Guest Author: ROMA SONDHI, Spotahome Student Ambassador

Just moved into your new home? Want to make it your own but don’t know where to start?

This guide will help you kick-start your creativity for your new bedroom makeover! Your new home should be your sanctuary, a place where you come to relax after a busy day, a place where you can invite your friends over and have a good time. So why not start by getting creative and customizing your new home in your own way!

Below are 5 different, affordable shops in London where you can buy homeware and accessories that will help transform your home.


Primark’s homeware range offers a huge selection of bright and colourful bedding and pillows, blankets, signs and a range of other accessories at such an affordable price! Not to mention, they sell different coloured fairy lights which can transform your bedroom right away!

Zara home

If you want a slightly more sophisticated look, Zara home offers plenty of options to transform your new home From candles to pillows to frames and more, they cover all types of accessories that you might want to have in your home. Although slightly more expensive, these items certainly do not lack in quality.


Ikea is definitely a must if you need additional furniture and accessories! They provide practical yet stylish options at an affordable price.

Urban Outfitters

For a hip and trendy look, Urban Outfitters provide quirky and cool individual pieces that can transform your new home. These individual pieces will give your home a youthful look.


From kitchen to bedroom to bathroom, T.K.Maxx provides accessories and essentials to add to your new home. My personal favourite from T.K.Maxx are the storage boxes. There is a whole range of quirky designs with cool slogans to match!


As well as shopping for your groceries, why not shop for accessories for your new home at the same time?

At Asda, you can find a range of items for your bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and what’s more, it won’t even break the bank!


Another affordable shop which can help you design the look of your home is Wilko. Their ornaments and accessories add style and a sense of uniqueness!


Little touches certainly make a house feel like a home. Pieces, such as those sold in B & M, give that extra homely feeling at an affordable price.

I hope this has helped to give you some ideas about where to start to decorate your new home and make it feel like your own!

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