Life & Style Weekend - - HOME - WORDS: TRACEY HORDERN

I ad­mit I’m one of those nerds who gen­uinely loves a good home hack, es­pe­cially if it adds style and costs lit­tle. Fol­low­ing are some of my per­sonal favourite style hacks that I have ei­ther picked up on or im­ple­mented this year.

The pil­low­case hack

This neat trick has caught on uni­ver­sally. No more search­ing the linen cup­board to find a com­plete set. Once washed, just place your sheets and one pil­low­case, neatly folded to fit in the sec­ond pil­low­case.

The bed­head makeover

There are a few easy ways to change the look of your bed­head. The first – and most sim­ple – is by hang­ing a piece of fabric that you love over the bed­head. An­other strat­egy is to paint the bed­head with chalk paint and then add some up­hol­stery tacks to com­plete the look. This style hack also works for other pieces of up­hol­stered fur­ni­ture, such as chairs.

Up-style the front door

To stylishly up­grade your front door, place a ceil­ing medal­lion at the cen­tre or side de­pend­ing where the door han­dle is placed. You can paint the medal­lion the same colour as the door or a dif­fer­ent colour for an even more dra­matic look.


Bar trol­leys are com­pletely on trend, but they can of­ten be ex­pen­sive. An af­ford­able op­tion for these can be found in most ma­jor stores. Trol­leys are also an ef­fec­tive place to store chil­dren’s toys, bath­room or laun­dry ac­ces­sories and can be used in the garage to store car prod­ucts.

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