AFFORDABLE WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE
Posted June 8, 2016 by Bethanie Lunn
‘SOME PEOPLE LOOK FOR A BEAUTIFUL PLACE, OTHERS MAKE A PLACE BEAUTIFUL’
I don’t know about you but I love making a house a home. I don’t yet have my own home, however recently I have landed my own little studio! To begin with it was a blank canvas and I have enjoyed injecting some of my personality into the space. As this is my new work area my main priority was that it was an inspiring.
I went on a hunt for some little bits and pieces to add to the room and thought id share with you a few affordable and effective ways to update your space this summer.
USING YOUR SHELF SPACE WISELY
Despite their practilitlity, shelves can also be a focal point in a room. I’ve layered mine with a few vogue magazines and books that I gravitate towards a lot. Don’t feel like you have to display your books the uniformed way, I like to have a play around and stack my books with other ornaments. The little artificial plant pot is from Next. If you’re like me and are awful at remembering to water plants , guilty! Then something like this is perfect at adding a little green into the room without the upkeep.
Of course i had to pop a polaroid in of me and one of my best friends, i always surround myself with photographs, they’re a great way to decorate your home.
When I travel I collect a dream catcher from each country I go to as a little token. I like to keep these things nearby to remind of the memories I have shared with my loved ones. It just helps that dream catchers also kind of the eye and make for a great wall accessory.
FRAMES AND ARTWORK
Prints: Left | Not on the highstreet | Right | Homesense
A cheaper way of getting artwork is to buy prints separately as its usually the frames that cost. I purchased these prints for around £10 and got the frames separately at the range for cheap as chips.
As well as artwork, cards are a great thing if you want cheap prints. I picked up this skull from the V&A gift shop. I had visited the Alexander Mcqueen exhibition and loved the motif. For a couple of quid you can’t really go wrong.
PLAYING WITH PRINTS
Print is a great way of updating a space, whether its re-covering some cushions, adding a throw, or in my case, buying a rug. Clashing prints with the same colour palette is also a great way to add some dynamic to the room.
Stall: The Range | Rug: Next
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
I love a good coffee table book. I tend to look for ones with interesting covers to add interest. Not only do they look great, they can inspire while your having your morning coffee, whats not to love?!
I hope you enjoyed a little sneak peak around my studio, do you have any top tips to make a house a home? Share them in the comments.