5 Affordable décor trends to try

Fall in love with your space without sacrificing style
Chrissy Teigen interior

Interior trends come and go, and lucky for us there are a few simple, chic and cost-effective ways to give your home the mini spruce-up it needs – minus the hefty price tag. We rounded up five low-effort décor trends to try that will have a big impact on your space.

1. The New Neutrals

Gone are the days of crisp whites and icy hues. Instead, we’re seeing an increase in warmer tones across furnishings, ceramics, furniture and even paint trends. Think palettes with “a slightly yellow influence, pink undertones that appear in clay hues and reddy browns, olive green and accents of pale blue and zesty yellow,” says Dulux colour and communications manager Andrea Lucena-Orr. Incorporate warmth into your space with a cosy textured throw or pillows in harmonising shades of caramel, chocolate and beige.

blanket cushion mug round pillow home decor in warm neutral colours

Linen House Clover Moss Throw, $139.99 at Linen House

Target Scalloped Cushion, $25 at Target

Seed Ezra Mug, $24.95 at The Iconic

Country Road Organically Grown Cotton Round Cushion, $89.95 at The Iconic

2. Living La Dolce Vita

It’s a trend that came onto the scene a few short years ago and we’re delighted that it’s here to stay. Bring a piece of the Mediterranean into your home with ceramics, tableware and décor in Italian prints and hues reminiscent of a European summer. A dining set decorated with fruit and vegetable motifs is guaranteed to brighten up your winter table.

Italian inspired tableware

In the Roundhouse Tomato Small Tray, $25 at In The Round House

Jones & Co Pepe Aperitivo Holdall, $46 at Jones & Co

Porto Cucina Side Plate, $9.99 at My House

No. 22 Capri 2.0 Green Bowls (set of 4), $79-$99 at No. 22 Home

2. Cosy Corduroy

We’re saying bye to boucle and hello to this luxe ’70s-inspired fabric. Corduroy is making its mark in interiors and we couldn’t be happier (or cosier). The perfect way to bring a piece of the past to a contemporary space, this lush material is a popular choice for cushion covers, blankets and quilts. Or make a bold statement with furniture pieces like a decadent dining set.

Corduroy cushion chair ottoman and couch

Adairs Everette Brown Cord Cushion, $59.99 at Adairs

Oakleigh Home Corduroy Dining Chairs (set of 4), $249 at Temple & Webster

Muse Corduroy Ottoman, $199.95 at Pillow Talk

Ikea JÄTTEBO 3-seat Sofa, $1,900 at Ikea

4. Retro Prints

If there’s one decade that always makes a comeback in the interiors world it’s the ’70s. This season we’re revisiting flamboyant patterns in mustard yellows, forest greens and earthy browns. Add a printed rug or quirky vases for a quick retro spruce up. If you’re feeling bold, opt for a coloured furniture set to take centre stage.

Retro candle oven mitt colour glasses printed rug

Glasshouse Fragrances Desert Divine Soy Candle, $59.95 at The Iconic

Mosey Me Oven Mitt, $35 at Mosey Me

Kip & Co Swirl Wine Glasses (set of 2), $47.50 at Kip & Co

Ikea GÅNGSTIG Kitchen Mat, $45 at Ikea

5. Rustic Rewind

Whether you’re up for a bit of DIY or love scouring the markets for a vintage find, rustic décor is one trend guaranteed to bring warmth and cosiness into your home. “Think weathered wood, vintage ceramics and utilitarian furnishings,” says interior stylist Justine Wilson. “This style champions worn textures like brick and stone, evoking a sense of authenticity and simplicity.” But if you don’t have time to spend hours thrift-shopping, there are plenty of pieces that encapsulate this trend. Incorporating it into your home can be as simple as adding a few flowers to a rustic looking vase. Too easy!

Wooden bowl woven rug ceramic vase woven storage basket

Madras Link Hazel Wavy Bowl, $89.95 at Madras Link

Kmart Jute Rug, $89 at Kmart

Muse Cannes Decorative Vase, $49.95 at Pillow Talk

Kmart Open Weave Basket, $16 at Kmart

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