Add a textile backdrop
Make furniture stand out by adding fabric to the inside, like Berni did with her IKEA cabinet. ‘The African fabric was a gift from a dear friend and I’d never found the right way to display it,’ she says.
Screen with colourful curtains
Textile doors are space-saving in a small kitchen and easy to update. ‘When the doors under our sink were damaged, I replaced them with curtains,’ says Berni. ‘They’re cheerful and practical.’
Create a patchwork feature wall
Go bold with pattern by making a wall collage, like Berni in her bedroom. ‘I wanted to wallpaper my room but couldn’t afford to,’ she says. ‘Using samples instead was a unique way to add impact on a budget – you could try scraps of fabric too.’
‘We’re all creative in our family and find ways to add personality at home on a limited budget. Colour has a really happy effect on me’
Berni, fashion/textiles tutor, London