Monthly Archives: April 2011

Painting High Ceilings

                                                                                                                  http://www.styleathome.com                                        High ceilings can make a room feel cold and stark.  If you paint … Continue reading

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Painted Ceiling Tips

          The sky blue ceilings in this hallway accentuate the crown moulding. Using cool colours on your ceiling will expand the space making the ceilings look higher.       http://www.southernliving.com

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Instant End Table

This is a great idea for an end table with storage.  These modular units can be purchased fairly cheaply from Ikea, WalMart, Zellers. http://www.realsimple.com

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Painted Stairs

  I love these painted stairs.  It is so expensive to refinish your stairs and purchase a runner.  What a great idea!

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Area Rug Tips

  Larger area rugs create the illusion of a larger space.  Avoid rugs with borders if you have a small room as they draw attention to small space issues. To increase the sense of space, choose an area carpet that … Continue reading

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Green Colour Schemes

Green is the colour of concentration and intellect.  A room decorated in green is very calm and restful and brings elements of nature in.  People who like green tend to be cautious and sensitive to detail. A room that is … Continue reading

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Painting Wood Floors

If you have wood floors that are not in perfect condition you could paint them to achieve a light and airy effect.  Stripes on the floor make a room look larger. In this picture they painted the whole floor but if you … Continue reading

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Using Mirrors

Mirrors are great for adding light and brightness to your space.  If you have a windowless room you can install a large mirror directly opposite from an adjacent space to add light.  Installing a mirror directly opposite a large window or … Continue reading

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Black Accents

Black accents in a room add drama! Drama adds excitement to any space.  Black accents are  like a punctuation point at the end of a sentence. http://www.southernliving.com

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Dark Paint Colours

A lot of homeowners are afraid to use dark more intense paint colours in their spaces.  The most common belief is that dark colours make a room look smaller.  It is actually the contrast in the room that makes a … Continue reading

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