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.
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.
As any home owner, renovator or decorator will know, creating a well-designed home is a costly experience. Throw some of these expensive design mistakes in and the bill is going to escalate.
With a little know-how and guidance, you can avoid making these errors, improving the design aesthetic and containing your budget.
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.
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:
All-white interiors can sometimes feel bland, even stark and may lack personality. So, while it may be an easy colour to pick on the paint swatch, you still need to consider how you can warm up your space and make the most of this popular hue.
Here’s our 6 tips to bring warmth into your white living room
Today more than ever we’re conscious of the impact our footprint has on the environment. As a result, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of environmentally friendly products and sustainable practices available to renovators.
Here’s our tips on how to renovate without destroying the environment:
Living in a rental property doesn’t mean you can’t inject your own personal style or disguise parts of the home you don’t like. There are plenty of temporary ways you can style your rental property without running the risk of losing your bond and upsetting your landlord. Here are a few of our favourites.
Getting your living room layout right can not only improve your space’s functionality, but also enhance how it feels. A well-arranged living room is inviting, pleasing on the eye and encourages daily use. Regardless of how beautiful your interior style is, it will all seem lacklustre if your layout’s off.
Here are our tips on how to get your living room layout on point
It’s that time of year we’re all coming back from summer holidays. While we can’t be on holidays indefinitely there are ways you can incorporate your getaway vibe into your interior to delay those post-holiday blues.
Here’s some things to think about now you’ve enjoyed your summer holidays...