Furniture

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

Mix Dining Room Chairs for a Stylish New Look

If you want to add some variety and pizazz to your dining room or want a more eclectic room style, try mixing your dining room chairs.  There are numerous ways to do this so the end result is cohesive and stylish. Vary the upholstery on seat cushions.  As with mixing any fabrics, stay within the same color family when using...

Creative Alternatives to the Headboard

Whether you are just starting out in your first home or you simply want a change in your bedroom, there are many creative alternatives to a standard headboard.  Art, salvaged materials and other objects can create a unique accompaniment to the bed. Salvaged doors or a grouping of old windows mounted to the wall behind the bed make a very...

The Wing Chair – An Icon of Style

The wing chair is a furniture icon.  It has graced rooms for centuries and continues to adapt to the times and to every design style.  The wing chair came onto the furniture scene in the late 1600s as a very stiff but functional wood frame piece.  Later, it evolved into a comfortable upholstered chair for the fireside. Originally designed to...

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...

5 tips for repurposing your old window shutters

We all have at least one old item in our house that we move from the storage room to the garage and back again just because we don’t want to throw it away but in the same time don’t know what to do with it. If you know what we’re talking about, then you will perfectly understand why someone...

10 Steps to Making a Shabby Chic Home

Here are 10 simple steps for creating a gorgeous shabby chic project or conversion. You can use these guidelines either to create/alter a specific furnishing in your house, or to redecorate and revamp your interior design. So here it goes: 1)     First of all, there must be ivory. Any shade of ivory (even off white or ecru) is essential to create...

Cool it up with Steampunk

You want cool home incorporating industrial style with a little bit of a vintage vibe? Then Steampunk is just for you. This particular creative movement can be explained as a mixture of new technology and Victorian era that belong to a completely different, imaginative world. In the interior design Steampunk tends to lean toward the heavier, masculine looks which are...

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...

The Scandinavian design – incorporation of simple beauty and functionality

If you love simplicity, minimalism and functionality, then the Scandinavian design is just the right choice for you. Originally, the term “Scandinavian design” derives from a design show which goes under the same name from 1954 to 1957. The very same show establishes the meaning behind the name of the term as beautiful, functional, inspired by the Nordic nature and...

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,...

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...

Creative Do-it-yourself Ideas for Shelves

Shelves in the home add dimension, enable you to display favorite objects and can help organize a space.  If you are looking for unique shelving options, here are a few inspiring ideas to make you look at certain items in a whole new way. Skateboards, crutches, ladders, books, furniture, suitcases and even pianos can be repurposed to create surprisingly unique...

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...

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...

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 Versatility of Nesting Tables

Nesting tables had their beginning in the 18th century when furniture maker Thomas Sheraton came up with the concept of graduated tables.  From that point on, these versatile tables have taken on a high degree of popularity in all design styles.  Nesting tables can be used together or alone, nestled as one piece or spread out to make a...

Versatile Upholstered Headboards

Upholstered headboards are a great way to add character, charm and luxury to your bedroom.  With so many designs and fabric choices available, you can create a custom upholstered headboard that fits your personal design style.           Photos courtesy of BHG.com For a contemporary design, a simple square upholstered headboard looks stylish and adds texture and softness to the bedroom.  A...
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