Modern decorating for traditional homes

 Traditional homes offer uncompromised character when the architectural features are highlighted and the décor is complimentary. But if you feel like your interior is looking dated, it may be time to refresh your home by incorporating a few modern elements.

Make your small space feel bigger with these tips

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

While you may have chosen to live in a smaller apartment or townhouse, creating the feeling of space is still high on the priority list for many.

Thankfully, you don’t need to knock down walls or think of creative ways to extend the footprint to make your pad feel spacious. Implement some of these tips and your focus will be less on your home’s petite proportions and more on its style.

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.

The ultimate guide to colour selection for your interior

Living room with grey sofa, round coffee table, grey rug and cushions with navy and white covers.

The colour palette is one of the most important design decisions you’ll need to make when decorating a home. From paint colour to fabrics and finishes, colour can have a large effect on how your home looks and feels.

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. 

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.

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.

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 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.

Open Home: A family apartment decorated in neutrals

Neutral toned furnishings in a family home

Love neutrals, but have kids or pets? While neutral colours often get a bad rap when it comes to family homes, decorating with lighter tones isn’t just reserved for singles and empty nesters...