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How to Add Color into A Boring Room August 11, 2017

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Imagine an empty white room. Now, we give you permission to decorate it however you want, but you cannot change the white wall color or the white flooring. What would be the first thing you would do? You would probably start off by adding some color into your space and that is the best advice we can give homeowners. Most homeowners are looking to spice up their space but they do not know where to start. Here is our guide on how to add color to a boring room. 

 

Step One: Gain Inspiration.

Sure, we could start off by saying “choose your favorite color,” but your favorite color may not be the color you want to see in your home every day. Take some time to explore all the color possibilities that there are online. Look at other homeowner’s houses and see how they have experimented with colors. After you have gotten inspired, you are ready for step two! 

Step Two: Choose a Staple Piece. 

We want you to choose one decorative item that you absolutely must have in this space. Once you have chosen that item, you can begin to design around it. Everything in the room must go off of that one item. For example, you have chosen a beautiful, navy blue sofa for your living room. That would be your one decorative item! 

Step Three: Get a Color Scheme.

Next, we want to build up the room surrounding that one item. Find colors that work well with the item you have chosen. This will be a good opportunity to use some of the inspiration you have previously gained. What other color schemes did homeowners use with that color? Before you make a purchase, gather fabric samples and paint chips from the stores. See how they work with your staple piece and how they look in the room’s lighting. 

Step Four: Start Decorating.

Now that you have decided on a color scheme you can begin buying items within that color family. Make sure to decide whether you want dark or light woods in the room and what type of metallic finishes you are going to choose (silver, gold or rose gold)? Start off by buying the room’s larger items then you can move onto the smaller items. 

Step Five: Finish by Painting. 

The last step is to paint the room. The key to painting a room filled with colors is to select a color within your color scheme that was not used very often and is rather neutral. If you are going to choose a color, tone it down by selecting a more subtle version. Make sure to ask for paint experts advice before you buy your color.  

 

Wow, we must say your new space looks amazing! The best way to finish off your home is with brand new flooring. Complete the look with gorgeous hardwood flooring, elegant tile, or cozy carpet from us. We would love to help you finish off your home. Stop in today for more information on our flooring selection. 


An Organized Bedroom July 15, 2017

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Organizing a bedroom can become a difficult task because we tend to accumulate a lot of items. Finding a proper home for every item in your bedroom can become frustrating. We want to help you maximize the storage opportunities available in your home’s bedrooms with six simple tips. An organized home is a happy home! Start the organization process in your bedroom this summer.

 

Six Tips for an Organized Bedroom:

Tip No. One: Create a unique space. 

A room is more organized if you try to designate specific areas for different activities in your bedroom. Depending on your bedroom size, this can be easily accomplished. You can add a small desk for work activities, a sofa chair, and lamp to create your reading nook or a small table with a coffee maker as a mini coffee bar. 


Tip No. Two: Start your day off right. 

Start your day off by making your bed each morning. There is no better feeling than coming home to a clean room and a made bed. If you had a stressful day, this will help you to feel more at ease when you get home. 


Tip No. Three: Everything has a home.  

A general rule to follow: always put everything back in its place. Everything is your room has a home and it is really easy to throw things around when you are getting ready in the morning, but make sure to put everything away before you leave. 


Tip No. Four: Baskets are a homeowner’s best friend. 

Baskets are a great piece in your bedroom because they add to your room’s decor and organization. You can use them to store blankets, towels or dirty clothes. Baskets can help reduce visible clutter and give you a place to store your items. 


Tip No. Five: Storage goes beyond the closet. 

Add shelving systems, utilize the space underneath your bed, and take advantage of the area behind your doors to get the most out of your bedroom. 


Tip No. Six: Schedule an hour.

Things will be easier to accomplish if you set an hour aside each week for cleaning and organizing your space. Make sure to stick to the same schedule each week for an effective routine. 

 

We hope you enjoyed these simple tips for keeping your home’s bedrooms organized. Take summer as the opportunity to get a jumpstart on your home’s organization! Let us know ways you stay motivated to organize your home in the comment section. 


Making it Cozy June 16, 2017

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You have bought a new home, but it has not felt like home. You have moved everything in, but there is still something missing. You almost feel like you are just living in someone else’s house. We get it, this is because you have not officially made your house, a home. 

 

Tips to make your house feel like home

1. There is such a thing as “too clean.” Having your counters filled with miscellaneous items can become cluttered and ultimately, look messy. But having nothing on your countertops can make it look like no one lives there! You will need to find a happy medium between cluttered and cleared. Think about the items you use every day and include them into the room’s design. If you constantly use a dish rag, buy a cute one and hang it off of your oven’s door handle. 

2. Incorporate a warm color scheme. Warm colors tend to make a room feel more comforting and homey. Try incorporating warm colors into your bigger rooms to make them feel cozier. 

3. Do not leave walls empty. Add pictures of your loved ones, places you have visited, fun artwork, clocks, etc. Decorating your walls helps to bring the space together and adds personality.  

4. Add color and plants. Plants can really liven up your space with their beauty. Place some plants throughout your home to bring some serenity to your space. Also, incorporate pops of color throughout your house to break away from simplicity and boringness. 

5. Make each room different. Your personal style makes the home your own. Try making each room a little different to create the vibe you want you home to have. 

6. Cozy up with candles. There is nothing more “homey” than a good smelling house with some dim-lit candles. Once you add some candles, you will absolutely love the scent that you will always smell when you walk into the room. 

7. Decorate with pillows. A couch can be very simple and plain without pillows or blankets. Plus, it makes the room more cozy for guests when they are sitting on the couch. There is nothing like cozying up with a nice blanket for your home movie night. 

 

The last step to make a home your own is to get new flooring that you love! We would love to help you choose the perfect flooring for your home. 


2017 Bedroom Trends June 14, 2017

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2017 is the year for bedrooms. From comfort to colors, we have the top seven decorating trends for your bedroom.

 

2017 Bedroom Trends: 

  1. Sleep in Luxury — How old is your current mattress?  If you have a tough time remembering when you purchased your current mattress, it may be time to purchase a new one.  Once you wake up from a full night’s sleep, you’ll be amazed at how it affects the rest of your day.
  2. Welcome back wallpaper. Homeowners have had a love/hate relationship with wallpaper throughout the decades. But guess what, we love it again!! Wallpaper is officially cool again and here is why: it makes a statement and we LOVE statement walls. Wallpaper can add a classic touch to any room and comes in a variety of designs and styles. It is a great solution when you want an intricate design on your wall and cannot do it with paint. 
  3. All white everything. White is the purest and cleanest color known to man. Decorating with all white furniture, bedding and decor can make a room timeless, clean, and serene. If you are nervous about decorating only with the color white, try adding subtle pops of color throughout the room. The bold colors should be subtle and few, but they will help make a statement in the room. 
  4. Thrift shop finds. If you love “Do It Yourself” projects, you will love thrifting for furniture. The key is to find furniture that can be repurposed. You can paint the thrift furniture bold colors and replace or keep the vintage knobs/handles. The best part is that your finds will be one-of-a-kind. 
  5. Amenities 101. Why is your bedroom only meant to be slept in? There are endless possibilities of amenities you can add to your bedroom. Try adding a study nook or a coffee bar. Who would not love to relax with a nice cup of joe in bed? 
  6. Personalized headboard. We are obsessed with this trend and you will be too because custom headboards are timeless pieces. This is another DIY project, but the results are well worth the effort you put forth. From bookcases to cushioned headboards, the possibilities for your headboard are endless. Just make sure that your headboard ties in well with the rest of the room’s style. 
  7. Metallic accents. Gold, silver, and rose gold can be luxurious decorative pieces easily added to your space. Designers recommend using these pieces wisely because you do not want to go overboard with metallic decorations. 

 

Finish your bedroom off with the perfect flooring from us. We would love to help you create the perfect space for yourself this year. Contact us or visit us our showroom for more information and pricing. We cannot wait to see how you transform your bedroom!


Create a Non-Traditional Kitchen May 19, 2017

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These days kitchen designs are no longer simply practical work zones. Yes, they’ve evolved into unique spaces that embrace personal style. If you’re interested in giving your kitchen a facelift or completely remodeling the space, it’s time to think outside the box and get rid of the preconceived notion of what a kitchen should look like. Below are some tips for creating a non-traditional kitchen.

 

  • Play with color

When designing a kitchen, many homeowners tend to stick to neutral and wood tone colors. However, a modern kitchen doesn’t shy away from bold colors. You can consider painting the kitchen an attractive color. Go the extra mile by changing up the floor design. Don’t limit yourself to monotonous vinyl or laminate flooring. You can install tile flooring with playful patterns. 

 

  • Mix up the layout

Create a patchwork design in your kitchen by mixing up the layout. Opt out of the traditional island that takes up a large amount of space. Instead, break up different areas of the kitchen. For instance, you can separate the cooking station, cleaning and eating area.

 

  • Metallic finishes

Looking for a subtle way to make a dramatic statement? Metallic finishes are a great way to add style to your kitchen. Some examples of metallic finishes are copper, rose gold and brushed brass. Try to steer clear from traditional silver metallic finishes. Use metallic finishes on your cabinet knobs, lighting fixtures, and faucets. To create a seamless balance, mix up metallic colors in your design.

 

  • Creative Storage

Get rid of clunky old cabinetry. In fact, you can consider alternative storage solutions. For an open concept kitchen design, a long ledge that extends the length of the island is a creative idea.  Another alternative is wood or glass shelving units installed in replacement of upper kitchen cabinets.

 

  • Update kitchen utilities

You can’t have a modernized kitchen with old utilities. Therefore, it’s time to get rid of the old chunky refrigerator and opt for something sleek with cool features. Also, induction stoves have become increasingly trendy and there also much more attractive.

 

Creating a Kid-Friendly Home April 20, 2017

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Do you remember that one room that you was forbidden to enter when you were a kid? It was the expensive upholstery and the delicate collectibles that made the space off limits. If you have children or if you’re planning on starting a family in the near future, no doubt it’s important to design a home that’s kid friendly but embraces a more sophisticated style. The key is to find a middle ground.

 

Before you begin the decorating process, it’s important to first consider the everyday demands of your family. Are your children a bit older or do you have toddlers? Yes, you’ll have to take into consideration the indoor basketball games and food stains. You can even get the kids involved in the decorating process by asking for their input. After all, this is a home that the whole family will reside in.

 

Select Indestructible Materials When Appropriate

When designing your home to be resilient you should choose materials that are durable and of high quality.

 

Start off by protecting the walls in your home. Anyone who has children knows that walls always take a beating. Yes, walls can serve as a canvas for crayons and a baseboard for soccer practice. Therefore, try selecting paint that can be easily wiped clean.

 

For areas of the home that experience heavy traffic, you should opt for flooring that doesn’t require intensive maintenance to look presentable. Laminate, tile, and linoleum are examples of types of flooring that can stand the test of time while complimenting the decor of your home, while wall to wall carpeting can cushion falls it can be difficult to keep clean. However, if you prefer to use carpeting in areas of the house opt for medium to dark hue carpets.

 

Place Accessories At Least 45 Inches From The Floor

Your precious collectibles, pretty vases, and iron picture frames should be placed out of reach. Safeguard accessories by placing them atop the fireplace, cabinets, and armoire.  Be sure to allocate a space for the children in key locations of the house such as the kitchen and living room area.

 

When children are a part of the equation you can expect fun and laughter, but also mishaps and mistakes. Therefore, you should plan ahead for it. Keep cleaning products handy and take protective measures where possible.

 

 

Combining Blue and White in the Bedroom March 24, 2017

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Nothing beats the combination of blue and white when decorating a master bedroom. The beautiful balance of feminine and masculine colors comes together to create a calming environment that you will be more than happy to escape to when the day is through.

 

There’s nothing quite like taking a crisp white bedroom and injecting color into it through the addition of beautiful navy accents. This can be done through a plush headboard, throw pillows or a painting with navy as its most prominent color.

 

Soft blues are also welcome if you want to create more of a beachy look. Try a wicker chair in the corner paired with a cushion in an abstract floral pattern. A light blue accent wall can also be a great way to bring focus to some of your framed vacation photos or shelved souvenirs.  Natural wood accents work well here.

 

Be sure to choose a shade of blue that works well with your furniture and don’t feel like you need to stay solely within the blue and white color scheme. Incorporating other items of color throughout the room will benefit the space by creating areas for the viewer’s eye to rest while still keeping your blues and whites dominant.

 

Ceiling length blue curtains connect well with a blue area rug extending from beneath the bed frame to help break up white walls and bedspread. Don’t be afraid to work with bolder patterns to keep the room looking interesting. Choose a central pattern and work from there to prevent overwhelming the space with contradictory elements.

 

Play with texture. Now that you have your colors, pair sleek furniture with a plush throw blanket or textured curtains with a bare white wall. Not only do you want to see the color scheme, you want to feel it too. If you have hardwood floors, use a shag rug to warm it up. Glass lamps can be glammed up with patterned lampshades. Blue and white flowers in a vase next to the bed also adds a nice touch.

 

This is your sanctuary at the end of the day, so fill it with all the things that you make you happy. Let your blue and white color scheme become as welcoming as possible through your creative ideas.

 

 

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger February 21, 2017

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While there may be many things that you love about your home, you may have also rooms that are not as large as you would prefer.  Without having to tear down your walls, here are some design tricks you can use to make less spacious areas appear larger than they are.

 

Color:  Color plays an important part in setting the mood of your home.  Choosing the right hue is your first line of defense when trying to make a room look more expansive than it is.   Plain white is tried and true, but if you want to incorporate a little life into your home, try light and bright colors.  Darker colors tend to make the walls feel closer and more intimate, so steer clear.  Cool, tinted colors like green and blue can give the space a calm look while lighter versions of red, orange and yellow give it more animation.

 

Mirrors:  Mirrors are often used for their ability to reflect their surroundings, thus making the space they occupy appear deeper than it is.  Large or small, mirrored surfaces on the wall or as a furniture exterior will only serve to benefit the room.  For wall-mounted mirrors, consider using frameless pieces as thick frames can make the glass look too contained and take away some of the effect.  They are also very useful for bouncing off natural or artificial light sources to further assist with expanding the look of the space.

 

Light:  Light is extremely important to make a room appear larger. Just as dark colors make the walls feel like they are closing in, so does a dark room.  If you are blessed with beautiful natural light, be sure to use drapery that will not block it from entering the space.  This will also make it easier for the mirrors to do their job of making sure that light reaches every surface.  If the room does not have a window or is simply not placed in a good area for full room exposure, installing light fixtures is your next priority.  Since there may not be a lot of floor space to work with, try installing canned lighting in the ceiling, pendant lights or wall sconces. 

 

Decluttering:  A simple way to make a small space look larger is to keep furnishings and accessories to a minimum.  Use smaller furniture, less random “for decoration only” items and simple wall decorations.  When dealing with limited room, every square foot needs to be purposeful to remain functional.  Adding extra items anywhere in the space will only make it look cluttered. 

 

Focused Wall Art:  Placing too many frames on the wall will look crowded and disorganized.  If there is a wall you can devote to art, consider a tapestry or a mural.  This keeps your decoration at one item which will have the sole focus and which the viewer’s eye can rest on when they walk into the room.  With this as your focal point, there will be no need for unnecessary accessories.  Just let the artwork shine and your room will too.

Tips for Adding Style to a Teenage Boy’s Room January 25, 2017

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When you pick the clothes off the floor, you may find that there’s so much potential for your son’s room. Yes, designing a teenage boy’s room can be a bit challenging, but it can be done. How can you turn a boy’s room into a space that’s stylish and that he will love? Well, the trick is to decorate the interior based on his hobbies and interests. To pull this off, you’ll need to determine what it is that he loves and how you can develop a design based on this theme.

  1. Your teen’s room should be a refuge and a private space that he enjoys. Below are ten great ideas you can utilize.
  2. You can paint his room his favorite sports team’s colors and dedicate a wall to hanging his favorite player’s jerseys.
  3. Use skateboard is replacement of shelves by mounting them on the walls
  4. Hanging lights around the room that glow when the lights are off
  5. Have cool, dramatic murals painted on each wall in the space to make it pop
  6. Incorporate a small basketball court into the room if there is enough space. You can make this work by installing a basketball basket onto the wall and painting the court on the floor area near it.
  7. Try having a large pop-up mural of his favorite iconic figure. The painting should feel as if the person was in the room.
  8. Build a rock climbing area of the most spacious wall in the room
  9. Mount two large flat screen televisions on to the wall so he can watch both the game as he plays it on his gaming console. This setup can create a cool techy feel.
  10. Let your son graffiti paint a wall and have his friends sign the wall.
  11. Even unique accessories such as pillowcases made from jerseys can add creativity to a teen boy’s room.

The Lifestyle Quiz January 4, 2017

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Need help to design the interior of your home? Well, you should consider completing the online free Lifestyle Interview. The Lifestyle Interview is a short quiz that can assist you in making decisions and selections when it comes to decorating your home. The interview questions encompass a range of topics about your pets, the size of your household, any individual needs as well as your set budget.

 

The Lifestyle Interview is so helpful because it analyzes your home life. For instance, you answer questions about the ages of your children and the common areas of the home they frequent. Based on your replies, you have suggestions on the best home products you should utilize. It’s essential to answer each question in its entirety because the tips are based solely on them.

 

You can use the interview process to make design plans for a particular space in your home because it’ll help you give you a starting point. You’ll be able to review possible design selections and ideas on how you can upgrade different features in a room. Such a tool is ideal for individuals who are not savvy when it comes to decorating an interior. Why? The Lifestyle Interview tool decreases most of the guesswork.

 

Use this tool to determine what type of flooring, cabinetry, and even furniture would look great in a particular space so that you can achieve your desired look. Having the ability to plan ahead can make you the best decisions possible so that you’ll get your money’s worth and you’ll be happy with the results.

 

Are you ready to take the Lifestyle Interview? Just visit our website today to begin.