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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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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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10 ways to makeover your interior in a weekend

Living room with orange armchairs, fireplace, TV and modern Chandelier

We’ve all found ourselves feeling bored and tired of our interior. Where coming home no longer feels exciting, the interior is looking a little warn or you’ve completely outgrown the space. Maybe your personal style has evolved and your interior just isn’t keeping up.

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7 ways to turn your house into a home

Woman hanging framed photos in wall to ceiling grid gallery style.

Feeling like your home is lacking a bit of personality? There’s something alluring about walking into a house that feels like a home and reflects the owner’s personality so perfectly. Your interior may present beautifully, with well-designed furniture, high-quality finishes and a practical layout, but could be missing that homely vibe. 

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Interior designer or interior decorator, what’s the difference?

Flat lay arrangement of swatches and design ideas

Thinking about engaging a professional to help you with your home’s interior? Before you do, it’s a good time to get educated on the difference between the roles an interior designer and an interior decorator play. While the terms are often used interchangeably, there a few major distinctions between the professions and the services they provide. 

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