Interior Design

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Expert party decorating tips can add to your own imagination when you are planing the perfect special event. Your role as host doesn’t begin and end with supplying drinks and food. The décor is important in order to get everyone in the right vibe. So regardless of who you are inviting to your home, you’ll need some party decorating tips and tricks for hosting the perfect special event this season. Party Decorating Tips #1: Blow Out on Balloons No party is complete without a few balloons. You can buy standard balloons, or get creative such as going with a colour…

Fixing Bathroom Renovation Traps

Fixing Bathroom Renovation Traps

A bathroom renovation is currently on the agenda for two clients of mine. Both have decided their current bathrooms are dated and bland, so I’m embarking on three bathroom re-designs (yes, one has two bathrooms). The bathroom is one of the most commonly renovated rooms, and for very good reason. Although it is small (and easy to work with) it is also an important room that can be quite complex. A bathroom renovation attracts more different trades than other single room in a house. So you have to be precise. When adding value to your home, a kitchen or bathroom…

Feminine Inspired Workspaces for Hardworking Women

Feminine Inspired Workspaces for Hardworking Women

Feminine inspired workspaces are not the preserve of fluffy and frou-frou; not according to an Architectural student and design blogger, Lana Hawkins. Inspiring and stylish feminine inspired workspaces will motivate any hardworking woman to continue reaching for the stars even when she comes across obstacles and difficulties. Working in an environment that exudes elegance, sophistication and stylishness is much more satisfying than fighting over a dining table with your family members or working in a dark and boring box office. In just a few easy steps, you can design a chic and inspiring office that will enhance your efficiency and…

Summer Bedroom Changes With Six Simple Ideas

Summer Bedroom Changes With Six Simple Ideas

Creating a summer bedroom isn’t difficult. Because when the weather changes your décor can too. You don’t have to make massive summer bedroom changes either. Just a few small changes can make all the difference to the way your room feels and looks. Here are 6 simple steps you can take for a simply better summer bedroom.   Go For Blackout Blinds Over Curtains Blackout blinds are the ideal summer bedroom window treatment. Not only will they help you to stay asleep when the sun comes up, they’ll also keep your bedroom nice and cool. Curtains can keep your bedroom…

Trans-Seasonal Flooring For The Perfect Finish

Trans-Seasonal Flooring For The Perfect Finish

Trans-seasonal flooring is becoming more high profile due to hugely popular TV shows like The Block, House Rules, and The Home Team hitting our screens. So while Australian audiences are inspired to undertake renovations based on current trends, winter renovations may be influenced by styles and materials skewed towards cold weather. However, Beaumont Tiles strategic designer Rachel Gilding says trans-seasonal flooring is a better long-term decision. “At Beaumont Tiles we are of course biased, but for good reason. Tiles come out on top, hands down, as the best flooring option when you consider durability, maintenance, room traffic, moisture levels and…

Best Flooring: Find The Flaw In Your Floor

Best Flooring: Find The Flaw In Your Floor

The best flooring is that which suits your purpose. There are so many options that it’s really not a case of laying carpet and that’s it. Unless you’re deep in thought, or in a state of deep shame, you probably don’t look at the floor or think about the best flooring. But just because you don’t look directly at it, shouldn’t denigrate its importance in your interior design scheme. Maybe you’ve agonised so much over the walls, windows, and appliances that the floor gets all but forgotten. Your floor’s aesthetic and fabric are key components that tie all the other…

Your Unique Home: Buy, Convert, Renovate, or Decorate

Your Unique Home: Buy, Convert, Renovate, or Decorate

A unique home is one that reflects your individual personality, needs, travels, and style. It’s not necessarily about architecture (although it could be) but is very much about how you design your life. Everyone wants their house to feel like a unique home. It should feel like it truly belongs to you, reflecting your personality and those of your family members. So, although you might take inspiration from magazines, you don’t want your home to look like it’s straight out of a photoshoot. You want it to be unique and not to look like it could belong to just anyone….

Your Ideal Bathroom Is Just A Few Stylish Steps Away

Your Ideal Bathroom Is Just A Few Stylish Steps Away

The ideal bathroom needn’t be out of your reach. From full blown renovations to tile touch-ups and chic accessories, you can create your ideal bathroom with a few simple tips. The bathroom is a place you go every single day. Whether you’re pampering yourself and spending time relaxing, or simply taking care of your basic hygiene needs, it’s important that your bathroom is both practical and enjoyable. When you go somewhere multiple times a day, it only makes sense that you should love it! If you want to create your ideal bathroom it can be just a few stylish steps…

The Easy Route to A Luxury Living Room

The Easy Route to A Luxury Living Room

A luxury living room is a totally useable space for the entire family not just for special occasions or adults only events. Not anymore. The luxury living room space is unquestionably the heart of any family home. It’s the communal area for daily interactions and serves as the ultimate venue for both entertainment and relaxation. Therefore, if budget dictates there’s only one room where you can ignite a sense of luxury, this is the obvious winner. However, there’s no need to overcomplicate the process. Use these simple tricks to complete your luxury living room transformation, and you’ll be enjoying the…

Common Wall Art Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Common Wall Art Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Wall art mistakes are often made innocently enough. I mean, you just hang a picture right? Well, there’s the right way… and the wrong way. If you want ‘home beautiful’ then you need five wall art tips. The necessity of wall art for good interior design is absolute but many people still make simple wall art mistakes. Without some form of artwork, a room will look bare and minimal – and not in the tasteful, Scandi-style way. It’ll be more like the “bare, unfinished, and neglected” style, which it’s fair to say is one that few of us wish to…

Gold Metallic Design for Opulent Excellence

Gold Metallic Design for Opulent Excellence

Gold metallic design was a standout at Milan Design Week for very good reason. A gold metallic design palette brings drama, moodiness, luxury, and theatrics – the key ingredients being opulent, desired, and classic… all that glitters is most definitely GOLD! Any design hack to turn a cheap apartment in a luxury abode will have elements of gold, albeit gold paint sprayed on an IKEA picture frame. Nonetheless – gold paired with white or black has a luxurious feel. But for these high-end designers, gold is not a hack. It’s an integral and very high-quality component of their unique brands…

Relaxing Style for Your Coziest Home Retreat Ever

Relaxing Style for Your Coziest Home Retreat Ever

Relaxing style isn’t when you don’t to do the dishes for five days and leave the vacuming for yet another weekend. That’s HARDLY relaxing. For many of us, there’s no place like home after a hard day at work. So you need relaxing style to fully enjoy the end of the day. There’s nothing more appealing than pulling up in the driveway, walking through the front door, and kicking off Your shoes at the end of a long day. If you love nothing more than chilling out at home, and you’d love to create a relaxing retreat, here are some…

Celebrity Chrissie Swan Shares Her Kitchen Renovation Tips

Celebrity Chrissie Swan Shares Her Kitchen Renovation Tips

Chrissie Swan is best known for her big personality and her role as co-host on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny radio show. She’s also the Mother of three small children… and recent owner of a daggy kitchen. Having gone through a recent renovation, Chrissie Swan wants to share with you her top tips for undergoing a kitchen transformation. The daggy kitchen exists no more because Chrissie finally decided to rework and modernise her family kitchen. With a ‘robust’ family and a love of cooking, the age and poor design of the old kitchen wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore.  …

How to Choose the Right Rug, Every Time

How to Choose the Right Rug, Every Time

Colour + Texture + Size: How to Choose the Right Rug, Every Time Not only are area rugs stylish accessories to your home décor, but they also create an atmosphere of cosiness and comfort, add depth to a room, break a monotonous look and tie a room together. However, only the right rug can help you achieve this. If you pick one that doesn’t work well with the general style of the room, then it will really stand out, creating an unbalanced look. When choosing a rug for your space, there are several important aspects to be considered, including size,…

Cherie Barber’s Simple Bathroom Kitchen Transformations

Cherie Barber’s Simple Bathroom Kitchen Transformations

Bathroom and kitchen transformations can add significant value to your home if you plan to sell. They can also remove the need to move house if your bathroom kitchen transformations are undertaken expertly. Renovating for Profit’s Cherie Barber is very well-known for her ability to renovate homes with small budgets in mind. Her work in Homes Plus magazine and on The Living Room are beloved by her legion of fans. Why? Because Cherie walks the talk. When she says she’ll undertake DIY bathroom kitchen renovations for a fraction of the ‘usual’ prices, she’s not kidding. Bathroom Kitchen Transformations w/ Cherie…