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How To Clean and Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture

Today, fun-loving Aussies are spending more and more time relaxing, dining, and entertaining in their outdoor areas, and they wouldn’t have it any other way because they thrive on the combined indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

The furniture pieces we choose for our outdoor areas are usually high-quality and designed specifically for outdoor use, which means they’re built to endure the elements for many years. Of course that doesn’t mean we don’t have to give our outdoor furniture some TLC to ensure it continues looking good and lasts well.

At Abide Interiors we have some great outdoor furniture pieces to add to your all-weather furniture.

Style Your Way: The Classic Replica Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner In Action

there’s nothing we love more than seeing our innovative furniture pieces in action in our client’s homes. That’s why we were thrilled to see so many people on Instagram showing their love for the Replica Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner. As one of our personal favourites, it’s always exciting to see the Replica Wishbone Chair appearing in homes all over Australia.

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How To Choose The Right Bedhead for Your Bedroom

Palms bedhead

Bedheads, also referred to by some people as headboards, is a board or other material, like wicker, timber, tufted upholstery or other fabric, which is affixed to the top of a bed behind your head. They’re decorative panels which are placed at the head of a bed to provide comfort and style.

Today we’re seeing a resurgence in the popularity of bedheads, with many designers and retailers showing new interest in this bedroom mainstay. Creating a faux headboard or affixing a chic bedhead to your current ensemble is the easiest way to re-style your bedroom.

A stylish bedhead creates a focal point and instantly transforms a bedroom. In fact, many interior designers believe that no bedroom is complete without a bedhead. A bedroom without a bedhead is likely to look unfinished and perhaps a little unloved, so whether you’re looking to update your existing bedhead or adding to an ensemble (bed base and mattress), let’s take a closer look at the options available to you.

Styling Ideas for a Boho Nursery

Boho-Chic has become one of today’s popular styling ideas for homes, especially in nurseries.

What is Boho?
The word ‘Boho’ is short for bohemian, which in broad terms refers to someone who’s a non-conformist; they typically wear different or unique clothing and are focused on art above everything else. Their behaviour and tastes are unconventional. Boho has been closely associated with the 60s and 70s hippies, but while the hippie fashion was politically driven, Boho style is more of an aesthetic statement.

We first noticed Boho fashion gaining traction in Europe in the late 19th century, not to create a fashionable statement, but to make an artistic statement and to enjoy the imagined freedom. For many people, Boho style is blatant self-expression, with an added focus on environmental and social consciousness.

Choosing The Right Dining Table For Your Space

choose the right dining table

Your dining room table is an integral part of your home and, as such, is one of the most important pieces of furniture you will purchase. Of course sofas and beds are also very important, but it’s at the dining table that you’ll share meals with your family and guests and enjoy numerous memorable gatherings. Dining tables typically become the centrepiece of a home; it’s where people hang out together, talking and enjoying each other’s company, playing games, doing arts and crafts, puzzles, homework, and so much more.

The right dining table will turn your house into a home, simply because it plays such an important role in your everyday life. The table you choose should not be an impulse buy; it should be carefully considered. Due to the importance of a dining room table, we suggest investing in a quality table that will grow with your lifestyle and specific needs.

Treat your dining table as an investment, so before you visit the homewares and furniture stores looking for your new dining table, check out these important tips.

Leather Sofas – Everything You Need To Know

You’ve made the decision to purchase a leather sofa for your living room, which is fantastic. Leather is certainly easier to care for – definitely much easier than fabric sofas – and leather looks smart and classy in any space.

In this post we’re discussing real leather versus faux leather, the look and feel of leather, and the styling and maintenance of leather sofas.

How To Choose The Right Sofa For Your Space

Williamsburg 3 seater sofa

For some of us our sofa is what we daydream about during our stressful days; we visualise relaxing in comfort on our beautiful sofa when all our chores are completed and we’re free to sit back and enjoy the magic of complete and total luxury. For many of us, our sofa is the most important and valued piece of furniture in our home. It’s where we relax, watch television, and enjoy family get-togethers, so no wonder we place such importance on this one furniture item.

So, how do we choose the right sofa for our home? It shouldn’t be the most difficult decision we have to make, but there are a few points to consider when looking for the perfect mix of style and comfort.

Simplify Your Home by Decluttering

Hamilton console table

Excessive clutter in your home steals your joy, space, time, money, productivity, and family and friends. When the theft stops (removing the clutter) you’ll have space not only in your home, but also in your life, for all the great things just waiting to happen.

Everyone is looking for happiness, and one of the easiest ways of finding it is to declutter your home. That’s not to say that people with a cluttered house can’t ever be happy, but as you know, your mental state is very closely connected to your personal environment. It makes sense then to give yourself every opportunity to be your happiest self and build a great life.

It’s Almost Winter: Time to Reconsider Your Home Styling

Before we know it winter will be with us again, so what a great opportunity to consider your home’s styling and give it a little makeover at the same time. The days will become shorter, and the nights will start to feel a lot cooler.

What do you think of when you think of winter? For us it’s all about an ambient environment and textures and layers that evoke a sense of warmth, comfort, and cosiness.

In this post we’ll take a look at things you can do each year to stylishly introduce your home to the cooler, winter months.

Transforming Your Bedroom Into a Luxurious Hotel Suite

One of the reasons we love travelling so much is that we get to stay in beautiful hotels with beautiful hotel rooms, each one specifically designed to spoil and pamper us. Coronavirus effectively knocked our travel plans on the head, but that doesn’t mean we have to forego that wonderful 5-star luxury experience. Why not transform your own bedroom into a luxurious hotel suite, put your imagination into top gear, and enjoy all the perks of a suite in a 5-star hotel. Unfortunately, the one perk you won’t get to experience is having your bed made for you, then turned down ready for a glorious night’s sleep – you’ll have to do this one for yourself!

Follow our simple tips to feel pampered and enjoy a blissful night’s sleep every day