3 Tips On Creating A Stunning Living Room

Hello my lovely friends!!! Have you ever gone into someone’s house and been just wow’d by their living room? Some people think that in order to create a stunning space in their home, that they need a lot of expensive furniture. At Showhome Furniture, we know that this is not the case. Great design starts with just a few principles that will turn a hum-drum space into an unforgetable room.

If this seem intimdating don’t worry. Showhome Furniture has your covered. Did you know that we offered our clients a free design consultation by our top designers? We do it because we realize that with the help of professionals anyone can have a home they love being in.

Our designers are the same ones we use to create so many stunning spaces in our Showhome Store. Honestly, if you are struggling to figure out how to make your space awesome, please give us a call. We want to help.

Here are three of our top tips for creating an awesome living room space.

First pick a focal point for your living room. This could be your fireplace, an awesome coffee table, or stunning view.

Next use your focal point to create a place for intimate conversation. As pretty as a room is, the real magic in a living room is being able to talk and connect with those we love. Take into consideration of the traffic flow in your room. Also, a tip we have learned is that pulling the furniture away from the wall creates a more inviting space than if they they are pushed right up against the wall.

Lastly, using a rug is a great way of accessorizing the floor and creating a cozy defined without walls, leaving your space feeling open, spacious and intimate and cozy at the same time.

If you would like some more idea’s on how to use your existing furniture and accessories to create awesome spaces in your home give us a call for your free design consultation from Showhome Furnitures top designers.

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5 Easy Tips To Creating a Beautiful Boho Bedroom

Summer is approaching fast and with summer comes tons of sun, fun and decorating!!!  As you all know, we love decorating at Showhome Furniture and every season calls for our creative juices to flow, but summer especially is a time that we really get into redoing our home and spaces. 

There is something about having the windows open and sunlight streaming through your bedroom that makes us want to redo our rooms. 

Our latest obsession is Bohemian style, and today we are going to give you some fabulous tips on how to create the perfect Boho Bedroom!!!

Bohemian, or Boho, is a style of design that is full of fun eclectic elements.  It contains warm earth colors, patterns and textures.  It is often complimented by vintage furniture and art!!

First, take stalk of what you already have.  Decorating is so fun, but it doesn’t mean it has to cost a ton.  Look around your home, chances are you have already a bunch of neat accessories or pieces of furniture that can be re-purposed or upcycled.  If you have them, use them!

Next come book a free consultation with our expert Showhome Furniture designers.  We spend thousands of dollars hiring the most expert designers in the city and offer this free service to our customers because we know having expert advise can make all the difference in every decorating project.  

Once you have your free consultation booked, and you have located what accessories or furniture that you already have on hand, it is time to decide what style of boho you are looking for.  Some Boho rooms use bright and bold colours to catch your eye, while others stick to a softer palettes and rely more on the layering of textures to bring it all together.

Regardless of what style you are going for, for an authentic boho look, stick to nature-inspired elements.  Earthy tones, natural furniture and soft-textures are some of the most important aspects of a Boho room.

Painting your wall is an inexpensive way to start your Boho room project.  My daughter Ellice is an expert painter and loves to work magic on her walls.  Mixing colours and techniques can really add a bit of magic to your Boho room.

Remember to layer.  If you have a small chair in your room add a soft blanket and a long haired pillow.  Put a rug on the floor and add plants on the table and ground.  All this layering make the room feel cozy and very Bohemian!!

We hope you enjoyed learning about how to create your own cozy Boho room! If you have any suggestions yourself please let us know! Don’t forget to book your free Showhome Furniture consultation today!

5 Farm House Designs

Beautiful farmhouse decor is a classic that we never seem to wary of. With it’s rustic furniture, warm color tones and earthy textures it feels as if we are just right at home the moment we walk in.

At Showhome Furniture we specialize in solid furniture that goes perfect in every home, especially within a farmhouse styled home. We love to help our customers take their decorating style up a level with our free 1-hour design consultation from our top designers.

Here are 5 tips to turn your home, no matter where you live, into a bit of farm charm. As Aaron Prittchett says “everybody’s got a little dirt road in ’em”

First, check out your colors! Farmstyle uses lots of soft neutral colors. This allows you to set the stage of your home as warm and inviting. Choose warm grey, cream or tan and keep all your walls the same color to carry the theme throughout the whole house. Just painting your house a neutral color will totally change the feel of your home.

Second, for an inexpensive farm update add diamension and texture to your walls. You can do this by putting up shiplap, wainscoting or beadboard on your walls. This extra layer adds interest and charm to the room. Start small and add it to one room at time!

Be bold and mix new and old! We love mixing new and old together in furniture and accessories. We love upcycling and repurposing our furniture. It is amazing how many old tools can be used successful as an accessory.

Farmstyle loves wood! Wooden furniture and accessories, even lights. Wood is nature, long lasting and warm, three things that represent the farmhouse style perfectly

Lastly, don’t overlook your light fixtures. There are ton of brilliant DIY or boughten light fixtures that can really bring the whole farm house feel all together.

I hope this helped you, and if you need any other advise with designing rooms in your home, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free 1-hour consultation from our top Showhome Furniture designers.

4 Ways To Use Modern Farmhouse Design In Your Home

Modern farmhouse design elements are so fun to use. They are the perfect way of joining the more traditional farm feel with a cleaner more modern space. Today we are going to share some of our Showhome Furniture ‘design secrets’ for you to use in your home. If you want some help in figuring this all out, don’t hesitate to call us and book your free 1-hour design consultation with our talented highend designers.

The most important piece of modern farmhouse design is considering the uses of the home. Making sure that whatever you do is functional and practical is an important part of any designing. Think about the flow of each room, the lighting the furniture and usage. What is working and what is not. If you need help in this area, just be sure to ask our designers during your free consultation.

Next look for the right color to decorate with. Modern farmhouse design liberally uses the soft neutral pallet. Soft tans, taupes, vanilla, and warm greys are vital to the look and feel of modern farmhouse design.

Choosing the right furniture is important. Modern farmhouse uses warm natural furniture like leather and wood. These materials bring inside a bit of nature in a simple way. Leather couches are a great choice, as well as solid wood tables and side tables.

Decorating your shelves and surfaces is a must for modern farmhouses, but they must be done thoughtfully and not excessively. Modern farmhouse design uses natural material such as wood, succulent, metal and glass. It mixes a bit of the traditional with the modern but in both cases accessories are used sparingly. Mixing textures and types of material is super fun to do and will give you great results.

Use White

Using white accessories is a great way of accenting your home and keeping it feeling light, airy and still warm and comforting.

Use Pillows and Blankets

The use of pillows and blankets are a great way of obtaining the cozy farmhouse feel, white keeping it modern and bright.

The modern farmhouse design works well with or without rugs. Depending on the room and what you do in that space, you may want to consider a simple shag or stick with a more traditional wool rug.

We hope these tips will help you design your room with confidence. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us.

5 Marvelous Ways To Use Modern Design In Your Home

Modern design has simple clean lines that are comfortable and cozy. It is not limited to a specific style or era and can be used in any house. Today Showhome furniture is going to give you five awesome tips from our highend designers to help you incorporate modern design in your home.

First, be smart and save yourself time and money by booking a free 1-hour design consultation from our amazing designers. We love helping our customers work with their existing furniture and spaces to create a beautiful home. During your consultation, we will go over these 5 elements of Modern design and help you use them in your home.

Use Neutral Paint Colors For Walls!

In modern design, the colors used on the wall are calming and neutral. These neutral wall colors immediately brings peace to a room and enlarges the space to make it feel more expansive. Shades of grey and white works good.

Use Industrial Materials!

The modern design style was born during the advancement of industrial materials such as steel, glass, and concrete. For this reason, these elements are used often in the modern design homes and in the furniture and accessories that you use.

Declutter Your House

The modern look is famous for it’s clean and uncluttered room and spaces. This includes your countertops, walls, mantel and other visible surfaces and area’s in your home. With modern design, less is more and so trinkets and accessories are very limited.

Use Bold Art

With neutral wall colors, modern design allows for bright bold colors art pieces to bring interest to your spaces and invite you in. Using primary colors is common for art on the wall and in rugs.

Use Simple Streamline Furniture

One of the most important elements of modern design is the simple streamline furniture. The wonderful thing about modern furniture is that there are so many different types of streamline furniture that you have a ton of choices and options.

If you want to learn more about how to incorporate more modern elements in your home but just don’t know how to do it, give Showhome furniture a call and book your free 1-hour design consultation today!

5 Fabulous Ways To Incorporate Transitional Design In Your Home!

Transitional design is one of the hottest new ways of designing your home and for good reason! Simply put, traditional style is an engaging blend of contemporary and traditional design elements! This mix creates an attractive sophisticated space that is inviting and warm. It blends the straight lines and curves, incorporates texture and smooth finishes to create a peaceful orderly and intriguing space.

The first element of transitional design is color.

The colors in traditional design are softer neutral colors, allow the furnitures colors and lines to be showcased. Some of the top colors are grey, taupes, tans and vanilla. Remember that each of these colors come in a cool tone or warm tones.

Next is the furniture.

If there is one thing we know and love at Showhome Furniture, it is furniture! Transitional design focuses less on the more ornate solid wood furniture and uses more of the straight and streamlined furniture. This lends your space to looking fresher and more orderly.

Lighting is an important part of transitional design

Light fixtures for transitional design are simple, sophisticated and have a minimalistic feel. They are practical and beautiful. They tend to be less fancy, but not as simple as modern ones. They blend curved and straight lines and incorporate natural material like wood and natural fabric.

Mixing textural elements is important.

Transitional design is similar to modern in how clean and uncluttered it is, but it adds more warmth and interest by mixing a variety of textural elements together. Wood, glass, fabric, metal, and plants give the room a sense of variety and interest the eye, without feeling cluttered and disorganized.

Lastly, to finish off your traditional design look, add accessories. Unlike boho, or traditional design, the accessories are kept to a minimum but each have a very useful, beautiful purpose. Art work is incorporated but usually larger pieces are picked over smaller ones.

If you want more information on transitional design don’t hesitate to call Showhome Furniture and ask. We offer a free 1-hour design consultation to all our customers and would love to hear from you!

How A Showhome Makeover Changed My Life

This is a true experience from one of our Showhome Furniture Customers:

It was late at night, when I was almost in tears that I confessed to my husband that I just needed a break! We had seven kids, were in the middle of renovating our basement and my well was dry. I knew that being a mother to so many children was truly my dream, and so was finishing my basement. At that moment though, my dream just seemed less romantic than I had imagined and a lot harder. My husband listened to me patiently and then agreed to take me away.

After a few phone calls to grandparents the next day our trip was planned. In just two days, my husband, two oldest kids and I were going to go down to Utah for an educational conference. The five younger kids would be watched by my parents. This was a dream come true and I was so grateful for my husband and my parents for helping me get the break I knew I really needed.

The week was wonderful and I came back to my home refreshed and ready to hug each of my babies, wipe their tears, listen to their stories and be their happy mama once more. Truly being a mother is my favorite thing in the world and I was anxious to get home.

It was late when I got home, and to my surprise my home was packed. Two of my sisters, as well as all their kids were there, along with a few neighborhood kids and more. I was confused and then over whelmed to tears. In every single room of my house, my home was transformed. Walls were painted, couches replaced, new furniture was everywhere and so were smiling delighted faces. I was floored! Who arranged for all of these miracles to happen?

It was then I was brought downstairs to my junky unfinished basement. I was stunned. New flooring had been laid, drywall had been fixed, stools lined my bar, new chairs and rugs filled the room. Without me even knowing it, my whole house was transformed by the Showhome Furniture crew. Somehow they had heard about my family and came to the rescue. They gathered my family and neighbors and in just one week did months worth of renovations!

That night my house was transformed, but more than that, my heart was transformed. Sometimes as a mother, especially a mother of many children, your time is taken up by so many people you need to take care of that you get tired. You sometimes wish that there was someone there to take care of you. This is not something most mothers expect, and I certainly did not. The fact that so many people cared enough about me to help me with a task so overwhelming and daunting.

My life was forever changed by their love, their attention to detail and generosity!

Did you know that Showhome Furniture provides a Free 1 Hour Design Consultation with their highend designers? Call now to book.

5 Design Tips To Make Your Home Feel Cozy

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and immediately felt like it was a home? I have and every time I do I pay attention to what it is about their house that makes it feel more cozy and inviting.

Here are some great tips from our Showhome Furniture designers, created just for you! Remember, if you want a free design consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Helping our customers create stunning spaces that brings you happiness is our number one goal.

First, pay attention to the color of your walls. A lighter more natural color is perfect for a cozy feeling. Make sure it is a warm color. Colors like grey are normally considered cool colors but there are tons of warm greys tones out there to choose from.

I have noticed that homes where natural wood is used in their decor naturally feel cozier. Nature really has a soothing effect for people and being able to use it in furniture and accessories is a perfect way to invite people in. At Showhome Furniture, we love wood. You will find that our solid wood tables, couches, chairs and accessories are one of our favorite things to sell. Each piece is unique and it lasts a long time.

Rugs are a perfect accessory to cozy up a room and fill it with warmth. I love the thick shaggy ones as well as the less shaggy wool rugs.

Layering your home with texture helps to intrigue your eye and causes you to feel more at home and connected to the space you are in. Our brains like mystery, and when you bring in different textures you are causing your brain to stick around to discover all the layers.

Lastly, bring in plants! Plant, whether living or artificial, have a way of tying a whole room together. It’s color and texture fill in spaces and add ambiance to your home.

I would love to hear about your adventures in creating a cozy home! Also, don’t forget that Showhome Furniture offers free design consultations to their customers.

How To Refreshen My Kitchen Without Breaking The Bank!

Our kitchen is the heart of our home. We are constantly gathering together to play games, eat, chat and hangout. With a home full of young adults and little kids we are constantly in and out of this room and it really can take a beating at times. This is why we think that keeping your kitchen warm, inviting and updated is so important.

Today we are going to give you a few tips to help keep your kitchen updated and full of love and life!

First thing you need to do is assess your situation. How old is your kitchen? What accessories do you just love in your kitchen? What feels outdated or isn’t useful.

Next take pictures and give Showhome Furniture a call to set up a free consultation with our amazing designers. We love helping our customers out save money and making their homes look great!!

The easiest thing to help update a kitchen is to paint the walls. Paint is fairly inexpensive, and can make a huge impact. If your kitchen doesn’t have a lot of windows, or is small consider using a light color of paint. If your kitchen is larger and more open, a dark wall can really be striking!

Another easy way to update your kitchen is to redo your backsplash. You can go all in and tile it if it is not tiled, or change the tile if it is already tiled. Tiling looks classy and adds a look of completion to a kitchen. If you want to get that updated look but don’t have the budget for tiling, consider using peel and stick tiling. There are a ton of different types available and they are super simple to use.

Fresh flower are a great way to freshen up your kitchen. It is amazing how just bringing in some nature from outdoor, can totally change the feel of your space. Nature is a gift, we try to use it as much as possible.

Updating your cutting board is a fun easy way to also create an inviting space for people to gather. I love the thick wooden ones that can double up as a serving platter for parties and such.

Food and conversation just go so well together! That is why our inexpensive barstools are a great way to entice visitors to sit and stay awhile, keeping the cook company as he fixes food.

What are your favorite ways to update your kitchen on a budget? If you have any questions about your kitchen, give us a call and book your Free 1 Hour Design Consultation with Showhomes high end designers.

7 Awesome Tips For Redecorating Your Kids Room On A Budget

Sometimes it’s just so frustrating to redecorate your kids’ room because you just don’t know where to start. There are so many options that it can be overwhelming. That is why Showhome Furniture is here for you! We understand that pain and are delighted to share some of our favorite tips to redecorating your kids room on a budget.

Are you looking for a way to redecorate your kids’ room on a budget? If so we’ve got you covered!

These budget-friendly children’s room design ideas are simple tricks and tweaks that won’t cost you an arm or a leg – but they can have a serious style impact. 

The first thing you should do is book a free design consult from Showhome Furniture. This is a must-do step because it is absolutely free and you then are able to use your money in the most efficient way possible. We spend thousands of dollars hiring the top designers and offer this service to our customers for FREE!

When you come, go over budget and style with them, show the designer the pieces you want to work with, and what you can upcycle. Then decide on the pieces you need to purchase. Just looking around your home, you will be surprised at how many solid pieces of furniture you can repurpose to help make your child’s room fresh and new.

Painting is still one of the most affordable ways to decorate a room. Consider using citrus colors, such as yellow, green, and orange, which will help brighten the room and blend well with other colors. Or mix it up a bit with stripes, stencils, or accent walls. Also, use the paint to update some old furniture instead of just throwing them away.

If you enjoy crafts like this gorgeous macrame, then making some of your accessories can be a fun and rewarding exercise. Pillows, quilts, and wood furniture pieces are all projects you can try out to add a sense of creativity to your kid’s room.

We love these chunky blankets to add beauty and texture to your room without a lot of cost. Showhome Furniture has an array of colors to choose from and can be used almost everywhere.

These adorable kites that my daughter made for her room add a whimsical touch.

When selecting furniture for a child’s bedroom, always think storage, storage, storage. At Showhome furniture we have a ton of furniture that adds class to a bedroom but doubles up as storage.

Hanging artwork is a great way to brighten up a bedroom. There are so many different designs and pieces at Showhome Furniture that can fit anyone’s budget.

As you can see, there are a ton of little things that you can to make your kids room gorgeous, new and budget-friendly.