Inside Out (Australia)

Make a choice & live with it


Choices are a funny thing. On one hand, they signify liberation and freedom, and a sense of ‘what does my heart desire?’ And on the other, decisions can be tough, especially if you’re one of those people who like to get things right. (I have my hand up… do you?) When I look at this issue, I see a lot of inspiratio­n: in the kids’ room mini-special (it starts on page 32), the homes features and in the super-fun makeover by Jono Fleming on page 44, to name a few. All of these stories are designed to give you an idea of what the finished product could look like. But what about when you’re just starting out?

This is the time to focus on the details in those rooms – work your way around each image, picking out individual elements instead of the overall mood. For example, the beautiful exposed brick on page 87 or the use of colour on page 50. Each image will give you layers of help with your choices and, depending on where you’re at with changing up your home, will inform which part of the image appeals to you.

If you’re after something more straightfo­rward, we have a few handy guides that make those tough decisions just a little bit easier. Got a chilly home and want to make a permanent change? Turn to page 108 for some architectu­ral solutions. Locking in the details of your powder room? Think bold and you’ll find some fun ideas on page 112. And if you’re finally going to take the plunge and buy a new sofa, start with pages 116-121, and then make sure you head in-store to have a lie around on them. It’ll feel nice AND make the sales assistants feel a bit awks. Ha!

PS. Would you like to play a part in discoverin­g our next great stylist? Vote in the Inside Out Search for a Stylist competitio­n on page 10 – you could also win big!

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