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Monday, 11 September 2017 19:56

The Dos and Don'ts of Bedroom Design

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Let's talk about bedroom design. Since this is the place where you begin and end your day it's so important to get it right. When these elements come together it creates a space where you can rest and recharge in order to be prepared for all of life's demands. We've put together a list of bedroom design Dos and Don'ts so that you can make the most of this space by deciding what's working for you and what isn't.

bedroom design Kincaid 1

Kincaid

DO make it a clutter free zone. It's not easy to relax in a cluttered space so you shouldn't over-accessorize. Try to keep nightstands and other surfaces free of unnecessary items.

DON'T use this as a space to experiment with your style every time a new trend pops up on Pinterest. If there's too much going on in one space it can create sensory overload making it difficult for your brain to prepare for sleep.

bedroom design Eastern Accents 2

Eastern Accents

DON'T skimp on bedding. Luxury linens are a great investment because they create a spa-like feel in your bedroom. Plus, high-quality bedding will far outlast cheaper options and give your bedroom a designer look.

DO invest in a high-quality mattress as well. This may be the most important “do” of all. If you don't sleep well you'll never appreciate a well-designed bedroom.

bedroom design Kincaid furniture 3

Kincaid

DO install the right window treatments. If you're a light sleeper then consider shades or curtains that will block the light when necessary but allow it to shine through when you need a boost of sunshine.

DON'T rely on a single overhead light. Place lamps on nightstands or install sconce lights on either side of the bed. This provides a soft light for reading and creates a more relaxed vibe.

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Kincaid

DON'T overcrowd the room with furniture. You should be able to easily walk through the space and around the bed. If storage is an issue then consider a bed that features built-in drawers. This will allow you to sneak in a little extra storage and free up some space in the room.

DO choose pieces with the right scale. For example, in a bedroom with high ceilings a tall headboard is a smart choice. 

You can easily correct these Don’ts to Dos and turn your bedroom into the one you've always wanted. If you still can't get it right, or you simply want a new look in the space, then meet with one of our designers to stark making a plan for your bedroom today.

 

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Four Reasons to Use a Sectional

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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.

sectional sofa Kincaid 1

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.

sectional sofa Flexsteel 2

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.  

sectional Flexsteel sofa 3

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.

sectional Kincaid sofa 4

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.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Desks for a Stylish Home Office

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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.

home office desk Riverside

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.

home office desk Kincaid

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.

home office desk Hammary

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.

home desk Hammary

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.

home office desk Uttermost

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.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:37

Four Looks to Try this Fall

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Do you want to add some style to your home this fall? There's something about the transition to a new season that tends to inspire the inner decorate and the need to create a fresh look. While you should let yourself be inspired by the cooler temperatures and all the beauty fall has to offer you don't have to go for the obvious. Look beyond autumnal colors and think about creating a gorgeous retreat from the cold that's all about warmth and comfort. Here are four stylish looks you can try this fall to create a cozy and comfortable home.

Blue + White

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Best

A color combo that's often associated with summer, this classic duo can work any time of year. Just remember texture is key. Rich navy velvet, when layered into a white space, adds a cozy vibe. Don't shy away from pops of color to make the space more dimensional.

Jewel Tones & Rich Woods

fall home updates Kincaid

Kincaid

Emerald green is back in a big way. This sophisticated hue pairs well with rich wood finishes to create a space that brings drama. Keep the look modern by mixing it up with patterns and bold prints. You will be happy to spend evenings in out of the cold in a space this pretty.

Tailored Greys

fall home updates Kincaid 2

 Kincaid 

Create a modern and cozy space with charcoal grey and crisp white. On its own grey can be uninviting but paired with bright white and layered with texture it becomes a spot you'll want to curl up in on a cold night. Dark walls, even in a large room, create a more intimate space making it the perfect place for movie night.

Edgy Neutrals

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Kincaid

Beige doesn't have to be boring. Beige always creates a warm feel in a space. What makes it unique, and not just another beige room, is the right mix of patterns. Bold prints and something unexpected, such as a small dose of animal print, is always stylish. Finish with sleek accessories and eclectic artwork for a stylish and cozy space your family can enjoy all season.

Is your home ready for fall? If not, stop by our showroom and let's get started on creating one of these looks, customized just for you.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:53

Stylish Dining in an Open Floor Plan

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For many families, having a formal dining room is a thing of the past. With the popularity of the open floor plan comes the need for a dining space that has a more casual approach and can blend seamlessly with the rest of the home. While it's important to define spaces in an open floor plan the overall look should flow from one area to the next. Here are five ways to add style to your open dining space while creating a cohesive look throughout your home.

open floor dining Kincaid seating 1

Kincaid

Start by choosing the right pieces. If you're having trouble blending finishes with existing furniture then opt for upholstered seating. A basic linen softens the space and works with everything, creating a seamless transition to a living space or seating area.

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Riverside

Style your china cabinet with more than a display of dishes. Stacked dishes give off a casual vibe. Pop in artwork and decorative pieces to add color. Pull inspiration from colors and fabrics in the spaces around it and finish with some greenery or fresh flowers.
  

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Kincaid

Open up the space. If you have a china cabinet that just feels too big or too formal try removing the top and using only the base. Hang a gallery wall of artwork above it for a less structured look. The space will instantly feel more relaxed and become more like an extension of the space around it.  

open floor dining Kincaid lighting 4

Kincaid

Add flow with lighting. Replace standard light fixtures with statement-making chandeliers that complement the style in the overall space. Hanging different but coordinating lighting helps pull each area together while giving each space its own look.

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Vaughan-Bassett

Mix materials. When you combine elements such as metal and wood it feels less like a matching set and more like a collected grouping, making it blend with easily with other pieces in the home. A wood sideboard with a metal hutch or a table with a wood top and metal base are both easy options.

With these simple tips, you can create a distinct style in your dining space, even with an open floor plan. Visit our showroom for more interior design tips that we can customize specifically for you and your home.

 

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Six Ways to Add Vintage-Inspired Style

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Decorating with vintage pieces is so exciting because it means you have something special or unique. It's a way to create a curated look that gives your home a whole new dimension by telling a story of another time in history. The disadvantage to vintage pieces is that they sometimes have that not-so-new look or feel. Which is really a downer when it comes to certain pieces, such as sofas and rugs. So what's a lover of vintage looks to do? Recreate the look with vintage-inspired pieces. We've rounded up six ways to add vintage style to your home with new pieces that are inspired by the past.

vinatge accent furniture

mirror / dining chair / sofa / lamp / chair / rug

  • Add a touch of vintage-glam with some Hollywood regency style. Weathered metal fretwork makes this mirror a statement piece that has just as much style as it did in the 1930s. Hang it in a mirror or foyer to add major personality. 
  • Bentwood chairs are always vintage-chic. Use them around a dining table for a look that's beyond basic. Often available in painted finishes they can add a punch of color to your kitchen or dining space.
  • Nothing says vintage quite like a sofa with well-worn leather. Add black and white boho style pillows for a look that's on trend. The best thing about this sofa? It's so versatile! It allows you to change up your style whenever the mood strikes.
  • Lighten up your home with a little vintage flair with this black and gold floor lamp. Bamboo and bamboo inspired pieces are a fun addition to any home that needs a little vintage touch.
  • There are so many reasons to love a Jenny Lind style chair. Not only because it has that vintage look but it also works well draped in modern fabrics. It's a clever way to blend styles and it pairs well with a leather sofa.
  • Always a favorite among vintage lovers, faded or sun-bleached rugs are the perfect way to pull a space together and you can't go wrong with a neutral look. 

Get the vintage look! Shop these looks and more right here in our showroom or call to make an appointment with a designer today.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:26

Five Ideas for Decorating a Blank Wall

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Everyone has that one space they struggle to decorate. It isn't always easy to know what to use, especially if you're not feeling inspired. So we've put together a few ideas to help you find that inspiration. If you've been looking at a blank wall in your house for far too long then this is for you. Here are five ways to add style to that blank wall in your home, once and for all.

decorating walls Kincaid art

Kincaid

Large scale artwork is probably the easiest solution.  Adding a single piece of artwork to a blank wall instantly changes the whole space. Just don't make the mistake of using a piece that's too small. Go big and center it on the wall. And remember, when it comes to large artwork, the more dramatic the better.

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Kincaid

So you've already hung artwork in the space but you're still left with a lot of empty wall space. Consider metal wall decor. These are often found in groupings and can add a cool new textural element to the room.

decorating walls Kincaid accents

Kincaid

Mix things up with a gallery wall. Gather a few of your favorite pieces of artwork then mix in a mirror or even a candle sconce for interest. Vary sizes, color and texture for a collected look. If you prefer a more uniform look then hang a set of coordinated prints in a large grid.

decorating walls Kincaid mirrors

Kincaid

Start with mirrors. Hang a set of large mirrors across the wall and instantly open up the space. Choose a mirror with a unique feature such as a hanging chain or a sculptural look rather than the standard frame. Layer in artwork and fresh flowers or just keep it simple with sleek lighting.

decorating walls Kincaid wallpaper

Kincaid

Skip the artwork and hang an interesting wallpaper. Wallpaper isn't what it used to be and many are now made to be easily peeled away when you're ready for a change. What a fun way to add a punch of pattern or color and make that blank wall the focal point of the space! If you're feeling adventurous then go ahead and hang a mirror or a unique artwork for a special finishing touch. 

You don't have to keep looking at that boring blank wall. Find your inspiration with one of these options or visit our design center for more ideas on how to decorate any space in your home.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

One Bed Three Styled Ways

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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.  

bed style rustic casual

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. 

bed style modern classic

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.

bed style luxury

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.

 

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

The Power of Pattern

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There's a reason pattern is so powerful. Pattern has the ability to completely change the feel of a space and lets you express your individual style. For example, you can give your home a more modern feel with crisp geometrics but a paisley will lend itself to a more traditional look. Whether you like a little or a lot, pattern is a design element that allows you to create a custom look. Let’s take a look at how these three spaces each use pattern in a different way.

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Kincaid

Minimal pattern pops in a bright white space. Black pillows with a bright floral pattern create high contrast against a white sofa. The colors are repeated on the chair with a fun chevron. This simple pairing takes this neutral space to the next level.

Kincaid pattern pillows

Kincaid

Shades of grey can quickly become monotonous without pattern. In this space repetition is key. From the bold pattern on the chairs to the pillows used throughout, the room has a great flow. The use of contrast creates dimension which is important when mixing neutrals. 
 

Kincaid mixed patterns

Kincaid

This space makes great use of a trio of patterns in layered shades of blue. An important thing to remember about mixing patterns is to vary scale. The smallest pattern on the chair could easily fall flat without the large pattern on the rug and the bold pattern on the accent chair. Patterns have more impact when they don't compete.

There are so many interesting ways to work pattern into your home. Pillows and rugs are obvious solutions but there are other creative ways to style your home with pattern.

patterns accent pieces

curtains / lamp / mirror / art / console

  • Patterned trim on curtains or pillows is a fun way to punch up a solid fabric.
  • Lamps and accessories are an easy way to try a new pattern in a space.
  • Decorative fretwork makes a basic mirror a suddenly interesting piece.
  • Wood carvings serve as pattern while adding texture.
  • Accent pieces often feature unique designs that can add a punch of pattern to any space.

Don't underestimate the power of pattern. If your home needs a refresh then visit our showroom or call to schedule an appointment with a designer. We can help you choose the perfect pattern pairings for your home.

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