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Which Colours Can Make Your Home Feel More Welcoming?

20 May 2019

If your current home decor seems a little cold and unfeeling, you shouldn’t feel obliged to stick to it. Your living spaces should offer a sense of comfort and provide a little respite from day to day stresses.

Of course, many people wrongly believe that if you’re redecorating on a budget, you can’t afford to be selective.

However, here at B&M HQ we know this isn’t the case. We stock a wide range of cheap home decor options that provide the perfect solution if you’re wondering how to make your house more homely.

In fact, you can even select items from our range that tie into colour schemes proven by psychologists to give a sense of friendly, reassuring comfort. Take a look below for a guide to three great themes and to discover how to make your home more welcoming.

Golden Glow

Ochre Bedding

Yellow is a “warm” and “happy” colour and can help you to feel more responsive and alert. Choosing yellows and golds, articularly in paler hues, can make rooms feel lighter, brighter and larger. It’s perfect for living rooms, hallways and kitchens especially, as it encourages the flow of friendly conversation.

Remember, brighter shades are better used for accessories and highlights rather than large stretches of wall, as they can be somewhat blinding!

You can achieve this look and feel with cheap home furniture, accessories and paints from B&M. We especially love the bright but gentle Dulux Easycare Kitchen Matt Lemon Pie hue - perfect for use in spaces where there is a greater risk of dirt, stains and grease.

For something more subtle, the soft sheen of our Radiance Metallic Velvet Fully Lined Curtains in gold will reflect the light and frame your view of the outside world with a positive and warm hue.

Soft Pastel

Not only are matte pastels bang on trend at present, but they are the perfect option if you haven’t yet decided how to make your home more welcoming and relaxing.

Because they are gentle and less saturated, pastel blues and greys exude a feeling of peace and quiet, of reflection and ease. Because of the stylish quality of pieces finished in pastels, even very cheap homeware can look classy in these shades.

At B&M, our cheap home decor is of the very best quality, and we offer a great many options in gentle pastels. We particularly love our calming Johnstone's Revive Cupboard Paint in pastel blue, which can be beautifully paired with accessories such as our Bamboo Laundry Hamper in grey for a subtle nautical feel.

Pastels are also ideal for creating a soothing feel in bedroom spaces - with this lovely Silentnight Satin Stripe duvet set in duck egg blue offering a dreamy quality - or in the kitchen, where you can pair our elegant Butterfly PVC Wipe Clean Tablecloth with delicate greys and blues for calm at mealtimes.

Sweet Blush


Romantic, dusky pinks present a relaxing femininity in a home. They give a feel of sumptuousness and luxury without any sense of alienating grandeur. These shades are all the rage when it comes to up-to-the-minute accessories, and B&M’s cheap homeware in blush colours is extremely versatile.

Our favourites include Johnstone’s Paint Vinyl Matt Emulsion in burnt sugar, an earthy shade with subtle pinkish hues that offers a soft, warm feel for your walls and ceilings.

Fur effects in blush can create a snuggly, pampering vibe. Our Mongolian Faux Fur Cushion is tactile and comfortable without losing a sense of elegance. Vintage-look items in soft pale pink also work extremely well, conjuring up a Parisian tone. Our Oslo Pendant Light Shade in blush is a case in point.

All of the high-quality cheap homeware from B&M has been carefully selected in order to offer a wide variety of complementary options for decorating your home.

As you browse our selection of cheap home furniture and decor, remember to keep in mind the feel you wish to achieve. Sticking to two or three harmonious themes across your whole house is a nice way to make it feel cohesive without being repetitive.

B&M Top Tip: Take a look at our “Trending” section for cheap homeware arranged by theme, with a focus on current popular styles.

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