How to decorate your game room

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Decorating a game room can be an important part of the overall game room effect, however it can be complicated. Often times, men feel that they may not be able to make a game room look great or posh in their home because of their lack of decorating knowledge or experience. However, this process can be quite simple when you keep in-mind the hints below.

Use all of these to help you when you are wondering how to decorate your game room and the final product will be fantastic.

Planning Ahead

Before you start, think about what furniture items, games, and more you want in your game room. Do you want dart? Billiards? A card table? Or perhaps you have something very special in-mind, like a pinball machine. Do you want a bar? Furniture? A television? How about video games? Make a list.

Then, you will want to take measurements of all these items, as well as the space. Be sure that everything you would like will fit within the space. You will also want to consider how much room each game takes to play when planning ahead.

Develop a Theme

Next, think about a theme you love. Are you a history buff? A film nut? A football enthusiast? A comic book guy? Develop a theme that uses bright, contrasting colours, or that allows you to really show you love for one particular pastime or hobby. Purchase paint colours, decorations, and more that tie into your overall theme.

Think about how you will organize the space. What things do you want to hang where? The things that you love the most, or are most proud of, you should display in areas where they are more easily seen by everyone.

Take Control of Your Space

Let’s face it: a game room is your space to enjoy as a guy. It is a place for you to express yourself in even the décor, have fun with colours, display your awards, show-off the pieces of your collection that you love the most, and just to be yourself with your friends and family. No matter what overarching theme or style you choose, be sure to make it your own.

Ownership of your game room will make it seem much more uniquely you, and will make it seem much cooler when you reveal the finished product to everyone. Feel free to keep adding on, changing things, and rearranging things as time goes by to keep it fresh.

Bathroom designs for couples

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So you and your significant other have finally made the decision to move in together, congratulations!  Now you’ve found a home you love in the UK and your offer has been accepted, all that is left to do is move in and perhaps make some minor  improvements to your new home ,one of these improvements might be re-designing your bathroom.

When people move into a new home one of the things they usually like to replace/change, is the bathroom, not only to make it personal to their own tastes, but also because the idea of using someone else’s bathroom is off-putting to some people, they would rather install a new bathroom that is theirs and has never belonged to another person.

When designing your new bathroom your needs will very much dictate to you how you will design your bathroom and what you would like to be included in your bathroom. A bathroom designed for family use is going to be much simpler and much more standard, however, designing a bathroom for a couple can be more innovative and fresh.

If you are designing a bathroom for you and your partner, here are some things you might want to consider adding to the standard bathroom suite you usually see:

  • Most bathrooms have a shower these days, taking a shower is more popular than taking a bath nowadays, for a bathroom for a couple why not consider adding a shower big enough for both of you to use at the same time. It may add some romance to your bathroom.
  • As an alternative, or an addition, to the two person shower you and buy, there are also extra-large and/or king-size baths that are specifically designed for couples who like to share a bath and relax together. Imagine  a large bubble bath  surrounded by candles, with rose petals floating on the surface of the water.
  • If you do not have a very strict budget, or simply feel like treating yourself, why not think about buying a whirlpool bath, Jacuzzi or hot tub instead of the standard bath or double sized bath. Not only are these big enough for more than one person to get in at any one time, but they also provide a bit of luxury and romance into your new couples bathroom.  Further to this, you can host some fantastic hot tub parties.
  •  If your bathroom is a decent size, why not consider having couple basins, i.e. two sinks, one for each person.  This will allow you to do more things together, such as getting ready in the morning, but without getting in each-others way and arguing over who gets to use the mirror or brush their teeth first.
  • When you purchase your new bathroom suite, give some thought to the amount of storage that you will get from the furniture you are buying, remember that you will have things like that may want to keep in the bathroom (such as cleaning products, spare toilet rolls, etc), as well as needing enough storage for two people and all their bathroom products/medications etc.
  • Think about fixtures and fittings, for example, are you and your partner going to be using separate towels? If so then you will need to have two towel racks (or heated towel rails), one for each person, and if your accessories matching are important to you, then you will need to buy some towels that not only match with the bathroom décor but also match one another.
  • To make your bathroom really stand out and give it that magical touch, why not think about adding something like a fish tank.  Something that is relaxing and has the wow factor would be ideal for the bathroom, not to mention it will make the room much more romantic.
  • Will you be adding any entertainment into your bathroom?  Putting televisions and/or stereos into bathrooms is becoming very popular, especially with couples or families where the parents have an en-suite. Imagine sitting in your hot tub, or extra-large bath with your partner and romantic music playing in the background, or your favourite television show on the television…you may never leave the bathroom again!  If you do decide to add a television or any other electrical item, into your bathroom, consider whether it is likely to be damaged by humidity and bear this in mind when you place it in your bathroom. It may be an idea to add anything electrical close to extractor fans or windows that can be opened to allow the humidity to escape.
  • Consider how you want to decorate the bathroom, make sure you decorate the bathroom to both of your tastes so that you both can enjoy the ambience of the room.  Think about designing your bathroom with a theme in mind, for example, some people design their bathroom like the bathroom of a fancy hotel suite, so that every time they use their bathroom it feels like they are on holiday.
  • If you and your partner haven’t been together long, or one of your still likes your privacy when on the lavatory, you could consider buying a small room partition, so that when someone is on the loo their other half can still use the bathroom without encroaching completely on the privacy of their partner.

When it comes to designing or re-designing your bathroom, there are no rights or wrongs, you can design the bathroom however you choose and with whatever bathroom furniture you would like, if you don’t like or want a bath, you don’t have to include one in your bathroom design.  Be adventurous, add something special and unique to your bathroom to make it personal to your tastes, remember, you might not always have a bathroom that is solely for the use of you and your partner (especially if you are planning on starting a family), so indulge in a bit of luxury now while you can.

Redesigning your bathroom will probably be too much for a DIY project, if you have the budget you should consider using a professional interior design service.

About the author: Izzy Evans, 20 years old student, interior design enthusiast and blogger.

Ways to Expand Your Living Space

Garden Furniture3When it comes to refurbishment, many may be concerned with trying to create more living space for playing, entertaining, or just going about your daily business. Here, we will look at refurbishment ideas that are a bit outside of the box, but can still get you much more valuable living space, both inside your home, as well as within and on your property.

This can give you more room to expand, could potentially add more value to your home, or could up the appeal for future potential buyers.

Patios, Gardens, and More

When it comes to expanding your living space, sometimes you do not have to look any further than just outside your back (or front) door. Transform your patio into a living and entertainment area by adding more furniture, an awning, screening your patio in, or placing more amenities (like a grill or heater) outside.

Gardens can also be transformed into similar entertaining spaces, whether in your backyard or front yard. A fire pit, benches, outdoor furniture, tables and chairs, cooking areas, pools or spas can all expand your living space. Simply keep in mind your overall budget, as well as your needs.

Sheds

Believe it or not, a shed, once refurbished, (or even built) can be a great place to give you more space to live. You can transform a shed into a play area, a home office, workshop, a game room, a kitchen, a guest room, rental space, or nearly anything else.

All you have to do is be sure that your shed is up to local building codes, is properly insulated, can be wired safely, can be either heated or cooled (based on your needs), and is a comfortable size for the use that you would like to put it to.

Use What You Already Have

There are plenty of ways to refurbish the inside of your home itself to give you more living room. One of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways is to put in more shelving or cabinetry into your home. In this way, you can reorganize your home to better take advantage of the rooms that you already have that may currently be too cluttered.

Part of the organization process should always be prioritizing the belongings that you are looking to reorganize, and donating or selling any items that you no longer need or use. Downsizing is always good.

How to Pick the Right Furniture for Your House

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Choosing the right furniture for your home can be a daunting task. However, there are a few tips that you can follow to be more likely to choose the right furniture for your home.

If you follow these tips carefully, you can more easily choose furniture that will last you for years, fit perfectly in your space, serve your needs, and more.

Plan Ahead and Look for Quality

Take measurements of both the room(s) you are buying furniture for, as well as any furniture pieces you are thinking of purchasing. Be sure that all the pieces that you want in one space will fit there. When you are in the store, be sure to inspect the fabric and/or frame of all the furniture you would like to buy for strength, quality, and comfort.

If a piece seems too flimsy, or not well constructed, do not buy it, even if it seems a bargain, or is a piece you love. Choosing budget furniture may seem like a good idea initially, but it could easily fail, be uncomfortable, or not last you as long as a quality piece would.

Match Styles and Themes

Think about the overall style of your home. Do you have a particular theme in the room you are purchasing furniture for? If so, keep this in mind while you are shopping. Be sure you know what style of furniture you would like in your room, or even throughout your home. Is the look more modern, traditional, classic, casual, or contemporary?

You may also want to consider other types of woods and/or finishes that you have throughout your home, or in the particular room that you are shopping for. Mix and match these depending upon the feel you are going for.

Buy Practical Items Only

Sure, that strangely shaped chair may seem really neat, or serve as a great conversation piece, but is it practical? Will guests think it is comfortable, or will they not know what to make of it? Can you even use it practically yourself?

If you do not think that the furniture you are considering buying can be used on a regular basis and by everyone entering your home, you may not want to actually purchase it.

Instead, buy pieces that everyone can use, that will suit all your needs, and that will fit into your décor perfectly.

Choosing Paving Materials For Your Garden

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There are two important decisions to make when it comes to building a garden – the design and choosing paving materials. Why? Because these are permanent and it costs a big amount of money to change. Unlike deciding what plants to have and other fixtures, they can’t be replaced easily.

The garden’s paving materials can also change the over-all look of your garden. More than accentuating, they can bear the general theme of your outdoor space. Deciding on what materials to use can be fun but with different choices, it can be overwhelming especially if you are on a DIY gardening project.

Most homeowners will be astounded with the number of materials available. They are basically grouped into two kinds – quarried stones and composite materials. To help you out, here are some tips on how to choose your garden’s paving materials.

Check your style

Your material of choice should go with your garden’s style. Stones and bricks are great for traditional styles while slate, sandstone and granite are for contemporary looks.

Availability

Paving materials come in different colors and cut in different shapes. However, some are not available in certain areas especially those who want specific materials to make their garden unique and exquisite.

Budget and Cost

Most homeowners put this on top of their list. And it should be. When checking materials, always look for the cost and match it with your budget for your gardening project.

Cost covers the price of the materials upon purchase and how much you will be paying for installation. Some materials are affordable like gravel while granite and limestone have higher price tag but proven for their durability.

Color

The varied available colors for your chosen material can both highlight or be the focal of your garden’s design. However, choosing the color, consider the effects of rain and sun. Some materials come in different colors but when it is wet, it changes to something that you might not like.

Durability and safety

Your garden may be spacious or can be a small nook in your outdoor space. When shopping for paving materials, identify where you will be placing them in your garden. For areas with much foot traffic, you must choose the strong ones like granite.  It is also helpful to know if the material is slippery when it’s wet for safety purposes.

Weigh in advantages and disadvantages

This will sum up everything when it comes to deciding what materials to use for your garden. Pick 3 kinds that you like and assess their pros and cons of each garden paving material.  Materials differ when it comes to availability, color ranges, cost, difficulty in working and durability. With this method, it makes it easier to decide what paving material to use for your garden.

Paving choices for your garden can create big impact and it starts with having the right material. Whether you use stone, gravel, granite and limestone, match the style and function to fully enjoy your garden.

Make use of emergency sofa beds for small houses

dcleb_asfuAs living spaces continue to become more and more limited as a result of the attraction of modern life, homeowners are in search of simple means to make the most of any limited space without negatively affecting the house design and convenience. In this regard, a sofa bed represents the perfect versatile furniture for city living. During the daytime, it acts a regular sofa, suitable for TV watching and hanging out. As nighttime beckons, it transforms into a warm and comfortable sleeping space for you and your guests who are sleeping over.

It is essential to have a sofa that functions as both a sofa and a bed. The market has a wide range of sofa beds to choose from. Consumers have a range of options from size to color, design and fabric. The initial idea of converting furniture has often received condemnations as uncomfortable, unsightly and inconvenient to most of the users. However, in present times, a new generation of sofa beds is proving wrong that perception with design and amazing functionality.

So what are the merits of opting for sofa beds?

Simple elegance

Sofa beds featuring a fold down back appear somewhat minimalist. Their backs can simply fold down flat to provide a simple and cozy sofa bed. They provide a simple, contemporary strategy to furnishing. They possess a luxurious look without the hefty price tag. They combine both outstanding functionality and simple modern design. They can transform any space into an extraordinary living space.

Added extras

A sofa bed ought to be comfy to sit on. It is important to have a comfortable mattress preferably sprung as it offers impressive support. A sprung mattress offers three times as many springs as a normal mattress. What’s more, this type of sofa smartly converts into two single beds to create one large king size bed.

Daydreams

Homeowners want superior quality sofa beds that can be used on a daily basis. They can find sofa beds featuring wooden slats for improved comfort and support. Daydreaming is a norm when relaxing comfortably on these sofas.

Extra bedroom space

Sofa beds are life savers for small houses that may be expecting sleepover guests. Homeowners may be troubled with the thought of where their guests will sleep during the night. However, with sofa beds, you are assured of extra bedroom space. The sofa transforms into a bed. How remarkable. Indeed, they are lifesavers in such abrupt situations.

Urbane life

What makes sofa beds ideal for city living? Do you have limited space? They can convert from a sofa to bed and vice-versa depending and save you valuable space. If you live in a single room flat, you can still have your friends over for a sleepover.

Practical approach

You have playful children and pets? You can find sofa beds with removable and washable covers and they come in a variety of bright and neutral colors. So no more concerns as regards food spills.

Unlike past years, the new emergency sofa beds will not break your back or even your bank.

Roman Sahakov writes for SofaSofa about the importance of the right use of armchairs, footstools, and sofas. He loves helping people to find out exactly what they need around their homes to feel comfortable!

How to Re-use Old Doors

If you’re getting a door at home replaced, then don’t assume the old door you’re disposing of has ended its life cycle. Old doors can be re-used in a multitude of ways to make new and interesting additions to the home. Here are ten inspiring ideas that involve repurposing old doors.

Artwork

If you have a creative streak, then exploit it by repurposing an old door into a work of art, which you can either hang on a wall or place against the wall. Take out the glass panels or refashion them into arty pieces, either by painting a picture or attaching photos or favourite images to it.

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Bed frame

It might take a bit of time and a certain amount of DIY know-how, but you could take once-loved doors to refashion them into a bed frame and headboard. Make sure the doors are of good quality, solid wood, and you’ll need strong screws to attach the doors together to form the frame.

Bookshelf

Transform a pre-used door into a unique bookshelf. Paint the door in vibrant colours and attach shelves to it, at intervals. Hang the door to the wall so that it is supported.

Storage chest

If you need extra storage at home then take an old door, cut it into six sections and repurpose it into a handy storage chest. You can use the original hinges. Paint the chest, if desired.

Bedroom mirror

A vintage door can be a really decorative feature, so it would seem such a shame to send it to a salvage yard once it has served a purpose. Instead, make a bedroom mirror feature out of the door.

Room divider

If you need to section off an area of a room at home, then use a few of your old doors and attach them together to make an eye-catching room divider. Feel free to paint the doors or decorate them to complement the rest of the room.

Stool or bench

You can make a handy stool or bench out of an old door. Cut sections from the door and screw them together.

Kitchen table

If you need a new kitchen table, then don’t head out to your nearest homes store to buy one. Make one yourself with an old door. It’s pretty simple to do. You just need to get some legs and firmly attach them to the underside of the door.

Chalkboard

Refashion an old door into a handy chalkboard using chalkboard paint, so that it can be used to make notes as useful reminders or as a place for the kids to scribble on.

Garden feature

Don’t just assume that you need to think of ways to repurpose old doors for use inside the house. They make for great garden features, and you can use them in a number of ways. Whether you use the door to make a seat or outdoor table or, if you fancy a challenge, then consider making an intriguing pergola or archway feature. Attach hooks so that you can hang flowering baskets or allow plants to climb over it.

This article was written by the team at Vivid Doors.

Painted furniture explodes as new home decor trend

Do you want to give your home a makeover? Are you looking to invest in furniture pieces that are different yet equally appealing? Then you might want to opt for painted furniture. Unlike natural-looking wood, painted pieces are available in the most vibrant and chic colors possible. Starting from baby blue kitchen cabinets to deep-yellow chairs & cabinets, and even colorful kitchen islands, one thing’s for sure: homeowners would go to extreme lengths to make their spaces look modern.

Benefits of painted furniture

Painted furniturePainted furniture comes with a lot of advantages over additional finishes. Whether you’re looking to freshen up your space with a pop of color or you want to add a touch of romance, painted furniture will surely exceed your expectations. A dyed finish on a hard grade wood will make your furnishings item look new and innovative. Did you know that painted furniture has plenty of environmental benefits too? Every year we hear that thousands of tons of bad furniture are being thrown away by owners who want a change. Why would you do that when you can invest in painted furniture that handmade?

Painted furniture trends

Experience the great benefits of handmade furniture and give your home a trend boost. The varieties of decor styles you can use are endless, and as far as the furniture is concerned, there are plenty of items out there ready to make your home look comfortable and chic.

  • The French country cottage concept

Handmade furniture with French influences works wonders in your kitchen. Shades like gray, beige, mint-green, and yellow are extremely recommended. Opt for cabinets with architectural edges and invest in furniture that looks vintage. To make your space wider you can include kitchen cabinets with glass windows or with no windows at all. Open cabinets will add more style and flair to your space. Right now, the French cottage trend is stronger than ever mainly because tired wood painted in shades of milk and chalk can really make the furniture look fresh.

  • Upgraded mid-modern furniture

Old furniture shouldn’t be thrown away because it can be restored. A coat of fresh paint and additional improvements can really bring the furniture piece back to life. Mid-modern furniture can be painted after your own rules and regulations, and that’s what makes the whole concept unique. A recently new trend in painted furniture is the half-painted furniture. It edgy, cool, and it can really change the overall look of an old chair to 180 degrees.

  • Stenciled furniture

Stenciled furniture is a rather new concept. Yet, it’s certainly unique and adored by people who want to make their homes look contemporary. Stencils in floral, geometric, and word patterns are extremely en-vogue. People want to have original furniture pieces in their home, and that’s why the handmade ideal has gained so much recognition lately.

Why is painted furniture such an appreciated new home trend?

Painted furniture1Unlike wood-like furniture in plain shades of brown, painted furniture has clean lines. It compliments a space beautifully; it makes it look contemporary and chic. Homeowners are sick and tired of furniture that looks old. They want to be able to incorporate high-end appliances into a high-end home décor. The only way to do that is to go for contemporary furniture pieces. Whether we’re talking about kitchen cabinets, chairs, tables, countertops, or additional accessories, one thing’s for sure, we want minimalism to prevail.

Timeless furniture – the purpose of a beautifully decorated kitchen or even living room is to be timeless. How do we make a space look modern for years in a row without breaking the bank? The answer: handmade furniture that’s painted in the most avant-garde style.

Classic furniture with a twist – we love classic furniture because it’s practical. It incorporates all the main conveniences of regular furniture pieces, yet the design and paint finish are standing out. Full-height cabinets, base and wall cabinets, islands, and countertops, should really make your kitchen space look chic and ingenious.

Painted furniture makeover tips

No matter what type of furniture you’re about to paint –a chair, table, dresser, wardrobe or kitchen cabinet – you have to begin by cleaning it with some water and soap so that you can get rid of the dirt and dust. After you dried the item, evaluate it. Take a look at its color and finish, and see if you need a primer. Check whether or not there are any spots or gouges that require wood putty or sanding. Pay close attention to the finish so that you can notice if was has been sealed. Keep in mind that the surface must be ready for the new paint and that’s why you have to follow all these steps.

If you want to perform a successful paint makeover, take a look at the following tips and apply them.

  • Metal can be painted. You can paint metal as long as the surface is primed; the hardware store provides you with a plethora of alternatives. Use a spray-on primer if you have to paint pieces that feature numerous curves. Kilz is a good option. Do you want to get rid of that brass lamp base? This will help you obtain whatever color you’re interested in.

  • Primer isn’t compulsory

The condition of the item you intend to pain and the finish you want to go for will tell you whether or not you need to apply a primer. There are cases when deglossing or sanding is enough. If you don’t have experience in this field, you might want to know that a paint deglosser is a liquid that you have to apply by hand to remove the sealed finish.

If you’re dealing with a wax-finished piece, you can opt for naphtha (which you will also find at the hardware store) to get rid of the wax and prepare the item. Make sure you’re wearing gloves while performing these tasks. If you want to enjoy a successful paint makeover, do everything you can to make the paint stick to the surface.

  • Sand carefully

There are individuals who sand by hand, but other prefers to use a tiny, iron-shaped hand sander which allows you to reach the corners. Bear in mind that you shouldn’t surpass the wood’s top layer when sanding.

  • Be meticulous

Shortcuts won’t lead to a perfect paint makeover. In case your piece features drawers and hardware, take them away entirely so that you can prepare and paint each of them. Since these areas are used very often, they’re exposed to paint flaking. Sand the edges of the drawer thoroughly so that you can remove the old paint. And note that two coats of sealer will enhance the durability of the drawers.

  • Utilize a proper brush
    it’s a vital guideline you must follow! Fishing lost brush hairs out of the paint you’ve just applied will give you awful headaches! Purchase quality brushes and you’ll be able to use them multiple times providing you clean them correctly (and quickly).

  • Patience is the key to success
    Let the paint dry before you apply another coat. Specialists say that you should wait for 24 hours, mainly if there’s moisture. Do the same thing with the sealer. Apply the last coat and let it dry for at least 24 hours before using the sealer. In case the paint isn’t completely dry, it will crack when you apply the polyurethane finish.

With such a wide variety of panting tips and tricks, there’s no wonder more and more homeowners are going for painted furniture. Whether they choose to make it or buy it, their goal is the same: to make a dull space look new, more colorful, and modern. What colors inspire you the most? Latest décor trends are focusing on shades of white. In this category we should include beige, milk, gray, ivory, and more. Of courses, additional pastel colors are equally recommended.

Pops of colors

Painted furniture2Painted furniture allows you to add a splash of color to your space. Rather than paint an entire kitchen, how about adding one statement item only? A plain white kitchen with a deep yellow island positioned in the middle will completely change the décor. It will bring it back to life; it will make it vibrant and a lot more appealing.

The greatest way to make your furniture pop is to paint it. While there are plenty of DIY tips out there to get inspired from, increasingly more people would rather just opt for ready-paint furniture. The plethora of colors and designs is endless out there, and it’s up to you to pick pieces that can be compliment your space. The market has been invaded by people who want painted furniture. Why – because painted furniture is sleek, modern, and minimalist.

Wood-like furniture shades are no longer in trend because they’re not stylish enough. Just like technology, the world of interior design is advancing extremely fast. To stay updated with the latest tendencies, you might have to give your home a total makeover every 5 to 7 years.

Next generation of contemporary office furniture for modular workstations

We all dream of enjoying the best workspace, yet sometimes lack of space and cluttered desks get in the way of our abilities to perform. Growing your business means creating a better working environment for employees. A bigger reception area, better desks, office perks, and office furniture types are all extremely important items for your business. Next generation furniture pieces are all about modular workstations and multi-purpose items that can keep all your office things properly organized.

Believe it or not, modular furniture comes with a wide array of benefits. First of all, you don’t have to pay an impressive amount of money to buy it. Unlike regular furniture, modular pieces are easy to maintain and a lot more practical. They can actually guarantee that employees will work together in peace, thus ensuring a better working environment.

Multi-purpose office furniture

office furnitureEvery office building should be carefully organized. To make your business see believable and trustworthy, make sure that the reception area looks presentable. It must be spacious enough to accommodate an increased number of clients and it must look modern and chic. A modern office reception desk is equally important; the better it looks the higher chances for the customer to be pleased. Venture a professional, sleek image and use a mix of glass and metal for the reception desk. Some other types of multi-purpose office furniture include:

  • Conference tables – opt for flexible tables that allow screen presentations; think of a minimalist décor, keep everything light and simple. Tables should have adequate sizes and they should be made of top-quality materials in order to highlight professionalism, elegance, and style.

  • Office perks – talented employees should be constantly rewarded. Hence, it’s always a good idea to include perks in your offices such as standing desks, proper office location by the window, espresso machines, and comfortable office sofas.

  • Break room/lunch room design – this space is vital in every modern office building. A sleek lounge area will enable your employees to interact, build relationships, and encourage interactions.

Contemporary office furniture highlights – it’s all about the chair

office furniture1Modern work environments demand employees to work nearly 10 hours a day. Such challenging work schedule requires better office desks and ultimately, comfortable ergonomic chairs. Thus, you’re making sure that employees are feeling great even if they’re compelled to work extra hours. When people come to work for pleasure they don’t mind the extra work. Chairs must be provided with adjustments features, and they should be made of the highest quality materials. Prior to picking out a modern office chair make sure you have in mind the following characteristics:

  • Height adjustments

  • Seat depth and width

  • Lumbar support

  • Armrest height adjustment

  • Seat material (velvet, leather, mesh, etc.)

Although business should provide top-quality chairs for their employees with health conditions, they must also consider chair footprint, spaciousness, and easy of mobility. Modern office chairs that are spacious and light weight are the most recommended.

Contemporary furniture and its general features

Modern future items for office spaces are meant to revolutionize the way we work. Contemporary office layouts are focused on the idea that a wider space can maximize results and make employee enjoy their working environment. Layouts that feature round edges, natural lighting sources, and nontraditional workspaces will make people feel that they’re doing something important. Minimalist designs for modular workstations have an incredible power over our perceptions.

Collaborative workspaces are trending right now. Increasingly more businesses are designing their spaces in order to promote productivity and people integrations. Whether we’re talking about offices that can accommodate up to 5 people or boardrooms created for brainstorming sessions, there’s no doubt that non-traditional furniture for the office is getting a lot of exposure.

Nice furniture, happy workers

Matching a workstation with comfort and functionality is essential to employee retention. Let’s be honest: who wants to work in an office that looks old and unappealing? Over the past years companies and enterprises have started to realize that innovative work environments can keep employees around. If you’re willing to make office look good and modern by incorporating contemporary furniture and office perks, you’ll manage to appeal to the inner senses of your people.

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Plush rugs, soft pillows, comfy chairs, and sleek desks will surely convince your employees that working for you is a delight. Some other features you might want to have in mind are far as furniture is concerned are:

  • Aesthetics: Modular furniture is highly available nowadays, and its main benefits are sleekness, simplicity, and extremely easy maintenance. Besides, it’s also durable and has the ability to turn a usual, dull room into a very welcoming space. Most designs are sleek and light weight, guaranteeing that your office will look chic and appealing to all the people who visit your office.
  • Appeal: The best thing about modern furniture is that it’s available under a plethora of colors and designs that can easily convert the dullest office into a welcoming and relaxing space. Once you provide your office with the right design, your prospective clients will feel that everything can be handled with enthusiasm and zeal. You are also advised to combine several fabrics and colors so that you can create an unusual combination of furniture office that will bring you a lot of deals.
  • Comfort: We don’t even need to mention that comfort is of utmost importance for every business person who wants to make sure that his/her office will become more efficient. Nowadays, most companies ask their employees to work extra hours, which means that leaders should make sure that both tables and seats are as comfortable as possible. Nobody will accept to work in an environment that doesn’t even feature some basic working conditions.

Modular furniture suits limited spaces perfectly. You can turn to different cabinet types, where you can place a number of outlets, including printers and fax machines. After all, furniture was created to fulfill several requirements, including comfort and effectiveness.

Storing

If your office is small, you should definitely look for furniture that allows you to store all your things efficiently, providing you with everything you need without having to give up part of your belongings. For example, dark colors will make your room look even smaller, so you should definitely opt for white office furniture sets that feature upper cabinets. This way, you will make sure that you have enough storage space. The best part is that your accent pieces and books will look amazing on white shelves, and that you will definitely be envied for your choice.

Upper cabinets are a great choice when it comes to small offices that need to store a plethora of data and books. Thanks to outstanding modular furniture ideas you will manage to store everything that you need without having to cram your office with too many items. If you think your office isn’t functional enough, you can opt for movable pieces of furniture, which usually consist of a combination between desks and shelves. Believe it or not, this type of desk is so efficient that it can be used even as a room divider. Isn’t this the best illustration of human ingenuity?

Modern bookshelf designs are not just meant to hold your books. In fact, their purpose is to frame the overall space of your office thus reinforcing the general décor. Prior to selecting bookshelves for your office space make sure to think of the best way to incorporate the shelves in the available space.

Flexible office spaces

Managing and designing an office that hosts rotating employees (contractors, commuters and people with regular 9 to 5 jobs) can be extremely challenging. However, it often permits you to trim the space. A lot of companies think of modular workstations to have a compact work environment.

How to reinvent the cubicle – a circular design for a workstation can be beautifully tailored to an exact height; opt for curved walls made of acrylic, metal, or laminate, and don’t forget to think of an amazing design. Think of stations with their own electric system and allow your people to customize their space based on their own personal aesthetic. Circular workstations are like little isles where workers are at liberty to work in perfect harmony without being disrupted by what’s happening around them.

Breakout spaces – working 8 hours in a cubicle is certainly not healthy. Hence, managers should think of other types of office furniture that might satisfy the needs of their employees such as breakout spaces. These spots should be placed outside the office and must include comfortable sofa and coffee tables. As long as the space is relaxing you’ll manage to make your people work in harmony and have a good time working as well.

As you can see contemporary office furniture ideas are endless. Companies should really think about creating the perfect environment for their workers. How they can do that? It’s simple: they can opt for next generation furniture for modular workstations. When a workspace looks good and feels comfortable, people will love to come to work and clients will surely appreciate the modern design.

 

Garden Furniture that Creates a Perfect Space in Your Garden

Garden FurnitureBright blue skies, warm temperatures, and sunny days are kicking you out of the house. If you’re planning to hide from the world and pursue some genuine relaxation, you can always think of beautifying your garden furniture to make the space more appealing and comfortable. Short on space? No problem, there’s always room for innovative ideas to widen your patio. Are you tight on the budget? Use what you already have around the house for the makeover. No enough greenery? No worries; there are plenty of ingenious decorative ideas to bring your patio back to life.

Garden Furniture Design Ideas

  • Redwood furniture

Redwood is resistant to decay, warping, and shrinking, so it’s a classic choice for your outdoor garden furniture. A water-repellant finish that comes with a mildew cide will protect the wood and maintain its all-natural red color for an extended period of time. You may have to reapply the finish annually because the redwood bleaches when it is exposed in the sun.

  • Waterproof patio furniture

Fade and stain resistant acrylic fabrics are available in a plethora of colors and patterns, and they can be just as comfortable as indoor upholstery fabrics. Such furnishing can be easily maintained outside for the whole year, whether it rains, snows, or shines. Starting from a wrought-iron table with resin-treated bamboo seating to matching chairs and additional accessories, it’s important to go weatherproof if you want your garden furniture to last.

  • Cedar furniture

Northern white and western red cedars are well known for their resistance to insects and sturdiness. In time, the color will wear and the end result will be a silvery gray. Even though you can always provide the cedar with an unfinished appeal, it’s best to opt for a deep-penetrating stain using water-repellant additives and mildew cide to prolong the beauty.

  • Powder-coated furniture made of metal

Patio furniture made of aluminum has a long-lasting, tough, and ultimately, scratch-resistant surface. Resin and gauzily ground pigment are being sprayed over the electrically grounded piece in order for the charged particles to stick firmly to the surface. After spending some time in the curing over, the particles will merge and the end result will be a solid coating. The process is rather intricate and it will create an extremely durable surface using a plethora of interesting designs and colors.

  • Vintage-look wicker

Build a casual relaxation spot outside your house’s main living areas. Recycle and update old furnishings in order to match them with the exterior of your home. Wicker rockers will ensure your outdoor place looks informal and perfect for conversations will friends and family. Choose a neutral shade for the furniture to match it with your home’s façade and make sure not to expose the wicker to elements such as intense sun or rain; use it on patios that are sheltered.

Garden Furniture1Both wicker and look-alikes made of wicker are ideal for an outdoor garden area. Chairs are lightweight and easy to move, and the end result will surely appeal to your senses. Surprisingly, synthetic wicker is pricier than natural wicker, but it’s a lot more adaptable for outdoor use. Made of rustproof aluminum framing and moisture-proof resin, synthetic wicker has the ability to withstand harsh climates, while natural wicker is more vulnerable to wear and tear.

Outdoor furniture made of aluminum

The great thing about garden furniture is that we can find it in so many different styles and color palettes. Ultimately, it’s up to us to choose the type based on our own budget and personal preferences. Aluminum furniture for the garden, either cast in mold or wrought, looks pretty contemporary. It is lightweight and rustproof, and it comes with a baked-on, tough enamel finish. Generally, it’s pricier than iron. Search for heavy-gauge alloys, and if you don’t have a big budget at your disposal, look for tubular, hallow frames.

Creative Backyard Ideas

How to dress up your deck – did you ever think of giving your deck a complete makeover? How about adding a huge pergola covered in an abundance of plants and luxurious vines? Blend the structure of the décor with sleek outdoor furniture pieces, polish the space, and make it enjoyable.

Picture-perfect gardens – not everyone cares about their backyard. For some people, it’s just a space packed with random flowers and excess weeds. Don’t you want it to be more pleasing? Make your garden an extension of your home and in order to seem appealing, you may have to clean it up. Add texture to the outdoor space like stone or concrete to the flooring, and think of adequate furniture like metal tables and chairs that are waterproof and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

Garden Furniture2Design for comfort and sturdiness – there are plenty of ideas you can take into account for your garden décor. Whether you want to go for cast or wrought iron, aluminum, or traditional wood to keep things classic, always have an end goal: a comfortable design meant to emphasize peace and composure.

Your Garden, Your Outdoor Sanctuary

A beautiful home should be complimented by an equally beautiful garden. A lot of people see their backyards as their most intimate relaxation spots. Hence, picking the right furniture to create a perfect social space is paramount. Outdoor furniture such as chairs, coffee tables, hammocks, etc. must be smoothly blended with the rest of the décor. As an example, if your home is decorated in a vintage-like style, the outside area must have similar furnishings. Outdoor furniture that looks antique might seem like an excellent idea to make your patio look socially-appealing for your family and friends.

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  • Pick the best furniture

Are you hunting for the best garden furniture to fill that dull and unappealing space behind your house? If that’s the case, then you need to make the right choices. The variety of materials, colors and designs is endless, so all you need to do is make a decision. Don’t just think about décor though, and make sure the furniture you pick is weather-resistant.

  • What’s the purpose of your garden?

Prior to starting the remodeling process, think of a purpose. Do you want to make your garden socially active for your friends and family, or do you want to make it a playground for the kids? Assuming you’re going with the first option, it’s important to think about furniture size prior to picking the model.

  • Space measuring

Garden Furniture3Measure your garden to determine what type of furniture pieces fits best. You may love that full-sized coffee table from IKEA but if it doesn’t go well with the rest of the décor, it’s useless. Knowing the exact dimensions of the garden, as well as the style that could work with the rest of the garden will help you make the best choice. A word of advice: if your space is really small you can always think of multi-purpose garden furniture. For example, a hardy storage bench that is made of treated pine or teak can serve as a table, seat, or extra storage space for your cushions and wicker chairs.

  • Look for comfort and sturdiness

We all want to have garden furniture that can last for years without wearing off because of the weather. While that’s not possible, this doesn’t mean we can’t opt for the most durable materials. It’s important to think both ways: comfort and sturdiness are equally important. Whether you’re thinking of wood, plastic, metal, or additional synthetic options like resins, it’s paramount to think of optimal investments. Such pieces might cost more, but you’ll have them for extended periods of time without having to give up on the quality.

Is Your Outdoor Garden Social Enough?

A social garden is a practical garden. That doesn’t mean you are compelled to invest a fortune just to make it appealing, quite the opposite. There are plenty of ways to make your garden look social without breaking the bank. As long as you think about making your space seem durable yet attractive for the open eye, you’ll realize there are plenty of convenient options meant to help you make your garden look collectively appealing.

Garden Furniture4Nothing can influence your garden more than beautifully chosen colors. Think of shades that blend well with the rest of the décor, and bring your outdoor space back to life. Wicker furniture comes in a universal black color and that will give you the opportunity to add plenty of lively shades to block the black. Flowery cushions, yellow flower pots, fuchsia table cloths, and so on, are excellent choice to add a splash of color and make your outdoor space seem comfortable and relaxing.

As you can see there are plenty of ways to make your home garden look social and comfortable. The variety of material types you have at your disposal is endless, and there’s no need to invest a lot of money to beautify your garden. As long as you think of garden-appropriate furniture materials and lively colors, chances are you’ll successfully change the décor to 180 degrees.