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Whether you have just moved into a new home, or you are just looking to improve upon the one you already live in, you will agree that it is hugely important to be able to call it yours. It can take a number of things to make sure that that happens, but as long as you are prepared to make some changes, you should find that there is always something you can do to make your home much more suitable for you. From big changes to small, there are countless fascinating and interesting ways to make your home much more the kind of place in which you would be expected to live. In this article, we are going to take a look at just a few of the things you might want to consider doing if you are to give your home a little more of a personal touch. As long as you have considered these, you should find it considerably easier to be sure of that than you might have thought possible.

polaroid photos on a wall


One of the simplest and easiest ways to make your home obviously yours is to hang up relevant personal photos around the house. If you don’t do this already, and you are keen to personalize your home a little, then it is absolutely something you should consider. It is easy to do, quick to complete, and yet it will makes a surprisingly profound difference to how your home feels to be in, and how it appears to guests. It will be much more likely to feel like it is really yours, and you might even find yourself feeling that it is already your home if it is a new property you have moved into. Of course, you might not want to overdo it, or you just might not have enough photos to do it – but having just a few up, one in each room perhaps, can really help the effect along. If you don’t want them on the walls as such, you could also think about having them framed on side tables and coffee tables instead. These little touches do all add up to make a surprisingly powerful difference.

unfinished wall


If you are looking for a larger-scale and more permanent solution to making your home more suitable for you, then you might be keen to consider an extension of some kind or another. There are a multitude of ways in which you can extend your home, and the way in which you do it will always be indicative of who you are and what you are like as an individual. For that reason, you don’t even need to think about whether your chosen extension will be an expression of your personality, for it absolutely will be. But if you want to make doubly sure that it is, you can do so by thinking carefully and plotting out well what it is that you would like your extension to be and look like. It might be that you are going for a luxurious outside area such as the ones painiconcrete specialize in. Or maybe you are just keen for a small conservatory. In any case, be sure to design it in such a way that it is unmistakably yours, and that way you will probably be much happier about it in the end – and the entire home will be much more you as a result.

tin blue paint and roller


Colours are interesting, because even though they are so generic they can be used rather effectively as a means of ensuring that your personality is truly and fully expressed in your home. If you want to use colours in this manner, but you are unsure of which to go for, pay closer attention to some of the decisions you have already made. If you look at your possessions, your clothes, and your jewellery and so on, you might suddenly spot a colour theme or two lingering there in the details. Chances are, other people consider those colours to be something which speaks of you, so if you include them in your home decor, you will find that your home suddenly seems to have much more of your own personal, unique touch. This is a simple and yet wildly effective means of bringing your own personality out to play in your home, and you will find that it really does make a huge difference to whether or not the home appears to truly belong to you.

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It’s so hard to know what the house of your dreams might be as there’s just so many
different designs out there. Not only that, there’s so many new house listings that come on each month that will grab your attention and show you that the home you have might not be the home of your dreams. But that isn’t the case, if you work with what you have you can turn your home into absolutely anything you want it to be. Besides, the hassle of moving is just too much for some people, so a little renovation here, or a switch up there, and you can transform your home into something completely different. It has always been hard to keep a home modern and new because there’s always something new being designed that will catch your eye. But as long as you try and keep everything fresh, and have an update every few years, there’s no reason why you can’t create the home of your dreams. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, here’s a few ideas that we have in mind that we know you’re going to love.

living room couches

Think Modern

Modern is the look that most people like to go for, but it isn’t the only one we’re going to talk about today. To get that modern look you’re going to need to do a bit of renovating, but if you take it one room at a time and find ways to make the whole ordeal cheaper, it shouldn’t hurt your pocket too much. So, the first renovation idea we’re going to give you is for a room that isn’t usually put first, your bedroom. The bedroom is always put to the bottom of the pile because it is the last room that any guests in your house are going to see. But it’s the room that you spend the most time in, and the room that you can find the most comfort in at the end of the day. One benefit to the bedroom is you can usually do it all yourself to save time and money. So, to gut it out means getting rid of nearly everything in the room. Hire yourself an environmentally-responsible rubbish removal company that will remove anything you take out of the room for you. Then all you need is that modern design to put back in it. If you’ve always had carpet, have you ever considered getting laminate flooring instead? It looks so much more modern, and is actually so much easier to maintain. It would cost just as much as carpet to replace, so you won’t be losing out too much. Worrying about spilling a drink and staining the carpet is going to be a thing of the past. As for the bedframe, something ultra modern would be to have one where the TV is installed at the end of the bed. It brings it closer to you, makes the whole experience of being in bed ten times comfier, and most of them are electronic so you can hide it away when you don’t need it.

Some nice oak furniture for a bedside table or chest of drawers will also look perfect against the laminate flooring. It’s up to you what colour scheme you go for, for the bedroom you might prefer to go for something that’s a little darker and more relaxing.

Think Alternative

One of the best design trends at the minute that’s alternative is the Hygge look. Ever since the Hygge interior design trend stormed into the world, it has remained a firm favourite for people all over the world. It is something that can be used in every room in the house, but we’re going to tell you how to achieve it in the living room. The living room for a lot of people is the main room in the house. It’s perfect for relaxing at the end of a hard day with either friends or family. So if you want to achieve Hygge, you’re going to have to think simplistic and natural. Again, laminate flooring would be perfect, but a grey carpet would also look fine. Laminate is just easy to clean! Material sofas are going to look better than leather as well for Hygge. A nice lighter coloured sofa, perhaps a risky cream one, would be perfect. A fur throw to put over the top will complete the look for the sofa. In the center of the room you could have a nice oak carved coffee table. We’re not talking about the standard ones you can get from your local home store, we’re talking about the hand crafted and carved ones that look like they’ve come straight from the tree. It gives the room a more earthy and natural feel, and is so alternative to the usual coffee tables. A nice fur rug going underneath it, and a simple oak shelving or smaller coffee table in the room will complete that Hygge look. Keep the walls white and bright and you’re onto a winner.

Bright & Fresh

We’ve spoke about how the walls of the living room should be nice and white, but the kitchen is another area that should follow this rule too. In the heat of the Aussie weather, the kitchen can easily become so hot from the power of the sun. Keeping the walls white reflects the sun and helps to keep it bright and airy. Once you’ve got the walls perfect, it’s important to give them a fresh coat each year. A year is a long time for finger marks, stains, and just the general fading of the wall to happen. Having a fresh coat of paint can literally transform a room more than you would ever think it could, and it doesn’t take long or cost much either!

Queen soft sugar balls

So, I was sent a few packs of the Queen Soft Sugar Pearls to try out, because I am such an avid baker. Plus I love the idea of silver balls that won’t break a tooth. Think of them as Cachous, but they don’t have to be swallowed whole :p

Queen soft sugar balls

Having a few to eat on their own, they were soft (but not too sof), and kinda had the texture of jelly crystals eated from the packet, if you put too many in their at once. The rainbow ones also smell a lot like rainbow sugary popcorn, the sort that used to come in a carrot shape packet at the fete.

Queen soft sugar balls

Blurry shot. I love Basco packet mixes. They always work out well for me.

Queen soft sugar balls

Improvising. I have no bowl or electric mixer. Bowls are pots and containers. etc.

Queen soft sugar balls

See? Awesome Basco mixes.

Yay! They also have white, baby pink, baby blue, gold and silver. But the rainbow is best, right?

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