Shop the City Scale collection at Jordan's Furniture stores in CT, MA, NH and RI
Shop the City Scale collection at Jordan's Furniture stores in CT, MA, NH and RI
The children have moved out; now what? You’re not quite ready to let go of the house you raised your children in, but now you have extra rooms that need a refresh. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but there are many things you can do to fill the space. It’s time to reflect on all the things you said you’d do “once the kids are gone” and make it happen! Here are a few ideas to get you started on this new adventure… The Man Cave || Equipped with a projection screen to view the big game, plush leather recliners that have built-in cup holders, pub tables complete with barstools, a mini fridge so you don’t have to go far to replenish, and a shuffleboard table to keep the fun going through half-time! The Home Office || Design an inspiring space that reflects your personality and style and that will keep you motivated! For him: A rich mahogany desk with an oversized leather chair and a file chest topped with decanters of the finest libations of choice. For her: A whitewash desk with a tufted chair and a bookcase reimagined with a few photographs, candles, and of course books! For the Yogi || Transform this room into an oasis of relaxation with a minimalist approach. Soft lighting created by decorative sconces and hurricanes filled with pillar candles will make you feel as though you are at the spa. Create a focal point with a large landscape painting that best suits your personality and will help bring you to that meditative state. Complete the look with a superbly soft shag rug and oversized pillows to create a hygge [Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness & comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness & contentment] vibe that soothes your soul. For the Fashionista || Create the ultimate closet complete with shelving that displays your shoes, a three-way mirror to make sure you’re looking great at every angle, a jewelry chest for all those costume jewels and a hidden safe for the real ones, and lastly a plush chaise lounge (because with a closet this amazing you’ll want to sit for a minute and revel in it).
Caring for your new little bundle of joy is going to be your first priority so having your nursery perfected before they arrive will give you peace of mind and your baby a peaceful haven to grow. Nursery Necessities || Give your baby room to grow by purchasing a crib that will convert into a toddler bed. Seek out a changing table that provides ample drawer space below so you can forgo the chest of drawers and have more room for other fun accents. Consider investing in a good quality glider chair. Your baby isn’t the only one that will be spending a lot of time in this nursery so go for a chair that will embrace you in absolute comfort while you rock your baby to sleep. Whimsical Walls || Whether you know the gender of your baby or not, there are fun alternatives to the traditional pink and blue walls. Modern, gender-neutral nurseries are having a moment right now and it’s a wonderful, minimalist trend that will blend your nursery with the rest of your home. If you’re painting the room beige, grey, or white experiment with a subtle playfully printed wallpaper in the same hue to mix it up! Not a fan of wallpaper? Design a focal wall of art that features pops of color and whimsical scenes; this will brighten the room while still maintaining the calm vibe set by the neutral wall color. Awe-inspiring Accents || While your baby won’t completely appreciate this until they are a little older, adding a teepee to your nursery is a chic way to create a little wonderland for them. Another playful touch is to design a reading nook complete with a bookshelf and a shag rug for your little one to roll around on. Not only will it add style to the nursery, but your baby will love the soft texture!
The holiday season is in full swing! Whether you are opening your home for guests to stay after a party or you have family visiting for an extended period of time, spruce up that guest room and make them feel as though they are staying at a five star resort! Fluff the Bed || Crisp white sheets, a cozy duvet, and lots of fluffy pillows will create a bed that was made for sleeping in until noon. Don’t skimp on the mattress! All those delightfully comfy bed linens will be wasted on a lumpy old mattress. A quality mattress is a great investment as it will last longer than average since it’s a bed that won’t be slept in nightly. Finish off the look with a folded throw at the end of the bed. It’s always a great idea to have an additional blanket handy since everyone has different sleeping temperature preferences. Keep it Clean || For some of us, the guest room can turn into a bit of a catchall. Be sure to declutter prior to your guests arriving. Not only will it heighten their experience, it will also force you to decide what to keep and what to purge! Be sure to designate an area for their belongings whether it is a chest with a clean surface or an oversized side chair. Create a calming vibe in the room by keeping the décor simple and the color palette light and airy so it truly feels like an escape (you might even find yourself wanting to spend the night in there sometimes!). Thoughtful Provisions || Create a mini-bar for your guests complete with a few snacks, bottled water, toiletries, a charging device, and a notecard with the Wi-Fi password. A bar cart is a great landing place for this set-up! Also include a few bath towels so they won’t have to bother asking every time they want to freshen up. If you have guests that are visiting the area for the first time, compile a list of must-see attractions, dining recommendations, and local events for them to refer to at their leisure! Lastly, add a vase of fresh flowers for a pop of color and subtle fragrance!
Small space living can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you should forgo personal style for functionality -- there are ways to marry the two in perfect interior design harmony! The Furnishings || Don’t shy away from statement furnishings just because of your limited space -- if you love it, make it work! Your bedroom is your sanctuary so if your way of packing a style punch is with a grand bed then do it, but be smart about it. Opt for a bed that has under-bed storage built in and/or invest in a short chest that can be place at the end of the bed for additional storage and a surface for décor. If space allows for a bedside table choose one that is glass or Lucite as this will give the room an airy feel. The Color || “Paint it white to enlarge the space…” we hear it all the time and while yes, there is truth in this go-to small space design standard, it doesn’t need to be your standard. Rules are made to be broken, right? If you are a lover of color then splash that bold hue on an accent wall or even the ceiling! You’ll discover that a pop of color will actually create depth in the room. Not a fan of accent walls? Hushed hues like blush, dove gray, and sage can be painted on all the walls creating a quiet impact that won’t go unnoticed. The Décor || Visual tricks like styling with mirrors and glass will definitely create the illusion of a larger room while adding a dash of glam, but there are a few other tricks! Try adorning one of your walls with one piece of large-scale art. This will create a feeling of grandeur without the chaos of a gallery wall. Have a spare corner? Combine the look of luxury with functionality by adding a stylish storage ottoman.
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