5 Ways of Using Scandinavian Decor In Your Home

There is something so refreshing about walking in a Scandinavian home. Their style is very unique, yet feels familiar and comfortable. Even if you don’t have Scandinavian roots, you can enjoy their style in your home by following these simple tips from Showhome Furnitures top designers. Remember, if you have any trouble at all about how to decorate your home, you can give us a call and book your free on-hour design consultation today!

One of the reasons we love Scandinavian interior design is that it manages to create a space that is at once modern, airy, tidy, and cozy at the same time. It is a space that welcomes good conversation and people while keeping their stuff to a minimum.

The most important thing you can do to create a Scandinavian feel in your home is to make sure that your rooms are full of natural light. The more you can free your windows up from dark curtains (or curtains altogether), and liberate the most amount of light into your room the better.

Keeping your walls a very light color is part of the Scandivavian look. That doesn’t mean you have to keep your walls white, though white is a popular color. You can paint them any warm, light color to reflect and take advantage of the light coming in from your window.

While your walls should be very light, your furniture and accessories should not. A Hallmark feature of Scandinavian design is high contrast. Dark furniture with clean lines will contrast with the light walls. Also, using modern furniture will often be the perfect contrast to more ornate architectural feature you might have in your home.

Layering your accessories with different textures is a fabulous way of creating intrigue in your decorating. Make good use of long wool rugs, and pillows. Thick chunky throws and natural cow rugs are perfect for the Scandinavian look.

Lastly, think cozy! Scandinavian’s love being cozy. This can be achieved by adding a few extra pillows to your simple lined couch, or an extra blanket to the end of your bed. Using the warmth of wood to decorate, or candles is also an excellent way of adding warmth to your room.

Scandinavian’s are experts in creating a spaces that are both spacious and cozy. If this is a feel you would like to create in your home, just follow our tips and in no time at all you will have a home that is tidy, carefully put together and cozy-Scandinavian style!

For some more personal, one-on-one advice, give our designers a call to book your free one-hour design consultation.

5 Ways To Add Vintage In Your Home

There is something timeless about vintages accessories, and furniture. There is a feeling of the familiar, and the past all in one, but done wrong, adding vintage to your home can just make it feel dated and overlooked.

If you are wanting to add some vintage touches to your home, but don’t know where to start, contact us at Showhome Furniture. We offer a free one-hour design consultation with our top designers to all our valuable customers.

Here are 5 simple ways of adding vintage to your home decor while still keeping your home fresh and updated.

Frame vintage pieces to create a unique and interesting wall art. Old maps, postcards or even vintage scarves are a great way of subtly adding vintage touches to your home.

Old trunks and suite cases are an amazing way of adding vintage to your home. You can use the trunk at the end of a bed, or in the corner of a living. Repurposed old suite cases and trunks as side tables, extra storage or decorations is fun and functional as well.

Paint one or more of your walls a deep moody color. Be sure that the color is not overwhelming, but creates a feeling of time past, while still allowing the fresh sun to fill it.


Another fun way of adding vintage to your home is through rugs and floor tiles. Black and White tiles in kitchens immediately gives you the vintage feel. Vintage rugs are very much trending right now and can really tie everything together. At Showhome we have a wide selection of modern and vintage rugs.

Wallpapering is a great way to add vintage to your home without breaking the bank and is something that most people can do themselves. Large florals are all the rage right now and it is easy to see why because they are so gorgeous!

If you are wanting more ways to add vintage touches to your home, please give us a call at Showhome Furniture and ask to talk to our designers. We offer a free one-hour consultation for all of our customers.

Investing In Canadian Made Furniture

As the owner of Showhome Furniture, I have examined thousands of different pieces of furniture and am very well versed in what furniture is going to last and what furniture is not. Unfortunately, as I have visited friends and family, I have found that this talent is not something everyone has. Buying furniture is expensive. Buying cheaply made furniture is even more expensive.

Recently I went to my sisters house. She has a lot of kids and they lead a very active life. With friends and family constantly coming and going, her furniture gets it share use. The last time I went, I noticed her couches. She has two different kinds of couches in her living room. She has an old leather love seat that is easily 12 years old. She also has a beautiful set on couches that are 2 years old made from synthetic leather and bought from a box store. It was interesting to see the difference in the two furnitures. The leather love seat was worn, and a small rip had started at the back, other than that though, it had kept it shape and looked very respectable.

My sisters other two couches however was a very different story. The shiny synthetic leather was fine on the back, but on the seats the cushions were peeling terribly and it made her whole living room look old and tired. Even the couch protectors that she placed over the peeling cushions did not cover up the poor quality of her couches.

At Showhome Furniture, we specialize in Canadian made furniture. The furniture is sturdy and holds up to the rigorous activities of an active family. We know that every family is unique which is why our couches can be made to order. You can pick the color, size, and design of your furniture so that it fits perfectly into your family.

Not only does Showhome Furniture carry beautiful, made to order, Canadian furniture that can be customized to your lifestyle, we also carry other amazing lines of furniture that will last you for years. Our solid wood pieces are built to be an investment that will be something that is cherished in your family throughout the years.

From tables, couches, consoles, head boards and more, Showhome Furniture carries everything that you would need to create a beautiful home that is functional, as well as stunning.

If you are wondering what furniture would best for you and your lifestyle, give Showhome Furniture a call and book a free one-hour consultation from our design experts.

5 Of Our Best Home Office Design Tips

Every day, more and more people are working from home. With Covid, global unrest and amazing technology, working from home are becoming more and more desirable. Even if you don’t have a job that requires you to work from home, everyone should have one (or more) little corners set aside in their home for creating, working, and dreaming.  This can be a reclaimed secretary that holds pride-of-place in your living room, or a small desk tucked under a window at the end of a hall.  It can even be a space that you have to share with others and other functions from time to time, like part of the dining room table or a counter in the laundry room.  

All of us have correspondence we need to take care of and having a place and system for mail, bills etc is crucial to our people of mind.  If your house lacks a formal office, you might find that your bedroom offers you the peace and isolation you need for creative writing.  By casting a critical eye over each area of your home, you will likely find spots that will work for your family. In limited space, you could use a fold-down desk or a rolling table.  Bookshelves are great in almost any room, not only for favorite reading material but to help keep records, files, and current projects all in one place.

These spaces help your home function as it should by creating a place for you to do your work, whatever it may be, in private.

To design your perfect office space, first take stock of your home and the spaces you have available to you. Do you have a spare bedroom, and little used mud room or even larger than normal laundry room. In one of my sisters home, she turned her walk-in Pantry into a small family office and it works great.

If you are having a hard time deciding where to put your home office, give Showhome furniture a call. We offer a free one hour consultation with our amazing top designers to help you with your toughest designing questions. We can do the meeting over zoom so distance is not an issue.

Once you have decided on your space, think about the style and feel you want your office to feel. Do you want it to have a cozy old fashion den feel, or more airy light country feel. Starting off with a clear vision of the space and how you want the end results to be makes designing a whole lot easier. It helps you narrow your purchases and maximize your space and money better.

Now think about the furniture and what it needs to do. If your space is small, be careful in choosing furniture that can double up as storage as well.

Use bookcases, or wall storage shelves. Not only are very helpful but they take up a lot of wall space but little floor space.

Lastly accessorize thoughtfully! Walls decor is an excellent way of adding interest while taking up no floor space.

Even if you’re not a super-organized person, you probably like a measure of order so that you don’t become a stressed-out disaster.  Choosing furniture pieces that are both beautiful and functional (and scaled to your space) will ensure your office space meets your needs.  If you liven it up with favorite finds and eclectic decor pieces, you’ll find yourself enjoying being there even if you don’t enjoy what you have to do.  

8 Great Ways Of Designing The Perfect Console Table

Who doesn’t love a console table?  It’s such a useful piece of furniture, it adds storage and style to a narrow space in a foyer or tucks up nicely behind the back of a sofa. I rounded up several favorite examples of console tables that add both beauty and practicality to space. I noticed many commonalities in the way that they’re styled with layered objects, here’s a list of “no-fail” objects to gather on yours too.

Branches or Botanicals. One of my favorite things from nature to add to any vignette are branches. In any season, they are tall and sculptural and reach up high into vertical wall space adding organic appeal. But anything botanical works on a console table and adds that “something living” element such as a small vase of flowers or a collection of succulents or a just a few yard clippings from a favorite perennial.

Baskets. Baskets fill the negative space below a console table and add desirable texture. They also bring the benefit of extra storage: linens in a dining room, wood in a living room, shoes in an entry. etc.

Lamps. Singular or in pairs, lamps add the obvious: light! Or better yet, dimmer light than overhead chandeliers for greater ambiance. A great lamp will also be statuesque on your console if its base is curved, faceted, colorful, or alluring in some way. 

Books. New or old, a stack of hardcover books is always appealing on the interesting topics of travel, architecture, history, or design. In a community space, make them ones that visitors will want to thumb through during their stay.

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Mirrors. If your console table is against a wall, prop it with a mirror or hang one above. Mirrors serve two functions, they’re decorative and they pull light into a space, win win! 

Art Collection. Variety is the spice of life as they say and it applies to the gallery wall too. A collection of art puts your personality on display and allows you to get creative by varying both the frames and/or content above your console table.

Distinctive Pieces. A console is a great spot for your unique pair of carved animals or an interesting collection of objets d’art, they’ll be visible to admire for all who pass by   

Personal Mementos. Your home is your haven, it should reflect who you are and the life you lead. Lamps and books and art are all lovely but it’s those little things like family pictures that make a house a home. Include them in your console table styling!

4 Tips To Updating Your Industrial Style Home

One of the more dramatic and memorable styles of decorating is inspired by the warehouse or urban loft. It is called the Industrial style and is very trendy and popular, especially in cities where spaces are smaller.

The unfinished, rawness of the elements used in decorating the Industrial style appeals to people from all generations. It is a timeless style that is easily updated and switched around to look new while keeping its old timeless feeling. Often you will see exposed brick, ductwork, and unpainted wood. Renovated lofts, attics or basement work great to incorporate the Industrial style.

High ceilings, hanging metal lights, simple furniture are some of the main elements of Industrial decoration. If you are struggling to figure out how to adapt the Industrial style to your home please feel free to call Showhome Furniture and book your FREE one hour design consultation from our top designers. It is our pleasure to help you create a home that is full of unique spaces that you love.

First, look around the room you are decorating. What old authentic elements of your home do you want to showcase? Are there some bricks, or ducting that you can use to bring the industrial feel in your home with more power? If you don’t have any Industrial features in your home that is totally okay. The right furniture and accessories can help change any room into the Industrial style.

Second, check out your walls! Industrial style design uses a lot of grey, brown, white and black. Grey is a great color to paint your walls as it reminds you of cement and goes well with most types of furniture and accessories.

Third, pick out your best Industrial furniture. Showhome Furniture carries a great line of Industrial furniture. We love mixing woods and metal together to create the perfect Industrial feel, while adding warmth and coziness to a space.

Once your walls are painted and furniture picked, now is a great time to add some bright modern art. The right art on the wall can change a drab wall into a stunning space that intrigues and delights the eye.

Lastly pick the perfect rug. Rugs are often overlooked, but at Showhome Furniture we know that the right rug makes all the difference in tying all different elements in a room together.

Remember, if you get stuck when designing your Industrial style home, give Showhome Furniture a call. We love helping our customers out and offer a free one hour consultation from our design specialist.

5 Tips To Using Decorative Pillows In Your Home

One trick that the expert designers are sure to use when trying to update and freshen up a room is to switch around throw pillows. Often put down by men, throw pillows are a great way of changing the look and feel of a room without a lot of effort. We know this trick well because at Showhome Furniture our designers are always coming up with new creative designs to show off our amazing collection of high-quality furniture. As we are constantly bringing in new items, we are also constantly accessorizing our furniture with our amazing collection of awesome pillows.

We admit, we have an overwhelming selection of throw pillows and today we are going to discuss different ways you can use pillows in your decorating. If you would like your own free one-hour consultation from our expert design team, please contact Showhome Furniture.

First, choose a color scheme and stick with it. As you choose colors of pillows in the same scheme you will find that their impact will be the most noticeable. Try to find pillows in the shades of the same color or complementary to the scheme you choose.

Layer your pillows with simple patterns, then busy then solid. This helps keep our eye interested when looking at a room and is pleasing to the soul! The busiest print should be the largest and will get the most attention. The other prints should not compete with the busy print.

Use different texture of pillows together. Our long sheep fur pillows are some of our favorite. We love adding that soft texture to our designs because they are unique and so soft to touch.

Use the largest pillows on the outside and get smaller as they move to the middle of the couch or bed. You can just put pillows on one side of a piece of furniture if it isn’t that large. You want the pillows to complement, not distract you.

Lastly, don’t use too many pillows. You don’t want your guests to sit down on your couch and feel like they are getting lost in a pile of pillows. You want the pillows to add beauty and comfort to your experiences and not be uncomfortable.

Pillows can be an awesome way of updating your spaces. Be creative, try different pillows and most of all, have fun!

Picking The Perfect Rug

A carefully chosen area rug is one of those items that really can pull a room together in the perfect way. It is also a great way of changing the style and feel of a room without a lot of expense. With so many different options you are sure to have fun with rug shopping as long as you keep a few important design tips in mind.

If you are at all uncertain or would like help in choosing a rug, or any design need that you might have, feel free to contact us at Showhome Furniture. At Showhome Furniture we specialize in helping our clients pick the perfect product for their home. We also offer a free one hour consultation for our clients where we help you deal with whatever design issue you might have. Please call us if you would like our help.

First, consider your budget. It is important to choose a rug that is the best quality that your money can buy. It is worth going rugless for a short time to save for a rug that will withstand the traffic that you will definitely put it through.

Next, in choosing a rug consider the size of the room that you are putting the rug in. Choose a rug that is about 2 feet smaller than the shortest wall. In hallways you should see about six inches of the floor.

Rugs are fun because they do not have to be a certain shape or size. Our cow rugs are very popular to under coffee tables and at the foot of a lounge. Our larger rugs are great to go under beds, dining room tables and pretty much anywhere you can think.

You can choose a more neutral rug to soften the look of your room, or a rug that has pops of color that adds interest to your design.

Rugs are so important to a room design. They add an extra layer of texture that draws your eye in more and excites your brain. Rugs are comfortable. They add cushion to your feel and are great to sit on. The warmth of a rug is great for offsetting hardwood, cement or tile floors. The add an artistic flair to whatever room they are incorporated into.

Decorating Your Entryway With Style

The first thing that someone sees when they enter your home is your entry way. Unfortunately, this often small space is regularly over looked and understated! This is why your entryway needs to reflect the experience that you want your guests to have when they come to visit. Showhome Furniture wants to help you create the most amazing entryway possible! Even though the entryway is often a smaller room than regular, there are tons of things that we can do to help you create the most beautiful stay possible.

Today, we are going to give you some tips on picking the perfect furniture and accessories for whatever space you are working with.  If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call us and ask our amazing design team for suggestions.  You can also book a free design consultation from Showhome Furniture anytime. Our amazing designers love to help our clients create a space that will bring you and your guests great enjoyment.

The first thing that you need to consider when starting a new project is to look at the space you are working with.  Is your entryway large or is it smaller? The size of your entryway will in part dictate the size of furniture that you want to use.

One of the most important pieces of furniture in your entryway should be something to sit on. This makes getting your shoes on and off easy and comfortable. A sleek chair, or bench is a great way of inviting guests to sit down. Adding a pillow or throw will make your entryway even more inviting leave your guests with the feeling of being cared for.

Because we are often tracking through our entry way and it acts a point part for hello’s and good-byes, having an appropriate storage shelf, or can be extremely helpful.

Welcome your guests with tasteful art pieces on the wall or other decor items. A mirror is always a nice touch and give your guests and you a chance to touch up.

Make sure the lighting in your entryway is bright. A bright entryway is a must and really allows people to feel comfortable. At Showhome Furniture we have a ton of different styles of light perfect for your entryway.

Lastly, think of the floor. Entryways look great with modern or classic tiles, or a beautiful rug.

As you can see, there are tons that you can do to your entryway that will create a beautiful space for you and your guests to enjoy.

4 Tips To Picking The Perfect Lighting Solution For Every Room

One of the most overlooked feature in a room tends to be the lighting source. Proper lighting makes all the difference and makes every room more inviting and easier to work and live in. I didn’t realize how important lighting was to a home until I owned Showhome Furniture and started designing daily.

If you are unsure how to pick the right light for your house, don’t hesitate to call Showhome Furniture and book a free design consultation with one of our talented designers.

In order to pick the perfect light for your room first look to see what size of light your room will fit. If you pick a chandelier that is too big for the room it is in, it will not enhance your living space, instead it will just overtake it.

Next think of the how the room is decorated and match the lighting fixtures to the furniture and accessories. This is really important in helping pull your whole look together.

Layering light sources is a beautiful way of adding interest in your rooms.

Using matching side lamps with your main light is an awesome way of increasing the light in a room and tying your whole look together. A well lit room is way more enjoyable to work in than a poorly lit one.

In addition to side lamps, living room floor lamps are an excellent way of laying the light sources adding a subtle texture to your room.

Using your light as a focal point for your room is a brilliant way of illuminating the room in a functional and beautiful way.

When it comes to lighting, adding more is often a well thought out strategy and one of the secrets of an experienced designer.

If you are interested in how to create the perfect mood with different lighting options. Call our talented consultants today to have them help you out. At Showhome Furniture we delight in helping our customers create a beautiful space to live, work and play in!