High-End Interior Ideas on a Student's Budget

Fresh inspo for you home for the cooler months ahead.

Creating new inspiration at home is not about big dollars. With Autumn on the way, here are four high-end interior ideas on a student's budget!

24 Feb 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

With Autumn on the horizon, there’s no better time to become newly inspired with your interiors. But if cash flow is, well, slow, here are four ways to shop high-end interior looks on a student’s budget!

Planting and Potting

If you want to mesh on-trend hipster living with a do-good attitude, start planting. Herbs are easy to care for and planters are a gorgeous way to bring light and love into your home in the colder months. They are incredibly easy to plant – and stay alive. And if you’re lucky, they will save you stacks of money on garnishes for the plate and vases for months to come. Plant a pretty herb box on a balcony space or even use as a centrepiece for an otherwise bare table. Go for mint for its fullness and fresh smell. If flowers are more your thing, African Violets and Hibiscus are bursting with colour and are incredibly difficult to kill!

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Uashmama Paper Bag Platino

Uashmama Paper Bag Platino, $28, available at Hunting For George.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Milk & Sugar Ziggy Pot Hanger

Milk & Sugar Ziggy Pot Hanger, $8, available at Hunting For George.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Multi Herb Wall Planter

Urban Outfitters Multi Herb Wall Planter, approx. $76, available at Urban Outfitters.

Soft Rugs

In summer, it’s all about rattan. But come autumn and winter, those toes want a little more loving with a lusher texture underfoot. If you don’t have polished boards or concrete, ensure your floors experience a renaissance with a throw rug. They don’t have to be expensive, and if you have a smaller space, individual shapes can enhance these areas. Go for a circular mat under a central coffee table in a lounge area to create a larger scale of space.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Conure Rug

Anthropologie Conure Rug, from approx. $101, available at Anthropologie.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - MT Stilts Knit Throw

Cotton On MT Stilts Knit Throw, $99, available at Cotton On.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Rug Culture Casa Tutti Round Jute Rug

Rug Culture Casa Tutti Round Jute Rug, from $79.95, available at Zanui.

Light Fantastic

Lamps and lighting can sometimes come at a lofty price tag, so hang string lights around the room to create a beautiful warm ambience and welcoming environment. There are so many cute options on offer that you can extend this trend throughout all spaces of the home – inside and out. Another great way of making a statement is with a novelty light, always ensured to get a laugh.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Firefly Clips String Lights

Urban Outfitters Firefly Clips String Lights, approx. $26, available at Urban Outfitters.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - LED Cat Light

Urban Outfitters LED Cat Light, approx. $168 now $129, available at Urban Outfitters.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Neon Poodle Head In The Cloud

Neon Poodle Head In The Cloud, $269, available at Crate Expectations.

Divide and Inspire

Ensure your personal space is off limits with a solid or fabric room divider. You can go for something simple or add some artistic flair with a super fun fabric novelty option. When you’re done with it, it can double as artwork pinned to the wall or duvet cover!

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Slatted Screen Room Divider

Urban Outfitters Slatted Screen Room Divider, approx. $559, available at Urban Outfitters.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Assembly Home Banana Leaf Tapestry

Urban Outfitters Assembly Home Banana Leaf Tapestry, approx. $76, available at Urban Outfitters.

High-End Interior Ideas on a Students Budget: AW17 - Maina Medallion Tapestry

Urban Outfitters Maina Medallion Tapestry, approx. $50 now $44, available at Urban Outfitters.

How do you inject some autumnal love to your home without breaking the bank? 


24 Feb 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

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