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29 Oct2015

Ready to join the home décor big leagues? While every expert will tell you to dress for the job you want, not the job you have, we’d like to add a twist: decorate for the clients you want! Whether you occasionally entertain clients or even just talk to them over video chat, a well-decorated office projects the sense of success and professionalism. Here are some tips to turn your room from an embarrassment into an asset: 1. Get a Big Comfy Chair. Or Two. A good chair is essential if you work on a computer.  Chairs with good lumbar support have been proven to increase productivity, preserve your health, and let you enjoy life without aches and pains. It’s also going to be a central part of the room. It’s worth it to spend a little more here, as it’s a long-term investment that affects your work as well as…

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06 Oct2015

Five Family Room Trends for 2015

Posted by Eric Vlessing

Deciding how you want your home to look, or what style you should focus on, is tricky. There are many beautiful styles from the past that don’t stand up as well today, just as there are many styles that are popular today which likely won’t be tomorrow. Like any new trends, there are a few that are here to stay. These are the top five 2015 family room trends that will be around for years to come! Colour in the family room The family room is a central gathering place for your family and friends. Here you will spend hundreds of hours talking and spending time with one another, so it should be decorated in inviting colours. Painting your walls a neutral shade and choosing bright, solid colour accessories will let your furniture stand out! Add textures Adding texture to your living room is a good way of creating atmosphere…

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23 Sep2015

Want to be classier than the average dorm denizen? Leather is a sure-fire way to show that you appreciate the finer things in life. Here are some ideas to work awesome leather furniture work in your dorm decor. Source: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com 1. Think Recliners Nothing says modern luxury like a leather recliner. After a long day of lectures and labs, settle in, kick back, fire up Apple TV, and take it easy. Not only is a leather recliner incredible on the eyes, but they provide the ultimate living room comfort that you won’t have to share with your roommates. When a piece of furniture only seats one, it’s your furniture! You might have to share your food, but you don’t have to share your seat. 2. Consider Storage Ottomans Why settle for an ugly plastic bin for your countless textbooks when you can have a leather ottoman to store them in?…

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When you’re looking into a new sofa and bed for your small apartment, the options can often be overwhelming. An overly large couch can make your space seem smaller than you’d like and an unnecessarily small bed can compromise comfort. What if you could have the best of both worlds, without having to compromise at all? Combining the two into a single purchase is the best option for a small space for many reasons, and not just because you’ll be saving money. 1. Sofa beds are even more space-efficient than you’d think What’s the easiest option to have a spare bed without actually having to have a spare bed? Most people think it’s a futon. Unfortunately, that futon usually only replaces a bed, not a couch as well, so you’re still using up a lot of space when it’s in its upright position. Investing in a sofa bed will eliminate…

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Leather is armor, literally. For thousands of years, leather has been used to stop enemy arrows, noble swordsmen, and ferocious beasts. But did you know it can also stand up to the world’s most destructive force: kids? A thick Grade 1 leather is the most durable upholstery in the world. Not even the highest-quality Space Age microfibers last nearly as long.   Leather and Dirt Leather is resilient against dirt and oil of all kinds. Garden dirt? Just wipes off. Pizza grease? Not a problem. Treated leather has oil-resistant properties that can be beneficial for those with smaller children or pets. Leather is a little more vulnerable to water, soda, juice, and other liquids, but is still preferable to fabric. If water gets on a sofa, you’ll have a few minutes of grace to wipe it off. If it soaks in and dries, the leather will harden, but this can…

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28 Aug2015

To many, the idea of hiring an interior designer seems far out of their budget. Homeowners often take on renovations and redecorating jobs themselves, and more often than not, end up facing costly problems down the road because of it. What many people don’t realize is that hiring an interior designer can actually save you money, time, and trouble. What Do Interior Designers Do? Above all, the interior designer’s job is to create a space that is aesthetically pleasing, yet functional and structurally sound. Interior designers work with clients on every aspect of a space. Their role is rather all encompassing and can often include details not obvious to those outside of the industry. Interior designers help clients form a budget and find the best overall value for what they intend to do. They also help homeowners create a timeline for renovations and redecorating. More importantly, designers play a substantial…

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26 Aug2015

Sofa Options For Small Spaces

Posted by Eric Vlessing

Small apartments have become the norm. As more and more people move into tiny apartments, space management options have become increasingly important. Fortunately, there are many sofa options that allow you to make the most of the space you have without sacrificing the comfort or style you want. When it comes to conserving space, multi-functionality is key. Not only does your sofa have to look good, its needs to serve a purpose. And since wasting space in a small apartment is a massive faux pas, finding the perfect piece isn’t always as it easy as it seems. The most important thing to remember is that a multifunctional sofa can include storage space, sleeping space, or even both. Whatever you do, make sure that the sofa you invest in earns its keep. Below are some furniture pieces that are ideal for small spaces, whether because of their compact size, or their…

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In the past, furniture shopping would be an event. You would have to explore different stores to find the right piece of furniture. Thanks to the internet and online stores like Coja, buying furniture for your home is easier than ever before. Although most people see online shopping as a means to find a new gadget or outfit, it can simplify almost any purchase you make, including those large furniture purchases. Here are our six reasons why it’s easier to shop online than in store! 1. Finding a store that carries the items you are looking for no longer requires a car ride. Shopping online allows you to find any style you want, and it can lead you to discovering one-of-a-kind pieces never sold in stores. Some websites have special sections where you can find brand new merchandise at promotional prices. 2. Every detail product page has a description of…

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05 Aug2015

Buy New, or Re-upholster? It can be a tough dilemma. Perhaps you’ve had the same sofa for years. It’s well loved (maybe a bit too well-loved), and comfortable, but you know it’s time for something new in terms of your home decor. You have a choice: to dispose of the piece and buy a new one, or to re-upholster the old one. Here are a few ways to decide which option is best for you. Is The Piece Easily Replaceable? Sometimes reupholstering is less a question of practicality and more a question of sentimentality. The piece of furniture in question may be an antique, or there may be a special reason that you’re attached to it. Re-upholstering furniture can be a costly and time consuming venture, but if you feel the piece is irreplaceable, it will be worth it. Reasons to reupholster include: If the piece fits perfectly into a…

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Industrial-chic’s origin can be found in its name. Its stylistic cues come from factories and workshops creating a look that tends to be stark with metals and wood. While this look was most often found in city lofts and apartments, it has been rapidly growing in popularity in rural areas and is now often found in homes all over the country. Source: interiorholic.com Repurpose old industrial furnishings Acquiring and repurposing old furniture is a key element to the industrial-chic look. Well-worn and used appropriately, there is nothing like the real thing. Search websites for people selling old industrial furniture. Give whatever you find a good cleaning and polishing, and patch up anything that needs a little work. There is also the option of going to lumberyards or scrap heaps and asking for reclaimed woods or metals to DIY fixtures around your home. Look at old factory layouts for ideas Similar…

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