Get organised and get stylish with these home projects

It’s not long until the kids are back at school; we’re ready and excited for a new year and a new start. Naturally, it’s the perfect time for a little home improvement!

You might be ready to adopt some of the latest smart home technology, or perhaps you’re after a new look with beautiful feature lighting. Or maybe you’d like to get your home neat and organised with handy storage solutions.

No matter what you have in mind, you can get ready for the year by restyling, refreshing and reorganising at home. Here are our fresh ideas and advice  to get you started!

Make your living spaces convenient, exciting and elegant with these smart home ideas

Smart lights have become very popular as they can immediately switch the ambience of any room through colour and dimming options. The best part is that you can control all lights individually from your smartphone app.

A smart vacuum is an essential for smart home living. This clever machine will map your home, collecting dust and debris as it goes, drastically cutting down the time you spend sweeping and vacuuming.

A smart home video doorbell is a great security feature allowing you to know who is at the door before you open it. This nifty gadget is one of the handiest smart home products. You will also be alerted if you’re not home via your smartphone app. 

Organise your home with these must have storage solutions

There are plenty of furniture pieces that double as stylish storage solutions; couch bases, coffee tables, ottomans and beds can also act as smart storage units.

If you don’t already have a great buffet or sideboard, consider adding one to complete your dining room and integrate a new storage solution.  Style it beautifully and enhance the room by adding lamps, flowers, books and art.

But who says storage must hide things away? A ladder shelf is an attractive addition for home organisation. Floating shelves also offer added storage without overwhelming a room.

How to create a whole new look with feature lighting

Pendant lighting is unique in its power to create a bright and beautiful highlight in any room. Choose from sleek hanging lights or an extravagant chandelier – anything goes!

A floor lamp can change the whole look of a space and add an element of height among lower pieces of furniture. It can perfectly fill an empty corner, or two can frame and illuminate a larger feature such as the couch.

A light bar is perfect above a kitchen bench, in the bathroom, or even over a home office workspace. This practical lighting fixture includes two to four lights and can even be installed over an artwork as a stylish spotlight.

Table lamps are often overlooked when lighting a home, but there are many new sculpture-like designs that can catch the eye and transform the space

Install a multiple room sound system and set up your home for Summer entertaining

Did you know that smart home hubs can also function as multi-room sound systems? The Google Nest is more known for its smart functions, but it can easily double as a speaker.

If your home is already kitted out with Apple products, the Apple HomePod is worth considering. It pairs easily with Apple products and offers one of the higher quality sound systems.

If you’re looking to impress your friends in 2021, check out the latest speaker systems with first-class, contemporary designs that will make your guests double take.

The range of speakers available in the Centre is impressive in both sound and design. If you’re really into music, it’s worth considering a home theatre system designed to provide you with sound quality at the highest definition.

Yamaha will allow you to hear every little beat, percussion or strum. There are plenty of systems and packages making it easy to set up in your home.

Visit the Centre and speak with our retailers to determine which brand is right for your home.

Style your coffee and side table like a pro

To make your space appear bigger and brighter, add a glass coffee table. This modern coffee table design is chic and amplifies any decor you use to style the table.

A beautiful rug under a modern coffee table is like adding the perfect artwork to a frame. A stunning natural rug will balance a contemporary look, or a neutral, organic colour will suit any home. We are also loving the trend of bright colourful rugs with abstract shapes – artwork in itself.

There’s something magical about a stack of classic books sitting on a coffee table or side table. There are plenty of attractive coffee table books available to spark interest and conversation. Pop a coloured glass vase on top or try a sculptural candle for added style.

If your coffee table is already full, add a new buffet and matching sideboard. You can style these beautifully with lamps, photo frames, vases, flowers and art for varying heights and layers.

Shop the lot at MacGregor Home

Get everything you need for your Summer home improvement projects, and much more, at MacGregor Home. Visit today and get started!  

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