I Own Australia's Best Home

Tips for Making Bold Design Decisions in your Home

Want to take a few design risks in your home? Follow this expert advice from the hosts of 'I Own Australia's Best Home. 

“Take your own bold risks and achieve the look you really want.” – Gillian Khaw

Looking to make a splash with your home but need a bit of a nudge? These tips will help you take design risks and create a memorable place to live.

1. Prioritise fun

Andrew and Lorica have injected a sense of fun into their family friendly Surf’s Up Stone House, from their second storey plunge pool to their colourful couch to their unbelievable disco room, complete with DJ booth and stage.

Tip: Love to dance? Get yourself a space to boogie, and deck it out in furniture that’s reflective of the festive atmosphere you want to create.

2. Travel and explore the world

Giovanni and Victoria are world travellers, and they’ve infused their Moroccan Cottage with memorable pieces that evoke fond memories from their trips. There is such a thing as going too far with a theme, but if you choose objects that have a personal connection, you can’t go wrong.

Tip: step up your design game by incorporating exotic trinkets, furniture and textiles into your home.

3. Embrace bling

If bling’s your thing, Grant and Mitch’s epic Villa Blue pad is the home for you. With interiors that left Gillian lost for words – that New York City skyline bedhead was unlike anything she’s ever seen - this resort style home is the epitome of bold design.

Tip: don’t shy away from designer pieces – crystals, high gloss finishes and trademark colours will take your home to another stratosphere.


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