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Holiday Contest! – 12 Days of Decorations

December 2, 2016. #MyUrbanBarn

Posted by James Smith

During this time of year, we love nothing more than filling our homes with family, friends, warmth and shiny things. As you may have noticed, there are plenty of styles of holiday decorations in your local Urban Barn store.

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From mermaids and sea creatures, to bears and moose, baubles and garlands, accent pillows and wall hangings. You’re sure to find something for your tree or to give away to someone special.

This year, we want you to share your Christmas trees and holiday decor. Between 5th – 16th December, we’re giving away twelve $100 Urban Barn gift cards. To be in with a chance to win, just take a photo of your favourite UB decoration in your home, and post it to Instagram with #MyUrbanBarn.

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Contest runs 5th-16th December 2016, open to residents of Canada only (excludes Quebec). Photos must include a decoration from Urban Barn to be eligible. Winner will be chosen at random and will be notified via direct message before December 31st 2016.

Decorating Beyond The Tree – UB Home How To workshop

November 30, 2016. Posted by James Smith.

All across Canada, we connected in your local Urban Barn stores to learn how to make our homes more festive, welcoming and cozy. In the Park Royal, W. Vancouver store, Interior Designer and TV personality, Amanda Forrest hosted the evening’s workshop. She shared some tips on using faux fur to add warmth and using layering […]

A Brit’s top tips for making your holiday dining table a cracker!

November 28, 2016. Posted by James Smith.

 Written by Sarah Nellis During my Twenties, the holidays were a string of Prosecco-fueled parties and heinous hangovers. Those days are long-gone (well, mostly) and with the beginning of my own family, emerged a love of all things festive and homely. For many of us, Christmas is all about the kids: seeing their little faces […]

Decorating Beyond The Tree

November 22, 2016. Posted by James Smith.

It’s time for another Urban Barn ‘Home How To’ in-store workshop. The ‘Decorating Beyond the Tree’ sessions are happening all across Canada in your local store on November 29th. Just head to the Events page and email your local store to RSVP. Meanwhile, at our Park Royal location, we’ll have a guest appearance by interior […]

Keeping to a clean-lined aesthetic – our #MyUrbanBarn October winner

November 21, 2016. Posted by James Smith.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your space! Leclair Decor is a husband and wife owned decorating company with humble beginnings. We started out simply by decorating our own house and posting a blog about it. From there, friends started asking us to help decorate their spaces and within months it naturally […]

‘Tis The Season of Sharing – Printable Gift Tags

November 20, 2016. Posted by James Smith.

Here at Urban Barn, we just love the holiday season. In addition to decorating our homes, getting ready to welcome guests and loved ones, we’re having fun with crafts. As it’s the time for sharing, we’ve made some printable gift tags for you! Just click here to download the whole collection, including 8 tags and […]

Amanda Forrest’s Top 5 Trends for 2017

November 18, 2016. Posted by James Smith.

Our friend and nationally recognized expert, Amanda Forrest is predicting some exciting themes and ideas for next year. From the latest go-to-hue, to the new neutral that isn’t beige! In 2017, “Green is making its biggest comeback since the 70s”, says Amanda. There’s a hue for every occasion and a shade for every space and we just […]

The Gift of Warmth

November 16, 2016. Posted by Marie.

We’re nearing the final days of our Blanket the Country campaign. With your support we have donated over 8000 blankets to shelters across Canada. Our shelters are so excited to receive the blankets and your generous donations have made this possible. We’ve made an incredibly positive impact so far, but we still have a long […]

Fall About You: Sebastien Introduces The Latest Collection

November 15, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

My inspiration for fall comes from personal experiences and memories, combined with the latest trends on the runway. As the days slowly grow shorter and we wind down our social calendars, it’s easy to feel melancholic at the end of summer. However, despite how much a love the fresh Summer palette, the Fall season is greatly […]

Send Warmth this season

November 8, 2016. Posted by Marie.

Sometimes the most meaningful way to give back is by offering a kind word of hope and encouragement to someone. As part of our 5th annual Blanket the Country in Warmth campaign, we will be sending warm wishes, along with a cozy fleece blanket, to a person in need this season. Send your “warm wish” […]