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Home Styling Secrets: Tips from Interior Designers

Arguably, there is no better way to style a home like a pro interior designer than to actually pick the brains of one, or several. If you’re looking to bring in that “wow, who’s your designer I must have their number” effect from every guest that sets foot into your home, then you’re going to have to take a more calculated approach and redefine every space for maximum aesthetic appeal and functionality. Usually, though, one tends to overshadow the other, especially when you’re mov..

9 Insider Tips for Moving to Melbourne

Melbourne - there's plenty to love about it. It's stylish, it's seriously street-arty, and it's totally dynamic. It's the cultural capital of Australia, with its distinctive Gold Rush architecture, excellent museums, edgy night venues, endless sports. But visiting is one thing, and moving to Melbourne is quite another. What's for sure is that you will eventually settle into and love the cosmopolitan rhythm of Melbourne life. But if only you had a magic wand to produce a list of things you wis..

Interior Design Rules Worth Breaking

When speaking of interior design, you need to know that there are a lot of rules regarding almost every single aspect of it. From colour combos to furniture placement and size, there just seems to be plenty of dos and don’ts you need to be aware of. But, you know what? Rules are there to be broken, so don’t hesitate to rely more on your gut feeling and follow your heart when decorating, because only that way you will be able to create a space that truly feels personal. Therefore, let’s ..

8 Cheap Moving House Tips

Moving heralds changing times, and while you may look toward a bright future, the moving process brings along its stresses for the ride. You budget for your new living expenses, but then need to factor in your moving expenses, finding moving boxes and packing everything up before the truck arrives. A recent study from ING found the average cost of moving in Australia is $1,618, which many people fail to plan for. Fortunately, you still have the power of choice to cut costs. Here are eight way..

Small Space Design to Make More From Less

They say the best things come in small packages, but it doesn't quite feel that way from a design perspective. Minimal square footage can limit you as you decorate your home — at least, it can initially. It turns out there are some tricks you can use to make even the smallest space feel larger, more functional and, most importantly, well-designed. Here are seven tips for doing just that. 1. Keep Things Cosy There's no better feeling than walking through your front door at the end of a lon..

7 Ways to Future Proof Your Home Today

Is your home future proof? There’s no doubt that your home reflects your current lifestyle and if you look around, the design and décor represent who you are today. But will that exact design and décor stand the test of time and still reflect who you are in years to come? Making a few clever decisions today can save you a heap of money, time and inconvenience in later years. Here are 7 simple things you can do to future proof your home. Whether you are a retired couple looking to downsize or..

The Benefits of Building With Composite Timber

Composite timber is an innovative building material which blends recycled wood and plastic together to create a stronger and more durable product. However, because of its newness in comparison to other alternatives, many consumers are unaware of the advantages that composite timber can offer. These features can make it a popular choice for decking and provide a range of different benefits for builders and homeowners. Longer Life Composite timber is denser and heavier than regular timber..

6 Space Efficient Tips for Moving in Together

Usually, moving in together is your first big decision together after dating for a few years (or months, depending on your situation). It’s your last big decision before popping the question, and you want it to go smoothly. Moving in together is a great way to get to know your partner, but it’s also a challenge if you’re combining spaces for the first time. At first glance your small apartment might seem cosy and comfortable, not to mention you’re saving money by splitting rent on..

How to Save Money When Buying a House

One way or another, there comes a time in life for every single one of us when we start waging on buying a new house. Many different reasons may serve as a motive for doing so, with getting married or getting a baby in the family is the most prominent causes of this. Then again, buying a new house could be initiated by simply getting a new job in a new city, so you’ve been forced to move. One way or another, shopping for a new home doesn’t need to deal a devastating blow to your fa..