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Home décor tips for the DIY-er in you

How do you make your space look its best while reflecting your personal sense of style? Do it well and you’ll end up with a comfortable, happy home.

If your home is due for a design update but you are a little lost for ideas, with a little inspiration and good planning you can introduce some new elements that’ll liven up and make for a comfortable and contemporary living space. Start with these design trends, and then see what else inspires you. 

Natural living and natural materials

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As with fashion, a house can become dated, especially when it comes to building materials and installations. And with the world focusing more on sustainability and environmentally friendly construction, more people are exploring themes of longevity and responsibility. Look for materials like natural woods, stonework, and bamboo to create a natural ambience, while still looking modern and adding warmth.

Marble is your fabulous friend

Marble is naturally gorgeous and fits in with lots of surroundings. Bold, heavy and rugged, with large slabs added to interiors, is trending in a big way. It makes for a beautiful flooring option in gathering areas, and gives surfaces a texture that’s smooth and soft to the touch while giving the space an added sense of grandeur.

Innovative art

As if home décor wasn’t already a great way to express yourself, placing and hanging pieces of art around the house is a smart, low-effort way to show off your style. Art doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant – showing off your child’s school drawings or a historical masterpiece adds flair to any space and truly makes it your own.

Become a plant parent

A trend that has been on the uptick for a while has people embracing plant life. Plants in the house are becoming more popular, whether they are sitting in pots on the floor or hanging from the ceiling. Popular house plants such as philodendrons, succulents and polka dot plants make for attractive additions that are also easy to look after and maintain.

Let the natural light in

It’s so important to get your daily dose of sunlight and ensure your living areas are well lit – especially with all the house plants you’ll have about the place! Not only are there health benefits, but maximising natural lighting in the home can result in improved heat generation during the winter months and less dependency on artificial lighting, which will lower your electricity usage. Building solutions such as skylights and glass doors can help make this possible, but so can simple fixes like removing window coverings and moving furniture away from light sources.

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