I have been longing for a zebra print rug for ages and finally bought myself a large piece of canvas dropcloth and some Rust-Oleum Universal metallic in pure gold so that I can make my own zebra print rug.
If you are looking to put your home up for sale, staging a home is one of the ways to not only improve the value of a house, but also to 'set the stage' and make your home look more interesting to buyers.
A trend that is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners, especially with today's flexible paints, is to paint a design onto a rug or mat.
Looks like we're in for a cold winter, especially if Eskom plans to come through with the hinted-at power outages. Here are some tips on how to keep your home warm and cosy when it's cold outside.
Many homeowners tend to overlook how good mirrors look on a wall, especially when massed en-group. I admit that one large, framed mirror looks great but so does a whole group of mirrors. Here are some ideas for adding more mirrors to your home...
While adding colour doesn't actually add heat, it does make you feel warmer inside. With a power crisis in SA looming on the horizon this winter it's definitely an option to consider before plugging in a heater and using up what little resources we have.
If I had to come back as an interior designer, it would be as Candice Olsen. Not only does she make every single project look so easy - and achievable - but every room she touches has that undeniable 'candice glam' to it.
As we move into the colder months many homeowners are taking a closer look at their fireplace and how it's not a feature but more of an eyesore. A centrally positioned fireplace is one of the easiest ways to add a focal point - if it's attractive to look at...
Giving your living space a makeover it not just about slapping on a coat or two of paint. It's also about careful planning and putting together a budget that allows you to buy what you need, or put your DIY skills to good use and save a bit here and there to afford a few luxuries.
These types are projects are not done in a weekend but they are projects that can be done by a DIY enthusiast who is prepared to put in the time and effort.
You've bought or rented a new home and now you want to arrange the furniture. While it may come natural to some, not everyone has the talent for knowing what goes where.
Don't let a small space get your down when it comes to decorating. You can have just as much design fun - it's just about knowing when to stop. Learn to use colour to visually enlarge a small space and mix patterns and textures with panache to customise your small space.
There was a time when a chair was just a chair. Now a chair is a trendy decor accessory that is available in hundreds of shapes, styles and fabrics.
While decorating a small space such as a bedsitter might have its limitations, with clever planning and by making use of available resources, there is no reason why a small bedsitter, flat or apartment can look just as good as a large one !
A great sofa or sectional lounge suite should help set the tone for a room - but first it has to fit through the door. If your space has narrow doorways, tight stairs or other architectural obstacles, try a sectional sofa.
I have come across some wonderfully modern ideas using basic macramé techniques. When you think that all you need is a couple of balls of string or twine to make these designs, macramé is a very affordable way to add unique decor items to a home.
If you thought hand made rugs were old fashioned and boring... think again. Gandia Blasco crafts a range of rugs that are casual, comfortable and contemporary. The hand made rugs and poufs are Inspired by traditional knit motifs in a neutral or bright colour palette.
Marie Burgos Design offers insight into how a studio apartment or open plan living space can be beautifully decorated and defined. This studio apartment defines luxurious yet is a practical and affordable design that any apartment dweller can achieve.
With so many options to choose from, installing flooring is a difficult decision to make, but one best left to the homeowner.