Designing a Kid’s Room – Expert Advice from Decorium

Designing a Kid’s Room – Expert Advice from Decorium

Think of their personality…

Designing a Kid’s Room – Expert Advice from Decorium

Click the link and check out our latest article on FSLocal: http://www.fslocal.com/blog/tips-designing-kids-room-expert-advice-decorium/

The collections featured in this post are available now!

standard

Distinguish Your Dining Space and Think Occasions Ahead

Mill Street Dining Room Table The dining room is one of the most beautiful, elegant areas in your home. You can decorate and design this space in incredibly personal, unique ways. Whether you are someone with specific traditional tastes or one who believes in more modern ways, suit yourself with whichever you think defines your sense of style. Take a look at all the options and choose your dining room furniture with care.

Take a virtual step into the future and look around your home. Selecting the right kind of furniture will depend directly on the space you have and the ways in which you, your family, friends and guests will use it. Focus on those occasions and try to figure out how you can better adapt.

Dining for Large Gatherings

If you are only going to use this space occasionally, to host parties or large gatherings, then you need to plan the layout very carefully. There has to be enough room to dine, serve and store things away. A few suggestions:

    • Select a table that can make room for everyone at the table. A long, extendible dining table will be crucial. This table can have removable table leaves you can extend as needed. Or, many tables nowadays can tuck away their extensions underneath and be pulled out as needed.
    • Have access to plenty of storage space. Use your vertical space as often as you can. Your guests will need to walk around. A tall buffet with hutch is always a fantastic storage solution. You can also use a door cabinet or curio, not only to display your valuables, but to let others know where to find those extra glasses or plates!
    • Keep the serving spaces clear of clutter. Although it is tempting to decorate and store items on the top of a buffet or console table, resist the urge. It is actually best to keep the top of the serving area clear at all times. To free up space, you can always mount decorations on the wall or install shelving units above.

Especially with larger groups, the array of furniture is better when it is more classically-inspired, to evoke an essence of timelessness and exotica for everyone. There should be an element of escape, with an obvious sense of grandeur in the air when you enter the dining room. This little thrill will keep your guests visually engaged, refreshing their spirits in greater ways.

Dining for Small Gatherings

If the dining area is used more frequently for smaller get-togethers, you will need to focus on creating closer comfort and intimacy. Here are a few recommendations:

    • Select a table where everyone can speak with each other. A round or square pedestal table is ideal, since the chairs will easily fit around the table. Keep the size of the table smaller in scale. Everyone should be able to speak with each other easily. No one should need to reach very far for the pepper or salt!
    • Have dining chairs that encourage more conversation. To make people feel cozier, you can have chairs with higher backs or wings on the sides. This will get everyone to focus more intimately with each other.
    • Choose furniture with more subtle, sophisticated elements. When accommodating smaller groups, guests pay greater attention to the smaller details in the room. Textures, colours, materials used are more noticeable. To make the room feel subtly tailored and more refined, you can select chairs with nailhead detailing, cabinetry with more exposed texture or ornate hardware, furniture with accents of silver or gold, etc.
    • Incorporate more mirrors. Seeing reflections in a room can help create greater intimacy. By hanging a mirror or two, leaning one against a wall, or having the buffet covered, the silver in glass can add luxury and elegance instantly.

With smaller groups, encouraging warmth and increased sense of familiarity is essential. An easy way to create this kind of comfort is to play on existing elements in your living room and kitchen, with similar colour schemes, using lighter or darker shades. Then, with those more tailored elements incorporated in the design of each piece as suggested, the dining room will feel subtly different from the rest of the home, but give more formal appeal.

Newton Dining Table SKU 902092

As every home uses distinctive kinds of styles, designs, patterns, colours and shades, the perfect blend of aesthetics is incredibly important to suit your family and personal needs. With a little ingenuity and forward-thinking, these beautiful combinations can be achieved. Particularly with the dining room, we all want to get formal, but we still need to dine in ease.

 

Beautiful Design Made Simple – Designer Evelyn Eshun featuring Decorium

We were recently featured on Beautiful Design Made Simple!

Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NO5PZ-DxYo

Designer Evelyn Eshun shares a few simple tips that will help give you a beautiful space you can easily update and adapt through the years without the expense of a complete renovation. Making smart choices now, could help you save in the future.

Thank you for including us, Evelyn!

Beautiful Design Made Simple: Designer Evelyn Eshun featuring Decorium

We were recently featured on Beautiful Design Made Simple!

Designer Evelyn Eshun shares a few simple tips that will help give you a beautiful space you can easily update and adapt through the years without the expense of a complete renovation. Making smart choices now, could help you save in the future.

standard

Coveting Now at Decorium! Top 3 New Collection Items

Hi There,

We simply couldn’t wait to show you our greatest!

Here are 3 of our latest and most coveted items now available here at Decorium. Of course, all of these items are on display in our showrooms and you can order the complete collection in-store. Come on in and visit us, see for yourself!

Here we go…

Prosecco Ridge Writing Desk in Ivory SKU 057960

Prosecco Ridge – Writing Desk – SKU 057960:

Get drawn into your writing, delightfully, with this wonder. Ornate and shapely, with drop-front keyboard drawer and two petit storage drawers, this office collection instantly catches the imagination and holds your attention. Durably constructed with poplar and hardwood solids and completed in an ivory finish with gold accents. Matching chair, decorative bookcase, and lateral file chest available to order in-store. Finish only as shown.

Ella Francesca King Bed with Linen SKU 902025Ella Francesca – King Upholstered Bed – SKU 902025:

Get enraptured gracefully, tenderly. Upholstered King Bed shown here in extraordinary Belgian-style linen and naturally-finished hardwoods. Assure yourself in splendid, romantic dreaming. Hand-carved to create more restful, magnificent style. Complete collection available to order in-store. Available in King and Queen sizes.

Mill Street Striped Accent Chair SKU 055627

Mill Street – Striped Accent Chair – SKU 055627:

Let personality shine through! Striped cream fabric accent chair shown here with dark fumed-finished oak arms. Select fabrics available to custom order. Part of our exciting new Mill Street collection, this inspiring, artistic, unique bedroom, dining and living room series offers extraordinary craftsmanship and outstanding presentation. Complete collection available to order in-store. Best for incredibly-made plans.

See and get them now, while you really can! 

standard

Decorium – Beautiful Furniture at Discount Prices in Toronto on Vimeo

“We like to be a part of everyone’s home. Definitely, Decorium!”

Click the link to watch our latest video segment on many of the beautiful items we feature everyday:  http://vimeo.com/92164002

Presented by View the Vibe

standard

Decorium – Beautiful Furniture at Discount Prices in Toronto

Decorium – Beautiful Furniture at Discount Prices in Toronto from FS Local on Vimeo.

“We like to be a part of everyone’s home. Definitely, Decorium!”

Featuring many of the beautiful products we feature in our store everyday.

standard

Highlight – Amanda Forrest uses Chic Pastels on The Marilyn Denis Show, featuring Decorium products

We were recently featured on:

 The Marilyn Denis Show | Episodes | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Chic Pastels

Design expert, Amanda Forrest shares ways to decorate your dining room in creative, chic pastels.

Thank you for including us!

Click on the link to view the segment:  http://www.marilyn.ca/Video#clip1078008&vp144019

Two featured items are available at Decorium now:

Temporal Dining Side Chair SKU 053371

Fleming Dining Table SKU 901847

Amanda Forrest uses Chic Pastels on The Marilyn Denis Show, featuring Decorium products

We were recently featured on The Marilyn Denis Show | Episodes | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Chic Pastels.

Design expert, Amanda Forrest shares ways to decorate your dining room in creative, chic pastels.

Thank you for including us!

Watch the video: http://www.marilyn.ca/Video#clip1078008&vp144019

standard

Overwhelmed? Book a Design Consultant from Decorium

Marseille Boulevard Dining Table SKU 056284

As a Design Consultant at Decorium, I help clients with decorating projects large and small. Some simply want advice on the right accent piece and that’s easy. But when a client approaches me and tells me they need to furnish the entire home and they don’t know where to start, the answer’s the same: “Don’t panic! I can help you.”

Engaging the help of a designer is a fantastic way to bounce around ideas for your space. You have an idea what you want and we can help bring your idea to life.

Here’s how the process works:

•    We meet at the store – you bring any floorplans, paint colours and/or pictures of what you like
•    We explore the showroom, refining your style, zeroing in on the look and selecting pieces
•    We meet at your home where I take accurate measurements
•    We photograph the space as it is now
•    We photograph the furniture and decor you want to maintain in the space

Mill Street King BedOnce we’ve gathered all the information and discussed the plan in detail, I work at creating a number of design options to consider.

There are many factors that contribute to the various decorating solutions:

•    your taste and style
•    usage needs for each space
•    the project budget

Once you’ve made a decision on the overall concept, we begin to turn the inspiration into reality:

•    You decide which rooms you want ready first, then we complete one room at a time from top to bottom.
•    I sketch the rooms with variable configurations
•    We select main pieces for each room, as well as fabrics and colours, then accessorize once the furniture is in place

Ultimately, when helping to redesign a space, it’s important to build a comfortable working relationship with the client. When we start from a place of trust, I can help create a unique and personalized design expression within your home. Together, we can have a lot of fun and create a home that you can be proud to showcase.

By Adriana Glait, Design Consultant at Decorium