Evening

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Unfortunately, this candle is limited edition in the US only, which is a little disappointing. But, if I did live in the US I would be snapping this up. I can just imagine how warm and cosy this candle would make you feel on an autumn evening, the perfect thing to arrive in to from work/home/uni.  Continue reading “Autumn Candle Wishlist!”

T K Maxx Home Wish List

Hello, hello, helloooooo!

This post was inspired by a recent trip to Homesense, in which, I’ll be honest, I wanted everything! However, unfortunately, Homesense do not have an online store. But, another member of their ‘family’, T K Maxx, does! So, I’ve decided to create a T K Maxx Home wish list!

Vintage Brass Finish Wall Lamp

wall lamp

Down from £240, this lamp is such a great price at £59.99, plus it would go perfectly with my décor ideas for my future living room! I hope they still have something similar to this when I start looking in a few years!




Black and Gold Lotus Tray 

trayA bargain at £12.99, I just love how unique and quirky this little tray is. The perfect addition to spruce up any room!




Mini Mason Jar String Lights

lightsZack actually saw these in store, and if I’d have had the money I would have 100% picked these up! Mason Jars and fairy lights are my aesthetic right now, so these are right up my street.




Charcoal Grey Chesham Throw

throw.jpgI have a special place in my heart for throws and blankets, they just make everything so much cosier! I don’t know what it is about this one, but it just really appeals to me as I just think it looks so thick and comfy. Definitely an investment to make ready for the colder months!




White and Brown 3 Drawer Chest

drawersWhat a boring name for such an interesting item! I love how this looks like the drawers are suitcases stacked on top of each other kind of. Plus at £69.99, it’s not a bad price!





Copper Tone Coffee Canister

canisterI’m a sucker for copper, especially the ‘beaten’ copper look. This coffee canister is just adorable, and really fits in with the urban décor trend I’ve been loving at the moment!




Grey Laser Cut Storage Crate

crateI’ve been looking for a blanket box to store lots of cosy throws/blankets in for sooooo long and I think this one is perfect! Crates are very in right now, and so is grey!





Mirrored Hexagon Side Table

table.jpgThis is just so 1920’s and I’m so in love! I love the 20’s vibe, and I’m all for bringing it back in 3 years time!






Portable 2 Compartment Dressing Table

dressing tableI don’t know why I want this, I just know that it is SO COOL. It would be perfect for when I’m staying at Zack’s actually, and it’s only £12.99!






Set Of Two Wooden Coliseum Book Ends

book ends.jpgI am actually in need of some book ends, and these ones look like the Coliseum! Please don’t tell me that I’m the only person who finds that cool.






And that’s all for today! I hope you’ve liked this little wish list, and I hope you don’t spend too long browsing the T K Maxx site now!


H x




*All images are not my own and have been sourced from tkmaxx.com.