The Front Yard Kitchen Garden

The Front Yard Kitchen Garden
It almost seems like a taboo to grow vegetables and fruits in your front yard.   This is understandable, given how they traditionally look, which I suppose is less ornamental, permanent and slightly less tidy than other kinds of gardens. Thus offering your home less curb appeal. However I think this isn't necessary the case. Fruits and vegetab...
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White Walls & Colourful Curtains

White Walls & Colourful Curtains
White walls can look clean and refreshing, but sometimes you just need to add that little bit of colour to balance out its simplicity. One of the best ways to do this is with ornate decorative curtains. Recently one of our friends who operates a children's art/day centre from their home decided they needed just that for their home/workplace.  ...
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Dressing up your Pony Wall Stair Rail - PART 1.

Dressing up your Pony Wall Stair Rail - PART 1.
If your home was built on a tight budget with a modern design mindset, chances are you ended up with a pony wall (dry wall plaster board) stair rail. It's a cheap, modern option to the more traditional wooden or cast iron balustrades. The only issue is that now you have a blank painted wall that runs along your stairs and void, and i...
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"Australia Animals" by Jen Horn 20% off big sale!

"Australia Animals" by Jen Horn 20% off big sale!
  It's the sale of the month! Australian Animal pictures and greeting cards by local Brisbane Illustrator Jennifer Horn, don't miss out. We have a series of wall art Australian Animal Illustration prints in store: were $10.00 each, now $8.00 each. https://www.diyhomedecor.com.au/online-store/australian-animals-print-series-by-brisbane-artist-j...
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Enjoying the Easter Gatherings

Enjoying the Easter Gatherings
Easter is without a doubt one of the greatest and most celebrated and significant times of the year, as we stop what we're working on and reflect on the unfathomable goodness of God with our friends and family. Eating and drinking together for this special time of the year, calls for a specially colourful and delightful home wares. Here at DIY Home...
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Magic with Mirrors...My 4 Inspiration Ideas for your April 2019

Magic with Mirrors...My 4 Inspiration Ideas for your April 2019
  Mirrors are for every home, and I'll let you know that a cleverly strategically place mirror or mirror arrangement can really make the room, if not the entire home. Given April is the fourth month of the year, I thought we would do 4 simple Inspirational Ideas for you this month: Inspiration 1: Circle Mirrors in a Square Arrangement of pictu...
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Grand Reflections Clearance Event Sale.

Grand Reflections Clearance Event Sale.
 Thanks to everyone who came and picked up some really special home decor items from this year's Grand Reflections Clearance Event. Home decor Clearance Event 2 Standale Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4109 13th July only 9am to 4pm only If you are looking for more or missed out today, you can still find some of these items on our onli...
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New Illustrated Tea towels, Wall Art and Greeting Cards from Brisbane Illustrator Jennifer Horn

New Illustrated Tea towels, Wall Art and Greeting Cards from Brisbane Illustrator Jennifer Horn
Living in this International City of Brisbane, chances are you'll have your fair share of international guests. Whether they've come here to study, work, visit relatives or holiday, you'll probably be looking for some welcoming or sending off gifts for them. So here at DIY Home Decor.com.au, we are proudly presenting and selling illustrations by lo...
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Grand Reflections - Home Show Room - Mile's Mirror Styling Tips

Grand Reflections - Home Show Room - Mile's Mirror Styling Tips
So in preparation for next month's inspirations, I visited the new and improve showroom of Grand Reflections in Macgregor. A place where you can get the "Grand Styling without the Grand Pricing". Mile has done a major upgrade on his home show room since my last visit.   Now as promised the owner Mile Miletic, has some tips for those who w...
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The G Salon...My 3 Inspiration Ideas for your March 2019

The G Salon...My 3 Inspiration Ideas for your March 2019
Party like a G (or  DT - Donald Trump) at home starts with decorating the room right. I mean lots of Gold and fancy things and finishes. Can be done without blowing the budget. So here are my 3 simple Inspirational Ideas for you this month: Inspiration 1: G Gold on the Walls.   Budget less than $2000. What you'll need is a few b...
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Bohemian is Back and Looking Good! My 3 Inspiration Ideas for your February 2019

Bohemian is Back and Looking Good! My 3 Inspiration Ideas for your February 2019
Inspirations are the basis of a lot of great home decor.For this month, I'm thinking - unique, boutique, flairs of colourful fabrics. Bohemian is back and even better when kept in a formal style room. Here are my 3 simple Inspirational Ideas for February 2019: Inspiration 1: Bohemian Glass Chandeliers   Bohemian elements in a formal style...
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Selling your home in a slowing housing market...

Selling your home in a slowing housing market...
  So the housing market is slower than it was and after almost three months on the market, the Agent tells my client that he's got to drop the price a little more. Otherwise the listing is going to become stale. I tell him that I can change the curtains using our range of curtains (supplied by Aus Wholesale Direct), and the interior will look ...
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The Local wood-artisan named Darryl Severn

The Local wood-artisan named Darryl Severn
There are handmade things.. and then there are one-of-a-kind handcrafted wooden artworks by Darryl Severn. Some of these take up to four years to complete from their raw timber stage. Such as some of Darryl's best works like "Triple Swirl".   SHOP TRIPLE SWIRL in our ONLINE STORE At first glimpse it may look like one of those tree cross-sectio...
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Mirror Mirror on the shop wall, I would love to buy you but I have not that much budget at all... My top 6 ornate mirror picks for this month.

Mirror Mirror on the shop wall, I would love to buy you but I have not that much budget at all... My top 6 ornate mirror picks for this month.
Mirrors are great and like rugs, often bigger the better. However, big mirrors can often be quite expensive. Then there is the matter of getting and styling the right mirror for a particular room or wall, which in itself can be bit of an art form. What I recommend for those residing in Brisbane is to check our "Premium Homewares" (soon to be rename...
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My 3 Inspiration Ideas for your January 2019

My 3 Inspiration Ideas for your January 2019
A lot of my home decor ideas are really inspired and motivated by much larger more elaborate homes. I simply appropriate them with what I can find and scale them down to fit my much smaller home. Sometimes I like what I see in a hotel lobby, or in a picture of mansion or country home on the internet. Then it's just a matter of sourcing similarly lo...
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Buying Rugs in Brisbane: Size, Colour and Styles

Buying Rugs in Brisbane: Size, Colour and Styles
Rugs work great on tilled and wooden floors. Every living room, dining room area and entry room/foyer of your home should have a rug in the centre of it. Even if your home is open planned, rugs will zone your areas, anchor furniture and provide a layer of decor that makes the space its own.   Sadly nice rugs are often expensive. Then most inte...
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Decorating with Colours like the 4 Seasons

Decorating with Colours like the 4 Seasons
Unlike with clothing fashions, it's like most people these days are scared or confused how to decorate their homes with different colours, and have it not looking like a child care facility. I suppose also looking at a colour wheel and knowing that the opposite colours (e.g. Blue and Brown) work really well together seems rather abstract to imagine...
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Perfumes throughout the House

Perfumes throughout the House
Once in a while it's nice to top up and/or change up your room fragrances. Of course there are many different ways to fragrance your rooms, such as scented candles, wax melts, oil burners, electronic diffusers, reed diffusers, traditional fragrance diffusers, potpourri, paper flowers or even fresh flowers. Personally I like using fragrance oils on ...
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Jennifer Horn - Illustrator & Designer @ RAW Australia REFLECT [Brisbane]

Jennifer Horn - Illustrator & Designer @ RAW Australia REFLECT [Brisbane]
 The first thing you are probably wondering is who is Jennifer Horn. Jennifer Horn is the illustrator/Artist I commissioned to create my iconic Brett & Bretty Wa Wa stamp you see at the end of every one of my blog posts and on my business card, which you would with every product purchased from us. My brief for her is that I want myself fee...
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Decorating Bathrooms

Decorating Bathrooms
Bathrooms are often some of the smallest, busiest and wettest rooms in your home. So decorating them isn't as obvious as other rooms. You can't really have much furniture, unless you one of those sprawling large bathroom that size of a master bedroom. In which case I envy you and by all means, furnish away! However for the rest of us and our tiny b...
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