Regular readers will know, I like to keep my home up to date with the trends.  But this needn’t be an expensive hobby.

I’ve previously posted about how you can update your bedroom on a budget and this time I’m going to look at ways you can update the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank.


I like to keep my everyday crockery fairly plain, so that it doesn’t date so quickly…However, I can’t resist having as many dinner sets as Monica Geller has sets of towels.  It’s the ‘fancy guest’ set that dates, because I picked some funky pattern that I liked that month.  But I always set myself a rule to source cheaply from the highstreet.  That way I can change them more often.


Whether it’s table cloths or tea towels, linen is a great way to style up your kitchen with the latest trends.  My favourite for linen is H&M and Rockett St George.  I always keep my eye on the sale sections and snap up festive designs for the following year.


Take a look around your kitchen.  Are your door handles easy to change? Do you have any towel rails or shelves that could do with a makeover?  Up-cycling doors is all the rage at the moment.  There are plenty of chalk paints, vinyls and handles available to give your existing kitchen an entirely new lease of life.

I particularly love this leather door handle tutorial by the lovely Apartment Apothecary.


I’m a huge fan of pendant lighting at the moment.  Adding a few statement lights over a breakfast bar will really make a big difference to the atmosphere of your kitchen.


I love..really love… funky containers and wire baskets.  Whether you use them for fruit bowls or bread bins, there are plenty of kitchen storage ideas around on the highstreet.

For less than £100, you can add a new look to your kitchen.  Here’s how…

budget kitchen makeover

1. LOL tea towel – Rockett St George £6  //  2. Marlowe Pendant – Habitat £42 (sale) //  3.  Patterned plate – H&M £4.99 //  4.  Round Wire Baskets – Mia Fleur from £5.95 // 5. Wooden box – H&M £19.99  // 6.  Ceramic mug – H&M £6.99  // 7.  Alto Galvanised Bin – Habitat £31 (sale) // 8. Towel holder – Rockett St George £18



  1. I completely agree with you, little changes like this make a big difference. I have that H&M wooden box and absolutely love it, it’s on our window sill next to the sink with washing up liquid/handwash etc in it 🙂

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