5 THRIFTY FIXES

House and Leisure Before and After - - HL EXPERT -

HL Decor Editor Leana Schoe­man’s five smart tips to trans­form your space us­ing items you al­ready own. It won’t cost you a cent!

Re­ar­range your art, play­ing with height

and per­spec­tive. Run­ning out of room on the walls? Utilise the floor space for a fresh vis­ual im­pact.

Turn a plain hall­way into a grand en­trance by bring­ing to­gether com­ple­men­tary col­lecta­bles in In­sta­gram-wor­thy eye-catch­ing dis­plays.

You’ll add more tex­ture when you layer throws, linens and fab­rics, not only in the bed­room but through­out the house.

‘Break the rules,’ says Leana. ‘Tap into your in­ner cre­ative and show­case fur­nish­ings you’ve grown tired of in new and un­ex­pected ways.’

A touch of green can liven up the home, and it’s

easy to do when you’ve got a gar­den – move big­ger planters in­side to cre­ate a ver­dant cor­ner

or place a del­i­cate branch in a large vase.

Dust off the an­tiques you in­her­ited from gran, paint them in a vi­brant colour and jux­ta­pose with mod­ern

pieces for a vintage-chic ef­fect.

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