Accessorize your coffee table

Accessorize your coffee table

Tips on how to accessorize your coffee table:

Feel like something is missing in your living room? Even though you’ve just bought your idea of the perfect coffee table? Accessorizing might just be the answer you’re looking for.

1) Make sure you have items of different heights next to each other.

Keeping everything on the same level makes your space boring. Spice it up by adding different heights. For example, you could have a small stack of interior design magazines, a medium sized candle, and a high pink or white orchid.

2) The rule of 3s

Divide your coffee table in 3 sections, like a grid, and organize it that way. Put one decorative piece on each “grid” section. You don’t want to over clutter your table, as it’ll just look like you need to tidy up.

3) Plants

Try going with a low maintenance plant or flower. Adding greenery to a room can change the design quite drastically! If you think that you wouldn’t be able to take care of the plant and water it, then opt for a fake one. Most of the time, people won’t know the difference.

4) Use a tray

Put a tray on your coffee table with a magazine, a candle, or other knick knacks on top. It spices up the whole table! Also, it’s easily removable if you have company and need the space for something else. Consider doing this especially if your coffee table is glass, as a simple tray can add symmetry to a free-form table.

Don’t go overboard with your design. Beauty lies in simplicity.

 

Article Written By: Tala Hakeem,

Design Consultant at Decorium,

tala@decorium.ca

Focal Point

 

A focal point is a feature of a room that instantly grabs your attention and is the object around which the rest of the room’s design revolves.  Without one, the eye wanders around aimlessly and one has difficulty being drawn into a room.

Focal points serve not only to create emphasis in a particular area of the room, but to make the entire space feel more inviting.

The main function of a focal point is to add dramatic impact. In other words, it’s the “WOW FACTOR”

Usually if you do this, you want to keep the room design as simple as possible.

Examples:

A stunning modern sculptural chandelier with a starburst design hung over a dining table , is sure to “WOW” anyone entering this dining room!

An original piece of art like paint cans in an entryway will definitely will be a conversation piece! And “WOW” your friends upon walking in your home.

You can use the entire wall as a focal point by scattering artwork. This is an easy way to draw the eye into a living room, when placed over a sofa.

Change the look and feel of a room by creating a focal point!! Your space will go from Blah to WoW!

 

Article Written by Ellen Zworth,

Design Consultant at Decorium,

ellen@decorium.ca

Decorating Your Hallway

Tips to decorate your hallway.

  1. Your hallway needs to reflect the overall feel that you are trying to create for your home.
  2. Keep the walls as attractive as the rest of your home. Decorate with pictures, artwork, mirrors, wall sconces, etc. Be creative.
  3. Mirrors can make a huge difference as they help add to the illusion of more space.
  4. A runner rug is a terrific way to add style to ordinary hallway.
  5. Install beautiful light or pendant to illuminate your walls and offer a serene glow to your home.

Article Written By: Renata Biala 

Design Consultant at Decorium,

renata@decorium.ca

Accent chairs

When talking about accent chairs, we are looking at a piece of furniture that stands out because it complements a room decor. When you break it down by definition, the word accent means emphasis.  The idea is to choose an accent chair as a focal point which can add color, definition, and drama to an interior space.

When you are choosing an accent chair look for one with outstanding upholstery, a powerful profile, or a color that wins you over. It can even be a greater contrast if the chair has a different style from your furniture. Mixing two different styles can create wonderful results, so if the rest of furniture is classic, bring a modern chair, or any other style you like to the floor. A popular colour this year is Purple and Velvet is very trendy fabric of this season. Take advantage of it . Bring a beautiful purple velvet accent chair to your room and let it flourish with this amazing colour and fabric combo.

At Decorium, we have many styles of accent chairs which you can customize with an abundance of fabric options. Come visit us and make your own special creation that perfectly fits your home.

Article Written by: Maryam Sadrmomtaz

Design Consultant at Decorium,

maryam@decorium.ca

The best fit – Measuring furniture for your home

What’s the BEST FIT for my room?

The only way to determine the best fit for any room is with the proper measurements!

When buying any large item, such as Sofa, dresser, or dining table, the most important areas to measure are doorways, elevators, hallways etc.

Please see the schematic below to aid you with getting the proper information.

How to take measurements of your room.

#1— Measure the Length & Width

#2— Measure all doors, windows, fireplace & any other areas that will assist the designer to make sure the items you are considering will fit.

#3— Make a drawing indicating size, & location of doors, windows, fireplace, TV placement, lighting.

Confirming that the furniture will fit is the first step to making your home comfortable & inviting for family & friends.

The Interior Design Sales Associates at Decorium are here to assist you with all aspects of your home, including colour and style, as well as how many people you need to seat in the family room, dining room or kitchen.

Having all this information will make the difficult process much easier all around.

Article Written By: Jane Fitzgerald

Interior Design Consultant at Decorium

jane@decorium.ca

Holiday Season Decor

Christmas might be over, but the festivities shall carry on! This Holiday Season, feel free to ditch the traditional red-and-green colour scheme. Decorate your home using this season’s unexpected elements such as gold, glitter, mirror, and even feathers, for a modern, glamorous look.

Give your tree a fun, rustic look by using ornaments made out of burlap. It’s minimalistic, but with a touch of personality and texture. A fun note to remember is that your Holiday Decorating should not be limited to only the living room. Let the decorations overflow to every nook and cranny of your house such as the entryway, staircase, and dining room table. When decorating your home for the Holidays, you have the liberty of showing off your creativity and quirkiness.

So, whether your holiday decor it neutral and minimalistic, or you choose to ‘Glam-it-up’ with sparkle and colour, just remember to get into the Holiday spirit and HAVE FUN!!!

Article Written by: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium,

beatrice@decorium.ca

Winter Sectional

Winter is here and what better way to make your place to look cozy than with a beautiful sectional in your family room. Providing a place where the whole family can relax and watch a movie, having a sectional with a micro fiber cover – which is very durable and easy to keep clean – will soften the area and give you and your loved ones a place to snuggle up to.

 

Article Written By: Raffaele Martino

Design Consultant at Decorium

raffaele@decorium.ca

How to make the best out of your living room space

Ever thought your living room is missing something? Consider these factors when shopping for your ideal living room.

Firstly, having movable seating is key. Who doesn’t love a swivel chair? It can face the sofa for a more social setting, the TV, or even looking out a window. Another option is a small ottoman that can be placed under tables or desks; great for bringing them out just when you need them.

Next, what is your focal point? Arrange your furniture around the focal point to create conversation areas.

For example, a decent sized area rug can be a great center piece, where furniture can be placed all around it. This way, your sofa doesn’t always have to be pushed up against a wall or squished in a corner. The focal point can also be a fireplace, big screen TV or work of art. If possible, try to accommodate the room to seat at least 6 people.

Also, the more you mix and match geometric shapes with organic ones, the more interesting the design of your space will turn out! Come up with a creative solution for your home with these selections from Decorium!

Lastly, don’t forget about lighting. Stray away from sticking to one pot light overhead. Add select lighting for reading, watching TV and parties.

Article Written By: Tala Hakeem,

Design Consultant at Decorium

tala@decorium.ca

Space Planning Solutions

When we are talking about proper height and furniture spacing we need to know the acceptable measurements for the furniture layout in the space. These are as follows:

Dinning room

Ideally, the distance between any walls and the dining room table, or any other furniture in the room, should be at least 36” apart to allow furniture to slide in and out easily. To improve the flow of traffic in the room, provide at least 48” distance between any furniture and the entrance. The ability slide chairs, with or without arms, easily under the table makes the dining experience a whole lot better for everyone. To guarantee you’ll achieve this with your dining table, provide about 7” vertical space between the chairs and table’s apron.

Distance between chandelier and dining table depends on what look you want to create in the room. Low hanging chandeliers create a modern look, but be careful! If you hang it too low, you will clutter up the look or interfere with ability to convers. On the other hand, hanging a chandelier too high will reduce the integrated feel it brings to the room. The acceptable distance is to hang the chandelier between 24” to 32” from the dining table. To allow chairs to be pull out without any obstruction a rug should be span about 36” past all sides of the dining table.  If you have the space, 24” distance between dining chairs will allow them to slide in and out effortlessly.

Living room

The distance between your sofa and coffee table should be around 18” to give enough room for legs or to be able to reach out to the coffee table with no strain. The best distance between any seating furniture should be between 3.5” to 10” to allow people’s conversation to flow. Ideally, side tables should be the same height as the sofa’s arm, so the people can reach to the side table with no strain. Distance between TV and sofa depends on the size of the TV. Check out a TV size to distance calculator online for the best results. Distance between the wall and rug should be 24” in a large room and 12”- 18” in a smaller room. At least the two front legs of the sofa should rest on the rug.

Bedroom:

Side tables should be placed no more than 6” away from each side of the bed. 30”- 42” clear space is preferable around the perimeter the bed.

In conclusion: Do not over crowded the room with furniture. Do not aligned the furniture to the walls. Group the furniture together and put them away from the walls.

 

Article Written By: Maryam Sadrmomtaz

Design Consultant at Decorium

maryam@decorium.ca

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