House & Garden Archive

We spend a considerable amount of time trying to decorate our homes, spruce up our interior styles so they’re the perfect balance of both stylishness and functionality. Once we finish up adding a few alterations, we start thinking of the next alterations we could make, and the cycle goes on and on. However, we often forget there’s another place of our homes we can use as the canvas to express our creativity, and it’s one that still has quite the impact when it comes to décor: the yard. So, you think all your work around the yard is in the form of mowing the lawn, and planting and taking care of a few flowers and shrubs here and there, but you’re wrong. Yes, you can

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One of the highlights of a homeowner’s property is a well-maintained and attractive lawn. It’s oftentimes the first thing visitors and neighbours notice, and it can increase the value of the property by a significant margin. While a lawn mower will help you keep the grass well trimmed and neat, the key to a healthy and outstanding lawn is in the details. Malnourished patches, yard debris and clumps of grass won’t help your lawn look attractive. In fact, they can quickly ruin it. For this reason, adding a mulcher to your arsenal of garden tools is a great investment and can take you a long way towards keeping your lawn attractive and more importantly, healthy

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They say “the food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.” It is true that you are what you eat, and the thing about eating healthy is that it can only make you feel good. For that matter, growing your own fruits and veggies is nothing less than beneficial. Besides giving you the chance to know exactly what you’re feeding your body with, you will also save money. Moreover, gardening is a great outdoor activity that helps you be more physically active while also acquiring new skills and knowledge in the area. There are various ways of gardening, but my personal favourite is gardening in raised beds. Why? Well, growing your vegetables in

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Besides going to bed after midnight (we all used to quarrel with our parents on the matter when we were teenagers), the reasons for a bad sleep at night further extend to the type of mattress we sleep on. Quite understandable though, sleeping in an uncomfortable position simply can’t result in you waking up all rested and full of energy for the day that’s awaiting for you. And sleeping in an ‘uncomfortable position‘, can mean a lot of things. For example, not having enough space and constantly being pushed by your partner who sleeps over the entire mattress surface. Think it’s his/her fault? Nope. It’s your mattress’s

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If you are someone who appreciates tradition and wants to implement it in your home, you should consider getting antique furniture. It’s the antique furniture Australia residents are looking to incorporate into their homes these days, due to the warm and traditional looks it offers. Because of the increased interest, it’s precisely the antique furniture Australia retailers have stacked most of their shelves and stores with. So if you are looking to change the style of your current home, or are looking for a different style for your new home, you should highly consider equipping your place with this style for various reasons. First and foremost, antique furniture Australia made pieces will always remain a classic. It’s never going to go out of fashion. So

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Century after century, people have always loved marvelling at the beauties and scents of flowers and herbs, finding their usefulness in decoration and meals. Therefore, the excitement that one gets from having a garden is certainly not a recent thing but we might as well say it’s an ancient trend that never goes out of fashion. You can see the importance of a garden by comparing it with a decorative vase in your living room – it affects the area as a whole. No matter how much of outdoor space you have at your disposal, either small or big, it can be used to plant your own greenery

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Trees have occupied our planet for millions of years, long before humanity came along. They have provided life’s essentials such as food, shelter, and oxygen for many of the Earth’s species including us humans. Trees are a vital part of our delicate Eco-system and they play a great role in keeping our planet able to sustain life. Trees are also a great way to beautify our environment, especially deciduous trees. As the seasons change, deciduous trees display an astonishing pallet of colours and you can whiteness a whole life and death cycle within a year

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Whether it is a special celebration or just a fun get-together, hosting a barbecue party is always a great idea to get your friends together, hang out and make memories. With today’s busy lifestyle most people often don’t have the time to hang out which makes their social life practically non-existent. For that reason, throwing a small barbecue party in your backyard is just the right way to relax and reconnect with your loved ones. While decorating your space and creating a fun and relaxing ambience is quite important, the food is the most important element in the whole organization. While finding delicious recipes, tips for sauces and new grilling methods are all an essential part of throwing a memorable barbecue party, choosing a quality

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While most people mainly focus on creating a stylish yet functional interior design, having a well-decorated outdoor space can really make all the difference in the way your home looks like. With today’s modern and fast-paced lifestyle having a nice area where you can relax from the long day at work is exactly what people need to recharge their batteries and get the energy boost they so need. Plus, with a nice outdoor area you can really add value and style to your home. When it comes to decorating, there are many elements that can make your outdoors more relaxing and practical at the same time. From finding comfortable furniture to choosing unique and chic décor pieces, the whole process does involve some smart planning

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In the attempt to make my newly bought home the perfect combination of modern and vintage with a certain dose of class in it, I turned to the vast palette of Eames reproduction furniture. The Eames furniture pieces are so perfectly designed with clean and sleek lines that can easily fit in any interior design scheme. Plus, the amazing replicas offered by various retailers can be found in many colours, which gives numerous possibilities for combining colours and thus, styles. I personally, love the Eames Reproduction furniture. I am particularly fond of it because of the perfect blend of vintage charm and elegance that allows for any piece of this line to be included in every room design. The line of chairs for a dining

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