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How To Find The Best Mattress For You At Nunawading

If you are on the hunt for a new mattress there is no better destination to head to that Nunawading Homemaker HQ. When the time comes to purchase a fresh, new mattress, it is worth considering all options and conducting your research to find the perfect one to suit your needs. We spend almost half our life sleeping, so it is imperative we invest in a high-quality mattress that will stand the test of time and allow us to have the rest and relaxation we desire and deserve. If you are waking up sore and stiff or you are noticing a visible dip in your mattress, it is time for an upgrade. There are a number of things to consider when purchasing a new mattress, so today we are sharing with you our top tips for selecting the perfect mattress next time you are visiting Nunawading.

Your Sleeping Posture & Position

The way you sleep matters when considering the best mattress for your needs, so let’s discuss the best sleeping position and the perfect mattress to suit you. If you are a back sleeper, your weight is evenly distributed over your body, but to provide your spine with the most support it is recommended you opt for a medium to firm mattress. Front sleepers need extra support as well and it is suggested to avoid anything too soft as this is not supportive on the pelvis. Memory foam is a great option for front sleepers as it takes the pressure off certain areas and conforms to your body shape. If you prefer to sleep on your side, it is recommended to choose a soft to medium mattress as this takes the pressure off your shoulder and hip joints and conforms to your body position much better.


When selecting a new mattress, we often focus on the comfort level, plushness and overall appearance of the piece. Although these aspects are very important, it is also great to consider the practicality of the mattress and how it will suit your needs long term. Be sure to check with the sales staff at our retailers to see if they recommend flipping the mattress every so often and if this is something you can commit to. If not, it may be best to select a mattress that does not need to be flipped and has a comfort, foam topper. If you’d prefer to take your mattress home yourself, live in a small space or love convenience, then a mattress in a box option may work best for you. There are many different options, so be sure to consider the practicality and moveability of the mattress to suit your needs before purchasing. Head into Bevmarks and Harbour Lane to select the perfect mattress for you.

Cleaning & Climate Factors

Maintaining your new mattress to ensure it stays in beautiful condition for its lifespan and help alleviate symptoms of asthma or allergies is essential. When changing your sheets, we suggest giving your mattress a quick vacuum on low suction to remove any unwanted debris and dust. In the event of a spill, simply use a damp, non-abrasive white cloth to remove the stain and avoid using any cleaning chemicals that may cause damage. If you are prone to allergies, it is recommended you opt for a memory foam mattress as this material has closed pores that deter dust mites. To avoid stains and sweating we suggest using organic cotton sheets for breathability and selecting a seasonal quilt insert.

Try Before You Buy

When selecting your mattress at Nunawading we suggest heading into our amazing retailers like Bevmarks, Nick Scali and Harbour Lane. Here you’ll find helpful staff that can answer all your questions on the best mattress for you, the best sleeping position, what mattress will suit your lifestyle and the best option to fit into your budget. We recommend trying your mattress out before buying and testing a few options in store to see what you find the most comfortable. Take your time when testing out the mattresses, get comfortable and lie down to see how the mattress supports your body. Try out a few different materials, thicknesses and plushness levels as you may find your preferences have changed since the last time you purchased a mattress. Be sure to ask plenty of questions as our friendly staff are there to help assist you in finding the best mattress for your needs.

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How to master alfresco dining this summer

Nothing beats the classic Australian backyard family BBQ. The sun is shining, the sausages are sizzling, and the tongs are at the ready. Whether it’s a weekend ritual or a special celebration, there’s nothing quite like spending time outside during the summertime. This year, we think it’s about time to skip the restaurants and create a stunning alfresco scene in your own backyard instead. Here’s your ultimate guide to alfresco dining.

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1. Invest in staple pieces

When it comes to outdoor dining and entertaining, it’s important to invest in the big pieces – we’re talking about your dining table, chairs, barbecues, and additional lighting features. These items should be strong enough to withstand the great Australian outdoors (even if they’re under the protection of a patio ceiling). We recommend opting for timber, oak, or steel tables and likewise for chairs. If your dining chairs have plush cushions, ensure they are removable so they can be brought inside during those pesky summer storms. It’s also a good idea to keep these larger pieces cohesive – opt for outdoor dining sets where the sofa, table, and chairs all match.

2. Quality over quantity

Out with the old, in with the new! It’s time to update your dining essentials this summer – we’re talking about cutlery, luxe glasses, and a set of simple ceramic plates. Having good quality dining essentials will make all the difference when entertaining – after all, no one likes paper plates or plastic cups. The best part? These items are going to last for seasons to come so there’s no need to replace them anytime soon!

3. Decorative accents

Now that you’ve got staple furnishings and necessary tableware, the rest is all about showcasing your personal taste and style. Stock up on outdoor cushions, vases, plants, and even sun lounges that match your aesthetic. We’re loving the coastal style this summer (read all about it in our Summer Trend Report).

4. Change up your tablescape

You’re likely to have more than one outdoor dining experience this summer, right? So why not have a few different tablescape options to choose from? Be sure to keep your cutlery and glassware the same but change up your tablecloth, table runner, placemats, and centrepiece. By doing so, you can easily create a completely different feel.

We recommend having one minimal tablescape – this could be a white tablecloth, neutral table runner and placemats, and pillar candles. Another easily achievable tablescape theme is modern retro – create this aesthetic through burnt orange, yellow, and dark green hues.

Tip: mix and match across tablescape themes to create a whole new feel.

It’s officially time to embrace summer with an alfresco dining experience! Remember to play with an array of colours and patterns to suit the ambience of your outdoor dining area and most importantly have fun and soak up the good vibes with your friends and family.

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Top four summer entertaining trends

Summer has finally arrived and with the change of season comes a new appreciation for our outdoor spaces! There’s no denying that the weather is close to perfect and we think that calls for a celebration of our hard-working front yards, backyards, patios, and other open-air spaces (you know, the spots that are dedicated to entertaining).

With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that outdoor trends are starting to rival the number of indoor trends! Keen to know more about the latest craze in the interior space (or should we say exterior space)? Below we’ve gathered some of the top outdoor entertaining trends.

Front yard focus

Enhancing front yard areas is becoming more popular than ever before and rightfully so. This space is so often forgotten about, yet it’s the very first area your guests will see upon arrival. We’re seeing front yard makeovers everywhere and they’re certainly upping the curb appeal of houses as a whole.

So, what are some key elements to incorporate in an on-trend front yard? For starters, manicured lawn is a must (no explanation needed). You’ll also want to think about symmetry –frame your front door with potted plants or incorporate symmetry into your landscaping. Rid the space of unwanted weeds and dirt (yes, time to pull out the weed killer and pressure cleaner). Lastly, if you have the space, consider adding a seating area. This could be a singular floating chaise or a pair of outdoor armchairs.

Tuscan design elements

Dreaming of summertime in Tuscany? Why not create the same feel at home? Tuscan-style décor is in with its warm colours, natural elements, and a touch of rustic charm. This trend is all-encompassing, so to successfully pull it off, Tuscan additions are required to all areas of your outdoor space. Invest in wall hangings, ceramics, sculptures, terracotta pottery, and wrought iron furniture. Plant a variety of traditional plants like rosemary, olive trees, and lavender, and lastly consider an overall colour scheme – stick to olive greens, deep oranges, and even maroon.

Outdoor rooms

Much like the concept of open floor plan living, we’re seeing a trend develop where larger outdoor spaces are being divided into distinct areas or “rooms.” This includes outdoor kitchens, the use of pergolas, and contemporary poolside styling. Backyards now house multiple sections for seating, dining, and relaxation, rather than a single focal point.

Tip: if you’re struggling to create a divide between sections, look to the earth! Break up the areas by changing the flooring or ground texture. We recommend the use of gravel, tiles, and fresh grass.

Bold colours

Go bold with colours and say goodbye to muted hues with bright tablescapes, outdoor rugs, cushions, and statement furnishings. Minimalism is out and maximalism is officially back in!

We’re expecting to see splashes of colour everywhere this summer (indoors and out). Naturally, the Pantone colour of the year, Viva Magenta, continues to be a beloved shade this year. But hues of yellow and orange are also at the top of interior designers’ lists.

Keen to discover more summer trends? Read our Summer Trend Report online now and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with retailer offers, professional decorating advice, and more interior inspiration.

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Deck the Halls: How to Decorate Your Space With Style This Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and as Christmas 2023 rolls around, we’re eagerly awaiting the chance to hang out with our favourite people, soak in the festive vibes, and enjoy the holiday cheer. But with all these family gatherings and merry celebrations on the cards, it’s also time to get your abode ready to entertain.

Need some ideas? Here’s the ultimate roundup of essential Christmas home decorations to get you through the holiday season – from festive décor to tableware, we haven’t forgotten a thing.

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Want to upstage your 2022 Christmas tablescape? Then a few new additions are a must! Plus, who doesn’t love setting the table for the holidays? It’s a festive and fun activity, especially when the entire family gathers around to indulge in a feast afterwards!

First and foremost, a centrepiece! This year, we recommend keeping it simple by opting for a pillar candles or some fresh flowers arranged in a gorgeous jug vase. Keep in mind that larger centrepieces are often removed once everyone is seated and the food is served, so consider a reasonable height to ensure it can stay on the table.

Next up, glassware! Yep, it’s time to ditch the paper cups (apologies to the clean up crew!). But glassware truly makes all the difference; it will transform your table from drab to fab, adding a touch of luxury and opulence to a day full of celebration and unity.

The rest of your table should follow a theme – whether it be woodlands, traditional, or vibrant colours. Be sure to complete the look with placemats, ceramic plates, cutlery, napkins, bon bons, and even name tags.

Home scents

Often overlooked, yet undeniably essential – we’re talking about holiday home scents, of course! There’s no doubt that Christmas somehow has an aroma, a nostalgic combination of freshly baked sugar cookies, gingerbread, cherries, and pinecones.

So, what better way to fill your home with festive spirit than with a distinctive scent that encapsulates Christmas? We recommend Gingerbread Candle from Adairs – it smells divine! Burn the candle throughout the season and then when Christmas rolls around next year, find a new festive scent to fill your home with!

Traditional décor

It wouldn’t be Christmas without some traditional décor! We’re talking about Christmas trees, wreaths, tree hangings, and other novelty motifs. Be sure to keep all the pieces within an overall theme – even if it’s just a colour scheme like pale green, pink, red, and gold. This way your home will feel cohesive from when your guests walk through the door all the way through to the dining area and living space.

Subtle additions

It’s important to note that Christmas home décor doesn’t necessarily have to be cliché. In fact, it could be super subtle with the ability to be repurposed throughout the year. How? Choose throw blankets and pillows that stick within your colour scheme but don’t have any Christmas messaging or symbols. We recommend the same approach when it comes to decorative accessories. For example, the Bed Bath N’ Table Antler screams Christmas when seen next to other festive pieces, but when styled in another season, it could have a completely different feel to it.

We know that planning for Christmas home décor can be a really big deal! Everyone wants their home to feel stylish and welcoming all while maintaining that festive vibe. Luckily, achieving this balance is simpler than ever this year with Nunawading Homemaker HQ. Find all your fave holiday home décor essentials under one roof. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy decorating!

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Shop the sales: Black Friday deals you need to know

Mark your calendars for Friday 24 November because the best shopping day of the year, Black Friday, is just around the corner! Making for the ultimate excuse to splurge, no matter if it’s a luxury or a necessity. Plus, the event conveniently falls right before the holiday shopping rush.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – we’ve gone ahead and compiled some of the best deals in centre. Below is a little preview of the shopping mayhem that’s in store at the end of November. We don’t want you to miss out on the shopping spree of the year!


Looking to replace your old kitchen utensils? Then head to House on Black Friday. They will be offering 55% – 70% off all cooksets and cookware, 50% off all loose knives, and 60% – 75% off all knife blocks.

Howards Storage World

Howards Storage World is gearing up for a four-day sale, featuring a 20% discount storewide! This is your golden opportunity to declutter your home with their top-notch kitchen, wardrobe, and bathroom organisation solutions.

Provincial Home Living

Provincial Home Living is having a massive Black Friday Sale running from Friday 24 November to Monday 27 November, offering savings of up to $1000 for a limited time. Enjoy discounts with savings like $30 off $150, $100 off $400, $500 off $2000, and an impressive $1000 off $3500. Conditions apply. Don’t miss out!


Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with Toymate’s Black Friday sale! You can expect discounts up to 80% off the recommended retail price (RRP) on hundreds of big brand toys.

Bed Bath N’ Table

Wanting to stock up on homewares for your bed, bath, and table? The Bed Bath N’ Table Black Friday sale is the nudge you need. They’ll be offering 20% – 70% off storewide!

JB Hi-Fi

For those who are looking to get ahead on their Christmas shopping (and score a great deal while doing so), be sure to head to JB Hi-Fi come Black Friday. They will be offering deals on all sorts of products from leading brands like Breville and Microsoft. They will also have substantial discounts on Xbox consoles, Samsung Galaxy mobile phones, and cordless vacuums.

The Good Guys

The Good Guys will have great deals across a huge range of products including TVs, fridges, coffee machines, headphones, washing machines, dishwashers, and more. The best part? All the big brands like Samsung and Dyson are included in The Good Guys bargains.


Transform your sleep with Bevmarks and enjoy a huge 50% off mattresses, 20% off furniture, and 30% off Manchester. This is your perfect chance to create a luxe bed without an extravagant price tag. The sale kicks off at 9am on Saturday 18 November and concludes at 6pm on Monday 27 November.


Revamp your space with DecoRug’s Black Friday sale offering an impressive 60% discount on rugs and cushions. It’s the ideal time for a décor makeover. The sale commences on Friday 24 November and extends until Monday 27 November.

Focus on Furniture

A shopping spree at Focus on Furniture is a must this Black Friday with an extra 15% off on already reduced prices. This exclusive deal runs from Friday 24 November to Sunday 3 December (providing ample time to find a new addition for your home).

Barbeques Galore

Calling all grill enthusiasts! Barbeques Galore joins the Black Friday sales with a tempting 20% off on full-priced items at checkout (excluding furniture, electrical, and gift cards). Visit the store for more details.

Koala Living

Luxe members, this one’s for you! Koala Living is offering an exclusive 55% off for luxe members only. The sale takes place from Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November.

There you have it – a sneak peek of some of the best Black Friday deals to anticipate! Keep in mind that these are just a fraction of the exciting offers to come. Be sure to head in centre on Friday 24 November. Happy shopping!

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Revolutionise Your Spring Clean This Year With Godfreys Nunawading

If you are looking at undertaking a refresh, clean and declutter this Spring, then look no further than Godfreys Nunawading. Godfreys is your one stop shop for everything you need to get your house in order and create the functional and clean spaces you have been dreaming of. Spring is the perfect time of year to open up the windows, let the breeze in, do an audit of your home and declutter any items that no longer serve you. Start in one room and make your way through the home or create a roster that allows you and your family to have goals and work towards a timeline. It is also a great time to invest in quality cleaning equipment and ensure your everyday items are up to scratch and can give you the best result for your home.


Robot Vacuums

Robot vacuums are the perfect solution to save you time and energy during your Spring clean. Their ‘set and forget’ style allows you to get onto other tasks like decluttering your kitchen cupboards and sorting through the unworn clothes in your wardrobe. The benefits of a robot vacuum over a more traditional style are that you don’t have to be home to clean, you don’t have the hassle of recharging them, they have built in sensors and so much more! Godfreys Nunawading have so many options when it comes to robot vacuums with styles and prices to suit any budget. We personally love the robot vacuums with the auto empty station or built-in mops. With colours ranging from black to white to silver, there is a style to suit any home décor look.


Best Vacuums For Pets

As much as we love and adore our furry friends, they can make cleaning and maintaining a spotless home more difficult. But fear not, Godfreys Nunawading has got you covered when it comes to finding the best vacuum for pets, fur and fluff. We love the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser turbo upright vacuum cleaner as it has a tangle free brush roll that stops hair from wrapping around the brush. It also offers an allergen system that traps dust and allergens and eliminates odours making vacuuming a breeze. Bissell also offer a handheld version called their ‘Pet stain eraser’ that is perfect for quick clean ups and vacuuming on the go.


Carpet Cleaning

Not only does Godfreys Nunawading specialise in vacuums, but they also offer a range of solutions, tools and shampooers for carpet cleaning as well. From spot stain carpet cleaners to shampooers to commercial cleaners, they have got you covered. Carpet cleaning is essential to ensure your home is free from dust and allergens and also keeps your carpets looking fresher for longer. It is recommended that carpet cleaning should be completed in the average home no less than every 12 months and we think Spring is the perfect time to tick it off!


Rug Cleaners

Rugs in the living room and bedroom often become worn down and discoloured overtime due to constant wear and tear. When you have a beautiful rug from the likes of Urban Rhythm or Decorug you want it to stay beautiful and fresh for a long time. We recommend heading into Godfreys Nunawading to chat to the friendly staff about the best solutions for cleaning a rug and what tools work best. Traditional carpet cleaners can often be too strong for the delicate fibres of a rug, so be sure to speak to an expert before undertaking a rug clean.


Car Vacuums

During your Spring clean we recommend extending your refresh to the garage and giving your car a once over as well. Godfreys Nunawading have some great car vacuum kits like the ‘Clean Up Car Kit’ that will ensure your car interior stays in top condition and has that ‘new car feeling’ for longer. Don’t forget to pick up a functional storage tub or a set of hooks to store your car kit from Howard’s Storage World too.

Spring is the perfect time to tick off the tasks in the home you have put off throughout the cooler months like carpet shampooing or cleaning the rugs. Be sure to make these tasks easier by heading into Godfreys Nunawading to pick up the right tools and chat to our friendly staff about the best solutions for your cleaning needs.

How to experiment with style this spring

There’s no denying that your home is like a blank canvas and you’re responsible for painting it. But what if you find yourself drawn to more than one artistic style? Well, you’re not alone, and with so many styles out there (rustic, traditional, coastal, minimalist and the list goes on) it can certainly be difficult to stick with just one. Perhaps you might love the opulence of vintage décor while your partner leans towards a more minimalist aesthetic. Sound like you? Then you may have found yourself wondering if it’s possible to mix and match interior trends, while still having a home that feels cohesive. The answer is a surprising yes! Keep reading to find out how to blend decorating styles and transform your space into your own. Spoiler: the secret is all about balance, repetition, and compromise!

Find the perfect balance

Blending decorating styles isn’t about throwing random furnishings and décor pieces together, it’s about striking the right balance. Start by identifying the main style you want to embrace – this will serve as your anchor, providing a base layer amidst the other various styles. Let this chosen style guide your larger furniture choices and overall layout. Once you’ve established your foundation, it’ll be easy to layer in elements from other trends and styles. Some great foundation trends include traditional, minimalist, and industrial, whereas great layered styles could include art deco, coastal, and rustic. Why? Because the foundation styles are more about the furnishing and colourings and the additional layered styles are all about small décor pieces.

Embrace repetition

Repetition is essential when it comes to blending interior styles because it’s going to create a theme that runs throughout your home, making the space feel purposely designed rather than disjointed. To ensure your space feels cohesive, simply incorporate repeated patterns, colours, and textures across various rooms. This could be a large statement like wallpaper in a standout print, or it could be in the subtle details like light fixtures or handles.

The art of compromise

Compromise doesn’t always mean sacrificing, it means creating a space that honours various tastes (which is especially important when decorating as a couple). Be sure to opt for pieces that bridge the gap between your preferred styles, ones that won’t overpower the other. For example, steer clear from any major statement furnishings and rather find common ground, even if this means the piece is more pared back.

Although it’s clear there’s certainly no one-size-fits-all approach to home styling, if you stick to these three simple rules then your home is going to look and feel amazing! By embracing balance, repetition, and compromise you’re bound to achieve a space that reflects your taste. Remember, your home is your canvas so blend, experiment, and enjoy styling it!

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Get the Look: Bedroom Colour Ideas

Colour, it’s an incredible force that can completely transform your mood and even impact your wellbeing. And when it comes to interior design, colour always reigns supreme – often dictating the latest trends and stealing the spotlight each season with one hero hue. This season we’re loving neutral tones!

Today, we dive into bedroom colour ideas with the help of Stylist, Brair Stanley. We discover how to craft a neutral colour palette for your oasis and find out how to give your bedroom the special attention it deserves. Keep reading to find out how to breathe new life into your slumber space thanks to Homemaker Nunawading HQ and all the homeware stores that call Nunawading home!

Windows to the walls

Coat your walls in neutral and muted paint – we’re talking about shades that delicately delight the senses like soft blush pink, muted blue, pastel green, and delicate beige. These hues are like the smooth operators of the paint world, adding a touch of style to your space and acting as an ideal blank canvas for the rest of your décor and furnishings.

Fine furnishings

Lust-worthy bedrooms are figuring out of dreamy furnishings that work well with your chosen colour palette – how to style a bedroom always comes down to the main pieces of furniture you have. Perhaps you already own a plush headboard or elegant armchair. Use that base piece of furniture to inspire the overall vibe for the rest of your room. For those sticking to the neutral colour palette, these tones lend themselves to organic shapes – think sculptural vases and curved furnishings. Ensure your furniture appears slightly warmer in colour compared to your walls to create depth within the space. This will make your room feel larger and lighter. We recommend checking out Koala Living for lust-worthy furniture.

bedroom colour ideas

bedroom colour ideas

Décor, décor, décor

Now onto the fun part of bedroom colour ideas – the décor! This is your chance to add pops of colour and a personal touch to the space. Explore hues that contrast with your prominent furniture pieces and give them a try. For instance, if you have a deep blue headboard, go for vibrant white bed linens to create a striking contrast. Essential décor elements for a bedroom include a cosy throw blanket to drape across your bed, stylish throw cushions, a rug to add an extra layer of comfort, and artwork, of course! If your décor items feature patterns, ensure they incorporate neutral tones to maintain consistency with the rest of the room. Remember, decorative items can be unexpected but should still tie into the neutral colour palette. Head to Provincial Home Living and Adairs for stunning décor pieces you’ll love.

There you have it, by embracing a neutral colour palette in your bedroom you can create a space that exudes interior style. From the walls to the carefully selected décor, every element plays a role in transforming your space into one you’ll love. For more expert tips be sure to check out a bonus video with Stylist Brair Stanley or head to Homemaker Nunawading to speak with the experienced retailers and in-store stylists. With a trip to Homemaker Nunawading, you can easily achieve your dream bedroom. Happy decorating!

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Moodboard to Create Your Perfect Space

Planning a renovation, redesign, or new construction project but not sure where to start? We know undertaking a new home project can be a lot of work and that’s why we created a tool to help combat just that! Let us introduce you to our mood board interior design tool.

Did you know crafting a tasteful mood board and having a solid vision of what you want a space to look like is the key to achieving a home worthy of Pinterest admiration? Creating a mood board that captures your desired décor, colour scheme, and key furnishings, will make those challenging design choices a walk in the park. The best part? You don’t need to possess graphic design or interior styling expertise to create a stylish and practical mood board. Thanks to our user-friendly digital mood board interior design tool, you needn’t any photoshopping skills (plus, it’s free!) But before we dive into the mood boarding part, let us share our step-by-step guide to creating the ideal mood board for your space.

Here’s what a mood board will do for you:

  • Help you create a room that stimulates conversations and inspires you
  • Help you mix and match like a pro – say goodbye to design dilemmas and hello to harmonious perfection.
  • Explore different styles and different colour palettes. It’s easier than ever to experiment with colour!
  • Discover a range of products from the retailers at Nunawading Homemaker HQ (aka the very best pieces on the market).
  • Write your shopping list! Once you’ve designed your mood board, our tool allows you to save a comprehensive shopping list.

Now onto the step-by-step guide!

mood board interior design

mood board interior design

Step one: know the basics

First and foremost, you need to know what room you’re aiming to design or redecorate and have a rough idea of a theme you’re going for. A quick scroll through Pinterest will certainly help you define your theme whether it be art deco, rustic, boho, or even shabby chic. As long as you know the type of style you’re going for, then the rest is going to be super easy.

Step two: select the hero piece

Next, you’ll need to select one to three key pieces that will be the focal point of the room. This will most likely be the largest pieces of furniture – for instance, if you’re mood-boarding a bedroom, then your key pieces are going to be the bed and bedhead, bedside tables, and a piece of artwork or rug. Whereas if you’re redecorating a lounge room, your key piece will be the sofa and coffee table.

Step three: fill it up

Now that you have your key pieces, your mood board might be looking a bit bare. All you have to do is fill out the rest with decorative finds like lamps, cushions, throws, candles, and vases. A simple scroll through the décor category will have you sorted. Be sure to opt for pieces that mix and match well with your hero pieces and stick to a cohesive colour palette.

Once you’ve created the perfect space on your mood board, it’s time to take the next step and visit Nunawading Homemaker HQ. Be sure to come along armed with your mood board and shopping list, and then all you have to do is watch as your design dreams all fall into place. So, what are you waiting for? Your dream interior space is just a click away.

Embracing Warm, Rich Deep Hues: Creating a Cosy Winter Haven

With Winter’s arrival, it’s the perfect time to infuse your home with warmth and cosiness through the use of rich, deep colours. This interior design trend revolves around embracing warm hues to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. By incorporating these colours into soft furnishings such as pillows, throws, and rugs, as well as utilising them in statement pieces like armchairs or artwork, you can transform your home into a comforting sanctuary. Let us show you how to incorporate this seasonal trend in your home to brighten up and create a cosy space during the Winter season.

1. Selecting Warm, Rich Deep Colours
The first step is to choose a palette of warm, rich deep colours that evoke a sense of comfort. Consider hues such as deep reds, burnt oranges, golden yellows, or even jewel tones like forest green or sapphire blue. These colours create a visual warmth and make a bold statement in your home.

You can always look to decorate a room using one of these colours and then using shades of the same colour in different textures to add depth and interest to the space, rather than making it appear overwhelming.

2. Soft Furnishings: Pillows, Throws, and Rugs
Soft furnishings play a significant role in adding warmth and texture to your space. Incorporate pillows, throws, and rugs in warm, deep colours to create a cosy and inviting ambiance. Opt for plush fabrics like velvet, faux fur, or chunky knits for extra comfort.

Arrange pillows in contrasting colours and textures on sofas, chairs, or beds. Drape a chunky knit throw, that you can find at House, over a couch or armchair to provide a sense of warmth and instant cosiness. Place rugs in deep hues beneath furniture or in high-traffic areas to anchor the space and add an extra layer of depth.

3. Statement Pieces: Armchairs and Artwork
To make a bold visual impact, consider incorporating a statement piece in one of the warm, deep colours. An armchair in a deep red, burnt orange, or jewel-toned upholstery becomes a focal point in the room, offering both comfort and visual interest. You can find a great selection at Koala Living that are suited to fit any space. This piece can be complemented by coordinating pillows or a throw.

Another way to introduce warm colours is through artwork. Hang a piece of artwork with rich, deep hues on a prominent wall. This not only adds colour to the space but also becomes a conversation starter and a visual centerpiece.

4. Harmonious Colour Combinations
While incorporating warm, deep colours, it’s important to create a harmonious colour palette. Consider balancing the rich hues with neutral tones such as cream, beige, or light gray. These neutrals provide a backdrop that allows the warm colours to shine while maintaining a balanced and visually pleasing environment.

You can achieve this through wooden furniture pieces, like a coffee table, bookshelf or buffet which helps to break up the space. Provincial Home Living features a great selection of wooden pieces.

5. Lighting and Accessories
Enhance the warmth and cosiness of the space by selecting lighting fixtures and accessories that complement the rich colour palette. Choose warm-toned light bulbs to create a soft and inviting ambiance. Add metallic accents in bronze or copper finishes to provide a touch of luxury and further enhance the warm aesthetic, which you can find at Adairs.

Incorporate additional accessories like decorative vases, candles, or table lamps in complementary warm colours to tie the overall look together.

By embracing warm, rich deep colours, you can transform your home into a cosy Winter haven. Through soft furnishings like pillows, throws, and rugs, as well as statement pieces such as armchairs or artwork, you can infuse your space with warmth and create a visually stunning environment. Remember to balance the rich colours with neutrals and choose lighting and accessories that enhance the overall cosy atmosphere. Embrace the beauty of these colours to brighten up your home and make it a welcoming retreat during the Winter season.