Edmonton is filled with fantastic places to visit for design inspiration. Our city features unique architecture, charming neighbourhoods and a vibrant art scene that can all serve as great muses for your next home design project. Below is our Ideal Home Furnishings team’s list of favourite and most inspiring spots to visit in Edmonton. Check them out to get yourself into the creative spirit before you begin planning your next home update!
Art Gallery of Alberta
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With over 6,000 pieces within its collection, the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is a haven for those seeking creative inspiration. Located in the core of the Arts District within downtown Edmonton, the AGA does not only showcase must-see exhibits, but it also offers drop-in classes that give adults the opportunity to get a hands-on art lesson. What’s outside the AGA is just as impressive as what you find inside – the building features an incredible modern and dynamic design from renowned architect, Randall Stout. If you are looking for a contemporary approach to your home design, then be sure to visit the amazing AGA.
The Muttart Conservatory
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Explore the botanical garden’s that are housed within the infamous glass pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory. Year-round displays of Canada’s most extensive botanical collection showcase a brilliant display of colour and natural textures from around the world. Discover beautiful colour palettes and find inspiration through visual interesting tree’s and exotic florals – perfect if you’re considering the incorporation of patterns and bold colours into your home.
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Looking to add an eccentric style to your home? Old Strathcona is the place for you! Boasting an indie vibe and filled with unique boutiques, this admired neighbourhood is home to the popular Whyte Avenue shopping district and hosts world-class festivals that celebrate art and theatre.
The River Valley
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For a nature-infused approach to home design, take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and escape into the tranquil environment that is offered in Edmonton’s gorgeous river valley. With more than 160 kilometers of multi-use trails, the river valley will provide you with the clarity you need to take a more organic approach to design and ultimately create a relaxing space.
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
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The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is a distinguished landmark and prominent silhouette within Edmonton’s downtown skyline. Its stunning Chateau-style architecture from 1915 will definitely leave you daydreaming of fairytales. Within the glorious hotel is the popular Confederation Lounge, which showcases an estate library-style. Traditional tones and powerful design is on display here so be sure to schedule a visit if you’re feeling like your home is in need of an opulent touch.
Feeling inspired by these Edmonton attractions? Then be sure to visit our team at Ideal Home Furnishings to help you find the ideal furniture to go along with your favourite design styles. Our expansive furniture showroom is filled with gorgeous furniture design options for your living room, bedroom, and beyond! Schedule an appointment with our professional designer team to help with all your home furnishing and design needs – including custom furniture pieces!