Furniture

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

Sleep Your Cares Away In a Sleep Chair

sleep chair
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night still in your living room recliner with the TV playing an infomercial? Or maybe you’ve found yourself contorted on the couch with the sun in your eyes and discover that you spent the whole night in your media room? Either on the couch or the comfy chair, 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...

How to Use Geometric Prints for a Powerful Statement

Geometric prints are happening. In fact, it's very right now! Because these prints make add dimension and color, you can use them everywhere. Here are some ideas on how to use geometric prints to make your own powerful design statement. Geometric Prints in Home Decor From wallpaper prints to luxe textiles to furniture, geometric prints are everywhere right now. Geometric wallpaper What's the...

Furniture and Fixtures you can easily make at Home

Handmade Vintage Whiskey Barrel
It is possible to make your own fixtures and furniture. In fact it’s much easier than you think to create almost any item in your home. The advantage of this is not just a cost saving. You’ll be able to design furniture to fit exactly into the space you have available and customize it to ensure it suits your needs...

Styling The Perfect Bookcase

Whether your home has a built-in bookcase or a move-able bookshelf, you'll want to make sure it's styled beautifully. To avoid awkward spaces, overcrowding, or general organizational eye sores, there are certain things you should consider in order to have a bookcase that will compete with your other accents. First and foremost, you have to consider the items this piece...

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...

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...

Floating Shelves Inspiration

With space becoming a rarer and more precious commodity in Interior Design, and in people’s lives, using walls as storage space has become a must. In fact, whereas one would traditionally place most of their surplus objects and trinkets in cabinets or wardrobes, shelves are now been increasingly used to ‘gain’ extra secret space around the house. In fact, when...

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...

How to Get the Best Furniture Delivery Without Spending a Fortune

Buying furniture at most stores means you have to pay a hefty fee for delivery. Usually, it comes with the territory. However, you don’t have to spend a bundle to get your furniture delivered to your home. In fact, you can get the best furniture delivery for free if you know how to do it. Choose a Furniture Store with...

Creating “New” Furniture with Upholstery

We've all been there. Over time your furniture get old and warn down or no longer fits your vision for the room. Perhaps you are in the midst of updating a room and find that the color of your couch doesn't go with the new design. But what are you supposed to do when you don't have the money...

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...

How to Mix a Few Select Antique Furniture Items into a Contemporary Setting

antiqu furniture items
What was once frowned upon by interior designers, has now become a trendy way to furnish a room, and if you are looking to add a few select antique furniture pieces to an already contemporary setting, here are a few tips to help you achieve the perfect balance. Think Accessories  If the main concept is contemporary, adding a few antique...

Tablescapes for the Holiday Season

The end of the year is filled with the time of gathering and celebration. If you are someone who hosts family get-togethers or parties with friends, you know how much work not only goes into the food but the decorations as well. One of the focal points of these festivities is the table-- after all, every party needs food!...

Innovative Desk Designs for Your Work or Home Office

Unique desk design
You spend countless hours at your desk, whether you work from home or are employed outside the home.  With so much time at your job, why not do it in style?  Here are some innovative desk designs for your work or home office that will inspire you and, who knows, maybe you’ll want to spend more time at your...

Banquette Seating for Dining in Comfort and Style

When dining out, many will invariably request a booth over a table for the simple comfort.  Why not have that comfort when dining at home?  Banquette seating in the kitchen or dining room provides a great place for dining and other family activities.  Banquettes can be built-in or purchased as a piece of furniture to add to your dining space. Banquette seating...

Unique Dining Chairs for Eating with Flair

Every room's personality is a sum of all its parts. It's not simply or solely about the paint color, the tablescapes, the furniture or the accents. When homeowners conjure up the concept for their dining room, the chairs are often the last thing that is considered. Often is the case that the chairs are just bought as a set...

Space-saving Solutions for Small Homes

Good things come in small packages and your home is no exception.  Living large in a small space is all about utilizing every bit of space to the maximum.  Space-saving solutions for small homes begin with smart storage, a bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking thrown in for good measure.           A small space feels safe and comforting.  Instead of...
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