The Block stars share their tips on how to style a room on a budget

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Season 17 of The Block has just started, once again sparking renovation inspiration for Aussies across the country. 

The Block's Tessa and Luke have shared their top tips with Yahoo Lifestyle on how to style a room on a budget. Photo: Supplied
The Block's Tessa and Luke have shared their top tips with Yahoo Lifestyle on how to style a room on a budget. Photo: Supplied

But anyone who has ever attempted a home makeover knows that it can easily get expensive. Here, Tess and Luke, 2019 winners of The Block, share their best tips for how to give your home a new look for less. 

Draw inspiration from art

A beautiful piece of art is a great way to give your room a luxurious feel, and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. We love to let the artwork set the tone for the whole room - making the most of the existing colours will create a cohesive style. 

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Catch.com.au has a selection of great affordable options, including a series of gorgeous prints from Maine & Crawford. The rust colours in the artwork go beautifully with a matching quilt cover set, and will bring all the elements of your room together. 

Maine & Crawford 90x70cm Riya Print in Frame - Brown/White, $81.99

Rust print
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Target Lilah Linen Quilt Cover Set, $129

Rust coloured quilt
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The art of layering

Sometimes, it’s the simple touches that will truly elevate a room. Throwing some decorative cushions on your bed, or layering your duvet with an extra quilt or throw can help lift the look of your space at a relatively low cost.  

J.Elliot Home 50x50cm Zara Cushion - Burnt Orange, $58.49

Rust cushion
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New Soft Acrylic Knitted Tassel Square Cushion Pillow Cover 45x45cm Beige, $32.50

White cushion
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Target Germain Quilt Cover Set, $89

Rust quilt
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130x170cm Cozy Decorative Knit Woven Throw Blankets, $74.90

White throw
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Engage all the senses

Make sure your room appeals to all senses, by incorporating scented candles, diffusers or essential oils. It’s a quick and budget-friendly way to create an ambience in a room and give it a fresh new feel.

Glasshouse Paris Violet & Patchouli Triple Scented Candle 350g, $34.95

Candle
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Diversify your decor

Not all decor needs to be wall art and ornaments. By incorporating some stylish, yet practical, items like books, vases, mirrors, or feature lamps, you can accessorise the room without spending money on less functional decor. 

Chanel: Collections & Creations Hardcover Book by Danièle Bott, $44.99

Chanel coffee table book
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Maine & Crawford 21cm Leo Ceramic Vase - White, $31.95

White vase
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Cooper & Co. 58cm Natural Willow Wall Mirror, $69.95

Mirror
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Don’t forget the finishing touches 

It’s the small personal touches that make all the difference and will make your house feel like a home. Treat your guests to their own robe and nice hand cream on the bedside table. 

Make sure your bathroom has fluffy towels and give everyday essentials, such as your soap dispenser or toilet brush, a stylish upgrade. It’s true what they say, it’s all in the details!

Morrissey Unisex Microplush Bath Robe Bathrobe- Silver, $25

Robe
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Natio Wellness Hand Cream SPF 15 100ml, $10.95

Hand cream
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Supima Cotton Bath Towel - Red, $20

Red towel
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Salt & Pepper 220mL Cult Soap Dispenser - White, $19.95

Soap dispenser
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Target Orla Toilet Brush Holder - Natural, $15

Toilet brush holder
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