Bookcases for more than storage

We all need storage in a home and some need it more than others, especially if they enjoy reading or collecting. Bookcases can be used for more than storage.

 

 

Glam up your living spaces

Luxurious fabrics, sparkly accessories and reflective surfaces can create a space that is nothing short of glamorous!

 

 

Downsize to a smaller home

It’s not always a situation that is easy to accept, but by making the most of the available space you can transform any house into a home. Make use of a virtual planner such as FloorPlanner.com to assist in arranging furniture in your new space.

 

Heat up and add atmosphere

Adding a fireplace to a room not only create an architectural feature, it also warms up a home. With eco-friendly and green options on everyone's mind, natural gas and electrical heating is definitely at the bottom of the list.

 

Tips for installing a fireplace

There is nothing more cosy or romantic than snuggling up in front of an open fire on a cold winter’s day. It is no wonder then that fireplaces have become a key element in modern homes today.

 

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How to use mirrors to best effect

In a small space, everything counts! That’s the main idea behind this article, and how to make a small room look bigger - with some clever tricks.

 

 

How to spot a fake!

Certain repairs, such as re-caned seats or new upholstery, won't necessarily degrade an antique. But pieces lose value when the wood has been refinished, and artificial patinas are undesirable.

 

Create a comfortable home

Some rooms just make you feel good by being in them. Usually, it's a combination of factors that make a room feel cohesive and cosy. The best rooms are usually a combo of new and old, with a nicer piece of furniture or two, complemented by a range of other accessories.

 

Tips for arranging furniture

Where you place your furniture in a room sets the tone for how you’ll live in that room. Here are tips for arranging spaces for chatting, watching TV or relaxing.

 

 

Living with low ceilings

Got low ceilings? Chances are, you’ve got low spirits too. After all, there are few design problems as confounding as how to make a room feel bright, spacious and inviting when ceilings are low and oppressive.

 

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A TV as part of your living space

Ever larger screens, a multitude of wires and cables we’d rather keep out of sight, more and more electronics – whether in the living room or home theatre, properly integrating a television and audio video equipment presents a definite challenge.

Adding colour to rooms

Even small doses of colour can make a huge difference to a room, if it's done with style and pizzazz!

Living large in small rooms

These days, higher property prices could mean that you may have to start your climb up the property ladder with a relatively small space to come home to. With some organization, however, you can survive (and even thrive) - no matter how small your new home.

A new look for summer

If you find that your living spaces are feeling a bit down in the dumps, perhaps it's time to freshen up with subtle colours. There is a growing trend for our living spaces to be simpler, pared down and offering relief from the pressures and anxieties of the outside world.

Energize your home

Inject personality, colour and style into your home with the wide range of textiles, wallcoverings and decorating options available to South African homeowners.

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Nature-inspired home

If the words 'nature-inspired decor' make you think of muted wall hues or overwrought floral fabrics, it's time to rethink your take on this hot design trend.

Choosing the perfect sofa

Although comfort is one of the most important factors when buying a new sofa, there are many other things to consider. Read on for some practical tips on how to find the perfect sofa for you and your home!

Is it cheaper to reupholster than buy new?

To reupholster, or not to reupholster - that is often the question when thinking about redecorating, buying new furniture, or poking around antique stores. Is it worth it to put money and time into giving an old sofa or chair a fresh outlook?

Give your home a new look

Instead of getting out the dusters and cleaning equipment, why not use the time to give your home a makeover instead. Spring is just around the corner and you can combine decorating with spring cleaning - and get the two tasks done at the same time!

Bring summer into your home with fresh flowers

It may be winter, with the windy snapping at the trees and the cold chill through doors and windows, but that doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful display of fresh, colourful flowers in a home. In fact, there's even more reason to...

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