Decorating Your Entryway

Decorating Your Entryway

When it comes to decorating your home, it’s important to not forget your entryway.

Stepping into your home should be a pleasant experience and should inspire you and your guests to walk through your door.

Here are a few tips on how to create a beautiful vignette for your entryway, that will greet your guests in style:

FLOORING:  A beautiful area rug placed inside the entrance of your door adds colour, texture, and warmth.

ARTWORK:  Add a bold print or painting to create interest to your walls.  This can also be a great introduction to the colour scheme used throughout the rest of your home.

MIRRORS:  Using mirrors can visually open up a narrow entryway as well as reflect light.

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FURNITURE:  Console tables can double as a place to display your favourite accessories such as books and photos and can provide storage for small items such as keys and mail.

LIGHTING:  In additional to lighting your entryway, introducing a beautiful chandelier will definitely make a grand statement.

SEATING:  Carve out a spot for you and your guests to take off their shoes when entering your home by adding a bench or a chair near your front door.

So, whether you have a grand entryway or a small dark corner, think of your entryway as it’s own little room.  It’s the first area of your home your guests will see and it gives them a little taste of what’s to come…so go all out – here’s your chance to really make a statement and reflect your style and creativity!

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium

Beatrice@decorium.ca

 

Velvet

Wow, velvet ! It makes everything seem just a little more sumptuous. With its regal good looks and unsurpassed softness, its hard not to love it.

“Velvet “ is synonymous with “Special.”  A velvet jacket feels more luxurious than a polyester jacket. And a Red Velvet cupcake sounds more decedent than a chocolate cupcake.  “Velvety smooth” is a common expression to describe anything soft.

The material has been around for centuries.  While clearly its not a new fabric, in has become increasingly popular in the past few years.
Consider this posh fabric for your home for dining room chairs, an upholstered sofa, an upholstered headboard, or toss pillows as an accent on your couch.

Here are three reasons why you should choose Velvet:
1. Softness and luxury.  Velvet is one of those materials that you  buy because you want it, not because it’s practical.  Its a luxury fabric and looks and feels the part.

2. Light and volume.  Because Velvet has a nap, it shows the direction across the piece its covering.  It looks most welcoming on a tufted sofa.

3. Colour depth.  Velvet is dyed so the colours can be quite rich.  Add some punch to a plain sofa with a berry velvet pillow, or a hunter green pillow or perhaps one that is Dijon yellow.

Velvet is a touchy-feely fabric like none other.  If you want to add texture, colour and a rich look that is luxurious, try adding Velvet to your home decor.

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant at Decorium

Ellen@decorium.ca

Living coral 2019 color of the Year

Living coral is a combination of orange, pink and peach tones. This color represents carefree living and happiness. This shade affirms life through a dual role of energizing and nourishing.

Using the color coral in any room instantly adds warmth end energy and, at the same time, can be the perfect bold statement. Coral is versatile shade and can be match with neutrals or primary shades.

My favorite is to match coral with shades of blue. Blending coral and blue, especially navy, not only creates an elegant look, but evokes the rejuvenating power of the beach.

To build new look in your home, swap out a few accessories in the color of the moment for a fresh look that’s affordable enough to change with the season.

 

Article Written By: Renata Biala

Design consultant at Decorium

Renata@decorium.ca

Building Your Home Office

 

These days it’s becoming harder to leave our work at the office, and more and more of us are finding it necessary to incorporate a Home Office space into our home’s decor.

Here are a few tips to think about when designing a Home Office space, that will help you stay relaxed and focused, so you can work more creatively and efficiently:

    • Designate a spot for your Home Office: Choose a room as far away from busy social areas such as the kitchen and family room.

 

    • Choose a desk with a large enough work surface for the tasks you will need to perform, as well as storage drawers to hold files and important items you need to access regularly.

 

    • Choosing a comfortable office chair is very important to keep your body comfortable and relaxed, and your mind focused.  An office chair on caster wheels is also a great option if you need to move around to access items from a near by credenza or bookcase.

 

    • Storage: If the space in your room allows, having a credenza or bookcase in the room is great for added storage and organization.

 

    • Lighting:  Make sure you have the proper light fixtures for your needs.  Use desk lamps for task lighting and ceiling lamps for overall lighting of the room.  If your room has windows, natural sunlight is great for you, both mentally and physically, and provides an overall sense of well-being.

 

Large or small, whether your Home Office space will be used for running a business, catching up on office work, or just paying bills, you deserve to have a space that is as charming and comfortable as the rest of your home; and a place where you’ll actually want to burn the midnight oil!

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium

Beatrice@decorium.ca

Winter Trends 2019

 

Not everybody likes winter, it is cold, you get salt stains on everything and the days are way too short. 


All everyone wants to do after work is come home to a warm and cozy place.

Winter trends are always changing from one year to the next. This year the colors for winter are off beat and pretty amazing. Vibrant colours like yellow, rose and purple are all the rage.

Imagine, putting a new little rug in yellow or rose, or add some new purple toss cushions or a new yellow throw to your sofa.

Another winter trend this year is Ball Lamps and Sculptures, which you can find in any store, to make your home chic and trendy.

Winter is the time to show your talents and inner thrive for fashion and style.

Colors are very important for setting the right tone, and by adding simple new pieces in new trend colors, like yellow and purple you will be able to create an ambiance of warmth and happiness.

Enjoy winter!

 

Article Written By: Adriana Glait

Design Consultant at Decorium

Adriana@decorium.ca

Marshall Mattress

Marshall Mattress - Classic Indulgence - King Mattress with Box

 

The most important piece of furniture in anyone’s home is a Mattress.

A good night sleep gives you the energy and stamina for the day ahead.

Marshall mattress got it’s start by making mattresses for orthopedic patients in hospitals. Their main focus was and still is all about your muscular skeletal system, ie. your bones and muscles.

The Canadian Company that started more then 100 years ago, still stands as the no 1 mattress in the world.

Pocketed coils are the best when it comes to hand made coils. To cover them, Marshall uses the best fabrics out there like all natural cotton, wool, silk and linen.

Every style of mattress is different and made for the needs of your unique body structure.

Only a couple of stores are authorized to carry these amazing products, and Decorium is proudly one of them.

At Decorium, we have a beautiful mattress gallery, where we showcase a large variety of styles, from the original to the most sophisticated and unique Bespoke mattress.

Come give us a visit, lie down on a mattress and see which one suits your needs.

Good night and sweet dreams on a Marshall Mattress!

 

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson

Design Consultant at Decorium

Alla@decorium.ca

Neutral Aesthetic

If your aesthetic veers to the light and neutral palette of cream, ivory, or beige or white, you need never worry about making a decorating mistake with traumatic results.

Tailored furnishings upholstered in a restrained palette are proven to have trend resistant staying power.  When you lay the groundwork by investing in timeless, neutral pieces you’ve taken the first step toward longevity, but you’ve also opened the door to changeability by allowing the flexibility to rethink accents, accessories and art in the future.

With a neutral backdrop, it’s always easy to swap out accents and make it look like you got a whole new room.

Article Written by Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant at Decorium

Ellen@decorium.ca

Holiday Decor Trends

When all of a sudden out of nowhere, movies like “The Grinch” start showing up in theatres or on TV, it’s a sure sign that it’s time to deck the halls…and all the other rooms in your home… with dazzling holiday decor!

Whether you prefer a minimalist look or, if you’re like me and like to go all out with holiday decorations, here are a few Holiday Decorating Trends to look for this year: 

–  Move away from the standard red, green, and white colour scheme and introduce this years major hit of pastels such as yellow, blue, pink, and green.

  

–  Slim, sparse trees are great for a modern, sleek look. Especially when decorating with neutral coloured ornaments such as white, silver, and gold.

 

–  For a soft, rustic look; which creates an ‘outdoorsy’ countryside feel, we’re mad for plaid!  Especially for stockings, throws, and toss pillows.

–  Pillar candles, in all sizes and colours, are always a sure fire way to make your home feel warm and inviting.

 Hourglass Candle Holders

–  Flowers have made a big splash in textiles this year and are now trending as decorations for your tree, wreaths, and garland.

 

–  Chunky knits have taken this season by storm and this year are being used everywhere from toss pillows, throws, and even as a tree skirt.

 

–  Wooden place chargers on your holiday dining table are a creative, fun way to bring the outdoors in.

 

Decorating your home for the holidays can be a lot of work, and sometimes it seems like it goes by so fast – just as you’ve finished putting them all up, it’s time to take them down again – but it’s also a lot of fun!  So go ahead, unleash your creativity and show your friends and family that you Ain’t No ‘Grinch’ !!

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola 

Design Consultant at Decorium

Beatrice@decorium.ca

Holiday Spirit

As we approach that time of the year, with all the magical holiday spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah, it’s common to want a change of scenery in your home.
 

Luckily, some very minor changes can bring you right into the Holiday spirit.

Start by bringing something new with the color red and/or green into your family room. That could be anything from new toss pillows on your sofa to a new rug in tones like green and gold, to represent the bright colors of Christmas.

 

Put a few new accessories like candle holders with candles of red and gold color. The holidays do not have to be expensive and stressful, small changes can make a big difference.

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson

Design Consultant at Decorium

Alla@decorium.ca

Color trends for winter 2018

This years exhibition is fueled by an explosion of color. Vibrant, vital and capturing. All furniture, chairs, sofas, accessories are all offered in a wide range of color tones.

Some of the favorites this year are mustard yellow, green and shades of red. This trend strongly appears in fashion, just watch some of the runway exhibits.

Green color brings us closer to nature and mustard yellow reflect nature’s beauty and sunshine. Both together create a beautiful combo.

One of the easiest ways to make your home look like it came out of a design magazine, is to choose two colors that form the basis of your decor. Green and yellow have the potential to be very bold. Sun and nature, you can’t ask for more.

Be bold, be colourful.

Article Written by: Renata Biala

Design Consultant at Decorium

Renata@decorium.ca