STEP 1: Add some Citrus
This adds such a visual and textural element to a space. Place a collection of citrus fruits in large glass jars, vases or bowls for instant and natural colour. Not only will it give an area some ‘life” but this will also remind you to eat healthier. Remember: As the seasons change, swap the citrus out for apples and pumpkins too. Mr Price always has inexpensive yet simple and classy Jars, vases & bowls.
STEP 2: Become one with Mother Nature
Bring the outside in with freshly cut flowers, branches, river rocks, pinecones and whatever natural, organic elements you can find. You can add these to jars, tall glasses and even platters. This gives you and the family some time to be creative – you can even spray paint some of the harder elements and start a new colour theme. Not only does it bring in better energy, but it gives your home an edge with class.
STEP 3: Dust off Those Old Photographs
We live in an age where pictures are constantly being taken, from selfies, to family events – even our furry babies! You could dust off those old photographs and display them proudly. Hang them on your prominent walls – in living rooms, bedrooms and hallways. Or you could create your own gallery with some of your funniest and most favourite memories from your phone. This may also help remind you of how blessed you are to have such loving people in your life.
STEP 4: Bring out the containers and collections
Whether you’re an avid collector or simply have lovely and unique items, it makes no sense to keep them tucked away. Bring out the decorative dishes, bowls, pitchers, the muffin tins and rolling pins (whatever it is that you collect). Hang them together or group them up too. Instead of having candle holders scattered, place them together on a table – this may also help you find it all much easier when load shedding hits or you could go have some fun shopping for some new decorations.
STEP 5: Rearrange your furniture
This is one is the most simple and effective ways to feel like a brand-new person in a brand new home. You’ll be amazed at how different your space looks by simply moving a couch, a table, dresser or your bed. Your room may even end up feeling a little larger. It will certainly feel fresher and newer. Once that’s done, get yourself a game of 30 seconds, order some pizza and spend some time with your loved ones.