Using Artwork In Your Home Decor

Using Artwork In Your Home Decor

Whether you are a collector of original art or like to showcase your own photographs, displaying artwork is a great way to spruce up your walls, show off your personality, and create a flow of colour in your home decor.

Here are a few easy tips for Using Artwork In Your Home Decor:

  1.  Hang It Low – When hanging artwork, make sure to position it so the centre is at eye level.  If hanging it over furniture such as a sofa or table, the bottom of the frame or canvas should be only 8-16 inches above your piece of furniture.
  •  Set The Mood – As with all things, the colours in your artwork will set the mood in your room.  Use soft neutrals for a calming effect and bright colours for a lively, cheerful mood.
  •  Placement – When deciding where to hang your artwork, look around the room as you enter it and see where your eye lands first.  This will determine your focal point and the best place to hang your art to create the most impact.
  •  Spread The Love – Hang artwork in every room of your home (yes, even the bathroom). There’s nothing more depressing than a blank wall.  Wall art is a perfect finishing element that helps pull a space together and make it feel complete.
  •  Mix Things Up – For a striking display, mix different scaled pieces together.  Plan your layout on the floor in front of your wall first and play around with the arrangement until you achieve the visually balanced look you want.

KEEP CALM AND ART ON – Using artwork in your home decor doesn’t have to be an expensive venture.  The most important thing is to buy and display what you love and surround yourself with pieces that will provide you and your guests with great pleasure on a daily basis.

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola
Design Consultant At Decorium
Beatrice@decorium.ca

Spring and Summer Decor Trends

Colour trends:

Orange:  It radiates energy and excitement and can really brighten up a room

Yellow:    It stimulates feelings of happiness

Toffee:    It is a great classic neutral that can be put together with other lighter colours

Blue:        It is the perfect choice for a modern room, it brings depth to a space

Trending now:

90% white 10% colour : the addition of a touch of colour amidst tones of white brings calm to a room.

Light colour floors are popular to give a room an open, airy look and feel. Floral patterns are seasonal for toss pillows, art or on an upholstered chair.

Copper is a metal that’s here to stay!

Sofas with curves are very much on trend in contrast to linear sofas, creating a softer look.

Sectionals that have pluma plush provide comfort like the softness of a cloud – perfect for lounging after a long days.

Try incorporating some of these trends to give your room a seasonal lift!

Happy decorating!

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

Scandinavian Decor

Scandinavian interior design is still a very popular style in 2019.

Characterized by minimalism, simplicity and functionality, it also includes the use of natural materials such as leather and wood.

Simple clean lines are combined with urban textures, matte finishes and work to make everyday lives easier.

Key elements:

lighting

form and function

fresh flowers and botanicals

neutural colors

clutter -free interiors

Article Written By: Renata Biala
Design Consultant At Decorium
Renata@decorium.ca

How to Mix and Match and Furniture

In the past less used to be more, however today “more is more!” I don’t know about you but designing your space with all natural colors can sometimes look very plain and simple. Buying pieces for your home can be difficult, which is why sometimes most people like to choose natural colors and get matching sets for their space. However I am here to give you some nice easy tips that can help you make your space look more vibrant and interesting, but still elegant.

One of the best things you can do is to start with the main piece in the room, like a sofa in a living room. This piece can be a natural color which will be the main focus of you room. Using this piece you can now add smaller accent pieces that can pop in your space. Accent chairs are a really good way to mix and match furniture because you can make the chairs in a brighter more vibrant color which will create a nice contrast within your space.

Another great way to mix and match your furniture is by choosing some pieces that will complement each other, this can work by making sure that all your pieces in your space “work” together.

  1. Look at fabric, you can chose the same material but in different colors and patterns
  2. Keep the style of your pieces the same, for example; traditional legs or clean modern lines, this can tie the room together even if you don’t match all the same pieces from the same set.

These are some easy ways to create a unique and different look within your space by just using these simple mix and match tricks!

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

Massage Chair Anyone?

Finally! You’re in the massage chair and now you’re going to see what it does. All of the features are accommodating to you’re body size and shape. With one touch your body is completely relaxed and you also have the option to program in your favourite songs for additional comfort. Advanced technology is used to provide deep tissue relief and increased circulation. Com into Decorium and taking a 15 minute free demo and you can experience that sense of heaven before you take it home.

Article Written By: Rachael Perray
Design Consultant at Decorium
Rachael@decorium.ca

Furniture Size & Scale

The proper scale is extremely important when you design any room.

One improper sized piece of furniture can ruin even the most beautiful design.

In order to place your pieces of furniture correctly, it is a good idea to first do the floor plan.

At Decorium we have a special computer program where you can organize the room according to the size of pieces.

When you sketch out a room, you realized the different configurations available for it, as well as the proportion of the items that you need.  Once you are aware of your options, you can decipher what is most suitable for your life style. For example, you can choose whether you want 2 sofas and 2 chairs, a sectional and 1 chair, sofa and loveseat, etc.

The whole idea is to set up your space with the right amount of furniture so that you can enjoy your room.

If you feel overwhelmed, you can always contact one of our design specialists and we will discuss your needs, sketch the rooms for you and help you put them together with beautiful furniture and accessories.

Article Written By: Adriana Glait
Design Specialist at Decorium
Adriana@decorium.ca

Getting Your ‘ZZZ’ – Choosing the Right Mattress For Your Sleeping Needs

For the most part, when decorating our bedrooms, we are willing to spend thousands of dollars to purchase the perfect, beautiful bedroom furniture.  But when it comes to our mattress, we opt to shop around for the least expensive choices.  And why not? It’s not like anybody’s going to see it, right?  Well, they may not see it, but believe me, you’re definitely going to feel it!

Since we spend about one third of our lives in bed, skimping on our mattress is not an option.  When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies are not given the opportunity to regenerate and recharge, which is important to our overall health and well-being.

What we don’t realize is that, over time, we can develop health issues if we don’t choose a mattress that provides proper support while we sleep.

Marshall Mattress understands what makes a good night sleep possible.

Marshall Mattress invented the Pocket Coil Spring Mattress and has been the leading authority in this mattress system for over 118 years.

They build high-quality mattress products without the use of gels or foam encasements and feature natural and man-made materials like New Zealand wool, soy foams, eucalyptus fibers and sustainable lumber in their mattress foundations.  Their mattresses are built like furniture; to last, but wear gradually over time.

Marshall Mattress understands that one type of mattress is not necessarily right for everyone and offers many different types and models to choose from; such as ‘Sleepmaker’, ‘Rest Assured’, and ‘Bespoke’ (to name a few).  Each includes 4 to 6 models offering something different in “personal feel”, but all have a complete Pocket Spring Coil interior and each are built to offer the best in comfort and support.

Here at Decorium we have a large selection of Marshall Mattress models on display, and invite you to come visit our showroom to try each of them out, to see which one will best suit your personal sleeping and comfort needs.

Take it from me, as a proud owner of my very own Marshall Mattress, I can honestly say that it’s such a pleasure to finally have a great night’s sleep and to wake up each morning feeling rested and refreshed!

Article Written by: Beatrice Espinola
Design Consultant at Decorium
Beatrice@decorium.ca

Holidays

The next big holidays, Easter and Passover, are here!

With that being said, we want to make our homes bright and festive for the holidays.

Small changes in accessories and accent pieces can make a huge difference.

Freshen up the living room with a new rug and some colorful pieces of art.

Your kitchen will look brand new by adding fresh flowers and some accent jars with spices and baskets of new linen serviettes.

The family room is the room when we all get together and spent the most meaningful time that we will remember forever.

Add some new toss pillows on your sofa, new accent lamps and the room will come alive.

Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all!

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

Easy ways to stage your home on a budget.

If you’re planning to sell your house, there are proven ways to increase the chance of selling your home quickly, and at the right price.

1. Declutter your rooms, cabinets, closets.

2. Deep clean your living space and keep your home smelling fresh and clean.

3. Rearrange your furniture to create inviting conversational area.

4. Don’t over stage your home.

5. Add some fresh flowers to the rooms.

Remember, in design the less is more. Create a lifestyle people are looking for.

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

We can work it out

An egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs or Easter eggs are hidden for children to find.Children like playing games and they get excited  when they find the prize. For example the egg or a treasure in a treasure hunt, or a game of hide and seek. 

In keeping with the upcoming holiday of Easter, we here at Decorium want to make it easy for you to shop for beautiful home furnishings. There is a large selection of furniture in our 100,000 sq.ft.showroom, and that can sometimes seem rather daunting. We don’t want it to be overwhelming, we want to help make your experience enjoyable.

We know that as adults, you Value time! So let us ‘Hunt’ for right pieces for your home so that you can treasure them for a long time. Everyone has different taste, different budgets, different room challenges. As design specialists,”We can work it out” just as the song title suggests!

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant At Decorium

Ellen@decorium.ca