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Home Living : November 13th 2012
CHRISTMAS YULE LOVE SOME FESTIVE FRILLS WHEN preparing for Christmas, pick a theme for your front garden that suits the style of your home. Vintage aluminium containers near the door, porch or stairs offer casual rustic appeal when filled with herbs and bright accents. Spray paint old gardening tools and watering cans in fresh candy colours. Tie branches with rib- bons or hang with festive decor- ations. Think outside the box, an old gardening fork can make a quirky Christmas tree. Play up the architecture of your home by accentuating features. Wrap columns, railings and gates in cheerful colours. Alternatively, plant climbers and creepers. Neighbourhood appeal -- move the Christmas tree into the front garden for an eye-catching display. TRENDS FRONT UP TO COLOUR CREATE A DYNAMIC ENTRANCE Janita Singh COLOUR CHART Black: elegance, power, strength Red: passion, bravery, honesty Orange: adventure, happiness Blue: charm, calmness, wisdom Purple: daring, wealth Olive: conventional, style White: simplicity, classical, liberty Yellow: for a cheerful look A bold yellow door makes a cheery entrance to your home. SPRUCING up the front of your house is a simple way to get it looking its best for the festive season. The front door can easily be refreshed, and painting is one of the cheapest ways to do so. Colour is just as important to the front of the house as it is inside, so paint the front door and surrounding areas and be brave enough to go bold, say Inspi- rations colour consultants. Plant flowers in pots, and dis- play a few in pretty hanging baskets. Put up a Christmas wreath or other decorations. Furniture, too, is not just for the inside. Make your home more inviting by adding furniture to the front of the house. Fantastic Furniture has just released a timely festive living magazine with ways to spruce up your seasonal display. It suggests bringing out the iron cafe table and chairs from the backyard and placing them in front. Dress wicker chairs with fun striped seat cushions or spray paint a wooden bench. This will instantly draw attention and provide much-needed seating for guests. Think accessories. Bunnings' national lighting buyer Natasha Ryan suggests decorating with festive lights. Hang some interest- ing artwork, and add some wind chimes, outside weather clocks, water fountains, and iron grate wall hangings. Yates Australia says seasonal blooms are the best way to an- nounce the festive season. Change your flowers to suit your theme. Place plants in bold, beautiful pots. Add artificial evergreens to liven up the front of the house. MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... www.advancedshutters.com.au The Original Since 1976 Showroom & Factory 49 Drummond Street, Belmore 9718 9988 THE GREAT PROTECTOR Against: • Intruders • Noise • Heat • Cold • Storms and Bushfires - CSIRO Accredited Be in control of your environment and protect your home and business from undesirable elements Service also available for other brand of shutters Buy Direct and SAVE $$$$$$ Residential & Commercial Roller Shutters 2022562 6/11 1582-1584 Canterbury Road, Punchbowl www.atoptide.com.au Tel: 97086888, 97086688 Fax:97086655 Mobile: 0452183168, Email: email@example.com $90+ $320+ $180+ $90 $30+ $90+ $500 $300 $180 Italian brand appliances GREAT DISCOUNTS FOR OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 9 cabinets with polyurethane doors, plus 2 pieces of granite benchtops. Please come to our showroom or contact us for a quote $1800 More granite and quartz stone benchtops for wholesale and retail. 2005310 13/11 $150+ Renovating? Redecorating? Our Home section has the inspiration you need. ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5
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