Furniture

Learn about furniture and how to arrange and decorate with different styles. Gain new appreciation for classic pieces and discover new designs.

11 Great Ideas for Repurposed Doors

Charming table from repurposed door
In an age when everything old is new again, old doors are getting a second chance.  Seen in antique stores and at flea markets, old doors with peeling paint are an item that can be transformed into a functional and beautiful addition to the home.  Here are 11 great ideas for repurposed doors.  Folding Screen You can either use several doors or...

Give New Life to Old Furniture With Paint

Painted console table
How many times have you looked at an old chest, chair or other piece of furniture and thought about getting rid of it because it just didn't look that great any more?  Or perhaps you have an antique that Grandma gave you that doesn't fit with your style.  If the piece has good bones and is still structurally sound, a...

Mid-Century Modern Style

Mid-century home
Go back to the future with mid-century modern style.  Evocative of the post-war era where the need for fresh change was strong, the years between the mid-40s and 1970's captured the essence of what we now know as mid-century modern.  This is a style that epitomizes organic form and an uncomplicated design aesthetic.  Explore these mid-century interiors and appreciate the...

Beautiful and Private Home Libraries

Home libraries aren’t only a feature of luxury homes with rooms to space. With so much advancement in technology, more of us are relying on reading at home as a private escape from busy lifestyles. From entire floors to single shelves, you can turn any space into your own private reading area. A purpose built library that takes up an entire...

20 creative ideas for original DIY nightstands

fantastic DIY nightstand created with an old swing
The nightstand is one of the most common and used piece of furniture of the bedroom. In every bedroom there is at least one nightstand, although, especially in the master bedrooms, there is a couple of nightstands. Here you are 20  easy, cheap and creative ideas for original DIY nightstands. Enjoy the list! DIY nightstands suspended from the ceiling: if...

Fun and Unique Sofa Designs

Unique sofa infuses fun into interiors
When you want to break out of the norm and design a room that is fun, unique or just stylishly different, updating your sofa can be a great way to start.  There are very innovative, creative and just plain fun sofa designs waiting for you to try.  Let's explore some of these stylish and unique sofas. Go for a bit of...

20 Original and out of the ordinary bookcases

Original and out of the ordinary bookcases
If you have always thought that a bookcase is an anonymous set of shelfs, looking these amazing pics you will definitely change your mind! Here you are 20 brilliant ideas for decorating every different room of your home with these incredible bookcases. 1. The "United States Bookshelf" Created by the  artist Ron Arad, for his exhibition at the Timothy Taylor Gallery,...

Amazing furniture made from old cars

Amazing furniture made from old cars
Amazing furniture made from old cars? Sounds strange? Have you ever think that old pieces of moto or cars or bus could be transformed in original furniture for your home? Well, it’s possible! Some innovative designers have created original and incredible furniture with parts or pieces of old cars. You can decorate your bedroom with an original "mercedes-bed" such...

Why the Bar Cart is a Household Champion

Bar carts
The overall appeal of the bar cart is its mobility and versatility.  This is a piece that many are bringing back into their home, with vintage carts or new.  Vintage carts are also often transformed into side tables, console tables and even bookshelves.  But the classic bar cart is gaining popularity for its intended use as well.  Here are...

The Versatile and Stylish Demilune Table

The demilune table is perfect for the foyer
The demilune (French for "half-moon") table is a stylish and versatile choice for any room in the home.  It tucks nicely against a wall, making it an ideal choice for an entry foyer.  The variety of styles and sizes enables the demilune table to fit within any interior.  Multi-tiered, console, small or large, the demilune table may be just the right piece for...

Trend Alert – Perforated Design

Perforated panels enhance this home
Perforated, put simply, is something that is pierced with a hole or holes.  It is currently a top trend for 2015, showing up in architecture, interior design and fashion.  Today's perforations range from industrial to artistic in design. Shops and corporate offices employ perforated design into their interiors by way of wall and ceiling panels, as well as staircase rails.  This design...

5 Reasons to Love Marble in Your Home

Black marble floors give this room a sleek, modern flair with classic drama
Marble has been used to enhance interiors for hundreds of years.  It is a luxury feature in many homes, including bathrooms, kitchens and central living areas.  Marble looks sleek in modern interiors and comes in a variety of patterns, textures and colors.  Here are five reasons to love marble in your home. 1. Floors Marble floors are elegant and sleek.  Marble...

Yellow Accents- Dare to Brighten up your home

Fascinating wall mural with yellow accents (pinterest.com)
Being the lightest hue in the spectrum, yellow is perceived to be optimistic and cheerful. However, it can be tiring and overwhelming. How we experience the color yellow has much to do with our preferences and culture. Color is an essential part of the way we perceive the world. How one responds to colors used in interior design, art or...

Functional Art Furniture – Raise the Creative Quotient in Your Home

Ashley Spencer chairs
Walls are not the only place to enjoy art.  How about sitting on a piece of art or propping your feet up on a sculpture?  There are furniture makers and then there are furniture artists.  These talented artists create custom works of art that are functional.  Beautifully detailed tables, chairs and other items used in the home translate as art...

Tree Trunk Decor- Add a Touch of Raw Beauty

Malafor Trunks make stylish stools (trendhunter.com)
Bring home the element of surprise, tree trunks. These unexpected decorating elements will bring the charm and raw beauty of nature into your household. Many are the times when nature provides the best design inspiration. Take it from Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most influential names in architecture, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will...

Space Saving Beds for Small Apartments

Beautiful space saving bed (www.lunchboxarchitect.com)
Small living has its perks. However, decorating it provides an extra challenge. When decorating a small place, there is usually compromise needed. You may have to give up your dream wine cellar, your big TV or your classic dining room. Space saving beds offer a solution to this problem by creating convertible rooms. You can create a home cinema...

Industrial Touches: 24 Exposed Copper Pipe Decorating Projects

Industrial interior design is about displaying and showcasing mechanical elements and building materials that are usually concealed. Its “unfinished” look holds within itself endless possibilities. One way to recreate that industrial appeal is by putting an emphasis on rustic metals such as brushed nickel, cast iron metals and copper. Copper pipes are stylish elements to decorate with if you are...

Lazy Afternoons: Searching for a Comfy Retreat

Perfect place to spend your lazy afternoons (buzzfeed.com)
Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy" – Regina Brett. Many are the days you would like to crawl into a corner and forget about everything and everyone. All you know is sleep, all you want is silence and all you need is to read a book, watch a movie and read Livinator's posts, of course. In...
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