Not every interior design/styling job comes with a limitless budget so knowing how to create a look for less can be an important part of a project. There are gems to be found everywhere from supermarket isles to car boots and high street stores. Just because something doesn’t have a high price tag doesn’t mean it lacks design integrity – you have just got to be able to spot it!
When it comes to blue and white, I admit to being a bit of a goldfish. You get through the gloom of winter and before you know it decorating and fashion companies are full of the jaunty promise of crisp blue and white with all its sparkly newness. Each year I willingly succumb to the idea that it is the breath of fresh air that both my home and wardrobe have been waiting for without remembering that this classic colour combination tends to make a surprise Spring appearance every year!
Switch up your interior with blue and white
Oh, but this year it’s different (that’s what I always say) and actually there are new interpretations and exciting new designs! To whet your appetite, here are some blue and white finds I have come across that will switch up your interior – without breaking the bank.
Navy and white bedlinen
100% cotton double duvet and 2 pillowcases, £20, Morrisons supermarket (in the home section of larger supermarkets, sadly not online).
Ceramic lamp bases
Portland ceramic lamp bases, £35 from John Lewis.
White scalloped bed cushion
The buying power of M&S ensures that you often get top-quality cotton, wool and cashmere at affordable prices. Trapunto cushion, £29.50, M&S.
Nest of three small storage baskets (maximum capacity, 3L), £12/set of 3, B&Q available in store in blue. Online in grey.
Kafe wicker chair
Kafe wicker chair, 83 x 57 x 58 cm, £105. Admittedly, this chair isn’t a rock bottom price but it is very appealing. Take a look at Maisons du Monde – they have been on my radar for a while as they generally do have some great design at low prices – rather like Spanish retailer, Zara. Maisons du Monde
Seventies-style woven throw
Elsie tassel throw, 200 cm x 150 cm, £39.50, M&S.
The designs and textile technology for outdoor cushions gets better every year. Tinos cushion, 45 x 45 cm £20.69, Maisons du Monde.
Edrea embroidered cushion, £44 less 30% = £30.80 with PROMO CODE SAVE30 plus free delivery, La Redoute.
Blue blog rewind
Rewind some of the interior design world’s most inspiring blue decorating ideas with Beach Style Interiors , Interior Decorating with Indigo Blues, and Indigo and Blush: Preppy Style Interiors and Fashion.
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