Monthly Archives: September 2014

Using colour to accentuate home features

Interior design trends are in a state of flux, but the one constant is that neutral shades will always be a hit for homeowners. 

However, sometimes you need to add a dash – or a bucketload – of colour to your living room, kitchen or bedrooms in order to bring personality to these frequently used spaces.

In many cases, it's a good move to use colour to accentuate your home's features. From fantastic crown moulding to charming living room alcoves, a pop of blue or a stripe of red can makeover a space.

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5 home decorating ideas that won’t date

Refreshing your home and undergoing some renovations – big or small – can be seriously rewarding.

But how do you know which kind of renovation is right for your living area, kitchen or outdoor space? While that deep red paint and fluffy white rug might be in vogue now, will it last the test of time?

When decorating any area of your home, it's essential to look to the months and years ahead. While it's well and good to follow interior design trends, you don't want to end up with a property that looks dated within a year of completing laborious, expensive renovations.

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Design an entertainer’s dining area

Playing host to your extended family or good friends can be a real thrill. 

If you're an entertainer, these dining room ideas are sure to inspire you. Remember, you don't need to have a stand-alone room to host a fantastic soiree. Some of the best dining spaces are part of a wider open-plan living area. In such a case, you'll still want to create an area that's focussed on dining, but you'll also have the benefit of a more spacious zone!

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5 fabulous stencil colour schemes

It would be easy to think that decorating your walls is as straightforward as picking a single paint colour and slapping a few coats on. 

To be fair, that's a perfectly feasible option in many instances. Sometimes cool white walls are all you need to make a room pop, while cream walls also look stunning.

However, stencils can also add intrigue to a range of spaces, whether you embrace them in the living room, kitchen or the master bedroom. While a bit of work is required to get a perfect finish, stenciling is a fun activity that you can do yourself, with a steady hand a a touch of patience. You can complete small-scale stenciling projects in an afternoon or work on an entire room over a weekend. 

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