Few touches can make a big difference so give your home a spruce up with these DIY styling tips. Instantly perk up your space without breaking the bank.
Use your backyard for accessories
Introducing organic elements like flowers and herbs add a beautiful dimension to a room. You don’t need to spend a lot of money at the florist to achieve this. Just go to your backyard or garden, clip a few branches or stems, bind them with some twine and put them in a vase. This will make the room come alive instantly.
Add a throw
Throws add pattern, colour and warmth to any room. A bright, pretty throw over the couch or a high back chair can be a simple upgrade. If you have a chaise lounge, try draping the throw on the corner of the edge of your seat cushion. This will help create a spot to read or power nap.
Pile on the pillows
Pop some colour with bright and beautiful throw pillows. Use two pairs of pillows that use contrasting patterns and colors. Try using a large decorative pillow on a small seating area to deliver a bold statement or a throw cushion with bursts of pattern against a beige couch.
Accessorise your coffee table
Start with an anchoring piece. Stacking books of varying heights, arranging them by colour or using orchids, scented candles and bowls are a great starting point to add style to your coffee table and create visual interest to the space. You could also try adding in a tray which can be easily moved to an ottoman if required.
Move furniture away from the walls
This will make the seating spaces feel closer, make the room more cozy and inviting and let light and air flow around it.
Have a table lamp in the kitchen
This will make the kitchen feel more like an extension of the living room and less like a functional space.