Art and Décor

Jun 25, 2013

Art and décor are a big part of what transforms an apartment into a home.  Today, the Timbercreek Blog has rounded up a few easy and affordable options for art to hang on your Brantford apartment walls.

  • Look for historical postcards of Brantford or unique postcard-sized prints to complete a vintage postcard installation. Head to the Crossroads Flea Market for lots of options. Frame a few favourites or make a DIY postcard stand or holder. For more inspiration, check out these installations and instructions: Postcard Art Roundup.
  • If postcards aren’t your thing and you’re still looking for unique vintage pieces for your walls, search antique stores and flea markets for vintage textiles.  Finds such as quilts or scarves work well in a simple frame. We’ve seen amazing scarves and blankets at second hand stores for as little as two dollars. This adds some flair to your walls while keeping costs minimal. Choose bold prints, interesting colours and splurge on a few pieces, then fold and frame to keep them intact for wear at a later date.
  • T-shirt Frames: don’t get rid of old t-shirts that you love. Instead, consider this cool way to fill up empty walls.  Show off your favourite tee instead of letting it sit unseen in your closet. All you’ll need is a box frame to stretch the material over. Instructables.com has an easy-to-follow set of instruction for how to frame a t-shirt on the cheap.
  • Online service Poster Jack uses Canadian manufactured canvas to transform your digital photos onto a large work of canvas art for your walls.  If you’re anything like us and have trouble levelling pictures and prints, Poster Jack also makes custom wall stickers that are an installer’s dream for putting art and colours on the wall. Even better, this service won’t affect the paint.
  • Panoramic Historic Prints are a blast from the past and awesome pieces of wall art. We found this awesome print from Zazzle.ca, it’s an 1875 Brantford Bird’s Eye Panoramic View of the city. This piece would really make a statement and a medium sized print, costs around $50 with shipping included.
  • Support the local arts community and purchase a piece from a Brantford artist. There are tons of great pieces from local artists; browse the Brantford Artist Creative Business Listing to get an understanding of what’s available. From there you’ll be able to find pieces, events or artists that interest you. While this option may be a bit more expensive, these can be thought of as investment pieces that never go out of style.

Local Shopping & Resources:
Brantford Arts Block
21-111 Sherwood Drive
Brantford, ON

Crossroads Flea Market
1146 Colborne East
Brantford, ON

Value Village
595 W Street
Brantford, ON

Do you have any insight on great spots around Brantford to buy and find supplies for wall art? Leave your comments for the Timbercreek community online.

Timbercreek offers rental apartments in some of the most convenient neighbourhoods of Brantford. Our rentals are ideal for those who appreciate convenience and ease of living downtown. Centennial Towers (150 Darling Street & 129 Wellington Street) is a great place to call home and offers outstanding building amenities including an indoor swimming pool, a fitness facility and an on-site management team. Our Brantford apartments are located blocks away from the downtown and a quick walk to Wilfrid Laurier University, Nipissing University and Mohawk College campuses. Request an appointment and contact our team for more information on our Brantford apartments or any Timbercreek communities across Canada.

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