High street giant Next has joined forces with Alex Stedman, the author behind The Frugality blog, to bring out their first ever interiors edit, just in time for to make your home cosy and inviting for the festive season. 

Alex has been writing her hugely successful blog since 2012 and has shared her tips on finding budget buys and salvaged furniture while spending several years doing up a north London wreck with her husband Chris.

Renovating on strict budget, Alex is a fan of picking up affordable art for her gallery wall from student art shows and car boot sales. 

Focusing on underused corners of the home, the edit — which has been styled in Alex’s own home — showcases everything from luxurious statement velvet chairs to Art Deco-inspired lighting and clever ideas for storage.

The Frugality x Next winter home edit

The Frugality author Alex Stedman has styled her north London home with her top picks from Next’s winter home interiors collection

Styling a flexible living space

Adding layers of lighting instantly warms up a room in winter. The Pasadena Floor Lamp works well in the corner of the flexible living and home office space, above, and comes in a blush gold or chrome finish and a frosted glass shade. A handy floor bracket is included to keep it stable.

Wicker storage baskets, priced at £12, also double up as a cool planters, while a practical yet stylish jute rug, from £40 works well with a forest green cocktail chair for a touch of cosy glamour. 

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Add pops of colour to a room with books and accessories on wall-mounted shelving 

Shelfie style

Show off your favourite books by creating a reading nook with a wall shelf, for £95, offering an industrial vibe and unusual table lamps, from £38.

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Update your bedroom with a soft pink and grey palette

Bring it into the bedroom

A new duvet set, cushions, throws and lamps will give your bedroom an instant, cosy update. Alex has chosen a soft pink-and-grey colour palette. Add a pop of dusty pink with a cotton duvet set, from £15, and a vase, for £26, filled with faux flowers. 

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Bar trolleys are a great way to fill an unused corner in the home

Cocktail hour

Impress your guests with a cool gold bar trolley, priced at £125, and mirrored tray, for £20, to help serve drinks. 

See how the edit is styled on social media by following along on #THEFRUGALITYEDIT on Instagram. 

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