5 DIY Steps to Creating Your Bedroom Haven

With a crazy world we live in, we want a peaceful sanctuary which makes us feel calm and relaxed at night and when the sun rises.

How do you make your bedroom a sanctuary? Why create a haven in your sleeping headquarters?

Well.....you want a space which makes you feel warm, relaxed, calm and ready to fall asleep in. To make you feel happy to get into bed and replenish your much needed energy levels. 

 Breathe new life into your bedroom with these 5 steps you can do yourself and on a weekend.

 

1. Sleep Easy colour.

If you want a calming and serene space for your resting time, then consider these colours and tones to create just that.

Colours with a relaxing feel.

  • Lavender & Mauve tones
  • Soft Green
  • Pale Blue
  • Royal Blue
  • Soft Greens.  
  • Soft Greys and Beiges
  • Pinks and Peaches

DIY Idea: If you don't want to paint the whole room, then paint a feature wall in your bedroom with a soft dreamy colour.


Left Image, Pantone & Right, onechitecture.com 

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Thinking of Renovating? Where to start now.

Uncategorized May 11, 2019
 

These days there are tons of home improvement or reality renovation shows, home magazines and gorgeous social media images.

They are inundated with beautiful spaces and inspirational homes, that make you salivate, dreaming of walk in closets that are the size of a main bedroom. 

Australians are renovating more than ever before. 2018 was the record year for renovations in Australia. 

If you’ve ever been to Bunnings on a sunny Saturday or Sunday morning then you get my drift. There are trolleys being pushed in all directions full of paint, timber, tiles, plants and tools with the odd toddler pushing her tiny shopping cart with a paint brush in there.


So, why renovate?

No matter what you plan on using your home for - renting it, selling it or living in it - buying a property is one of the most popular forms of investment, in Australia.

You may want to increase your property potential for one of the following reasons

  1. To make the space you...
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How to Live in Style with Kmart

I recently went on a shopping trip with Holly from Motherhood Melbourne.

Holly is a busy mum of two young boys and she craved a nice space without spending a fortune. Holly also requested, 'easy to move' items for this space, so she could move away items conveniently when needed. 

Having two young children for Holly meant she didn't want to spend to splurge on cushions, rugs and other decor objects as this may not be a practical or logical choice, at this point in her life. While I was placing cushions on her sofa she warned me that I may find squashed Weetbix on the sofa.

I was keen to showcase ‘Easy DIY Style on a Budget’ and how to achieve a beautiful and stylish space in your home.

This ‘brief’ was to shop at Kmart only, repurpose what Holly already had and meet the $300 budget. I also wanted to create an attainable and easy DIY style which anybody could achieve themselves. And to make a more beautiful and stylish living space.

The...

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6 Interior Styles Trending In 2019

I’m not just about following all the latest trends, but I’ve got to say I definitely get inspired by some of the new styles which are showcased in the shop window or on Pinterest’s trending pics.

From uber stylish interiors, glossy magazine spreads and also Instagram, I love getting inspired by new ideas which hit me with such an exciting impact. I then hunt and source the items which I think will work beautifully and incorporate (my interpretation) into my space, always with my personal stamp on it.

Which creative being doesn’t enjoy being inspired? Inspiration creates new ideas. And new ideas always stir up passion.

This is my take on interior style trends to look out for and to contemplate in 2019.

Remember, there are no certain rules. This is to inspire you and go wild.

1. Natural materials

Think natural fibres such as linen, wicker, rattan, and sisal (which I saw a lot of in 2018). I honestly don’t see these materials or this look...

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House Flipping in Australia - Easy Profit or Overhyped Fantasy?

By Sean Callery October 11, 2018

As anyone who’s ever made pancakes will tell you, executing the perfect flip isn’t always easy. There’s pride and breakfast at stake. But what about house flipping, where there’s potentially a lot more on the line?

Can it be profitable in today’s market? How difficult is it? And is it worth the effort?

What is house flipping?

House flipping is an investment approach that typically involves buying undervalued properties, renovating them and then selling them on at a profit. The aim is often – theoretically at least – to complete this process quickly and to spend as little as possible on the renovation in order to maximise profit before moving on to the next ‘flip’.

When you consider the investment of finances, time and emotion that can be involved, house flipping may not be for everyone. But for some ambitious Australian investors and renovators, the challenge and potential profit are significant...

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6 Ways To Access Funds For Your DIY Renovation

How many times have you walked into your 70’s laminate kitchen and dreamt of an up–to–date (and practical) modern kitchen that would inspire you to cook more and host cool dinners with your family and friends?

Or is your family growing and you need more room in your home? 

It’s crunch time and you’ve decided that overseas holiday you would love to go on needs to go on hold, and the time has come to start your renovation ... now. 

WHY??

Firstly, you will need to ascertain what your desired outcome is from your renovation and why you believe it would benefit you and your family. 

BUDGETING

Secondly, you will need to work out a budget, will this be a small DIY renovation or will there be extensive work carried out? 

You will need to source pricing for products and materials, and quotes, depending on the work needed. 

For small renovation projects i.e. updating rooms with just some fresh paint and new light fittings, or if you...

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