Be cash clever and get the new-vintage feel for less

Check out what the highstreet has to offer to get the new-vintage look in your home for less

This autumn, its all about layers, both for keeping warm and laying on the style. Put a modern spin on a country-cottage scheme by layering nature-inspired prints in an autumnal palette. Ditsy prints and floral style patterns feature heavily in most homeware collections this season, which has filtered down to the high-street, with lots of style savvy bargains around.

bedroom with wooden flooring and cushion

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Compton double bedstead, £1299; Laurel sham, £35, Heath bed linen: Jenny bedlinen, both £70 for a double duvet set; printed sheets in orange and blue, £35 each; Heath cushion, £30; Florence navy bedspread, £150; woven throws in blue and grey, £75 each; bedside table, £329; cody lamp, £95; glass bottles, £65 for five; orange spot vase, £15; all Dickins & Jones range; for a similar rug, try the Simply Natural, £250, all House of Fraser.

How to get the look:

Keep furniture simple so that patterned bed linen and rustic accessories are the stars of the scheme. Layer up floral, folk and ditsy prints with knitted throws and textured cushions. Add warmth to natural, wooden floors with a patterend, wool rug.

printed cushion with white background

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Perfect for the arrival of autumn, this Heath-print cushion, from the Dickens & Jones range at House of Fraser costs £30 and will add that 'into the woods', scandi feel to your home.

drawer with wooden on top

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Great for simple storage, this Hardwick one drawer bedside table, £89 from Tesco Direct, is a solid, smart choice with room for a bedside lamp and a good book.

oak effect task lamp

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Here's a bright idea, a classic design with a vintage-style twist- the Cody oak-effect task lamp, now £76, Dickins & Jones range, House of Fraser.

ceramic pot

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These pretty pots are made from ceramic and then painted by hand. Use as a vase or storage jar. From £3.99 each, Homesense.

fishbone throw in sea green

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This Fishbone throw in Sea Green, £44.95, from Cuckooland also comes in 3 other rustic shades so you can choose a cosy knit to go with any scheme.


How to get the look whatever your budget...


(Image credit: House of Fraser)

IDEAL Compton double bedstead, £1,299, House of Fraser. Team with a top-quality mattress for a great nights sleep.

chicester double bed with high footboard

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GREAT DEAL Chicester double bed with high footboard, £960, Neptune. This is available painted in one of 28 shades.


....On the walls

plumbago wallpaper

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Team a busy wallpaper with unfussy furniture. Plumbago wallpaper, £82 per roll, Cole & Son. Poppy king-size bedstead, £820, Button & Sprung. Bed linen from a selection at Secret Linen Store.

....... In soft furnishings

room with wooden bench and curtain

(Image credit: St Jude's Fabrics & Papers)

Choose nature-inspired deisgns. Meadow's edge, £54 per m, Angie Lewin range, St Jude's Fabrics & Papers.

Ginevra Benedetti
Deputy Editor (Print)

Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.