Top 5 Lighting Ideas

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Top 5 Lighting Ideas

Lighting needs in our homes change from room to room. Each space requires a different level of illumination. Light in the bedroom and dining room must have a level lower than in the living room or kitchen. These spaces are where we socialize; we enjoy meals and where we share time with family and friends. The lighting should be soft, enjoyable and lovely, so the important thing is to make sure to find the perfect lamp for every room of your house.

 

PENDANT LIGHTING

 

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Pendant lighting has been an important trend in decorating this year and will continue into next year. Using these lamps will help to create perfectly lit spaces. The kitchen especially needs far more light than other rooms in the house, so that you can safely see the food you prepare and cook. If you have ever tried to cook in a poorly lit kitchen, you know how disconcerting (and even dangerous) it can be. Some in-demand pendant lighting draw inspiration from the past, while other styles are unique and contemporary in design.

With any version of pendant lighting styles are popularly placed in a space with a contemporary design scheme. Bowl drum pendants and standard pendants are both important silhouettes. Multi-light pendants are another important category, with many trend-setters choosing several fixtures to incorporate with their internal designs.

 

CHANDELIERS

 

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Lighting choices can also take cues from transitional craftsmanship, defined by clean lines and lighter finishes. People have been looking at dark, heavy scrolls for so long that they are wanting something light and fresh.

A hot look in light fixtures right now is mixed metal, dulled gold, and foiled silver over gold. These finishes are popular with the transitional style because it has an antique yet contemporary look.

 

FLOOR LAMPS

 

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One of the easiest ways to create a romantic mood in the bedroom is by using floor lamps. Lighting is one of the most important components and a floor lamp can go a long way towards providing just the right mood. You’ll also want to consider the bulbs you use in the floor lamp, which are an equally important part of the equation.

If you prefer to convey a tranquil, relaxing mood in your bedroom, that’s another goal a floor lamp – with the right bulb – could help you achieve.

 

Origami Lamps

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Lamps I’ve introduce today are not only going to give an origami touch to your decor , but will also give an enigmatic touch to your room. Practically weightless and providing soft and cozy lighting, these lamps give to our rooms a special and different touch. With origami lamps, you can create very neutral lighting to match any style of furniture; with white being the easiest to match of course.

 

FURNITURE WITH LIGHT

 

Cabinets that have built-in lights, direct or indirect, help to create another level of comfort and amenity.
It is a trend that we will see even more.

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Article Written By: Carolina Remer, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

   carolina@decorium.ca

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Living In Colour

If you think of the way we describe certain emotions, seeing red, feeling blue, green with envy; there is no denying that colour and mood are linked. Slip on a tailored little black dress and you instantly feel chic and sexy. Pop open a sunny yellow umbrella on a gloomy day and some of that glow will rub off on you. In order to create the same feeling in your home, add some colour, or pops of colour to every room. Here are some colours and the moods they emit!

 

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Green  is a restful colour, relaxing and easy on the eyes

 

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Orange provides a room with an energetic feel

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Blue is calm and serene, perfect for adding relaxing touches to any room

 

Brown

 

Brown adds a warm and comfortable feeling to any room, from a den or family room to a bedroom

 

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No other colour can provide the excitement and fire that red can add to your home décor

 

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Touches of purple throughout your home add sophistication and fun

 

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Yellow adds sunshine to your life, your home and your spirit!

 

Article Written By: Anna Carullo, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest. 

         annac@decorium.ca

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Sneak Peak On Fall Decor

Although I am very sad to see summer leave us, I’m excited for the Fall – the arrival of my first grandchild as well as fall decor & fashion (some really great boots!)

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Fall is a great time to transform your home to capture the spirit of the season by adding spice and warmth. This year, take a look at the beauty of nature’s fall wardrobe by using all the colors of the Autumn palette.

 

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When purchasing furnishing for your living room, look for furniture that is neutral and warm in color. Brown and mocha couches work well for all seasons, especially fall.  To create a warm, cozy feel decorate with fall colored accessories. Put an autumn colored throw pillows on your couch.

 

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Colorful candles bring beauty in the seasons’ colors. Even when not lit, candles create a warm ambiance in the room. Fall is about layering and creating warmth. It is about texture.

 

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Twig Candlerholder   Flute Ball Candleholder

 

So when the weather turns cool and crispy, your home becomes more a heaven than ever.  From golden welcoming space this Fall.

 

Article Written By: Marta Wojtal, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest. 

   marta@decorium.ca

Boho Grove King Bed
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Decorating Your Condo

Decorating  your condo, or any condo for that matter, can be a very challenging but gratifying experience, particularly in cases where space is often limited. In decorating your condo, the key is to develop a meaningful, yet realistic plan before you start. It is essential to organize yourself in order to maximize your space, but not necessarily compromise on style.

Be Creative and maximize storage opportunities where possible. Wherever you can benefit from built-ins, do so.

 

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Learn to utilize colour to visually expand space. For example in the case of bedrooms, dark ceilings can give a room height, while the use of mirrors can help to make a room larger than it actually is.

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Combining materials such as velvet and mohair’s with luxe lighting can connect rooms visually and give them a full and cozy feeling.

 

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Written By: Bill Lampert, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest.
                       lampert@decorium.ca

Creative Use of Space – The Cabinet Bed

Featured on FS Local, Design Consultant Ellen Zworth opens our eyes to new ways of honing in on the creative use of space, and introduces us to the alluring Cabinet Bed.

Click the link below to read the full article!

http://www.fslocal.com/blog/the-cabinet-bed-makes-for-a-creative-use-of-space/

 

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Musings – Finding vs shopping

Some call it shopping.

We call it finding. – Because the latter suggests a match, not a purchase.

Finding is discovering new things to love, joining the ones you already cherish.

 

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Styles change, lamps change, rooms change. You switch them up, embellish them, adorn them and create a place for yourself, your friends, and your family.

 

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Your home should be and is as eclectic as you are worldly, bright, and or modern.

It changes and grows with your love, thoughtful design, and the inspiration that surrounds us.

 

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And we keep finding, collecting, and sharing with one another…

For the thrill of the hunt, the constant pursuit of beautiful things.

Because the story of your home is never quite complete.

And because design is never done.

Article Written By: Lisba Selbo, Designer and manager at Decorium on Yonge. 

         lisba@decorium.ca

LIVING WITH COLOUR – 2016 Design Trends by Decorium

This month on FS Local, design consultant Tara Bennett gives expert advice on 2016 design trends by Decorium.

Click the link below to read the full article!

http://www.fslocal.com/blog/?p=32589&preview=1&_ppp=924fd7fef4

 

 

 

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Stay on Trend with Home Décor

By incorporating trends you can see a dramatic change in your space and over all home decor.

Bold Colors:

Try adding bold coloured pillows to your neutral coloured sofa to keep your room looking fresh and current. Cushions are more than just for comfort; cushions accentuate your décor colors and bring life to a tired sofa.

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Black:

Black gives a space sophistication and drama.

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Geometric Patterns:

Scrolled or geometric patterns are on trend. i.e console table or an area rug.

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Mid-century Modern:

Inspired from the 80s & 90s, mid-century modern is trending now. For example, sofas on high legs or console tables with hair pin legs. Try a live edge table in reclaimed wood to give your room warmth.

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Metal Finishes:

You can mix and match metals in your space. Sometimes chrome can be cold. Introduce warm gold, nickel, and bronze for a touch of glamour. Rose gold is also a current trend i.e. this dazzling mirror frame.

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Rustic & Distressed pieces:

Choose a desk or hall table. When placed in a room with modern or traditional furniture, it creates interest and contrast in the room.

 

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Inspirational Pictures:

Art can not only be abstract, floral, landscape or figurative, but also inspirational. Try to put a piece of art with the word ‘LOVE’ to add personality to your space.

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Article Written By Ellen Zworth, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest 

Ellen@decorium.ca

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Reclining Chairs and Sofas – A “Stressless” en-devour

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When looking for comfort reclining chairs and sofas, consider Ekornes’ “Stressless” brand.

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 The company was founded in 1934 and patented the line in 1971. Stressless chairs are available in various sizes to suit all comfort levels. Sit back and feel the stress melt away.

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It is also recommended by the National Chiropractor Association.

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When you purchase a Stressless chair, you are investing in many years of comfort and effortless support for your body.

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“I love Stressless”.

 

Article Written by: Betty Tan, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest, betty@decorium.ca

 

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Back To School Design – 6 Tips For Redecorating A Child’s Bedroom

Decorium’s Executive Media Buyer Tara Lindsay discusses, on FSLocal, amazing and innovative design tips on redecorating your child’s bedroom for back to school season.  Click the link below to view the whole article!

http://www.fslocal.com/blog/back-to-school-design-6-tips-for-redecorating-a-childs-bedroom/