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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!

05 Apr 2017

Free Home Styling Workshops

HomeHQ style and trends workshopJoin us this Saturday, 22nd April and meet style guru Carol Bagaric to help your Autumn Home Refresh.  Carol will share the latest tips and trends for the season.  Our workshops are at 11.30am and 2.00pm on level one.  Book now to reserve your spot as we have limited seating availability (30 per workshop)

And if you attend you'll receive a fabulous goodie bag of offers and product valued at over $50.

27 Mar 2017

Win over $17,000 for an Autumn Home Refresh

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!
Simply shop at Home HQ from 27th March until the end of April and every $50 you spend in-centre gets you an entry into the draw to win the $10,000 Home HQ Nunawading Gift Card!
The more you spend, the more entries you receive!

PLUS every week you can Win 1 of 5 Weekly Prize Packs total prizes valued at over $7,000!

View full terms and conditions here.


27 Feb 2017

A beginner's guide to using metallics in the home


It might be the beginning of a new season, but trust us - metallics are not going anywhere in 2017. They’re an easy way to add instant texture, glamour and interest to a home.

While you may worry that adding gold to your home may give it a heavy, old-fashioned look, there are lots of modern, metallic products in the market at the moment and gold, silver and copper are showing up in the most unexpected of places, from wire fruit baskets to drink trolleys.

A bit scared to try the trend? Here are some of our top tips for adding some shimmer to your space - without going over-the-top.

Start small

While an oversized gold mirror can be a glorious thing, kick things off with small, metallic accessories, like an antique silver tea set, a gold hanging planter, a copper vase or a cushion like this one from Adairs. They’re easy to move around or change.

Experiment in the bathroom

It may be less intimidating to add some fabulous metallic accessories in your bathroom, plus the bright lighting will help them shine! 

Keep the palette neutral

Bold colours can look fabulous with metallics, but if you’re just starting out, work with a neutral palette and natural fibres for easy glamour. Copper works really well with dark colours and jewel tones while copper looks lovely combined with pastels and neutral colours. On the other hand, metallics really shine when back with a white-on-white palette.

Let there be light

Metallic lighting looks fabulous when it’s all lit up. We love this dramatic copper pendant lamp from Bed Bath 'n' Table.

Decide on your finish

Depending on your style, you may like a different finish on your metallic items. Brightly polished, glossy metals will look more luxurious and glam, while a brushed or hammered finish will look more industrial and rustic.

Mix and match

Want to take things up a notch? Don’t be afraid to mix silver, gold and copper together in the same space. Consider separating the items by height or spread them throughout a large room. For example, use a silver photo frame for some artwork on the wall, while placing a copper vase on your coffee table and rolling your gold drinks trolley nearby - they’d be in the same room, but not competing with each other.



20 Feb 2017

Winners of our Chinese New Year Promotion

Congratulations to the following 12 winners of our Home HQ Chinese New Year competition.

You all have won a $100 Home HQ Gift Card to help you roost in the New Year! Thanks to all who have entered! Stay tuned for more chances to win some amazing prizes!

Our lucky winners are:
Vicki M, Sue L, Maria M, Teresa n, Sarah D, Claire S, Marie P, Vanessa B, Claire M, Kristin J, Nicole R and Jen R

31 Jan 2017

Win 1 of 12 $100 Home HQ Gift Cards this Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is upon us and this year marks the year of the Rooster! As part of a long living tradition in Chinese culture, decorating your home in bursts of red is believed to bring a prosperous year of good luck into your home!

At Home HQ Nunawading, find the perfect accent pieces to bring good luck into your home. To help spread the good fortune around, we’re giving you the chance to win* 1 of 12 $100 Gift Cards! Simply visit our Facebook page and fill in the details to be in the running. From throws and cushions to cutlery and table centrepieces, Home HQ Nunawading can help you roost in the New Year!


View full terms and conditions here.

19 Dec 2016

Great gift ideas for your loved ones and home this Christmas!

It’s the season for giving and Home HQ Nunawading has everything you need to spoil your loved ones and home this Christmas!

Immerse yourself into a Christmas wonderland at Home HQ! Find just the right décor to get your home in the festive spirit as well as stunning gifts for your family, work colleagues, neighbours and the list goes on! With over 23 specialty stores, you will find just what you are looking for! Here are just a few of our top picks from our fabulous stores…

Featured products | 1. 20.1MP Digital camera with 24–70mm lens (Model: DSCRX100M5) $1,628, SONY CENTRE; 2. 24MP Digital SLR camera body only A7 (Model: ILCE7M2B) $1,938, SONY CENTRE; 3. Antique 3 tier stand $139.95, PROVINCIAL HOME LIVING; 4. Noise cancellation headphones with high-resolution audio (Model: MDR1000XB) $493, SONY CENTRE; 5. Happy Camper yellow single bed $169, BEDTIME; 6. Poppy Fabric armchair $399, FOCUS ON FURNITURE; 7. Zade reversible cushion $49.95, BED BATH N’ TABLE; 8. Enterprise Fabric queen bed $799, FOCUS ON FURNITURE; 9. Sarah Panna handbag white $249, BAY LEATHER REPUBLIC; 10. Connor Metador duffel bag in chocolate $199, BAY LEATHER REPUBLIC; 11. Berkley 3+2 leather seater $1,399, FOCUS ON FURNITURE; 12, 13 & 14. Assorted animal kids’ seat $34.99, KIDZ KINGDOM; 15. Nutri Ninja Nutrient & Vitamin Extractor (Model: BL480NZ) $158, THE GOOD GUYS.

10 Nov 2016

Christmas tis the season to decorate!


This festive season invite Christmas into your home with Bed Bath N’ Table’s magical range of ornaments that have been carefully selected to create three unique collections. Make planning easy by shopping one of the three Christmas themes, or mix them up to create your own special look.



Create a classic scene in your home with decorative items in red and white, accented with touches of green to create a traditional Christmas.


 If sparkle and impact is your is your goal then add some glass and metallic tones with accents of aqua to make your Christmas shimmer and shine. 



Try a charming and authentic approach with a theme that glows in warm faded shades.

Finishing Touches 

Create a warm welcome with wreaths for the front door and stockings for the mantle, plus finish the look with festive decorative items to add Christmas joy to side tables and mantle pieces to extend Christmas throughout the home. Set the table to impress guests with festive dinnerware, table linen and napery in red, gold or silver. And finish the festivities with placemats and bonbons that are sure to surprise. There’s nothing like coming home to Christmas!



28 Oct 2016

Nick Scali have left HomeHQ

This week Nick Scali vacated HomeHQ after many successful years in the centre.  We're excited to announce that Focus on Furniture will be relocating to this bigger site with an exciting new range and look ... they'll be open in a few weeks!