• Trends in Home Decor this Winter

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: decor , downtownpembroke , homedecor , shoplocal , smallbusiness , style , trends

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    Are you looking to revamp your decor this winter?  We have done some research and came across some design trends that may inspire you.  Gorgeous Peacock Blue:    Peacock blue is a colour that really stands out. One of the most common ways to bring it into your home is by finding multiple accessories such as light fixtures, area rugs and throw blankets to decorate throughout your space. A peacock blue accent  wall in a mostly neutral room would also be gorgeous. When paired with grey, white or wood tones, this blue really pops. Retro is Trending:    It seems that the "Mad Men" inspired mid-century modern…

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  • How to have a more sustainable Christmas

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: christmas , holidays , homedecor , ontario , pembroke , sustainable

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    Christmas is traditionally  the period of peak consumption, when we go all out on gifts and food to impress our families and guests. You can, however, have a more sustainable Christmas season without having to sacrifice any magic or festivity. 1- Shop local - Many gifts in today’s marketplace come from halfway around the world, and the impact of transportation contributes significantly to greenhouse emissions and global warming. Local businesses often have a much smaller carbon footprint than larger companies. Local businesses are also owned by people who invest in their communities and genuinely care about the community's future and welfare.    2- Give…

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  • Home decor trends (fall 2019)

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: autumn , decor , fall , home , homedecor

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    Home decor trends 2019     Gold accent pieces: Gold is back with a bang in both the fashion world and the home décor world. Shiny gold side tables, picture frames, planters and candle holders will look beautiful in your space this season. Don’t be afraid to search for pieces at your local thrift shop or to pick up a can of gold spray paint and do some DIY projects.   Velvet cushions: There’s no better way to give your sofa a makeover, just by adding some decorative cushions you can make a huge statement. Soft velvet is a perfect way to make your living…

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  • 16 gift ideas for mom - Christmas 2019

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: christmas , christmas2019 , gift , giftideas , holidays , homedecor , motherhood , smallbusiness

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    Christmas will be here before you know it. Here are a few ideas of creative gifts for the moms in our lives. 1) Home cleaning services: Moms are busy - whether it's work, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the grandkids (or the kids). Why not treat the woman who gives and gives with a professional deep house cleaning? It would be one less thing on her plate!   2) A weighted blanket: Weighted blankets are popping up everywhere. They are proven to have many benefits from combating stress, to alleviating restless leg syndrome to helping calm anxiety. In addition, many of these blankets…

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  • Finding your perfect pillow

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: backpain , bedding , comfort , cozy , homedecor , pillow , rest , sleep , smallbusiness

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    Finding your perfect pillow         Using the wrong pillow can cause headaches, back pain and sore necks. Here is a list of tips and tricks to get the perfect restful night’s sleep.   Before you start browsing for that perfect pillow, you first need to ask yourself which position you generally sleep in. Since we tend to move a lot in our sleep, the easiest way to determine this is to actively pay attention to what position you’re in when you first wake up.     An overwhelming 74 percent of people are side sleepers who should look for a pillow that supports their head, neck, ear…

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