The Elegance and Sophistication Afforded to Modern Furniture

Modern furniture can afford a look of elegance and sophistication in the form of simple lines, curves and with only a few pieces in the room. More furniture and more things do not always communicate beauty, but can often create the opposite effect. A room and/or house overloaded with things and furniture stuck here and there can be counterproductive to the functioning of a home. It can also reduce the quality of any particular look that the homeowner wants to achieve. When establishing a design in a home, the homeowner who wants to communicate elegance and sophistication has to go …

Create Instant Heirlooms by Aging Unfinished Furniture with Paint

Finding unfinished pieces of furniture at flea markets and tag sales often yields surprising results. By aging unfinished furniture, you can turn a new piece into an instant heirloom with the look of a time-worn antique. The process is simple, but keep in mind that it can be time consuming if you’re working on a number of furniture pieces. Objects, such as a rock, hand tiller, putty knife, awl or nail, can simulate a variety of nicks and dents that will give the appearance that your piece of furniture has been in the family for generations. This technique will work …

Old Furniture and Accessories in a Modern Living Space

How can a homeowner use heirloom or vintage furniture in a modern space? The first step is to pick a few substantial pieces that hold their own without dominating a space into becoming too traditional. Key Vintage Accessories and Furniture Pieces There are many accessories and pieces of furniture that, though antique or vintage, lend themselves well to modern design. Dining room pieces: when looking for old furniture to suit a modern dining room, choose pieces that have clean lines rather than ornate detailing. Chairs with no cushions look sleeker than those with upholstered seats. For a look that is …

Dream Dictionary – Meaning of Bed, Table, Chair, etc in a Dream

Furniture in a dream represents the ideas and attitudes developed from home life; especially if the piece of furniture in the dream (whether bed, table, chair or any other) is from the family home or a past dwelling. It can also refer to the beliefs and attitudes used to “furnish” the mind, or to the dreamer’s self and self-image. If the furniture is old and grand that can mean the dreamer has pride in their inherited beliefs. But if it is old and shabby that could indicate the attitudes are worn out and need replacing. Broken furniture could suggest that …

Is Salvaged Furniture Really a Green Product?

Restoration Hardware has begun offering eco-friendly furniture through the concept of using salvaged wood to construct their products. Salvaged, or reclaimed wood, is considered eco-friendly because the process uses wood that has already been harvested and used, rather than harvesting live trees, which benefit the environment in countless ways. There are two important things to consider when looking at eco-friendly furniture: tree species, and location of the salvaged wood. Consider Location of Salvaged Wood before Buying It is important to consider the original location of the salvaged wood, because transportation of good is a major factor of population. The closer …

College Student Apartment Guide: Furniture, Essentials, & More

Moving into a college apartment is a huge step. Whether a student is leaving college dorm life or moving out of their parents’ home, there’s nothing that says independence like “my own place”! Of course, like every other big step, moving into a college apartment can be pretty stressful. Independence means increased responsibility. It also means spending money on things like rent, utility bills, furniture, and all kinds of unexpected expenses. Here are some tips to help make the move to a college apartment as easy as it is exciting. Ready for a College Apartment? First of all, students need …

Tudor Dolls’ Houses: Tudor 1:12 Scale Furniture

Furnishing his house in Tudor times depended on the wealth and social standing of the house owner. Most people lived in the countryside, were poor and had minimal furniture, perhaps a pallet with a straw mattress for a bed, a roughly hewn wooden bench and a planked table. But during the sixteenth century, there developed a growing merchant class because of England’s flourishing trade in wool, cloth and tin. These rich men wanted houses that reflected their wealth and importance. They were prepared to spend money on furnishing their homes for comfort as well as status. Oak or beech were …

Preventing Cats from Scratching Furniture: Slipcovers, Sticky Tape, Soft Paws, and Other Preventive Measures

Cats make adorable pets, but they do love to scratch, especially the very things their owners don’t want them to scratch, such as the new sofa. Claw marks and furniture damage can be a real problem for cat owners, especially if the pet hasn’t been declawed. Many pet owners are hesitant to declaw a cat because of the humane aspects and the expense. Here are some suggestions to prevent undeclawed cats from destroying furniture. One way to help remedy the problem is to buy furniture made of fabrics such as leather or microfiber that cats aren’t particularly attracted to or …

Impress Clients with Modern Furniture in Your Office

The Appeal of Modern Office Furniture Sleek. Strong. Organic. Smooth. These words call to mind the beauty and understated splendor of the modern decorative movement. This style highlights the exquisite shapes in nature that so readily loan themselves to the world of interior design. While the modern style is ideal for many spaces, including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, entertainment areas, and even outdoor living spaces, the best place for modern furniture might just be the office. A business place can make a powerful first impression on clients. The difference between a sale or a partnership may subconsciously boil down …

Where to Buy Good Used Furniture In Toronto

Want to add some flair to your decor and are tired of IKEA- but still working with an IKEA budget? Looking for good used furniture in Toronto but have no idea where to begin? There are plenty of used furniture shops in the city so it is a definitely a daunting task to embark on. Here’s a guide to make it a bit easier… check out some of these shops for some of best used furniture stores in the GTA. Of Things Past Of Things Past is a massive consignment furniture store filled with carefully chosen pieces. The store spans …