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Quick and easy ways to refresh your home

September 28, 2018

So, you want to refresh and revamp your home? But you don’t know where to start, and you don’t have the time do it? There are quick, easy and effective ways that you can use to make your home look fresh and exciting, without having to spend hours planning and coming up with ideas. If you want to refresh your home easily, read on for some top tips and tricks to make the process fun, exciting and simple. Rearrange your…

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Signs that it’s time for a new couch

September 28, 2018
Signs that it’s time for a new couch

Bigger homes usually allow you to have two lounges or entertainment sections. This means that you can keep one lounge exclusively for your guests and the other for your own relaxation. But, unfortunately, smaller homes don’t offer such convenience, therefore you need to look after your furniture as best you can. The average life cycle of a couch should be between 10 to 15 years, depending on the quality, but if your couch seems to be playing up because of…

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Scandi-chic: how to achieve a minimal Scandinavian-style bedroom

September 25, 2018

We have all heard the phrase “Scandinavian design”, but we might not all be sure what, exactly, it is. Scandinavian design is a form of minimalist interior decor that embraces the idea of “hygge”, a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment as cosy, charming or special. Scandinavian design uses a blend of textures, contrasts and soft hues to make sleek, modern furniture feel cosy and inviting. Think of contrasting cement table lamps with cushions with soft pastel…

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Cohabiting tips: how to decorate after moving in with your partner

September 7, 2018

So the time has come for you to move in together. You have spoken about it and considered carefully where you will be living, and the excitement is building. But, you are concerned about how you will decorate your new home or apartment. This can be a tricky subject to broach with your partner, especially if you both have very different styles. You should set aside time to speak about how you both want your home to look and spend…

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How to make a studio apartment cosy

August 29, 2018

Living in a studio apartment usually means that you have a small space to work with when it comes to decorating. Too much stuff, and it can appear cluttered. Too little, and it can look bare and barren. In colder months, you will also want your apartment to be warm and inviting. If you have children, some cosy kids comforter sets in the right places can help to add an element of warmth. You can also invest in some autumnal-toned…

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Spoil your kitchen with necessary Smeg appliances

May 11, 2018

If you love being in the kitchen and making hearty meals for yourself and the household, you deserve to spoil it a little. And what better way to spoil your kitchen than with Smeg appliances? Smeg is an Italian appliance and lifestyle brand for corporates as well as homeowners. They have been running for over 70 years and are the trendsetters of contemporary home (specifically, kitchen) living. Now that you’re convinced, here are some Smeg appliance options for you to…

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How to turn a studio apartment into a luxurious retreat

May 8, 2018

Living in a studio apartment often means that it is an open-plan space, with a bathroom tucked away from privacy. It can be difficult to transform this space into one that exudes luxury and charm, but it is not impossible. A studio apartment holds a lot of potential for someone with a creative mind and an eye for design, so read on for top tips and tricks on how to turn a studio apartment into a luxurious retreat. Put your…

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How art festivals can help to improve struggling communities

May 3, 2018

Art festivals are known for being exciting and sometimes elaborate affairs, offering both established and up-and-coming artists the opportunity to showcase their work. With the significant increase in popularity of African art, more and more festivals have been popping up all over the continent. Not only do these art festivals allow the world to see African art from a different perspective, but they can help to improve struggling communities. Promoting interaction in a public space Many art festivals take place…

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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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