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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Best Upholstery for Kids, Pets, and Summer Homes

Best Upholstery for Kids, Pets, and Summer Homes

General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Having pets, kids, or a combination of both may lead to a little bit more worry in the upholstery department. There are cat claws, stains, spills, and general wear and tear to worry about! Or perhaps you have a summer home with a more relaxed lifestyle. Either way, the key is to be prepared and get the best upholstery that will hold up to these factors. So, what upholstery is best in these scenarios? There are a lot of factors that go into this, and it depends on what you're looking for. But high-performing, stain-resistant fabrics are a great place to start. Consider a Furniture Protection Plan In most cases, we recommend getting a furniture protection plan for your upholstered furniture. Especially if you have pets, kids, or you just…
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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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Buying Furniture for a Second Home: How to Maximize Your Budget

Buying Furniture for a Second Home: How to Maximize Your Budget

Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Buying a second home is undoubtedly an exciting endeavor. Whether it's a cabin up in the mountains for skiing or a house on a beach, it's a getaway from your everyday life. It can, however, be a costly getaway. If you've already settled on purchasing a second home, you will probably be wondering how much it will cost you to furnish it. Where can you save money, and where is it important to spend? Although it's incredibly personal, it's helpful to have a basic guideline on how much it will cost and what’s worth investing in. Where to start How much you decide to spend on furnishing your second home will depend not only on the size of the house itself but also on your personal preference and budget. A…
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Bedroom Storage Solutions: How to Maximize Your Space

Bedroom Storage Solutions: How to Maximize Your Space

Design Inspiration, General, Tips and Tricks
A lot of people these days are thinking about downsizing, minimizing, and having less. Maximizing storage becomes an important topic in these situations. But if you think about it, everyone can benefit from learning how to optimize their space. Maximizing storage is really about using your space to its highest potential. This is especially important in the bedroom, which can easily become cluttered if you don't stay on top of it. Why is it important to maximize storage? If you have a small bedroom or a studio apartment then you may have already started to think about how to maximize storage. However, maximizing storage is not limited to smaller bedrooms. For larger bedrooms, it will ensure that your space is optimized, that everything is functioning the way it should be,…
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Bed Size Guide: How to Choose the Perfect Sized Bed

Bed Size Guide: How to Choose the Perfect Sized Bed

Design Inspiration, General, Tips and Tricks
There can be no bedroom without a bed. But deciding what size bed to get can be confusing at times. Depending on the bedroom, your stage of life, and your stature, choosing the right size bed can make or break a bedroom. This guide will help you decide what size bed to choose. Starting with the basics, what are the different sizes of mattresses? Size reference guide A Twin or Single mattress is 39” wide and 75” long. A twin bed is narrow and generally works great for children’s rooms. They can be too short for the average adult. A Full or Double mattress is 54” wide and 75” long. Full mattresses, also known as double, are 15” wider than a Twin bed. They are a great option for guest…
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