Dress Up Your Walls for Less!

As much as we hate to say it, it’s time to face the facts: autumn is just around the corner. As the temperatures drop, you’ll be spending more time indoors…and if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably already got the urge to do some home redecorating but don’t want to blow a wad of cash. So we’ve come up with three ideas for decorating your walls that are economical and easy – no weekend-long DIY projects here! Here’s how to dress up your walls for less! Idea #1 At Vancouver’s white hot design store The Cross, we always lust after the gorgeous pieces in stock. If a new chair or staple piece isn’t in the budget- don’t worry. We’ve found a creative way to get the luxe look for less: buy a roll of their exquisite wrapping paper (which truly looks as good as any high quality print) and frame a large piece of it. We’ve tried it ourselves and get tons of compliments. When people ask where we found such a gorgeous piece of art, we can’t help but laugh. If only they knew our secret!

Decorating On A Dime: 4 Simple Tips

What should you do when you want to have a beautiful home, but you don’t have a designer budget? Use these four simple tips from the pros to give your home a makeover without breaking the bank. 1)     Raid Your Garage – We all have boxes of “stuff” stashed in our house. Wedding and Christmas gifts, decorations you no longer use, etc. The funny thing is, most people’s tastes change over time. Things that you might not have liked four or five years ago may be exactly what you are looking for today. Start unpacking those old boxes and see what you can do with them. Photo collages for your wall? Your grandmother’s old vase? Where will your creativity take you? 2)     De-clutter - While you are going through those old boxes, and re-doing your rooms, don’t simply store things you don’t want. Get rid of them or donate them. Having too many things in your house is a decorator’s nightmare. When it comes to interior decorating, less really is more. If you want some help with the De-cluttering process you can check out this free method. 3)     Color Coordinate – Go room by room and