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Setting the right stage for your sleeping nook is essential. A well-designed bedroom can be more calming, cosy, romantic and restful. To promote relaxation where you need it most, you need to zero in on which décor style you personally favour. Lately, for a relaxing...

Have you noticed a trend in interior design lately? Clean lines, soothing colours and broad, uncluttered spaces all adorn the pages of the latest editions of popular interior design magazines. And if you were to actually read the editorials, you are sure to come across a lot of Scandinavian this and Scandinavian that. The reason why this style is so popular not only in magazines, but in homes throughout Australia, is that it's very liveable - made up from low key furnishings that are comfortable as much as purposeful. If the only reference you have about Scandinavian design is Ikea, this guide is here to give you the proper picture of what it's all about.

We often discuss focal points whenever it comes to home décor, but rarely do we consider the bigger picture – the home as a whole. Sure, the sofa is a key element in the living room, the dining table in the dining room, the bed...

If you're a passionate cook like me and you love experimenting with food, spice and everything nice, I'm sure you also like to copy almost everything great TV chefs do on their shows, from mixing fruit and meat to creating one's own organic garden, be...

So your bathroom lacks natural light and view? Don't worry, you're not alone. Even though lighting and fresh air are incredibly important for bathrooms, this aspect is often-times overlooked. However, designers have many tricks and tips that will easily trick the eye to perceive small, enclosed bathrooms as somewhat more spacious and light spaces where one may relax and feel comfortable.

Lighting Is Of Utmost Importance

In boxed-in bathrooms artificial lighting saves the day! But when you buy bathroom lighting for a space that has no contact with the outside world, besides going really bright, make sure the main light also features a fan that can help manage condensation. Making sure that air can circulate is really important and fans are a good way to achieve it. Also, when you have no access to natural light, the key is to make sure you put artificial lights in all the right places. So, before you actually buy bathroom lighting, you need to create a thorough lightening plan. Make sure you put lights as to be able to properly illuminate the face when standing in front of the mirror, use lots of reflective surfaces to carry the light around and put lights in unconventional light locations such as inside the shower, around the mirror and under the vanity.
Communication has always been upgraded in one way or another throughout the history of humankind, but it's not an exaggeration to say it's reached its peak in this century that we have the luck to be part of. Nowadays, all it takes to stay in touch with people who live at a greater distance from us, including overseas, is just a simple click on our electronics and we're instantly connected. Want to send a card, documents or just a friendly note? Get online and send through the email. Yet, despite these advancements, one can't deny the importance of traditional mail.

Being a parent isn't just about hugs and kisses, in a sense it's basically taking care of someone else's needs. All of them. Take me and my hubby for example. Over the past few years we've tried everything to turn our backyard into a playground. From...

When was the last time you thought of upgrading your lighting when your home was undergoing interior changes? Oftentimes we think of doing home makeovers, but somehow they all revolve around the same old same old, choosing a specific room, be it the living room,...

Owning a backyard pool is all fun and games until there is some maintenance chore that needs to be done. When daydreaming of having one, we often forget that pools can turn their perfectly blue water into a green and nasty environment, perfect for all...