Have a Seat – Accent Chairs and Sectionals For Any Space

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Have a Seat – Accent Chairs and Sectionals For Any Space

Featured this week on FS Local, our Design Consultant Marta Wojtal gives a helpful lecture on accent chairs and sectionals.

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http://www.fslocal.com/blog/have-a-seat-accent-chairs-sectionals/

 

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Fabric Selection

With endless materials, grades and patterns to choose from, fabric has the power to transform any bleak living area into a cozy and relaxing setting. Fabric selection can be overwhelming, but the right type will give you and your guests a warm feeling in your home.

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New Years With New Furniture

Entering into a New Year we thrive for a fresh start, and what better place to begin than your home. When we create a comfortable and inspiring place to surround ourselves with, everything else seems to begin to fall into place. Infuse your space with new trends for 2016 including natural elements combined with modern clean lines.  Warm wood tables and leather sectionals, embellished with animal prints and metallic accents, are some key pieces to include. Get a head start now, while the deals are still hot!

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Mixing Old With New Furniture

Whenever you mix different styles of furniture in the same room, you create a look that has richness and depth. One way to do it is by choosing a colour palette to bring all the pieces together. Mixing old with new furniture can generate a uniquely eclectic look. The key is to find the right way to do it so the space doesn’t look chaotic.

There are many different reasons we want to keep our old furniture, but regardless of why, keeping those sacred pieces can be very rewarding, as long as you’re up for the challenge.

Here are some hypothetical situations that someone might encounter, and our recommended alternate solution to the problem.

Revitalize

Let’s say you have a traditional bedroom set and you came to the conclusion that it’s time for a change. You absolutely love your bed and would love to keep it. One of the ways to do so is leave the bed as is, take the night stands and paint them or refinish them in a completely different colour or finish, change the hardware and voila, you’ve got yourself a new set. Another solution is to get rid of them and get two mirrored night stands which will add sophistication to the room and refresh it dramatically.

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Integrate

In your family room, you have an extremely comfortable and modern leather sectional that you would love to keep because everybody in your family adores it, but you recently inherited a set of traditional style tables from your grandmother that you want to keep for sentimental reasons.

How do you bring all these pieces together?

Go ahead and set them up with you sectional with a modern pair of lamps, a beautiful shag area rug and you’ve done it again.

 

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You currently have a classic dining set but have been looking at décor magazines and just discovered your love for the industrial look. You would like to incorporate this style to your set but how? Look for a rustic credenza that you really love, add a couple of classic table lamps and you did it once more.

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While colours, accessories, drapes and other ambient elements are all very good sources to mesh old and modern styles, they can also help create a whole new style all together. As well, you can combine different styles of furniture in the same room to get a completely new design concept, but this is not for everybody.  This look will only work if you are able to live with it every day, if you are a risk taker or if you want to create a statement in the room.Fleur_steel_kitchen_environmentMia Bar Stool 64160 RS

 

Always, get advice from a specialist if you are not sure how to proceed.

Article Written by: Adriana Glait, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest.

         Adriana@decorium.ca

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Fight The Winter Blues

Along with the joy of the holiday season, Canadians have to fight the winter blues. We spend much more time indoors during the winter, so we should create cozy, joyous and warm spaces. Here are some options from Decorium to create a lovely living room for those few months of hibernation.  Make sure to use effective lighting, cozy blankets, and wood pieces to bring warmth into your homes.

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Article Written By: Tara Bennett, Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge. 

   tbennett@decorium.ca

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The Dining Room

It seems that we all have busy schedules and the formal dining room is running the risk of becoming obsolete in many homes. But I am a firm believer in the benefits of a proper place to dine. When you gather around a table and share a meal, unplugged from work and technology, you have the opportunity to connect with family and friends, engage in dialogue, and celebrate milestones big and small.Alexina Round Dining Table 902368 RS

The design of the dining room should represent your personal style i.e. modern, traditional, classical or retro. There is always something warm and wonderful about celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, festivals and holidays, and intimate dinner parties in one’s home with the special people in their lives.

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                                    Ellen@decorium.ca

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Picking The Perfect Accent Chair

What makes the perfect accent chair? Depending on your decor and your personal preferences there are endless options to choose from to harmonize your living space.

Whether your look is traditional or contemporary, a stylish accent chair adds colour and personality to your space. A great example of this would be a Stressless chair and ottoman. This showpiece is covered in top grain leather and is available in a variety of colours.

 

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Contemporary chairs make great accents as well! Brighten your space with a fun and functional chair that has distinct features, like a tufted back and seat, distressed wood base and legs and a fun carved design. For example, this chair below makes a chic addition to a living space.

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Classic wood framed chair are another type of accent chair that will be a stately addition to any room. For example, this chair below radiates an elegant ambiance with its hand carved wooden frame and luxe fabric. Although all chairs are functional, a chair is not just a chair, it can be the statement piece in your room that brings everything together.

 

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

             marta@decorium.ca

 

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How to cozy up your room for winter

It won’t be long before the weather gets cold and winter hits us full force. It can be fun to make some easy changes around your house to prepare for cool weather.

1. Use warm blankets, Faux for pillows, Throws, different shape and texture.

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They feel so warm and soft, before you notice the whole family will snuggle under the cozy blanket.

 

2. Cowhide Accessories: Area rugs, cowhide stools, benches are very trendy this year; and will transform your area with amazing effect.

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3. Scented Candles:

They bring light, joy and peace; and emit soothing sense of calm to make you happy.

 

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Article Written By: Renata Biala, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertes

         Renata@decorium.ca 

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Decorating Your Condo

Living in small spaces can present a major challenge for home owners particularly in cases where one is downsizing and moving from a large home to smaller accommodation. This challenge can be dealt with and overcome at two different levels. Firstly, there is the mental aspect of adjusting ones’ mindset to the space that they have to work with. A positive attitude will go a long way.

 

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Secondly, there is the matter of ensuring that the furniture and décor selected, serves to maximize the limited space available. For example, light colours will help to improve optics and provide airiness in small spaces. Dual purpose furniture such as sofa beds will also make a difference, especially if they offer storage capacity.

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In kitchens one should choose a modern look with light colours and metal base tables. When furnishing living rooms, sectionals can make a room appear larger; while in second bedrooms, a cabinet bed or a sofa bed can also be included to better manage space. Generally in choosing appropriate furniture for small spaces one should seriously consider utilizing the complimentary design service which Decorium offers. This tool can help anyone take full advantage of and enjoy living in a small space.

 

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Article Written By: Bill Lampert, Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest.

                                     lampert@decorium.ca

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Finding The Perfect Sectional

Decisions Decisions! Stop finding yourself lost in a sea of sofas and read these tips on finding the perfect sectional.

Measure: To determine the best size sectional for your home, the first thing to decide is where you want to place it. If you choose to situate it by a wall with a window, the sofa should not be very high. If you’re putting it by a long wall, you may want to consider a large model. It is also important to consider the height of your family members and house mates. While small supports are great for shorter people, they will not be as comfortable for someone tall; and vice versa.

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Type modular: Picking the type of configuration you want is dependent on many factors, like the occupancy of your home, how often you have guests over, the size of your rooms/doorways and halls… etc. Typically sectionals are two or more seats, with a corner or chaise. It can be configured according to the available space, so it is important to have a floor plan to find the best solution. For small rooms we recommend the L-shaped sofas, and for large rooms, the U form.Brando Sectional 902445 Silo

Upholstery: We recommend fabrics resistant to abrasions and easy to maintain. The most common materials used are leather, cotton or synthetic fibers. Leather never goes out of style, but fabric offers more possibilities for designs and colours. Another material commonly used is PU. Considered as ecological, it’s made with polyurethane and surpluses from leather-making process. It has a smooth texture and is highly resistant to light and breakage. It is more similar to natural leather than PVC.

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Style: The style you choose should represent your taste and personality. The sectional should be combined with or complement the other accents and accessories in the room. Most popular are classic or modern style sofas. The classic sectionals have curved lines, both on the back and arms, while modern sofas have straight lines and lower arms. Both easily transcend and mesh with a variety of home design concepts and living space styles.

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Value and quality: We all want to keep our furniture for a long time, especially sectionals, so when we make the decision to buy a piece we must pay attention to this aspect. You will not save money by purchasing a cheap sectional with low quality materials. You will save money by spending it! Good quality furniture lasts longer, so you end up pay less in the long run. When shopping, ask about the materials that are used to make what you’re looking at, then research them when you go home. This will allow you to understand the type of material that best suits your needs. That way, when you see something you’re interested in, you’ll know what to expect when you bring it home. Also ask about guarantees before you say yes to that sectional; you may just save yourself from a future headache.

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Colour: To decide on a colour, you have to think about the rest of your furniture, the colour of the walls, curtains, carpets, etc. for that room. It is useful to bring pictures or samples of fabrics and colors from your room. It will be much easier for the designers to advise appropriately, which assists in the certainty of your choice. Neutral colours combine easily while stripes are more stylized. As for patterns, they work best in large and bright spaces.

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Visit our stores: We have a wide selection of sectionals, endless fabric and leather samples as well as a team of design consultants that are trained to assist you in more ways your could even imagine. In addition, the designers will help you configure your sectional and ultimately make the room of your dreams a reality.

 

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

      carolina@decorium.ca