Surfaces + Flooring

Garden Surfaces : Find The Right One For You

Garden Surfaces : Find The Right One For You

Garden surfaces are many and varied depending on need, use, topography, geography, weather, and seasons. To maximise your garden, which garden surfaces are right for you? In your outdoor space, you will probably want to have garden surfaces that are different from your lawn area. This is the place where you can entertain and from where you enjoy outdoor fun. However, with several different options out there, you may be wondering which one is the best for your garden. Well, to help you out, here is a guide of a few of the most common garden surfaces and a few…

Your Home Rocks! 5 Ways To Add Stone To Your Interior

Your Home Rocks! 5 Ways To Add Stone To Your Interior

When you add stone to your interior you add nature, texture, a rustic vibe, and a sense of luxury. I call it Rustic Luxe. And adding stone elements is one of my fave interior design tricks. Stone needn’t be something reserved for paving slabs and garden steps. There are many ways to add stone to your home’s interior for an earthy and elegant look. You’ll see why I call it Rustic Luxe and how you can add this interior designer’s tip for luxury surfaces. Add Stone for Rustic Luxe Interiors Stylish Ceramic Floors Ceramic tiles are formed with clay, sand,…

Tiled Kitchen Splashbacks Back On Trend

Tiled Kitchen Splashbacks Back On Trend

Some would say that tiled kitchen splashbacks have never gone away. Others will say they are back with a beautiful vengeance. Australians love entertaining whether it’s a casual backyard barbie, an elegant all-family affair, or a catered party with finger-food and drunken Trivial Pursuit (or Karaoke). The evolution of the Aussie kitchen has grown from a humble outhouse hidden away to luxurious open-plan spectacles. And tiled kitchen splashbacks have earned their place. Spurred on by Australia’s love affair with TV cooking shows and celebrity chefs, home-owners are not only honing their cooking skills to produce visually stimulating gourmet meals but…

Floor Cleaning and Protection Tips for Every Surface

Floor Cleaning and Protection Tips for Every Surface

Floor cleaning and protection is part on the ongoing maintenance of your home. No matter how hard you try, you’ll always bring in some dirt and grime on your shoes to the inside of your home. This dirt eventually spreads out, accumulates on your floors and causes potential damage. So, if you want to protect your floors and keep your home clean, you must learn proper floor cleaning methods for specific surfaces and how to maintain them. This will save you a lot of money and time on renovations. Since every type of flooring needs to be cleaned, maintained and…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

The Timeless Surfaces You Need Now

The Timeless Surfaces You Need Now

Timeless surfaces will stand the test of time when trends and fads have long been forgotten. Which is why classic finishes will always win over the-latest-greatest… gone! So if you are building, renovating, or redecorating there are four timeless surfaces to consider. I’m not suggesting you shouldn’t add fun and faddy elements to your decor. Your home should have fun and quirky elements, particularly things that can be easily changed such as cushions. You might also be a fan of eclectic decor and not want a ‘classic’ look. Fear not, timeless surfaces can be mixed with other design elements. That’s what makes them enduring classics.

Painting Your Home Without The Panic

Painting Your Home Without The Panic

Painting is one of the easiest ways to freshen your decor and completely change the vibe and dynamism of your home. So if it’s so easy, why do people get so panicked at the thought? When decorating their home, many people, particularly first time painters, make huge mistakes when it comes to how they put paint on their walls. And, it makes sense. Painting is a messy and difficult job. Even when you try incredibly hard, it’s very rare to come out with an expert result.