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Kid-proofing the Christmas tree

Kid-proofing the Christmas tree

A Christmas tree, with all its sparkling objects, is too tempting for a toddler not to want to touch, but there are a few tips to keep your child safe.
Silver makes Chrissy decorations shine

Silver makes Chrissy decorations shine

Bling up your home with some metallic decorations to give your Christmas decorations a boost.
Top tips for decorating your Christmas tree

Top tips for decorating your Christmas tree

Whether you've gone real or fake, here are some tips on how to decorate your tree this Christmas.
Keep your home safe during summer

Keep your home safe during summer

January can mean a long holiday but make sure the house is secure before you drive off into the sunset.
Confessions of an interior design addict

Confessions of an interior design addict

As Jacinta Preston has discovered, the first step in recovering from any addiction is to admit that it exists. Her penchant? Interior design.
Add some zest to your home with orange

Add some zest to your home with orange

If there's one colour with the power to bring life and warmth to a room, it's orange.
Revamp, reuse, recycle

Revamp, reuse, recycle

Don’t spend a fortune updating your decor. Create a whole new look by being creative with what you already have. It’s fashionable to be frugal!
Style and design tips for Kiwi homes

Style and design tips for Kiwi homes

New Zealanders are passionate about renovation and when it comes to our homes, most of us want a space that reflects our unique Kiwi style.
Juice up your home decor with orange

Juice up your home decor with orange

Orange is enjoying a revival, evoking the groovy 1970s.
Fresh patterns for spring decorating

Fresh patterns for spring decorating

One of the best ways to celebrate spring, the season of new beginnings, is to mix some of today's fresh new fabrics into home decor.
Time to spring into spring cleaning

Time to spring into spring cleaning

Clutter is the first thing to tackle when you start the job of spring cleaning, then break a big chore into smaller jobs to make life easier.
Old rooms, new tricks

Old rooms, new tricks

Home makeovers can be expensive, instead get creative with the stuff you already own without spending a cent.
New armchair designs provide extra privacy

New armchair designs provide extra privacy

In a busy and noisy open-home environment a privacy chair helps build a room within a room by providing its own 'cone of silence'.
Five secrets to high-contrast decorating

Five secrets to high-contrast decorating

Give a lift to your interiors with high contrasting colours - but be sure to follow these five tips from an expert in the industry.
Interior tips for those with grand designs

Interior tips for those with grand designs

Interiors created by a designer are beyond most people's budget, but Cate Burren reveals some trade secrets so you can do it yourself.
Small changes make a decorative difference

Small changes make a decorative difference

When we get bored with our interiors, there are small changes we can make to spruce things up and inject some interest into our surroundings.
Caring for your carpet

Caring for your carpet

A new carpet is a pricey purchase so look after your investment with these top tips from our decorating experts.
Rugs add comfort and ambiance

Rugs add comfort and ambiance

Whether it's bright or neutral, under furniture groupings or a focal point of a room, rugs really are an essential part of decorating your home.
Making the industrial look work at home

Making the industrial look work at home

One of the latest trends in decorating is the industrial look. Here are some tips to help you achieve this at home.
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