• 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.

  • Vintage is Victorious in Interior Design

    Many of us cringe at the trends that used to dominant the interior design industry. From bold wallpaper borders to a frenzy of ferns, some home décor trends will likely not return. However, some vintage home décor styles have made a compelling comeback.

    Gorgeous Glass
    Most people associate stained glass with churches but it was the focal point of front doors and windows for decades. It did phase out for a period of time but it is back and bolder than ever. Although many modern homes use double-paned glass and energy-efficient windows, those windows do not provide quite the same view as stained glass ones do. Stained glass is starting to make its way into contemporary spaces through windows, furniture, and accessories. Although it can be rather costly, you can even customize stained glass to fit the style of your home.

    Whacky Wallpapers
    43837843 - close-up of patterned wallpaper in retro interiorWhen people buy older homes, one of the first things they do is rip down wallpaper. Before you start tearing down your outdated wallpaper, seriously consider if it could work in the space. Patterned wallpaper is trending in interior design and it is working. Patterned wallpaper with a bold accent wall can pair well together and serve as a bold statement piece. Choose simple décor and furniture to compliment busy wallpaper. Many floral printed wallpaper patterns are back in style. Pair these with white and gold accents to add a soft, vintage touch to a bathroom for instance.

    Colorful Kitchens
    Looking back at home décor in the 1950’s could be blinding, the colors were beyond intense and they were everywhere. From blue bathtubs to red sofas, color found its way into every room and every piece in the home. Colorful kitchens have recently found their way back modern interior design. Many people are choosing to go with bold colored cabinets or white and black checkerboard floors.  Although white kitchens will always be a staple in interior design, don’t be afraid to add a splash of color to yours.

    These are just three examples of vintage styles that are, yet again, trendy. If you want to incorporate some of these trends into your home but you fear that it will look outdated instead of up to date, contact Sherwood Studios to help you incorporate vintage trends into your current home.

  • Greet Your Guests with a Welcoming Entryway

    home entrywayWhen it comes to decorating the home, most families focus their energy on rooms that see the most use (the living room, kitchen and dining room). But there is one easily forgotten space that can have the biggest impact on guests: The entryway.

    The first area in your home that friends and family see when they arrive, your entryway should present a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Give guests a hint of your home’s style while also offering plenty of room (and light) for them to take of coats and shoes.

    Here are just a few tips on how to imbue your entryway with hospitality and style.

    Incorporate Storage

    Regardless of if your children are age eight or 18, it is a given that they will drop their backpacks, coats and shoes at the door when they walk inside. Instead of looking on in frustration as all their stuff piles up, we recommend incorporating storage into your entryway. Hooks to hang coats and backpacks, a dresser to shore glove, hats and scarves, and a rack for shoes will make your space an organized and welcoming one.

    Take a Seat

    Give your guests a place to sit down and take of their shoes when they arrive by adding a set of chairs or a bench to your entryway. For smaller spaces, we recommend finding a bench with storage to perform double-duty in your space.

    Provide Plenty of Lighting

    The first area of your home that visitors step foot into, your entryway should be filled with warm lighting that welcomes them in from the outdoors. If possible, we recommend adding a couple different lighting options to your space. With a table lamp, wall scones and a hanging lantern or chandelier, you will be able to illuminate your space perfectly regardless of what time of day or night it is.

    Make it Your Own

    As you are choosing furnishings and decorative piece to fill your entryway, pay attention to how they match the rest of your home’s style. The first glimpse that guests get of your space, the entryway provides hints and clues to your interior design style.

    With the right furnishings included, this space can be a beautiful transitionary area from the outdoors to the inside of your one-of-a-kind home.

    Whether you are looking for fine furnishings to fill your entryway or an experienced interior designer to help you bring your vision to life, Sherwood Studios can help. To get started on your entryway redesign, visit our West Bloomfield, Michigan showroom or give us a call at 248-855-1600.

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