For some people, getting new furniture seems like a far-off dream. Many consumers are locked into the idea that they need to save up a lot of money before they can buy the furniture set they’ve been eyeing. What many don’t know or realize is that there are other options for furniture besides buying. Furniture rental is a viable option for a lot of homeowners; in fact, it can be the ideal option, depending on your circumstances.
Here are some of the main reasons why you might want to consider furniture rental:
Furniture Rental Helps You Net Incredible Savings
Furniture rental is one of the best ways to cut back on your home design and interior decor budget. Rather than dumping huge amounts into large payments for furniture that you’ll be stuck with for a long time, you can save money by renting furniture in time period intervals. That way, you only pay for what you really need, and can switch out pieces or entire sets at low cost.
The biggest pain point about the moving process is dealing with large furniture items. If you didn’t have to move big furniture pieces, you probably wouldn’t need to rent a U-Haul truck or hire movers. All of this adds additional time and expenditures to the process. Rather than buying an entirely new set of furniture, you can take advantage of that transitional window and opt for furniture rental instead.
At Signature Furniture, we provide delivery services all across Southern California, and you can schedule the delivery for when it’s most convenient for you. You can take your mind off of transporting furniture and focus on more important things, like settling in and exploring your new neighborhood! Moving is one of the best times to give your furniture an upgrade.
Start Decorating Sooner
New homeowners sometimes don’t have all the resources available to fully furnish their home. An increasingly common practice is for new homeowners to rent furniture for a short period of time after they move in. In this regard, complete room packages can be even more beneficial, as it’s easier and cheaper to get it all in one shot rather than purchasing piece by piece.
Once the furniture is all set, the homeowners can then move forward with adding personalized decor touches! No more stark, bare rooms that make it look like no one lives there.
Furniture rental is an ideal option for prepping a home for a property sale (also known as “staging.”) Since the residential home sale process is a transitional stage, it makes sense to use rented furniture for staging purposes. This provides the home with a more presentable appearance, which can increase the likelihood of a sale. Also, homes that are staged properly will sell more quickly, which can directly increase sales profits.
Reduce Environmental Waste
Every year, so much furniture is thrown out and wasted because people need new furniture. How many times have you seen a La-Z-Boy abandoned and sitting on the curb? The practice of throwing out furniture is incredibly wasteful and places additional stresses on the environment.
Furniture rental helps reduce wasted materials since you can just simply swap out your current rented set for another one according to your needs, without having to discard the items.
These are only a handful of the many benefits associated with furniture rental. Are you looking for complete rental options to help you with all your home needs? Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental for rental packages and individual furniture pieces to beautify your home. Get in touch with us now and see the difference that furniture rental can make for you!
Spring season is here! The spring season kicked off officially on March 20, which marks another important transition time for home decoration themes. Now is the time to clean out the house and incorporate all-new spring themes for your bedrooms and common areas. Here are some spring decorating ideas to get help you welcome in the new season:
Failproof Spring Theme: Flowers and Blossoms
Out of all the spring themes, flower themes are the most iconic. Nothing says “springtime” more than simple flowers like sunflowers and daffodils. The highlight of the spring season is when flowers come to bloom, and this should be reflected in your decor choices.
For instance, you can opt for floral pillowcase patterns for your living room throw pillows, or pick out some breezy flower-themed sheets for the bedrooms. Of course, you can’t go wrong with using real, actual flowers as centerpieces and accents in various places around the home!
Watering Can Decor
For springtime, your decor should make use of garden-themed items and tools. A perfect one to use is a watering can. These make excellent indoor decoration items, especially if you paint them over with a pastel hue. For a more vintage look, go for a turquoise or dark green paint job. They also make surprisingly cool pots for placing flowers in, especially taller ones like tulips.
Ladybugs for the Kiddies
Ladybugs are another iconic symbolism of springtime, as they emerge in great numbers during the spring months. Many believe that ladybugs are good luck, especially if one lands on you. They represent the outdoors, blossoming flowers, and the cheery disposition associated with spring.
Ladybug-themed decor works especially well for children’s bedrooms and nurseries. You can make cartoon-like cutouts for wall decor, or get some bed covers with ladybug designs on them for the kids.
Birdhouses for Indoor and Outdoor Decor
Birds are another staple image of springtime. All things bird-related will do well as decor items, especially those related to the smaller, chirpier bird varieties. In particular, birdhouses make for some great decor items. You can paint them pastel or bright colors to signify spring, and maybe pair them with some bird nest decor as well.
Birdhouse decor goes well indoors, especially smaller ceramic models; they make great decor outdoors as well, and of course can be functional if you’d like them to be.
Bright and Sunny Yellow Hues
For overall decor themes, the color yellow is an outstanding springtime color. It adds a dash a vibrancy and shine to any room. Even just a dab of yellow will provide the space with a happy, free feeling. A favorite DIY project is to paint a dresser or a small nightstand yellow for the spring season. For the bathroom areas, yellow towels and throw rugs, along with some lemon scent, can really freshen up the room.
Window Treatment Decor
Finally, don’t neglect the window areas in your home, especially in the kitchen and the dining areas. Now is the time to remove the heavy drapes and replace them with lighter, more breezy window decor. This will let more light into the room and allow you to take advantage of the extra spring sunshine, especially now that Daylight Savings has kicked in.
As the days get warmer, make sure your home reflects the new life budding all around you. If you have more extensive home decoration and design needs, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have complete rental packages and individual items to help you round out your new spring look. Get in touch with us today for all-new options for your home.
Staging a home is essential for maximizing home and property sales. It ensures that your home is presentable, and also allows you highlight your home’s strong points. Thus, you’ll be able to appeal to the broadest pool of buyers when your home is strategically prepared for the sales process. Read on to learn some tips that can really enhance your home staging efforts.
Be Intentional and Purposeful When Staging a Home
The purpose of home staging is not just to fill empty, awkward spaces at random, but to give a sense of what the home will be like when it’s in use. Thus, each furniture piece you place for staging should give some indication of the room’s purpose. This helps create a better sales process, because the potential buyer can begin to see the potential worth that each space can offer.
Also, as you’re presenting the home, mention the staging (subtly) during the home tour. For instance, you can say something like, “Right here is a great place for a reading corner.” That way, your buyers can begin to visualize how they’re going to use the space for themselves. This puts them inside the home already in their imagination and visualizations, and increases your chance of closing a sale.
Opt for Smaller Decor Items
When decorating tables and countertops, you’ll want to opt for many smaller items arranged neatly, rather than one big, imposing piece. Oversized decor arrangements can look “tacky,” and can crowd tablespaces, especially dining areas. And besides, who really eats dinner with huge centerpieces blocking your view during conversation? Keep it realistic and simplistic, and opt for a row of smaller items in the center. Candles or small jars will work very well in this regard.
Showcase the Closet Areas
Closet space is surprisingly important to people. You see it all the time in movies and television shows: a person walks into a house they’re eyeing to move into, and they say, “Oh my goodness! It has a walk-in closet!” To make them look more spacious, be sure the closet areas are clean and free of unnecessary items. You can also keep the closet doors open, as this also has the effect of making the room appear bigger.
Be Mindful of the ‘Extra’ Room
If you’ve been using a spare bedroom as an “extra” room for storage, make sure you don’t leave it that way when staging a home. Every room and space in the house needs to have a defined, set purpose. So, be sure to stage it with the appropriate items to suggest a theme or space usage.
For instance, will it be a kid’s room? Can it be converted into a home office? Guest room? It’s up to you — the point is, make sure to stage all “extra” areas so buyers can begin thinking about how they will use the space. Basically, don’t leave it empty, and for sure don’t leave it junky.
That’s it! By following a few simple guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to quicker, more profitable home sales. These tips also work well for general, all-around home design and decor as well! Are you looking for comprehensive furniture rental options for your home staging and design needs? Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have complete furniture rental packages that are both beautiful and cost-efficient.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s one of our favorite holidays. Besides all the festivities and happenings here in San Diego, it’s one of the most cheerful and bright days of the year in terms of decorating. St. Patrick’s Day decor is instantly recognizable and is also one of the easiest holidays to prepare for. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day ideas and themes to help you get ready!
Glitter: One of the Most Popular St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
Obviously, green is going to be the dominant color for all St. Patrick’s Day themes. In particular, green glitter has become wildly popular for sprucing up decorations for St. Patrick’s Day. Some great uses for the glitter include:
- Outlining lettering and words
- Creating awesome borders
- Sprinkling on shamrocks
- Jazzing up party invitations
Pro-tip: other metallic glitter colors look very good with the green glitter, especially gold and silver glitter.
Use Green Tinsel
Tinsel isn’t just for the December holidays. It also works really, really well for creating St. Patrick’s Day-themed decor. However, don’t just use it for hanging on walls! You can use green tinsel to form fun decorative shapes.
For instance, try your hand at making a funky St. Patrick’s day hat out of tinsel. Or, you can try shaping them into fun messages or a greeting banner for your guests. Wrap beer mugs with the tinsel for added fun! Also, metallic green tinsel will go super well with your glitter.
Serve Green Drinks and Snacks
Food can be decor too! For St. Patrick’s Day, consider making or setting out some green drinks and snacks. Green cupcakes and cookies are a yearly favorite, and green-tinted cocktails can liven up your array as well. Green salads and finger veggies can also add some healthy choices to your spread. Whatever your choice, don’t forget the matching napkins and plateware!
Use Some Felt Backdrops
Along with the green tinsel that we mentioned, green felt is your best friend when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day themes and decor. You can use the felt to fill out plain background spaces, and to lay down as cover on your table or counter tops. Felt also looks really cool if you add some of the glitter for a touch of sparkly shine.
If you want to get really fancy, you can create a felt board with moveable felt cutout items on it. This is great for announcements, menus, games, and other fun uses.
Deck Your Pets Out
Why do humans get to have all the fun? Don’t forget to deck out your pet’s areas with some decorations as well. Using the materials listed above, you can easily decorate your pet’s home with some special touches.
In San Diego, many establishments are dog-friendly. So if you plan to bring your pooch with you to some events, it’s also a cool idea to deck them out in some green or other festive get-ups.
Prepping for St. Patrick’s Day is both fun and easy. Follow these tips to take some of the stress out of decorating so you can focus on the good times! If you needed more extensive decor and home presentation options, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. Our rental items and combos can help save you time and money. Give us a call at (858) 550-8009 or shoot us an email here — we love helping you get your home to look its best!
Besides the coffee table, nightstands are some of the most highly used surfaces in the whole house. They’re located right near our bed, so it’s often the go-to spot to place our phones, glasses, books, and other items. Thus, any nightstand DIY projects should take into consideration both the aesthetic look of the furniture piece as well as its function.
The following are a handful of easy-to-do projects for your nightstand(s).
Alter the Height
Most of us use our nightstands as places where we can lazily reach for our phone or reading glasses while still half asleep upon waking up. An easy DIY project is to adjust the height of your nightstand to make it easier for you to reach your belongings. If your nightstand is too tall, you might want to consider sawing down the legs, if that’s an option. For nightstands that are too short, you can install furniture raisers.
You’d be surprised at how much more comfortable you can make that reach over from your bed!
Use a Valet
You can make it easier to find your stuff by using a small valet (a tray for holding miscellaneous items). That way, your items will always be in the same place every time — hopefully you won’t need to rummage through couch cushions looking for your phone anymore! It’ll also keep your nightstand relatively free of clutter.
Valet trays can sometimes get cluttered too over time. Try out a standing valet and limit it to just a few items to keep things neat.
Decorate the Top
Decorating a nightstand is similar to decor for a dresser: feel free to add some nice flowers or a photo frame, and keep them relatively centered. However, it may be a good idea not to overcrowd the nightstand surface. That way, you can still use it as a place for placing your wallet, etc.
Lay Down a Doily or Crocheted Towel
Speaking of decor, a simple DIY improvement is to cover the nightstand top with a doily. These crocheted works of art create a simple, non-intrusive pattern on the nightstand top and are great for putting under lamps, pots, fans, and other round items. You can also use a square or rectangular doily to cover more of the surface area. Lastly, they have the added bonus of preventing items from slipping off the nightstand!
Repaint the Nightstand
And of course, a final DIY project to consider is to repaint your nightstand. This is an easy one, since most nightstands are relatively small and don’t involve that much surface area to cover. Popular colors include turquoise or lavender; another option is to re-stain it to preserve the natural wood-grain textures. Adding in some gold trim is also a nice touch, especially if the nightstand is a neutral color, like white or black.
These super-easy DIY projects can really help you dress up your nightstand. You can also apply these tips to other similar furniture pieces located throughout your home. Are you looking for more comprehensive changes to your interior decor and design themes? Renting furniture can provide you with additional options for your home. Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental — we have complete room packages, as well as individual items, including nightstands.
A common inquiry that many homeowners have is, “How do I decorate a bathroom that has limited space?” Now, whether your bathroom is truly small, or you’re just being modest, there are some principles and guidelines that you can apply to help maximize your small bathroom space. Also, there are some tricks you can do to create the perception that your bathroom is bigger than it really is. Read on to learn how:
Small Bathroom Storage is Key
One of the biggest challenges for small bathrooms is managing the storage space. If at all possible, the best thing you can do here is to do most of your storing outside of the bathroom. For instance, if you can store your stock of items like towels, napkins and toilet paper, and other items in a hallway cabinet, that frees up extra space in the bathroom.
If you’re pressed for storage space, consider these storage options:
- Baskets under the sink: wicker baskets can hold a variety of bathroom supplies, while at the same time adding a stylish touch to the space under the sink
- Some sinks can accommodate a small cabinet underneath them, complete with drawers for stowing your hygiene products. Again, the space under the sink is prime real estate for space-saving
- Medicine cabinets don’t come standard in all bathrooms; you may want to install one, as they are truly space-savers
Keep the Floor Clear — Especially Tiles With Designs
Try to keep the floor clear of too many items; you can probably choose only one or two free-standing racks or shelves. Choose wisely and be sure the items are functional according to your needs.
Also, it’s not just a matter of space being occupied — if your decor clashes with the design on the floor tiles (or the wallpaper/tiles), the bathroom can look too “busy.” If it’s not physically cramped, too many conflicting patterns and themes can overwhelm a smaller space and create interference.
Go For a Monochrome Color Scheme With Slight Accents
Along the lines of not being too “messy,” stick with one or maybe two colors for the main, overall bathroom theme. Then, add some slight accents (gold, chrome, and brass make great accents here). The idea is to “tie the room together” with the main color, which will create the impression of a space that is more open, less cluttered, and clean. The slight accents will serve to break up the space while still retaining the open feel.
Mount Towel Racks Strategically
In addition to medicine cabinets, towel racks are bathroom items that don’t always come standard. If you’ll be installing your own towel racks, find a spot where it won’t take up too much additional space in terms of the room’s layout. Ring/hoop style racks can be more space-saving than traditional horizontal bar racks. They’re great for hand towels!
Also, huge, fluffy towels can take up precious real estate in the bathroom; you might want to opt for slimmer micro-fiber type towels, and save the huge hotel-style fabrics for special occasions or when you have guests.
Large Mirrors Add Depth to the Room
A large or medium-sized mirror can give the illusion of more space. Mirrors reflect light and send it throughout the room, illuminating the space. Try installing a larger mirror to enhance this effect. Alternatively, you can add a few smaller mirrors in strategic places. Mirrors also add a feeling of additional depth to the room because your eye perceives the reflection as additional space behind the wall.
Consider Glass — Don’t Block the Windows
Along the lines of light and mirrors, be sure not to block the source of light if your bathroom has a mirror. Of course, you need your privacy, but blocking the window with shampoo bottles or decorative plants can really dim down the bathroom’s brightness.
Also, if you’re up to it, consider switching to glass doors rather than a traditional shower curtain. Since the glass is transparent, it allows you to see more of the bathroom. With a shower curtain, the room appears to “stop” right where the curtain is.
Having a huge bathroom is not always an option, and some people actually prefer the coziness of a smaller setup. By following these tips, you can enjoy your bathroom oasis while at the same time preventing a cluttered and sloppy look. Did you need more interior design and furniture options for your home? Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. Our team loves providing fun and affordable solutions for all your decoration and furniture needs.
A popular trend in indoor design is the use of soft metallic colors, both as accents and as central color themes. In particular, copper has the effect of warming up a space and making it more inviting for guests. Copper in its natural state has a color that is mesmerizing and alluring, while at the same time somewhat light and not overbearing. It’s a tad bit flashier than bronze, but not as gaudy as gold can be. Thus, it’s the perfect metallic color for those trying to avoid extremes. Here are some copper interior design tips and guidelines to consider:
Use Copper to Display Your Kitchenware
Kitchenware is functional and can also make excellent design and decor accents. In particular, unique vintage copper kitchen pieces can be used to beautify the dining and cooking areas.
For instance, copper jars work particularly well for displaying wooden spoons and ladles. Fancier copper plates can be showcased on a shelf and arranged by size for a lovely presentation. Experiment with smaller copper salt and pepper shakers for fun and quirky table settings. The possibilities are endless!
Get Creative with Copper Wire
Copper wire has long been used in the jewelry and craft industry due to its malleability (ease of shaping). It’s commonly twisted into abstract shapes and figurines, and is also used for holding beads and precious gems into place for pendants. Using these same principles, you can use copper wire for accentuating all kinds of indoor decorations. Popular copper wire projects include small animal shapes, musical instruments, and tree of life symbols.
Create the Perfect Room Ambience with Copper Lamps
As mentioned, a main effect of copper interior design work is to add a certain touch of warmth to a space. It also adds an earthy, grounded feeling to any room, as it’s associated with similar colors such as red clay or red earth. This is actually perfect for lamps and other lighting implements where you are aiming to achieve a more muted lighting effect.
Lights that are too bright can be harsh and abrasive on the eyes. Tempering a lamp with a softer bulb and with a copper lamp shade can make all the difference.
Fill in the Gaps with Copper Spray Paint
Lastly, even if you can’t get your hands on some copper items, you can turn any item into a copper piece with some copper spray paint! This is an excellent, cost-effective way to create new decor pieces, upcycle old vintage items, or repair broken or worn decorations. You can get a fresh, clean copper look to turn any item into a brand new decoration piece.
This idea works great for lamps, pots, cans, and other items that are normally metallic. It also works unexpected wonders for pieces like wicker baskets, boxes, and wooden items. Another benefit of copper spray paint is that you can usually select the reflectiveness of the paint; you can go from a matte finish to the more shiny end of the spectrum.
As you can see, there’s so much you can do by incorporating copper into your interior design themes. With just a few simple touches, you can give your home truly unique and fascinating look. Do you need more extensive decor and furniture options for your home? Contact us at Signature Furniture Rental and explore the benefits of renting furniture. You can save time, resources, and energy by renting; check us out today!
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! Are you ready for the big date? For many, staying in and dining at home is becoming more and more of a hot trend. It makes sense — why wait in lines and deal with all the other lovebirds when you can relax in the comfort of your own place? If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day ideas for dining decor, look no further. We’ve got you covered!
Read on to learn how to decorate to impress and create a lovely, beautiful evening to remember with your significant other.
Fancy Diningware is a Must
Now is the time to break out your absolute best in diningware. Think about it: you only have a few special occasions throughout the year that warrant your absolute best in China and place settings, and Valentine’s Day is one of them! No matter what the main entree is, presentation is everything. Even a humble dinner menu will certainly benefit from top-quality diningware and place settings.
DIY Custom Candles
Candles symbolize a number of things when it comes to couples. They can symbolize the light of love and the warmth of affection. To make your expressions stand out, try your hand at some DIY candles. You can make your own shapes, designs, and colors to create your own unique expressions of romance.
If you’re not feeling as adventurous, or if you’re pressed for time, you can always opt for more traditional candlesticks. The point is, don’t skip out on these dining table essentials — they’re practically mandatory.
Classic Red Roses
Like candles, these are also pretty much a given for Valentine’s Day dining decor. Classic red roses are failproof; you can also complement these with other colors, such as pink or white roses. Some ways to use roses:
- Create a centerpiece with a bouquet of red roses
- Lay down a single rose on top of a card or love letter for added touch
- Sprinkle some rose petals around the plates or placemats
Personalized Wine Bottles
Wine is definitely an enjoyable aspect of Valentine’s Day dining. Besides pairing with your entrée of the evening, your wine choice can actually be a part of your decor theme. A neat trend that you can try out is to get your hands on some personalized wine bottles. These consist of personalized labels or engravings that send a message to your loved one. Think of it like classroom Valentine’s Day cards, but for grown-ups.
Here’s a tip: buy more than a few bottles — some for drinking, and some for keeping as a reminder of a special evening. Who knows — if it’s your first date, you might look back at the bottle in years to come and be reminded of your fond years of courtship. Personalized candies can also accomplish a similar effect.
Preparing for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be stressful. Try out these Valentine’s Day ideas for your table setting and put your own special creative twist on things. If you need more extensive and comprehensive decoration and furniture options, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We specialize in furniture rental packages and individual items that will help you achieve the look and feel that you’ve always wanted.
Decorating childrens’ bedrooms can be tricky. For one, they’re constantly growing physically and can have changing needs in terms of furniture and room space. Secondly, their tastes and preferences can change dramatically as the years go by. Here are some tips and guidelines on how to manage transitions for your child’s bedroom:
Be Aware of New Children’s Bedroom Decor Trends
New trends are something that can inspire re-decorating for a kid’s bedroom. For instance, your child be intrigued by a new cartoon, toy, video game, or comic character. You can incorporate some of these brands and merchandise into beddings, posters, pillows, and other decor items.
Your child might switch interests frequently when they’re younger, but most reach a point where they eventually outgrow pop media-based decor items (decorating for teens is a drastically different story!). In the meantime, enjoy decking out the room with cool and zany themes!
Choose Colors Wisely
Though their favorite toys and bedsheet decor might change over the years, chances are your child will have preference for a certain color or color combinations that will last. If you can identify these preferences, you can save some time and money in the long run by stocking up on items with these color combinations.
On the other hand, colors can change too though over the years. Brighter colors are typically more suitable for toddlers who need plenty of visual stimulation. As your child grows, transition into more subdued and muted hues.
Plan Ahead and Get Bigger Furniture from the Get-Go
In a certain sense, children’s furniture can be like clothes — as the child develops physically, they’ll soon need bigger sizes. You may want to plan ahead and get slightly bigger furniture items so that they can grow into them more gradually. A excellent option is furniture rental, which can provide more affordable and practical options, especially during growth spurt stages.
Incorporate Functional Furniture for Specific Purposes
In addition, you can incorporate furniture that can be used for your child’s specific needs. For instance, you may want to set up a study corner with a desk and a nice chair for homework time. If you child loves reading, you can set up a comfy reading chair near the bed. These are activities that your child will be doing for years to come, so you likely won’t need to change these as often as other items, like bedding decor.
Highlight Your Child’s Accomplishments
Your child’s achievements and accomplishments never go out of style. You can highlight your child’s greatest moments by decorating the room with their awards, trophies, certificates, and other meaningful trinkets. Even books that they have read can make wonderful decor items. Your child will feel a sense of pride each time they see these items.
Get Your Child’s Input
Lastly, nothing is more direct than simply getting your child’s input when it comes to the appearance of their room. Who knows — they might have some very good suggestions and ideas of their own regarding aesthetics and design. You might be raising a future interior designer!
Also, some kids might be too shy or even embarrassed to say if they don’t like the way their room looks or feels. A little conversation can go a long way, and can help you and your child achieve a suitable bedroom look.
Your child’s bedroom will undergo numerous makeovers over the years. As time passes, you can be ready for all sorts of changes and adjustments by following these simple guidelines. Did you need more comprehensive home decor and furniture options? Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have furniture rental options that can save you time and money on upgrades for every room in your home!
Dressers are an interesting aspect of interior decoration. On the one hand, they’re not usually the central focus of the room. On the other hand, they can have a big influence on the room’s overall appearance and visual aesthetic. Staging a dresser properly can really make all the difference when preparing a home for sales presentations. A well-staged home will sell more quickly and can help you net a better profit.
The following are some of the top decor ideas for staging a dresser. These tips can also be used for everyday decor purposes, not just home staging!
Common Decor Items For Staging a Dresser
Of course, you’re free to use whatever decor items you want when staging or decorating a dresser. However, there are some items that are iconically associated with dressers and dresser tops. These include:
- Picture frames or photo albums
- Colognes and perfumes
People generally associate these items with dresser tops, so you typically can’t go wrong no matter how these items are arranged. The only exception is if you’ll be incorporating a large mirror. When using a mirror to decorate a dresser, you’ll want to have it squarely in the middle of the dresser for symmetry (similar to the way a TV should sit in the middle of a TV stand). You can then add the other items around the mirror accordingly.
Go With a Theme
Dresser top decor items like lamps, photo albums, and vases can create a very neutral and unobtrusive theme that’s great for any room in the house. Other items like flowers, candles, and colognes/perfumes can add a more “homey” touch — this is excellent for the master bedroom. Children’s rooms can benefit from more playful themes and decor items: incorporate small toys, dolls, figurines, or sports items for dressers located in kid’s rooms.
Classic Mirror Decor
The dresser is one of the most logical place to put a mirror. Since dressers are usually waist or chest height, having a mirror on the dresser top makes for the perfect area to view yourself. The mirror (especially larger ones) can also create the added benefit of making the room bigger due to the reflection.
As mentioned, be sure the mirror’s centered as well as stable. Clean off any streaks or spots before doing any home sales presentations.
Don’t Clutter the Dresser Top
The top of a dresser can be highly functional — for many people, it’s a place to plop your keys or your wallet or jewelry after work. Thus, if you plan to use your dresser as a place to put things, you don’t want to clutter it with so much decor that it no longer becomes functional. However, if your dresser is purely decoration (for instance, if you have a small dresser in the hallway), it’s OK to take up a bit more space with vases and picture frames or other items.
Make sure you consider the dimensions of the dresser. A wider dresser will of course allow for more decorating surface; taller narrower dressers will have a limited surface area to work with.
Pro-tip: You can also find a decorative tray to hold your wallet, keys, etc. That way, the dresser top can still be functional while remaining visually appealing!
By following these guidelines, you’ll be sure to dazzle potential home buyers or future visitors and guests! If you need more comprehensive decoration and furniture selections, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have an abundance of options, including dressers, mirrors, and complete home and room packages. Get started today on an upgrade!