Did you know that the average person spends approximately 2920 hours a year sleeping? This puts a lot of emphasis on the need to beware of the quality of a mattress you sleep on. One ought to spend this time on a mattress that is comfortable and suitable for their body. This way, you can relax and wake up feeling rejuvenated. So, how do you identify one that suits you? Here are some of the questions you should ask your salesman before purchasing a mattress to make sure you are getting one that matches your needs. [Read more…]
With the start of the new year, the design team here at Beyond Stores has put together for you the newest and latest trends that we believe will play a significant role in 2017. This year’s furniture trends are in, with new chic ideas to refresh and invigorate your home.
Color – Greenery
Color sets the tone with this year. Pantone, the leading authority on color, has stated that this will be the year of “Greenery” for industry & design studios. Say goodbye to the grays of last year and hello to green. This is the color most commonly associated with nature, life, health, youth, spring and hope. This bold color is sure to inspire you with many vibrant shades and hues; you’ll be sure to find something to fit your taste and style.
When it comes to materials, leather and other natural fibers are on the their way ‘out’. Faux materials will be the latest craze this year. Whether it’s a Faux rug or faux leather bedroom set, the aesthetic appeal of faux materials is on the rise. This season be on the lookout for faux materials to make a comeback.
That soft cozy material, Velvet, is helping bring comfort and coziness to interior design. Expect to see velvet on everything from upholstered couches and throw pillows to curtains and surfaces. Give your room a luxurious soft feel.
Although mixing metals is not new, we have seen many creative combinations. Polished nickel and silver are back and will add a lot of character to accent pieces. Mix and match with oxidized and antique finishes for that truly unique look.
These are some of the trends we’ve been seeing. Let us know in the comments what you think and if you see any other developments coming forward this year.
When it’s time to go back to school, the dorm is where students often spend most of their time in between classes. Although dorm rooms are known to be limited on space, there are several ways to decorate to make it feel more like home. When you want to have a high level of design in your dorm, there are a few back to school furniture trends to incorporate into the space.
Students often want their dorm room to feel like a home, which makes upholstered headboards a popular item to use on beds. Upholstered headboards and beds offer a high level of design and are available in different color shades. Opt for a neutral headboard, which can be used during your college years as your style continues to evolve. This will also make it easier to match the headboard with different bedding and pillows that are used. [Read more…]
Small spaces can be charming and cozy, but they also require some careful planning to make the most of these areas. This planning doesn’t have to be time-consuming or difficult at all, and you certainly don’t have to be an expert at decorating to implement the plan. Here are several ideas to get you started with saving space in your small bedroom.
Get rid of any excess stuff you have to make room for the items you really need. By making an effort to declutter, you will automatically need a lot less space in your small bedroom. Plus, less clutter will instantly make the area look and feel more spacious. So go ahead, and give it away or throw it away or sell it. [Read more…]
DIY projects usually seem great at first. You gather all of your materials, plow full steam ahead and then it all seems to fall apart. Here are our top tips to prevent DIY burnout:
Dont start a project without a plan
Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Nothing could be more true about jumping the gun on a home DIY project. Only with a detailed plan can any project be successfully brought to completion, and that plan cannot simply stop at a list of materials and some instructions found on Pinterest. DIY projects take time, energy, and without proper planning sometimes much more money than just going out and paying someone else to make it for you—or the closest mass-produced décor item. [Read more…]