9 pictures of smart ideas from South African homes

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Atlantic Drive, House Couture Interior Design Studio House Couture Interior Design Studio Living room
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We all know that beauty is not enough to ensure a perfect home – a firm dose of functionality and practicality also has to be present, whether it pertains to storage, comfort, space or something else entirely.

To help inspire you, we’ve sought out 9 spaces from South African homes that know how to combine both style and function. Scroll down and be sure to let us know which one(s) was your favourite!

1. This fabulous bookcase that also works as a décor piece – how fancy and functional!

Home office Ininside Study/office

Home office


2. These branches that visually divide up a bathroom – how unique!

Guest Bathroom JSD Interiors Rustic style bathroom Wood Grey Rustic,contemporary,beach house,bathroom design,grey bathroom,wood,,'
JSD Interiors

Guest Bathroom

JSD Interiors

3. When was the last time you saw such an extraordinary ceiling light? Talk about layered lighting…

4. A touch of wallpaper is enough for some eye-catching pattern without visually crowding the entire room.

House B - House Design , Redesign Interiors Redesign Interiors Kitchen
Redesign Interiors

House B—House Design

Redesign Interiors

5. Seeking an island that can roll out of the way when need be? This kitchen cart is perfection.

House Serfontein, Muse Architects Muse Architects Kitchen
Muse Architects

House Serfontein

Muse Architects

6. We love how this storage niche for firewood becomes a décor piece.

7. Want your terrace to wow? Check out that checkerboard design which looks oh so fresh!

Tuscan Nights, House of Decor House of Decor Living room
House of Decor

Tuscan Nights

House of Decor

8. The combination of creative fun and smart style makes this children’s room a real winner!

9. This sleek fireplace ensures a “hot” conversation topic during mealtimes.

Modern Farmhouse - Silverlakes Nature Reserve Karel Keuler Architects Modern dining room
Karel Keuler Architects

Modern Farmhouse—Silverlakes Nature Reserve

Karel Keuler Architects

Next up for your inspiration: 13 knock-out South African swimming pools.

Which “smart idea” will you be copying for your own home?

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