Container Gardening For Beginners: 3 Things To Know

June 14th, 2017

container gardening for beginners

A well-kept garden is a great way to add curb appeal to your home, but devoting a piece of your lawn to landscaping can take a lot of commitment — especially if you’re a beginner. Before you rip up your lawn and prep the soil, try growing a container vegetable garden.

Container gardening for beginners is a great way to flex your green thumb without the commitment of a landscaping project. Because all of your plants are grown in pots, it’s easy to rearrange the layout on a whim. Decorative planters also add visual flair to your garden.

Follow these three tips to get started on your very own container garden.

Plan Your Container Garden

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Before you start planting your container garden, it’s best to go in with a plan. The most important part of container gardening for beginners is often among the most overlooked: Decide where you want to set your containers and determine how much sun they get.

Knowing the amount of light your yard receives will help you choose the perfect plants for your project. Sun-loving tomatoes, for instance, won’t do well on a shady balcony. Many types of ferns, on the other hand, are perfect for spots that don’t get as much light.

Next, it’s time to pick your plants. Decide whether you’d prefer flowers, herbs, vegetables, or a combination of the three. Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow. Tomatoes, salad greens, and many flowers are plants that are both aesthetically pleasing and easy to grow.

When choosing your plants and containers, don’t forget to consider the aesthetics. Think about your ideal color scheme, varying sizes, and how plants look together. All of these elements add to your home’s curb appeal, which can help your home sell faster.

Gather Your Gardening Supplies

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Once you’ve decided on the perfect plants, it’s time to visit the garden store. If you’re in the San Diego area, here are some great shops to visit.

Here’s a list of things that should be on your list:

  • Potting soil
  • Fertilizer
  • Pots
  • Plants
  • Pebbles or stones

Even though your lawn is filled with dirt, don’t dig it up and think you can skip the potting soil and fertilizer. Potting soil from the garden store has the correct soil composition, which will give your plants the greatest chance to thrive. Fertilizer is a necessity because not even the best potting soil has the proper nutrients for your garden.

When choosing containers, pay attention to more than just how they look. Turn the planters over to make sure they allow for proper drainage. If it doesn’t, put it back on the shelf. Containers without proper drainage can cause the soil to become too wet, leading to rotting roots that will kill your plant.

Self-watering containers are another smart option. These planters will make sure your vegetables are tended to, without you having to worry about over or under watering them.

Enjoy Container Gardening For Beginners

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Now that you’ve made your plans and gathered your supplies, it’s time for the fun part!

Start by adding a thin layer of pebbles or stones at the bottom of your plant. This will ensure excess water can flow out, without bringing soil along with it.

Next, prep the soil by mixing it with some fertilizer. Fill the pot about three-quarters full of your mixture. Dig a small hole in the center, and add your plant. Next, add more of the soil-fertilizer mix. You’ll want to make sure all of the roots are fully covered, up to the stem of the plant.

Once that’s done, your garden is ready! Be sure to water your plants regularly, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Once the outside of your home is beautiful, consider the inside. At Signature Furniture, we’ll help make the inside just as gorgeous with our contemporary home furnishing packages. Contact us today to learn more about our furniture packages and accessories options.

Four Summer Home Staging Trends You Need To Try

June 7th, 2017

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Now that the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, summer is officially here. Just as you bust out your summer wardrobe, it’s time to upgrade your decor to match the season. If you’re still looking for inspiration, check out these four decorating trends for your summer home staging.

Marble Everything

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You’re not spending too much time on Pinterest — marble really is everywhere. This luxurious stone is showing up on countertops, furniture, and decorative items. Real marble is expensive, but you don’t have to shell out a ton of cash. In fact, a faux version made from ceramic is just as stylish.

Bring this trend into your home staging by incorporating accent pieces like bowls, candle holders, or vases. For an extra modern look, find ways to pair marble with wood or metal accessories.

Year-Round Hygge

There’s no doubt that 2017 is the year of hygge. This Danish term is most closely translates to getting cozy or comfortable, but it’s so much more than bundling up in a blanket by a fireplace.

Bring hygge into your home year-round by creating an environment that invokes feelings of peacefulness and happiness.

For summer home staging, this could mean bringing the outdoors in. Take a cue from nature and decorate with fresh flowers, indoor plants, or other botanical-inspired pieces. Light some scented candles or leave the windows open to fill your home with the fresh, breezy scents of summer.

Go For Greenery

summer home staging greenery

Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, is the perfect summer decorating hue. Symbolic of new beginnings, this bright color creates a refreshing and revitalizing atmosphere in any room.

Incorporate this trend in your summer home staging plan by creating a bold accent with a piece of furniture, linens, or artwork. For extra style points, combine greenery and hygge by adding a few house plants or succulents.

Balcony Gardening

Add a lively and refreshing feel to your balcony or patio by starting a container garden. Whether it’s a small pot of basil on a table or tall shrubs around the perimeter, adding some live flair to your outdoor space can help you sell your home fast. If you’re unsure of how to create that perfect container garden, this helpful guide from The Spruce will point you in the right direction.

If you’re staging your home for sale this summer, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have a large variety of modern and contemporary furnishings and decorations to upgrade your summer home staging

How To Make Your Bed Like A Hotel

May 31st, 2017

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Nothing says comfort like a hotel bed. There’s just something about those soft sheets and impeccable design that makes you feel more rejuvenated and relaxed after a good night’s sleep.

Whether you’re staging your house for sale, or just want to make your bed a little more cozy, bring that hotel feeling home. Take a few tips from some of the top places to sleep, and discover how to make your bed like a hotel in three simple steps.

First things first, gather your supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Top sheet
  • Bedspread or comforter
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Decorative pillows
  • Blanket

Step 1: Build the foundation

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You’ll notice there’s no fitted sheet on this list. That’s intentional — hotels use two flat sheets to make you feel like you’re wrapped inside a burrito.
Lay the sheets together and smooth them both over the bed. Next, make hospital corners at the foot of the bed. If you don’t know how to fold hospital corners, this video will teach you in less than a minute.

At the top of the bed, separate the two sheets. Fold more hospital corners with the bottom sheet. Take the top sheet and fold it back toward the foot of the bed.

Now that you have a snug, solid foundation for your luxe hotel bed, it’s on to step two.

Step 2: Add Decorative Flair

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This step is exactly the same as making your bed any other day. Grab a plush comforter or bedspread and lay it across your bed. Smooth it out evenly across the bed, and fold the top back.

Next, place your pillows. Slip them inside your pillowcases, and stand them up against your headboard. Adjust your folded comforter so it touches the edge of your pillows.

Step 3: Finishing Touches

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By now, your bed looks expertly made, but it’s not quite ready yet. Grab your decorative throw pillows and place them in front of the pillows that are already on the bed.

Next, take your blanket and fold it in half. Then, fold it in half again so it forms a narrow rectangle. Lay the blanket across the foot of the bed to create a runner.

There you have it — a bed worthy of a 5-star hotel. If you’re looking to give your bedroom a more comprehensive makeover, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We offer personalized furniture rentals and decorations that will transform your home into a luxury retreat.

5 Simple Tips For Staging Bathrooms

May 24th, 2017

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Rule number one of staging your home for sale is to create an atmosphere where prospective buyers can see themselves. In most rooms, creating a blank slate is easy. Minimize your decor, rent some modern furniture, add a fresh coat of paint, and you’re ready to go.

Staging bathrooms, however, is a little more tricky. Most people won’t spend as much time looking at the bathroom, but that doesn’t mean you can forget it. The room’s intimate nature means you’ll have to be a little more thoughtful.

Keep these five tips in mind as you prepare your home to sell.

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

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Because a bathroom is such an intimate space, it’s twice as important to create an uncluttered space.

Start by removing any personal mementos like photos. Clear the clutter from the counters. Stash your cleaning products and toiletries in cabinets.

The end result is a crisp, clean bathroom that makes it easy for someone to imagine themselves in.

Set The Stage

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Staging your bathroom to create a spa-like, elegant atmosphere is a sure-fire tip for success. Give the room a neutral color palette, add some modern door handles and cabinet knobs, and keep it simple.

Buy some ultra plush towels and roll them up to create a luxurious feel. Fill a glass container with some bath salts to craft an atmosphere of relaxation.

Do stage your bathroom in a neutral color pallette. Paint the walls in a light color, and coordinate the rest of the room. You can’t go wrong with white towels and a shower curtain with a simple pattern.

Little Luxuries

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Instead of doing a full-scale remodel of your bathroom, consider doing some smaller upgrades.

Give the room a modern update by replacing small things like the faucets on your sink and bath, shower curtain, and bath mat. Place clear containers filled with cotton balls and Q-Tips on the counter to add a bit of neutral decoration. You can even add a fresh coat of paint.

These tiny tweaks will give the room a fresh, new look without a lot of time, effort, or money.

Keep It Simple

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A good rule of thumb for staging bathrooms is to keep it simple, especially if you’re working with a smaller space. You don’t want to draw unnecessary attention to your bathroom, so avoid bold colors, heavy fragrance, or avant garde wall art.

When decorating your bathroom, choose solid colors or simple patterns. Small baskets of sea sponges or a few candles are also great way to add some decor while keeping a polished look.

Clean Your Bathroom

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You spent all this time, and maybe even some money, staging your bathroom. Don’t let your hard work go to waste by forgetting the most important detail!

Give your bathroom a deep clean. Scrub your shower and toilet, wash the walls, clean inside the light fixtures, and polish the floors and mirror. If you have tile, be sure to scrub the grout.

Staging your home is a simple, affordable way to sell your home faster. At Signature Furniture Rental, we provide everything from home decor items to full-room packages.

Learn more about the benefits of home staging, and contact Signature Furniture Rental to discover how we can help you sell your home quickly.

A Brief History of the Loveseat Couch and Its Uses

May 17th, 2017

A Brief History of the Loveseat Couch and Its Uses

The loveseat couch is such an iconic staple of the living room furniture set that we often don’t stop to think about where it came from. What are its origins? Did people always have two couches in their living room arrangement? Are there different types of loveseats? For home stagers and interior decorators, these questions are important for understanding how to set up a room properly. Read on to learn about this important furniture item:  

Where Did the Loveseat Couch Come From?

The origins of the loveseat stretch back to the 1600s, when the earliest loveseats were invented. They were generally designed to allow women to sit down and smooth out their large dresses, which were fashionable at the time. The wide seating space provided extra room for the clothing and fabric.

In the U.S., the term “loveseat” first began being used during the 19th century, when people started using these wider seats for romantic courting purposes. These types of smaller couches encouraged closer seating for conversation and socializing. Later, in England, the term referred to theater seats with a removable armrest to provide closer seating in theater houses.

Today, the term “loveseat” basically refers to any small sofa, and they are typically used as a matching piece to a larger family-sized couch. The average family-style sofa is usually around 85” across, while love seats typically measure around 60”.

A Brief History of the Loveseat Couch and Its Uses

Modern-Day Loveseat Uses

For a long time, loveseats were usually limited to the living room or family room, and were almost always paired with a larger sofa counterpart. However, nowadays people are using loveseats in more and more creative ways. People recognize the value of loveseats — they provide the comfort of a cushiony couch, yet are small and easy to move and fit into various spaces.

Some modern uses of loveseats include:

  • Small-space seating
  • Seating for informal meetings in an office space
  • Comfortable seating in a video game corner
  • Cozy reading spot seating

Most loveseats are fitted with two cushions (one for each person). Some loveseats feature one long cushion, which can feel more comfortable for one person stretching out and reclining with a nice book.

A Brief History of the Loveseat Couch and Its Uses

Other Loveseat-Related Furniture Items

Some other sofa and loveseat-related items include:

  • Divan: A longer couch that is often designed to double as a bed. Often made without a back or armrests.
  • Ottoman: A small upholstered footstool that often has a hinged top to form a lid. Usually used in conjunction with sofa seating or a recliner chair.
  • Futon: A mattress that is filled with cotton and can be used as either a couch or a bed.
  • Sectional Sofa: A type of sofa formed from 2 to 4 sections that join at different angles to wrap around walls, furniture, and other objects. Sometimes called a “sectional.”
  • Settee: A type of upholstered seat that can be used for more than one person, and typically has a back and arms. Usually higher seat height than a sofa.

Regardless of the types of sofas and furniture being used, loveseats make a wonderful complement and provide extra seating in a non-intrusive way. If you’re looking for loveseat options for your home or office, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have an abundance of loveseat options, as well as full room packages to round out your space as needed.

May Flower Decorations to Beautify Your Home or Office

May 10th, 2017

May Flower Decorations to Beautify Your Home or Office

As spring continues to march forward, it’s a great time to adjust your interior decoration and home staging themes accordingly. One decoration theme that fits perfectly this time of year is flower decorations. By incorporating different flower themes into your decor projects, you can really bring out the springtime freshness for your home.  

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Last month, we blogged about “April Shower” decor themes. This month, check out these “May Flower” decoration ideas for your home or office:

Classic Flower Basket

Nothing quite says “springtime” like a classic flower basket. A small open wicker basket will do the trick quite nicely. Simply lay some flowers in the basket, along with a small item like a plaid table napkin, and you’ve got a charming centerpiece that works wonders in the dining area and living room.

For your basket, you can choose any simple spring flower, but white flowers often work the best for May flower decor purposes. White varieties like freesias and hydrangeas will really brighten up and freshen up your basket piece. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with a bunch of classic white daisies.

Flower Decorations in a Jar

Another decor idea is to place your flower decorations in a jar rather than a vase. This gives your arrangement a more compact, space-saving feel, and creates a unique look that’s great for bathrooms and other smaller spaces. Feel free to add some rocks to your water as well. Whether plain or colored, the rocks create cool-looking base layer to complement the flowers above.

May Flower Decorations to Beautify Your Home or Office

Orchids

This season, orchids will be a major trend for May flower decoration themes. While long-lasting orchid plants are popular year-round, they make for excellent choices for spring interior decor and home staging purposes. Their simple, unintrusive look is elegant and refined, and their non-bulky size will keep your centerpieces from looking cluttered.

For May and spring decor choices, classic white orchids look great, as do some of the deeper purple and violet shades.

Flower Prints

If you can’t get your hands on some actual flowers, flower prints can help you achieve that “May flowers” feel in a jiffy. Some convenient places to use flower prints include:

  • Tablecloths and placemats
  • Curtains
  • Bedsheets and beddings
  • Towels and shower curtains
  • Welcome mats

Lastly, vintage botanical prints are super popular as well, and they can also be informative when the scientific names are included.

May Flower Decorations to Beautify Your Home or Office

Color Choices

Keep your flower decor consistent by tying it together with a color theme. Any ribbons, trim, jars, etc. can use the same color combinations, which makes your presentations neat and tidy. This season, shades of blue, muted copper, and rose golds will be popular, so you might want to consider these for your arrangements. Of course, the choice is yours — just make sure you’re consistent!

These flower decorations are a starting point to put you on the path towards fun spring decor activity. You can use these to create your own variations and put your own special touch in your home and office areas. If you need additional interior decoration and furniture arrangement options, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have individual rental items, complete packages, and accessories to help you fill out your home and office spaces.  Get started with us today!

Experiment with These 5 Fun and Easy DIY Bathroom Projects

May 3rd, 2017

Experiment with These 5 Fun and Easy DIY Bathroom Projects

Do-it-yourself (DIY) bathroom projects are a fun and easy way to liven up your bathroom space.  Bathroom items tend to be inexpensive, and the space is relatively small, so the projects also tend to be cost-effective. Also, you can do several projects all at once for a complete makeover, or stick to just one or two DIY projects.

Here are few DIY bathroom projects that you can try out and have fun with:

Message Candles

For this project, you’ll need some thicker candles that come in a glass case. Simply choose a message, and write in on the glass! Greetings and inspirational quotes work very well for bathroom message candles. You have several options here — you can paint directly onto the glass, use metallic paint pens, or use stencils. If you have a set of candles, you can paint one letter on each candle to form a word (sort of like baby blocks).

Experiment with These 5 Fun and Easy DIY Bathroom Projects

Bathroom Pallet Shelves

As we’ve mentioned before, DIY upcycled pallet projects are super easy, and are a fun introduction to basic woodworking. The good thing about pallet projects is that you can size them perfectly to fit in your bathroom space. You can make them wider or taller as needed, and can pretty much design the shelf space as you please.

DIY Industrial Pipe Bathroom Shelves

Along with DIY pallet projects, another upcycling project that’s perfect for bathrooms is industrial pipe shelves. Industrial pipes are strong, sturdy, and functional. You can saw them short to make little hanging nubs on the wall, or you can use them as the framing for a more traditional shelf. And, of course, the wood that you use for the shelf can come from pallets as well!

Industrial pipe shelves work excellent for bathrooms with lots of wood or stone accents and can add a nice rustic, vintage touch.

Mason Jar Storage

One of the things that can make a bathroom look messy is when supplies are strewn about all over the place. To remedy this, you can use mason jars to organize items. These are perfect for loose supplies like Q-tips and toothbrushes; they also work well for storing lotions and creams, soaps, and other liquid items. These can also be decorated with paint and other materials, and many of them now come in different colors.

If you’re not feeling the whole mason jar thing, you can opt for other jars — just make sure they’re uniform and you’ll get the same effect of eye-pleasing orderliness.

Experiment with These 5 Fun and Easy DIY Bathroom Projects

Ceramic Milk Jug Plant Pot

Milk jug plant pots are a popular item nowadays, and they look absolutely great in a bathroom setting. They work well for both real and artificial plants, and create a nice country/home-style vibe for your bathroom area. As with the message candle project, you can also paint a message on this jug-pot creation of yours!

Another idea is to have several small milk jug plant pots instead of just one. This creates a more distributed, less imposing look that’s perfect for smaller bathrooms.

With just a little bit of care and attention, your bathroom can benefit greatly from a few DIY projects. It’s also an excellent way to practice and hone your crafting and decor skills! If you need more extensive arrangement and furniture options, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have complete room packages as well as individual items to help you renovate and improve your home spaces as needed.   

4 Spring Home Staging Trends to Try Out Now

April 26th, 2017

4 Spring Home Staging Trends to Try Out Now

We always enjoy observing which trends are peaking when it comes to home staging. Like interior design trends in general, home staging trends tend revolve around seasons. This spring, several new trends are emerging that you can take advantage of to help boost your home sales. Here are some spring home staging trends that you can experiment with for quick results:

Try Out Some Rose Gold for Home Staging

Rose gold is a metallic color that gained popularity with the introduction of iPhones that used that color scheme. The color choice soon spread to everything from kitchenware to home and garden decor items. It’s here to stay, and is a popular warm color this spring for staging.

Rose gold is basically a traditional gold color that has a touch of copper to give it a hint of rosy pink. Thus, it’s much warmer and softer than traditional gold, and also less dramatic than regular copper. We find that it works very well in areas where you’re trying to create a hospitable, inviting atmosphere. like the bedroom, living room, and den areas.  

Select Pastels for Warmth

It almost goes without saying that pastels are a go-to choice for home staging color options. You can use pastels in broad strokes to create a softer, warmer environment in the room. For instance, a pastel tablecloth can work wonders for a dining area. Or, opt for pastel options in the bedrooms for blankets and pillowcases.

Using complementary colors like purple and yellow or reds and greens are an easy way to highlight the color spectrum without using too many colors. Pastel buckets and watering cans are also classic spring items.

4 Spring Home Staging Trends to Try Out Now

Use White for Trim

Regardless of your overall color choice for the interior design and staging, white trim can add a touch of freshness and breeziness that are associated with springtime. Swap out those heavy dark winter curtains for some lighter white ones, and incorporate some white throw pillows here and there.

You can also try out some white placemats for the dining table, and some white towels in the bathroom. These small additions can really brighten up a room and add a splash of spring cheer.

4 Spring Home Staging Trends to Try Out Now

Utilize More Plants

This spring, bright, vivid green plants are a hot topic item for home staging. In particular, climbing plants like philodendrons can create a lush environment that fills the home with life and vibrancy. Broad, leafy elephant ear plants are also popular this season. Hanging plants are also ideal, as they don’t take up any floor space.

Artificial plants also work quite well in this regard. The idea is to counteract any feeling of blandness or starkness to the property, and artificial plants can accomplish this quite nicely. They’re also easier to take care of!
We’re excited about all the opportunities that spring brings for everyone. If you have any questions regarding home staging for the spring season, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have a wide variety of furniture rental options for home staging needs. Check us out now!

5 Simple Home Office Staging Tips to Boost Your Profit

April 19th, 2017

5 Simple Home Office Staging Tips to Boost Your Profit

Home offices are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people pick up work from home and telecommuting options. When selling a residential property, home office staging is very important, since that space is often a major selling point for the entire property. There are some basic home office staging guidelines that you should follow for maximum results. Here are a handful of pointers:

Increase the Lighting for Home Office Staging Purposes

Having the proper lighting is essential for a home office. When staging a home office, you’ll want to make sure that the area is bright and inviting. If you can, pull back the curtains or draw the blinds to let natural light in.

Also, you can place a table lamp or a floor lamp in strategic places for additional lighting. Even if these are not on during a home presentation, it still sends the signal that the office is well-lit and suitable for work.

Use Neutral Colors

The use of color is very important when staging a home office. You’ll want to avoid jarring colors and color combinations such as bright red or bright yellow, as these can create a sense of hurriedness or even stress.

Instead, opt for neutral, calming colors like beige, white, grey, or greyish-blue. For a touch of classiness and executive professionalism, you can use gold or silver for trim and accessories in the room.  

5 Simple Home Office Staging Tips to Boost Your Profit

Display Some Books for an Intellectual Feel

Books always send a visual signal of studiousness and productiveness. It’s nice to set up a small bookshelf behind the desk if you can. A hanging shelf on the wall can also look nice, while at the same time saving floor space.

Just make sure that your bookcase and book collection are not daunting and don’t take up too much space in the room. Too many books or too large of a shelf can make the room feel stuffy and uptight. Also, you might want to choose only books that are in good condition, as really worn-down book selections can simply appear as clutter.

Decorate with Stationery and Supplies

One of the main purposes of staging is to show how the room might look when it’s in use. When it comes to home office staging, you’ll want to make sure the room isn’t bare. You can do this by placing a few stationery and supply items on a desk or cabinet.

For instance, you can place a few pens in some places and maybe a notepad near a computer. This gives the impression that the room is in use and allows the buyer to begin visualizing themselves in the home.

5 Simple Home Office Staging Tips to Boost Your Profit

Emphasize Mobile Workstations

Finally, it’s worth noting that a home office space doesn’t necessarily need to be a separate room dedicated for office work. This is especially true with more people working from laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices. Your “home office” could just be a small corner in one of the main rooms, or even a small workstation near the kitchen. It’s all about emphasizing the use of the space and creating a visual picture of how the space can be used.

Thus, you can use mobile accessories to accentuate smaller work spaces and create a more futuristic feel. You can have some tablet stands, laptop stations, and other gadgets that suggest a feeling of productivity for the space.

As we have often repeated, a well-staged home can decrease the amount of time a house spends on the market, and can help sellers net higher profits. Be sure not to overlook the office areas in a home when staging and preparing for the sales process.

If you need additional furniture items for the office or for the entire home in general, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have tons of furniture rental options for you to choose from to help increase your return on investment and close sales more quickly.

 

April Shower Decorations for Homes and Parties

April 12th, 2017

April Shower Decorations for Homes and Parties

A very popular theme around this time of the year is “April showers.” This is an excellent month to infuse your decor themes with all things rain- and shower-related. Also, the April showers theme is a fun backdrop for literal shower parties, such as baby showers. Decking out your home with April shower decorations is fun and easy. Here are some ideas you can try out:

Clouds With Raindrops April Shower Mobile

A simple April showers decor project you can make is a clouds + raindrops hanging mobile. All you need is a cluster of white balloons filled with helium, string, and some cutout raindrops to hang from the balloon string (the balloons will represent a rain cloud).  If you’re decorating for a party, you can also hang a sign from the mobile that says “Baby Shower” or another appropriate message. White tissue craft paper also works very well if you can’t get a hold of balloons.

Umbrellas

Umbrellas are a perfect decor item for April showers themes. For decor, you can place brightly colored umbrellas in different places to add a showery feel. For more subtle, playful effects, you can outline or cut out silhouettes from construction paper. These can then be pasted on backdrops, used for table decor, or pasted in other places, like on give-away bags.

Note: Make sure your umbrellas have a curved “J”-shaped handle. This is what distinguishes the umbrella as a rain umbrella as opposed to sun parasols, which often have straight handles.

April Shower Decorations for Homes and Parties

Rain Boot Vase

Rain boots are another iconic symbol of the rainy season. A popular trend these days is the ceramic rain boot vase. These can be used as lovely centerpieces when you fill them with your favorite flower. They also look good outside on the porch or in the garden. You can use either one boot or both boots, and they sometimes come in miniature sizes for versatility.

If you can’t find a ceramic version, you can also make a DIY version out of actual boots! Kids’ sizes work particularly well for this type of DIY project, and ribbons will add a classy touch to the piece.

Cloud Cupcakes

A popular food decor item for spring parties is cloud cupcakes. Here, the frosting on the cupcakes creates a visual representation of fluffy clouds. You can use any flavor or color for the base cupcake, but we recommend going with sky-themed colors such as blue. For added pizzaz, you can place some rainbow candies or rainbow sprinkles on them as well.

April Shower Decorations for Homes and Parties

Rainbow Highlights and Accents

Speaking of rainbows, you can’t go wrong with rainbow decor to liven up your place. In this regard, there are a ton of ways you can incorporate rainbows into your April showers themes. Here are a few:

  • Rainbow candle decor
  • Paper mache rainbow wraps around posts and sign poles
  • Rainbow cutouts
  • Rainbow streamers
  • Multi-colored rainbow confetti

You can use these rainbow options as either the central theme or as highlights and accents. They work really well as finishing touches, but either way, they look great!

We trust that you’ll have fun using these April shower decoration ideas. Whether for a party or for regular home decor, these items and ideas can really liven up your place. If you need more extensive home options, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have furniture rental items and packages that can help you achieve the look for your home that you’ve always wanted.