Saturday, October 6, 2018

Relax: Incorporating a Leather Recliner into Your Decor Is Easier Than You Think

Our lives get pretty busy and sometimes we forget to slow down and recharge. There just seems to be so much to get done. The dangers of neglecting yourself in this way can create more, not less, stress in your life, which can lead to stress-related health issues such as obesity, anxiety, high blood pressure, and heart problems. So take a deep breath and remember that sometimes it is okay to slow your roll and take it easy.

Recliners have a bad rep for being chunky, clunky, and hard to decorate around. Yet, they are sooo comfortable. Here are three ways to incorporate a recliner into your décor: Reimagine It, Scale It, or Forget It. So, incorporate these ideas into your decor and very soon you will be putting your feet up and relaxing in the perfect leather recliner.

cool brown leather loungers

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Spice Up Your Interior Décor with the Color Red

Red is the color of love, but if you love it too much, you may be seeing red all over your house. Red can be happy and cheery or angry and aggressive, and everywhere in between. That’s something you need to remember when using red in your room décor. But how do you know when too much red is too much, and when it is not enough?

You can use red as an accent color in everything from candles to lighting to walls and pillows. Accents of red can bring attention to other elements in a room that you might not otherwise notice. The idea is to intrigue, entice, and invite without hitting you over the head cave-man style and dragging you in.

Although red can make a room pop (I’m still lobbying for a red sofa in my home), too much red can be too much. When it comes to this passionate color of love, less is often just enough.

When deciding on what shade of red to use in your home, take into consideration your decorating style. Red is a color that needs to be used mindfully, and choosing the right shade is part of the process.

Find the Right Red for Your Style

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Baer's Furniture Reviews: The People behind the Service

At Baer’s Furniture, we believe it is our professional, friendly staff, top-notch customer service, and guaranteed lowest prices that sets us apart from the crowd. And we’re always happy to know that our customers agree. Read the Baer’s Furniture reviews below to hear what our satisfied customers have to say.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Best Interior Design Web-Based Tools and Apps

Stymied by interior design? Not sure what colors go together? Having a hard time visualizing the space? Yes, there’s an app (or two) for that. From color planning and furniture arranging to choosing the right style for your home, there’s an app for almost every step of the home décor process.

The great thing about these tools is that you don’t have to repaint your rooms or rearrange your furniture a gazillion times. You get a pretty good idea of what you need and can tweak the plan as you go. Read on to discover the best web-based tools and apps to help you begin your room re-design.

beautifully designed room

Thursday, September 6, 2018

What Is Eclectic Décor? Dos and Don'ts

Have you ever gone into someone’s house and fell in love with the comfortable, casual mix of time periods, textures, trends, colors, and styles? Chances are you’ve wandered into a room decorated in eclectic style. There’s a difference between a well-thought-out eclectic room and a room that is a hodge-podge of elements that don’t seem to go together at all.

Although it may seem like anything goes in eclectic design, there are a few dos and don’ts when orchestrating an elegant pairing of old and new. Check out the dos and don'ts below and see if you can identify the dos in this room featuring the Synchronicity Bedroom Group by Universal.

beautiful eclectic bedroom decor

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Best Bookshelf Styling Tips for Book Lovers

Are you a book lover? Then you are probably always looking for a place to put your books. Sooner or later, piling them up by the side of your bed or in the family room just won’t do. If your favorite thing to do is to find a comfy spot and lose yourself in a good book, these tips are for you. They'll help you create perfect bookshelf look to keep your books neat, tidy, and handy.
Bookshelves often do double duty, housing books and displaying accessories and decorative items. Even book lovers can agree that their shelves should be both fully functional and perfectly pleasing to the eye.


beautiful bookshelf

Saturday, July 21, 2018

6 Home Décor Trends Inspired by Travel

Travel souvenirs are by their very nature a little kitschy, a little tacky, and a whole lot of fun. When you are enjoying your vacation these little trinkets are hard to resist. However, once you get them home, you may wonder what in the world you should do with them.

I say, incorporate influences of your favorite places into your home décor. It’s a great way to personalize your space. Here are six decor trends inspired by travel to get you started.

leather couch and map of the world

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Beginner's Guide to Living Room Décor

Putting together a living room that is comfortable, cozy, and reflects your style isn’t as easy as you might think. It takes more than just choosing paint and sliding a couch up against the wall across from the TV. There’s a lot that goes into making a living room functional and quite a few tips and tricks to get the perfect look you want. If you’re stuck somewhere in creating your living room décor, here are a few guidelines that can help you get the result you want.

beautiful family room decor

Friday, July 6, 2018

Take the Home Décor Personality Quiz

If you are having trouble redecorating your home, it could be because you are not sure what your style is and how to find the right furniture and accessories. No need to worry. We’ve outlined each style below and matched them to a color personality. Take the quiz to find your match.

Take the Home Decor Personality Quiz

beautiful mid-centru modern family room

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Baer's Furniture Reviews: The Best Furniture Shopping Experience

Furniture shopping can be exciting, stressful, and confusing all at the same time. So many choices, so many decisions, so many challenges when you want to find just the right piece or pieces for your home. Luckily, Baer's Furniture is here to help. At Baer's, you'll find a helpful sales staff, an in-house complimentary design service, and a professional delivery service that will make the entire experience stress-free and enjoyable.

Read the Baer's Furniture reviews below to find out more about the furniture buying experience at Baer's.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

How to Choose the Right Area Rug for Your Space

There are many good reasons to add an area rug to your décor. They provide cushioning, comfort, and warmth on a wood, tile, or concrete floor. You can even layer them over carpeting to add some artistic flair to a room’s design. Some even consider area rugs artwork for the floor. However, adding the right area rug to a space is often a big concern when you are trying to create a well-balanced room.

Some designers say to start with the area rug first, and match the rest of the décor to it. While this method has its benefits – you can select paint colors, throw pillows, and artwork to go with the area rug – it isn’t always practical.

Whether you choose your area rug before or after you choose the rest of your décor, just remember this general rule: your area rug should be at least 6 inches from the wall and no more than 2 feet away from it. Follow the tips below to choose the right area rug for your space.

dining room area rug

Thursday, May 31, 2018

How to Incorporate International Style into Your Interior Décor

Style may come and go, but classic elements of interior design will never go away. A variety of fabrics, prints, colors, and accessories can be used to create a stunning variety of home designs. And this includes inspiration from international styles that create a well-traveled design style.

asian-inspired dining room

Minimalist Asian-Inspired Design

One of the fundamental principles of Asian-inspired interior décor is simplicity and a connection to nature that creates a feeling of serenity, peace, and harmony. Its minimalist aesthetic has deep roots in the concept of ancient Zen philosophy in keeping with today’s desire for minimalist, uncluttered lives.

This interior décor style inspires a feeling of tranquility, with stylish houseplants and carefully curated shelves displaying only the items that bring you joy. A pair of Island Fusion Tonga Tiered Bookcases by Tommy Bahama fills your home with natural elements key to Asian-inspired design.

Balance is often the key defining element of Asian design, so you need the right balance of colors, textures, and elements. Even if you are only adding touches of this design style to your space, remember that it works best in a clean, minimalist design.

french-inspired decor in bedroom

Romantic French-Inspired Design

French interior décor can be summed up with two basic elements: crystal chandeliers and fresh-cut flowers. A crystal chandelier adds a touch of Parisian glamour and a bouquet of fresh flowers gives the space a romantic atmosphere. The French certainly know how to create chic spaces, and with a few tips, so can you.

Nothing makes a bedroom more romantic than soft curves and gleaming metallic accents, and this is totally in keeping with French décor. The Miramont Bedroom Group by Bernhardt creates a striking yet sophisticated look that brings French glamour into your home. In addition to muted color palettes, such as creamy white, soft sage green, blush pinks and light blue, French décor always includes a warming touch of silver or gold, since glamour is the foundation of their elegant creations.

English cottage inspired breakfast room

English Cottage Inspired Design

English cottage style is known for the warm, cozy feelings it evokes. It’s more about creating a mood than checking off a list of must-have elements. The look is more casual and developed over time than carefully collected and curated. With the right supporting players, your décor can sprout into signature English cottage style.

A vintage-inspired pedestal table, such as the Paula Deen Home Round Pedestal Table by Universal, offers the perfect setting for brunch or small, intimate gatherings. Everything else – the floral curtains, ladder back chairs, and circular area rug – nods to the table’s vintage appeal without overpowering it.

Floral patterns on upholstery, pillows, and curtains are just one way to bring the glory of a country garden inside, and they last much longer than cut flowers. Painted pieces and bead-board walls or wainscoting are also signature elements of English cottage style.

Whether inspired by your own globe-trotting adventures, or just leafing through design and travel magazines, using these tips, you can incorporate international style into your own home décor.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Add Touches of the Pantone Color of the Year to Your Décor

Each year Pantone predicts a color that they think will trend in home décor. While beautiful, these colors are so unique, and sometimes so far out, that you may wonder how and if you will incorporate them into your home décor.

This year’s color, Ultra Violet, is no different. The color is gorgeous, but it may be impractical to think that everyone will be running out and painting their walls purple or make a statement with a room full of purple furniture.

However, this pretty color can be used to add some color and sophistication to your home without overwhelming it. So, let’s jump right in and discuss how you can use it in your home.

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Add Some Accessories

If you are not sure you want to commit to ultra violet, try it out with some accessories. It can be a little less overwhelming and accessories are easy to change. Try artwork, baskets, pillows, throw blankets, art glass, and candles. If you want to go a little bolder, try anchoring a room with an audacious purple rug. The simple shapes and monochromatic tones in luxurious materials of the Criteria dining set by Bernhardt keep the purple from overwhelming the space.

Create an Accent Wall

Whether used on one or all the walls in a room, ultra violet can stop people in their tracks. The color is great for an accent wall or in a small space such as a foyer or hallway. Add some molding for architectural interest and use the color on an accessory or small chair to add dimension.

Add a Statement Piece of Furniture

Try making a statement with ultra violet on a sofa or chair. Use it as the only pop of color in a neutral palette to draw the gaze into the room. It creates a refined and elegant look in a dining room or family room. If you’ve chosen to use it on a sofa, add pillows in the same color on the occasional chairs for a clean, modern look. Silver and metal finishes add a fresh look to the otherwise neutral palette.

Use Ultra Violet in a Guest Room

I often think of my guest room as a place to try out new decorating ideas. This is the perfect space to try out some ultra violet. It adds an air of playful sophistication to a room that can often look like an afterthought. Use it on the linens, comforter, and shams as well as on the artwork and other accessories.

Mix It Up with Some Turquoise or Lime

Mixing ultra violet with a deep turquoise definitely adds sophistication to a room. Either use ultra violet on the furniture and turquoise on the walls, or vice versa. Look for a turquoise that has a little purple in it. Adding a little lime green on a chair or throw pillows adds a little whimsy and fun to a space and keeps the color from becoming overwhelming.

Boldly Go Where Others May Be Afraid To

If you absolutely love this color and also love to take risks, consider using ultra violet in your kitchen cabinetry. This is a great color for a butler’s pantry or as shelving in an office or family room.

Whether you embrace Ultra Violet or are still skeptical, using these tips will help you add a little bit of it to your spaces this year. And before you know it, you may find that this color brings out your adventurous side.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

How to Add Accent Colors to Your Home Décor

Adding accent colors to your home can be intimidating. How much, which ones, where to put them, are all questions that may run through your head when thinking about accent colors for your home. Or, maybe you worry you will have to redo your entire home if you change one color.

Here're a few ways to liven up your home decor with accent colors that enhance your current decor.

lwxington shadow play baers furniture

Paint an Accent Wall

Accent walls are a mainstay for interior decorators, and for good reason. Painting an accent wall is a quick and easy way to add a punch of color to any room. It can change the focal point of a room without getting into a major design project.
Choose a bold, contrasting color featured in your upholstery for a living room or a subtle tone slightly darker than the other walls for a bedroom. For example, the light blue-gray behind the dresser with its wire brushed taupe wood finish creates a casual chic atmosphere that brings calm to a busy home.

Add Some Throw Pillows

Strategically placed pillows can really add color to your space. No matter if you choose patterned pillows for a solid chair or sofa, or solid ones for a floral chair or sofa, these small additions will add just the right amount of color and up the comfort level in your decor.

Bring in Some Greens

Flowers and plants add fragrance, color, personality, and life to your living room, dining room, or kitchen. If you don't have a green thumb, choose ones that require little care. Or choose some of the wonderful artificial plants available. Instead of watering, all you will have to do is dust.

Add Color to the Floor

A colorful throw rug placed under a coffee table or in front of a chair will add both color and texture to a living room. Choose a contrasting color that goes with the upholstery you are using in the room. Or find one with an interesting pattern that highlights the decor of your room.

Add a Mirror

Yep, the old add a mirror trick. It's always mentioned because it always works. Place a large mirror with an interesting frame on a bare, boring wall. The mirror will reflect color from other pieces in the room and add light to the space.

Hang a Colorful Piece of Art

A colorful piece of art placed over the sofa or bed introduces shapes and colors you may not be able to use in a different area. Another option for adding a decorative touch is framing simple photos with bright frames and colorful mats.

Add a Blanket or Throw

A textured woven throw or cozy, colorful blanket will add interest when draped over a sofa, ottoman, or bench. Select a color that accents other pieces in the room. This is a practical touch that will come in handy when watching TV or reading a book.

Adding a few of these small touches will amp up the color in your room. And if you don't like them, you can easily switch them out for something else until you get just what you want.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

5 Creative Ways to Incorporate Collections into Your Interior Design

Whatever you collect, it does you no good if it is hidden away in a box. Finishing a room with a handful – or more – of personal treasures adds a little bit of your personality to the space. However, incorporating collections into your design is as much a science as it is an art.

media center parker house

Make a Boundary

Choose how you will display your treasures. A wall unit or entertainment center with shelves or doors will create a boundary around your collection that stops the eye and highlights your special pieces. Perfect for showing off collectibles, the Parker House Cosmopolitan 4 Piece Entertainment Wall Unit features built-in LED lighting that won’t interfere when you want to watch a movie in the dark.

Use Your Vertical Space

Gallery walls are making a comeback, so now is the time to make a display out of your art collection. When clustered together, they could make a charming display. A cluster of black and white photographs makes a stunning showpiece. Or choose a theme among your pieces of art and group them together. Use different shapes and sizes but plot them out so that they define the space.

Make Use of Small Spaces

A smaller collection may not get the attention it deserves if it has to compete with your bigger pieces. Give your bathroom some character by grouping a small collection on the wall. Antique hand mirrors, compacts, or small pieces of art all make a statement. Or show off your perfume bottle collection in a display on the vanity.

broyhill furniture apple jack rack

Give Your Display Rustic Appeal

Milk glass, old books, trophies, and terrariums share space on the Putnam Avenue Apple Jack Rack. These items would be overwhelmed by something too fancy, so the rustic appeal of this rack does the trick. The weathered appearance gives the entire display unique character and farmhouse appeal.

Use a Shadow Box

Just because it is a tried-and-true way to display your treasures doesn’t mean you can’t make it creative, especially if you have a large collection of vintage jewelry or mementos from your travels. Unify the collection by displaying your jewelry on black velvet or make a travelogue of each trip and line the shadow boxes up vertically.

Let your love and enjoyment of your collections be your inspiration. Whether your passion is tiny treasures or oversized artifacts, when you display them in an organized manner they will gather complements instead of dust.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

How to Add the Color Green to Your Interior Décor

Elegant and calming or bright and dynamic, green color schemes always feel fresh and natural. They can be used to create soothing backgrounds or to accentuate existing interior design. Greens are so versatile that they can be used for any room or outdoor space. When combined with yellows, blues, whites, and browns, they can turn your rooms into elegant, tranquil, and harmonious spaces.

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Experiment with Different Greens

Try on a few different greens for size. The best way to do this is to add some green to your accessories. This means some green throw pillows or a small area rug. One fun way to add a little green if you have a neutral bedroom is to use them on your bed linens.

For example, this room's relaxing decor is brightened by the mix of greens and blues on the Seabrooke Queen Panel Bed by Broyhill. The creamy white finish on the bed lets the colors take center stage while the arched headboard and louvered shutter design maintain a soothing look and feel.

Pair Greens with Gray Tones for Natural Softness

While using bright green colors and creamy white gives a space an airy feel, shades of gray also work well with bright greens. From dark grays to platinum and light gray, this color imbues a space with natural softness. Whether you choose green furniture pieces or green on the walls, this color combination adds a serene feel to your interior. Up the ante by adding white accents to create a bold, elegant, and beautiful space.


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Green Mixed with Neutral Browns and White

Green looks gorgeous with browns and white. This color combination gives your rooms an optimistic and happy environment. It’s hard to be depressed surrounded by a beautiful green accent wall that highlights the stylish white leather sofa. The brown throw pillows and dark wood furniture give the room fresh, elegant appeal.

Green palettes that include neutral colors are ideal for small and large rooms. Area rugs, curtains, pillows and accessories can add as little or as much green as you want to the space. A touch of green can bring a natural, fresh feel to your interior design.

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