Furniture

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

The Versatile and Stylish Settee

The settee originated in the 17th century, evolving from the armchair.  It was considered social seating because it allowed two people to sit together.  Now the use of the settee ranges from group seating at the dining table and kitchen to an alternative to sofas in small spaces and in cozy nooks for reading or entertaining. The settee is smaller...

Versatile and Durable Acrylic Furniture

Whether you’re looking for an alternative to glass or just want something different, acrylic furniture is an inspired choice for your home.  Acrylic furniture is durable, functional and fashionable.  Seen in interiors both modern and traditional, acrylic pieces are becoming increasingly popular. Acrylic is a great alternative to glass for many reasons.  It is highly durable and stands up well...

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...

Multi-purpose Furniture for the Thrifty

  One of the newest trends in interior design today is the emergence of multi-purpose furniture.  These pieces reflect today's fast-paced world and respond to an ever-changing need for functionality in the home.  Designers are filling the marketplace with cabinets that can be used in the dining area, as entertainment centers or as office storage.  There are a multitude of pieces that serve a...

Design Ideas for a Classic Library

Libraries are inspirational and for some library in their home can become the best abode for them where they can relax and think in peace. Outlined in this article are some of the best ways to decorate your library. We have styles for traditional, modern and those homes that are somewhere in between the two niches. A high gloss library   A...

Indoor swings for swinging home

Everybody wants a modern, unique home where they feel comfortable and at ease. With the next few suggestions for indoor swings you can easily turn this dream into reality. You only have to turn on your imagination and turn off your fear of failure. Choosing hanging furniture you have to keep several things in mind. First, indoor swings are suitable for...

Outdoor Daybeds for the Ultimate Backyard Relaxation

Outdoor daybed for backyard relaxation
There is nothing quite like a lazy summer day.  One way to enjoy the day relaxing is on an outdoor daybed.  Fresh air, a warm breeze and the scent of the garden immerse you in the outdoor experience.  Doze away or snuggle up with a good book in these outdoor daybeds for the ultimate backyard relaxation. A cozy garden enclosure makes for...

Canopy beds for little magic every day

The bed is the only furniture that you can be sure you’ll use every day. Therefore, you want it to be as comfortable, inviting and beautiful as it can get. That’s why we’re presenting to your attention the queen of beds – the canopy bed. Check out our next few ideas and find inspiration for your own bedroom. Our first...

Velvet – The Fabric of the Moment

Sumptuous, glamorous, shimmering, elegant, luxurious, cozy.  All of these words describe velvet, which is enjoying a revitalized recognition among interior designers today.  Forget the staid red velvet of yesteryear that covers those tattered sofas and chairs in your grandmother’s attic.  There are an array of dark, rich velvets and buttery soft pastels and neutrals that convey elegance and modern...

8 ideas for home bars that you’ll adore – Part two

Here are the next four ideas for home bars that we’re sure you’ll fall in love with. If you missed out the first article don’t wait but check it out here! So if you like the idea of having a home bar without all the people and noise of the night clubs, then you have to try out some of...

Decorating with Folding Screens

Folding screens are a versatile decorating tool that can add dimension, texture and color to your living space.  Created in ancient China, they were originally designed as room dividers and were heavily lacquered pieces of striking beauty.  Today, decorative folding screens are used not only as room dividers, but as accents, headboards and in an array of other ways. As...

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...

Choosing and Styling a Bedside Table

There are so many options available when choosing and styling a bedside table.  You can select two of the same, opt for mismatched tables, or even choose pieces that are not generally used as bedside tables.  To help you make a selection that works for your space and style, here are a few tips on choosing and styling a...

Curved Sofas for a Cozy and Welcoming Seating Area

Curve sofa makes for a cozy room
Curves are a pleasing shape in the home - the soft curve of an arm rest or a chair, the curve of bent wood or even the walls of a certain room.  Curved sofas appear welcoming and cozy.  They are graceful and charming or modern and hip.  If you have a living room that is challenging to arrange or...

Living Bold with Vibrant Upholstery

Vibrant upholstery
Make a bold statement in your home with vibrant upholstery.  Mix and match patterns and play with colors to infuse your rooms with life.  Have fun with bright solid colors, floral, geometric, abstract prints, stripes, polka-dots and plaid.  Living bold with vibrant upholstery is fun and stylish.  Here are ways to enjoy bold upholstered pieces in your home. Try out a mixed pattern...

Creating Space with Ghost and Mirror Furniture

Ghost chairs and mirrors in a salon (interiorclassics)
There are two types of space in an interior: Actual space and Implied space. Actual space is obviously walking space, space that is not occupied by anything. Implied space is space that is not real, but gives the illusion of space even when there is something there. The best example of implied space is a mirror, although this is...

Garden Stools Make the Move Indoors

Garden stools are making their way from the garden into the home with an array of styles to fit any interior.  Dating back one thousand years, the garden stool originates from China and today serves a variety of uses for homes worldwide.  Page through any decorating magazine and you will see at least one interior with a garden stool,...

Using knits in your home décor for warmer winter

If you’re not a big fan of the cold months, check out our next few suggestions for using knits in your home decor for warmer winter. When it’s raining or snowing outside, the only thing that every person on the planet wants to do is to stay home under the cozy blanket. Sometimes that’s not merely enough tough. If you...
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