Create a travel-inspired home makeover

Embark on a visual voyage in your home with exotic furnishings and souvenir-style objets d’art.

The road less travelled

Let your wanderlust loose within your own four walls with interiors inspired by global travels. This wayfaring trend sets cultural curiosities against a bold monochrome backdrop, warmed by shades of deep chocolate and accented with spicy hues of terracotta, burnt orange and saffron.

Woven materials, such as jute, rattan and leather, and simple geometric shapes provide pattern. Everywhere the eye falls, there’s some point of textural interest, to create an interior scheme that’s multi-layered and intriguing.

Fine dining

Against a stark black and white setting, warm timber with steel accents creates an oasis for good food and travellers.

fine dining area

All seasons

A semi-permanent gazebo makes alfresco entertaining easy. If you’re entertaining, deck it out with some rugs and an outdoor couch or chairs. Add your favourite cushions and throw and you’ll have a relaxed, tropical look in not time. 

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Take it outside

Add spicy colour to freestanding furniture and a built-in bench seat for a seating zone that’s flexible, informal and a touch exotic. To learn how easy it is to make an outdoor bench seat check out our video. 

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Feel the heat

Make a holiday vibe poolside with cosy chairs, snuggly cushions and a warming fire pit. You could also easily create this look in your outdoor entertaining space.

outdoor fire pit

Not travelling? Make it yourself with these simple projects

 

Tribal sculptures

What you need
Assorted pine furniture feet (we used Leggz)
Wood adhesive 
50mm paintbrush 
Terracotta paint (we used Megatreat liquid terracotta paving paint)

Method
1. Stack furniture feet into sculptural shapes.
2. Use wood adhesive to glue feet together. Allow to dry for six hours.
3. Apply two coats of terracotta paint, leaving a couple of hours’ drying time between coats.

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Abstract artwork

What you need
Black acrylic paint  
Paintbrush 
A2 watercolour paper
Scissors  
Glue stick
A1 poster frame

Method
1. Use watered down paint to create abstract stripes and circles on watercolour paper. When dry, cut paper into 3cm-4cm squares.
2. Stick squares neatly onto another piece of paper within the frame mount area. When dry, mount paper in frame.

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Patterned pot

What you need
Timber planter
Masking tape 
Paint 
Paintbrush

Method
1. Use tape to mask off horizontal strips around the planter, and dab on patterns of your choosing in a contrasting colour (we used Dulux Domino), using the tape to keep your design straight. 
2. When dry, remove masking tape. 

Note: pot suitable for indoor use only.

 
painted pot

Give your place a travel-inspired makeover

 Whether you’ve been inspired by our outdoor, indoor or both makeovers, head into your local Bunnings store to get your makeover started.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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