Interiors

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’ 

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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.

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TRINKETS

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.

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FRAMES AND ARTWORK

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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.

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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.

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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?!

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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.

Liv

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