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you can organize your life.”

How to Choose the Right Pet for a Small Home (7 photos)

Many people would be surprised how many pets – even big ones – are suited to living in a small home. For all pets, regardless of the size of their living quarters, the right diet, exercise, environmental enrichment and mental stimulation are key for reducing the chance of any behavioural and health problems....

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Make an Entrance: Top Tips for Painting Your Front Door (7 photos)

Maybe you want to give your home’s exterior a colour makeover. Or you’re ready to paint the front door that bold colour you’ve been eyeing. Perhaps it’s time to refresh paint that has faded over time. Regardless of your reason for doing it, painting the front door is an easy and effective way to update...

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How Do I... Find What I Want at an Antique Fair? (9 photos)

For an avid collector, there’s nothing more enjoyable than scouring the halls of an antique and vintage fair for that one-off treasure. But where do you start and what exactly should you look for? We asked antique expert Dianne Pickett and interior designer Renée Woolridge of Designed Spaces to share...

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How Do I... Detox My Bathroom? (7 photos)

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and design questions. Here Will Shannon, naturopathic expert and managing director of Pinnacle Health Clinic, shares the secrets to creating a healthy bathroom.

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Stairway to Heaven: 8 Brilliant Banister Designs (8 photos)

Planning to change your banisters? Look beyond the usual ideas and check out these stairways that have benefited from a more creative approach. Whether you prefer traditional wooden spindles, a modern glass panel or something in between, take a look to get inspiration for your own home.

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Picture Perfect: 30 European Laundries From Around the World (31 photos)

European laundries, otherwise known as a ‘laundry in a cupboard’, are the space-saving heroes of our age. Why dedicate a room to washing, sorting, folding and ironing when you can get away with hiding these white goods under the kitchen bench, in a cupboard, or somewhere else out of sight and hopefully...

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7 Frill-Free Ways to Work a Four-Poster Bed (7 photos)

If your bedroom is large enough to take it, making a focal point of the bed is one way to go – and a four-poster design is the piece for the job. Where antique designs might have tended towards dark wood and lots of fabric, today’s versions are cool, contemporary and largely curtain-free.
Equally,...

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Period Details and Luxe Touches Mingle in a London Bedroom (14 photos)

Original features are prized – and sometimes protected by law, ensuring they aren’t lost to future generations. That was the case in this London townhouse belonging to a professional couple, so when they decided to turn the first floor of the beautiful heritage listed house into their bedroom and bathroom...

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Pendant Placement: 11 Bright Ideas for Kitchen Lighting (12 photos)

There are so many ways to light your kitchen nowadays that it can be hard to decide which to go for. The type of lighting you choose will depend on the layout, how you use the space and, of course, your own particular design preference. Need some inspiration? Take a look at these ideas to get you started...

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How Do I... Choose a Coffee Machine? (5 photos)

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and design questions. Here, Tania Grillinzoni, portable appliance buyer at The Good Guys, and Ally Cupillari, senior category manager at De’Longhi...

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Renovation Insight: How to Choose a Tiler (10 photos)

If a bathroom or kitchen renovation is on the cards, chances are you’ll soon be on the lookout for a tiler. But if you were planning to book in the first name that came your way, you’d be wise to think again. As our four experts reveal, a skilled tiler can make all the difference to the look – and performance...

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Green Scene: 10 Perfect Places to Use Artificial Grass (13 photos)

Fake grass is a controversial topic. On one hand, it’s heralded as more environmentally friendly than a traditional lawn, because it doesn’t require water, fertiliser or mowing to look good. Another plus: many manufacturers use recycled plastic bottles and tyres to make synthetic grass. And with a variety...

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Heritage Touch: 6 Ways to Add Victorian Style to Your Bathroom (7 photos)

If you’re drawn to the ornate design of Victorian interiors, you might want to bring the look into your bathroom. Of course, it wasn’t until the late Victorian era that people actually had bathrooms in their homes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce elements that give a pleasing nod to the era....

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Wondrous Ways to Welcome Dark Wood into Your Home (8 photos)

Pale timber has been a staple in interiors for a while now, but darker alternatives are beginning to get a look-in. If you’re not sure how to use dark wood in your contemporary space, take a glance at these ideas to see how it can look chic, dramatic, elegant, or just plain beautiful in your home.

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Picture Perfect: 49 Hallway Ideas From Around the World (49 photos)

Often long and narrow, and sometimes featureless, hallways are a tricky area to decorate. Here, we round up some great examples from around the globe that have inspired and delighted us. Browse these, then pick and choose what might work at your place.
And remember, you can get more...

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