Tricky trend: Translucents – when to use and how to use them

Tricky trend: Translucents – when to use and how to use them

A clear decorative figurine displayed in the living room is one thing, but a clear coffee table or chair? That's something different entirely. Furnishing your home with translucent furniture can be tricky – which is why I've compiled some tips to help make it easier. First, before you go out and buy a new clear piece of furniture, determine whether the trend can work in your home and how to best incorporate it into your interior design. Styles that work best with translucent furniture Minimalism is a defining characteristic of modern homes, and sometimes contemporary homes, too. Choosing clear furniture…

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Bring personality to your dining room by mixing and matching chairs

Bring personality to your dining room by mixing and matching chairs

    Who says your dining chairs have to match? While it's perfectly okay to purchase a dining table and chairs as a set, you could be missing an opportunity to create a unique look for your space. Mixing and matching chairs allows you to add some fun and personality to your dining room, which is especially useful if you don't have a lot of space to decorate. Keep in mind as you mix chairs that there still needs to be a unifying element tying them together. Here are four unifying characteristics to consider: Color Even if every chair around…

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10 must-have items to complete your dining room look

10 must-have items to complete your dining room look

Do you have everything you need to complete the look of your dining room? Consider these 10 must-have items and give your dining room a stylish, put-together look. 1. The right-sized dining table: When picking out a dining table, consider how much space you have and how many people you need to sit. Do you have a small family, but like to entertain? Size-adjusting tables often come in handy when you need some flexibility. 2. Chairs that make a statement: Dining chairs are more than a place to sit. They can also revamp your room’s interior design and give it…

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Bar Stools: Styles Galore!

Bar Stools: Styles Galore!

Let’s face it — the kitchen can be a hard room to decorate. Unlike the living room or the bedroom, you can’t just hang up photos and decorative items everywhere. You need space to eat and prepare food! Luckily for you, bar stools have become commonplace in the kitchen, and they come in a variety of styles, materials and colors. Take advantage of this opportunity to bring excitement to your kitchen’s design! You’re probably used to matching chairs with the tables they sit with. After all, many chairs come with the table and are designed to look similar. With bar stools, however,…

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Home office options: Choosing the right desk chair

Home office options: Choosing the right desk chair

The home office was once a “nice-to-have” feature – today, it’s almost a requirement. As work schedules have evolved to include flextime and work-from-home benefits, it’s necessary to have a place where you can close the door, focus and get the job done. But having the space isn’t the only key – a functional office set-up is equally essential. One of the key elements of that is a office chair. Here are some important considerations that any home office worker should make when picking out this all-important décor element. What’s your floor like? You’ll need to base your shopping search…

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How décor can help make the first year of college successful

How décor can help make the first year of college successful

College is filled with new experiences. As a first year student, you will meet new friends, take on new responsibilities and move into a new space. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming time. A stress-free living environment will help other tasks seem more manageable. Dorm rooms often have limited space and can become cramped from too much clutter. Give your room personality and structure with the necessary items to make your first year a success. Storage Keep your dorm room neat and organized using a variety of storage solutions. With shower totes, freestanding or hanging…

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