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HOW TO: RESET YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR
January 21, 2021

HOW TO: RESET YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR

Do you ever wish you had a reset button on your home? 


Completing a monthly or even yearly reset can make all the difference in keeping on top of the chaos at home! 


Here’s a full list to get you on track to a refreshed start to the new year.

1. Start in the bedroom. After all, it is where we spend 76% of our time at home. When was the last time you flipped your mattress? Rotating your mattress regularly is important because it helps to keep your it comfortable, and means you'll be able to use it longer! Change your linen! Mixing up colours to match the current season is another way to give your space a fresh look.

2. Sort and cull the linen cupboard. This can easily become a place in the home that becomes cluttered and ends up having the doors shut and being ignored. A thorough culling session every couple on months can help you stay on top of this space and avoid the chaos.

3. Restock all of your cleaning products. Keep a back stock of your commonly used items in the laundry for easy access. Commonly used items you can keep extra stock of include; laundry detergents, dishwashing liquid, multi-surface spray, paper towels. 

4. Donate old kids toys. Each year with another round of birthdays, Christmas and standard trips to the toy aisle in the grocery store, the kids toys collections can get out of control!  Keepsake toys can be stored in plastic storage containers. Out of sight, out of mind!

5. Tackle the fridge and freezer. Check for any expired goods and for food you are just not going to eat. Empty out the freezer at the beginning of the week and create a menu of meals you can create from what's in your freezer. I bet you'll be surprised with what you can come up with! Set yourself a challenge! 

6. Tidy the junk drawer. We all have one and we all know this is a space in the house that is often in need of a good cull. Use a cutlery caddy to help section out the space and make organising it that tad easier. 

 

Do you have a house reset routine already in place? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

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HOW TO: STYLE A BOOKSHELF
January 06, 2021

HOW TO: STYLE A BOOKSHELF

Wanting an insta-worthy bookshelf but not quite sure where to start? Look no further! Here are our top tips to creating a personal and aesthetically pleasing shelving unit.

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December 16, 2020

6 TIPS FOR CREATING A ZEN BEDROOM FOR BETTER SLEEP

Did you know that your bedroom decor has a direct affect on your quality of sleep? Well, it’s not scientifically proven but it sure does make it easier to relax!

Here are our top tips for creating a zen space for maximum relaxation.

1. A COMFY BED

When was the last time you replaced your mattress? Apparently, we’re meant to replace them every 7-10 years (oops!). Have a think about it. Have you been restless at night? Waking up feeling unrested? Feeling aches and pains throughout the day? Perhaps it’s time to ditch your current mattress and upgrade. Accompanied with great pillows, a super comfy mattress can make all the difference to your sleep!

 

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2. WARM LIGHTING

When it’s time to wind down, switch off the lights, flick on a warm bedside lamp and feel yourself relax. Warm lighting feels natural to us in the evenings and promotes relaxation. Think those deep reddish globes you can find almost anywhere. 

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3. CANDLES

A good quality candle can warm and purify the space. For the bedroom, think relaxing scents like lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang. Our favourite is the Woodwick Lavender Spa range. There’s a reason why everyone lights a candle during a de-stress ritual.

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4. MINIMAL TECHNOLOGY

Remember a good old fashioned alarm clock? Let’s bring them back in 2021 and make an effort to reduce technology used in the bedroom. It has been proven time and time again that spending time on your phone right before bed disturbs the quality of your sleep. Try leaving the technology outside, lighting a candle and reading a book under warm light.

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5. NATURAL FIBRES

It has been proven that exposure to nature reduces stress levels. Brining nature in the bedroom is a sure way to add a little zen to your sleep space. Think natural linen or bamboo sheets, wooden furniture, a jute rug and a few living plants (but make sure they’re the type that can survive with minimal light exposure).

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6. EARTH TONES

Earth tones are drawn from nature and therefore promote a relaxing environment. Current earth hues on trend include forest green, deep rust, tan, sand and terracotta.

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6 TIPS TO ADD TEXTURES INTO YOUR LIVING SPACE
December 09, 2020

6 TIPS TO ADD TEXTURES INTO YOUR LIVING SPACE

Wanting to add some different textures into your living space but not quite sure where to start? Here are our top tips!

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THE ULTIMATE 2020 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
November 26, 2020

THE ULTIMATE 2020 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Struggling on what you should buy your mother-in-law for Christmas? Or the bloke who has it all? What about the nieces and nephews with every toy under the sun already?

Look no further than Coconapple's range of homewares and gifts, perfect for everyone from the smallest of people to the biggest of big kids. 

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FIVE OF MY FAV'S
March 12, 2019

FIVE OF MY FAV'S

If you haven't had a really good delve through the gorgeousness that awaits you in Coconapple, you may not know just how difficult it was to really narrow down my top picks. My intention was to choose just one product per pick, but the stress and indecisiveness had me searching the cupboards for hidden chocolate so I caved, sat back with a glass of wine and chose one range instead.  
So my first pick, something to adorn your walls. Now I know that many love a good coastal print to frame on their beautifully painted walls but these are a little different. Part beach shack cool, part ultimate cheekiness they may not be for everyone BUT that's why I love them. The Hard Love Collection, the name says it all. Think reckless summer love in the perfect location. I chose five but there is more to the Collection.
Next up, THE FLUFFLEBUSTER Collection. Now there's a few reasons I couldn't go past these gems when choosing, obviously beautiful, they come in a few different colours and in both cushions and throws. However there is more to these then meet the eye. Read the descriptions people. I absolutely love the geniuses at Amigos De Hoy, the creative team don't just come up with stunning items anyone would feel privileged to have in their home but they also have THE BEST names and descriptions for each item. Colours like Moonlight and Unicorn, just check out this description...
The Flüffelbuster is a mysterious creature. Living high in secluded mountain tops, they feed exclusively on a diet of volcanic glitter ash and purified rock water.    
Once a year under full moon, they drop their fur in a process called flüffelisation.
The Flüffelbuster Throw is created from silky soft fluffy faux fur, complete with gold lurex sparkles and giant pom poms. It has a tonal suedette backi
Ok lets head down to the floor. Coconapple is a treasure chest of Rugs in particular, so its was a pretty hard choice but ultimately the new Monreale Range won out. Im a sucker for shag pile, I have a little place in my heart for everything 70's, however Im not a massive fan of anything too plain so old school one shade fits all shaggy's had me slightly frustrated. So my dreams came true when Boho Tribal Shag Pile rugs became an actual thing, originally they seemed out of my reach as the high priced, pale cream wool, beautifully unpractical stunners hit the shops. With six paint and jam covered hands that would 100% destroy, there really was no convincing my better half.  Marrying Boho Shag with Polypropylene did the job and now means that anyone can add the mysteries of Morocco to their life. I have to say this Monreale range really is some of the best I've seen. Great designs, size choice and colour range (they have PINK!!!) and just that little extra length on the shag then most it won out. 
Staying at floor level, my next pick is back to Amigos De Hoy or rather their sister brand, Art Hide. I do love Boho as a lot of my home reflects but I always find that I can't completely settle unless I have added an edge to the look. Think a little rock, a little glamour, a little Studio 54 maybe.... I like to add a touch of darker shades to add a moody depth to my rooms. As much as I'm drawn to pics of an all white, natural or pastel homes, in my own home it doesn't suit. When I first came across this range of Hides, I think I may have actually drooled. These hides come in a range of colours with Metallic pattern in either Gold, Silver or Copper. I love them all, but the black with gold batik inspired design calls to me in my sleep....Just beautiful!!!
As for the finale, maybe one that you wouldn't expect unless you have seen a sneaky peak in nearly every room in my house where they are lovingly placed... The WoodWick Candle. Now I really couldn't, with good conscious go past these yummy candles, and I mean yummy with scents that range from baked goods to Sorbets, without adding them to my list. With a very busy household, it's easy to get caught up and forget to enjoy life. Feeling very privileged to be able to make a home in an amazing coastal area, I like to have reminders around me. Like most I'm sure, sometimes it can get to 8pm before I have had time to take in my surrounding. My home is quite coastal/beach (with an edge as I've mentioned) it's a little more California dreaming then high stakes Hamptons but coastal non the less, so having my home's scent match that feel is important to me. My absolute favourites of the gorgeous range is Island Coconut and Beach Boardwalk as they suit my home, however there really is one for all tastes, and that Crackle of the Wood Wick just tops off the whole experience. 
Just one Homewares addict writing about what she loves xx
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DYNAMITE DINING ROOM
February 06, 2019

DYNAMITE DINING ROOM

Here at Coconapple we LOVE our Rugs, so it's no surprise when we come across amazing rooms with statement rugs, that we get very excited. Now if you have ever searched for Statement Rugs to add to you're ever growing Pinterest boards, you will see a common theme by the way of a certain room. There is no better place in our homes for a statement rug quite like the Dining Room.

This once covered space of the 70's and 80's, home to the funky and glamorous valour dining chair and oh so awesome shaggy rug. Moved on to the 'in your face' animal print combined with bold colours, combined with gold, combined with...(you get the point). One consistent being the absolute need and probably very utilised home bar. This was a place of dinner parties and laughter or showing off your home and family to impress you're new Boss and although we have moved on from those Mad Men to Miami Vice days, there are a few trends we should keep from these impressionable years. Did anyone say 5pm Gin and Tonic??? 

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Nowadays family life looks a lot different so there's something we have to admit. In all the haste to make our homes cosy and functional, safer for our families with open planned living and a little more hardy to deal with the day to day running of a household. Maybe we have forgotten to personalise and glamourise this gorgeous space. Why not inject a little retro chic or old world glamour into our dining rooms in the form of a statement rug.
If your look is modern and you brave that gleaming white or concrete topped Dining Table, a statement rug can soften the lines and starkness and add some colour. For hard floor surfaces like tiles, hardwood, or the oh so lucky few with polished concrete or slab terrazzo (how I envy you) a rug can add a cosiness and a sense of warmth, as well as hide the crumbs of our untrained offspring. A rug with a strong hue can bring together all other colour elements and make the room cohesive and look like we actually know what we are doing.
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Although many rugs can solve some of these issues, a statement rug can give you that extra personality that you may not want in the calmness and serenity of a room like you're living or bedroom, but which our homes and life in general might be crying out for. A Dynamite Dining Room, Why the hell not???
Just one Homewares addict writing about what she loves xx
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SUMMER DREAMING
October 26, 2018

SUMMER DREAMING

Summer Dreaming of the best outdoor spaces....

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BYE BYE BABY
October 08, 2018

BYE BYE BABY

Here's a little secret... Im obsessed with Kid's Rooms

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WHY NOT BLUE
October 05, 2018

WHY NOT BLUE

WHY NOT BLUE?

Ok lets talk about blue... Blue is the highest ranking colour on the "lets get to know you conversation" of "Whats your favourite colour?" Personally Im a pink and green girl but in my home, I do love a bit of blue. Being that it's so highly ranked, you cant really go wrong when it comes to choosing an accent colour for your room if you go with this honest and reliable hue. 

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 Blue brings a clean freshness to a room, in its paler shades of baby and powder blue it can be peacefully serene, in its darker form Royally dignified. It works really well with its neighbour on the colour wheel green, especially in more casual areas of the home like the bedroom where you want to promote relaxation. Give your room a good punch with a slight accent of orange (that can be in the form of more burnt orange shades or even light orange toned tan leathers for those who don't want to wear sunnies at home) but any citrus tones will work well with blue. Actually pretty much any colour will go with it although in my opinion and this is just my personal opinion, avoid blue and red, it can look a bit superhero comic looking. Unless you like that sort of thing, no judgement here.

 

To bring blue into our lives we don't necessarily have to chuck a whole tin of paint at the walls, if you're a bit more nervous or colour shy or you just like to stick to a more neutral palatte with the odd accent, go for a cushion, throw and/or a piece of art. If you're a bit more confident with colour, a beautiful rug or sofa can make such a statement. Now if you do want to throw caution to the wind and live on the edge a little, there are some stunning kitchens and bathrooms out there, designed by some very creative and clever people. Use these for inspiration to transform some of the most important rooms in your home.
 
Don't be scared of colour people, remember that this is your home and should reflect you taste and personality. Whatever that may be.
Just one Homewares addict writing about what she loves xx
Coconapple are here to help, if you want this look but don't know where to start, leave us a comment and we'll get you started.
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TROPICOASTAL VIBES
October 02, 2018

TROPICOASTAL VIBES

Getting that cool Tropicoastal look is easy and affordable with our tips...

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