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Monday, 13 November 2017 16:51

Five Ways to Work a Sectional

What is it about a sectional that's so appealing? For one, there are so many options. Many sectionals are available with custom options to suit your needs. Second, it's a cozy and comfortable option for a family room. Third, it's an easy way to furnish a space. But there's more than one way to work a sectional. So we've put together a list of what we believe are the top five ways to use a sectional.

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Flexsteel

The most common way to use a sectional is the basic “L” shape. This typically consists of one corner with two seats on either side. This layout tends to fit most living areas and often leaves enough space for an accent chair, depending on the size of the room. Pair it with a pretty swivel chair to make the space even more functional.

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Kincaid

A small sectional, such as a sofa with a chaise, is often a popular choice for smaller spaces such as an apartment. If you have a small living room but have always dreamed of having a sectional this is a smart solution. Opt for pieces with clean lines to keep from overwhelming the space.

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Flexsteel

A large piece, such as a conversation style sectional, is one way to ground a large living room. Its curvy style creates a pretty and unique look while maximizing seating in the space. These sectionals often work well in large rectangular spaces or homes with an open floor plan.

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Flexsteel

Go for all-out comfort with a reclining sectional. Power reclining footrests, power adjustable headrests and built-in USB ports make this option perfect for a man-cave or a family TV room. When every seat is a recliner everyone gets the best seat in the house.

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Kincaid 

Shake up your dining space with sectional style seating. Fabric in a dining space always softens the overall look and banquette style seating creates a cozy and intimate atmosphere.

With so many custom options there is always a way to make a sectional work. If you need help choosing the right style, remember, you don't have to go it alone. Just visit our design center to get started.   

Published in Room Design
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 15:34

Five Tips for Styling a Bookshelf

One of the elements that gives a room character is the smaller details, such as accessories. These items can infuse personality into a space. While we don't recommend over-loading your home with too many small accessories we do believe that styling pieces such as bookcases and open cabinets with a few of those accessories plays a major role in the overall look of your home. Since styling isn't a skill that always comes easily we've put together five tips for styling the bookcases and open shelving in your home.

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Hammary

Of course, you're going to use a bookcase to store books but that doesn't mean they should be placed without any thought. Use one or two shelves to place them in the traditional manner. Then stack a few books here and there and finish by turning a few or all of them backwards so that the pages are showing. This creates a more casual vibe to what can otherwise result in a stuffy feel.

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Uttermost

Use open shelving as an opportunity to add a little mood lighting. A fun lamp in a bookcase or étagère adds a boost of energy to a space. Typically something short and chunky works best when used in open shelving. Plus, it highlights all those pretty accessories.

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Hammary

Open shelving can provide stylish storage. Baskets and decorative boxes are a styling go-to for avoiding clutter. Use larger bins towards the bottom to ground the piece and work the smaller ones in towards the top for easy access.

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Uttermost

Don't forget the natural elements. Greenery and fresh flowers have the ability to breathe life into a space. Contrast those earthy elements with metallic accessories in gold or silver for an eclectic mix.

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Hammary

Display your pretty pieces sparingly. Alternate the number of items used on each shelf. For example, if one shelf holds one large piece then place a grouping of various sized pieces on the next shelf. And remember, less is more. Edit the final look and remove anything that makes the piece look too busy or cluttered.

You should always use the open shelving in your home to add more style. If you're struggling with how to work the style in these spaces then let us help you. Schedule an appointment with a designer to help you with any decorating project, large or small.

 

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Four Reasons to Use a Sectional

There are so many great reasons to use a sectional. More than just a pretty piece of furniture, it can actually solve many design dilemmas. Plus, with so many custom options you can truly create a look that's unique to your home with a layout that functions well for your lifestyle. So before you head out to shop for your living room, read this first.

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Kincaid

A sectional can be used to make a small space look bigger. In a small living room don't make the mistake of using a collection of small pieces. This will only lead to a cluttered feel making the space feel even more closed in. Instead, make better use of the space with a small sectional and an upholstered cocktail ottoman to create a cozy and functional living room.

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Flexsteel

A sectional can define a space. When furnishing a home with an open floor plan this is a smart way to create the feel of a room even without walls. A properly placed sectional will also create walkways in a home with an open concept.  

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Flexsteel

A sectional is a great way to maximize seating which makes it ideal for those who like to entertain. Center the sectional on the focal point in the space and add as much length to the sectional as space will allow while keeping pathways clear. This creates the perfect setup for hosting a party with room for everyone.

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Kincaid

It's a stylish way to lounge. Recliners, while comfortable, aren't always the first choice for more modern homes. A sectional with a chaise is a modern approach to adding a lounge chair to a living room. Pair it with a funky chair and bold artwork for more interest.

If you've always wanted a sectional but thought it just wouldn't work in your space, think again. It may actually be the answer to your decorating problems. Visit our showroom to work with a designer on choosing the right way to use a sectional in your home.

Published in Living Room Furniture
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Desks for a Stylish Home Office

Life is busy and it can get messy if you don't have a way to stay organized. This is why every home needs its own office space. Staying organized and planning out your week is so much easier when you have a proper work space. It doesn't have to be an entire room but there should be enough space for a desk with enough storage to safeguard important documents and keep your life running smoothly. Here are five desks with the perfect blend of style and function.

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Riverside

Furniture that serves more than one purpose is always a good idea. Place a writing desk against the back of the sofa to create a multi-purpose piece. When you're not using it as a desk it serves as a sofa table, the perfect spot for some extra lighting in the living room. This one has just enough rustic flair for the modern farmhouse look.

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Kincaid

Give an unused corner of your home a new purpose with a pretty desk and a sleek chair. A statement piece like this one will inspire you to get things done. Paying bills and planning your schedule will be a lot more fun in a space this beautiful.

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Hammary

If you do have an entire room to dedicate to a home office then do it right. Decorate it with all the style that you would allow the rest of the house and don't skimp on the storage. In a room with limited space take advantage of vertical wall space with a tall cabinet that can hold important documents as well as some of those things in your home that tend to add to the clutter.

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Hammary

Go for the open and airy look with a work table versus a desk. This counter-height look would be a nice addition to a craftsman style home. It has just the right blend of function with industrial style. Keep decorative baskets and bins nearby to store smaller items out of the way.

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Uttermost

Go bold with something different. A combination of metal and wood adds major texture and you can layer in even more texture with a worn leather chair. It won't be business-as-usual with a home office space like this. You'll look forward to scheduling appointments when your work space looks this good.

If a lack of a proper work space is keeping you from getting, or staying, organized then it's time to incorporate an office space into your home. Visit our showroom to get started.

Published in Room Design
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

One Bed Three Styled Ways

There are so many things to love about upholstered beds. They're a great way to break up a matching bedroom set, they always soften the space and they're just so comfortable. Best of all? They're so versatile! You can create so many different looks using a classic upholstered bed and to prove it we've taken one bed and styled it three ways.  

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art / chandelier / bed / nightstand & chest

A rustic casual bedroom has all the comforts you want in a restful space. Distressed furniture contrasts well with the softness of a curvy bed draped in fabric. Artwork inspired by a vintage map gives the space a sense of history while industrial style lighting adds a modern vibe. 

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chandelier / art / bed / nightstand & dresser

You can never go wrong with a timeless look. Classic linen paired with rich wood tones is always a winning combination. Put a modern twist on this look with statement lighting. A chandelier or pendant with a structural quality always feels modern. Quirky artwork will give the space personality and this painting has a fun farmhouse look.

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art / chandelier / bed / nightstand & dresser  

A space doesn't have to be over the top to be luxurious. Choosing traditional pieces that repeat the soft curve of the bed creates an elegant look. Go glam with lighting that practically sparkles like this gold banded chandelier. Contrast the traditional look of these pieces with modern artwork in bright hues for a unexpected burst of color.

Designing a bedroom with an upholstered bed lets you create a space with your own unique style. Visit our showroom today to start the process of designing your bedroom with a custom upholstered bed from Kincaid Furniture.

 

Published in Bedroom Furniture
Monday, 20 July 2015 13:43

The Classic Appeal of Tufted Furniture

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There are so many ways to work classic design into a space. When you start with pieces that will outlast any trend, you’ll have a look that’s versatile and will always be easy to update. One of our favorite classic looks is anything with tufting. Tufted pieces always look polished and work with casual looks just as well as more formal styles. Here are a few ways to work tufted pieces into your home that will give it timeless design.

  • You can never go wrong with a tufted sofa in linen or leather. When the main piece in your living space is classic then it’s easy to add and remove other pieces when you feel like it. Why commit to just one style in a room when you can blend several?
  • An accent chair is a fun way to try the tufted look. It can easily be moved around the house and adds an instant touch of style. Use one in the corner of a bedroom or try placing a pair of them in front of a fireplace for a symmetrical look.
  • Create that spa hotel feel in your bedroom with a tufted headboard. Upholstered headboards and beds create a luxurious vibe. Plus, they’re easily paired with any type of furniture.
  • You can get the tufted look in the kitchen too. Tufted barstools bring a soft and unexpected look to a space that’s normally filled with angular lines and rigid surfaces.
  • A tufted bench is the perfect stylish touch at the foot of the bed with a plush throw. It’s also a great option as seating at a dining table because it brings another element to the room.

When you decorate your space with a few classic pieces then you have a canvas you can work with for years, no matter how often your style changes. Visit our design center where you’ll find more inspiration for incorporating tufted pieces and other classic styles into your home.

Published in Room Design
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:56

Decorating With Leather

Decorating With Leather

 

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Belvedere Sofa by Flexsteel

Leather is great for so many reasons. For one thing, it’s durable.  With the right care a leather sofa will last for years. Another great thing about leather is that it’s classic. Leather sofas will never go out of style. Finally, it’s versatile. You can use a leather sofa and achieve so many different looks. The Belvedere sofa from Flexsteel is the perfect example of a transitional sofa that you would be able to decorate around for years.  We styled this sofa two ways to prove that you can have totally different looks with the same sofa.  

 

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A leather sofa is a great starting point for a beautiful neutral space that’s layered with texture. Neutrals can be just as exciting as bold colors when you use the right pieces. A linen chair adds softness to the room. Metals, natural woods, and plush throws and pillows turn a living room with a leather sofa into a cozy retreat. This is an elegant space yet it’s still very inviting.

 

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The same leather sofa can exist in a colorful and modern space. A bright green chair adds a punch while edgy pillows, tables and artwork add a more contemporary feel. The vintage and faded look of the rug brings it all together. This space is sophisticated and chic.

To get the most out of your leather sofa just remember a couple of things. Be sure to buy genuine leather rather than synthetic. Genuine leather wears so much longer and only looks better with age. Also, be sure it’s a transitional style, which means it combines classic and modern details that will make it a versatile piece. When in doubt, visit our design center where we can help you choose the perfect leather sofa.

 

 

Published in Interior Design Trends
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 06:55

Tips for Choosing a Sectional

Tips for Choosing a Sectional

 

A sectional is a great option in a living area for so many reasons. It provides a lot of seating, it creates definition of the space, and it can be customized to suit the space and layout of the room. There are however many factors to consider before you purchase a sectional. It isn’t complicated, it’s just a matter of understanding a few key factors about your space and how you’re going to use it. So before you go out and buy that new sectional, you should know how to answer these questions.

 

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Flexsteel

It’s always important to know the size of a space. In order to decide how big the sectional should be, you have to know how much room you’re working with. Know the length of each wall as well as the size of doorways and windows. Don’t forget architectural elements such as a staircase or fireplace. If you don’t have a wall long enough to accommodate a sectional then consider floating it out in the room. This will create “zones” and walkways in the space.

 

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Kincaid

Sectionals work even in small spaces but there’s no reason to place a large, oversized sectional in a space that doesn’t need a lot of seating. A keeping room or a second living area that isn’t used as often might only require a small sectional and a chair or two.

 

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Flexsteel

Knowing how the space will function makes all the difference in knowing what type of sectional you should use. In a casual space such as a game room or movie room you can go with a more relaxed look. A reclining sectional complete with cup holders will give you a real movie theater experience even at home.

 

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Flexsteel

Think about how often you’ve made changes in your home in the last few years. Do you rearrange the furniture a lot? Add and remove items often? Sectionals aren’t quite as versatile as a sofa and a couple of chairs. However, if a sectional is something you’ve always wanted and it makes the space more functional, then you may not feel the need to keep making changes.

 

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Kincaid

Choose a style that works with the overall look of your home. In a more modern home with clean lines and contemporary textures such as brushed nickel or stainless steel, choose something sleek and tailored like this one that has high legs and a little bit of curves. In a more casual space with a traditional look you could opt for something with a skirt or even with built in recliners.

Following these tips will help you choose a sectional that will work with your home and function well for you and your family. However, you never have to go it alone! All you have to do is visit our design center and we’ll help you every step of the way.

Published in Living Room Furniture