Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • Decorating Your Home Office

    Do you no longer have to commute to the office every day? The money you’re going to save on gas could be used to create the perfect home office. Transforming a nook in your home into a home office is challenging yet rewarding. No need to feel overwhelmed, chances are you already have the perfect spot in your house, all you need to do is spot it and decorate it.

    To create a practical working environment, follow these tips.Transforming a nook in your home into a home office is challenging yet rewarding.

    Spend time thinking about the perfect location

    Chances are, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your home office so don’t just throw a desk in an unused closet and hope for the best. Also, think about traffic flow and how well you can handle distractions. Maybe you do your best work in the middle of the action if not; maybe your office should be tucked away in a quiet space. If clients will be stopping by, a private space with seating is a must.

    Incorporate functional furniture

    Your home office furniture should complement other rooms in your house and should also be functional. Furniture can have a major impact when it comes to being productive. Try not to go overboard with furniture, keep it simple so you’re less likely to feel distracted or stressed. For beautiful home office furniture, browse our selection at Sherwood Studios.

    Work with a view

    Try positioning your desk towards a window if you can, so you can stare at something more interesting than a blank wall. A study mentioned in Psychology Today links light exposure in the work environment to improved sleep and vitality. Although a windows natural light is ideal, if you’re in a room without a window, hang an intriguing picture above your desk.

    Working from home can be challenging, but if you find the right location in your house and decorate it, you’ll get your work motor humming rather quickly and you’ll be back in business. Need help with your home office design or furniture? Contact Sherwood Studios today, we’ll help you create a space you will love to come home to.

  • Risks Worth Taking When Decorating Your Home

    Whether you just moved into a new home and are itching to decorate or you just want to add some flavor to your preexisting home décor, you can’t go wrong by playing with color, patterns or styles. If you’re nervous about doing so, start small and focus on a contained space like a single wall in a bedroom or bathroom or backsplash in your kitchen.  To easily inject some personality into your home, play with wallpaper in unexpected places, colorful accessories, patterned tile and attention-grabbing print.

    To easily inject some personality into your home, read the following tips:

    Wallpaper in unexpected places

    Wallpaper trends come and go. Thankfully the 80’s technique of coordinating wallpaper with curtains and bedding and everything else imaginable is no longer a trend. However, taking a print and using it unpredictably where it turns heads without overwhelming the room tends to be just right and not too powerful.

    Don’t have an actual headboard? No problem. Place a piece of removable wallpaper behind your bed instead. To complete the look try a floating shelf above the wall paper to add even more interest and style to the room.

    Add color

    Many of us tend to choose neutral colors for the walls to create a calming, clean and sophisticated atmosphere. To add a little personality to the neutral walls, try adding colorful accessories such as throw pillows, arm chairs, coffee tables with a bright base or even bright accent walls. If you really wanted to, you could always easily take the accessories away and go back to the neutral vibes you were once aiming for.

    Patterned tile

    A good way to add graphic interest to a room is by adding encaustic cement tile, which has been gaining popularity, according to New York Times. Try adding cement tiles with a cool medley pattern behind your kitchen sink or stove to add an element of interest.

    Attention- grabbing print

    If you want to completely transform a space rather quickly, bold wallpaper is your answer. If you have a dull and uninviting space, try adding attention – grabbing bold print to wake up the space. If you’re in love with the idea of wallpaper but nervous to choose which pattern, get inspired by these wow-worthy ideas from Real Simple.

    If you like these ideas but need a little more guidance, Sherwood Studios, one of the finest and most complete interior design firms in the country is here to help you with every aspect of your interior design project. Contact us today at 248-855-1600 for more information.

  • How to Easily Freshen up Your Home This Summer

    With summer right around the corner, you’ll want to brighten up your home with fresh, easy changes. Let’s emphasize easy because we know you’ll want to devote most of your time with friends, family and enjoying the outdoors as much as you can. Brighten up your home with fresh, easy changes.

    When trying to shift into the new season, refer to these three easy tips:

    Green is good

    Adding green to your home is the simplest and easiest way to make your home feel like summer is officially upon us. If green isn’t typically a color you prefer, fret not. Buying a eucalyptus branch and putting it into a simple glass vase can transform a space in an instant. Succulents are also a good choice to help add a little summer to your home. These plants are very popular because they are low-maintenance, only having to water them about once a week. To know which clean air plants should go in your home this summer, refer to This Old House.

    Woven and wicker

    You’ll suddenly feel “summer ready” after adding woven-like textures to your home. Whether it be rocking chairs on your front porch or rattan chairs in your sunroom. Woven or wicker textures work really well with potted flowers or plants. Before you know it, you’ll have a blooming garden look inside of your house.

    Linen

    A great way to freshen up a space for summer is to put white linen slipcovers on your furniture. This adds a casual elegance to the room and will look excellent with woven or wicker material and vibrant plants. If you’re looking for a more colorful summer look, throw a batik hand-blocked print over your kitchen or dining room table. This will be the perfect pop of color your house needs to feel summery.

    Now that you’ve brought the outside in with plants, wicker and homespun linen, you’re ready to kick start the summer with your first gathering showcasing your simple and fresh indoor changes. If you’re looking to redecorate your home for the summer and want to go beyond these simple revisions, contact Sherwood Studios today.

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