How to Use Designer Lighting Methods Like the Pros in Your Home

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5 Easy Tips

They’re often the last thing you consider when thinking ‘décor’: lights. You may spend hours finding the perfect sofa or the ideal piece of art to hang above the fireplace and then you simply purchase lighting as an afterthought.

Big mistake!

Using aspects of designer lighting strategies can be key to whether your home’s interior works or falls flat. Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get it right—you can use that stunning lamp you found on the clearance sale if you like. But you MUST use it correctly.

Here’s what the pros told us to do.

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Smart Furniture Shopping

Why You Don’t Buy Cheap and How to Identify the Best Buy

Your home should be your haven away from it all. That means a soft couch to fall onto after a hectic day and some beautiful chairs to transform your room into an inviting space. But you probably feel it will cost a fortune to have the house look just the way you want it.

Is the answer then to buy cheap?

That option actually comes with a few risks, so let’s help you furnish your home the right way.

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The Role of Each Furniture Piece in the Living Room

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How to choose the perfect living room furniture piece

Professional decorators understand that every piece of furniture and every space that furniture fills, speaks to the person entering that room. Living rooms are empty canvasses that can present beautiful pieces of furniture in a way that works together with everything else.

To understand the purpose of each piece of furniture in your living room, let’s break down the various common furniture types and how they fit into your living room as a synchronised unit.

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Living Room Styles and How to Choose Your Style

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Living Room Styles: what to consider and how to choose yours

When we as interior designers view a space, certain thoughts immediately kick into gear. Even first time decorators can learn the basics of interior design with a bit of help.

If you fancy yourself as someone who has an eye for great design, you can be guided by specific elements that should accompany every good living room style.

Knowing what to consider when redesigning your living room—or designing a new one from scratch—can provide you with a step-by-step plan that will not only save you on costs, but also give you the stunning end result you wished for when you started.

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Hints and tips on caring for designer furniture

Tips on caring for designer furniture

Apart from purchasing or constructing a house from scratch, another investment that takes a huge chunk from an Australian home budget is buying furniture. The cost of buying furniture for your house can be quite high, especially if you’re looking to get something special to make lasting memories with. Australians spend up to $25 000 on home renovations and purchasing new furniture is a huge chunk of that. Even if you’re buying ex display furniture.

This makes it important to carry out proper maintenance to get the most out of your furniture and make it last longer. Most designer furniture pieces today are made of wood, leather and fabric upholstery material. Here’s how you can take better care of them.

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