Month: January 2014

How to Coordinate Fabrics for Your Furniture

These four steps will help you coordinate fabrics for your upholstered furniture. If you follow these simple guidelines, then your sofa, chairs, ottomans, and throw pillows will contribute to an overall look of effortless sophistication.

1. Choose your most complex pattern first. This will go on pillows, an accent chair, or an ottoman.

2. Choose a less complex complementary pattern for a second chair, if needed. This pattern should be similar to the first in colors and scale.

3. If needed, choose a pattern for another chair or pillows. Stick to similar colors and scale.

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How to Identify High Quality Furniture

No one wants to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on their new furniture only to discover that it falls apart after six months. Luckily, there are some easy ways to know what you are getting before it is too late.

The first indicator of quality furniture is substantial weight. How heavy is it? If you can easily pick it up, it might be made with particle board and other inferior materials.

Turn it over and inspect the seat frame. It should be reinforced with wooden blocks at each corner. Watch out for gauze and staples that could be hiding shoddy workmanship.

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Four Elements of Timeless Style

Fads and the latest trends in interior design are fun, but redecorating can be expensive and time consuming. If you want a look that is timeless, you can never go wrong with these four things.

1. Natural materials such as cotton, leather, and wood are more likely to stand the test of time.

2. Simple, clean lines are always classic and beautiful choices.

3. Proper proportions and functionality are key for furniture that will never go out of style.

4. Traditional color choices such as a neutral palette pair well with classic black, navy blue, and dark green.

For custom furniture and upholstery that pairs timeless style with a passionate commitment to craftsmanship, you can’t go wrong with GAMINO Décor.

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5 Advantages of Buying Custom Furniture

In many cases, the decision to buy custom furniture is clearly in your favor.

Here are 5 advantages of buying custom furniture:

1. Higher quality

Most mass-produced, pre-fabricated modern furniture is made of cheap materials that do not withstand the test of time. Even if you find what you are looking for, in a few years, you will need to buy a replacement. Custom furniture is built to last a lifetime. Read the Inside Story to learn more about how furniture is made.

2. Convenience

You know exactly what you are looking for to fill the empty space in your home. But finding it may require searching dozens of showrooms, online stores, and antique collections. In some cases, you may never find exactly what you want. Custom furniture will always be exactly what you dreamed of, without the hassle and frustration. View my gallery for more ideas.

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