#InteriorInfluence19: 20 Irish Instagrammers showcasing gorge budget interiors

By Aoife Valentine Secor 16-10-2019

It's time! We're announcing our full shortlists for the Interior Influence 2019 Awards, celebrating Ireland's online creative community in House and Home style. We wanted to shine a light on all of our incredible nominees - and believe us, there is A LOT of talent out there - by introducing you to the shortlisted accounts in every category. 

We don't all have huge budgets to update our interiors every season, so we really admire those that can make it work without breaking that bank. Whether it's clever buys from budget interiors stores, or super smart upcycles to bring a second-hand find up to scratch, we appreciate the extra effort it takes to bring budget interiors to life, without looking cheap.

These accounts are the ones who create dreamy, innovative schemes in their home for very little money, sponsored by Littlewoods Ireland.

 

In alphabetical order, these are the 20 Irish Instagrammers who are showcasing gorgeous budget interiors

 

@acuriousnest

Name: Caroline - @acuriousnest

Following: 1,100

About: Thrifted, gifted and homegrown is a good summary of the details around Caroline's home.

 

@clarityinteriorstyling

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I was super excited to see my little painted dresser feature in @houseandhomemagazine new Sept/Oct issue. Thanks so much guys 😘 Still can't believe how much love this dresser has received since I painted it a couple of months ago. Should I start doing commissions lads? 😆 I might have to now that my eldest is starting college next month 🤯 Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine if only to see Julie from @letsby.avenue amazing 11 page feature on her stunning home 🥰 Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Carla x #myhouseandhome #myhousethismonth #greathomestaketime #mycreativeinterior #mydiy #mydiymydecor #stylishhomevibes #styledupinterior #ikeaatmine #ikeahacks #magazinefeature #myseasonalrevamp #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclectichome #kismetcheckoutmyhouse #upcycle #decorhashtagfeed #interior4you1 #irishinteriors #discoverunder5k #claritywhispers

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Name: Carla - @clarityinteriorstyling

Following: 3,789

About: Upcycles and IKEA hacks abound over at Carla's account.

 

@daintydressdiaries

Name: Catherine - @daintydressdiaries

Following: 65.2k

About: Known for her upcycling and paint projects, there's very little Catherine hasn't put her hand to if she wants the outcome on a budget.

 

@emmalovesinteriors

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So, I've been slow to start any diy projects of late, hoping when the kids are back to school, might find the time, great having them around but feeling like it's time to get back to some routine!! We are a bit all over the place at the moment...🤪 anyway thought I'd post a pic of my favorite diy so far, still love it..especially the wallpaper I so carefully pasted to the wall😬 fun times! I actually have to look at photos now to enjoy it as right now everything is just fecked in any old way! #instareality #irishhomes #interiorrebellion #spotlightonmyhome #postitandsmile #irishinteriors #pantry #lardercupboard #mygorgeousgaff #irishdiyers #myvintagehome #mybohovibes #myhshome #styleitreal #kitchendesign #mybeautifulhome #houseandhome #wallpaper #myinteriorstyle #mycreativeinterior #myhousebeautiful #myhomestyle #myeclectichome #myhometrend #mydiymydecor #myeclecticshack #myhousethismonth #cornerofmyhome #pinkinmygaff #interiorforinspo

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Name: Emma - @emmalovesinteriors

Following: 675

About: Emma's DIY projects bring a little luxury to her home without the price tag.

 

@happeyside

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Day 22 “Hygge” @myhousethismonth “Softly does it” @houseandhomemagazine I love the term ‘Hygge’, it has a ‘hug’ look and sound to it, and I consider our home to be a very “huggy” one. I did my research though to make sure my understanding matched up it’s actual definition - “A mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment” Well that sums up this room in particular, while I take a “softly does it” approach to getting it decorated, I still love the atmosphere with the bare walls and floors, the colours in here really pop against the natural tones and the overall feel is warm and cosy. It also houses all of our spare textiles, I can never throw out a cushion or throw so “soft” is the main adjective for this space 👏👏 along with a few soft toys that also cannot get thrown out 😉 Maybe it’s the lack of a kitchen sink or tv but this room is really relaxing, I can slip in here if ever I need a little escape (so hourly most days, or all of yesterday 😂) What does ‘wellness’ look like to you? For me rainbow colours are key, whether through books, art or cushions a full range of colours makes me happy in any space 😁🌈💕 Hoping you’re all having a cosy, comfortable and content weekend, Happey Sunday everybody x #myhousethismonth #myhouseandhome #pretty_small_spaces #colorlovedecor #crashbangcolour #howivintage #thiscreativehome #pinkinmygaff #styleitreal #myinteriorsquares #retrohauls #interiorrebellion #walltowallstyle #scrollstoppinghome #hyggehome #52shadesofgray #spotthenewtrend #apartmenttherapy #colourwithAT #eclecticallymade #myeclecticshack #myperiodhomestyle #getmydecornoticed #myvintagerevival #mycollecteddecor #popsugarhome #candycoloredcrush #periodhomesofinsta #mystylednest #howihome

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Name: Joanne - @happeyside

Following: 3,648

About: Joanne is super clever in how she uses accessories and soft furnishings to update her home without breaking the bank.

 

@homing_in_progress

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The ‘Biggest Risk’ @houseandhomemagazine that I’ve taken would probably be painting this sideboard green. This was my husband’s granny’s sideboard - my children’s SeanGran - whatever I was going to do with it would garner plenty of opinions. The mere mention of painting it rather than bringing back it’s natural veneer is enough to send chills through some people. By leaving the carvings au naturel I felt was a good compromise and I think SeanGran would be happy with how it turned out. For all I know, the sideboard could have a ‘Chequered Past’ @storyofmyhome with plenty of tales to tell; oh if only it could communicate 🤔🤭. I love the ‘Symmetrical’ details of the Art Deco style. I tried to encapsulate this with the cup handles, but I think they are slightly off 😬. #artdecoring #artdecostyle #artdecoration #artdecointerior #artdecohome #artdecofurniture #greenfurniture #handpaintedfurniture #irishdiyers #thedailydiyhome #diyhomedecor #upcycledfurniture #recyclerepurposereuse #upcycleddecor #storyofmyhome #myhouseandhome #myhousethismonth #greenandgold #mackintosh #woodcarvings #gallerywalldecor #greathomestaketime #luxuryinterioronabudget #gallerywallhashtag #mybombshellhome #interiorsquareshare #colourismyjam #thiscreativehome #retrohauls #postitandsmile

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Name: Karen - @homing_in_progress

Following: 1,590

About: Repurposing is the name of Karen's game and painting is her tool of choice, with brilliant results.

 

@makedoanddiy

Name: Linda - @makedoanddiy

Following: 1,085

About: Linda has a great eye for charity shop finds she can bag at a bargain and upcycle to fit her home style.

 

@michellemadethis

Name: Michelle - @michellemadethis

Following: 3,295

About: It seems there's little Michelle won't try her hand at making when it comes to home decor.

 

@myoldbrandnewhome

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Good morning Monday. Another gorgeous shot by the extremely talented @georggiaburnss of my kitchen. I love the simple styling here. It's inspired me to declutter the worktops. It blows my mind how much crap we've accumulated since we moved in. I've no idea where it's all come from. Anyone else find it hard to keep your things to a minimum? . . . . #kitchen #kitchendecor #kitchendesign #interiorstyling #myhouseandhome #dailydecordetail #darkinteriors #darkinteriorstyle #homerenovations #greathomestaketime #rockinteriors #sorealhomes #stopandstaredecor #walltowallstyle #oldhouselove #myspaceanddecor #homediarydaily #irishinteriors #sassyhomestyle #designmilk #interiormilk #sodomino #designsponge #myhomevibe #stylishhomevibes

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Name: Lynn - @myoldbrandnewhome

Following: 5,786

About: Lynn is not afraid to try her hand at a home project, even replacing her own kitchen with her partner, to make a budget stretch further.

 

@number_10_house_

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[email protected] @albanyhomedecor #myhouseandhome . I love all my fringy throws. I didn't think I'd be needing them in June though! Continuing the fringe theme, swipe to see my pathetic first attempt at macramé 🙈 @saara_mcloughlin I am not!! 🙌🙌 . @stylishhomevibes #stylishhomevibes #myinteriorsquares #myeclecticshack @ikeaie #IKEAatmine #photochallenge #interiors #homedecor #handmadehome #interiorsinspo #mygorgeousgaff #hygge #scandistyle #nesttoimpress #ilovemyhome #happyplace #pocketofmyhome #irishhygge #cornerofmyhome #myvintagehome #vintage #vintageinteriors #myeclecticmix #mymidcenturyhome #realhomesofinstagram #colourmehappy #myhappyplace #ilovemyhome #lovethefeedsyoufollow #pinkinmygaff

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Name: Karen - @number_10_house_

Following: 703

About: Karen nestles IKEA buys amongst her other homewares seamlessly.

 

@phoneboxman

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Name: Paul - @phoneboxman

Following: 511

About: Paul takes on restoration projects and his paint prowess extends around the home.

 

@retwiggd

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Heavens to Betsy that was some epic rain this morning wasn’t it! Made for precarious driving conditions as I deposited hubs to the airport for his business trip to Salt Lake City I can tell you! Yup I’m a loan parent for the week, or another way of looking at it is I’ve only two kids to mind this week! 🤣 To his credit though and you may have seen the sneak peak I put on Stories, he’s finished the pallet wood headboard for Noah’s room. It’s turned out really well and is a big hit with the boy! We plan to upgrade his single to a double in case you’re wondering why it looks big compared to the bed. Other than a few nails, furniture wax and plenty of elbow grease, it cost absolutely zero to do as we managed to make it all from pallet or scrap timber! A total win. 💪 I had originally wanted a chevron pattern but I’m actually glad he suggested doing an off-cut brick pattern as it works so well against the brick wallpaper. But don’t tell him I said that! 😉 No point him thinking he was right! 😄 I dropped in to @ikeaie on my way back and picked up this gorgeous faux fur throw for his bed for the bargain price of €7, reduced from €38!! Always pays to look in the bargain section. He loves the feel of it bless him. Right, I’m off, it’s Monday evening and I’ve the telly to myself... happy days!! 😆🙌 #interiorsnapshot #myhomestyle #rockininteriors #walltowallstyle #teenboysroom #teenbedroom #lovehomedecor #myhomevibe #spotlightonmyhome #pocketofmyhome #myeclecticshack #retwigged #thiscreativehome #greathomestaketime #makehomematter #dailydecordetail #nestandthrive #cornerofmyhome #scrollstoppinghome #mydiydecor

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Name: Sarah - @retwiggd

Following: 5,405

About: Sarah's upcycling projects are impressive, adding a lot of value and style to her home without a big bill.

 

@rowans_rainbow

Name: Gill - @rowans_rainbow

Following: 33,298

About: Bright, bold interiors on a budget, Gill is not afraid of big colour and small prices.

 

@ruby.aimee

Name: Ruth McLelland - @ruby.aimee

Following: 7,076

About: Ruth cleverly mixes budget finds within her interior schemes so it all looks luxury.

 

@ruby.loves

Name: Ruthie - @ruby.loves

Following: 1,372

About: Ruthie always has one eye on how she can reuse and recycle things in her home, to help cut costs without sacrificing on style.

 

@saara_mcloughlin

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Hellooo Friday! So ready for the weekend after a busy week here. This is our Lilli’s updated @lidlireland kitchen that I’ve just finished, now we can totally enjoy cooking together. 💞😋💞 (Swipe for a before pic and Lilli’s initial reaction seeing it 😭🙈. Thankfully she has since warmed up to it!) URBAN STYLE #myhouseandhome GHOST OF SUMMER is going strong here as we’ve had the most amazing weather for the past few days. ☀️☀️☀️ Think I’ve even got a bit of tan now after working in the garden!😉💚👏 #storyofmyhome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #gifted #behindthepaint #prints #myeclecticshack #koti #colorlovedecor #crashbangcolour #walltowallstyle #apartmenttherapy #designsponge #interiormilk #finnishdesign #interiors #creatorsie #mybombshellhome #kitchen #kitchenrevamp #ikeaatmine #colorismyjam #spotlightonmyhome #stylishhomevibes #creatorsie #sorealhomes #scrollstoppinghome #crazyplantlady #scandiboho #mycolourfulinterior #artfullyhomes

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Name: Saara - @saara_mcloughlin

Following: 4,498

About: Saara's kitchen transformation with just paint was one of the biggest upcycles we've seen this year.

 

@saimhin_so

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Day 27 : Mid century style . . . . . This is an @ikeaie tv unit from the Stockholm range. The doors [?] to the front slide back into the unit making it functional and good looking [insert husband joke here ☺️] The retro style lamp is from @tkmaxxie and has been with me as long as husband. Hallelujah it’s the weekend 🤸🏻‍♀️ . . . . . . @houseandhomemagazine @citytilesbathrooms #interiorrebellion #favouritecolourfriday #retrohauls #nestandthrive #mybrightDIY #myeclecticshack #irishdiyers #decorstylefiles #52weeksofgray #myinteriorsquares #coolinteriorfave #mygorgeousgaff #dailyhomeshare #mystoryfilledhome #walltowallstyle #howivintage #greathomestaketime #cornersofmyhome #styledupinterior #mycuratedvibe #pocketofmyhome #thisiswhyithriftshopeveryday #mycolourfulinterior #heyhomehey #myeclecticmix #myvintageabode #myeclectichome #deliciousdarkdecor

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Name: Aisling - @saimhin_so

Following: 1,084

About: With retro buys and mid-century-from-IKEA-style, Aisling is making her budget work for her.

 

@shinnyscaf

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I can't stop looking at this wall, it turned out wayyy better then I hoped. I was so apprehensive because I've never used this paint before but I watched every tutorial I could find and just went for it. (It also helped that @bauwerkcolour kindly answered all my daft queries with patience and enthusiasm) sounds like an AD but its not I'm just really pleased with the result and overall customer service. Paint is from @bauwerkcolour in Dog Rose.🌹 I've had this paint in mind for well over a year. It's so beautiful, I love the texture and warmth it creates. Plus it's completely environmentally friendly. Skirting is Notice me by @colourtrendpaints (which I have lots of left so something else is getting pinked soon🙊) It's taken a while but this room is very nearly done, more pics to come once all the shite is cleared up 😊 kitchen next 💪 . . . . . . #interiors #interiorsig #ownyourdecor #cerealmag #styleithappy #mynestandburrow #eclectichomemaking #myinteriormydecor #colourfulhomes #interiormilk #stylistsmakes #myinteriorsquares #sassyhomestyle #styledupinterior #ikeaatmine #myinteriorvibe #actualinstagramhome #mydiymydecor #finditstyleit #plantmom #eclecticallymade #eclecticdecor #plantsmakepeoplehappy #maximalistinteriors #bauwerk #apartmenttherapy

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Name: Saoirse - @shinnyscaf

Following: 4,661

About: With upcycles abound and clever takes on current trends, Saoirse is smart about how she uses her budget at home.

 

@vintageirishkat

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It’s COMPLETE!! It’s done wahooooooo!!! I think this has been one of my hardest projects to date! The lockers- such hard work but so worth it for the final result, the fireplace turned out way better than I imagined and the best thing of all was hiding all those horrible wires underneath the tv! I think this is my new fav room! Like I said on my stories today, my babies are only babies for a small amount of time and I will embrace the fun and colour that I can put into a room for them until they don’t appreciate it at all 😂 Have a great Monday guys and Thankyou for all your lovely messages❤️ #fireplacemakeover #roommakeover #playroommakeover #beforeandafter #diy #mydiymydecor #upcyclelocker #interior #interiordesigner #interiordecorating #interior4you1 #interiorismo #irishinteriors #myhomevibe #myhouseandhome #mygorgeousgaff

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Name: Katrina - @vintageirishkat

Following: 25.6k

About: With charity shop finds, thrifted bits and a major eye for a Done Deal gem, nothing gets past Kat when there's a bargain to be had.

 

@waitandsee.ie

 Name: Niamh Scott - @waitandsee.ie

Following: 2,159

About: Paint makeovers and buys from the likes of Penneys and IKEA make for impressive projects in Niamh's house.

 

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