Moving in with your new spouse or partner is exciting. But the reality is very few couples see eye to eye on decorating decisions. If you’re like most couples today, you’re also bringing some furniture with you. You don’t want to create tension especially when you’re just starting out so the following are a few tips we’ve developed from our many years of helping couples find a middle ground on how to furnish their home.
Shopping for a sofa is a big thing. It takes a central spot in the living room where family and friends gather, so you want one that both looks good and is comfortable. With all the options on the market, deciding can be difficult so let’s start with a fundamental decision — leather or fabric – by weighing the pros and cons of both.
While interior design has a set of rules, such as proportion and balance, when it comes to style, the choices are much more individual. And like fashion, the eclectic, bohemian, mix and match look is very much in style these days. Here are some guidelines for making your mix-and-match style looks harmonious rather than cluttered.
Usually the last thing on the list of décor to buy, art is one of the first things that make a house feel like a home. It’s such a personal choice you should take time choosing it carefully – you must absolutely love a piece of art, not just like it. If you pick what makes you happy, you’ll find a way to work furnishings with it. Trying to amass an entire art collection at one go is pricey, but if you’re careful and start small, you can do it without breaking the bank.
Carpets have been an integral part of any room ever since our nomadic ancestors realized their benefits – easily rolled up, portable, comfortable and beautiful. Today, these unique pieces can work with just about any design style and maintained properly they remain beautiful for many years.
Whether your home office is designated space for running a business, the occasional telecommute, or simply a nook for paying bills and organizing your schedule, you deserve more than a metal desk and extra chair stuffed into a spare corner. An office that reflects the design and comfort of the rest of your home is a place you’ll be happy spending the workday in. Here are some tips for creating a charming, but practical work space.
Humans not only crave light, we need it for physical health. In winter especially it’s not easy to get enough light through the windows, so we need to supplement to turn a dull room into something vibrant. And on summer evenings, we need a little ambiance. But different rooms require different kinds of lighting which is where the notion of layering the light comes in.
Always the last room in the house to get an update, the bedroom is the one place that is entirely your own, especially if you have children. So make it a place you will want to spend time in, by taking some decorating tips from hotels to create the most restful, romantic space you’ve ever seen.
Home décor works pretty much like your wardrobe – buy the best quality you can but plan out your purchases ahead of time. Think of it as an investment because classic quality lasts, is always comfortable, and never goes out of style. Do your research and choose tried and true styles and a manufacturer with a solid reputation. A well-made sofa or chair is going to be more expensive, but its comfort, classic style and good proportions make it worth reupholstering in 10 years, while the poorly made sofa you be put to the curb in five.
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