Taking advantage of your tax return could allow you to splash some cash on items you have resisted all year.
But how do you determine which decor items are an investment piece and which are just an impulse buy?
Porter Davis Homes Queensland lead interior designer Janelle Miles shares her top five home items worth splashing your tax return on this year.
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1. A COMFORTABLE SOFA
Your sofa is often the centre of the communal area within the home. From entertaining guests to curling up and watching movies under a warm throw, your sofa should be able to adapt to your lifestyle. A sturdy and comfortable sofa is always a sound investment for any home. It is also good to ponder whether the fabric of the sofa you choose will complement your lifestyle. Leather is more durable, but can be expensive.
2. FEATURE LIGHTING
Lighting is a great investment if you’re looking to transform any room of your home. Larger, statement light fittings such as those made from natural fibres, have become quite popular, and work well to accentuate a resort-style feel within your home. Dimmer, but accentuated lighting in bedrooms and bathrooms will transform your home into a personal paradise, while down lighting, above artwork is a great way to highlight feature pieces and reinvent areas such as the entry, hallways or living areas.
3. HOUSE PLANTS
House plants continue to trend as we move towards spring. Not only do they bring life to any room in the home, they add a natural tone of green and texture to the space and work to purify the air, providing relaxation. Investing in a taller, more mature plant can be a great way to add a focal point within the space.
4. NEW BEDDING
Utilise different colours and textures to create an inviting and peaceful atmosphere. Natural fabrics such as linen, bamboo and silk are great to use as bedding, and both durable and comfortable to sleep on. Pairing these with feature cushions and chunkier, statement throws is a great way to add layers within the room.
5. DINING TABLE
While open-plan living continues to be popular among homeowners, “zoning off’’ more distinct spaces of the home with furniture is becoming increasingly popular. Formalised dining tables are key in achieving this type of spatial division.
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