Category Archives: Design Tips

How to hang a large canvas

Nowadays when you buy a canvas, it rarely comes with any hanging hardware which can be very frustrating. And no, it’s not safe to hang it by the frame because it could easily fall off the wall. So what do you do?

Hang art at kids’ level – not at yours!

Finding the perfect height to hang any artwork can be a challenge. But when it comes to a child’s room, the rules change again. Remember, your kids’ room is for them, so make sure to hang pictures, bookshelves, black boards etc…at their level, not at yours.

Switching art is easy – frame what you love!

Although our Place&Push™ frames include original artwork ready for display, we made it easy to switch artwork to help you keep your walls fresh. You can frame photos, kids’ art, paintings, cards and anything else you choose within minutes.

Use frames to hide an architectural eyesore

If you hate hanging pictures, you’ll LOVE these frames. Meet our brand new picture frames called Place&Push. At first glance they may look like any other frames but they’re not. The big difference is in the way you hang them – you simply push the frames into the wall to hang them.

Fall table setting

If you’re expecting guests for dinner over the weekend and you want to dress up your dining table, here’s a look that is simple, gorgeous, and very easy to replicate.

Easy Halloween decorating ideas

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.

When hanging a gallery – number your frames

Here’s a simple tip that will save you time and headaches too. When hanging a grouping of identical frames, number the back of the frames from 1 to 9 (or however many you’re putting up) starting with the one on the right, top row, second row right to left, and bottom row right to left.

Bookshelf styling tips

Styling a bookshelf is not easy and it’s even more challenging when you have a mishmash of books. There are a few tricks, you can use to help you get those picture perfect shelf looks you see in design magazines, TV shows and on Pinterest (my favourite).

Fall looks with cushions and throws

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.

How to make large paint color samples

I usually start a painting project by shopping for colors, either looking at paint swatches from a DIY store or flipping through a color fan borrowed from a paint shop.

The secret behind this trendy layered look

My original plan was to hang these frames in a gallery style on the wall behind my green and white striped sofa. But after propping them on the window sill, I fell in love with the trendy look of the layered frames, so I decided not to mess with something that’s already perfect.

What’s hanging on your bathroom walls?

I have flamingos on mine! I was looking for something fun and fresh with a tropical theme to hang on the bathroom walls of our cottage. Flamingos turned out to be the perfect decorating choice.

Fill a blank wall with a framed poster

If you’re looking for a stylish and affordable way to fill a blank wall, frame a poster. You’d be surprised at how quickly it will add style to your space with minimal effort and money.

Backyard oasis – a little piece of paradise

Imagine coming home to your very own private oasis after a long tiring day. It’s something I’ve been dreaming of for many years and I finally did it. I transformed my tiny urban backyard deck into a little piece of paradise without breaking the bank or undergoing any major renovations – and I love it.