Are you bored with your surroundings? You’re wondering if you should move? This advice may surprise you coming from a realtor but maybe you should re-furnish or change your accessories instead. I recently decided it was time for a change and instead of moving, I went shopping for new furniture & accessories. What a fun excuse to visit some of the cool furniture stores our city has to offer. My first visit was to Style Garage for the perfect teal couch. Yes I said teal. The world has been white & beige far too long and its time to branch out with colour. Glorious & fabulous colour. A friend had suggested that I check out Queen West Antiques close to Roncesvalles. I was a little sceptical at first because I’m really not that into antique furniture however I trusted her taste and thought if she’s sending me there it must have some interesting pieces. I walked in the store and immediately saw many mid century modern pieces which would work well in my home. And the best part was that you could negotiate the prices down too. Needless to say I was really impressed with the store. As they say Rome was not built in a day so it did take awhile to find all of the right pieces. With spring on its way, you’ll definitely want to freshen up your home. Painting the interior and adding new pillows and accessories is a great way to freshen things up inexpensively. I love Urban Barn, HomeSense and Bouclair as great stores to visit for accessories to freshen up your home. Carpet is another way to freshen things up. If you haven’t checked out Flor.com or their store on Cumberland, It’s time for an excursion. They offer inexpensive carpet squares which can be mixed and matched into unique patterns so you can have a one-of-a-kind carpet. They are also easy to wash making them extremely practical. Also, consider changing the accent colour in your home which can provide you with a little direction when shopping for pillows, throws and other home accessories. Happy shopping and send me pics of your finds!