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The Quick And Easy Ways You Can Modernise Your Home

The Quick And Easy Ways You Can Modernise Your Home

We spend a lot of money on our homes. It is, of course, the biggest purchase we can make in our lifetime. However, sometimes we can only afford to buy the property, and then have to wait until we save before we can make some home improvements. Modernise your home now with these quick and easy tips. In some cases, many homes that are bought need a little bit of modernising here and there. With that in mind, here are some of the quick and easy ways you can add a modern touch to your home, without it breaking the…

2 Easy Additions to Bring Style to Your Bedroom

2 Easy Additions to Bring Style to Your Bedroom

Are you looking to add that extra dimension of design to your bedroom? Here are two tips you’ll LOVE (and they are budget-friendly). Adding a load of furniture or trinkets to your bedroom will make it feel cluttered. The balance between useful items and a stylish look can be difficult. For many, the bedroom is the first place that gets redecorated or redesigned. For others, it’s a last minute thought with not much detail. Regardless of your situation, there’s no reason you can’t take a few easy steps to bring some unique character to your bedroom. If you’re looking to…

Four New Homewares Trends You’ll LOVE in 2019

Four New Homewares Trends You’ll LOVE in 2019

I’m awaiting the new homewares trends with great anticipation. Homewares are usually those inexpensive items you can replace fairly regularly and up-date your decor at the same time. Bring it on! Now that we are getting to the end of 2018, we have a thorough idea of what the year ahead has in store for the world of new homewares trends. Trade shows have commenced, shops have updated their product range, and experts have had their say. This means that an exciting picture of the top home product trends has been formed. From glitz and glamour to taking a walk…

Do It White! Get White Decor Right.

Do It White! Get White Decor Right.

White decor is misunderstood. You might think that all-white rooms do little to inspire. But a correct understanding of white decor can lead to incredible interior designs. White decor can excite, relax, and create a sense of volume and space in your home. White doesn’t necessarily mean “blank canvas.” It’s a style in and of itself – and one that can create a dramatic effect. But doing white right is difficult. Here are some pointers to get you started. Consider Different Tones In White Decor People imagine that decorating with white involves using a single shade of white, painting all…

Think Like A Decorator With Expert Tricks

Think Like A Decorator With Expert Tricks

Would you like to think like a decorator? We all want our homes to reflect our personalities and suit our lifestyle. Those important elements don’t need to be sacrificed in order to create a home you love with the style you crave. Yes, you can easily think like a decorator with a few key tips and a mindset change. One of my key tips is to try and view the room to be redecorated as belonging to someone else. Sometimes taking a step back and not being so emotionally involved WILL help you to make better interior design decisions. So…

Traditional Home Decor: The Do’s and Don’ts

Traditional Home Decor: The Do’s and Don’ts

Traditional home decor can bring a beautiful, timeless look to your home, but only if you get it right. One thing you don’t want to do is end up making your home look like a place straight out of the 40s, 50s, or 60s. If you get traditional home decor wrong, your home could end up looking more like a film set than a genuine place where someone actually lives. Here, we’ll discuss the dos and don’ts of achieving traditional home decor style so you can make your home decor last, and seriously enjoy it too. Do Incorporate Old And…

Autumn Bedroom Inspiration You’ll Love

Autumn Bedroom Inspiration You’ll Love

Autumn bedroom inspiration offers decor that’s warm, cosy, and comfortable. Colours are warm, the lighting is gentle, and the feeling is glowing. So how can you be inspired when Autumn hits? I knew it was time for some autumn bedroom inspiration because guess what? Our central heating came on, on its own last night! The shops are full of Halloween decorations and, for some readers, the leaves on the trees are starting to go a reddy-brown. That can only mean one thing, Autumn is on its way! Of course, you’ll want to make sure that your home decor keeps up…

Style Ideas For The Perfect Garden Party

Style Ideas For The Perfect Garden Party

The perfect garden party is achievable by even the most inexperienced host. All you need are a few expert tips, a little energy and heaps of your own personality. Here’s how to style your own perfect garden party. When Summer is here it’s time for numerous fabulous garden parties. But is your garden underwhelming? Then it’s time you set about creating space for the perfect garden party to host the night time gatherings or daytime barbecues you desire. When it comes to improving your garden with a sense of style that all of your guests will be envious of, what…

5 Tips on Creating and Decorating Your Open-Plan Home

5 Tips on Creating and Decorating Your Open-Plan Home

The open-plan home has been steadily gaining popularity with homeowners across the globe. Over the decades it’s become one of the most powerful statement designs that brings spaciousness, freedom of movement, and timeless aesthetic appeal to any home. In a modern world, the open-plan home design aims to alleviate the stress of everyday life through the smart use of space and decor, while bringing a sense of spaciousness to smaller homes. While undeniably aesthetic in nature, there are certain rules and considerations you should take into account if you want the open-plan design to come to life in your house….

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…

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…

New Home Build Pro’s and Con’s

New Home Build Pro’s and Con’s

A new home build can be the most exciting and creative process designed to provide you with a dream residence. Or is it all it’s cracked up to be, both negative AND positive? Building your own home doesn’t have to be something that you treat as a daunting or unthinkable option. Many people rule it out without even knowing the pros and cons of taking this path forward. On the other hand, you shouldn’t rush into a new home build without being aware of what it all entails. So, to ensure that you’re fully aware of what’s involved in all…

Expert Advice on Starting a Renovation Project

Expert Advice on Starting a Renovation Project

Starting a renovation project is in equal measures exciting and daunting. ‘Out with the old’ and ‘in with the new’ means making lots of decisions for which you may not be fully prepared. Are you someone who flips through style magazines and luscious interior design coffee table books? Do you wish you lived in a space like those you see in the books and magazines? If you are planning a renovation project, then all the options and ideas can seem overwhelming. Like most projects, a plan and some expert advice helps to alleviate stress and provide structure to your renovation…

Strip Back Layers And Find A New Interior Design Approach

Strip Back Layers And Find A New Interior Design Approach

Strip back and lay bare the bones of your home. It just might be the interior design approach you need. When we turn our hands to interior design, we often add things to our homes. We stock up on new furniture, lay new carpet, and add yet another layer of paint. What we invariably don’t do is strip back. So if you often feel the need to pile on extra layers, it might be worth considering a different method. Next time you redecorate, why not strip back instead? It may seem extreme, but this may be what you need to…

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…