C&G’s Guide to Home Improvements Under $300

A few months ago, your house was just your living space. Now it’s an office, classroom, gym… the list goes on! As we spend more time at home, it’s only natural we want to move things around and freshen up our space. Luckily, there are plenty of simple changes we can implement without dipping too much into our savings. This latest C&G blog lists some great ideas for reinvigorating your space!

Rug up!

Rugs and throws are the most understated statement pieces! They can add the perfect pop of colour or invoke a newfound sense of cosiness. A good throw will also keep you warm once Winter arrives. Check out this list from Homes To Love for a number of gorgeous options at a variety of prices. We’re a big fan of the Elwood Sage Velvet throw from Adairs!

Become a plant parent.

As we spend more time at home, it’s important to reconnect with the natural world. People have always appreciated plants for their beauty and wellbeing benefits, so it’s no surprise they are a popular choice for those living in isolation. Fortunately, unless you’re after a large and rare species, plants and their pots skew on the affordable side. Bayside locals can check out POP Wilder in St Kilda, Bay Road Nursery in Sandringham or Bayside Gardenworld in Elwood. They’re all open to answer your questions and offer contact-free delivery!

Beautify your bathroom.

It’s no secret that we spend a considerable amount of time in our bathrooms – we freshen ourselves up for the day and freshen down before going to bed. So it makes sense our environment should reflect that. Beautifying your bathroom can be as simple as swapping out old towels, or transferring your shampoo and conditioner into non-branded coloured bottles. Picking a colour scheme and matching your accessories will give your bathroom a fabulous facelift! If you need more ideas, check out this article from Style Curator.  Take a look at South Village Trading in Elwood for some beautiful essentials to get you started.

Get creative with storage.

Storage is a home stylist’s best kept secret. So much is happening at home, it’s bound to become a little messy and cluttered. This could be your chance to get creative with your storage solutions – perhaps adding some display shelves or investing in a new bookshelf? Corner shelves are also great at filling up negative space while doubling as space for books, photographs, plants or decorations. If your space is limited, consider console or side tables. Many designs are storage-friendly and come with pull-out drawers or in-built baskets. Place a candle, vase, or an accessory tray on top for a brand new look.




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