Generally, colour rules for inside the home apply in the garden. Aim for lighter, cooler colours to make your garden look bigger, and darker or warmer colours when you want to make specific areas of your yard feel cosier.
Opt for reputable online marketplaces when buying garden plants online. Many rare and Australian native plants are sold by specialised growers who sell direct via online marketplaces like Gumtree, rather than via a nursery or garden supply store.
The best homeware brands depend on your budget and style. For affordable home decor, try brands like Salt and Pepper (kitchen) and Logan and Mason (bedroom). If you prefer shopping more upmarket, you can't go past the unrivaled class of vintage and antique homewares.
When choosing the right home decor style for your space, do some research to find out what you like before settling on a specific style. Virtual pinboard sites are great for making "vision boards" to collect pictures of styles and colours you like.
Our top tips for a beautiful home on a budget: plan carefully and buy online wherever possible. Planning carefully means you'll avoid impulse buys or extras that can blow out your budget, and shopping online from a reputable site can save you heaps.
Home & Garden
Spending more time at home? Time to refresh your home and garden decor to get the most out of your living space. The right home and garden updates, from simply replacing your current home decor to more adventurous renovation projects, can make your space more enjoyable and boost the value of your home.
Use Gumtree's smart search filters to browse listings in your local area or further afield to find the perfect homewares, garden decor, outdoor accessories and more. Get started with our handy guide to buying the right home and garden decor for your place.
Homewares and decor for every budget
To refurbish your home on a budget, simple changes like new soft furnishings (cushions, bed linen or curtains) can freshen up your space. If you're got more budget for bigger changes, replacing key pieces of furniture or applying a coat of paint or wallpaper in strategic spots around your home can make a big difference to the look and feel of your living spaces. For major renovation projects, you can find building supplies, interior design services and decor for every room from your kitchen and dining area to your bedroom.
Design your perfect outdoor oasis
You can also find the perfect garden decor for every backyard on Gumtree. If you've got a bigger backyard, garden essentials like sheds and gazebos can keep your yard organised and cool year-round. For smaller yards and even balconies, you can still build an impressive outdoor garden and entertaining area with stylish plant pots and durable outdoor furniture. Personalise your space even more with garden decor like lighting and water features for an Instagram-worthy look.