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Clashing tastes? How to furnish and decorate as a couple

April 23, 2018

Moving in with your partner can be exciting, thrilling and can bring up all sorts of annoyances during the process. You have finally found the perfect flat or house and are looking forward to decorating, but your partner has some unique ideas as to what constitutes ‘decor’. Compromising on style is one part of the solution, and you will need to discuss with them beforehand what both of you envision for your new home’s image. Shop as a team This…

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Easy ways to update your bedroom

April 10, 2018

An outdated and dull bedroom can be uninspiring, but updating the room can be difficult and costly. However, with the right know-how you will be able to transform your bedroom into a sanctuary that reflects your personality. Keep it simple and you will find that updating your bedroom can be fun. Matching bedroom furniture Your bedroom furniture can impact the overall look and feel of your room, so make sure that it matchest. Mismatched furniture may suit an eclectic room…

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How to decorate a rental like it’s your own

February 22, 2018

Moving into a rented home or apartment is an exciting time for anyone. However, decorating a rented space is often restrictive and sometimes you are unable to decorate at all. Below are some simple tips and tricks to decorate a rental like it’s your own. Go portable Renting an apartment or house means that you do not own the property, which makes buying furniture and appliances difficult. Look at pieces that are portable, such as portable Defy aircon products for…

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Cute home date ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2018

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate love than with a unique and special home date idea. This event is a popular day, meaning that every dinner location or entertainment opportunity will be jam-packed busy and expensive, so take the opportunity to try something new. Home dates get a lot of slack because they’re often seen as the cheaper alternative when actually it’s the smartest and most intimate date choice. Students are often stretched for…

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Finally living alone? How to make your new flat feel like home

December 15, 2017

Moving out of home into your own flat or apartment is both exciting and scary at the same time. You have more independence to do what you want to, but now have to perform tasks you may not be sure how to (washing dishes comes to mind for many of us). Living alone can also be lonely without the comforts of home to make you feel safe and happy. However, you can make your new flat feel like home with…

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Tips for organising your closets

December 13, 2017

We never seem to have enough space in our closets. Not for clothes, shoes, linen or toiletries. They are always a mess and never seem to stay organised longer than a week. Although, that’s probably just due to bad cleaning habits. Hopefully, the following tips can help make your home-life a little bit easier Declutter Decluttering is the first step for any and all of your closets around the house. This includes getting rid of the clothes that don’t fit…

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Tips on hosting your first tea party

September 27, 2017

Thinking of hosting a tea party? Afternoon tea is one of the easiest ways to entertain elegantly. This is one of the little things you can do to spoil a few friends and make them feel like queens and princesses. However, don’t leave your kings and princes behind. Tea parties are always enjoyable and a popular pastime. Tea is, of course, necessary for tea parties but often small snacks are served as well and coffee for the coffee lovers. There…

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5 things to do before moving out

September 22, 2017

You’ve been through many phases of your life and now it’s time for the next one: buying a house. It’s normal to be excited, but soon that excitement of moving into a new place will wear off. Then the panic of packing up boxes and actually moving will set in. Moving can be very stressful and complicated. You can end up forgetting about important things, stuff that can cause last minute panic. And it doesn’t matter how organised you are,…

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Bathroom essentials needed in a modern bathroom

September 18, 2017

The bathroom is one of those rooms that gets the least attention when it comes to revamping. There are many small changes that can make a huge difference to this room. Whether it’s the bathroom in your first apartment or you just moved to a new house and want to start off on the right foot, there are a number of essentials needed in every bathroom. Everyone needs to have a place where they come to for relaxation, and a…

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12 Ways to organise your room like Martha Stewart

September 4, 2017

Most people want a room that looks like something out of Pinterest. A neat, organised, tidy room regardless of its style. But a room which is clean and tidy requires you to be committed and make a daily habit of keeping it organised. Each section in your room should be decluttered and cleaned thoroughly. And here are a few ways you can organise your room: Organise your drawers The first step to an organised drawer is taking everything out and…

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