Decorating with area rugs

Decorating with area rugs


Using area rugs as part of your home’s decor can be a great and inexpensive way to add texture, colour, and warmth to any room.

Area rugs can help to define and separate different areas in a room.  This is especially useful in large open-concept rooms that are used for multi purposes, such as living and dining spaces.

Area rugs can also make a huge impact by tying different furniture pieces together, or when using a variety of shapes.  They can be a great jumping-off point when choosing the colour scheme for the room or to update a room for the changing seasons or the latest colour trends.

When deciding on a rug for your space, size really does matter.  Here are a few tips to help you choose the right sized rug for each space and it’s use:

  1. It’s important to measure the space and consider any constraints, such as door openings.
  2. Leave between 18”- 36” of bare floor around the rug. Leaving the floor bare at the edges makes the room seem larger, while still bringing the room together.
  3. For dining areas, make sure you have at least 24” of rug around all sides of the table. This will enable the back legs of the chairs to remain on the rug, even when being pulled out for someone to sit.
  4. Use a liner. This will keep the rug from slipping and creeping at the edges.

Decorating a room with area rugs can be a lot of fun.  It’s a great way to really show off your creativity and makes any room’s decor feel complete!


Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium

Sectional Or Sofa? Decisions Decisions.

Whether to purchase a sectional or sofa is a common struggle that people go through all the time. So how do you figure out which one is right for you?

Actually It’s matter of personal preference, your family needs and most importantly, the room layout. If you are considering between a sectional or sofa for your space, here are some useful hints. Sectionals are less formal and tend to be best for the family to watch TV, snuggle up with each other and for just lazing around. They are a family friendly alternative to the sofa which is more formal and mostly for guest comfort.

With a sofa, you can rearrange the furniture often to suit your taste, but when it comes to extra seating, you’ll need to pull up some extra chairs. This is great for people who have the time and resources to change their space often, but for those who don’t, a sectional is something you can design once and then forget about it. On the other hand, a sectional can overwhelm or block off part of the room, while sofas are a traditional option, providing symmetry, style and flexibility.

When you are considering a sectional, there is much more to think about than just how it will fit the space. Some rooms have an odd layout or L shape, so in this case a sectional is the better choice. If you would like to mix a verity of fabrics and texture together, you can spices up the room by having a sofa in one fabric and a pair of chairs in another fabric.

Here at Decorium, we have any style to suit your needs. Many of our sofas and sectionals are completely customizable. Come in and let us help you choose from several configurations and fabrics to find the perfect fit for your situation.
Our design consultants can help to plan your room and make the most out of your living room space!

Article Written By: Maryam Sadrmomtaz

Design Consultant at Decorium,

Decorating Trends for Spring 2018

Let’s face it, whether you’re a professional or just decorating your own home, we all want to keep our homes fresh and up-to-date.

Here are a few tips on how to decorate your home with today’s trends, without breaking the bank:

  1. COLOUR YOUR WORLD: Keep large pieces of furniture a neutral colour and inject pops of today’s trendy colours with rugs, accent pillows and throws.  TIP: 2018 colour trends are jewel tones such as emerald green, ultra violet, and deep periwinkle (especially in velvet)
  1. GO FOR GOLD:  for 2018 GOLD is the new chrome.  Metals in warm gold and brass are making a strong comeback.
    TIP: if your current decor is leaning more towards silver, mixing a few pieces in warm gold and brass is a great way to introduce this new trend into your space without having to change out all your accessories.
  1. MORE IS MORE:  Though the minimalist look will never go out of style, today’s trend is moving towards over-the-top patterns, colours, embroidery, crystals, and sequins.  Try these on toss pillows, light fixtures, and window coverings as an inexpensive way to ‘Bling-Up’ any room.
  1. FLOWER POWER:  Big floral patterns are making a big statement in wallpaper, rugs, and fabrics. If you’re not sure this trend is for you, using bold floral patterns on wallpaper in your powder room, an area rug, or as a fabric on an accent chair is a great way to experiment.
  1. MAD FOR MARBLE:  Marble is ‘re-surfacing’ back into many living room and kitchen furniture pieces, such as coffee and dining table tops; and not just in white and grey but also in deep black and vibrant green.  This is a material that is always timeless while also being fresh and modern.

When trying to balance your home decor as well as balancing your budget, the most important rule to remember is to stick with what you love, regardless of what’s in or what’s out.  Introducing the latest trends into your space via accents and accessories that can easily and inexpensively be changed out, will allow you to keep your home fresh and up-to-date year after year.


Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium

Spring Time Furniture

Spring is officially approaching.  As the colour outside changes from gloomy grey to perfectly sunny and pastel, our interiors also require a bit of a refresh.

  1. Throw down a bright rug. Like green grass and spring flowers outside, the change in the season calls for something bright underfoot.
  1. The growing interest in acrylic is clear. The material is seen on dining table legs and coffee table legs as well. If you have a small space, see-through furniture can also be a strategic choice to help open up the room.
  1. Bring the outside in. Fill vases with your favourite flowers and place them on tables to remind you that spring is here.
  1. Change up your furniture. Now is the time to change up your dark upholstered chair for a lighter spring coloured replacement.
  1. Buy floral items that make a statement ie: a stunning floral media stand, or over-sized artwork with floral pastels, or a very pretty fresh floral upholstered occasional chair.

Welcome spring in your home with these fresh ideas!


Article Written by: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant at Decorium

multi-functional furniture

Whether you are downsizing or you just don’t want to have a crowded room, you can take into consideration the big variety of multi functional furniture that we can provide you with, and still create a beautiful and stylish room as well!

The idea is to get the right amount of furniture that will serve the initial purpose of what it is, but can also provide alternate functions. This way, you will feel the calm and relaxation that you need as soon as you go back home after a stressful day.

We invite you to visit our showroom to search through the variety of multi-functional furniture we have, but in the meantime, here are a hand full of options to look at!


Our Jasha console table can be used as a console table as well as a small desk

Jasha console table/Desk


  Our Augustine console can be a console, a dining table, an additional table when you invite a lot of people over for dinner


Our Dawn Queen cabinet bed, can be a bed and a tv stand for a small living room or a spare bedroom


Our Prelude make up table can also be a desk



Any of our Stressless Chairs & Ottomans can provide you with extra seating when you lock the ottomans

Any of our Cocktail Ottomans can be used to put your feet up and rest , as coffee tables with a tray on top and extra seating when needed. And if they have storage even better

Stuart , Marcos, Anastasiya, Auspice are just a few names of beds that we carry with storage so that you don’t have to get another piece for your Bedroom and still be able to organize your room.

This way you will save space and money, getting everything you need for your home.


Article Written By: Adriana Glait 

Design Consultant at Decorium

How to Select a Colour Scheme for Your Room


Here are some tips to help you when it comes to selecting a colour scheme for your room.

  • Go by the Golden Ratio rule 10/30/60. Separate the room by choosing a colour for 60% of what you see when you enter the room. For example, the floor and the walls. 30% for the next color, let’s say the furniture; and 10% for any accent pieces and bright statement colours.
  • If you are looking for visually appealing and striking colour combinations then choose colorus that are complementary to each other. Meaning, these would be found opposite to each other on the colour wheel. A good example is green and purple!
  • If, however, you wanted a more casual and laid back feel to your space, then go for analogous colours. This means choosing colours that are close to each other on the colour wheel. Green and yellow, or blue and purple are good examples.
  • If you’re looking to add a bright colour to the walls in your space, consider adding that same colour to the floor as well. Meaning, find a rug that has a splash of that bright colour that you chose for your wall!
  • Generally, cool colours appear to the human eye as receding, while warm colours tend to come towards you. If you are moving into a new condo and feel like the space looks a little small, paint the walls blue!
  • Add black. Adding black to your room, especially if filled with a lot of bright colours, will remove that “childish” element that you may not like about those colours and will give it a more sophisticated feel.
  • There are a lot of you out there who prefer a more neutral palette and that’s completely normal! It is very possible to create an appealing look just using neutral tones. Don’t forget that neutral also means warm golds and camel browns. Use them to spice up your nude scheme!


Article Written By: Tala Hakeem

Design Consultant at Decorium

Coffee Tables


Some little things can make a huge difference in our home. Let’s talk about coffee tables.

A small or big coffee table can make a huge difference! A lot has changed in the design and function of the piece. Lots of younger generation move into smaller condos but still require additional space for the desks and dining tables. Here where standard coffee tables can be more of a burden than a benefit.

There are multi functional coffee tables available on the market today where you can utilize features that save space and are just down right convenient. There ones that have a raising top that functions as a computer desk, ones with a hinged top that gives you space to store all your papers and magazines, extendable coffee tables, and more! They can also be used as a small dining table as well.

Available in many different shapes and colours, you have quite a bit to choose from.
Putting this piece in your living or family room will be a functional and stylish addition to your home.

Article written by: Alla Wolfson,

Design Consultant at Decorium