#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



Name: Caroline - @acuriousnest

Following: 1,100

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



Name: Carla - @clarityinteriorstyling

Following: 3,789

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



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.



Name: Emma - @emmalovesinteriors

Following: 675

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Name: Karen - @number_10_house_

Following: 703

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



Name: Paul - @phoneboxman

Following: 511

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



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.



Name: Gill - @rowans_rainbow

Following: 33,298

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



Name: Ruth McLelland - @ruby.aimee

Following: 7,076

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



 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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