Furniture

  • Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bedroom Bench

    Bedroom Furniture You’ve picked out the bed, the side tables and some one-of-a-kind art for the walls. What more could your bedroom need? A bedroom bench! This useful, versatile piece of furniture adds storage, a seating area and style to your space.

    Here are our tips for choosing the perfect bedroom bench:

    Take out your measuring tape

    The perfect bedroom bench will stretch across most of your bed, leaving a few inches on either side. Measure the width of your bed and choose a bench that is 80 to 90 percent of that measurement. Height is another measurement to consider. Choose a bench that’s a few inches shorter than the bed.

    Choose a contrasting material

    Unless you’re buying a complete furniture set, buy your bed first. Then, choose a bedroom bench in a contrasting material to create visual interest. For example, if your bed frame is wooden, look for an upholstered bench, and vice versa.

    Think about function

    One of the best things about bedroom benches is the added storage space they provide. If you’re short on dresser space, pick a bedroom bench with drawers, which could function as a mini-dresser. If you like to sit on the bench and take off your shoes at the end of the day, look for a bench that has a shelf for shoes.

    If you’re looking for the perfect bedroom bench, check out Sherwood Studios. Need help designing your bedroom? We proudly provide complete interior design services as well. Call us today at 248-855-1600 so we can get started creating the bedroom of your dreams!

  • How to Choose an Accent Chair

    Accent Chair A chair can be so much more than a place to sit. The right chair can also add style, personality and color to any room. If you’d like to know how to choose an accent chair, here are the questions you should ask yourself:

    How will this accent chair be used?

    Do you want a cozy armchair you can sink into at the end of a long day, or are you looking for a chair that will add interest to an entryway but that you’ll rarely sit in? Determining how you’ll use your chair will help you narrow down size, material, durability and comfort.

    How big should the accent chair be?

    There’s nothing more annoying than picking out a chair that you love in the showroom only to find that it’s too big or too small for your space. Put tape or paper on the floor to get an idea of how the chair will occupy the space. Will it impede traffic flow in the room? Will it overpower your other furniture?

    Does the accent chair fit in with your decorating style?

    An overstuffed floral armchair will clash if the rest of your furniture is mid-century modern. Pick something that matches the rest of the room in terms of both color and overall look.

    You can find the perfect accent chair for any room at Sherwood Studios. Browse our selection of accent chairs, which come in a wide variety of styles and price points. Want a pro to pick out your accent chair for you? We offer full interior design services as well! Call us today at 248-855-1600 or contact us online so we can start decorating!

  • 2018 Fall Decorating Trends

    Fall Decorating Trends Even if your back to school days are long behind you, fall always feels like a time to refresh and reinvent. You may already be shopping for fall fashion trends, so why not give your home a new look as well? Whether or not you’re planning to put your house on the market anytime soon, fall is a great time to update your home décor.

    Here are some of our favorite fall decorating trends for 2018:

    Oversized florals

    Move over, delicate patterns—oversized florals are in for fall. Think dramatic prints and jewel tones for wallpaper, cushions and bedding. Keep the rest of the room simple to let the florals take center stage.

    Velvet

    A luxurious cooler-weather classic, velvet is one of the top trends this autumn. Use it to add lush texture to chairs and accent pillows. Pair with gold, another major fall trend, for maximum opulent effect.

    Plaid

    Not just for flannels anymore, plaid makes a seasonal statement when used in upholstery or on throw blankets.

    Dusty pinks

    Pair this of-the-moment shade with the new darker neutrals or with gray. Not into pink? Warm, autumnal shades of red and orange are also in right now.

    If you’re ready to update your interior décor this fall, take a look at the wide selection of furniture available at Sherwood Studios. You’ll find stylish pieces for every room in your home, no matter your budget or taste. If you’d rather leave the hard work to the pros, we offer full interior design services. Call us today at 248-855-1600, so we can make sure your home is on-trend for fall!

  • The Difference Between Accent and End Tables

    Accent and End TablesQuick: do you know the difference between accent and end tables? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Learn about these two types of tables and how each of them can add to the décor of your home.

    End tables explained

    End tables come in a variety of finishes and sizes, but what they have in common is that they are primarily designed for utility. They add extra table space in areas where we need it—think of putting your coffee cup down on an end table next to your sofa or setting your book down on a table next to your bed, for example. End tables are primarily rectangular and designed for a compact fit next to other furniture items.

    Accent tables explained

    Accent tables, by contrast, can go anywhere in your home, and are designed primarily to add to and complement the rest of your interior design scheme. They come in a variety of shapes. Some are even abstract for a striking ornamental look. While accent tables absolutely have functional uses—like serving as a display area for your coffee table books—they are meant to be seen.

    Now that you know the difference between accent and end tables, shop for both at Sherwood Studios. We have a variety of accent and end tables in plenty of styles and price points. Need a little more help? We offer full interior design services to homeowners in West Bloomfield as well as anywhere in the USA. Call us today at 248-855-1600, so we can design the interior of your dreams!

  • Tips for Buying a Sofa Online

    Buying a Couch Online You’re probably used to buying plenty of things online, from clothing to groceries. But if you’re like many of us, buying a sofa online can seem risky. It’s one of the largest and most expensive pieces of furniture in your home, and you can’t exactly drop it in the mailbox to return if it doesn’t work out. Armed with a few good tips, however, buying a sofa online can be easy and stress-free.

    Reviewers are your best friends

    Don’t just go to the manufacturer’s website and look at the professionally photographed, flatteringly lit pictures. Read customers’ and bloggers’ honest reviews, and try to find photos of the sofa taken by a non-professional in an actual home.

    Figure out dimensions

    Will the sofa be able to turn a tight corner when the movers bring it to your house? Will it even fit through the front door? Don’t just eyeball door frames and hallways—take meticulous measurements before ordering the sofa.

    Know the return policy backwards and forwards

    Many retailers have strict policies for returns and exchanges, and some may even require you to ship an unwanted piece back at your own expense, not to mention slap you with a hefty restocking fee. Learn more about a company’s policies before your purchase.

    Now that you know how to pick out a sofa online, check out the amazing selection of sofas available at Sherwood Studios to find one that fits your personal style and budget. We also offer full interior design services to homeowners in the Oakland County area, if you’re interested in building a beautifully designed room around your new sofa. Give us a call today at 248-855-1600 to find out more!

  • Furniture Must-Haves for New Home Owners

    Important furniture for new homes Congratulations! You’ve just bought a new home. Now that the paperwork is all taken care of and you’re settling in, you’re probably thinking of buying some new furniture.

    However, you might not know where to begin! Your new home is probably a different size and layout than where you were previously living, and we’re willing to bet you’re ready to update your interior style. Read on to learn more about the furniture must-haves for new home owners.

    A comfy bed

    We spend a third of our days in bed, so it makes sense to get the best-quality bed you can afford. Find one that’s comfortable and well-constructed, and remember that you’ll have it for a decade or more!

    Living room seating

    Whether you prefer sofas, loveseats, chairs or a combination of the above, seating for relaxation and conversation in your living room is key.

    Drawers, drawers and more drawers

    Good storage pieces are essential to any home, including dressers, side tables with storage drawers and sets of bathroom drawers.

    Ready to get started? Browse the wide selection of furniture we offer at Sherwood Studios. We’ve got pieces for living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, you name it! Furniture is available at a variety of price points and in styles from modern to classic. What’s more, we offer full interior design services to homeowners in the West Bloomfield area – a fantastic service if you’ve just moved in. Give us a call today at 248-855-1600, so we can help you furnish the home of your dreams.

  • Furniture Shopping Tips

    Furniture Shopping TipsWhether you’ve just bought a new home or have decided to redecorate, the new year is a great time to shop for new furniture. But which pieces should you buy? Try these furniture shopping tips from the pros.

    Do your prep work

    Decide in advance what your needs and style are. If you have frequent dinner parties, you’ll probably want to invest in a beautiful dining table. If you love mid-century modern, stick to pieces that complement your style. And no matter what you do, make sure you measure your space to avoid buying a piece that won’t fit!

    Follow the map

    It’s a good idea to map out exactly how you want a room to look, including furniture, rugs, window treatments and lighting. You don’t need to select particular pieces at this stage, but having a clear idea of how you want each room to look will keep your shopping on track.

    Comfort is key

    When developing a budget for furniture shopping, invest the most in the pieces you’ll use the most frequently. For example, we recommend buying the best, comfiest sofa you can afford.

    Ready to get started? Check out the amazing selection of furniture at Sherwood Studios. We have pieces for every room in your house, at a variety of price points and in a broad spectrum of styles. What’s more, if you prefer to leave the big decisions to a pro, we offer full interior design services to homeowners in the West Bloomfield area. Give us a call today at 248-855-1600, so we can help you furnish the home of your dreams!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Design Tips to Achieve a Mature Home Decor

    Design Tips to Achieve a Mature Home Décor Transitioning from a college student to a functioning adult can be difficult, especially when it comes to your living space.

    You probably settled for a cheap throw rug, a few posters, and some festive Christmas lights for your college dorm. However, as you start to search for your first apartment or home, it’s important to decorate it appropriately.

    We have some tips and tricks on how you can achieve a mature home décor that will reflect your personality, along with your age.

    Consider a Bar Cart

    Adding a bar cart might sound too good to be true, but an elegant bar cart can help mature a space. Ditch the mini fridge, invest in some expensive liquor and a few coasters, and hold a true cocktail hour from the comfort of your own home. A bar cart indicates that you still love to have fun but you’re doing your best to match your space to your age. A bar cart is the perfect touch when entertaining guests and both friends and family can enjoy it.

    Swap Out Old Décor

    You might have had a few décor pieces in your college dorm, but it probably all came from the “dorm” section of a department store. As you age, it’s important to invest in décor that will last and serve a long-term purpose. Invest in throw pillows, seating, wall art, and a quality throw rug.  The mismatched stuff that you settled for as a college student likely won’t contribute to your home now.

    Consider Going Green

    You might be hesitant to incorporate some fresh greenery into your space. Not everyone has a green thumb and that’s OK. If you’re confident in your ability to care for plant life, purchase some easy-to-handle plants and put them around your home. If you know that you won’t be able to keep a cactus alive, consider purchasing some fake flowers or succulents that will add a splash of life to your space.

    One more thing: Make sure you are considering the details of your space and how they present. Make sure to find a place for everything and keep your home free from clutter for a home that will present clean and mature.

    Looking for fine furniture and interior design service? Contact Sherwood Studios.

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