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 Update Your Home Library

The library! An often overlooked or even non-existent room in your home. With smart phones, and computers, home offices, and work offices, the library has suffered a huge decline in popularity until recently.

Recently, with zoom calls, stay-at-home orders, and public libraries closing, the home library is enjoying a renewed interest in it’s existence. As we turn our attention to this room, there are few important things designers keep in mind. Today we are going to discuss 5 simple ways of creating the best library space. If you want additional help in decorating your library, give us a call and book a free one-hour consultation with our top designers.

The first thing you need to do is to find where your plan on putting your library. Will it be in it’s own separate room, in a lesser-used room of the house or even a cozy little nook. All your home library needs is some bookcases and cozy chair-and lots of lovely books of course.

Once you have a location, the most important part about creating a library is the bookcases. Because bookcases are carrying heavy loads, you want to make sure that you avoid the flimsy bookcases sold at local box offices. Solid wood, sturdy well-made bookcases are a must. I have found that those that opt for the cheaply made bookcases often are spending more to replace them a few years later.

Next look for a comfortable chair or couches. It is no fun having a deliciously large bookcase full of lovely books without having a comfortable spot to curl up and a read a book. Make sure, before purchasing couches or chairs that you test them out. You want the furniture in your library to be inviting and wonderfully comfortable.

Good lighting is very important in a library. If you dream of cuddling up to read about your favorite heroine, it is a must that your lighting is well-thought out. Reading with poor light can strain your eyes and can make it harder to concentrate. There are an abundance of library worth lightings options out there from desk lamps, floor lamps and chandeliers.

We all know that books are vital in a library, but one thing we don’t always consider is accessories. Books are cozy, just by nature, but adding well thought out accessories can turn a reading nook into a home. Some simple accessories are pillows for couches and beautiful wall art.

Lastly, consider your rugs. Rugs are just the floors way of welcoming you into its space and inviting you to stay. You can get deep plush rugs, or simpler vintage rugs. What ever you choose, make sure that the colors are accented in accessories.

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.

Creating A Stunning Master Bedroom

Whether you are staging,your home for sale or simply decorating for you and your family, one of the most important rooms you can focus on is the master bedroom.  Sometimes we put this room at the end of our to-do list, concentrating on the public spaces of our home first.   But our souls crave an area of beauty and order.  By making your master bedroom a priority, you give yourself an oasis – just the tool you need to finish the other parts of your home.

As the inner sanctuary of your home, your bedroom and should be a place of peace and rejuvenation.     In the relaxing atmosphere of a well-designed bedroom, you can reconnect with who and what matters the most.  You can recharge and refresh. If you are having trouble turning your master bedroom into this oasis, give Showhome Furniture a call. We love helping our customers with their designing needs and offer a free one-hour design consultation with our top designers.

Your bed should be cozy and well-structured to give you the night’s sleep you need to handle your busy days.  Enticing, easy-care bedding helps, as does a well-structured mattress big enough for you and your partner (and whatever little people might make their way to your room in the night).   If possible, there should be plenty of natural light, and adequate artificial lighting, too.  Even if you like waking up to a darkened room, there is nothing quite like the lift you get from opening blinds or curtains and letting sunlight flood your space.

Furnishing your bedroom should be fun and purposeful.  For your furniture,  rather than simply utilizing castoffs from other places in the home, choose pieces that are both beautiful and practical, ones that will not only help maintain order but will tell some of your story.  Once the main items are in place, consider choosing accessories, maybe whimsical and playful, that delight you and that you want to wake up to each morning.

Properly designed and decorated, your bedroom should remind you daily of the things that are really important in life and offer you a place of refreshment, a place that will welcome you at the end of the day.  By investing time to create a space where you can rest, dream, plan, giggle together and create bonds, you will enjoy your bedroom more and feel more connected to it. 

Sleeping in your bed can make you feel cozy and relax. How warm you feel in a room relies on where you are, despite the fact that air temperature is the similar throughout. You will experience a warm ambiance if you place yourself nearer to the interior of the room for the reason that freezing external surfaces are further away. So consider placing your bed or chair next to an internal wall.

Maximize sunlight with banks of windows added to the south side of your bed to absorb the most light and warmth daily. On the north side of the bedroom, windows need to be minimal. Each position differs in terms of glazing, so talk to your contractor to get advice on the specifics of your own bedroom ideas.

Another substantial determining factor for a well design space is utilizing it for your own comfort and satisfaction. Master bedrooms have to be of good size with spa-like functions such as a Jacuzzi to conquer the weather and give a romantic setup for couples.

If you have any questions on what you can do to create an amazing master bedroom, give Showhome Furniture a call and book your one-hour free design consultation.

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!

5 Tips For Decorating A Minimalist Living Rooms

There is something so refreshing with clean lines, open spaces and bright rooms. This is one reason why decorating with a minimalist style is so popular. At Showhome Furniture we love accessories and the perfect furniture to help show off your spaces. Our furniture is perfect for a minimalist budget and style sense.

If you are struggling to create a minimalist space in your home don’t hesitate to call us at Showhome Furniture to book a free one hour consultation with our top designers. We love helping our customers create beautiful spaces within their homes. Spaces that reflect who you are and match your lifestyle.

First, declutter as much as you can. Get rid of accessories that you do not love. If you are hanging on to something sentimental, feel free to pack it up and put it in the attic, or better yet, take a picture and then donate it to another loving home.


Once all your shelves are cleaned off, cupboards cleaned out, and surfaces uncluttered, the next thing is to repaint your walls. Repainting is a very inexpensive way of bringing new life to old spaces. Even if that was all you did, your living room would feel new. Make sure to pick light colors that really brighten up your home.

Now consider your furniture. If it is old, or too big or they are too busy for your new minimalist style don’t be afraid to sell them and budget for something new. Look for furniture that has simple straight lines and is well built. Choosing quality over quantity is a perfect way to live the minimalist values.

Adding a simple rug with simple designs is a great way to pull the whole room together. Your rugs, though often overlooked, really helps to provide comfort without losing the clear uncluttered feeling.

Lastly, add accessories. Only add what you need. Pick accessories that have clean lines and basic colors. Accessories are a great way of adding interest to your room. Remember to add texture and color so your living room doesn’t look plain and bland. A few pillows, side lamps, and bookshelf accessories can change a boring uninviting room into a beautiful space that fills your soul.

As you follow our top designer tips for creating a peaceful, clean, bright minimalist style, we hope that you are able to decorate your living room in a way that really reflects the minimalist lifestyle. If you have any questions at all, give Showhome Furniture a call. We offer a free one hour design consultation with our top designers.

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!

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!