Baby It’s Cold Outside – Decorating Ideas To Get Your Home ‘Winter Ready’

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Decorating Ideas To Get Your Home ‘Winter Ready’

Well, it’s that time of year again and we’re all feeling it. Jack-Frost is knocking at our windows, which means it’s time to shift our home decor to a more comfy-cozy ‘Winter Look’.

Here are a few easy and inexpensive ideas to help warm up your home’s decor with this year’s hottest winter trends:

–  Metals:  Swap up the cooler chrome and steel vibe in your home by introducing touches of warm gold and brass metal finishes in items such as lamps, frames, and trays.

–  Accessories:  As always, faux fur is still a favourite go-to for accessories such as throws, pillows, and ottomans.  But this year, another hot trend is woollen chunky knits, velvets, and rustic country linens.

–  Area Rugs:  Don’t forget your floors!  Natural or faux hyde rugs are a favourite for creating a natural/woodland look in any room, while faded rugs in jewel-toned Indian and Oriental prints are great for adding colour, texture, and pattern.

–  Lighting:  Create ambiance in any room with the look of flickering candles, while keeping it safe, by adding flameless candles in varying shapes, sizes, and colours.

–  Patterns:  This year, from the owl to the hare, all types of woodland creatures are the hottest trend for showcasing on toss pillows, decorative bedding, and even dinnerware.

Let’s face it, Winter can be one of our longest seasons of the year, but you don’t have to let the winter-blues get you down.  With all of this year’s fabulous decor ideas and trends, it’s an exciting and perfect excuse to GO SHOPPING!!!

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design consultant at Decorium

Beatrice@decorium.ca

Halloween

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When we’re getting ready for Halloween, we often think of one time preparations which mainly include costumes and treats.

 

Why not brighten your home with some fun and exciting colors from the day of ‘Horror”.

Orange, green and some dramatic black can be added by the way of toss pillows, flowers or some throws in black and gold. Choose accessories that can be used all year round so that you can keep celebrating once the official day has passed.

 

Some lamp shades in colours like gold and silver can be used later on for Christmas as well.

 

Small changes in accessories can make a big difference!

Kitchen Decorating Tips

Ahhh, the kitchen!  Once upon a time it was closed off from the rest of the home, but now it’s where all the action takes place and where we spend most of our time; and where we do most of our entertaining.

So much so in fact that most newer floor plans have an ‘open-concept’ kitchen and family room layout, which allows us to be in the kitchen and interact with the rest of the family and guests.

Just as with any other room in your home, before planning on how to decorate your kitchen, consider how you live…and use these 5 simple tips to help you give the heart of your home a well-deserved update:

  1.  Colour: a quick and inexpensive way to update your kitchen is to paint the walls or cabinets.  If you prefer to keep these neutral, add colourful appliances, wall decor or accessories.
  2. Eating Area:  add a generous sized table for eating family dinners, doing homework, or game night – YAY!  Place a large area rug under the table to anchor the space and to add a pop of colour or texture.
  3.  Kitchen Island:  add some counter stools for additional seating, as well as an inexpensive way to incorporate a pop of colour into the room while still keeping the main parts of the kitchen neutral.
  4.  Storage: using open shelving units are a great way to use vertical square footage; especially in smaller kitchens.
  5. Lighting: instead of just the standard pot or recessed lighting, layer the lighting effect in your kitchen by using drop pendants or chandeliers hung from the ceiling for a whimsical twist.

Now that you’re inspired to decorate your kitchen, we invite you to come visit our Decorium showroom where we have a huge variety of tables, lighting, counter stools, rugs, wall decor, and much, much more to help make your kitchen look beautiful!

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola 

Design Consultant at Decorium

Beatrice@decorium.ca

Creating a Home Office

There are many different ways to design a home office. How you do it all depends on the type of work that you are planning to do from your home. 

If you are organizing your personal papers, paying your bills or taking care of the family schedule, you can assign a small space in one of your rooms, like the Kitchen, Living room or as part of your bedroom; and just add a small console / desk, a filing cabinet and a bookshelf. The type of office you create also depends on the size of your home.

If you work from home, you need a quiet space where you won’t get distracted, so the first step is to decide which room you are going to use for your office. If clients are going to be stopping by, you should choose a room closer to the entrance. The furniture should be suitable to the type of job that you have. The idea is to get items that will be both beautiful and functional.

If your job requires you to seat for long hours, you might  want to consider a Stressless office chair and our lift desk. The Stressless chair will provide you with a lumbar and neck support, while our lift desk allows you to alternate between siting and standing.

If you are planning to work for long hours, make this place comfortable and beautiful by choosing colors and textures that you love.

 

Article Written By: Adriana Glait

Design Consultant at Decorium

Adriana@decorium.ca

Colours for the Fall

Warm colors for the fall!


The winter is around the corner and we do feel the change in everything around us.

All the colors are changing from green to red, yellow and orange.

It can be quite beautiful and calming at the same time.

Small changes in your rooms will  bring joy and readiness for the fall and winter.

Change the rug, some toss pillows on the sofa, new shades for the lamps to set the mood.

Add some new flower arrangements and you will feel prepared for the early evenings and long nights.

Fall and winter can be very beautiful seasons with warm colors for the accessories in every room in your house!

 

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson

Design Consultant at Decorium

Alla@decorium.ca

Refresh On A Budget

 

Refreshing your bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive. Just making a few small changes can make a big difference.

Here are some quick tips to get you stared!

  • Change the wall print or hang personalized artwork.
  • Add some pillows or change the pillow casing with a bold pattern.
  • Lay down an interesting area rug.
  • Change your bed sheets for a fresh look.
  • Elevate the look with green plants, fresh or silk flowers.
  • Bring some furry throws, embroider fabrics for texture.
  • Update window treatment: new blinds or curtains.
  • Put in a new lamp. Bedsides lamps are particularly cozy and useful as well.

These are extremely easy steps to do and you don’t have to be a design wizard to be successful.

Curve Appeal

Curvy furniture is a big design trend. A curvaceous chair adds great welcome comfort factor to any home.

Consider a tub chair in a luxurious velvet. It’s like sitting on a chair that is giving you a hug.  Studies have shown that curvy furniture evokes the feeling of relaxation over pieces that are linear, like a club chair.

If you have a contemporary style sofa, try incorporating a curvy chair in the space.  Mix up the styles in the room to keep it interesting.

Celebrate curves by having a circular coffee table in the space or a round ottoman.

Curvy furniture is eye catching when it’s mixed with straight line furniture.  Embrace this curvy trend and it will undeniably have curve appeal!

 

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant at decorium

Ellen@decorium.ca

Decorating Using The Colour Green

’It’s Not Easy Being Green’  Decorating Using The Colour Green_

Decorating with the colour Green may seem a little intimidating, but it’s actually one of the most soothing colours to the human eye and it’s the easiest to create a variety of moods in any room.

The colour Green has the ability to be warm or cool; introduce a sense of calm or excitement; and to bring the outdoors and nature into your home.

Here are a few great colour combinations to help inspire you to use Green in your home:

– Mossy green and soft blue – brings in notes from nature such as the forest and the sky.

– Kelly green and white – creates a bright, fun, crisp look.  Great for the kitchen and living room.

– Sea-foam green and chocolate brown – creates a restful spa-like feel.  Great for the bathroom or bedroom.

– Lime green and soft pink – creates a light-hearted, playful look.  Perfect for anything from a bathroom to a child’s room.

Use it in small doses for Accent – such as in painted trim work, area rugs, pillows, accessories, or in natural florals and plants.

OR

Go Bold and decorate an entire room in Green for a chic, timeless look.  Paint your walls green and then layer in various other shades of green throughout the room using patterns and textures on fabrics and furniture.

With so many wonderful options like rich emerald, earthy moss, calming sage, and bright Kelly, it’s no wonder the colour Green is a favourite of designers’ to decorate with.

So, however you choose to use Green in your home; whatever the mood you’re trying to create, Don’t Be Afraid…it’s actually QUITE EASY BEING GREEN!!

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium

Beatrice@decorium.ca

Making A Statement With Art


Photos or canvas works make a great artistic statement in your home.

Art is colorful, bold and visual, but it can also be very personal.

When you decorate with art you not only add a new exiting element, you add something creative and intimate.

Bring a touch of uniqueness to your space by adding something that visually represents your attitude and character.

Select pieces that add bold visual interest, and complement your current decor.

Place artwork in blank areas to complete the space.

Art work can enrich an interior design space and provide a very special and exclusive ambiance.

 

Article Written By: Renata Biala 

Design Consultant at Decorium

Renata@decorium.ca

Summer Colours – Keep the Season Going

Just because Summer is almost over, it doesn’t mean your home has to lose the sun indoors.  Keep your home cheerful and bright, and evoke an everlasting summer with these decor ideas.

Flowers and Plants

Bring nature inside with potted plants and fresh flowers.  Spread green throughout your home with easy to maintain succulents or other bursts of green. Buy a fig tree or a palm tree for tropical decor in your home .
Take flowers one step further with pillows or floral wallpaper .

 

Brilliant Colours

Yellow is the most obvious colour to use to inject sunshine into you home. Don’t go overboard, rather use it as an accent in vases or art.

Pastel Colours

Add pops of colour like blush pink, aqua or lilac.  Use pretty pastels or shades of blue in a living room.  An occasional chair or even a sofa in pink will keep the summer feel in your space.

Mirrors

Bounce the light around with the placement of mirrors .

Summer holidays

Did you go on vacation this summer?
Perhaps Niagara on the lake, Greece, to the cottage in blue mountain or elsewhere… Wherever you went, print pictures and put them in frames as a reminder of happy summer memories in your family room .  Every time you look at these photographs it will conjure up warm feelings!

 

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth 

Design Consultant at Decorium

Ellen@decorium.ca