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Colours for Summer

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Is your home in need of a make over this summer?
Are you tired of the colours after a long winter and want to add some pop to your room. You could simply just invest in a new rug or cushions, or you go all the way and some fresh paint to your walls. I love the the marigold and tangerine this summer with a hint of spruce. With concrete Laminex it’s never been easier to create this look to your kitchen or bathroom.

 

Winter Fashion Essentials

With winter in Australia well on its way, we are going to take a look at some of this year’s wardrobe essentials for even those of us who are on a budget.

Skinny jeans. 

Skinny jeans are a must this yr. especially with a pair of over knee boots.

 

ASOS Lisbon Midrise Skinny Jeans In Dimitri Mid Wash Blue – Midstonewa

Knitted jumper dress

Social Media and you.

 

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With so many different social media platforms nowadays you can promote yourself or keep in touch with others on so many different levels, but which ones should you be using for what?

We are going to take a brief look at the ones which you all probably already have.

LinkedIn – The more professional out of the bunch and maybe the most neglected too. You should update your work regularly and always keep your invites on a more professional level as you never know, your next opportunity could be reading.

Snap chat- Snap chat is good amongst friends. There is more opportunity to post videos or pictures you don’t want everyone to see on Facebook, but please keep your videos to under 1 minute. No one can watch for to long on any funny situations.

Facebook-Facebook is great for keeping in touch. Don’t be fooled by your privacy settings everyone still has a way of seeing everything you post. 

Instagram- This is a great tool to promote your work, holidays, pets, or even yourself. Instagram has no privacy so make sure what you put out there is for the whole world to see.

With so many more out there make sure you know which one is right for what post.

Interior Basics

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Changing your rooms look and feel doesn’t have to mean you need to refurnish everything costing you thousands. Simple tips can help the process become quick and simple and painless to the pockets.

Changing the feel with colours

Take the family room for example, you can pick any room in house and apply the same tricks. Firstly take a good look around the room and pick out colours. Weather it is in cushions on the couches in a rug, write them down.
Next go to your local paint shop and find a paint colour that is close to the colour you chose from the room, and then pick one wall to apply it too. This creates the wall as the main feature wall in the room. Already the room looks and feels amazing and refreshing as it brightens up your home. After you have the colour add a little something extra by selecting a piece of art to hang on the feature wall, This adds a more dramatic finish to the room. You can find great wall art for all rooms on the Urban road website including some of my favorites in the Sanctuary painting selection.

Not everyone can paint the room and give themselves feature walls especially if you’re renting. Most of the time the rooms can be left feeling tired and boring. In this case you can still change the aesthetics of the room by adding a few bold changes that can leave you feeling excited.

Start by adding a decorative rug to the floor. The rug collection large indoors printed rugs a perfect for brighten up the room and hiding the stained rented carpet we have all come to see time to time. Be bold be creative choose a rug that is patterned to grab you and friends attention first every time you enter the room, this will help you forget about everything still being the same and feel great at the same time. If your choosing living areas to make over why not add in some new cushions to go with the new look or even an ottoman which you can use to put you feet up as relax in your new room.

Changing the feel with patterns

 

When adding vibrant patterns to your home, you don’t have feel threatened by the loud colourfull rugs you always admire when flipping through catalogues. Be daring be bold with your look this spring.
If it’s the uncertainty of not knowing if your style is going to suit your room then stick to something less permanent like a new rug cushions for your sofa. Still unsure on weather or not it would suit your space we have some useful tips to help you pick the best patterns for your room.
For small rooms you don’t want to make the room feel smaller. Try floral or trellis patterns, this will help make your room look larger and more spacious making you feel motivated. Try adding colour, purple and red are good stimulating colours, which naturally boost your energy levels.
When shopping for a pattern for a larger room, you don’t want to make the room look and feel cold and empty, so be daring and add a bold more dramatic pattern. This could be either through wallpaper on a feature wall or even a rug on the floor. If your going for an all over change try something with yellow or green which are proven to make you feel happier when your just around them. My favourite is from Horizons rug collection called Baraka

Changing the feel with a feature art piece

No matter what the room you can never go wrong with a some funky art work to brighten up the room.
If you are looking to spice up the feel of the living area with large wall space and worried that the piece would look out of place in the space then try adding 2 or 3 in a sequence. They don’t have to be different pieces you can multiply the same print to make a more dramatic effect. My favorite this Summer  is PHaze  from the abstract collection

If you feel that the room has not enough space for a bright and cheerful painting then stop thinking and take the plunge today. No matter the space art work can change and enhance any space big or small.

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