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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.

Practicality

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.

Products: Adairs Evergreen Palm Tree $249.99, Barbeques Galore Nexgrill Cucina 4 Burner BBQ $799, Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Siesta Stripe Deluxe Umbrella $79.95, Bed Bath N’ Table Panama Stripe Outdoor Cushion $29.95, Focus on Furniture Banksia Dining Table $1099, House Alex Liddy Arlo Cutlery Set $229.99, House Ecology Ottawa Dinner Plate $18.95, Provincial Home Living Avery Goblet $12.95, Provincial Home Living Otis Bistro Chair $299.95.

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.

FEATURED PRODUCTS: Adairs Belgian Check Vintage Washed Cushion $89.99, Adairs Christmas Gingerbread Candle $49.99, Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Antler $14.99, Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Dinner Candles Textured Metallic Set of 4 $9.99, Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Protea Wreath $89.99, House Alex Liddy Mode Set of 4 Coupe Glasses $79.99, House Ecology Peace Sauce Jug $21.95, Provincial Home Living Festive Village Tealight Holder $59.95.

Tableware

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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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.

The Dad Deals: Your Father’s Day Gift Guide

Not quite sure what to get that hard-to-buy-for man in your life when September 3rd rolls around? Here at Nunawading Homemaker HQ, we’ve taken the stress out of gift-giving once and for all with our completely customised Dad Deals – all bundled up and ready for purchase! Below are the ultimate gift bundles for every dad in your life – the home chef, fitness guru, DIY-er and everyone in between. All you have to do is screenshot the bundle that best suits your dad and head in centre to purchase.

Cooking Dad

Product: Barbeques Galore Gozney Roccbox Portable Pizza Oven $799, Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Yarn Dye Tea Towel Set of 3 $14.95, House Alex Liddy Acacia Board $79.99.

Dads who know their way around the kitchen are simply the best. Why? Because nothing beats a delicious home-cooked meal! This year we think the cooking dad deserves a little extra love when Father’s Day hits, a means of saying thank you for all those meals. And what could be a more fitting gesture to express gratitude than gifting more items to cook with? We’re loving the Gozney Roccbox Portable pizza Oven from Barbecues Galore bundled with a round pizza board from House, and some essential tea towels from Bed Bath N’ Table. The perfect gift for the perfect home chef!

DIY Dad

Product: Adairs Idra Photo Frame $39.99, Adairs Stark Matte Large Pot $59.99, Howards Storage World IS Gift The Auto Collection 24 Piece Tool Set $29.95.

What to get the dad who is constantly fixing things around the house or undertaking DIY projects every second weekend? More things to create and build with, of course! The DIY-er is bound to love a brand new 24-piece tool set from Howards Storage World to add to his (probably already very large) tool collection. Another great idea is to undertake a project together like painting a pot plant. We’re also loving photo walls at the moment so why not pick up a few frames from Adairs to get started? The secret is to utilise a variety of different shapes and sizes. Be sure to customise the frames with meaningful family photos. The best part? Dad can use his new toolset to hang them up!

Fitness Dad

Product: JB Hi-Fi BlendJet Portable Blender $79, JB Hi-Fi Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Tracker $269, The Good Guys Beats Studio Buds+ $269.

Fathers who are always maintaining an active lifestyle will love a fit-focused gift – and we’re not talking about more gym clothes or fresh sneakers. This year, consider something a bit more unconventional, like a portable blender from JB Hi-Fi (ideal for his morning smoothies!). Bundle the blender with a fitness gadget like a Fitbit from JB Hi-Fi or sport headphones from The Good Guys and complete the ensemble with a gym membership to Element Fitness. This bundle will make his day!

Homebody Dad

Product: Adairs Pure Silk Pillowcase $89.99, Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Como Robe $89.95, Provincial Home Living Marseille Mug $4.95.

Dads deserve a little TLC too! After all, robes and silk pillowcases weren’t exclusively designed for mothers. So, if your dad relishes in a leisurely Sunday morning lounging in bed, perusing the newspaper, or binge-watching Netflix then he likely values the cosiness of his bed and the luxury of quality home attire. Bed Bath N’ Table’s Morgan & Finch Como Robe is sure to impress the homebody dad as well as a pure silk pillowcase from Adairs. Complete the bundle with a mug from Provincial Home Living.

Organised Dad

Product: Howards Storage World High Road StashAway Hanging Car Bin $34.95, Howards Storage World Tooletries The Harvey & Oliver Shower Set $55.95, The Good Guys Sunbeam Power Shot Handheld Garment Steamer $49.

The father with a knack for organisation is the one constantly reminding you to tidy your room, unload the dishwasher, or take care of your laundry – sound familiar? If so, then this bundle is tailor-made for him! The organised dad will appreciate any clever home enhancements, the sort that, after having for just a few weeks, you can’t fathom how you managed without. A car bin or hanging shower set will bring a grin to his face come Father’s Day or for a more subtle approach, opt for a handheld steamer from The Good Guys.

We know it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for Dad year after year when Father’s Day draws near, but if you’re aiming to astonish him this year then these bundles are sure to hit the mark. Happy Father’s Day!

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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.

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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!

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.

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Creating a Nostalgic and Nature-Inspired Interior Space

The Apothecary design trend embraces a blend of natural materials, vintage accents, and a nostalgic charm to create a cosy and inviting interior space. Inspired by nature and rustic aesthetics, this trend features on earthy colour palettes with deep greens and browns. We’ll show you how to infuse this nostalgic trend into your home by incorporating elements such as natural materials, vintage accents, earthy colours, and wooden furniture.

1. Natural Materials and Rustic Charm
Apothecary design emphasises the use of natural materials to create a connection with nature. Incorporate elements such as reclaimed wood, and stone accents to add a rustic touch and enhance the earthy ambiance. A table from Provincial Home Living features a wooden rustic charm that is perfect for any space. These materials evoke a sense of warmth and bring a cosy and inviting atmosphere to your space.

Consider incorporating natural fibres like jute, rattan, or sisal in rugs, baskets, or lampshades. DecoRug has a great selection of jute rugs in different sizes to suit all spaces. These elements add texture and enhance the overall natural aesthetic of the room.

2. Vintage Accents and Nostalgic Touch
Vintage accents play a key role in this trend, evoking a sense of nostalgia and charm. Look for antique or vintage-inspired furniture pieces, such as a distressed wooden chest or a vintage apothecary cabinet with multiple drawers, which you can find at Koala Living. These pieces not only provide ample storage but also serve as focal points, adding character and charm to the space.

Display vintage glass bottles, apothecary jars, or old medicine containers on shelves or as decorative pieces. These items not only contribute to the aesthetic but also offer storage for smaller items such as spices or dried herbs.

3. Earthy Colour Palette
To enhance the natural and rustic feel of the Apothecary design trend, opt for an earthy colour palette. Deep greens and browns are prominent colours that reflect the beauty of nature. Consider painting accent walls or incorporating these colours through furniture upholstery, cushions, or rugs. You can start with a statement armchair from Urban Rhythm encapsulates the trend perfectly, and serves as a great starting point.

Additionally, muted tones such as warm beiges, and creamy whites can be used as a backdrop to create a harmonious and calming atmosphere. These colours provide a neutral foundation for the other elements to stand out.

4. Wooden Furniture and Storage Solutions
Wooden furniture is a cornerstone of this interior design trend, adding warmth and a sense of nature to the space. Invest in sturdy wooden pieces such as a farmhouse-style dining table, that you can find at Focus on Furniture, a rustic wooden desk, or a wooden coffee table. These furniture items not only offer functionality but also contribute to the overall aesthetic.

Emphasise storage and organisation by incorporating furniture with built-in storage options. Look for sideboards, buffets, or shelving units with drawers and compartments, allowing you to keep your space tidy and clutter-free.

5. Elements of Nature
Bringing elements of nature into your space helps create a soothing and serene environment. Decorate your space with potted plants, dried flowers, or botanical prints, like our favourites found at Adairs. These natural accents add freshness, colour, and life to the room.

Consider incorporating soft lighting with warm-toned bulbs to create a cosy ambiance. Hang vintage-inspired pendant lights or use table lamps with fabric shades to add a gentle glow that complements the earthy colour palette.

The Apothecary interior design trend blends natural materials, vintage accents, and a sense of nostalgia to create a cosy and inviting interior space. By incorporating these elements, you can transform your home into a warm and rustic haven. Embrace the charm and storage-focused approach of Apothecary design to achieve a space that is both functional and visually appealing, allowing you to relax and connect with the beauty of nature within your own home.

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Creating a Communal Space with Furniture and Décor

In today’s fast-paced world, creating a sense of community within our homes has become increasingly important. By thoughtfully incorporating furniture and decor, we can transform our living spaces into inviting communal areas that foster connection, conversation, and togetherness. Let this seasonal trend show you how specific furniture pieces, natural colour palettes, and clever design choices can contribute to making a space more communal.

1. Choosing Communal Furniture
To encourage interaction and conversation, select furniture that promotes face-to-face engagement. Consider incorporating a large dining table, like one from Harbour Lane that features with comfortable seating where family and friends can gather for meals and engaging conversations. A farmhouse-style table, for example, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere conducive to communal dining experiences.

Additionally, modular or sectional sofas offer flexibility and versatility, allowing individuals to sit together comfortably while facilitating group interactions. Focus on Furniture has a wide selection in a range of colours and fabrics to suit all spaces. Arrange the seating in a circular or semi-circular formation to create an inclusive and communal seating arrangement.

2. Embracing Natural Colour Palettes
Natural colour palettes play a crucial role in creating a calming and welcoming environment that encourages people to gather and connect. Opt for earthy tones such as warm beige, soft browns, soothing greens, and serene blues. These colours evoke a sense of harmony with nature and provide a relaxed backdrop that enhances social interactions. You can incorporate these colours through soft furnishings like cushions, throws and rugs, which Bed Bath N’ Table has in abundance.

Integrate natural elements like wood, stone, and plants into your furniture and decor choices. Wood furniture pieces, for instance, can add warmth and a touch of nature to communal areas, while plants bring life and freshness to the space.

3. Open Concept Design
An open concept design encourages fluidity within your home and allows everyone to be connected. Creating a seamless flow between different areas of the home, enables people to move around and connect effortlessly, especially when having guests over.

Utilise furniture strategically to define spaces within the open concept layout. For instance, a low bookshelf or a console table, that you can find at Urban Rhythm can act as a subtle divider between the living area and the dining space, maintaining an open feel while creating a visual distinction between areas.

4. Functional and Multipurpose Furniture
To maximise the communal nature of your space, invest in functional and multipurpose furniture. Consider pieces like storage ottomans, coffee tables with built-in storage, or bookshelves that double as room dividers. These furniture items not only serve their primary purpose but also provide additional functionality, such as hidden storage, which helps maintain an organised and clutter-free environment, adding to the open layout and allowing for movement to flow.

5. Thoughtful Arrangements and Focal Points
Arranging furniture with intention can enhance the communal atmosphere. Create conversation zones by arranging seating around a central focal point, such as a fireplace, a cosy rug, or a large coffee table that you can find at Provincial Home Living. This arrangement encourages interaction and makes the space feel more inviting and inclusive.

Incorporating furniture and decor strategically can transform any home into a communal space that nurtures connections and fosters a sense of togetherness. By selecting the right furniture pieces, embracing natural colour palettes, adopting an open concept design, investing in functional furniture, and arranging the space thoughtfully, you can create an environment that encourages social interaction and strengthens the bonds among family members and friends. Remember, a communal home is a space where cherished memories are made, and relationships are nourished.