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Apr 28, 2023

Styling With Soft Furnishings: Make A Visual Impact On A Budget

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Styling with soft furnishings can be an affordable way to make a big visual impact in your cabin. Here are some tips for using soft furnishings to add colour, texture, and personality to your space:

Shop SmartOur first tip is to shop smart. You don’t need to shop at designer stores to get stylish soft furnishings for your cabin. There are some affordable, quality items at stores like The Warehouse or Kmart, or even your local Op Shop might have some treasures!

Choose A Colour SchemeSoft furnishings are all about colour and texture, so it is essential to choose a colour scheme to centre your design choices around. You want one that reflects your personal style and enhances the mood you want to create in your space. You can use a colour wheel to help you choose complementary colours or select shades from a favourite artwork or accessory.

Layer Your Textiles

Layering different textures and materials is an effective way to create visual interest and add warmth to your space. Mix and match different fabrics, such as wool, velvet, and cotton, and experiment with patterns like stripes and florals.

Make Your Bed A Focal Point

Your bed is likely to be the biggest item in your cabin, so it creates the biggest canvas to work with. Tie in with your colour scheme and use layers to create interest. You can choose to use neutral tones, or make a statement by using a bold colour like The Warehouse has done here:

Use Accent Pillows

Accent pillows are a versatile and affordable way to add colour and texture to your space. Mix and match different sizes, colours, and patterns to create a cohesive look that complements your furniture. You can style them on a bed, couch or chair.

Look at how inviting this couch looks with a variety of cozy pillows.

Add A Cozy Throw

A cozy throw can add warmth and comfort to your space, as well as serve as a decorative element when draped over a chair or sofa. You can also use them at the foot of your bed to add textural interest or a pop of colour.

Here’s an example purchasable from The Warehouse on an armchair.

Hanging Curtains

Hanging curtains can add softness and dimension to a room. Choose curtains that match your colour scheme and hang them high and wide to create the illusion of taller ceilings and wider windows.

Use Rugs

Rugs can anchor your furniture and define separate areas in a studio apartment, as well as add warmth and texture. Choose a rug that complements your colour scheme and matches the scale of your furniture.


By incorporating these soft furnishings into your cabin, you can create a cozy and inviting space that reflects your personal style and makes a big visual impact on a budget.

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