Five Low Budget Shops to Improve your Home and Garden

Oftentimes we want to update our space to reflect the changing seasons within our lives. However, it is not always financially possible to overhaul our entire homes and gardens each time. We may have the odd weekend available for DIY but what if we want to change our space quickly as well as cheaply? Here we look at the high street shops that offer a quick and cheap solution to brighten up your home and garden.


The Irish clothes shop has always been synonymous with cheap clothes, but has expanded into beauty and homewares in recent years. It is a fantastic place to drop by if you are looking to add new towels to your bathroom or cushions to your living room. There is a huge selection of candles, room sprays, and foliage that all offer cheap and cheerful alternative to change up your space on a budget.


No longer confined to the retail parks on the outskirts of the city centre; Matalan has made it on to the UK high streets and offer great ideas for your home. There are stylish and affordable picnic ware starting from £2.50, great for those back garden BBQ’s, and children bedding starting from £16. You can also add a chic lamp to your living room from £6.40

Flying Tiger

Tiger is the go-to for quirky, low cost homewares. The majority of the stock changes week-to-week, so eager shoppers will need to check regularly to grab a bargain. There is no online shop but visit your local branch to pick up gardening items from £1 and check out the fantastic kitchenware which also starts from £1. Shoppers can buy seasonal trinkets to decorate their home, during the Summer you can find plenty of games to keep your children occupied at home and on holiday and during the Winter, there is a huge supply of funky Christmas decorations.

Sostrene Grene

Relatively new to the UK Sostrene Grene is a Danish homewares store that focuses on creating stylish interiors for low prices. The ethos of the brand is on creating beautiful settings using your creativity, which they cater to in-store only. Like Tiger, the stock changes on a regular basis, so there is no online shop. However, there is a unique experience to be had if you are to visit the shop, as the winding rows are filled with classic, pastel colours, essential home and garden items and pantry cupboard favourites to compete your trip.

Neon Sheep

If you’re looking for some new photo frames to freshen up your space, Neon Sheep offers beautiful and affordable frames from £4 and vases that start at £3. If you love more colourful homewares then this is definitely the shop for you!