Clever, budget friendly ways to spruce up your home for summer

Summer is all about entertaining friends and family at home, which is why it’s as good a time as any to update your decor. Follow these clever tips from Gumtree South Africa and you’ll be ready to receive guests with open arms

Make a statement with seating

The easiest way to update a living room is by replacing the sofa. Sell the old, cream one and opt for something colourful that’ll immediately add interest to the room. If purchasing online arrange to view the sofa before making a final decision, and remember to factor in any delivery costs that might be incurred.

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Liven up your space with indoor plants

Indoor plants liven up a room so they’re always a good investment. The container they live in should complement your decor and be practical at the same time. Pots are available new or second-hand but used pots will suit a tight budget. We especially love using baskets as containers for indoor plants.

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Clear out your kitchen

Many kitchens have too many gadgets that never get used and gather dust while forgotten on the countertop. If your previously loved appliances are in good working condition, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much you can get for them. Simply upload a pic, wait for a buyer, sell the item and use the cash to purchase that signature item you’ve long desired.

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Get outdoors

One thing we love about summer is the fact that outdoor entertaining is synonymous with the season. There are plenty of options when purchasing outdoor furniture. The latest items are as durable as they are stylish and comfortable. Sell your old unwanted stuff online and replace it with new pieces you’ll love.

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Colour your world

A fresh lick of paint works wonders to update a room. Gumtree has thousands of painters listed countrywide who will do a professional, clean job in transforming a single room or an entire house.

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