Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be complicated. Even if you’re a busy person who can’t be bothered with carving a pumpkin, you can still use pumpkins in your décor.
Every year when the weather turns fall-like, I give my house a mini makeover simply by switching my summer pillows to warmer ones. And every year I’m amazed by how quickly this pillow swapping ritual can change the look and feel of my space.
I love hanging pictures in perfect symmetry, which sometimes can be very challenging. I recently hung these two picture frames in the bathroom of our master bedroom at the cottage and thought I’d share some quick steps. I don’t like making extra holes in my walls and neither should you – so here are a few tips to avoid damaging your walls when hanging art.
This used to be our guest bedroom at the cottage. I know what you’re thinking: it’s ugly. It was! When friends and family would come visit with their kids in tow this is where they’d sleep. It made sense to have bunks in the same room as the parents’ – it was all about having a functional space where kids could be kids, rather than focusing on having a nicely decorated room.
This is a super tiny bathroom with a tub/shower combo as the focal point, so finding a good looking shower curtain to enhance the “view” from the hallway was definitely a priority.
This bedroom is very spacious, but it was also very dated. After 17 years of enjoying the old cottage, my husband and I finally bit the bullet and renovated. New flooring, a fresh coat of paint and different furniture placement that’s all that was needed to transform this master into a peaceful retreat.
So, you’ve decided to repaint your walls. When you head to your favorite DIY store, you’ll likely be faced with thousands of tiny color swatches. How can you possibly choose a color for your walls based on such a small paint sample?
All these hats used to sit on a shelf in the front closet of our family cottage. In addition to taking up valuable space I was afraid they might get damaged so I decided to create a hat wall.
We’ve had our picnic table for 30 years. When we bought it, it looked terrific. It was sturdy, well built, and the kind of table that would last a lifetime.
Decorating with maps is a creative way to decorate walls without spending too much money. I listened to my own advice and added style to a big wall without a big price tag.
Two of the questions I get asked the most often are “what can I hang on my walls” and “how can I do it inexpensively?” I’m a true believer that art doesn’t have to cost a fortune to look good. S
When we’re at our cottage, we literally live outside. Rain or shine we eat and entertain outside because that’s what cottaging is all about. Since our deck is the most used room in the house (or out), my husband and I decided it was time to invest in new patio furniture.
Arrrggh… I find it so frustrating when I can’t peel a price tag off a picture frame by just pulling it off. Even after trying to scratch it off with my nails, I still end up with a bit of the tag leftover, sticky residue and ruined nails (I’m not a diva, but still).
You’re back from holidays with hundreds of great vacation photos, but what happens to those precious snaps once you’re home? I used to forget about them, only showing them off occasionally when asked about my holidays.
You fall in love with the perfect patio chairs, bring them home only to realize that the back is too tilted or the chairs are too low. If that has happened to you, you’re not alone. Here’s a very simple tip that takes all the guesswork out of choosing the right height for your outdoor chairs.
Have you been to a garage or yard sale this summer? If you’re like me, you find them irresistible. When I go to a garage sale I usually look for things that I can quickly transform from blah to wow with minimal effort.
If you’re planning a get together for the 4th of July and are in need of easy peasy décor ideas, you’ll love this look.
If you’ve ever tried to line up your photos or images so that the mat frames the exact spot you want framed, you know how tricky that is.
This simple DIY centrepiece is the perfect last minute project to add a festive touch to any Canada Day celebrations. Display it either indoor or outdoor to give your table an instant pop of patriotic red and white flair.
These decorating tips for small balconies will give you the confidence you need to buy exactly what’s needed for your outdoor space on your first trip to the store. Shopping is time consuming, especially if you have to make many trips – so make the best use of your time by knowing what size and style of rug, chairs and tables will best suit your outdoor space.