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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Forget the credit crunch - Style for less kasa impian


Don't let the credit crunch stop you from updating your home. Our shoestring budget ideas will help you wave good-bye to your dated look. Big impact, little cost.

1. IKEA at your fingertips

. Hail the Scandi retailing institution that bought us the £150 sofa. Since launching 50 years ago, the Swedish flatpack giant has delivered endless bargains with style. The Bram steel palm leaf bowl (£5.99) tops our wish list. So, unless you're craving their meatballs, shop their products from the comfort of your armchair. Like this style? Buy the Look.

2. Cut back on cost, not on style

Dressing head-to-toe in designer gear is no guarantee to style. In the same vein, throwing cash at your home is not the solution. Juxtapose the old and bespoke with the mass produced for a home with personality. Are you an apprehensive shopper? Use the mydeco Plan my Room tool to test out products in 3D before you buy. About 40,000 products like this Curved wood dining chair (£24.95) from Dwell have been modelled so you can design your room on a budget.

3. Colour me wonderful

'The best way to update a room is with key accessories. Colourful, distinctive rugs can really brighten up a space,' says Michelle Alger, furniture and lighting buyer for Liberty. 'Add vibrant, patterned or image-embellished cushions.' We've fallen in love with this Douppion silk cassis cushion (£20) from Heals.

4. Bring nature inside

are uplifting yet costly. Instead of buying fresh flowers on a weekly basis, save some pennies and go down the faux flower route. You would never believe that Bloom's faux flowers aren't the real thing. This white garden rose arrangement has been now £38, reduced from £54.

5. Lick of paint

Instead of spending a fortune replacing your kitchen or bathroom, update it with a funky splash of colour. 'It's so easy to update a wall with gloss paint. The finish looks clean, shiny and modern and really makes the colour pop,' says designer Cath Kidston. 'And, of course, it's super-practical.' One tin of Elizabethan red paint (£28) from Designer Paint goes a long way in a downstairs loo.

2. Impact without expense

Instead of splurging out on rolls and rolls of wallpaper, how about creating a feature wall? Pick a wow factor design like this Flamingo wallpaper (£44) from Wallpaperdirect to create real impact at a snippet of the cost. Get creative in your bathroom – mount your design on a thin MDF board, protect with glass splashback and place behind your basin. Trust us, it looks great.

7. Spend wisely

Spend your money where you can see it. So think big – don't waste a fortune on a pretty little ornament that is barely visible. Turn your favorite photo into a piece of art. This Bespoke single image canvas (£70) from 55 MAX will take pride of place in any room.

8. Bargain basement

There's no need to sacrifice style when there are great bargains to be found in the sales. Our favourite brands Graham & Green, M&S, Cargo and Next are all on sale this month. Think of mydeco as your very own one-stop-shop for all the sales. Clear clutter in this Morton low sideboard now £369.50, reduced from £739 from Graham & Green.

9. A frugal fashion: wall stickers

The wall sticker phenomenon is greeted with enthusiasm from commitment phobes, bargain hunters and parents of little ones. Ideal for creating an instant update to any wall at little cost, these blossom wall stickers (£29) from Not on the High Street are a cheap and cheerful decorating solution – just how we like it.

10. mydeco exclusive – get it while you can

The best deals always run out quickly – these bargain hunters don't hang around – so when you spot something you like, jump! Get 50% off this Chubby rattan conservatory chair from Cargo now £100 reduced from £349 just for mydeco users. At checkout, type in the mydeco code my8735. Perfect for indoors or out, the lovely round shape is so inviting you'll be tempted to curl up with a book and forget the world.

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