Top Ten Reasons why you should Shop Small this Christmas

Top Ten Reasons why you should Shop Small this Christmas

Christmas is coming towards us like a freight train and chances are you still have some shopping to do. At Print Ark we are all about supporting small business and spoiling little people, family and friends, so we wanted to put together a list of reasons why you should combine these two things and shop small this Christmas.

There are a few reasons why shopping in large shopping centres or from huge chain stores is what people usually do for Christmas presents. It’s convenient, cheaper and quicker – we get that.

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How to Organise a Kids Room in a Small Space

How to Organise a Kids Room in a Small Space

How to Organise a Kids Room in a Small Space

Kids tend to need a lot of stuff, no matter how small the child is. In fact, the size of the kid stuff seems to be disproportionate to the size of your child – little babies need prams and highchairs and cots and change tables, whereas your teenager only really needs an iPad to be happy!

Your child’s room doesn’t need to be messy or cramped even if it is on the small side. Here are some great ideas for organising a kids’ room in a small space, that are guaranteed to still have it looking fantastic.

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Spring Cleaning Tips to Wake Up Your Home

Spring Cleaning Tips to Wake Up Your Home

Spring Cleaning Tips to Wake Up Your Home

Spring cleaning is so much more than just tidying and decluttering – it is a way to bring new life into your space. If your home feels musty and dark from hiding during the long months of cold and rain, these spring-cleaning tips are perfect to rejuvenate and wake up your home and your mood,

Open Up to Nature

As soon as the days start to get warmer open up the curtains, doors and windows to nature. Get sunlight and fresh breezes into your home and lift the spirit of every room.

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How to tell your personal story with a Bohemian Home

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How to tell your personal story with a Bohemian Home

I was going to title this blog ‘How to create the Perfect Bohemian Home’ but then I realised that if there’s one thing boho is not, it’s perfect! Boho is creative, inspired and spirited, and does whatever it wants, so you can’t really try to perfect it, can you?

There are no rules with boho design because it completely flies in the face of rules. So, this article is definitely not about rules or perfection, but we have gathered some tips and guidelines that you could follow in your Bohemian home design (if you wanted to – it’s completely up to you!).

What is Bohemian home décor?

Bohemian style comes from the French word for ‘gypsy’ and embraces all things unconventional, free-flowing and eclectic. However, there is a difference between free-flowing and just ‘thrown-together’ or ‘messy’. How do you find that difference?

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Gorgeous Personalised Gifts- Luvi Shell Business Showcase

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At Print Ark we LOVE  celebrating the businesses we are so lucky to partner with, and this week we are showcasing the gorgeous Luvi Shell!

Luvi Shell has created a range of personalised birth details cushions,  name cushions, gorgeous designer floor cushions plus a seasonal range including personalised special delivery Santa sacks, stockings and more.

We recently sat down with Lindy from Luvi Shell to talk about her business and her amazing cushions.

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Easy Winter Styling Tips for Your Home

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Winter Styling for your home can feel like the time to get out the heavy drapes and extra blankets, while all of the fun brightly coloured items get put away until summer comes around again.

Winter styling doesn’t need to be sombre or heavy though, we think it should be no less bright, with soft furnishings and little décor touches to celebrate in the warmer months.

The idea of winter styling is to fill your living space with things that make you feel comfortable, warm and happy, and that kind of wrap you up in a lovely big embrace when you trudge in after a cold or dreary day.

Here are some of Print Ark’s favourite winter styling tips for 2019 (that we think will last much longer than just one season or one year!)

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Spreading The Christmas Cheer, All The Way To Tanzania

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This year Christmas feels more than a bit special to us. It's our second Christmas at Print Ark and we've had a great year helping  creative businesses be discovered by homeowners looking for unique wall art and decor.

But, this Christmas is particularly special because we're doing something different.

For someone different.

Over the last couple of months I've been gathering donated gifts from Australian small businesses (and an awesome New Zealand business too!) and last week we launched our first Print Ark Charity Auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to The Bandari Project, a charity in Tanzania.

Why them and why Tanzania I hear you ask?

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Unique Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

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Giving gifts, wrapping them up carefully and watching people as they open them, is the best feeling, but sometimes trying to find a unique gift idea can be a challenge.

Between the crowds at the shops, the search for an awesome deal, as well as the search for something that little bit different and thoughtful, it can leave you overwhelmed.

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