What makes an apartment home? Spacious closets and parquet flooring certainly helps but we think it’s the personal touches like décor and wall art that truly make a difference. Make your mark on your Toronto apartment and make your new space truly feel like home. Here are a few easy and affordable tips for wall art.
· Infuse history into your apartment and frame vintage postcard and prints of your neighbourhood and city. The City of Toronto has an extensive amount of photos in their online archive that are available for use and download at a minimal cost. House and Home has a great article, Inspiration Board: Vintage Toronto Photography, and we recommend you check it out for inspiration on incorporating elements of history into your apartment. For a great way to display your photos or postcards, check out this article from Apartment Therapy: Postcard Art Roundup.
· For a simple and unique way to make a custom piece of artwork, display prints from your favourite t-shirts. Pull out screened t’s from the box under your bed or tucked away in the closet. All you need is a small box frame to stretch the material. Check out how easy it is on Instructables and follow their simple instructions for how to frame a t-shirt on the cheap.
· Frame a fabric or wallpaper sample. Hit up a great vintage store and find some interesting prints and coloured scarves. Cheap and polyester? Even better – the pattern is what counts. Simply fold and place in a frame, if you find a perfect outfit to complement the scarf, then you can always remove, unfold and wear!
· Your instagram pictures aren’t just for your smartphone anymore – enlarge your favourite pics and display them around your apartment. Geeksugar has a great run down on 12 Ways to Print Instagram Photos that include the best options to print and share your photo.
· With a large Winners and Marshalls both within a ten minute walk from Village Green’s downtown apartment community, you’re always close to a deal. Both of these retailers often feature discounted prints and mirrors that you can use to spruce up your Toronto apartment.
· For nearly forty more ways to spruce up a boring wall, check out BuzzFeed’s 39 Easy DIY Ways to Create Art For Your Walls
Local Shopping & Resources:
Edmond Joseph Design
59 Isabella Street
Dudley Hardware Ltd.
511 Church Street
Winners – Yonge & College
444 Yonge Street
Marshalls – Yonge & Gerrard
382 Yonge Street
Are you looking for a place to call home in Toronto? Greenrock Property Management has bachelor, one and two bedroom and penthouse apartments available for rent. Village Green is a quiet oasis with soothing water fountains surrounded by beautifully landscaped green space and offers convenient access to Wellesley and College subway stations. Visit our rental office at 50 Alexander Street, stop by Mon, Tues & Fri: 9am – 5pm Wed & Thurs: 11am – 7pm and by appointment only on Saturday.