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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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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Easy budget tips to refresh your home for the New Year

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There is just something about a new year, isn’t there? Filled with renewed energy and good intentions, this is a great time of year to refresh your home and give your living spaces a whole new lease on life.

But if after Christmas your bank balance is looking a little lean, you will love our tips for home improvement on a budget.

To bring luck, joy and prosperity into your home for 2019, let’s get started on the right foot. You don’t have to follow all of our suggestions, but even a tweak here and there will help to refresh your home for the new year.

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The Secret to an Awesome Kids Bedroom

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Coming up with kids bedroom ideas isn’t difficult. A quick search on Pinterest will have you flooded with inspiration, but what is the secret to executing a truly awesome kids room? We think there are a few special ingredients and to start we’ve gone straight to the source- the kids!

What kids want for their bedroom decorations

Childhood is short and precious, a time where imaginations run wild and everything is possible. Start by talking to your children and seeing what they think would make an amazing kids bedroom.

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How to create a beautiful gender-neutral baby bedroom

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Designing a nursery or baby bedroom makes some people all sorts of gooey and excited. So many gorgeous Pinterest pics to check out!

Others might be a bit more cynical – will your own nursery end up looking anywhere near that good? Do you need to have some incredible natural creative talent, or can regular people come up with stunning nursery décor ideas too?

Just because you don’t know (or don’t want to let on) what gender your baby is going to be, you don’t have to be restricted in your baby décor ideas. A gender-neutral baby bedroom can be anything but bland and can instead be modern, individual and very beautiful.

Designing your baby’s bedroom in preparation for that precious bundle to join your family is one of the most fun and exciting things that you can do. With baby décor ideas there really are no rules, except to maybe stay true to yourself.

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How to Motivate Yourself and Stay Motivated!

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Do you sometimes feel like you’re drifting through life? Counting down to your next holiday? Or just plain bored?

Yeah – me too! Some days I wake up with zero inspiration. On those days, I often find that a little encouragement and positivity can go a long way.

I love to display my favourite motivational quote prints where I can see them as I go about my day... and unsurprisingly, I find that a lot of effective and positive people do the same thing!

So, are you keen to get your motivation levels up?

Then let’s look at why quotes are so effective, ideas for how you can use them, and my top picks for designers that create original motivational prints. Plus, I have a special freebie you can claim right away at the bottom of this post too!

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How to get a professional and affordable design service for less

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Kristina Van Rooyen, Sydney based interior stylist and the creative director behind All Is Pretty has joined us at Print Ark to discuss eDecorating, a convenient way to get that designers touch in your home without the price tag.

eDecorating is new way of doing things that will save you time and money

Most people think of interior design as something for those who can spend thousands on just one piece of furniture, but there is new way of doing things! And it’s easy, fun and affordable.

We are so lucky to live in a world where everything is accessible at the touch of a button. There is just one little problem here: too many choices…and it can also be easily overwhelming for people to bring their ideas to life and put things together. But there is solution!

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Introducing Print Ark: behind the prints

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Introducing Print Ark: behind the prints

Well, I write this as though it is the about Print Ark, but really, I suppose it starts with me.

My name is Ruth and I’m a mum of 3 small children, who as you can imagine,  keep me extremely busy. More recently, I founded and now operate this exciting creative meeting place for all things printed. Print Ark. My love for my kids and art are my motivation to finding balance in creating, working and family life.

I studied and worked as a Social Worker for several years both here in Australia and overseas. Throughout this time my creative side took a backseat, although it would often find its way into my work life at times! It was becoming a mother and having the opportunity to explore my creative side which brought me to Print Ark.

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