10 cheap ways to brighten your home

10 cheap ways to brighten your home

Refresh your home for the new season with these cute finds under $50.

By Hannah Doody | 4th March 2015

Changing your home décor can reinvigorate you and your space, and doesn’t have to break the bank.

And now that we have kissed goodbye to long summer days, there’s all the more reason to bring the heat indoors!

Deck out your digs with these 10 cheap ways to brighten your home:

Astro turf

Bring a little bit of outdoors inside with an astro turf rug. Not only is green the Feng Shui colour of renewal and fresh energy, synthetic turf from Bunnings will set you back just $28.97 per square metre.

Cushions

Bright printed cushions will lift a neutral sofa or bedspread. Pineapple prints have been having an extended moment right now so why not opt for these screen-printed covers from Two Vines Designs.

Art prints

These geometric-inspired prints from Studio Cockatoo can be custom made to A4 or A3 size and will make a great feature piece on any white wall.

Pot plants

A plant or two will liven up any living space. Choose succulents or cacti for low-maintenance greenery, or for even less maintenance, choose fake plants in funky pots like these from Typo and Kmart!

Furniture

Add a pop of colour to your room with this functional side table, only $29 from Kmart.

Cheap ways to brighten your home

Clockwise from top left: Yellow pineapple cushion $34, www.etsy.com, Flamingo art print $20, www.studiocockatoo.com.au, Gold circle pot $10, www.kmart.com.au, Typo cement potted cactus $14.95, www.cottonon.com, 2 tone yellow side table $29, www.kmart.com.au, Virring rug $14.99 www.ikea.com, Macaw art print $20, www.studiocockatoo.com.au, Pressed glass tumbler $12, www.urbanoutfitters.com, Ampersand light $40, www.target.com.au, Solas Deco bowl in mint $34.95, www.freedom.com.au, Geo terrarium $44, www.urbanoutfitters.com.au.

Rug

A bright circular patterned rug is a super-easy way to add colour, especially if you don’t have the time for a full-blown redecoration.

Glasses

These cute vintage-inspired glass tumblers from Urban Outfitters are perfect for mixing and matching on your table.

Lighting

Add some cool vintage charm to your space with this ampersand LED light. Choose from vibrant red or charcoal for a more industrial look.

Bowls

This bright bowl from Freedom is both functional and cool in an on trend mint tone and perfect for adding interest to a neutral table setting.

Terrariums

These mini ecosystems are super easy to maintain and will jazz up your space. This geometric terrarium from Urban Outfitters will look great on your desk or on a coffee table.

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Article by Hannah Doody

Hannah is a former journalist at Style Magazines. When she is not exploring new parts of the world, you will find her at music festivals, or on her eternal quest for the best breakfast in Brisbane.