Fast Fashion Furnishings

by Creative Style Interiors

With trends changing in the blink of an eye, it can sometimes be difficult to find the balance between the über trendy and the timeless. Constantly keeping your décor up to date can be an expensive venture, so we’ve compiled some fabulous ‘quick fix’ pieces from a few of our favourite chain stores to re-design your room, even on a tight budget (so you won’t cry when the fashions change).


The ‘mothership’ of Scandinavian style on a budget. Ikea is the place to find the big-ticket furniture items like sofas, beds, rugs, storage and outdoor furniture. Their designs usually reflect the latest trends so you will find something to suit most tastes.


Clockwise from Left: LANDSKRONA Two-seat sofa $1,049.00, STRANDMON Wing chair $399.00, NYFORS Work lamp, $59.00, BRIMNES Bed frame with storage and headboard $499.00, SELJE Bedside table $39.99, BESTÅ BURS TV bench $229.00, NORSBORG Two-seat sofa with chaise longue $1,240.00, FOTO Pendant lamp STOCKHOLM LED floor/read lamp $199.00, INGOLF Chair $65.00, DROP LEAF table $229.00, SPRALLA Scented candle in pot $4.99


Expect the unexpected! From TVs to chairs, Aldi can have it all… but there’s a catch. The stock changes on a weekly basis, so finding the perfect item is all a matter of timing (and a little bit of luck!) They even had the fabulous replica Eames chair and ottoman (pictured below) on sale last week for $349!


Target, K-Mart & Big W

Target, K-Mart & Big W are our ‘old faithfuls’ when it comes to affordable style. They may not have much in the way of furniture, except for a few funky side tables and occasional chairs, but they have plenty of fabulous decorator items including clocks, lights, artworks, rugs, cushions, towels, candles and bed linen.


K-Mart have lifted their game recently to cater towards design lovers on a budget. They have a great range of bed linen, towels and cushions, as well as several fun pieces of occasional furniture. They are ideal to keep up with some of the more fleeting trends that may only last a season or so.


Clockwise from left: Triple Wick Candle – Trellis Pattern Holder $6.00, Kenzi Quilt Cover Set $26.00, Outdoor Rug – Chevron Print $79.00, Acapulco Replica Chair $39.00, Acapulco Replica Side Table $29.00, Foil Spot Cushions $10.00, Lily Print Quilt Cover Set $26.00, White Dining Chair $39.00

Big W

Big W has an amazing range of bedding. You can find 500 thread count sheets in a variety of colours, as well as some fabulously patterned quilt covers to suit most tastes.

Big W

Clockwise from left: Midas Cushion $39.00, Cotton Coordinates Duvet Set from $49.00, Munich Cushion $24.00, Gala Duvet Cover Set from $119.99, 3D Rose cushion $24.00, Grenada Duvet Cover Set from $69.99, Myth Cushion $29.00


Target has been a go-to store for inexpensive quality for decades, and is now a destination store for stylish homewares. From bed linen to lamps, clocks to candles, Target has plenty to keep your home looking fashionably up-to-date.


Clockwise from left: Marci Quilt Cover Set from $35.00, Sahara Free Standing Frame $14.00, Side Table With Single Drawer $35.00, Lisa T Marble Effect Desk Clock $20.00, Luxe Copper Soap Dispenser $15.00, Brooklyn Pillar Stand $16.00, Lisa T Ceramic Candle $30.00, Copper Tripod Table Lamp $40.00, Marquee Ampersand Light $40.00

Room Idea

We’ve put together a living room based on our findings from Aldi, Ikea, Target, K-Mart and Big W. Starting with a Mid Century Modern theme, we’ve incorporated furnishings in black leather, copper and timber with splashes of yellow and pops of coral. This look is retro, extremely stylish and definitely on-trend.

Room 2

Aldi replica Eames chair & Ottoman $349.00, Target Copper Tripod Table Lamp $40.00, Big W Cockatoo Cushion $39.99, Target Lisa T Marble Effect Desk Clock $20.00, Target Lisa T Ceramic Candle $30.00, Ikea LANDSKRONA Three-seat sofa and chaise longue $1,899.00, Big W Outdoor Rug – Chevron Print $79.00, Target Brooklyn Pillar Stand $16.00, Target Side Table With Single Drawer $35.00

Total pictured cost: $2507.99

To furnish your room, you might like a second side table and a coffee table, so you’ll be paying slightly more, but still a lot less than from high-end/designer retailers.

If you need a little guidance for your next décor shopping trip, feel free to call Jenny on 0416 190 792 or email [email protected].

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