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Creating a Reading Room In Your Home

Creating a Reading Room In Your Home

A reading room is one place in the house that you can escape to and head off on adventures or learn some fascinating facts about your favourite historical events.  It doesn’t matter if you are just working on your library of books or have a hundred in desperate need of a home; here are some easy tips that you can use to create the reading room (or little nook) of your dreams.  Reading Room Lighting If you don’t have good lighting in your reading space, you will soon find that your eyes are getting strained. Making it an uncomfortable reading…

Creative Ideas For Your Outdoor Shed Organisation

Creative Ideas For Your Outdoor Shed Organisation

Your outdoor shed may not be an area you consider or put much effort into when organising your home. However, contrary to perceptions, it is crucial to pay attention to it to maximise your usable storage space. Fortunately, Australians value their outdoor living, which explains why many homeowners add a separate outdoor shed to their homes. According to real estate experts, a garden shed can increase property value by as much as 20,000 Australian Dollars. Meanwhile, it’s not just about building one. Additionally, it’s best if you had it well-organised. Here are some creative suggestions on what you can do…

A Tidier Home With Three Simple Tips

A Tidier Home With Three Simple Tips

If you think you need a tidier home, then the good news is that there are plenty of ways to make sure that this happens. A tidier home is always within reach if you’re prepared to take some action. It’s not going to happen without some planning and work. Depending on your starting point, the work required to have a tidier home may be less or more. In this post, we will help you by taking a look at some expert tips on exactly how you can create a tidy home. These tips should generally help you to do that…

The Rules for New Year House Fitness

The Rules for New Year House Fitness

New Year house fitness is about getting your home in shape for 2019. Now that the festive season is over, you are likely to have set some new year’s resolutions – yet, achieving these resolutions can be a lot easier to attain when you are operating from a  calm and ordered home. Many of us are looking to get our bodies in shape. However, it can pay to get your house in shape too, with some New Year house fitness rules. As the saying goes “tidy house tidy mind”. So if you’re looking to achieve some major goals, it can…

Style My Home: I’m Selling So Need It Clean and Pristine

Style My Home: I’m Selling So Need It Clean and Pristine

“Style my home” is now the catch-cry of every motivated home seller. Styling a home for sale, or home staging, is now an integral part of selling residential real estate. These top tips will help you help your home stylist. It’s now well-known that home staging can add tens of thousands of dollars to the sale price of a home. So when you think about who will style my home think about ways you can also help your home styling expert. Whatever your reason for selling, ensure your home is a buyer’s dream so you get a smooth and easy…

Dependable De-cluttering That REALLY Works

Dependable De-cluttering That REALLY Works

Dependable de-cluttering is the de-cluttering process that REALLY works. With these four very simple tips, your home will be de-cluttered and pristine before you can say “where did I put that”? The reason dependable de-cluttering is so important is because most people do want a home that is laid out in style with no excess. It’s relaxed and stress-free living that’s attractive to many. Having a tidy and de-cluttered home can mean you spend less because you know what you have, what you don’t have, and what you don’t need. An organised home needs less cleaning with less stress, less…

Lifehacks: 10 Secrets to a Perfectly Organized Kitchen

Lifehacks: 10 Secrets to a Perfectly Organized Kitchen

Lifehacks; where would we be without them? Now there are hacks for everything… some more useful than others. But what’s really useful is hacks for your kitchen. They may not make you a better cook but they may save your life. There is nothing more nerve-wracking than trying to prepare lunch in a chaotic kitchen that allows you no room to manoeuvre. The worst thing is that this is not the case with only small kitchens. It happens even to the most spacious rooms. The problem lies in an inefficient organization that can sabotage even the best of chefs. But…

Can’t Work In Your Home Office Disaster?

Can’t Work In Your Home Office Disaster?

What has become your home office disaster was supposed to be a glorious and creative space in which you achieved your most fabulous work, right? So what went wrong? Many of us dream of the day our home workspace can become our primary working base. Imagine the freedom of being able to work somewhere you designed. What could be better for productivity? Certainly not the home office disaster you now hate. When the dream becomes a reality, it often doesn’t work out. Your home office is how you always wanted it. You’ve recently painted your walls and splashed out on…

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…

Focal Point Tips to Create Interesting Rooms

Focal Point Tips to Create Interesting Rooms

Creating a focal point in any room in your home can easily turn ‘rather boring’ into ‘effortlessly stylish’. When you have a focal point, or ‘Hero’ piece, in a room it provides a starting point for a design scheme. By having a focus from which other elements of the room are drawn, you create instant (with a little effort) wow factor. To show you how it works, let’s start with one important room for a focal point; the living room. Often, the focal point in a living room naturally becomes a stunning fireplace, amazing picture window, or some other architectural…

Three New Home Office Trends for 2018

Three New Home Office Trends for 2018

Home office trends are bigger business than ever because having an office at home is now a very normal inclusion; unlike a few years ago when a man told me I was “a girlie in a house”. Thankfully, perceptions have change considerably along with home office trends in decor. Now, if you work permanently from home or just part-time, a dedicated workspace is vital. No more using half the dining room table or perching on the edge of the breakfast bar. Importantly, working from home isn’t about lounging around in your pyjamas until midday and balancing your laptop on your…

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…

Style Sense : How To Use Your Senses To Create Style

Style Sense : How To Use Your Senses To Create Style

Style sense can be intrinsic and it can certainly be learned. If you want to live with beautiful interiors then use your senses to create personalized decor. Some decor styles are incredibly unappealing. Often it’s the visual elements that don’t seem to ‘work’ or a room gives off a ‘vibe’ that’s not cohesive. If your decor makes you feel uneasy, and you can’t identify why then try these tips to tap into your intrinsic senses. Style Sense: Sight Is your decor too busy? Are there too many colours, patterns, or furniture? Sensory overload will make you feel tired and disoriented….

The Perfect Pantry with Expert Storage Tips

The Perfect Pantry with Expert Storage Tips

A perfect pantry may seem like a dream to you; but not anymore. Whilst traditional options are often the best, storage must work in order to be effective. These expert storage tips for the perfect pantry will help you to organise shelves and pantries like a pro. Consider carefully your kitchen storage options and space otherwise you’ll have tons of space but no jars or crockery that fits anywhere. So before you rearrange cupboards, decide what you want to keep in the kitchen and what can be thrown out or stored elsewhere. You probably know from experience that the hallmark…

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming your home with budget-friendly ideas may be important if you feel it needs a little sprucing up. Well, you are not alone. We tend to re-decorate some of the rooms in our house between every 5 and 10 years. Living in the same surroundings year after year can become stale and not in keeping with your needs. This is especially common if your decor is trend-specific. Even if you’re planning on selling your house, it’s still worth considering giving it a style makeover.