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6 Home Redecorating Tips From Floor To Ceiling

6 Home Redecorating Tips From Floor To Ceiling

Home redecorating doesn’t need to be complicated. However, when you decide to change the look of your home, it can seem like a daunting task. So you’ll find these simple tips very useful. Whether it is a full-scale upgrade or just minor tweaks, all you need is some home redecorating inspiration and expert tips. Redecorating your home can be fun and very satisfying. So don’t stress out. Use these simple tips to DIY or hire an interior design professional to help you. Home redecorating should start from the floor Design and redecoration can indeed get overwhelming. However, there is a…

3 Ways Breathing Life Into Your Interior Walls

3 Ways Breathing Life Into Your Interior Walls

When the home looks dull and dreary, it’s usually the interior walls we first commit to sacrifice at the altar of the interior design gods. And quite rightfully too! When the walls look great, they can breathe life into the rest of the decor. However, if the interior walls are not looking so splendid, what will breathe life into them? The answer is, not much. You can have the best interior design style, the best display cabinets, sofas, dining tables and more; yet if the walls are dull, everything looks bland. So maybe before the spring arrives, it’s a good…

5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Home

5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Home

Are you thinking to upgrade your home, whether it is to help sell or make your home feel more premium? There are several ways to achieve comfort and style relatively easily. There are five ways to help you upgrade your home from enlivening your front entrance to being smarter… your home that is. Upgrade Your Home Entrance When guests arrive, you want your home to be inviting. That’s why you should think about changing up your entrance. Starting outside, if you have a path, line it with lights and plants, this will guide the way to your front door. On…

Creating A Bedroom Sanctuary You’ll Never Leave

Creating A Bedroom Sanctuary You’ll Never Leave

The most important room in your home is the private bedroom sanctuary. This is where you go to unwind and fall asleep after a long day at work. So ensure your bedroom provides a relaxing and calming environment by following these tips. There are many things you can do to turn your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary. Think about furniture positioning, natural light, colours, textures and accessories. Your bedroom sanctuary should be personal and unique to you. However, the simple ideas below should help you point you in the right direction if you lack inspiration.  Whatever you decide to do,…

The Interior Decor That Works In Every Type Of Home

The Interior Decor That Works In Every Type Of Home

Interior decor is as personal as it is varied. There are almost… almost no rules when it comes to personal taste. However, if you’re a novice decorator, there are some interior decor ideas that are fool-proof. We want our homes to look good and feel safe, and for a lot of people, that means interior decor that feels most personal and comfortable to them. But what if you’re not sure where to start? What if the interior decor you like just doesn’t fit with the home you’re living in?  Well, no matter what style of home you may be living…

Creating a Stylish Home: Simple Changes for a Big Impact

Creating a Stylish Home: Simple Changes for a Big Impact

All of us crave a comfy and stylish home. But, when you think about all the renovations and expenses that come with sprucing up your house, you start to think about whether it’s worth it. Luckily, there are small changes that will create a big impact without splurging. Here comes your stylish home without a big budget. Create an accent wall If you want to create a big change for very little money and time, you should give your space an accent wall. This is a great way to bring your stylish home to life in one day and for…

Small Space Bathroom Inspiration That’s Beautiful

Small Space Bathroom Inspiration That’s Beautiful

When you have a small space bathroom you may wonder if you’ll ever get the beautiful bathroom you want. While I can’t expand your walls, I can give you advice on how a small bathroom space can be better used. When it comes to your small space bathroom, it’s essential to make the most of the space you have. Clever planning and design will maximize the space available and give the illusion of a bigger bathroom. Stuck for ideas and inspiration? Don’t panic, there are plenty of hacks and tricks for small spaces that you can use to inspire you….

New Product: Tori Japanese Wallpaper

New Product: Tori Japanese Wallpaper

Tori Japanese wallpaper is the latest offering from divine wallpaper designers, Graham & Brown. It’s a celebration of artistry and eastern art; no wonder it’s Wallpaper of The Year 2019. Graham & Brown has unveiled its Wallpaper of The Year: Tori. Meaning ‘Bird’ in Japanese, the new Tori Japanese wallpaper is an exquisite and delicately hand-painted design. In the Chinoiseri style, this beautiful wallpaper depicts a bird trail which celebrates Eastern Art. Personally, I adore wallpaper and love working with it in my Adelaide interior design business. Wallpaper adds depth, mystery, luxury, fun, elegance and texture to a room… although…

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…

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…

How To Add More Natural Sunlight To Your Home

How To Add More Natural Sunlight To Your Home

When you add more natural sunlight to your home your mood immediately lifts. It’s why people in Scandinavian countries, for example, go to cafes with special lights in the winter. It’s part of their Hygge lifestyle because natural sunlight is something we all crave. And in cold climates when winter days are overcast and dark, people get a bit cranky without natural sunlight. Whilst it is important, the ability to add more natural sunlight is sometimes overlooked when house hunting. If your house suffers from a lack of natural sunlight you could move or go where the sun goes (which…

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…

Pete Cromer Kid’s Bedroom Art Is Fabulously Australian

Pete Cromer Kid’s Bedroom Art Is Fabulously Australian

Pete Cromer is an Australian artist with a colourful and quirky way to pay tribute to the beautiful animals we have in Australia. I live in the rural hills and am surrounded by many of the creatures depicted in the art of Pete Cromer. Typically Australian animals such as the kangaroo, koala, magpie, kookaburra, and galahs are joined by rosellas, fairy blue wrens, rainbow lorikeets, and cockatoos; all of which we have in abundance in our large valley garden. We even have pardalotes, also depicted in Pete’s work, and we once did have an azure kingfisher (very rare).

Dry Pressed Bricks – The New Stars on The Block

Dry Pressed Bricks – The New Stars on The Block

Dry pressed bricks have been stars on the block, literally, for some time. The Block featured dry pressed bricks and they continue to be popular. If you’ve ever built a new house or a significant extension you’ll know there are many factors to be considered. And one of the main considerations is those features that will be visual when building is complete; like bricks. Have you ever had to make decisions around bricks? It is one of those items that requires careful consideration and expert information. Released by PGH Bricks & Pavers, the Dry Pressed bricks are in a line…