Design pitfalls for the modern home owner: Four things you need to consider before signing

Design pitfalls for the modern home owner: Four things you need to consider before signing

Have you ever walked into a place where you just loved the lay-out, the kitchen design, the lounge, the bedrooms, and made allowances for things that you knew potentially might be a problem, but you’re sure you can look beyond them? If you’ve answered yes, you need to keep reading.

 

Will you be able to change the decor style?

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Clutter or creativity? How to incorporate your collection into a manageable display

Clutter or creativity? How to incorporate your collection into a manageable display

Living in an age where a lot of focus is placed on “Out with the old, in with the new” it may be difficult for you to incorporate your porcelain doll collection handed down for generations, or your husband’s toy car collection. If this seems to be something of a bug bear for you, here are a few tips on keeping these collections manageable and stylish:

 

Have a focus area

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Brighten up or tone it down: how to create a wall treatment that complements every aspect of day to day life

Brighten up or tone it down: how to create a wall treatment that complements every aspect of day to day life

When we think walls, we tend to think paint, canvasses or store bought wallpaper only. What other design aspects are there really?

 

Vinyl

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Your space is personal, so why not personalize it? A few handy hints to adding your personal flavour to your surroundings.

Your space is personal, so why not personalize it? A few handy hints to adding your personal flavour to your surroundings.

Having a space to call your own is precious. Adding your personal flair and touches to it brings it to life. Frames are only for photos, right?

Wrong. A very nice way to add a focal wall with your own personal style is by having a frame collage. There are many ways to achieve a beautiful end result, and this is only limited by your imagination. A nice touch is to have only black and white photos on your feature wall, or only one color frames. Another is to have one style of frames in a variety of colors. How about swopping out the photos for love letters between you and your partner? If this is too personal, a nice add would be pictures drawn or painted by your children. Having them grouped together on a feature wall makes for an interesting eye diversion. Having frame boxes also opens a realm of possibilities. Boxes add that extra dimension, where you can include your child’s first toys, your wedding bouquet, souvenirs from trips or any item that was previously too small to display.

 

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