Refresh your world with these inspirational ideas

It’s not long until the kids are back at school; we’re ready and excited for a new year and a new start. Naturally, it’s the perfect time for a little home improvement!

That could be an update to your bedroom with stylish new curtains, or even a makeover for your spare room to turn it into a functional, productive home office. Or you might even get creative and give acrylic pouring a try to create beautiful artwork for yourself and loved ones. 

No matter what you have in mind, you can get ready for the year by restyling, refreshing and reorganising at home. Here are our fresh ideas and advice  to get you started!

Keep your car in top-notch condition with these must-have car care products

When life gets busy, we tend to neglect our cars but with a little TLC and the right products, you can make your car look and feel brand new again! 

The once-a-year-car polish is one of the most popular car cleaning products in Australia. This polish offers protection, durability and shine for a car’s exterior all year round. 

Carpet and seat wipes are also handy for car interior cleaning, and rain repellent glass cleaner will keep your windows clear of water droplets and dirt. 

And don’t forget the tyre shine! This product both enhances the look of your tyres and protects them. 

Refresh your bedroom with stylish new curtains and drapes 

Natural tones are on trend for curtains and drapes, such as greens, browns and beiges. These hues are drawn from nature and refresh a bedroom alongside any colour scheme.

Sheer white curtains are light and airy and reminiscent of beachside holidays and dreamy resorts –where we’d rather be!

Wave fold curtains add a little something different to your home as they undulate alongside your windows. They add a contemporary chic style and a dynamic 3D look to your living spaces.

Pelmets are a classic French design, adding a box-like frame over the tops of curtains. Pelmets work best in larger, spacious rooms where the design won’t feel crowded. 

Set up your home office to create an enjoyable working space

Like many, you may have created a makeshift home office last year assuming you’d be back in the workplace full-time by 2021. As perceptions of working from home continue to change, it’s a great time to review and revitalise your working from home setup. 

First things first, an ergonomic home office chair. You can spend at least seven hours of your day sitting in this chair, so it’s as important as investing in a good mattress. Find a suitable chair to support your back and spine. Look for one that is easy to adjust to your height and set up. 

Our Centre is stocked full of desks to suit your working style. You could even consider a standing desk that allows you to sit down or stand up as you work. 

Adequate lighting isn’t always easy in a room that was never intended to become an office. A task lamp will add the extra lighting you need to focus on your work.

Acrylic Pouring is a fun and easy way to create your own abstract artwork for the home 

Acrylic pouring is an easy painting technique that creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind abstract art. Fluid shapes are created on a canvas simply by pouring paint and allowing the medium to become an artwork naturally.

You will need: 

  • A canvas or board 
  • Acrylic paints
  • A pouring medium to mix the paints for a good pouring consistency
  • A drop sheet 
  • Plastic cups 
  • Paddlepop sticks to mix the paint
  • Gloves 

There are plenty of how-to’s and video tutorials online but there are no rules. Let your creativity run wild, pouring splotches, wide swathes, and small dots all over the canvas. You can also move the paint around by tilting the canvas. Have fun and create beautiful abstract paintings to hang in your home. 

How to create a fitness station for at-home workouts

A half rack with barbell supports is key to any strength training program. This will set you up for squats and deadlifts.

A weight bench is a must for the classic bench press move, and this versatile piece of equipment can be used in a variety of exercises, such as core and cardio workouts.

A set of weights and dumbbells are essential for any home gym set up. These weights balance your barbell and can be built up as your strength improves. From a push press to weighted lunges, there are dozens of challenging exercises that you can do.

There is plenty of new, impressive cardio equipment on the market. Equipment that can also be used to build muscles by setting a resistance level. Cross trainers and rowing machines are the standard in any home gym. Why not try the latest technology, such as the newest Assault AirBike or a treadmill with a curved running deck?

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