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How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

The dining room doesn’t have to be boring, especially since it’s one of the most frequented rooms in the entire house. Rather than replacing everything in the room, try some of these simple design tips which will always make it feel modern and fresh.

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Art

Hang a few of your favourite pieces of art on the walls. Make sure it’s something that fits into the colour scheme of the room and place it in an area that everyone will notice.

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

Mirrors

Mirrors make any room feel larger, especially the dining room which is often small and cramped. Choose a fun mosaic piece that is quirky and can also be made at home!

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

Lights

Since natural lighting in the dining room can often feel quite dark due to the lack of windows, make sure to pass on the chandeliers. They don’t give off much light and will actually weigh down the entire room. Downlights are a contemporary favourite that are also really easy to adjust for any occasion.

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

Flowers

Bring a pop of colour to any dining room with a vase of flowers or pot plant to make it look homely. Just don’t forget to trim and water your plants!

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

Candles

Update your dining room with a few candles to make the perfect centrepiece during more important events. Save those scented candles for the bedroom or the bathroom!

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

Buffet table

If you’re hosting a large dinner party, a buffet table is a great investment to make since it can store all of the food. Then, guests can go around the table and serve themselves with ease.

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

Images via Pinterest, Most Beautiful Things, Camille Styles, Joyer, Studio Karin, Maria Killam

August 3, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 6 Interior Decorating Accounts To Follow

Whether you’re looking for some quick inspiration for your new bedroom, home office, or even a new house, then following some interior accounts is the best way to go about it.

Instagram is filled with many feeds – but where to start? We name our top ten interior decorating accounts which are sure to give you a lot of inspiration for that next project.

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@interior_styling

The name says it all! An account packed with various styling tips for the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. With just shy of 30,000 followers, there are some seriously amazing styling tips to match your theme.

6 Interior Decorating Accounts To Follow

@tabletonic

An online store in Sydney’s Northern Beaches which stocks a variety of trinkets for every room of the house. Here you will find laid-back decor which is inspired by the beach. Perfect if you like unique rugs, candles, and cocktail or two.

6 Interior Decorating Accounts To Follow

@__ontheinside

Offering a taste of modern design equipped with brass details mixed with traditional pine furniture. With over 400 photos, you will find it hard to keep your phone down!

6 Interior Decorating Accounts To Follow

@theglowedit

Bringing together the best of beauty and interior designs is London native Kate Rooney. Her feed is always filled with makeup, marble bathrooms, and some seriously stylish living room inspiration.

6 Interior Decorating Accounts To Follow

@wallabuy

A fresh assortment of unique homewares for every stage of life is the mantra that Wallabuy seems to express. With a number of local and international designers constantly featured, there is no end to this inspirational account!

6 Interior Decorating Accounts To Follow

@situationstyle

Creating unique options for the home, kids, and office is one of the best ways to describe this beloved feed. Beware: there is lots of colour to be seen.

6 Interior Decorating Accounts To Follow

What are your favourite Instagram accounts for some interior inspiration?

July 23, 2015

How To Revamp An Old Attic

Why not convert your attic into a modern part of the home? Just think about all the space the kids will have in their new rumpus room, or that extra bedroom for guests – better yet, a wardrobe for all of your clothes (here’s hoping).

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Here, we show you some of the ways to convert your tired old attic into a busy and useful part of the home.

Bookshelves

Bookshelves are an essential part of the home since they can hold almost anything – books, toys, DVDs, games – you name it! Depending on how deep your shelves are, you could also use some baskets for more discrete storage solutions.

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Drawers

A chest of drawers is another essential part of any room – just think of how much clutter it can neatly store away. Drawer dividers are also a great way to store all of your belongings, so you know exactly where they are at all times.

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Couch

A cute and comfy couch, beanbags and stools are great for any room, especially if your attic is quite small (everyone will be sitting down!). Throw a beautiful faux fur shrug or blanket over the top to make it look more rustic and lived-in.

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Rugs

Depending on your style, you could invest in a stunning rug for the entire attic (trust us, it’ll keep everyone cosy in the winter months). A shaggy rug is ideal for the colder weather, but a Persian rug is better since it doesn’t shed.

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Desk

If you’re turning the old attic into a study, then a desk should be at the very top of your list. Choose one with lots of storage for books, stationery and computer products, which also looks good!

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What are some of your tips to style an old attic?

Images via The Glitter Guide, 6th Street Design School, The Ultra Linx, Blogspot, Buzzfeed

April 13, 2015