From starting work on your new home to giving your house a seasonal refresh, updating your home décor doesn't need to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of ways to add a few DiY finishing touches to your interiors while still being kind on your pocket.
Here are three current and low-cost design trends to inspire you.
Plum for pom-poms
Pom-poms have taken off in a big way over the past couple of years. It seems every other blanket or pillow on sale in independent designer stores is dripping with Moroccan-inspired pom-poms or tassels. Pick up a throw in a vibrant shade to brighten up your living room with a boho-chic look, or take the DIY approach and fix a few pom-poms to some colour-block cushions for the bedroom. The job will cost you next to nothing and brighten up a rainy weekend.
Treat your walls to a tapestry
Paintings and posters are ideal for creating a focal point in your downstairs rooms. If you’re keen to shake things up a little, why not embrace the current trend for tapestries? Cheap and cheerful, geometric or botanical tapestries can transform your walls with a dose of texture, pattern and colour that you can match to your contemporary furnishings. Take a little inspiration from Turkish and Mexican styles to bring some bold and warm shades into your home this summer, or pick a design with some green in it to embrace a few cool and natural tones.
Marvel at the marble effect
Marble has a way of making any interior look sophisticated and elegant, though we know this glossy stone can prove a little costly. Luckily, imitation marble can help you achieve an ornate look for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. If wallpaper doesn't work for your space, opt for marble-effect tiles instead. Mix and match textures with matte and gloss combinations and add metallic touches for an industrial vibe. White, cream and soft grey are this year's go-to shades.