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24 cheap ways to decorate your home in South Africa

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So it’s that time of the year again, when you’re tired of your outdated and boring furniture and looking for ideas to amp up the living space in chic and elegant style for the year ahead. Well, in this homify feature, we included 24 gorgeous, colourful and trendy décor tips that are not only easy to include in your home, but affordable too. It just takes some creativity and imagination, but our professionals are sure to inspire you with these amazing tricks.

1. Pallet furniture

It’s cheap and easy to come by, a pallet coffee table will add an interesting décor element to your living room.

2. An original sofa

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It’s quirky and eclectic, to some, it may have just been an old car… to others it’s an awesome décor possibility.

3. Patio seating area

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For your friends, furry and otherwise of course.

​4. Move your furniture around

It’s a simple décor trick to give your home an instant new look, and it won’t cost you a thing!

5. Add interest to your walls

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You may have an old crockery set of sentimental value, but you’ve lost a few pieces along the way, why not use it as a shabby chic décor and stick them to the kitchen walls?

6. Repurpose old jugs

They can now become pretty vases or if you have a few of the same, use them as rustic table centre pieces.

7. Hanging vases

Reuse old tins as adorable hanging vases for your next outdoor party.

8. Glass jars for that hipster vibe

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It’s eco-friendly, elegant and affordable, now just to add some fresh flowers to every corner of the home.

9. Lamp it

Old glass jars work well as lamps for your home too.

10. Colourful books

As a bookworm, you probably have them all over the place, consider organising them by colour for an imaginative effect. Down with the Dewey decimal system!

11. Creative crates

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Utilise the internal parts of boxes and you could just end up with a fabulous storage unit.

12. Decorate an old ladder

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Opt to adorn that old wooden ladder with some flowers or plants vines, this will beautify the space with a garden atmosphere or how about using it as a unique library instead?

​13. Old books = New table

Use outdated books with a thick cover as a brilliant table.

14. Backdrops as black and whites

You may not like the old photographs from that vacation with the family, but the backdrop could just make for a sensational statement piece to decorate your wall.

15. Cosy up on the sofa

A textured blanket is a fascinating way to incorporate a cosy effect to your living room sofa.

16. Cushions

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Cushions are easily added to a room for comfort and style.

17. Use your walls

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Short on floor space? Then store your bike against the wall with some brackets and keep your layout practical.

18. DIY hangers

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There are so many awesome ideas to add hanging space from repurposed items, consider packaging lids, corks, pieces of wood and containers you no longer use.

19. Planter fireplace

Use a steel planter as a fireplace for your patio area… it's that easy!

20. Old coat rack garden

Recycle that old coat rack with a splash of paint and hang some pretty plants.

21. Decorate with lights

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Style the patio to its fullest potential with some elegant lighting for those evening social occasions.

22. Old trunk

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Don’t even think about dumping your grandma's old trunk, vintage décor has so much flair for the fascinating, so use it to store those family heirlooms and treasures.

23. Suitcase décor

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It’s becoming increasingly popular in industrial and shabby chic homes, make use of those outdated suitcases as brilliant bedside tables for that fancy atmosphere.

24. Log table

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Wooden logs make great tables or benches on your garden. Here are: 15 rustic homes that are striking on the outside and cosy on the inside

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