Archive for May, 2015

How to Create a Calm Office Environment

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

As anybody who has tried it can attest, getting work done at home isn’t as easy as you think it would be. Endless distractions, household clutter, and sub-optimal workspaces all contribute to stress and anxiety in your home office. Luckily it doesn’t have to be this way and having a relaxing home office is within reach if you take the right steps. Read on to see our easy tips for how to create a calm office environment in your home:

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Earth Friendly Home Improvement Tips for Selling Your House

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

It’s common knowledge that giving your house an upgrade (whether it be a leaky faucet or a full bathroom remodel) is guaranteed way to increase the value of your house before you sell it. Another way to increase the value of your house (and be nice to the Earth!) is to make sure that your home is eco-friendly. That’s why making eco-friendly upgrades to your home is a double whammy for increasing your home’s value, and why we came up with these helpful earth friendly home improvement tips for selling your house.

 Solar house: Earth Friendly Home Improvement Tips for Selling Your House

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Unstuffy Formal Dining Room Ideas

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

modern dining room with wood ceiling

The word “formal” often brings to mind images of fancy ball gowns, fine China, and portrays the bygone era of your grandparents. If the idea of a “formal dining room” bores you to tears, it’s time to change your perception. If you’re searching for a way to make a formal dining room look great without it looking like it should be in a museum, these tips will help. These un-stuffy formal dining room ideas will help you take your dining room from drab to glam.


Deck the Walls
Boring white walls are just that – boring. Slap a fresh coat of paint on the dining room walls. If you’ve got your heart set on that vibrant red or moody black, go with an accent wall for a less overwhelming ambiance. Hang up black and white photos to contrast with the wall color, or go old-school and put up wallpaper – but in contemporary prints and colors.


Change the Lighting
One of the easiest ways to completely change the mood in your dining room is by adding a new light fixture. Go for an industrial looking, ultra modern chandelier to make your space stand out. This modern island rectangular glass chandelier might just do the trick.  


Nab New Chairs
If your dusty, dark brown wooden chairs are singing the blues, consider buying new ones or placing slipcovers over the old ones. Signature Furniture Rental has plenty of modern, contemporary chairs that you’re sure to love. These snappy dining room chairs would probably go well with the tables you already own, and you can put Great Grandma’s heirloom chairs in protective storage.


Make it Casual
If you want to avoid a dining room that looks stuffy, go for a more relaxed look. Try putting a low snappy-looking armless couch up against one edge of the table. A bench or a few comfy chairs can also provide a more casual feel, and encourage dinner guests to linger. If you’re looking to sell (and not entertain) a set of  luxurious Camden chairs on either side of a large window will make a great impression on potential buyers.


Hang Up Curtains
This is where you get to have fun – curtains can range from floaty and “Great Gatsby-like” to Mid-Century modern-interesting. Just be sure that whatever you choose isn’t too heavy or overwhelming for your window/s. The lack of sunshine makes a dining room far more stuffy.

 

Not sure what to do first? Furniture’s a good starting point, as everything else complements the main pieces. Get in touch with Signature Furniture Rental today to secure high-quality, contemporary furniture that you’ll love. Consider trying it out, seeing if it fits and returning it if it doesn’t. You’ll love how the furniture will make your dining room look-  elegant, yet decidedly unstuffy.

 

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Six Ways to Make Your Bedroom Look More Expensive

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

white bedroom with brown accents

When you’re home staging, you want every room in your home to look as pretty as a magazine spread. The kitchen should look Instagram-able. The bathroom should be a sanctuary. And one very important room is the bedroom. You’ll spend more time in this room than many others, and it should look divine. If you don’t have a ton of cash, you can still make your bedroom look as dreamy as a page out of Dwell magazine. Follow these tips and tricks to make your bedroom look more expensive.

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