It\’s not about how big the space is, it\’s about how you design it. Here are several design tips on how to live big in a tiny space:
Houseplants can take up plenty of room, from counter to floor space, especially if they\’re growing in big fancy pottery. What about hanging your plants on the wall? There are plenty of simple DIY vertical hanging ideas, like this ladder, that will clear up space while creating a peaceful design.
A floating wall shelf for storage not only frees up floor space, but it can double as a vanity or a desk. Just add a stylish accent chair to finish the look.
A bar cart with wheels doesn\’t have to be just for drinks and snacks. You can also use them for storage too! They can easily be moved around the space and can be tucked away when you have guests.
Large Statement Art Pieces
Small collections of art pieces, whether they\’re paintings or sculptures, will visually clutter your tiny space. Instead, make a visual impact with one large art piece. Your space will appear more clean and design forward.
Nesting tables come in all sorts of styles, modern to traditional, and materials, from acrylic to wood. There are nesting tables for every design style. They\’re lightweight, versatile, and can be useful in any room of the house. Nesting tables can be used for storage or displays and they don\’t have to be anchored down to one space.
Now that the warm weather is finally here and the sun is shining until late in the evening, it is the best time to bring life back into that forgotten space, the patio! Here are a few of our favorite decor ideas for the great outdoors:
A Cozy Hammock
Outdoor Mood Lighting
Outdoor Patterned Tiles
The entertainment room should be the place of ultimate comfort and functionality. Here are a few design tips on how to elevate your entertainment room:
A shelving unit or media console will display all your media in an organized and design-forward fashion.
What\’s a movie or a binge-worthy TV show without some popcorn or candy? Have a snack bar close by and fill you bar with your favorite drinks and snacks. A simple bar cart will hold enough treats for a movie or two.
Cozy Furniture and Accessories
Layer throw pillows and blankets on your sofa so you and your guests can cozy up during the show. A deep comfy sectional is a bonus luxury, after all this is not a formal living room. Also adding plenty of surface space to place your drinks, snacks, meals, laptop, etc. is essential for a flowing functional space.
Add dimmer switches to all your lights. Dimmers create the perfect ambiance while watching a game or show. They\’re also the great medium when hosting a viewing party.
Recliners add a next level of comfort in your home. From the living room, to the game room, to the nursery, or even to the bedroom, there are many places that can benefit from having a recliner. Owning a recliner not only encourages relaxation, but using a recliner also has a few health benefits. Here are the important health benefits to owning a recliner:
Back Pain Relief
Rugs come in all types of materials. Here at Rockridge Furniture & Design, we always get asked by our customers which material is the right choice for their home. You’re in luck! We listed the 5 most popular rug materials and their benefits.
Flowers are the best way to bring color and life into your home. Celebrate Spring by incorporating flowers into your interior design! Here are a few of our favorite houseplants that will spring your house into full bloom:
Welcome in the Hawaiian vibes, with the Hibiscus plant. The best Hibiscus species for indoor growing, is the Chinese hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis). They need lots of sunlight and must be watered as soon as the soil is dry to the touch.
Known for its’ vibrant purple petals, Violets create a sense of mystery and romance. They thrive in bright, indirect light and only need a moderate amount of water. Make sure to keep the leaves dry!
For a more formal, sophisticated tone, the Peace Lilies’ elegant form and white flower will help your home feel and look light, airy, and fresh. Keep them in a well-lit area, but not under direct sunlight. Peace Lilies love humidity, so misting leaves will keep them happy and healthy.
Hydrangeas not only smell wonderful, but they are a great accessory to any table top or shelf or entryway. Place them in the bedroom for a romantic touch. They come in a variety of colors too! Hydrangeas grow well in moist soils and prefer full sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. Just make sure not to over water!
If you’re a big fan of succulents, then you already know about the Kalanchoe. They bloom small clusters of colorful flowers and will easily cheer up any room. Kalanchoes are low maintenance and only need to be watered when the soil is completely dry. They grow best under plenty of sunlight, so display them in a well lit room that gets direct sun exposure.
Have you thought about freshening up your sofa or armchair with a new slipcover? Changing the cover of the toss pillows sometimes isn’t enough. Slipcovers not only protect your new furniture from pets and kids, but slipcovers are a cost-effective way to spruce-up your living room. Here are several different types of slipcovers that you can incorporate into your home:
For a more modern and clean style, a form-fitting slipcover is your best look. A sofa with sleek lines and showy legs can benefit with a form-fitted slip cover because it will showoff its’ natural design. Usually, these types of slipcovers are made of a stretchy fabric that should perfectly fit over the piece of furniture. You don’t want excess fabric from the slipcover because it will make it look untidy and unnatural.
Buffets & Sideboards
A buffet or sideboard is ideal for a large dining area because you can store your dinnerware, table linen, or glassware in the buffet. You can place the buffet behind the dining table and use the surface to display food when you’re having a party.
If it’s a small server, you can store it in a corner by an accent chair to create your own cozy reading nook. Display a reading lamp on top and your books inside.
TV Stands are best at hiding all your media gadgets. Make sure there are holes on the back of the TV console so you can easily hide those pesky wires.
Typically, a sofa table doesn’t have as much storage as a console, but it’s the best if you’re looking for something less bulky and are only looking to store a few smaller items. Place the sofa table behind the sofa and display a lamp or two on top for intimate, mood lighting.
Spring is finally here! We gathered our favorite spring inspired decor ideas that will turn your home into a bright and inviting oasis.
Large and Bold Houseplants
The beautiful outdoors does not have to stop at your front door step, embrace nature with large potted houseplants. Don’t just think of houseplants as an accessory, but as an essential to everyday design because they bring life, energy, and visual impact into a room.
Sheer Window Treatment
With longer sunny days, we want to make sure we can soak up as much of it as possible. Sheer curtains or sheer roller shades will help welcome in all that sunshine.
Rattan chairs are a great way to invite the beachy, laid-back vibes in the dinning room, living room, or your outdoor patio. Add fun inspired seat cushions to your rattan chairs for a comfy, but stylish look.
Bright Vibrant Rugs
Colorful Toss Pillows
The easiest way to bring springtime cheer into your home is to incorporate colorful, pattern filled toss pillows into your decor. Don’t be afraid to go wild and layer different patterns!