With long afternoons spent on Pinterest, lifestyle blogs and reading the likes of The Gentlewoman and Kinfolk, we've got serious interior envy and a strong urge to give our homes a subtle update. We've certainly got a favoured aesthetic, with several key elements appearing over and over - so we've been thinking about the best way to incorporate these over the next few months.
So natural and simple, it's the best way to bring some warmth to a room. We're fans of natural hues and simple, mid-century style linear pieces. The best are functional and sturdy - dressers, tables and shelving that serve a purpose appropriate of the strength and longevity of wood. Pick up wooden furniture at flea markets, garage sales or on Trademe - it's usually going for super cheap.
The easiest way to make a room look lush, exotic and fresh. Bring some nature indoors and freshen the air. We love simple, cheap houseplants and mismatched pots. Easy to pick up at your local garden centre, just don't forget to water them!
Instantly adding space and light to a room, they're also a refreshingly simple alternative to pictures or posters. Antique mirrors are a great way of adding some character and history - and can usually be found for very cheap.
White Bed Linen
Looks expensive but doesn't have to be. In fact, the cheaper bed linen options often look the best in simple white. Not only is it a fresh and clean look, but it makes bedrooms look bigger and lets the other elements in the room (see above, of course) command interest.