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Designing the Interior of Your Home Hey! My name is Erica and I live alone in Sydney, Australia. When I moved into my current home, I was shocked to find that some of the rooms hadn't been touched since the 1990s. It was like walking into a time machine and it made me want to cry. I called my friend who is an interior designer and he helped me to work out how I wanted each room to look and which features I would like to remove or add to the space. I am really pleased with the results and I would like to offer you some tips on how you can create the perfect interior.




2 Practical Yet Attractive Features To Add To Your Outdoor Living Room

It's no secret that Australians love their outdoor living areas. Decks, verandahs and patios are an almost ubiquitous feature of Australian homes and a large amount of leisure time is spent enjoying them. In recent times, people have embraced the idea of their outdoor living area as being essentially another room of the house and they have evolved from being basic and sparsely furnished areas to full-blown outdoor rooms with all the comforts of an internal living space.

As well as making sure that your outdoor living room looks fantastic, you're probably also keen to ensure that it meets all of your practical needs and is a comfortable environment to spend time in. Here are two excellent features that will enhance the functional performance of your outdoor living room and will also look fantastic.

1. Crimsafe patio enclosures

Crimsafe is a revolutionary company that manufactures a range of security screens for windows and doors. Their technology is viewed as the most secure and robust available on the current market and they've exceeded all national, international and industry standards when it comes to making your home resistant to forced entry by intruders.

Crimsafe also manufactures patio enclosures which are designed to add security to the perimeter of your patio, deck or verandah. These large panels can be custom made to fit the measurement s of your outdoor living room and you can choose from a wide range of coloured frames to suit your style.

As well as making your home more secure, these patio enclosures can repel insects, block out harmful UV rays and keep your outdoor living room at a comfortable temperature during the hot and cold months. The curved design of the mesh makes it almost invisible, so you get all of these benefits without any obstruction of your view.

2. Great outdoor lighting

Getting the lighting right is important for any room and your outdoor room is no exception. If you're planning to use the space at night, then you'll need to install lighting that works in both a practical way and as an aesthetic component. Forget the ugly and unflattering strip fluorescent lighting and add lights that are warm, welcoming and create a relaxed mood.

Recessed halogen lights are a popular and inexpensive choice for outdoor rooms. They provide a contemporary look and allow you to make sure that certain areas get enough light, such as a reading lounge or the BBQ when you're cooking outdoors. For a bit more pizzazz, a specially made outdoor chandelier is a quirky, beautiful and unique way to light the space.