When Accent Furniture Plays The Main Role

Accent furniture is supposed to stand out, as it complements the room decor. Well, it is clear, as the meaning of the word ‘accent’ is emphasis. Any furniture piece called ‘accent’ goes far beyond functionality only. It is the decorative piece above all. Actually, you may not even have a lot of practical need for it, but it mostly serves as an eye-catcher, the focal point giving the zest to your room design.

How to find the right accent piece and find out whether you need it at all in your space, you might ask. The key idea is to find something that delights your eye and gives your home something extra to make a statement. We, the FurnitureCart team, are here to give you few inspirational ideas that might work well for your lovely home.

Let’s start from the easiest part. Select small accent tables, that play a big role. No matter whether an unusual design of the newly bought set or DIY upgrade to the good old occasional tables – it works great both with emphasis and function. Make a twist in your room’s design with ornaments, glass, mirror, or work on your old piece by painting or making an inlay. These tables can be used or transferred to any room of your house – from living rooms to bedrooms. Small but elegantly designed bedside table can become the star of your bedroom.

A large and imposing furniture piece can simply become an accent piece. A rich curio, armoire or china cabinet will play the main part in a room with muted furniture ensemble. If you have a kind of busy room, the accent piece should win with the striking color, that matches with what you already have in your room.

You shouldn’t forget about the medium furniture. In movies, the supporting role might be even more important that the main part. The floral and jungle themes are a hot trend this year, so why not to go in style? Accent chests and cabinets make a statement whether in a living room or dining room. Spacious bedroom cannot get along without focal dresser with special design, if chosen within the frames of overall decor scheme.

Don’t omit the entryway, it deserves your attention the same as the other rooms do. Moreover, it is the perfect place to use the accent furniture. A chest tall enough not to bow, when placing the keys or post works well here. Prefer a chest with a strong color and an interesting shape to impress from the very first step into your home.

Easy Tricks To Make It Right. Part Two

We continue giving advice how to omit the mistakes when arranging furniture in your new apartment or rearranging it in your beloved house. Last time we have included few common tricks to make the arrangement right. Missed them? No worries! Here you can read it through, right before getting to know the new tricks, we’ve got for you today. Follow FurnitureCart not to miss a thing!

💡Start Big

One of the common mistakes in decorating and furniture arrangement is in wrong starting point. Always start from the placement of the largest and the most important furniture piece in the space. For instance, if taking bedroom, bed should be placed first. Believe us, in this case you will make the most of your space. As a general rule, there are 2 choices to place it. Either against the wall opposite the  bedroom door, or along the room’s longest wall. The first position will create great view when you enter the room, the second – gives you chance to add nightstands or bedside tables. The next step is to place a dresser, as it is likely to be the second largest piece in your room. And so you go from the biggest to smallest. When you are finished with the bigger pieces you will easily see whether you’ve got enough space to place extra: a vanity set or an elegant home office set.

💡Break The Rules

On the one hand conventions are good to stick by, if you are taking the general rules and follow them, on the other – true genius inventions come when the rules are broken. Placing the rectangular or oblong dining table along the longest wall of a dining room gives it the extra space for moving around and leaves space to incorporate a buffet, sideboard or secretary. Placed closer to the middle of the space, the dining room set will snap off the room, and leave space for little else.

💡 Think Function-Wise

Comfort keeps pace with the functionality. While designing living space on your own, don’t forget to make it as handy as possible. Think about what you’ll be doing as you use the furniture. If the side table or coffee table  is out of reach of the seats, then you have to think about convenience first.

💡 Balance Right

Locating key furniture pieces in one corner is another common mistake, bringing visual disbalance and reducing the feeling of comfort and serenity. Achieving balance doesn’t mean you have to go totally symmetrical. If in a living room, the classic solution is to pair a loveseat with two accent chairs at the opposite side. Or ‘divide and govern’ by establishing furniture islands as we have advised in our previous post on Easy Tricks To Make It Right.

Easy Tricks To Make It Right. Part One

Today FurnitureCart team starts the decorating tips and advice series of articles to help our readers omit the mistakes when rearranging furniture.

The series is good for those, who:

– bought awesome pieces of furniture, but still feel something is wrong;

– don’t feel comfortable enough in the living space;

– don’t like the layout and want it to be successful both for homies and guests;

– would like to know few easy tricks to fix the possible mistakes made when rearranging.

💡Get ‘off-the-wall’

Surely, the living room might become bigger if all the furniture is pushed to the walls. But, it is a communication space, so if you are shouting to have a conversation, it is the hint to start rethinking your living room layout. Move the sofa closer to the middle and create the chat-island pairing it with couple of comfortable chairs or a loveseat. Be sure to make a focal and functional spot in the middle with the coffee or cocktail table or an ottoman transforming into it.

💡Less is more

Don’t overwhelm the small spaces with a lot of furniture pieces. Try to find a good solution by multifunctional items. Kitchen islands and home bars can easily substitute the fully-featured dining room set for the small rooms and little company. Or, say, a good loveseat together with one or two poufs work great as a conversation area for the small living room or studio.

💡Divide and govern

Another challenge is to deal with the large and open rooms. In this case you have to establish separate zones. For example, you might like an idea of having a seating zone for conversations as one area, and another area as working space (with a table or desk for paperwork, hobby or art projects and homework). If you need more entertainment in your house – make a soft zone for TV-watching (with a nice comfortable sofa or theater seating) and a bar zone. Set your room strict according to your needs to feel as comfortable as possible.

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5 Fancy Bar Carts to Furnish Every Chic Party

An irreplaceable furniture piece for parties and chill out throughout the year and for every room in your house: the bar carts are becoming a stylish part of the up-to-date homes. Only this kind of bar can easily follow you and your guests wherever you would like to have a party – from the home theatre room to living room and outdoor patio. You can serve your guests with the drinks and snacks, while keeping necessary things like tissues and ice at hand.

Nowadays it is not only the handy thing to have, but the perfect item to express the high style of your home decor. FurnitureCart has a few ideas to get with the trends of the modern world.

For those in love with the industrial style, Samuel Lawrence Furniture has created the rolling cart in a famous pub style. Simply load the cart up with everything you need for a party and transport to the location you’ve chosen. Once you are there, lock the wheels and everything’s under control now! The contrast of the industrial dark metal with the blonde finished veneers makes it an awesome piece for the loft-style spaces, men caves and contemporary minimalistic houses.

Touch of retro in your urban New York apartment – it’s about Rachael Ray Home by Legacy Classic. Soft gold-toned metal completes the look of the functional piece you will enjoy using in your home. Whether you’d like to have a Sunday brunch on your roof terrace or simply take the cocktails with you to your home cinema theatre – the Soho Bar Cart is always by your side.

Need anything completely different to fit your sophisticated style? Go for the Modern Dining Room Collection by Universal Furniture. The X-style metal bar cart is sophisticated, clean and simple, bold and a bit daring. The style honors its roots in Modernism, but has been adapted for today’s life and activities, in action and rest. Being focused on livability and usability, it is made comfortable enough for everyday needs.

A lot more friends to come to a party – take advantage of the bar cart by Cramco. There will be so much to be pleased about with this piece in your home. With tempered flat polished edge glass top, chrome finish guards and tubes, it provides an easy mobility with heavy duty locking casters.

Breakfast in bed? No prob! With Pulaski Furniture, everything’s possible. Set on casters and boasting three shelves, the bar cart created by Pulaski is both multifunctional and mobile. Its stunning antiqued mirror top shelf adds a touch of glamour to its industrial vibe and lifts off, transforming into a tray for dual function. Its simple form makes this piece full of endless possibilities – bar or kitchen cart, nightstand, bathroom storage – it will always provide use to your home.

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.

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!

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. 😉

Sleek and Stylish: Home Decor with ESF Furniture

Today we will talk about the modern home designs that are embodied by the new furniture brand on FurnitureCart – the ESF Furniture.

Modern high-end collections give the beautiful and clean look to any room – bedroom, dining room or living room. Open airy feel brought by the furniture is a great solution for a good refreshing both for home, mind and soul.

Less talk – more designs! Let’s explore the new furniture brand, with the special tips from our designers.

A gorgeous master bedroom comes real with few simple but sleek furniture designs. Contemporary bedroom furniture brought by ESF Furniture is inspired by viridity, elegance and retro motifs evolutionized with the modern trends. Due to the plain palette, it gives the elegant minimalistic view, leaving the space for imagination work. Let it flow with the room design and accents like emerald green throws or exquisite lamps and decor items on the nightstands and dressers.

From the point of functionality, the storage bedroom furniture by ESF solves easily the question of extra stuff and makes an order in your room. Many furniture pieces by ESF are designed with different elements that flawlessly combine together.

Make a statement with the dining room by the ESF Furniture. Moreover, if you are ready to redesign the whole space this time, the ESF is a nice choice to start with. Contemporary bedroom and dining room by ESF harmonised together create the common style of the house. Designed to give the house a touch of elegance and artistic distinctiveness, these dining room sets walk hand in hand with the modern trends.

The finish is a high gloss lacquered. Every collection brings the modern crisp look and feel of something familiar yet up-to-date, due to the mix of the contemporary style with retro flair and Art Deco. Same, as the bedroom, dining room furniture allows to play with decorative items and color schemes of the interior, but leave elegance and simplicity to furniture.

Intrigued? Interested? Discover about the new brand ESF Furniture on Furniture Cart – there is a lot to offer in traditional style by ESF brand. Stay inspired by the creative ideas and follow us on facebook!

Popular Dining Table Styles

No wonder that dining room is one of the favorite nooks in any house or apartment. It is recognized as the best communication spot, ‘meeting point’ for the family members, and just a cosy place. How to define the best style for both the place for everyday meals and for formal occasions? We will guide you today and introduce three popular dining table styles.

TRADITIONAL style interior is classic and comforting. The dining table in a traditional style is characterized by the turned legs, vigorous scrolls with ornate carvings and dark solid wood. This kind of tables come in variety of shapes and are tended to be formal ones and might look outdated, but that is the case and charm of the style.

CONTEMPORARY or also called ‘modern’ table features usually metal bases and a sleek top, often glass. Minimalistic lines characterize the contemporary furniture. Furniture designers go creative with the style nowadays by adding a state-of-art touch to this kind of furniture. Simplicity and clean lines are hallmarks of this style tables.

TRANSITIONAL style combines together two of the aforesaid styles. Traditional elegance and contemporary smoothness meet in the middle. Due to more casual appearance of the table, it turns out to be a perfect solution if following the idea of both place for meals and the formal dining spot.Stay with Furniture Cart! If you need any assistance or any question occurs – please feel free to ask out team!