It’s that most wonderful time of the year and you’re looking for new ways to decorate your home for Christmas… we’ve got some great ideas that will definitely get you and your home in the holiday spirit!
Got an empty house and absolutely no idea how to furnish it? When you’re trying to figure out which furniture will look best and fit best in your home, it can be more than a little intimidating. Zak’s, however, has a great tool that can help make all your worries go away.
With fall quickly approaching, college will soon be back in session. And like most parents with kids heading off to school, you’re likely going to be in the market for some dorm room décor.
One of the first things you’ll want to invest in for your son or daughter will be a writing desk, somewhere they can comfortably get their school work done. While we have quite a few to choose from, one of the most popular varieties for college kids is a writing desk.
Remember when you moved into your first place and your furniture was a hodgepodge of items that came from your parents’ home, a yard sale or Goodwill? Hey, you loved it no matter what it looked like – even if it wasn’t the most eye-pleasing scene to everyone!
These days, believe it or not, having a bunch of mismatched items in your home is considered pretty cool. Who wants perfectly a matched sofa, chairs, lamps and carpets when you can have your very own unique and diverse style? Eclectic might be another word for it. Unique and distinctive are others you might prefer.
Who doesn’t love exploring all the latest trends – and then figuring out how to implement them into our own homes? It’s spring and for many of us that means it’s the perfect time to start looking at new furniture, colors and designs.
In 2016 it seems the home decor movement is geared towards taking it easy, using warm, soft hues to go along with natural textures and made-to-measure furniture as pictured above in this French inspired bedroom group by Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Home.
Why not elaborate on your own style and reinvent your personal space in the new year?
Rustic design has taken root in home fashion trends by blending seemingly incompatible components to create warm and charming spaces. Rustic interiors have a compelling connection to the past. Unpretentious roots keep things close to their inherent state formed by an ageless mix of natural hues, distressed finishes, warm textiles and organic patterns. This stylish use of rustic elements in interior spaces complements all kinds of decor and is not limited by rules like other design types.
Textiles can transform a room with minimal effort. From wool and linen to twill and cotton, fabrics can make a home look put together and polished while maintaining a homey feel. There are four types of textiles that are most commonly used. While every room may not need all four types, rooms can often benefit from containing at least one or two varying fabrics and textures.
An important thing to keep in mind when it comes to rugs is that size does matter. As a general rule of thumb, rugs in the living room should be large enough so that at least the front legs of each piece of furniture can rest on the rug. This will help create the illusion of a larger space. For rugs used in the dining room, all chairs should still be completely on the rug when pulled out. After all, there’s few things more annoying than a wobbly chair because the back feet fell off the rug.
When it comes to rugs, choosing the colors, fabrics, and design is important. If you’re going to choose a loud statement rug, choose it first so you can build your other décor around it. Make sure it ties with the other neutrals you likely already have in the room, and then choose other accent pieces to accompany it. If you’re choosing neutrals, don’t choose the same color as your carpet, flooring, or large furniture in the room. This will cause the pieces to blend in. Choose a piece that works well with the colors you use in a darker or lighter shade.
Throw pillows are helpful for making a couch look like it was bought to match the room. While it would be expensive to buy a new couch each time a trendy color came in style, throw pillows are lighter on the wallet and can accomplish the same matched feel. Pillows are the ideal place to add your pop of color without much commitment.
When buying throw pillows, it’s often best to get varying sizes, shapes, and textures, and sometimes even varying patterns. Keep some neutrals so the pillows don’t compete with one another.
Throws often add a cozy feel to a room. They can make a room feel more relaxed when draped over a chair or couch. Throws are a great way to add layers to your room as well. Does your ottoman seem empty? Add a serving tray with a throw underneath.
While curtains may seem like an obvious part of a room, they’re often a forgotten textile that can give a room an entirely new feel. Whether they have your pop of color in them or not, choosing the right fabric and texture can make a world of difference in a room.
Experimenting with different textiles in a space is cost effe Repeating colors in a room can give a cohesive designed look. Of course, there are no rules that apply in every situation when it comes to textiles, but these tips should provide a good start for your space.
You do have a choice when shopping for furniture and bedding…
and at Zak’s, we are committed to providing you and your family with a vast selection of quality merchandise in a wide variety of styles. We understand the importance of offering a large array of flexible financing options, in addition to a discount for our cash customers, so that each and every member of our community, from the budget-conscious to those with discriminating tastes, can find the perfect furnishings to reflect their unique style.