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Create a stunning Christmas home this festive season with a few of our top tips. You don’t need to do a lot to create an amazing atmosphere!

 

Oh Christmas tree!

There are many alternatives to the traditional tree to help you create the perfect look for your Christmas home. We love this tiny Bonsai tree below. If you are looking for seeking something more traditional, try and stick to only one or two coloured decorations to create a theme for your tree. Don’t be afraid to step away from red or green either – pink, lime green and purple are just a few colours that have popped up over the years! Remember, different styled and shaped decorations help add some character to your tree and makes it look less ‘uniform’ and a lot more jolly!
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Deck the halls or table!

A centrepiece need not be expensive! A few beautiful candles tied together with a Christmas ribbon can add an instant touch of the festive season to your table. Pinecones are another popular addition. Spray paint them gold, or use them along with your candles to create a larger piece!
Your dining set need not be extensive either. A red tablecloth with matching napkins combined with your regular, neutral dining set, tied in with the centrepiece can make more than enough of an impact in your Christmas home!
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All I want for Christmas is a beautiful Christmas wreath!

We have two methods to hang your Christmas wreath this season without creating holes from nails in your door.

Command hooks

Command hooks allow you to hang a hook on your door without the risk or ruining the paint job. Simply stick it on the door, and remove once Christmas is over!

Ribbon or string

Thread your ribbon – or light coloured string if you are trying to hide it – through your Christmas wreath and bring it up and over the door, right through to the other side. Adhere in place with tack, and voila, you have a wreath without banging a hole into your front door!

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Carols by Christmas Lights!

Finish off your home with some stunning Christmas lights! You don’t need to go as full out as this home, trying lighting the pathway to your door or lining your eaves only with a few lights. First impressions count!

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Mixing high-end items for your home with a few less expensive items can give you the perfect blend of products without hurting your hip pocket.
Last month we looked at where to save your money and where to spend it in your living room. This time around read our guide to save or splurge: kitchen.

APPLIANCES

SPLURGE

Invest in energy-efficient appliances like your fridge or dishwasher. Bill costs will be lowered, and it will save you in the long-run. Stainless steel items are a popular choice and look fantastic too.

SAVE

Save on your pots and pans. As the workhorse of most kitchens they will be used a lot, and even the most expensive of brands will wear out. Aim for mid-range cookery for a good balance between durability and cost.

You also don’t need to go out and purchase an 18-piece knife set. Invest in a couple of good, sharp chef’s knives and leave the rest alone. Trust us, you don’t need them.

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CABINETRY

SPLURGE

Spend a bit on your cabinetry hardware for some added bling. Polished handles can instantly update the look of your cupboards at a fraction of the cost it would take to redo the whole cabinet!

SAVE

Laminate cabinets can look just as good as their wooden counterparts. Save some money here without compromising the look of your kitchen.

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TILES

SAVE

Porcelain tiles are cheaper than ceramic and resist chipping and cracking. Consider purchasing porcelain that looks like natural stone, and look for larger tiles for a modern look.


DINING

SPLURGE

Buy the best and most durable table you can afford. It will be subject to plenty of wear and tear!

SAVE

Save on your chairs. Chairs can be switched out as they get older at a cheaper cost than your table, and it also offers the opportunity to change up the style of your kitchen area.

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LIGHTING

SPLURGE

Take advantage of the natural light your windows provide and utilise sheer curtains to ensure plenty of it enters the room. Alternatively, if you are lacking windows, install more lighting. It will brighten your kitchen and help give it a modern feel.


BENCHTOPS

SPLURGE

Spend a bit of money on your benchtop as it can be the focal point of your kitchen. Investing in a stone benchtop may cost more than a laminate, but it is more durable, won’t scratch as easily and can withstand hot items unlike a laminate.

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