Welcome to my Creative Home website!

I am here to show you that nice decor doesn’t have to mean expensive. With my easy DIY tutorials and affordable decorating solutions, you can make your space beautiful even on a small budget. I will share with you my organizing and decorating ideas, as well as other things that inspire me and hopefully will inspire you to turn your own house into a true home.

A Little About Me

I decorate all the time. I have a passion for design and I just love being creative. Always looking for inspirations in home decor magazines and on the internet, as well as browsing stores for things that strike my eye. My taste is catered towards stylish, quality furniture and decorating elements, but my budget has a different point of view. So I find creative ways to meet my aesthetic goals while trying to save money.

Decorating on a Budget

If you’re like me, a millennial stuck paying rent (because if you’re a millennial in Toronto, by the time you were old enough to buy your own place, the housing market inflated so much that now you needed to be a millionaire to actually afford it), you know that being a young person, just starting your career and a family can be hard on the wallet.

Facing the problem of high costs for quality furniture and nice home decor, I had to find other solutions. That’s when I discovered my passion for DIY. Whenever I can’t find what I’m looking for (options are often limited, especially in Canada), or what I like is too expensive, I find ways to recreate it for a lot less money.

Check out some of my DIY tutorials:

How To Paint Furniture: DIY IKEA Wardrobe Transformation
I’ve painted all kinds of things before (art, leather items, walls), but never had the guts to repaint a piece of furniture. Being sensitive to smells, I was always worried about the furniture smelling like chemicals and being unusable after. I was pleasantly surprised to prove myself wrong! It was all about the right choice… <a href="http://www.acreativehome.ca/how-to-paint-furniture/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">How To Paint Furniture: DIY IKEA Wardrobe Transformation</span></a>
My Live Edge Table Journey
I always dreamed of having my own craft room – a place where I can work on my art, crafts, repairs, and all kinds of DIY projects. When we moved into this new house, which had a spare bedroom, my dream came true. I began assembling my perfect work room, complete with storage space and… <a href="http://www.acreativehome.ca/diy-live-edge-table/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">My Live Edge Table Journey</span></a>
Gold Faux Bamboo Mirror Frame DIY
I did this project because the mirror in my powder room was the frameless kind that was permanently glued (I swear, if you try to rip it off, half the wall comes off with it) onto the wall by the home builder, and it had visible damage near the edges. I revamped the whole washroom… <a href="http://www.acreativehome.ca/diy-bamboo-mirror-frame/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Gold Faux Bamboo Mirror Frame DIY</span></a>

Visit the DIY section of my website for more great ideas on creating sophisticated style on a budget.

The Key to Organizing: DECLUTTER

I am a firm believer in paring down and discarding unnecessary things. Ever since I got my own place, I realized that I don’t want to spend all my time looking for stuff, or wiping off dust from useless objects. I also discovered that when my home is a disastrous mess, it makes me feel drained. It makes me feel like I will spend my lifetime cleaning and never get it done. Some of you will say. to heck with cleaning, why bother? The answer is simple: when the house is clean and tidy, I feel happy and light, ready to do whatever I want.

To see my organizing solutions, visit the Organizing Page.

I hope you will enjoy my “Do It Yourself” tutorials and creative ideas for making your home feel cozy. I’ve spent many hours researching techniques and looking for the right materials, so you don’t have to. In this blog I will also be sharing my cleaning and organizing tips and showing you how I’ve been able to clear my space from clutter and make room for enjoying life.

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