Tag Archives: home decorating

Inspiration For Your Backyard Escape

Everyone needs a place where they can relax… and there is no reason that that place can’t be in your own backyard… literally. If you’re looking to create your own personal back yard paradise this summer, here is some inspiration to get the idea ball rolling!

All inspirations images were found on Pinterest. Interested in learning more about how to use Pinterest yourself? Check out our blog here about using Pinterest to build your dream home. 

Get Inspired: 5 Canadian Home Decorating Magazines

City Java magazine rack by khawkins04 on Flickr

So you’ve bought your dream house and have settled in, but can’t decide what colours to paint your walls, or find a coffee table to match your sectional? Have you turned to magazines for home decorating tips only to discover that the US publications do not cater to Canadians? Fear not, there is a great selection of home decorating magazines published in Canada. We’ve included a selection of five of the best below.

If you are looking to cut down on clutter, or would rather spend money on bed sheets than subscriptions, we’ve listed the details for the online content for each publication too.

Get Started

Have no idea where to get started decorating your new house? Style at Home is the magazine for you. The magazine bills themselves as “Canada’s top resource for fabulous decorating, design and entertaining ideas.” They provide a friendly voice and helpful takeaways to help even the most stylistically-challenged homeowner. Each month they feature articles about interior design, home decorating projects, outdoor living and entertaining.

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Get Ideas

Canadian House and Home is all about design and decorating. Each month the magazine takes you inside the most beautiful and unique homes across Canada, providing inspiration and advice to help you create the home of your dreams. Each issue features dramatic makeovers, the latest furniture and accessories, renovation tips, and ideas for organizing and entertaining.

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Get Going

Want to take a more DIY approach to your decorating? Canadian Home Workshop is the magazine for you. It has been Canada’s go to publication on home improvement and woodworking for over three decades. The magazine features articles on project ideas, design techniques, practical renovation information and home maintenance advice.

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Get the Details

Once you have ideas on your overall style and design, you may want some inspiration for you day to day life. This is where Canadian Living comes in. The magazine proves a variety of daily living tips and ideas, including recipes and articles on fashion, crafts, health and family advice.

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Get Outside

Home decorating doesn’t stop at the walls of your house. If you are looking for inspiration for the outside, look no further than Canadian Gardening. Find information on gardening techniques, recipes, projects and design ideas. The magazine also features essential regional information to make the most of your home’s curb appeal.

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20 Cool Wall Decorations To Impress Your Friends

Sure, framed family photos can look good hanging on your wall, but how unoriginal is that? If you want to really impress your friends with some cool wall decorations, check these out!

(Note that clicking on the image will bring you to the source)

Wall Decorations for the Living Room

Not sure how the following will impress, it’s just cool is all. Nice moosh-tash meester!

Mustache Wall Decor

Who wouldn’t love to have a giant tulip in their living room?

Tulip wall decor

The next one uses your own lip prints!

kiss wall decor

Wall Decorations for the Kitchen



Hmm. Not sure if this next one is my style, though it is a cool concept. What do you think?



modern bright interior

Wall Decorations for the Bathroom

Okay, so this next one might not have been designed for the bathroom, but don’t you think it would look fantastic hanging above your toilet?

Never never never give up

3D dragonflies. Gotta’ love ’em.

Dragonflies wall decor

Wall Decorations for the Bedroom

Mirror stickers are great for those who love shiny things.


Like the lips shown above, these next two wall decorations are created using your very own DNA. Now that’s one-of-a-kind art that will surely impress your friends!

Fingerprint art

DNA portraits

Wall Decorations for the Kids Room


Dog Plug Wall Sticker

…and for those who aren’t into the cutesy-wootsey wall decorations:

Cow Butt Wall Plug Sticker

This next one doubles as a chalkboard. How cool is that?

chalkboard skateboarders

These shelves look way better than standard shelves and would look good in any room:


Peek-a-boo! Brings a whole new meaning to the monster in the closet, doesn’t it?

Peeking Guy wall decor

This next one was found on a website called newhouseofart.com. Is it just me, or should they have thought of a better name for their website address? Sometimes it’s difficult to determine where the break in words should be, no? New House O’ Fart has some great wall decor (it doesn’t stink, I swear)…


The next one speaks for itself.

Princess wall decor

Wall Decorations for Elsewhere

Not sure what room this could go in, but if you can make it work…


The swords in the next one double as letter openers. Who doesn’t love it when they find a human skull that is also practical?


Which of these is your favourite wall decoration? Could you see yourself using any of these in your house?