Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

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Working from home: Work Life Balance

Surviving lockdown

Since we have started the lockdown due to Covid-19, a lot of people have been forced to work from home.

This situation has made a lot of us realized how important it is to have a beautiful, functional and comfortable place to both work and relax.

It’s important to really love the furniture you have, especially at a time like this; when going from one room to the other is daily travel!

Whether it’s a couch, a desk, a desk chair, a dining chair, a counter stool, a mattress, we want to make sure every member of our family that is sharing the lockdown with us, and either works or study from home, has the right furniture.

At Decorium, we can help you choose the right furniture for your needs. We can help you design your home to create beautiful rooms to help you get through the lockdown and enjoy being at home.

Friday July 24th, 2020
Article Written By: Adriana Glait
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Summer is short

Summer is short and especially now, due to to these unprecedented times, we want to make the most of our long summer days.

Because we’ve all been inside our homes for the majority of the past couple months, a lot of people have realized it’s time to freshen up the decor.

Small changes can make a big difference.

Fresh flowers, new simple toss cushions or a new little rug could change the room instantly.

Even just a new lamps or chandelier with different color shades can redefine a room.

Enjoy the summer!

Friday July 17th, 2020
Article Written By: Alla Wolfson

Design Specialist at Decorium
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The New ‘Normal’ – Working From Home

Working from home has been a growing trend in the past years. But now, since this pandemic, people have been forced to work from home, creating an increase in the need for dedicated work spaces and home offices.

In order to promote productivity, a well designed home office should be situated away from other living areas; provide good flow; lighting; and be comfortable with a large working space.

Here are 5 things to consider when designing your home office space:

  • LOCATION: Designate a room or private corner in your home to allow for you to work away from the hustle-and-bustle of busy home activities.

  • DESK and CHAIR:  Think about work flow.  Having a desk with ample work surface and a great chair with ergonomically correct comfort seating, will allow you to work productively.

  • LIGHTING:  Making sure your home office has plenty of light helps to cut down on eye strain which can lead to exhaustion and headaches.  A small desk lamp is great for task lighting.

  • ORGANIZATION:  Bookshelves and cabinets with drawers for hanging folders, will provide both vertical and horizontal organization solutions.  This is especially useful in small spaces.

  • STYLE:  Adding personal touches such as wall art, homey accessories, and cherished photos are a great way to reflect your own personal style as well as keep you motivated, relaxed, and inspired.

Depending on our needs, a home office can be used for many hours each day if working from home, or just as a quite place to go thru correspondence and pay bills. Regardless, whether working from home is a temporary situation, or is now our ‘NEW NORMAL’, don’t we all deserve a home office that is both functional and beautiful??

 

Friday July 10th, 2020
Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola
Design Specialist at Decorium
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How To Create A Bedroom Oasis

 

Typically speaking our bedroom should be the most comfortable room in our homes. Nothing feels better than, at the end of a busy day, getting to relax in our comfortable, cozy bedroom.

Here are a few ideas to help make your bedroom a comfy, cozy oasis:

 

Keep It Dark

Create the perfect mood to rest and slumber by painting your walls in a dark colour.

 

Warm Up Your Floors

Area rugs are a great way to introduce colour, texture, and warmth in your bedroom. Try layering multiple area rugs for added drama and warmth underfoot.

 

Pillow Talk

Layering neutral pillows and throws helps make your bed a place you want to snuggle into.

Bed Time

A headboard done up in warm natural wood or upholstered in a neutral fabric adds warmth and texture.

 

Tone Down The Lights

 

Chose soft lighting, or even better, use a dimmer to create the mood you want to achieve.
It seems like a small thing, but think about it, we spend a third of each day in our bedrooms.
So it’s definitely worth the time and effort to create the perfect oasis to start and end each day.

April 10, 2020
Article Written By: Beatrice Espinol

Design Specialist at Decorium
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Payment Plan

Buying furniture is a complex endeavour. There is much to consider before making your final decision, like size, style, colour and cost.

At Decorium we try to help you balance between what you want and what you can have, by offering you the Decorium Card; our new payment plan program. Providing a 6 or 12-month, interest-free plan, with no payments in between, the program allows you to get what you need, and what you want, for your home.

Unexpected expenses often come along with buying a new house, so if your in the market, The Decorium Card might be a good choice for you.

A lot can happen in a year, so take advantage of what’s essentially an interest-free loan for 6 or 12 months.

You can apply easily for Decorium card from the comfort of your home by clicking the link below.

Financing

 

April 7, 2020
Article Written By: Renata Biala
Design Speciliast at Decorium
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Ways to clean your furniture

Since we have been told by the government and health care professionals to stay home as much as possible, in order to flatten the curve, we all have extra time to clean our furniture.
After all, while it is easy to be overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, and uncertainty , it’s important to remember :

OUR HOMES ARE ONE THING WE HAVE CONTROL OVER

Have a plan, remember you don’t have to clean all your furniture in one day. Consider taking on one room per day. This will give you the confidence that this is something you can take on during this period of chaos; and in doing so you’ll have clean furniture.
Here are some cleaning tips:

Wood furniture

  • Never use glass cleaners, detergents, liquids or waxes on wood furniture.
  • Clean with water and mild soap using a soft cloth followed by a dry cloth.
  • Remove all spills immediately.
  • Never place your furniture in direct sunlight for long periods of time .

Fabric

On upholstery furniture, remove seat and back cushions and vacuum regularly to remove dust particles.
Vacuum upholstered headboards as well.

Leather

Use a slightly dampened soft cloth or leather cleaner.
Use a leather conditioner every three months to keep leather supple and prevent it from drying out.

Glass

Use mild detergent and water followed by a glass cleaner with a micro fiber cloth.

Get ready to rid your home of dust with a HEALTHY spring cleaning!

April 6, 2020
Article Written
by: Ellen Zworth

Design Specialist at Decorium
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Guardsman

We invest in furniture to make our homes inviting and cozy, spending time and money to make it beautiful.
At the same time we always wish to keep our pieces looking as new as possible, and to have them as long as possible!
One of the ways to do this, probably the most important way, is to ensure that the furniture is protected if anything happens.
That’s where our coveted protection plan comes into play!
Guardsman covers all accidental damage!
All spills, food stains, tears, rips and brakes that happen by accident (because we wouldn’t want to harm the furniture on purpose!), will be covered!
Guardsman will repair as many times as needed, and if’s not possible to repair, the piece(s) will be replaced.
Like most insurance policies, until it needs to be used, you’re investing in peace of mind!
Enjoy and use your furniture with the assurance that you are covered!
April 3, 2020 
Article Written By: Alla Wolfson
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Fitting Furniture

Before you buy furniture you always have make sure it’s going to fit your space, and that you’ll be able to get it through the house. For example, if you are buying a sofa for your living room, make sure to measure your front door of the house so you can determine if the sofa will fit through the door. You also should measure the space between any walls and hallways you’ll be passing through, before going to your living room, so you won’t have any unexpected problems. Lastly, measure the room you’re furnishing from wall to wall so you can get an accurate estimation of what you can put where. For Example, in a family or living room, the TV and sofa need to be a calculated distance apart in order to get the maximum quality of use. If you measure you’re space before hand, you will know what size sofa to get, how big of a TV the room can handle and how you want to everything to be placed.

For more information on how to measure furniture to fit your home, check out our measuring guide here.

 

April 2, 2020
Article Written By: Raffaele Martino
Design Specialist At Decorium
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Spring colours are almost here!

Winter is almost over!
You can feel it, spring is in the air, and with the new season you may be experiencing the urge to make some changes in your home.
They don’t have to be huge, and as we know, sometimes less is more.
By changing some small pieces or accessories in the main rooms, you’ll see a huge difference.
Start with the family room and bring some spring colors, like green and pink.
It can be achieved by adding some as simple as some new toss cushions and fresh flowers.
The living room will transform in an instant by changing the rug to a new bright color or pattern.
The bedroom could benefit with maybe some new lampshades on the side tables.
Spring is definitely here!
Enjoy!
April 1st, 2020
Article Written By: Alla Wolfson

Design Specialist at Decorium
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