Guaranteed A Fine Furniture – Windsor, Ontario Fine Furniture Store

Author Archives:

Antique Vs. Modern Furniture

Antique Vs. Modern-Day Furniture

Posted on

When choosing a style for your home, it’s important that you pick a type of theme that will match your entire home. This styling can be simplified into two categories: antique or modern style. These two very different styles can give a completely different atmosphere to your home. It’s important to choose wisely.

 

Antique Style

An antique style doesn’t have to look old and decrepit. An antique style in a home can look clean, stylish and inviting. An antique style means that your furniture will look like it was pulled straight out of a time period from years past. However, this does not mean that the furniture has to be pulled out of a unique store. New furniture can be made to represent an antique style while still retaining the quality build of modern-day furniture.

Antique furniture is widely more heavy set than modern day furniture. This gives your furniture a sense of protection and sturdiness. However, the added weight can also mean it takes up more space than modern day furniture. Therefore, it is important that you take the size of your home into account before choosing to redecorate using antique style furniture.

 

Modern Style

Modern style furniture is popular amongst condo dwellers and those with limited space. That’s because today’s trends are minimizing size yet maximizing efficiency. You’ll notice that many pieces of modern furniture have multiple uses. For example, what looks like a simple cabinet may also double as a pull-out computer desk.

Modern styling also has a colour scheme that isn’t typically found in antique styling. This is due to the use of different materials as well as the furniture itself keeping up with modern day trends. If you are one who likes to follow trends – modern style furniture is the way to go.

 

Choosing a theme to follow for your home is an important part of your interior design journey. Before delving deeper into your furniture styles, choose whether you will be going for an antique style or modern style. Whichever style you choose, you can find a wide array of furniture pieces to go with your unique style at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture!

dark or light hues

Dark or Light Hues – Which Colours Best Suit Your Style?

Posted on

If you’re repainting your home, choosing a colour can be one of the most difficult decisions to make. While there are hundreds of different colours and shades to choose from – there is one key decision that needs to be made first.

Choosing between dark or light hues is the first and arguably most important decision you need to make before starting your paint job. The style you choose will affect the entire atmosphere, look and feel of your home so it’s important that when you make decision you know it’s the one you want. Which one best suits your style? Today, Guaranteed A Fine Furniture will help you decide!

 

Know Your Lighting

Take a look at the room you are deciding to paint. Where are the light sources coming from? If you’ve got large windows in the room, then chances are much of the light is natural light coming from the outside. However, having few windows mean most of the light sources are coming from lamps, chandeliers, etc.

This is very important when choosing dark or light colours. If there is lots of natural light, light shaded colours can pop. However, without the natural light these colours will seem very dull and bland. It may be better to go for a darker shade in that case.

 

Room Size

If you have a large sized room with high ceilings, then darker hues may be your best friend. The darker shades give a cosier sense of intimacy and allow your furnishings and decorations to take the spotlight. In an already large room, it’s important that the room doesn’t feel empty – darker hues give it a more rich and full look.

However, if the room you are painting in small – such as a child’s bedroom, then that cosiness from dark hues can quickly become feelings of being cramped. Lighter hues can combat the small size by giving the room a more open feel. This is especially useful for notoriously cramped spaces such as hallways or walk-in closets.

 

Style of Furniture

Lastly, taking your furniture into account is arguably the most important aspect of your decision making when choosing between dark or light hues. Depending on your style of furniture, different colours can either highlight your furniture or make it all seem out of place.

For example, if you are following the ‘modern’ furniture trend of minimizing, light colours can embrace this styling. It can help embrace the open feel that modern furniture presents, and make the furniture shine in the light.

If your furniture has more an antique feel to it, darker colours can help build the sophisticated atmosphere that said furniture represents. Darker hues allow for more of a mature and cosy feel, highlighting antique wood and leather and allowing your furniture to be at the forefront of guests minds when they walk in.

 

Choosing between dark or light hues is a very difficult decision and one that should not be taken lightly. The colour you choose will entirely create a new atmosphere that guests will feel upon entering the room. Choose wisely, and if you need furniture to match your new colour scheme, stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture!

Carpet or Hardwood?

Carpet or Hardwood?

Posted on

Thinking of redesigning your home? One of the main points that can cause any homeowner to struggle is whether they have their floors be covered in carpet or hardwood. Of course, there are benefits to both – however, there are many factors you must take in ahead of time.

Today we will be talking about whether your home would be best fit for carpet or hardwood, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of both. Take these tips to heart while planning out your new interior design plan!

 

Carpet

Carpet can make a room pop by adding designs and colour to it. Using the right colour carpet can make your furniture stand out even more to guests when they walk in the room. However, it’s very important that you take your furniture into account before choosing which carpet you’d like to use. There is nothing worse than adding carpet to your living room, only to find out it very much clashes with your couch. Carpet can also be more difficult to clean, especially if an accidental spill happens!

Another huge benefit of having carpet is, of course, the warmth it provides your feet when walking. Never again will you have to walk into your living room only to be greeted with freezing cold floors. The warmth and softness of carpet provide you with a sense of physical comfort that cannot be matched.

 

Hardwood 

Is there anything more lovely than a nice hardwood floor? Walking into a home with a well-kept hardwood floor is one of the most beautiful aspects of a home. The beauty of the hardwood demands respect from the entrants.

Hardwood is also great for its versatility. You can use almost any furniture with hardwood floors and it’ll likely match. With its ease of cleanliness, you can also be sure that your home will shine whenever guests come over, giving your home the look of luxury.

Of course, hardwood often means cold floors, meaning you may have to wear slippers in the winter. Hardwood floors, while easy to keep clean, can be difficult to upkeep. While they are known to be long-lasting, you may have to refinish them every few years – otherwise, you may find they lack the shine it used to have.

 

Deciding between hardwood floors and carpet can be a very difficult task. However, if you take these tips into account, you may find yourself having an easier time deciding. Remember, before deciding on hardwood vs. carpet – take your furniture into account.

Working on an interior design project? Get the beautiful and high-quality furniture you need at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture!

Part Host 850X300

Party Host Tips

Posted on

If you are hosting a party or get together at your home for the first time, it can be pretty overwhelming. There’s a lot of pressure on you being the host, as it’s your responsibility to ensure the guests at your home are entertained. The question is – where do you start?

Today, Guaranteed A Fine Furniture will be giving you tips for entertaining guests. Utilizing these tips, you can be sure that your guests will have a great time at your get together, and will be sure to come back again!

 

Have A Theme

Themes are a great way to spice up your party or get together and ensure that your event is a memorable one. While some people may go over the top with their themes, even having a simple theme in mind can be a great and easy way to dress up your home and make it more interesting!

 

De-Clutter

Another important aspect to ensuring your guests are entertained is by making sure they have the space needed to be entertained. Homes often time are cluttered by decorations, furniture and more. This can limit the movement of guests and make them feel trapped.

Before the party, take a walk around your home. Do the main areas seem fit to hold multiple people, or will it leave people feeling claustrophobic? Take the unnecessary furniture/decorations and store it in your garage until the guests leave!

 

Consider All Tastes When Creating A Playlist

Of course, no get together is complete without music! However, choosing the right playlist can prove to be a very difficult task. However, rather than choosing a pre-made playlist, why not create your own?

It’s important that you keep your guests in mind when creating a music playlist. It can be easy to get off track and put your favourite music on there – but remember that your guests may not have your musical taste. Look at your guest list – chances are you know many of the people well enough to know what kind of music they listen to. Put something for everyone on the playlist!

 

No-Cook Snacks

While snacks such as bacon-wrapped sausage and sliders are always a party classic, they take time to make. The last thing you want is a room full of hungry guests while their snacks still have 15 – 20 minutes of cooking time. For this reason, it’s important that you prepare no-cook snacks for the party that can act as filler while the main foods cook.

 

When you’re hosting a party, it can be overwhelming. However, using these simple tips can make your party or get together one that all of your guests will remember! Remember, if you need furniture to make your guests envious of your home – shop quality and stylish furniture at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture!

 

 

 

 

Unique Decorating Tips

Posted on

Have you ever walked into your home and thought to yourself, “This looks very empty”? Often times people will fill up rooms with furniture, and no matter how gorgeous said furniture is there is still one very important aspect missing – decorations.

However, throwing up just any decoration is not enough. Your home should show your unique style and how that style separates your home from others. That’s why today, Guaranteed A Fine Furniture wants to give you unique decorating tips!

 

Show Off Your Art by Using a Curtain

Show off your artistic side by hanging wall art! There are many tips for hanging wall art, but if you have pieces your very proud of then there’s a simple way of putting the main focus on those pieces: a curtain.

Simply hang a long curtain rod with a curtain that hangs all the way down to the floor. This curtain (preferably velvet) should cover most if not all of the wall which you will be hanging your art on. This curtain not only draws attention to its direction, but will also give your room a more comforting feel all while giving your gorgeous art piece more pop.

 

Take Inspiration From A Locale

Give your home some cultural flavor by taking inspiration from a locale of your choosing. From Paris to Tokyo, every locale has its own unique flavour. You can stun guests and make them feel as though they’ve stepped into a whole other country simply by decorating with cultural and unique items!

 

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Daring

Lastly, don’t be afraid to be daring! When it comes to creating unique decorating ideas, being daring is the key to creating a home that will stand out from others. This means thinking outside the box. For example, don’t be afraid to use clashing colors or textures in your home’s design.

At the end of the day, this is YOUR home. Everyone has their own unique style, and you are no exception. Want to paint your walls in a checker pattern? Go right ahead. Do whatever best fits your own personal unique style!

 

A home isn’t just a home – it’s an extension of who you are. Decorate it to help fit your unique sense of style! Remember, if you are in need of any furniture or decorations during your home restyling, stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture located at 4735 Tecumseh Rd. E!

Tips for buying a couch

Tips For Buying a Sofa

Posted on

Have an old, torn up sofa that you are finally deciding to get rid of? Congratulations! Buying a new sofa is a great way to update the look and feel of your home. However, finding the right sofa is a difficult task – a decision that cannot be made lightly.

When shopping around for sofas, there are multiple factors you must take in. What colour sofa do you want? What size will fit nicely in your home? Do you want leather or suede? Taking all these factors into account is a must, as the sofa you purchase will stick with you for years. Luckily, Guaranteed A Fine Furniture is here to give you tips on buying a sofa that’s right for you!

 

Take Your Other Furniture Into Account

It’s important that you look at your living room as a whole. When shopping for a new sofa, it can be easy to see one that you think is extremely nice and be tempted to buy it right away. However, doing so without thinking about how it will match with your other furniture can lead to problems.

Matching with your other furniture keeps your living room consistent. While you want your sofa to stand out, you don’t want it to look out of place. Keep the colours and style of your living room in mind when buying a sofa!

 

Know Your Measurements

Before you even head to the store (we sell plenty of sofas here at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture), it’s important that you measure the room that you are purchasing for. During this exciting time, it can be tempting to want to rush to the shop and buy the couch that you’ve had your eye. However, if you get it home and realize that it leaves no room for your other furniture, you’ve put yourself in quite a predicament.

 

Who Will Be Sitting On It?

Lastly, take into account who will be sitting on this sofa – especially when deciding what size sofa you want to purchase. How many people are in your household? Are you going to have guests over regularly? These all factors all need to be taken into account when buying a sofa.

A person who lives alone is going to have different sizing needs than someone with a large family. While a sofa’s aesthetics are important, it doesn’t mean much if it can’t fit enough people comfortably. While you’re buying a sofa, remember to take into account how many people this sofa needs to support.

 

Buying a sofa is an exciting process and one that can completely transform the look of your home. The important thing to remember is not to rush – otherwise, you may come home with a couch that doesn’t fit or match your living room. Looking to buy a sofa? Stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture today!

Wall Art 800X350

Getting The Most Out Of Your Wall Art

Posted on

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.

Wall art is a great way to give your home new flavours. However, you must be strategic with your placement in order to get the most out of your pieces. That’s why Guaranteed A Fine Furniture wants to give you a guide on how to hang wall art!

 

Know Your Sizes

Before you start hanging your wall art, it’s important to account for the sizes of the frames that you will be hanging. This will play a big part in deciding where to place your art pieces. For example, if your art piece takes up a large portion of your wall, you will want to hang it higher. For smaller pieces, you may want to hang it more towards the center of the wall. Get measurements of your art pieces with frames included in order to get an accurate idea of where to hang your wall art.

 

Pick a Theme

When choosing your art pieces, it’s a generally a good idea to pick a theme to follow. This doesn’t necessarily need to be followed throughout your entire home, but each room should follow a similar theme throughout each piece. This will ensure that you have a home that reflects who you are to your guests as they explore the art that you have to show.

Research different style of art and pick which style suits your unique lifestyle best.  You will then have an easier time shopping for the perfect pieces to hang in your home.

 

Utilize Density

Create a feeling of density with your art by closely placing them near each other in the hanging process. When you’ve chosen a place to hang your wall art, keep in mind how you would like your wall to look. If you plan on adding pieces, envision in your head how you will keep them together.

Having a sense of density in your wall art allows your guests to take in your common theme and appreciate the multiple pieces you own. It also benefits your home by giving your wall the appearance of a grander scale. When planning your set-up, remember to keep your largest piece in the center and spread out from there.

 

Wall art keeps your home from having that ‘empty’ feeling while exhibiting your unique sense of style. Every home has the potential to shine with the right wall art. If you’re in need of art to hang on your walls, stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture today!

 

 

Update your home

4 Ways to Update Your Home for The New Year

Posted on

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!

 

 

 

Cozy living room

Create A Cozy Living Room This Winter

Posted on

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Read for the holidays 800X350

Is Your Home Ready For The Holidays?

Posted on

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.

 

Make Room

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!

 

Holiday Touches

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!

 

Breathe

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!