New year, new trends! We’re slap-bang in the middle of summer, the sun is spreading vitamin D all over SA like butter on hot toast, and most people (even the sticklers for tradition) are in the mood for a little change – especially in the decor department.
There’s no better time to zhoosh up your living space with some simple, stylish tweaks and alterations. When the weather is good, it’s always a good time to dive into some DIY.
The best news is that you don’t have to break the bank to amp up the style in your home. From pops of colour to full decor overhauls, trendy simplicity is the order of the day.
Here are 5 easy upgrades to add a touch of style to your home:
This is often the easiest way to inject new life into your living space. Whether you accent just one wall with a contrasting hue, or all four walls for a room-wide change, a fresh coat of paint can work wonders when you’re on a budget. According to Architectural Digest, there are a few colours that show potential to come out tops in 2023:
Top tip: When selecting your colours, bring home a range of paint samples from the hardware store. Paint a few patches on various walls and observe how each colour looks at different times of the day.
Aluminium window and door frames don’t have to be bare and boring. While you’re on a painting spree, why not give your aluminium windows and doors a fresh coat of paint? This simple change can give your home an instant lift that’s immediately noticeable. Not only will it boost the frames’ aesthetic appeal, but it will add an extra layer of protection against the elements.
Top tip: Be sure to use a good primer before painting, and use a spray can or applicator instead of a brush to get to all those hard to reach spots.
Changing up your shelving display is another simple way to boost the style factor in your living space. A striking, well-placed shelf that features a selection of beautiful decor items can be an interesting focal point that draws the eye.
Whether you opt for simple floating shelves in various heights, neutral yet stylish pine panels, or even expandable shelving, it becomes so easy to make decor changes to a room whenever you want to switch things up. These DIY Hexagon Shelves are a must-try if you’re looking to add some geometric gorgeousness to your space.
Top tip: Change your shelving display according to the seasons. Play around with height, colour and texture. Potted plants, stone figurines, glass bowls with interesting contents, stacks of books, photo frames, ornaments, vases, even lighting can make your display super stylish.
Cute rhyming aside, DIY-ing your way to a more stylish home is ideal if you’re on a tight budget. With our range of quality, easy-to-assemble range of wood-based products you can achieve high-end style at a fraction of the cost. Frugal, fabulous and environmentally-friendly – no one will know the difference!
Check out some of these creative ideas:
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