Sharing a home? Here's how to make your space your own for under R500 - with velvet


Velvet has made a huge comeback this winter. Not just when it comes to fashion but also in the décor space. 

Lize Viljoen who is the senior furniture buyer for @Home says, "The abundance of velvet is one of the most prominent trends right now". Especially in jewel tones.

She adds that you may want to offset "the softness of a neutral home interior palette," by using bold, brave colours on both walls and furniture pieces. The idea here is that "bold pigments in soft velvets create a striking contrast to moody interiors." 

Here are a few of our recommendations: 

1. Cushions

Start small if you're not allowed to change the colour of your walls or have little money to spend on bigger furniture pieces

Blush pink Square Velvet Scatter Cushion

For R 129,95 at Mr Price Home

Hotel Collection blue Valentia flocked scatter cushion

For R 125,75 at Boardmans.

Velvet Chair Pad

If you have a plain chair in your room that needs colour, buy this one at Mr Price Home for R 129,99.  

2. Lamp shades

These are another great way to add a different feel and texture to your room without making any big changes.

Grey Catalan silver lamp shade

For R 369,95 at Boardmans

Velvet drum lamp shade

For R 259,99 at Mr Price

3. Throws and blankets

Go bolder with a lovely throw or blanket to make your space feel cosy. Choose a colour that resonates with you and your personality.

Velvet sherpa blanket

For R 399,99 at Mr Price Home.

If you want to go all out then try go for a duvet cover. 

Private Collection multi colour velvet stripe duvet cover

For R 449,95 at Boardmans

And if you can splurge a little more, try this one from Mr Price Home for R 599, 99. 

Blush pink velvet duvet set.

How have you made your space your own? We would love to see - share pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter or mail us.

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