Interior Design

3 Easy DIY Projects To Style Up Your Home

3 Easy DIY Projects To Style Up Your Home

Easy DIY projects are favoured for quick weekend jobs and by those who are not confident redecorators. And you can save money. So put your wallet away. You don’t need to spend a fortune on renovating your home when some easy DIY projects will help add more style. Despite what some TV shows might lead you to believe, some projects don’t need expert intervention. Yes, a professional eye can help, but there’s no reason why you can’t do some redecorating yourself. Virtually anybody can renovate their home with a healthy dose of DIY, because the changes needed may not be…

2018 Colour Trend Palettes from Wattyl

2018 Colour Trend Palettes from Wattyl

Colour trend palettes from leading brands are often released to celebrate a New Year. Since 1915 Australian paint brand, Wattyl, has been influencing the colours in our homes. Paint is one of the easiest decor features to change to give a completely different aesthetic. So the Wattyl 2018 colour trend palettes will help you stylishly paint an entire room, or a whole house, without agonising over colour combinations. Increasingly, our homes are our sanctuaries. As an Interior Designer, I am often told by clients that they have trouble understanding colour. They often default to white or beige. Now, white and…

3 Perfectly Dressed Tips for Special Parties

3 Perfectly Dressed Tips for Special Parties

‘Tis the season to perfectly dressed when you attend an important event or party over the festive season. There are three tips you need to remember. When you have a big event coming up, there are a number of things to be perfectly dressed that you want to get right. One of them, for most people, will be to look as good as possible. Being perfectly dressed, and comfortable, will heighten your confidence and contribute to your enjoyment of the party. However, it would be a lie to suggest that looking one’s absolute best is always a walk in the…

Dress Your Bedroom in Sleek Scandi Design

Dress Your Bedroom in Sleek Scandi Design

Scandi design has taken the world by storm – a wonderfully Scandinavian storm. We are now learning things the Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians have known for centuries. When attempting to design your home to exude peace, serenity, and positivity, you should turn to the Danes for guidance and help in creating Scandi design. Being one of the happiest nations on the planet, the Danes have perfected and coined their own interior design trend, aptly named Scandinavian Interior Design, which is quickly taking over the world. Its staggering growth in popularity can be attributed to its use of contemporary elements in…

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

It’s official, December is here, and now the Christmas countdown can really begin! While Christmas is still a few weeks away, you can guarantee they’ll fly by in a haze of present buying and festive dinners and parties. If you’re hosting Christmas this year or plan on having some visitors, you’ll want to make sure that your home is ready in plenty of time. Ready to tackle that Christmas countdown to do list? Here are some handy tips on getting your home ready for Christmas. Clear the cupboards Cooking and preparing food over Christmas is stressful enough in itself, without…

Organisational Tips: Protecting Your Keepsakes From Harm

Organisational Tips: Protecting Your Keepsakes From Harm

Keeping organised is always a good idea, it can help you stay calm and enable you to put your hands on any item you need with ease. However, sometimes in our enthusiasm for having a place for everything we can forget organisational tips to ensure proper protection for our valuable and sentimental items. That may mean they age more quickly or are damaged while being stored. This is, of course, completely contrary to the idea of tucking them away for safe keeping in the first place. Luckily, it can be avoided if you follow the organisational tips below. Organisational Tips…

7 Space Enhancing Ideas for A Bigger Home

7 Space Enhancing Ideas for A Bigger Home

Trick the eye with space enhancing ideas that make rooms look bigger. You’ll love these seven easy bright ideas. As cities expand, more people are living in smaller spaces, not to mention the popularity of the Tiny House Movement. However, you don’t have to live in a miniscule house to benefit from space enhancing ideas. There are ways to trick the eye into seeing a space that’s not really as big as it appears. As an Interior Designer, I am often required to rearrange and design spaces using tricks to make a space appear bigger. Apartment and townhouse dwellers in…

Essential Cleaning Tips When Moving Out

Essential Cleaning Tips When Moving Out

Essential cleaning isn’t only for when you are moving house. But that’s the only time you’ll have every room completely clear of furniture. When you’re moving home, leaving the property in spotless condition is best. If you rent, it will be a condition of your tenancy that you tidy up with essential cleaning for floors, walls, and storage places. If you own your home, it’s a courtesy to the new owners to ensure they can move into a clean and tidy property. Once you’ve cleared out any furniture and other items you own, it probably already looks pretty clean. But…

17 Junk Hoarding Hiding Places To Clean Out

17 Junk Hoarding Hiding Places To Clean Out

Junk hoarding can actually be very bad for your health, never mind about your home space. Why? Because living with clutter can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed which leads to a lack of productivity. Really, junk hoarding can do all that? Most of us are planning a tidy-up and clean-out at some point in the near future. It’s just so easy to hoard! If your cupboards and drawers are full of chaos, it’s definitely time to get rid of your junk. Still, sentiment can get in the way, and when do we ever have time for it? Here are…

Give These Neglected Parts Of Your Home Some Love!

Give These Neglected Parts Of Your Home Some Love!

We all have neglected parts of our home. Yet the bizarre commonality among home owners is that they never feel as though they have enough space. This is despite the fact that they’re not using the space that they do have properly. The reality is that there will be neglected parts of your home that could be used more effectively but aren’t. So, before you start complaining about the lack of space in your home, here are a few typically neglected parts of it that you might want to start giving a little bit more love. Neglected Parts: Your Backyard…

Allergen-Free : Make Your House Mite-Y Again

Allergen-Free : Make Your House Mite-Y Again

An allergen-free home is vital for many home swellers who suffer from mild to severe allergies. And in this modern world there are all sorts of home-based causes. There are more potential allergens in the air now than ever before. We have so many toxins enter our body during the day that it can be very hard to get back to a balanced level of health and be allergen-free. You might think that your home is the one place that is completely allergen-free. However you may be surprised to know that your house contains more allergens than you realize. So,…

Downsizing Is One Size That Fits All

Downsizing Is One Size That Fits All

Downsizing is the new upsizing as rampant consumerism makes way for more care, less glitz, and a return to less opulent values. Once upon a time (not too long ago) upsizing was a natural part of life’s order. The more you earned the more you owned. How times have changed; now downsizing is all the rage with tiny homes and Scandi-inspired minimalism. Moving from a palatial space in the country to a city condo, owning a home to suit your needs and not a home where you have to fill it with stuff. Embracing the minimalist movement or finally making…

Smartphone Accessories: 7 Eco-Friendly Must-Haves

Smartphone Accessories: 7 Eco-Friendly Must-Haves

Smartphone accessories didn’t exist a few years ago and now they are a multi-million dollar industry. However, how good are they for you AND the environment? In a world brimming with technology for the busy lives we all lead, it can be difficult to help support the environment. Being eco-friendly is a good thing on multiple levels, but doing so from a smartphone accessories standpoint isn’t always easy. There is a lot of plastic involved in the entire process.Thankfully, some clever people out there have developed some eco-friendly smartphone accessories. 7 Eco-Friendly Smartphone Accessories Solar Powered Charger Banks One of…

Crisp White Bedlinen Creates The Perfect Bedroom Decor

Crisp White Bedlinen Creates The Perfect Bedroom Decor

Crisp white bedlinen is my ‘go-to’ sheet combo mixed with textures of linen, velvet, wool, fur, and even the odd sequin. Not only do I adore slipping into freshly washed sheets, but as an interior designer, I find crisp white bedlinen is the perfect base for virtually any stylish bed decor. Regardless of whether you love industrial, rustic, classic, retro, or any other decor, crisp white bedlinen will help you create the perfect bedroom decor. Layering Your Bed Linen The secret is in the layers. The first thing to do is buy a set of crisp white bedlinen at Canningvale…

Add WOW Factor With Eight Cool Ideas

Add WOW Factor With Eight Cool Ideas

WOW factor is that cohesion of interior decor that just makes a house feel AWESOME. It can be indescribable, or it can be very specific. But it ALWAYS appears effortless. No one wants a house that makes people feel unwelcome when they walk in the door. Having a little pride about your home is important with many home lovers wanting to add a little wow factor (or alot). That’s just good sense. Changes don’t have to be expensive, either, which means you can add life to a home without remodelling the entire house. Sometimes, a new set of curtains or…