Age-proofing the Home


For those getting on in their years, or just looking to prepare for the future, age-proofing the home can be one of the best things you can do. But how can you go about it? Here’s a few tips to make sure you’re not caught out by the years catching up to you.

Eliminating Obstacles
It’s first thing in the morning. You’ve rolled out of bed, bleary eyed, and you trip. Sounds horrible, right? This is why it’s so important to remove any obstacles that could lead to a trip/fall around the home. This has the added benefit of decluttering your home, which is something that we’re very passionate about. Make sure you’re taking time to clean up and put things away, and you’ll be less likely to hurt yourself.

Slip-proof your bathroom
Almost everyone knows all too well the dangers of a bathroom, especially one that is a bit messy. As soon as water hits the floor, it can get slippier than even the most dangerous of ice rinks (ok, maybe not that far, but you get our point). Investing in some non-slip mats is the best thing you can do for bathroom. If that doesn’t seem enough, install some bars you can grab onto in case of a fall, to make sure you can steady yourself.

Illuminate the Outside
If you’re someone that has to come home at night-time, making sure your path inside is lit is pivotal. Look at investing in some motion-activated lights, and even think about some lights that can go in the garden. After all, it’s important to get inside in one piece, and darkness can lead to trips and falls.

If you’re looking to age-proof your home, or just looking for a re-design, make sure to hit us up at design@amindfulhome.com.au. After all, we just want you all to be safe this winter!

 

Creating Peace in the Home


The home is meant to be a sanctuary. However, sometimes it can get out of hand. Whether it be because you’re busy due to children, work or something else, the home can become a bit messy. So how can you restore it to the peaceful place you’re always imagining? Here’s a few tips on how to keep the peace.

Give Everything a Place
It’s easy to get into your house and just throw things down willy-nilly. After all, the last thing anyone wants to do after a hard day of work is clean up. However, you can create a sense of calm in the home by making sure everything has a place. Need a stand for your hats? Have one ready to go near the door. Coat rack? Get one. If you can make sure that everything has a place, then organising things will become a lot easier. After all, shouldn’t organisation be simple? Make keeping things organised a breeze, and you’ll be well on your way to restoring the peace.

Utilize Nooks and Crannies
Sometimes there’s just empty space waiting to be used. Drawers that roll away, wardrobes that go ceiling to floor. We all lament about the lack of space in our houses, but are we really looking for it? Wheels can be your best friend when it comes to creating space in your home. Plus, who doesn’t love being able to roll things away?

Allowing for Mess
However, sometimes mess is inevitable. If you can come to terms with a bit of mess, then you’ll feel more at peace. Mess is a sign that a home has been well-lived in, and can be a sign of peace (in a roundabout way). Things don’t always have to be perfectly tidy, and without a bit of mess, you can’t appreciate the tidiness.

If you’re looking for a way to tidy your house up, that’s where we can help. Make sure to contact us at design@amindfulhome.com.au to find out how you can better utilise the space in your home, and create your own sanctuary!

How To Get Your Rental Feeling Like Home

So, you’ve just moved into your first rental home. It’s exciting, and overwhelming, and you want to make it feel like your own special place. However, where do you start? With an often grumpy landlord, and the fact that you can’t exactly run around changing the rooms beyond recognition, it’s hard to know what to do. However, here are a few tips to turn a rental space into your own.

Wallpaper as an installation
Ah, double sided tape. There are lots of uses for it, especially in a rental home. If you want to replicate the look of wall art without the permanency, grab a roll of wallpaper, and use it to create a fixture using one continuous cut of the wallpaper. No-one will be none the wiser!

Rugs
If you’re looking to add a touch of colour to your rental, or just craving something soft to walk on, a bold rug or three can really liven up any room. Plus, a rug can prevent markings occurring on your floorboards. It’s a real win-win for all involved (and is sure to keep the landlord happy!)

Mirrors
A decorative mirror can add a touch of personality to even the emptiest of rooms, with the added bonus of making it easier to get a nice photo of your lovely rental! Why not invest in a mirror that’s more ornate than you’d usually look at getting. That way, it’s a long term investment for the future!

If you’re looking for help with spicing up your rental property, or just trying to improve your living spaces, make sure to stay tuned to our blog, and email us at design@amindfulhome.com.au for more tips!

How You Can Prepare For Winter This Year


With the last gasp of summer set to be behind us soon, it’s time to start preparing for winter. Not everyone is ready for the cold months ahead, especially when we’ve gotten used to long days, warm nights, and temperatures that allow us to keep the windows open. So how can you make your house winter-ready? Here’s some of the easiest ways to make sure you enjoy the winter months.

 Make Your Home Cozy
No-one wants to be in a cold house come winter time. Luckily, there’s ways around that. Whether it be an open fireplace, a heater, candles, or just making sure the house retains heat better, if your house stays warm, you can beat the winter blues. Winter doesn’t always have to be a time of sadness, but instead, can be a time to spend with loved ones.

Clean Out Your Junk
If you are stuck at home during the winter, why not clean out the house? This doubles as a perfect way to relive old memories, and make sure that you’re organised for the months ahead. Your future self will thank you if you’ve managed to declutter your house (plus, who doesn’t love a bit of organisation)?

Decorate!
Nothing’s worse than a drab room, especially when you know you’re going to be spending a lot of time in it in the months ahead. If you’re looking for a project over the winter, why not redecorate? It’s the perfect time to set aside a weekend and transform a room. It’s another way to cross something off the to-do list.

If you’re looking for ways to make your home winterproof, as well as more eco-friendly, then we’re here to help. Contact A Mindful Home at design@amindfulhome.com.au to let us help you get ready for the wintry months!

Why Making Your House Sustainable Is So Important


Here at A Mindful Home, we are always looking at what is going to be the next big thing in interior design. Recently, more and more people are looking at how sustainable living will help improve their lives going forward. But why should you try to embrace sustainable living? Here’s some of the biggest benefits of becoming more eco-friendly.

Decluttering
At A Mindful Home, we are big believers in the KonMari technique. Decluttering in order to make your home more sustainable has many benefits, because not only will it be more environmentally friendly, but it will allow you to create the space you want for your lives. Ever wanted to declutter? Now you’ve got an excuse to not only recycle unwanted items, but repurpose things you may not have otherwise thought of using. For everything else, they can be sold at a garage sale!

Save money on electricity
At the end of the day, everyone loves to save money. Isn’t it true that we never have enough of it? By embracing solar panels, intelligent thermostats and being smarter with energy, you’ll be helping the environment, and your hip pocket.

The feeling of DIY
Everyone loves to imagine themselves as a DIY expert, but a lot of people are too afraid to start. Why not repurpose things that you might have been keeping in storage for a while, and save money on buying new things for your house at the same time? Win-win if you ask us, plus it’s environmentally friendly!

For more inspiration, check out this home we recently worked on in Inverloch: https://www.dwell.com/home/dune-1-c99881b9  and make sure to email us at design@amindfulhome.com.au for help with updating your living spaces!

Rejuvenate your Home with 'A Mindful Home'

Want to rejuvenate your home? What's holding you back? Is it the clutter, or are you lacking a vision for what your humble abode could look like? That's where ‘A Mindful Home’ can help. Contact us today, and we can help design your home to look like your dreams, even if you're not quite sure what they are yet.

Your home is a statement to the world, because it's what people see when they come to visit you. Your house also has an impact on your mood and emotions. We understand that the vision of a beautiful home means something different to everyone, but we are confident we can create a wonderful space that will fill you with both happiness, and provide you with ideas that can help you achieve your dreams in all walks of life.

You don't have to live with a home full of clutter. A home in which you are unable to live with clear purpose.

A Mindful Home’ in Melbourne can help create a sanctuary that truly reflects how you see yourself. Every design is fitted just for you, rather than being based off a template.

Interior Designing - What Is It?

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Interior design is more than just aesthetics. It is about finding creative design solutions for interior environments while supporting the health, safety, and well-being of the occupants and enhance their quality of life.

Melbourne interior design firms like ‘A Mindful Home’ follow a systematic and coordinated methodology including research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into the creative process.  The home interior design process is multi-faceted, whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to create an interior space that fulfils the project goals.

The qualified home interior design professionals of ‘A Mindful Home’ go through a rigorous process of education and experience to help our clients realize their home interior design dreams, and build environments that are both functional and aesthetically attractive.

Why A Mindful Home?

At ‘A Mindful Home’, the main focus of the interior design experts is to create wonderful living spaces from which our clients can make their dreams happen. Our interior design specialists are not the kind of designers who will come into your home and simply overlay standardised design scheme.

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Our designs are conceived based on our clients dreams that fit both your desires and budget.

Are you looking to create a romantic space to attract the partner that you have been yearning for, or seeking solace in a restful space that nurtures you and allows you to unwind? The Melbourne interior design firm ‘A Mindful Home’ will help you decorate your home interiors. The specialist interior designers at ‘A Mindful home’ are regarded as one of the best interior design studios in Melbourne.

Steps followed by the interior designers of ‘A Mindful Home’ for home interior decoration:

1.    Identify the interior design dreams of our clients

2.    Create a design scheme based on design requirements and budget of the client

3.    Declutter using the KonMari Technique and work comprehensively with the client to remove the unwanted things

4.    Decorating, designing, and putting everything back together with new and old things

The interior designers at  ‘A Mindful Home’ in Melbourne work using a specialized designer’s toolkit of colour, texture, light, and flow in order to create a space that gives you a springboard from which you can achieve your dreams.

So, contact these interior designers in Melbourne today and make your home interior appealing!!

To find out more, visit www.amindfulhome.com.au

Janine Hendry

A mindful home was founded by Janine Hendry; who as an academic and an interior designer who is fascinated with how innately we are impacted upon by the spaces that we inhabit.

Janine is captivated with things like the impact of colour on mood, people flow in spaces and how we interact with light and sound. Janine’s academic research focussed on developing an understanding of the elements of our living environment that impact on our happiness.

Janine’s philosophy is simple; good design has the power to transform our lives and as such good design should be accessible to all.

Janine can be contacted at design@amindfulhome.com.au

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Mindfulness in the Garden

If you do have an outdoor space, consider your needs. Do you want a space to welcome friends? Do you want a space to able to eat outside or do you want a space where you can relax, enjoy a glass of wine and read that book that you’ve been wanting to start all year?

Remember, our gardens experience all the comings and goings of the season. They allow us to more easily reflect on the weather, to focus on the hot or the cold, and they also in real time show us the cycle of life.

Start small. A good start is to remove any dead plants, and remove all of those broken garden pots or mend them if you can. Cleaning up your garden gives you a fresh start, and a blank canvas. From this point it becomes as simple as purchasing one, just one, gorgeous piece of outdoor furniture, pop in a few pot plants…and then you are on your way.  

Don’t try to create your mindful outdoor space all at once, start off small and watch things grow, learn to understand the seasonal changes in your garden and remember that these things have a way of growing, so enjoy your small success and then sit back and relax and see how things transform. I love this outdoor rocker also from Temple and Webster which is easy peasy to order and have delivered directly into your new mindful garden space!

 

Janine Hendry

A mindful home was founded by Janine Hendry; who as an academic and an interior designer  is fascinated with how innately we are impacted upon by the spaces that we inhabit.

Janine is captivated with things like the impact of colour on mood, people flow in spaces and how we interact with light and sound. Janine’s academic research focussed on developing an understanding of the elements of our living environment that impact on our happiness.

Janine’s philosophy is simple; good design has the power to transform our lives and as such good design should be accessible to all.

Janine can be contacted on design@amindfulhome.com.au

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As with all space start with one room, one part of your garden or even a corner of your living space. Consider then, what you want this  space to be used for? Do you want an outdoor space in which to relax? Do you want to create an outdoor space within the boundaries of your living room? Just check out this gorgeous hammock that I found on templeandwebster.com.au. Trust me it is possible to bring the outside in!

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If you do have an outdoor space consider your needs. Do you want a space to welcome friends, do you want a space to  able to eat outside or do you want a space where you can relax  enjoy a glass of wine and read that book that you’ve been wanting to start all year?

Remember, our  gardens share with us all of the comings and goings of the season, they allow us to more easily reflect on the weather, to focus on the hot or the cold, they also in real time show us the cycle of life.

Start small, a good  start is by  removing  any plants that have died, remove all of those broken garden pots or mend them if you can, take away all rubbish. From this point it becomes  as simple as purchasing one, just one, gorgeous piece of outdoor furniture, pop in a few pot plants…and then you are on your way.  

Don’t try to create your mindful outdoor space all at once, start off small and watch things grow, learn to understand the seasonal changes in your garden and remember that these things have a way of growing, so enjoy your small success and then sit back and relax and see how things transform. I love this outdoor rocker also from Temple and Webster which is easy peasy to order and have delivered directly into your new mindful garden space!

 

Janine Hendry

A mindful home was founded by Janine Hendry; who as an academic and an interior designer  is  fascinated with how innately we are impacted upon by the spaces that we inhabit.

Janine is captivated with things like the impact of colour on mood, people flow in spaces and how we interact with light and sound. Janine’s academic research focussed on developing an understanding of the elements of our living environment that impact on our happiness.

Janine’s philosophy is simple; good design has the power to transform our lives and as such good design should be accessible to all.

Janine can be contacted on design@amindfulhome.com.au

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The Popular Shades with Which to Style the Interiors of Your Living Room

The living room is the most essential part of your home. The interiors of your living room play a vital role in embellishing the structure of your residence. It is the most essential living area of a residential apartment that helps create a sanctuary of dreams that truly reflects how you see yourself. 

A living room has the extreme potential for beautifully styling the home interiors, whether it is a complete revamp or chic shake up. It is imperative to find the perfect combination of style, comfort, and practicality for your living room interiors.

Since, interiors play a vital role in the embellishing the psychical appearance of a residence, people often take the help of the professional designers to renovate the house living room interiors. Interior designer’s help to beautify the home interiors while at the same time help of maximize the space and brings in transformations that are adorable.

The Melbourne interior decorators are famous across the world for overlaying home interior renovation design structures that can wonderfully redesign your living spaces with attractive colours, textures, lights, and flow.

To make you understand how the interior designers help in renovating the home interiors, below a few classic or popular living room interior styles or shades are provided to give you the glimpse about the art of interior designing work.

Here the three distinct ways are mentioned that can archive your residence living room interiors:

Contemporary


Contemporary living rooms draw on techniques of modern architecture so choose a sofa with sleek lines and a low profile, which can combine well with open space. Spatial planning is the most crucial element to consider when designing the living room interiors. The challenging factors when working on the interiors of a living room is to create a harmonious minimalist living room that exudes a warm ambience. Restraint is imperative here. So avoid clutter definitely. ‘Quiet’ spaces can accentuate styled spaces.

There are several ways to incorporate colour into your living room. The trick with contemporary interiors is to balance bright colours in artwork and accessories with strong neutral paint colour shades for a look that is vibrant but not overpowering.

To represent your innate taste, you must buy furniture for your living room that dictates your style taste. For instance, you may insert a sofa as a fundamental piece, a coffee table as a central piece, and so on. It’s a great idea to style the interiors of your home with furniture that represents your style and taste.

The professional interior designers may help you in this regard to a great extent. Like, the Melbourne interior decorators or designers are widely known for their superb home interior designing work. These home interior designers overlay a design that is overwhelming. For this reason, these interior decorators are often regarded as the best interior designers in Melbourne.

The best thing about the Melbourne interior designers or decorators is that they focus on the size and scale of the room in the same manner as they make attention on the style. They use the declutter technique for renovating the living room interiors of your home. This is really helpful in maximizing the space of your living space by minimizing materials that are of no use anymore.

Contemporary styles often focus on the modern shades of furniture, lightings, etc., when redecorating the home’s living room interiors.

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Luxury 

A refined and elite aesthetic goes well when styling the living room interiors with a luxury interior shade. You might use plush sofas and armchairs to dictate the feel and tone of your living room and the scheme that introduces texture to a neutral palette. When it’s about luxury interiors, think about leather, sisal, linen, and other natural materials. The Texture should be found in the artwork and lighting, so has to essentially consider aesthetic when styling. 
Luxury living room designs are not all about extravagance, there is more beauty in its simplicity and so a monochrome scheme can prove a powerful combination. When in doubt to choose dual accents for a glamorous feel and a balanced look, go for the side tables, or butlers tray tables. The Artwork is just as essential as furniture to convey personality and since trends are transient choose art that you love. Proportion, colour, and texture can be referenced for styling. A Major art piece will provide a luxurious effect. 


Also, you can use indoor plants for a calming ambience in the living room. 


The home interior designers overlay a design for your living room interiors that best describes you. Your interior space should reflect your inner self and should display you style and taste. The Melbourne interior decorators or designers are quite known for offering impeccable designing ideas for renovating the home’s living room interiors.

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Classic


A classic living room often are extremely spacious with abundant light so position your couch under an oversized window to allow the light and outdoors to be the focal point of a neutral room. You may add leather sofas to add character. Also, eclectic furniture can accentuate the period details without constraint. A space-saving secret is the best choice of a few full-size furniture pieces instead of cramming in lots of smaller ones.

A classically styled interior may include subtle muted tones in scatter cushions and throws. You may use a nest of marble or oak tables, coffee tables, etc., for styling the living room interiors of your home.

These three styles or shades of the living room interiors are very popular among people. You may take the assistance of the Melbourne home interior decorators or designers, if you wish to renovate the living room of your home with any of these styles or any other style of your choice. The best thing about the Melbourne interior decorators or designers is that they use the ‘KonMari Technique’ for decluttering items from home, listen to clients home living room interior wishes, and renovate accordingly.

So, wish to style or renovate the interiors of your home’s living room, seek help from the professional interior designers and get a contemporary, classic, or luxury living room style for your home.