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Maximalists, Mark Your Calendars: Gucci Decor Launches This September

At Gucci, more has always been more, and now the iconic designer fashion brand wants to burst out of your closet and exude its exuberant influence in every other room of your house with a new maximalist line of furniture and accessories, called Gucci Décor.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2017

Follow This Great Article About Furniture To Help You

Have you spent hours shopping for furniture but been unable to find what you want? How frustrating is it to settle for something that clashes with your decor? Would you like to become a more effective shopper? This piece is full of tips, so keep reading.

You always want to check the stability of any furniture you are considering buying. Sometimes, the furniture appears to exhibit quality and a great condition, but often this isn’t the case. Older furniture is usually plagued by two common problems – dry rust and rot.

When shopping for furniture for your living room, look for neutral colors, especially tans, grey, or black. When you select neutral furniture, it is a lot easier to change the look of a room by changing accessories or paint colors. That lets you change things for the seasons, for a great price.

Check out the legs of the piece you are considering. They must be heavy, solid and joined with the frame. Non-wood legs will scratch the floor and break easily. They will fail if they’re only nailed on.

If you are purchasing a sofa with a pattern, make sure the fabric is well-aligned. You may find the pattern askew at the seams if an item of upholstered furniture is cheap. Since you’re spending a bit of money for a new sofa, make sure that you’re getting one that’s aligned perfectly. If the quality of the tailoring seems poor, select a different sofa.

Consider furniture that is solid and durable. Avoid chests or drawers with pressed wood and go with those made of solid wood. The back should be made of plywood instead of that cheap composite or cardboard. Really take your time inspecting the furniture to ensure it is exactly what you want and well built.

When looking for furniture, opt for pieces that are made of durable material. This will save you money in the long run. Furniture is expensive, so choose items that will last. Go with materials that tend to last longer, such as metal or hardwood.

Always check online to begin your furniture shopping. While this isn’t a traditional way to purchase furniture, many online stores have better prices than physical stores. Many also offer free delivery. You could save a bit of money by shopping online therefore, you should always check it out.

The furniture in your home is what makes it more appealing. With quality furnishings, your home can look its best. You are now set on the road to being a great shopper, so get out there and put your new found knowledge to good use.


Step Up Your Storage: My Favorite Way to Organize Blankets & Throws (& More!) — Currently Obsessed

Anytime I can share a completely stylish way to store everyday items, I jump at the opportunity. Though certainly not a novel idea, using a simple rung ladder (either vintage or modern) is actually one of my favorite ways to organize blankets and throws in a living room or bedroom. They take up hardly any floor space the way a basket can, and turn your soft goods into decor all their own. Not only that, but they also work great in bathrooms to hold towels, magazines, even hooks with wire baskets. Clip a clamp light on one, hang your jewelry off of it…the sky is the limit with these versatile gems. Take a look at nine examples of these ladders in action.

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Posted on Jul 8, 2017

Make It Beautiful: How To Style the Perfect Entry Table — Surface Style

The entry in your home is a lot of things: it’s the first taste of sweet freedom when returning from a hard day’s work; it’s your landing zone for odds and ends like keys, mail and dog leashes; it’s where you do your “Did I remember everything?” check before heading out the door. Oh yeah, and the foyer is the only space that absolutely every guest sees of your abode, no matter how far you let them venture in. Your entryway, regardless of how large or basically non-existent it is, should be functional and beautiful. It should provide a glimpse into what’s shakin’ decor-wise in the rest of your living quarters.

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Posted on Jun 29, 2017

The Ultimate Home Decor Multi-Tasker: Folding Screens — Currently Obsessed

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There are some pieces of home decor that seem to make their way into every era of design. With each new decade or aesthetic trend, these pieces get new life, and such is the story with folding screens.

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Posted on Jun 27, 2017

Show Your Plants a Little Love: The Best Plant Stands for Every Budget — Annual Guide

Nothing livens up a room quite like a little greenery—and if you want your plants to have a little extra impact, or just a home that isn’t the corner of the coffee table, a plant stand is a good bet. (Plus, you won’t have to worry about runoff ruining your furniture.) We’ve gone on a hunt for the most stylish plant stands in every price range, to give your green babies a bit of a boost no matter your budget.

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Posted on Jun 27, 2017

Design Delivered: 9 Stylish Decor Sources Available on Amazon

Earlier this month, we reported that next year, you’ll likely be able to purchase all your IKEA needs without leaving the comforts of your Amazon home page. But until then, don’t forget that there are plenty of other great home decor and organizing brands to shop on the online mega marketplace. Sure, fine furnishings aren’t always the easiest to dig out of search results full of bear-shaped toilet paper roll holders and shell motif soap dispensers, but we hunted down nine solid storefronts to save you the time of scrolling through the bad and the ugly to get to the good.

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Posted on Jun 26, 2017

Pop, Fizz, Clink: You’re 5 Simple Steps Away From a Perfectly Styled Bar — Surface Style

Whether you’re working with a proper cart or just a makeshift surface, styling a bar area can be tricky. There’s a fine line between being totally casual, just throwing together your liquors, tools and glasses, and being overly fussy/overthinking the styling. Here, we give you the keys to putting together a cocktail corner that feels tightly edited, functional yet still incredibly beautiful.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2017

IKEA for Grownups: 5 Next-Level Scandinavian Shops

Although we would never want to put an age limit on shopping at everyone’s favorite Swedish superstore, a new study by the lending company Earnest found that IKEA’s popularity tends to drop off at around age 34. While definitely not the case for everyone, you may find yourself feeling like the affordable, functional pieces you picked up 10 years ago were great for the twenty-something you, but now you’re wondering, “What’s next?”. If you’re ready to expand your shopping horizons, but are still hooked on Scandinavian style, you’re going to love these five online shops.

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017

10 Affordable “Undercover” Favorites at IKEA Right Now — Cheap Thrills

It’s no secret IKEA is an amazing resource for thrifty furnishings and home decor. The robust super store has everything you could need to set up your home, though many items are incredibly recognizable. Sometimes, you just want something that looks nice, but doesn’t scream “I got this at IKEA!!!” Hold on to your hacked-FRAKTA hats , and discover our favorite 10 undercover home decor items to pick up right now at the Swedish retailer.

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Posted on Jun 20, 2017

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