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Spend vs Save: Shop the Autumn Woodland Trend

Hello and an official welcome to Autumn!  It’s been a while since I wrote a ‘Spend vs Save’ post, but with so many gorgeous new Autumn homewares arriving into stores, it’s really hard to resist a spot of seasonal shopping, isn’t it?  There are plenty of exciting new trends emerging, too.  From that cosy, tartan-bedecked highland retreat look to the ultra-luxe geometric forms of an Art Deco setting, there is definitely something for everyone out there.

However, one trend that I think truly defines Autumn and therefore has a much broader appeal, is the Woodland one.  Who doesn’t love textile prints inspired by owls and autumn leaves or felt foxes on cushions?  The woodland trend is once again huge this year and is as prevalent throughout the higher end labels as it is on the high street, so it really boils down to what you are prepared to spend on key pieces for your home.  With this in mind, I’ve done a little window-shopping for you and come across a few home accessories that really rock the trend in different ways; some contemporary, others with a more traditional feel.  Read on for my must-haves!

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Spend vs. Save: Shop the Blue Trend

The biggest colour trend for 2015 has without a doubt been blue.  Every shade, from cobalt through to cornflower, from indigo to azure, has adorned the catwalk and interior showroom alike.  It really is the ideal colour to bring your home into summer with its connotations of clear Mediterranean skies and glistening turquoise waters.  The high street stores are crammed full of an almost overwhelming choice of blue beauties for your home, but with a little background knowhow you can become wise to the best buys out there.  One of the oldest and cleverest little tricks high street retailers have is to offer designer looks at competitive prices, so here’s a round up of some blue homewares you can find whether you’re on a spending splurge or an unbudging budget.

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