Even if you only have a small budget, you can still transform your home into a peaceful retreat – away from the clutter and chaos…

Home make-overs don’t have to cost thousands of rands. Decorating and turning your home into a comfortable, peaceful retreat can happen over time. Start with one room and work your way through the house until you’ve done a complete transformation.

This could take place over months or even years:

  • Save a little of your annual bonus for new linen, or a handy shelf
  • Keep all of your loose change in a tin and empty it out once every six months – use the money to buy colourful accessories such as cushions and curtains
  • Ask friends and family to contribute towards vouchers for home décor stores for your birthday/Christmas every year
  • Clear away some clutter by selling some of your old stuff (clothing, extra furniture, sports equipment, electronics) and use the money to invest back into your home

Here are 7 of our favourite affordable furniture pieces from Mr Price Home:

*prices correct at the time of publishing

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1.      Printed Protea Pouffe (R899)

Put your feet up, relax with a glass of wine and a good book, and add some colour to your life with this elegant printed Protea pouffe. Best of all?  No assembly required.