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Get The Look: 6 high street items inspired by Aoife's calm and cool-toned living space

Aoife had a strict budget when decorating the space.

Each week, we step inside a reader’s home, and indulge in some copycat behaviour, creating a shopping list inspired by their interior style.

This week, Aoife Maria’s (@style.sosimple) living room was our inspiration. 

Screenshot 2020-11-09 at 15.30.54 Source: @style.sosimple/Instagram

“This is a rental apartment so the main thing was to work within a super small budget while also making the space feel homely,” says Aoife. “I had seen the rug before we moved in and knew I wanted it, so I worked the colours in the space around that.”

The most important element in a room, for me, is the layout and working with the space. You could have a showroom interior that looks amazing, but if you get the initial layout of the interior wrong it will never be comfortable or enjoyable. 

Wayfair, JYSK and H&M were Aoife’s main ports of call when decorating this space. Below are six high street items that’ll help you get the look in your own home…

1. Frida floral print, €14.95, Poster Store

The colour’s in Aoife’s poster match the room perfectly.

BeFunky-design (1) Source: Poster Store

2. Line drawing print, €4.95, Desenio

This simple line drawing balances out the other statement print. 

BeFunky-design (2) Source: Desenio

3. Teal velvet footstool, €35, Cult Furniture

This footstool is the perfect place to rest your feet after a long day.

BeFunky-design (3) Source: Cult Furniture

4. Tripod floor lamp, €79.90, Lights.ie

We love Aoife’s industrial-style lamp. Make yours a focal point of the room.

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BeFunky-design (4) Source: Lights.ie

5. Gold tray, €23.12, Oliver Bonas

A decorative tray is a great place to display candles, plants and other small items.

BeFunky-design (5) Source: Oliver Bonas

6. Wooden button cushion cover, €14.99, H&M

Cushions of different shapes, sizes and prints add interest to Aoife’s sofa. 

BeFunky-design (6) Source: H&M

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