IDEAS AT HOME
Affordable tips, trends and inspiration to keep your home beautiful, tidy and safe
Are you stuck with the same living room and find the wallpaper and drapes a drag? Of course you’re blaming your tight purse strings!
The good news is that you don’t have to let your limited means curtail your vision of a wonderful home. Home Centre provides affordable, elegant options to furnish your place without straining your budget.
While furnishing on a budget, concentrate on high-value furniture, but splurge on a statement accessory that can add the ‘wow’ effect. A dazzling candle stand or vase, a treasured painting or trendy chaise can be appealing additions.
Paint is one of the most cost-effective ways of livening up a room. An accent wall can refresh a room without costing you too much. Wallpaper is another easy, hassle-free solution that adds character to a wall.
Art often livens up a room’s style – and it need not be an expensive, collectible piece. You can even create your own art and make it work to your advantage. Different shapes and sizes of mirrors can work wonders as wall art, too.
Not only does feng shui say it’s the way to go, cut out the clutter and you’ll see how your room looks refreshed and clean. Urban-styled boxes, wicker baskets or smart storage solutions go a long way in de-cluttering your room.
A sofa often anchors the room so why not try getting a new slipcover? Pick a neutral shade and accessorise it with cushions in seasonal colours.
Sometimes an oversized item can also do the trick. You can pick from a variety of options including distinct furniture pieces, a large statue, an ornate lamp or a giant chandelier suspended from a high ceiling. Investing in that one piece will give your room a new meaning.
Indoor plants, easily available at nominal prices, can act as mood-enhancers in any room.