It's a wonder what a new splash of paint can do to transform a room. But you needn't paint your entire living room. Save that extra cash for decor elements instead and paint just one feature wall in your living room. The top colours for winter 2020 are champagne, navy blue, olive green, deep red and charcoal. Pick one of these bold colours to spruce up your feature wall or invest in a wallpaper in similar colours. Make sure that this colour will match your existing furnishings, as you do not want to have to purchase a whole new set of chairs and curtains.
You may want to consult with a paint specialist too, to find the best quality paint for your wall. Visit Builders Warehouse in store to find a consultant or browse through their online paint selection to find what you're after. Their online paint calculator is super helpful when it comes to figuring out exactly how much paint you will need to get the job done. You can also check out their blog for helpful tips and tricks on all things paint and decor.
Nothing says luxury comfort like scatter cushions and lush throws. Deck out your living space with a few of these added touches of class this winter. Don't be afraid to mix and match when it comes to the size and pattern of your cushions. Just remember to stick within your colour palette and your upgraded living room will come together in no time.
We love @Home's range of scatter pillows and throws. Spoil yourself a little by investing in a couple of their luxury velvet cushions and a mink throw for your sofa. It's these small added accents that can take your living space from dull to daring. Plus, you'll be kept nice and snug throughout the chilly season.
Liven up your living space with welcoming scents this winter. Whether you choose to place a few scented candles around the room or a reed diffuser, this simple element can make your living room feel a whole lot more inviting. Seeing as its winter, steer clear of fresh, flowery smells and try out rich, woody scents instead. We personally adore the smell of a cinnamon scented candle burning, but you may consider sandalwood, lavender or sage instead. Not only will your home smell lovely, but these scents can help boost your mood and ensure better sleep during the winter months.
Mr Price Home is the place to go for spectacular scents on a budget. Their candle sets and holders are stylish without the added price tag. Order yourself an assortment for your living room through their online store. They have a number of promotions on home decor items and fragrances this winter. Get your hands on 4 for 3 fragrance or candle specials while stocks last!
You only need one piece of statement furniture in a room to make an impact. This winter, gift yourself with a new quirky coffee table. Industrial-style furniture is back this season, bringing chic lines and a minimalist feel to your living space. If you are lucky enough to live in a trendy Joburg loft space or an open concept living space, this is the ideal item of furniture to add to your lounge area or TV room. Just be sure to pick something with enough weight and stature to stand up to your new chunky cushions and lush winter throws.
Small businesses need your help during these trying times. Show your support by exploring Hello Pretty - a local online marketplace where buyers and sellers meet. Here you can find a superb variety of homeware and decor items, including handcrafted coffee tables. We adore this retro coffee table by Kurve Designs. With its functional book nook and vintage touches, it's the perfect addition to any living space in need of a makeover.
Bring the outside indoors this winter by introducing greenery to your living space. A touch of nature can truly transform a dull space into something magical. Indoor plants also increase oxygen levels in your home, improving both your physical and mental well-being. Clear out cluttered areas of your living space to make room for a few ferns, Monsteras or low maintenance succulents. If you've got a green thumb, consider nurturing a pretty orchid this winter. You can transplant it to your garden once spring rolls around, but for now it will provide a delicate touch and fresh fragrance to your living area.
There are many wonderful garden centres and nurseries located around Johannesburg. Visit your nearest one to find what you need to up the green space inside your home. But if it's orchids you are after, simply pop into your closest Woolworths store or check out their plant range online. Their orchids come with detailed care instructions to ensure your growing success.
Good luck redecorating!
This entertainment venue hosts some awesome parties, including lifestyle, food, dinners and major music events, to name a few.
Whether you want to sit back and enjoy the sounds of jazz or are looking for an upbeat motivation session, you will find it at The Goodluck Bar. Just keep an eye out on their social media pages to stay informed about their latest news and events.
Address: 1Fox Junction, 14 Alexander Street, Ferreiras Dorp, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
The Living Room is by far the greenest venue that we have seen thus far.
Hidden away on a rooftop in Maboneng, this venue offers a unique concept that brings together a rooftop, nature, spectacular views of the city and a lovely ambience. From the moment you walk in, you will be captivated by the greenery and setting, offering the perfect location for sundowners.
The Living Room welcomes you to relax, take in the beautiful melting sun and enjoy the scenic views while sipping on a cold one.
Address: Maboneng Precinct, Main Change Building, 24 Kruger Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
The Queens Street Events Venue is situated in Modderfontein and has become a favourite for people who want to have a great time and explore different things.
They host dinners, night light events, movie viewings, picnics and so much more. The Queens Street Events Venue is one of the coolest venues in the city.
Address: Queens Street, Modderfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Randlords is an upmarket venue in the city that is known for its immaculate taste and exclusivity.
This rooftop venue is situated in Braamfontein and has become the spot for enjoying sundowners while watching the sun set over the city.
Address: 22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Do you know of any other unique must-visit venues in the city? Let us know about them in the comments section below!
Paul's Homemade Ice Cream and Living Room present a Halloween fright night unlike any other. A Halloween Murder Mystery featuring nine epic courses of Paul's delicious ice cream! Paired with your choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, this is a must for Halloween fanatics and ice cream lovers.
With a carefully curated storyline, accompanied by Paul's hand-crafted menu, this Murder Mystery evening will take you on a journey to uncover the guilty murder suspect. Each person will be presented with a character beforehand to familairise themselves with their role in this culinary crime. Don't miss out on the fun, fright and indulgence!
There will be four murder mystery evenings:
Monday, 28 October 2019 and Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 18:30 - 22:00.
Monday, 04 November 2019 and Tuesday, 05 November 2019 at 18:30 - 22:00.
Living Room, 20 Kruger St 5th Floor, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R889 per person. Book yours online via Quicket.
Visit their website for more information, or follow their social media pages:
Facebook - facebook.com/paulshomemadeicecream
Twitter - twitter.com/Ice_Cream_King
Instagram - instagram.com/Paulshomemadeicecream
Details: [email protected] | 011 485 0104
The Spaza Art Gallery is a very eclectic and unique space where artists and public alike gather. Located in Troyeville, the NPO showcases up-and-coming artists. The quirkiness of this gallery makes for amazing photographs and content, both inside and out. Just make sure you support the artists as well.
Okay, hands down, this has to be my FAVOURITE place on this list. If you're looking for a French countryside Manor-house vibe, Morrell's Boutique Venue is for you! Many are familiar with the wedding venue, but just down the road, you'll find their restaurant where you can have lunch. This place screams luxury, but trust me when I say that your pictures will be AMAZING! The lush garden is the perfect place for a photo-op. Just watch out for the chickens occasionally roaming around.
The Living Room in Maboneng is one of the best places to go to for content. This rooftop bar offers splendid views of Johannesburg, so you couldn't ask for a better backdrop. And don't even get me started on the concrete jungle feel of it. It's completely inundated with plants, which gives it concrete jungle vibes truly worthy of an urban oasis.
Some restaurants make great backdrops for content. Workshop 55 is one of those restaurants. The restaurant, 55, has a quirky nature, which is very aesthetically pleasing. Think 1930s Miami, with an added whimsical touch. Don't be afraid to enjoy a cocktail too.
Nature and landscapes are nearly unbeatable when you are looking for the perfect background for your photo content. Add a few sculptures in the mix and you have perfection! The Nirox Sculpture Park is open to visitors every weekend to enjoy. The park was a commercial trout breeding and fishing farm, which was transformed into a unique platform for the exhibition of outdoor sculptures and installations. With all this at hand, add a little creativity and you could have amazing content.
Honestly, the Beechwood Gardens are absolutely beautiful. This three and a half acre tranquil sanctuary is on a private residence, so it's not readily available, but once every season, they open up the gates to the garden for a market. Check out their Facebook page for their next event, so you don't miss out on this breathtaking scenery.
Okay so when you talk about a view, you probably think Nortcliff Hill! This location has the best view of Johannesburg. Beware, it is a little hike up the hill, but it's definitely worth it! You'll definitely feel like you're on top of the world.
If you haven't been to the Keyes Art Mile yet, what are you waiting for!? Located in Rosebank, it is the major art hub in Johannesburg as it houses CIrca Gallery, Everard Read and much more. In the centre of it all is Trumpet Building. The Trumpet is an absolute architectural marvel! Go for the dope content potential, but stay for the art!
I had to devote an entire post to Circa alone, because have you seen the architecture? The entrance alone is dreamy. And with it's winding staircase, featuring those metallic fins in the background, you'll have content that everyone will envy! As mentioned before, this gallery is in the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank and is one of the major galleries in Johannesburg. Again, go for the content, stay for the art!
It goes without question that graffiti makes for a perfect, edgy backdrop for pictures. It may be a cliche, but the results are great every time. It also helps that the city is full of them! There's so many that we don't have to mention any in particular. Just make sure you watch out for cars and passers-by going about their business. Check these street arts around the city.
Whether you’re hosting something special in the near future, need to replace a few things in your home, looking to give your home a little bit of a makeover or have changed your own personal style recently, Edgars Home has something for each room, any style, and all life stages.
Since the kitchen, bathroom and living room are the considered the “communal” spaces in the home (everyone uses them – family and guests), we thought we’d start on sharing ideas for these three spaces. You can shop Private Collection Kitchen, Bathroom & Décor in-store or online at www.edgars.co.za.
Ladies, sharing a little bit of gossip about so-and-so’s falling out with her bestie in the middle of a crowded mall isn’t juicy unless it’s discussed over a hot cup of tea or coffee, sitting around the kitchen table. Hmmm, but by the looks of those mugs in your cupboard, it’s time to replace them with newer, more vibrant and unique ones! Edgars offers a lovely selection of mugs to suit your style, personality and budget. Click here to see their Private Collection.
There’s nothing more comforting, soothing and soft than big, fluffy and luxurious towels. A new season is on the horizon, so why not swap out your current towels with brand-new ones from Edgars’ Private Collection. There’s a selection of hand, bath and beach towels as well as face cloths to choose from. And if you’re looking to get super luxurious, pick the lush ones!
After a long day after office, all you want to do is plop down on the couch, sit back, relax, read the weekly paper or a book, or perhaps just watch a few episodes of your favourite show on Netflix. You know, chill out and unwind. Lighting plays an important role in setting the mood of a room, so to promote relaxation, we suggest some new lamps. Edgars has just the thing for your lighting needs – lampshades, lamp bases, lamp sets and more - except the lightbulbs, sorry.
For more information about Edgars Home and what else they have in store for you to decorate your home with, visit www.edgars.co.za.
The Hottest Sale Of The Season
Slide into winter with ease thanks to SHF and their May Madness promotion. For three days ONLY, from the 25 to 27 May 2018, they'll be treating you to 15% off everything to ensure you're ready for the chilly season ahead. Spoil yourself with SHF’s hottest sofas upholstered in their signature mystic velvet range, heat up your living room with cosy throws and plush scatters ideal for an evening in front of a crackling fireplace or redecorate and spruce up your home with stylish furnishings and homeware. Winter has never been this toasty.
So, if you're looking to warm up your home with the hottest furniture and homeware at great prices, you won’t want to miss this offer! Make sure you get there early and shop until you drop while stocks last. SHF is going to turn your winter into a season you won’t forget!
Find Your Nearest SHF Gallery
With 15% off everything this for three days only this May, it’s going to be madness – so hurry to a gallery in Kramerville, Ferndale, Pretoria, Durban, Ballito or Pietermaritzburg while stocks last.
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Tyto has been in the property industry for over 43 years, creating developments that are truly unique and a world away from the usual apartment living. Their latest development, Kingfisher Close is a secure, boomed off upmarket estate in Douglasdale offering freestanding three and four bedroom homes, perfect for those looking to move away from the hustle and bustle of city living and settle into the calm and tranquillity of nature.
Kingfisher Close doesn't only offer property seeker beautiful homes, but they also offer a lifestyle to those who prefer to be in touch with nature. This beautiful estate focuses on the natural surrounds overlooking the Nature Reserve while giving you the freedom to escape the city.
Kingfisher Close consists of 42 sectional title homes ranging from R2.9 million to R3.9 million. There are 13 different unit types to choose from ranging from three bedrooms to four bedrooms with optional staff quarters. All units are north-facing (perfect for adding more warmth and light to the home), with gardens, double garages and fitted, top-of-the-range Smeg appliances.
You can call Bradley Fleming on 076 740 5625.
What better way to peacefully spend your Sunday than by socialising with great people, enjoying good food, listening to awesome music and simply enjoying relaxing good vibes? The Living Room in the heart of Johannesburg is host to exactly that, every Sunday. Sounds cool, doesn't it?
Where is it?
Living Room, 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.
When is it?
Living Room is a health food café that is all about promoting a unique urban eco-system. The café serves a host of Greek and Mediterranean cuisines including pizza, sandwiches, soul food, vegetarian meals plus veggie juices and protein smoothies. To add to the natural ambience, the Living Room has a beautiful roof terrace with stunning views, showing off a boutique nursery and an authentically home-grown space, making it every hippies' hangout spot.
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