Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Adding modern flair to your room - on a limited budget.

We’re all trying to pinch pennies these days, and this causing some people to think about scaling back efforts to modernize their décor - which is understandable given that a lot of designer modern furniture pieces can be quite expensive. The good news is there are ways to create a contemporary theme without having to spend much, so let's take a look at a couple of ways how you can redesign on a budget.
A great way to spruce up your décor is to invest in a designer piece you really love. One striking item can upgrade a whole room. A friend told me about his new designer espresso machine yesterday, saying: "It really makes an impact - the whole kitchen looks like new...like a make-over by just changing one little thing!" ...it also makes great coffee.

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The Fatboy Marimekko Unikko Cobalt Beanbag would definitely make a statement in a modern interior. It features Marimekkos bold classic floral patterning (one of my favourites), is comfy and even has an easy-to-clean nylon exterior. It's also extremly versatile... At 70” x 55” it is large and stable enough to act as a cost-effective alternative to a chair or couch. You can even use it as a makeshift bed!

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(photos: allmodern.com)

Pillows are an inexpensive and effective way to change or complement the look of a room. You can play with moods and even change your pillow covers according to the season. While there are plenty of options out there, I like the Chocolate Dots Pillow by Dwell Studio for its playful appearance and its complimentary color patterning...it also reminds me of milk and cookies, which is always a good thing. (It would be cute in a contemporary nursery, too.)

Other inexpensive ways to spruce up your room include candle holders, wall art and vases. Remember - sometimes the smallest accessories can go a long way in changing the theme of a room. And they can easily be changed if you grow tired of a particular look.

4 comments:

Yoli said...

I love your new header! Thank you for the tips.

:::fräulein herz said...

what a great find - i'm a big fan of your tips, you always meet my taste!!! Thank you :-)

lisa s said...

that pillow is fab....

Anke said...

So glad you enjoyed this, ladies! :)

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