No matter how much time and money you have spent on your home, sometimes you just feel it needs an extra pick me up, or in the case of spring, a little refresher. If your home space needs an extra something special, try one of these instant updates.
1 Add a new light fitting.
Statement light fittings are a very easy update for you home. Suddenly an ordinary room looks that much more luxurious which a statement light as a focal point. Although elaborate chandeliers are amazing, don’t forget about exposed light bulbs or a cheaper statement fitting for the same effect.
Statement light fitting, @Home (R1 699.99)
2 Update your throws
It’s spring! It’s time to pack away your warm faux fur throws and chunky knits and replace them with cooler fabrics, which suit our South African hot weather. No need to get rid of your layering decor effects completely, new fabrics and different colours can add the spring update you need.
Striped cotton throw, Woolworths (R399)
3 Get ready for your ‘shelfie’
Don’t you know that #shelfie is the new #selfie. Get ready for summer by restyling your shelves. Everyone tends to clutter their shelves, even if unintentional. Get ready to clean up and clean out, declutter your shelving space and make your shelves a point of interest instead of a point of storage.
Perfectly styled up shelves, from Gold & Grey
4 Turn your home into a art gallery
We are talking about a gallery wall, here. Rearrange your framed artwork, your kids’ drawings or your family photos all together instead of hanging your pictures one per wall. Always plan before you hammer and think about proportions when you are hanging your pics.
Varies frames available at Country Road, Woolworths
5 Add some greenery indoors
Yes, you last saw them in the eighties but indoor plants are the way to go, especially now that it is time for spring. The fresh, greenery that plants add to a space lift the entire room and immediately update the space. Hanging plants from the ceiling are all the rage now, so why not embrace this trend? If you would rather have potted plants go for varies shapes and leaf textures for extra interest.
Hanging plants, Superbalist (R799)
Text: Cheska Stark