Can you tell the designer furniture from the bargains from B&M, Lidl and Wilko? How to make your home look luxe for less

HOME renovations are a hot topic right now with people transforming their houses even on a tight budget.

Crafty homeowners have showed you don’t need to spend thousands to achieve a high-end look, with numerous high-street stores selling a range of homeware pieces.

  • Vintage style bar cart, Primark, £30 – buy now

Supermarkets from Aldi to Lidl, and stores from Primark to Wilko, have brought out their own homeware collections – with key pieces resembling their pricier rivals.

From rugs to plant pots and cushions to clocks, we’ve scoured bargain stores for some essential pieces which will add a touch of luxury, without blowing the budget.

Starting from just £3, some of these homeware must-haves are more than £1,000 cheaper than their expensive twins.

But can you tell the difference between the designer version and its cut price double?

  • Luxe Round Bamboo Gold Drinks Trolley Bar Cart, Oliver Bonas, £395 – buy now

  • Faux Fur Bean Bag, Aldi, £49.99 – buy now

  • Giant Faux Fur Beanbag – Oyster, Limelace, £429 – buy now

  • Ceramic Planter – White, B&M, £3 – buy now

  • Gainey Pottery Pair of Architectural Ceramic Planters on Tripod Stands, 1st Dibs, £1,028.40 – buy now

  • Mongolian Faux Fur Cushion – charcoal, B&M, £10 – buy now

  • Osia Fluffy Mongolian Wool Cushion Cover, La Redoute, £72 – buy now

  • Livarno Living Marble-Effect Side Table, Lidl, £14.99 – buy now

  • Farley Marble Hexagonal Side Table, M&S, £103.20 – buy now

  • Marble and Copper Effect Wall Clock, Wilko, £6 – buy now

  • Marble wall clock – white, Trouva, £242.99 – buy now

  • Melinera Gold Ornament, Lidl, £4.99 – buy now

  • Pols Potten Pineapple Ornament, Gold, John Lewis, £60 – buy now

  • Argos Home Ceramic Table Lamp – Cream, Argos, £6 – buy now

  • Late 20th Century White Enameled Ceramic Table Lamp, 1st Dibs, £1,456.90 – buy now

  • Home Eve Traditional Ceramic Bread Bin – Black, Argos, £18 – buy now

  • Bread Bin Black Enamel, Conran Shop, £125 – buy now

  • Kendall Velvet Chair – Bottle Green, Dunelm, £69 – buy now

  • Emerald Green Velvet Bar Stool, Liang & Eimil Arden, £199 – buy now

  • Grey Faux Fur Print Throw, Wilko, £10 – buy now

  • Star by Julien Macdonald – Silver Carved Faux Fur Throw, Debenhams, £130 – buy now

  • Nordic Cariboo Shaggy Runner, Dunelm, £23.20 – buy now

  • Broadway – Silver White, Rug Vista, £264 – buy now

  • Embossed Pink Tin Jug, Wilko, £6 – buy now

  • Raawii Large ceramic jug 28cm, Selfridge’s, £100 – buy now

And Holly Willoughby announced to fans she was releasing her own bedding collection with Dunelm.

Meanwhile this mum gave her husband's tool cupboard a makeover and turned it into a beauty station for her three daughters.

And this mum transformed her son’s bedroom using Argos and eBay bargains – and there’s even a secret play area.

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