Showing posts with label decorating tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorating tips. Show all posts

Monday, August 10, 2020

How Would Describe Your Personal Design Style?

Deciding what you like and what works in your home are the first steps to creating a space that you love. Décor is so individual that it can be difficult to get it just right. Identifying your personal design style can make it easier to choose what is right for your home. Take the personal design style poll below, then read more to see if you agree with the results.

Traditional Style

This look takes inspiration from the past with floral-print fabrics and vintage-inspired pieces. It’s all about comfort, with every element feeling warm, welcoming, and familiar. The sense of order created by this style makes it easy to live with.

Hallmarks of traditional style: symmetry in furniture layout; soft edges in skirted pieces and leggy tables and chairs; neutral colors such as cream, taupe, beige, and tan; furniture with rich wood tones; statemen trims and molding.


Transitional Style

This style blends the warmth and comfort of traditional style with the understated colors and clean lines of contemporary design. This creates graceful, streamlined, harmonious spaces that are a pleasure to live in.

Hallmarks of transitional style: warm neutral tone-on-tone colors; furniture with simple lines and silhouettes; neutral flooring in natural woods, tile, stone, or carpeting; textural materials such as leather, chenille, sisal, and rattan.

This Bernhardt Criteria Queen Bedroom Group is an example of transitional style.


Contemporary Style

Contemporary design refers to what is going on now in design, so it is often influenced by what is currently popular. This generally means less ornamentation, subtly patterned or solid fabrics, and minimal accessories. Its emphasis on lines and form means that every piece in the room has to count.

Hallmarks of contemporary style: simple lines that highlight planes and angles; sophisticated neutrals such as black, tan, white, cream, and beige; minimal clutter that creates an open feel; high-impact furniture that makes a statement.

This Lexington Ariana Queen Bedroom Group is an example of contemporary style.


Coastal Style

Light and breezy, with a colorway inspired by sand, sea, and sky, coastal style whispers summer all year long. It evokes the easy, carefree vibe of beachcombing and boating. But you don’t have to live by the seashore to get this look, you can easily pull it off wherever you live.

Hallmarks of coastal style: light, light, and more light streaming through windows, glass doors, and skylights; crisp fabrics such linen, cotton, and muslin; pale neutral colors and crisp whites; natural materials such as seagrass and jute. 


Cottage Style

Cottage style celebrates ordinary treasures, slight imperfections, and blended families of furniture. The style is unpretentious and full of heart. Comfy, casual, and personal, the style celebrates the joy that can be found in every day.

Hallmarks of cottage style: slightly faded colors and pints that have the patina of age; soft colors such as ivory, cream with dusty blues, pinks, and greens layered in; slipcovers that add a low-maintenance charm; rustic flooring materials such as wood, brick, or stone.


Tropical Style

Laidback and easy-going, this style blends many different elements into a vibrant whole. When you think tropical style, relaxed elegance and exotic touches come to mind. Warm and welcoming, this style amplifies small pleasures and urges us to lighten up.

Hallmarks of tropical style: natural textures such as bamboo, rattan, and wicker; bright tropical plants; colors drawn from the sea, sky, sand, and tropical blooms; bold botanical prints that feature palms, plumeria, and banana leaves.

The Tommy Bahama Home Bali Hai Bedroom Group is an example of tropical style.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Best Interior Paint Online Color Palette Generators

When choosing a color palette for your home, it' sometimes hard to get it right. Luckily, there are many online tools to help you choose a color and design a color palette around it. Online color palette generators help you identify colors and color palettes, based on your preferences.

For example, you can upload a photo, and the tool will tell you what colors are in it. Other online color palette generators allow you to pick colors from a color wheel. Here's a list of online color palette generators that can help you get the perfect colors for your home.


ColorSnap

This fun, online tool lets you create a palette for any room. Upload your inspiration photo, and it will develop a color palette with coordinating colors. You can easily create an account and save your choices for future use.

As an example, the Bali Hai Stationary Living Room Group by Tommy Bahama offers more than 1,000 fabric colors and styles for you to choose from. Using the online color palette generator can help you coordinate the primary color, secondary color, and accent color.

Visualize Color

With this user-friendly tool, you can upload your own image or use one already in the tool. You get to virtually paint your room or create a palette tailored to your home. Once you've developed your color palette, you can save your list and take it with you to your local paint store.


Colors.co

Colors.co is a standalone tool meant for home decorators and graphic designers. Don't' let that throw you, it's super easy to use. Just upload an image, pick a starting color, and discover more colors to develop your own palette. It has plenty of features that let you work with the colors until you find exactly what you like.
I uploaded a picture of the Bali Hai Queen Island Breeze Rattan Bed by Tommy Bahama Home to demonstrate how this tool works. The color palette generated reflects the rich details such as woven raffia, leather-wrapped bamboo, and rattan of this eye-catching tropical bed, creating an elegant and exotic look.

Canva

Straightforward and easy to use, Canva lets you upload a picture and create a color palette from it. Once you upload your image, you get five colors that play beautifully together. You can then match these colors to paint and other accessories for your room.

Colormind

This is an excellent tool if you don't know where to start when it comes to finding the best colors for your space. It comes with pre-made color schemes to give you inspiration. You can also upload an image and match colors to the ones in the photo.

Turning Your Color Scheme into a Reality

Once you've developed your color palette, the true test if to see how they look on your walls. Buy some paint samples and paint some test patches on the wall to see how they look. Live with them for a few days so you can see how they look at different times in the natural light of your space.
Whether you're revamping an entire room or just want to get a few new accessories for throw pillows, an online paint color generator is a great way to find color combinations you might not have thought of but will end up loving.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tips for Spicing Up Your Rooms with Area Rugs

When you want to spice up your living room, adding an area rug is one of the best things you can do. Area rugs are on trend these days since many people are opting for wood floors instead of wall to wall carpet. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and are a practical way to change the look of a room. If you are wondering how you can spice up your room with an area rug, here are some handy tips.


Soften It Up a Little

There’s nothing like stepping out of bed in the morning and setting your feet down on a soft, fluffy rug such as one from the Zen collection by Nourison. Not only does this make getting out of bed easier, a soft, fluffy rug makes a nice contrast against wooden or laminate floors.

Add Some Stripes to the Room

Choosing a striped rug will make the room look bigger. Stripes will also give your room a contemporary modern feel. However, if you are adding a rug to your bedroom, and your walls are already striped, a plain area rug will work better.


Mix It Up with Minimalism

If your style is minimalist, you can still add an area rug as a finishing touch to the space. Keep surfaces clear of clutter and stick to neutral colors. Plain walls with a plain, solid color on the area rug anchors the space. Or go bolder with this geometric pattern from the Décor 1 collection by Nourison. It’s minimalist and effective.

Break Up the Color

On the other hand, if you have too much of the same color in a space, an area rug can break it up. Choose one in a complementary color to liven up the palette.

Wall to Wall Area Rug

Even though wall-to-wall carpet is no longer in style, nearly wall-to-wall area rugs are all the rage. Make sure all the furniture sits on the rug to anchor and balance the space.


Blend in the Grays

A gray area rug may seem like an old-fashioned choice, but that’s not the case. Gray is making a comeback. Gray on gray is a popular and beautiful choice. Gray on the walls paired with this gray plush area rug from the Zen collection by Nourison, makes for a clean, classic look.

Create the Right Vibe

Keep in mind that the rug you choose will affect the mood in your space, so consider more than color when choosing an area rug. If your style is traditional, choose classic patterns or solid colors. On the other hand, if you like something more bold or eclectic, choosing dots and stripes will make the room feel more upbeat.

Careful Positioning

The furniture in your bedroom should be placed over one-third of the rug. This is called offsetting the rug. In the living room, all the furniture, or at least the front legs of the couch should be on the rug. This works exceptionally well with heavily patterned rugs.

These days, we like our rooms comfortable and cozy. The right area rugs will not only cozy-up your rooms, but it will also add style and a unique vibe to your home.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Interior Home Décor Trends Inspired by Nature

Nature-inspired home décor trends are a great way to bring warmth and texture into your home. Bringing a touch of the outdoors in gives your home a living, breathing natural element of je ne sais quoi that keeps people talking about your style and elegance. Earthy browns and sandy beiges with a touch of deep greens come together in an intentional layering of fabrics and prints that highlight beautiful wood and stone.

Here are a few examples of how to incorporate nature-inspired home décor trends into every room in your home.



Home Décor Trends Inspired by Nature: Living Room

Your living room is a place for relaxing and enjoying your leisure time, whether watching TV, reading a book, or chatting with friends and family. Its style should reflect this. Using nature-inspired décor, you can achieve a bright and welcoming space, and it all starts with the palette. Keep your base colors neutral, think white, cream, or beige. Then add color and interest with texture and materials inspired by nature.

The Bali Hai Quickship Shoreline Sofa with Fern Leaf Carvings by Tommy Bahama Home is perfect for this aesthetic. The sofa features rolled arms with elegantly curled fern wood accents, traditionally turned legs, and wooden base rail. It creates casual appeal with tropical accents. Add a plush rug with a botanical theme and pops of fresh green botanical print pillows and real plants.


Home Décor Trends Inspired by Nature: Bedroom

Warmer tones work well in a bedroom, but don't stray too far from neutrals. Choose a warm beige or brown-gray as a base shade. Use natural materials whenever possible, whether that be wood paneling, walnut flooring, or refreshing shell white finish on braided banana leaf, as seen on the Ocean Breeze Queen Siesta Key Woven Bed with Rattan and Banana Leaf by Tommy Bahama Home. The leather-wrapped bedposts and low-profile footboard add extra charm to the look.

Keep decorative accessories low-key in this space, since eliminating clutter will create a calming space to get a good night's sleep. Where possible, add fresh flowers or a real plant or two as the perfect accent accessory for your nature interior. A textured, natural rug is the perfect finishing touch in a bedroom.


Home Décor Trends Inspired by Nature: Dining

A great way to add nature-inspired style to your dining room is to freshen up your dining and tableware accessories. Textures are often forgotten on the dining room table. Choose table linen with tactile surfaces such as woven placemats that bring a natural feel to the setting.

The simple, elegant Sandcastle Dining Room Group from Hooker Furniture features clean lines and relaxed styling for a classic, timeless look. Hang a chandelier made of natural materials over the table. Add fresh, green foliage to the space, but not necessarily as a centerpiece. Rather, place a plant in the corner or use greenery in your place settings to bring in more natural elements.

When adding nature-inspired elements to your interior décor, keep it simple and clean. Layer in natural materials and textures and keep the color palettes simple.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Boring Beige Is Back and We're Loving It

There’s nothing wrong with drenching your walls with color if that’s your thing, but a neutral color palette can create the perfect backdrop for your life. It’s ability to not stand out is what makes it stand out. This palette highlights the beauty of natural wood grains and lets pops of color stand out.

Beige Is Having a Moment (Again)

This is isn’t the first time beige has been popular, so you may find you already have this color in your home. In fact, for some, this colorway never went out of style. Once this warm hue joined barely-there pinks and mossy greens on the runway, it was only a matter of time before it began to show up in interior décor.


Explore the Many Shades of Beige

Most people think of beige as a boring shade of light brown or tan. From cosmic latte to desert sand to khaki and ecru, there are so many shades of beige to choose from. The subtle differences in these shades of beige can change the feeling they give off, especially when they are combined with other colors. If you walk into a paint store, you’ll find shades of beige that are too numerous to list.
One thing that these shades of beige have in common is the sentimental and comforting vibe they bring to a space. Beige’s big moment comes from using it in exciting ways. The room above featuring the Nantucket Casual Style Sofa by Rowe demonstrates how many beiges can work together to create a harmonious space that is far from boring.

beige bedroom set seagrass bedframe

Beige and Transitional Style Furniture

Beige and transitional style furniture go together like peanut butter and jelly. Transitional style mixes modern and traditional elements in a way that is fresh and new. This mix creates spaces that encourage rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Part of what makes transitional style so restful is its focus on neutral colors. Beige fits in with this aesthetic perfectly. Textured materials such as leather, sisal, burlap, and chenille add interest to transitional furniture and make up for the lack of color as well.
For example, the Los Altos Ivory Coast Bed from Tommy Bahama wrapped in woven banana leaf on the headboard, footboard, and sideboards. It creates a subtle pattern that allows the strategic use of bold pops of color and gives your bedroom a high-end feel.

beige reclining sofa and chair in living room

Add Warmth with Beige

A beige leather sectional and wood floors bring warmth to your living room, making it the perfect hang-out space. The McGuire leather Power Reclining Sofa and Power Reclining Chair from Bernhardt are great examples of the comfort and style beige brings. The luxurious driftwood beige leather and nailhead studs make it cozy enough for the rec room but also stylish enough for the living room.
With homeowners craving warmth, this once considered dated neutral is back in a big way. It’s easy to see why. We’re looking for spaces that feel cozy and inviting, and beige is up to the task. The color is breaking out of its reputation as being safe and blah. Mix it with olive green and yellow for a playful vibe, vibrant rust colors for a homey feel, black for a modern look, or amber and golds for a polished aesthetic. There’s almost nothing these new beiges can’t do.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

5 Beautiful Focal Point Ideas for Family Rooms

What is a family room focal point? It's where your eyes land when you first enter a space. In a bedroom the bed usually takes center stage. But in a family room, it could be a window, wallpaper, artwork, the sofa, or an architectural feature.

The focal point usually faces the main entrance of your family room. And while the focal point can dictate the furniture placement in your room, the seating does not have to face it. Also, in some cases, you can have more than one focal point, just make sure they complement rather than detract from each other.


1) Create a Focal Point around a Stone Accent Wall

If you have an architectural feature or textured wall, you can use this to create your focal point. Highlight the wall by adding lighting that makes a statement. Stylish, rectangular wall sconces do the trick. Then add a sofa such as the Bedford Customizable Sofa by Lexington.

The sofa’s relaxed contemporary style complements the casual feel of the stone wall. Since the sofa is customizable, you can choose the upholstery, arm style, cushions style, and more to create the look you want.

2) Create a Bold Family Room with Wallpaper


Bold wallpaper can make a great focal point. A dramatic print paired with a large round mirror makes an unforgettable focal point. Place a leather couch in front and accessorize with pillows, plants, and a curated arrangement of glass vases. Since the focal point is so bold, remember to keep everything else streamlined and simple for maximum impact.


3) Bold Black and a Gallery Wall

Sometimes all you need in your family room is an eye-catching gallery wall as a focal point. The key to creating drama is using art that can be seen from the family room’s main entrance. The dramatic gallery wall makes a dramatic backdrop for the Grandview Sectional Sofa by Bernhardt. It makes this family room the perfect place to gather. This cozy sofa brings classic design to your family room with its smooth rolled arms, nailhead trim, and thick block feet.


4) Make a Dramatic View More Dramatic

If you have a large window that automatically grabs attention, highlight it to make it even more dramatic. With its architectural shape and posh marble top, the Ariana Vernay Console Table by Lexington adds more than a dash of panache to any space. It features elements of modern sophistication with its impeccable layering of colors and textures. Tuck a pair of Laurel Canyon Wheatly Ottomans upholstered in bold yellow underneath for extra seating.




5) Plants Make Beautiful Family Room Focal Points

A beautiful specimen-sized palm or a collection of smaller palms make an attractive and refreshing focal point. There’s a lot to think about when choosing the best plants for your family room, lighting being the most important. The potted palm behind the Astuzia Reclining Sectional from Natuzzi is thriving because of the sunlight it gets from the nearby window. This wall-saver recliner slides slightly forward instead of straight back, allowing you to keep it close to the wall without disturbing the plant.

Creating a focal point is one of the most essential elements of interior design. Whatever you choose will be the first thing people see when they enter your family room and will be the center of your layout. A few small tweaks can take your design to the next level.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

How to Choose the Best Upholstery for Your Sofa

When it comes to choosing a new sofa, the endless amount of upholstery choices can make choosing the right material seem like quite the challenge. Patterns or solid colors? Leather upholstery or fabric? Neutral color or bold? There are an infinite number of possibilities to choose from, and the one you choose in the end will express your personality and set the tone in your family room.

beautiful leather sofa

Assess Your Need for Functionality and Durability

Functionality is an essential element when choosing the upholstery for your new sofa. Assess the level of activity the sofa will endure over its lifetime. This is a critical step toward deciding what kind of upholstery will be best on your sofa and can narrow down your choices.

Consider how you will use the piece and how it will fit into your life. If you have pets or kids, you will want to make sure you use something durable and easy to care for, like the leather upholstery on the Couture Leather Braxton sofa by Lexington available in 65 colors. It is completely customizable, so not only can you choose the perfect color, you can choose the arm style, back cushion type, base or leg style, and more. It’s a great way to get the perfect piece for your home.

Once you’ve determined the functionality and durability you need, it’s time for the fun stuff: color, patterns, and texture. What you choose will depend on your design concept.

Bold Color or Calming Neutrals?

Do you want to make a statement, or are you looking for something more subtle? It depends on the look you are going for. Statement furniture can be fun, and no one loves red leather upholstery on a sofa more than I do. However, neutrals can be easier to work with, especially if you want to change up your look in the future. One way to go is to choose solids on the bigger pieces, such as the sofa, and bring in patterns and prints on the smaller accent pieces such as ottomans and chairs.

With a neutral color, you can easily change up the colors in your family room with pillows, throw blankets, and other accessories. If you like to decorate for the seasons, a neutral sofa is probably your best option. By carefully considering your upholstery choice, you will end up with a piece of furniture you will use and love for years.

Determine What Your Room Needs

When choosing upholstery, whether leather or fabric, determine what your room needs in terms of pattern and color. Don’t be afraid to go against the norm and choose a bold color and pattern if that is your heart’s desire. This is your chance to play. After considering the function, pay close attention to tone and texture.

If you want an airy feel, stick to light textures such as cotton or linen. For a more curated look, mix different textures together in one space. Mix up the upholstery styles to create depth and interest. Don’t forget to take into consideration comfort, quality, and the style that reflects your personality.

Getting your upholstery choice right is always a balance between function and form. Upholstery pieces tend to be used a lot, so understanding the benefits of leather upholstery vs. fabric upholstery is important. Add pieces that fit well in your space and don’t overpower you, and choose silhouettes that will stand the test of time.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

What to Look for in a Leather Reclining Sofa

There’s nothing like kicking back and relaxing in a comfortable sofa at the end of the day. But finding the perfect recliner isn’t always relaxing. If you’re looking for a recliner that is "just right," as Goldilocks would say, then read on. Here are some tips on what to look for in a leather reclining sofa.




What to Consider When Shopping for a Leather Reclining Sofa

The first thing to think about when shopping for a leather reclining sofa is:

  • Who will be using it
  • Your floor space
  • Your personal taste 

Give It the Sit Test

Since a reclining leather sofa is destined to become the focal point of your family room, you’ll want to take time to compare your favorite models by lounging in them as you would as if you were at home. Try it out for five minutes or more, this will give your body a chance to relax and sit more naturally.

When looking for leather, beware of vinyl chairs. Sure, new, improved vinyl materials may look and feel like leather, and cost less, but they are not leather. Vinyl is less pliable and can crack. Check the label on the recliner and buy from a reputable furniture store to be sure you are getting real leather.

For example, the Astuzia Five Piece Reclining Sectional Sofa from Natuzzi Editions upholstered in top grain leather is the perfect centerpiece for your family room. The three boxed-edge cushions provide comfortable seating while padded headrests on the back add contemporary style, and the power reclining mechanism allows you to relax at any position you desire.

Choose the Size and Placement of Your Leather Reclining Sofa

Reclining sofas tend to be large, bulky, and a challenge to maneuver. Be sure to measure the doorway of your home and of the room where you want to put the sofa before you set out on your shopping trip. This will save the frustration of falling in love with the perfect reclining sofa, only to find out that you can’t get it inside your home. Follow the old adage and measure twice, just to be sure.

Allow at least 4 inches between the wall and the recliner, unless you’ve chosen a wall-hugger or zero-clearance model. As the name suggests, a wall-hugger model doesn’t need an empty space behind it. An oversized recliner may need more than the average 4-inch clearance, so keep this in mind when shopping for your leather reclining sofa. Also, remember to leave enough space in front of your sofa so that the footrest can pop out without bumping into the coffee table.

This recliner buying guide gives you an understanding of the different types of recliners and the features you have to choose from. It also gives you additional guidance on how to shop for this vital piece of family room furniture. Keep in mind that your comfort is paramount. Once you have your leather reclining sofa in your family room, you should be able to relax and sink into your new recliner, never wanting to leave it.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Does Leather Living Room Furniture Ever Go out of Style?

Whether your home is contemporary, modern, or traditional, leather furniture adds homey, timeless, and understated luxury to your interior décor. Perhaps this is why leather living room furniture never goes out of style. From buttery caramel to rich Bordeaux, leather living room furniture comes in cozy colors that add depth and beauty to any space.

beautiful brown leather sofa

Warm Up a Room with Brown Leather Furniture

Soft, buttery caramel brown leather instantly warms up a space. The walls are a soft shade of cream, and the Natuzzi Editions tan sofas are incredibly inviting. You can add pops of color, such as yellow or coral, or keep it neutral with gray pillows and green throw. The contemporary style hugs you with comfort while the sleek lines and exposed block legs add depth and sophistication.

Leather furniture is traditionally dark, so adding light neutrals such as cream, grays, or greens with pillows, throw blankets, and paint on the walls helps bounce light around the room and add contrast. Natural elements, like fresh flowers, live plants, and botanical prints complement the leather's smooth grain.

elegant white leather chair

Leather Furniture for a Transitional Living Room

If you have a transitional style living room, you may think that leather furniture isn’t for you. A mix of natural textures, including the Candace Chair by Bernhardt, liven up this living room. The cream-colored rug and glass and metal coffee table enhance the space’s elegant appeal. The sleek contemporary lines combined with traditional elements create a charming transitional feel in the space.

Designed to be as comfortable as they are attractive, transitional leather furniture coordinates well with micro-fiber upholstered furniture as well as traditional wood furniture. If you wish to give your space a more contemporary feel, accessorize it with abstract or geometric patterns. Plenty of throw pillows and houseplants keep the look relaxed and cozy.

streamlined leather accent chair

Choose a Leather Accent Piece

If you’re not ready to commit to purchasing a leather sofa for fear it will dominate your space, start with an accent piece such as an accent chair, ottoman, or bench. These pieces will not only introduce you to the benefits of leather furniture, but will also give your space a carefully curated feel when mixed with pieces upholstered with fabric.

For example, the Elton Desk Chair from Monarch Fine Furniture by Century adds eclectic flair to any space. It adds a contemporary vibe to a room that features traditional design elements. The frame is crafted from beech solids and features walnut veneers. The padded seat and back are upholstered in light brown leather. Antique brass finished metal arms wrap around the back, bringing lightness along with a unique style to the space.

Leather is no longer a neutral hide, and many homeowners choose leather furniture dyed in shades from green to blue to yellow or red. If you prefer your leather furniture on the colorful side, treat it as a neutral. You can add accessories to either highlight or minimize the color. The colors you use around your leather furniture will depend on the theme or style you want the room to reflect, as well as the color of your sofa.

When you see all the different ways leather living room furniture can make a room comfortable, cozy, and stylish, it’s easy to understand why leather furniture will most definitely never go out of style.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

​Spring Clean Your Interior Décor

​While the Florida weather is more often summer-like than spring-like, we still think of spring as a season of new beginnings. The term “spring cleaning” still has merit, as we have left the holidays behind and begin to think about reorganizing and decluttering our homes. Spring is a great time to give your indoor space a makeover. Here are 7 ways you can spring clean your interior décor.

beautiful bedroom furniture

Get an Upholstered Headboard

You don’t have to repaint or wallpaper your bedroom to refresh its style. Upgrade the centerpiece of your space – the bed – by adding a new headboard. Choose something classically elegant, like the Ariana St. Tropez Upholstered Panel Headboard by Lexington. It’s straightforward and sophisticated style gives your bedroom the uplift it needs.

Splurge on Bedding

While you’re upgrading your headboard, why not splurge on new bedding? The bed is essentially the centerpiece of your bedroom, so make sure it looks the part. It’s the first and last thing you see every day, so make sure it’s a spot that inspires you.

stunning woven chair

Add a Statement Furniture Piece

Liven up your living room with a new piece of furniture. Add a little texture to the space with the Century Elegance Hyacinth Swivel Chair. The rounded arms are in line with this season's trend for rounded furniture elements, and it’s a chic way to bring this curvy trend into your home.

Throw Down an Area Rug

Even though Florida has virtually no winter compared to more northern climates, we still have a growing season. And as the bougainvillea put forth their colorful blooms, you can add color to your space with a new area rug.

Reorganize Your Bookshelves

When was the last time you checked out your bookshelves? Are they gathering clutter along with dust? Have they become home to all those random tidbits and knick-knacks? When your bookshelves become overcrowded, they create a ton of visual noise. And, they no longer fulfill their function of keeping things neat and organized.

Change Your Curtains

They do it all the time in the Oval Office, so why shouldn’t you try it in your home? Changing your curtains can make a big difference in your space. The texture, style, and color you use can create a completely different mood.

beautiful orleans coffee table

Revamp Your Coffee Table

Bring some glam into your living room with a new coffee table, such as the Orleans Rectangular Cocktail Table by Bernhardt. Then overhaul your coffee table books. A table this pretty wants to be shown off, not covered up. You don’t have to get rid of all of them, just minimize the collection. Use a few to create height and display a collection of vase or ginger jars. Bring in extra color with some fresh flowers, it is spring, after all.

When you are done with your spring revamp, reward yourself by relaxing in your new space and enjoying its fresh, new vibe.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Are Leather Sectional Sofas Out of Style?

The living room is probably one of the most important rooms in a home. This is the place where you gather for cocktails when entertaining, or put your feet up while drinking coffee on a lazy Sunday morning as it slips into afternoon.

It’s essential to have seating that does it all – effortlessly allowing for extra guests and offering cozy comfort to family members. A sofa with a few chairs is a classic choice, both stylish and symmetrical, but sometimes you need a little bit more.

Every once in a while you hear that leather sectional sofas are out of style. I am not here for that. A leather sectional is the perfect place for lounging, watching TV, reading the paper, and did I say lounging? Although past choices in sectional sofas have ranged from dowdy to downright unwieldy, today’s versions are much more chic and sophisticated, ranging from sleek and streamlined to versions upholstered in leather.

beautiful leather sectional sofa

Leather Sectionals Are Space-Saving Sanctuaries

A casual alternative to a sofa, a leather sectional instantly creates a laid-back vibe. It gives you plenty of seating, depending on its size, you can seat many more people than you could with a conventional sofa. A leather sectional sofa such as the Grandview Four Piece Traditional Sectional by Bernhardt gives you the ultimate in comfort and support as you settle in and watch the big game or a favorite movie.

Arranging furniture in an open floor plan can be tricky. The solution? A leather sectional sofa. Placed correctly, it can break up an open floor plan. It’s structural shape and broad size helps create distinct “rooms” in the larger space. The shape perfectly fits into a long multipurpose space, delineating the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

And if you’re thinking, I can’t have a leather sectional, I don’t have enough space, think again. Its symmetry lets you tuck it into a corner, making it a great option for a room where wall space is scarce. It provides both form and function to small living rooms. These days, a leather sectional can go anywhere. It can help maximize seating options in smaller spaces.

How to Style Your Leather Sectional Sofa

Styling a leather sectional isn’t very different than styling a regular sofa, but there are some nuances. These tips below will help you style your leather sectional to perfection.

Mind Your Rug Size

When pairing a rug with a large piece of furniture, bigger is usually better. Look for a rug that extends beyond the boundaries of the sectional. This will make the space seem bigger. If you have a smaller rug that you’d like to use in the room, layer it on top of a large rug made of sisal, jute, or some other natural fiber.

Pick Your Coffee Table Wisely

If your rug extends beyond the sectional, your coffee table shouldn’t be so big that it extends beyond the rug. However, you should make sure the coffee table is big enough so that everyone who is sitting on the sofa can easily reach it.

Choose Your Throw Pillow Formation

Some say to place decorative throw pillows at the right, left, and center of your leather sectional. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that. I like to throw caution to the wind and pack the thing with pillows. Whichever route you take, be sure your pillows are large enough to handle the sofa’s extra bulk.

Add a Console Table, or Not

If your leather sectional is free-floating, think about placing a console table behind it for a decorative flourish. It will also help visually anchor the leather sectional to its place.

Keep in mind that leather sectional sofas can be more versatile than they seem at first glance. They work as well in large spaces as they do in smaller ones. Far from being out of style, choosing a leather sectional sofa can make a glorious statement in your home.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Create Romance with Your Bedroom Décor for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate romantic love. Over the years this day has come to be celebrated across the globe. Those of you who are cynical might blame great marketing and advertising, but the rest of us understand the allure of a day that celebrates love. For those who believe in love, or want to even just for the day, here are some tips on how to create a romantic bedroom on Valentine’s Day.

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