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5 Ways Lighting Technology Can Make Your Life Easier

September 29, 2017

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We use our lights every day at home, but it’s often something we overlook. TO make the most of your home’s lighting it’s important to plan ahead and consider the specific needs of each room – do you want to the lighting to visually enhance a space, or to help you perform daily task. 1. […]

How to Style 10 Different Areas of Your Home

September 29, 2017

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Styling your home can be a daunting task, but where you place furniture and how you decorate can have an impact on your living space. HERE are a few key things you can do to help improve the look and feel of the main areas of your home. 1. Entrance area No matter how small or large […]

Top Shelf: Master Open Shelving With 9 Expert Styling Tips

September 29, 2017

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Blame it on the shelfie craze, or perhaps we’ve just been stuck inside too long this winter, but it seems we’re all obsessed with open shelving right now. IT’S easy to see why: open shelving is practical and affordable, and it allows you to display the things that are meaningful to you in a fresh […]

From Door to Hall: The Key Ingredients of a Great Entrance

September 29, 2017

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A fabulous entrance balances personality with practicality – here’s the recipe for how you can achieve it. WE all know the best stories are the ones that start well, and our homes are no different. Your entryway is the first thing guests see when they enter your home, and reveal a hint about the decorative […]

5 Creative Ways to Display and Store Children's Artwork

September 29, 2017

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Children’s artwork can bring colour and fun to our homes if thoughtfully displayed and stored. DOES your child bring home oodles of artwork? Drawings, paintings, collages… and multiple pieces each week? Are you stuck about what to do with them, or feel bad that you can’t keep them all? Rather than allow them to accumulate, […]

How to Design a Family Photo Wall

September 29, 2017

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Display your favourite images of loved ones for the most personal gallery wall of all. IN the digital photo age, not only do most of us have cameras on us at all times, but we have printers that can turn them from pixels into paper. But it only stands to reason that people have more […]

4 Ways To Decorate With Baskets At Home

August 31, 2017

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Is household clutter starting to assault your sense of style? The solution may not be modern, stacked storage. The best way to regain your prized space could be as simple as an old favourite: baskets. WOVEN baskets are making a comeback, and they’re perfect if your decorating style embraces diversity, colour and organic materials. Baskets are […]

5 Steps To Buying Your First Piece Of Art

August 31, 2017

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Itching to cover your walls with fabulous works of art, but unsure where to start? FOLLOW this 5-step guide The thought of buying something beautiful and meaningful to hang on your wall, and which you’ll love for years to come can be incredibly exciting… and just a little terrifying. 1. What’s your intention? It’s an […]

The Things That Every Bedroom Needs To Create Perfection

August 31, 2017

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Bedrooms are used for so many reasons other than sleep. It is such an important space in our homes, a place to relax and unwind at the end of the day, somewhere to read and recharge. HERE are six essentials every bedroom needs to look and feel beautiful: Pillows They are such a lovely way to […]

Healthy Time To Boost The Garden

August 31, 2017

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Compost, fertiliser and mulch will produce the best results in the garden and keep it healthy if they are added now as plants enter the growing season. IT’S great to see everything in the garden bursting back into life. With a little time investment now, your garden will be set for the rest of spring. […]

Dining Delights: How To Choose The Right Dining Table

August 31, 2017

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Round, rectangle, or square? How big? Here’s how to find a dining table that works for your space. THERE are so many shapes and sizes of dining tables. Which one is right for you? The look of your table is important, of course, but making sure it fits your space and gives enough seating is […]

11 Ideas to Help You Create a Cosy Outdoor Living Area

August 1, 2017

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Here are some tips and tricks to help you bring warmth, comfort and a general sense of cosiness to your outdoor spaces. THE Danish concept of hygge, which can be defined as ‘a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality’, is moving from interiors to our outside spaces. So if you want to enjoy some downtime […]

10 Top Design Tips for an Ergonomic Kitchen

August 1, 2017

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Good ergonomics are more important in the kitchen than any other room in the home. GET it right and you’ll create a smart space with good flow where every meal is cooked smoothly and in style. Get it wrong and you’ll be frustrated on a daily basis. Here are 10 clever tips – as well […]

DIY Hacks: Descale A Shower

August 1, 2017

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It’s one of those jobs that seems to get put off again, and again and again… until it’s almost impossible NOT to notice.  GUILTY as charged? Then you’ll know what we’re talking about and completely agree that showering with limescale and grime sure isn’t a pleasant way to start or end your day. Imagine how much more you’d […]

Luxe for less: How to make your home look luxurious on a budget

August 1, 2017

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Do you have Champagne tastes but live on a beer budget? LIVING a life of luxury doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Follow these tips to declutter your home, add instant class and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Warm things up You can give your dining room the luxurious feel in three easy steps. […]

How to Clean a Lampshade in One Minute

August 1, 2017

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Most homes have a lampshade or two creating a warm ambience, or giving the space an extra boost of light. FABULOUS to look at and very functional, lampshades are a great lighting feature but often forgotten when it comes to a cleaning routine. Do you have dusty lampshades? Forget the old school duster as it […]

8 Home Improvement Tasks That Can Be “Knocked Over In A Weekend”

July 3, 2017

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1. Painting a room yourself can save you hundreds, and it doesn’t need to take too long. Get your power sander out and you can prep an entire fence or large room in a couple of hours. 2. Often prized photos and degrees are left languishing in dusty drawers. If you’ve got a free weekend […]

The Two Most Popular Rooms To Renovate, According To Survey

July 3, 2017

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Forget kitchen sinks and bathroom tiles, the two most popular rooms to renovate might surprise you. ACCORDING to a recent survey by Houzz, renovators’ average spend in 2016 on the laundry and master bedroom increased 24 percent and 23 percent respectively, making them the savvy renovator’s new top priorities. Laundry While a utility space is […]

It's All In The Detail: 7 Ways To Drape A Throw Like A Stylist

July 3, 2017

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Adding a throw to a sofa is a perfect winter warmer, but getting the look right is key. Here’s how to do it with style. CASUALLY draped or neatly folded, throw blankets are a practical addition that add style to your living room. And with the cold weather here in full force, a throw is […]

Things In Your Home You’re Definitely Forgetting To Clean

July 3, 2017

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A quick check of a few websites shows the exact same overlooked things popping up over and over. AND here is the list, in no particular order. 1. Throw blankets We drape them over the sofa, cuddle up in them in winter, and often find the cat sitting on them. But it seems we seldom […]