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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • The Three Most Versatile Furniture Pieces for Your Home

    versatile furnitureWhether your live in a small apartment and need furniture items that can perform multiple jobs, or have just moved into a bigger house and have lots of extra space to fill, there are a few pieces that will give you the most versatility. Able to be incorporated into any interior design style, the following furniture pieces are ones that will used throughout your home for many years to come.

    Chest of Drawers

    The bedroom is just the most obvious location to place a chest of drawers. But this storage-friendly furniture item can also work wonders in your entryway and dining room. Instead of having your children’s outerwear clutter the floor, you can keep their hats, gloves and scarves organized within a chest of drawers. Not only will this solution add an extra layer of organization to the entrance of your home, but it will also ensure that no one leaves without grabbing the accessories needed to keep warm.

    Placed along the dining room wall, your chest of drawers is always the perfect spot to store tablecloths, placemats and extra silverware. Hosting a big dinner party? You can even arrange platters of hors d'oeuvres and desserts along the top.

    Ottoman

    A living room essential, your ottoman can be used in place of a traditional coffee table, as well as for extra seating when entertaining guests. Relaxing in front of the T.V. after a long day at work? Just pull the ottoman up to the couch and put your feet up.

    We recommend choosing a style with built-in storage so you can declutter your living room while making it more comfortable. The perfect place to keep extra throw pillows and blankets, it also works well for holding remotes and magazines when guests are visiting.

    Console Table

    A sleek and stylish addition to any furniture collection, a console table is the ideal size for a few hard-to-fill spots in the home. Need a little table to keep your keys and mail on in the entryway? Looking for a way to get a reading lamp behind your couch? A console table is the perfect option for jobs like these!

    According to Houzz, a good size for placing behind most sofas is between 33 and 35 inches tall.

    For furniture pieces that will be with you for years to come, we recommend choosing high-end options in a traditional style. Start your search for versatile furniture online with Sherwood Studios, or stop by our Southeast Michigan showroom to have a look around.

  • Designing a Kid-Friendly Living Room

    kid-friendly living roomWe all want to boast a beautiful living room. After all, it should be the one room in your home where you can relax with your family, enjoy your favorite television show after a busy workday, and entertain guests. It shouldn’t be the one room in your home that lacks style, organization or upkeep. And just because you have children, doesn’t mean your living room – or the rest of your home for that matter – has to lack style. There are plenty of ways to make your living room look elegant and clean, while also making it kid-friendly and safe.

    Here are some tips to help you maintain a clutter-free, organized and visually appealing living room, no matter how young your children may be.

    Find the Right Paint

    Fingerprints, markers, crayons and other imperfections can make your walls look dirty and unmaintained, which can take away from the overall beauty of your living space. Once the marks are on the wall, there’s no going back – unless you paint your walls with a washable paint sheen! Colors in eggshell, satin or semi-gloss are all great options for families with young children, as imperfections can be washed away easily with soap and water.

    Don’t feel limited to traditional paint options either. Chalkboard, magnetic, and dry erase paints are all wonderful accent wall options that take the cake for being parent and living room approved. In fact, you’ll want your kids to draw as much as they want on the walls coated in one of these fun and family-oriented options!

    Protect Your Furniture

    Kids are always jumping around on the furniture, and if they aren’t doing that, they’re either eating or drinking on them. To ensure your furniture investments are protected and maintain their like-new appearance for a long time, take advantage of couch and chair covers. These slip-covers are easy to take on and off, and they’re even washable. Use them to cover your furniture during play dates, and then whisk them off with ease before your dinner party.

    Another family-friendly furniture option is leather. Both durable and comfortable, leather furniture is less likely to reveal stains, spills and other imperfections than fabric is.

    Choose the Right Flooring

    When you have young children, spills, dirt, allergens and crumbs can easily accumulate and make your floors look downright dirty. Make sure you install floors that are easy to maintain and clean up should your son spill his glass of orange juice everywhere. Durable, stain resistant carpeting is also a wonderful way to cover your gorgeous hardwood floors until your kids are a bit older. Plush and warm, carpeting can also protect your kids from bumps and bruises should they fall.

    For families looking for fine furnishings and interior design assistance in the West Bloomfield, Michigan area, Sherwood Studios is here to help. Visit our showroom at 6644 Orchard Lane Road or give us a call at 248-855-1600 to get started on your living room upgrade!

    Source: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/decorating/5-ways-to-create-a-kid-friendly-family-room.html

  • 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.

  • Finding the Right Rug for Any Room

    living room area rugWarm in color and complementary to any style, hardwood floors are absolutely beautiful. But regardless of how much you love yours there is nothing quite as comfortable beneath your feet as a plush rug. Obviously you don’t want to hide your rich hardwood under wall to wall carpeting, making an area rug the perfect compromise.

    Whether you are looking to create segmentation in an open floor plan or add an extra touch of coziness to your bedroom, the right area rug will work wonders.

    Size

    Finding the perfect area rug is all about dimensions. The size and shape of your rug needs to fit the room it is in. Pick a rug that is too big and it will overpower the furniture and décor, choose one that’s too small and it will not serve its purpose well.

    This article from Houzz provides great sizing advice for rooms of all sizes and shapes.

    Lifestyle & Location

    The style of rug you choose depends greatly on where in your home it is located. Spaces like the dining room and entryway will always require a durable rug to keep spills and muddy footprints from staining. And for families with young children or pets, durability should be considered throughout the entirety of their space.

    Color

    Once you have decided what dimensions and fabric you prefer for your area rug, there is also color to consider. This will depend greatly on your interior design style.

    Are you looking for a rug that makes a statement or one that serves as a backdrop for furniture and decorative items?

    There are endless colors and patterns to choose from, just remember that the piece you choose will be with you for years to come. For individuals that are constantly changing and updating their home décor, we recommend choose a neutral hued rug with a simple pattern that will blend with your home’s style no matter how often it changes.

    Located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Sherwood Studios offers fine furniture and interior design services for families looking to add warmth and comfort to their home environment. Visit us online to learn more about the furniture we sell and services we offer, or give us a call at 248-855-1600.

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