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How Do I... Make My House Feel Like a Home?

January 30, 2019

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So you’ve moved in, but it still doesn’t feel like home? An expert shares some smart styling fixes for a soulless scheme. Here, Christine Gough, interior design leader at Ikea, shares her top tips for cosying up a home and making it feel like your own. According to the 2018 Ikea Life at Home report, there are five fundamental […]

Peter Walsh’s Ultimate Guide To Decluttering

January 30, 2019

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I’m commonly told: ‘I know I need to declutter, but I just don’t know where to start’. This is a totally understandable feeling if everywhere you look is cluttered. WONDERING where to begin? Look no further. These are my top five tips on how to get any space decluttered – keep these in mind anytime […]

How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances In 8 Easy Ways

January 30, 2019

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Sick and tired of the grease that’s strewn all over your oven and rangehood? Here are eight easy ways to clean those stubborn stains off your stainless-steel appliances. THESE tried-and-tested ideas from decluttering and cleaning expert Chelsea Smith from The Organising Platform will surely help you bring your stainless steel appliances back to life. 1. Use baby […]

5 Hottest Paint Colour Trends for 2019

January 30, 2019

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The paint experts have spoken – these are the five palettes we’ll be wanting in our homes in the coming year. IF you’re itching to pick up a paint brush and give your home a fresh look for the new year, you won’t want to miss this – five industry experts have shared their predictions […]

10 Tips to Help You Grow All the Herbs You’ll Ever Need

January 30, 2019

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If being a green thumb doesn’t come naturally, this is the only herb-growing guide you will need. 1. Group the herbs Group herbs according to their drought-tolerance level. Mediterranean stalwarts rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano don’t need as much water as leafy herbs such as coriander, mint and basil. Annual herbs need more water, so […]

10 Healthy Home Jobs for December

December 3, 2018

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Quick tips for getting your home in the best shape for the holiday season. SUMMER is the perfect time to open up the windows and let light in, welcome guests over, play with colour and enjoy a healthy meal with friends and family outside. There’s so much to celebrate in December – the end of […]

How To Create A Funky Christmas Light Sign

December 3, 2018

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Ready for some crafty DIY fun this weekend? Get your craft glue and paint at the ready, because we’ve got the inside word on how to make a funky Christmas light sign that will make your neighbours envious. “CHRISTMAS is all about mood lighting,” says stylist and installation artist, Adam Powell. We concur: From candles on […]

How To Clean A Mirror

November 1, 2018

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Mirror mirror on the wall, how do I keep you clean forevermore? Here’s your go-to guide on how to clean mirrors without streaks. FINGERPRINTS, splashed water droplets and toothpaste splotches sound harmless, yet all leave your mirror looking unsightly. Plus, the reflection creates an effect that makes the entire room appear dirty. The good news […]

8 Hottest Outdoor Design Trends for 2019

November 1, 2018

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Summer is right around the corner – a time of year that’s all about enjoying time outdoors. SUMMER is right around the corner – a time of year that’s all about enjoying time outdoors. Whether you have barbecues with friends and family on your mind, or chilling with a good book on a sun lounger […]

15 Things to Do on Lazy Sunday Afternoons at Home

November 1, 2018

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Enjoyable, relaxing and good for the soul, these lazy-day activities will see you finish off the weekend with a smile on your face. HOW do you normally spend your Sunday afternoons? Do you like to potter around your home and do a quick tidy up as you meander from room to room? Find a quiet […]

Top 10 Things to Do in the Garden During November

November 1, 2018

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A checklist of all those important garden tasks for spring and early summer. PRUNING, potting, planting, mulching and watering; the list of things to do in the garden at this time of year can seem overwhelming. With all large projects, making a list helps break down the task into manageable bits and this strategy is […]

10 Tasks to Get Out of the Way Before Christmas

November 1, 2018

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Making lists, keeping things tidy and getting yourself organised will go a long way toward making this holiday season a little less silly. DURING the Christmas holiday season there’s just so much to enjoy and do, that keeping up with the gifting, baking and general revelry can be somewhat overwhelming. Before you know it, it’s December 24, […]

Top 4 Australian Interior Design Trends For 2019

September 28, 2018

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You heard it here first: these are the interior design trends set to hit your homes in 2019, from glazed square handmade tiles to coloured glass objects. AS we look over the yearbook of trends that were for 2018, we counted industrial style, pastels and marble among the favourites. For 2019, however, the interior genii […]

How To Create A Small But Beautiful Ensuite

September 28, 2018

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An ensuite bathroom may be considered a luxury inclusion in a floor plan, but it’s become a much loved (and expected!) addition to many modern homes. PUT simply, an ensuite is a must-have; it’s also an opportunity to give your average suburban home that special feeling of hotel luxe. Holiday at home, anyone? We’ve come […]

The Art Of Choosing, Framing And Hanging Art In Your Home

September 28, 2018

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Art in your home can be the beautiful icing on the perfectly styled cake. IT’S a great way to inject personality into the home, and let’s face it, bare walls can be rather boring. But since choosing, framing and hanging art can be an art in itself, we asked the experts to provide practical tips […]

4 Steps To Creating Your Ultimate Barbecue Area

September 28, 2018

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As the days grow longer life calls for some fun in the sun, right? There’s no better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a backyard barbie, we reckon. THE classic outdoor barbecue is a quintessential celebration of the Aussie way of life and the great outdoors. As long as you have the right […]

In the Doghouse: How to Create a Cosy Space for Your Dog

August 24, 2018

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See how people are making special spaces for their beloved pups with cosy built-in crates. EVEN though your dog’s crate training days are over, you may have found that he or she still loves to snuggle up in the cosy security of the bed. Alas, what was supposed to be a temporary eyesore has become […]

6 Eco Ingredients To Use When Cleaning The Home

August 24, 2018

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Spring cleaning season is right around the corner, so why not consider making your own eco cleaning products using ingredients found in your cupboard? The Rogue Ginger, Erin Rhoads, tells more. DID you know that one bottle of vinegar can replace all of your other plastic-bottled cleaners, and that adding water to vinegar won’t disrupt its […]

What You Need to Know Before Painting Brick

August 24, 2018

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Sure, painted brick can be a great look, but it has its risks. Here’s how to paint brick like a pro. SOMETIMES brick looks beautiful – and sometimes it’s an eyesore. Depending on the style of your home, a brick fireplace or wall may detract from your ideal ambience. Although painting the brick in your […]

How To Style Your Laundry

August 24, 2018

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Just because it’s a practical space doesn’t mean it should be forgotten – we do spend a lot of time in the laundry, after all! HERE, Nat Wheeler from Norsu Interiors and Lana Taylor from Three Birds Renovations gather their decorating tips and practical advice on how to revamp a laundry. Keep it simple In […]