Fall Colours

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

Your Design Consultant works for you!

 

Just like everyone else, I know that feeling of walking into a store and dreading dealing with a salesperson.  It’s important to remember that at Decorium your design consultant is a valuable resource.  They often have decades of experience putting home decor together from individual items to entire homes. With that experience comes expertise. It’s our job to think of everything you don’t. Things like which kind of leather is the best when there are kids and animals in your home, how much space is required between a table and sideboard to make that space comfortable? Should you fit the wall or the TV when buying a media console? And so on.

What’s more, your design consultant will take you through all the stages of upgrading your home from selecting the right pieces to updating you on the timelines for custom orders. When there are issues after delivery they are often your most valuable ally. They have a vested interest in your happiness. They get to know you as people and you get to know them.

Come into Decorium and make a new friend today.

 

Article Written by: Jesse Wilson

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest. 

jesse@decorium.ca

Dining Table – Wood or Glass?

Dining table – Wood or Glass ?  Why choose one over the other?

Dining tables are functional, giving you a place to gather around and dine.  When it comes to deciding which one to purchase it’s important to ask yourself questions.  Where is it going? Who will be using the table?  How will the table be used?

What is the size of the diningroom?  What is your personal style?

Here are a few suggestions when deciding on a glass or wood top dining table:

Glass:

If you live in a small space and want the dining room to appear larger then choose glass, because it’s transparent.  Since you can see through it will automatically feel more open and spacious.

It’s a perfect choice for condos and small city houses.

If your style preference is Modern then it will be ideal for your look – linear and contemporary.

It’s also perfect for people who are minimalists – who like a clean look

Wood:

If you require a durable, strong table then wood is the way to go.  There are different woods as well as finishes to select from.

Perfect for small or large families, as there are different sizes with options to have one, two or three leaves to expand the overall table size.

Lifestyle – straight edge or live edge if you like a one of a kind , unique look to personalize your space.

A wood table is a great surface for homework, card games and buffet dinners as well.

Both glass dining tables and wood are equally functional.  Since glass is invisible, it might not be the right choice for families with young children.

Choose the surface that is right for you!

Blog Written by: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

Ellen@decorium.ca