How to Pumpkin Spice Up Your Space

If you love Halloween, changing leaves, and sipping pumpkin spice lattes, fall is probably your favorite time of year, so make sure you put away those bright pops of summer color and get ready to decorate with crisp, autumnal tones to celebrate the turn of the season. Sweet cinnamon and nutmeg notes in warm, flavorful coffee is our inspiration for designing the perfect pumpkin spice-inspired space, so follow these tips and tricks to make sure your room is ready for the autumn chill. Sip your pumpkin spice latte and feel at peace.

Incorporate industrial and rustic furniture.

In your pumpkin spice space, weathered or reclaimed furniture is the perfect start when decorating for fall. Leave modern furniture behind, and opt for antique-inspired rustic wood and galvanized metal pieces with natural or distressed finishes to convey salvaged sophistication. There’s something comforting about furniture with a past, and the Front Door loves this look for fall since its reminiscent of the homey, simple life in the country and good times with family and friends. Add the Julie Floor Lamp from Furniture Row for rustic lighting in your space.

Add autumnal shades of orange and neutrals.

Nothing reminds us of fall quite like orange does, so don’t forget to use this festive hue in your home. Just like the changing leaves, shades of autumnal oranges will look cozy in your home, and add warmth when paired with sophisticated neutrals like gray, beige, cream, or navy blue. The pinstriped Ascot Accent Chair from Furniture Row pairs beautifully with the Seneca Pillow in copper orange in our pumpkin spice space.

Coziness is key.

The weather gets chillier in the fall, so by adding various textures and layers to your space, you’ll create extra warmth. Cable-knit throw blankets, rugs, faux fur pillows, and curtains are an inviting contrast to the rustic wood and metal furniture and add softness you need to snuggle up and enjoy your pumpkin spice latte. Candles and lanterns for cozy lighting are also important for setting the ambiance.

Harbor the harvest.

Lastly, make sure you make your fall-inspired space festive by adding accents! Nothing says fall like pumpkins, squash, and haystacks. Get creative with a cornucopia of accessories like wicker or rattan baskets, painted pumpkins, plants, flowers, fruit baskets, and foliage prints and pottery to remind your guests of the changing seasons.

Voila! Your pumpkin spice-inspired space is finished. We know you’ll fall in love with this unique style.

Trend Alert: Sunrise Rejuvenation Decor

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to let the sunshine in! Decor featuring shades of orange such as grapefruit and peach make the room pop with new life. Tones of olive help anchor the vibrant orange decor creating balance and harmony. If you’re looking for a way to welcome spring into your home decor, the Viceroy Accent Chair is perfectly on trend.  Olive toned staples like the Feather Micro-Fiber Pillow in Green, and a stylish Fiddle Fig Tree tie the sunrise rejuvenation room together. The fiery hues of orange and earthy olive combine well with metallic accents like the Lighthouse Glass Table Lamp for a bold and luxurious ambiance.

Brighten the living room with sunrise rejuvenation tones.

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Get the look: Fiddle Fig Tree, Draper Floor LampMagnolia Sofa, Copper Reflection Framed Print, Feather Micro-Fiber Pillow in Green, Newport Chests, Orange Star Fire Allium in Glass, Marbella RugGia Round Coffee Table, Pebbled Platter, Viceroy Accent Chair

Wake up revitalized with a sunrise rejuvenation themed bedroom.

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Get the look: Viceroy Accent Chair, Newport ChestsAlexis Candle HoldersLighthouse Glass Table LampNantucket Panel BedPerrett Mirror, Mama Lama, Orange Star Fire Allium in Glass, Marbella Rug, Feather Micro-Fiber Pillows in Green.

Modern Farmhouse Staples We Love

Love is officially in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Cupid stuck us with his arrow, and we’ve fallen head over heels for these modern farmhouse staples from Furniture Row. We’ve rounded up the essentials we’ve been swooning over since they hit the floor at Furniture Row. Modern farmhouse staples are major pieces of furniture that tie the room together. These timeless furnishings are a great place to start if you’ve been wanting to breathe fresh air into your home with the modern farmhouse look. Warm neutrals and whites like the Reverie Accent Chair come to life with pops of bold blue and brown accents like the Sussex Panel Bedroom Group. Whether you are looking to bring the modern farmhouse look into one space or all aspects of your home, these everlasting staples will set the tone for a truly lovely home.

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Interlude 5 Pc. Dining Set

Imperial 3 Pc. Sectional

Taylor Accent Chair

Ventura Sofa

Sussex Panel Bedroom Set

Mystic Sofa Chaise

Lake House Parsons Side Chair

Bridgeport Dining Set

Modern Farmhouse Accent Chair

Chloe Panel Bed

Chandelier 2 Pc. Sectional

Reverie Accent Chair

Magnolia Home Swedish Oval Dining Set

La Jolla Upholstered Bed

Sedona 5 Pc. Dining Set

Nantucket Panel Bed

 

Step Inside the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Colorado Springs

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The 2017 Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home and its furnished interior design, compliments of Furniture Row and Denver Mattress, are finally complete! Located just northeast of downtown Colorado Springs in nearby Falcon, Colorado, this dream home is nestled in the Banning Lewis Ranch Homes subdivision off a road with a spectacular mountain backdrop of the Rockies including Pikes Peak. This beautiful St. Jude home built by Covington Homes is 3,500 square feet full of open-spaced bliss with four bedrooms and three baths.

With a spacious modern-inspired kitchen with a gray wash floor and tile backsplash, oversized windows, a large basement area, and an open floor plan concept that includes a large living and dining room area, this year’s St. Jude Dream Home has room for all your furniture, guests, and then some! This year marks the ten-year anniversary of Furniture Row giving back to St. Jude’s, so enter a chance to win this luxurious brand new home and support an important cause.

Barbara Chandler, a Buyer and Designer at Furniture Row, has made sure the St. Jude Dream Home reflects the most popular of design trends to get everyone excited about the opening, but she says the real joy of decorating the home is knowing she gets to help families in need.

“Furniture Row as a company has family values and does a lot of humanitarian projects, which is very near and dear to what Furniture Row is about. Our company feels like its good to give back. The cost of one home that we raffle off doesn’t even cover the cost of one day of hospital operation. The hospital is run solely on donations and homes are being built all over the country, but they still need all the support they can get,” she said.

So make sure you buy your tickets now, and have the chance to win the home or other awesome prices for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Tours of the house will run from May 6th to June 11th on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5 pm. The winner will be announced on June 16th, 2017.

UPDATE: The last chance to see the house, reserve your tickets, and enter to win the $10,000 Furniture Row shopping spree before the giveaway is during extended open house dates on June 13-15th from 9 am to 7 pm. 

To view the complete home with a 3D experience and interactive shopping, click here.

Office

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When you first enter the St. Jude Dream Home, the hallway opens instantly to reveal a spacious home office with an adjacent bathroom. Large oversized oval windows allow light to fill the room, while convenient storage pieces such as an oversized cabinet with shelves and sliding doors are perfect for all your books, supplies, and more. Charming Magnolia Home furniture and accessories add rustic farmhouse appeal, and the tree decals on the walls and potted plants in vases and wicker baskets provide the perfect workspace oasis so that you can bring nature indoors.

Living Room

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Nothing adds cheer and light to a room like a bright pop of sunny yellow, and that’s what Chandler had in mind when designing the living room of the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home. In fact, she liked it so much she added pale yellow to almost all the rooms.

“I chose yellow because spring has sprung, and I feel like pops of yellow are coming out of winter. Yellow is fresh and fun and that’s why I chose it. I wanted to do yellows and grays and gray is such an on-trend color right now, and I could’ve done all grays but that would be a bit boring, so I felt like the yellow would pop it up a bit,” Chandler said.

To tone down the yellow in the accent pillows and ottoman, Chandler also added neutrals like black and gray that also help modernize the farmhouse look. The stylish black wingback accent chair with nailhead trim is a striking contrast to this light, airy, laidback living room setting and gives the space the dramatic, sleek touch its looking for.

Kitchen and Dining Room

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The farmhouse fresh look of Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Home collection is everywhere in the kitchen and dining room, but Chandler also says the space is also modern. A vintage metal linen cabinet holds dainty dishware and a cream farmhouse table gives the room provincial refinement, while the kitchen boasts sleek black cabinets, white marble countertops, and retro metal barstools.

Master Bedroom

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The master bedroom is Chandler’s favorite room in the house, and it’s no surprise!

“I do like the master bedroom because of the window treatments and the amazing bed that’s in there. It’s just really soft and it looks like that’s where you go to relax and unwind at the end of the day. It’s so elegant,” she said.

Soft touches of sunshine yellow in the fabric help add color to the sophisticated bedroom with a cream tufted and upholstered sleigh bed, making the room feel completely elegant.

Basement Living Room

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An oversized basement is always a bonus, and there’s just enough room in the St. Jude Dream Home for another living area! Complete with a rustic wooden entertainment wall and a plush brown Italian leather sofa group, the downstairs den is perfect for move nights and casually unwinding.

Basement Recreation Area

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Keep your kids’ clutter at bay and give them a space to let their imaginations soar away from the dining table upstairs with their very own workspace area that’s perfect for arts, crafts, and more with a downstairs recreation area! Furniture with lots of drawers such as the Magnolia Home Bin Chest has room for everything you need to stay organized and the industrial Aldo Metal Chairs provide studious comfort you need for playtime and socializing.

Boy’s Bedroom

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Two bedrooms occupy the basement, and this large room to the left is just right for a little boy. Rustic wooden bedroom furniture will gorgeously withstand the test of time as your little one grows older and he will love the storage features perfect for games and toys.

Girl’s Bedroom

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Feminine and sweet, this downstairs bedroom to the right is pretty enough for a princess. A frilly white bedspread on a sweet white poster bed with a matching vanity looks charming and sophisticated and your little girl will feel like a grown-up with her very own space. Accents in light pink shades are the perfect girly touch, and even mom will want to sink her toes in the pink plush rug!

Outdoor Patio

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Walk into an outdoor haven with a versatile and comfortable outdoor patio group that will allow you relax with family and friends when the weather’s nice. For an exotic touch, add Moroccan or tribal-inspired patterned pillows and a bright rug for some summer color. Colorado Springs gets a lot of sunshine, and the patio out back from the dining area is perfect for sipping cocktails, barbecuing, or just kicking up your feet.

Style Focus: Daring Mid-Century Modern Living Room

When it comes to interior decorating, are you fearless with some outgoing attitude? If so, you might want a room that’s as fiery as your unique personality, so decorate your space to represent you! Create your own daring mid-century modern living room with unique and bold furniture and decor. Furniture Row has just the pieces to master the look and reflect your own unique personality, so explore the decor and furnishings below to see if this style focus will work in your space!


SHOP THE LOOK: Edge Sofa $2,184, Draper Floor Lamp $141, Bryce Metal Cabinet $284, Marco Eggshell Platter $56, Ellen Accent Chair $474, Colton Bookcase Cabinet $426-$711, Crosstown Harbor Print $122, Red Burlap Trim Pillow $34, Orbit Table Lamp $56, Chevron Cabinet $331-$616, Granada Nomadic Rug $331-$711


DARING MID-MOD LIVING ROOM BASICS:
Color Palette: Red, Black, Tan, Gray, Silver, Off-White
Decor Themes: Industrial Accents, Bright Color Contrast, Items Inspired by Movement, Mid-Century Modern Style, Moderate Sized Furniture, Fiery, and Bold

Industrial Accents

If you’re a bit daring, explore one of the hottest design trends, and accent your space with industrial flair. Accent furniture made of metal with casters, wheels, or other innovative features will look original and catch the eyes of your guests. Your friends know you’re a go-getter, so give your living room some attitude with a reclaimed metal and wood side table or cabinet that is sure to be a conversation piece. If you don’t want to overuse metal, metallic accents in silver and bronze will also look bold, capture attention, and fit in perfectly with this decor style’s modern edge.

Items Inspired by Movement

You’re always on the go and garnering energy for your next activity, so choose items in your daring mid-century mod living room that inspire movement and give you the energy boost you need. A floor rug in an intriguing geometric pattern will make your room feel alive, or a funky print will give your wall a boost of refreshing attitude.

Let Loud Color Amplify

Don’t stick to just metallics and neutrals. A bright fiery shade such as red or orange will look radiant and one-of-kind when used in a daring mid-century modern living room. Accent furniture, throw pillows, accessories, and other small items in a lively hue will intensify your room and give it that loud punch you want others to notice.

Mid-Century Modern Appeal

Finally, daring mid-century modern living room wouldn’t be complete without some inspiration from the past, so embrace your love for retro flair and choose large furniture with splayed spindle legs, architectural design, clean simple lines, and organic wood for a look that’s a blast from the past.

Choosing a room that’s uniquely you is important, so embrace your fiery attitude, and be daring with design!

Want more mid-century modern styling for other rooms in your house? Check out this article: Mad for Mid-Century Modern: A Room-by-Room Guide.

How to Style Your Sofa with Throw Pillows

We love home accessories in any form, but one of our favorite accents is throw pillows. It sometimes can be difficult to choose the best set for your living room, so the Front Door has decided that we would give our viewers the run-down on how to style your sofa with throw pillows perfectly! From mixing and matching patterns to color palettes, we got you covered.

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Mix-and-Match Patterns for Throw Pillows

A sectional or sofa looks best when the throw pillows include a variety of patterns. Some patterns to consider are florals, geometric, paisley, ogee, stripes, or solids. Having several different patterned throw pillows on the same piece of furniture adds depth, dimension, and visual interest. The main piece of advice when choosing mix-and-match patterns is to vary the scale of the print between large and small scale. For a complete list of pattern names, check out this article.

Colors and Textures for Throw Pillows

Make sure to edit the color palette for your throw pillows to three or four colors. Draw inspiration from other elements of your family room such as art, rugs, and various decor to get a cohesive look. You shouldn’t try to match the sofa exactly – contrast is key! If you are using several solids, try to use a variety of textures such as fur, velvet, cotton, linen, or silk. You’ll want to spread our colors and textures evenly along your couch. Don’t put a matching set right next to each other if you want a sophisticated aesthetic.

Number of Throw Pillows

Always try to use an odd number of accent pillows for your sofa or sectional. Typically, you’ll want 5-7 pillows for a sectional, and 3-5 pillows for a sofa. Don’t overdo it – If you choose too many plush accents, you can overwhelm a space. Also, you want to leave enough room for your family and friends to sit comfortably.

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Shop the Look: Kala Tide Pillow, Micro Velvet Pillow in Green, Shambala Indigo Pillow, Faux Fur Pillow in White, Micro Velvet Pillow in Navy

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Shop the Look: Burlap Trim Pillow, Faux Fur Pillow, Kantha Stitch Pillow, Bancroft Brick Pillow, Micro Velvet Pillow in Dark Gray

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Shop the Look: Kala Warm Pillow, Seneca Pillow, Regal Saffron Pillow

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Shop the Look: Seneca Pillow, Meridian Pillow, Loopty Loo Pillow

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Shop the Look: Brandon Brick Pillow, Faux Fur Pillow in Brown, Micro Velvet Pillow in Burgundy

 

Staff Furniture and Decor Picks: Meet Shelby, Social Media Coordinator

Meet Shelby, the Social Media Coordinator at Furniture Row and contributor to the Front Door. Today, she shares her role on the team and inspires our readers with her favorite furniture and decor. You won’t be able to get enough of her contemporary rustic style!

FRONT DOOR STAFF PICKS

Front Door: How do you describe your signature design style?

Shelby Peterson: My signature style is something along the lines of contemporary rustic. I love the rugged, natural beauty of woods, and I enjoy simple neutrals that will stand the test of time. 

FD: What color, pattern, or texture do you find yourself turning to again and again? Why are you drawn to them?

SP: Currently, I find myself turning to white pieces. My home is small (750 sq ft. to be exact), so bringing in lighter colors helps open up the rooms. Plus it’s a perfect transitional color from room to room, so if I choose to change up some decor, it’s easier to find pieces to coordinate. I find my eye wandering to metallics as well. I’ve always been intrigued with sparkle, and I’m sold on gold enhancing the warmth of a room and adding fun accents! 

FD: What element of a room do you recommend starting with and why?

SP: I think it’s important to start and choose the main pieces of the room and work around that. For example, I started with the sofa in my living room. I chose a neutral gray couch because of the timeless appeal, and it’s something that I can coordinate as my style and trends change.

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FD: What’s your favorite space in your own home?

SP: My favorite space in my home is my living room. My fiance and I moved into our own place a little over a year ago, and since then I’ve been working on the space and design to make it feel like home. It looks very similar to my furniture picks with a mix and match of woods, unique gold accents, and soft neutrals of white and gray. 

FD: Where do you get your inspiration for interior decorating?

SP: I am one of the only staff members of the Digital Content department that is a Colorado native. Born and raised in Colorado, my design style has always been inspired by the magnificent beauty that this state has to offer, and my heart will always belong here! 

FD: What is your position and what does this entail?

SP: My position is the Social Media Coordinator – this entails implementing and executing social posts across a variety of channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. So, when you see a post on your feed from Furniture Row or any of its brands – including Furniture Row Racing – it is most likely coming from myself, my co-worker Rose, or my manager, Debra.

FD: What’s your favorite part of your job?

SP: Hands down my favorite part of the job is the ability to be creative. There is a wide variety of creativity and passion in this industry, and since starting with Furniture Row, my passion for interior design has only grown. 

Studio Apartment Layout Guide

In today’s busy cities, a lot of space is hard (and expensive) to come by. Many apartment complexes alleviate this problem by offering studios to their patrons. A one-room home is quite stylish in urban markets, but sometimes it can be difficult to set up your furniture in a way that maximizes space and defines separate activity areas. Below, find four functional and fashionable arrangements with this studio apartment layout guide.

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Entertainer

The first studio apartment layout is for the person who likes having guests over. This setup allows for separate living and sleeping spaces by placing a divider between the bedroom and the living-dining area. If you own the condo, this can be achieved by installing drywall. If you are renting, get creative by placing bookcases, screens, or even curtains between the two “rooms.” Sliding doors or tapestries allow you to close the space off when you have company, and open it up when you are alone and don’t need the barrier. In this studio, there is a dining area with a standard dining set near the living room. If your spot is smaller, achieve the look with a scaled counter height group or a drop leaf table that can be pushed against the wall.

Bachelorette Pad

In this chic studio apartment layout, refined style is key. The “bedroom” is complete with a sophisticated dressing area and vanity. It effortlessly opens to the “living room,” where a TV could be placed atop the dresser.  In a studio apartment, there often isn’t enough space for a lot of furniture. In this arrangement, we substituted clothes storage for a television stand, and the vanity doubles as a desk. When considering your own studio apartment layout, think about your needs, and get creative with multipurpose furnishings!

The Living Room Lounger

If you couldn’t live without your big comfy couch, larger than life television, and extensive movie and video game collection, this studio apartment layout is for you! The “living room” is the main focus of this small space, and is the first thing you see when you come in. A large sofa, armchair, coffee table, and television stand comfortably fit, creating a relaxing oasis for you to kick back and relax. The bed is pushed far into the corner but still opens up to the living space, offering additional seating and allowing you to still view the television.

Student Life

If your life is dedicated to school or work, you will need a desk in your tiny space. This studio apartment layout allows you to get the job done right. With a designated workspace, your life will be much easier, and the open floor plan allows you to not feel cramped. If you need more surface space, an L-shaped desk or a U-shaped desk also would look fabulous in this furniture arrangement. If it has an open design, it can also provide a space to dine after a long day’s work. You also could consider getting a large coffee table with a lift top to give yourself an alternate space to get work done from the sofa.

Download Studio Apartment Layouts now.

Shop all furniture from Furniture Row here.

Be sure to check out our Bedroom Layout Guide and Living Room Layout Guide for even more inspiration!

Style Focus: Cool and Contemporary Living Room

If you are looking to create a cool and contemporary living room, Furniture Row has just the pieces to master the look. We’ve combined sleek forms with sophisticated finishes for a space to reflect your own unique personality. Explore the decor and furnishings below to see if this style focus will work in your own home!

Cool and Contemporary Living Room

 


SHOP THE LOOK: Nickel Arc Lamp $199, Quartz Gold Foil Lacquer Print $49, Bastien Vases $44-$64, Gray Aria 3 Pc. Sectional $1199, Teal Hilton Accent Chair $249, Allure Coffee Table $199, Lavita Expanse Rug $299-$599, Magnolia Home Framework Desk $399, Galvanized Trolley $139, Modern Sculptures $29-$36


COOL AND CONTEMPORARY LIVING ROOM BASICS
Color Palette: Blue, Blue-Green, Gray, Black, Silver
Décor Themes: Unique and Trendy Decor, Modern, Futuristic, Separate Social and Personal Spaces, Creative and Stimulating Workspaces, Open Spaces, Minimalist, Cool Colors

Unique and Trendy Decor

If your style focus is cool and contemporary, your aesthetic may be seen as eccentric and original. People often call you a trendsetter in all areas of your life, including home furnishings and decor. Decorate your home with unique items with a modern or futuristic feel.

Separate Social and Personal Spaces

If you gravitate towards a cool and contemporary living room, make sure you create a space to have stimulating conversations as well as places to have alone time to recharge and restore your energy. Try to incorporate areas to socialize as well as personal spaces where you can be away from the hustle and bustle.

Creative and Stimulating Workspaces

A cool and contemporary living room has an airy sophistication. Therefore, the intellectual person that styles their space in this way needs mental stimulation to reach their maximum potential. Within your home, make sure that there are plenty of workspaces where you can express your creativity, problem solve, or explore hobbies and passions.

Cool Colors and Open Spaces

If you feel drawn to a cool and contemporary living room, you may detest feeling limited or constrained. To avoid feeling stifled, make sure you leave plenty of space for movement. This type of decorator will appreciate open floor plans, minimalist design concepts, and rooms with an airy feel to them. An ideal color palette for a cool and contemporary living room is blue, blue-green, gray, black, and silver.

*Prices listed are subject to change. Check www.FurnitureRow.com for current prices.

Pick Your Personality with Accent Tables

You don’t have to have style-influenced furniture to get the trendsetting room you want! If you’re tired of your living space’s design or have basic furniture that needs a little something extra, you don’t need much to make a fresh, fun new interior design change. Accent tables are a great way to style a sofa side or empty corner, and with the right accessories to match, you can give any room a new punch of personality and save money on replacing large furniture. Furniture Row has a variety of accent tables for any style you choose, so mix and match and explore the wide range of possibilities!

Watch the neutral beige upholstered Laguna Accent Chair fit effortlessly into a brand new design look inspired by the popular decorating trends of today, and find the accent table and style that fits you.

Rustic Farmhouse

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If you want to bring sweet countryside charm to your living space, then decorate with rustic farmhouse style in mind. Neutral shades like cream, beige, brown, and wood with distressed wash finishes, organic textures, and simple farmyard-inspired accessories look organic and exude homespun simplicity that will make any room naturally beautiful.

Next to the Laguna, the Meadow End Table features antique two-toned elegance for a cottage-inspired appearance that looks farm fresh. The Cecilia Table Lamp boasts a rustic whitewash finished base to complement the cream floral print shade while the white ceramic Tobian Pitcher holds fresh cut flowers for even more beauty. On the Laguna. the natural colored Burlap Trim Pillow is reminiscent of a barnyard burlap sack and the distressed whitewash Wooden Trug also reminds us of the simple life on the farm. Lastly, the chalkboard typography Beautiful and Whole Heart Framed Prints on the wall add the perfect touch of country charm.

Bold Eclectic

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Get a boost of color and personality with bold eclectic style! Your walls don’t have to be vibrant in order to get the liveliness of this fun design trend. Summery bright hues mixed with metallic accents will pack a punch in any room and will add attitude to neutral shades and white walls. Accessories should also be fun and whimsical. The less boring, the better!

With the beige Laguna at its side, the bright coral Paige Accent Table is quite the spunky side table. Intricate latticework and a hexagonal prism shape make this accent table unique enough to draw in many admirers. Matching bright hues on the beautiful watercolor-inspired Element Dance Canvas complete the color scheme, while funky gold accents like the Facet Table Lamp and Gold Ikat Pillow introduce metallic shine. For our whimsical accessory, the white ceramic Mama Llama is the unique artifact your guests will adore. Bold eclectic style sure is exciting!

Industrial Chic

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Lastly, bring trendsetting design to your home with industrial chic style! Exposed metal in a room is a unique decorating statement that will add edginess and innovativeness to your living space. To incorporate industrial style, make sure the focus in your room is on the materials and structure instead of rich fabrics and bright colors.

To give the Laguna some industrial chic personality, we paired it with the funky metal Inverness Crank Accent Table, a stand-alone conversation starter piece. Light fixtures inspired by inventions past such as the Bell Jar Table Lamp on the Ponderosa Wall Ledge and the Watson Round Accent Lamp on the accent table feature an exposed Edison-style light bulb for added originality. Accessories such as the light blue Tuning Pillow and Washer Hurricane feature geometric patterns for some eye-catching design. On the wall, the Preserved Architecture Canvas boasts the historical image of an antique iron fire escape for the finishing touch.

No matter what style you choose, there’s an accent table for you. Happy decorating!

Color Wheel Basics: How to Pick Color Schemes for the Home

Decorating your home is no easy feat, and when it comes to choosing paint colors, it can already be hard enough to pick and choose which hues work for you. There are so many different shades, so how it possible to narrow down which ones go great with your furniture and unique design style? The Front Door is here to help! No matter what color you want to start with, there’s a color scheme that will help you figure out that wall color and matching accents to help pull the room together. Stick to this color coordination guide using hues from the color wheel and you can’t go wrong. These are scientifically proven to be eye-catching, so you won’t have to worry about mismatching. Say goodbye to neutrals, and open up your horizons to the world of color!

The Main Color Schemes

It might be a refresher, but before we get started, here’s a recap of the basic color wheel.

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The Primary Colors

When you think of the primary colors, memories of learning about red, blue, and yellow from kindergarten come to mind, and you’re not wrong. These are the main hues on the color wheel we need in order to create any other color, so these basic colors are a great foundation for any room. Whether you want to work in a bright red or introduce a calming blue, using a primary color can boost your room’s energy and guarantee that it will be attractive to all.

The Secondary Colors

When we mix two of the primary colors on the color wheel, we get secondary colors. Orange, green, and violet are the next basic colors on the list and they are great for complementing or contrasting the primary colors.

The Tertiary Colors

Last but not least, the tertiary colors are created when we mix secondary and primary colors. There are six tertiary colors that finish the color wheel and create a diverse range of rainbow hues to work with when decorating your home.

Now that you know the basics, take a look at the common color schemes below and design your room like a pro!

Analogous

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For the first color scheme on our list, simply use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create an easy design that looks neat and comforting. Analogous color schemes are harmonious and organically aesthetic since you can find them most often in nature. Choosing three to five analogous colors creates a diverse range in hues that can work from a red-orange to deep violet or from sunny yellow to a calming teal blue. No matter what color you start with, decide which direction you want to go, and there are endless possibilities!

For our analogous room, we started with dark indigo and added hues to get to a vivacious lime green for an eclectic cool-colored scheme! The dark blue Aria 3 Pc. Sectional and Aria Ottoman included patterned accent pillows with various shades of green and blue that matched the Aria Accent Chair, creating an easy start to using this analogous scheme. For other matching accents, we added the Dawn Discovery I and II Canvases and a green Torino Ombre Rug to complete the cool-toned room and painted an accent wall pale blue to create some light balance.

Other items shown: Facet Table Lamp, Facet Accent Lamp, Pass Through Vases
For more analogous color scheme items, add the: Narrow Bottle Vase and Taj Candleholders.

Complementary

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Next on the list, the complementary color scheme simply utilizes pairs of colors which, when combined, cancel each other out to create a blackish or whitish gray since they are exact opposites on the color wheel. The basic complementary color pairings are red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and violet. Using a complementary color scheme from the color wheel is fun and easy to use in the home to create a natural balance between a cool color and a warm color for some eye-catching results.

For our complementary room, we chose a child’s bedroom to explore the beautiful combination of bright yellow and various shades of violet. The walls are a lovely shade of lilac that is naturally feminine and sweet while the yellow comforter brings out some sunny personality to give the room a little more brightness.

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For more complementary color scheme items, add the: Beach Princess Kids Twin Comforter Set, Graphic Storage Basket, and Sense Shag Rug (Plum).

Monochromatic

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To keep your color scheme really simple, how about you just use one hue? Sound scary? It might be, but a monochromatic color scheme can look elegant if you have a lot of pieces in the same color and can’t quite seem to get enough of it. Monochromatic colors are all the colors (shades, tones, and tints) of a single hue that are created by simply adding white, gray, or black to make it lighter or darker.

For our monochromatic room, we used a rich navy blue to decorate a dining room. Beautiful Sapa runners with intricate patterning in denim tones hang regally from the wall adjacent to bold framed blue prints while the same runner drapes the table beneath various blue-toned Oki Candleholders. For the finishing touch, the blue patterned rug exhibits both light and dark shades of navy in an exquisite floral print.

Other items shown: Urban Loft 5 Pc. Dining Group, Urban Loft Server
For more monochromatic color scheme items, add the: Magnolia Home Emmie Kay Navy Rug, Watery Stripe Vase, and Painted Puzzle Canvas.

Split-Complementary

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If you want to spice up a room and prove your color coordinating trendsetter skills, step your design guru skills up a notch with a split-complementary color scheme. The split-complementary color scheme uses a base color of your choice with the two colors adjacent to its complementary hue. This color scheme has the same striking contrast as the regular complementary color scheme, but has less tension.

For our split-complementary room, we used a refreshing teal blue for the base color with its split-complementary hues of mustard yellow and burnt orange. To illuminate the yellow, we also added metallic gold accent pieces for more flair. For the teal blue base, the Eden Settee and Hilton Accent Chair match the Oki Candleholders and Vases prominently on display while the Teal Woods Gold Foil Lacquer Print in the background combines the same teal with the mustard yellow also found on the Seneca Pillow.

The golden Linden Coffee Table and Sofa Table matches the mustard yellow and helps incorporate the metallic shade of the burnt orange found in the Adelle Table Lamp and Facet Ceramic Side Table. For the finishing touch, the rustic orange also beautifully mixes with the teal turquoise on the Rainbow Paper Vase.

Triadic

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Last but not least, you might want to use the triadic color scheme. A triadic color scheme uses colors that are spaced evenly around the color wheel. This color combination tends to be pretty vibrant even if you use unsaturated hues and is great for exploring diverse shades that work great together.

For our triadic room, we used the primary colors for our color scheme! Sophisticated shades of red, yellow, and blue are great for brightening up any space in the home, so we used them in the dining room. The Folk Tile Rug mixes these colors in unsaturated tones in a unique block pattern while blue placemats on the table and red flowers on the fireplace match well with the yellowish wood tone of the Oxford Dining Table.

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For more triadic color scheme items, add the: Vin French Framed Print, Oldsmar Bench, Pierced Lantern Vase (Tomato Red), and Souk Vases.

Trend Alert: Bold Colors for Home Decor

Not for the faint of heart, decorating your home with bold colors is sure to make a fashionable statement. Vibrant shades of teal, bursting pops of yellow, and rich hints of gold give this trend its edgy appeal. Play with furniture in beautiful jewel tones mixed with metallic accents and conversation-starting accessories to create a space that inspires. As pretty as a rainbow, you’ll want to go bold and go home this season.

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Start with a Neutral Base

To make bold colors really pop, make sure you start with a neutral backdrop. We started with hardwood floors and added a fairly neutral rug in shades of brown for the room’s foundation. We painted our brick wall a soft gray to emulate subway tile, letting the furniture and home accents take the spotlight.

Seating in Bold Colors

To begin furnishing this room, we brought in one of our favorite statement pieces, the Eden Settee. This classy, small scale sofa features striking teal fabric with a button-tufted seat and back. We softened the look with two Seneca Pillows in antique yellowish-gold and deep navy blue to bring some of the more muted colors up from the rug. This allows the bright color to shine through without feeling too flashy and gives the room a rich, regal vibe. The Hilton Accent Chair is the perfect complement to the settee, boasting deep leather-like turquoise. When decorating with bright colors, everything doesn’t have to perfectly match. Choose colors from the same color family, playing with texture.

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Home Decor in Bold Colors

We decided to bring more bold colors into our room with the accent pieces. The Teal Woods Gold Foil Laquer Artwork is bursting with personality in teal and yellow. It really adds flavor and light to the walls. On the coffee table and console table, we brought in the Oki Candleholders and the Oki Vases in a variety of bluish-green hues to stick with our color palette. Finally, we went totally bold with the Rainbow Paper Vases on the sofa table. Vibrant colors drip down the sides of these striking pieces, giving this living room the fashionable boost of bold it needed.

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Metallic Accents with Bold Colors

As much as we love the bold colors trend, not every piece in a room can be loud and bright, so we balanced the look with metallic accents. The Linden Coffee Table and Sofa Table (available at your local Furniture Row store) are super modern and offer the perfect amount of shine and contrast. Gold trinkets including a picture frame, a three-dimensional star, and glimmering hardcover books adorn the space. We also brought in the textured Adelle Table Lamp and the Faceted Ceramic Side Table for a hint of bronze dimension.

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Overall, decorating your home with bold colors is quite easy and creates a fun, inviting space. Eclectic by nature, this home decor trend allows you to mix and match so many different styles together for a seamless result. Copy this tantalizing teal color scheme, or go wild and experiment with other on-trend colors. If unsure, go with a jewel tone – they tend to work best when decorating with bold colors.

Trend Alert: Rustic Lodge Living Room

You don’t have to be a ski bum to get the warm, cozy style of a cabin! Long winter months might have you nestled by the fireside reading a good book or watching a movie, so make sure your living room is extra snuggly with one of the Front Door’s favorite new trends—a rustic lodge living room! Whether your home is isolated deep in the woods or in a high-rise apartment, these fun design tips will keep you feeling toasty as the temperature drops.

frontdoor-rustic-lodge-livingBring in the wilderness.

Originating in the mountain cabins of Old World Europe, rustic lodge decorating began in remote areas with the use of native materials from the region. Unfinished branches, logs, animal skins, and unpolished stones became natural building supplies since other materials could not be easily transported, so people began to improvise with what they had.

A rustic lodge interior uses what is natural, so choose pieces with unrefined textures like stone. For the Front Door’s rustic lodge living room, both the New Aspen End Table and the New Aspen 4 Pc. Home Theater Wall feature beautiful stone slate inlay for an organic appearance.

For other ways to bring in the wilderness, accessorize a mantel or empty shelf with objects from outside like pinecones, branches, or fresh evergreen branches, or if you don’t live close to the forest, add a beautiful woven basket or tray like the Rattan Tray that instantly adds natural texture and is perfect for easy storage.

Celebrate the beauty of wood.

The best way to add rustic charm to your living room is by getting woodsy! Since rustic furniture is extremely textural, choosing pieces that show the natural shape and grain of the wood are perfect for lodge-inspired decor. Buying furniture made of wood that is local to your area is also a unique way to bring in an element of the outdoors. In our rustic lodge living room, the Montana Coffee Table features a unique teak tree root base below a simple floating glass tabletop for a look that is raw, earthy, and naturally beautiful.

Accent with animal motifs.

Another fun way to decorate your rustic lodge living room is by incorporating animal motifs. Wild animals such as bears, elk, birds, moose, and deer are common creatures found throughout a rustic room, so be sure to decorate with animal skins, antlers, furs, or other accessories that remind you of these forest friends. To keep our rustic lodge living room animal-friendly, our Faux Fur Throw is a cuddly and soft addition while our Woven Moose is made out of rattan. The Sculpted Horn Table Lamp is also a unique way to incorporate antlers easily while providing cozy lighting.

Add cozy lighting.

Nothing says cabin cozy like some toasty lighting! While fireplaces are a common way to get your desired rustic lodge glow, providing lots of floor and table lamps as well as candles are a simple, fast way to add warm ambiance. Our Hammered Urn Floor Lamp features a textured bronze metal base with a cream lampshade for a homey aesthetic, while the ceramic natural-toned Hina Candleholders will light up a cold night with a cozy flickering glow.

Use textures in a warm palette.

Last but not least, and most importantly, make sure you keep your rustic lodge living room warm! Upholstered furniture can be covered in natural fabrics like cotton, linen, hemp, and wool for an organic aesthetic or materials such as suede and leather in warm tones of brown, burgundy, red, or tan. More traditional furniture is also welcomed with embellishments like fringe and nailhead trim. Furniture Row’s Heirloom III Sofa and Loveseat have luxurious lodge-inspired charm with burgundy top-grain leather upholstery and thick nailhead trim adorning their classic curvy shape as well as four fluffy accent pillows. The Colleen II Accent Chair also fits well with our color scheme with its rustic paisley print and traditional wingback silhouette.

Finally, make sure you keep your toes warm! A thick rug in the same warm tones is the perfect finishing touch. The Mohave Path Rug boasts a unique Nomadic pattern in brick red and brown for some cozy, cultural Native American influence.

Wherever you live, stay cozy this winter with rustic lodge style! It’s the trend that will always offer unbridled beauty.

Living Room Accessories for Fall – 3 Ways

Autumn is officially upon us, and what better way to celebrate fall than to revamp your space? The best way to give your home a new look without spending a ton of money is by accessorizing with home accents, keeping some of the furniture that you already have. Below, find the latest and greatest living room accessories for fall, styled in three ways to suit your tastes.

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Brushed Blue Living Room Accessories for Fall ($1,733)

In each of the three spaces, we have kept the same Edge Sofa ($2,299). It’s versatile saddle brown leather upholstery matches a variety of design aesthetics, and works well with most living room accessories for fall. The first living room features the beautiful Brushes IV Canvas ($279), which reminds us of falling leaves, and has the touch of autumn character that makes this living room so unique. We brought in shades of blue with the Ibiza Table Lamp ($99) and the Antiquity Indigo Rug ($299), and complemented the cooler palette with gray. The Large Carolina Basket ($62) and the Carolina Tray ($22) are the perfect storage items that will keep your space organized and clutter-free. Next, give your living room a makeover with new occassional tables, including the Trends Chairside End Table ($129) and the Mendocino II Coffee Table ($349). Finally, a touch of ivory living room accessories for fall brings the space together with the Livingston Accent Chair ($349), the Ivory Urban Shag Pillow ($26), and the contemporary Pierced Ceramic Side Table ($119). This room comes in at an affordable $1733.

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Neutral Palette Living Room Accessories for Fall ($1,837)

One of the biggest trends in home accessories for fall is choosing all neutral accents. Our second living room is sophisticated and stylish in black, brown, beige, gray, and taupe, with a hint of shine with metallic accents. Ground the space with the elegant Dushanbe Charcoal Rug ($249), and refine the area with the classic Briargate Accent Chair ($499) and the tufted Jenna Cocktail Ottoman ($259). The St. Louis End Table ($299), the Silver Urban Shag Pillow ($26), and the Grey Seneca Pillow ($38) are living room accessories for fall that add depth and dimension. Lastly, add a touch of glimmer with the Nickel Arc Floor Lamp ($199), the Adira Mirror ($149), and the glamorous Facet Ceramic Side Table ($119). Get this entire setup for only $1837.

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Pumpkin Spice Living Room Accessories for Fall ($2,622)

Autumn wouldn’t be autumn without infamous pumpkin spice, the inspiration for our third and final space complete with living room accessories for fall. We started this living area with homey ceramic accents such as the Souk Platter ($36), the Finley Table Lamp ($59), and the Small Segovia Vase ($12). The Granada Moroccan Rug ($749) is quite versatile in shades of taupe and brown. The Authentic Coffee Table ($649) in espresso is the perfect dash of bold for our space, while the warm Turned Finial Floor Lamp ($129) brings cozy charm to any living room. Pumpkin orange comes into the mix with the Copper Seneca Pillow and the Christoper Accent Chair ($699), while the Sage Chevron Pillow ($22) and the Murray Side Table ($229) add the right amount of stand-out character. This latte-esque group of living room accessories for fall comes in right at $2,622.

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It’s fun and easy to give your space a new look by simply adding living room accessories for fall into your home. Get inspired by the rooms above, or mix and match these home accents to create your own autumn look.

To order any of the items we’ve featured, please visit the Furniture Row website, or call 1-844-763-6278.

Furniture Glossary: Sofa Arm Types

There are many sofa arm types to choose from, but when it comes to describing them, it can be a little difficult! We have compiled some of the most popular sofa arm shapes with pictures to help enhance your furniture vocabulary as you are shopping for a new couch.

Sofa Arm Types

Track Arm

A track arm has clean lines and a modern feel. It is square shaped and is one of the most simple sofa arm types. The tufted mid-century style Mod Sofa that is shown below is one of our favorite track arm sofas.

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Modern Scroll Arm

A modern scroll arm (or scooped arm) is very similar to the track arm, but has rounded edges and a swooping curve. The Aries Sofa (below) has a low-profile scooped arm for an inviting aesthetic.

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Track Arm with Nails

Featuring super stylish nailhead trim, the track arm with nails takes one of the most classic sofa arm types and gives it a decorative edge. We love the following Social Sofa with large metallic details along the arm and base.

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Modern English

The modern english arm takes the track arm and makes it a little less rigid but softening the edges to be more curved. Sometimes this style can also be slightly splayed outwards, such as with the Fremont Sofa photoed below.

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Pleated Arm

This is one of the rolled sofa arm types, and features gathered upholstery to create a puckered look with the folded fabric. Below, the Southport Sectional boasts large, oversized pleated arms.

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Ruched Arm

This sofa arm shape starts with a traditional rolled panel arm and adds a decorative element by trimming it with pleated fabric to create little ruffles. These pleats can be small with nonuniform ruching, or can be larger with more uniform ruching such as the Dallas Sofa, below.

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Pad Arm

The pad arm is pretty much a double rolled arm. This shape layers a decorative panel arm over another arm to create visual appeal. Below you will find a variation of the padded arm with the Big Sky Sofa.

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Key Arm

This is one of the sleekest sofa arm types, and like the track arm, features clean lines and squared edges. Designed to look like the edge of a key, this sofa arm type is very stylish. The Denver Sofa (below) has an elegant key sofa arm.

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Shelter Arm

A shelter arm bends outward from the sofa and has a gentle sloping curve to it. This is one of the most comfortable sofa arm types, as the padding cradles you while you are seated. Below, the contemporary City View Sectional has a shelter style arm.

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Saddle Arm

Reminiscent of a saddle on a horse, the saddle arm has padding all around the framing, and appears to stand alone as a separate piece of the couch. Sometimes called saddle bag arms, this variety of sofa arm types can be lightly padded, or super plus like the Nimbus Sofa, shown below.

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How to Create the Perfect Space to Watch Football

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Football season is upon us, and it’s time prepare for the big game! If you don’t have season tickets, but still want to support your favorite team, your living or family room is your go-to party space for guests to gather around and watch that winning touchdown, so it needs to be ready! While your entertainment room might seem small or not very guest-friendly, here are some simple tips to make any space the perfect place for large crowds and celebrations.

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Comfortable seating is key.

Finding the perfect amount of plush to plop into as you click the remote is definitely the first thing you need to focus on when creating your ideal space to watch football. Kick back and unwind in a comfortable recliner for you or your guests that features foam cushioning and easy-to-clean, breathable fabric in a neutral color that won’t highlight stains such as gray, black, or brown. Many recliners also feature center consoles with USB ports and stainless steel cup-holders so your guests won’t have to fight over wall outlets or leave a drink lying on the floor. Keep it casual and choose a couch set or sectional that’s versatile and goes well with anything. The more seats, the better, so incorporate many chairs, beanbags, or side chairs, so that everyone has a place to sit and be comfy! Ottomans are also great seats and sometimes feature convenient storage that’s great for hiding belongings you don’t want in the way. Pieces in your team’s colors are always a great way to show team spirit without being too flashy, so don’t be afraid to add an accent chair in a bold hue that’ll get your crowd excited about game time.

For comfortable seating, check out the Big Sur Reclining Loveseat, Vero Beach ChairBellamy Sofa, and the Bellamy Ottoman.

Go big or go home.

Without your television, there is no party, so make sure everyone can see it! No matter what size your TV is, there’s a stand or entertainment wall that will accommodate it perfectly. Smaller televisions look great on a simple stand with electronic storage underneath, but if you’ve got a great big screen with surround sound, show it off by placing it inside a home theater wall that has ample amounts of storage for cords, remotes, speakers, and other media accessories. Your TV should be ready for that touchdown!

For an entertainment theater, check out the Oslo 5 Pc. Home Theater Wall.

Get more surface space.

If everyone has chips and soda, they’re going to need a place to set it down! Nobody wants to eat off the floor or risk ruining your lovely sofa by snacking too close to the couch. Placing a slice of pizza on your glass-top coffee table or nearby end table is a whole lot better than figuring out how to get rid of tomato sauce stains out of your ottoman. Keep the clutter at bay with more tabletops! Small tables such as sofa tables, end tables, and coffee tables with shelves underneath are perfect for adding surface space without being too bulky and wooden pieces with marble, glass, or stone tops are a great substitution if you run out of coasters or koozies.

For small sides tables, check out the Paladin Sofa Table, Trends Chairside End Table, and the Unity Rectangular Coffee Table.

Clean and simple goes a long way.

Just like your couch, you want furniture with fabric that can withstand a few spills since accidents do happen. The floor is definitely going to take a bit of a beating, so don’t stress everyone out about ruining your lovely all-white shag rug! Rugs that are made of wool or other durable, heavier materials in neutral tones are perfect for a little wear and tear and will keep your beautiful hardwood floors happy! Flat rugs that are easy to vacuum are also great for cleaning up crumbs.

For a good game day rug, check out the Torino Ombre Rug.

Keep the excess to a minimum.

As much as you want to decorate your living space with art and home accessories that will impress your friends and family, breakable things should be kept at bay from the rowdy fans! Instead, opt for soft things like accent pillows or throw blankets that are perfect for adding your team colors and making the room more comfortable. Floor lamps that can hide in corners are also great as opposed to breakable table lamps that can be easily knocked over. A canvas is also a fun way to personalize your wall without taking up floor or table space. Pick out a print of your favorite team or choose an image of your team’s mascot, for even more team spirit.

For accessories with team spirit, check out the Mustang Run Canvas, Nickel Arc Floor Lamp, Cable Knit Pillow, and the Tweed Pillow.

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Bring on the food and drinks!

Last but not least, get ready for the food and drinks! All your game day guests will want to eat chicken wings with their beer if it’s available, so prepare by incorporating trays or coolers nearby so your kitchen or dining room doesn’t get crowded. A kitchen cart is also a great way to store drinks and eating utensils that can stay out of the way until needed. They also make for a unique piece of furniture! Don’t stress about spills or space, let there be food!

For food-and-drink ready furniture and accessories, check out the Eaton Kitchen Cart and the Profile Trays.

No matter what team you pull for, there’s a way to get your crowd going wild! Win or lose, your party-ready entertainment space will certainly be a success when you know what to expect!

Trend Alert: Navy Organics

Navy blue continues to be the color that brings all cultures together, and when paired with organics, the result is even more eclectic and exotic. The navy organics trend is very popular in interior design, and with these timeless pieces, your living room can be transformed into a peaceful oasis in no time.

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Navy Leather

Accent chairs are designed to make a statement in any home, and a classic navy leather seat in an indigo organics inspired space makes no exception. The Baldwin Accent Chair sports sumptuous navy faux leather and is embellished with fashionable nail head trim. The traditional wingback design complements the natural feel of the navy organics aesthetic, so you’ll never have to worry about it going out of style.

Teak Organics

By adding natural teak wood into your navy organics themed space, a living room embraces rustic charm. The Montana Coffee Table’s base is made from exposed teak roots, while a sleek glass top gives the piece a refined touch. With a forest-inspired conversation piece, you can make your space speak to the navy organics trend.

Organic Textures

A room with a navy organics motif includes a variety of natural textures. Since this design trend is very monotone, textures add much-needed depth and dimension. In the space that we created, we choose matching lamps that boast a hammered, antique nickel finish. The Bealle Table Lamp and Floor Lamp bring a sophisticated element to the navy organics living room.

We also included unique accessories with a twisted texture made from woven vines. The Creeper Vine Balls are the unique home accents that will fix it perfectly with a navy organics styled room.

Art for Navy Organics

When styling a navy organics room, be sure to add dynamic artwork to your walls. Authentic pieces in navy blue make a great statement. We’ve included the navy Aerodrome Canvas in this living room, and if you have a bigger space, the Aeroplane Canvas and matching Aerodrome Blue Print Canvas coordinate beautifully. The blue prints look raw and organic and the navy and white color scheme emphasize the rest of the room’s furnishings and accents.

Navy Fabrics

Be sure to add accent fabrics with eccentric prints to the mix in your navy organics room. Like texture, when you layer navy on navy with various fabric choices, the whole room comes to life and doesn’t feel two-dimensional. We’ve chosen various blue pillows for our space, including the Seneca in peacock, the Brinsdi in indigo, and the Burlap Trim Pillow in navy. You also could bring in throws, upholstery wall hangings, or other blue fabrics into the area. Don’t be afraid to mix several different shades of navy in your space.

Reclaimed Organics

We all love the reclaimed furniture of the moment, and navy organics embraces this trend fully. Look for furnishings that have repurposed wood with natural finishes. The Bali Four-Legged Stool is crafted from reclaimed timbers and maintains its rugged inherent charm. In the living space we’ve created, we’ve placed this work of art between two accent chairs and used it as a small end table.

Navy Wool

The last thing that a navy organics living room needs is a Torino Ombre Rug. With monochromatic gradient design in various shades of navy blue, this piece ties the entire room together and offers soft-to-the-touch navy wool. It is 100% hand-loomed to create a natural texture. Bringing in all the other navy blue shades throughout the room and grounding the organic-themed pieces throughout, this carpet embraces the navy organics home trend.

Rustic Farmhouse Living Room

You can create a rustic farmhouse living room in your home even if you don’t live in the country. We can’t get enough of this homespun decor trend and are in love with the effortless combination of reclaimed wood, distressed finishes, classic furnishings, and cozy finishing touches. Get ideas and inspiration from the rustic living room we’ve put together below and you’ll have your own country-inspired space in no time!

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The Backdrop

The first step in creating a rustic farmhouse living room is the backdrop for the space. Natural wood floors, exposed beams, crown molding, and beadboard are four things that instantly make a space feel more provincial. If you live in an older home, play with the natural textures of your walls for an authentic look. Brick or wood paneled walls can be painted for an instant update. If you live in a newer home, installing wooden beams on the ceilings or trimming your space with decorative molding can be the key to country chic.

Classic Furnishings

Although the design aesthetic of a rustic farmhouse is very casual, it also has a sophisticated elegance about it, which will make your space feel contemporary without being too barnyard. Look for timeless furnishings such as a sofa with clean lines and a classic rolled arm to bring into your area. Design details such as dentil molding, turned or cabriole legs, and button-tufting will also elevate your farmhouse-inspired living room. Be sure to get the perfect blend of old and new with traditional furniture choices that let the accessories take the spotlight.

This rustic farmhouse living room brought together the simple Verela Sofa, the Broadmoor Accent Chair with cabriole legs, and the cottage-style Salerno Nesting Tables in antique white.

Reclaimed Wood

A rustic farmhouse living room usually features exposed wood, often with distressed finishes. Look for reclaimed pieces that show the natural beauty of the grain or shabby-chic furnishings that are paint-washed or have a vintage and weathered feel to them. Old window shutters, broken fences, repurposed crates, and distressed barn doors are often used in this style of living room.

In our room, the Franklin Bookcase has a sliding door that reminds us of a barn door, and the solid kiln-dried pine is the perfect amount of rustic. The Wade Coffee Table takes vintage acacia wood with a natural finish and pairs it with a base inspired by tractor chains. The Audrey Pedestal Console has a distressed country finish and brings some traditional but whimsical charm to the room.

Metal Accents

To balance out the wood and classic furnishings, edgy metal accents are often added to create a rustic farmhouse living room. Industrial lighting and accent pieces will give the space a contemporary touch and will infuse the room with a hint of country. Get inspired by items you might truly find on a farm, such as a birdcage, a metal weathervane with a rooster topper, a vintage bicycle, or chicken wire. A grand chandelier is also a way to give your living room a metal focal point.

In this rustic farmhouse living room, the Pipe Fittings Floor Lamp features exposed Edison style light bulbs. The Galvanized Plant Stand Set brings the outdoors in while its steel finish and studs remind us of country-style buckets. The Tractor Barstool is an original work of art and showcases antique ironwork and rural innovation.

Farm-Inspired Accessories

Put the final touches on your rustic farmhouse living room with farm-inspired accessories. Bring a ladder into your space and use it for shelving for super-creative storage, or use a wooden tote or a metal egg basket as a catchall tray on your coffee table. Display floral arrangements in mason jars or add some depth to your walls with a wreath or faux deer head.

In this rustic farmhouse living room, we use the Cole Basket as an interesting accent piece and decorating a wall with the Golden Grove Canvas. The Laguna Table Lamp lights up the room with a mason jar base, while the Tuscan Retreat 4 Drawer and Basket Table brings rustic wicker and country cottage charm into the mix.

Get a rustic farmhouse living room of your own by blending natural textures, classic and clean furniture, distressed wooden pieces, industrial metal accents, and interesting decorative items. Your look will be country fresh and the envy of all your home-design loving friends!

How to Clean Furniture Upholstery

Let’s face it, life happens, and your furniture upholstery is going to be exposed to a lot of dirty situations. Pet hair, sweat, dust, and spills are some of the common things that your sofa may endure, and you’ll want to clean upholstery the right way to extend the life of your investment.

There are many different types of furniture upholstery, and they each need different care when cleaning. Luckily, the majority of upholstered furnishings have a tag that contains a cleaning code to help you navigate through the messiest of situations.

Cleaning Codes

Here is what upholstery cleaning codes mean:

W: Clean upholstery with a water-based detergent. This means it’s safe to use an upholstery/carpet cleaner on your spill or stains. You can also use a little foam from a mild detergent mixed with water to clean that couch or chair. Try to use distilled water for cleaning pieces with this cleaning code as tap water has minerals in it and create rings or fading on your furniture.

S: Clean upholstery with a water-free product, such as a dry-cleaning solvent. Use just a little to start (as directed) and make sure you have plenty of ventilation. This type of fabric is dry clean only; so do not clean this type of furniture with water.

WS: You may clean upholstery fabric with either a water-based cleaner or a water-free cleaner, depending on the type of stain. You may use the foam of a mild detergent, a dry-cleaning solvent, or upholstery shampoo to clean the spot safely.

X: Rarely seen anymore, this upholstery must be professionally cleaned. You may only vacuum or brush it, but never use any type of upholstery cleaner on it yourself. This type of furniture requires a professional upholstery cleaning service.

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How-to Remove Stains

  1. The first step in avoiding stains on your upholstery is preventing them! Vacuum regularly to remove soil from your furniture, and be sure to check between the cushions for stain-causing items. If the couch is leather, apply a leather conditioner every six months to maintain your sofa.
  2. If a spill does happen, remove all excess soil/food from the furnishing immediately. The longer a spill stays on a fabric, the harder it is to remove the stain. If the spill is thick, gently scrape the excess off with a spoon or a dull table knife. If the stain is old, try steaming it with a steamer or the steam feature on your iron to loosen the stain.
  3. If the fabric can be cleaned with water, use 5 teaspoons of mild dishwashing liquid mixed with about a gallon of water. If the spill is grease or something that has caramelized sugar, use 50% water and 50% vinegar. You also can use water-based cleaners found at the grocery store. If your fabric cannot be cleaned with water, combine half a cup of baking soda with a half-cup of cornstarch to create a cleaning powder, or purchase a pre-made dry cleaning solvent.
  4. Find an inconspicuous spot to test your cleaner to make sure it won’t alter the color. The bottom hem in the back of the sofa/chair is usually a good spot.
  5. Don’t soak the upholstery. Let the foam of the solution do most of the work, blotting it frequently and work from the outer edge to the center of the stain to prevent rings. Be sure to avoid rubbing the fabric too hard as it may pill. If you are using a dry-cleaning solvent, dust the stain with the powder and let sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse the fabric with a clean sponge and distilled water for W/WS codes. For S codes, use a fabric brush and a vacuum to restore the nap.
  7. Blot the spot with an absorbent material such as a white cotton towel (to prevent color transfer). If it was a big stain, place a heavy object on top of the towel and replace it with a new towel periodically to lift the water from the furnishing.
  8. If the stain remains, repeat the entire process. Although exhausting and irritating, the extra persistence could pay off and remove the stain.

How-to Remove Smells

Leather Upholstered Furniture:

  1. Combine a cup of water with one teaspoon of a liquid neutral soap, such as castile or saddle soap. Wipe down either the smelly area or the entire sofa if needed, wiping a small area at a time with a soapy sponge.
  2. Get a rag moistened with distilled water and immediately wipe the couch/chair with the clean rag. Wipe the entire furnishing with a soft dry rag.
  3. If the odor remains, you can use an enzyme leather cleaner with break down odor-causing bacteria. Be sure to follow the package’s directions and test in a discrete area before use.

Other Upholstered Furniture:

  1. Vacuum the entire sofa/chair, removing all dust, debris, and hair. If possible, remove cushions and vacuum both sides.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda on all upholstery until a visible white layer remains. Let the baking soda sit at least 15 minutes, or overnight for severe odors.
  3. Vacuum the upholstery a second time to remove the residue. Hopefully, the baking soda will have absorbed the smell and you will be left with a fresh and clean piece!

Clean upholstery using all of these helpful tips to keep your upholstered furniture looking new, as well as stain and odor free. Have any other tips or cleaners that have worked well for you? Comment below!

Living Room Layout Guide

When arranging your living room furniture, you should not only think about what looks pleasing to the eye, but also what living room layout will be the most functional for your family’s particular lifestyle. Below, find four well-designed living room layouts that will make the most out of your space.

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Conversational

The first living room layout is best for families that use their living room as a place to discuss and bond with each other. A conversational living room layout is very symmetrical. Using the room’s natural center as a common axis and placing furniture around this center, the furniture faces inwards. The furnishings used for seating should be no more that 8 – 12 feet away from each other to induce casual discussion.

Family Gathering

A living room layout designed around family gathering is very similar to the conversational living room layout, however the function allows for more entertainment, such as watching movies or television. This living room layout arranges the furniture around a dual-access. Hence, this will focus attention towards the center of the room, while other features become a backdrop.

Multifunctional

This furniture arrangement is best for families that use the living room for several purposes such as a work space as well as for entertaining. Furniture is placed asymmetrically, resulting in a casual atmosphere. This layout offers a lot of freedom, so play around with what you need from the space. Also, try to avoid putting in pieces that you don’t have a use for.

Activity

Finally, the activity living room features separate seating areas, making the room feel larger. Using local symmetry, you can achieve creating a multipurpose space. For families with children or that like to engage in group crafts or games, an activity living room layout might be the best option. By creating a room within a room, you can have two separate living areas.

Happy arranging!

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Step Inside the 2016 Denver St. Jude Home

The 2016 Denver St. Jude Dream Home and its furnished interior design, complements of Furniture Row and Denver Mattress is finally being debuted, and the Front Door has all of the photos for our viewers to preview! Nestled in the quaint Tollgate Crossing subdivision, this home is located in Aurora, named the All-American City from the National Civic League. Close to shopping, recreation, and in one of the best school districts of Colorado, this St. Jude dream house is centrally located near roads that allow residents to quickly commute to the Denver Tech Center, Downtown Denver, and Denver International Airport.

Oakwood Homes was the builder on this project (valued at $550,000), donating time and materials to help the St. Jude Charity Dream Home Giveaway. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an estimated 3,400 square feet, this dream home has a garden-level basement, a three car garage, and countless other luxurious features, and with the purchase of an $100 raffle ticket, it all could be yours!

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Enjoy the following photos of the St. Jude Dream Home and get furniture and home decor ideas for your own living spaces.

Entry Way

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The house has great curb appeal and is in a stunning neighborhood. Right when you walk in, you notice the beautiful gray-washed wood floors that spread throughout the entire first story. With a feel of relaxed elegance, the design aesthetic starts right at the front door. “During the construction phase it was clear to me that the décor needed to be somewhat minimal with a touch of elegance,” explains Barb Chandler of Furniture Row who furnished the entire house.

 

Kitchen/Dining Room

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The white kitchen is open and large, featuring granite countertops and an oversized island. “Oakwood is known for their fabulous kitchens,” Barb tells us. “That island can comfortably seat eight! It’s always so nice to have an kitchen where the whole family can gather while meals are being prepped.”

Since the St. Jude Dream Home has such an open layout, the dining “room” is strategically situated between the kitchen and the living room. A casual elegance exudes from this living space, and the large chalkboards are a nice touch. The mix of the reclaimed wood of the sideboard with the darker finish of the dining table gives this room a trendy vibe of relaxed sophistication.

 

Living Room

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The gray washed floors with the Sherwin Williams Repose Gray painted walls set the tone for an ethereal, soft ambiance, and the burlap curtains ad just a touch of rustic charm. The stone and tile fireplace makes a designer statement while the large windows let in tons of light. With studded leather sofas, refined occasional tables, and fashionable home accents scatted throughout, this room is classic and timeless.

Master Bedroom

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Complete with light and bright windows, a sitting area, a wet bar with a wine refrigerator, a huge walk-in shower, and an amazing closet, the master bedroom of the St. Jude Dream Home is truly its own little retreat. In fact, it’s so great that it is Barb’s favorite room in the house. “The sitting area is super cozy and the bathroom is very spacious,” she says. “However, it might be the giant closet that I’m drawn to!”

Laundry Room

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Main Floor Guest Bedroom

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This bedroom is very feminine and classy. With a four poster bed, a unique gilded cabinet, velvet accent chairs, and decorative lace lamps, this space reads sophisticated French country. Currently decorated as a bedroom, this room would also work well as a home office or den.

Patio

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Upstairs Guest Bedroom

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If shabby chic country is your favorite decor style, this room is for you. With a headboard inspired by wood shutters, multiple pattern bedding in soft neutral shades, and touches of wicker throughout, this room has its own on-suite bathroom and a large, walk-in closet.

Loft

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This open living space has a very Americana homespun feel to it. With tradition furnishings, rope and wooden accents, and a neutral color scheme, this is a great little bonus room in the St. Jude Dream Home.

Basement Bedroom

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Decorated as a child/teen room, this bedroom is on the garden level, bringing ample light into the space and making it feel like a main-level area. Boyish and fun accessories donne the walls and surfaces, nodding to all things boys love best: planes, cars, sports, and bicycles. A large closet walk-in closet offers plenty of storage space, and the nightstands have touch lighting, which makes it easy to see when your offspring wakes up in the middle of the night.

Basement Fun Room

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This living space is kid-friendly and fun. With a large dining table to be used as a workspace, organizational craft holders on the wall, a small workout corner, and plenty of spots to sit around and play games with the family, this room is eclectic and comfortable.

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For $100, you can buy a chance to win the St. Jude Dream Home, and you’ll also be entered to win a multitude of other prizes such as:

  • 2017 Lincoln MLK ($35,000 value)
  • LG Electronics front-load washer and dryer set
  • $1000 American Express Gift Card, courtesy of All My Sons Moving & Storage
  • Two-night stay in the “Mother Spring” luxury suite and a 60-minute couples massage, courtesy of the Springs Resort & Spa
  • Artesso SmartTouch Kitchen Faucet in Brilliance Stainless, courtesy of Brizo
  • $1000 Apple Gift Card, courtesy of Axium Inspections
  • Von Miller autographed football

You can also win a $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Row when you tour the home from July 23 – August 28 on Saturdays from 9am- 5pm or Sundays from noon to 5pm.

Address:

Tollgate Crossing

4837 S. Buchanan Street

Aurora, CO 80016

The winner will be drawn on Thursday, September 1, 2016 on Fox31 Denver and Colorado’s own channel. All proceeds from the raffle/giveaway will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Contemporary Classics

Most people want an on-trend, contemporary design for their home, but so much of the furniture and decor that is considered “contemporary” has a mid-century modern aesthetic. Although we love all the retro pieces that nod to the fifties and sixties, we also realize that the look isn’t for everyone. Enter contemporary classics.

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What are contemporary classics?

Contemporary classics are emerging as one of the biggest home style trends, and we are obsessed with the timeless class that these furnishings bring. Traditional furniture is often considered dated, but these elegant pieces get a fresh new update, bringing sophistication and beauty to your home for a look that will not only be fashionable today, but for many years to come.

Carved Details

Classic furnishings tend to feature carved wooden details. With spindles, finials, twists, turning, and fluting, these pieces bring an elegant look to a contemporary classic home. Some pieces may even have carved ornaments such as acanthus leaves, fruit, or flowers for a refined touch. These carved wooden details will give your space a high-end feel.

  • Lillian End Table (8): With elegant turned legs and a sophisticated espresso finish, this end table makes traditional à la mode. This piece is part of the Lillian collection, complete with coffee tables, sofa tables, and more.
  • Del Norte Bookcase (10): Classic frette work on this piece is made modern with a reclaimed pine finish and antiqued mirrored application. Also available as a cabinet with a lavish stone top, this collection is perfect for a space following the contemporary classics design trend. 

Tufted Furniture

To get a traditional, romantic look for your home, furniture with tufting is classically refined. You can go for a formal space with pieces upholstered in leather with nail head trim, or keep it more casual with furnishings donning soft and light fabric. Whether it’s a tufted back or a piece with even more tufting like that of a chesterfield, sofas and chairs with tufted details are tailored, sophisticated, and timeless.

  • Chandelier Sectional (1): With a button tufted back, this curved two piece sectional features a classic track arm and a sophisticated design. Pictured in soft gray chenille, this sofa is fully customizable, and can be made in your choice of over fifty fabric choices by visiting a Furniture Row Design Studio.
  • Lachlan Accent Chair (3): A modified wingback design, tufted detailing, and stately neutral upholstery, this piece is one of our favorite contemporary classics.

Symmetrical with Soft Curves

Contemporary classics get their gorgeous appeal from their simple, symmetrical shapes. Gentle curves, eased edges, and architectural forms give these traditional but modern furnishings an effortless edge. Fashionable but modest, you’ll love the timeless poise that will give your home a polished savoir faire.

  • Chandelier Ottoman (6): An oversized, round cocktail ottoman can be used as a room’s centerpiece. With convenient storage, and clean, soft lines, this piece exudes a classic vibe.

Polished Accents

Keep your contemporary classic space dressy with polished accents. You can create a livable spot that still has a formal ambiance with hints of shine, adding depth and dimension to your classically modern room. Ceramic vases, reflective lighting, and metallic accents will elevate the beauty of a contemporary home.

  • Antiqued Mercury Lamp (2): Add a touch of metallic glamour with this sophisticated table lamp. You’ll love the refined feel of this gorgeous home accent.
  • Anglia Vases (9): Spotlighting a crackled, glossy finish and classic shapes, the Anglia Vases are perfectly polished for your contemporary classics living room. Available in three sizes and colors, you’ll love the way this set brings your space together.

Soft Details

A contemporary classic room should never feel stiff or uninviting. Turn down the ultra-formal traditional furniture with soft, clean accents. Play with patterns by adding several pillows with different contemporary fabrics in a similar color palette for a look that wows, or add elegant artwork with soft brush strokes to bring your design together. A plush, shag rug in a clean, neutral hue will also make you feel right at home in your contemporary space.

  • Tuning, Abstraction, and Loopty Loo Pillows (4): Mix up the patterns with pillows with geometric, abstract, and contemporary prints. With a pale blue, green, and gray motif, these accents complement each other beautifully.
  • Speculation Canvas (5): Abstract with beautiful gray and blue tones, this painting is contemporary and refined without being rigid. It adds an artistic softness to a traditional modern space.
  • Venice Shag Rug (7): Ultra plush and available in ivory, light beige, and silver-gray, this rug couldn’t be more luxurious. Its long shag is extremely soft and will ground your contemporary classics in elegance.

Overall, you don’t have to be retro to be modern, and with our tips on how to create your own stylish space with these contemporary classics, your home will be traditionally elegant in no time.

Best Lighting: A Room-by-Room Guide

Finding the best lighting for each room in your home can be difficult when there are so many options to choose from. Different types, bulbs, brightnesses, and colors of lighting all can affect a person’s mental health, sleep patterns, and overall well being, especially for those that are sensitive to light. It’s important to find the best lighting that caters to each room of your home, so we’ve made a guide to make navigating the ropes of lighting a little bit easier.

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Types of Lighting

Ambient or General Lighting: This typically is the main source of lighting for a room, and creates a comfortable level of brightness at a room’s “resting” level. Think of this uniform lighting as when you walk into a room and flip a switch. You should be able to easily see the entire space, walk around easily, and there shouldn’t be much glare or excessive brightness. Ambient lighting can be accomplished with wall and ceiling fixtures, chandeliers, lanterns, and recessed or track lighting.

Task Lighting: Task Lighting is usually brighter than ambient lighting, as it is allows you to do specific tasks such as food preparation, facial hygiene and makeup, reading or writing, and working on hobbies. This type of lighting is targeted to a particular space and includes recessed or track lighting, pendant lighting, floor or table lamps, and under-cabinet lighting.

Accent Lighting: This lighting highlights certain areas of your home and creates visual interest by drawing your eye to an accent of a room such as paintings, sculptures, wall textures, or window treatments. It usually should be at least three times brighter than the ambient light around it to be effective. Accent lighting is usually provided by spotlights, recessed or track lighting, and wall-mounted fixtures.

Living Room: Use ambient lighting to create your desired brightness, and then use accent lighting to create visual interest on a wall or in a corner. Task lighting such as a table lamp also could be present if you use the space to read.

Kitchen: In addition to ambient lighting, you’ll need a strong source of task lighting for preparing food. Consider adding dimmers so you can have brightness when cooking and are able to turn the lights down a notch to enjoy your meal or socialize with loved ones.

Bedroom: Create your own sleepy-time haven with ambient lighting, and add task lighting to areas such as a nightstand where you read or a dressing area.

Bathroom: Like laundry rooms, bathrooms usually have ambient lighting that is used as task lighting. Bring brightness to areas like your sink and mirror. You can also use candles as accent lighting to add depth to your bathroom.

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Incandescent: These are the bulbs that have been around the longest and are probably the most traditional of all bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use a filament that is heated to the point of glowing, which is used to produce a warm light. Incandescent bulbs last about one year and do not contain mercury.

LEDs: Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs use an electrical current passed through a semiconductor material to illuminate the tiny light sources called LEDs. These bulbs stay cool to the touch because the heat is produced in a heat sink inside the bulb. LEDs produce a variety of brightnesses and tones. These bulbs are much more energy efficient than incandescent light bulbs and can last up to twenty years.

CFLs: An electric current flows between electrodes at each end of a tube containing gases, producing ultraviolet (UV) heat and light. A phosphor coating on the inside of the bulb strikes against the UV light, transforming it into visible light. Like LEDs, these bulbs come in a variety of light brightnesses and tones. These bulbs can last about nine years, however they do contain mercury so more care is required for disposal.

Halogen: Halogen bulbs use the same method as incandescent bulbs to produce light, but they use less energy. They last one year and do not contain mercury.

Fluorescent: Fluorescent bulbs are tubes filled with mercury vapor that emits UV light when electricity is applied. The tubes have an inside coating that turns the UV light into visible light. Like the CFLs, fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which needs to be carefully disposed.

Reading a Bulb’s Label

The FTC requires bulb packaging to include a label, similar to a nutrition label on a package of food, that includes information about how long the bulb will last, how much energy it uses, whether it meets Energy Star requirements, brightness levels, and light appearance (warm or cool). This label holds key information on how to find the best lighting for each room in your home.

Brightness: Lumens are the measure of brightness for light bulbs. The more lumens the bulb has, the brighter the light is. A typical home bulb produces about 800 lumens, which is the equivalent of 60 watts.

Living Room: 1,500 – 3,000 total lumens

Kitchen: 5,000 – 10,000 total lumens

Dining Room: 3,000 – 6,000 total lumens

Bedroom: 2,000 – 4,000 total lumens

Bathroom: 4,000 – 6,000 total lumens

Correlated Color Temperature: Kelvins are the units of measurement of a bulb’s color temperature or how warm or cool the light that it emits is. The higher the Kelvins, the cooler the light is. Studies have found that warmer light makes you feel more relaxed, while cooler light makes you feel more alert. Consider the color temperature measured by Kelvins when you are trying to find the best lighting for your home.

Warm (orange/red) bulbs are usually between 2,700K and 3,000K.

Medium white bulbs are usually between 3,000K and 4,100K.

Cool (blue) bulbs are usually 4,100K and higher.

Living Room: Choose a warm white bulb around 2,700K for an inviting feel, or if you prefer things a little brighter, go with a soft white bulb around 3,000K.

Kitchen: Kitchens should be light and bright, so look for bulbs around 3,500K – 4,100K.

Dining Room: Choose a bulb around 3,000K for a pleasing ambiance.

Bedroom: You don’t want a lot of bright, blue light before you go to sleep, so opt for a warm and cozy bulb around 2,700K.

Bathroom: Create a clean and neat feel with bulbs from 3,500K – 4,100K.

Types of Light Fixtures

Table Lamps: This is one of the most decorative types of lighting. Sit an accent lamp on an end table, desk, nightstand, or dresser to light up your room.

Floor Lamps: Floor lamps give off light around standing eye-level and don’t take up tabletop space.

Ceiling Mount Lighting: Often built-in to your home, these lights are controlled by a switch and send light downward.

Chandeliers/Pendant Lighting: This Lighting hangs from the ceiling and often makes a room have a put-together feel.

Sconce: Sconces are attached to the wall and cascade lighting outward.

Recessed/Track Lighting: This type of light sheds light across an entire room.

Living Room: table lamps, floor lamps, ceiling lighting, sconces

Kitchen: ceiling lighting, recessed/track lighting

Dining Room: chandeliers, pendant lighting

Bedroom: table lamps, floor lamps, ceiling lighting

Bathroom: ceiling lighting, recessed/track lighting, sconces

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Overall, finding the best lighting for your home is a long process, but it doesn’t have to be difficult with this guide. Once you are done, you will be happy that you took the time to find the best lighting for each room, as light truly affects your mental and physical health.

Get the Look: Industrial Chic

Drawing from function and utility, industrial style is all the rage in home furnishings and decor. You don’t have to live in a reclaimed factory space to appreciate this aesthetic either. With a nod to the proletarian past and a natural quality that fits in today’s modern world, you can create an industrial chic space of your own with a few tips.

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4 – Watson Round Accent Lamp, 5 – Palma Marie 5 Pc. Dining Group, 6 – Bryce Metal Cabinet
7 – Gibson Accent Chair, 8 – St. Louis TV Stand, 9 – Rowen Iron Bench


History of Industrial Chic

Although industrial chic styling is currently all the rage for home decor, it didn’t used to be a style at all, but more of a way of life. Industrial style has long roots, stemming from the first industrial buildings, which were constructed in the late 1700s. Much of early industrial architecture was influenced by insurance companies, trying to keep safety and function as the top priority. Concern about fires led factories to avoid any materials that would fuel fires, resulting in an unfinished look characterized by exposed brick, pipes, and ductwork.

In the 1900s, new ways of creating energy were introduced, which required larger, more adaptable space and new construction, primarily with concrete and steel. Since these huge warehouses needed a lot of space, factories were pushed out of the cities and the old work structures of the past were abandoned and forgotten.

It wasn’t until the late 1960s that these uninhabited spaces started to be reclaimed in places like lower Manhattan and New England. With abundant, natural light, open air lofts started to be trendy, featuring exposed details and utilitarian accents.

Unfinished Surfaces and Open Spaces

When designing your industrial chic space, take into account the character of your own home. Consider exposing a brick wall, concrete floors, ductwork, or ceiling beams. Embrace natural lighting by using minimalist window treatments, or better yet, by leaving your windows completely uncovered, soaking in the factory design. If possible, consider tearing down a wall to create an open floor plan, using double-sided bookcases and folding screens as space dividers instead of floor-to-ceiling walls.

Working Parts and Simple Machines

Since industrial chic style is inspired by factory life, much of this design aesthetic is centered on no-nonsense functionality. When infusing industrial furnishings into your own space, try to find pieces that have working parts. Details such as wheel cranks, casters, pulleys, sliding rails, or levers are often found in today’s most fashionable industrial furniture. Think like a metal worker and embrace nuts, bolts, screws, and other mechanical elements.

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More Metal in Cool Tones

If there is one material that defines industrial chic, it’s metal. Iron, steel, aluminum, and tin all help create an urban factory vibe. Try to splash metal pieces around the room at different heights to keep the theme throughout. Metallic picture frames or mirrors, stools, and overhead lighting will do the trick quite well. You also should try to find pieces of furniture with metal accents such as upholstery tacks, nail head trim, or case pieces with open ironwork. One hint when choosing metals for your own industrial chic home is pick cool metals over warm ones. Try to avoid gold or brass while leaning toward items with matte, rusted, distressed, or patina finishes.

Neutral and Understated Cushioning

Not everything in your home needs to feel cold as a factory, and obviously, you’ll need padded furniture as well. Try to avoid overstuffed or tufted furniture, and seek out items that are simple, frill-free, in neutral colors, and in natural textiles. Typically, industrial chic spaces aren’t popping with bright colors, but you want to make sure your home doesn’t appear one-dimensional either, so mix in different shades of gray, tans, blacks, and whites, while adding tastes of rich jewel tones and soft pastels into the space as well.

Reclaimed Wood with Natural Finishes

With so many metals in your industrial chic space, you’ll want to break it up by utilizing natural components, such as wood or stone, creating a mixed media look. Since much of industrial style focuses on salvaging and repurposing items, choose reclaimed, rustic wooden furnishings with distressed finishes.

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Factory Lighting Inspired by Edison

Create an industrial chic mood with lighting that looks like it came straight from the late 1800s. One of the most prominent components of industrial chic lighting is the Edison style, exposed light bulb. You can also look for caged lighting or bulbs surrounded by glass to create a fashionable urban space. Hanging lights make a big statement in a factory-inspired room, so make sure you have a good mix of fixtures throughout your home.

Salvage and Repurpose

Industrial chic style is all about taking trash to treasure, so don’t be afraid to use reclaimed materials, salvaged antiques, or repurposed items in your redesigned space. We love the idea of using a factory cart as a cocktail table or a metal tractor seat as a stool.

Customize to Suit Individual Tastes

One of the best things about contemporary industrial chic is that it blends perfectly with any style, be it traditional, eclectic, or elegant. Many times people try to create a vintage industrial chic aesthetic, choosing antiqued furnishings with heavy patina finishes. You will also find that pieces with a rustic farmhouse feel fit in with industrial chic nicely. The worn country vibe complements industrial elements well. If you prefer a sleeker ambiance, you can choose sophisticated items with clean lines and polished finishes to fit in to your urban living area. Whatever direction you decide to take your industrial chic style, make sure that you have fun, experiment, and overall, make it your own.

Passport Around the Globe: India Inspired Style

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Areas from all across the globe influence interior décor, and one of the hottest worldly trends of the moment is embracing home furnishings inspired by the exotic elegance of India. Eclectic by nature, this design aesthetic is simple to achieve by mixing unique pieces with your current more contemporary style, or go totally Bollywood chic with a complete India inspired home makeover.

Mix and Match Textiles

One of the most prominent elements of Indian design is the bold and vibrant mix of color and pattern. Look for loud lavish luxury by combining warm earth hues with rich bright jewel and tropical hues. Don’t be afraid of pairing florals with geometrics, stripes with polka dots, or paisley with tribal prints.

Take inspiration from the ancient Indian art of henna tattooing (also known as mendhi), by choosing furniture, accents, and wall art with Moorish, gilded, and baroque motifs. The horseshoe arches and ornate decoration of the swirling pattern will add romance and sophistication to your sub-continental space.

  • Kantha Accent Chair (2) Made from genuine kantha quilts, the upholstery of this piece shows true Indian tradition.
  • Kantha Bench (7) Saris are hand stitched from sari material to create a work of art.
  • Kantha Ottoman (9) Colorful and eclectic, this ottoman is exotic and full of elegant character.

Choose Functional Craftsmanship

Most India inspired rooms feature quality craftsmanship in furnishings. Often made from exotic or reclaimed wood, these pieces seek out a balance of traditional design elements mixed with unique detailing. Artisan furniture makers of India create beautiful works that are intricately hand carved and that embrace the natural imperfections of the timber.

Authentic and made to last, tables, benches, and chairs that are inspired by India bring a cozy sense of home to the style. Many Indian homes reflect the cultural value of family, and by bringing lower level seating to a room, you can achieve the gather-around ease of spending time with loved ones.

  • Raja End Table (6) Featuring fluted legs and a scalloped trim, this table is rooted in fine Indian craftmanship.
  • Garima Round Pouf Ottoman (8) Sit around a coffee table with your family with this comfy pillow with a durable, authentic rug topper.
  • Reese Iron Round Table (10) Made from reclaimed wood, this piece shows the natural rustic virtue of the timber.

Deep Rooted Culture

India inspired home décor isn’t solely about the way a room looks; It’s about creating a space that fosters character, happiness, and overall well-being. Animal motifs are rampant in the sub-continental household, as they play a special role in the Hindu religion. Accents that pay homage to ancient gods or sacred symbols are frequently found in entryways, hallways, or other special areas of the home.

Another way to get deep with your India inspired space is to let antique accessories harmonize with newer looking pieces. Often one of a kind, your original accents will make you fall in love with your space over and over again, and reflect a style that encompasses who you truly are.

  • Elephant Bench (3) Hand carved elephants bring a global style to your home.
  • Channing Sofa Table (4) Distressed steel brings the antique sub-continental touch to any India inspired space.

Layer and Embellish

Much like the fashionable Bohemian chic rooms of today, an India inspired space is never quite complete. Layer exotic textures, such as silk and velvet with ruche and embroidered pieces to create a multi-dimensional luxurious haven. Don’t forget, an India inspired room wouldn’t be complete without a luxurious patterned rug. Choose a carpet that inspires you, or get the look now with some of our favorites.

Be liberal with embellishments by choosing fabrics adorned with sequins, beading, small mirrors, or fringe. You can also pack on the shine with a crystal chandelier or ornate candleholders. Above all, get creative! India inspired style is all about the drama!

 

Mad for Mid-Century Modern: A Room by Room Guide

Today, the world is mad for mid-century modern furniture design. Pieces that were contemporary in the 1950s have made a comeback, and everyone is scrambling to get their hands on their own retro furnishings. Finding original vintage décor for your home can be difficult, as well as costly, and styling a mid mod space can be even more challenging. Whether you’re kooky for Noguchi, loony for Eames, or gaga for Jacobsen, this room-by-room guide will help you create the perfect balance of then and now, without breaking the bank.

Mid Mod Living Room

The mid mod living room is minimalist in design, yet bold in color. One of the main focal points in this space is a tufted back, pumpkin orange sofa made from 100% Italian leather. A sophisticated sapphire blue seat, reminiscent to Saarinen’s popular womb chair, sits across from a TV stand made from hand painted, reclaimed wood. Splayed and tapered legs on all of these furnishings add to the authenticity of the retro design elements. Accessorize the group with a neutral lamp boasting a subtle geometric print, and pull it all together with a colorful accent chair, featuring clean lines and wooden trim.

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  1. Vero Beach Sofa, $899
  2. Silhouette Lamp, $58
  3. Orbit TV Stand, $599
  4. Oxford Accent Chair, $299
  5. Mansfield Accent Chair, $699

LIVING ROOM TOTAL: $2,554

Mid Mod Bedroom

Mix and match graphic prints in this mid-century bedroom. The flat rectangular shapes, splayed legs, upholstered headboard, and vintage nickel pulls make the vibe in this space feel utterly modern. Texture and pattern play off of each other, taking the zigzag fabric of the button tufted armchair, the congruous overlay on the bright tangerine lamp, and the complementary curves and lines grounded on the dolphin gray rug to the perfect level of Mad Men chic.

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  1. Sullivan Bedroom 4 Piece Group, $1,246
  2. Infinity Rug, $249
  3. Riley Orange Table Lamp, $69
  4. Sullivan Nightstand (included in bedroom group)
  5. Lauren D Accent Chair, $299

BEDROOM TOTAL: $1,863

Mid Mod Dining Room

Go 1960s Twiggy with this dining room group, highlighting the period’s fondness towards wooden furnishings. Nodding to the iconic design of the Eames chair, the molded plywood, curvy seating and matching table will take you back in time to post-war modernism. The simple, clean lines, and organic character of the dining room sideboard is the perfect place to store dishes and display your vintage knick-knacks. The geometric mirror accessorizes the space tastefully, and the chrome, arc lamp is both artistic and practical. The unique saffron colored, prism patterned rug is unique and speaks to the bright kitchen trend of the era. Consider adding an accent wall in a contrasting hue, or graphic wallpaper for a true Atomic Age dining room.

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  1. Tucuman 5 Piece Dining Group, $499
  2. Valencia Sideboard, $699
  3. Hayden Mirror, $349
  4. Riviera Links Rug, $179
  5. Nickel Arc Floor Lamp, $199

DINING ROOM TOTAL: $1,925

*Prices and products are subject to change. Check your local store for current pricing and availability.

Peek Inside the St. Jude Denver Dream Home 2015

The 2015 Denver St. Jude Dream Home and its Furniture Row interior design are ready to be revealed! The home is situated just east of Denver’s downtown in the Green Valley Ranch community, with easy access to all the city offers. The beautiful Oakwood Homes build features 3,300 square feet of luxurious living space, plus an unfinished basement. With lovely floors throughout, upgraded fixtures and appliances, it really is dream-worthy!

Before we jump into the photo tour of the home, be sure to check out how you can win this amazing house–and support the important work St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does. Purchase your ticket to be entered to win the grand prize home, as well as items including a 2016 MKC Lincoln, a $1,000 American Express gift card, and a Frigidaire front load washer and dryer set!

If you’re the early bird type, tickets purchased before September 25 for the Early Bird Prize: a deluxe five-night getaway for two to Iberostar Cancun in Mexico courtesy of Apple Vacations!

Check out the photos below for a look at the on-trend, off white interior design of the home. Dream-Home-Exterior

The exterior is an inviting, craftsman-inspired design in a neutral palette anyone can call home!

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Upon entry we step into the sumptuous yet casual front room. This space is anchored by grey tones, and features off-white and mint accents throughout.

Furnished to be both functional and stylish, the room is a welcoming seating area. The Santa Cruz Sofa and Accent Chair add a designer feel that’s still neutral; the Cameron Coffee Table gives the seating area a focal point–and adds storage! The Viera Rug brings movement, texture, and ties together the palette of the room. And, to top it off, we love the touch of glam the Marlow Table and Floor Lamp add.

A quick turnaround from the sitting area, we find a great hallway design. Featuring the Horn Accent Table, this space incorporates natural elements, trendy home accents, and the Grand Central Light in J for an eclectic look.

Get the Look: Santa Cruz Sofa and Accent Chair // Cameron Round End Table and Coffee Table // Grand Central Lights Art // Marlow Table Lamp and Floor Lamp // Viera Ash Rug // Horn Accent Table //Metropolitan Table//Dudley Cabinet 

Dream-Home-Office

Just down the entryway, we find the office. This functional workspace combines traditional wood office pieces like the Seattle Home Office Group and the Gavin Desk Chair with some more elegant additions. For a trendy touch of glam, the room includes the Hagan Settee, Antiqued Mercury Lamp, studded Dash Chest, the Metropolitan Arm Chair, and the unifying Tempo Circles Rug.

Get the Look: Seattle Writing Desk, Hutch, File Base, Computer Base, and Open Hutch // Gavin Desk Chair // Hagan Settee // Antiqued Mercury Lamp // Tempo Circles Rug // Metropolitan Arm Chair // Dash Chest

Dream-Home-Family-Room

In the the open-concept  living space, the family room features a Mid-Century-meets-today design. With retro-inspired pieces like the Mod Sofa, the Pacific Heights Coffee Table and End Table, and vintage Route 66 Art, the space feels streamlined, but homey. The more traditional Verano Accent Chair, the Tivoli Lamp in a lovely aqua, the Natural Edge Bench, and the Two Door Console combine to soften the space, and add texture.

Get the Look: Natural Edge Bench // Mod Sofa // Two Door Console // Pacific Heights End Table and Coffee Table // Chloe Lamp // Dalyn Rug // Route 66 Art // Midwest Art // Southwest Art // Tivoli Lamp// Verano Accent Chair

Dream-Home-Kitchen-Dining

Continuing through the open floor plan, the family room flows into the beautiful eat-in kitchen. Featuring sleek appliances, upgraded cabinetry, and designer appointments, the kitchen really is amazing! We love the Fedora Stools at the island counter for their casual yet chic look. Just next to the island is the casual dining area: the Jasmine Table adds fresh, versatile style, the Belle Upholstered Chairs add classic flare. The Infiniti Quatrefoil Rug adds a vibrant splash of color with an iconic print to tie the whole space together.

Get the Look: Fedora Stool // Jasmine Table // Belle Upholstered Chair // Wake Up Art // Infiniti Quatrefoil Rug

Dream-Home-Master-Bedroom

On the second floor, the luxurious and tranquil master bedroom is a stylish oasis. Anchored by rich off-white tones, earthy materials, and accents of green, this space is an inviting retreat. We love the sleek Sullivan King Bed, and the complementing nightstand, dresser and mirror. This master bedroom features wonderful home accents that really set it apart: The Belle Lamp and its stamped metal finish brings texture to the room; the Faceted Mirror Side Tables add geometric appeal and glamor to the seating area anchored by the Basia Accent Chairs. The Sense Shag Rug softens the contemporary design, and adds warmth. The room is finished off with plush, neutral linens.

Get the Look: Sullivan King Bed, Dresser, Mirror, and Nightstand // Belle Lamp // Exquise Savon Art // Sense Shag Rug // Faceted Mirror Side Table // Accordion Mirrored Side Table // Basia Wood Accent Chair //Doctor’s Choice Elite Plush King Mattress // La Parfume De Fleurs Art // Bedworks Midtown Microfiber King Duvet

Dream-Home-Kids-Bedrooms

Down the hall from the amazing master suite are three whimsical and stylish children’s bedrooms. The nursery is styled in rich grey with colorful accents throughout. Baby-ready and parent-friendly, this space has many looks that will grow with your child: the sleek Axis Rocker, the fresh white Skyler Crib, the sleek and transitional Park Place Group, the on-trend Bradburry Downs Chevron Rug.

The next child’s room features the fresh and fun Summertime Full Storage Bed and the oh-so-beachy Beach Princess Bedding. Storage gets stylish with the Summertime Dresser and Nighstand, while the Sofia Lamp adds light and a cute touch of floral flare. For a grown-up accent, the Baseball Stitch Mirror is a great addition.

In the third youth bedroom, the Bristol Valley Twin Bunk Bed and storage piece brings a cool edge to the traditional bunk bed style. The Granada Diamonds Rug is fun yet sophisticated for this youth room–or any space needing color! The Mansfield Accent Chair is a mod, retro-inspired piece that rocks color and style kids will love into adulthood. The Surfs Up Bed in a Bag ties all the colors of this space together in one comfy place!

Get the Look: Bristol Valley Twin Bunk, Under Storage, Dresser, Mirror, and Nightstand // Doctor’s Choice Plush Twin Mattress // Mansfield Accent Chair // Granada Diamonds Rug // Marie Steel / Wood Chair // Surfs Up Bed in a Bag // Riley Beige Lamp // Summertime Full Storage Bed, Dresser, and Nightstand // Winterpark Combo Mattress // Sofia Lamp // Baseball Stitch Mirror // Beach Princess Bedding // Skyler Crib // Park Place Dresser, Mirror, and Nightstand // Axis Rocker // Bradburry Downs Chevron Rug // Finely Lamp // Organic Crib Mattress // Terra Firma Art

Dream-Home-Game-Room

Central to the second floor of the home is the game room. Multi-purpose, it’s great for gathering for a game of cards, quietly reading a book, or hanging out with friends. Central to the inviting, comfortable style of this space is the Sarah Sectional. Soft, plush, and causal, the sofa is sure to be a favorite hangout. The room is accented by fall themed aspen tree decals that play off of the Golden Grove Canvas, and features the mid-century Sundara Tables.We love the warmth and texture of this room–and, with ample storage, lots of seating, and room to play, this game room is a winner!

Get the Look: Pacific Heights 3 Pc. Home Theater Wall//Golden Grove Canvas//Elements Bookcase//Sarah Sectional//Sundara Coffee and End Tables

Love what you’ve seen so far? Be sure to stop by the Dream Home during one of the Open Houses:

Tours of the St. Jude Dream Home will be held every weekend starting October 17 – November 8.
Register for free at the house to win the Open House Prize:
a $10,000 shopping spree courtesy of Furniture Row. View directions.

Hours:      Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays, noon – 5 p.m.
Address:   4707 Truckee Street
Denver, CO 80249

Be sure to purchase your ticket for a chance to call the 2015 Denver St. Jude Dream Home your own!

Home Décor by Numbers

When it comes to home décor, it can be tricky to know what goes where and why. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve put together a guide to home décor by numbers. It’s most important to style your space your way–and there are no rules when it comes to loving your home! Instead, treat these numbers as a helpful blueprint if you’re ever in a bind when creating your dream design.

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Furniture by Numbers: 

Furniture – 1 inch
Leaving some room between the back of furniture and the wall will protect fabric and prevent wall scuffs.

Sofas – 7 feet
To seat up to four people or one adult lying down, choose a sofa that is at least 7 feet in length.

Televisions – 8 feet
Placing a TV 8 feet away from the sofa provides optimal viewing.

Coffee Tables – 16 inches
Keep about 16 inches between the couch and the coffee table to leave room for legs.

Nightstands – 29 inches
A nightstand that is the height of the bed, about 29 inches, will look best and make it easier to reach for things.

Dining Chairs – 2 feet
Allow at least 2 feet between the back of dining chairs and the wall so you have enough space to pull out the chair and walk behind it.

Buffets & Servers – 18 inches
Buffets and servers that are 18 inches deep will give you enough room to fit wide plates and serving platters.

Accents by Numbers: 

Rugs – 12 inches
Leave at least 1 foot between area rugs and the walls of the room. This will make the space feel larger.

Lighting – 60 watts
For cozy lighting in the bedroom or living room, aim for 60 watt bulbs in nightstand or end table lamps.

Artwork – 62 – 66 inches
The center of wall art should be between 62″ and 66″ from the floor to be at eye level.

Throw Pillows – 5 pillows
Having more than 5 throw pillows on a standard size sofa will make it look too cluttered.

Colors – 1 + 2 accents
Focus on 1 main color and 2 accents colors per room. It’s okay to mix patterns as long as they share the same color story.

50 Under 50 Sale at Furniture Row

Want to redesign your space without wrecking your budget? The 50 Under 50 sale is the perfect way to get designer furnishings at prices everyone will be comfortable with. Shop the select 50 rooms groups, and bring home pieces you need to style a living space to love. From January 15 – January 21:

50 room groups | under $50/month financing | for 50 Months

With sofa groups and accessories, bedroom and dining sets, this sale is one you won’t want to miss. We agree–the savings are exciting! And to help you plan for this one-of-a-kind sale, we’ve put together a complete list of the 50 room groups for you to browse before you visit your local Furniture Row store.

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Please note that for all Sofa Mart groups, lamps, table packs, and rug selection varies from what is pictured below. Selection can be made from the following items:

Lamps: Stratford | Antiqued Mercury | Raleigh | Caged Urn | Seville Row | Avery Taupe | Fluted Urn
Table Packs: Mesa | Maxim | Ryan | Saxony
Rugs: Selection of 5 variations of the Covington rug

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Sofa Groups exclusively available at Sofa Mart

1. Velocity Sofa Group $30/month – Includes sofa, 2 accent chairs. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
2. Miranda Sofa Group $32/month – Includes sofa, swivel glider chair. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
3. Hampton Sofa Group $42/month – Includes sofa, accent chair . See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
4. Venice Sofa Group $50/month – Includes sofa, 2 accent chairs. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
5. Vero Beach Leather Sofa Group $48/month – Includes sofa, loveseat, See above for table pack, lamp and rug options
6. Solano Sofa Group $36/month – Includes sofa, loveseat. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
7. Bayside Leather Sofa Group $35/month – Includes sofa, chair pack. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
8. Heirloom II Sofa Group $48/month – Includes sofa, accent chair. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
9. Waveland II Sofa Group (not shown) $34/month – Includes sofa, loveseat. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options 

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6 Piece Dining Room Groups available exclusively at Oak Express

1. Belle Manor Rectangular 6 Pc. Dining Group $34/month – Includes table, 4 chairs, server
2. Foundry Rectangular 6 Pc. Dining Group $39/month – Includes table, 4 chairs, server

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Storage Queen Bedroom Groups exclusively available at Bedroom Expressions

1. Hamilton Queen Panel Storage Bedroom Group $40/month – Includes Queen storage bed, nightstand, dresser, and mirror
2. Costello Queen Storage Bedroom Group $35/month – Includes Queen storage bed, nightstand, dresser, and mirror
3. Madagascar Queen Canopy Storage Bed $43/month – Includes Queen storage bed, nightstand, dresser, and mirror

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Get the entire BedWorks Queen Mattress Package exclusively at Denver Mattress for $49/ month including:

1. Madison Eurotop Mattress with Ergo 330 Adjustable Base
2. BedWorks Queen Mattress Protector
3. 300 TC 100% cotton oversized sheets
4. 4 jumbo down alternative pillows
5. Matelassé Duvet Cover

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Reclining Sofa Groups available exclusively at Sofa Mart

1. Shenandoah Room Group $36/month –  Includes reclining sofa, reclining loveseat. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
2. Nimbus Room Group $44/month – Includes reclining sofa, reclining loveseat. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
3. Alpha Room Group $46/month – Includes reclining sofa, loveseat. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
4. Eldorado Room Group (not shown) $48/month – Includes reclining sofa, reclining loveseat. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
5. Triple Play Room Group $38/month – Includes  reclining sofa, console loveseat. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
6. Homerun Room Group $44/month – Includes reclining sofa, recliner chair. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
7. Enterprise Room Group $46/month – Includes reclining sofa, loveseat. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options 

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5 Piece Dining Room Groups exclusively available at Oak Express

1. Mesa Rustica 5 Pc. Dining Group $30/month – Includes trestle table, 4 chairs
2. Mendocino 5 Pc. Dining Group $29/month – Includes trestle table, 4 chairs
3. Bellaire 5 Pc. Dining Group  $48/month – Includes table, 4 chairs
4. Mission 5 Pc. Dining Group $46/month – Includes table, 4 chairs

 

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Sleigh Bedroom Groups available exclusively at Bedroom Expressions

1. Waverly Queen Sleigh Storage Bedroom Group $50/month – Includes Queen sleigh storage bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror
2. Chatham Queen Sleigh Storage Bedroom Group $34/month – Includes Queen sleigh storage bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror
3. Oxford Queen Sleigh Storage Bedroom Group $50/month – Includes Queen sleigh storage bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror
4. Mendocino Queen Sleigh Storage Bedroom Group $49/month – Includes Queen sleigh storage bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror

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Sectional Groups exclusively available at Sofa Mart

1. Romeo Room Group $48/month – Includes sectional sofa, accent chair. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
2. Orion Room Group $40/month – Includes 3 pc. sectional, coffee table ottoman. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
3. Barracuda II $30/month – Includes sectional sofa, ottoman. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
4. Jupiter Room Group $32/month – Includes sectional sofa, coffee table ottoman. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
5. Bonanza Room Group $42/month – Includes 6 pc. reclining sectional. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
6. Grand Cayman Room Group $40/month – Includes 6 pc. reclining sectional. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options

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8 Piece Dining Room Groups available exclusively at Oak Express

1. Montego 8 Pc. Counter Height Dining Group  $32/month – Includes counter height table, 6 counter height chairs, server
2. Urban Loft 8 Piece Counter Height Dining Group $37/month – Includes counter height table, 6 counter height chairs, server
3. Arcadia 8 Piece Dining Group $34/month –Includes table, 6 chairs, server
4. Oak Ridge 8 Piece Dining Group $35/month – Includes drop leaf table, 6 chairs, server

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Panel Bedroom Groups available exclusively at Bedroom Expressions

1. Hero Panel Queen Bedroom Group $29/month – Includes Queen panel bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror
2. Ashford Panel Queen Bedroom Group $47/month – Includes Queen panel bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror
3. River Ridge Queen Panel Bedroom Group $35/month – Includes Queen panel bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror
4. Torino Panel Queen Bedroom Group $38/month – Includes Queen panel bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror
5. Corinthian Queen Panel Bedroom Group $37/month – Includes Queen panel bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror
6. Eldora Queen Panel Bedroom Group (not shown) $37/month – Includes Queen panel bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror

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Sofa Chaise Groups exclusively available at Sofa Mart

1. Raquel Room Group $42/month – Includes sofa chaise, accent chair. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options
2. Pacific Beach Room Group $42/month – Includes sofa chaise, accent chair. See above for table pack, lamp, and rug options 

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Platform Beds available exclusively at Bedroom Expressions

1. Grant Park Queen Platform Bedroom Group $32/month – Includes Queen platform bed, nightstand, dresser, and mirror
2. Rodea Queen Platform Bedroom Group $49/month – Includes Queen platform bed, nightstand, dresser, and mirror

Visit FurnitureRow.com to find a store near you.

 

St. Jude Dream Home: The Living Room

The interior design of the 2014 St. Jude Dream Home in Colorado Springs is inspired by the beauty of its home state. From earthy hues and rich natural textures, to warm hardwoods and stone elements, the home really does bring the best of Colorado indoors.

We are excited to feature specific spaces of the Dream Home with you here on the Front Door, and to start off, we’re welcoming you into the living room. Check out the gallery below for a close up of the space, and read on for design details!

Living-Room

What we love about this living room is the layered, multi-dimensional feel of the design.  The color palette is centered around green, and is accented with neutrals and brown that combine to give the room depth.

The space is anchored by a green, quatrefoil-inspired area rug, and is arranged to highlight the fireplace as the focal point. The patterns used in the space–from the accent chairs and rug, to the throw pillows and blanket–are cohesive and complementary: They continue the Colorado colors theme, and bring movement to this sumptuous space.

The plush fabric sofa, and the top-grain leather accent chairs bring this a mixed-material style that is both eclectic & elegant. Accessories like the metal urns and ceramic lamps introduce new texture, and add a polished feel, and tie the room together.

This room is inviting and luxurious, while being casual and cozy–and we love it! To recreate this dream living room in your home, be sure to check out the available products, listed here.

The shown coffee table, and reclaimed chest are available in-store through the Lost & Found collection. 

 

The Recliner Reimagined for Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve put together our top chair picks for Dad–seven recliners, reimagined. These signature seats are far from being your grandpa’s recliner. From massage functions and high-tech features, to sleek lines and contemporary fabrics, our list is sure to have a reimagined favorite that’s perfect for your pops. Celebrate all your Dad’s done for you, and gift him a reclining chair he will love to sit in, and won’t want to share!

 

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1. Colt Massage Recliner – Give dad the classic comfort of a leather recliner with added enjoyment of built-in Shiatsu massage.
2. Britian Recliner – The Britian Recliner reimagines comfort with a stylish, discreet design.
3. Home Stretch Power Recliner – Dad can relax and effortlessly recline with this power-operated chair.
4. Constellation Merlot Recliner – For the design-savvy dad, this accent recliner brings a sleek look, and eye-catching print.
5. Triple Play Power Reclining Console Loveseat – This reclining loveseat has all the bells and whistles, with power recline, USB and AC power capabilities.
6. Calico Hills Recliner – Dad will love the look and feel of this studded seat that lets him recline in timeless style.
7. Dana Flexsteel Recliner – With the look of a classic armchair, this recliner does double-duty, and is sharp looking with an accent ottoman.

2013 Sofa Mart Black Friday Sales

There’s so much to be Thankful for this time of year–and Black Friday savings are an added bonus! Skip thumbing through Black Friday ads, and check out our great Black Friday sales at SofaMart.  We’re excited to share them with you, and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving season.

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Get up to 70% off with these DOORBUSTERS – Black Friday ONLY, while supplies last:

  • Save 50% on the two piece Bella Vista Sectional in Bonded Leather for $499 and matching storage ottoman for $199
  • Save 65% on the Cole Armless Chair for $99
  • Save 70% on the Kelsey Power Recliner for $199
  • Save 50% on the Edison TV Console for $199
  • Save 65% on the Brio 3 pack of Tables in black or gold for $99

During Black Friday Weekend through Cyber Monday, get extra savings with COUPONS. Click, Clip & Save. 

All Holiday Season long, SofaMart is offering great deal combinations you won’t want to miss. Check out select groups that include a FREE 60″ HDTV, and select groups that include a 50″ HDTV (with $199 60″ upgrade option), or a $500 giftcard.  Plus, while you shop, save 20% on all accessories, lamps, and rugs.

60″ HDTV included in Group:

  • Whitney Sofa Group plus free 60” HDTV now only $1,999 . Group includes Sofa, Loveseat, 3 Tables, TV Console, and Rug
  • Camden Sofa Group plus free 60” HDTV for $1,976. Group includes Sofa, Loveseat, 3 tables, 2 Lamps and, Rug

50” HDTV or $500 Gift Card or upgrade to 60” for $199

  • Dream Reclining Sofa Group plus 50” LED HDTV for $1,997. Group includes Reclining Sofa, Reclining Console, and 3 Tables
  • Joshua Sofa Group plus free 50” LED HDTV is now only $1,996. Group includes Reclining Sofa, Reclining Loveseat, 3 Tables, 2 Lamps, and Rug
  • Kokomo Sofa Group plus free 50” LED HDTV is now only $1,999. Group includes Sofa & Loveseat, or 2 piece Sectional, 3 Tables, TV Console, and Rug
  • Cinematic Sectional Group plus 50” LED HDTV is now $1,999. Group includes 6 piece Sectional, and 3 Tables
  • Olympic Sofa Group plus 50” LED HDTV is now $1,795. Group includes 9 piece, Sofa, Loveseat, 3 Tables, Rug,  2 Lamps, and TV console
  • Colton Sofa Group plus 50” LED HDTV is now $1,999. Group includes Sofa, Loveseat, 3 Tables, Rug, and TV console
  • Clara Sofa Group plus 50” LED HDTV is now $1,976. Group includes Sofa, Loveseat, 3 Tables, Rug, and 2 Lamps
  • Shenandoah Reclining Sofa Group plus 50” LED HDTV is $1,996. Group includes Reclining Sofa, Reclining Loveseat, 3 Tables, Rug, and 2 Lamps
  • San Marino Sectional Group plus free 50” HDTV is $1,999. Group includes 2 piece Sectional, 3 Tables, Rug, and 2 Lamps

Excited for Black Friday savings? Add to the fun–and you could win–by participating in the #BrightenBlackFriday Share to Win Giveaway. Share your BlackFriday SofaMart finds via social media, and you could win a $500 gift card. Visit www.furniturerow.com/brightenblackfriday for more on how to #BrightenBlackFriday.

12/03/13 Update: Congratulations to Christy George, our #BrightenBlackFriday Giveaway winner! Christy’s winning entry was a tweet featuring her finds at Oak Express on Black Friday. 

Want more Black Friday savings? Check out these deals at Bedroom Expressions, Denver Mattress and Oak Express!

Questions? We will be available to chat on Black Friday via Facebook and Twitter!
 
See Holiday Catalog for complete coupon and sale details. Website prices may vary from store prices in your area. Prices may also vary by store location. Please contact Your Local retail location for pricing and product availability. Some products may not be displayed in our showroom but are usually available from our Distribution Center.

Barb’s Spring Home Decor Picks

BarbSpring2012SliderWith spring here, we’ve been looking for ways to freshen up our homes and lighten things up. Our in-house interior designer Barb, was quick to come to our aid with her top budget-friendly spring home decor picks for a spring.

Barb recommended going for a lot of color – whether you prefer jewel tones or pastels is up to you, as both are in right now. Use white for your main furniture piece, and add color with accessories or accent pieces.

Spring Picks

 

  1. Ruffles Duvet Set The Linen Shoppe in Bedroom Expressions
  2. Profile Vase Set Sofa Mart
  3. Tuscan Rubbed Bowl Sofa Mart
  4. Silver Pillow Bedroom Expressions
  5. Addison Eyelet Lamp Bedroom Expressions
  6. Parkview Sliding Cabinet Oak Express
  7. Cole Accent Chair in Apple Sofa Mart
  8. Poly Shag Rug in Pink Bedroom Expressions

Meet Furniture Row Interior Designer Barbara Chandler

BarbaQASliderWe’re lucky to have some professionals around the Front Door, and our main go-to lady when we need advice is Furniture Row Interior Designer Barbara Chandler. We put together a short questionnaire and Barbara was kind enough to answer with her home design insight and expertise. Barbara, meet the Front Door readers. Readers, meet Barbara.

Barbara Chandler
Barbara Chandler, Store Design and Visual Merchandise Manager

WHAT DOES YOUR POSITION ENTAIL?

I do everything from photo shoot styling to furniture store design. Most anything that involves creativity, I am usually involved.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?

The best part of my job is using my creativity in different ways every day.

WHAT GOT YOU INTO INTERIOR DESIGN?

When I was growing up my mom would take me to open houses or home tours just so I could look inside beautiful homes. Also when I was younger, I would rather hang out with my friends’ moms and discuss their house and decorating than playing, I was kind of different that way. I just followed my instincts and passion from a very early age, and here I am today always decorating or designing something, anything.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED TO DO YOUR JOB?

An education in Interior Design is important in order to learn the basics and most important to get your foot in the design door. However, a good eye for color, scale, balance, and style is a must.

WHAT’S A TYPICAL DAY LIKE?

No day is typical, if it were I would be doing something else. I don’t like the word typical; it is not in my vocabulary.

Barb Picks

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT THAT YOU’VE CHOSEN FOR A PHOTO SHOOT?

I don’t know if I have a favorite product that I have used in a photo shoot, I love so much of our products it would be hard to choose just one. Maybe the Little Sparrow figure from Oak Express, it is darling.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN RELATION TO FURNITURE ROW’S?

I tend to love a classic style, it’s timeless.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPACE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

I love to be next to the fireplace, even in the summer.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE NEW TO INTERIOR DECORATING?

Start in one room and make a “TA-DA” list. I would suggest your bedroom, strange I know because the bedroom is the last place most of us decorate. However if you create a wonderful peaceful environment, using plush bedding, interesting art, lovely lamps, bedside chests, a cozy rug, beautifully painted walls, fantastic window coverings, and a cozy sitting area (maybe a fireplace), you are guaranteed to start each day bright and “TA-DA” ready for the world.

Studio Accent Chair // Sofa Mart
Clara Sofa & Ottoman // Sofa Mart
Ivory Sora Rug // Sofa Mart

Annabella Accent Chair // Sofa Mart
Doral Comforter Set // The Linen Shoppe at Bedroom Expressions
Uneven Stripe Duvet // The Linen Shoppe at Bedroom Expressions
Alladin Lamp // Bedroom Expressions

Royal Blue Inspiration Board

This year royal blue is in full bloom across the fall 2011 runways and interior design is following suit. The vibrant color makes a luxurious, high fashion statement that can work in pops of accent color, or if you’re daring, painted on the walls of an entire room. Darker shades provide more drama; lighter hues show off higher spirits. We’ve put together an inspiration board to help you decide how to show off your royal blue side this fall.

Royal Blue Inspiration Board

Style File: From the Fall Runway to Home

Autumn is a nostalgic season. We want tradition and habit; to carve pumpkins the same way our fathers taught us, to teach our children the same pumpkin pie recipe our mothers have made all our lives. Fashion itself has been incredibly sentimental the last ten years, recycling and reinventing past decades for today, never is that more clear than on the Fall runways. Classic colors and patterns are remade, refitted, and rearranged to express a modern idea of vintage wears. Lace is emboldened from accenting trims to entire blouses, polka dots revved in bright colors, plaid retailored to fitted coats and delicate scarves. To help keep you in the know of this year’s re-imagining, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 trends from the fashion runway for fall that are having a direct effect on interior design.

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FAUX FUR

Regardless of whether real fur or faux, and we’d like to heavily stress the importance of the latter, fur was in almost every designer’s fall collection. It works best in natural colors and as small bursts of texture; faux-fur pillows, throws, or rugs.
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METALLICS

Golds and silvers were embellished across shoes, hemlines and shoulders for a little glitter to catch the eye. Use them similarly in your home as accent pieces or, if you’re daring, on trim and molding.

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Metallic

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MARIGOLD

Deep yellows have been a fall staple for a couple years now, and 2011 is holding onto it as tight as ever. These marigold and mustard hues are incredibly versatile, and can function both as a dominating color in a room or pipe up as accenting pieces. Pair with similar rich, jewel toned colors for a warm look that will keep you cozy until spring.

 

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DOTS & LACE

The lace obsession of summer is transitioning into fall by adding dramatic colors like red and black. Polka dot lace was especially hot on the runways and can make for a very chic look in your décor. Use sparingly, but don’t be afraid to contrast its nostalgia and delicateness with sharply modern styles.

 

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Dots and Lace

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Plaid
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PLAID

Plaid is another fall favorite, and one we’re happy to see embraced in haute couture. What could be more comfortable and flexible than plaid? Everyone looks good in it, and depending on how you style it, it can stretch across traditional, chic, modern, vintage, or even punk styling. Try using it in unexpected ways, past the plaid couch covers, pillows, and throws, as a vase or frame instead to add a bit of unpredictability and quirkiness to a room.

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Color Theory: Fall Tones

Here at Front Door, we can’t wait for the leaves to turn. Autumn means big sweaters, warm cider, and cozy nights in. The latter means you’ll have more time for painting, sewing, crafts, or any kind of home project you’ve been putting off all summer. The good thing about designing in the fall is that its key colors work all year round and are potent enough to change a room’s look with only a particularly hued accessory.

Fall 2011 isn’t your mother’s autumn. This year classic colors like navy, plum, and gray are being mixed with bright yellows, warm pinks, and vibrant oranges. Royal Blue is playing a huge part as well; a trend that we can really get behind. With accents like wood, gold metallic, lace, feathers, and fake fur, you can take your décor much farther this year in easy, simple additions.

Emotions are important to remember when decorating; if you tend to be stressed, according to color theory, you might not want to paint your bedroom a bright, vibrant color like fire engine red that may only keep your high energy going. The same idea goes for rooms of productivity – kitchens are usually painted in those brighter colors because that’s a room you would want to feel energized in. Each color goes farther than providing just a “fall feel,” and we’ve created a handy chart to show the psychological connotations that they evoke.

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PLUM

Visionary, Royal, Introspective. Best used in places of rest or study.

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marigold

MARIGOLD

Nourishing, Comforting, Sun-baked. Cozy and rich, marigold works well in any room you feel needs a bit of sunshine.

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navy

NAVY

Authentic, Classic, Nostalgic. Ultra versatile for any room.

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teal

DEEP TEAL

Serene, Sophisticated, Confident. Vintage chic, use this in calmer spaces.

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orange

VIBRANT ORANGE

Fun, Whimsical, Gregarious. A vibrant, energizing color like this works best in small doses or kitchens.

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OLIVE

Vintage, Sentimental, Peaceful. Use in spaces meant for relaxation or deep thought.

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WARM GREY

Classic, Mature, Cozy. Be careful to use it in places that get light or warmth from other colors, or else it can feel prison-like.

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EARTHY BROWNS

Earthy, Warm, Wholesome. A classic staple, it can work in many rooms = but be careful about lighting and accents, as it can make spaces feel darker and smaller.

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ROYAL BLUE

Electric, Vibrant, Stirring. Another color that can pack a punch in even the smallest of doses.

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FALL ACCENTS:

Red, Burgundy, Bright Pink, Warm Cream, Taupe, Pale Lavendar, Tan, Coral, Metallic, Fake Fur, Lace

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