Interior Design

Sneaky Tips To Maximize Space You Didn’t Know You Had

Sneaky Tips To Maximize Space You Didn’t Know You Had

How to maximize space is the war cry of every home dweller. Of course, decluttering is the word on everyone’s lips, but what if you can maximize space without having a huge cleanout? Many people complain that they don’t have enough space but are you making the most of yours? When you look more closely at your home you’ll probably find more space than you thought you had. There are so many ways to use space better so your life will feel less cramped and claustrophobic. Read on to find out more about what I mean. You Could Almost Certainly…

Luxurious Winter Bedroom Ideas With Suede, Velvet and Faux Fur

Luxurious Winter Bedroom Ideas With Suede, Velvet and Faux Fur

In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s time for luxurious winter bedroom ideas and we have the BEST new luxe looks. You’ll sleep beautifully with new directions in suede, velvet, and fur so channel your sexiest gypsy bohemian. When it comes to a rich mix of luxe then layering is the perfect bedtime partner. New this season are shades of dreamy smoke, cool teal, rich blue, and luxurious molten gold all in velvet and faux suede. Layer up with a textural mix that will make it hard to get out of bed. Winter Bedroom Ideas: Morrison Smoke and Parker Teal Platinum is…

Remember Forgotten Areas For A More Comfortable Home

Remember Forgotten Areas For A More Comfortable Home

Out of sight, out of mind. Do you remember forgotten areas when you clean? Because it’s very easy to ignore the things we can’t see. Yet not cleaning some ‘out of sight’ areas can impact the enjoyment of our home. Getting to grips with things around your home takes time. There are certain tips, tricks, and hacks that you learn as you go along, but there are some things that you may not have ever realized need doing on a regular basis. It can be hard to clean up neglected areas, at least without hard work, but keeping on top…

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles has 112 outlets across Australia making it our biggest retailer of tiles. So when it comes to redecorating and home renovation you know they have the expertise to help you. When it comes to thinking about decor colour most people may immediately think of paint. Whilst paint is a great way to freshen decor and create unique spaces, tiles can also provide great options for adding colour. Many home decorators shy away from colour instead opting for something safe… and white. Yes, colour options can be overwhelming but with some expert help you can add colour in perfect…

Tips on Choosing the Best Material for Kitchen Benchtops

Tips on Choosing the Best Material for Kitchen Benchtops

It’s a common question, “What’s the best material for kitchen benchtops?” There are so many options so writer Joseph Webb went in search of some answers. With respect to the finishing of your house, none of them gives as much confusion as the kitchen countertop.  You might require a countertop that not just appears good, but is suitable for all the work you have in the kitchen.  Well, not all kitchens have the same requirements and functions. Some owners require benchtops that match with an open-concept kitchen, which means that the living room and kitchen should be of similar style,…

Why Provincial Furniture Is the Choice of Modern Homeowners

Why Provincial Furniture Is the Choice of Modern Homeowners

Provincial furniture, whilst historic in origin, is one of the trends a modern homeowner is looking for to improve the décor of their homes. While some prefer a more rustic look, others consider a complete blend of the traditional with modern to be de rigeur. The tastes of many homeowners are largely reflected in the kinds of furniture that they choose. If you are thinking of a contemporary way of designing the look and feel of your interiors, the provincial furniture will certainly prove to be a great option for you. These items are perfectly designed in such a way…

Pottery Barn Easter Table Setting Ideas

Pottery Barn Easter Table Setting Ideas

Pottery Barn is my new favourite store for all things decor. If you are redecorating, renovating, building, or looking for special occasion pieces then Pottery Barn is a great place to start… and finish. This Easter, add cute and decor worthy tabletop ideas to have your home reflecting a special occasion for kids and adults. Whilst the religious significance is not evident if you love the idea of rabbits and eggs to provide some tabletop fun then you’ll love these new homewares. A Little Pottery Barn History Pottery Barn first opened in Lower Manhattan, NYC, in 1949 nestled amongst the…

Maximize Garage Space With Easy De-Clutter Ideas

Maximize Garage Space With Easy De-Clutter Ideas

When you maximize garage space you’ll find ways to store possessions and engage in activities you may have reserved for the house. The garage can be a neglected source of much needed extra space. Because if there’s one thing that we homeowners complain about time and time again is not having enough room; both inside and outside the house. Even if we were convinced that a three bedroom property with a garden was more than enough when we sealed the purchase all those years ago, it could well be a very different story in the present day. Having children, buying…

Three Home Office Items You’ll Need To Run A Business From Home

Three Home Office Items You’ll Need To Run A Business From Home

Necessary home office items are usually the less glamorous aspects of designing a gorgeous space and running a business from home. However, more and more people are shunning the traditional company and office for following their passions into their own business. If you are someone who doesn’t see themselves fitting into office culture, or if you just have a burning business idea that you think you could take all the way to the top, then running your enterprise from home could be the ideal option for you. You get to set your own working hours, enjoy the peace and quiet…

DIY: Painted Shapes To Flatter Any Home, with Shaynna Blaze

DIY: Painted Shapes To Flatter Any Home, with Shaynna Blaze

Painted shapes have been evolving for some years with stencils really leading the charge. From a single feature wall to trailing scenery over two or three walls, this relatively simple interior decorating trend can achieve dynamic results. However, if you don’t fancy stencils and your inner artist finds murals challenging, then you’ll love these three creative paint ideas. Interior Designer, television presenter, ‘The Block’ judge, and Taubmans Brand Ambassador, Shaynna Blaze, explains where and how to best use painted shapes. Scroll down for the DIY videos for each of these projects. “Any room can take shapes and patterns, but you…

6 Things You Need for a Serious Chef’s Kitchen

6 Things You Need for a Serious Chef’s Kitchen

In recent years, we’ve seen a boom of culinary TV shows, including both famous chefs’ recipes and competitive shows where ordinary next-door people became high-end chefs. This trend gave birth to a nouveau generation of cutting edge chefs – not exactly the ones we can see on television, but the ones we become when preparing Heston Blumenthal’s roast turkey or Lorraine Pascale’s chocolate soufflé in our own kitchens. Since we always compare cooking with art, it is only logical to say that if you want to progress from Stickman to Mona Lisa, you need the right set of tools. Here…

Fun Quirky Kids Bedrooms And The 7 Ways To Create Them

Fun Quirky Kids Bedrooms And The 7 Ways To Create Them

Fun quirky kids bedrooms help develop the creativity and curiosity of children. These days there is no end to the cool, quirky and fun style parents can inject into their kids’ rooms. It doesn’t matter if you are a designer, a DIY aficionado, or even an absolute beginner. If you want to add magic to the spaces of your little ones then these expert tips and hot trends are sure to inspire.To stay on-trend with fun quirky kids bedrooms, Director of Vault Interiors Justine Wilson shares her easy tips. Fun Quirky Kids Bedrooms 1. Neon Colour Pops – who doesn’t…

Three Top Ways To A Light Filled Home

Three Top Ways To A Light Filled Home

A light filled home will always put a skip in your step and add to the enjoyable ambiance of your home. So how do you take advantage of natural light even when the weather is overcast? Here are three simple ways. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel when the days are longer, and the sky is brighter? Rain, wind, and snow can easily get a lot of people down. After all, who wants to leave the house when it’s blowing a gale, and you’re only going to get soaked to the skin anyway? Many of us live…

Beginner’s Guide To Styling Your First Home

Beginner’s Guide To Styling Your First Home

Styling your first home can be challenging when you’ve lived all your life in someone else’s house… with someone else’s decor. Whether you are renting, buying, or renovating, if it’s your first home then grab this style guide. If you’re buying your first home it can be a little overwhelming. The first step on the property ladder is a difficult one to take, and it’s not uncommon for future homeowners to delay the process by another few years to make sure that all the cards are stacked on their side. After all, one has to consider that buying a house…

Add Unique Style To Create A Home You’ll Love

Add Unique Style To Create A Home You’ll Love

Unique style is not the exclusive preserve of interior designers. Whilst we can all redecorate our homes, does that reflect a unique style? Choosing a colour palette and furnishings is very personal, but does your home look effortlessly ‘styled’? Would you like it to be? Wherever you live, everyone can think like a decorator with some expert tips and design basics. Sure, redecorating involves colour choices, furniture positioning, and flow but does that reflect your unique style and the ambience you wish to create? If you’d like an effortlessly stylish home that looks like you hired an interior designer then…