Abstract Art

Abstract Art

Abstract art is a great way to add colour into your home space.

Bringing your living space from dull to dazzling is rooted in the details. One of the simplest ways to enhance your space is by showcasing colourful art work. Abstract compositions are one of the easiest ways to infuse a burst of colour into your space. It works with just about anything. Abstract art can transform any space and give a new identity to each room.

Through art you can show your personality, you don’t have to be safe, and you can get a little crazy.

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

Summer vacation colors

What says summer more than sunshine and fresh air? These summer hues will give your home that nice warm and vibrant update that you need to create a space that is fun, cozy and colourful.

Coral
Shades of pink don’t always have to be over powering in your home. Using the shade of coral your space can still be vibrant and timeless without making it too bright. By using contrasting colours for your furniture like brass, marble and even black and navy, your space can have a nice balance.

Marigold
Marigold is a type of yellow, and what says summer more then a nice sunny yellow day. Yellow can sometimes look too bright in a room, however by adding colours like green, white and even wood, you can make your space feel very earthy and beautiful. With this room you will feel like it’s summer everyday!

Indigo
Indigo is a great color to use in your living room space. Indigo is a classic colour that can make your space feel like a beach house summer home, and who doesn’t want that feeling in their room everyday. You can decorate indigo with some nice yellow and add some glass pieces in the room to make the space feel light and airy.

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

Living Easy

Summertime (when the living is easy) is a song that was written by George Gershwin.  As the title implies, the summer is a time for casual living and a lot of relaxation time. Summer is finally here and that’s great news for those of us who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors! Whether your prefer sports or leisure activities – here’s hoping the days unfold just the way you wish.

Some of the best summer days are spent getting together with friends, and family for fun, food, refreshments and relaxing conversation.

Here are three furniture items that say “Summer”

A lift top coffee table for eating in front of the television.  A place to serve finger foods and chips and drinks around the sofa for everyone to enjoy.

Cloud seating:  An unstructured sectional that is like sitting on a cloud, soft and plush!

Reclining chair : Throw up your feet and read a good book and relax.  Listen to music and put your drink on a tray.

Whether you are at the cottage or at home, I hope you enjoy the long awaited Summer :  My favorite season of the year!

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

Sleep on a Marshall

My grandmother used to say: “thank God for the night”..

I never understood what exactly she meant, but now, getting older, I really appreciated her saying.

The most important part of your day is night! That’s where you regain your strength and beauty, where your whole body is getting stronger and rejuvenated for the next day.

That is where having a good mattress comes into play.

Marshall mattress is the the company that started as the makers of mattresses for hospitals; specifically for the orthopedic patent’s to help with problems like muscles and bones.

Getting Marshal mattress is simply investing in your health.

They are the inventors of the pocket coil springs, using all natural material like wool, cotton and  silk.

Have a good rest and sweet dreams!

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

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