Furniture

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

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...

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...

Versatile Decorating with Ottomans

From footstool to coffee table, from storage unit to extra seating; the ottoman is the ultimate in versatile accent furniture.  Ottomans come in all shapes and sizes and complement any room in the house. Placed in the living room, the ottoman serves as a place to prop up your feet and as extra seating when needed.  The ottoman as coffee...

Let Nature Inspire Your Home Decorating

Fresh.  Light.  Natural.  If these words describe the look and feel of the home you want, there is a place where you can get the inspiration needed to begin the process of turning your home into a space that is fresh, light and natural.  Simply look outside. Nature abounds with the materials, colors and textures you can bring into your...

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...

Bunk Beds

We all wanted a bunk bed when we were kids. Outlined in this article are some of the designs of bunk beds that you as well as your kids will love! Lattice Detail In order to get bunk beds for girls this lattice detailed bunk bed is the ideal choice! There is a lattice railing and inside of the circle, a...

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...