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Luxurious Copper Interior Design Tips for Your Home

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Luxurious Copper Interior Design Tips for Your Home

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!

Luxurious Copper Interior Design Tips for Your Home

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.

Luxurious Copper Interior Design Tips for Your Home

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!

 

Quick and Easy Kitchen Staging Pointers

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Quick and Easy Kitchen Staging Pointers

Home staging is one of the most important aspects of selling a home. Without it, the property will lack the appeal and charm that potential buyers might be looking for. Home staging makes a home look warm, inviting, and livable—all qualities that draw buyers in from the start.

All areas of the home require staging—especially the kitchen. The kitchen area is super important for many buyers, and also requires special care when it comes to staging. Read on to learn these quick and easy home staging tips for the kitchen area:

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Explore the Best Fabric Stores in San Diego

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

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Fabrics are a staple item when it comes to interior decor and design. You can do so much for your place if you know a few basics tricks!

The right fabrics can help you transform anything, from drapes to tablecloths and much more. It can also be much more cost-efficient to rework your own fabrics rather than change out expensive furniture or drapes. Here’s a list of 5 of the best fabric stores in San Diego to get you started.

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Interior Design Trends to Look Out for in 2016

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

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It’s always fun to look ahead and anticipate the changes that the new year will bring. Overall, we’re seeing a definite shift in people’s lifestyles towards a very health conscious, environment-friendly, natural lifestyle. We believe that this theme will be running through many of the upcoming interior decor trends this year.

However, it will be done in a more subtle, less in-your-face way than has been attempted in the past. With that in mind, here are some interior design trends to look out for in 2016:

Handmade, Locally-Sourced Artisan Goods

Decorators are now embracing and celebrating the work of local artisans in the community. This is a great idea, as it helps to support local artisans. Handmade goods can be found at places like arts and wine festivals, or at stores, such as Make Good.

In particular, hanging fabrics are expected to be successful this year. Also popular this year will be imported artisan goods, such as Guatemalan craftwork and blankets.

Add a Desk

Lying in bed with a laptop trying to do work gets uncomfortable sometimes. Working at a desk promotes good posture and adds a touch of intellectual work ethic to your living space. It also gives you another aspect to decorate! Folks are opting more towards a simplistic, minimal desk design with darker colors to project a more professional, modern feel.

Lush Greenery

Succulents were wildly popular in 2015; however, these sometimes create a feeling of desert-like dryness to your place (which can be good depending on your aim). What we’re expecting this year is the use of plants that create more feelings of lush coolness—think broad, leafy plants with deep jungle green hues.

Potted plant baskets are already taking a hold as we speak. Short, hardy herbs and green onion bulbs also look good as decorations in the kitchen- the greener, the better. In addition, we expect to see fewer flowers and more greenery.

Minerals and Gems Galore

Minerals, precious stones, and gemstones can be used in many ways. For instance, you can display bowls of minerals, bare chunks of raw agate, or hanging pyrite pendants. The good thing with these is that the colors can easily be swapped and manipulated to your heart’s content. For instance, use lapis lazuli when you need blue, amethysts for purple, etc.

The Fight Against Off-Gassing

Off-gassing (or outgassing) is when manufactured products emit chemicals and vapors that are thought to be detrimental to our health. Sometimes you can even smell the chemicals; this is very common for new electronics, or for cheaper furniture that uses particle board.

The choice to avoid and reduce offgassing in the home will inform many people’s decor choices in 2016. This may be why many are gravitating towards hand-made items, green plants in the home, and open, airy spaces.

Renting Furniture

Rearranging furniture is a healthy practice to do regularly, as it can be very uplifting. But sometimes it’s even more refreshing to completely replace old furniture for a full makeover. Doing this regularly can be financially implausible for most. However, renting furniture is one way to completely change your home’s look without breaking the bank. There are many other benefits of renting furniture, such as easy availability and quick delivery.

You can be a trend-setter this year by creating your own versions of popular techniques and ideas. If you need more options for interior decoration or furniture rental, visit us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have a wide selection of furniture rentals and packages for your interior design needs this year in 2016.

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Try These DIY Last-Minute New Year’s Decorations

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Well, 2015 is has come to a close and it’s time for the New Year! We’ve had an awesome time this year in 2015, and we hope you have too. This past year has been outstanding, and we look forward to continuing the fun in 2016!

Since the holidays are so busy, some may run out of time for preparing New Year’s decor. But don’t worry, there are plenty of quick and easy last-minute DIY decorations for New Year’s celebration. Here’s a list of some of our favorite ideas:

New Year’s Party Colors

For New Year’s eve celebrations, traditional colors include gold and silver. In particular, sparkling and glittering materials will work well no matter what your overall theme. Your guests will associate the metallic sparkle with prosperity, festivity, and fireworks. Black and white also work well and tends to add a bit of class to the atmosphere.

Spray Paint Jars Gold

This is a simple way to add some shine to your party. Gather up some empty jars and spray paint them gold. These can be used to hold streamers, noisemakers, confetti, or other items for the festivities. They also look fantastic on their own! Try using some gold glitter as well for added effect. This effect works very well with bottles and other glass containers also.

Confetti Balloons

Confetti balloons are super easy to make—use a funnel to get some confetti inside of a balloon while it’s deflated. Then, when you blow the balloon up, it will come alive with the confetti shaking around inside of it. This works best of course with translucent or clear balloons. Again, feel free to be generous with the gold and silver for this one.

Use Wrapping Paper Generously

Plain gold or silver wrapping paper is your best friend for last-minute New Year’s eve decorations. There are so many uses. For instance, wrap “2016” cardboard number cutouts for large welcome displays. Or, you can also create hanging cardboard mobiles in any shape you like, and wrap those with gold or silver—the possibilities are endless.

Dress up Your Champagne Glasses

If you’re using disposable champagne glasses, try adding some gold stickers on the sides of the glasses or on the stems. You can even have your guests add them so everyone knows which glass is theirs! For non-disposable glassware, try tying small pieces of black felt ribbons onto the stems for miniature velvet bow ties. Classy!

Candle Centerpieces

Adding  gold or silver candles to your centerpieces can really brighten up your table arrangements. This looks especially sophisticated when paired with black and white table settings—the candle will create the perfect touch of metallic accent.

2016 Candles

Set aside 4 candles—preferably wider ones—and decorate each of them in glitter with the numbers 2-0-1-6, so the set spells out 2016. These will look charming wherever you decide to put them. You can even have a celebratory lighting ceremony when the ball drops!

The main thing is to have fun and enjoy the festivities! Right now is also the best time for new changes. If you’d like to usher in the new year with some brand new interior design options, furniture rental may be the best option for you. Visit us today at Signature Furniture Rental to learn how you can benefit from our furniture rental selections and packages.

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DIY Bedroom Organization Hacks

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

It’s a fact of life that bedrooms tend to get cluttered. Despite our best efforts, clothes, accessories, bedding, laundry, and more tend to pile up in the bedroom making for a cluttered space that just isn’t a peaceful place to rest. It’s time for that to change with these easy DIY bedroom organization hacks that will make your bedroom a great place to, you know, actually sleep again.

DIY Bedroom Storage Hacks

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Unstuffy Formal Dining Room Ideas

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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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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Revamp Your Front Entry

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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First impressions are key. When would-be buyers are entering your home for the first time, you’ll want it to shine brightly. Lucky for you, decorating your entryway is an inexpensive way to make your cozy abode stand out, tastefully. By following these tips, you’ll have buyers swooning from the first few minutes they enter your home.

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DIY Kitchen Projects That Raise Your Home’s Value

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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For many potential home buyers, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. Many people love to cook or at the very least will spend hours enjoying meal times with family and friends. If your kitchen could use some work, don’t despair. A few minor adjustments can go a long way. Many of these DIY kitchen projects are cost-effective and don’t require a ton of skill. With just a little bit of money and time, you or a home stager can take your kitchen from “blah” to “great,” and your home will be off the market in no time.

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Make Baby Proofing Easy and Stylish

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Babies can bring plenty to your life. As soon as you brought your little one into your home, everything changed. Literally. You had to “baby proof.” And as much as you love your baby, you’ve got to admit that baby proofing doesn’t really make a home look all that attractive. And if you’re home staging, this can be a problem. But before you give up, know that there are ways to make baby proofing easy and stylish. By following these tips, your home will be kid-friendly and beautiful.

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