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How to Personalise Chain Store Decor

I’m not against chain store decor – it’s budget friendly and there are some great finds.  BUT it’s massed produced.  Let’s face it.  Even the decor you buy in independent stores is usually produced in scale from a factory and distributed by wholesalers to smaller retailers.  What makes chain store decor cheaper is they by-pass […]

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DIY Silver Flower Box

DIY Silver Flower Box Table Centerpiece

Sometimes you just have to think outside the square (or the box even).  When I saw this bamboo storage tray for $5 in Kmart recently I wasn’t thinking storage, I was thinking table centrepiece silver flower box. Can’t quite see it?  Here’s how it turned out How to DIY Silver Flower Box Here’s how to make your […]

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Display Photo Frames – 1, 2 Styling Recipe

How to display photo frames styling tip

Decorating with photos adds a personal touch to your home.  Photos capture memories and make you feel something when you look at them.  I personally like to use photo frames throughout my home, especially in my bedrooms and living areas. There are many ways you can use photo frames in your decor.  This post looks […]

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How to Create a Neutral Cushion Collection

Neutral Cushion Collection

Cushions and pillows are a great way to add a pop of colour to your decorating scheme.  But what if you want to have a neutral colour scheme?  How do you create a neutral cushion collection that works?  It can be done.  Here are my tops tips for creating a neutral cushion collection that will […]

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What to Put in a Lantern

I love decorating with lanterns.  They add character and charm to your home and outside.  If you have a lantern but are not sure what to do with it, here’s some suggestions of what to put in a lantern to make it work for your decor.  Watch the video or read the tips below. What […]

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How to Measure Your Room

How to photograph your room to create a room decorating plan

The first step in developing a decorating plan for a room is to measure and photograph your room. Measurements help when you are planning the layout of the room, and choosing the right scale and proportion of furniture and decor. It takes a little bit of time to accurately measure your room, but once you […]

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Decor Coaching Service

Decor Coaching Help

Decor Coaching is now available at DIY Decorator.  For a long time, I have received emails asking if I offer an interior design service.  Although I am a qualified interior designer, and used to run my own interior design practice, I’ve been reluctant to offer that sort of service again. You see I honestly believe […]

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