5 Of The Best: Ways To Update Your Home Office On A Budget

My office was feeling a little drab the other day so I decided to jazz it up... but on a budget - here are my top five tips!

Last week I decided it was time to give my office a little refresh, but I didn't want to spend a bomb, I popped to town and picked up some things that I felt really refreshed it without breaking the bank... HUZZAH! Here are my top five tips to refreshing your home office on a budget!....


1.) Candles: I bloody LOVE candles (rolls eyes... like you guys didn't already know that!), I think every time I 'pop' into Primark I come out with at least two new candles! I'm a big fan of scents and I love sitting down with a cup of coffee and my favourite candles burning to catch up on some work, there's just something so calming about burning a candle on my desk! I'm a HUGE fan of the Primark ones as they range from £1-£5 so if you want to light your candle everyday then it's not going to cost you a bomb to replace them! Other great shops for affordable candles: H&M | Matalan | Next


2.) Pin board: I wrote this post a couple of months back on how I made my own notice board in my office for less than £15 (check it out here) - I was browsing on Pinterest and found a copper pin board  that I LOVED... what I didn't love was the £60 price tag, so I decided to make one for myself - head on over to read how! I love having a pin board above my desk, I can pop on my invites, inspiration and goals and it's just a constant reminder for me to look at everyday! I also collect postcards or items everywhere I travel which I pop up on my board to remind me of the incredible places I've visited!


3.) Flowers: I bloomin' love flowers (no pun intended there!), every week I head to Asda on a Monday morning and buy myself a cheap bunch of roses or flowers for £3-£5 (they often have discounted bunches too which are beautiful!). I really love having flowers on my desk, they smell beautiful and are stunning to look at... oh, and they make great blog props too for those photo sessions! A quick and cheap pick me up to brighten my week!


4.) Prints: A couple of months back I collaborated with an incredible and SO very affordable brand called Desenio (check out my post here to see which prints I ordered!). I absolutely LOVE buying prints, I think they're a great way to jazz up your office - especially when they start from £5 like the Desenio ones! I also try to pick up some kind of print/poster or picture when I'm travelling and have started to form a collage on my wall!


5.) Affordable stationary: I popped into Primark the other day (I did a HUGE haul on what I bought HERE), and picked up a copper wire stationary tray for just £6!! It's so handy for keeping in my magazines and paperwork and is a great budget addition to my home office... PLUS it helps me stay organised and *kind of tidy which I'm absolutely ALL about!


What are your top tips for updating your home office on a budget? I hope you found this post useful my loves! What tip was your favourite?


  1. Lucy 2nd August 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Love this1 I’ve been buying all of these little bits since I moved bedrooms. Pin boards are so cute for adding lots of little bits and bobs to!xx

    Lucy | lucy-cole.co.uk

    • Hayley 4th August 2017 / 12:36 pm

      So exciting to create a space where you feel inspired – I loved decorating my office 🙂 x

  2. Erin 2nd August 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I swear all of these items is the reason why I am ALWAYS in TKMaxx, their candles, stationary, homeware is incredible! So so good! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • Hayley 4th August 2017 / 3:18 pm

      I popped into TKMaxx the other day and their home section is just SO good! x

  3. Emily 3rd August 2017 / 6:38 am

    Candles and flowers really make the biggest difference. They bring such a lovely wave of fresh air to a room and brightens it 🙂

    Emily | http://emilytrinh.com

    • Hayley 4th August 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Definitely love, especially when it’s so cheap to add those touches 🙂 x

  4. Angie 3rd August 2017 / 9:39 am

    You’ve collected some gorgeous accessories lovely!

    • Hayley 4th August 2017 / 3:21 pm

      Ah thank you lovely 🙂 x

  5. Immy May 3rd August 2017 / 11:45 am

    YES gal, well jel of how sexy your office is lookin’ right now! I think Primark is a right gem of affordable but beaut gems, I also LOVE TK Maxx and flowers either from the stall outside Tooting Broadway or Aldi! Cannot bladdy wait to have a n office to deck out how I like! Immy x


    • Hayley 4th August 2017 / 3:22 pm

      Ah GAL thank you! <3 Primark and TK Maxx are saviours when it comes to homeware.. LOVE! It's so nice buying flowers from market stalls 🙂 x

  6. Annie 3rd August 2017 / 1:33 pm

    I saw the Primark basket the other day and really toyed with getting it – seeing this just confirms that I really should have done!


    • Hayley 4th August 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Definitely do love, such a bargain for £6 🙂 x

  7. Natalie 4th August 2017 / 1:22 am

    I love all your photos! Love the copper tones and patterns. My office is definitely lacking in the pretty department…

    • Hayley 4th August 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you lovely! x

    • Hayley 7th August 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you lovely – so glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 x

  8. Sara 7th August 2017 / 12:19 am

    I move out into my first flat in two weeks, which is very, VERY soon. I’ll definitely be keeping this post in mind when it comes to decorating, as my budget is going to be considerably tight. Here’s to hoping that people buy me flowers and succulents as a moving in present…

    • Hayley 8th August 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Ah love that’s so, so exciting! I’m sure they will – good luck with decorating everything, such an exciting time! 🙂 x

    • Hayley 8th August 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Haha ahhh same love, I’m a bloody nightmare when it comes to candles, I own so many! x

  9. Jenny Cole 7th August 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Ah I love your office! The colours are so me and I’m definitely getting some inspiration for my little workspace in my room! I’ve been looking for a copper tray like that for ages, so definitely need to pop down to Primark soon. And I love buying prints too – I think they’re a great way to change up your room for such a small price.

    Jenny xx


    • Hayley 8th August 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you lovely lady, yes do it! Couldn’t believe it was only £6!! Same, Desenio is SO good for bargain prints 🙂 x

  10. HollyDerynCourt 8th August 2017 / 10:18 am

    LOVE this post. I’m always hunting for new and affordable bits to decorate my office and room with – some things are just sooo expensive so I’m loving these gorgeous and reasonable products 🙂 It’s all just so pretty I want it all! xxx

    • Hayley 8th August 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Ah thank you love – so glad this post inspired you 🙂 x

  11. Hannah Cooper 8th August 2017 / 1:37 pm

    There are so many beautiful decorative and practical pieces in here! Looks as though I definitely need to take a trip to Primark soon…

    • Hayley 8th August 2017 / 3:43 pm

      Yes you do love, they’re killing it right now – especially with homeware 🙂 x

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