Useful Cleaning Checklist for Your Living Room

Useful Cleaning Checklist for Your Living Room (2)

If Marie Kondo hasn’t gotten you in the mood for some serious Spring cleaning and decluttering, we’re here to help even more. Cleaning can sometimes be a chore, but if you love your home and the “stuff” (furniture and décor) in your home, I encourage you to take pride in it and tackle little bits every day.

Cleaning and tidying up a room will make you want to spend time there. It also helps you keep track of all your things and with kids in the house; it can help keep sticky fingerprints to a minimum. Because let’s face it, they are never truly gone, are they?

Next to the kitchen, the living room is one of the most heavily used areas so it makes sense to start your cleaning habit routine with this space. Whether you eat on the sofa or not, giving your living room regular attention can help you enjoy the room while getting longer life out of your furniture, and be guest ready at a moment’s notice.

We’ve pulled together a handy checklist to help guide you in your quest for a clean (and organized!) living room.

Daily

  • Before bed, each evening or first thing in the morning, re-set the living room (put everything where it belongs)
  • Spot clean as necessary (wipe up any spills or marks)

Once a Week

  • Straighten cushions & throws
  • Wipe down tables and surfaces
  • Vacuum and mop floors
  • Spot clean as needed
  • Dust lampshades, ceiling fans, vents, photos & décor items, including mirror

Useful Cleaning Checklist for Your Living Room

Once a Month

  • Dust & wipe down behind the TV (it’s amazing how much dust gets in with all those wires)
  • Wipe down & sanitize all remote controls (they are germ heaven!)
  • Dust & clean all photos & décor items, including mirrors
  • Dust moulding
  • Vacuum under cushions/in your sofa/chairs

Twice Yearly

  • Clean and condition any leather and/or wood furniture
  • Deep clean carpets and all upholstery, including curtains
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Touch up paint or wall cleaning as required

Doing little bits each day, especially putting everything back in its place, really helps when it comes time to actually cleaning. Why? Well, you can get right to work cleaning windows or polishing wood furniture rather than spending time “cleaning up” before you clean. It might not “spark joy”, but it sure will make your life easier (and cleaner!).

What is one of your favourite cleaning tips? How do you ensure your furniture gets the attention it needs?

Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert

The Benefits of a Signature Design by Ashley Headboard

The Benefits of a Signature Design by Ashley Headboard

So, you’re giving your bedroom a whole new look, a breath of fresh air, a total makeover. Do you have everything you need?

Fun furniture for lounging? Check. A functional place to display all your favourite knick-knacks? Check. A new mattress to step up your sleep game? Check. How about a headboard to go with it? Uhhh …

The headboard is an easily forgotten addition to your bedroom, but having one can make a big difference! Whether you’re worried about staying stylish or keeping as cozy as possible while you sleep, a new Signature Design by Ashley headboard will be there for you.

They’re Stylish

Signature Design headboards come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to suit any bedroom. Whether you like to keep it simple with a plain metal frame or want to lounge in luxury with a fully upholstered headboard, Signature Design by Ashley has options for you. If you have a small room, a sleek headboard with gaps you can see the wall though can actually make the room look more spacious. If you’re struggling to fill a larger room, a taller, heavier headboard can cozy up the room in no time.

A Queen sized, Gun metal colored, metal headboard with a Quarterfoil design.

They’re Comfortable

You might not be sleeping on it, but having a headboard can actually make your nightly rest much more comfortable. For one thing, those pesky pillows won’t slip through the crack between your bed and the wall anymore, so you can sleep a little more soundly. During the winter, a headboard also has the benefit of keeping you warmer. Cold air can seep into your house from the walls and putting a headboard between yourself and those chilly walls can keep you comfy all year round.

A headboard is also great for leaning up against if you’re doing some late-night reading or watching TV. Especially if you choose an upholstered headboard, you can get a little more back support and a little more comfort during your evening lounging hours.

Upholstered Headboard B390-457 - Signature Design by Ashley

They’re Easy to Clean

Over time, sleeping up against a bare wall can deal a lot of damage to the paint, and leave you with dirty, even stained walls. Especially if your walls are a lighter colour, sweat, heat, and nightly tossing and turning can leave your walls in desperate need of cleaning or even repainting. With a headboard between you and the wall, your paint is protected, and you have a much more easily cleanable (or replaceable) surface to work with.

Panel Headboard B315 by Signature Design by Ashley

They’re Good Luck

According to the principles of Feng Shui (the Chinese art of promoting positive energy flow through your living space), a headboard can have positive effects on your life and emotional state. A sturdy, wooden headboard without slats or holes is said to give your relationship a strong foundation, or if you’re single, attract a steady relationship. They’re also said to protect your sleeping head from stress and negative energy. Of course, science has yet to prove these claims, but you’ll never know for sure how a headboard will affect your emotional energy until you try one!

A headboard is a great addition to any home, and it might just be that finishing touch you’ve been looking for to complete your room makeover. For headboard options in any style, at any budget, come on down to our store! We have all the choices you could dream of, at prices that will make you pinch yourself. Visit our store or give us a call for more information today!

Alex, Your Furniture Expert

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Custom-Made Furniture

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Custom-Made Furniture

For most of us, a house is a long-term investment, both financially and emotionally. True, you’ll make changes along the way, even major ones, but you’re not likely to tear the whole thing down and rebuild from scratch. Our hope is that the structure we spend our lives in – our home – will stand the test of time.

In this day and age of the disposable, that yearning for something more durable and timeless can apply to furniture too. And so, if it’s furniture you seek that will stand the test of time, there’s no better choice than custom-made.

Never considered custom-made furniture? Well, if you’re looking for reasons, we’ll give you our top three.

Quality

Hands down, the most compelling reason to buy a custom-made piece is the quality. It out performs the prefabricated box store item by leaps and bounds.

Quality goes beyond basic construction; it’s infused into every detail including the basic ingredients. From the use of sustainable wood and fabric choices, to nontoxic glues and stuffing, custom furniture makers care about every aspect of the quality of their product.

Quality also means durability. Let me tell you a story. My mother has had the same sofa for over 30 years. In that time, it has witnessed our family’s history and, although it has required some upkeep, like a reupholstering and slight reshape to reflect changing tastes, it has endured gracefully. Through numerous holiday celebrations, family get-togethers, TV binge-watching marathons and even a marriage, that custom-made sofa my mother bought 30 years ago has been an investment that is still paying dividends in comfort.

Of course, custom furniture is pricier compared to the big box store variety that has quite literally been designed to fall apart in a fairly short period of time, so if you add up all those sofas you’ll be buying every eight to ten years, the custom-made option makes sound economic sense! Think of it as an investment in the quality of your life.

ELRAN 4022 Reclining Sofa (Large)

Unique/Personalized

Custom-made also means personalized. From shape and fabric, to colour and trim, every detail is according to your specifications, making it truly your own. Who wants their home to look cookie cutter, like it fell out the IKEA catalogue? No, you want to show your personality and unique style and custom furniture allows you to do just that.

Look for canadian upholstery brands such as Palliser, ElRan, and Decor-Rest to have access to a large selection of leathers, fabrics, and configurations and at dining room manufacturers like Canadel and Bermex for a complete customization of your dining room set.

Canadel Eastside Chair

Green

Beyond the fact that custom-made furniture is made to last, and therefore not likely to end up in a land fill anytime soon, something that cannot always be said about the product offerings by large retailers and manufacturers, it’s a greener choice by how it is made. In many instances, the materials used are obtained locally and from renewable sources, thereby reducing the carbon footprint through shorter transportation times and promoting a sustainable exploitation of the environment.

Local sourcing also means supporting the local economies, which means your purchase can represent a more ethical choice in that many of these companies also support fair wage policies for workers and are closely tied with their communities.

So, go ahead, buy custom-made for these reasons and many more! Your friends are sure to be “green” with envy.

Custom furniture is our speciality! Come in and speak to your local expert today.

Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert

Fall in Love with These Spring 2019 Interior Design Trends

Fall in Love with These Spring 2019 Interior Design Trends

Just like your wardrobe, your home can enjoy a bit of a spring update, and with the interior design and décor trends we’re seeing for 2019; it definitely won’t be hard to incorporate a few of your favourites.

The key in “décor trends” is to take those you love and toss the rest. Make your home your own by incorporating your unique style, family favourites, cherished heirlooms, and a few fresh updates so it doesn’t start to feel stale.

Trend #1: Sustainable Materials & Shopping

Think less is more with this trend. You don’t need 42 throw pillows or an overstuffed living room with too much furniture. Focus on what matters most and buy, use, and incorporate those things. Upcycle furniture to reduce what goes in the trash, or choose products that have been manufactured sustainably. Locally made Canadian furniture is a great option if this trend is one for you.

Trend #2: Nature-inspired

Bring the outside in! Add plants to your decor, blur the lines between outdoors and in with your furniture as well as through your fabric choices. We’re also seeing a big resurgence in floral fabrics and wallpapers.

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Dining Room by Reena Sotropa

Trend #3: Embrace Your Curves

Women have known this for years and we’re glad to see the interior design world has caught on. Curves are in! Curved furniture and uniquely shaped items are making a big statement in 2019.
Reena Sotropa Curved Chairs
Source: Reena Sotropa In House Design Group

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Trend #4: BIG and Bold

Patterned and bold backsplashes (goodbye boring white tiles) are back. So are BIG beds – upholstered headboards or giant four-poster beds, giving you a sense of comfort and cozy. We’re also seeing BIG bold colour choices (like black for a bathroom!) with walls going from basic white to literally everything in the rainbow. When it comes to art; more is more and the bigger, the better. Forget the gallery wall, how about a GIANT piece of art that dominates the entire wall?

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Trend #5: Mix ‘n Match

This is definitely a trend we see sticking around for a while. It works so well and really allows you to make your home your own. We’re seeing mixed materials, furniture styles, fabrics, colours, patterns, and even metals (goodbye entirely brassy rooms!).

These two rooms show us how individual this trend is. Both are mixing colours, fabrics, styles, and yet are completely unique.

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Trend #6: Acrylic

Acrylic furniture has been coming into the interior design scene for the past few years and for good reason. Acrylic is almost essential for small spaces since it gives us usable space without crowing our sightlines. Acrylic is also great as a foundation for your home decor to build up layers (see mix and match!) with vases, coffee table books, flowers, and more. This is one material trend we don’t see going anywhere anytime soon.

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Trend #7: Comfort is King

This is a trend we should embrace forever. Comfort is indeed King (or Queen!). Think comfortable sofas, chairs you want to spend hours in, soft carpeting underfoot, rooms that make you want to stay, linger, and enjoy.

This room incorporates many of the trends we’re seeing for 2019 in home décor, upholstered bed, wallpaper, bold use of colour, and oozing comfort.

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Which trend do you want to embrace in 2019?

Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert

Home Decor and Furniture Trends to Embrace in 2019

Home Decor Trends to Embrace in 2019

When it comes to our homes, there is nothing worse than having it look dated before you’ve even finished the remodel or renovation. The goal with any home should be to make it your own with items that make you happy (or spark joy as the kids these days call it); and allow you to function at your best because the furniture items you’ve picked for your home function in the way(s) you need them to.

When it comes to embracing “what’s on trend”, it doesn’t mean you should go rush out and buy everything you want, it means find the trend that speaks to you and embrace it for your home. With that in mind, let’s look at the three trend themes dominating the 2019 landscape.

Bold

Nothing says 2019 like a bold statement in home décor. Bold colours, bold colour combinations, and bold or unique shapes (including oversized!) are making a BIG BOLD statement in 2019.

This living room embraces a bold blue on the walls, a luxurious velvet chair, and a subtle round table to complete this look.

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This NYC PR agency meeting room is embracing the 2019 furniture trends in a big way. With a uniquely shaped sofa in the luxe fabric du jour “velvet”; this fabulous room has all the glam it needs. A round glass table in the centre brings the whole room together.

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This room adds a bold stripe to the wall and ceiling and a bold area rug to the floor. These two unique features bring a lot of personality to the room and while “on trend”, it definitely does not look ‘trendy’, which is a lovely balance.

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Bold colours, bold combinations of fabrics, and unique art & décor make this master bedroom a welcoming place with lots of personality.

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Luxe

The second big trend theme for 2019 in home furniture and home décor is “luxe” which includes luxurious fabrics, textures, and furniture. The epitome of this trend is a giant bold luxurious headboard in a bold velvet.

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Luxe of course can mean many things when it comes to 2019 home furniture trends, especially in bedrooms. Luxe is a feeling of comfort and luxury, but also a luxurious combination of fabrics and textures as well as mixed materials.

The unique shaped bench at the foot of the bed, the great combination of fabrics, textures, and sheens, and the oversized bed frame all speak to what’s trending in master bedrooms in 2019.

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This Miami home is everything “luxe”! It embraces the outside, unique shapes, unique textures, and combines them effortlessly to make this room very on-trend and timeless.

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As part of the luxury, we’re seeing a big trend for 2019 in all rooms, including the bathroom, with easily inserted electric fireplaces. By adding a functional element of warmth, it adds the luxurious ambiance any bedroom, living room, or bathroom could want.

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This bathroom fireplace makes the room both cozy and luxe at the same time.

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As so does this one, how luxurious….

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Space

The final trend theme for 2019 is “space”. Not outer space or anything astrological, we’re talking physical space in the form of space saving by selecting uniquely shaped furniture, or multi-functional items. Just look to each of the previous examples of luxe and bold themed trends and you’ll see space has somehow made its way into most of them!

This coffee table turned desk gives the person who works from home occasionally, the best home office without having a dedicated space for it.

Ashley Lift Top Cocktail Table

This kitchen banquette helps keep space use in check while adding a great place to sit, to store stuff, and to decorate with seasonal throw pillows!

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Even in this smaller sized space, the right furniture (and not too much of it!) combined with a great mixture of bold colours, luxurious fabrics, and uniquely shaped furniture make this a winning combination.

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This fabulous curved sofa is ALL. THE. THINGS. Isn’t is fabulous?

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Which 2019 home furniture and design trend will you be embracing this year? What speaks to your personal home style and brings you joy?

Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert

3 Expert Tips on Selecting Motion Furniture for Your Home

At the office it is all about leaning in, but at home is where we like to lean back. Sinking into your favourite chair or sofa at the end of the day is really the best cure around. Don’t you agree? Combine a comfortable spot with family or friends for football or family day gatherings with some good food and you’ve got it made in the shade.

When it comes to selecting the perfect chair, sofa, or loveseat it is definitely worth including recliners and motion furniture in your search. Not only are today’s modern motion furniture offerings stylish and sleek, but they are the perfect way to add even more comfort to your home theatre, family room, or man cave.

With that in mind, we’ve pulled together our top three expert tips on what to look for or think about when selecting motion furniture for your home.

1) Look for Canadian-made

When it comes to buying furniture (motion or not!) a big consideration these days is looking for Canadian-made products, including furniture. When shopping for high quality furniture items for your home it is always a good idea to look for Made In Canada companies.

2) Manual vs. Power Options

A key option offering in reclining or motion furniture is the choice between manual or power. A key factor in this decision is the room’s layout and your access to a power source. Sometimes the room makes the decision for you, and other times you have the choice between manual or power options and there are advantages to both.

Manual motion furniture options:

  • Allow you to place the furniture anywhere in any room without being restricted by power outlets or using or power chords;
  • Have fewer moving parts so there is less potential failure or warranty issues
  • Cost significantly less than their power option cousins simply because there are fewer motorized parts;
  • Are generally lighter than motorized options (easier to move);

Power or mechanical motion furniture options:

  • Modern long-lasting battery packs now allow many motion furniture options to have power, but no chord (except during charging) giving you the best of both worlds (power without restriction on placement).
  • Allow you to recline to any desired position, providing very specific comfort to anyone who sits and reclines to their desired position;
  • Are easier to use because there is less effort required on your part to recline;

3) Know All Your Style Options

What room will your new furniture be used in? Home theatres and man caves are the ideal spot for a selection of motion sectionals and chairs, perfect for watching the latest scary movie or big game. When it comes to living rooms and family rooms, other options that work well are reclining chairs, loveseats, and sofas. From leather recliners in the man cave to soft fabrics in the family room, the style options are endless in today’s recliners.

Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert

How to Use the Colour of the Year to Decorate Your Home

Every year Pantone releases its ‘colour of the year’ and it helps guide the trends we will see in our homes. Pantone is pretty much the entire world’s go-to-resource for colour matching, design, and colour trends. Each year they, along with other colour heavy hitters like Benjamin Moore, Para Paints, Sico, Sherwin Williams and other paint or colour companies pick a colour they think represents the year to come, what we’ll see in our homes, in our closets, and even in marketing and advertising.

When it comes to the Pantone colour of the year, it is as much political statement and thought-provoking as it is fluffy throw pillows. The colour Pantone has picked for 2019 is called Living Coral and this bright cheerful colour will be everywhere, if it isn’t already.

Described by Pantone as a happy and optimistic colour, Living Coral is a great way to infuse a little sunshine into your home furnishings.

Does this lively and slightly nostalgic colour speak to you? Want to use it in your home? We’ve rounded up some great examples of just how to use the colour of the year in your home:

This area rug combined with a simple throw and pillow is the perfect POP of colour for this navy and grey bedroom.

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This wing chair pair is really living a lively coral life.

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This coral ottoman is a great way to add colour and function to this wonderful living room space.

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How beautiful is this coral crib?
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Curtains and a pop of coral on the dining room chairs make for a great combo in this dining room.

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This cozy breakfast nook looks like a very happy place to enjoy food and company.

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The simple addition of this coral wallpaper really makes this transitional powder room extra special.
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We hope you are inspired to use the 2019 colour of the year in your home.

Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert

How to Save Money on Buying Furniture

Your home is an investment. It’s something you take care of and update over time, and hopefully something you love. I believe the things IN your home, like your furniture, should be no different. Each item should have purpose and function, and should also bring you joy.

When it comes to buying furniture, I like to think of my buying decisions as investments. My furniture needs to be sturdy and needs to be quality I can count on. With that in mind, here are my top tips for saving money on furniture while still making solid choices for now and the future.

1. Make a List & Do Your Research

Make a list of all the furniture items you want and need. Then list out what functions you want from all those items and any requirements (size, Canadian-made, etc) you might have. This is where it’s time to do some research and visit showrooms.

Check everything out and see who has the best furniture items to fit your needs (and wants). You might be buying your new leather sofa from one retailer and your new dining room table from another because of the pricing options, or floor model discounts available. This time spent scoping things out could mean big savings.

2. Special Promotions

Take advantage of special promotions like warehouse sales, floor model sales, and other discounts that aren’t part of a regular ‘sale’ schedule (like Boxing week). Even if floor models don’t have a discount marked on them, you can always ask! It’s also great to inquire about overstock or any warehouse sales coming up. Often times this is not something they promote in advance, but salespeople have the inside scoop and will often let you know.

3. Timing is Everything

Anyone who has been married for a long time knows that timing is everything. The key to success is knowing when the ‘right’ time is. When it comes to buying furniture, there are a few great times to seek out some extra discounts; new inventory rolls into retail stores in the spring, so check for sales and discounts in January and February. The end of the sales month is also a great time to see if that bedroom set you’ve had your eye on can get discounted in an effort to meet sales goals for the month. The answer is always no until you ask!

4. Call or Email

Ask sales people to call you if the item you are looking at comes on sale or is eligible for a discount. Or sign up for email alerts for store sales or promotions. Often times email subscribers get advance notice or extra incentives.

5. Delivery Included

Having delivery included in the purchase of your furniture item is a BIG savings. Not only are trained professionals going to get the furniture into your home in tip top shape (without breaking their backs), but you will also save the hassle of arranging for delivery, paying for it, or doing it yourself.

I hope these tips will help you invest in quality furniture while still saving some bucks.

Alex, Your Furniture Expert

5 Ways to Shop a Furniture Sale to Find the Best Deals

We all know quality furniture comes with a price tag, but there are lots of opportunities to get quality Canadian-made furniture on sale saving you a bundle. The trick is knowing when and how to score the best clearance deals.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our top five tips for saving on furniture (because who doesn’t love a deal!?):

1. Shop During Clearance Months

There are lots of ways to save money on bedroom sets, dining room furniture, a new sofa, and even a new living room set all year long (see our tips below), but the BEST opportunity to scoring a sofa on sale, or finding the best bedroom sets on sale it’s during clearance season.

Clearance season for furniture stores usually takes place during January and February in the winter; as well as July and August in the summer. Furniture retailers are clearing out inventory to make way for new stock and this is the perfect time for you to stock up! That leather sofa you’ve been eyeing will finally be on sale, so now is your chance.

2. Discounts on Floor Models

A great opportunity for savings on quality furniture all year long is by looking for discounts on floor models.

Retailers sell floor models at a discount at any time of the year, all you have to do is ask. If you can combine a floor model sale with an end-of-year sale, the chances for big discounts on your dream bedroom set are higher.

3. Damaged or Dented Items

Dents on dining room tables happen, we all know this. Usually each dent comes with a story around spilled Brussel sprouts or a homework assignment rather than ‘it came from the store like that’, but a small dent can mean big discounts. Sometimes the ‘damage’ is nothing you’ll notice like a bit of fading from the sun, or a small scratch on the base of a lamp, but if you can look past these or are handy yourself, these damaged or dented items can mean another opportunity for big savings on furniture.

4. Buy More, Save More (Bundles or Sets)

Ever heard the expression, “the more you spend, the more you save”? In the case of buying furniture on sale or at a discount, buying in bundles can save you a bundle. Bundling for deals on furniture doesn’t just mean buying bedroom sets either, ask about bundling a purchase of multiple key individual items like a sweet new leather sofa, a great guest bed, and the nesting tables your living room has been asking for.

5. Bargaining

And our final tip for savings on furniture is to ask about deals. The answer is always ‘no’ until you ask, so go ahead and ask. There are always clearance furniture items waiting for your bargaining power, you just need to ask.

Armed with your insider secrets to savings on furniture and finding the best deals, what’s the first new furniture item on your wish list?

Alex, Your Furniture Expert

Traditional or Contemporary Furniture – Which is Right for Your Style?

Traditional or Contemporary Furniture – Which is Right for Your Style

Would you consider yourself an old soul or a modern-day innovator? Whether you realize it or not, most people have a pull towards one or the other, which has a way of affecting their style. From clothing to furniture to house décor, your style is important, and understanding the difference between the two can help you figure out what you like and feel more confident about your purchases.

If you aren’t sure what types of furniture line up with your style, find out what traditional and contemporary furniture styles from Signature Design by Ashley would look better in your home and work best with your lifestyle.

Traditional: The Art of Mixing Well with Others

Traditional Sofas

If you’re an old-fashioned type of person, you’re probably somebody who enjoys a traditional aesthetic. This doesn’t necessarily mean worn down and ancient furniture. It can mean you particularly like ornate wood furniture, such as a cherry wood bookshelf or a coffee table designed with a unique flair. It can also mean you enjoy patterns and intricate details to give your home a classic look.

Traditional style generally stays away from bright colours. You’ll never find a neon green couch or a jewel-toned colour anywhere. The vibe of the room should be calm and casual. Neutral colours such as grey, beige, and soft blues are always preferred in a traditional room.

One of the best things about traditional furniture is that each piece can easily fit into any style room. Throw a traditional coffee table into a modern-esque room and it won’t stand out. Throw a cozy chair in a rustic space and it will blend right in. Traditional furniture has a knack of mixing well with others. And if you’re looking for furniture to blend in, we’ve got the traditional Signature Design furniture in store that’ll help do the job perfectly.

Contemporary: The Art of Standing Out

Contemporary Sectional by Signature Design

Contemporary furniture styles are all about clean lines without the frills, and neutral hues with a pop of colour throughout. Simplicity is key when it comes to contemporary styles. It wouldn’t be a normal contemporary room if any of the furniture was bulky, so be sure to keep your furniture silhouettes looking slim.

Like traditional, contemporary sticks to neutral colours, but differs by throwing in a bold and vibrant shade in every once in a while. Imagine walking into a room with pure white walls, but a cobalt blue ottoman sitting between two grey sofas. Pretty striking, huh? That’s contemporary in a nutshell. Just be sure not to go overboard with too many different bright colours in the same space because that can make the room look busy.

Of course, when it comes to traditional and contemporary pieces of furniture, it’s not always a one or the other sort of deal. There are plenty of ways to mix the two together! So, if you happen to be on the lookout for some contemporary or traditional furniture, stop by our store to find a large variety from Signature Design by Ashley just waiting to fit into your home today! We’d be happy to help you figure out which style you’re going for and which Signature Design pieces will fit perfectly in your layout.

Alex, Your Furniture Expert