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!
Rockridge Furniture & Design’s SOFA SALE is finally here!
Here are the 5 most important things you need to know before purchasing the best sofa for you:
What is your budget? Be advised that a good quality sofa is an investment!
What are the dimensions of your space? Have the dimensions handy when shopping around for your sofa. Don’t forget to consider proportions of the room and the other furniture in the space.
What kind of daily functions will it serve? Will it be in the TV room, family room or formal living room? A formal sofa with rolled arms and firm cushions or a casual sofa with deep seats? Will you be mostly sitting on the sofa or do you plan to lay down and take naps too? If so, you might want to consider a sofa with an add-a-chaise. Do you have pets and/or kids? Knowing all of this beforehand will help you decide which style of sofa bests suits you and your lifestyle.
Have photos of the space handy. Take pictures of the space where you intend to put the sofa. It’s good to have at least 4 pictures that give a sense of the room. This helps the designer better assist you in choosing the right color and style of your sofa. Is there a rug in the space? If so take a detailed picture of the rug so you can decide which color fabric or leather will compliment your space.
Accent chairs come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Not only do they provide extra seating, but they add an extra layer of style and silhouette to any room.
With so many options to choose from, which one is right for you? Here are a few of our favorite styles with tips on where to place them and why they’re perfect for you.
If you live in a small space, but need to add extra seating with style, then the slipper chair is right for you. It’s an armless chair, notable for its’ sleek, streamlined design. The slipper chair is usually found sitting next to a coffee table or a couple are placed at the end of the bed to fancy up the bedroom.
An accent chair that literally turns heads! The swivel chair’s unique design disguises its’ rotating base. It’s a fun and comfortable chair that’s perfect for any seating arrangement.
Traditionally, they come in leather upholstery and nail head trim. They have deeper-than-normal seats and high arms, perfect for curling up with a book or taking a nap. Most like to place their club chair near the fireplace or in a reading nook.
Referred to as the barrel chair, for its obvious barrel shaped design. The back of the chair is rounded, like a barrel with a high back and high arms. This accent chair adds a natural and rustic feel to any room.
One of the most stylish and formal accent chairs, known for its’ tall back and winged sides. They bring a classic style to any room. Can be placed at the head of a dining table, a reading nook, or even used as a desk chair if you’re looking for a more formal design. The wingback chair is also the perfect accent chair to pair next to a large sofa, to create a balance in scale.
Spring is just around the corner and we want to help you welcome in the sunshine! Spring is the time for growth and renewal and what better way to start in your home? Here are a few simple design tips to freshen up your home:
Changing the small things can go a long way. An easy and affordable way to liven up your home for the springtime is to switch up the covers on your toss pillows and throw blankets. Replace them with lighter and brighter fabrics. If you love patterns, this is the best time for fun flower or other nature-inspired fabrics!
De-clutter and reorganize your coffee table and fireplace mantel. Freshen it up with colorful, glass vases with blooming flowers and change up your coffee table books.
The sun will be shining more (Finally!) and you’ll want to clean the outside and the inside of your windows, so your home can soak in as much sunlight as possible. If you have heavy drapes on your windows, replace them with light and airy ones.
Put Some Pep in Your Step
Changing or adding a new rug is the easiest way to bring in new colors and textures into your home. Rugs are a great way to brighten up your space, while also creating a sense of comfort.
Re-Paint a Room or Two
If you have a specific room that needs more than an accessory update, take this opportunity to start from scratch and repaint the space. Repainting an entire room can be very refreshing! Paint it a new color or just a lighter shade of your current color. You will love the difference this makes.
Tackle Your Closet
Nothing says springtime than an updated and refreshed closet! Give your closet the makeover it deserves. Besides organizing your closet, if you have a walk-in closet, update your light fixture to something more glamorous or add fun wallpaper. Incorporating new storage, like boxes or shelves, or just making sure you have nice, uniformed hangers can make a huge difference in your closet.
Sometimes a cluttered and messy bedroom can leave you lying awake at night. A minimalist bedroom helps ease you into relaxation and can even guide you into that moment of zen. Here are a few tips to help get you started:
If you want to provoke a simple, minimalist bedroom you have to de-clutter your space. Storage, whether it’s a drawer in your nightstand or a decorative box or basket, it helps eliminate the messy look when you have too many trinkets.
Select Decor Only
Make a big impact with select decor items, like art or a light fixture. Keep the bed, the rug, and the nightstands simple in design. This way your bedroom won’t be an overwhelming space that may keep your senses awake at night.
Muted Color Palette
For a serene environment, stay with a muted color palette with hints of white. Keep a variety of shades to a minimum. Busy colors means a busy mind, but if you like bold colors, stick to one area and not scattered.
Bed linen is the star of the show when it comes to minimalism. If you want to keep it simple, stick to one solid neutral color. If you rather have patterns, keep the colors to a minimum and choose solid clean lines, like a geometric pattern. Don’t clutter your bed with accent pillows that will eventually end up on the floor, stick to one accent pillow and one throw blanket.
A Large Solid Color Rug
A large solid color rug anchors the bed, while grounding the space and eliminating the cluttered look.