Posts tagged "decor"
Rebooting Your Home for Spring with Lux & Concord

Rebooting Your Home for Spring with Lux & Concord

Spring is a time for fresh starts. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it’s time to break out the colors in your wardrobe and your home. There...

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Here's how you build a better bed

Here’s how you build a better bed

It’s not always easy building the perfect bed, there’s so many factors that go into it. You want to get a good night’s sleep, that’s the #1 priority. But you...

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A Guide to Mixing Patterns

A Guide to Mixing Patterns

People have been telling you not to mix patterns and prints for years now. We want you to forget all of that because mixing patterns is the BEST way to...

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Bringing Order to the Chaos: Storage Solutions

Bringing Order to the Chaos: Storage Solutions

Storage in the home is so important. But not all storage was created equal. What works in the dining room won’t work in the living room and what works in the bedroom won’t work in the kitchen. Plus there’s small spaces versus larger spaces and then kid’s bedrooms and their clutter. It’s a whole lot to think about. But don’t sweat it, because as usual we have some tips to get you started!

Living rooms tend to accumulate the most clutter. Between kids and animals and just general laziness, things tend to pile up. Don’t just get some flimsy TV stand, whose sole is to hold your TV up. Get a media credenza that can hold your DVDs, magazines and anything else that may litter the floor or coffee table. A bookcase is a must-have for the living room. Stop stacking those books in piles in the corner! Storage ottomans are a great way to disguise storage as something stylish to rest on. Put your extra blankets in there!

Bedrooms can be tricky to declutter because there’s just so much stuff you need on a daily basis and it’s just so much more convenient to keep it out and ready to go. But if you have well -placed storage pieces that won’t be a problem! Position a nightstand right next to your bed for all of your pre-sleep rituals like moisturizing your face, checking your Facebook, or reading a book. Getting ready in the morning can be easier if you just combined a mirror with your dresser. Easily pick your shoes, socks or tights, and any other accessories whilst looking in the mirror.

Arguably the kitchen/dining room has the most stuff. A lot of times it’s a fight to fit it all in the cabinets, stop fighting! Get yourself a sideboard or curio where all of your glassware and dishes can go. Add a little bar area with a server piece to keep the booze and alcohol-related dishware away from the cereal bowls. You’ve got to put all of those wine bottles somewhere! A sort of “filing” cabinet for the dining room can’t hurt. Things always accumulate in this room like magic. Make sure that all of your furniture pieces are sturdy and strong because they’ll be holding your precious breakables!

Garden Party Animal: Maximize Your Outdoor Entertaining

Garden Party Animal: Maximize Your Outdoor Entertaining

Warm weather is finally here! Rejoice! We all know what this means…outdoor party time! That means barbecues, pool parties, bonfires, camping, making s’mores, so many fun things to do outside! We’ve helped you plan parties inside so we’re going to do it again so you can have the perfect outdoor entertaining experience!

 

First and foremost, a dining area is the most important part of an outdoor party. For large spaces, a 7-9 piece dining set would be super beneficial. Seat as many people as you can for dining, but the best part is most people will be milling around or prefer to stand up, so you don’t have to worry about seating everyone at once. For small spaces, create smaller seating areas with a 3-piece dining set and utilize bar stools and bar carts wherever possible to create more space for eating and drinking.

Outside of the dining area you’ve created, seating for the rest of your guests is paramount. You can go with classic outdoor seating that may take up more space but is super comfortable or go with a more modern, low-impact seating that’s functional. If you have the space for it, by all means invest in an outdoor sectional or sofa set. This will create a living room vibe outside, where your guests can kick back and relax.

Be sure to leave plenty of room for the grill if you have one, don’t place any furniture near it. No one wants to sit next to a smoky grill no matter how good the food smells!

Don’t forget about the umbrellas! No one thinks about the umbrellas until it’s too late and Uncle Bob is so sunburnt he can’t move :( Umbrellas come in all shapes and sizes so if you’re in a large space, get at least 3; smaller spaces 1-2 will do. If you’ve got a huge space, a gazebo would be the best fit! Gazebos not only keep you cool when the sun is beaming on you but they’re super stylish!

Last but not least, the firepit! Some people think it’s weird to have a fire in the summer but how else are you going to make s’mores???? Place a firepit in the center of your entertaining area and people will gravitate towards it, making it a great conversation area!

 

Get Detailed: featuring the little details that make every room great!

Get Detailed: featuring the little details that make every room great!

We are all about the details this April. Details are so important when buying furniture. You want to make sure the lining of your sofa is perfect, the embellishments on...

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Get the Look: Mad Men

Get the Look: Mad Men

Mad Men is back tonight! But it’s also the last season but don’t fret; we have some amazing ideas to help you get that Mad Men look in your home!...

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Make Your Patio A Masterpiece

Make Your Patio A Masterpiece

It’s that time of the year again! Spring is here and summer is looming! And we are BACK with a new line of Patio furniture!!! Above is the Regatta, elegant...

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From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

Injecting some color into a bland room can seem very daunting. But it’s important for the spring to add a little BAM to your home! We’ve some examples and tips...

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March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

We don’t know if you noticed but March is ALL ABOUT COLOR!! We’ve been having a lot of fun with Pantone’s Spring 2015 colors so we decided to ask a...

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Color Combos for Every Room!

Color Combos for Every Room!

When decorating your home sometimes you don’t know which colors go best with that new sofa you just got or whether you should add in accent pillows or plants because...

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Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

When you’re moving into a home, you have a million things to think about and consider. One of them is the choice between light or dark walls and how to...

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