Living Room Tips and Ideas
You can add visual interest to a plain-painted wall with an application of a lighter or darker complementary shade applied through a stencil.
Tweed, plaid, velvet and leather give a neutral color scheme interest and vitality.
One distinctive fabric can set the design tone of an entire room.
Slightly distressed leather club chairs are at once traditional, contemporary and extremely comfortable.
The open shelves of an etagere can display objects of differing sizes without taking up too much wall space.
Group items by color and shape for a classic look.
Mirrors break up space, add light and visual appeal when place against each other on top of a fireplace in a living room.
For a rich homey feel, go with a brown palette and lots of texture.
Plenty of upholstered furniture in a large room keeps it cozy; choose a variety of pieces to give the room personality.
When a room is color-coordinated, all sorts of accessories will work with it.
Short on wall space? Lean framed photos or paintings against a wall or mirror, atop a shelf or mantel.
Small Space Decor
Create a nifty nook practically anywhere by defining the space with one eye-catching object.
Transform a plain lamp into something quirky with buttons. Using plain or patterned buttons and a strong adhesive, begin affixing them around the top of the lampshade and work your way down to the bottom.
An unframed abstract painting provides a dash of color against a brick wall, further supported by colorful chairs in the same color as one of the abstract colors.
Keep a breakfast nook informal with wooden folding chairs that can be painted to complement or contrast with the surroundings. Their simple design allows other elements to take center stage, such as bright colors on doors and a large painting.
Create a private Eden by positioning plants of different sizes and types around a bank of sunny windows.
Sliding glass doors between two rooms provide additional quiet and create a more distinct space while still allowing light to flow from one room to another.
The Spring 2013 Surefit catalog features new additions to their slipcover line Premier Collection, including Bahama (100% cotton heavyweight cotton with a cross-hatch texture) and Acadia (heavyweight velvet). Both products feature an adjustable closure for a custom-like fit and decorator details.
For more info, check out www.surefit.com/premier.
Surefit also offers three innovative new stretch fabrics-Stretch Space Dye, Stretch Slub and Stretch Vintage and three new accent covers (Stretch Dahlia, Stretch Via and Stretch Ironworks).
Visit www.surefit.com or call 1-800-869-2398 for more info.