When the temperatures outside drop, the inside of your house can feel cold, stark and empty, especially after a long day at work. Bring warmth and style back into your home this winter with these cosy home décor suggestions:
Add texture: Use blankets, cushions and throws in cheerful colours and daring patterns to brighten the atmosphere of a dreary room. Transform your entire bedroom’s atmosphere from dull den into a stylish haven
of sleep by layering textured bedding, velvet pillows, knitted blankets and embroidered details. Put down a fluffy floor rug over bare tiles or floorboards, adding warmth and texture underneath your feet — a great way to
keep some heat in and brighten a room for winter. The classic sheepskin rug is another great way to add a textured element to any room, as well as adding more of that much needed warmth.
Maximise your natural light: Use whatever natural light you have available to your advantage by using mirrors on blank walls, above the fireplace or opposite windows. By reflecting natural light the space in your home will be extended. Using mirrors with bold or textured frames can add a nice dramatic effect.
Layer up: Increase the cosiness of a room with layers. Using simple slip covers to cover your dining chairs can add warmth and style to any neutral dining room. Get covers that are easy to take off and put through the washing machine. Block the chilly window drafts with thick drapes in a solid colour which can flatter patterned shades.
Get colourful: Mix it up with a collection of unique and stylish cushions and pillows that accent the existing décor of the room. Pick a colour scheme and complement it with cushion covers flaunting patterns and a thoughtful
variety of hues.
Residents of Forbes and district are lucky to have access to a wide range of excellent and competitive suppliers of home and garden products.
C&D Floorcoverings is a local business which opened its doors in February 2009 at 32 Templar Street. Since then they have grown at an incredible rate which led them moving into newly built premises now at 64 Templar Street in 2012. As a result, they now have a huge range of carpets, including the new Godfrey Hirst Luxury products. Also
available are vinyls, laminate floating floors, bamboo and blinds. With the move they also added ceramic tiles to their range. C&D Floorcoverings prides itself on the fact that those who sell the product are also involved in the
installation, thus providing customers with continuity throughout the whole process. Offering a free measure and quote service, Clint and Darren can install the product and believe that providing quality product with top service is essential.
Parkes Brick, Paver and Tile Supplies are an expanding, family-owned business located in Parkes, supplying bricks, concrete blocks, paving and landscape products. They are experts in cross-referencing different bricks from different suppliers so the closest match to existing bricks is possible. Give them a call on 6862 2253 or visit them at 94-98 Forbes Road, Parkes.
Outback Soils is a locally owned business servicing the Forbes area with ready-mix concrete, landscaping supplies, excavator, bobcat & plant hire. They stock a huge range at competitive prices and supply domestic
and commercial and industrial quantities, so come and visit Tim Wood and the friendly team at Outback Soils today to see the range.
Highlands Design was established in 1994 and has been been responsible for providing outstanding building design ever since. Their specialties are in the areas of residential and commercial design, from their base at 87 Lachlan Street, Forbes. Director Mark Watts has more than 30 years experience in design and drafting, including more than 26 years in computer-aided design.
A1 Mobile’s Richard McMurray provides a range of comprehensive air-conditioning services for cars, agricultural machinery and homes. Phone 6851 4154 or 0428 172 425.
Picton Bros Panelspan showroom in Dubbo will offer all the advice you need for building patios, decks, carports, verandahs, room additions, wall cladding and much more. They have exceptional building experience at their
fingertips. Phone 6884 9620 or visit their Dubbo showroom at 183 Talbragar Street.
Hozpots Garden Centre, located at 42 Parkes Road, Forbes, has a massive gift shop that stocks furniture, cushions, table settings, lanterns, photo frames, mirrors, clocks, soft furnishings, lamps and more. They stock an extensive range of concrete garden products, as well as seedlings and plants for any type of