What is performance fabric?

What is performance fabric?

Performance fabric is the best choice for high traffic areas and living spaces needing to stand the test of time.

Performance fabrics are easy to clean and withstand the wear and tear of everyday life.
They are engineered to have water-resistant and stain-resistant qualities so everyday spills and stains do not soak into cushions.

These fabrics are; durable, cleanable, pet, children, and family-friendly.

Always remember, choose the right fabric for your lifestyle.

 

Article Written By: Renata Biala
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Don’t hesitate to buy furniture, the time is Now!

Over the past two years, we have all spent much more time at home. This has caused many of us to reflect on our own spaces and want to make improvements. Do you want to find the perfect pieces? With raw material shortages, dwindling stock, it is important to shop with a plan.

Tips on shopping:

Come prepared. Be sure to bring measurements and pictures of your space with you. This way if you happen to find a floor model or in-stock item, you can make a decision and take advantage of a quick delivery or pick it up

Keep your expectations realistic. The Covid pandemic has impacted every industry including furniture. Due to raw material shortages, safe working environments for their employees, and an influx in demand there are numerous delays.

Take advantage of in-stock or floor models. However, if you’re looking for custom-ordered pieces like a sectional in a certain colour, then be prepared to wait approximately 16 weeks even if it’s manufactured in Ontario. Patience will be necessary.

Winter is coming and colder weather. We will be staying inside more so now is the time to make your interior space more aesthetically pleasing. Like the adage: There is no time like the present! Hope these tips help with your in-person shopping experience.

Written By Ellen Zworth
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Marble vs. Porcelain Dining Tables

You’re looking to upgrade your dining room and you think to yourself, what material do I want to go for this time? Immediately you think of durability, noticeable damages, and possible stains that never leave and now you’re torn between glass and wood. While both are great options, there are two others that are making a strong comeback, especially for kitchen tables, and it is important to know the differences and similarities of the two.

Marble and porcelain have been around for many years and are now becoming a very popular choice for a refreshing dining room. A dining table is the focal point of the room, you want to pick it right once and have it for many years to come, so there are many things to consider when choosing the right material for you.

While porcelain is a manmade product, it is often made to give a natural marble look. The process involves kiln-drying clay that is mixed with other inorganic materials for a long period (at a much higher temperature and longer time than ceramic), and completely sealing it with a special glaze for the finish. This process is what makes porcelain so durable, stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, and to top it off, heat resistant! This beautiful product makes it easy for you to enjoy your time at the dinner party or your everyday breakfast table, worry-free.

Speaking of beautiful, let’s look at marble and its features now. It is truly stunning and makes a statement, however like anything there are some important factors to consider when purchasing a marble table. Marble is all-natural and of course, is a pricier option compared to porcelain. While porcelain is very likely to be a thin slab, usually about ¼ inch, marble is thick and therefore a lot heavier. If you plan on moving your table around a lot, then I wouldn’t recommend it. If it’s there to stay and you’re happy with choosing one size, then go for it! You don’t generally see marble tables that come with leaf extensions hence it’s weight. Like porcelain, marble is very easy to clean, but it is a soft material and very porous, so it must be cleaned very often to avoid inviting a permanent home for stains. If you maintain it well, you will be living with this gorgeous stone for many years. Marble is also very unique due to its natural characteristics, don’t expect to see exactly what you saw in the store after your order and it arrives in your home. Your stone will be exclusive to you and your home.

Written By Newsha Hashemian
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Bedroom 101

When it comes to designing a bedroom, we always have to think that it is a place in the house where we go when it is time to recharge from a long day at work, or when we are exhausted and stressed out. This is why we have to choose a design that will bring us calmness, tranquility, and peace.

A good way to achieve this is to select colors like blue, green, in all the different shades, as well as neutrals like grey, white, black and brown.

Sheets, comforters, and duvets should always be in neutral colors. Wood in all the finishes and cozy fabrics will also help create the oasis.

In terms of furniture, we need to choose a minimalistic design, picking up just the right amount of furniture so that it doesn’t get overcrowded and it becomes a place where it is a pleasure to stay, relax and sleep.

And the last thing that I will suggest when it comes to designing your room, you have to always remember to add your touch to it so that it will be unique and personal.

Written By Adriana Glait
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Holidays Are Almost Here

Holidays are almost here and it is this time of the year a feeling and desire for something new and exciting is in the air all around us.

Our home is the first step we want to make some new changes too, to make it festive and inviting.

No big changes are required to make it festive and new. By adding some new accessories, like toss cushions for your couch or a new bright rug for the family room will change the look in an instant.

Table lamp’s shades will warm and soften the decor right away.

Never forget to cut the branches of the Christmas tree to fill your room with fresh and festive smells.

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at Decorium.

Written By Alla Wolfson
Design Specialist at Decorium
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How To Choose a Living Room Sofa For Your Home


The decision to add a sofa or sectional sofa in your living space is an exciting decision. A place to sit comfortably with family to watch tv or have a social gathering with some friends is a start to having an idea about the kind of sofa you’re looking for?

So here are a couple of things to consider when deciding on what sofa to add to your home.


Who is going to use the sofa? 

So how many people are going to be using the sofa on a regular basis and what is the average number of people sitting or lying on it daily? Are your family members young or old and what is their average height? Do they prefer sitting, sleeping, or jumping! 


What kind of space are you working with and what dimensions are you considering? 

Is the sofa going in the living room beside a fireplace or a corner? Maybe you’re looking for a sectional that will fit in your basement for the teenagers in the house. It’s advisable to measure the length and width of the space where the sofa will be going as well as the door openings so the furniture can be delivered into the space easily. It’s also a good idea to take a photo of the space as well, which will be helpful when you make any store visits.


What style is your space and what feeling are you trying to create?

The thought of a living room brings many images of comfort and casual seating, which is great. Home styles vary in look and feel. A comfortable home can also be modern, classic, or have a contemporary vibe to it. So, what is your home style and how do you want your sofa to look in the space? For instance, some arms on the sofa are customizable and can be curved or straight. The length of the arms whether full length or two-thirds is another preference to think about. How firm do you like your seating, is the foam cushioning of the seats and back firm or soft and do you prefer feather or foam filling?


What fabric are you considering for upholstery? 

A sofa can be in fabric or leather. When family members are younger, I expect the fabric will have its share of wear and incidents so a durable fabric that is both stylish with your space, and durable is something to consider. Some sofa fabrics come pre-treated against spills while other fabrics come with a protection certificate that ensures you have a backup plan in case of any accidental issues. Generally, the choice of a good durable fabric that will endure and also maintain the look of the sofa is highly recommended, and of course a complimenting color to your home style and design. 

These are some of the items to consider when making the choice of buying a sofa or sectional sofa for your living space. I hope you find the sofa that is right for your home and family and Happy Shopping! 

Written By Nancy Elhalbawy
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Gold for Winter

In December, we live winter here in the northern hemisphere. With this, the colour that is more evident in nature is white, from snow, which covers the green of the trees.
 

 
To keep warm, it is common to light fires outdoors and fireplaces indoors. Therefore, the gold and red of fire are colours that are linked to this time of year.
 

 
Traditionally, these are the colours of Christmas. What few people know is that there is a reason for choosing these colours at this time of year. Each has a meaning, passed on for generations.
 

 
Gold represents the sun, light, and presence of the divine. And it has a very beautiful meaning, which is generosity, giving gifts. One of the gifts that The Three Wise Men brought to Jesus at birth was gold, in addition to incense and myrrh.
 

 
Of course you can have gold in your home decor, not just for the tree. Countless accessories such as bowls, artwork, candlesticks, mirror frames, and even some pieces of furniture will make your home the perfect haven for Christmas.
 

 
Here at Decorium, we have numerous options of golden accessories that will make your home beautiful and ready for parties. Welcome!

 

Written By Henrique Morais
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Let Us Welcome Winter 2022

After going through a couple of very intense years like 2020 and 2021, when it comes to choosing a colour for this coming winter, we want to make sure that we get a colour that will make us feel calm, cozy, and fresh.
 

 
Whether we want to believe it or not, winter 2022 is around the corner. When we talk about home decor, we know that trends come and go very quickly.
 

 
This is why we always suggest going with neutral colours in furniture, so that every time a season changes, we can add some trendy colours in accent walls, toss pillows, throws, art, area rugs without having to change the whole decor.
 

 
We will refresh our rooms every season. The colours suggested for this one are: different shades of blues, greens, and earth tones, always combined with whites and greys.
 

 
The colour theme for 2022 must show freshness, calmness, and coziness to be able to overcome the negativity of the last two years to achieve a more optimistic direction in our lives.

Written By Adriana Glait
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Five cozy winter home ideas

We have to admit it- but cold weather is fast approaching. If you are the type to update your decor seasonally and want your home to feel extra cozy this winter, check out our home decor tips.

1. Hang a wintery wreath.
 

 
2. Throw some texture around. Winter decor is all about the texture: faux furs, accent pillows, velvet texture, and etc.
 

 
3. Bring candles through your home whether real or battery-operated. Candles bring some visual warmth into any room.
 
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4. Add a sheepskin rug to your decor.
 

 
5. Don’t forget to use some green plants to give life to your space.
 

 

Article Written By: Renata Biala
Design Specialist at Decorium
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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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