Ideas for Accent walls In Your Home

When it comes to choosing an overall paint color for your home, We have lots of options for you to choose from.  While most of the standard colors being neutral, that doesn’t mean that you cant opt for a bright and bold accent wall.

Customizable options are always available to you, here we have shared some ideas of different accent walls.  Or ways you can bring color into your home.

This Peacock blue wall adds just the right amount of interest into this space.  Also it helps bring out the teal colors in the dining table chairs.

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Now this looks like a wallpapered wall doesn’t it?  Wall paper costs can get very pricey so why not try the DIY approach.  Paint your wall a darker grey tint and simply using a stencil and metallic paint to create a pattern. This space is definitely one of my favorites.
Accent walls don’t always have to stay focused on bedrooms and living spaces.  Why not be original and bring it into a kitchen.  I recently used Chalkboard paint in a cottage project.  While contributing to the rustic feel of the space this can be fun and allow family members to write down the menu for the week or include funny drawings or quotes. 
Built in shelving units that frame a fireplace always change the look of a room.  How about painting the back wall of the shelves to tie in with your overall color scheme.  This adds the perfect amount of interest to this space. 
Which accent wall was your favorite?  DO you have any other interesting ideas for accent walls using just paint? Let us know in the comments below.
**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. If you are interested in more information on them, please visit our website at http://www.sunlighthomes.ca/ or view our mls listings in Ontario for current homes for sale. Upcoming projects include new homes in Drayton and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

Fun Ways to Display your Favorite Photos

Photos of family, friends and favorite places add a touch of personality, style, flair, and jazz to any room. Sometimes however it’s difficult to think of inventive and creative ways to display your treasured pictures.

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First you need to take a good look at the photos you want to display. One of your favorite photos might be a large group picture, but it may not actually display well when hanging on a wall. Save that one for the scrapbook and look for pictures that have vibrant images that convey a message or a thought.

Older photographs can be brought to life with the advances in photographic reproduction technology. If you have a favorite old photo that’s fading, or has been damaged or crinkled through the years, take it to a photo shop to have it restored and reprinted. You might even be able to do this yourself at home with photo imaging software. You might want to consider added a special effect, enlarging or cropping the photo differently to add a new perspective to a familiar photo.

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Mixing frames of different styles and sizes can be fun, but takes some planning and forethought. Lay the framed photos on a tabletop or the floor and rearrange until you find a workable arrangement, then employ a friend or family member’s help when measuring and preparing to mount on the wall. Have your level ready to be sure that a picture that looks straight actually is straight.

Photos don’t have to be limited to the walls. Tabletops, desktops, bookshelves, and your family entertainment wall unit are all great places to add a picture frame. Even a dressing screen can make a clever and unique backdrop.

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You can even decoupage photos onto a table lamp base or mirror frame for an added jazzy effect. And by using fabric transfer sheets, you can even transfer a favorite photo onto a pillowcase, wood or wall hanging. Old window or door panes are a unique and cute idea to display pictures; gives it a bit of a rustic feel. This is also a great way to hang a collage on the wall or cork board above your desk or in your office. Individual laminated photos can be affixed to magnets to put on the refrigerator and other metal surfaces in your home.

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. If you are interested in more information on them, please visit our website at http://www.sunlighthomes.ca/ or view our mls listings in Ontario for current homes for sale. Upcoming projects include new homes in Drayton and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**

How to Clean Your Hardwood Floor

It is easy to build a house using concrete and steel, but it is quite a challenge to do so using wood. You might wonder why this is so, when wood is, perhaps, one of the most common building materials there is around.

This is because, unlike concrete, wood is an exhaustible resource. Meaning, if nobody plants trees, then it’s not likely that we will get any hardwood. And since most of our forest are starting to get depleted, then it is likely that the availability and cost of hardwood would continue to rise over time. Thus, our hardwood floors deserve the best treatment, if we are to expect longevity and stability from them.

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So how do we clean our hardwood floors to ensure that they last long enough for the next generations to enjoy and benefit from? Here are some tips you might want to consider.

First, when cleaning your hardwood floor, make sure that you use a broom that explodes at the ends. A broom with too fine bristles won’t trap the dirt and will only have it accumulate within the little cracks and creases.
Over time, this will damage your flooring and eventually cause wear. You won’t be able to notice the changes until the damage becomes apparent. Surely this is something you want to avoid.

Second, do not use oil based soaps to clean your flooring. There are cleaning liquids made especially for hardwood floors that won’t cause damage to their finish. Remember that a finish is what shields your hardwood floor from wear and spills, so must always check if the coat is still thick enough to serve its purpose.

Third, do not leave standing water or wet rags on your hardwood floor. If this is too late, you can choose to either sand the affected area or replace the plank where the damage has been done. But if the water has just been these for a short while and your finish is newly done, then you have nothing worry about. Just wipe the wet area with a soft dry rag and you’re good to go.

Cleaning your hardwood floor requires diligence on your part, because, well, hardwood floors deserve to be maintained properly. They bring stability and sturdiness to your living space. The least you can do is to make sure it is cared for properly.

**Sunlight Heritage Homes is a home builder in Ontario with current communities in London, Kitchener and Woodstock. If you are interested in more information on them, please visit our website at http://www.sunlighthomes.ca/ or view our mls listings in Ontario for current homes for sale. Upcoming projects include new homes in Drayton and more houses for sale in London in the Cedar Hollow community.**