Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bedroom Decorating Tips and Styles You'll Love

When considering your bedroom décor, it is always best to do what you love and what makes your bedroom a haven you can relax in. Form the overall theme to individual elements, these tips will help give you inspiration for your next bedroom refresh. With nothing too fussy or extreme, you’ll definitely find something to match your style.

Modern Bedroom with Tropical Touches

If you like light and breezy décor, you’ll love a modern bedroom with tropical touches. And you’ll be happy to know that tropical style isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, it has become increasingly popular, mainly because of how it has evolved over time. You can create a serene and stunning tropical bedroom with a few well-chosen pieces and accessories.

The modern take on tropical décor, as with many of the updated styles on this list, is streamlined and clutter-free. The West Indies inspiration of the Bali Hai Bedroom from Tommy Bahama creates an elegant and exotic look. It features the hallmarks of tropical design – leather-wrapped bent rattan frame, reeded posts, and ball finials – highlighted with a modern neutral palette that is easy to fall in love with.

Mid-century Modern becomes More Modern

At its height from the 1950s into the 1970s, mid-century modern never really went away. And with the current mood of minimalist, decluttered, Marie Kondo living, it suits the times now as much as it did in its original iteration. While we’ve seen it making a comeback in dining and living rooms, it is also making a splash in bedrooms as well.

The style features long, low furniture with clean lines and thin legs. To call the style streamlined would be a drastic understatement. It also includes what were considered modern materials at the time: molded plastic and chrome, with pops of bright color and, of course, the ever-popular geometric patterns. And don’t forget a dramatic statement piece of art on the wall.

Modern Farmhouse Moves into the Bedroom

Another style that is migrating from kitchens and living rooms into bedrooms is Modern Farmhouse. This isn’t the over cluttered look of traditional country style or the overly precious feel of shabby chic. Again you’ll see the uncluttered, streamlined theme as in most of the styles currently popular.

Modern Farmhouse includes traditional elements of classic country, including furniture with architectural features set against painted wood-clad walls. The paneled headboard and footboard in Millbrook Bedroom by Panama Jack by Palmetto Home provide the perfect base for paneled walls and a gently neutral color palette. These are the elements that make the style modern: a soft color scheme, lack of clutter, and modern accessories.

Modernized Hollywood Regency

Hollywood Regency isn’t for the reserved or timid. It’s also not a style known to have a minimalist feel. Born during Hollywood’s heyday in the 1930s, it is traditionally full of opulence, glitz, and glamour. Just like Hollywood.

The modern version of this look features some of the traditional elements – oversized upholstered headboard, fabrics such as velvet, brocades, and furs. But it has also been streamlined to fall in with the times, as seen in the Soliloquy Bedroom by Universal. The two wall panels make this bed a dramatic centerpiece for your bedroom. Accessories bring in a subtle Hollywood vibe.

Tips to Modernize Any Style

While your bedroom furniture sets the foundation for your style, other elements can help create the look you want. These tips below will work with any style bedroom to create a cohesive, balanced look that you can easily update at any time.

Strong Color on the Walls

Bold walls make a statement, but since this is the bedroom, make sure you don’t go too intense or bright. Deep navy, indigo blue, dark gray, or chocolate brown are all bold colors that are also soothing. If you don’t want to commit to painting the entire room, choose an accent wall or accessories in your chosen color.

Warm Metals Find Favor

While cool tones such as chrome, silver, and pewter had their day, the pendulum has swung to favor warm metals such as copper and gold. But don’t overdo the metallic trend. A little bit goes a long way, especially in the bedroom.

Statement Light Fixtures

Modern style calls for a statement light fixture as the finishing touch. What it looks like is up to you: crystal chandelier, minimalist cage-style, or something whimsical and fun. It just needs to be large enough to capture the attention of anyone who enters the room.

Wallpaper for Impact

Wallpaper’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. It’s back, baby, and better than ever. Today’s designs are larger and brighter than the small patterns that terrorized wallpaper hangers decades ago. Wallpaper is a great way to personalize your space. You can choose to cover one wall as a statement or all four. Look for strong color, oversized florals, or geometric patterns.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

4 Steps to the Perfect Home Office

No matter if you work from home full time or you put in extra hours at home from time to time, creating a home office that inspires you and keeps you organized is key to your success. Choosing the right office furniture is just the beginning. These four steps will help you create the perfect home office.

1. Choose the Room for Your Home Office

Finding the right space can be a challenge. If you have a room you can convert into a home office, it’s easy. However, if you don’t have a spare bedroom, or prefer a different space, finding the right spot can take a little effort. You may need to use a portion of a guest room, or tuck it into a nook in your home.

Before you decide on the location of your home office, figure out how much space you will need. If you are using it for a place to pay bills and keep them organized, then a small nook may be perfect. If you are working from home full time, you may want an entire room or at least part of a guest room where you can close the door for privacy.

Tommy Bahama desk for home office

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Custom Upholstery and More Will Make Your Furniture Stand Out

Sofas and other seating really create the foundation for a room. Choosing custom upholstery is one way to make sure you get the exact look you want. A custom piece allows you to have all the say in what your furniture looks like. You choose the fabric, color, pattern, arm shape, leg shape, and more. You’ll find pretty prints, bold colors, classic and trendy textures, and embellishments that will transform your space into a place that looks and feels exactly the way you want it to.

Your furniture is something that you use every day, so you should get the exact piece you want. And it is easily doable with most furniture manufacturers offering custom options in their furniture collections. Here are five things to consider when choosing custom upholstery and so much more.

beautiful living room furniture

Choose Your Base/Leg Style

A uniquely customizable living room collection, the Solutions 2053 collection from Huntington House allows you to take the lead in what your furniture looks like. You have four bases to choose from – skirted, block leg, bun feet, or upholstered. If you choose an exposed wood base, you have 27 different finishes to choose from.

custom furniture options

Choose Your Arm Style

When it comes time to choose your arm style, you can pick a sock arm, panel arm, pleated arm, modern track arm, classic track arm, or padded track arm. That’s a lot of arms. The arm style can really set the tone for your sofa or chair. The arms can take up crucial real estate in your room, so if you are already tight on space, consider choosing a thinner arm. This not only takes up less actual space, the streamlined look will also take up less visual space.

cheerful Living room furniture

Choose Your Back Style

When deciding on the cushions for the back of your sofa, you have two types of backs to choose from: loose or tight back. Loose cushions are removable and often fluffier. Tight-back sofas have no cushions to remove. The back of the sofa is tightly upholstered and often tufted. This is usually seen on contemporary sofas, or on vintage-inspired looks. They look neat and streamlined, but not necessarily cozy.

Options in the C9 Custom Collection by Craftmaster include semi-attached knife back, loose knife edge back, semi-attached boxed back, and loose boxed-back. In semi-attached backs, tops of the cushions are sewn in, but the rest are not.

custom couch and sofa options

Choose Your Upholstery Fabric

Now comes the fun part. Before you get too excited, take a moment. The color and pattern you want is important, but there are a few other factors to consider. Some bold colors tend to take over a room, so think about everything that is going in the room, décor-wise. If you are looking for a true statement sofa, go ahead and choose that red, purple, or green leather upholstery. Nothing wrong with that. But if you are looking at your new sofa as more of an accent piece, you may want to use a bold color in moderation.

Don’t Forget the Details

Options such as contrast welting, decorative stitching, and nailhead trim will vary from style to style, but are usually available when creating a custom piece. These are like jewelry for your furniture. You may not need them, but they can add the finishing touch to the piece when placed just right.

At best, buying a new sofa is fun and exciting, at worst it can be irritating and stressful. With custom upholstery, you can truly choose almost anything you wish, and create furniture that will make a statement. Armed with this information, you should feel confident and assured that you will make the right decision for your home.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Living Room Furniture & Decor Our Design Staff Can't Live Without

Everyone knows what goes in a living room: sofa, chairs, coffee, or cocktail table. Although the sofa is almost always going to take center stage, the supporting players in your living room décor can make or break the entire look. With these tips, you can put together a well-decorated living room that your family can enjoy and one that will also impress your guests.


Saturday, January 5, 2019

5 Most Popular Décor Trends Found on Pinterest

Looking for interior design inspiration? Look no further than Pinterest. Pinterest is a great source for design ideas, and they make them easy to find. What could be better than that? So read on to see some of the most popular interior design trends according to Pinterest.

mixed metal console in hallway

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Baer’s Furniture Reviews: Get a Clear Picture of the Furniture Buying Experience

Digital marketing has changed a lot about how businesses interact with their customers, but some things have remained the same. A good example of something that hasn’t changed in the digital age is the importance of word-of-mouth advertising. Even in the information age, most people make decisions based on reviews they read online or on social media. Online reviews are the newest iteration of word of mouth.

The importance of online reviews has increased as people become more distrustful of traditional advertising. Whether they know the reviewer, 69% of local customers trust online reviews as much as recommendations from a friend, and 84% of shoppers in the U.S. use reviews to help them make their decision.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Baer’s Furniture Reviews: Trust and Authority

Word of mouth has traditionally been one of the best ways for local businesses to build trust and authority with their customers. But, with consumers increasingly turning to online research to influence their purchasing decisions, online reviews play an important role. They are the equivalent of word of mouth advertising. And with more consumers searching on mobile, local business reviews can mean the difference between someone stopping into your business or bypassing it completely.

Let’s begin with some statistics*.
  • 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business
  • 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations
  • 72% of customers say that positive reviews make them trust a local business more