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Gear Into Spring With a Brand New Look

Spring has almost sprung and what better excuse to start thinking about a home revamp than the start of a new season? Spring is a time for renewal, shaking off the cold winter and making the slow transition towards the warmer months.

Gear Into Spring With a Brand New Look

For homes, this is a great time to clear out clutter, do a good clean, and look at revamping your space so that it gives you optimal joy and comfort. Keep reading to find out how to plan the ideal spring home revamp.

Planning a Home Revamp This Spring?

Step into the new season with a home revamp that inspires fresh starts and new perspectives. The good news is that you don’t have to make major structural changes to enjoy a new look. Some changes can be as simple as changing up your decor, while other changes can be done with a fresh coat of paint or a few carefully chosen pieces of furniture that instantly uplift your space. To plan your spring makeover, consider the tips below.

Add greenery.

Gear Into Spring With a Brand New Look - Add Greenery

Even a single houseplant can instantly brighten your space. Plants are not only good from a visual point of view, however. They also help to clean the air, catch dust, and even provide a sense of calm. With many water-wise options available, it is best to avoid plants that require a lot of watering. The easiest plants that require minimal upkeep include dracaena species such as corn plants as well as ficus species such as rubber plants. Palms and bamboo also help to add greenery.

Go bold.

Gear Into Spring With a Brand New Look - Go Bold

If you’re looking for something more drastic, a focus wall will certainly brighten things up quickly. Rather than painting the entire room, focus walls allow you to play with colour by focusing on just a single wall. Those who love colour could choose a softer shade for the remaining walls or keep those white to increase the dramatic effect of the focus wall. Try jazzing up your dining room, passage or kitchen to bring in some colour. Colours that are great for spring include turquoise, green, pinks, coral, and even purple. To get the best effect from a focus wall, it helps to keep your decor minimal and neutral. That will allow the colour to pop without being overwhelming.

Inspire calm.

Gear Into Spring With a Brand New Look - Inspire Calm

Feeling stuck and in need of a full change? Tired, bored or simply feeling a bit cramped in your current bedroom? Create a bedroom sanctuary with a few carefully selected pieces, such as a modern wooden bed and matching nightstand and dresser. Pair with blankets, cushions, rugs, and bedding in soft neutrals that further help to inspire a sense of peace and tranquillity. Remember, your bedroom is meant to be your retreat where you can escape the world. You can enjoy plenty of renewal even by focusing only on this room. A revamped bedroom can do wonders for your well-being, making this perfect for your spring redo. For more tips, view our guide to planning a minimal bedroom.

As you can see, you don’t need to spend a fortune or hire a team of renovators to enjoy a change. Try one or more of these tips and your home revamp can be achieved simply and easily.

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VOX at Decorex Joburg 2018

Spot Bedroom

Taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August 2018, Decorex Joburg 2018 showcased the latest in home decor. VOX had the chance to feature at the event, with a stand that brought kids and teen rooms to life. Decorex is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Over the years, this event has become one of the most anticipated events in the design and decor world, attracting thousands of guests each and every year.

VOX at Decorex Joburg 2018

This year was once again a massive success, with an excellent attendance, plenty to see and do, and a variety of stands to inspire homeowners and renters wanting to create a beautiful space. Keep reading to find out more about the VOX stand at Decorex Joburg 2018.

Decorex Joburg 2018 Highlights

The Decorex Joburg 2018 event was packed full of innovation, inspiration, and ideas for decor and design trends. This year’s theme was Rhythm of Life. VOX was very proud to collaborate with Lorena Canals – a Spanish designer and producer of modern kids rugs. We wanted to show just how versatile teen and kid rooms can be with the right touches. The Spot bed and the Spot desk offered the perfect accompaniment, setting the tone for a room that is trendy yet practical. Here are some of our top highlights from this year’s Decorex.

The Bed

VOX at Decorex Joburg 2018 - Spot Bed

The Spot Double Bed with Storage Headboard is an excellent choice for teen rooms as well as kids rooms. This bed has a modern, simple design featuring white and wood, with a handy storage headboard that contains a shelf big enough for nightlights and other items, along with two storage drawers, and optional organisers that are sold separately. Also available separately is the large underbed storage drawer that is ideal for cushions, bedding, and other items. Guests purchasing this bed at the show received a 20% discount.

The Rugs

 VOX at Decorex Joburg 2018 - Lorena Canals Kids Rugs

Based in Barcelona, Lorena Canals is a designer and producer of luxury kids rugs. These rugs are machine-washable, and they are available in a wide range of colours and styles. Featured at the Decorex event were the Lorena Canals Moroccan style rugs, which are offered in a choice of colours. The leafy botanical rug was also popular, while round rugs made an appearance as well. These rugs liven up any bedroom. Guests attending the show received a 30% discount when purchasing rugs at the event.

The Desk

VOX at Decorex Joburg 2018 - Spot Desk

The Spot Compactum & Desk can be adjusted to three different heights, making it perfect for kids growing up. This desk will take your child through their early years as an infant, continuing through to the childhood and teen years with ease. The desk is made from a high-quality laminated board with pine legs. In white and wood, it goes perfectly with the Spot bed, creating a modern Scandi style teen or kids room. Like the bed, organisers can be hung from this desk. These are sold separately and include four different styles of organiser. Guests received a 20% discount on the desk when purchasing at the event.

We had lots of fun at this year’s show and we are already looking forward to the next event. Without a doubt, Decorex Joburg 2018 was an experience we will treasure!

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How to Create the Perfect Man Cave

If you have been longing for a place to escape, revive, and de-stress, a man cave is sure to be just what the doctor ordered. Somewhere between a study and a den, this room is made to offer a retreat – a welcome spot to head to after a long day at work. Whether elaborate and fitted with a huge flat screen television and ample space to enjoy those Nintendo Wii virtual golf games, or simple enough to cover all the basics, this room is flexible, inviting, and, ultimately, relaxing.

What exactly do you need to get your man cave up and running? Keep reading as we take a closer look at this room to find out how to pull everything together and claim your spot.

Man Cave Essentials

Even if you do not have space for a separate man cave, you can turn your study into a welcoming spot to enjoy some quiet time or a beer or two, with no one else to hog the remote or change the channel. The good news is that you don’t need much to make any room your own. Some of the top essentials for this room include the following:

Custom Seating

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Custom Seating

The great thing about custom seating is that it is far more flexible than traditional couches and chairs. That means you can move seats around as needed. Need to clear some floor space to get in a home workout? No problem. Desperate to take an afternoon nap with no interruptions? Simply shift seats together to create a makeshift couch bed. Having friends over to watch some rugby? Rearrange seats as needed, so that everyone gets a good view.

Modular Shelving

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Modular Shelving

Just as modular seating helps you make a more versatile space, modular shelving has a similar effect. This type of shelving unit can be very useful if you are hoping to section off part of your office in order to create a chillout zone or TV area. Units like the Lori corner bookcase also help make ample use of corners and other awkward areas, while keeping your stuff neatly organised. With this shelving, you will have far more flexibility compared to traditional bookcases.

Entertainment Centre

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Entertainment Centre

It goes without saying that you will need to plot out an entertainment area that is made to keep everything sorted. You will be able to set up your gaming system here along with your television and sound system. If space is limited, make use of wall-mounted shelves to store speakers, games, books, and other items. From there, simply arrange your seating so that you are able to relax completely without having to move much at all.

Practical Desk

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Practical Desk

While a desk may not be quite as essential as, say, a large television, it will still come in handy. Sometimes, it is great to have a place to do your thinking in an environment that is conducive to logic and calm decision-making. If your home office is shared by others in the house, this area can sometimes be the opposite of peaceful. Adding a desk to your space will give you that peace you have always wanted.

Add the final touches to your space with a few decor touches, low lighting, a plush rug or two, a plant, and anything else that helps you feel at home. From there, your man cave will be ready to move in and start enjoying right away.

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Scandi Style Home Decor Dos and Don’ts

Dreaming about modern Scandi style home decor that turns your space into a soothing retreat? This trend has evolved over the years, from a stark monochrome look to something that is warm, unique and surprisingly low-key. The versatility of this trend makes it ideal for just about every space. To help you stay on track, we have put together some simple dos and don’ts on how to use Scandi style home decor effectively.

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2018 Home Decor Trends to Watch

Here at VOX furniture South Africa, we do not believe in blindly following home decor trends. Rather than letting the world dictate their style, Vox strives to create their own trends instead. With that said, it can be useful to stay on top of trends simply to find a bit of inspiration. To give you some ideas on how to update your home in the year ahead, we have hand-chosen some of the home decor trends that we think are worth noting.

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