Category: Decor Tips & Tricks

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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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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How to Paint a Bathroom

Painting your bathroom is a simple way to give it a facelift without doing any major renovations. And while painting this important room isn’t so different than painting any other room, you also have to factor in things like constant exposure to moisture, mildew, light and ventilation.   Remove all existing hardware Before you start digging out […]

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Replace or Revive? Your Guide to Updating Your Bathroom – Without Renovating

Did you know that your water-stained salmon pink walls and your mildew-ridden tiles could ultimately be dragging down the value of your home? An upgraded bathroom will instantly increase the value of your home, making it more attractive to home buyers. But a bathroom reno will no doubt be costly, time consuming and generally inconvenient. […]

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Creative Tiny Apartments You’ll Love

 

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Decorating Ideas for Renters

Renting an apartment or house can be limiting in terms of decor. Most landlords have strict restrictions when it comes to painting, renovations or even putting holes in the wall. In this case, how do you personalize your rental space in a way that’s appealing and attractive to you, but will appease your landlord and […]

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8 Great Ideas for Your Child’s Room

 

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Smart Ideas for Basement Storage

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5 Tips for Creating a Maintenance-Free Outdoor Oasis

Everyone wants a beautiful backyard to show off to their friends and family but most of us don’t have the time to maintain one. We’ve put together 5 tips to help you create that perfect backyard without having to do so much work maintaining it. Install an Irrigation System. You can purchase systems that come […]

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6 Curb Appeal Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Create a focal point for the outside of your home. This is often a fancier door. Use simple colours on the exterior of your house. You can add in interest with accent colours through your gardening. Shades of brown or gray are great options. Follow the theme you set. If you choose to go a […]

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6 Easy Ways to Update Your Backyard

Use PVC for your deck; you never have to stain or paint it and it’s weather, heat and slip resistant. Add some greenery to your yard. Greenery that is low maintenance as well as offers some privacy can be a great substitute for a fence. Create a colour scheme for your annual flowers, that way […]

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Mailbox Ideas for Modern Homes

 

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6 Simple Ideas to Improve Your Curb Appeal on a Budget

Accessorize with plants and planters.   Use layers of plants as natural decor; (hang them, stagger them or line them up like movie theatre floor lights leading to your door). Try this cedar planter DIY. Or this upcycled vertical palette garden idea, perfect for succulents. Or create  this whimsical “fairy garden” DIY using broken pots. Eliminate outdoor […]

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How to Paint Your Front Door

A relatively simple and worthwhile project to improve your home’s curb appeal, is painting your front door. Given it’s lesser surface area, you might be more inclined to tackle this paint job rather than your garage door or your interior walls. But keep in mind that there’s a right and wrong way to paint your […]

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10 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you’re thinking about placing your home on the market, your curb appeal is especially important. Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell. Even if you’re planning on staying put, beautifying your home’s exterior is a great way to commemorate the onset of summer, show some home-pride and […]

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Tips for Designing a Kids Room

Give your kids an “office.”  Chose a corner and establish it as their learning corner, complete with a desk for homework and drawing, shelves for their books, craft supplies, puzzles and other solitary activities. Call it their “office”; (so they can be just like mommy and daddy!) Choose a soothing wall colour.  The colour you […]

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