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The Wicker Living Room Sets Popularity: From Outdoors to Indoors

The Wicker Living Room Sets Popularity: From Outdoors to Indoors...

When people think of wicker furniture, most first envision a beach cottage style of décor. Certainly, wicker furniture makes for a great choice for a vacation cottage, or practically in any home where you want to create a relaxed, casual and vacation-type design. However, there are wicker furniture designs that can actually be used to create a relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere in a you room and you dont have to be on vacation!. Wicker has always been a popular furniture material for outdoor use, and is mostly used in patios and sun rooms. A durable and attractive option for outdoor spaces. It is very easy to find chairs, couches, tables and accessories that allow you to create a very relaxing and visually appealing outdoor sitting area. Today, we are seeing a more varied use of wicker living room sets than in prior years. Natural and artificially-colored wicker furniture sets like the Titan Resin Wicker Set – 6 Pieces by Infinita can seamlessly be incorporated into practically any design plan. Aside from chairs, sofas, and loveseats, there are still so many more wicker furniture pieces that can complement and accessorize an indoor room. Wicker rocking chairs like the Outdoor Lexington Rocker by Tortuga Outdoor are ideal for front porches, nurseries and family rooms. Wicker bar consoles are also available in numerous styles. You can even find a bar height table arrangement that is completely made from wicker. Wicker chests like the Wicker Storage Box by Royal Teak Collection make for an attractive way to add storage space in your home while doubling as a coffee table, ottoman, or extra seating. Other wicker accessory pieces available include benches and trunks. The use of wicker furniture is no longer limited to a casual or cottage type of décor. We are now seeing styles of wicker living rooms that would look beautiful in modern style apartments and even in sophisticated designed condominiums. An espresso-colored wicker set accessorized with red cushions adds elegance in any space. Their straight and trim lights seamlessly fits well with a modern style of...
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5 Reasons to Get White Wicker Living Room Furniture

5 Reasons to Get White Wicker Living Room Furniture...

White wicker furniture has been very popular over the past few years as an upscale version of outdoor furniture. instead of the usually unattractive look of aluminum or plastic furniture, pieces made from wicker are able to withstand the elements while still looking fantastic. Today, we are seeing more and more homeowners realizing that wicker can look extraordinary inside homes as well. And because they do not need to withstand big temperature fluctuations and rain, indoor wicker furniture is mostly made from natural materials like bamboo and reed. Despite being very lightweight and easy to move around, these pieces are still very attractive and environmentally-friendly. Here are some reasons to include white wicker living room furniture in your home. Comfortable seating One of the top advantages of having wicker furniture in your living space is that it is a comfortable seating choice. It might be durable and is able to hold heavy weights, but it is flexible and inviting to guests at the same time. To make a wicker chair or couch more comfortable, add a padded seat cushion like the Ciera All Weather Wicker Deep Seating 2 – Seater Sofa Frame with Solid Teak Legs by Three Birds Casual. Versatile design style Wicker furniture looks great in a colonial-style because it echoes the colonial décor of the British in places like Hong Kong and India during the 19th century. It can have a contemporary look as well when it is sealed and glossy like the Cabo Wicker Patio Table by Zuo Modern. Wicker is also able to create a casual beach look, making it perfect if you have a pool, have a view of the lake, or live near the coast. Affordable material You might not be aware of it but wicker is actually a very affordable material. This means that it can fit into any budget, as homeowners just have to decide how much they spend on their living room furniture. For a more environmentally-friendly material, like wicker made from reeds, be prepared to pay more. However, synthetic wicker like the Circle Chair by Lebello looks almost identical at a fraction of the cost. Lightweight and easy to move If you live on your own, wicker furniture would be a great choice. Because it is so light, you can easily just move or pick it up to clean the floors underneath it. This should also make rearranging your space a breeze. Minimal cleaning and maintenance With wicker furniture, maintenance is very minimal. You do not need to buy expensive cleaning products. About 20 minutes every few weeks is all that you need to spare to ensure that your wicker looks good as new for a long time. With so many reasons to include wicker furniture in your living room, it should not come as a surprise to learn that its popularity is rapidly growing around the...
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Contemporary Living Room Design: Buying Versatile Furnishings

Contemporary Living Room Design: Buying Versatile Furnishings...

Versatile furniture pieces can provide a boon to your  contemporary living room design. When buying such pieces, ask yourself if it can be used in other places and rooms. Also, use your color scheme as a unifying element. Try to mix things up as well to give your space a new look once in a while. Here are more tips on choosing furnishings that will be useful enough to move to many different rooms. Pick furniture and accessories on the small side, so they will easily fit into most spaces once you move them around your home, or when you move into new homes. Collect useful storage pieces like a chest of drawers that can be used in a living room, foyer, bedroom, mudroom and more. Opt for 2 pieces of loveseat instead of one large couch. Just like the Ivory Bonded Leather Love Seat With 2 Accent Pillows by Monarch Specialties, they can be used separately or together in the living room, family room or den. Get upholstered furniture in a sturdy fabric of a pleasing natural color like the 3 Piece Distinct Style Italian Leather Sectional by EHO Studios. This will serve as your anchor color. Other colors to pleasing natural colors include tan, camel, dark green, navy and black. Collect fabrics, pillows and accessories that harmonize with your anchor. On a green loveseat, for instance, you can choose camel tapestry pillows for fall and yellow floral pillows for summer. Use slipcovers to change up the look of chairs and sofas without having to spend too much. Make your own side tables from plywood and cover them with an undercloth of felt for softness followed by a tablecloth of coordinating fabric. Aside from your living room, this should also be great as a nightstand by your bed. Buy some items in pairs like side chairs, vases, and lamps to add continuity and symmetry while still allowing some versatility by using each piece in different rooms when necessary. Come up with a versatile color scheme using your anchor color and while, and with other coordinating colors. Stick to these color choices for all your fabric and accessory purchases. If storage is an issue, consider adding furnishings that will incorporate storage. A coffee table with drawers like the Brooklyn Coffee Table by Nexera would be a great choice. When arranging your furniture, think outside the box and use things in unexpected ways. You can put a loveseat at the end of a bed, fill a dresser with CDs and DVDs, or stash a TV under a tablecloth. Do not be afraid to...
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Contemporary Living Room Ideas: Helpful Tips for Storage

Contemporary Living Room Ideas: Helpful Tips for Storage...

Do you have this tendency to put things anywhere there is room? Do you still continue to buy until you fill up any space that you have? If your home is already overflowing with things, you might want to use organizing strategies so you can find the right place for everything. Here are some contemporary living room ideas for finding storage space in your living space. Look Up There is probably nothing higher than 5 feet in your living space, but there should still be lots of space above. Install shelves 12 inches to 18 inches below the ceiling to display your photos, hats, plants and other collectibles. You can purchase ready-made shelves and mounting brackets like the Sereni-T Wall Shelves (2) by Nexera. Also mount a shelf above your windows in the living room to display things that you do not use but love to look at. If you live in earthquake-prone areas, use a sticky wax product to hold your pieces in place. Wall Space Find standard open wall shelves of any size for an inexpensive storage solution for books and decorative objects. A structured wall unit or entertainment center like the Emma Entertainment Center by Casabianca can house electronic equipment and books and gives a space for other decorative displays. If you intend to stay in your home for some time, invest in a custom made cabinet or shelf. All of these should give you enough storage space without protruding too much in the living area. Behind Closed Doors It is ideal to not have to look at things in storage unless they are decorative. Increase available storage space by enclosing cupboards and shelves behind doors. Rather than using an open one, opt for a bookcase with doors. A 12-inch deep shelving unit offers great storage without eating up too much floor space. Select a table for the end of a sofa or beside a bed that has a closed base with shelves or drawers rather than spindly open legs like the Merge 20″ Square End Table in Espresso Finish by Ave-Six. Look for a knee-hole desk with drawers for office items and files instead of an open writing desk. If you are really determine to get organized with the things that you have, look around your home to find some unique storage...
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Contemporary Living Room Furniture Sets: Sizes and Placement

Contemporary Living Room Furniture Sets: Sizes and Placement...

Living rooms serve different purposes for different people. In some homes, they are the main gathering area of the family while they are more like show rooms for others and are only used when there is company. Either way, there are certain issues that come up when trying to arrange furniture. Here are some tips for placing contemporary living room furniture sets in your space, based on their size. Sofa and Chairs These are mostly the big items so you need to make sure that they suit the space. It is important that you measure the space before you buy these pieces. You do not want the pieces to end up too big or too small so draw up a floor plan ahead of time and sketch out your room with all the appropriate measurements. If you are using sectionals like the 4 Piece Top Grain Italian Leather Sectional by EHO Studios, try positioning the sofa and chairs in different spots and see which works visually in terms of leaving space for traffic flow. Rug Using area rugs is great for defining seating areas, but one mistake that most people make when using them in living areas is using one that is too small. Remember that all your furniture pieces should comfortably sit on the rug. If you have limited space, at least ensure that the front legs of your large and upholstered pieces are on the rug. Small pieces like tables and side chairs should always have four legs on the rug. Coffee Table Coffee tables are practical pieces mostly found in the center of conversation areas. Remember that they should be slightly lower than the seat height of the chairs and couch surrounding it, with their length about one-half to two-thirds the length of the couch. You can also use smaller benches or tables like the Stone Oval Cocktail Table by Jofran to achieve the same look. People sitting around them should be able to lean over to pick up or put down a drink without the need to stand up from their set while having enough leg room between tables and seats. Side Tables They tend to be an afterthought but side tables are actually very important. The number that you should get depends on the amount of seating you have. Everyone has to be able to set down a drink comfortably without having to get up. If you have enough space, consider getting one on either of the couch and in between pairs of chairs. They gave to be about the same height as their arm of the couch or sofa they are positioned next to. With the additional storage space it gives, the Concept Round End Table by Allan Copley Designs is one great...
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Unique Living Room Furniture Sets: Choosing Accent Chairs

Unique Living Room Furniture Sets: Choosing Accent Chairs...

Accent chairs do a great job of defining a living room in so many ways. For one, they help distinguish the purpose of the space, while allowing you to express your personal style. When buying accent chairs, make sure that you have already determined how you will use the chairs. They should also complement unique living room furniture sets. Browse through online retail websites and design catalogues to give yourself an idea of the various styles and designs available today. Before you go about shopping for accent chairs, determine first how you want to use the chairs to define your space. These chairs are mostly employed in living rooms in order to accommodate more seating, create a private reading nook, or establish a conversation space. Once you know the use of chairs in your space, you now should have an idea on the piece that will best suit your needs. There are a number of chair types that can fit in living room spaces. For additional seating, opt for a chair-and-a-half that can fit two smaller individuals. A mobile ottoman that can double as bench seating for more than one person like the Roundabout Oval Furniture Ottoman by Ave-Six is also a great pick. And because conversation spaces in living rooms have to be comfortable, consider a Victorian-style fainting couch or chaise attachments for sectional sofas. For a more contemporary look, consider a stand-alone lounge chair with clean lines like the Domino Lounge Chair by EuroStyle and add in cushions like rectangles, squares or rounded edges. Pairing recliners, rocking chairs, club chairs, arm chairs or wing chairs can pull double-duty as a reading nook and conversational space. However, these bigger chairs tend to take up more space. So if you have a small space, consider cube storage ottomans or armless armchairs like the Zen Collection Armless All Leather Tufted Seat Chair by Diamond Sofa. Decide if you want your chair to be a replaceable design element that you update with the changing trends and taste, or if you are looking for a timeless piece that will always be in fashion. When choosing accent chairs for your living room, make sure that you plan accordingly so you are able to make savvy choices within your...
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Beautiful Unique Living Room Tables for Accent Furniture

Beautiful Unique Living Room Tables for Accent Furniture...

Accent furniture is meant to help define a space. It  lends an area of the room for a particular purpose, and does in a stylish and aesthetically pleasing manner. Choosing unique living room tables for accent pieces can be a time consuming challenge. Also, accent tables can be expensive, so you might want to do a little research before shopping  around.  Below are some great accent tables that would be perfect additions to your living space. Cozumel Round End Table by Allan Copley Designs Bringing  flair and substance to its surroundings, the Cozumel Round End Table by Allan Copley Designs would make for a great modern accent table. This round table features meticulous detailing that gives a classic  backdrop for the function that it provides. Great for both indoor and outdoor use, this polished cast aluminum table truly inspires. Magellan Side Table by Zuo Modern Have an interesting table that first appears to be invisible in the Magellan Side Table by Zuo Modern. Made of bent semi-tempered glass, this accent table features multiple levels, giving you ample storage space for magazines, books and other living room pieces. It also comes with rolling casters so you can position it wherever you want. Contemporary Accent Table Cherry Wood Carnival by Furnitech Add a dash of color to your living area and liven up your space with the Contemporary Accent Table Cherry Wood Carnival by Furnitech. Constructed of solid Brazilian cherry wood with a range of lacquer coated satin colors, this funky accent piece perfectly and impressively blends unique geometric form with cool design. Origami Small Rectangular Coffee Table by Nuevo Living A perfect addition to a sleek and contemporary living room is the Origami Small Rectangular Coffee Table by Nuevo Living. This modern coffee table features brushed stainless steel frame crafted into a gorgeous interplay of lines and angles that you can see and appreciate looking through its 12 mm tempered clear glass. To pick the best one for your living room, determine first how you want to use it in your space. From here, start browsing various styles and types of accent tables online through design catalogues and retail websites. This way, you get a sense of how the various styles and types of tables look in constructed...
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A Collection of Today’s Most Unique Living Room Chairs

A Collection of Today’s Most Unique Living Room Chairs...

Once you have decided on the kind of living room that you want to have, it is now time that you pick the best chair that will either complete the design, or add an accent to it. There are so many living room chairs that you can choose from today, but there are only a handful of them that truly standout. These pieces are far from the usual, and yet they manage to still bring an elegant and homey vibe to a space. After all, it is about making the most of your design and adding something attractive to it to make it interesting. Below are some amazingly unique living room chairs that should add an attractive yet offbeat touch to whatever your design choice is. Baby Wire Chair – Set of 2 by Zuo Modern The Baby Wire Chair – Set of 2 by Zuo Modern suits living spaces where children play. Do not be deceived by look of this chair, because it really is very comfortable to sit on. This piece is made out of chrome steel for its base, and a flexible and highly resilient polyurethane as its cushion. It comes in dainty colors white and blue to suit your décor needs. Arturo Chair by Nuevo Living An inspired reproduction of Arne Jacobsen’s famous modern classic Swan Chair, the Arturo Chair by Nuevo Living a revolutionary piece  that is constructed of molded fiberglass shell with CFS foam application. With its lush suede-like upholstery and cast aluminum rotating base, this chair introduced a more contemporary modern feel. Coosh Lounge and Ottoman (Grey Only) by Offi and Co Inspired by kids and their desire to touch, the Coosh Lounge and Ottoman (Grey Only) by Offi and Co is cut from a single block of high density foam. This gave birth to a lounge chair and ottoman, which you can interlock to create a curving chaise. Deemed as the perfect gamer’s chair, this will allow you to sit back as you play your PlayStation or Xbox games in utmost comfort. Jellyfish House Chair by Quinze and Milan Deemed as a modern rocking chair, the Jellyfish House Chair by Quinze and Milan only moves slightly, thanks to its rounded base. It is a relaxing chair that encourages active use — for lounging, listening to music, having a bite to eat, or talking with friends. This is made in Belgium and produced with sturdy rotation moulded polyethylene and QM Foam. Whichever piece you choose, make sure that it fits into your living room and your needs. A seat would be useless if no one can or will take a seat on it,...