We are finally seeing signs of spring, after a horrendous winter of binging on storm chips and Netflix, the clocks changed this weekend and the annual "spring forward" was welcomed by all. Longer days and much needed sunshine await. It's time to throw open the drapes and celebrate making it through another snow and ice fest. On the subject of window coverings, how do yours measure up?

Drapery 101 - Using Drapes to Update Your Room

The Bay and the water play a big role in my inspiration. The cool breeze and the salty air of Summer are something I cannot imagine living without. Stenciled sisal lamp.

A Quick and Easy Lampshade Update

The Bay and the water play a big role in my inspiration. The cool breeze and the salty air of Summer are something I cannot imagine living without.

Since, most of us can’t change larger furniture pieces whenever we feel like it, how about mixing things up with a few smaller things? Keep the larger and more expensive items and just switch up the accessories. As an interior decorator I am a big advocate of choosing neutral on pricier large scale furniture, that way you can mix and match to your hearts content.

One Chair, Two Looks!

Top 10 styling tips for 2016 from Avril Brown, our photo stylist and interior decorator.

Wicker Emporium offers fine wooden furniture and home decor from our stores in greater Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Atlantic Canada.

Wicker Emporium never ceases to amaze me! Their products are comparable in quality to Restoration Hardware, but their prices are slashed! Whether you’re looking to completely redecorate your space, or add a few new items here or there. Wicker Emporium will keep you on (or under) budget! I love that they offer rustic pieces, such as this dining table. Yet, they have ultra modern pieces that will really punch up your style! Brighten up your space with a new pendant light, add some style with…

Splurge vs. Steal: Rustic Industrial at Wicker Emporium

This Hyannis Lamp table is the perfect accessory for a Canada Day celebration! It is a very sturdy side table and I love the space underneath where you can add the perfect accessory. Because the wood grain was so beautiful, I wanted to showcase it and not hide it underneath paint.

Refinishing to Show Beautiful Wood Grain

Colette is back with a refinishing project that features beautiful wood grain instead of hiding it!

We can use our imagination when it comes to furnishing our home. Don’t be confined by the traditional rules of where to place your favorite pieces of furniture. This bench can serve many purposes, so why limit it to just one space? Move it around, use it on a daily basis, and make it functional. That is why we buy furniture, isn’t it?

Customizing a Harvest Bench to Match Your Decor

We can use our imagination when it comes to furnishing our home. Don’t be confined by the traditional rules of where to place your favorite pieces of furniture. This bench can serve many purposes, so why limit it to just one space? Move it around, use it on a daily basis, and make it functional. That is why we buy furniture, isn’t it?

Can a simple curtain panel be used as a shower curtain? Blogger Colette Carrier certainly thinks so!

One Curtain Two Ways

Can a simple curtain panel be used as a shower curtain? Blogger Colette Carrier certainly thinks so!

Recently we chose a candle holder, rope frame, vintage inspired frame and serving tray from a nearby Wicker Emporium for community project day. Inspired by the sand, sea and nature waking up, we chose a palette of Duck Egg Blue, Arles, Provence, Louis Blue, Florence and Old White.

Summer-Inspired Upcycling with ChalkPaint and Wicker Emporium

Recently we chose a candle holder, rope frame, vintage inspired frame and serving tray from a nearby Wicker Emporium for community project day. Inspired by the sand, sea and nature waking up, we chose a palette of Duck Egg Blue, Arles, Provence, Louis Blue, Florence and Old White.

Interior Designer Meredith Newberry gives us a quick style lesson and an important tip in picking paint and focal colours for your decor.

Style Lesson: Find Your Focal Colours First

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New trends are always inspiring; some we love, some not so much (carpeted bathrooms, waterbeds and chintz everything spring to mind.) Let’s take a look at what decor trends Avril expects in 2016!

Style File: 2016 Home Decor Trends

New trends are always inspiring; some we love, some not so much (carpeted bathrooms, waterbeds and chintz everything spring to mind.) Let’s take a look at what decor trends Avril expects in

Have you noticed the days are getting that bit shorter in the last few weeks. It's sad to say but in the blink of an eye, sweaters will be layered over tank tops and Pumpkin Spice Latte will be replacing our iced coffee. I have to admit, fall is my fave time of year. Warm days and cooler nights are more my cup of tea. Fall is a time to appreciate our interiors once again. If you are not quite ready to go gung-ho and feather the nest for the big chill, there are the top three fall decor…

Top 3 Fall Decor Trends

Interior Designer Avril Brown shares the top three fall decor trends with simple ways to update your decor for the next season.

Every seasonal change is a great opportunity to change up our home decor. Have you noticed that the longer we live with the things around us, the less we see them? We can bring interest and joy back by changing up just a few things to catch our eye again. There’s an added bonus too. If you love some of the new styles you’re seeing around here’s your chance to incorporate a bit of what’s new. Such as the gorgeous industrial, authentic influence and the animal themed decor that are trending.

3 Things to Change Out for Fall Decor

Every seasonal change is a great opportunity to change up our home decor. Have you noticed that the longer we live with the things around us, the less we see them? We can bring interest and joy back by changing up just a few things to catch our eye again. There’s an added bonus too. If you love some of the new styles you’re seeing around here’s your chance to incorporate a bit of what’s new. Such as the gorgeous industrial, authentic influence and the animal themed decor that are trending.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, blogger Nicole Kennedy is saving you money with some great "steals" on a dining room from Wicker Emporium.

Splurge vs. Steal: Save on a Thanksgiving Dining Room at Wicker Emporium

10 Awesome Hostess Gifts Under $30    So you’ve just been invited to a fabulous cottage for the weekend, and you need to get an equally fabulous hostess gift. And well, a bottle of wine is a given, but what else can you bring, you know, just in case, you want to be invited back next summer.

10 Awesome Hostess Gifts Under $30

10 Awesome Hostess Gifts Under $30 So you’ve just been invited to a fabulous cottage for the weekend, and you need to get an equally fabulous hostess gift. And well, a bottle of wine is a given, but what else can you bring, you know, just in case, you want to be invited back next summer.

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