House & Garden Archive

Family dinners and gatherings are all about having fun while enjoying tasty food in great company. And for that very reason, the number one thing that every host should have is a nice dining table that can accommodate the entire family. This furniture element is the focal point in the dining room – it is the spot that radiates love and good vibes as you and your loved ones gather and share a meal. For that very reason, in today’s blog post we will talk about all the things you will need to bear in mind when choosing your dining table. Let’s talk details, shall we

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When you have a 9-to-5 office job, you probably spend more time in your office chair than in your bed at home. Especially if you have a managerial position which often requires you to work overtime in order to stay on top of things. So, if you’re going to be spending so much time seated, the least you can do is choose a great executive desk chair. The right chair can help prevent health problems, keep you comfortable, and also strengthen your position of authority in the company. With that being said, before you buy your next one, consider these important factors

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When decorating their patio, most people want to bring all the comfort and style from their indoor to their outdoor space. If that’s the case with you as well, you should definitely invest in durable pieces of furniture that can withstand the elements. My suggestion? Teak. It is certainly one of the most strong and eye-appealing materials used for outdoor furniture, able to withstand extremes of cold and heat without losing any of its quality. Its grain and colour make it one of the most attractive materials for the making of chairs, tables, benches, and sun loungers that can easily complement any design scheme. Once you invest in teak, you need to make sure that it stays clean and well-kept to make the most out

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With its delicate white blossoms that give off an intoxicating citrus-like smell, the Murraya paniculata plant, or also called orange jasmine, is a great way to infuse any garden with zest. It is especially suited for Australian gardens as it copes well with our hot and dry summers and humidity. This lovely and hardy plant is actually an evergreen shrub which can grow up to 3 meters tall, making it the perfect choice for a privacy hedge. Whether you plan to grow it as a hedge or a small ornamental tree, taking care of your orange jasmine is surprisingly easy

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Don’t we all just love succulents? They seem to be designed to be the perfect indoor plants – they are extremely resilient and said to thrive on a little neglect. While it’s true that they don’t need a lot of attention, with just a little TLC succulents can transform into the most gorgeous plants in the world. They are perfect to lighten up that neglected corner of your living room and bring a burst of life to your home. If you’re wondering just how much (or how little) care do these fleshy beauties really need, here’s a quick guide

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For those of you who own a yard, I’m sure nothing is more beautiful than a tree gracing your landscape. Not only does it give you a refreshingly cool shade to relax under in the summer, but it’s also an eye-catching element that enhances your curb appeal and gives value to your home. Unfortunately, no matter how strong a tree appears to be, it’s still vulnerable to the forces of time and nature. Whether it’s due to damage from bad weather, a tree disease, or simply due to age, there will come a time when it will need to be removed

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The dining room is the crown jewel of a home. It is the spot where friends linger during special gatherings, where guests get together for specially prepared meals, where family gathers to discuss important matters of the day. Scandinavian countries treat this room of the house as the heart of the home where everyone snuggles up to a lovely meal next to the people they love the most. I, personally, am a huge fan of this design trend – from streamlined modern minimalism to rustic country charm. For that reason, below I put together some ideas regarding which pieces of furniture, colours and designs go best together. Endless inspiration awaits

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When it comes to engines, there’s always the debate whether diesel or petrol power generators are superior. But this doesn’t only relate to car engines, it’s a debate that extends to homes, businesses, farms and worksites all across Australia. It’s a well known fact that diesel generators are the most fuel and cost-efficient type you can buy, but petrol generators are slowly closing that gap and are becoming increasingly more popular. Here’s a comparison of the two types of generators so that if you are looking to buy one, you’ll know what to expect from both types. Petrol Generators First and foremost, petrol is cheaper than diesel, and there are far more models of petrol generators. This is simply because petrol generators have been around

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If you are someone who spends the majority of their day in an office, then chances are you are experiencing some form of back pain or discomfort during your day. Spending long periods of time in the same slouched position can cause many complications to your back over time, so sorting this problem out as soon as possible is the best precaution you can take. Back pain is usually the result of bad posture and an ergonomic chair can help you diminish or eliminate this problem. An ergonomic saddle chair promotes good posture as it forces your body to sit in the up-right position and prevents you from slouching

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There’s a reason why bed sizes are referred to with royal titles. After all, a good-looking and comfortable bed has the power to make you feel like a king or queen sleeping in it. And when it comes to the look of your bed, there’s no better way to crown it than with a gorgeous bed frame. In fact, when chosen right, the bed frame can help set the desired tone for the bedroom. For a space that is better off free from too many furniture pieces and overwhelming décor, an attractive bed frame will serve as the perfect focal point. Not to mention its highly important purpose, that of properly supporting your mattress for ideal sleeping comfort. Needless to say, the frame is the

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