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Monday, 28 December 2015 17:09

Home Decor Goals for 2016

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Home Decor Goals for 2016

 

The New Year is just around the corner and we all know what that means. It’s time to start thinking about changes you want to make in the year ahead and setting goals to make those changes happen. So if New Year’s resolutions are on your mind then why not add your home to that list? Now is the time to set your home decor goals. That could mean completing unfinished projects or trying something totally different by stepping outside of your comfort zone. Let’s make 2016 your home’s best year ever.

 

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Buy a piece of artwork that inspires you. Don’t worry about the style or the artist. It doesn’t even have to be expensive. If it moves you, or reminds you of a fond memory, that’s all that matters. Don’t worry about if it’s “on trend”. If it’s something you love it will work in your home and it will be a piece that you’ll always appreciate.

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Make at least one big change. Remodel that outdated kitchen or bathroom. If that’s not in the budget then simply update all the light fixtures and doorknobs. These are changes that go a long way in updating your home and add value if for some reason you decide to sell it.

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Create a space for yourself even if it’s just a space you’ll only use for a few minutes each day. Having your own little spot to read, work, or craft, makes all the difference in your productivity. So carve out a reading nook with a comfy chair or a home office space with a writing desk. Make it a space that’s just for you.

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Invest in your bed. A high quality mattress and plush bedding make all the difference in a good night’s sleep. Which in turn makes for a more productive day. So toss those old mismatched blankets and flat pillows and replace them with down filled comforters and designer toss pillows. Add a cozy throw at the foot of the bed for a little added luxury.

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Be prepared. Stay organized by using your smartphone as your own personal decorating assistant. Keep all of your home’s measurements on hand with an app such as Photo Measures Lite and use Pinterest to store your home’s paint colors and inspirational photos. When you shop for furniture or decor you’ll have everything you need on hand to make a decision.

These are just a few changes you can make to your home that will have a big impact. Resolve to make this the year you get things done. Let us help you set and complete all of your home decor goals and make 2016 your home’s best year ever.

Monday, 21 December 2015 13:19

Stylish Chairs in Pairs

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Stylish Chairs in Pairs

Adding a pair of chairs to a space is an easy way to create an instant conversation area. There are many ways to incorporate a pair of chairs into your home. Update a living room by replacing a love seat with a pair of chairs, use them to create a cozy nook in a bedroom, or add a pair of chairs to a large landing to turn it into a functional space. Use one of these stylish options to add symmetry and personality to a space with a pair of chairs.

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Understated and sleek this is the perfect chair to use as a set in a space with a masculine vibe. Fabric that has the look of menswear pairs well with dark wood tones and is a great match to a leather sofa. Choose a leather that looks rugged and worn and the result will be preppy and rustic.

 

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A modern take on a classic wingback, this chair has timeless style with an edge. Use a pair of these chairs in a crisp white space to add a pop of color and a touch of fun. Place a polished gold toned accent table between them to give it a more sophisticated look.

 

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This curvy chair has a feminine vibe and would create an inviting conversation area in a bedroom. Pair them with an upholstered bed and polished accents for a refined look. Add a cozy touch with a pair of plush down-filled pillows. If there’s enough space add a small ottoman for a more luxurious feel.

 

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Classic leather club chairs can be used with almost anything. This style is curvy enough to be comfortable but sized so that a pair will work even in small spaces. Use them oppsite a sofa, instead of a loveseat, and it will instantly update the space while balancing it out.

If there’s a space in your home that you’re struggling with then consider incorporating a pair of chairs. Not only is it a stylish option but it also creates function in a open space. Find these options, and so many more, in our showroom.

 

Monday, 14 December 2015 15:26

Home Decor Gift Guide

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Home Decor Gift Guide

 

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Christmas is quickly approaching and you’re most likely finishing up your shopping lists. If you need any last minute gift ideas then you should consider a fun home decor item. Home decor isn’t just for design lovers. We carry many unique pieces that are not only stylish but that reflect personal interests. So if you are struggling with what to gift someone on your list then shop our showroom for gifts that are sure to put a smile on someone’s face. Here are some of our favorite last minute gift ideas.

  • Sculptural art is a tasteful way to incorporate your interests into your home decor. This sculpture of ladies dancing the ballet is the perfect gift for the lover of ballet or any aspiring dancer.
  • This gold leaf tray isn’t only stylish but it’s also functional. This is the ideal gift for the entertainer. What better way to serve drinks or appetizers to your guests than on this polished tray. It’s sure to add a special touch to any get-together.
  • Decorative throw pillows are for the design lover that has everything. We all know that decorative toss pillows are an easy way to give a space an instant update. A nice set of down-filled pillows with zippered cases will be well received.
  • Decorative spheres are a fun way to add style to a bookcase, a coffee table, or a nightstand. These are a perfect example of one of those rare things that can be used literally anywhere. This makes them a great option for those on your list that are hard to buy for.
  • This playful sculpture is perfect for the cat lover in your life. But if you’re shopping for a dog lover don’t worry. We have plenty of items they’ll love too! We have many animal inspired decorative pieces as well as framed prints.

So don’t forget to stop by our showroom to pick up some last minute and unique gifts. We have these items, and so many others, in stock. Our design staff is here to help you choose the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Monday, 07 December 2015 13:51

Bedding for Every Style

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Bedding for Every Style

The bed is the focal point of any bedroom and the bedding should reflect that. The way you style the bed is just as important as how you furnish the space. Designing a room is about more than just a look it’s also about how you want the space to “feel”. Turn your bedroom into a space that makes you happy by styling it with bedding in your favorite fabrics and patterns. It’s easy to create a stylish look with one of these designer collections that offer mix-and-match options.

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Neutrals are anything but boring when there are so many different textures. Faux fur and geometric patterns come together to create this earthy organic look. Animal print euro pillows add a chic touch and faux fur elements make it cozy and plush.

 

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Go all out modern and glamourous with black and white. A crisp white duvet is the perfect background for pillows that have a graphic punch. Pair this with an upholstered bed to create instant luxury.

 

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You can never go wrong with the spa look. A bed layered in ocean blues has that “weekend getaway” feel. A mix of patterns in subtle hues adds interest to a space while maintaining a relaxing and inviting vibe.

 

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For the lover of art deco it’s all about a clean and crisp look and a bold pop of pattern that is reminiscent of that era. Add a little bohemian flair with bamboo or rattan and keep the overall feel of the space sophisticated by using pieces that are straightforward.

 

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For the traditionalist, a damask pattern in sunny yellow brightens dark furnishings. Layer in other classic patterns such as a stripe and finish with a frilly pleated skirt. Traditional spaces with carved and ornate pieces can sometimes feel a little too formal. This pop of yellow adds a lively element but is balanced by the contrasting grey.

Don’t just make the bed, make it gorgeous. Turn your bedroom into a space you can’t wait to come home to. Shop these collections in our showroom to find the perfect look for your bedroom. All collections are from Eastern Accents and are available here at EF Brannon Furniture.

 

 

Monday, 30 November 2015 14:14

Choosing Furniture for Small Spaces

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Choosing Furniture for Small Spaces

Furnishing a small space can be challenging. There are some key factors to consider in order to avoid making mistakes. One mistakes that’s often made is filling the room with too many pieces or with items that just aren’t the right fit. A small space doesn’t necessarily require small pieces it’s just a matter of using the right ones. You can make the most of your small spaces when you choose the right furniture. Just follow these tips!

 

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A sofa with a narrow arm has a clean look and saves space for end tables. Often referred to as a track arm this look also saves space visually. Anything that’s curved or rolled, like an oversized arm on a chair or sofa, will appear to take up more space in the room. Space is about more than just measurements, it’s also about appearance.

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End tables are almost always a necessity. Every seat needs a surface nearby that allows you to set down a drink. And often times you need a spot for lamp. If you don’t have room for a typical end table then opt for a chairside chest. Easily found in many different styles, chairside chests are typically short on width but long on depth, making them perfectly sized for small spaces.

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In small spaces it’s best to choose pieces that have more than one use. A writing desk functions well as a sofa table because it can be used for lamps to add lighting to the room and it also serves as office space when you need to do some work from home.

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You don’t have to give up comfort in a small space. Many reclining sofas are wall savers, which means they will fully recline even when placed against a wall. This one is compact and also features a track arm which makes it an excellent choice for a small living room.

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Use one large piece to anchor the room. When you use too many small pieces in a space it tends to look cluttered. Vary the scale by using one large piece and the room will feel more balanced. In a small bedroom an oversized bed with a tall headboard creates a focal point.

If you have a small space that you just can’t get right then it’s time to make some changes. Give your small space more room to breathe by incorporating some of these styles. Make your home work for you and your family and you’ll enjoy it so much more. Shop our showroom for more ways to beautifully furnish your small spaces.

Monday, 23 November 2015 18:22

Five Easy Updates for the Kitchen

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A kitchen is more than just a place to cook, it’s the heart of the home. It’s a place where everyone gathers and memories are made. So it should be just as comfortable, cozy, and stylish as the rest of your home. Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to mean new cabinets or countertops. Add some instant updates to this space by adding some style and making it more comfortable with just a few new pieces.

  • Go all out luxurious with upholstered counter stools. You’ll linger over dinner, even at the counter or island, when you’re comfortable. This stool features a tufted back which adds a designer detail to the kitchen.
  • The right lighting can make or break a space. Lamps are always a good idea since they create pools of light. Kitchen counters are often overlooked as a spot to place a lamp but the soft glow of a lamp creates an inviting atmosphere in an eat-in kitchen.
  • If your kitchen has the space for it, an island is a must-have. It creates an extra surface for cooking, and it’s the perfect spot for a quick meal. This wood island with a stone top adds style by combining textures and adds function by providing more storage and work space.
  • If you’re going to use a bench with your dining table, why not make it an upholstered one? A padded seat is always more comfortable, and it gives an eat-in kitchen a “living room” feel. Make it even cozier by adding a set of toss pillows. This look is sure to impress your dinner guests.  
  • One of the easiest ways to soften the look of a kitchen is to add an area rug. Even something as simple as a runner can make a kitchen more cozy because it brings a soft texture to what can sometimes feel like a cold and sterile space.

If you’re ready to add some updates to your kitchen, then shop this look in our showroom. There are so many ways to turn your kitchen into a space that’s not only functional but stylish and comfortable. See one of our designers to get started today.

 

Monday, 16 November 2015 13:58

Textile Spotlight: Linen

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There’s a major trend happening in interior design. Right now, it’s all about neutral spaces and furnishings. One of the most popular textiles in creating those spaces is linen. Linen has such a great texture, and we all know that’s one of the most important elements of a well-designed space. No matter what your style, you can easily bring this trend into your home with one of these stylish pieces.

 

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Rocking chairs can be chic, and this one is proof. This is the perfect piece for a modern nursery. The black finish is sleek and the neutral linen will work with any color. This rocker is stylish enough to be used later in the living room.

 

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A linen chair, when tufted, becomes a piece you’ll use for years. Place a pair in your neutral living room or place just one in the corner of a bedroom. You will never tire of this classic look. Change it up by simply adding a new pillow.

 

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This linen sofa is the perfect fit in this neutral space but is versatile enough to be used with lots of color when you decide you’re ready for a change. Trends may come and go, but you’ll be glad you have a sofa that stands the test of time in a durable and versatile fabric--especially since many companies are now offering polyester and linen blends, which are heavy duty for long-term use.

 

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A bench is useful in any room of the home. Place it at the foot of the bed to give your bedroom a finished look, or place it on one side of a dining table for a modern glam feel. No matter where it’s used, this bench in dark grey linen is sure to add a dramatic flair.

 

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A linen-covered headboard anchors a light and airy bedroom. Texture makes up for the lack of color in this space where less is more. It’s easy to layer in bedding and other fabric-covered pieces in neutrals when you start with linen.

 

These linen pieces will instantly update a space by adding a rich texture and an organic feel. Visit our showroom where our designers are waiting to help you find the best way to add this stylish textile to your home.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:49

Add Personality to a Neutral Bedroom

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Neutral spaces are on trend in a big way, especially in bedrooms. When done the right way, they can have just as much impact as spaces filled with color and pattern. But if your neutral bedroom is leaving you feeling less than inspired, that could mean it needs a finishing touch. It’s easy to add personality to a neutral bedroom with just one or two pieces. Here are four easy ways to take your neutral bedroom to the next level.

 

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Who says you have to use the mirror that matches the dresser? Create a custom look by opting for a unique decorative mirror. This is such as easy way to add some style to the space. For a more traditional feel, match the mirror’s frame to the hardware, or for a more modern look, introduce another metallic to the room in a contrasting finish.

 

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An interesting piece of artwork can completely change the look and feel of a room, especially one that’s layered in neutrals. This mirrored map isn’t a piece you would typically see in a bedroom, which is what makes it work so well. Think beyond the norm and go for a large-scale piece that has graphic punch.

 

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Adding gold accessories to grey walls or furniture instantly warms up the space. It also adds a modern element to this rustic look. Polished gold pieces add a sophisticated flair, and in this space it’s the perfect contrast.

 

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rug / bedroom

An area rug in a rich color adds drama and a designer look to a neutral bedroom. Go for a wow factor with a bold color and a vintage inspired look. Choose a plush texture to give the space a luxurious feel.

 

Is your neutral bedroom looking a little tired? Bring it back to life with one of these easy updates! Visit our showroom where you’ll find lots of inspiration for adding personality to your neutral spaces.

 

 

Monday, 02 November 2015 14:54

Make a Statement with a Stylish Entry

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First impressions are so important. Your home makes a statement to guests as soon as they walk in the door. Make the right impression by creating an unforgettable look in your entry. The best foyers combine stylish elements and functional pieces. Furniture with drawers or hooks offers a place to store things and help keep your entry clutter free. Try one of these looks to make the most of your home’s entrance.

 

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A geometric pattern on glass doors is high impact. Style it with a mix of books and quirky pieces to catch your guests’ attention. Flank a sleek mirror with a pair of lamps to fill the space on the wall and create visual interest.

 

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Keep the styling simple on a modern, rustic piece. This sideboard serves as the perfect piece in a home where neutrals reign. This look is all about organic textures. This piece is big enough to store winter scarves, hats, and gloves, but the light washed finish gives it an airy look.

 

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A barn door style accent makes this a perfect piece for a rustic home. This cabinet has plenty of storage and style for days. Drawers serve as place to drop mail and keys so they’re never lost. Place a mirror on the wall above to do a last minute check as you walk out the door.

 

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Chippy white paint will add loads of character to your entry. This piece with hooks and a drawer will keep your family’s jackets, backpacks, and handbags at the ready and easy to grab as you walk out the door. The bench is an added bonus, as you can use it to put on or take off your shoes.

 

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You won’t mind losing the storage in this piece. The look more than makes up for it. This piece has a major wow factor. Anchor it on a wall covered in a bold wallpaper to take it over the top. We’re loving the modern farmhouse vibe of this curvy two-toned table.

More ways to stay stylish and organize.

  • Add a pretty umbrella stand.
  • Use large decorative baskets for bigger items.
  • Hang decorative hooks on the wall.

 

Let your entry set the right tone for the rest of your home by making a statement. Use stylish pieces that help you stay organized, and your guests will be wowed from the moment they walk in the door. 

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