Tips on decorating your living room

4 Tips for Redecorating Your Living Room

How much time would you save whenever you redecorated your home if you had an interior designer who would tell you just what to do to get the look and atmosphere you want? More than actually doing the redecorating, deciding on what to do can be the biggest hurdle you need to jump. Not surprisingly, …

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Use a mirror to decorate a blank wall

3 Ideas for Decorating that Blank Wall

Most homes have one. Unless you’re an interior decorator trained in bringing together every corner of a space, you’ll probably have at least one wall, or section of a wall, that you’ve never been able to fit into the rest of your design. It’s like the ‘black hole’ of your décor. You may have tried …

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Furnishing a small room to make it look bigger

How to Furnish a Small Room to Make if Feel Bigger

In our last blog post we talked about the problems of furnishing a big room. But the opposite can be just as difficult. If you live in a condo, townhouse or older home, smaller rooms might be all you have to deal with. There’s nothing wrong with small rooms unless they start to feel too …

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Summer decor ideas

7 Home Décor Ideas for Summer

We Torontonians can be a fickle bunch. We spend the entire winter complaining about the weather and how the snow and ice messes up the house. Then, at the first sign of nice weather, we head to the cottage, go on road trips, or backpack through Europe for the entire summer. But, for those of …

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How to furnish and decorate a large room

Tips for Furnishing and Decorating a Big Room

If you’re lucky enough to have a large living room, dining room or bedroom, you know it’s not without its own decorating and furnishing problems. While trying to fit large furniture into small rooms can be frustrating, not having enough furniture or having an ‘empty’ feeling in a room can be equally as problematic. The …

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Styling your coffee table

3 Tips for Styling Your Coffee Table

Think of your living room or family room without any occasional tables, like your coffee table and end tables. It’s a stark vision, isn’t it? Not only do occasional tables and an interesting style element and balance to the room, but they also offer the practical functionality of having a place to put things. The …

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Bright and personalized house

How to Make a House a Home

Whether it’s a house, or a condo, or a walk-up, it’s your new home. But, still, moving into a new place doesn’t usually feel like moving ‘home’. Even if you’ve taken steps before moving in, like painting and/or buying new furniture, to make the place feels more like yours, somehow none of it seems to …

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Home decor trends

Discover Your Own Home Design Trends

Whether or not you’re a social media darling, or you hate the whole idea of it, there’s simply no denying the emergence of some social sites as a source of visual inspiration for all kinds of design, and especially home décor. If you’re in need of some ideas, or just a starting point to develop …

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How to choose the right sofa

How to Successfully Select a Sofa

It seems simple enough. Find something you like and buy it. But when it comes to choosing the right sofa, there’s a bit more riding on your choice. Primarily, it’ll probably be the largest piece of furniture in your living room. That means its colour, upholstery and design will have a huge effect on your …

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Large interior rug

5 Tips for a More Refined Decor Without ‘Re-Defining’ Your Budget

Like architectural voyeurs, many homeowners love to leaf through magazines and website just looking at all the beautiful home and interiors. They look so nice, comfortable, and, somehow, very elegant. It’s a combination that most people assume is far too expensive for them. After all, it must take a stable of interior designers and the …

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Dark interior decorating

How to Furnish for a Dark Decor

After years of being relegated as a trim and accent colour, it looks like darker wall colours, including straight black, are the latest trend in home décor. The evidence is all over the internet, including on Pinterest, which has quickly become the ‘go to’ online destination for home design ideas. Top paint manufacturers, after years …

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Interior designer vs. interior decorator

Interior Designer and Interior Decorator – What’s the Difference?

Have you ever struggled to decide on the right look for your home? Or you had an idea for the décor of a room, but when you finally put everything into place, it didn’t quite turn out the way you imagined? Almost every homeowner who has done any of their own décor has thought at …

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Benefits of an indoor bench

The Benefits of Bench Seating in the Dining Room

When it’s time to furnish the dining room, most of us turn straight to the idea of a table surrounded by individual chairs. And why not? It’s been the standard dining configuration for thousands of years and it offers the most versatility in style, including elegant, traditional and modern. But there’s an option for your …

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Boldly coloured furniture

4 Interior Decorating Trends to Look for in 2017

Halloween is over and you know what comes next. The year-end holiday season is always a busy time of meeting with friends, office parties and family gatherings. It all leaves little time for you to be too concerned with your home furnishings and décor. But you also know what happens in January, when the long, …

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