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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Wall Decorations for the Living Room
Not sure how the following will impress, it’s just cool is all. Nice moosh-tash meester!
Who wouldn’t love to have a giant tulip in their living room?
The next one uses your own lip prints!
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?
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?
3D dragonflies. Gotta’ love ’em.
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!
Wall Decorations for the Kids Room
…and for those who aren’t into the cutesy-wootsey wall decorations:
This next one doubles as a chalkboard. How cool is that?
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?
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.
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?