Spring fever has many Canadians ready to spruce up their dwellings, whether they're prepping their homes for sale, getting rid of old, outdated pieces or simply looking for a lighter, fresher style this season. While magazine spreads and blogs can provide great inspiration for home décor ideas, finding the perfect look for your home from local retailers can often prove to be a challenge. So how do we get that picture-perfect, on-trend look without spending a fortune?
Many home decorators (whether by profession or hobby) are discovering that some of the best-kept, home décor secrets can be found by shopping online, as it literally allows customers to "shop the world" for the most coveted items of the season -- many of which simply aren't available on home turf. While many of us commonly turn to online retailers for clothing, shoes and collectables, purchasing items for the home such as vases, art, and decorative blankets and pillows is a growing trend. Shopping from your living room is not only comfortable and more convenient, but it also allows you to see immediately whether a piece will fit in with the rest of the room. Why not shop for throw pillows while sitting on the very couch that you want them to match?
Whether you're out with a friend, checking into a hotel or driving to work, home décor inspiration can come from anywhere, anyone or anything. I recommend keeping a working memo of descriptions or photos of some of your favourite home designs so you can draw on them when it comes time to upgrade your own home.
Here are some examples of top home décor trends to incorporate into your home makeover for spring 2013:
Ultimately, your home reflects who you are, so be sure to fill it with pieces that show your taste and personality. Just don't be afraid to look beyond local shopping malls to find the items you love online, whenever inspiration hits.
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