Category: Decor Tips & Tricks

Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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Design Tips for Your First Condo

When designing a condo, you have limitations that you wouldn’t have if you were decorating a home; the prevailing limitation being square footage. Condos are known for being compact, so it’s important to know how to decorate within your constraints.   Shop Around When it comes to shopping for a condo, it’s important to be […]

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Important Points to Consider When Choosing Flooring for Your Kitchen and Bathroom

  Your kitchen and bathroom floors, more so than other surfaces in your home, are bound to take the brunt of your family’s mess, between dirty shoes and socks, food splatter, depreciation from moisture, and wear-and-tear from pet paws and claws. All these reasons and more speak to why it’s important to make an educated […]

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Things to Consider Before Renovating Your Kitchen

  Should you hire a professional designer? Of course, we’re not opposed to DIY-ing, but when you’re tackling something as extensive as a complete kitchen reno, enlisting the help of a professional may not be a bad idea. First, consider your own skills. If you come from a background that has little to do with […]

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Christmas Lighting Trends and Tips

Dressed up trees If you have a deciduous tree on your property, you might notice in winter it tends to look a little desolate and bare come winter. Christmas is the perfect time to change that by wrapping the branches with string lights. Ensure you are using LED lights, opposed to incandescent ones, which won’t heat up […]

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Tips for Hosting a Holiday Party in a Small Space

Opt for an alternative Christmas tree There’s nothing quite like a real tree to festive-ify your home, but if you’re lacking space, you may want to consider alternative options. Not only is a tree space consuming, but in a party setting lights and delicate ornaments can be bumped off by unsuspecting guests, creating more mess […]

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Christmassy Home Appeal Ideas

The term “curb appeal” takes on a whole different meaning come December, and while you do want your home to look festive, you also don’t want to take it too far as to overwhelm your property, particularly if you’re in the market to sell. Your best bet is to go tasteful, with simple, classic ideas […]

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Creative Ideas for Tree Toppers

One of the most eagerly anticipated Christmas traditions families have is decorating the tree. Decorating your tree as a family can be an important bonding experience and the custom is a fun and nostalgic way to kick off the holiday festivities. But just because this is a tradition, doesn’t mean that how you decorate has […]

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Living Room Design Tips

Your living room is likely the activity hub of your home and subsequently, it should be a room you are proud to show off to guests and spend time in as a family. If it’s not, perhaps it’s time to consider a living room makeover. Our designer, Dvira Ovadia, shares some tips on how to create a […]

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Stencils VS Wallpaper

As if a bare white wall is some sort of crime against décor, homeowners have been infatuated with adorning their walls for centuries. It dates to the era of cavemen when the walls of caves were heavily embellished in primitive sketches. Since then, the realm of wall adornment has vastly expanded, allowing modern homeowners to […]

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4 Tips for Stencilling a Wall

If you love the intricate patterned look of wallpaper, but don’t really like the hefty price tag, you may want to consider stencilling as an alternative means of wall décor. Stencilling is fun, DIY-able and stylish, all you need is a little bit of paint, a little bit of patience, and these four tips.   […]

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Common Living Room Decorating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Besides perhaps the bathroom, the living room is arguably the most common of common areas in your home, and often people decorate this important room with that in mind. The fact that this room will be the most-visited by family and guests can end up being a lot of pressure when decorating a singular room, […]

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5 Ways to Make the Most of a Small Living Room

“Float” your sofa Floating your sofa means pulling it away from the walls, creating extra spaces for traffic and light flow that you wouldn’t have if your sofa was flush up against the wall. There are a few reasons why floating furniture works in a small space; this strategy can be used to divide a […]

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Evelyn’s Holiday Double Take

For our Holiday Double Take, we’ve created a dining table with two different looks. Evelyn was inspired to create a Mother/Daughter theme, with a traditional look for mom and a more contemporary look for daughter. She choose a gorgeous Huppe table from Modo North America as the centerpiece for her double take. This beautiful table […]

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LED Centerpiece DIY

I’ve got a great Christmas DIY for you using these really cool LED balls from LED Light Solutions. They run on batteries and they last the whole entire season. Normally you would use these outside hanging in a tree, but we decided to do something very chic indoors by putting them in these beautiful light […]

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Marc’s Budget-Friendly Christmas Tree Decor Tips

When it comes to Christmas trees it’s not just about the way it looks. Well okay, it’s about the way it looks. But why does it have to be green? I love the idea of repurposing an old Christmas tree by spray painting it! On the 2015 Holiday Episode of the Marc & Mandy Show, […]

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How to: Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

When you enter a room in your home, what does it smell like? Does it smell clean? Does it have an odor to it? A pleasant smell is a great way to set the mood in a room and creating the smell of Christmas doesn’t have to be difficult: Pomanders Balls Supply List: • Citrus […]

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How to Create a Holiday Tablescape

  Dear Marc: I’ve always wanted to learn how to make those amazing Tablescapes I see in magazines and department stores. I can never seem to get the right look. Help! Megan Dear Megan: The holiday season is upon us and Christmas is just around the corner. While we reminisce of wonderful past Christmases spent […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Creating a Bachelor Space

It’s hard to choose beautiful décor and furniture pieces that still give off a ‘masculine’ vibe so creating a bachelor space that the women in your life love too can be a difficult task. Here are a few of Designer Melissa Davis’ do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating your space: DON’T cover your […]

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Creating a Masculine Look with Mauve

In past years, blues, greens and watery spa colors have been the trend Beauti-Tone is changing it up this year. The color to watch for this upcoming season is i s lovely mauve called You Look Mauve-ulous from the newest Simon Chang collection. People often consider mauve to be a very girly color which is […]

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Make Your Own Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and for those of you expecting an influx of friends and family, you might be inclined to beautify your home and personalize your Thanksgiving tablescape. If this is your prerogative, a great way to dress up any table is with a beautiful centerpiece. To make your own, all […]

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What to Consider When Choosing a Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom vanities serve two major roles, the first being utility and the second being decorative. There are ample choices available to homeowners with varying options when it comes to things like style, material and size. But before you purchase anything, there are a few questions you should ask yourself which will help to determine what […]

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Online Tools To Simplify Your Basement Renovation

Renovating your basement is undoubtedly a big project, no matter your level of expertise. Thankfully, online tools can simplify the process for you. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.   DriCore Smartplan 3D  This online tool not only helps you to plan your basement renovation, but also price it. In five steps, you […]

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Creative Bedroom Storage Ideas

Looking for creative ways to add more storage to your bedroom? Here are a few ideas to get you started!  

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DIY Fireplace Mantels

Looking to update your existing fireplace or add a faux fireplace for the holidays? Here are a few of our favorite DIY ideas!  

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