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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

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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

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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

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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

12 Simple Tips To Make Your Living Room Feel More Spacious

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Downsizing and micro-living are become more trendy as people choose to simplify their lives by living with less and living in smaller spaces. After all, there are a number of benefits to living in a smaller home, like less cleaning, reduced running costs, and of course the affordable price tag. Smaller spaces can be a practical option over mansion-style living; it means less furniture and a certain feeling of cosiness and homeliness.

While it may have been your choice to live in a small townhouse or apartment, creating the feeling of space is a very high priority for many. Having a small home is one thing but living in a pokey space that feels cramped and claustrophobic is another thing entirely.

How To Create A Resort-Like Outdoor Living Area In Your Own Backyard

Have you ever arrived home from a tropical vacation and immediately missed being back on holiday, relaxing with a cool, refreshing drink and surrounded by the sound of running water and tropical plants? How would you feel if you knew you could create the feeling of a tropical resort in your own backyard and feel like you were on holidays again? Of course you could always put up a stunning new patio, whack in a pool, and spend a heap of money on landscaping, but these are not practical ideas for most of us who don’t have either the space or the money. However, you can create a tropical-style outdoor living area and channel resort vibes without breaking the bank.

Rattan: Hot Interior Trend for Winter 2021

As we move into autumn and get ready for the colder months, we’re still seeing Rattan as one of the hottest interior trends for 2021. Rattan has become one of the few trends that manages to look ultra-stylish yet relaxed at the same time. And it’s an easy style to create.

If you’re interested in integrating this durable material into your home’s interior style, the styling experts at Abide Interiors are happy to share their tips for embracing this look for the coming winter months. Check out their ideas below, then check out their fabulous rattan living collection.