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!

7 Questions To Answer Before Buying Furniture

Furniture renewal needed in your home? Just imagine you have come up to the furniture store or opened the FurnitureCart website, and you are trying to choose from the embarrassment of riches. You get tired quickly and leave the store. Cheer up! We have made the inquiry list for you, before you get to buy something. Save it and keep it before you go furniture shopping the next time.

Why should I do it? Answering these questions may
prevent fast and hasty decisions. It will prevent you from
the disappointment when you get it delivered, and it turns out
it does not fit right, or the color is too bright for your overall
scheme. It will release you from hassle of returning or
exchanging the furniture, you have already bought. It is much
easier to read our advice and make a well-argued decision before.

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!

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. 😉

Wood Finishes

Last week we started the first chapter of our ultimate guide to wooden furniture, speaking about wood types. Today we continue telling you more about the kinds of wood finishes. As we have pointed out in the high trends for 2018, wood is one of the highlights for the home decor and one cannot miss it, rearranging any room from bedroom to kitchen and dining room. Before buying furniture and knowing how to take care of this kind, we recommend to discover more on the material (type of wood) it is made of, and get to know more about the kinds of finishes. So, here we go!

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The popular decorative technique is undoubtedly inlaying. It is commonly used to create a furniture piece with a flush and flat surface. Inlaying means basically inserting contrasting materials into depressions in a major furniture piece. Usually materials used for contrast are another woods or metal, ivory. Often observed in accent tables and jewelry boxes.

A protective and sleek-style finish for woods is lacquer. Due to the layers applied it may have many sheen levels from matte-finished to high-gloss. It’s applied in many thin coats.

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Whitewashing creates a white effect on wood. The look is achieved by applying bleach or white paint to the wood. Through this kind of technique, the furniture is given a rustic, weathered appearance.

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And, by the way, as to the painting, wood can be painted any color. It gives the personal look and is often used for creating country, cottage or coastal-style furniture.

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Without doubt, adding a piece of wood furniture to the home ambience will completely change its look and feel. Moreover, it is undeniably a staple material in furniture manufacturing, despite the industrial revolutions in history. Due to its extremely resilient features, it still requires very little maintenance, and is valued for the natural look.

Next time we will continue talking about wood, and will add few ideas on composite wood products and a little more. Stay with FurnitureCart!

 

Wood Types

Wood is believed to be one of the top-trends in 2018. So, today, FurnitureCart team starts the ultimate guide to the wooden furniture. “Chapter One” is dedicated to common woods used in furniture. Wood is used for making furniture from the immemorial time, and no wonder it comes nowadays in many different styles. One can find any from traditional and ornate to sleek and contemporary one. Moreover, you’ll find furniture for any space you like – from dining room and kitchen to bedroom. If you are looking for the high quality, it will be both interesting and useful to know what wood types are used for producing it.

Woodlands Sleigh Bedroom Set (Oak) by Virginia House

Oak, both red and white is commonly used for furniture production. Due to its strength and gorgeous grain, it is often used both for solid wood furniture and veneers. White oak comes gray/brown in color; red oak has a gingery tincture with a gray/brown color.

The most treasured wood, mahogany, is a master standard in fine furniture. Its color varies from a ginger-brown to deep red.

Modern Classics Linear Occasional Table Set by Kincaid Furniture

Another fine furniture type is cherry. It ages beautifully and takes stains and finishes easily.

A pale color and tough structure are the advantages of the white ash. Furthermore, it is extremely flexible, and is commonly used for bent and curved furniture.

Pine Hill Dining Room Set by Magnussen

The primary wood used in unfinished furniture is definitely pine. The light color of pine gives possibilities to make it easily painted. It has a great texture with the ring growths and knots giving it the natural look.Discoveries Book Side Table by Aico FurnitureWalnut is mostly used in fine furniture, for instance cabinets, often used in veneers. It is chocolate brown in color with dark or purply stripes.

Being dense and attractive hardwood, maple is often used in furniture and is the most common wood used for butcher blocks. It has a light brown color with a gingery cast.

Yellow birch is a common hardwood used in any type of furniture. It has light yellow/brown color, and looks similar both in color and grain to maple.Traditional Styled Distressed Birch Accent Chest by Pulaski FurnitureSoftwood cedar is mostly used in, armoires, chests, dressers and closets. Light ginger in color with slightly lighter streaks and knots, it has a distinctive scent. Due to the last advantage it is effective in repelling insects, for example moths.

To manufacture patio dining sets and chaises, teak is commonly used. Being weather-resistant wood, it is a good solution for an outdoor furniture. The color of teak varies from a dark brown to a golden brown.

Mirage Dining Room Set by Rossetto USA

Cappuccino-colored hardwood used in modern decor is wenge. This wood comes dark brown to black with black graining.

Pecan is another strong hardwood, which is also found in veneers. Often used to make a dining furniture. It varies from pale brown to gingery brown.

Next time we will talk about common wood finishes. Follow us and stay informed and inspired with Furniturecart!

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!