Hardware Colours

Hardware Colours

Pewter and gunmetal hardware are in.

Last year the queen of hardware finishes was brass and gold. This year pewter and gunmetal. They are less harsh than black and go with more design styles than brass or gold. It has a nice finish with texture.

You can easily replace the hardware around your house to make a difference. Changing little things can totally update a room’s entire look.

October 18th 2019
Article Written By Renata Biala
Design Specialist at Decorium
Renata@decorium.ca

Styling a bookshelf

Ten Tips to style a Bookshelf:


  1. Put tall objects on the top shelf to emphasize the height of the ceiling.

  2. Use bookends on one of the shelves , but not on all of the shelves as it will be overwhelming.

  3. Stack books in different directions.

  4. Group picture frames of different sizes on a shelf.

  5. Showcase souvenirs on a shelf to start a conversation about your travels.

  6. Add life with greenery.

  7. Add whimsical touches i.e. a glass knot or metal glasses.

  8. Try use an odd number of shelves.

  9. Try adding words i.e. Love or Family or your Initials.

  10. Try colour blocking if you want to be creative.

October 11th 2019
Article Written By: Ellen Zworth
Design Specialist at Decorium
Ellen@decorium.ca

Hallway entrance decor

The hallway entrance to your home will be the first impression that you your guests are going to have of your interior design.

In other words, it is the door to your full house decor.

Depending on the area of the hall you are decorating, you can choose something like a moon shaped console or an impressive little accent chest with any color of your choice.

By adding a mirror or a small painting above the console, you will bring a hint of chic to the whole vignette.

Put an accent silver tray on top of your piece and you are all done for the big entrance “wow”!

Express yourself, no limits and no regrets!!!

October 4th 2019
Article Written By: Alla Wolfson
Design Specialist at Decorium
Alla@decorium.ca

Fall Home Decor Trends

Although it may not feel like it, with the unseasonably warm weather we’re experiencing, the Fall season has officially arrived!!  and boy am I excited!  It’s my absolute favourite season of the year and my imagination is going into overdrive with wonderful ideas for changing up my own home decor.

Much like last year, the major hits for Fall 2019 are animal images, florals, large cable knit throws, and of course plaid.

Additionally, here are some new Fall Home Decor Trends which are showing up everywhere:

  •  Natural wood:  Lighter finishes like clear coat and light wash on wood furniture and floors.
  •  Wallpaper:  Find a wallpaper you love with a big bold print or tone-on-tone texture and use it on every wall to elevate your space as a ‘whole’ and make it uniquely yours.
  •  Mix it up:  Don’t be afraid to mix-and-match large furniture pieces such as sofas, loveseats, and ottomans in different styles, colours, and materials like fabric and leather.  This is a chic way to show your personal style.
  •  Style Trend:  Mid-Century Modern/Art-Deco, with it’s clean lines, glamorous materials, and bold patterns, is definitely on the rise this season.
  •  Muted Shades:  Earth tones are always a fall go-to, but this year they are appearing in cooler, toned-down hues.  Lilac, rose, and mustard yellows are also a big hit, if you like to think outside the box.

So, regardless of your budget, making just a few small (or large) changes using some of these Fall Home Decor Trends can help you transform your home and welcome in the new season in style!

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola
Design Specialist at Decorium
Beatrice@decorium.ca

Accent Pieces

The best way to decorate a space that already has natural colors is by adding accent pieces and accent colors.

If you have a grey sofa in your space a great way to add some depth to your room is by adding accent pieces like; chairs, ottoman and pillows or any other accessory that you may need. By adding an accent color to your space, your room will have better contrast and will feel more balanced.

For example as shown above in this beautiful space, using dark blue pillows and matching the accent chairs to the color of your pillow will create a beautiful contrast to your space and will make the room feel larger and brighter.

It’s always great to play with color! As long as you can create a nice balance!

Article Written By: Yuval Elbaum
Design Specialist at Decorium
Yuval@decorium.ca

Fall Decor

Decorating  your house for the season of fall is the same is to choosing the trend colors for your wardrobe.

The new color for the fall of 2019 is Butterscotch. A beautiful and soft color with red undertones.

You don’t have to make a huge changes in order to feel the new coming season of fall.

Changing a few small things around the house will make you ready for the new season.

Start with a new rug in your family room or add new toss pillows to your sofa.

Maybe a small arrangement  of fall flowers in red and yellow will add to the decor.

Enjoy the season!

Article Written By: Renata Biala
Design Specialist at Decorium
Renata@decorium.ca

Autumn Interlude

Summer is over and as much as we feel it was not enough, the next season is something to look forward to.

Big holidays are coming soon and we all want to make our homes bright and happy.

You don’ have to make big changes to feel a difference in your decor.

By adding some small pieces to each and every room, you’ll start to notice the feeling of freshness and new beginnings.

The living room and family room can be enhanced by adding some new accessories, like toss pillows for the sofa or some new table lamps.

A fresh new rug will definitely make the whole room look brand new again.

Put some fresh autumn flowers in the kitchen and you will start feeling the  warmth of your home once again.

So instead of feeling sad that the summer is over, start to look forward to the beautiful and colorful season of autumn!

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson
Design Specialist at Decorium
Alla@decorium.ca

Want it! Get it! Love it!

Often, it’s love at first sight.  If your instincts say it’s right, then you should buy it.  Why waste your time thinking of other choices, if your gut tells you that you should get it now?  Buy it, so can start enjoying your purchase.

If you are hesitant, then move on and keep looking for that special item.  But if it speaks to you, then it’s a sign that you should own it and love it!

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth
Design Specialist at Decorium
Ellen@decorium.ca

The Ultimate Showdown: Fabric Vs Leather

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clientss when it comes to choosing a material for their sofa or sectionals, especially if they have pets and small children is, Fabric or Leather, which one should I get?

Now, there are valid arguments I can make for both options, but in the end what I always reply is that it’s a matter or their personal lifestyle, design preference, and budget.

When it comes to choosing between Fabric or Leather there are pros and cons for both.  Here are  few that can help you decide which one would be best for your home and your family:

  •  Maintenance:  Spills can be the nemesis of any sofa.  Leather can be slightly more forgiving.  However, regardless of your spill type, both should be treated the same way; soak it up ASAP.
  • Lifestyle: If you have pets, leather tends to be the better option, although it can get scratched easily.  But if you have children, especially if they enjoy using crayons or sharpies, fabric is a good choice because most fabric sofas come with cushions that are flippable.
  •  Comfort:  The feel of fabric sofas tend to be overall softer, warmer, and much more comfortable than leather; which can feel hot and sticky in summer and cold in winter.
  •  Colour and Pattern:  Although leather is now available is a variety of colours, they are still limited in texture.  Fabrics are virtually unlimited when it comes to colour, pattern, and texture.
  •  Hypoallergenic:  People suffering from allergies can often do better with leather versus fabric because it doesn’t harbour dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens.
  •  Cost:  It goes without saying that a sofa in a good quality leather will always cost more than in fabric.

Regardless of which you choose, there’s no fool proof way to protect your furniture.  The most important thing to keep in mind is to choose high quality materials.  The better the quality the longer your furniture will last.

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola
Design Specialist at Decorium
Beatrice@decorium.ca

Measurements

It is extremely important to have the correct measurements  when you are ordering the furniture.

Especially the bigger pieces, like sectional sofas and over sized couches.

The  entrance to the room is the first step in the right direction.

The double doors to the house usually  have no problem to carry the furniture through, it is when there is one door entrance the size of the piece is especially counts.

Then the configuration of the room itself.

Make sure you have the floor plan available for the placement of the set.

Smaller pieces in the bigger space will make the room bigger and vice versa.

Article Written By: Renata Biala
Design Specialist at Decorium
Renata@decorium.ca