Décor & Gardening
Out with the old, in with the new
Say goodbye to old accent pieces
Go through each room and make a note of what needs to o or what can be swapped out with décor in another room. Scatter cushions, lamps, wall art, sculptures, photo frames, and floral arrangements are all things to consider. Simply updating your home accessories can change the entire look of your home.
Remove old focal pieces
Move around or replace accent décor like couch cushions, lamps, wall art, sculptures, photo frames, and floral arrangements in order to update the look and feel of your home.
Rugs are an easy way to instantly upgrade your home. They add comfort and are a reflection of your own style, so it’s best to shop around for different shapes, sizes, and styles to fit your home’s décor.
Nothing revitalises a room like a fresh coat of paint. On trend and definitely not boring, white walls are timeless and serves as the perfect backdrop in just about any space. It’s also the perfect choice if you like to bring colour into your home through furniture, accessories and other décor pieces.
Adorn the walls
Bring your personality alive by updating your home with cool and eclectic art. Living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and the walls are perfect places to add interesting designs and statement pieces that will make your interior more visually interesting.
Perk up your patio
Never forget about the patio because it is probably the one part of your home you use most in summer. Scatter cushions a great way to personalise your patio furniture and keep your outdoor area looking trendy. You could throw in a chandelier of sorts and some flora in big beautiful planters and you’ll feel fab and fresh sipping on that sundowner on a warm summer afternoon.
There are not many things that can beat a South African summer. In saying that, no patio should be without this new contemporary lightwood Maine Patio Collection from Coricraft. With modern and straight lines the set consists of an oversized chair (R6995) and a two-division couch (R10,995) , with comfortable fully upholstered cushions that can be made in your choice of fabric, as well as a rectangle coffee table with crisscross design on the base (R8995).
As exterior continues to become an extension of our interior living spaces, LED outdoor lighting has become more decorative, functional and relevant. We are in love with the German decorative and architectural lighting brand SLV Lisenne-O table lamp from Newport Lighting. This basalt and mirrored smoked glass table lamp is the ultimate outdoor lighting accessory for summer living and entertaining all year round. R4300 with LED Lamp. Visit newport.co.za
Create the perfect setting with furnishings and decor accessories that are ideal for casual and relaxed summer-time entertaining like this Silver Leaf Platter, R450, from Coricraft.
Bring a pop of colour into a monochrome or white interior with these accented cotton canvas scatter cushions in greys and pastels priced from R350 to R400 from monoshop.co.za
Transform your home in an instant with a bit of vinyl wall art like this 34 x 100cm beautiful Blossom sticker for R355 from Twiggy. Shop online at www.twiggy.co.za or in store at 5 Village Road, Kloof.
Every décor enthusiast must-have: Annie Sloan Paints Everything by Cico Books. Painting expert Annie Sloan presents her guide to painting everything! With 40 step-by-step projects, you’ll be guided through methods for creating spectacular effects to transform walls and furniture, as well as floors and fabrics. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions and helpful tips. Available in bookshops nationwide for R375.
Every man’s décor obsession, or more like day bed, is a recliner. Get your hands on a Houston (R12 649) or Norman (R12 499) La-Z-Boy with genuine leather upholstery, chrome handle and arm rests. Visit www.la-z-boy.co.za to find a retailer closest to you.
For an all-weather outdoor lounger, invest in a Daydreamer Outdoor Rattan Hanging Seat by Creative Living for R4490. Shop online at www.onthepatio.co.za
Add some tropical vibrancy to your home with a Plantation rug from Hertex available in a trio of nature inspired designs. Oversized leaf and plant motifs set a relaxing, inviting and equatorial interior mood, while green hues create a calming and tranquil atmosphere. These rugs will complement natural furniture elements such as bamboo, but will also make for a fresh and unexpected look when paired with modern and minimalist pieces. Priced from R2900.
For the ultimate in indoor lighting, this Teardrop from Hemmesphere Lighting is a graceful union between the natural wooden design and the exposed light bulb. This fixture lends itself to numerous installations as a centrepiece, and even in a focal cluster the Teardrop transforms any space. Shop at www.hemmesphere.co.za
Durban Get It Magazine – February 2017Tina Beckbessinger loves life