Fabulous Foyers To Come Home To

We believe there’s a big difference between simply arriving at a party and making an entrance, and these homes prove that an entrance is not something you should ignore. From traditional and cozy to eclectic and glamorous, we rounded up our favorite foyers along with some of our own furniture to help you create a similar look in your home.

This foyer is fairly traditional, but a few eclectic and elegant pieces give it decidedly glamorous feel. For a similar look in your home, add our Marlena wall mirror for a touch of glam.

This light and airy entry is lovely with its neutral color palette and understated furniture. We think our vintage sideboard would give your entry a similar look for less!

Sometimes less is more, and a simple, low-key bench such as our Tahoe bench with some pretty indoor plants is all you need for a rustic yet chic foyer.

This elegant entry has a sophisticated contrast between the bright white walls, dark floors and tables, and hot pink rug. We think our reclaimed console table would create a sophisticated look in your entry!

Breathtaking walls, a gorgeous light fixture, fun mirror, and brightly colored settee create an entry that’s both whimsical and polished. Adding a bright piece of accent furniture, such as this floral chair, could help enliven your entry as well.

A unique item, such as an interesting bench, ethnic piece, or artwork, will make a room feel like it’s uniquely yours. This ethnic kilim bench upholstered with vintage fabric is a beautiful piece that will make your entryway sure to stand out and give it a unique, personal look.

Sometimes all you need are a few great accessories to really make a room (or outfit) shine, such as this Leona table lamp.

A comfortable colored accent chair is a great piece for a foyer so guests have a place to sit and relax when they come in (especially if they’ll be taking off their shoes). You’ll get bonus points if your chair matches the color of your door!

This dark, dramatic, and graphic foyer creates a showstopping introduction to this home. To create a little modern drama in your own foyer, this curved black console will do just the trick!

 

How did you decorate your foyer?

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Fall Interior Inspiration

Now that Labor Day is behind us, it’s time to start thinking ahead to the cooler fall months.  Although we are sad for summer to end, we are also excited for the change in seasons and what fall brings with it: Cozy textures, deep, warm colors, crisp air, and evenings with a fire going.  Scroll below to see some of our favorite photos that inspire us to get our homes ready for fall.

A deep orange duvet and decorative pillow make this bedroom seem even cozier.

Vivid jewel tones are a fall style staple.

Add some jewel tones with our Alexandra Sofa and Chair!

One of our favorite things we look forward to as the seasons get cooler: Entertaining! The stunning chandelier, lovely seasonal decorative accents, and perfectly set table are wonderful for the eyes, but make our stomachs growl too as we anticipate what food will be on the plates!

This is the ideal den with such a stylish chaise, wood paneling, and rich color palette.

The bright tangerine sofa and bouquet of yellow and orange flowers bring a lovely pop of color into the room.

Add a touch of tangerine with our Orange Leopard Pillow.

Plum walls, orange accents, soft lighting, and velvet texture make us ready to stay snuggled inside on those cool fall nights.

This fantastic fireplace is just BEGGING for a fire!

The wood accents, neutral hues, and fur accessories give this room a modern yet homey look.

Stunning burnt orange velvet chairs, a dazzling rug, and bold decor create a room perfect for fall.

This fall-inspired rug would make a great accent in your home!

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you can’t dine al fresco! Set up your table and chairs and bring some comfy pillows and a warm throw to enjoy an outdoor meal!

How do you get your home ready for fall?

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Terrific Trunks For Your Home

We love using trunks as part of our decor and think they’re a great way to combine style and storage.  Whether you use a trunk in a bedroom, entryway, bathroom, or foyer, they’ll add a unique look to a room and are a fun alternative to a typical table you’d ordinarily see.  Here are some inspiring photos of different ways trunks are used in various homes, as well as some of our trunks that would work great in yours!

Why settle for one trunk when you can have two?

A tall trunk can make a great dry bar and a fantastic place to hide away those pricey bottles of wine you’re saving.

The dark wood of the trunk looks great against the mostly light decor of this stunning space.

A trunk at the end of the bed is a perfect for storing linens and giving yourself a place to sit when you’re putting on your shoes!

This Reclaimed Castle Treasure Box would look amazing in both a traditional home or with a more modern interior.

A vintage trunk is perfect for any space that needs some extra storage or a surface for displays.

This rustic storage chest gives the neutral room some depth and makes it look homey and warm.

Elegant chairs, a metallic modern sofa, graphic prints, and a stylish chest combine to make this room unforgettable.

A trunk makes a pretty nightstand, especially in a soft, creamy hue.

This Postal Stamp Storage Trunk is an adorable take on a traditional storage chest.

A trunk works well as a side table too, and the contrast of the rustic trunk with the modern chair and sofa makes it especially interesting.

This proves that you don’t have to choose between a console table and a trunk – you can have both!

This Jaipur Trunk from Furniture Connexion mixes in well with any style of home decor.

Do you have a trunk in your home?

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Marvelous Metallics

Putting a metallic element into your home is a great way to add some glitz and glamour!  Whether your choose to go all out with multiple metallic items and surfaces, or if you want to be more subtle and just insert a single piece, here are some great photos for inspiration and a few suggested items to make your interior absolutely dazzling!

Our mirrored cabinet is the perfect accent piece for a bedroom, living room, or anywhere you’d like a little storage on the stylish side.

A screen and some decorative artwork and accessories bring a touch of bling to this work space.

Between the nightstand, pillow, and wall, we love the metallic details in this stylish bedroom!

We think it’s great to do something really glamorous where you’d least expect it.

This dining area really went for the gold and turned out stunning!

This petite accent chest is a lovely addition to your home with its adorable design and subtle silver finish.

This is the most striking kitchen we’ve ever seen!

Just a few metallic items can make a big statement.

We love the nearly all-white interior with the one area that has a brilliant gold and floral pattern.

This beautiful jewelry armoire is a darling way to store your precious metals!

A gilded frame takes this bedroom furniture from good to gorgeous.

This metallic foyer shows us how incredibly elegant silver and gold are, especially together!

Do you have metallic accents in your home?

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Punchy Prints and Pattern Play

Nothing adds pizzazz to an interior like some fun, punchy prints and patterns.  Don’t let bold prints scare you – they can add life and energy to a room, especially if the room is pretty neutral otherwise.  Here are some inspiring photos of fun ways to sneak pattern into your decor, as well as a few of our favorite patterned pieces from the Furniture Connexion.

How do you add pattern into your home decor?

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Let’s Get Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Friday everyone!  To celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of August, we put together a lovely little post on adding green to your home.  This beautiful hue can be soft and subtle, deep and jewel-toned, or bright and vibrant.  No matter what shade it is, having some green elements in your home will breathe life into the space and add a welcome note of color.  Here are some inspiring images that show fun ways to incorporate a little green into your home:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have green elements in your home?

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Inspiring Lighting

It’s finally Friday, and this has been one busy week!  Rather than writing a lengthy DIY blog about how to properly light your home, I decided to save that for next week when my mind is once again fresh after the weekend.  Instead, please treat yourself to this blog of simply stunning lighting!  From funky black chandeliers to clusters of drop pendants to LED lighting installed into bamboo walls, you’ll love the bold and beautiful images below.  Enjoy!

What’s  your favorite photo of inspirational lighting?

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How to Make Your Bedroom a Peaceful Place

We spend about a third of our life sleeping and additional time in our bedrooms reading, getting dressed, and relaxing, but far too often, this room doesn’t measure up to the peaceful, happy haven it should be.  Here are some quick, easy tips to make this important room be the warmest and most comfortable space in your home.

First and foremost, invest in a great mattress and comfortable pillows.  A good mattress is a must for great sleep, and the right pillows will be the perfect complement.  Since mattresses are generally kept for a lengthy period of time, invest in something you’ll want to spend years sleeping on.  Pillows are also something that people tend to hold onto, so purchase pillows you’ll want to use every night.  Visit Furniture Connexion for great deals on exceptional mattresses!

Now that you’ve got the mattress, it’s time to think about the sheets!  Your bedding is another place to spend a little money since nice sheets can make such a difference.  However, if you can’t afford luxury sheeting for all the items on your bed, spend less money on the duvet cover and decorative shams since they won’t actually be against your skin, and the most money on your flat and fitted sheets and pillowcases.  The general rule is that if it touches your skin, you can spend a little more money.  Depending on where you live, you may want to buy a few sets of sheets – heavier flannel ones for cold winters, and lighter cotton ones for hot summers.  In addition, you may need an extra blanket for winter as well.  We love the classic look of a white, fluffy bed, but like to dress it up with decorative pillows and a throw at the end.  Just remember to pick bedding that will coordinate well with the rest of your room and that you’ll enjoy for a long time. People tend to keep their sheets for years, so you won’t want to buy a busy print you might easily tire of.

Make sure your furniture is perfect for you.  Buy a bed you’ll love!  If you’ve been wanting an upholstered headboard, don’t settle for a slat-back one just because it’s on sale.  Make sure you buy the exact thing you’ve been wanting and consider how it will work for you.  If you’re tall, you may not want a low platform bed that will be hard for you to get in and out of.  Also consider storage: If you like to keep books, magazines, medicine, and other items near your bed, you’ll probably want a nightstand with storage to keep the area clean and organized.

Now that you’ve got the furniture, mattress, and bedding sorted out, it’s time to think about your more sentimental items.  Keep photos of loved ones in your bedroom. Have a piece of artwork you adore?  Hang it up for you to see and enjoy first thing when you wake up in the morning.  If you’re going to keep knickknacks in your bedroom, store them on a tray to keep everything contained and give a sense of order.

Perfect your lighting.  Your bedroom lighting should be soft, so stay away from harsh lights that are too bright.  In addition to an overhead light, you should have a light on either side of the bed, preferably with lighting that’s adjustable so that if you stay up reading, your partner won’t be bothered with a bright light.  If you can, have at least one stylish lighting choice, either bedside lamps or overhead, to make a beautiful statement.

Inject your style!  For a bedroom that’s soft and romantic, add a canopy or drape mosquito netting around it. For a glamorous look, mix in some mirrored or lacquered furniture, a dazzling tray to hold perfumes and lotions, or hang some framed vintage fashion prints. For an ethnic spin, add some ikat or kilim prints and pillows.  Put at least one bold element in your room to give a stronger sense of the style you’re going for. Have fun with your bedroom and make it unique – this is the one space in your home that is just for you!

Don’t forget color!  One of the most basic ways to create a particular feeling in a room is to change the backdrop.  Yellow walls can be cheerful, cool blue walls give a sense of calm, deep brown or even black walls can be dramatic and sophisticated, and pink gives off a soft, feminine vibe. Just remember that since it’s a bedroom, you’ll want to choose a color that is flattering (which is why green isn’t the best option) and calming (this may not be the best place for neon geometric wallpaper).

Remember the little touches. Keep your bedroom smelling fresh and feeling cozy and clean!  A vase of flowers will look lovely and may give your room a soft fragrance, or consider using a linen spray to lightly scent your sheets.  The first thing you do once you wake up is get out of bed, so have a soft rug for your feet when they hit the ground.  And don’t forget to make  your bed – it only takes a couple minutes, and it immediately makes your room look fresh and clean.

What’s your favorite thing about your bedroom?

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Adding Artwork to Your Walls

When decorating a home, it seems that rooms are often filled with furniture and accessories, but the walls can long remain empty.  Figuring out the right way to display artwork can seem like a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be!  Here are some tips on how to add artwork to your walls in a way that is stylish, practical, and perfect for YOU.

Do you tend to be an organized, type A personality?  If so, you’ll probably want order and organization in your home, and that will include how things are hung on a wall.  Hanging a collection of artwork in a grid on the wall will look lovely and professional.  Whether you are framing and hanging professional artwork, vintage prints from the flea market, or even home photos, arranging it in a grouping with the edges lining up will give a polished look.

If you’re serious about your artwork, you’ll want to measure it out so that the center is at 57″ (the average person’s eye height).  This is how galleries and museums hang their artwork, and that way your pieces will all line up with the center at the same height.  Of course, if you are much taller or shorter, you can adjust so the center of the art is at your eye level.

Can’t commit to what you want to display?  Then shelves may be your best bet.  Installing shallow shelves on a wall makes it easy to change up your artwork displays.

Do you like a little chaos and have a large collection of artwork?  If you’re more on the free spirited side, try hanging your artwork in a large cluster on the wall. There should still be some loose organization if you choose this method, but it will give more of a funky, boho vibe.  Have your artwork start and end at around the same point, and have the space between artwork similar in size so there is some consistency in the look.

If you have a large piece of art, you may not even have to hang it!  This colorful abstract painting looks great simply propped against the wall.

Don’t have any art, but still want something interesting on your walls?  Try this idea and hang a group of empty frames instead!  Since the frames are so ornately designed but match the color of the wall, they add a whimsical touch and texture for a unique look.

If you want your walls to feel decorative but don’t want or have artwork, consider wallpapering them instead.  There’s a huge array of wallpaper styles and prints you can buy, from graphic patterns to elegant chinoiserie to photographic digital prints.

Adding decals to your walls can be another fun, easy way to dress them up!  As a bonus, they’re usually made from vinyl and easily removable, so you can switch them out without hassle when you’re ready for a change.

Think outside the box and do something completely different!  Here, unable to decide on a color to paint her walls, a woman ended up covering her walls with paint chips for a vibrant, one-of-a-kind look and her very own artistic collage!  If you don’t have artwork you love, visit Furniture Connexion to check out some fun prints for your home!

How do you display your artwork?

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10 Cozy Cabin Ideas

As much as we love trips to the beach, we are equally fond of trips to the mountains during the summer, especially with so many great destinations nearby. Being up in the fresh mountain air with clear skies and beautiful scenery is one of our favorite things about summer. Here are some inspiring images of cozy cabins with a unique twist, complete with tips to make your home feel a little more rustic as well.  One of the first things we suggest doing is to take a cue from the photo above and open up your home to warm summer breezes!  Make a comfy place to lay down, and try setting up a temporary canopy with some mosquito netting for a dreamy area to relax.

Being on vacation in a mountain setting is all about relaxation and having your home blend with the natural settings.  The same can apply to the interior!  A densely cushioned leather sofa, such as ours above, is a great choice when you want comfort and luxury combined.

We adore this covered dining area and how it’s enclosed enough that you can use indoor furniture even though it’s outside.  The fireplace makes the space especially inviting!  I love the idea of putting this reclaimed chest on a covered porch to use as a coffee table around some comfortable chairs.  Inside the chest you could store blankets to keep handy for chilly summer nights.

Think outside the box and try something different!  Because of the large beams in this airy cabin, the owners were able to hang a swing in their bedroom for a fun place to sit and sway inside.

The rustic dining area above is so warm and welcoming, it looks like the perfect place for a dinner party or family meal.  Our Tahoe dining set offers the same rustic appeal with the beautifully handcarved Sheesham wood construction and timeless design.

If you have the space and are a frequent entertainer, then we love the idea of having two (or in the photo above, maybe even three) sofas instead of the typical sofa and two chairs!  It allows for a lot more seating and is a great way to fill a large space.  Our Alexandra Sofa looks incredibly similar to the sofas pictured above to create that look at home!

Give your home a Navajo meets ethnic twist with some beautiful wool kilim throw pillows.

Give your bedroom a woodsy, homespun look with some heavier wood furniture.  Furniture Connexion’s solid Sheesham bedroom collection is an ideal choice!

A sectional sofa is a great way to make the most of your space, and our Burlington Sectional has a similar look to the pictured above for a comfortable but still sophisticated look.

Mixing in some wooden occasional chairs is a great way to add interest to your home.  This chair would look great inside, or on a screened porch as pictured above.

This rustic dining room is absolutely stunning with the high ceilings, massive beams, large chandelier, and dark stained bookcases.  If you need storage but don’t have built-ins like this house does, our sideboard is a great option. The glass panes allow you to display the items you’re storing, and the solid Sheesham handcrafted construction ensures that it’s not only attractive, but also durable and one-of-a-kind.

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