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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. newslocal.com.au Discover Local. For tradies, services and jobs in your local area, grab your NewsLocal newspaper. CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON XINJIA TIMBER FLOORS • Solid Timber Floors from $50sq m + installation • Engineered Timber Floors from$58sq m* • Laminated Timber Floors from $33sq m* • Bamboo Timber Floors from $55sq m* *including underlay skirting & installation 19 Railway Parade, EASTWOOD Ph:9804 1024 Ah:0424 063 228 2069030 29/05 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S Slash Your Power Bill Now! Get A FREE Quote for a Solar Power System Today! 1.5kw Systems Installed From 02 9709 4972 Victor: 0470 155 121 C7/101 Rookwood Rd. Yagoona Website: www.spacesolar.com.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contractor Lic: 239987C • High Performance Panels • Premier Inverter • 5 Years Replacement Warranty For Inverter • 25 Years Guarantee For Panel Performance • Meter Not Included 3kw Systems Installed From $2999* 2130637 23/10 $899* MENTION THIS AD FOR AN EXTRA 5 YEAR WARRANTY *Conditions apply
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