We’re fascinated by trends, future home technology and the latest finishes. However, one of the biggest mistakes we can make when renovating is to follow a trend. Renovating a home is both a stressful and expensive undertaking. It takes time to plan, energy to carry out and pulls at our purse strings, often harder than we’d like.
Thinking about redecorating your home and looking for interior design inspiration? Understanding your own personal design style is a great starting point. Knowing which decorating style you’re drawn to will give you a foundation from which you can blend different elements together to make it your own.
Shopping. Some people love it and some people loath just the thought of it. Regardless, we can all agree shopping for the home can take a lot of time and energy. Whether you’re furnishing a new home, updating your décor or looking for one or two special items to complete your interior, homewares and furniture shopping can be a challenge.
It may sound crazy to consider buying furniture when you’re downsizing, but the reality is many people find their oversized pieces simply won’t fit into a smaller home.
We share with you a few tips to buying furniture when you’re downsizing so you don’t need to refurnish your entire house and can avoid expensive mistakes.
Dining rooms are no longer formal areas reserved for special occasions. They’re spaces we use daily to gather as a family at the end of the day, to spread out our newspaper on a Sunday morning or to help our kids labour over their homework.
While they may have become family-friendly informal spaces, the desire for a stylish dining room remains. A dining room doesn’t have to be a plain and simple multifunctional space. There’s still ways you can inject personality and create interest.
Here are some fail proof tips for a non-boring dining room: