Posts Tagged ‘decorating’

STYLING KIDS BEDROOMS

School holidays are fast approaching, and we all know what that means….MESSY BEDROOMS! In order to try and keep things tidy and keep them entertained these holidays, how about making styling their bedrooms into a fun little project. Not only will they love getting involved, but it may also make them a little more house proud, benefitting you in the long run!   It is important to remember that kids bedrooms don’t have to mean bright pinks and blues, with rainbows, butterflies or cars. You don’t have to skimp on style when creating these amazing spaces for your children. Here are some trend you can easily incorporate that won’t compromise your home aesthetic.   TOP TRENDS FOR KIDS BEDROOMS IN 2019 Vintage Touches: Try upcycling and sourcing cute little trinkets… Read More »

INJECTING COLOUR INTO YOUR HOME

Colour has the power to transform a space, it can reflect personality, change the mood and help liven up living spaces. Sometimes adding colour can get quite tricky or seem somewhat daunting, but don’t be scared! A lot of homeowners tend to shy away from colour due to the fact that they simply don’t know how to style it properly. Here are some ways you can stylishly inject colour into your home without the lifelong commitment or hefty price tags.   COLOURED TILES, FLOORS & CEILINGS   Don’t just reserve colour for the walls. With the right impact, coloured floors or ceilings can be an out-of-the-box way to spice up a room. Take design cues from the streets of Morocco where muted pinks, oranges and terracotta’s line each and every… Read More »

EASTER DIY TREATS AND CRAFTS

School holidays are about to kick off this Friday which means two things. 1. Easter is almost here and 2. You will need to keep the kids entertained so they don’t go stir crazy! Lucky for you we have compiled a list of our favourite DIY Easter treats and crafts that will keep them busy for hours and get them excited for the Easter bunny to visit.   1.DIY BUNNY EARS (via MarthaStewart.com) Makes: 1 set of ears What you need: Headband 8 x 16 inch piece of felt in a colour of your choice 6 x 6 inch piece of white felt Scissors Hot glue gun and glue sticks Any other accessories to jazz up your bunny ears e.g. pom poms, glitter, sequins and ribbon   Method: Measure the… Read More »

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HOME FOR AUTUMN

With the cooler weather rolling in, it is time to think about switching up those bright, summery décor for more autumnal tones. It also gives you a chance to spruce up your home, ditch the clutter and maybe even give it a fresh lick of paint. Here is a list of a few easy switches and changes that will help you set the mood for the new season in your home.   SWITCHING UP THE COLOUR PALETTE One of the easiest things to switch up each season is the colour palette. For autumn try introducing deeper, darker hues as well as rich jewel tones (emerald green’s, navy’s, plum’s and burgundy’s). You can introduce these new colours in various ways, such as new cushions, linens, throws and smaller décor pieces. If… Read More »

TOP TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME ORGANISED THIS YEAR

Since the date of its release, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has truly taken the world by storm. Thousands of people around the world are now cleansing their homes of any items that do not ”spark joy”. Award-winning author and tidying queen herself, Marie Kondo has captivated viewers with how simple it is to eliminate clutter and excess. Here are a few top tips you can implement to ”Kondify” your home and make a more organised space to live in.   VISUALISE   What do you most want out of the space you are about to tidy? Functionality, productive, warm, inviting, relaxing? Whatever it may be, map it out in your head or even create a vision board. This will help you decide what items you will want to keep… Read More »

2019 INTERIOR TRENDS

New year, new interiors… right? If you are looking to update your interior style to keep in line with the trends, look no further. Here is your guide to what’s hot (and what’s not) for 2019. From dusty chalky tones to gold accents and textured glass, this year is sure to showcase it all. In 2018, interior trends focused heavily on industrial style, candy-toned pastels, marble and earthy tones. It was also the year of the much-hyped millennial pink and copper accent pieces. Over the course of the year, many retailers exhausted these coveted trends, meaning the trusty and safe millennial pink has well and truly had its 15 minutes of fame. In 2019 we see a number of changes to the interior design and decorating game. Here is a… Read More »

HOW TO: OPTIMISE YOUR DESK

Whether you work from home or in an office, it’s essential you have a workspace that makes you feel inspired and productive. While selecting the office furniture such as your chair and desk are important there are a few aspects that are overlooked which can have a significant impact on your mood. To ensure you create a positive workspace which will boost productivity take a look at our tips from iThink Customer Service, Chloe Liston. KILL THE CLUTTER It’s impossible to work productively in an environment that’s messy. Start by having a good spring clean of your office- get rid of any stationery that doesn’t work and documents you no longer need. Then commit to an organisational system- whether you prefer to store documents in traditional folders or keep digital… Read More »

TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

Interior decorating and styling can totally transform a space and set a mood. Nowadays there are so many ways to change a space and just because you are renting doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. You may be hesitant to decorate and change up your interiors if you are renting due to the rules and regulations, however, there are so many ways to transform your space without having to paint, drill holes or drastically change the room. Accounts and customer service expert, Lacey Burns outlines the best ways to change up your living space, without having to seek further approval.   SOFT FURNISHINGS AND LINENS Soft furnishings are the perfect way to spice up any room at such a minimal cost. Updating your cushions seasonally to suit the… Read More »

TOP 7 SPRING CLEANING TIPS

With the warmer weather on its way, it is the perfect time to ditch those winter woollies and kick off the new season with a fresh start. Dust off those rubber gloves and gather your best cleaning supplies, it’s time to get in and do those jobs you’ve been dreading all year. Property Manager, Jenni Steffen has compiled a list of 7 things you can do to ensure both your home and your mind is clear and ready to tackle these warmer months. MAKE A LIST An excellent way to approach the big clean is to start by making a list of all the things you want to get done. Try and prioritise by putting the most important tasks first, and then making your way down the list. It might also… Read More »

HOW TO: REVAMP THE HOME OFFICE

With more people working from home, 2018 has become the year of the home office. More and more people are investing into amazing home office setups to increase workflow, spark creativity and promote productivity. iThink Marketing & Communciations Coordinator, Kristy Reynolds has put together a list of tips and tricks you can implement to style your space and ensure you are getting the most out of your home office.   LOCATION, LOCATION! Gone are the days of allocating that crappy corner room to be your designated office space. Setting up camp in the smallest, darkest room of the house is just a recipe for disaster, it will only become unused and accumulate mess and clutter. Create a checklist of what you need in the space and what exactly you need… Read More »

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