Five Easy Ways to Create a Beautiful, Vibrant Space

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Five Easy Ways to Create a Beautiful, Vibrant Space

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535321.      Artwork and Wall Decor – Select wall décor that relates to the room’s theme or style. This can found in the colours used, the energy displayed in the imagery, the memories the work evokes. If you have multiple pieces, group them together in an interesting array. Artwork is the fastest way to create striking focal points in a room, with vitality and vigor, that always brings out so much personality.

547502.      Toss Pillows – Toss pillows with vibrant colours and patterns, are a fabulous and fun way to introduce wow factor to a room. Be brave and select patterns and textures that are unique and trendy. The designs should make you smile!

3.      Lighting – Lighting is incredibly important and will set the tone for the living space.   Depending on the room, make sure to choose a light fixture that creates the mood you are trying to achieve, for that space. If the room needs to be brighter, decide whether you want light to bounce indirectly off the ceilings. Think about whether a pendant or shimmering chandelier would add the right ambiance. If you like to sit under a table or floor lamp in the space, make sure you include one as part of the room design. Whatever you decide, for more intimate evenings, dimmers are an absolute must, whether it is the bedroom, dining or living room!

530294.      Mirrors – Mirrors reflect light and will make your room feel larger and brighter instantly. Select a shape that flatters the décor and height of the ceiling. Think about the size(s) you might need. Round-shaped mirrors are perfect for breaking up too many right angles. Long, rectangular mirrors are great for creating an illusion of higher ceilings. Interesting, geometric mirrors can also add that extra light and dynamism the room might need.

5.      Flowers – Fresh or artificial, flowers will always be a beautiful way to soften and add a more organic look. Choose the flowers that suit the style you have created. By bringing a taste of the outdoors inside, your home will feel more relaxed, fresh and full of life!

Design Advice by Renata Biala, Design Consultant Decorium

 

FSLocal Post: A Gathering Place – The Importance of the Dining Room

Here is an article focusing on the significance of finding the right dining room for you, written by our own Ellen Zworth, Design Consultant at the Supertest store!

Click the link to check out the latest Decorium Blog posted by FS local:

http://www.fslocal.com/blog/gathering-place-importance-dining-room/

 

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How to Design a Home Office Before You Shop

templeton_sku_049340_276Working from home seems to be trending more and more in recent times. Especially as roles are becoming increasingly mobile and on-line, work can be on-the-go nearly anytime of day. In the event you are a small business, your home office may be your only real workspace.

So, you know you need a home office, but what can you do (before buying anything) to make sure you stay on task and work comfortably?

Dedicate your home office as a work space only. You don’t necessarily have to have a separate room. You can choose to have a small area designated as a working area. Like the cubby below the stairs or a corner in a room can work really well. Any hobbies or other aspects of your personal life work should be conducted elsewhere. With a dedicated workspace, you can focus on tasks, maintain discipline, and ensure you always have enough space to work with all the materials ready to hand.

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Highlight – Kimberley Seldon talks Downsizing vs. Smart-sizing on Cityline, featuring Decorium products!

Downsizing vs. Smart-sizing

Keep on the positive side! When moving into a smaller space, we should be thinking “smart-sizing”, not downsizing. Designer Kimberley Seldon from Kimberley Seldon Design Group talks with Tracy Moore on Cityline, featuring Decorium products!

Click here to find out more (it’ll only take a few minutes):

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/?video=3362914940001

 

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Redoing Your Home This Summer? Things to Keep in Mind

caroline-secftional-sofa-decoriumAre you planning to renovate your home, or better yet, redoing your home this summer? To do it right, redoing your home involves getting a little creative. You need to think out of the box without forgetting the needs of the season, like getting fresh air, staying cool and feeling playfully vibrant.

 

If you look at summers in general, you will notice that your interests and needs particularly change for this season. You want touches of brighter colours to remind you of the warmth of the sun. You look for more airy accommodations that provide ventilation while masking direct sun. You want to stay cool and calm but let out your whimsical side. So, here are a few things that you should necessarily keep in mind while redoing your home for the summertime.

Prepare to Get Some Air

Open up the space. You are going to want fresh air this summer. The quick and easiest way to get instant airyness is to remove any dark fabric curtains hanging along your windows. Only light, transparent and cotton fabrics should be used for the windows, maybe some blinds, but open them up! They will absorb the rough rays of the sun while allowing light and air to enter your home.

Let Fresh Flowers Bloom

abstract-pattern-glass-vase-decoriumThe light’s apt for fresh flowers! A little flower power will go a long way, making your home appear cooler, more fresh and beautiful. The warm summer fragrance will also light up the smell of these flowers. Small vases could be placed on your dinner table. In fact, if you are planning to do the outdoors of your home, you could pack some nice flowers in an urban garden and let them bloom. This will create a striking appearance for your home, with freshness abound. Ideally, grow some excellent summer flowers in your home for lasting effect!

Stay Cool and Vibrant

When planning to redo your home for summer, you should also focus on making home a lot cooler, considering the heat the season is set to bring on, but let’s not get too white. You should do up the home interiors with some light colors as a base. Light yellow or white touch up would be great for your home. You can have light-coloured framed art along the walls. Go for colours such as sky blue, white, off white, pink etc. Anything light is the ideal color of the season. Then, add in a few bright-coloured accessories to get into your happier, more whimsical moods. Find something eclectic and maybe even a little silly, just to make you smile everytime you enter the room. A little sparkle couldn’t do any harm either!

So think outside box and get rid of any sense of winter dreariness. Find that fresh air, stay cool and keep yourself feeling playfully vibrant all the while! Good luck!

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Highlight – Decorium featured on The Marilyn Denis Show

We were recently featured on:

The Marilyn Denis Show | At Home | Sprucing Up your Rental

Design expert, Amanda Forrest shares ways that you can create a cozy space out of your rental that’s just right for you.

Decorium agrees with you, Amanda: “Accessorize with abandon!”

Thank you for including us!

Click on the link to view the segment:
 http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/February2014/2_13_2014/SpruceUpRental

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Bronze Colony Mirror SKU 054710Gold Duck Mirror SKU 054556

 

Decorium featured on The Marilyn Denis Show

We were recently featured on The Marilyn Denis Show | At Home | Sprucing Up your Rental

Design expert, Amanda Forrest shares ways that you can create a cozy space out of your rental that’s just right for you.

Decorium agrees with you, Amanda: “Accessorize with abandon!”

Thank you for including us!

Watch the video: http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/February2014/2_13_2014/SpruceUpRental

Kimberley Seldon talks Downsizing vs. Smart-sizing on Cityline, featuring Decorium products!

We were recently featured on Cityline | Downsizing vs. Smart-sizing

Keep on the positive side! When moving into a smaller space, we should be thinking “smart-sizing”, not downsizing. Designer Kimberley Seldon from Kimberley Seldon Design Group talks with Tracy Moore on Cityline, featuring Decorium products.

Thank you for including us!

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Illuminate your Dining Space, Brilliantly!

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Ask any photographer…lighting is everything. It illuminates, it sets a mood and it adds sparkle and shine, much like a statement piece of jewelry. Creating ambiance in the dining room is as easy as dialing down the brightness.

Consider these questions when purchasing a new light fixture. Is the dining room used as work table as well a dining table? Does the light switch only go on for large family functions? Is it where the family eats most of its meals? The answers to these questions will determine the type of illumination you need.

Wall SconceLayering the lighting in the space will take care of all those needs. Recessed lighting and pendants illuminate the entire space and is a primary source of lighting. Background lighting, in the form of wall sconces and track lighting, highlight areas of artwork or architectural or design features in the room.  Hanging pendants act as task lighting over a buffet or bar cart.

 

 

Accessories

 

Gone are the days when crystal chandeliers blazed in all dining rooms. Do not get me wrong, there will always be room for a stunning statement piece in a traditional dining room.  A sleek and modern pendant or vintage ceiling-mount all have a place at the table.  Achieve a contemporary look with recessed lighting and/or a pendant fixture, featuring clean lines and bold colours. Throwing in unexpected materials, such as polycarbonate or smoked glass creates a refined, yet mod look. Keep accent lighting simple with clean lines to pull the space together. The Edison bulb heats up contemporary lighting scheme with retro flair.

PendantProportion is important when picking a chandelier. Hang the central fixture 30-36” above the tabletop if your ceiling is 8’ and add 3” using an extension or chain, for each additional foot your ceiling reaches. The style and size of the fixture also impacts the height and placement as well.

Light up your life this winter with a sparkling new light fixture! It will throw new light on a dining room.

 

Design Advice by Ame Weatherup, Design Consultant Decorium

Highlight: Decorium was Featured on The Marilyn Denis Show

We were recently featured on:

The Marilyn Denis Show | At Home | Holiday Home Makeover

We wanted to share. Thank you Amanda Forrest for mentioning us!

Click on the links below to find out more:
http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/December2013/12_5_2013/HolidayHome

http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/December2013/12_5_2013/HoliHomeReveal