Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • How to Furnish Your Bedroom

    Your bedroom should be a rooHow to Furnish Your Bedroomm that you look forward to spending time in. Bedrooms should be comfortable, serene, and relaxing. It is important to match your bedroom with your personal style while making it a functional space and that starts with choosing the right furniture and décor.

    When you think of bedroom furniture, you likely think of a mattress, nightstand, and dresser. However, a bedroom can offer so much more than the basics.

    Ottomans How to Furnish Your Bedroom

    An ottoman can serve as a multi-purpose piece in a bedroom. The inside of tan ottoman can serve as storage which allows you to hide blankets, throw pillows, or store extra linens. The outside of an ottoman provides a comfortable seat where you can sit to put on socks or shoes. They are also very decorative and can provide a bedroom with a soft splash of color and practicality.

    Lights

    A bedroom should be a space that helps you wind down from a long day, and the light source in your bedroom is going to play a big role in that. You should fill your bedroom with accent lamps which can serve as a decoration and as a soft source of light. If you are working on getting ready to turn in for the evening, a florescent overhead light will keep you wide awake. A soft light from a lamp will help you relax and can be turned on or off easily from the comfort of your bed.

    Chairs

    How to Furnish Your BedroomYour bed should not be the only place you have to sit in your bedroom. Putting an inviting chair in your bedroom gives you a place to rest or read without getting into bed. Many sleep experts say that you should not watch TV, use your phone, or read a book in bed because your bed should be associated with falling asleep.

    Vanity 

    If you have a large enough bedroom, fill that extra space with a vanity. A vanity can provide you with storage if it has drawers and it can easily store and hide items that you don’t want sitting out. A vanity can hold hair products, makeup, or other personal grooming items. Vanities often have mirrors as well, allowing you to have one extra mirror in your space as well.

    These items will help you make your bedroom your personal sanctuary. For more about fine furniture and interior design services, visit Sherwood Studios.

  • Tips On Decorating Your New Home

    Tips On Decorating Your New HomeFrom choosing color palettes to picking out a new ottoman, decorating a new home can be entertaining and enjoyable. However, the thought of decorating a new home can also be overwhelming and exhausting. If you’re preparing to decorate your first home, we have compiled several hints to help you out.

    Focus on Where You Spend Your Time

    When you purchase a home, you typically gain a lot more space. Houses often come with spare bedrooms and extra bathrooms, and you’ll likely have the urge to decorate all of them. Make sure that you focus on decorating the rooms that you are going to spend the most time in. Focus on making the bathroom, the kitchen, and your bedroom into what you want them to be. Paint, decorate, and furnish the rooms that you’ll spend your time in and save other rooms for when you are less stressed.

    Accept the Gradual Process

    You cannot decorate and furnish an entire house in just a few weeks unless you have an unlimited budget, which most of us do not. When you are moving into a new home, you have to accept that the home will not be what you want it to be in a matter of weeks. It is going to take months, perhaps years, to turn your new home into your “dream home.” Taking your time will also ensure that you are doing the projects that you desire the most.

    Focus on Your Colors

    Paint and splashes of color can do wonders for a home, and it is the best way to customize a home to your own taste. You can use color to tie your home together, furniture to déTips On Decorating Your New Homecor. As long as you have several pieces that match one another in color somewhat, the room will feel collective. For instance, if you have a bold colored sofa, you can just pull the color of the sofa into the room using an accent rug or even a lamp.

    Invest in the Right Pieces

    When furnishing your new home, you should make sure that you spend your money in the most ideal way. For instance, you are better off spending a significant amount of money on a sofa versus a lamp. You will have a sofa for much longer than you will have “décor” pieces. You want to invest your money into good furniture to ensure that you are getting high quality pieces that will stand up to the test of time. Invest in the pieces that you want from the very beginning and save yourself money later on.

    These are just several suggestions that will help you decorate your new house to feel like a home. If you are looking for furniture pieces or interior design advice, contact Sherwood Studios for help.

  • Expected Decor Trends of 2017

    Expected Décor Trends of 2017 With each passing year, home décor trends come and go. With 2017 less than a month away, potential home décor trends are starting to surface and we have highlighted a few below.

    Mixed Metals

    From jewelry to home décor, it used to be “taboo” to mix your metals. Most homeowners usually own all silver finished décor or all brass finished décor. However, 2017’s arrival is encouraging mixed metals in home décor. Many people are now decorating with an assortment of metals from gold to polished nickel. Your light fixtures and curtain rods no longer need to be the same metal.

    Livable Fabrics

    Previously, many people that decorated their homes frequently searched for formal furniture regardless of how little a purpose it might serve. Many families are now seeking furniture in fabrics that will stand-up to the wear and tear of children and pets. People want functional furniture that looks good but will last long.

    Gemstone Tones

    Color trends are constantly changing each year and many people update their homes to reflect this trend because it can easily be done. In 2016, the color gray took over bedrooms, couches, coffee tables, and countertops. In 2017, gemstone tones are expected to surface. Gemstone tones are a richer and bolder version of standard colors. For instance, a gemstone blue would be deep, dark, and rich. These tones are on the softer side but are incredibly bold.

    DIY Prevails

    DIY, or do it yourself, has been trending for several years and it is still going strong into 2017. People genuinely enjoy creating their own home décor pieces and refurbishing older ones. People use to donate items that no longer satisfied their taste but now, they recreate them to meet their preferences. From painting over a coffee table to covering an old ottoman in fresh fabric, people are still on a DIY kick that doesn’t seem to be fading out.

    If you are looking to redecorate your home for the new year, contact Sherwood Studios to help you keep up with these upcoming trends and many more.

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