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Clean out the clutter

None of us are strangers to clutter. For some it has followed us from our teenage years when, irrespective of how many times our parents ordered us to do so, our rooms were constantly in a mess. Nowadays, though we may keep cleaner spaces and have dedicated home executives to maintain the upkeep of our homes, there is always a garage, or pantry or area of the home that remains cluttered.

Choosing bathroom furniture

Gone are the days when a bathroom was just a bathroom. Nowadays bathrooms have become a sanctuary and an oasis for comfort and relaxation; and the introduction of furniture pieces into the bathroom area adds to the overall experience of enjoying the space.

How to choose your perfect fridge

By  •  How To, Kitchens

There are a wide variety of refrigerators on the market, each offering a host of various extra features. This can make the task of choosing the right fridge a bit overwhelming. Liam Gawne from Miele provides the following pointers on what to look for when shopping around.

How to take better pictures of your home

Whether to improve your “for sale” ad, or simply show off the work you’ve done on your home, here are a few tips that go a long way toward taking pictures that would even impress a professional photographer

How to decorate using black and white

By  •  How To

Colour scheme trends come and go, but the allure of a black and white combination will always be timeless. This makes a great decorating theme for living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Classic vs. contemporary

Although there is an endless variety of furniture, each of which is available in different shape, size and material, these can be divided in to two main decor styles, namely classic and contemporary.

How to plan a kids’ bathroom in 5 easy steps

By  •  Kids Rooms, How To

Bath time is a fun time, and for growing minds this is just another opportunity to sail off into a fantasy world. Children love having a special place of their own, so why not remodel a bathroom and create a kids’ bathroom that is made them to meets their needs?

How to cross-stitch a design
7 years ago

How to cross-stitch a design

By  •  How To

In this colourful lounge, a cross-stitch motif is simplified to create a contemporary, pixelated feature.

How to transfer the art of paper-cutting
7 years ago

How to transfer the art of paper-cutting

By  •  How To

In this dining room, a fragile paper cut-out design is taken from perishable to permanent with ingenious stencilling.

How to create a plate display
7 years ago

How to create a plate display

By  •  How To

In this entrance hall, visual interest is created by juxtaposing antique painted plates with stenciled plate designs on the wall.

How to make a feature of lace
7 years ago

How to make a feature of lace

By  •  How To

In this modern study, pieces of delicate, feminine crochet lace are reincarnated into graphic, masculine designs.

One room, four looks
7 years ago

One room, four looks

By  •  Living Spaces, How To

The bedroom offers respite for body and soul. Transform yours into a sanctuary for the senses courtesy of Plascon’s 2013 colour palettes.

Five ways to brighten up your home for spring
7 years ago

Five ways to brighten up your home for spring

With spring in full bloom, there’s nothing like getting your home ready for the party season. Here are five easy ways to add some colour and get rid of the winter blues.

How to create a luxurious bedroom
7 years ago

How to create a luxurious bedroom

By  •  Bedroom, How To

Nothing beats a bit of luxury in your home – knowing that after a long day at the office you can return to a place where you can rejuvenate, unwind and be surrounded by all the things you love. One space where we spend a large portion of our time is the bedroom, one of the most important rooms to bring luxury into. Here are a few tips to create the bedroom of your dreams…

Decorate with your senses

By  •  SAHO Blog, How To

Picture yourself walking into a room. It could be anywhere from your bedroom to a hotel room in a faraway country where you once stayed. What do you notice? The lines, shapes and colours of the décor? The feel of the floor beneath your feet? The various fabrics and textures of the furnishings? What about the scent?

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