Problem: Our walls are bare – how can I give them some personality without spending a fortune on art?
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There are plenty of places to get inexpensive art for your new home. Scout out independent artists on Etsy and Society6, frame your favourite patterned fabrics or display collectibles you’ve found on your travels, like a beautiful pastry bag from Paris or silver medallions from Peru.
Problem: My new loft has floor to ceiling windows, meaning no privacy
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The easiest solution for high condo windows is roller blinds. Opt for white rollers that give you privacy throughout the day without blocking out the natural light, or for a more dramatic look, hang long velvety, custom-made drapes.
Problem: Our new rental won’t allow us to paint our builders beige walls – how do we inject more colour into the space?
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If you can’t paint the walls, paint your furniture! Tie the room together by painting your bedside tables, benches, dining chairs and even coffee table.