For the LOVE of Mirrors

For the LOVE of Mirrors


 
Mirrors are and have been for a very long time considered a staple in any modern home and interior setting. Both functionally and aesthetically, mirrors can play a vital role in creating and circling energy within a space. Yes, in terms of function, we rely on a good mirror to help complete our look before rushing out into the world. While at the same time, with strategic placement, mirrors can add depth and brighten most interior spaces, as it reflects light and will help make your space feel more open.
 

 

In a conventional setting, mirrors are most commonly used in the bedroom pairing with a vanity set and floor mirrors within proximity of the wardrobe. Bathrooms and entranceways are another main location, which, work best when accented with good lighting. In the end, their presence can be subtle or elevated into a dramatic story. Either way, it is a great avenue to consider and have fun with when decorating your space.

 

The evolution of how mirrors are being used has changed in the mainstream market. Not only is it still trendy to use mirrors as wall décor, but also gallery walls are becoming a thing! Mixing and matching different sizes and style adds a bit of eclectic and personal flare, yet carries so much functional weight. Frames vary in shape, texture, size, and finish, just to name a few characteristics. These details can provide something for you and your guests to admire, while you admire yourself and admire your beautiful smile!

 

Written By Amanda Narain
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Need a Change, Add an Accent Wall!

 

If you’re tired of your same-coloured walls, but you love the colour scheme of everything else in your room, a refreshing change can be as simple as choosing an accent wall to bring to life with accessories. All-over wall accessories or wallpaper can be overkill for the entire room, but if used on an accent wall, can help tie the whole room together.

The important thing is to make it personal. The wall you chose might say something about you, and that’s what it truly means to feel at home. How can you show it?

Whether it’s where you like to sit and read a book, where your bar is or, where you and your family play board games; it can even be the wall your piano is against. A simple change can make a big difference.


To bring balance into a home is to take a look and see whether your furniture has subtle to no patterns or is it already very decorative itself? If you have a lot going on in the room, then you can stick to wall accents that will give light patterns to maintain harmony in the room, such as a mirror or subdued, light-coloured art. A tapestry or ornate patterns featured in a frame can also look great in a room that has clean and austere upholstery or finishes on the furniture.

That being said, wall accents are very personal choices. What matters most is that it says what you want to say!

Written By Newsha Hashemian
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Summer is Almost Over… Time for Something New!


Fall is the most amazing time of the year when we can start with new beginnings, and it almost always involves home decor. Because home is where the heart is, afterall.

Sometimes there is no need to make drastic changes. By adding small new accessories to the room, like new cozy rug or fresh bright toss pillows for your couch will change the room in an instant.

Maybe, add a floor lamp to your family room or change the lamp shade to a different shape and colour, that will give you the feeling of something new and fresh.

The colours of the fall are the most beautiful of all.

Don’t forget fresh bouquets of flowers, it will always make you happy.

Look forward to a change of season in amazing fall colours!

Written By Alla Wolfson
Design Specialist at Decorium
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How to Choose Your Furniture


Everytime we need to start a project regarding the design of a room, there are a few things to take in consideration:

  • The first thing is to decide what is the room for. Once we decided that this is going to be our dining room, for example, we need to continue with our process.
  • Now to check the specifics for the room, such as the measurements of the room, the colours of the walls, and the type of floor we have, to make sure everything will blend harmoniously.

     

  • The next thing we need to decide is how many people we need to sit at the table, regularly and during get-togethers. Do we need extra dining storage, like a credenza or display cabinet, when guests come over?

  • What style of furniture do we like? Would you prefer solid wood, glass or metal?
  • How do you want this space to feel? Does this room have a lot of natural light or will the furniture need to be lighter in hue to make the space feel larger?
  • Are you looking for something different? Maybe we can choose neutral colours on the furniture with some accent colours on the accessories. Maybe we make a statement by choosing all chairs in different styles, or maybe all of them in different colours. Maybe a long bench on one of the sides. How wild can we go? To be honest, the sky is the limit!!! As long as we feel comfortable looking at it everyday, we can choose anything we want.


All these questions, if we are able to answer them thoroughly, are going to help us make better decisions. So you can create a beautiful room where all your favourite elements blend together, cohesively. 

Written By Adriana Glait
Design Specialist at Decorium
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A Comfortable Room is Key

 

Today’s lifestyle calls for a rethinking of furniture. The body yearns to feel comfortable whether you’re working at the dining table or eating a meal.

 
Many people have and will continue to work from home more frequently, so making it as comfortable and “STRESS-FREE” as possible is key to greater happiness. Many homes have open concept spaces, so every piece of furniture should feel inviting and versatile on purpose to accommodate everyone all at once.
 

 
Stressless reclining chairs are very popular because of their incredible comfort. They have used the same technology and applied it to their dining chairs and sofas, so every seat in the house can be instantly relaxing.
 

 
All Stressless seating moves as you change position, sensing your movements and quickly adapting to your body, ergonomically. Their full grain, high quality leathers also add to the overall feeling of comfort, as they are soft and supple, luxurious to the touch. With many styles to choose from, Stressless can ease into any style of home.
 

 
We can spend several hours sitting at the dining table as well as lounging on sofas, so make your home as stress-free as possible for the better. While colour trends come and go, we all know how we want our homes to make us feel.
 

 

Written By Ellen Zworth
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Working From Home

 

As more of us start working from home, it’s important to find the right balance of comfort and productivity at your home office. One of the most important pieces in your office that will help your concentration and work productivity is your office chair.

Many people don’t realize how important it is to sit in a proper head to toe supported chair. Stressless chairs are a great example of a proper supporting chair. The back of the Stressless chair is made in a way so that you never lose support in your head, neck and back while working or even just lounging; due to the fact that the back of the chair will always follow you back.

Stressless chairs will provide you with the proper lumber and pelvic support which will help your back muscles be less stressed. Working everyday for hours can be hard, Stressless can make your work day easier and more enjoyable!

 


Written By Yuval Elbaum
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Feel Afresh with New Comfort

Our home is becoming more and more important place for everyone.

We all want to find peace, comfort and beauty in our space, since we are spending more and more time at home.

No big changes required to make some fresh feeling and attitude.

New small accessories like new lamp shades or toss cushions will brighten the room in an instant.

A new small rug for the family room will freshen it up right away.

Whatever the times bring, our home is our castle and we can always make it new by adding small pieces.

Even fresh cut flowers will make the day bright.

Fall is  a beautiful season!

Enjoy!

Written By Alla Wolfson
Design Specialist at Decorium
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How to Make Your Home Feel “Homey”

With everything that’s happening around us at this moment, all the things we used to do outside, such as work, eat, and play, we’re now having – and choosing – to do inside our homes.  That’s why it’s become increasingly important for all of us to create a home that’s comforting and ‘Homey’.

Here are some tips to help you make your home a place you love spending time in:

  • Personalize your home by adding collectables from past travels and create a gallery wall to display your favourite family photos.
  • Have a welcoming doormat or bench at your entrance to greet you and your guests.
  • Add texture and colour with tons of throws and toss pillows scattered on sofas, chairs, and even on your bed.
  • Brighten your walls with artwork.
  • Cushion your floors with area rugs that look and feel cozy.
  • Incorporate a variety of different lighting fixtures such as table lamps, floor lamps, and chandeliers.
  • Use bookcases and shelves to display all your treasures and to hide any clutter.
  • Bring the outside with natural or artificial plants for a touch of greenery.
  • Use pouffs or ottomans for extra seating.

Although the idea of what makes a home feel ‘Homey’ can mean different things to each one of us, it’s all about adding personal touches and decorative elements that will make your home enjoyable and inviting to both you and your guests.

Written By Beatrice Espinola
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Splash of Colour

Splash of bright color can make a huge difference in any room of your home.

Sometimes there’s no need to drastically change your entire decor. Just by adding or swapping some small accessories, you can adjust and enhance the atmosphere in an instant!

Add a couple of bright colored toss cushions to your sofa’s family room.

A new bright throw in the living room will bring the whole room alive!

Maybe new lamp shades in your bedroom, or a nice colorful bouquet of flowers on the kitchen counter?

After being locked up at home for a while, we all need some colorful pieces in our surroundings.

Back to a new bright colorful life!


Written By Alla Wolfson
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Less is More

The minimalist design trend is all about less is more. A curated room is relaxing as opposed to a cluttered room.  The monochromatic minimalist approach to interior design is my favourite. Minimalism is associated with simplicity, neutral colour palettes and clean lines.

Here are six tips for styling a minimalist room

1. Soft subdued colours, because it’s clean, fresh looking and creates a sense of calm.

2. Texture adds a comfort factor to the room for example, a Velvet chair or pillow.

3. Invest in stylish storage, like an accent chest or a storage ottoman.

4. Think multi purpose: add nesting tables to a living room or a bench for extra seating.

5. Accessorize using a sleek floor lamp instead of a heavy lamp on a side table.

6. Incorporate natural elements: place a potted palm tree in an empty corner to brighten up a space.

To summarize the steps to create a minimalist room:

Keep it simple, use a soft colours, declutter and have less stuff with more interest.

When done well, minimalist design can be beautiful, warm, rich and inviting.

Written By Ellen Zworth
Design Specialist at Decorium
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