Five Mini Kitchen Reno’s That You Can Afford

One of the most popular renovations in a home is done to the kitchen. Everyone wants a beautiful kitchen in their house. They say it is the heart of the home. Its where your family gathers for dinner, where they … Continue reading

The Things You Can Do With..

Spray paint, a DIYer’s best friend and it could be yours as well! Spray paint can make any blah household item into something that looks brand new. A new coat of paint on a previously owned piece of furniture can … Continue reading

#InspirationTuesdays: Tomboy Chic

Pairing a snapback with faux leather joggers makes today’s look very tomboy chic. The blue in her Michael Kors Selma bag matches perfectly with her blue biker jacket. This is an outfit I absolutely adore.. ( http://www.shewearsfashion.com ) To match … Continue reading

Oh My Decor Goes to Youtube!

Guess what?? I just posted my first video for OMD on youtube! My plan is to provide you with affordable, easy, remakes of some of my favorite decor pieces so you too can own them. Please check out the first … Continue reading

Interior Design Show – Toronto, Canada

This past Sunday I attended IDS ’14 held in Toronto, Canada. For those of you who don’t know what IDS is, it is the Interior Design Show held every year in Toronto. This was IDS’ 16th year holding this exhibit. … Continue reading

Before & After – Bathroom

I recently did an update on a home bathroom. Everything from paint and fixtures to decor. Here are the before and after pics!
Before (after paint – originally green):

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After:

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**bathroom cabinets will be painted to match color scheme.

Most of the decor was purchased from Home Sense with a few pieces bought from Ikea, Walmart and Marshell’s.

– A

How To Style Your Small Space. pt 1

You have this small space and you don’t know what to do with it cause it is just so small. Or you live in a studio where everything from your dinning room to your bedroom, and office are all in one confined area. No one wants to feel like they’re living in a box. So I’m going to provide you with some of MY styling tips so you can feel like the Queen/King you are in your fashion inspired home.

They say white walls makes a space feel larger. It may be true but that doesn’t mean you need to avoid color like the plague to enlarge your room. If you like color, then add color! Brighter, stronger more vibrant colors will help enhance the space. Try not to use dull colors as they will bring down the mood. If bright colors aren’t your thing, use a neutral color palette.

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If you decide to use a more neutral color palette or stick with the white walls, splash color around the room in other ways. Use color on furniture, accessories, throws and pillows. It will help make the room feel alive. When picking out the soft furnishings be mindful of patterns and textures as they play a part in this as well. Too much texture in a room will make the space feel smaller. Some people believe that using patterns in a small space will make it feel more enclosed. Pattern is such a big trend right now and I think experimenting with it is a good way to have a trendy space. Try using a smaller scale pattern over a larger pattern as it will help make the room appear larger.

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Larger scale patterns are good to create a focal point or used as an accent. They can draw the eye to a specific piece you would like to feature. The picture below is a good example of how the large pattern on the pillow draws your eye to the chair. Focal points in small spaces like studio apartments can be a really good way to distract the eye from wondering considering everything is in one area.

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One good DIY tip is to create depth in your space. Say you have a bookcase, consider painting the inside a different color. This gives the perception of depth. Another way to add depth to your walls is by painting color squares on it. It will jazz up your walls and make your room look bigger.

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These are a few tips you can start with. Next post will be on spacing/layout, furniture and how to divide the area.

Do you have any small space decorating tips? If so, let me know in the comments!

– A
xo