You’ve furnished your home with beautiful, high-quality furniture. However, when you enter a room, you still feel as though something is missing. You can’t quite put your finger on it, yet something looks off. Look at your walls – if they’re left blank, then you are missing a huge opportunity to spruce up your home.
With the New Year right around the corner, maybe it’s time to start thinking about how to freshen up your home. Here are a few helpful tips from the professionals at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture.
Declutter and Reorganize
It’s amazing how we accumulate stuff on shelves – and it may be very lovely stuff, but you know the old saying — too much of a good thing is, well, too much. And you can start feeling claustrophobic from it all.
So start off with a good declutter – setting out three boxes for give away, throw away and keep/store (maybe a fourth box if things need fixing).
Update your storage options. Built-ins are a great way to handle storage without intruding too much into the room.
Paint Your Walls
A fresh paint job in is the easiest and cheapest way to breathe new life into your home. Every year Pantone chooses a special colour and 2018’s is Ultra Violet, a cool and stimulating choice. Even if you paint walls in the same colour they were, you’ll be surprised how different the room looks.
The downside is that fresh new paint job can make your furniture look tired. Carefully examine your pieces – can they be reupholstered and would it be worth it? Upholstery jobs are expensive, especially when you factor in fabrics, so often it is better to buy new.
Change the Design Direction
Maybe it’s time for a complete style overhaul. If so, hit the magazines and online shelter sites – houzz, but also Pinterest and Instagram. See what appeals to you, and then see if any of your existing furniture fits within that scheme. Be ruthless. If it doesn’t suit your lifestyle anymore – the sofa from university, and armchair from your grandmother – it’s time to go. You want a more cohesive look.
Take yourself to a furniture showroom – such as ours at Guaranteed A – where you will be able to see and try out seating. Pictures do tell a lot but going in person gives you a sense of the space a piece takes up. Another advantage is that experienced sales staff can show you what’s available in new styles, fabrics and colours, and can even help you choose what to buy and what to keep of your existing furniture so that you come out with a cohesive look.
Create New Lighting
There are three types of lighting – ambient, task and accent. Ambient lights up a whole space, task lights highlight specific tasks, such as reading or chopping at the kitchen counter, and accent lights are for drawing attention to a certain item, like a beautiful painting.
Table and floor lamps, and overhead lights like chandeliers or pendants over an island, fall into any of these categories, depending on where placed and how many in a room. Best to develop a lighting plan with the help of someone who knows each product and how it works in a specific setting.
Let us help you decide what direction to go in for this New Year. Stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture!
Is there any feeling better than curling up in a cozy living room in the coldness of winter? Few things beat that feeling of being able to curl up with a loved one a sip on some hot cocoa in a living space that you can call yours.
However, many people’s living rooms leave much to leave desired. Often times they are put together in a way that doesn’t give it any soul. This is especially sad to see in the winter, when a good chunk of your time will be spent bundled up indoors. That’s why Guaranteed A Fine Furniture wants to give you tips on how to create a cozy living room this winter!
Textures Make a Difference
Coziness is determined both on physical comfort and visual comfort. With proper visual cues, people will feel cozy simply by walking into a room. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you have furniture that visually lets out an ere of comfort.
For example, utilizing fabric sofas rather than leather sofas can give a great sense of coziness to people walking in. Shiny leather surfaces can cause fatigue on the eyes and create a sense of coldness while fabric sofas bring a sense of warmth.
Get Rid of the Television
A television is soulless, and is a distraction from the beautiful furniture that you have in your living room. By getting the television out of your living room,
Obviously, totally getting rid of the television may not be ideal, so it isn’t absolutely necessary to put it into a different. However, if you choose to keep your television in your living room, it’s important that you do not make it the focal point of the room. If you have your television front and centre in your living room, peoples’ eyes will naturally be averted towards that cold, glass object.
Set Up For Conversation
Lastly, a cozy living room is the perfect place for great conversations. However, if your living room isn’t set up in a way that makes conversation an easy task, then there will be some trouble. The best way to set up your living room for ease of conversation is by the right arrangement of furniture.
Set up your furniture so that everyone is facing each other. For example – if you have a couch and two love seats, create a semi-circle so that everyone is facing each other. Add a beautiful coffee table to the mix in order to give your guests somewhere to place their coffee!
There is no better feeling than retiring to your warm and cozy living room when the snow is falling. With these tips, you can make your living room the comforting place you’ve yearned for. If you need furniture to make your living room cozier, stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture!
Christmas is quickly approaching, which means that it’s time to prepare your home for the holiday functions that you will be hosting. This may seem like a daunting task, but it really isn’t! There are many things you can do to ensure that everything is prepared – just follow this checklist provided by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture and you’ll be entertaining friends and family in an environment full of holiday cheer.
The most important thing when it comes to having guests in your home is ensuring you have the proper amount of space. Without space, your guests will likely feel claustrophobic and uncomfortable. Maximizing the amount of space in your house can go a long way.
Making room isn’t just referring to space to walk. It’s also important that you do things such as clearing your doorway and emptying your coat closet. The key to maximizing space is planning ahead – don’t save this task for the last minute. Start emptying your closet and clearing space in your rooms weeks ahead and save yourself the stress!
Create Hotel-Like Stations
This is a great tip if you’re going to be having guests stay at your home during the holidays. When you have family or friends staying over during the holidays, you want to make sure they’re as comfortable as possible. Why not take some tips from luxury hotel rooms? This idea is inspired by the necessity stations that are provided to you in many luxury hotel rooms.
Necessity stations have everything a guest could possibly need during their stay. For example, many of these miniature stations will include things such as travel toothpaste, Kleenex, lotion even small packets of coffee! At the end of the day, you want your guests to look back fondly at their stay at your home!
It’s the holidays – make sure you spruce your home up with some holiday cheer! If you don’t decorate appropriately, your home will seem very bland to guests. Using simple tricks can go a long way. For example – place tinsel on surfaces, wrap old boxes in Christmas wrapping paper and place around your home and hang a reef. These all give guests the holiday cheer they crave during this special season!
Create Stunning Displays
You have beautiful furniture decorations – why not utilize them to create stunning displays and wow your guests? Rearranging your decorative products into stunning displays is a great way to show off your home. Just make sure that the colours match with your holiday theme!
Lastly, make sure you take a breather in the middle of all this craziness. It’s important that you don’t stress yourself out too much over making your home perfect. It’s important that you make sure you’re also enjoying the holidays – at the end of the day the most important thing this holiday season is to enjoy quality time with those you love.
If you’re having guests over for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure your home is ready. Follow these tips and your home will be set up properly for all the family and friends you’ll be having over! Remember, if you need any furniture for the holidays, stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture at 4735 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor Ontario!
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