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Five things to consider when buying art for your home

Choosing a piece of art that reflects your personality, interests, tastes and getting it to fit in with the overall theme of your home can be a daunting task. There are so many forms of art and the most successful home is one of perfect balance. Sculptures and paintings of similar styles can complement each other very well in an area

How to choose window shutters

Window shutters are incredibly versatile in that they fit comfortably into most home styles. There’s an art to choosing the right ones, as mistakes can be very costly. Trellidor provides some design considerations to take into account.

How carpets can be used to heat-up the home

By  •  How To, Green Living

With the rising of electricity costs, insulating your home has become a must – one way to do this through the use of carpets.

How to prettify trims
6 years ago

How to prettify trims

By  •  Living Spaces, How To

Sometimes adding a smidge of colour to some woodwork or creating a decorative trim or two is enough to transform an entire space. Here’s how

One room, four looks
6 years ago

One room, four looks

By  •  Kids Rooms, How To

Spark growing imaginations with these kid-friendly colours and creative effects. In our first look stripy blue and white is the perfect backdrop for sailor stories and every nautical boy.

Meeting in the middle: decorating as a couple

Creating a home that meets the aesthetic and practical needs of both partners is a common challenge amongst couples living together. Because, while women are often drawn to soft colours, pretty florals and elegant silhouettes, men usually prefer to keep their space uncluttered and practical, with clean straight lines and durable materials in darker, masculine tones. The question here is whether these contradictory tastes can be merged together.

The colour of emotion
6 years ago

The colour of emotion

By  •  How To

Colour is like a new haircut. It has the power to affect how you look and feel. For better or for worse. Which is why colour therapy is all about using colour to create well-balanced spaces and happier homes. Here’s how to colour-ise yours

Get crafty with mosaic tiles
6 years ago

Get crafty with mosaic tiles

By  •  How To

Feeling crafty? If you’re looking to add colour to your surroundings, rejuvenate a dull area in your home or to make gifts for friends and family, mosaic tiles are a great tool to achieve just this and much more. Tile Africa has compiled easy step-by-step ideas to help you craft your own mosaic item at home.

How to heat your home in winter
6 years ago

How to heat your home in winter

By  •  How To

South African homes tend to be lovely and cool in summer but often aren’t designed to keep you warm in winter. As the days get shorter and you start to feel the nip in the air, think about how best to heat your home and get organized before the cold really sets in. Hauling out the winter woolies, boots and blankets is a good start, but nothing comes close to a cup of hot chocolate by a cosy fire.

How to create a Zen inspired bathroom

By  •  How To, Bathrooms

Home owners are increasingly choosing bathroom designs that evoke a mood of timelessness, serenity, calm and wellbeing – and nothing says this quite as well as an Asian-inspired Zen bathroom.

How to choose quality tiles

By  •  How To

Tiles will always remain a popular flooring choice because of their many benefits, which include being durable and requiring low maintenance. But how does one choose a tile that is guaranteed to look good until the next renovation?

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

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