Found 9 blog entries tagged as home decor.

There’s nothing like pulling your curtains open on a bright morning and letting the sunshine flood your room with natural light.

Embracing natural light in your home can make your space feel open and inviting, all while increasing your body’s feel-good serotonin levels. Plus, with “natural light” at the top of many home buyers’ wish lists, this highly sought-after feature has many benefits beyond aesthetics.

“The amount of natural light in a home has become so important, especially with people working from home and home schooling,” says Mark Arnstein, a sales representative and REALTOR® with RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. Brokerage in Toronto, Ontario.  

Our guide will shed some light on the physical, mental, and economical benefits of natural…

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You are about to make a move to a home that better fits your lifestyle. Congratulations, it’s an exciting time! But before you can do that, you need to sell your home.

The goal of any seller is to get the highest sale price in the least amount of time. If that is your goal, you’re going to want to say hello to staging.

The numbers speak for themselves: according to a study from the Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes spend 73 per cent less time on the market, and staging your property could net you 25 per cent over the asking price.

Staged homes can sell quicker and for a higher price, because they showcase the home’s best features, impress buyers, and downplay the home’s weaknesses.

What is Home Staging?

Staging is not…

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The greatest canvas in your home are the walls. And the paint colours you choose are one of the boldest ways you can put your personality on display. But with millions of colour permutations out there, how do you possibly narrow down your favourite shades? Why not start by perusing this list of top paint colours for 2022.

This year’s paint trends are all about serene, tranquil colours that bring nature indoors. They’re subtle, warm, and allow you to be versatile in your design—which means you’ll be able to put them in almost any room for a fresh, earthy atmosphere. And whether your aesthetic is modern, traditional, cottagecore or anything else, these top paint colours will seamlessly fit into your style.  

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Botanical…

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When you think about home makeovers, what comes to mind first? Kitchen? Bathroom? Basement? You’ve probably thought of everything but the stairs. Updating a staircase is rarely top of mind, even though it’s one of the most noticeable elements of a home. The process may seem like an intimidating undertaking, but you can opt for easy DIY techniques that will make your staircase a charming functional focal point. All you’ll need is some inspiration to get started—we’ve got you covered—and a can-do attitude. These ideas are budget-friendly, too!

Risers over runners 

If you have wood stairs, don’t settle for a basic carpet runner. Zhush up your stairs by drawing all attention to the risers (the vertical area under each step). Go for bold paint…

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The greatest canvas in your home are the walls. And the paint colors you choose are one of the boldest ways you can put your personality on display. But with millions of color permutations out there, how do you possibly narrow down your favorite shades? Why not start by perusing this list of top paint colors for 2022.

This year’s paint trends are all about serene, tranquil colors that bring nature indoors. They’re subtle, warm, and allow you to be versatile in your design—which means you’ll be able to put them in almost any room for a fresh, earthy atmosphere. And whether your aesthetic is modern, traditional, cottagecore or anything else, these top paint colors will seamlessly fit into your style.  

Let’s dive in, shall we?


Botanical…

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Good design is universal. And you’ll find plenty of evidence — and inspiration — in the most-saved kitchen photos of 2021 from 10 countries around the world, presented here in alphabetical order. See how dramatic color palettes, hardworking storage and an elegant mix of finishes and materials can create a stylish, high-functioning space that defies boundaries.

First Avenue Homes 1. Australia

This Melbourne, Victoria, kitchen by First Avenue Homes is a study in contrasts that integrates key material and decorating trends in a classic, timeless way.

We’ve been seeing an increase in dark palettes used in Australian kitchens, and this space shows how to successfully balance those colors with light features to create a lasting style.

The…

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The holidays are a time of joy and fun, anticipated throughout the year by kids and adults alike. However, a small decorating hazard can soon lead to catastrophe. So, be sure to avoid the following holiday hazards this year.

Forgetting About Christmas Lights Safety

Every year, poorly maintained Christmas lights cause a host of problems for families everywhere. However, you can sleep easy with the following safety tips.

  • Check all Christmas lights for signs of damage, and avoid using the ones with frayed or exposed wires, damaged cords or broken sockets.
  • Avoid using nails or anything that might damage the cords when putting up the lights.
  • Use LED epoxy lights rather than glass ones. They are more durable and release less heat,…

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There are many ways to design a living room. But if you’re looking for a shortcut to a stylish and comfortable space, take a few cues from this countdown of the most-saved living room photos uploaded to Houzz in 2021. You’ll find approaches that succeed by mixing colors and materials, offering plenty of seating, adding some display space and leaning heavily on a palette of white and wood.

TVL Creative Ltd.

10. Bold Black Touches

Rather than trying to hide the black void of the TV in this Denver living room, interior design firm TVL Creative celebrated it with a recessed niche and shiplap siding. Black window frames, ceiling trim and other black details complement the TV, making it feel like part of the design.

A perfectly sized sectional,…

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Has there ever been a time in your life when you’ve seen a decorative pillow or a set of placemats and thought to yourself, “I could totally make that myself!” With a creative eye, a little bit of practice, and the right materials, you could easily take on a home décor sewing project that might even be better than what you can find in store. The best part about home sewing projects is that many of them are perfect for beginners and can even be made pretty quickly with little to no expense—hello, upcycling and recycling!

But what we truly love about easy sewing projects is that they also make for great gifts for friends and family, too—especially housewarming gifts. Read on to learn about five great home sewing projects you’ll be proud to show off.

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