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Make your small space feel bigger with these tips

Living room with white sofa, floor to ceiling windows and a fireplace

Micro-living and downsizing have become popular trends as more people attempt to simplify their lives, living with less and in smaller spaces. There are plenty of benefits of living in a smaller home. There’s the affordable price tag, reduced running costs and less cleaning. Smaller spaces require less furniture and decorative items and they also can feel more homely. Overall, small homes can be a beautiful and practical option over MacMansion-style living.

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Lagom: the new Scandi style you need to know

 

Definition of the word Lagom

You may have just got your head around hygee, but there’s a new Scandinavian design style on everyone’s radar. Melbournians fell in love with the Scandi design style and more recently the concept, hygee (a Danish term meaning ‘cosiness’). But, now it appears the Swedish philosophy lagom, meaning ‘just the right amount’, is set to dominate the interior design space.

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How to add the finishing touches to your home

Modern living room with dark green wall, wooden floor, cream sofa and fireplace

The reality is, no interior is ever really finished. The spaces in a home are continually evolving whether it’s due to a change in tastes or lifestyle, or simply because objects come and go. That doesn’t mean you can’t get to a point where your interior looks and feels complete. A space which represents your personality and you can’t wait to come home to.

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The ultimate guide to achieving a timeless look in your home

Calm and classic dinning and kitchen interior with fireplace, white walls, framed pictures on wall and wooden chairs

A timeless interior exudes a sense of quiet confidence. It’s sophisticated, yet feels inviting. A timeless home is neither over the top or boring. Combining a multi-layered approach, the style balances the feeling of being lived-in and curated.

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Decorating with rugs to define a space

Living room and kitchen of renovated mountain home

When we think about defining a space, we often think about using furniture, shelves or screens. We typically focus on the vertical plane by looking for height to break up the space at eye level and help create zones. Rather than opting for a room divider, switching the mindset to consider the horizontal plane can be an effective way to define your space, particularly an open plan. 

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Creating your own colour palette

Living room with fireplace and TV

You may have a favourite colour, but deciding on a colour palette for your interior can be more of a challenge. Not every interior will suit the colour you’re typically drawn too and while a colour palette may look great in a magazine, it may not translate so well in your space.

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Your guide to designing a warm minimalist home

Black and white minimalist house

Overtime, our homes can end up overwhelming us. Where once an interior was restful and welcoming, it can become suffocating thanks to a build-up of clutter and stuff you feel you can never part with. Our homes are filled with little treasures of memories and everyday objects we’ve acquired over time. From Tupperware and kitchen gadgets to photos and kid’s toys, the stuff in our interiors greatly dictate how we live and can have a habit of taking over.

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Creating a healthier home with a domestic detox

Open concept living, dinning and Kitchen interior with floor to ceiling glass sliding door

A new year is a great time to do a clean-up around the home beyond the wardrobe.

We spend a lot of time inside our home. We also invest a lot of money in our property from buying/renting and maintenance to filling it with furniture and making it feel like welcoming. Investing some money and time into making your home a healthy environment for you, your partner, children, grandchildren and friends is worthwhile.

Here are 9 easy ways you can make your home a healthier space.

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Top 10 Interior Styles and How to Get Them

Scandinavian apartment living room interior with greyish green walls, black carpet, wooden armchairs, grey sofa, oval mirror and a round white light

Thinking about redecorating your home in 2018 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.

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How to mix and match furniture styles in your interior

Living room with mix and match furnitures

Over the years, we tend to accumulate possessions. The dining table you first bought when you moved out of home or the dresser that has been passed down from generation to generation. Chances are you have a mixture of styles in your furniture.

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