Redecorate their room for back to school in Montreal

Here we are back at the beginning of the school year, with all the changes that it brings. Why not make the most of it and redecorate your young school kids’ rooms? Do they need more storage space, a bigger desk space, or a complete "makeover", as our southerly neighbors say? Here are a few shops and stores that could help you to successfully redecorate without completely stretching your budget.

Bluecony Inc

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102-6750 av de l'Esplanade, Montréal, QC H2V 4M1

The place is not for every budget, either, but there are 'evolving' desks that will accompany your children as they gain in years... and size!

Les Concepts Zone Inc

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4246, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2K8

In its own words, the Zone store aims 'to share our love of things', and that's exactly what we found there. It has everything you could need to redecorate every room in the house ... but at the start of the school term, the focus is on the your schoolboy or schoolgirl's room. Take them to visit one of the shops (Plateau, Westmount, Côte-des-Neiges and Monkland) and help them to rethink their space for rest and work.

IKEA

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9191, boul. Cavendish, Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1M8

An absolute must - and a real test of patience if you go there with family on a Saturday afternoon - but what fun nonetheless! The rooms follow one after the other, you jot everything down on a piece of paper and hey presto, you go find everything and leave the parents to put everything together. The Ikea catalog is anticipated eagerly by everyone, every year, and we love to redo our entire interior decoration at the store. It's hard not to overspend the budget.

Clément

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9193 boul de L'Acadie, Montréal, QC H4N 3K1

And no, Clément doesn't just sell clothing for babies and children. There is also a nice selection of furniture - including bookshelves and offices - for young schoolchildren. The chain has several shops in Montreal (downtown Rockland, Galeries d'Anjou) and the surrounding area.

The croissant: adored by all, straight from the Magdalen Islands to Montreal! For the sixth year running, we're celebrating this popular pastry with the 2017 Montreal Croissant Festival. To mark the occasion, 96 artisanal pastry chefs will be joining forces on May 6, 2017 to offer you a croissant for just $1. You'd be crazy to miss it! Here are some of the places in Montreal where you can enjoy a taste: [image credit iStock]
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The croissant is a staple in kitchens all across Quebec, from Montreal to Îles-de-la-Madeleine. So it's only fitting that this perfect pastry would get its very own festival. On April 30, 2016, 75 artisanal pastry chefs are joining forces for the fifth annual Croissant Festival, where croissants of all kinds will be on offer for only $1. Here's where to go to get your fill of flaky, buttery goodness.
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