Foyer Decorating

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

Tackle the Winter Blues

 

Now that the holidays have come and gone, and with record breaking cold temperatures, not to mention the flu, it’s no wonder we are all beginning to feel the ‘Winter Blues’.

One sure-fire way to soothe these feelings is with home decor.

Here are a few simple decorating tips to brighten your interior and make a positive impact on your mood:

  • Inject warmth and energy throughout your home by adding small touches of bright, hot hues such as hot pink, sunny yellow, and zesty lime green.
  • Instantly lift your mood by introducing accents which reflect light such as mirrors, lighting and metallic finishes.
  • Make any room or furniture item feel warm and cozy with toss pillows, rugs, bedding, and soft throws.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, use paint to brighten your interior.  Paint can make your home feel fresh and, by using a warm tone, will make it feel warm in those days with low light.
  • Bring the outside in by adding vases with colourful flowers throughout your home.  This will make your rooms cheerful and get you excited for the arrival of spring.

Let’s face it, Winter, with it’s cold dark days can feel endless and gloomy. However,  by adding some much needed colour and warmth into our home’s decor, we can all perk ourselves up and chase away the ‘Winter Blues’.

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium

beatrice@decorium.ca

Accent Chair and Sofa

Pairing an accent chair with your sofa is an easy way to brighten up the room, especially when one or both have a beautiful pattern. An accent chair will complement your sofa, but can also be used in your bedroom as a sitting area, which makes them versatile and important to have in your home. With so much to choose from, in fabric or leather, you can dress them up or dress them down in any way you like. Take a look at our selection and see how an accent chair can become a big part of the room.

Article Written by Raffaele Martino 

Design Consultant At Decorium

raffaele@decorium.ca

Accessorize your coffee table

Tips on how to accessorize your coffee table:

Feel like something is missing in your living room? Even though you’ve just bought your idea of the perfect coffee table? Accessorizing might just be the answer you’re looking for.

1) Make sure you have items of different heights next to each other.

Keeping everything on the same level makes your space boring. Spice it up by adding different heights. For example, you could have a small stack of interior design magazines, a medium sized candle, and a high pink or white orchid.

2) The rule of 3s

Divide your coffee table in 3 sections, like a grid, and organize it that way. Put one decorative piece on each “grid” section. You don’t want to over clutter your table, as it’ll just look like you need to tidy up.

3) Plants

Try going with a low maintenance plant or flower. Adding greenery to a room can change the design quite drastically! If you think that you wouldn’t be able to take care of the plant and water it, then opt for a fake one. Most of the time, people won’t know the difference.

4) Use a tray

Put a tray on your coffee table with a magazine, a candle, or other knick knacks on top. It spices up the whole table! Also, it’s easily removable if you have company and need the space for something else. Consider doing this especially if your coffee table is glass, as a simple tray can add symmetry to a free-form table.

Don’t go overboard with your design. Beauty lies in simplicity.

 

Article Written By: Tala Hakeem,

Design Consultant at Decorium,

tala@decorium.ca

Focal Point

 

A focal point is a feature of a room that instantly grabs your attention and is the object around which the rest of the room’s design revolves.  Without one, the eye wanders around aimlessly and one has difficulty being drawn into a room.

Focal points serve not only to create emphasis in a particular area of the room, but to make the entire space feel more inviting.

The main function of a focal point is to add dramatic impact. In other words, it’s the “WOW FACTOR”

Usually if you do this, you want to keep the room design as simple as possible.

Examples:

A stunning modern sculptural chandelier with a starburst design hung over a dining table , is sure to “WOW” anyone entering this dining room!

An original piece of art like paint cans in an entryway will definitely will be a conversation piece! And “WOW” your friends upon walking in your home.

You can use the entire wall as a focal point by scattering artwork. This is an easy way to draw the eye into a living room, when placed over a sofa.

Change the look and feel of a room by creating a focal point!! Your space will go from Blah to WoW!

 

Article Written by Ellen Zworth,

Design Consultant at Decorium,

ellen@decorium.ca

Decorating Your Hallway

Tips to decorate your hallway.

  1. Your hallway needs to reflect the overall feel that you are trying to create for your home.
  2. Keep the walls as attractive as the rest of your home. Decorate with pictures, artwork, mirrors, wall sconces, etc. Be creative.
  3. Mirrors can make a huge difference as they help add to the illusion of more space.
  4. A runner rug is a terrific way to add style to ordinary hallway.
  5. Install beautiful light or pendant to illuminate your walls and offer a serene glow to your home.

Article Written By: Renata Biala 

Design Consultant at Decorium,

renata@decorium.ca

Accent chairs

When talking about accent chairs, we are looking at a piece of furniture that stands out because it complements a room decor. When you break it down by definition, the word accent means emphasis.  The idea is to choose an accent chair as a focal point which can add color, definition, and drama to an interior space.

When you are choosing an accent chair look for one with outstanding upholstery, a powerful profile, or a color that wins you over. It can even be a greater contrast if the chair has a different style from your furniture. Mixing two different styles can create wonderful results, so if the rest of furniture is classic, bring a modern chair, or any other style you like to the floor. A popular colour this year is Purple and Velvet is very trendy fabric of this season. Take advantage of it . Bring a beautiful purple velvet accent chair to your room and let it flourish with this amazing colour and fabric combo.

At Decorium, we have many styles of accent chairs which you can customize with an abundance of fabric options. Come visit us and make your own special creation that perfectly fits your home.

Article Written by: Maryam Sadrmomtaz

Design Consultant at Decorium,

maryam@decorium.ca

The best fit – Measuring furniture for your home

What’s the BEST FIT for my room?

The only way to determine the best fit for any room is with the proper measurements!

When buying any large item, such as Sofa, dresser, or dining table, the most important areas to measure are doorways, elevators, hallways etc.

Please see the schematic below to aid you with getting the proper information.

How to take measurements of your room.

#1— Measure the Length & Width

#2— Measure all doors, windows, fireplace & any other areas that will assist the designer to make sure the items you are considering will fit.

#3— Make a drawing indicating size, & location of doors, windows, fireplace, TV placement, lighting.

Confirming that the furniture will fit is the first step to making your home comfortable & inviting for family & friends.

The Interior Design Sales Associates at Decorium are here to assist you with all aspects of your home, including colour and style, as well as how many people you need to seat in the family room, dining room or kitchen.

Having all this information will make the difficult process much easier all around.

Article Written By: Jane Fitzgerald

Interior Design Consultant at Decorium

jane@decorium.ca