Furniture

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

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...

Built In Bookcase Pieces for Your Home

Bookcases and closets are the perfect spaces for storing items in your home. One issue is that vanities and bookcases take up some much-needed space in your home in order to hide or showcase your blankets, trinkets and other family belongings. One innovative idea that some homeowners and architects have latched onto is the concept of placing these furniture...

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...

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...

Aquariums as Furniture and Accents Give Homes a Lively Atmosphere

Want a way to add some vitality and liveliness to your home without having to buy a large mammal that can knock things over and track mud throughout the house? Do you aspire to have a unique piece of furniture that is sure to wow guests while looking sleek and stylish? Consider buying or ordering a custom aquarium for...

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...

Home Decor as a Conversation Piece

Each room should have some sort of focal point that draws in your guest's attention. Focal points don't have to be a statement wall in a bright color or a 50 inch flat screen TV, they can be any object you want. In fact, an object may be better as they are easily changeable and they allow you to...

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!...
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