Jazz up your home for a fraction of the price

Photography, fashion and art books are great for ideas around the home and for cutting out pics!

I found this pic of Johnny Depp and Kate Moss on ebay for $15, and stuck it in a frame from Country Road – Total cost $65

Can’t afford to decorate your place with that print that you’ve been hanging to put up (pardon the pun)? Well, here are some some styling tips for around the home that won’t cost you a fortune.

1. Buy a reasonably priced photography or art book, cut out your fave pics and frame them. I came across this idea in Rachel Zoe’s Style A to Zoe guide. As the fabulous Zoe says in the book, “Great photography is great photography, whether it’s an autographed print or not.”

I love Harper’s Bazaar 10 Years of Fashion – at only $39.95 you can find some great images to jazz up your walls, or it’s great as it is on the coffee table.

2. Pick up a cheap print from ebay and buy a nice frame to hang it in.

3. Head down to your local market, op shop or antique store. You’ll be amazed what you can find.

4. Buy a canvas and some cheap paints from the art store and paint your own. Pick a few key colours that go with your place, or reflect your personality. If you’re not overly artistic – keep it simple and stick to solid blocks of colour to brighten up your home.

5. Get a funky frame (or framing device like below) and hang your fave postcards. Alternatively, frame them individually or all together in a large frame.

6. Pick images that you like. It doesn’t matter whether you know art or not. Stick to what you know and love, not what you ‘think’ others will like.

7. Have fun with it… and remember, if you no longer like it – you haven’t spent a fortune, so you can always change it later.

Turtle xox

I’ve collected these postcards on my travels, from friends and promotions. Total cost approx. $25

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