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? Does it scale? 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. Go bright and bold or monochromatic, 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.
The most important part of your winter tablescape is the centerpiece. We’ve been on the blogs, pinterest and many other websites to bring you a little collection of winter centerpieces that are out there. If you’ve been browsing winter decor lately, you’re bound to recognize some of these pictures. A few of which are coastal and others that are more traditional style winter tablescapes. We wanted to give you a blend of images so you can be inspired by the holiday spirit to start decorating your home!
Today we bring you two quick tips on tackling center pieces in regards to the size of your table. Our first tip is on how to do decorate on a smaller table and our second tip is how to decorate a large table. Scroll down to find out more!
1. Create Simple Centerpiece Statements On Smaller Tables.
Above we have a beautiful winter tablescape with a simple, almost minimal design. This simple look provides a festive, winter look to the table without taking up too much space. When it comes to designing your tablescape you need to know the size of the table and how much space it actually provides for the centerpiece, decorations and actual dining. You might have a good sized table, but after the table is set that space you thought you had no longer exists. Maximize your table space by eliminating the large, unnecessary centerpiece. Give the space back to you and your guests while you are dining and enjoying each others company.
2. Create A Festive Winter Scene On Larger Table.
Are you daunted by the task of decorating a large table for the holidays? Don’t bother bringing down box after box trying to decorate the large table. Instead you should create a fun and festive winter scene with smaller pieces to act as the table centerpiece. This will allow you to fill up the large table by giving it a full, decorated look. The tablescape above demonstrates this perfectly. They only used a few small pieces to create a full, winter scene as their centerpiece on the table. This leaves plenty of maneuverability and functionality for anyone sitting at the table enjoying their meal.
Let these two quick tips help you or any loved ones this holiday season. There’s no need for the extra stress! Focus on your family and friends by giving them the perfect table to gather around. Below we have a few more tablescapes and centerpieces for you to enjoy. Good luck decorating this holiday season and don’t forget to have fun!
The kids room is always a blast to design. You get to have fun and pick out great pieces that aren’t necessarily for your age range anymore. It’s such a shame sometimes, but luckily we have our little ones to live through and still get to buy some playful stuff. You want to make the room fun for the kids and also livable for someone their age. It’s going to get a lot messier before it gets cleaner and stays clean. So why not prepare for this in the design process? We’ve got some quick tips that will help you stay on top of that messy room and make the space best for the kids.
5 Quick Tips to a Kids’ Bedrooms:
1. Storage space – under the bed, shelves or in clever hidden places. You’re gonna need it!
2. Machine washable bedding – bright colors and playful patterns that are easy to clean.
3. Wood floors with an easy to clean rug – like an indoor/outdoor rug or jute rugs. Spare yourself the carpet nightmares.
4. A child sized table – give them a place to draw, do crafts or sit and read.
5 Play space – every kid needs a place to play! Smart and well planned furniture can maximize the space.