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Get The Scandi Look {Splurge or Shoestring}

Author: Lisa Soeno

There is nothing I like better than searching for a bargain. Be it fashion related, homeware related, or even food related. (I think this is part of the reason Rich and I are so well suited. He still talks to this day about the Asda food shop he did twelve years ago where he came across a load of baguettes reduced to the princely sum of 1p each. He bought FIFTEEN). Anyway. Back to interiors. You know when you stumble across a cushion/rug/table you love but whose price you hate? But then manage to hunt down a more frugal option or spot it in the sales a month later? That.

So I thought I’d share with you some of the big-budget homeware pieces that have caught my eye and also their purse friendly alternatives. As you may have noticed, I’m a sucker for all things Scandi so hold tight for a whole lot of hygge.

The Star

You see the little concrete star in the header above? It’s a mere £2 from B&Q at the moment. Alternatively, if you’ve got a hefty budget and want a more sizeable star then this one from notonthehighstreet.com is a stunner.

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The Side Table

You can never have enough side tables. If you love the ‘Lina’ range at Cox and Cox but are eeking out your pennies until payday then check out this tray table from Jysk which is a dead ringer for the ‘putty’ Lina side table. I’ve just bought the coffee table version and the quality is excellent.

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The Art

I know it’s a cliché but I really do have a thing about maps, be they vintage or contemporary. The Tokyo map in the header is by David Ehrenstrahle but at Mapiful you can customize your own for twenty quid less.

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The Clock

One thing that my lounge is crying out for is a statement clock. This White Company one is currently in the sale and this Marks and Spencer timepiece is equally sleek and stylish.

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The Mirror

This industrial-style mirror from Rose and Grey would bring a touch of edginess to the plainest of bathrooms/bedrooms/hallways. I am trying very hard to resist this budget version which is just £25 from H&M. Pop a couple of mini cacti onto the shelf to create a super easy and stylish vignette.

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The Lampshade

To create a fresh Nordic feel it’s all about maximising the light, so a neutral or natural lampshade is essential. The Ikea Sinnerlig has popped up on my insta feed on numerous occasions … at just £40 you get a lot of bang for your buck as it’s a real statement piece. Or for twenty quid more you could get this slightly more understated bamboo lampshade.

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The Bookshelf

In my Scandi-style nursery inspiration post I talked about this bookshelf being top of my interiors wish list. I know, I know, I know it’s technically kids’ furniture but I still love it. And the Maisons Du Monde version is almost as pretty.

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Hopefully this post has given you a bit of food for thought and maybe introduced you to a new interiors store or two.

Are you a bargain hunter? What was your best bargain? Can anyone beat a 1p baguette?

P.S. You know how I mentioned in my post on tea dresses last week that I was lusting after this Topshop frock? It’s only been bloody reduced to £35 hasn’t it?! You’re welcome.

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Author: Lisa Soeno
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16 thoughts on “Get The Scandi Look {Splurge or Shoestring}

  1. I’m looking for a side table like that with storage underneath like a bucket for Lego. Anyone seen anything?

  2. Oh I’ve been wanting that black mirror for ages but am not sure maternity pay quite warrants it – and there’s a cheap version! Lisa you’re my hero! xx

  3. Oooooo I’ve never heard of Jysk – going to have to have a nosey now!

    Just bought our first home & I keep falling in love with too many ‘splurge’ items! haha!

    1. Rebecca there are some bargains on there! Some of the stuff is a bit dubious but there’s lots of cute bits too. x

  4. I’m desperate to find some pretty cushions for my grey/white geometric lounge. I was thinking blush (millenial) pink but just cna’t find anything nice at all – any suggestions? I would like to mix in with some textured light grey cushions too.

      1. Ooh nice thank you for the inspiration. Alhtough £45 for a cusshion, eek! I keep trying Homesense but that colour doesn’t seem to be in there at the moment. I won’t give up though! I saw some fab ones in Sainsburys when I was on holiday, not pink but some lovely grey/cream chunky knit type ones. I need to visit the bid Sainsbos near me to see what they have.

      2. Ooh thank you for the inspiration, I keep trying Homesense but they never have this colour – maybe it’s being snapped up! Sainsbury’s had a fab chunky knit light grey/cream one in the store I visited on holiday in York – I didn’t have the space in the car to buy any at the time so must try my local one.

    1. Catching up on this slightly late but if you’re still looking for fab cushions, try Primark! Seriously good at the moment on that front.
      H&M also has some fab ones right now.

  5. Does free count as a bargain? Not so long ago I got the perfect brass picture frame on a hanging chain to complete my living room wall for free! The two others I have were bordering on spendy. It was on it’s own on the shelf and none of the cashiers could find a price so they told me just to have it. Made my day 🤗

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