Home Decor

Get Your Home Summer-Ready With This Handy Checklist

Houzz.com | Laura Gaskill | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living

It's time to clean the yard and set up the patio furniture.

A Modern Rustic Guide To Renovating Cottage Bathrooms

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Designing (what we hope will prove to be) two perfect bathrooms, we pushed the envelope, wherever possible, to create wildly generous accommodation with ample proportions for washing, showering and associated bathroom ablutions. Oh, and more than a smattering of serious luxe cottage style.

15 Mother's Day Gifts She'll Actually Use Around The Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Living

Every time she sees these gifts she'll be reminded of you!

Top Hacks For Maximizing Your Decorating Budget

Sari Friedman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

How do you bring spring into your home and get a designer look on budget? Here are a few tips and tricks get the look you are after without breaking the bank.

17 Cardboard Crafts That Aren't For Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living

Think reuse before recycle!

The Art Of Levitation

Colin & Justin | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

The average cottage weighs, according to Canadian house shifter John Purdy of Almaguin House Lifters, around 18 tonnes. Our new cottage, the ongoing subject of Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure weighs more -- around twenty tons, in fact, give or take a few kilos.

How To Go Nude - In Your Home Decor

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

For 2016 and beyond, one of the biggest looks is the use of "nude" design: from warm neutral hues inspired by skin and cosmetics, to a general sense of letting down walls and leaving your space under-dressed. Here's my take on how to go nude in your decor, anywhere.

Open Concept Not Your Thing? Try A ‘Broken Plan'

Houzz.com | Cheryl Freedman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living

Because sometimes you need a little privacy.

Update Your Interior Decor Without The Commitment

Yanic Simard | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

Falling in love with beautiful design is easy, but sometimes: staying in love with a look? That can be the hard part. Whether you're decorating for a season, a short-term rental, or just one whirlwind week, these ideas will give you the freedom to change up your style as often as you'd like.

Stop Living Like A Student: 10 Habits To Break In 2016

YPNextHome | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living

Students tend to have certain living habits that only they can get away with -- they're young, they're on a tight budget, and they're preoccupied with their studies. If you're not a student, but you're still living like one, here are 10 student living habits to break in 2016!

Fake Your Way Into A More Spacious Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Living

Chairs that have their back against each other? That's a no-no.

Some Sweet Inspiration For Your Holiday Home Decor

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Style
Tiffany Leigh

Leading décor and lifestyle maven Janette Ewen believes that you and I can craft a holiday-worthy home. While I appreciate her optimism, I'm uncertain about my skill set in this department -- but -- when an abundance of decadent chocolate is involved, hesitancy dissolves.

How To Make Your Home Cozy For Fall

Janette Ewen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living
Janette Ewen

With the temperature dropping, the leaves changing to red, and the days getting shorter, winter is almost here and it's time to warm your home with cozy décor. Fall is all about bringing in the richness of the season with warm-toned colours and textures.

15 Ways To Decorate Your Walls With Photos

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living

Now you can have a gallery of your own.

Decorating With Colours You Never Thought Would Work Together

Houzz.com | Susan Redman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living

Red and green does not have to equal Christmas all the time.

How to Make Your Home Festive for Thanksgiving

Sari Friedman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

Decorating your home for Thanksgiving is really about creating an environment that embodies all things warm and inviting and it's the little details that make a big impact. Here are five tips on how to cost-effectively get the look you want this holiday season.

14 Ways To Take Your Living Room From Blah To Breathtaking

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living

No, we’re not telling you to run out and replace your couch or buy a huge new TV.

Your Home Can Help Boost Your Mood

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Living

You can do better than just setting up some mood lighting.

Photography Prints Make Your Walls Come Alive

Freaktography | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living

Once the furniture sets are settled and the walls are painted, it's time for someone to decorate the bare walls with eye catching and interesting photography prints. When thinking about decorating your walls, the first thing that comes to mind is a painting, a family portrait and wallpaper.

5 Ways To Keep Junk From Even Getting Into Your House

Houzz.com | Laura Gaskill | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living

The rule of thumb: once it's in the door, it's much harder to get rid of.

What to Look for When Buying Candles

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It is no secret that I love all things pretty. This especially includes scented candles. I have scented candles going all the time, in every room of my home. When I am working, I find it helps to create a calm work environment.

4 Things To Consider When Displaying Art At Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living

If accessories make an outfit, art makes the home. The perfect piece of art can add character, fill empty spaces and start conversations. But findi...

9 Natural Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living

There's nothing worse than coming home to a stale or musty smell. But before you reach for a sweet smelling spray, you might want to think twice. A...

Modern Mexican Inspiration to Add Warmth to Your Interior Decor

Yanic Simard | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Looking for a little south of the border style to heat up your summer? Here's some great ways to add a little modern Mexican flavour to your northern home, that can work for heritage homes, contemporary interiors, or any taste in between -- and any climate!

Planning The Perfect Patio Party

Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Style

Summer is upon us, and that means one thing: Patio Parties! While drinks and snacks are a given, what often goes ignored is the unsung hero of every s...