Buying a Sofa? 5 Effective Tips Not To Be Missed!


Buying a Sofa? 5 Effective Tips Not To Be Missed!

Lea Sofa SKU 058257If you ever thought buying sofa was easy, think again! This could be one of the toughest tasks you come across. Buying attractive yet affordable furniture for your living space can be an expensive investment, especially if you make the wrong decisions. You have to choose your sofa wisely. A great choice will not only add to the overall beauty of your home but define comfort for you and those who visit your place.

So, are there easy rules when buying a sofa? The principle seems simple enough:

Small Room = Small Sofa

Big Room = Big Sofa

In actual fact, you need to be a little more selective. Take into consideration sense of style, colour and affordability when hunting for sofas for your home. If you are looking for condo-size or smaller scale sofas, even more so, since your space is precious and limited.

The name of your day-to-day sofa of course is known by many names. It can be called a sofa, a divan, a settee, couch or davenport. Even though you may call this piece of furniture whatever you like, the purpose is still the same.

To get the perfect blend of comfort, style and elegance, here are a few tips you should keep in the loop:

1. Size does matter. The size of your sofa is extremely important. No choice should be such that it either makes the space crowded or underwhelmed. Measure your space before you even decide to walk out the door and go shopping. With so many alluring and up-beat sets out there, it is easy to think, “Oh yeah, that one’ll work” when in fact, the size simply isn’t right. Also, you have to be able to fit the sofa through the doors of your home, so measure the doors and hallways as well, just to be sure. If you still need a little help getting a sofa with the right measurements, there are plenty of professionals in furniture stores who can help (i.e., Decorium, with our sales staff who provide free interior decorating services in-store).

2. Right shade plays safe. Afterall, things need to match. Getting the right shade will enhance your look and bring out your best features, just like when you buy clothes. Treating the accessories like jewelry for the outfit, that can be changed conveniently, will help tremendously. Choosing a sofa in solid, earthen-toned colours that complement almost anything, such as dark brown, charcoal grey or ivory will work wonders and invite compliments for your sense of timeless style. If you want to make small changes according to the seasons, keep different coloured or patterned pillows, to bring out when the time is right. Subtle changes with accessories can make big differences.

3. Nothing comes beyond comfort. There is famous saying that defines, “An elegant design is not just about looks, it is also about the purpose.” Never get blown away by the look of your sofa – it has to be comfortable! Remember, if it is not comfy enough to make your sitting or resting easier, it will soon find a place in storage or on a curb for someone else. Avoid that expensive mistake!

4. Shape to suit your interior. It’s alright to get a little inventive. Normally, when you think of a sofa, it’s just a dull rectangle. Well, not anymore! There are so many more shapes on the market nowadays, so indulge your senses! If you have a small-sized room, try a sofa with delightfully curved back and arms, maybe even in leather, to add something sumptuous and gorgeous to your space that everyone will notice. The Henley sofa is a beautiful example:

Henley Leather Sofa SKU 044180

5. Fabric defines your sense of style. A lavish, delightful and eye-pleasing microfibre or velvet-feel is ideal fabric for luxurious homes. But so is the elegance of leather. Whatever your choice, the cover of the sofa should always feel right, regardless of the weather outside. Don’t skimp on the quality of the cover. The thicker and higher grade of fabric or leather, the more likely it will last, continue to look stunning, and feel just as good as it did years later (if not better) than the day you bought it.

Hopefully now, you will remember to buy your finest, but also one that suits your budget. Look around and browse online to find exactly what you’re looking for.

At Decorium, we offer every single custom option available with all our upholstered items. Chances are, with us, you can get that couch you’ve always dreamed of. Come in-store and take a look. We’d love to have you visit!


The Increasing Importance of Home Office Furniture

Prosecco Ridge Writing Desk in Ivory SKU 057960_447With the worldwide development of the telecommunication industry, working from the comfort of home to any corner of the world has become incredibly easy.

These days there are more people moving toward working from home and using mobile offices, even several days out of the week. This shift has increased the popularity and need for good home office furniture. Gone were the days when a home office was nothing less than a student’s desk with a chair to complete it. Today’s working professional demands nothing less than excellent functionality and durability, with computers, laptops and storage capabilities in mind.

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Designing a Kid’s Room – Expert Advice from Decorium

Think of their personality…

Designing a Kid’s Room – Expert Advice from Decorium

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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!

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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.


Coveting Now at Decorium! Top 3 New Collection Items

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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! 


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Decorium – Beautiful Furniture at Discount Prices in Toronto

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

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 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.

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Two featured items are available at Decorium now:

Temporal Dining Side Chair SKU 053371

Fleming Dining Table SKU 901847