Monthly Archives: May 2015

Turn your kid’s bedroom into a dinosaur dreamland

With the sounds of thunderous roars and booming footsteps, dinosaurs roamed the Earth millions of years ago, but they still remain a huge part of our imaginations even today.

Both the young and the young at heart can get excited by a dino-tastic​ makeover for a bedroom. The great news is you can be as big with your design choices as a T-rex or as small as a microraptor. 

For the walls 

For dramatic, wall-to-wall dinosaur coverage, you can opt for this amazing dinosaur mural. It would make a stunning feature wall, showing the majesty of these creatures as they gather around a waterhole with volcanoes framing the background. 

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Turn your dream dressing room into a reality

For many, fashion is an art form in its own right, and buying certain shoes or clothes is like investing in a masterpiece.

Here are four simple decorating ideas to make your dressing room a gallery of fashion.

1. Large vintage mirror

Browse the op-shops or go to different art framers for a selection of stunning, tall mirrors with intricate borders. Once you've found just the right one, paint it in your favourite vintage colour. Rather than hanging it up, prop it up against the wall outside the wardrobe door, and place a potted plant beside it. Instant chic!

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Sophisticated study space: Spruce up your home office

Having a beautifully designed home office can help optimise your productivity, offering a calming space in which to complete your tasks. This is beneficial not only for students busy with school or university studies, but also for plenty of working professionals.

These days, many companies are embracing the concept of flexible workspaces, allowing employees to work remotely from home for a few days a month. However, staying focused at home can be tricky, so designing a customised space dedicated to study or working is a handy idea.

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The impact of a feature wall

A simple yet effective home decorating idea is to make one wall the focal point of a room, known as a feature wall. In many ways, this surface functions as the root from which every other design choice branches out. The decorative elements of the room are like the leaves sprouting from each branch, including items such as cushions and rugs. 

A feature wall grabs attention and brings drama or excitement to a room. However, there are several concepts to keep in mind while finalising your vision. 

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How to master monochrome

Combining black and white is an ode to elegance. The beauty, sophistication and simplicity of monochrome has been celebrated by interior designers and artists for centuries.

In Italian, there is a word devoted to the magic of monochrome, called 'chiaroscuro' – literally translating to the play of light and shadow using black and white tones. 

The chic and classy aesthetic of monochromatic colour schemes can add character to any room, whether it be revamping your home office or upgrading your lounge into an oasis of luxury. Monochrome is a timeless style, not only testing the course of history, but also evolving into a current on-trend global phenomenon in interior design. 

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