Living the KonMari way: I asked a decluttering expert to assess my home
Spurred by the documentary Minimalism, and a decision to “buy no new stuff” in 2018, I bought Spark Joy (admittedly new stuff, but I used up an old gift voucher), by Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo. And now, there’s nothing to tidy.
A checklist for keeping your home maintained throughout the year
Here’s a task checklist to help you stay on top of your home maintenance throughout the year, starting from what to do now.
How to get your house cleaner than you ever thought possible
When it comes to sprucing up a whole home, even the cleanest of clean freaks can miss the little things. On a surface level everything may look clean, but there’s plenty more that can be done. Use the tips below to give your home that extra sparkle.
Sorry, copper, your time is up: Darren Palmer's guide to interior trends in 2018
The plethora of choices we have in buying products and finishes for our interiors can bamboozle even the savviest shopper, but here’s a guide to what’s likely to make its way into stores and homes in 2018.
Less is best: Dea Jolly's trend report for 2018
With the year well under way, most designer minds turn to refreshing or renovating their homes to sparkling effect. Exactly what is in store for the interior world in 2018?
The biggest colour trends for 2018 are taking us back to nature
Colour trends come and go but some don’t always make a splash on the home front. In 2018, everyone is talking about earthy shades, sage greens, warm neutrals and dashes of red.
Exactly What To Do When Your Mate Spills Red Wine All Over Your Carpet
Between the messy feast and flowing spirits, it would be a miracle if there wasn’t a spill or two at your dinner party. Luckily, Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert for Merry Maids, has pro advice that will help you remove even the toughest of stains. Read on for Johnson’s specific instructions on how remove the most common entertaining stains, so you can keep your textiles tidy for many shindigs to come.
10-minute home styling tricks
You spend time poring over gorgeous interiors, but then life gets in the way of you making your own place look perfect. Sound familiar? Take 10 minutes out to subtly improve them and you’ll feel much better.
Small bathroom design solutions: How to use clever tricks in your renovation to make even the tiniest room feel more spacious
Space is one thing many bathrooms lack. But with some clever planning and product selection, there are plenty of ways to make the most of what you’ve got.
Expert tips for creating a stylish home on a budget
Sometimes you walk into a home and it’s hard to put your finger on exactly why, but you just know it oozes style. Experts share how create your own stylish home on a budget.
The 5 essentials for a happy home
Looking for your happy place? It turns out, you don’t have to venture further than your own back door to find it. Those favourite nooks at home are not only aesthetically perfect to you, but happiness-inducing too. The experts tell us why.
Decorating tips for couples: 10 steps to finding compromise
How do you decorate a home when your significant other has a completely different style? If you are new to merging different styles under one roof, chances are that you could use a blueprint for moving forward. Walk through these steps for simple strategies for blending styles without stepping on too many toes.
The nine decorating rules you need to know
Those before-and-after shots make decorating look so easy, don’t they? As if someone just came along, waved a magic wand and every room turned out perfectly. Sadly I can’t give you the magic wand, but I can share some basic decorating principles that will help you create your own piece of magic at home. Here’s what you need to know.
How do I make my bathroom bigger? 15 tips and tricks
A good interior designer will use any number of design tricks to give a room a particular feel. Since bathrooms are typically on the smaller side, we are often called on to design them in a way that makes them feel more spacious than they really are. Jazz up your bathroom design with a few of the following tips and tricks. You’ll be surprised at the difference a few of these will make.