Everything You Need to Know About Downsizing

Everything You Need to Know About Downsizing

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Downsizing can be very liberating. It forces you to think about what you truly need and it allows you to live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted, whether that means moving closer to the city or setting up camp by the ocean. It can, however, be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. This guide will give you everything you need to know about downsizing so you’re not making the move in the dark. Plan ahead With any major design project, whether you’re remodeling or moving house, the first step is to take inventory and to plan as much as possible. Take inventory What are you keeping? What are you selling, donating, or giving away? Take measurements Do you have a floor plan or an architectural plan? Measure every piece…
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How to Decorate a Small Space: The Best Ways to Visually Expand a Room

How to Decorate a Small Space: The Best Ways to Visually Expand a Room

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Perhaps there’s a smaller room in your home that isn’t being used to its full potential. Or maybe you’re just beginning the design process and have no idea how to decorate a small space. There are countless ways to visually expand a room, making it appear larger and more open. But first, it’s best to start simply with function. Asking yourself a few important questions will ensure that your space is not only beautiful and unique but functional as well. Where to start The best place to start when considering how to decorate a small space is to take dimensions of the room. Cheryl, from our Pembroke showroom, describes, “Measurements are the most important piece of information I need to begin my design process.” Taking dimensions of the room, including…
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How to Define Your Home Style: The Ultimate Interior Design Style Guide

How to Define Your Home Style: The Ultimate Interior Design Style Guide

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
Defining your home style is a bit like defining your style for fashion, you probably don't fit into just one box. For a lot of people, it will be obvious what draws you in, excites you, or soothes you. Perhaps you love clean lines and detest clutter. Or on the opposite end, you might prefer sinking deeply into a sofa and having a more rounded feel to your home décor. Even if it is clear what you're drawn to, this guideline will be the perfect place to start understanding your home design style. Home Décor Styles Modern Modern refers to a style coined between the 1920's and 1950's. Its emphasis is on straight, clean lines, and a focus on sleek features. The modern design aims to be aesthetically simplified and…
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Current Trends in Home Décor: Spring 2018

Current Trends in Home Décor: Spring 2018

Circle Furniture News, Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
There's no better time than spring for a Trend Report. Our merchandising team has recently returned from the High Point Market in North Carolina, bringing back design inspiration and new trends. The monochromatic look is on its way out and its place is color. Pinks, greens, and rich jewel tones were seen throughout the market. Textural elements were everywhere, whether in mixed variations of fabric application or faux fur. Another trend that cropped up this year in heaps and bounds? Natural elements like sheepskins and potted plants. It's all about bringing earthy elements into the home. Home décor trends are an opportunity to breathe life into the home. Need inspiration? Read on for the latest in interior design… Rich, bold color A monochromatic theme has its place in the home and…
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How to Furnish a Guest Room: Finishing Touches and Design Tips

How to Furnish a Guest Room: Finishing Touches and Design Tips

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
Designing a guest room is an interior design project as well as an act of care. It's a show of affection for whoever may come to stay. The special touches and design elements put into a guest room will make all the difference for your guests. Although the furniture and layout may be simple, there are numerous ways to elevate a guest room. In fact, your own experiences as a guest in other people's homes will be a great place to start when thinking about design. How to prepare: Designing a guest room will start the same way as designing any room; with space planning and measuring the dimensions of the room. The dimensions will be necessary information when considering the furniture that will fit in the room. You can…
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Room Design: How to Add Color, Texture, and Life to Your Home

Room Design: How to Add Color, Texture, and Life to Your Home

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Random, Tips and Tricks
Room design tends to be thought of in big picture decisions first. With good reason! The bigger pieces of furniture will lay the perfect groundwork for your space, creating an outline for how the room will look and function. But how do you tie these pieces together and make a room come alive? Simply put, it’s the small accent pieces you add in last that will transform your space; adding dimension, color, and life. Cindy, from our Middleton showroom, explains, “I’ve always called it the jewelry of the room because it’s the combination of elements that make a room sing.” The wonderful thing is that all of these elements can be tailored to your personal style. First things first: Add color Color is the most obvious way to add life…
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How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Home Décor

How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Home Décor

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Random, Tips and Tricks
Thinking about a color palette for your home can be overwhelming. Especially if you’re starting from scratch. It’s tough to know where to begin. Before you stress about color palettes or whether or not you have sunlight coming into a room, start simply. Start with inspiration. Where to begin Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, advises you to “find an inspirational item or focal point.” That could be a carpet, a tiled backsplash, or anything else that inspires you in your home. Or perhaps your piece of inspiration is the view out your window. An ocean view could inspire you to bring in clean, crisp colors. Lush greenery might inspire you to have a palette that brings the greenery and flowers inside your home. Second, and this is a simple…
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