Jump directly to the content
HOMING DEVICE

Can you tell the designer furniture from the bargains from B&M, Lidl and Wilko? How to make your home look luxe for less

HOME renovations are a hot topic right now with people transforming their houses even on a tight budget.

Crafty homeowners have showed you don’t need to spend thousands to achieve a high-end look, with numerous high-street stores selling a range of homeware pieces.

Shoppers went wild when Primark released this trendy bar cart
26
Shoppers went wild when Primark released this trendy bar cartCredit: Primark
  • Vintage style bar cart, Primark, £30 – buy now

Supermarkets from Aldi to Lidl, and stores from Primark to Wilko, have brought out their own homeware collections – with key pieces resembling their pricier rivals.

From rugs to plant pots and cushions to clocks, we’ve scoured bargain stores for some essential pieces which will add a touch of luxury, without blowing the budget.

Starting from just £3, some of these homeware must-haves are more than £1,000 cheaper than their expensive twins.

But can you tell the difference between the designer version and its cut price double?

The drinks trolley is a near double of Primark's version, but it will set you back a few hundred
26
The drinks trolley is a near double of Primark's version, but it will set you back a few hundredCredit: Oliver Bonas
  • Luxe Round Bamboo Gold Drinks Trolley Bar Cart, Oliver Bonas, £395 – buy now
This bean bag looks super cosy - perfect for the kids
26
This bean bag looks super cosy - perfect for the kids
  • Faux Fur Bean Bag, Aldi, £49.99 – buy now
This one looks equally as cosy, but that price makes us uncomfortable
26
This one looks equally as cosy, but that price makes us uncomfortable
  • Giant Faux Fur Beanbag – Oyster, Limelace, £429 – buy now
This chic vase has been reduced and only costs a few quid
26
This chic vase has been reduced and only costs a few quidCredit: B&M
  • Ceramic Planter – White, B&M, £3 – buy now
This one is more than a thousand pounds more expensive, but at least you get two
26
This one is more than a thousand pounds more expensive, but at least you get two Credit: 1stdibs.co.uk
  • Gainey Pottery Pair of Architectural Ceramic Planters on Tripod Stands, 1st Dibs, £1,028.40 – buy now
This would pretty much go on any bed or sofa
26
This would pretty much go on any bed or sofa Credit: B&M
  • Mongolian Faux Fur Cushion – charcoal, B&M, £10 – buy now
You could buy seven cushions from B&M for the price of one of these
26
You could buy seven cushions from B&M for the price of one of these Credit: La Redoute
  • Osia Fluffy Mongolian Wool Cushion Cover, La Redoute, £72 – buy now
Marble is in this year and shoppers lusted after this side table from Lidl
26
Marble is in this year and shoppers lusted after this side table from Lidl
  • Livarno Living Marble-Effect Side Table, Lidl, £14.99 – buy now
If hexagons and few quid more is your thing, head to M&S
26
If hexagons and few quid more is your thing, head to M&S
  • Farley Marble Hexagonal Side Table, M&S, £103.20 – buy now
This clock is less than a tenner, and you even get a copper trim thrown in
26
This clock is less than a tenner, and you even get a copper trim thrown in Credit: Wilko
  • Marble and Copper Effect Wall Clock, Wilko, £6 – buy now
This clock tells us it's definitely time to start saving
26
This clock tells us it's definitely time to start savingCredit: Trouva
  • Marble wall clock – white, Trouva, £242.99 – buy now
Be honest, who doesn't need a golden pineapple in their lives?
26
Be honest, who doesn't need a golden pineapple in their lives?
  • Melinera Gold Ornament, Lidl, £4.99 – buy now
We reckon the £60 might be better spent on the cheap version and some actual fruit
26
We reckon the £60 might be better spent on the cheap version and some actual fruit
  • Pols Potten Pineapple Ornament, Gold, John Lewis, £60 – buy now
This cream table lamp is timeless and cheap - a thumbs up from us
26
This cream table lamp is timeless and cheap - a thumbs up from us
  • Argos Home Ceramic Table Lamp – Cream, Argos, £6 – buy now
You certainly don't want to knock this lamp over by accident
26
You certainly don't want to knock this lamp over by accident Credit: 1stdibs.co.uk
  • Late 20th Century White Enameled Ceramic Table Lamp, 1st Dibs, £1,456.90 – buy now
This one from Argos is a bargain, and it's vintage pantry too
26
This one from Argos is a bargain, and it's vintage pantry tooCredit: Argos
  • Home Eve Traditional Ceramic Bread Bin – Black, Argos, £18 – buy now
At least you definitely know what's inside your bread bin with this design
26
At least you definitely know what's inside your bread bin with this design Credit: Conranshop.co.uk
  • Bread Bin Black Enamel, Conran Shop, £125 – buy now
This would go really well with that Primark drinks trolley
26
This would go really well with that Primark drinks trolley
  • Kendall Velvet Chair - Bottle Green, Dunelm, £69 – buy now
You can pretty much only have one guest over at a time with these prices
26
You can pretty much only have one guest over at a time with these prices
  • Emerald Green Velvet Bar Stool, Liang & Eimil Arden, £199 – buy now
This gorgeous throw is the perfect weapon against winter
26
This gorgeous throw is the perfect weapon against winter Credit: Wilko
  • Grey Faux Fur Print Throw, Wilko, £10 – buy now
You might have to switch your heating off and just enjoy this throw instead
26
You might have to switch your heating off and just enjoy this throw insteadCredit: Debenhams
  • Star by Julien Macdonald - Silver Carved Faux Fur Throw, Debenhams, £130 – buy now
 This runner comes in a few colours if you prefer a different shade
26
This runner comes in a few colours if you prefer a different shade Credit: Dunelm
  • Nordic Cariboo Shaggy Runner, Dunelm, £23.20 – buy now
 Better hope no one gets their muddy feet on this one
26
Better hope no one gets their muddy feet on this one Credit: rugvista.com
  • Broadway - Silver White, Rug Vista, £264 – buy now
Use as a jug or even a vase - can't go wrong for £6
26
Use as a jug or even a vase - can't go wrong for £6
  • Embossed Pink Tin Jug, Wilko, £6 – buy now
Definitely do not have this on a table where children are present
26
Definitely do not have this on a table where children are present
  • Raawii Large ceramic jug 28cm, Selfridge’s, £100 – buy now

And Holly Willoughby announced to fans she was releasing her own bedding collection with Dunelm.

Meanwhile this mum gave her husband's tool cupboard a makeover and turned it into a beauty station for her three daughters.

And this mum transformed her son’s bedroom using Argos and eBay bargains – and there’s even a secret play area.

Holly Willoughby's fans are convinced she is pregnant after she teased an upcoming project