Once you have figured out which size and style of sofa you want to go for, the next big question is how to go about arranging the layout. Even amongst one sofa style there are a number of different options which will all create a varying impact on the room.
Introducing a variety of finishes, patterns and textures across your space is a really important aspect of keeping the décor diverse and interesting to the eye. Having an overload of dull textiles can become too much of the same thing, if you think about how much fabric you have in one space once you take into account the sofa, carpet or rugs, curtains and any other textile pieces such as chairs or cushions, it is important to introduce variety.
If you’ve ever looked at an empty spot in your home and thought ‘there’s something missing’, the riposte could be a console table. With a console table, you can transform a previously unused or awkward spot into the stylish focal point of your space. When it comes to making a splash and adding statement style to a space, console tables are the ultimate solution, creating an instantly opulent feel.
If you are working with a small space and fear making it look too cramped, then this blog is for you. It is normal to be worried, especially for those less experienced. We are all too familiar with the customer that is too afraid to buy and too worried to make a mistake when it comes to interior design. Hopefully after reading this, you will have gained some confidence.
Modular sofas allow you to become creative when positioning the pieces. With larger communal spaces, it is fun to create a configuration with no restrictions, and adaptable to each event. For example, when hosting large dinner parties, modules can be moved around to create a large sofa where people can communicate easily with each other. If you have guests staying over, the pieces can be moved around to even create a bed!
When choosing a sofa, we often choose the most practical option when it comes to deciding on fabrics. Customers tend to choose dark colours to hide any stains that might occur due to wine, kids, pets, food and drinks. This is now a thing of the past thanks to the invention on Teflon, a fantastic fabric stain protector!
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Now, we have all talked at length about how to use simply white, soft pastels and lively contrasts to brighten your space and decorate in such a way that the room in question seems larger, brighter and more open. A new trend creeping in to 2019 is a sultrier side to interior decorating, and that is the use of black.
Traditionally, a type of side table placed or attached to the wall. The ‘Console table’ had first gained popularity in 17th century Italy. These were mostly carved from one side, making them pieces of sculpture as well as furniture, often marble topped. A console table was very much a display piece/ fashion statement, making an appearance in aristocratic homes; with France continuing the trend and slightly altering the design with inward curved legs. This made the design a lot more eccentric and classifying as the baroque style.
Gone are the days of a 3-piece suite of the same matching sofa, armchair and footstool all in the same coloured fabric. Having the same uniform colour across your whole room will actually dampen the space and make it look smaller. These are the rules of visualisation, having a lot of the same thing tricks the eye into thinking that there is more if it than there actually is. By breaking things up and having more contrast going on within the room is going to open up the space and make it look bigger.
A lot of the trends we see now, particularly in fashion and interior design, are trends that have come full circle, from when our parents are young, and made a reappearance into our homes again. We spend so much time talking about fabrics and textures and colours that we sometimes completely forget about leather.
Introducing a 'greener' attitude is always a hot topic and is increasingly more relevant in 2019 especially. We have all seen the documentaries and read the articles making it seem too huge of an issue to attempt to tackle. Making your home eco-friendly and introducing sustainable changes may seem too difficult to incorporate, however this is still worth considering as something that might change your entire life for the better.
Mirrors are a cunning way to deceive the eye and are a great decorating tool in all sorts of situations. Mirrors can be used to enhance something or deflect attention away from it. Awkward spaces, such as rooms with a sloping ceiling or a gap too small to fit a piece of furniture, can be repurposed with a mirror.
Scandinavians adapted a distinctive way of living that evolves around interior design, in order to improve their daily life. Some of the main characteristics of Scandinavian design are clean lines, comforting accessories, small compact sizes, simple accents, rustic and refined at the same time.