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Do you have an amazing piece of art, but no where to display it? Rather than creating a hole in your wall, get inspired by a few of these nifty ideas and try them out in your own home. No tools required!
The easiest way to take advantage of art which is already in a frame, is to prop it against a wall. Not only does this give a desk some character, but it doesn’t require any commitment! You can just move it whenever you like, and change the design of any room.
A super-simple collage is the best way to update your desk space without drilling any holes in the wall. You could easily use a double-sided tape to carefully create a beautiful workspace.
Get a little crafty and suspend some of your favourite pieces of work (and those made by the kids), on a nifty modern mobile. Start with a simple base, then tie each string onto different edges. Finish off by painting the base a funky colour, or keeping it minimalist to suit the rest of your home.
Keep everything looking neat and tidy with a pair of floating shelves above your workspace, or even in the living area. Not only will it make your home look like a bookstore, but it will keep everything in it’s place – which is also easy to clean!
Against the wall
For larger pieces such as antique mirrors and old pieces of artwork, you can easily lean them on the wall for effect. Beside them, add a few candles, books, magazines and other features which will create a nice mood in any room.
Images via Hayley Bonham, VK Visuals, Then Let It Be, Domaine Home
Do you have a first date coming up? Keep calm. It’s going to be ok. The idea with planning a first date is to choose something unique and creative without it being too out there. We’ve got three tried-and-tested fun, romantic date ideas that will guarantee you a second date and beyond.
Be a local tourist
When was the last time you explored your own city? Seeing your city with someone else will give you both a new perspective and guarantee a fun day or night out. Check out local parks and attractions, a festival, or an exhibition. For something different and a little energetic, choose a mid-morning or afternoon walk along a well-known promenade or path. It’s always good to have a place nearby where you can grab a drink and bite afterwards.
Don’t cringe – bowling today is not the bowling of your childhood! Bowling can make for a great first date. It’s always a laugh, especially if you start off with a few drinks at the bar first to ease your nerves. Most bowling alleys now have a DJ or bands playing on different nights, and snacks to share after the game. You can plan a little wager on the game with the winner choosing where to go for drinks afterwards.
Rather than going out for dinner, why not sign up for a cooking class? This will give you both an opportunity to learn new skills and have fun while doing it, and it takes the pressure off having to be one-on-one. Afterwards, sit down to get to know each other over the delicious food you just prepared.
Have a great first date idea? Share it in the comments!
Has routine replaced the romance in your relationship? Hey, we know what it’s like. You’re busy, your partner’s busy, and all you look forward to at the end of the day is pure, unadulterated sleep.
Planning date night is a must to keep the romance alive. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with dinner and a movie, but save the cliches for a rainy day. We’ve got some fun date ideas that will make your next date night a night to remember.
Take a trip down memory lane
When you were dating, every “first” was exciting. Relive that excitement by visiting some of the places that are the most special to the two of you. Revisit the restaurant where you had your first date, and end by taking a walk to where your partner proposed. One couple we know have dinner every month at the restaurant where they hosted their wedding reception. Treasure those memories, and make new ones.
Be a tourist
Pretend to be tourists in your own city. When was the last time you spent an afternoon admiring the animals at the zoo, having high tea at a 5-star hotel, checking out the views from your tallest tower, or taking a relaxing harbour cruise? And don’t forget to bring along your camera. No date is complete without plenty of cheesy photos of the two of you.
Learn something new together
Taking a class together is a great way to break free of monotony. Sharing a hobby draws you closer together and gives you something new and exciting to talk about. You could learn to cook a favourite cuisine, practise self defence, learn a new language or even take DJ classes! Your local community college has a never-ending roster of evening and weekend classes and you’re sure to find something you’re both interested in.
The weather is gorgeous, so forget sitting inside and make the most of summer. Get some fresh air and enjoy quality time with your man outdoors, whether having an alfresco BBQ at the beach, or taking a scenic walk with drinks at a favourite beer garden afterwards. Getting outside is good for both the body and the soul.
What are your favourite date ideas? Share them in the comments!