The new year is amongst us, and what better way to brighten up your new resolutions than with new Indian lighting in your home?! Lighting is a cheap, fast and fun way to spruce up your living area. Lamps add the perfect amount of subtle flair and exotic detail to your room. Adjustable bulbs add the perfect ambience, and hand-carved details leave funky light patterns on your walls. Bright colours and little accents can brighten up your room- think colourful walls and accessories like pillows instantly change up your room.
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Photo credit: Our dear customer Karen Chee, who purchased one of our hanging lamps from our 400 West Broadway location.
A new trend in the interior design realm has emerged: Layering Carpets. We must say we do approve!
Combine different colours and textures of rugs- mix sisal with cotton, wool with silk. Layering rugs is also a great way to tie in furniture pieces that are of different finishes and styles. The result is a room that is charming with a rich backstory, an authentic space that is yours and not something based out of a showroom.
One of the most common questions that we get from customers interested in buying our furniture is “Do you think this table will match my floor/ existing furniture/ walls?”
Let’s be honest: decorating is hard. Especially when there are so many inspirational blogs out there to “help”. There are only so many rooms that you have and only so many styles that can fit into your home. Should you go modern/ antique/ french provincial/ rustic? Oh, the options! After you (finally!) settle on a style, there comes the mission of trying to find the furniture that symbolises your taste, a reflection of your vision, a subtle metaphor of your eccentric, exciting and well-balanced life.
Yeah, decorating is no easy feat.
Your home has birch hardwood floors, and you’ve settled on going rustic. Does that mean you now have to scan the whole of Vancouver with a fine-toothed comb to try and find furniture that is light enough to match your floors?!
Well, the good news is that you can mix and match wood tones and styles within the same room, and it works. The truth is, you don’t want to go too matchy-matchy. Pick wood tones that complement each other, or you could be daring by placing dark and light woods and create stunning contrasts. Here are some examples: