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Uplifting your home has never been easier with our top interior design, styling and renovation advice. Whether you’re looking for expert design advice to help you build or renovate, styling ideas to turn your house into a home, gardening tips or cleaning hacks, look no further than Style Curator’s advice section.

Style Curator is a leading interiors blog read by hundreds of thousands of people each month. Our motto is create a home you love. Founded by Interior Designer Gina Ciancio, she and her team cover all aspects of home improvement and home decoration.

We call on leading experts to offer input into many of our advice articles. These experts include architects, interior designers, lighting experts and more. For example, prominent renovation experts shared their top tips for our article on how to prepare your home for sale. And our guide on how to landscape your garden has input from one of the best landscape architects in Australia.

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In the design space, some of our most popular advice articles include our guide to designing the ultimate laundry, the kitchen design measurements you need to know, and advice on picking a kitchen splashback tile.

For outdoor advice, our most popular articles include the best plants to grow in pots (especially popular amongst renters and people with smaller courtyards), seasonal gardening guides, and how to create an epic outdoor play area for your child.

We also have you covered when it comes to styling your home. For example, we have a comprehensive round up of the top items in home décor. You’ll also find plenty of styling tips like how to style a bookshelf, bedroom decorating ideas and so much more.

Find the answers to all your burning home styling and design questions on Style Curator.

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The aim of the Style Curator interiors blog is to help you create a home you love. If there’s anything you would like advice on that we haven’t covered, we’d love it hear about it. Send us an email at hello@stylecurator.com.au and we’ll get working on it asap.

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How to style and organise your pantry

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Supported by Canberra Outlet A calm, organised pantry makes way for a calm, organised life… well it helps! There’s a long list of reasons why an...

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How to: Style your investment property or Airbnb

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Top 9 kitchen splashback trends 2022

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The toughest kitchen design decision for many people is deciding on the splashback! You wouldn't believe how often we see people agonise over this...

How to do Hygge: Create cosy and inviting interiors

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You’ve Marie Kondo-ed and you may have even Danshari-ed (disposed of mental and physical junk). But have you Hygge-d? Pronounced “hoo-gah”, Hygge is a way...

How to: Style a bookshelf

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Supported by Canberra Outlet Shelf styling, or shelfie styling as it’s more commonly known, is only gaining popularity as a way of adding a personalised...

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Colour and emotion: How to select colour for the mood you...

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Darren Palmer’s tips for finding your kitchen style

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The dos and don’ts of selecting the right rug

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A rug is often the first thing people will notice in a room, so it’s important to make sure they are noticing it for...

Best essential oils for cleaning and our top cleaning HACKS to...

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Reducing the number of chemicals you use around your home can only be a good thing — for our families and the environment. Today...

What to grow in autumn in Australia: Autumn planting guide

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Designing the ultimate alfresco kitchen, all the design tips and tricks...

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Supported by Hafele Home An alfresco kitchen is always a good idea — especially in Australia where our climate allows us to make use of...

Easy steps to start a toy rotation system: How to organise...

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Supported by Inabox If you’ve got young children, chances are you’re fighting a daily battle to stop kids toys from taking over your house! Despite...

How to: Affordably update your kitchen

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7 thoughtful guest bedroom ideas: Decorating tips to make your guest...

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Interior inspo: Pocket doors

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Product review: Hoselink retractable hose reel

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11 ideas for styling an empty corner of the home

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