The Concept Of Open Living Space

Remember the old days when a house had rooms that were all divided by doors. There were doors of course to each bedroom, but do you remember the doors to the parlour room or a.k.a. sitting room? Back in the day those were standard in homes. Having a sitting room/parlour meant that when guests arrived …

Painting Can Be A Mood Booster

Winter in Ottawa is long and cold.  Why not consider boosting your mood with a new paint colour. Painting in the winter is a great opportunity to beat the winter blahs, improve the look of your homes interior and give that feeling of spring being around the corner an earlier arrival. Having survived the Christmas …

Tips For Decorating On A Budget

Looking to update your home without it costing you an enormous amount of money.  You don’t have to have a huge budget to get upgrades done to your house, condo or apartment. Budget friendly updates in home decor can be as simple as changing an area rug, or the colours of the pillows.  Let’s get …

Painting And Decorating

  Super Excited to announce my new project ideas for this blog site.  I hope you’ll check back often for updates.  I am going to start including more ideas on home decor with focus on painting and decorating and how to get your house looking like a million bucks on a budget. Painting & Decorating …

Paint Colour Psychology

Ever wonder why many hospitals are painted in a green or blue paint colour? It’s believed that the colour green offers a feeling of freshness like outdoor nature and the feeling of hope.  When green is used in combination with blue it offers a relaxing atmosphere.  Kind of makes it a little easier when you’re …

Light, Reflection and Paint Colour

Light,Reflection and Paint Colour LRV which is Light Reflectance Value.  It is the amount of light reflected or absorbed by the paint applied on the wall or ceiling surface. The reflection of light, whether from natural or artificial sources changes the colour of how your paint looks. Choosing colours is mostly based on how the paint …

Lighting and Paint Colour

Lighting and Paint Colour Have you brought home those little paint chips samples from your local Ottawa paint stores taped them to the wall and tried deciding which colour let alone which shade to choose for your next interior painting project. Have you wondered why after the painstaking time you’ve taken to choose your favorite …