O’ Canada! With Canada Day approaching, I’ve been reflecting on how proud I am to be Canadian and how blessed we are to live in such a beautiful country.
We are living in some strange times but with the ah-hem events happening with our neighbours we are seeing a rise in our National pride and “buy local” and “buy Canadian” sentiment.
Are you feeling the urge to announce your national pride and add a Canadian flair to your home?
These 5 ideas will help you to create a room from the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Add a Canadian flair with a wall mural of a Canadian Landscape.
It’s no secret, I am a big fan of wallpaper. I love all patterns and textures but I am a sucker for a dramatic mural. I tend to gravitate towards black and white to keep it a bit edgy. This mural is of a Canadian lake.
Add a Canadian flair with iconic wall decor
Canoes and paddles are part of our amazing history and are easily recognizable as being very Canadian. Gather some vintage paddles or add a dash of colour and pattern with a painted paddle and hang in a grouping. This can work with rustic interiors as well as modern.
Add a Hudson’s Bay Blanket
No Canadian interior is truly complete without a Hudson’s Bay 5-point Blanket. Such an iconic part of our history and instantly recognizable. They work well pretty much anywhere. They’re warm - because um, 6 months of winter! They last a lifetime and beyond so can be passed down generation to generation. And they look great.
Add Canadian made artisan pieces
We have seen a resurgence of crafting and cottage industries with markets of makers and artisans popping up all around us. The talent showcased by these makers and artisans is outstanding and to have a piece in your home that you know was made by perhaps the very person who sold it to you in their market booth is so meaningful. There is a different feeling that goes along with this. I have coveted these log bowls for a couple years now. They are beautiful and even better in person. And how Canadian? They’re logs! Love ‘em
Add some faux animals
I don't always say to go faux, but in this instance - please do. A moose head, so perfectly Canadian. And in black - it makes a statement that fits with almost any decor style.
Are you looking to work on a space in your home but not sure how or where to start? Contact me today to discuss how I can help.
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