Moving is stressful, and no one knows better than me. In the list of life’s stressors, it’s up there with death and divorce, and so when I embarked upon my sixteenth house move last week, I decided to jot down a few tips to avoid meltdown.
There’s nothing particularly avant garde about the popularity of Boho Chic in Australia – especially in coastal enclaves, where the culture lends itself to a more natural, laid-back look – nevertheless, it’s interesting to watch its popularity spread to urban areas.
The Swedish word for coziness is “Hygge”, and while I suspect few of us are thinking about home decor right now in Australia – during winter and lockdown for many of us – there’s no doubt that as the days shorten and the temperature drops, comfort becomes a major concern.
While white and natural sofas are a stylist’s best friend, the colour is obviously not for everyone – ahem, young families and pet-lovers – and fortunately, many of the linen-look fabrics we are seeing in our stores right now are made from a blend of fibres that make them more durable and stain-resistant. Some sofas even come with slip-on covers for ease of cleaning.
One of the main priorities for buyers when they choose their new home us storage. We lead busy lives and the functionalism of a property is essential to our modern lifestyle.