By NICKY CHAMP
Confession: I am crap at decorating.
People often assume that because I turn up to work, and social functions in a semi-presentable state that my home must be an immaculate treasure trove of stylish goods.
At any one time, my living room looks like a unicorn vomited mismatched cushions and stained furniture. More times than not I catch up with friends in cafes or parks because I’m too embarrassed about the state of my house.
I’ve tried to follow the advice often touted in interiors magazines that if you buy what you love, your home will somehow magically come together reflecting your personal style. But as it turns out, everything I love doesn’t look good together.
I love gold sequin cushions, bright pink accents, nautical lamps, recycled furniture and copper everything. When combined it looks like I chose my homewares while blindfolded and possibly drunk.
If this sounds like your place too then read on because I’ve found a way to revamp your lounge room or outdoor area for less than $30. Yes, $30 – that’s unheard of in the land of interiors.
I recently visited my local Trade Secret store, and much to my delight discovered they also dabble in interior goods. Even more to my delight, I discovered an entire wall dedicated to cushions.