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GUEST POST | Local Toronto Home Decor Company Adds a Flare to My Home Decor

This is a guest post by Christina Cordiano. You can read her full blog here.

 

I am a firm believer in supporting local companies and small businesses. Patriotism and pride for my nation, the City of Toronto and the economy are included within the list of my priorities. I like knowing where my products are coming from and how they are made. I also like getting the most for my money, but really who doesn't !? 

 In addition, I have an affixation with decor and interior design. I think if you are into fashion, you also have an interest with interior design. The passion and fascination with textiles, colour, design and functionality are aspects that intersect with both. Therefore, when Cushello asked to work together and if they could send me some of their products, I could not resist.  

  

 

Cushello, is a decor company which designs throw pillows. They design the throw cushions, the inserts, as well as  some throw blankets. The company's products are all designed and manufactured in Toronto, Canada. Cushello's products are marketed to appeal to all consumers, with a wide variety of collections to choose from. The company was  founded by Shaun, Shane & Alex who noticed that the interior design market was lacking in quality goods for a small price tag. 

 After, considering their background story and having the throw cushions for a while now,  I feel as if I can give and honest and authentic review. 

 I choose the Woven insert with a feathered pillow. I have to say the very Canadian design is perfect for me. 

 In my opinion, I think that the company is well worth a consideration to updating your current  decor accessories.

 

1.  Price 

 First off, if you are basing you consideration to update your decor accessories just on price, then you should be check out Cushello ! The price points are FANTASTIC! I am shocked at how products that are made locally and with such quality are within such an affordable price point. Living in such and expensive city such as Toronto and the lifestyle that comes along with the city life can be really outrageous. This company gives me the opportunity to furnish my place with accessories for great prices and I can even change up my colour palette every few seasons. 

 School season is also around the corner. For those new college students,  furnishing their dorm rooms, the price points along with designs are great additions to your decor! 

 And ..... If the low price points are not enough of a deal for you, they also offer free shipping on purchases over $25

 

 

2.  Quality 

  As stated previously the quality is a plus for this company. The texture of the fabric of the inserts are strong, well manufactured and seem as though they will last the test of time.

 Second, the pieces are all luxurious looking and add dimension and texture to any room or piece of furniture. Whether you place these on your living room sofa or bed they will bring a creative touch to anyone of your rooms. Luxrious looking designs and materials such as faux fur, tweed, wool and silk. There is even an artistic range full of wild colours for those with bold tastes. 

 Functionality and comfort add to the quality of the shames as well as the inserts. There are two types of choices for inserts that add to the functionality and comfort of pillows. After all comfort and softness are what are most important when it comes to Pillows. 

  

 

 3.  Functionality & Comfort 

 Of course the look of throw cushions are important for the overall aesthetic of your home, but what about the comfort. This aspect is very important. It is a pillow after all. 

 Let me tell you,  these inserts are extremely soft and comfortable. They are firm so they hold their shape and are fluffy so they are great for lounging. 

 

4. Great service & Easy Transactions 

 There is nothing more important then having a completely satisfying shopping experience. I like knowing that I spent my money on a company that is grateful for my purchase and that values their customers. 

 The customer service of Cushello was outstanding. The staff was kind and extremely accommodating. The website was easy to navigate & in addition to the affordable prices the shipping was free for any purchase over $50. 

 

 

Cushello is definitely a site that is worth considering if you want to save some money for your decor.  School dorm rooms and new apartments for those moving for the first time, this is a good option for you to add flare to your decor while staying within budget. 

 Hope this helps to create your more interior design shopping options for you. 

 Happy Shopping ! 

 XoxO, 

Christina 

A thank you to Cushello for this opportunity! 

 

Go check out their website & Instagram. 

 Outfit Details: 

  • White Eyelet off the shoulder top: Brandy Melville 
  •  Black Distressed Shorts: Urban Outfitters 
  •  Chain Necklace: HRH Collections 

 

This blog originally appeared on Christina's blog here. 

 

15 Home Decor Tips For Designing A Beautiful Room

15 Home Decor Tips For Designing A Beautiful Room

Your bedroom is an extension of your personality, a place that should inspire feelings of comfort and warmth. Wether your style is a little more boho or modern, these designer tips will help you elevate your bedroom and create the most comfortable and luxurious space ever.

 

  1. Multiple Lighting Sources A Create Warm Bedroom Interior.  

Carefully consider your bulbs to create an inviting environment that encourages comfort and warmth. Create layers of light that blend the room together and diffuse light in the right areas. Avoid an overly bright room by choosing the best lamp shade or fixtures for your space.  LED lights are a cost-effective way to add warmth to your space. Apartment Therapy

 

 

 

  1. Textures Talk

Textured fabrics help add dimension to your space. Use textures to create visual and tactile depth to your space. A few books or a carefully placed piece of organic furniture like a barn door on your closet can drastically open up space and breathe new life into a conventional atmosphere. Archie Expo


 

  1. A Focal Point

Your bedroom’s focal point can influence the theme, arrangement of furniture and the overall impact of the space. Creating emphasis in your bedroom by decorating your space around a focal point, it’s a great way to energize your space. As an added bonus it can help take the focus of less desirable features of your room, like dated tiles or textile fabrics. Ballard Design




  1. Cool Color Palette

The foundation of your room relies mostly on the color. You’ll want to leave your favorite color out of your room. Instead, choose warmer hues and tones that convey a sense of calm. Stick to one light color to make your room seem less claustrophobic. Blend cool colors to create a light and airy feeling in your space. Designer Chaser

 


  1. Headboard

A strong headboard can be the focal point of your bedroom, creating a sense of permanency in the space. Choosing a functional headboard that suits the design styles of your space is important. Go for an upholstered headboard for a more luxe look or stick with wood for a more contemporary classic look. Archi Lovers

 

  1. Layered Bedding

The key to a beautiful bed is layering. It can instantly upgrade your space with a glamorous look. Match different fabrics and textures to create a dimensional bed that oozes comfort. Decor Gold Designs

  1. Artwork

Choosing the right artwork for your bedroom doesn’t have to be difficult. Prime spots in the bedroom include over the bed or on the wall opposite the bed. Large-scale pieces should be hung at eye level. Soothing colors and tones, often found in abstract pieces, can be especially good. Frames should be kept to a minimum with the main focus being on the piece of art itself. Etsy



  1. Throw Pillows

Throw Pillows make it simple to change your room whenever you feel like it. In the mood for something different tonight? Throw on a few pillow covers to instantly transform your space. Try a textured fringe throw pillow for a whimsical bohemian feeling.



 

  1. Seating Area

Help create a serene and calm atmosphere in your space by adding a small seating area. Create visual dividers in the room by offering a comfortable place to sit and unwind. Add a bench to the end of the bed for something quick and easy, or get a little more elaborate with a tufted lounger. Decor

  1. A Carpet

Don’t let your floor go unnoticed while the rest of your room gets an upgrade. Your floor deserves all the love you can give it. Give your floor a cozy and comfortable feeling by adding in a textured rug. They’re great for adding feelings of warmth to your space. Chris Loves Julia

 

 

  1. Floral Arrangements

Greenery is everywhere this year, so why not bring inside your room? Greenery has the ability to liven up your room while maintaining its clean appearance. Whether you decide to go faux or real, greenery is the easiest way to bring a little bit of nature into your bedroom. Take the easy route and go for low maintenance air plants (they require the smallest amount effort) Pinterest

  1. Storage That's More Than A Dresser

Just because you have items that need storage doesn’t mean it can’t be bold and beautiful. Skip the large organizational furniture and instead opt for something chic, like a vintage trunk. Pair it at the end of your bed for a faux seating area that doubles as storage space. Cerene Solutions

 

  1. Mirror

A mirror is a super simple way to open up your space and give a grande appearance. Don’t be afraid to play with mirrors in unconventional ways. Place it on the ceiling for an immersive bedroom experience, or create a focal point around a vanity for a more neutral look. Residence Style

 

  1. Nightstands With Personality

A nightstand or night table is more than just a place for your personal items. Your nightstand should be an extension of you. It keeps your favorite elements close, and creates a comfortable space. Pairing night tables on both sides of the bed helps to create a more cohesive and connected space. Decor Pad

 

 

  1. Curtains As A Decoration

Ever wonder why your room doesn’t seem as grand as the one you saw on Instagram? The answer is simple; curtains. Curtains done with the right fabric have the ability to give your room a luxuriously sophisticated look that helps tie the space together.Goichi  



12 Ways To Make Your Condo Feel Like Home

12 Ways To Make Your Condo Feel Like Home

First Condo? Don't let your new space overwhelm you! Yes, it can seem like uncharted territory right now but with a little TLC and some ingenuity, you'll be calling this place home in no time.

Here are our 8 ways to make your new condo feel like home. 

 

1. Find The Right Painting Styles 

 

The colour of your walls can play a big role in the way you and your guests feel in a space. Find a lighter, cooler shade such as white or beige in order to make the room appear grander. servicemarket 

 

2. Infuse Rustic Decor Into Your Interior Design   

These trendy home upgrades are an unexpected and versatile way to infuse some warmth and dimension into your space. rwhardware

 

3. Lighting For Small Apartment Designs  

 

The right lighting scheme can give your space a cozy and intimate feeling that's perfect for that homey look. interiordecorr

 

4. Scents That Make Sense 

Having a signature scent in your home can make your space feel more cohesive and connected. beautystat

 

5. Bring In Outdoor Decoration 

 

Infusing your room with some foliage and greenery can brighten up your space and give it a more natural feeling. freshinterior 

 

6. Layer Your Space For Cozy Condo Living  

 

Give your space a comfy cabin-like feeling with layers of soft textured. Crisp, clean linen and thick textures like knit and basket weave can help transform your space into a snuggly getaway. pinterest  

 

7. Sentimental Items Go A Long Way In A Condo 

 

Personal items and pieces of your past mean a lot to you, so display them prominently in your space to create a more meaningful area that feels just like you. santiaspizza

 

8. Routine Stations Make Your Condo Feel Like Home  

‘Routine Stations’ area great way to personalize your space. Whether it's making coffee in the morning or taking care of your morning skincare routine, good organization will keep things in place elledecor 

 

 9. Towel Time 

Investing in a soft, plush towel is a small way to make you feel a little more human and a little less like a motel. Pick a variety of neutral color to give your washroom that spa feeling. urbanara

 

10. More Of The Floor 

Floorboards?, tile? hardwood? No matter what your floor feels like, investing in a large textured rug is a sure fire way to infuse your space with a little warmth and comfort. Bold patterns and pops of colors help transform spaces. impressiveinteriordesign

 

11. Add Seating To The Bedroom 

Adding seating to your bedroom can give it a lounge-like feeling that will make it irresistible for you to curl up with a good book. decorologyblog

 

12. Keep The Comfies Close

Keep your blankets near by for quick and easy snuggling access, utilizing a ladder in this multipurpose fashion also creates stunning display etsy

 

 

 

 

8 Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade Your Room with Throw Pillows

8 Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade Your Room with Throw Pillows

Decorating your home can be tough – especially when you’re on a budget! But no matter how big or small your space is, just a little bit of work can transform an empty room into a real home. The easiest way to do this? Decorating with pillows.

It’s super important to make sure that your space is somewhere that you love. That’s because a happy space can change our mood! It’s true. Scientists have found that our environment can play a big role in our mood. Which makes sense. Who wants to spend their day in a dark, depressing room when we can make our space happy, fun, and bright?

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Luckily, decorating has never been easier, thanks to the internet. In the past, we’d have to haul ourselves over to the big box store, spend hours looking through shelves of stuff just to find the few gems we wanted, and then drag it all home with us. But now, with only a few clicks, we can order exactly what we need and have it arrive right at our door!

So how is the best way to decorate with throw pillows? It may seem simple, but that doesn’t mean the options are limited! We’ve got about a ton of throw pillow ideas for you to help brighten your space and make it truly reflect your personal style.  

 

What is a throw pillow? (Also known as a decorative cushion)

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Even if you’re not super familiar with throw pillows already, you’ve seen them before. They’re the cute, smaller pillows that go on your couch, your bed, your chair, or even on the patio. Normally, they’re square and somewhere between 16 and 20 inches (40 to 50 cms) in size.

But just because they’re sometimes called decorative cushions doesn’t mean you can’t touch them. They can make even the hardest couches into comfy places to lounge and chat with your friends.

(By the way, you’ve probably heard all the names out there, and that’s ok. Throw pillow, couch cushion, decorative pillow – they’re all the same thing to us!)

 

1.    Pair Unusual Colours

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Ever heard the old saying, “blue and green should never be seen?” These old-fashioned sayings should go out the window! In fashion and in your home, these rules are made to be broken.

Pairing different colours together can create a mood, like intensity, calm, or focused that you can’t get with just a single colour alone.

Red and green are traditional Christmas pairings, but what about red and blue throw pillows? Be careful – if the colours are too bold, your room might end up looking like Superman or the 4th of July (great idea if it’s July, though!)

A great tip for red and blue decorative pillows is to allow one colour to dominate the scene, and let the other colour act as a background complement.

Another way to go is to choose darker varieties – like a dark blue, instead of a bright cobalt. That will make your room a little more conservative, while still appearing fresh and energetic.

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Or try something slightly different, like a purple pillow. Cool purple goes great with a bronze palette and is very chic. For a more sophisticated look, try purple and grey. It’s practical and smooth.

 

2.    Put throw pillows on your couch

You’re probably rolling your eyes right now. Well, duh put the pillows on the couch! But hear me out. For a lot of older rooms and styles, you often see couches with old, matching pillows. You know, the ones that came with the couch about 30 years ago and are flat as a pancake now?

Those ones aren’t what I’m talking about. Ditch ‘em!

It’s ok to replace them entirely. A sofa with throw pillows that really pop can completely transform your room.

 

3.    Make your own pillows

Ok, so this idea isn’t for everyone. Some of us have two left thumbs. But if you’re handy with a sewing machine, making your own throw pillows can be a fun challenge.

They may not look as polished as professional throw pillows, so you'll probably want to hide them when the in-laws come over. But there’s something special about something you’ve made yourself. It’s a great way to personalize a room.

To get started, you’ll need to visit the craft store to buy some supplies, including:

  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Polyester or feathers for stuffing
  • Thread
  • Any other style accessories for your design, like buttons or tassels

Sewing a throw pillow is easiest with a machine. Lots of people will sit on them, watching Netflix to chill or jumping up and down when the game is on. You get the idea. You don’t want them falling apart!

If you put a zipper on the side of your pillow, you can use it as a cover and remove it whenever you get bored or feel like a change. This will also helps make sure they’re easier to wash. The options are unlimited!

 

4.    Have a sense of humour: Try funny pillows

 

Nobody likes a grouch. But even if you’ve got the best sense of humour in the world, it can be hard to get that across in your living room or bedroom. That’s where funny throw pillows come in.

Grab something with a sassy saying. “Let’s Avocuddle” or “Home is where the pants aren’t” won’t exactly make you Jerry Seinfeld, but they may get you a hearty chuckle when your friends come over.

And isn’t that what we all want, at the end of the day? Besides, as long as they have zippers, you can always swap them out and keep your material fresh.

 

5.    Put Pillows on the Bed

 

I know, we’re blowing your mind here again. Throw pillows on the bed? Insanity!!

Just hold on a second.

Bed pillows are actually really complicated. The first things you’ve got on a fancy bed aren't even actually pillows, they’re called shams. First, you have your euro shams. They're the largest. Normally, they’re placed behind your bed pillows, directly against the backboard.

After that comes a standard sham, which is slightly smaller. That goes on top of the euro sham. Then you might have your actual sleeping pillows, a bolster, a neck roll, square throw pillows, and a boudoir pillow.

The end result is a little less practical for sleeping, let’s be honest. But pillows are the perfect balance of fun and elegant in your bedroom.

You don’t need to go overboard if you don’t want to, either.

Just grab a few throw pillows and put them in front of your regular bed pillows for a doable, everyday look. The great thing about this is that you can sleep on them, use them for napping, or remove them entirely at night if you prefer.

If you’re the type of person who loves their bed, you probably spend a lot of time in it. Watching Netflix, chatting with friends, or working from home on the laptop, the bed is a place of comfort. So make it your hangout place!

Mix and match prints for a more playful look.

Or stick to one colour palette for something a little more mature. It’s up to you!

 

6.    Animal Print Throw Pillows (along with Faux Fur Throw Pillows)

 

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Animal print is so hot this year. According to Vogue, both Tom Ford and Diane Von Furstenberg are launching animal print lines for the fall.

Even Victoria Beckham is wearing leopard print in the form of a leopard fur coat.

You may not be the biggest fan of real fur, but that’s ok! Faux fur is an awesome way to get that fun, comfy look without harming any of our furry friends.

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Although your room isn’t exactly a Paris runway, home décor styles take inspiration from the clothing you see out in the world every day. And because animal prints are trending, they should definitely make a showing in your home décor wardrobe.

Animal prints and faux fur can be very busy designs, so it’s best to mix and match. Take a style tip from Bella Hadid, and pair them with more neutral accessories like tan couch pillows.

It’ll give your bedroom or living room a sophisticated, stylish look with versatility. Plus, unlike a fur coat, fur throw pillows are great for napping on. Go ahead, grab a few winks!

 

7.    Try Euro Couch Pillows

 

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When you’re refreshing your living room, a new pillow or three is the quickest and easiest way to bring new life. But don’t be limited by pattern or colour!

In fact, take some inspiration from the bed pillows we just described, and go large! In throw pillow land, 16 inches or 18 inches are standard sizes. They’re a great option because they’re convenient and fit just about anywhere.

But oversized pillows, like your euro shams, can add a new and exciting look to the same old couch. Go all the way up to 26 inches, if you’re really feeling crazy!

They’re more expensive, but by mixing and matching sizes your couch will grab attention right away.  You can always balance out the size with more traditional patterns and colours if you want to stay relatively conservative.

 

8.    Go for unique couch pillows

 

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You’ve already got a stable of navy couch pillows. Maybe it’s time to let your wild side loose and shake things up a bit. If you’re really looking for flair, try something unique!

Sequin throw pillows are the latest fad. Who doesn’t have an inner child inside them who wants to play?

Sequin throw pillows are so much fun because they’re bright, sparkly, and function like giant Etch-A-Sketches. You can write messages, draw shapes, and create pictures. Even the most mature adult in the room is going to want to try it at least once.

 

So there you have it! With a dash of creativity, some new throw pillows can completely change the look of your room. Refresh it, bring some new colours into a space, and get ready to love your home again, every time you walk in the door!

20 Ways To Make a Small Space Feel Large and Roomy

20 Ways To Make a Small Space Feel Large and Roomy

Living in a small space can feel cramped at times. Finding a balance between organization, cleanness and ease of use can be a nightmare to think about in a small space. Luckily we’ve got you covered with 20 ingenious ways to make to make a small space feel large and roomy.

1. Accent Walls Help Open Up A Small Space Design

An accent wall visually enlarges the space and sets up a nice contrast that can make the rest of the space seem brighter by adding more dimension to your space. historiskahem

2. Dividing Walls Help Small Spaces Feel Roomy 

A dividing wall is more than just a barrier, it's way to organize your floorplan while making the most of your space. It acts as a partition for when you need to give guests (or yourself) some privacy. Houzz

3. Above-The-Door Storage Adds To Your Apartment Decor 

These tiny shelves help squeeze some more storage space out of any room. casadecora

4. Skip The Floor Lamp In Smaller Living Spaces 

You're going to need all the floor space you can get, which is why these cute hanging lights help lighten up your room and leave more space free. Alicia

5. Coordinate Colours For A Serene Small Living Room 

Clashing colours can make a small space feel crowded. If your room is small, try to keep your colours within a certain complimentary palette. This will keep the attention on the decor, not the size. meucci

6. A Mirror Fit For The Space 

Adding reflective surfaces is the easiest way to open up a tiny space. If you have a room that feels too cramped, putting in a mirror is going to make a huge difference. popsugar

7. Organization For Your Small Space 

Floating shelves area great way to keep clunky storage furniture off the floor. westelm

8. Lucite Is The Best Furniture For Small Spaces 

A clear Lucite or acrylic coffee table is super portable, creates the appearance of more space, and has the added value of displaying your decor items stored below. ballarddesign

9. Give Your Tiny Apartment The Alcove Office It Deserves 

A simple desk floating between two walls is an effortless way set up a home office and keep yourself focused. idealhome

10. Pegboard Perfection Makes Small Rooms Feel Airy 

Pegboards aren’t just for turning your home into an Instagram-worthy haven, they're also super functional and are great for hanging baskets, organizers and so much more. luvlydecor

11. A Simple Cork Board Is A Saviour In Your Living Space 

Say goodbye to tangled and messy jewelry; a simple cork board on your wall will keep all of your necklaces from tangling and visually organize your most important items. erahomedesign

12. S-Hooks Make Small Closet Decor Feel Super Luxe  

Hanging S-hooks on a rod is the easiest way to take back your closet storage. Their slim profile hooks will allow you to stow more pants and jeans without the added bulk of wooden hangers. livesimplybyannie

13. Hang Things In The Little Spaces  

These beautiful hanging fruit baskets are the perfect way to free up floor space. For another great idea: try throwing one in the closet to take care of undies and socks. theoutside

14.  Reusable Containers For Your Living space 

 
Ditch some of that unwanted bulk from your pantry by getting rid of food boxes. Use air-tight containers to store your goods. Added bonus: they can be stacked. kitchn

15. Don't Store Large Towels In A Small Bedroom 

Don’t let your closet get full of chunky towels. Fold and roll your bath towels and place them vertically in a drawer instead of stacking them in the closet. roomclip
 

16. Love Laundry In Your Living Space  

Corners in rooms are often overlooked and ignored. Add some floating shelves to your corners for a stylish way to maximize storage without the clutter on the floor. diypindx

18. DIY Furniture For Small Spaces 

Turn that space next to your fridge into something usable with the DIY pantry organizer. Great for spices and sauces, even wine too! pinterest

19. Hooks In Your Closet Make Small Spaces Feel Roomy 

Ditch the closet rail for a light and breezy clothing store-like closet. Simple hooks on your wall create a light and airy closet that is visually stunning. jjmodern

20. Throw Pillows Help Refresh Small Space Designs 

Throw pillows are the easiest and most cost-effective way to make your space seem roomy and luxe, throw pillow covers make it easy to change your look in a snap.