The Benefits of Staying Organized

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

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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

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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,

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The bedroom – Make it yours

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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,
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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

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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

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HOW TO BUY FURNITURE – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEASURMENTS

 

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When it comes to buy the furniture for our home, we all get very excited because when it arrives, we get to enjoy it. Most of the time, people want to get their furniture right away, but can forget to follow the right steps.

I always suggest to take accurate measurements of the rooms, entrance ways and/or elevators you’re planning to furnish, before you even visit any store for the first time. When it comes to measuring, it’s important to consider the width, depth and height of the room; as well as the location of doors, windows, fire places and existing furniture.

Once you have the size of the room, the next question would be “is it easy to access”? If you live in a house, take the inside measurements of the door frame, and then take the measurements of the hallway. If you live in a condo, and you already measured the room and the door entry of the suite, take the measurements of the elevator: width, depth and height. Many customers that come to Decorium, with floor plans, forget to bring that information. If the furniture doesn’t fit in the elevator, it doesn’t matter whether it fits in the room, because you won’t get it past the first floor. If it is a basement that you need to furnish, make sure to record the width, depth and height of the stairs and the landing space at the bottom.

Once you’ve collected all the measurements, bring them to Decorium and start furniture shopping like a pro. If you’re still having trouble visualizing how the furniture will fit in your room, there is one more trick that you can take advantage of. Get the measurements of the furniture that you like, take them home, and outline the plan on your floor with masking tape or painter tape. You can also tape the wall with the height of the pieces you want to bring home.

I know that it takes some time to follow all these suggestions but in the end you will save yourself from mistakes and headaches. If you find you don’t have as much space as you originally thought, we will always help you find the right furniture for your home.

Article Written By: Adriana Glait 

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

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CREATING A GALLERY WALL

More and more these days we are seeing home décor move away from having photos and art work randomly scattered across walls and table tops.

One design trend that’s building major momentum is having Gallery Walls. Whether large or small, Gallery Walls can define your style as well as create a focal point.

To enable you and your friends to best enjoy viewing your Gallery Wall, a good rule of thumb is that the center of your display should be at eye level, approximately 66” off the floor.

Although the process of building a Gallery Wall can be fun, it does take time and patience to do it right.

Here are a few helpful step-by-step tips that can guide you in creating your very own gorgeous Gallery Wall:

  1. Find The Right Wall:
  • Decide where you want to display your pieces. This can be an entire wall; over a piece of furniture; or up a staircase.
  1. Get Your Inspiration:
  • determine your Gallery Wall style
  • pick your favourite photos and prints
  • choose frames with similar colour and finishes for a clean, classic look
  • mixing it up with photos, prints, and wall décor in a variety of colours, shapes, and finishes for an eclectic, dramatic look
  • make it personal; choose pieces and moments you love; add vintage finds

If you are looking for additions to your current collection, come visit one of our 2 Decorium showrooms to see our great selection of beautiful and unique prints and wall décor pieces!

  1. Lay It Out:
  • think about placement
  • start with larger pieces in the centre and build out from there
  • have fun with the layout; there is no specific formula
  • lay paper on a clean floor to mock out your layout
  1. Mock Up On Wall:
  • once you’re satisfied with the layout, trace pieces on the appropriate size paper
  • cut out the shapes and tape them to the wall, copying your floor layout
  • a couple perks of doing this is that you can mark and place nails where they will go, and easily make last minute changes to your layout before final placement
  1. Hang It:
  • use frame hangers versus wall hangers; these are much sturdier. This is especially important when hanging heavier pieces.
  1. ENJOY!!
  • step back and admire your beautiful new GALLERY WALL!

 

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So there you have it – Creative…Fun…and Totally, Uniquely You!!!

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge,

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Make A Room Special With Accent Chairs

Making any room special and different can be quite the challenge, and sometimes accessories alone are not enough to fill the void!

When you’ve done all you can with trinkets and decorative items, it’s time to think a little bigger.

How about an accent chair!?

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One piece can dramatically change and transform the room into something very special! For example, an accent chair in a bedroom can instantly add to your decor.

The fabric can be completely different from the color of the room, as well as the style, to make the piece POP! Even if the room is decorated in a modern fashion, you can add a traditional wing chair with light pattern, and the ambiance of the room will completely change!

By adding a couple of accent chairs in the living room, you’ll be filling the decor with warmth and welcoming feelings.

A traditional or modern chair by the window or the fireplace will add character to the room, leaving you with a distinguished and calm space.

Fabrics for accent chairs can be bright and cheerful or classic and elegant.

The beauty of accent chairs is that you can choose any style you wish and really make it a reflection of your own taste.

Enjoy and relax!

Article Written By: Renata Biala

Design Consultant at Decorium On Supertest,

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Creating Your Bedroom Oasis

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Your bedroom is your refuge, your escape from the world, and that’s exactly what it should feel like as soon as you walk through the doorway. Accomplishing that environment can be easier said than done. Here are some key things to think about when creating your own oasis.

The first thing is to analyze the space you are working with: the size and shape of the room, window location, the lighting (both natural and artificial), the existing finishes and what can or can’t be changed. Knowing and understanding these details before doing anything else gives you an opportunity to make cohesive choices and really maximize the space.

Once you have a better understanding of the room, think about how you want to use your bedroom. Will it be strictly for some R & R or do you need some designated space for other activities like work, reading, or getting ready for your day? When you’ve narrowed down your needs you can start picking your pieces, like your bed, lighting, a desk, items that suit your taste but are conducive to the atmosphere you are trying to create.

Last but not least, keep in mind the ambiance you want when picking colours and patterns. Never underestimate the impact these can have on your desired result, they make a BIG difference!

Most importantly, make it yours! Whether it’s a pillow or an accent chair, get that something special you’re happy to see every time you enter the room and screams that this is your space, your oasis.

Article Written By: Olivia Beckershoff

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge,

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