Undoubtedly, there’s a lot of cost that goes into moving into a new home…not to mention the expense of the home itself! The furnishings that you had at your last place might not work at your new one because of differences in size, color, or your evolving tastes. Starting from scratch with all new furnishings to equip your new home is an appealing idea, but it’s not always within the budget after all the closing costs and repair fees are paid for.
Fortunately, there are some great ways to make your new home décor look elegant, beautiful, and more luxurious than it really is. Consider these design techniques before you make a trip to your local furniture store and go on a shopping spree. Read more
Some people love nostalgic and historic designs in their homes, while others crave clean lines and modern accents. The decision to decorate your home with antiques or modern furniture is a very personal one. Everything you buy for your home, such as furniture, rugs, and light fixtures, can be labeled as contemporary, modern, antique, vintage or even retro.
But to start, it’s important to understand the key differences between antique and modern furniture and how to make them both work in your home. This will help you determine whether you want to shop at local thrift shops or a modern furniture store in Connecticut…or both! Read more
Do you have a son or daughter who has recently graduated or is planning to move out of your home? As a parent, this is a huge milestone and an exciting time of life for the whole family. Once your grown child has settled on a place to move to and secured an apartment, the next big task is furnishing it!
Furnishing your first apartment may sound overwhelming, but it can actually be a fun experience to learn about style and design concepts that can be personalized to create a beautiful home. Read more
The countdown to America’s birthday is on as we get ready to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fun. While much of backyard barbecue planning is centered on the grill and main dishes, no summer party would be complete without tempting desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Here are a few of our favorite 4th of July dessert recipes that are sure to please your guests and get everyone in the patriotic spirit. Read more
Lighting is a very interesting part of interior design because it can be functional, decorative, or a combination of both. The lighting that you choose for your home can create a mood and also highlight the color scheme that you picked out.
Let’s take a closer look at the types of lighting that are essential to interior design strategies and how lighting choices can transform your personal space. Read more
Color has the power to completely transform a room, set a particular mood, and invoke powerful emotions.
But if you don’t work in the interior design industry or as an artist, you might not be too familiar with color theory or how it’s relevant in daily life. Fortunately, it’s a design concept that even amateur designers and homeowners can grasp to make their homes beautiful and livable personal spaces. Read more
Grilling season is finally here, which calls for a celebration!
Backyard barbecues are all about smoky-sweet flavors, fresh ingredients, and good company. Our favorite traditions and gatherings are centered around food, and now is the perfect time to make new memories in the great outdoors with the friends and family you care about.
Here are some recipes, tips, and ideas for inspiration!
Many homeowners unknowingly make interior design mishaps by buying furniture that’s the wrong color for a room or painting the walls for a color coordination that doesn’t work well. Not only do these misjudgments give your room an unsettling appearance, but they can also be costly and time-consuming to redecorate.
Whether you’re moving into a new home or redecorating your current one, here are some interior design tips to best match your furniture sets with your paint and color schemes. Read more
Although mothers deserve love and appreciation every day of the year, May 8 is an occasion for a full-fledged celebration!
Perhaps you’re already planning to treat your mom to a spa day, wine tasting, or surprise trip for Mother’s Day. But one of the easiest and most genuine ways to celebrate Mom is to plan a delicious brunch that she’ll never forget. Mom will feel truly special with a few of her favorite foods, beautiful table decorations from Furniture Barn, and personalized touches to create a memorable holiday. Read more
Even if you subscribe to every interior design magazine and blog, it’s easy to make common decorating missteps that appear outdated or tasteless. Some traditional design rules deserve to be broken, but others have withstood the test of time for good reasons.
At least in our minds, these are the seven deadly sins of interior design. Read more