What Kids Can Teach You About Home Decor and… Life

When you grow-up and learn to think inside the box, it is getting complicated to go easily beyond the borders. Get inspired by the kids’ lifestyle and their freedom of thought. Rules are good, but sometimes the pieces of art come out when the rules are broken. In creative matter – the perfect source of fresh idea is your child. Children do see the world and things differently, with no limits or rules. So, when time comes to rearrange your kid’s bedroom or make it from the nursery into the teenager’s room, go plan it together with your youngster. Let the kids talk their ideas! Here are few draft issues you can work on together!

It is great to decorate with the favorite color. Well, of course to some extent. What color is your child’s favorite now? It does not mean that you have to go wild with the acid pink or khaki. It means that you will have one accent color to play the major part here in the room. If the color is rich, pair it with neutrals. Useful tip: use undertones to make it lively, and pay attention to color temperature (keep it right and in harmony with the other tones).

It should be fun! Not everything has to match. Again, follow the kids and watch them go creative in every aspect – from clothes they choose to their own creations, when they perform, play, or get involved into beloved hobby. The room of a child or teenager should be a little overwhelmed, crazy and chaotic to be comfortable. Here’s the scratch map and bucket list wall, here’s the spot for studying, storage for stuff, Instagram zone for stories and selfies, space to play the game. Think from this perspective and help your child to feel as comfortable here, as you feel comfortable in your bedroom and home office. But look at it with the eyes and heart of a kid. Remember what you liked the most about your room, when you were a kid? What was on trend then?

Smart! and functional – these are the clues to make it up-to-date. World is moving so fast nowadays, so making it all useful for achieving goals and accept challenges, the room and youth furniture have to be smart. Bookcase bed with the reading light – great, furniture with chargers and enough space for clever storage – awesome! Devices and virtual era should be in easy access [fairly used]. Room should keep evolving with the growth and with the hobbies and tastes of your youngster. Your kid adores art – leave one wall for his own painting; fan of music – break the rules and make the youth bedroom in a music studio style. Furthermore, you have to be smart – still it is the bedroom and it has to be a shelter and a good relaxation place for your kid to have a good healthy sleep.

After all, this room has to make your kid(s) happy! By the way, the entire home design has to make everyone around happy, but not follow the trends or styles or impress the guests, we all have to keep it in mind. Follow us and don’t miss the deals and advice from FurnitureCart!

Decorating With Colors

Don’t get lost in decorating with colors! Your FurnitureCart decorating guide includes essential color tips to keep you on the track of the clever home design and furniture rearrangement. Get to know the advantages and key functions of each color scheme and choose the best for your house and home. Get to know more brilliant ideas on our blog!

LIVELY Living Room

Undoubtedly, the living room is the centre of the home. Here we spend the most time relaxing after a long day, entertaining guests or having a great time with homies. This space sets the tone to the overall home decor. And, as long as we spend a lot of time here, the same decor day after day might be annoying. Well, we’re not saying about the total rearrangement every month or two! But simple updates can become vital to refresh your hub. Need few ideas? We are ready and willing to assist.

Throws and Pillows. If the furniture seems like looking dull, dress it up! Add few bright spots with the set of throws or pillows. Or both! It’s an easy step, but still it makes a huge difference. You can even shift the style with those accents – make the room look more funky or chic, or modern-stylish. If you need some cheer, use the pillows with joyful prints or short inspiring words. Mixing the unexpected will make it definitely a focal spot. Traditional style room demands the paired pillows, contemporary style allows to keep it odd-numbered.

Table Set. Coffee or cocktail table is an essential component of your living room. Moreover, it is a right place to create an eye-catching spot. Decorate the table with few basic elements to make it lively. A three-dimensional look is created by placing a nice tray on your coffee table, few books, and a candle or vase for height. There’s no denying the decorative statues!

Bookcase. Too much old stuff, not much use of it? Clear off the dusty shelves and create a space for your souvenirs and decor pieces showcase. Open bookcase is an ideal place for any accessories, from plants to figurines. Have you removed your encyclopaedias to the trash bin yet? No need! Use your books together with the decorative accessories to get more into sophisticated look. If you are more into bookworm’s stuff and you’ve got many books on your shelves, try rearranging them by color or create a “wave” style “playing” with the height of the books. This will add visual interest to the room.

Add bright colors and fresh plants to bring life into your living space. A few simple tricks – and your favorite living space becomes fabulous and adorable. Need more bril ideas? Follow FurnitureCart‘s blog – every new week we’ve got something exciting to share with you.

Top 3 Outdoor Design Ideas

Still not well into the spring weather, but birds’ twitter gives the hope that it is soon to come. So, don’t hesitate to get your outdoor patio ready well in advance. We give the ideas and you promise to choose few or all of them to get creative this spring and make the best experience of your outdoor stay. Deal?

Get ready before the perfect time of the year comes for the outdoor evening parties and al fresco dining.

1️⃣ What is better than the long warm evening spent with a good company and in fresh air? Make those moments last longer – take care of the evening lights. Use the candles for the warm twilight ambience. You might like to use battery-operated candles, if you don’t want to take care of the melty wax. True centerpiece of the ultimate cosiness for your outdoors is a fire pit. How about marshmallows? Using a fire pit table will give you an opportunity to keep the parties out through the whole warm season and deep into the fall.

2️⃣ For the day-time partying or dinners in the sun, take in consideration the sunlight. Arrange furniture behind your house so, that your guests will enjoy the meal in a cool shaded area or think about a good outdoor umbrella for blocking out the harsh summer sun by day. Planning beforehand will add you time to find a circumspect idea and a good reasonable price for what you want. Check out our pre-season sale and discounts for the best-selling patio sets by Ashley Furniture. Moreover, umbrellas help to define the outdoor space. Choose between the table patio umbrella, tilting umbrella or cantilever/offset umbrella for more versatility.

3️⃣ While setting up the stage, create separate stations for the outdoor party to avoid crowding around one area. Think about the drink station with the bar, snacks and ice bucket for the hot season. Follow your main function and consider the outdoor space options. Check out for the outdoor seating furniture options. From a small urban backyard to a large country property, Furniture Cart has a large range of outdoor and garden furniture and accessories to the make the most of your outside space.

And, finally, relax! There’s nothing we like more than spending time on the backyard, so take the most of it, enjoy time, keep yourself entertained for the great outdoors.

 

Lights Up! 4 Ideas To Shed Light On Your Dark Rooms

The home seems to be a little dark. But you do like the way the furniture is arranged and do not want to change the house decor completely. Familiar situation? Then lighten it up with our few simple tricks! Make your home brighter and welcoming without changing a lot.

First and crucial, ever-winning idea is about the mirrors. Create the fresh look with the space-expanding and light-reflecting pieces. Place it at any wall (despite the one with the window) to let your room get lit. It is not necessary to place huge mirrors, but medium-sized (dresser mirrors) or sculptural ones, which double as wall art. A nice full-length mirror in a bedroom is a great accessory and a hot trend, by the way.

Second – window-treatment! Forget about the heavy dark curtains and take advantage of any natural light available at your house. If still privacy is an issue and you need those curtains to keep you hidden from the world outside – then let the curtains bring the splash of bright color to your place or choose the creamy or light-blue colored drapes.

White decorative items, splashes of bright-colored spots and glass accessories will keep reflecting the available lights. Make a focal point at one or all of the occasional tables, dresser, in the glass curio or open shelves. That counts as an idea No.3!

And, finally, in the fourth place (but still not least): take care of the evening lights. Use lamp set to add few more evening lights in the dark room. Furnish a living room conversation nook with the couple of accent chairs and a floor lamp or an end table with a lamp. Use clear and transparent ceiling lamps, pendant lighting, wall sconces. Give pride of place to chandelier with an elegant glassware if used for a formal dining room. Find few more awesome ideas on dining room furniture arrangement.

Get inspired with our gallery and shed some light on your home, let it shine and bring spring bliss to your heart and mind. 🌸 Stay inspired with FurnitureCart!

Dining Room Furniture Arranging

Find our few smart advice and use one or two which suit your space the best!

FurnitureCart will find the way to keep you busy and entertained when rearranging furniture in your dining room.

Rectangular dining room

Duplicate the room shape with the same dining table shape to maximize seating and for a balanced overall view. A rectangular table or boat-shape dining table with the same proportions as the room itself will create the harmony to the eye and make the most of the space.

Combine dining chairs, benches, and settees, whatever you might like. On the perimeter of the dining room include the storage pieces like cabinets or bookcases. With the cabinets, you have to keep in mind enough space for the doors to open. Frame the dining space with the rectangular rug that contrasts with the flooring and the general interior palette.

Oversized space 

If the space is huge enough to build a football field, don’t hurry to buy the dining table for the whole football team, if you need only one for 4 or 6 persons. You have a wonderful option to build one or two conversation zones or a coffee nook with the accent chairs and coffee and cocktail tables and floor lamps.

You might find functional to have chairs that can easily be brought up to the table for extra dining seating. Add curio or buffet at one wall, as the good focal point.

Shapes and personal touch

All too similar chairs work good for conventionalists. For more fun and cosy atmosphere try to vary the dining chairs in shape, material and scale. Try it by mixing chairs with and without arms or chairs with high and low backs.

If you prefer no-corner tables, apply another shape. Circular or round tables are suitable for tight dining spaces or square rooms. Oval tables work well in rectangular dining rooms. No-corner tables promote easy-flow conversations, so don’t hesitate to add some warmth and openness to the dining space.

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Modern Elegance vs Classic Chic: The Home Created With Love

Contemporary style does not always mean that it has to be minimalistic or loft, designed like the modern skyscraper or a rocket. It has many looks from urban to retro and from Art Deco to casual contemporary. It often contains the mix of features to bring unique chic to the connoisseurs of faultlessly designed home.

Contemporary Nadia Rectangular Dining Room Set by Chintaly Imports Furniture is an ideal example to show the way how this style combines the features of different trends (predominantly Art Deco) and works out unique and gorgeous set. This horseshoe-shaped pedestal and black marquina marble top of the table, together with the intricate design of chairs, make serving dinner a special moment, undoubtedly.

Katie Dining Room Collection by Chintaly Imports is another bright example of contemporary urban style mixed with retro and minimalism. Looks simple and stylish, modern and fresh.

Though the modern style shares obvious common traits, it has many distinct looks. The distinguishing feature of contemporary style – it is never overstuffed or fussy. It comes easily recognizable with its sleek but simple lines, no matter whether modern bedroom or contemporary dining room. On the contrary, a traditional style tends to have plenty of intricate details or carving. Traditional decorating is calm and predictable. It looks so classic, that might seem outdated. Classic dining room sets, as well as traditional bedroom sets look lavish.

The Milady Dining Room Collection by ESF Furniture is made in classic style with elegant cabriole front chair legs and upholstery. One of the good showcases of traditional style.

The Barocco Bedroom by ESF is made in traditional style with European influences. Black and gold colors, together with the Baroque style influence, make it a perfect example of the classic furniture.

All the details in traditional style come in harmony. It accepts no experiments, furniture pieces are often reproductions. Contemporary style combines many finishes and materials, sometimes uses brave ideas. But both styles look awesome if the main trend is kept. Which means, if you are starting to arrange home furniture in a contemporary style, the royal chic furniture among it won’t look consonant.

The Delhi Bedroom Collection provides unique contemporary style with plenty of functionality, take a look what one needs to liven up the modern master bedroom.

Traditional style home is comfortable for any age group. With its familiar look that we’ve seen from the royal castles to furniture show rooms, it often might look warmer. It occurs due to the overwhelming details that gorgeously decorate the pieces of furniture.

Classy touch to the traditional living room comes with the Apolo Collection. Stylish traditional look is guaranteed in any color palette.

No matter which of the styles you prefer in your house, if created with love, together with the key ideas and tips from the Furniture Cart team – it becomes the lovely home and the warm nest for you and your family. And, in many cases a subject of discussion for your guests. 😉

Trends of the Coming 2018 Year

2018 is just around the corner, few days and 2017 is long gone. FurnitureCart team is ready to guide you into the trends of the coming year and make a forecast on the future interior decor that will be worth admiring. So, make yourself comfortable because we are taking you forward to the future!

The New Year is coming really soon, so undoubtedly, it’s the best time to get the old out and be in with the new. The same logic applies for many things including furniture rearrangement. Whether bedroom or living room, dining room or outdoor furniture, it still needs to have it’s own new zest. What is on trend in the coming new year? It is still about the comfort, even extra one, it is about nostalgia and emeralds, minimalism and nature, but let’s talk about it step by step.

Comfort Zone. The coming year comes with the sign of even bigger and brighter comfort in furniture. Don’t keep the sectionals and chairs in frames, just let it go and make it as soft and cosy as you can. Boxy is gone, curvy comes to the stage. Designers call it «cocoonection», so join the club.

Simplicity First. Comfort also means simplicity of design and a tasteful minimalism in furniture that wraps to invite reflection and meditation. Soft, giving sofas and enveloping chairs are upholstered in heavier fabrics, which absorb sound.

Emerald Isle. It’s not about the gemstones and Ireland, but on-trend furniture of 2018 will get something from both – the color. If 2017 was in the pink, 2018 is with emerald, going deeper in greenery. Though, do not rush to push pink out of the stage, pale “millennial pink” still holding positions strong.

Mother Nature. As we have mentioned above, greenery will be top color in all the shades. Moreover, the nature is carrying the palm the next year. Lush gardens, jungle motifs, nature patterns bring the stylish homes to full Edenic glory. Don’t forget about the stones and natural wood, it will give the brand new touch of an indoor idyll.

Rewind It! Do you feel nostalgic sometimes? We do also! The same do the designers, proving that the next year will still keep the roots in mind and take the best retro trends for the 2018 new home. Taking it from the past and rethinking the design in tune with the times – that is what makes it still look like familiar, but fresh at the same time.

Our brief summary brought you forward into the coming year, and we hope it was exciting to take a quick glance before the bigger journey into 2018. Enjoy your holidays and stay inspired with FurnitureCart!

How to Arrange Furniture in Your Living Room

The space size does not matter, if you have the furniture arranged right in your living room – you will enjoy it to the full extent. Just use few of our quick advice and make your living room truly cool!

When arranging furniture, leave room for traffic and the ‘entryway’ free. Make several seating islands (landing spaces). If you have a fireplace in your room – place cosy sofa and a pair of chairs facing each other. Add end tables for visual balance and a touch of functionality. Facing chairs and sofa towards each other are good also because it does encourage conversation. Our tip: place seating no more than 8 feet apart!

Place the seating so it takes advantage of the view your room has to offer. It might be TV or spacious window. Or you might like to create your own focal point by placing the wallart or making photo wall, or even placing console, bookshelves or etagere with your favorite objects. Another useful tip: It is better to place the television so the screen faces away from the sunlight.

Coffee table in between the seating island is a must. Frame the space with cabinets for storage, placed around the perimeter of your room, along the walls. If the space is shrunk, use round tables between chairs and a couch. The curves of the round tables are better for moving around them without sacrificing the territory invaded and for the safe navigation around.

Family and living rooms are usually considered to be the storage hub. Keep it organized if it’s your case as well. Here come entertainment walls and media consoles with storage for rescue.

Living room should have enough of light to be beloved spot. Let the windows provide enough sunlight into your room. For the evening cosiness use the lighting: chandeliers, sconces, and lamps keep it bright. Use your creative imagination flow and make the marvelous room for you and your guests to enjoy!

Small Space Styling Tips

Turn a small space into the enormous set of brilliant ideas and create a home to admire!

Nowadays more people prefer to choose location over the spacious home, living downtown in apartments instead of moving to the suburbs for a bigger house. Furniture designers respond with many solutions available to help keeping things comfortable and organized in a small space.Multifunctional furniture, smart storage options and décor little tricks will right the ship. This article is definitely for those who live in a:

  • small home
  • apartment
  • studio
  • condo
  • or for those, who are desperate home décor & smart ideas fans

So, let’s start!

Multifunctionality first! Choose a storage ottoman or pieces with hidden storage for your living room, which will serve you double: it could both be used as a storage and a seating area/coffee or cocktail table. Convertible pieces of furniture, like a drop front desk, and space saving home office solutions are easily transformed from a storage space into a workspace.

Optimum! Find an optimal resolution with loveseat instead of bigger sofa, and upholstered bed or platform bed instead of sleigh or canopy bed. Find a balance of something that fits your small apartment but still offers ample free space around. Give up on ambitious style in favor of minimalistic contemporary style. It will take less of space and let your room be less visually overwhelmed. Small-scale table with an option to be transformed to a bigger one, when the guests are around, is a perfect dining room idea. Some of the storage tables offer even more smart ideas. You might definitely find kitchen islands, drop leaf furniture and home bars more than marvelous for a small space dining area in your home.

Don’t let the small space put limits on your right to have the same functionality.

Storage is the key! An abundance of shelves and drawers, as well as the storage furniture will help you keep the stuff you want to be displayed and hide the rest with no sacrificing the space. Bookcases with open shelving will keep the space open and airy. Moreover, let them function as a room divider in a studio or an open layout. Bookcase beds and storage beds, as well as the chests are a good way to save floor space and add extra space to keep the stuff.

Little tricks: light colors will undoubtedly create an open and airy look of any room. Don’t be afraid to play with the contrasts – paint the wall and choose the furniture fabric of a lighter color and add some bright and vivid accents in your room. Mirrors will do a good job making an illusion of a spacious room by reflecting light throughout the space.

And, one more thing worth mentioning: small space accommodations are more cozy and warmer in ambience. So, the only thing you have to do – is to make right decision while choosing the versatile furniture and use few of the useful tips Furniture Cart shared with you today! Stay creative!