Monthly Archives: November 2018

  • Three Tips for Decorating a Rental Apartment

    Interior Decorating Tips Just because you rent your place doesn’t mean you can’t express your unique style and personality.

    Here are three tips for decorating a rental apartment:

    Look for wallpaper alternatives

    We know that bold wallpaper is a top trend right now, but it can be a sticky mess to remove when you move out. If you want to give your walls some flair, go for decals or stencils, or try out some of the new peel-away wallpaper that comes off like a sticker.

    Choose versatile pieces

    When you’re renting, you may move to several different places within a span of a few years. There’s nothing worse than buying a perfect sofa only to find that it won’t fit in your next place. Choose pieces that can work in a variety of spaces, like gateleg tables or modular sofas that can be either right- or left-handed.

    Pick attractive storage pieces

    Many rental apartments don’t have much storage space, so choose pieces that let you add your own. Go for an elegant bed with storage underneath, get a coffee table with storage shelves and grab a cute wicker basket to store magazines or pet toys. The possibilities are endless!

    Do you prefer to have a pro decorate your rental apartment? Call Sherwood Studios today! Not only do we have a broad selection of furniture available for purchase, we also offer full interior design services to renters and homeowners. Contact us so we can make your interior design vision a reality!

  • Furniture Arrangement Tips

    Tips for Furniture ArrangementThe way you arrange your furniture will set the tone for your room. Will it be formal and elegant, or informal and relaxed? Will people use the room to socialize, or does it encourage you to just pass through?

    Here are some furniture arrangement tips so you can create your desired effect:

    First, get out your tape measure

    It’s important to know exactly how much space you have, as well as the size of any entryways leading into the room. If you need to walk around any piece, leave about 30 inches of space around it. Make sure to place chairs and sofas that face each other no more than 8 feet apart to encourage easy conversation.

    Keep entryways clear

    Nobody likes to feel like they have to climb over hurdles to enter or exit a room. Make sure your furniture arrangement leaves entryways and exits unobstructed.

    Get people talking

    Place seating in conversational arrangements rather than having all seating in a room facing forward. Angle chairs toward one another and don’t place them too far apart.

    Pick a focal point

    The rest of the room will come together more easily when you choose an attractive focal point, like a picture window, fireplace or unique work of art.

    Prefer to leave furniture arrangement to the pros? Call Sherwood Studios! Not only do we sell furniture at a variety of price points and in numerous styles, we also offer full interior design services. Call us today at 248-855-1600 so we can get started arranging your furniture!

  • Tips for Choosing Between a Sectional and Couch

    Modern Sectionals and Sofas

    Looking for some tips for choosing between a sectional and a couch? Here are the questions you should ask yourself:

    How will you use the space?

    A sectional may be a better choice for a cozy den where you and your family will cheer on your favorite teams and squeeze in together to watch a movie. However, if you’re using the room as an elegant space to welcome guests, you may want to choose a couch. A couch plus a couple of armchairs will give people who are less familiar with one another plenty of personal space.

    How much room do you have?

    A large sectional can overwhelm a smaller room, whereas a couch would look just right. If you’ve got a large space, a sectional in the middle of the room can help establish definition.

    How much flexibility do you want?

    Sectionals typically have just one configuration, and you’re committing to a lot of the same fabric. If you choose to mix a couple of couches with armchairs, you’ll be able to reconfigure your space more easily and vary upholstery fabric and colors.

    Now that you know whether a sectional or a couch would work best for you, shop for both at Sherwood Studios. We have a wide variety of stylish, comfortable seating options at multiple price points. Need more comprehensive help? Consider our full interior design services. Contact us today so we can design the space of your dreams.

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