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8 New Haunted House Ideas

8 New Haunted House Ideas

By Caroline Fernandez

These easy and budget-friendly DYI Halloween decorating ideas will put your house in a frightening state! 1. Milk jug ghosts.  Re-purpose milk jugs into frightening ghosts to line your walkway, stairs or porch.  They can also be a pumpkin alternative.  Start by cleaning milk... Read More »

Quick Decorating Ideas

Quick Decorating Ideas

By Robyn Burnett

With costumes to prepare, candy to buy and life generally keeping you busy, it's not uncommon to find yourself scrambling at the last minute to pull together some spooky Halloween decorations. Don't panic - there's a lot of "creep" you can create with very little expense and effort. Here are 10 last... Read More »

Fabric Rules: Choosing Patterns vs. Solids

Fabric Rules: Choosing Patterns vs. Solids

By Chantel Simmons

Fabrics -- whether patterned or solid -- allow you to express your personality. But how do you decide when to use a pattern or when not to? Room size "Dark, solid fabrics tend to make a room look smaller," says New York-based interior designer Jane Abercrombie. "But that's not necessarily a... Read More »

Five Guidelines for Window Treatments

Five Guidelines for Window Treatments

By Chantel Simmons

Keep it simple Long, simple curtains are best. Attach with a plain pole and rings with a Brisby Pleat heading (soft, gathered pleats). If you want a bit of detail, you can add trim to the leading edge of the curtain. Go for length Curtains should touch the ground with a 1-inch break. In a formal... Read More »

Seven Tips on Framing Your Artwork

Seven Tips on Framing Your Artwork

By Chantel Simmons

Artwork can give your home a unique and personal touch. Follow these framing rules from New York-based interior designer Jane Abercrombie to make the most of your paintings, prints and photographs. To frame or not to frame? Art should always be framed - even canvasses should have small wood... Read More »

Tips for Everyday Clutter Control

Tips for Everyday Clutter Control

By Consumed

Sure, you see the big picture - scattered shoes that you trip over each time you navigate the precarious passage of the hallway and the junk drawer that's long exploded, spilling its guts onto your kitchen counters and onto the bathroom floor. Don't get lost in the big picture; focus on the little... Read More »

Sharing Rooms: How to Split the Space

Sharing Rooms: How to Split the Space

By Wendy Jacob

Share and share alike is good advice, unless you happen to be siblings and your bedroom has become hostile decor territory. Here are some tips on dividing the space without clashing - visually or physically - from Vancouver-based designer Stephanie Brown of McInytre Brown Corporation.  ... Read More »

Decorating Teen Rooms

Decorating Teen Rooms

By Wendy Jacob

A teen's room design can reflect their burgeoning identities almost as much as their fashion and music choices. But how do you facilitate teen decor, without getting a room that's a Twilight shrine? Starting Point Principal designer Erin Feasby of Toronto-based Feasby & Bleeks Design... Read More »

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