Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Decorating Tips for the Holiday Season

    We believe the holiday Holiday Decorseason is the perfect excuse to redecorate your home. When decorating for the holiday season, you have endless options from tasteful tinsel to ribbons of red. We have come up with several suggestions to help you prepare your home for the holiday season.

    Be Cautious with Themed Décor 

    There are hundreds of themes to choose from when you are decorating for the winter season. From peppermint patterns to boughs of holly, it is easy to decorate with a distinct theme during the holiday season. Before you line all of your floating shelves with angel figurines or border your walls with snowflakes, keep in mind that themes can also get cheesy quickly. If you want to do a theme this holiday season, stick with something simple. For instance, fill a glass vase with pinecones and purchase several frosted pinecones to hang from your tree. A pinecone theme is simple, natural, and subtle. Your theme will be clear but not overwhelming.

    Focus on Your Staircase

    If you have a staircase in your home that is visible from another living space, you are the envy of everyone attempting to decorate without one.  A staircase is a blank canvas when decorating for the holiday season. You can easily wrap tinsel, garland, or lights around the handrail and balusters on a staircase to make your home feel complete. You can stick with a classic green garland or wrap some Christmas lights around it for a warm touch. You can hang oversized ornaments or stockings from the balusters for a unique twist on the standard holiday decor. We especially love the idea of wrapping Christmas lights around the staircase to give your home a soft glow all season long.

    Use Your Entrance Way

    The large majority of us have frequent visitors throughout the holiday season. Whether people are dropping off a platter of cookies or they are coming in, they’ll see your entrance way first. It is important to decorate our entrance way in order to give a great first impression to our guests. You can put down a cute holiday themed welcome mat at the door for people to admire as they take off their boots. If you have a small table in your entrance way, consider putting up a small tree with some small ornaments for people to admire as they come in. We also love the idea of putting up a real wreath in an entrance way. The smell of the pine is inviting and it can spruce up a door with little effort.

    There are endless options when it comes to decorating for the holiday season. If you are planning on decorating your home before the holiday season gets into full swing, let Sherwood Studios help you.

  • How Social Media Has Changed the Way We Decorate

    How Social Media Has Changed the Way We DecorateMany of us remember spending weekends walking through furniture stores and inspecting throw pillows in department stores. We spent hours in hardware stores looking at paint swatches and silver faucet heads, trying to put together a vision that we could so easily picture in our heads.

    In 2016, we have Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, among many other social media outlets putting our vision directly in front of us. We scroll through social media and see pictures of our dream kitchen or our ideal bedroom. We spot the couch that would fit perfectly in the living room or a bench that finally matches the mudroom. The home industry has exploded in the past few years. In 2014, it was worth 7.3 billion dollars and it has only continued to grow.

    Perks of Pinterest

    Pinterest has been a huge contributor to the revolution that the home industry has experienced over the last few years. Pinterest has allowed home décor and interior design businesses with an opportunity to connect directly and easily with customers.  It has also given them an outlet to advertise their products and services on social media where people are actively seeking them. If someone is searching for a “red couch” on Pinterest, hundreds of results from different businesses will fill their screen simultaneously. In fact, 40 percent of consumers search online for the products they want.

    Social Media's Influence

    Social media has also allowed businesses to track how many people are interested in certain products or services through likes, retweets, and pins. Stores are able to publish their products to customers in an instant which allows followers to see each new product as it arrives. With online options being readily available, less people are coming into stores to look at products. However, it allows customers to show business exactly what they are looking for when they do arrive in the store which simplifies the shopping process and cuts down on the time customers need to spend in the store.

    Social Media Superfans

    Social media can also be held responsible for the major increase in the number of people interested in aesthetics and design. Social media has provided people with more resources to design their home and achieve their desired look. People are able to spend countless hours looking through thousands of design ideas from the comfort of their home, inspiring them to redesign their homes on a regular basis. Years ago, we would get our home to our “ideal” and leave it that way for several years.  Now, people are quick to follow and seek home décor trends, constantly re-doing rooms to fit their latest find.

    If you have a vision for your home, contact Sherwood Studios, we can help you make it into a reality. Visit our Pinterest page for more home inspiration and give us a call when you’re ready to get started.

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