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  • An Updated 2019 Neutral Color Palette

    As the seasons change now is a great time to create a new look for your home. When deciding to make a cosmetic change to your home it is important to have a knowledge of your personal style. Learn what colors and themes you like. Designing your home should reflect your personality and give your guests an idea of who you are.

    There are no rules in design and decorating but there are some guidelines and tips that you can follow to make redecorating your home easy and fun.

    Below is a list of popular colors in 2019:An Updated 2019 Neutral Color Palette

    • Hazelnut, soft clay and mustard- These colors are great for a warm earthy color scheme. If you are looking to add more rustic qualities to your home these colors are a great place to start.
    • Muted pastels, cool grey, and soft blue are unique colors that can give a room a more subdued minimalistic look. Lighter colors help to open up space and these particular colors are great for gender-neutral rooms.
    • Dark green, Charcoal, and Navy are colors that work well in large rooms, with moderation. Darker colors work best in well-lit rooms along with lighter accent pieces.

    An Updated 2019 Neutral Color Palette

    Spring is a great time to usher in new changes in both your life and your home. By making some simple changes to your home you can improve your mood, create positive energy in your home and show off your new designing skills.

    If you want to transform your home into an elegant space that will be the envy of all your friends, seek a professional. At Sherwood Studios, we are dedicated to your satisfaction. We specialize in a wide variety of décor services that are specifically tailored to your individual needs. Sherwood Studios is a full-scale furniture store and premier interior design studio in West Bloomfield servicing clients across Southeast Michigan.

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  • Improve Your Mood by Redecorating Your Bedroom

    According to the US National Library of Medicine, we spend one-third of our lives sleeping. This means that almost one-third of your life will be spent in your bedroom. Why not make the most of it? It has been shown that our surroundings have an impact on our overall mood. Your bedroom shouldn’t just be a place where you sleep. It should be an extension of your personality and unique space. When you come home after a long day of work you want to arrive to a room that will make you feel good.

    Redesigning your room can be simple and inexpensive with the help of these tips.Improve Your Mood by Redecorating Your Bedroom

    Cutting the Clutter

    One of the first steps when redesigning a space is to get rid of the garbage or items that do not belong. Everyone has a little hoarder in them and that is okay. An easy way to get rid of unwanted items is to decide on whether you have used it within the last 6 months. If you have not used it in that time, chances are it is just taking up space in your room and in your life.

    Color Your World

    With the clutter out of the way, you can decide what look or ambience you want to create. By selecting a color scheme, you can start to establish a theme for you bedroom. Your theme will be dependent on your personal preference, style, and what you are looking to accomplish.  Lighter colors like yellow, peach, and orange are energizing and is ideal for pops of color. If you want to create a more calming environment grey, blue, and green are more soothing.

    Decide how you want to incorporate these colors into your bedroom. Throw pillows, sheets, comforters, and curtains are a great way to incorporate the colors into your room.

    Get A Plant

    Plants are not only visually pleasing but can do a lot to improve your health. Plants release oxygen which can refresh your air and help your breathing. According to researchers at Kansas State University plants have proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and decrease recovery time for surgical patients. The study showed that surgical patients that had a plant in their room had significantly more positive health outcomes than those without plants.

    Redecorating your bedroom can become overwhelming and sometimes it is unclear where you should begin. To maximize your results consult a professional. Visit Sherwood Studios in West Bloomfield, Michigan for your interior design needs!

  • How to Refresh Your Home on a Budget

    Tips for Refreshing Your HomeDon’t let wallet worries stop you from refreshing your home. You can decorate your home to make it look beautiful and up-to-date on any budget!

    Here’s how to refresh your home on a budget:

    Rearrange what you have

    Reworking the accessories you already have is by far the cheapest way to make your interior feel new. Arrange books by color, switch the throw pillows from the bed and the sofa, rearrange your living room furniture—just be creative!

    Update your hardware

    Door handles, faucets, knobs and pulls are inexpensive ways to make your kitchen and bathroom look refreshed. Try trendy brass fixtures for an of-the-moment look.

    Slap on a fresh coat of paint

    Read up on DIY painting techniques, put down some drop cloths and refresh your space with a new color of paint. If you don’t have time or money to repaint the whole house, focus on one or two rooms. You can also repaint furniture in fun new colors and finishes.

    Add a statement wall

    Any room will look instantly refreshed when you create a focal point on one of the walls. Paint the wall in a bright color, cluster your art to create a gallery wall or put up some interesting wallpaper.

    Shop smart

    Scour your local furniture store (Sherwood Studios, perhaps?) for unique furniture and accessories to update your home. You never know what you’ll find!

    There’s nothing like professional interior design to make your home look its best. Sherwood Studios offers full interior design services to homeowners in the West Bloomfield area. Call us today at 248-855-1600 so we can decorate the home of your dreams.

  • How to Decide Between a Leather or Fabric Sofa

    Leather vs Fabric SofaYour sofa is one of the most important furniture purchases you’ll make. The time you’ll spend sitting on it—reading, watching TV, visiting with friends and family—makes it worth putting some serious thought into your sofa choice.

    Should you go with a leather or fabric sofa? Here’s our handy guide:

    Choose a leather sofa if …

    • You want your room to feel extra-stylish, whether you go for a sleek, modern look or a vintage feel.
    • Someone in your family suffers from allergies. Leather sofas don’t harbor allergens like dust and pet dander.
    • You don’t want to clean your sofa often. Leather sofas typically don’t need more than a bit of dusting and a quick wipe. Fabric sofas require more maintenance, including yearly steam cleaning.
    • Your family is spill-prone. Leather sofas, especially in darker colors, don’t stain as easily as fabric sofas.

    Choose a fabric sofa if …

    • You’re on a budget. Fabric sofas are usually less expensive than their leather counterparts.
    • You want a bright color or bold pattern.
    • Coziness is a priority. Fabric sofas are softer, and will feel warmer even when the room is cold.

    Now that you’ve decided whether to purchase a leather sofa or a fabric sofa, check out the selection available at Sherwood Studios. No matter your budget or style, we’ve got the right sofa for you. Need help furnishing and decorating your home? Consider our full interior design services. Call us today at 248-855-1600 to get started.

  • Decorating With Baskets

    Home Decor Baskets aren’t just handy for storing things—they’re also stylish accessories that can take any room to the next level of interior design. Here are our tips for decorating with baskets:

    Get organized

    Storing things in baskets is a great way to make any room feel tidy and put-together. For example, place throw blankets in a basket next to a couch, or stack coffee table books in a basket to free up room on the table itself.

    • Pro tip: avoid using wicker in bathrooms, as it can get moldy. Use wire instead and consider on-trend colors like rose gold or black.

    Add texture to a room

    Baskets are a great way to vary the textures in the room. For example, wicker or distressed wood baskets can contrast with plush upholstery materials.

    Think outside the (storage) box

    While baskets are an obvious storage solution, you can also treat them like works of art in their own right! Consider collecting an assortment of baskets in bold patterns and complementary colors and displaying them on your wall as you would display paintings.

    Go green

    Air plants are easy to take care of, as they don’t need soil or much watering. They look great in wire baskets placed on the wall.

    Now that you know all about decorating with baskets, shop for furniture for every room in your home at Sherwood Studios. We have pieces to suit every style and budget. Need help designing your space? Consider our full interior design services! Call us today at 248-855-1600 to find out more.

  • How to Choose the Best Lampshade

    Table and Floor Lamps MI Lampshades are a great way to give any room in your home a style boost, and they’re easy to switch out. However, if you’re not an interior design pro, you may be “in the dark” as to how to pick one!

    Here’s how to choose the best lampshade for any room in your home:

    Complement or contrast

    Consider the overall style and color scheme of the room, and decide whether you want the lamp to stand out or blend in. For example, if your room is decorated in shades of gray, you could pick a lampshade in the same hue or go for a bright pop of teal or orange.

    Pick the right size

    Your lampshade should be about two-thirds of the height of the lamp base, plus or minus an inch. Proportion is key, so get out that measuring tape.

    Know your shapes

    Think outside the “big and round” box and consider lampshades in a variety of shapes. For example, the elegantly sloping sides of a bell-shaped lampshade can complement a curved base, and a drum lampshade will have a contemporary look.

    Now that you know how to choose the best lampshade for any room, shop for a wide variety of table and floor lamps at Sherwood Studios. No matter your style or price point, we’ve got a lamp for you. Need help furnishing your space? Consider our full interior design services! Call us today at 248-855-1600 to get started.

  • 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.

  • Interior Design Trends For 2019

    Interior Design 2019 is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to give your home a makeover than the new year. If you’re planning to sell your home, updating your interior décor is a great way to get maximum market value for your space. Even if you’re not planning to sell anytime soon, on-trend interior design will make your home feel fresh and exciting.

    Here are some of the top interior design trends for 2019:

    Natural and sustainable fabrics

    Home design will go green in 2019, with upholstery and accessories in natural textiles. This trend can work with a variety of overall styles, from French countryside to Scandinavian to boho.

    Curved furniture

    Choose an unexpected piece to contrast with the straight lines we’ve all come to expect, like a ‘60s-inspired curved sofa in a fun fabric.

    Unexpected finishes

    Think of tables and fixtures in marble, terrazzo and blown glass.

    Bar carts

    The ultimate 2019 touch for your living room? A glamorous mid-century or Art Deco bar cart. Go for elegant metallic finishes to get the look.

    If you’re ready to give your home a 2019 makeover, browse the fantastic selection of furniture at Sherwood Studios. You’ll find stylish pieces for every room in your house, for any style and at every budget. If you’d rather let a qualified professional make the decisions, we offer full interior design services as well. Contact us today so we can give your home a brand new look for 2019!

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