Seating, storage and more solutions for your favourite space to kick back
Photography: Frances Marais | Styling: Charl Edwards
Don’t rush to furnish your living space: you’ve got all the time in the world to build up your collection of decor, and in the meantime a minimal space looks more considered – like you’re someone who’s got their life together. Now that you know there’s no shame in a sparse space, start off with key investments and then add interest with affordable pieces like cushions, throws and plants.
Rugs and mats add warmth to a room – both literally and in the sense that it adds colour and texture to your space. Choose a classic pattern that adds interest but that you won’t get tired of.
Lighting pieces that have a handcrafted look are more affordable than you think and add interest to your home. Look out for lamps and hanging pendants with rope details, metallic accents and paint-dipped parts.
Want to experiment with a pattern, print or texture that you’re pretty sure that you love? This is the place to do it, and you can swap out cushion covers between seasons.
When it comes to finishing touches, think multifunctional: Baskets look good in every room and keep your space tidy as you stack up everything from magazines to phone chargers, and a favourite throw or blanket over the top.