Can’t affor dafull- blown home renovation? Try these simple tips to give your humble abode a new look and feel.
SWITCH UP YOUR DINING TABLE
This instant game-changing move works because the dining table is usually the focal point in a room. Consider the sleek Mactans 7pcs Tempered Glass Extendable Dining Set from Novena ($599; UP $1,398), which comes with matching chairs.
SPRUCE UP SMALL KITCHEN ITEMS
Start a craft project and custom-make cute labels for your mason jars and containers with the LR5E Tepra Lite Label Printer from Stationery Superstore ($79).
CREATE A VERSATILE SPACE
...by changing out a large piece of furniture such as your sofa. Pick one in a neutral hue, then pile on colourful accessories such as throws and cushions, which can be easily changed. The easy-to-match Fresco Two-Seater Fabric Sofa from Barang Barang ($749; UP $1,499) fits the bill nicely.
ADD A SPLASH OF COLOUR
A floral table centrepiece will instantly brighten up any home. Ask your florist to mix bright blooms with greens, like this calla lily table arrangement from Blossoms Cellar ($150).
TRANSFORM YOUR PATIO
Take it from meh to wow with a statement piece such as the Venus Hanging Chair from Natural Living ($1,199; UP $2,399). Add some planters, kick back and it’ll be like you’re relaxing at the park.
AND IF ALL ELSE FAILS...
...get a new mattress – at the very least, you’ll wake up refreshed every morning. A good choice: the EcoFlex mattress from Slumberland (from $2,598, UP $3,997, for a single-size mattress), a 13-inch-thick, 100 per cent natural-latex-andpalm- oil-based foam mattress that boasts the brand’s signature QuadroFlex Hybrid Springs system.