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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!

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!


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