Summer vacation colors

Summer vacation colors

What says summer more than sunshine and fresh air? These summer hues will give your home that nice warm and vibrant update that you need to create a space that is fun, cozy and colourful.

Coral
Shades of pink don’t always have to be over powering in your home. Using the shade of coral your space can still be vibrant and timeless without making it too bright. By using contrasting colours for your furniture like brass, marble and even black and navy, your space can have a nice balance.

Marigold
Marigold is a type of yellow, and what says summer more then a nice sunny yellow day. Yellow can sometimes look too bright in a room, however by adding colours like green, white and even wood, you can make your space feel very earthy and beautiful. With this room you will feel like it’s summer everyday!

Indigo
Indigo is a great color to use in your living room space. Indigo is a classic colour that can make your space feel like a beach house summer home, and who doesn’t want that feeling in their room everyday. You can decorate indigo with some nice yellow and add some glass pieces in the room to make the space feel light and airy.

Article Written By: Yuval Elbaum
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Living Easy

Summertime (when the living is easy) is a song that was written by George Gershwin.  As the title implies, the summer is a time for casual living and a lot of relaxation time. Summer is finally here and that’s great news for those of us who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors! Whether your prefer sports or leisure activities – here’s hoping the days unfold just the way you wish.

Some of the best summer days are spent getting together with friends, and family for fun, food, refreshments and relaxing conversation.

Here are three furniture items that say “Summer”

A lift top coffee table for eating in front of the television.  A place to serve finger foods and chips and drinks around the sofa for everyone to enjoy.

Cloud seating:  An unstructured sectional that is like sitting on a cloud, soft and plush!

Reclining chair : Throw up your feet and read a good book and relax.  Listen to music and put your drink on a tray.

Whether you are at the cottage or at home, I hope you enjoy the long awaited Summer :  My favorite season of the year!

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Getting Your ‘ZZZ’ – Choosing the Right Mattress For Your Sleeping Needs

For the most part, when decorating our bedrooms, we are willing to spend thousands of dollars to purchase the perfect, beautiful bedroom furniture.  But when it comes to our mattress, we opt to shop around for the least expensive choices.  And why not? It’s not like anybody’s going to see it, right?  Well, they may not see it, but believe me, you’re definitely going to feel it!

Since we spend about one third of our lives in bed, skimping on our mattress is not an option.  When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies are not given the opportunity to regenerate and recharge, which is important to our overall health and well-being.

What we don’t realize is that, over time, we can develop health issues if we don’t choose a mattress that provides proper support while we sleep.

Marshall Mattress understands what makes a good night sleep possible.

Marshall Mattress invented the Pocket Coil Spring Mattress and has been the leading authority in this mattress system for over 118 years.

They build high-quality mattress products without the use of gels or foam encasements and feature natural and man-made materials like New Zealand wool, soy foams, eucalyptus fibers and sustainable lumber in their mattress foundations.  Their mattresses are built like furniture; to last, but wear gradually over time.

Marshall Mattress understands that one type of mattress is not necessarily right for everyone and offers many different types and models to choose from; such as ‘Sleepmaker’, ‘Rest Assured’, and ‘Bespoke’ (to name a few).  Each includes 4 to 6 models offering something different in “personal feel”, but all have a complete Pocket Spring Coil interior and each are built to offer the best in comfort and support.

Here at Decorium we have a large selection of Marshall Mattress models on display, and invite you to come visit our showroom to try each of them out, to see which one will best suit your personal sleeping and comfort needs.

Take it from me, as a proud owner of my very own Marshall Mattress, I can honestly say that it’s such a pleasure to finally have a great night’s sleep and to wake up each morning feeling rested and refreshed!

Article Written by: Beatrice Espinola
Design Consultant at Decorium
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Holidays

The next big holidays, Easter and Passover, are here!

With that being said, we want to make our homes bright and festive for the holidays.

Small changes in accessories and accent pieces can make a huge difference.

Freshen up the living room with a new rug and some colorful pieces of art.

Your kitchen will look brand new by adding fresh flowers and some accent jars with spices and baskets of new linen serviettes.

The family room is the room when we all get together and spent the most meaningful time that we will remember forever.

Add some new toss pillows on your sofa, new accent lamps and the room will come alive.

Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all!

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson
Design Specialist at Decorium
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Easy ways to stage your home on a budget.

If you’re planning to sell your house, there are proven ways to increase the chance of selling your home quickly, and at the right price.

1. Declutter your rooms, cabinets, closets.

2. Deep clean your living space and keep your home smelling fresh and clean.

3. Rearrange your furniture to create inviting conversational area.

4. Don’t over stage your home.

5. Add some fresh flowers to the rooms.

Remember, in design the less is more. Create a lifestyle people are looking for.

Article Written By: Renata Biala
Design Consultant at Decorium
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We can work it out

An egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs or Easter eggs are hidden for children to find.Children like playing games and they get excited  when they find the prize. For example the egg or a treasure in a treasure hunt, or a game of hide and seek. 

In keeping with the upcoming holiday of Easter, we here at Decorium want to make it easy for you to shop for beautiful home furnishings. There is a large selection of furniture in our 100,000 sq.ft.showroom, and that can sometimes seem rather daunting. We don’t want it to be overwhelming, we want to help make your experience enjoyable.

We know that as adults, you Value time! So let us ‘Hunt’ for right pieces for your home so that you can treasure them for a long time. Everyone has different taste, different budgets, different room challenges. As design specialists,”We can work it out” just as the song title suggests!

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant At Decorium

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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 for a brighter space.

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 addition 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

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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

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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

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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

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