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For a fun and effective Halloween craft for the dinner table, use a cutting tool to make letters from thin wood or heavy card – go for classic spooky words or phrases. Then simply mount in a frame or glue to a homemade signpost. Use little chalkboards as place cards and decorate the table with an orange runner, napkins and a few mini pumpkins.



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Now that fall is officially upon us, it is time to spruce up the home with cozy accents, colors and decor. Pumpkins don’t have to be your only source inspiration. Fall decor can have a lot of unique personality while drawing ideas from the season, so here are some ideas to help you brainstorm the perfect autumnal aesthetic for your personal taste.

Fall color palettes

Classic autumn – Pair warm browns with deep orange-reds, bright, golden oranges and golden yellows with accents of light wheat.

Rustic fall cottage – Pair warm grays with auburn, rust orange and Oxford blue accents.

Mulled wine – Balance deep wine purples with lavender and pair with dark amber and apricot.

Victorian autumn – Pair olive with ocean blue and add punches of plum, oxblood and ecru.

Retro harvest party – Golden orange and yellow work as the base with accents of chocolate brown and

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Walls in Resene Wafer with Resene Double Alabaster spots and Resene Pearl Blush floor, resene.co.nz

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To theme or not to theme is the question with children’s rooms.

Whatever the answer, it’s a place to make fun decorating choices.

Children’s rooms can be a mirror of current fashion, simply because they are updated more regularly as kids grow and tastes change.

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Baby Narwhal mini light $15 from Allium Interiors, alliuminteriors.co.nz

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Baby Narwhal mini light $15 from Allium Interiors, alliuminteriors.co.nz

Lisa Rose of Paterson Rose says kids’ room trends are moving away from monochrome and geometric designs, towards bold colours and prints for boys in charcoal, khaki and navy.

“Candy pink remains number one for small girls, while older

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We could look at walk in shower ideas all day long, they are just so dreamy! They used to be something we would just lust over, assuming they were reserved for massive bathrooms and luxury homes BUT we have been proven wrong by these gorgeous rooms. Turns out a walk-in shower can work in a smaller bathroom too, in fact, they are a great choice for a small space because you cut out the bulky tray and enclosure. They can also work with any style and you can now get some really budget-friendly designs.



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So just keep scrolling to see how you can make your walk in shower dreams come true, and for more bathroom ideas check out our full feature. 

1. Add a stylish partition to a walk in shower

In larger bathrooms, a partition for a walk in shower might not be

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The bathroom is one of the most purely functional rooms in the home, but for many people, their bathroom doesn’t function well at all — especially if it’s very small. If you’re struggling to make a small bathroom work for you, or if you’ve got space but no built-in storage features like drawers, cabinets or an under-sink area, these tips and product recommendations from professional organizers can help you get the bathroom of your dreams…or at least close to it!

“As always, the number one suggestions for living in small spaces of all sorts is to get rid of everything you no longer need, use, want or love,” Ann Lightfoot, a professional organizer and co-founder of Done and Done Home, says. She notes that nothing should be stored in a bathroom that won’t be used this year, and takes a hard line with her clients when it comes to casting

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On the hunt for some stylish bath panel ideas? We know that we would love to have a freestanding roll top bath to be the focus in our bathrooms but a standard bath enclosed with a bath panel is the reality for most of us. But bath panels can be pretty too! They don’t have to be ugly acrylic things that bring down the whole vibe of your space, you can DIY some really stylish looking bath panels – just check out the looks below.

For more bathroom ideas make sure you don’t miss our feature. 

1. Upgrade your bath panel with a traditional tongue and groove

A really quick way to update your bath panel and give your space an entirely new look is to get a tongue and groove bath panel. You can pick them up really cheaply from places like Wickes,

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CNN Underscored has interviewed experts to find the best options to help you cope during this uncertain time. Find all our coronavirus-related coverage here, and let us know your thoughts here.

Whether you’re stuck inside under self-quarantine, working from home, or a courageous essential worker, one thing this pandemic has definitely caused is a lot of stress.

There are plenty of ways to release some stress, even if you are cooped up inside. You can exercise at home, play video games, or have yourself a spa day right in the comfort of your own bathroom.

And with lots of items on the market that bring the spa experience straight to your home, that’s easier than ever. Find the right stuff and soon enough, you’ll be able to have a soothing, Zen experience in your own bathroom.

To help you get that pampered feeling anywhere, we’ve rounded up a

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Decorating for Halloween is an exciting time of the year, but it can become repetitive when you use the same traditional decorations as every house on the block. Make this the year that you stand out and get creative with your Halloween decorations. Let’s elevate your haunted house by spicing up your gothic abode with some ghoulishly glamorous Halloween decor. It’s easier than you think, too. These unique items will have your friends asking to borrow your decorations for their next Halloween costume party. We’ve got a little bit of everything in the ole candy bag for ya:

Flameless Black Candles

Creepy Canvas Art

Boo-tastic Bar Essentials

Crystal Ball

Ouija Board Serving Platter

We’ve included items that are easy to set up and some of them could even stay out year-round. And because Halloween knows no barriers, the list also features a number of spooky selects that could be used

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cluttered dumping ground.” data-reactid=”34″To help you transform your entrance hall, we’re sharing some great hallway ideas from interior designers and colour experts to help you make the most of this space. These hallway decor ideas will help you whether you have a dark hallway or a cluttered dumping ground.

Dulux. ‘This decorating dilemma often results in us being super cautious with colour and using neutral pale shades which can flatten the atmosphere creating a space that is simply a functional corridor that no … Read More