I was set a challenge by Debt Free Direct, to accessorise a room with pieces from a supermarket home interiors department. The point, is to show you how easy it is to transform a space on a tight budget, and that supermarket items can look just as good as pieces 4-times the price from the likes of Zara Home or Laura Ashley.

I chose some bits and pieces from Asda for one of my living rooms, and went for a cream colour scheme and a heart/love theme. The quality is brilliant, and the choice is vast. There really is no reason to spend a lot of money on decorating your home.


My favourite items are the Union Jack Pouffe- the fabric is really thick, and looks much more expensive than it actually is. I also love the stitching detail on the cushions- some nice touches that you wouldn’t expect to find on ‘bargain’ buys.

Unfortunately some of the items I got aren’t available on the website anymore; but you may find them in store- the Happiness Cushion was around £12, and the Hanging Heart decoration was £3.

So, in answer to Debt Free Direct’s challenge, supermarket home accessories more than rival their high-street and high-end competitors. The quality is impressive, and the designs are innovative.

If you want some more handy money-saving tips without compromising on style, have a peek at Debt Free Direct’s Making Money Go Further blog.

By Laura Pearson-Smith

The items I chose in this post were paid for by Debt Free Direct; but all opinions are my own.