Wallpaper has been used to introduce both colour and texture in interior spaces since the early 1800s, peaking in popularity in the Victorian era. Since then, we have seen great developments in the world of wallpaper, from various materials and textures now available, and new ways of both gluing and removing wallpaper in a way that will be simple and cost effective.
These surprising new ways of using wallpaper have reintroduced the material into the world of interior design as it provides a simple and effective way of inserting instant personality and colour into a space.
Your home may not receive enough natural light or you may just want to make a space a bit brighter – whatever the case, there is a solution to create the look you are after without the need for new windows or skylights.
Read on to find out how you can easily brighten up your home!
Welcome to Tuesdays Top Picks – Every Tuesday, we’ll be counting off our top selections in various categories to help make those last minute decisions that much simpler!
Ornate chandeliers inject glamour, elegance and class into a space and evoke old world charm into any decorating scheme. Although chandeliers are often associated with more traditional or ‘old fashioned’ spaces, lighting designers have been busy creating modern takes on the old chandelier, resurrecting the piece and transforming it into a modern work of art, allowing chandeliers a place in today’s ever-changing modern market.
Welcome to Myth-Busting Mondays where we DEBUNK the myths surrounding popular products used around the home!
Engineered or Composite stones such as Caesarstone, Quantum Quartz, Smartstoneand Essastoneare used in most new kitchens or kitchen renovations these days. These popular benchtop products are highly durable, stylish and easy to maintain, especially when compared to natural stones such as marble and granite.
However, there are some mixed reviews out there causing consumers to question the overall quality and durability of engineered stones. We thought we’d target some key concerns raised by clients in the past and hopefully DEBUNK some of the myths surrounding this popular benchtop option.
Our first myth we’ll be discussing concerns chipping in Engineered Stone products and will be followed in the next few weeks by: cracking, staining and the accuracy of samples, all key concerns regarding Engineered Stone products.
Texture, Colour and Pattern: the three key elements to Moroccan inspired decor, the latest trend to hit our homes! Drawing inspiration from the recent popularity of Moroccan tiles, the vibrancy, colour and pattern of the Moroccan style creates a room filled with texture, warmth and character. Read on for our top picks in Moroccan styled homewares!
Selecting tiles can be an overwhelming task! Whether you are working on a new bathroom, updating your kitchen splashback or re-tiling your whole house, there truly is a world of possibilities available in the tiling industry. So where do you start? How do you make the decision less daunting?
It may sound simple: designing a bathroom vanity. However, there are many smaller details to consider in ensuring that the end result is something that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical and functional. A vanity is something that we literally use every single day: we wash our face and hands, we brush our teeth, we brush our hair, we apply make up – you want your vanity to not only last, but also be easy to keep clean and pack plenty of storage!
We’ve all heard those kitchen renovation horror stories; it’s very easy to go over budget in a renovation and end up feeling let down. Ensure you stay on top of your budget with our insider tips to make sure your renovation runs smoothly without causing too much damage to your bank account!
Practicality and Beauty were the two key elements we were looking for in selecting our Top 10 Bathroom Accessories – the following items not only provide a practical solution to styling your bathroom, but are also classic and timeless pieces, meaning they will always be on trend and fit into any bathroom decorating scheme you choose later on down the track!
Who doesn’t love the amazing smell of baking! This is a recipe I put together from several different versions of it I found – each time I made it, I would tweak something else: a flavour or a quantity, until I got it just right! These cookies are soft and chewy and stay that way for up to a week; but, let’s face it: who would leave cookies this good lying around for a whole week!
Stuck in a rut and want to find some quick, easy and affordable ways to spruce up your home decor scheme?
It’s easy to create a stylish and consistent look in your home when you’ve only just moved in however, it’s not so easy when you’re wanting to spruce up your existing space! The following are our best tips in adding luxurious touches to your home without breaking the bank or having to start all over again!
Bisazzafirst began producing mosaic tiles in Alte Vicenza, Northern Italy back in 1956 and has since become the world leader in the design and manufacture of glass mosaics. Bisazza has collaborated with many influential designers over the years, including Marcel Wanders and Jaime Hayonto create the masterpiece collections they are well known for. Since their founding, Bisazza has expanded their product offering to include luxurious Designer Bathware Collections, Cement Tiles, and the new Wooden Tile Collections.
In preparation for the warmer months ahead, what better way to ready your home than with an exciting new Coastal look!
A Coastal themed interior need not include a huge amount of sea shells and fish themed decor to drill in the Beachy theme – instead opt for light, textured and neutral toned accessories that focus on enhancing comfort in the home. Read on for more tips to achieving a Coastel themed Living area along with our Top 10 Picks in Coastal Themed Accessories available now from PillowTalk!
We recently discussed The Top 6 Decorating Mistakes and the best solutions to overcoming them – after the interest we received, we thought it only fitting to prepare a follow up article with 10 MORE decorating and design blunders to avoid!