Put yourself in the room!

Put yourself in the room!

With all the information available today, choosing “the right” furniture for yourself is easy, but things can get complicated between choosing what you really want over what you think you should want. I consistently see people overlook themselves when designing rooms their homes, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

We think about the the latest trends in colour and style. We make the effort to consider the bones and the period of the space. Yet we totally forget about ourselves.

My biggest piece of advice is to make yourself the centerpiece of every room and figuratively put yourself in the room! What are the staple colours in your wardrobe? What is your hair colour, eye colour, skin tone?

Use these personal traits as the starting point for your room palette. Let your decor be the background that frames you in your everyday life. Whether spending downtime with family and friends or entertaining a large group you deserve to be the star in your home.

 

Article Written By: Jesse Wilson

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

jesse@decorium.ca

Finding The Right Coffee Table

The biggest mistake you can make is choosing a coffee table that is too small for the space. When in doubt, go larger. If you have a hard to fit or awkward space, consider a custom-designed table. Also, simplicity and quality are key. Unlike some furnishings that are mainly for show, coffee tables serve a function, so you want something that wills still be in style next year, and withstand constant use.

Tables with stone, marble or wood tops are very durable and well-equipped for everyday spaces. Antiqued mirror or glass tops are more formal and fragile, so they tend to work better in an adult only environment. On that note, round shapes are best for families with little ones because they lack dangerous corners. Rectangular tables are most popular and versatile, but square tables nicely accommodate a room with lots of seating.

It depends on the scale of the room, but generally the coffee table should be anywhere from 18 inches to 24 inches from the sofa. Table height should be based on the height of the sofa and the style of the room, but standard height is around 18 inches. For a contemporary look, you can go lower than that, or for a traditional feel, you can go a little taller – Think old fashioned tea table.

The upholstered coffee table bench is very popular right now because it’s one piece of furniture that serves two functions. Good luck in your quest for the right coffee table.

 

Article Written By: Mike Brown

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

 mike@decorium.ca

Accent Colours – Gold and Silver

Silver and gold are two colors that have always been, and will always be, top of mind when choosing colours for accent pieces and accessories.

Even though they are so different and opposite to each other, in today’s fashion, designers of all kinds, even jewelry designers, mix those two colours together.

Silver is cold and chic, while gold is warm and elegant.

Mixing these two colors together will bring a special and different taste to any room of your house.

For example, one can choose a set of table lamps, for the living or family room, where the metal legs can be in more than one shade of silver or gold.

Toss pillows can also be mixed in any or both colors together.

Any Gold and Silver accessory can be added to any decor, even if you disregard the colours of your furniture and walls.

Create and express yourself!

 

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

Alla@decorium.ca

 

Cobalt Blue

Cobalt blue had been an exciting new trend this Summer!

With everyone enjoying the warm weather and longer days, what better time to bring out fresh color in your home?

Generating a lot of buzz on the scene right now, is the very trendy cobalt blue. This bold and fresh colour makes a statement in any home and works beautifully with neutral color scheme.

Choose items in cobalt blue that you can move from one room to another: such as a set of cushions, vases or light accent chairs. This makes it easy to add bold blue to any room that needs something extra.

Navy blue can be glamorous and versatile. A crushed velvet and deep blue mix is a great way to glam your room, especially on a big comfy sofa.

 

Article Written By: Renata Biala

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

renata@decorium.ca

The Benefits of Staying Organized

Simplicity is an important feature of modern design. While reducing excess decorations and frills and keeping your home and work space organized makes things look clean and neat, the benefits of being organized go far beyond aesthetics. There’s research that suggests that organized people live healthier and more productive lives than people who are less organized.

Boost Your Productivity

You know that multitasking, loud coworkers and other normal parts of your day are having a negative effect on your productivity, but you probably don’t realize that poor organization is also hampering your ability to get things done quickly and efficiently.

Excessive clutter competes with your work for your attention. The fewer things you have around your desk to look at, the better. Start with clearing your desk of knickknacks, papers and anything else that isn’t directly related to the project you’re working on right now. Digital clutter can also distract you and disrupt your focus: close unnecessary tabs, quit programs you’re not using and — if you can — mute your email and IM notifications.

Reboot Your Diet

You might not associate disorganization with a poor diet, but eating nutritiously takes a lot of planning and preparation. If your day is chaotic, it’s a lot easier to stop by the nearest fast-food restaurant than spend time preparing a meal.

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Planning your meals ahead of time will help you control your portions, ensure that you’re eating from each food group and you’re getting the nutrition your body needs. As an added benefit, when you’re organizing your meals and getting proper nourishment, you’ll feel better and have more energy.

Reduce Your Stress Level

Disorganization can cause you to be late for meetings at work, forget important dates with your family and friends and cause people at work and at home to think of you as undependable. All of this can be very stressful on you. Over time, your stress can become chronic and lead to headaches, sleep loss, weight gain and other maladies.

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Whether you’re making notes in a planner, putting everything in your calendar app on your smartphone or something else, find an organizational tool that works for you and keeps you on top of things.

Simplicity isn’t just an aesthetically pleasing aspect of modern design — it’s an important part of living a less stressful and more organized life. It only takes small steps to boost your productivity at work and live a happier, healthier life.

 

Article Provided By: Ekrones Wellness Dept.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE

 

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE

In today’s modern new condos, space is often at a premium.  Whether you’re just starting out or you’re downsizing from a larger home, consider furnishings designed for double-duty!

CONSOLE TABLE/SOFA TABLE/WRITING DESK

Steinway SofaTable 66970 Silo

Add a couple of drawers to a traditional console table and you’ll have a handy surface with storage in the foyer, a convenient spot for a reading lamp with some books behind the sofa, or a compact space-efficient writing desk to tuck under a window.

 

CABINET BEDAurora Cabinet Bed 902421 Video Silo

If you’re in a small studio apartment, or just need to hide away an extra bed for guests, we have your solution!  Our cabinet beds take up minimal space, while providing 2 drawers for storage and an ideal location for a large-screen television.  Open it out into a full or queen bed, with a fold-out high quality gel-infused memory foam mattress encased in a removable, washable cover, for ultimate comfort.  Several styles available with a choice of wood finishes and hardware to blend with your décor.  All this luxury in such a compact space!

 

EXPANDABLE DINING TABLESApollo Dining Table 38547 Silo

Expandable tables with removable leaves have been around forever, but now there are such creative new ways to accommodate your guests.  This exceptional design allows you to simply spin the sleek white glass table top to pop up the extra surface space, then spin again to hide it away.  Everything is on the table when it comes to our versatile, space-saving dining furniture!

 

Article Written By: Leslie Frappier

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge

lfrappier@decorium.ca

The life of BLUE

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Artwork – Blue Movement, area rug – Barren Crackle pattern, Booth Bar Stools.

The depth of BLUE is impactful in any space. Blue is the new BLACK! It’s great for creating a cool neutral space, and has been shown to lower blood pressure as well as heart rate. Indulge in the the power of colour, and start living with BLUE.

Written By: Tina Dennis,

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

tina@decorium.ca

 

The bedroom – Make it yours

Gustav III King Panel Bed 902875 RS 2

Almost everywhere we go during the day we are in someone else’s vision. Our homes are the only places that we can make exactly the way we want.

Of all the places in our home the bedroom can truly be a sanctuary and an oasis. It’s the first place we see every day and the last environment we experience every night. It’s where we unwind, relax and fade into slumber and where we have our most intimate moments and conversations. This is why it’s important to own it and make it yours.

The colour of our walls, the texture of our linens, the amount of light that our window coverings block out or let in all affect the rest of our day.
Despite the obvious yet often overlooked impact and importance of our rooms, we often neglect this space because it’s a place that guests don’t typically see.

The most important decision in a bedroom is your mattress. No other singular item in your life has a greater impact on your rest and rejuvenation. You can’t have a truly good day without a good night.

The right bedroom choices in form, function and flow will transform every moment of the rest of your day, while a good quality mattress can enhance your overall health. So in turn, if you want to improve your quality of life there’s no better place to start than your bedroom.

Article Written By: Jesse Wilson
Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,
jesse@decorium.ca

Modern Furniture – Crisp White

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Angular and loose lines define these modern impressions. Any on their own can transition your space into the modern direction. The power and impact of crisp white, living with white.

 

Design inspiration by: Tina Dennis

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

tina@decorium.ca

Decorium Furniture Protection Plan

 

Every one of us have a different lifestyle, which is reflected by our home furnishing, as well as other choices we make in our lives.

In life, we don’t always get to choose exactly what we want or like, for a number of reasons. When talking about furniture, let’s say a sofa, one of the reasons might be that we are worried about accidental damage that can happen to light coloured leather for example, or dark finished table top where the scratches can be easily seen.

With that in mind, you might be glad to know that our store has an excellent protection plan to help make your furniture last.

From the moment the furniture is in your home, our plan will cover all accidental ware and tare for 5 full years!

For anything that happens accidentally (and everything will be accidental! You are not going to ruin your furniture on purpose! ), like food spills, scratches, nail polish stain, pen marks, pet urine stain etc etc..

You can have peace of mind with our Decorium protection plan for 5 Years!

With Decorium, you are protected and covered!

The process for claiming an accident is simple and there are only 3 things you need to remember to do:

  • Call within 5 days of an accident
  • Do not try to fix the problem yourself
  • And Keep the certificate in a safe place

And with that, you’ll have no more worries about the practicality of your purchase!

Just be artistic and let your designer dreams to come true!!

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

Alla@decorium.ca