Monthly Archives: October 2013

Digital Decorating – Bring your photos into your apartment

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More and more, people are sharing their digital photographs online through applications and sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. With these apps available for smartphones and featuring a variety of filters, you can capture and create some truly beautiful photographs. If you are looking for ways to incorporate these photos into your Kitchener apartment, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has some ideas and inspiration that will seamlessly infuse these artistic captures into your apartment’s décor.

Kitchen

Mugs

Personalize your morning coffee with custom photo mugs. Walmart located on 2960 Kingsway Drive is eight minutes away from the Newport Towers apartments and offers a selection of customized ceramic mugs that can be ready in an hour. If you’d like to reduce your use of plastic bottles, carry your water and your photographic memories on this photo-infused aluminium bottle. For an option that is only a two-minute drive or 12-minute walk away, Shoppers Drug Mart on 700 Strasburg Road also offers an assortment of customized photo gifts that include mugs, ornaments and a lot more.

Magnets

Keep weekly announcements and your calendar up on the fridge with custom photo magnets. While these magnets are available at print shops, you can also order them online from StickyGram. Each pack comes in a set of nine and there is free shipping to Canada.  If you want to try your hand at creating this craft, the ‘see kate sew’ DIY Instagram Magnets tutorial will give you the tools you need to create these fridge accessories.

Living Room

Pillows

Incorporate that perfect shot or photographic moment on your throw pillows by harnessing the expertise of Stitchagram. Users select their favourite Instagram snapshots and can have them transferred onto throw pillows, stickers, pouches and practical tote bags. Simply sign on to your Instagram account and get started designing your picture-covered purchases. Prinstagram is another online service that uses photos from your Instagram account to create prints, books, stickers or posters.

Blankets and Throws

Stay cozy on your couch with a blanket or throw that will also warm your heart. Walmart and Snapfish.com can transfer your photos to an assortment of blanket styles. Choose from fleece blankets, woven blankets, and quilt-inspired blankets that you can pattern with photos from your family album.

Walls/Mantles

DIY Collages

Free your photos from the pages of albums by creating an assortment of frames to decorate your walls. For an unframed collage try this DIY Instagram Wall Collage by ‘Persnickety Prints’ and for a framed option consult the ‘WallFry’ DIY Photo Frame Collage tutorial. ‘Picklee’s’ 35 DIY Wall Collages article is brimming with creative ideas to inspire and encourage you.

Letter Art

Display these DIY Photo Collage Letters by ‘House on the Way’ on your mantle for a unique display of good times over the years. You can even spell out your family’s last name or sentimental words including family, love, life and memories.

Bottle Art

Create a vintage feel with ‘Yankee Magazine’s’ Family Photos in a Bottle DIY. Display black and white prints proudly in glass containers and jars of all different styles, colours and sizes. For best results, it is worth looking for glasses and bottles that have a larger neck and mouth.

Enhance your Kitchener apartment space with beautiful pictures of nature, family or friends and incorporate them into the most unlikely of objects. Located on 550 Strasburg Road near Ottawa Road, the Newport Towers apartments from Williams and McDaniel not only give you access to spectacular views, but also offer convenient access to Highway 401 and the Expressway.