Why redecorate when you can accessorise?

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A recession can be the perfect catalyst to stimulate creativity in the home. If your budget does not allow for constant redecoration, accessorising your living space can be a great solution. Not every trend will work for you, but a few key pieces could turn your home into the perfect space to either entertain or relax, depending on your needs.

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Shapes, prints and block colours (from geometric to monochrome) can be seen everywhere on the catwalk this season, so why not create interest at floor level, with a contemporary rug as your focal point. By working in colour and print at the base of your room, you can choose to either follow this through with a strong statement or keep things simple and let your floor piece do all of the talking.

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If you are looking for a touch of glamour, opt for brass over gold. Timeless and affordable, brass accessories like large lamps or even brass coloured wallpaper can add depth to a space with very little effort and can work with almost anything.

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If all of this sounds outside of your budget, try shopping around for key pieces in even the most unlikely places. Statement wallpapers can be found in large DIY stores at very reasonable prices.  Inspiration really can come from anywhere and can be accessed with almost any budget.

Images 1 & 2 via House to Home, image 3 Jan Baldwin for Farrow & Ball.