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11 Oct 2017


You won't want to miss out on the HUGE One Day Sale at HomeHQ on Sunday 15 October!

In addition to the fantastic deals, customers will receive a FREE^ Healthy Starter Pack valued at $199 with the purchase of $75 from any store, thanks to South Pacific Health Clubs!

FREE Healthy Starter Pack Includes:
Tote Bag
7 Day Pass
Drink Bottle
Protein Bar
Skipping Rope

Here is a sneak peak at the great deals in our One Day Sale:

Focus on Furniture
Bed Bath n' Table
South Pacific Health Clubs
Provincial Home Living
Regal Sleep Solutions
Koala & Tree
JB Hi-Fi
Kidz Kingdom
The Good Guys
Rebel Sport
Kresta Blinds
  Bay Leather Republic


*Conditions apply. See store for details.
^Conditions apply. Limited to first 200 customers.


05 Oct 2017

Bye Bye Old, Hello New

Spring is the season for cleaning and starting fresh and our style expert Carol has a few tips and tricks on renewing your home. Each week Nunawading HomeHQ will be sharing some advice from Carol that will help guide you to having your home in tip-top shape for Christmas and of course that all important Summer entertaining!

The first tip – bye bye old, hello new! Carol encourages you to take the time to conduct an audit on your home. Go from room to room and ask yourself – ‘What can be removed? What do I need?’ These simple questions will help removing old items a lot easier. As soon as this is done you will experience the ‘3 R’s’ and have your space feeling refreshed, renewed and ready for a revamp!

The best part of decluttering? You can donate, pass on, resell, upcycle or recycle the old items to make room for the new! When you feel ready to start finding those new statement pieces in your home, Carol stresses the importance of making sure you plan and have a clear direction of the look you are trying to achieve (never start without a list!) so that you can shop confidently. To do this, create a mood board. Next week we’ll share with you some tips on creating your mood board for more efficient (and savvy) shopping. Watch this space!

In the next couple weeks we will share with you Carol’s top 5 SS17 Styling Trends to inspire you and make your shopping trip all that much easier!

04 Oct 2017

Create the bedroom of your dreams!

Create the bedroom you have always wanted this spring with our gorgeous collections at Nunawading Home HQ. From quilt sets to bedside tables, decorating your bedroom has never been easier with our wide range of styles to suit any budget or taste.

To make your design project fun and effortless, we have gathered some useful tips to get you started in transforming your bedroom to your very own sanctuary. 

1. Put your own personal stamp on it
This is your space so it is important to have your personality reflected in it. Do you love bright colours and lots of light? Or are you more drawn to shiny surfaces and muted colours? Make a list of what gets you excited whenever you enter a room and this will be a useful guide when you start to… 

2. Gather inspiration

Now this is the fun bit, we love moodboards at Nunawading Home HQ. It’s a great way of gathering initial ideas and the best thing is, inspiration can come from everywhere! Start collecting colour swatches, magazines and objects that match your style. Even going to showrooms is a nifty way of experiencing different styles in the flesh. We personally love going to Focus on Furniture for their immaculate bedroom sets. And Koala & Tree have a fantastic range of eclectic décor that are sure to get your senses buzzing.

3. Start Small

It’s easier to make small changes over time than revamping your room all in one go. That way, you have more freedom to mix and match styles without any hassle. Pillows and bedding is a simple way of introducing colours and patterns into your room. Bed Bath N' Table have an assortment of bedding styles and homeware. 

We hope that these tips will inspire you to get going in designing the bedroom of your dreams, and we can’t wait to give you more practical tools to help on your way.

13 Sep 2017

The freshest colours of the season!

Spring & colour go hand in hand – after all pops of colours and a bit of greenery is all it takes this season.

When introducing colours to your home, remember that they should be an extension of your style. This will create a seamless refresh throughout your house. Focus on key pieces that you have and love, then work out what colours will work well with those pieces before you introduce them.

Key colour trends this season are:

Minimalist pastels 

Think mint greens & sandy pinks – simple yet modern design. Adairs is right on it with their fantastic new range!

Serene shades of blue 

Making you feel at peace, casual & calm blues are channelling the coastal theme. Bed Bath N’ Table features these shades perfectly with their stunning bed sets.


They are back and here to stay! No longer a dramatic colour choice, the metallic is the new neutral, adding breaths of freshness and glimmer – check out Koala & Tree, they have a range of pendant lights that are right up this trends alley!

Featuring these pops of colours can be as dramatic or minimal as you like, just remember to start small and then build as your style becomes more apparent.  

06 Sep 2017

Spring into style!

Bright, bold and most importantly stylish Spring refreshes are easy to achieve at Nunawading HomeHQ. This season we are giving you everything you need to Spring into style! From tips and trends to products – this season you can count on Nunawading HomeHQ to help you achieve the look you love with just a little inspiration!

Spring is all about the warmer weather, especially when it means we can spend more time outside. So to start off, why not update your outdoor living space for those sunny afternoon lunches with friends. We love Provincial Home Living’s range of verandah sofas while Adairs’ tropical themed cushions are giving us the perfect resort-style vibe! 

While it’s important to make sure your outdoor retreat is refreshed, inside your home should also give you that feeling of revitalisation. That doesn’t mean you need to do a complete home overhaul, but just a few simple tasks that will have your house feeling like Spring has sprung. To kick you off, follow these quick tips:

  • Declutter!

It’s time to clean out those shelves, organise that pantry and style that bookshelf you always use as a storage unit. Lincraft has a great range of products that will help you find the right storage solution for your home.

  • Farewell Winter

Put away anything that alludes to a winter vibe – that means all that heavy fabric, faux fur pillows, throw blankets and rugs. It’s time to make room for your fresh spring décor – Bed Bath N’ Table has a great selection of affordable homewares and fabric flowers that will have your house looking and feeling lighter.

  • Add pops of colour!

Reflect the bright shades of Spring with vibrant colours or powdery tones. This can be in the form of larger pieces of furniture like sofas and lounges, or smaller items such as woven rugs that will introduce texture to your layout. Visit Urban Rhythm for their fantastic furniture options.

By all means don’t try to do this all at once, just knock it over bit by bit and over the next few weeks we will continue to help you get your home ready for Spring.

21 Aug 2017

5 ways to style your home this winter

Autumn is now well and truly over and there’s a chill in the air as the wintry season sets in. It’s time to bring out the blankets, get the fireplace up and running and put on the ugg boots at home.

Now is also a great time to change up your interiors this season and add some stylish warmth to your space. Here are five easy ways to get started.

Experiment with layering and texture

Not only will layering different textures keep you warm and cosy this season, it also brings visual interest to your home – think of overlapping a couple of textured rugs on the floor from Bay Leather Republic or mixing a chunky knitted blanket with a faux fur cushion or two from Adairs. It’s a really simple way to add style to your space.

And obviously, don’t forget to switch to warmer bedding too – My House has gorgeous flannel and jersey sheets worth checking out.

Play with jewel colours

Glamorous and moody, deep jewel tones are a big hit this season, like emerald greens, sapphire blues and dark plums. Metallics continue to be on-trend too, and they make great accents for dark colour palettes, like a gold picture frame or a rose gold vase.

A velvet crush

Rich, sumptuous velvet is one of the latest trends this season and it instantly injects some hollywood glamour into the home.

However, is key not to overdo it, or you’ll run the risk of your home looking over-the-top and gaudy rather than chic. To start, you may want to just invest in a couple of different cushion to throw on the couch or even some bedding, before you start investing in larger pieces like a bedhead, curtains or a sofa.

Note: It makes sense to keep velvet in the bedroom or lounge room, rather than the bathroom or kitchen, as it’s not an easy fabric to clean.

Embrace natural timbers

The minimalist Scandi look is still going strong this season and introducing beautiful natural timbers into the home is a look that will last for years to come. Think oak and ash wood, mixed with marble and granite – Koala and Tree and Provincial Home Living both some unique options available.

The scent of winter

Imagine relaxing at home at the end of a long day with the delicious, comforting fragrance of a woody or spicy oil burner or candle.

Now’s the time to switch your summery, fruity scents for something warmer like a beautiful vanilla candle or pear and ginger diffuser from Bed Bath n Table.



18 Jul 2017

This Month's Top Deal's at HomeHQ

Sign up at Bay Leather Republic and save 20% off all sofas

Purchase any full priced sofa between 11/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 and receive 20% off the purchased price, plus a free leather care kit and free metro delivery for purchase over $1000.


Urban Rhythm has 25% off all Australian made, fully upholstered dining chairs when you buy a set of four or more. (For a limited time only)


Focus on… HUGE SAVINGS during the Focus On Furniture MID YEAR SALE… on now.

Incredible savings on lounge, dining, bedroom plus much, much more. Hurry, Offer ends 6th August 2017


Visit Bed Bath N Table at HomeHQ Nunawading this month, where you will find UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED ITEMS  

Huge savings on Sheet Sets, Quilt Covers, Flannelette Bedding, Throws, Apparel, Blankets, Towels and Quilts. Don't Miss out! Offer ends 30th July 2017.  







07 Jun 2017

Win the June Catalogue Cover

Transform your loungeroom with this modern lounge, tables and rug from Focus on Furniture valued at $2,125!

HomeHQ has a host of hot deals this June, making it the perfect time for a mid-year makeover.  And shop up until 30 June and fill in the entry form located on page 23 of the June Sale catalogue for a chance to win this setting. Entry barrels are located in-centre on Ground Floor and Level One. Happy shopping and good luck!


09 May 2017

3 things to think about before buying a rug

Choosing the perfect rug can be the cherry on top of your home – it can uplift the space and help define certain areas in the room. But how do you know what size rug you should get? What colour should it be and how do you choose something that’s both child-friendly and stylish? Here’s how to get it right.

1. Size

Of course, the shape and size of your rug will depend on where it will be placed in your home. If you live in a small space, small rugs will make your place look cramped. If your rug is going to be placed under a seated space, it should fit the entire seating area, so that when you sit on your sofa, your feet are on the rug, not the floor. If your rug is under a dining table, your chairs should be able to pull back and still be sitting on the rug.

Another thing to think about is the shape of your rug. Round rugs are a great contrast in square rooms and square and rectangular rugs are perfect for defining a certain space, like a dining room.

2. Colour

By all means, if you love colour, go forth. If you’ve chosen a fabulous rug, it can really take your home to the next level. If you do want a patterned rug with great colours, if you can, it’s easier to buy it first so you can coordinate your furniture around it.

But realistically, you’ll get more wear out of your rug if you stick with neutral tones. Whether your home has a sophisticated coastal vibe this season or if it moves towards a boho feel later down the track, neutral shades are flexible for all styles and tastes. Check out Koala & Tree for some beautiful options.

And if you’re worried about neutrals being boring, don’t – there are some fabulous rugs out there with interesting weaves, textures and prints.

Whatever colour your rug is, be aware that a dark rug will make a space feel more intimate, so if you have a small apartment, it might be something you want to avoid. In comparison, a pale rug won’t look as heavy.

3. Texture

Think about where your rug will be placed in your home before choosing what materials you’d like. If you’ve got kids, you’ll need a rug that will go the distance, maybe something with synthetic fibre in it. Alternatively, a wool blend is another great option.

Don’t forget to Scotchguard your rug so those inevitable messes can be cleaned up easily!

If your rug is going to be placed somewhere there’s heavy foot traffic, again, consider choosing something more durable like natural fibres or wool blends. If you want something more luxurious, consider choosing a longer, plusher pile. Just check out Bay Leather Republic for some great options. Meanwhile, Adairs has some super glamorous sheepskin rugs to mix things up.


01 May 2017

Winner announced this week

Imagine what you could do with a $10,000 Home HQ Nunawading Gift Card!
 A bed ensemble, lounge suite, a new TV – the list is endless!  Stay tuned as we're drawing the winner this week!