When it comes to selling your home, staging it for new buyers is a common practice. However, choosing what to fix up and what to leave alone is the big question. Both real estate and design experts always say that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. One of the best design aspects of a kitchen can be the backsplash. It acts as a focal point and can really bring a kitchen design together or it can help divert attention away from the not-so-great aspects of your kitchen. Continue reading

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When the weather begins to cool down it is time to start warming up your home. We don’t just mean temperature wise, either. You can make some simple design changes to your home to make it feel warmer, cozier, and more inviting. If you are showing your house to potential buyers or have just moved into your new house, changing it up for each season is crucial. It can help your mood and that of your buyers as well. In many cases, this can be done on a low budget. In many cases, it is just utilising some things you already had. In other cases, you can keep fall home design accessories in storage and switch them out from your summer decor and just keep rotating to keep your home looking fresh, and different for each season. Many of us often think of decorating for the different holidays, but coordinating your home decor for the seasons as well can help you always have a trendy, fresh new look. As you will see, many of the warm decor ideas for your home involve fabrics, quilts, blankets, pillows, and throws. So think about warm fabrics in addition to warm fall colours when it comes to changing your home design for fall and even into winter. Here are 10 ideas for making your home decor warmer and cozier. Continue reading

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So you have a brand new home, congratulations! Think of it as a blank canvas to create your design masterpiece on. This is the perfect time to paint the walls before you move the furniture in, and you can design it any way you want. Think about the colours you want for each room and coordinate the shape of the room with the pieces you want in each. When you plan out the design of each room before you move all of your furniture and belongings in, that is the perfect time to start from scratch. Continue reading

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