Styling Tips For Small Spaces

Styling Tips For Small Spaces

Check out this video of our designer Lindsay Jacobs offering tips on how to style small spaces.

 

Velvet

 

This season the most popular and trendy fabric is velvet, believe it or not!

Velvet is a very luxurious fabric, mostly made out of polyester, and has a very soft and silky feel to it.

Of course, it comes in different colours, so you can use it for different types of furniture; as well as accessories, like pillows, throws etc.

Velvet also has different textures, like smooth, railroaded and crushed.

That fabric brings softness and luxury to any room in your house.

 

Article Written By: Renata Biala

Design Consultant at Decorium,

renata@decorium.ca

Fall Colours

Textured Hue Turkish Gold Accent Pillow

Its the time of the year when the leaves are changing beautiful colours and the temperature outside is driving us back indoors. It’s the perfect time to make upgrades in your home decor as you settle in for the season. 

Add new seating to your living room that’s beautiful and more importantly, comfortable. Treat yourself. 

Soon the outside world will be grey, white and dull. Solution? Add colour inside wherever you can. Add some toss pillows in rich colours. Put some artwork up that makes you smile. 

Turn your home into the space that you deserve and it will make you happy until birds return this spring.

 

Article Written By: Jesse Wilson

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

jesse@decorium.ca

Guardsman – Protect Your Investment

Buying furniture for your home should be an investment that you will be able to enjoy for many years.

Furniture sets for your living, dining and family rooms are typically the ones used most at home.

Of course, something that you use often can be subjected to all kinds of accidents, like spills, scratches and stains.

All of the above can happen by accident, and that’s where the Guardsman Protection Plan comes in!!

Guardsman has been fixing furniture for more than 100 years.

If you go to any Canadian Tire, Home Depot or any other home store, you will find lots of product associated with repair and protecting the furniture you have at home; and that’s because furniture is an investment worth protecting. 

The Guardsman plan covers all accidental wear and tear for 5 full years starting from the moment the furniture is in your home.

They will try to fix the accident and if that solution is not possible, they will replace the piece at no extra charge.

If the manufacturer is out of business, or they’ve discontinued the product you’re looking to replace, they will reimburse you for the purchase and you can get any other piece you like.

Great plan!

More than anything, it gives you peace of mind!

Get the protection Plan and enjoy your purchase!

 

For more information, please click here to view our product care page.

 

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson,

Design Consultant at Decorium Furniture,

alla@decorium.ca

The Art of Layering Lighting

Check out this short clip by designer Lindsay Jacobs on how to layer lighting to create a dramatic effect!

Mixed Metals

Check out this short clip by designer Lindsay Jacobs on decorating with mixed metals.

Feature Wall

Check out this short clip by our designer Lindsay Jacobs on designing your own feature wall.

Ottomans As Coffee Tables

 

Why specifically ottoman coffee tables, you may ask? To begin with, these are some of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can have at your disposal. With many uses and placements even within a single room, this hybrid furniture can mean the ability to shift the composition of your living room, without any fuss.

Some ottomans come with cushioned tops that lift to reveal hidden storage. Other ottomans have a raised surface with taller legs or even a magazine shelf underneath. Some ottomans come equipped with a tray-top table that you can remove. Some ottomans come in pairs that connect or even in sets. If you like a coffee table option that is lightweight and streamlined, a single, bench-style ottoman or two small square ottomans function well.

For a true coffee table-like feeling, use ottomans with wooden tray tops or  leather upholstery. Remember that a beautiful finish may demand more maintenance than you wish to dedicate. In that case, choose a lightweight and dark fabric that has a moisture-resisting treatment on its surface to make for quick cleaning.

 

Article Written by: Mike Brown

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

mike@decorium.ca

Adding Colours to Your Space

When choosing colours for your space, there are a few things to take into consideration:

The first thing is to choose neutrals on the furniture and walls and use the focal color as an accent like pillows, throws, area rugs. This way, if you get tired of the colour you chose or simply didn’t like it at all, you can easily change it. Also, this method gives you the right proportion of how to manage colours in a room: 80% neutrals, 20% colors of your choice.

Another thing is to choose between a warm or cool colour. The choice you make depends on what you prefer, but it also depends on the room that you are about to furnish. Hot colours are warming and stimulating, so they should be used in social rooms such as the living room, family room, dining room, or kitchen. Cold colours are cooling and calming, so they should be used in private rooms like bedrooms or bathrooms.

The next element for you to choose, is a bright colour or a pastel colour. This has to do mainly with your personality and what you can live with every day; as well as the quality of the fabric or material that you pick, and the room that you are designing.

The last thing is choosing how you are going to illuminate the room. Selecting the right bulbs and the right lighting is a must. First you need general lighting for the room. Then you need to decide what items or areas you want to give special attention to. It could be a sofa, a picture, a particular corner, etc.

The colour you pick is of utmost importance, but how you put things together matters as well.

Article written by: Adriana Glait

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

adriana@decorium.ca

Autumn Is Here!

 

The most beautiful and colorful season!

Change is in the air and it’s so good to think of some new exciting changes to your decor.

With the temperature getting colder and the evenings getting shorter, it might be a good idea to add a cosy wing chair in front of the TV.

Or maybe just change the toss cushions on your sofa to warmer colors.

Accessories could bring the dramatic change in your decor,  so you can enjoy the new season and feel warm and happy.

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson,

Design Consultant at Decoroium on Supertest,

alla@decorium.ca