Highfields' Own - - Home Living -

Don’t you love an easy dec­o­ra­tor fix? Some­thing you can switch, change up or im­prove with­out too much blood, sweat or tears. I’m ab­so­lutely all for it.

The best part about all of th­ese easy style hacks is that they don’t cost much ei­ther. So not only do they re­quire almost no el­bow grease, but your bank ac­count is go­ing to love you.

1. Paint your bench­top. Re­ally.

Been look­ing at your bench for ages now, wish­ing it would some­how trans­form into the marble coun­ter­top of your dreams?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s not go­ing to hap­pen. What you can do, though, is give your bench­top a new lease on life us­ing paint – and have it look just as stylish.

Sim­ply pop to the hard­ware store and buy a coun­ter­top trans­for­ma­tion kit from Rust-oleum. It goes on smooth and the look lasts for ages.

2. Slap on some re­mov­able wall­pa­per

The key word here (for those of you scared of wall­pa­per) is re­mov­able.

There’s an awe­some Aussie re­tailer called Luxe Walls that stocks tonnes of wall­pa­per de­signs that go up eas­ily and peel off your walls with­out leav­ing any dam­age.

It’s one of the eas­i­est ways to give wall­pa­per a go and change the look of your room, all with­out any risk.

3. Cover a can­vas in your fave fab­ric

If you’re in love with pretty ma­te­ri­als, don’t just buy them and keep them locked away in a cup­board, hop­ing you’ll one day get the mo­ti­va­tion to make a cush­ion.

In­stead, grab a cheap can­vas and cover it in a pat­terned fab­ric. All you need is a sta­ple gun, the can­vas and the fab­ric.

4. Pimp the wall above your bed

The wall above your bed is prime styling real es­tate. But so often peo­ple don’t think be­yond hav­ing a pho­to­graph or art­work in this zone.

For­get the tra­di­tional and try plac­ing a macrame wall hang­ing in this spot to cre­ate your own dra­matic bed­head. You could also in­stall a thin shelf and dis­play plants here, or opt to place a se­ries of wall de­cals on the wall to cre­ate a graphic vis­ual mo­ment.

You could also hang fairy lights above the bed­head, a light box dis­play­ing a daily quote of your choice, or even a juju hat to in­tro­duce more tex­ture.

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