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End of financial year sales at Nunawading Homemaker HQ

As the end of the financial year approaches, Nunawading Homemaker HQ is gearing up for its biggest sales event of the year. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your living room, refresh your bedroom, or find the perfect kitchen gadgets, this is the time to score incredible deals on high-quality home goods. 

For those who may not know, the end of the financial year sales are a prime opportunity for savvy shoppers. Big retailers like Bed Bath N’ Table and House are looking to clear out their current stock to make room for new arrivals, which means significant discounts on a wide range of items. 

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect from this year’s end of financial sales.


Bed Bath N’ Table

Bed Bath N’ Table has announced their clearance sale, offering up to 60% off on a variety of items. This is a perfect chance to upgrade your home décor and essentials for much less. From luxurious bed linens to stylish home accessories, there’s something for everyone in this sale. Be sure to take advantage of these fantastic discounts before the sale ends on Sunday 4 August. 



House is also offering an exceptional sale that you won’t want to miss! When you purchase the Baccarat Stone Cookset 10 piece, valued at $1,699.99, for the incredible price of $399.99, you’ll also receive a FREE Baccarat Damashiro Mizu Knife Block 7 piece, which has a recommended retail price of $839.99. This deal represents an astounding 84% savings, combining high-quality kitchen essentials with unbeatable value. 



Save up to 40% at Adairs until Wednesday 3 July. With this sale, you can bring your wishlist items straight home with you! Plus, if you’re a Linen Lovers member, enjoy an additional 5% discount on all purchases. Terms and conditions apply. Be sure to visit in store for more details. 


Provincial Home Living

From Friday 7 June to Tuesday 11 June, enjoy 20% off storewide at Provincial Home Living. Be sure to get in quick for huge savings on furniture, homewares, bed linen, bathroom accessories, kitchen and dining, and so much more.



On the hunt for a new rug to cosy up your space? Luckily you can enjoy up to 80% off a wide selection of clearance rugs and cushions at DecoRug until Sunday 30 June. 

Don’t miss out on the incredible EOFY sales at Nunawading Homemaker HQ. With substantial discounts across all departments, now is the time to invest in your home. Mark your calendar, set your budget, and get ready to shop smart and save big!

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How To Achieve a Timeless Look in Your Home

A timeless interior exudes a sense of quiet confidence. It’s sophisticated yet feels inviting. A timeless home is neither over the top or boring. Combining a multi-layered approach, the style balances the feeling of being lived-in and curated. 

In this guide, we look at what makes a home appear timeless. We share with you some of the key things to consider if you’re wanting to achieve a timeless look in your home from colour palettes and furnishings to great reads for inspiration. 


Consider your floor plan 

If you are renovating or building a new home, before you settle on your layout, consider an open-plan design. An open-plan living area offers greater flexibility and allows for a seamless transition from one space to the next. It also allows you to decorate in a unified aesthetic across the living, dining and kitchen areas. 

Open-plan interiors work best when you are carrying the flooring, lighting or colour palette throughout all adjoining spaces. You can use materials, colour or furnishings to define a space if you do require visual separation. 

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Focus on functionality  

The most successful interiors that withstand the test of time are those that consider the functionality of the home. It may not be glamorous to think about energy efficiency, storage and durable finishes but it will pay dividends to consider these more functional elements as well as those shiny and more beautiful things. 

Timeless interiors are also ones that are scaled perfectly and in proportion. Think about how large or small our rooms are. Consider how well your furniture fits without the space. A well-proportioned interior will have furniture that is neither too large that it crams the room or too small that it seems to get lost. 


Be inspired but not bound to interior trends 

Just like fashion, interior trends come and go. If you’re committed to achieving a timeless look in your home, you’ll want to look beyond these trends and focus on styles that last and that you love. Timeless interiors tend to resist the trends and focus on an understated, yet sophisticated, style.  

Don’t rush to purchase furniture, especially big-ticket items, or cover walls in the ‘colour of the year’. Instead, add these trendy colours and materials in accent pieces like tableware, lamps, cushions and bedding. These can be changed more easily when you get tired of the style. 

Sophistication is our speciality at Urban Rhythm. Our Lennox chair is a perfect small addition to a room. 

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Decorate in a classic style

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Timeless interiors decorated in a classic style are both enduring and unpretentious. There’s an order, yet comfort and functionality are at the forefront. 

When creating a timeless feel in your home, consider how your aesthetic works with the architecture of your home. In a classically styled home, you’ll notice mouldings, discreet cornices and window outlines. Materials and furnishing will be of quality and the colour scheme mainly neutrals and light pastels. Velvets, cottons and canvas are some of the most popular fabrics to style within a classic, timeless interior for they are elegant without being too ornate. 

A timeless, classic interior is also well balanced and you’ll find there is a play of symmetry. Rooms will be centered around a focal point such as a fireplace. For example, matching occasional chairs will flank the feature element with a mirror or large artwork above. 

Avoid overly ornate furniture and architectural details and stick with clean, classic lines that won’t date.  

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At Urban Rhythm, you can find the classic Kent Sofa and Kent Armchair. The Kent sofa balances luxury with an everyday classic design. Its graceful waterfall arms are of a traditional style, yet its clean lines and simplicity provide a modern aesthetic. 


Stick to a neutral colour palette 

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In timeless interiors, neutrals have a strong presence. Opt for a neutral colour palette with splashes of colour and texture to layer in interest.  

Beiges, greys and whites, in particular, have a way of accentuating an interior and creating continuity in an open-plan space. Unlike the 60’s where oranges and browns were on trend and where pastels came into their own in the 80’s, a neutral palette never dates. 

Opting for a neutral palette doesn’t mean you can’t add personality and feeling to a home. Warm whites, for example, create an inviting space and complement an interior that has a lot of texture and natural materials. Cool whites, on the other hand, are great for neutralising spaces that flooded with natural light and work well with those decorating in a minimalist style. 

Timeless interiors aren’t all painted in white though. Cool greys add a sense of glamour and warm greys create a more relaxed feeling. Then there are the navy blues, dark greens and blacks that are often used to complement a neutral palette.    

If you’re keen to add a splash of colour to your timeless home, do so through your decorative elements such as one large item like a buffet. Also rugs, artwork, throws or cushions. Layering colour in small doses will not be too overpowering. 

Try the Alma Buffet from Urban Rhythm for that WOW factor.  

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Modernise with art and decorative elements 

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When achieving a timeless look in your home, consider modernising the space with art and other decorative elements. This way, regardless of the period of your architecture or furnishings, your interior will feel classic and current. 

To help connect the artwork with the interior, use complementary colours. Even consider how the medium of the artwork impacts your space. For example, a glossy photograph of a landscape will create a fresh and modern feeling that a traditional oil painting of a landscape wouldn’t. Abstract art is always a good choice to add a modern touch. Try an artwork like Primary to add a modern pop of colour.

 modern art and decorative elements in burnt orange for a timeless look

Layering your interior with some worldly decorative elements can also enrich your interior and reinforce the timeless style. These items can be as small as a bowl on a coffee table or a link sculpture, like the Rufus Marble Sculpture on top of books or a pillow. 

Don’t underestimate a beautiful Australian-Made timber table as a perfect piece of art. Urban Rhythm’s Alpine dining table crafted from Australian Messmate has a natural, country aesthetic combined with a timeless design. It has a beautiful presence and adds to a space with its natural timber features. Paired with sophisticated dining chairs, this table will make a statement without being too ornate. 

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Avoid overcrowding

Editing becomes key when you’re aiming for a timeless interior. Homes of this décor style tend to respect space. There’s room to move and breathe. Furniture isn’t crowded together, and surfaces aren’t cluttered. Fixtures and fittings tend to be streamlined to allow for soft furnishings to take centre stage. Stick with quality over quantity. A well-balanced, yet sparse, room with quality furnishings and materials will present better than an overcrowded interior with poorer quality décor. 

Creating a timeless home comes down to the balance between filling the space and leaving areas open. It’s also a balance between the statement pieces and the clean simple design. 

A few simple, quality pieces can define the room with sophistication and simplicity. Urban Rhythm’s  Elle Round Marble Nested Coffee Tables paired with the Nellie Sofa Range and Jervis Buffet are for those who are seeking a timeless look yet enjoy a sense of luxury. The matt white marble top on the Elle offers a classic look, while the brushed gold (also available in black) frame adds visual interest. Check out our entire range of coffee tables at Urban Rhythm.  

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Mix old and new 

Combining finishes, furniture, and features of different eras and styles can help to create a timeless space. That’s because your interior will not dominate a particular period or a design style that may be reminiscent of an old trend. 

Don’t be afraid to mix the old with the new. An antique furniture piece under a modern art piece on a crisp white wall can look incredible and very current. A beautiful old rug under a contemporary sofa of clean lines will create a timeless feel. 

Find the Maison dining chairs at Urban Rhythm. Maison Dining Chairs, Maison Carver Chair, and an Urban Rhythm Australian-made timber table are a great pairing.  Upholstered dining chairs in quality, performance fabrics offer a classic and sophisticated look. They’re also very comfortable. The Maison is an ideal chair for timeless interior mixing clean, classic lines with modern piping detail. Embrace natural materials in your finishes, fixtures and furniture such as timbers, stone, marble, cottons, linens and wool. 

Otway dining table in a timeless dining room setting

It is balance that is the essence of timeless interior design. By embracing timeless designs in your home, you are transcending trends and fads that will become old very quickly. Creating a space that resonates with enduring elegance, classic elements, thoughtful aesthetics, and a touch of personal style, you can curate a space that stands the test of time. Let your home reflect your timeless sophistication, where every detail tells a story, and the ambiance is pure comfort and beauty. 


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Our Best Alternatives to The Famous IKEA Desk at Nunawading

When redesigning your office or searching for the perfect desk to refresh your space, we know it can be hard to go past IKEA, but here at Nunawading we have some amazing alternatives that we are sure will impress you. Whether you are looking for a space saving solution, a sit stand desk or a natural wood style that withstands the test of time, we have got you covered. Nunawading Homemaker HQ offers a wide range of furniture stores to suit any design style from modern minimalist to traditional Hamptons and everything in between. The desk is the hero piece in any home office and study, so it is essential to do your research and find the best solution to fit your space and requirements. Today we are sharing with you our top recommendations for desks and suitable alternatives to the famous IKEA desk we see all over Instagram and Pinterest!

Natural Wood Desks

When designing a home office or redecorating your study, you can’t go past a traditional timber desk to create a classic and timeless look. Our favourite retailer to head to when searching for a classic design style is Provincial home Living. We love their range of timeless pieces in high-quality finishes that will last a lifetime. Natural timber pairs perfectly with design styles such as Hamptons style, Provincial Style and a Traditional design style. We love the Fletcher desk from Provincial Home Living in natural Elm wood for its substantial size and ample storage.

Minimalist Desks

Minimalist desks have grown in popularity over the past few years as we are embracing a more clutter-free and simple lifestyle. We have seen the popularity of the Micke, Alex and Malm desks at IKEA Nunawading and believe that we have some great alternatives that provide you with a similar minimalist look. Head into stores such as Adairs, Provincial Home Living and Koala Living to check out their great range of desks in a variety of styles to suit your home office. When designing in a minimalist way we suggest sticking to neutral colours for your furniture such as a simple white, a light timber or classic black. Opt for a style that has clean lines and sleek edges with minimal storage to avoid clutter building up over time. We love the Lucia desk from Provincial Home Living as it has a classic shape with clean lines and comes in the perfect shade of white to suit any minimal home office style.

Sit-stand Desks

We are spending a lot more time working from home these days and the hours sitting in front of a screen can quickly add up. Therefore, choosing an ergonomic solution and taking into consideration how much time you spend sitting down is essential when designing a home office space. Sit-stand desks are an amazing solution that have grown in popularity for good reason. They allow you to adjust your desk with a simple click of a button to transform it from a traditional sitting desk to a place where you can stand up freely and work. There are many health benefits to a sit stand desk including the relief from back pain, improved productivity, assistance in burning more calories and increased concentration.

Space-saving desks

If you are incorporating a desk setup into an existing space, have a small room to work with or are simply short on space in the home, then a compact desk is the perfect solution for you. Desks don’t need to be as oversized as we no longer need to allow for large computers, big monitors and filing cabinets to store an abundance of files. These days we can simply work with a laptop, a standard sized screen and a few desktop essentials to create an efficient and productive workspace. The Karl desk from Provincial Home Living is the perfect space saving solution as it is compact in size, yet still provides storage making use of vertical space. We also love the Anjuna desk from Adairs as it is a smaller size, yet still incorporates two large drawers for ample storage.

Shop The Perfect IKEA Alternative Desk at Nunawading Homemaker HQ

We hope that we’ve given you some inspiration and options to consider when finding your alternative to the famous IKEA desk at Nunawading Homemaker HQ. Be sure to head into our amazing retailers this weekend and find the perfect desk to suit your style, requirements and spatial needs. Reach out to our expert virtual stylist with an online appointment to help you bring the space together.

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Living in Luxury: Your Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Not sure what to get the woman who has it all this Mother’s Day? Here at Nunawading Homemaker HQ, we’ve made gift-giving easy by curating a collection of luxurious Mother’s Day gifts for our Mother’s Day Gift Guide so you can treat the one you love. Below, find lavish gifts for every mum from delightful décor to soothing self-care items and entertaining essentials. All you have to do is select the items you know your mum will adore and head in centre to purchase.  


Gifts for the interior design mum

If your mum has an eye for design and wants her home to be a sanctuary full of eye-catching wall art and decorative pieces, then when it comes to Mother’s Day gift ideas, you can’t go past home décor from Nunawading Homemaker HQ. First up, you’ll need a fresh and exciting piece of art to add a lovely pop of colour to any space. Then head to Bed Bath N’ Table and Urban Rhythm to shop their selection of incredible throws and cushions. Last up, a table light from Koala Living will help your mum wind down after a long day by creating the perfect mood lighting.


Gifts for the homebody mum

Self-care doesn’t just mean maintaining a beauty routine. Sometimes, self-care simply means wrapping yourself up in a cosy robe, lighting a candle or two, and relaxing on the couch (or in bed) with a good book or binge-worthy show. If this sounds like heaven to your mum, then why not upgrade her self-care routine with a plush robe and slippers from Adairs? While you’re there, be sure to check out Adairs selection of home fragrances and candles that’ll make your mum’s home smell amazing.  


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Adairs Goldie Soft Sage Taper Candles $14.99, Adairs Sherpa Mule Slipper $24.99, Adairs Ultra Soft Bathrobe $99.99, Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Brolin Framed Canvas $79.95, DecoRug Karus Designer Rug from $1,599, House Alex Liddy Acacia Square Serving Board $119.99, House MyHouse Flora Mug Set $34.99, Howards Storage World Stackers Cable Organiser Bag $49.95, Howards Storage World Yamazaki Tower 4 Tier Jewellery Box $29.95, JB Hi-Fi De’Longhi Nespresso Gran Lattissima Automatic Capsule Coffee Machine $649, Koala Living Marga Marble Table Lamp $358, Provincial Home Living Avery Goblet $12.95, Provincial Home Living Lonie Butter Pat Large $22.95, Urban Rhythm Weave Donnatella Cushion $135. 

Gifts for the entertaining mum

If your mum’s a bit of a social butterfly and you’re searching for Mother’s Day gifts she can share with her friends, then we recommend gifting her some sturdy glassware, platters, plates, or dinnerware she can use while entertaining guests. Provincial Home Living and House’s vast collection of servingware will ensure every spread looks like a restaurant-ready masterpiece.


Gifts for the organised mum

Everyone loves an organised and functional space, especially if what you’re using to store your belongings is just as aesthetically pleasing as your furniture and décor. Howards Storage World has so many wonderful storage solutions that can help organise jewellery, cables, clothing and more. Their cable organiser bag can help hide pesky cords, and their four-tier jewellery box will be able to store all of Mum’s jewellery effectively. Mum’s space will look so good that she’ll never want to leave the house!

It can be difficult to find the perfect Mother’s Day gifts each year but with our curated list of luxurious home décor, self-care items, entertaining pieces, and organisational saviours, you’re guaranteed to bring a smile to her face. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Become The Favourite Party Host With Barbeques Galore At Nunawading

If you’re planning to host a gathering with friends or family soon, then you need to head into Barbeques Galore Nunawading for all the essentials. They have a great range of barbeques in all shapes and sizes, outdoor furniture, fire pits, gardening supplies and entertaining necessities to suit all your needs. When planning a gathering it is not only important to think about the food and drink, but also how you are going to create your delicious menu and what is going to allow you to do so. It is also about crafting the perfect ambience and having enough comfortable seating to ensure your guests are relaxed and taken care of. Today we are going to be sharing all our top tips for how to build the perfect ambience, the best cooking essentials and creating a gathering your friends and family won’t forget.


Barbeques For Large Gatherings

When planning your next gathering, the first thing we recommend doing is creating the guest list and working out how many people you will need to cater for. Australia is the perfect place to host outdoor soirees as our weather is beautiful many months of the year. A BBQ is the great all-rounder when it comes to at-home entertaining as you can cater to many dietary requirements and cook large amounts of food in quick succession. At Barbecues Galore Nunawading we have a huge range of barbeques that are perfect for large gatherings with burners ranging all the way up to 8 plus! Ziegler & Brown have a huge range of 6-8 burner barbeques that will become the communal hotspot at your next gathering and allow you to feed plenty of hungry mouths.


Space Saving Barbeques

Our homes are intentionally thought out to ensure we make the most of every square centimetre and that is why space saving barbeques are a hot talking point when it comes to outdoor entertaining. Often, we (understandably) prioritise large outdoor dining tables and plenty of seating options for our friends and family, which leaves limited space for other items in our outdoor entertaining areas. This is why at Barbeques Galore Nunawading they offer a range of space saving barbeques to suit your requirements. With a range of compact 2 or 3 burner barbeques you are sure to find the perfect barbeque to suit your small space. There are also options for countertop portable barbeques or barbeques that are on wheels to easily store out of sight. We love the compact Ziggy Classic Twin Grill Natural Gas BBQ in gunmetal grey for a great portable solution.


BBQ Cleaning Tips

At Barbeques Galore Nunawading they know that cleaning your barbeque and maintaining its condition is just as important as preparing delicious meals. That is why Barbeques Galore offer a wide range of products to help you in keeping your barbeque looking pristine. A great starting point is the Beefmaster 5-Piece Cleaning Set that comes with a stainless-steel scraper, scouring pad handle and a variety of sponges to suit your cleaning requirements. They also offer plenty of stainless-steel spray cleaners to ensure your barbeque stays sparkling clean at all times. And to ensure you can not only house all your delicious food, but make cleaning up a breeze, they offer a huge range of aluminium trays and drip trays in every size you could possibly need.


Furniture For Outdoor Entertaining

Lastly, when creating the perfect outdoor entertaining space for your next gathering, it is essential to think about your furniture and ensure you have enough seating options and table space to suit your needs. Barbeques Galore Nunawading have a great selection of outdoor dining tables, chairs, lounges, umbrellas and so much more. With dining sets in a variety of sizes, colours and materials they are sure to have an option to suit your home style and design preferences. We are obsessed with the Palade 9-Piece Dining Setting with it’s gorgeous timber design and beautifully padded chairs for ultimate comfort.


So, the first step to take when planning your next gathering is to head into Barbeques Galore Nunawading. It is a one stop shop for ensuring you have the perfect barbeque to suit your requirements, cleaning supplies to ensure it stays in pristine condition and an array of outdoor furniture to set the scene. Head in store this weekend to check out their amazing range to see for yourself!

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Choosing the Correct Rug Size with Decorug

There is so much to consider when shopping for a new rug; colour, pile, material, pattern, style and the list goes on but one of the most important elements affecting the success of your rug in any room is the size.  

In general, we tend to buy our rugs too small, which can be a deal breaker for a space because it means the rug can quickly become dwarfed by the size of the space. In a large, open plan living room, opt for a rug large enough that all your furniture can sit on the rug or at least the front legs of the sofa(s). 

Living Room Rug Sizes

It’s the rug’s responsibility to zone the space and anchor the furniture and the larger the rug, the greater the sense of luxury and warmth created in the space. If your living room is on the small side, you may opt to have your rug floating which means the edge of the rug would sit out approximately 300mm from the front feet on your sofa. Although, even in a small space, I personally prefer to have my rug partially tucked under the sofa feet (I prefer my feet on a rug than a hard floor). There are exceptions to every rule but in my book, a rug should always be longer than your sofa by at least 300mm on each side. A cowhide is the exception to the rule but the asymmetrical shape of a cowhide defies all the rules. 

Bedroom Rug Size

In the bedroom, in nearly all circumstances I opt for rugs under the bed, even if your bedrooms are carpeted. The extra layer adds literal and visual warmth and added luxury. The general rule of thumb is to buy a rug large enough that at least 500mm protrudes from each side of the bed. In terms of rug width in the bedroom, the rug should sit at least one metre from the wall in which the bed head sits and should protrude at least, approximately one metre from the end of the bed. 

Rug Sizes For Narrow Spaces

Consider carpet runners for thoroughfares such hallways, breezeways and kitchens especially where spaces may need some added warmth and layering. In long hallways, feel free to lay more than one runner, placing them at least 500mm apart. In our hallway, I’ve used a combination of different sized, coloured and patterned rugs for a relaxed, eclectic feeling in the home. In some cases, you can even utilise door mat sized rugs to help fill out such long narrow spaces.  

Rugs can be tricky things to get right. DecoRug Nunawading offer a try before you buy scheme and a returns policy so that if your rug isn’t quite right in the space you can return it and try again. It’s the best way to ensure you get it right.  

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How To Find The Best Mattress For You At Nunawading

If you are on the hunt for the best mattress in Melbourne 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.

Choosing The Best Mattress For 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.

How To Choose The Best Mattress For 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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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. Check out our blog on how to moodpboard your interior spaces to bring your visions to life. 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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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.