32 Years of Furniture

Decorating Trends for Spring 2018

Let’s face it, whether you’re a professional or just decorating your own home, we all want to keep our homes fresh and up-to-date.

Here are a few tips on how to decorate your home with today’s trends, without breaking the bank:

  1. COLOUR YOUR WORLD: Keep large pieces of furniture a neutral colour and inject pops of today’s trendy colours with rugs, accent pillows and throws.  TIP: 2018 colour trends are jewel tones such as emerald green, ultra violet, and deep periwinkle (especially in velvet)
  1. GO FOR GOLD:  for 2018 GOLD is the new chrome.  Metals in warm gold and brass are making a strong comeback.
    TIP: if your current decor is leaning more towards silver, mixing a few pieces in warm gold and brass is a great way to introduce this new trend into your space without having to change out all your accessories.
  1. MORE IS MORE:  Though the minimalist look will never go out of style, today’s trend is moving towards over-the-top patterns, colours, embroidery, crystals, and sequins.  Try these on toss pillows, light fixtures, and window coverings as an inexpensive way to ‘Bling-Up’ any room.
  1. FLOWER POWER:  Big floral patterns are making a big statement in wallpaper, rugs, and fabrics. If you’re not sure this trend is for you, using bold floral patterns on wallpaper in your powder room, an area rug, or as a fabric on an accent chair is a great way to experiment.
  1. MAD FOR MARBLE:  Marble is ‘re-surfacing’ back into many living room and kitchen furniture pieces, such as coffee and dining table tops; and not just in white and grey but also in deep black and vibrant green.  This is a material that is always timeless while also being fresh and modern.

When trying to balance your home decor as well as balancing your budget, the most important rule to remember is to stick with what you love, regardless of what’s in or what’s out.  Introducing the latest trends into your space via accents and accessories that can easily and inexpensively be changed out, will allow you to keep your home fresh and up-to-date year after year.

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium

beatrice@decorium.ca

Spring Time Furniture

Spring is officially approaching.  As the colour outside changes from gloomy grey to perfectly sunny and pastel, our interiors also require a bit of a refresh.

  1. Throw down a bright rug. Like green grass and spring flowers outside, the change in the season calls for something bright underfoot.
  1. The growing interest in acrylic is clear. The material is seen on dining table legs and coffee table legs as well. If you have a small space, see-through furniture can also be a strategic choice to help open up the room.
  1. Bring the outside in. Fill vases with your favourite flowers and place them on tables to remind you that spring is here.
  1. Change up your furniture. Now is the time to change up your dark upholstered chair for a lighter spring coloured replacement.
  1. Buy floral items that make a statement ie: a stunning floral media stand, or over-sized artwork with floral pastels, or a very pretty fresh floral upholstered occasional chair.

Welcome spring in your home with these fresh ideas!

 

Article Written by: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant at Decorium

ellen@decorium.ca

multi-functional furniture

Whether you are downsizing or you just don’t want to have a crowded room, you can take into consideration the big variety of multi functional furniture that we can provide you with, and still create a beautiful and stylish room as well!

The idea is to get the right amount of furniture that will serve the initial purpose of what it is, but can also provide alternate functions. This way, you will feel the calm and relaxation that you need as soon as you go back home after a stressful day.

We invite you to visit our showroom to search through the variety of multi-functional furniture we have, but in the meantime, here are a hand full of options to look at!

 

Our Jasha console table can be used as a console table as well as a small desk

Jasha console table/Desk

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  Our Augustine console can be a console, a dining table, an additional table when you invite a lot of people over for dinner

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Our Dawn Queen cabinet bed, can be a bed and a tv stand for a small living room or a spare bedroom

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Our Prelude make up table can also be a desk

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Any of our Stressless Chairs & Ottomans can provide you with extra seating when you lock the ottomans

Any of our Cocktail Ottomans can be used to put your feet up and rest , as coffee tables with a tray on top and extra seating when needed. And if they have storage even better

Stuart , Marcos, Anastasiya, Auspice are just a few names of beds that we carry with storage so that you don’t have to get another piece for your Bedroom and still be able to organize your room.

This way you will save space and money, getting everything you need for your home.

 

Article Written By: Adriana Glait 

Design Consultant at Decorium

adriana@decorium.ca

How to Select a Colour Scheme for Your Room

 

Here are some tips to help you when it comes to selecting a colour scheme for your room.

  • Go by the Golden Ratio rule 10/30/60. Separate the room by choosing a colour for 60% of what you see when you enter the room. For example, the floor and the walls. 30% for the next color, let’s say the furniture; and 10% for any accent pieces and bright statement colours.
  • If you are looking for visually appealing and striking colour combinations then choose colorus that are complementary to each other. Meaning, these would be found opposite to each other on the colour wheel. A good example is green and purple!
  • If, however, you wanted a more casual and laid back feel to your space, then go for analogous colours. This means choosing colours that are close to each other on the colour wheel. Green and yellow, or blue and purple are good examples.
  • If you’re looking to add a bright colour to the walls in your space, consider adding that same colour to the floor as well. Meaning, find a rug that has a splash of that bright colour that you chose for your wall!
  • Generally, cool colours appear to the human eye as receding, while warm colours tend to come towards you. If you are moving into a new condo and feel like the space looks a little small, paint the walls blue!
  • Add black. Adding black to your room, especially if filled with a lot of bright colours, will remove that “childish” element that you may not like about those colours and will give it a more sophisticated feel.
  • There are a lot of you out there who prefer a more neutral palette and that’s completely normal! It is very possible to create an appealing look just using neutral tones. Don’t forget that neutral also means warm golds and camel browns. Use them to spice up your nude scheme!

 

Article Written By: Tala Hakeem

Design Consultant at Decorium

tala@decorium.ca

Coffee Tables

 

Some little things can make a huge difference in our home. Let’s talk about coffee tables.

A small or big coffee table can make a huge difference! A lot has changed in the design and function of the piece. Lots of younger generation move into smaller condos but still require additional space for the desks and dining tables. Here where standard coffee tables can be more of a burden than a benefit.

There are multi functional coffee tables available on the market today where you can utilize features that save space and are just down right convenient. There ones that have a raising top that functions as a computer desk, ones with a hinged top that gives you space to store all your papers and magazines, extendable coffee tables, and more! They can also be used as a small dining table as well.

Available in many different shapes and colours, you have quite a bit to choose from.
Putting this piece in your living or family room will be a functional and stylish addition to your home.

Article written by: Alla Wolfson,

Design Consultant at Decorium

alla@decorium.ca

Foyer Decorating

 

Decorating your Foyer,

The entry Furniture always send the first impression and send a message of entire of the home design. Nothing says welcome home like as an entry will. Decorate your entry way with Decorium beautiful furniture. If you’re looking for an idea we are here to help you out. If you dream it we can design it.

Article Written By: Maryam Sadrmomtaz

Interior Design Specialist at Decorium

maryam@decorium.ca

Warm Up With The Colour Red

It’s cold outside, so warm things up with this holiday’s hot colour – RED!

We are moving away from neutrals taking over. Red is bold, confident, passionate, dramatic and cozy. It is also a classic colour. You see it in fashion on the runway, you see it in beauty and now it’s in home decor.

Red is a versatile colour that you can use as much or as little as you want.  You can paint red on a feature wall with black and white accents to ground the space and to make it feel fresh. You can “bring the red” in a traditional, modern or cottage setting.  There are hundreds of different hues of red, so choose what’s comfortable for you and your home. You can paint your front door red, or use it in accessories in you space.

If red isn’t for you, then keep in mind that blue is still the number one colour everyone loves.

Valentines’ Day is in February 14th and if you LOVE YOUR HOME, it would be a great idea to inject RED in your decor to be on trend

 

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant at Decorium

ellen@decorium.ca