Organize your home

Every day is a great day to get your home organized. There are many ways to organize your home, here are a few tips that we have picked up along the way.

 

INFORMATION CENTER

 

Information centres where post, papers and magazines can be collected, prevent piles from collecting on flat surfaces. A great idea is to make this centre your entrance table as this is generally where things would get dumped.

Make your entrance table multi-functional with storage for older papers or spare keys. It isn’t enough to just have a table where these things are collected, include trays, boxes, pen holders. You will find that things have a designated spot and can be put away.

For example, keys that we all lose and have to search for before we go to work.

 

GALLERY WALL

 

We all love our picture frame collection, but it does take up surface area and can look unorganised. Consider wall mounting your pictures and creating a gallery wall instead. You are creating a feature out of your clutter but maintaining all the memories.

 

CABLE MANAGEMENT

 

One other major contributor to clutter, is the cabling that lies around. We all have it. There are many ways to hide these cables. For example, Multi plugs are made to mounted onto walls or even underneath your TV unit, sideboard or desk even. Cable management systems can be bought at most hypermarkets and prove to be very effective. Cables collect dust and look untidy when they lay around on the floor.

 

It can be daunting to organize your home but it is well worth it in the end. A clean, organized home is a good, happy home.

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If your home needs some help before it can be organized,

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

PENDANT, LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

We have have so many options these days with regards to types of lighting and styles. It can be daunting trying to choose where and how to install them. But lighting can do so much for a space if they are done well. 

Pendant lights give a room depth and shows design consideration. In new build project it is preferable for us to come on board at the start. This way we are able to allocate specific points and make sure the lighting in the space works from the start. We will give you an intentional space that was is designed for you.

There are times where we need to utilise the lighting that is existing. We can create an exciting new space by using what is there.

There is a light fitting for every room and style as well as design and person. We have spotted popular trends such as pendants as bedside lamps, as having pendants as bed side lamps can give the room a luxurious, hotel feel.

We are all so sued to the crystal and sparkly chandeliers but we now have modern and edgy yet still sophisticated chandeliers. These are being used to fill double volume spaces as features.

We should get rid of the standard lighting mentality, kick it up a notch and design a space with lighting that makes you feel good. 

If you get us on board on your project from the very beginning we can ensure that you get the lighting you want. Not the lighting that you have to settle for. 

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You deserve it!

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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ALL THINGS WOVEN AND WICKER

What exactly is wicker?

Apart from being a BEAUTIFUL material… “wicker furniture may be crafted out of different materials such as bamboo, straw and even rattan. Recently, synthetic materials are also being used for manufacturing wicker furniture.” – Homedit.com

Headboards

Why not add a bit of fun to your bedroom by using woven or wicker headboards? These beautifully handcrafted headboards are sure to make a feature out of any bedroom you use them in. If you are not a fan of the natural look, these headboards can always be painted. In any colour you desire! The following headboards are all different shapes and sizes, using different weaving techniques.

Seating

Indoors or outside: wicker is a wonderful material to use in your home. If treated in the right way, it may last for years upon years! Peacock chairs are stunning features and will too, make a feature in your home. “Although the origins of the Peacock Chair have been widely debated, most accounts trace the throne-like chair to Asia,” explains the book. “It is likely to have originated in the Philippines, which is why it is often referred to as the Manila or Philippine Chair.” – phaidon

Other Wicker Furniture

Putting together this blog post was awfully hard, as there are so many beautiful images out there. This last category is a mix of some of our other favourite ways of adding woven and wicker items to your space. Coffee and side tables, baskets, cabinets and wall art are just a few examples of how you can add this style to your space. We sure do love them all!

If you are dreaming of having a space like the above:

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

TIPS ON ART, MAKE IT WORK

Choosing and hanging art can be a daunting task and some questions that may immediately come to mind are; do the frames need to match? Does the art need to be similar? Do I need to hang them in a straight row? Where’s my level, do I even have a level??? (Insert panic attack and consequently putting off this project for another month)

Take a few deep breaths, step back and let me walk you through this, it’s not as hard as you may think.

 

Step 1 – Choosing your artwork:

 

This is the time to be a little carefree. Choose pieces that speak to you and catch your eye. This can be anything really; a beautiful landscape or portrait, an abstract painting or even photos of your family and loved ones. Choose pieces that you will want to appreciate every day when you see them in your space.

Here are some images of my favourite artist and her incredible watercolor paintings. An absolute dream of mine would be to have an original Agnes Cecile hanging in my home, a girl can dream!

 

        

 

Step 2 – Framing:

 

The frames don’t really need to match, you can have a real liquirice all sorts if that’s speaks true of your style.

Try a combination of paintings, photographs and quotes. This is a great way to add interest and also a way of introducing the different tones that tie in with your current decor.

 

        

 

But if you are a perfectionist then perhaps all one colour would be best.

 

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If they are all canvasses, even better, no frames required!

 

Step 3 – Some tips on hanging:

 

  • images can be hung in different ways and various areas of the home. Be it a blank wall, down a staircase or above a desk, sofa or server. You could even do a gallery wall down a passage. The options are endless.
  • there are also different ways to hang art. You can have them mounted to the wall, hanging from the dado rails or even sitting on a thin shelf.

         

 

  • a tip for playing around with placement. Cut a piece of paper to the size of each of your pieces, simply paste these to the wall with tape or prestic. This way you can move them around to the layout you want without drilling holes.
  • remember art is not limited to framed paintings. Be adventurous and add some artistic sculptures into the mix to create a feature.

 

           

 

I hope this this has helped and most of all left you feeling inspired to hang up all those beautiful art pieces you have been collecting rather than let them collect dust any longer.

 

Yours in design, Kirsty Badenhorst

( all images sourced from Pinterest featuring artist Agnes Cecile )