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There are as many different takes on interior design as there are people, so trying to keep up with all the advice on the market is an impossible, somewhat foolish task. On the other hand, simply trusting your own instincts is also difficult, often playing out as an expensive and frustrating way of discovering what doesn’t work. What you [...]

 

We recently wrote about the importance of having a home that nurtures you and your way of life, exploring all the associated psychological and physiological benefits.  Today we’re going to dig a little deeper into the practical side of things and take a look at the design features that create happiness-inducing spaces in your home. Colour The effects of colour on our [...]

 

Online shopping is now the norm, with more than two thirds of us making online purchases on a regular basis. A 2016 report showed that the majority of Australians now prefer online shopping over the traditional in-store experience, thanks to factors of convenience, price, and variety. On the flip side of the coin, many online shoppers reported negative experiences, ranging [...]

 

Between rising energy costs, decreasing water levels, and the big old hole in the ozone layer, there’s no doubt eco-friendly homes are the way of the future. While it’s a big undertaking to transform your house into a building that runs off solar-power and recycled water, there are some simple steps you can take right now to get you [...]

 

Although autumn's only a few weeks old it’s already flung several weather curveballs our way, from distinctly summery Sundays to cold and dreary mid-week spells. It’s the kind of unpredictability that makes choosing the right bedding rather tricky, given you’re never quite sure where the mercury’s going to sit. This guessing game is just as likely to see you sweating [...]

 

Have you ever agonised over a piece of art, wondering if other people will respond well to it or whether it’s the right fit for your room? While it’s common to feel like you need a fine art degree or a certain number of hours clocked-up in museums and galleries to make good choices, this is simply not the [...]

 

Do you struggle to get out of bed when your alarm goes off on Monday morning, making vague grumblings about Mondayitis or lamenting the fact you always seem to be starting your week off on the wrong foot? If so, chances are you’re experiencing ‘social jetlag’, a phenomenon tied to the differences in sleep timing between our weekdays and weekends. [...]

 

Think milk’s the only thing in your home that has a use-by date? Get ready to adjust that belief as we take a look at when you should be replacing standard household items - and what happens if you don’t. Pillows Replace every two years Hygiene is the number one reason you should be replacing your pillows regularly. At the two year mark, [...]

 

Yves Saint Laurent famously said, “fashions fade, style is eternal.” As one of the world’s most successful fashion designers, it’s safe to say he knew what he was talking about. Here at Canningvale we’re big believers in this idea. We focus on our own unique style and the quality of our products rather than on short-lived fashion trends, so we [...]

 

Buying a new sofa is a big deal. Few pieces of furniture in our homes are used so often, serve so many purposes, or are on display to family, friends, and nosy neighbours at such regular intervals. All these factors - combined with the plethora of options on the market - make picking the right sofa a tricky decision. [...]