Every homeowner knows how difficult it can be to keep up with the latest interior design trends. With contemporary style changing on what seems like a daily basis, not only is it a constant effort to stay current, it can be extremely expensive too.
But we believe style doesn’t have to break the budget, provided you shop smart and choose pieces that are either timeless enough to endure changing trends, or affordable enough to be replaced periodically. For the sake of you bargain hunters out there, we’re profiling some of the latter, with chic, stylish pieces that you can pick up at a price that will suit nearly any budget.
Woven Round Mirror – Mr Price Home (R1 300)
Statement mirrors are in right now, and this gorgeous piece with basket weave detailing is the kind of décor element that will spruce up nearly any space. Measuring in at 90cm, it’s large enough to serve as a focal point in most rooms, without being too big to fit nearly anywhere you prefer. Furthermore, at R1 300, it’s very reasonably priced.
Geo Embroidery scatter cushion – Woolworths (R399)
We’ll admit, we have a thing for geometric patterns, and they just so happen to be one of the biggest interior design trends at the moment! If you’re looking for a simple, commitment-free way to jump on board this trend train, scatter cushions are a perfect starting point. This understated piece from Woolies comes in neutral colours with subtle patterning for a classy aesthetic that should suit any style effortlessly.
Terrarium Square Succulent – @Home (R299)
Indoor plants aren’t just a pleasure to look at, they also have a whole range of physical, mental and psychological benefits – oh, and did we mention they’re also really trendy right now? But don’t worry if you’ve never had much of a green thumb, succulents are extremely hardy and amongst the easiest plants to take care of, and this cute terrarium from @Home is the perfect starter plant for your indoor forest!
Round Mirror Tray – Home etc. (R399)
The quintessential display tray, this piece is perfect for arranging other smaller decorative pieces to create a sense of depth and distorted perspective. We recommend placing it in an outside lounge or dining area, with an assortment of plants and candles for a truly magical, bohemian effect.