Decorating Ideas

Stylish Decorating With Accent Chairs

Add a little drama, and extra seating space, in your home. A well-placed accent chair can add a dose of personality, and practicality, in any living area. Accent chairs are more versatile than you may think. Accent chairs can brighten up your living room and add style to your bedroom. By placing a colourful, comfy chair near a window and adding a lamp and side table, you can create an instantly stylish reading space. Whether you’re looking to make a style statement, create a conversation space or add a relaxing reading nook in your home, accent chairs can be the perfect solution. They allow you to express your personal style and add charm to any room. Accent chairs can bring new touches of colour, texture and shape, and they are versatile enough to be used in your living room, bedroom, home office or other seating or living areas.   Here are some clever tips on how you can use accent chairs to add to the stylishness and comfort of your living space. How To Choose Accent Chairs Accent chairs provide more than additional seating when used to decorate a room. Individually they can add style, colour and texture to a room; collectively they can provide a functional, decorative furniture arrangement. Choosing furniture can be daunting but the key things to look out for is style and type of materials the chair is made of. Coordinating these two will let you use chairs from different sets without having to buy all in one set. Difference in style and texture can be good especially if you are after an eclectic look.... read more

Cottage Decorating: Fresh and Simple Design Ideas

Cottage homes are renowned for their charm, purity and natural comfort. You can add to your cottage-style coziness with these fresh and simple decorating ideas. So brows our tips that will help you make your cottage the truly perfect retreat. In fact, even if you don;t have a cottage to decorate, many of the following ideas can be easily implemented in your home to give your surroundings a light and breezy uplift for the summer. Opposites Attract Everyone knows the saying: opposites attract. The same is true in decor, too. You should always achieve some sort of balance by marrying opposites, whether it’s glossy and muted or contemporary and antique. Here, the designer wanted to interrupt the mix of traditional and well-dressed dishware, fixtures and furnishings in this country-cottage dining room by surrounding the table with ultra-casual, rustic wicker chairs. The space feels how a cottage space should — perfectly at ease but always beautiful. Thompson Brothers Furniture offers a wide selection of dining chairs to enhance your cottage eating space. If It’s Not Cozy, It’s Not Cottage As soon as you walk into a cottage-style home, you should feel right at home. Using a neutral colour palette and natural materials helps to instantly rejuvenate your senses. The space should look and feel comfortable, easy and livable. Throw a cozy slipcover on the sofa and add plenty of throw pillows for comfort. Favourite materials include linen, burlap and wool. If you’re thinking of adding a new sofa or arm chair to your cottage , the staff at Thompson Brothers Furniture will help you select the perfect upholstery for your... read more

Decorating With Sectional Sofas

Decorating With Sectional Sofas The sectional sofa has evolved as a piece of furniture into something wholly transformational for living rooms and family rooms. These innovative seating arrangements offer the kind of spontaneous rearrangement that more permanent furniture sets could only dream of. Whether your tastes run tailored or more casual, multi-functional sectionals help you maximize seating for large gatherings as well as everyday lounging. Whether U-shaped, L-shaped, semi-circular, or taken apart and shifted into any pattern imaginable, the sectional sofa has become a staple for modern families wanting versatile comfort in their lives. A sectional is usually made up of two or more pieces. Generally speaking, the fewer pieces you use to create your sectional, the more reasonable the price will be. Whether your space is large or small, family friendly or slick and modern, see if there is a sectional that will work with your style and space. There’s nothing like snuggling up under a blanket on a big, squashy sectional for comfort. Just be sure to aim the TV toward the centre of the sectional so everyone seated has a decent view. Be inspired by the gorgeous examples of sectionals and decorating ideas we have below. If You Have An Open Floor Plan If you have an open floor plan, you can use sectionals to tie your spaces together. Instead of pushing your sofa up against a wall, try arranging it in the centre of the room. You’d be surprised the flexibility and more space you’ll utilize by keeping it in the centre of the room. You can then use an accent colour, a material like... read more

Home Decorating Tips For Beginners

Home Decorating Tips For Beginners Have you moved into a new home, or want to spruce up a few of your rooms? While some people come alive planning rooms, trying the sofa out against various walls and in various corners and selecting colour schemes, others can think of nothing worse than walking round furniture stores and home decorating shops trying to decide what they should do. If decorating isn’t your thing, we, at Thompson Brothers Furniture,  have some tips for decorating beginners that should make the process easy for you. We’re also available to help you pick the fabrics, finishes, and furniture pieces which will make your house a home. Ask Yourself Some Questions Before You Decorate Before you decorate, its a good idea to ask yourself some questions about the use of the room, your favourite colours, styles, and the natural light that comes into the room. This list of questions should help you make some key decisions before you decorate any room in your home. 1. How will I use this room? Its a “no brainer” that a bedroom will need a bed, a chair, and a lamp. But will you choose a beautiful armoire to be a second focal point for the room or do you need to reserve a major space for your exercise machine? Will your dining room be used for formal entertaining or will it become the home office? If you’re working on a family room, will you have a large entertainment area or will the room be filled with a pool table? 2. Will I use this room every day or just... read more

Decorating Your Multi-Purpose Dining Room

Decorating Your Multi-Purpose Dining Room   Dining rooms take on many forms — from spacious rooms to nooks off the kitchen. Typical dining rooms consist of a table and chairs, a sideboard or buffet, a light source and other furniture as space permits. No matter the size or style of the space, a dining room is meant to be a place to gather with family and friends for everyday meals and special occasions.   Despite the similarities in them, dining room decorating can still pose a few challenges. While some of us love our traditional dining room decor, that specific purpose space is often too confining and underutilized. Today, many homes and lifestyles function most effectively with multi purpose dining room designs as shown in the image above with a library and seating area that fits right into the dining room.   Read on to find out how to make the most of your dining room with smart space planning and creative ways to visually expand a room. If you call upon your dining room to facilitate more than just meals, see how to turn your space into a multifunction room that accommodates both eating and crafts, office space, and more.   How To Use ‘Dining Room’ Space To Suit Your Lifestyle? First, determine what it is that you need in terms of usage for your room. For some, it’s home office space. And, you don’t necessarily have to ‘work from home’ to have a legitimate need for office space. Others may desire a reading or conversation area away from the living room of their home. An area set... read more

How To Pick The Perfect Recliner

How To Pick The Perfect Recliner     There’s nothing like kicking back in a comfy chair after a hard day and you’ve decided to buy your sweetie or you dad (or even yourself) a new recliner as a special gift. It might seem like they have been around forever, but recliners were introduced only in the late 1920s. Once introduced, the recliner’s popularity took off at once as people discovered a new level of comfort. Recliners are popular because of the incredible comfort they offer. For many people, choosing a recliner is more important than choosing any other piece of furniture. A recliner is where you really want to relax at the end of a day, so it’s important to choose the right one, whether it’s for you or for someone else. There is a wide range of styles, fabrics and options to choose from when picking a recliner, so take your time and carefully choose the perfect chair that will keep you or the person you are buying for happy and relaxed for a long time. Keep reading for steps on how to pick a recliner. Decide On The Type and Style of Recliner You Want Recliners are all about bells and whistles. Sit back and put your feet up. Rock the day away. Get a boost with a lift chair. These days, you can even get a massage from a recliner, or keep cold beverages close at hand with a built-in cooler feature. Here are some of the various options when choosing a recliner. Recliners come in many different styles and shapes, from large, overstuffed leather... read more

10 Tips On How To Choose The Perfect Mattress

10 Tips On How To Choose The Perfect Mattress For You Getting a good night’s sleep depends on a lot of different factors — comfort, stress level, room temperature – but to get it right, you’ve got to start with the basics and your mattress is the first building block to a restful slumber. If you’re in the market for a new mattress you know that there is a huge selection from which to choose. How do you know which mattress is best for you? Not everyone has the budget for a top of the line, state-of-the-art mattress. So what factors should you consider when you’re in the market for a new mattress? 1-Do You Really Need A New Mattress? While many modern mattresses claim to be built to last a lifetime, you probably shouldn’t plan on keeping yours for that long. As mattresses collect dust mites, fungus and other items that can exacerbate allergies, after 10 to 15 years it’s time to think about buying a new bed. How do you know whether it’s time for a new mattress? Ask yourself these questions: When you wake up do you have less energy or more? After you’ve been up for a while do you experience any unusual soreness or aches and pains, specifically in your back and sides Do you toss and turn in bed or frequently shift position during the night? If you do, you’re probably sleeping on an inappropriate mattress, and it’s likely that it’s time to get a new mattress. With the right mattress, you’ll feel no pressure, get rid of your aches and pains and... read more

Tips For Buying a New Sofa

What To Consider When Buying a New Sofa A sofa is one of the biggest furniture investments you’ll make — and one of the most permanent. Even if you’re just buying one for a temporary fix, it’ll eventually get demoted from the living room to the family room to the basement and, finally, the dorm. Before you know it, a decade or more has passed, and that impulse purchase has become part of your life. So give some thought to it before you buy. Quality sofas should feel solid and heavy. Flop around on one to test its sturdiness, then lift it up by the corner and shake it a bit. If it feels light or wobbly, take a pass. Look for a frame made from a kiln-dried hardwood such as oak, alder, birch, maple or, alternatively, high-quality hardwood plywood or marine plywood. Eight-way, hand-tied springs are a hallmark of fine furniture, but sinuous S-shaped springs can provide nearly as much comfort. Drop-in coil springs are a less costly alternative. Most cushions have a core of polyurethane foam; the denser the foam, the heavier it is and the longer it will last. In the cheapest furniture, the cushion is filled with just the polyurethane foam core. In better furniture the core is wrapped with Dacron batting. Higher-quality options include poly-down cushions, which have down mixed with the batting; spring-down cushions, which feature a core of springs surrounded by foam and feathers; and all down, which is all feathers (and all work, so avoid this unless you have servants). The best sofas have joints that are double doweled and fitted with... read more

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