House & Garden Archive

Though it seems somehow we’ve rather lost that sense of connectedness with nature, because we’re all more or less tech addicts nowadays, there are those people who still nurture the relationship with the great outdoors – campers. The whole essence of camping is to be at one with nature, immersing in the surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of concrete jungles and just enjoying life. Having this close relationship means campers are among the people who are most aware of energy efficiency, reduction of carbon footprint and leaving no trace that would harm the environment. If you are a camper too, and want to do whatever you can to make your contribution to the benefit of Mother Earth, here are some of our tips

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When it comes to nature and the demonstration of all its might, there’s never a dull time in Australia. In summer it’s battling bushfires, while the transition to autumn brings about plenty of raging storms quickly creating flooding problems. It sure seems as though we can’t catch a break, but it’s also helped us learn over time why it’s important to know the machinery we can rely on, such as water pumps in this case. Considering there are all sorts of water pumps online and in stores one can find, it may not be easy to make the choice. Taking nature and its unpredictability into account, it’s not a matter of whether to buy a pump or not, but which one to buy. As first,

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When it comes to decorative screens, many professional interior designers say that these furniture items are truly underestimated. People tend to overlook the beauty and usefulness of these room dividers which is why they are rarely considered as a smart investment. In order to help you realize what a tasteful decorative screen can do for your home, my team and I have prepared a list of three interesting tips for using these furniture pieces. Tip #1: Break Up a Huge Room We all know that open floor plans are extremely popular interior design solutions these days. However, open concept living spaces can start to feel a bit cold and empty after a while which is exactly when decorative screens can step in to save the

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Upgrading your home’s lighting fixtures can be a fun and inexpensive way to freshen up your living area. If they are dated, it is time to change them for new, contemporary ones. For this you’ll need to make a good lighting plan which will meet your needs and help you add a new flare to your old interior design. Consider the particular features of your room and think how to accentuate the ones that could use some extra lighting and hide the ones that you don’t want to draw attention to. In order to create a well lit room, you’ll need three kinds of light: ambient, task and accent lighting, which you can easily find in all lighting fixtures Australia based shops. These three types

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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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