I have never been a big spender, I do believe in value for money, I also never fell for the whole designer thing either. I think it is crazy the prices that designers charge for their “creations” , they can make a profit without overcharging and be realistic. So on that note, here are a few ideas for your home and how you can change it without spending and spending and spending.
Define a cosy space. Open floor plans are all the rage, but some spaces call for a more intimate approach. Hang curtains in a doorway to close off a room or call attention to a small space with a big personality.
Be a bit more adventurous, don’t have the same material cushions as your sofa, the matchy-matchy look can be a bit obvious. Upgrade to down-filled cushions with removable covers in a fabric you love — and don’t be afraid to mix it up with different patterns. Above Ivanka Trumps apartment. If I can’t find the cushions I want, I buy down filled cushions in bargain shops and buy material to cover them, it works out cheaper and I get exactly what I want.
What could add impact and cost you nothing? greenery from your very own garden or if you are cheeky enough your neighbours garden.
It is so simple yet so effective, how greenery can transform a room, this chic bedroom was designed by Monelle Totah, don’t estimate the power of nature.
To give your space a more modern feel, trade your pleated shades for simple drum-shaped ones — they’re better looking and easier to keep clean. If you really want to make a statement, do something quirky like this monochrome theme (black & white).
Placing a shelf above a doorway for storage it is a great way to display some of your favourite items, also adds character.
Personalise a small space with photo’s, lamp and some collectables.
Add the unexpected, like this Queen Ann chair and cow hide rug, in the bathroom?
Use up the space you have, like this landing area, transformed into a beautiful cosy retreat, design by eric cohler.