Monthly Archives: February 2019

Tips for Positioning Living Room Accessories

Tips for Positioning Living Room Accessories

A lot of items tend to go in the living room so it’s important to arrange them all in a balanced and well-proportioned way. Once you’ve arranged the living room furniture, you need to place the accessories in a balanced way. Here are a few tips for hanging and placing living room accessories. Artwork One […]

Arrange Living Room Furniture

Arrange Living Room Furniture

Living rooms serve different purposes for different people. In some homes they serve as the main gathering area for family, while in others they’re more of a show room, used only when company comes over. Either way, there are certain issues that always come up when trying to arrange living room furniture. Check out these […]

How to Furnish a Dining Room

How to Furnish a Dining Room

Before you buy any dining room furniture, consider a few questions. What kind of space do you have? Is it a dining room or a dining area? If you are furnishing a dining room how often do you use it? How will you use your dining room? Is it just for dining or will it […]

Accent Furniture

Accent Furniture

Accent furniture is a piece of furniture that complements a room’s decor. The term comes from a meaning of the word accent which means stress, or emphasis. A piece of accent furniture goes beyond mere functionality, and is often used for its decorative value above all. You may not even need it, but it draws […]

How to Maintain Leather Furniture

How to Maintain Leather Furniture

Some Useful Tips to Maintain your Leather Furniture 1. Try to place your leather furniture in locations where it will not be exposed to excessive sunlight that causes the color to fade. 2. Use shades, blinds or draperies to help block UV rays. Window tinting often helps. 3. Maintain a safe distance between your leather […]

How to Maintain Wood Furniture

How to Maintain Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is popular for its beauty, strength and durability in the home. While some exotic or antique woods require special care and maintenance, most wood furniture today is easy to clean and maintain. All it takes is a little care and a few simple steps to keep your wood furniture in great shape and […]

Shabby Chic Furniture

Shabby Chic Furniture

Shabby chic items are often heavily painted with many layers showing through obviously worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats. Fabrics tend to be cottons and linens, with linen being particularly popular, inspired […]

Italian Furniture

Italian Furniture

Italian furniture is a style of furniture that always holds worldwide appeal. It is a classical style with such charm and informality, and it is hardly surprising why it has become very popular indeed. Also known as the Tuscan style for the area of Italy in which these looks were first influenced, it is characterised […]

French Furniture

French Furniture

Here we look at the history of French furniture from heavy medieval dowry coffers to intricate Louis XV marquetry to Art Deco. The Middle Ages In medieval times France was ruled by feudal lords and most ordinary people had pretty grim lives. The lived, ate and slept together in one large room, which was often […]

Venetian Furniture

Venetian Furniture

Venetian furniture is first attributed to the 18th and 19th centuries.  Furniture was obviously around in the Venetian Republic before these centuries, but the Venetian period is typically classified as the 18th and 19th centuries.  Venetian furniture styles ranged from cabinets, corner cabinets, banquettes, benches, shelves, and especially mirrors. The Venetian style of furniture is much […]