The living room is one of the most important rooms in the home. It’s ranks right behind the kitchen and we’re sure if it was possible to merge the two without it looking/being weird it would be done in every home. With such importance put on this room, why would you not try to make it the best possible? Make it the best for function, the best in design and the best in decor. Today we’ve got 3 quick tips on living room furniture to help you with just that! So without further adieu, here they are!
1. Space, space, space.
Space is a very important part of the living room. How much? How little? What measurements? Where will this fit? Will this fit? Not only is it important to make sure your furniture will actually fit, but it’s equally important to figure out where you will have empty space. There’s no need to cram as much as you can into the living room. Make sure the room has some space to breathe and allow for everyone to move around the room comfortably.
2. Invest in the future.
There’s a classic saying that goes, “You get what you pay for.” This is especially true when it comes furniture. Your furniture is going to take a beating. Maybe you won’t have kids and animals running and jumping all over it, or maybe you will, but your furniture still takes a good amount of abuse. So make sure you don’t cheat yourself by trying to take a cheap route!
3. Like the seasons, colors change.
A color palette can change with the blink of an eye. Imagine walking into a new space and you’re instantly inspired. It makes you think about your colors and what you want to change. This is why you should decide on your furniture colors last. Get an idea of what type of furniture or how you want it to look and go from there. It’s pretty common for furniture to come in a multitude of colors and patterns these days so that should’t be too much of a problem. If not, it’s time to get DIY and now that piece has become personal as well as custom.
Our sale started last wednesday and is going strong! Make sure you make it down to the store before everything is gone! This sale is in store only and up to 50% off! We hope to see all of your beautiful faces soon!
Our storewide sale starts on Wednesday, September 10th! It’s in store only and up to 50% off! So mark your calendars for the 10th and come on in! We can’t wait to see you!
Our semi-annual sale starts September 10th! This sale is in store only and is up to 50% off select items! So make sure you come in next Wednesday for the first day of the sale! We’re open 9am – 7pm daily, so we’ll be here for all of your home decor wants and needs!
What’s Trending Wednesday
These survey results have been floating around for a little bit now and we wanted to share with you guys. A new survey of decorating reveals some not-so-pretty trends.
The online survey of Houzz users currently working on a decorating project finds that:
• Just 2% feel like they’ve achieved their vision for their homes, though 54% said they’re on their way to their goal.
• Though that vision might be a singular one, since the survey found that only 29% of women consider their significant other’s taste when making design decisions, compared with 43% of men.
• TVs are also infiltrating more rooms of the house, including kids’ bedrooms. In fact, 35% of respondents said their children’s rooms have TVs, which is the same percentage as those who have reading nooks.
• Another surprise is that 16% of respondents have televisions in their dining rooms. That’s a new definition of TV dinner.
• Maybe more people would use their dining rooms if there was a TV in it? A combined 30% of users say they use their dining room monthly, rarely, or never.
• Maybe more people are eating in bed, since the survey found that 52% of master bedrooms have TVs, and 8% have a mini fridge, which is the same percentage of master bedrooms that have fireplaces.
The survey of 1,715 Houzz users in the U.S. and Canada was conducted in July.
Looking to bring a little more color into your home? Then check out these 3 quick tips on playing with color in your home!
1. Start with the neutral.
If you want your bright decor to really stand out, use a neutral base to let it shine. Don’t create a competition between your decor. There only needs to be one star and that’s the bright color you choose to accent.
2. Be consistent.
Use the color in each space. There’s no need for every room to have large amounts of the color, but by dropping little splashes in each room can help carry the color palette throughout the home. It keeps the design consistent and flow through each room.
3. Mix it up.
Every hue is not created equal. And you can use this to your design advantage. Focus on your primary colors and use different shades to compliment them. This way you can let them shine while still filling the room with more decor.