Home decor without the hassle

The Internet and online buying has brought about a change in the way we design our home interiors. While previously limited to hiring a professional interior designer, or spending countless hours searching for those perfect items, the Internet makes the process easier and far less hassle.



Nowadays you can buy almost anything online, from customised wall art to designer furniture and decor accessories. And although you may pay slightly more for designer items, buying online allows you to shop around for the best prices to decorate your home the way that you want to.

Although buying online is a new trend for South Africans, many reputable and well-known stores are taking the trend seriously. First to take online shopping to a new level, Pick n Pay has been offering customers online convenience for quite a few years. Now we have stores such as Mr Price Home, Sheet Street, and Woolworths taking the initiative, and there are sure to be many more that follow.

Here are just a few of the home decor basics that you can shop around for:

* Decor accessories
Now you can shop online for seasonal decor, what's hot and trendy, or find the right accesories for your home without traipsing from shop to shop. Perhaps you need a framed mirror or picture frames for a wall gallery to add a finishing touch to a living space.

If you are looking for something unique - a one-of-a-kind piece - for your home, you can consider having custom wall art printed. You will find online printing that offers a range of options from canvas prints to vinyl stickers.



* Window treatments
The Internet provides plenty of inspiration for when it comes to choosing the right window treatments for your home. As the trend for online shopping increases you will find more manufacturers and suppliers offering a wide scope of services.

Blinds Direct.co.za offer online shoppers a way to have blinds custom made to fit even the most awkward windows. While home decor stores carry a range of blinds, curtains and accessories for standard window sizes. All you need is a tape measure and an idea to create custom window treatments to fit any home decor.

* Lighting

Whether you are looking for energy-saving lighting, or for light fittings that will add an element of sophistication or charm to a living space, you will find plenty of online options to choose from.

A simple online search can yield plenty of options for customising your home lighting. Even if you don't like the idea of buying your lighting online, you can still browse manufacturer websites until you find what you like - without having to leave home!

* Soft furnishings
Decorating a home with neutral colours allows you to swap soft furnishings such as cushions, rugs and throws to suit the seasons or trends. Far easier than driving around and wasting petrol, simply click onto your favourite store and see what colours and textures are trending right now.

Smart online searching can help you create exactly the home decor look you desire and will definitely save you a lot of time and energy.