Monday, 14 June 2010
Cheap Chic - Part I
Here we are, at last, the first installment of Cheap Chic! I'm jumping around the book a bit selecting ideas that resonate with me and I think would be interesting to share.
This week none of these pretty interior design ideas cost a cent, unless you count the shelves (if you don't have some already) they are purely based on using what you already have!
1. I love this idea. Colour arranging books. I colour arrange my wardrobe which no one but me sees so why not colour arrange my favourite reads? This idea just requires a bit of organisation and patience.
Unless you're a complete book worm though I challenge anyone to be able to achieve quite the rainbow effect above but even different shades of red, brown, black, cream, orange can look just as nice!
In fact the penguin classics that have recently come out at an affordable $10 each would look great as they're all orange and cream with the same design.
2. Displaying existing mismatching china on your wall. Always a winner, saves you having to wallpaper, paint or fret about filling the space with more typical accessories such as mirrors and paintings. Also all those saved plates that didn't smash or vintage finds can now find a home. For me I just need a pretty display shelf and license to do it! :-)
3. Hanging bright, fun, colourful clothes on rails outside your wardrobe or even on the wall, window or door if you like! They're so pretty why hide them?
4. Matching effect with a practical storage solution, store your shoes, boots, slippers on shelves or racks to create a feature instead of shoving them into cupboards and under beds (yes I do this, tut tut).
I hope you found these ideas interesting. As I always say to friends, family (and anyone who'll listen) and truly believe, you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to accessorising your home not your wallet!!