7 Ways to Get Most Out of Your Dining Room
Jan06

7 Ways to Get Most Out of Your Dining Room

A dining room can be one of the most difficult places to decorate in a house. The same old formula applies with little to no room for improvement. But being innovative and shaking things up to maximize the benefits of that formula is a trick only few have mastered. There are a couple ways you can get the most out of your dining room and make it look good as well. Room appropriate furniture: The most important thing to remember is that...

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Australian Designer Natasha Dumais on Keeping Kids’ Spaces Stylish
Dec16

Australian Designer Natasha Dumais on Keeping Kids’ Spaces Stylish

Australian furniture designer Natasha Dumais gives exclusive tips on how to keep a kid’s room stylish and organised. Only on Best Home Ideas! When I fell pregnant with my first bub some eight years ago, I scoured baby furniture shops and was incredibly disappointed. Everything looked mass produced; cots were all a variation of the same theme. As a designer my passion is making my world, and my home, look stylish. So after the...

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Go Big or Go Small: Small Space Design Tips
Dec14

Go Big or Go Small: Small Space Design Tips

The housing world is in flux as the decades-old trend towards larger and larger homes worldwide begins a slow, majestic adjustment back towards smaller and more manageable homes. This is combined with a return to urban areas after decades of movement to the suburbs, and has resulted in people rediscovering the charm – and affordability – of smaller spaces. This has also led to the rediscovery of the challenge of decorating and...

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4 Tips for Furnishing Your First Home
Dec12

4 Tips for Furnishing Your First Home

Congratulations if you’ve just bought your first home, or if you’re moving out for the first time! Now here comes the fun part; thinking about furniture. This is your chance to make your brand new space your own. You’ll most likely have a small budget at the moment so here are some top ideas to get the most bang out of your buck. Invest In Your Bed Your bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture you’ll own,...

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Small Apartment – Big Design Statement
Dec06

Small Apartment – Big Design Statement

What’s the biggest impulse purchase you have ever made? A TV, a car? New York shopping expert and owner of Fab – online retail store, Bradford Shellhammer has surpassed even his own biggest expectations by purchasing an entire apartment on a whim. Having honed his eye to instantly recognise objects of value, he is rightfully considered a true shopping guru but buying a property just like that? Does this border with...

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10 Tips For Buying Art Prints
Nov29

10 Tips For Buying Art Prints

Museum-grade digital art prints are a classy way to buy art on a budget. Master digital printmaker and founder of Printism.com.au, Roger Saddington, offers his top tips for using art prints in your home. 1. Put the cart before the horse If possible, wait until you’ve bought your art before painting the walls. It’s much easier to paint the wall later than to find the perfect art piece in exactly the right colour. 2....

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