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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Tips/March 28, 2017

Rearrange Your Bedroom for a Fresh Look

If you’re looking to spruce up your bedroom, we, at REM Decor, never underestimate the power of a simple rearrangement. One of the least expensive ways to revitalize your space, it simply entails reorganizing your furniture and decor.

Not only is re-examining what you currently have with fresh eyes a greener, less expensive way to make a change, it can also make you appreciate what you already have a little more. and frequently a lot more reliable compared to purchasing something brand-new. The design of a space is essential for mirroring the character of the person who lives there.  To help you get started, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks.

Put Everything in its Right Place

Make sure your bed is on the largest wall, and your furniture is fashioned around it. Putting huge design items over large pieces of furniture can often have a great visual impact; as an example, a large cast iron art piece or huge print over your bed can appear like a headboard. You could also make use of large pieces to develop aesthetic zones in a room. If you do not have large pieces, a collection of various, similarly-colored framed-photos is a great way to present pictures of close friends and families.

Shelves can be both functional as well as attractive. Use shelves that match the furnishings to include some comprehension to your decorating plan. And don’t forget, you can make use of a home window sill as a shelf too! Use the things that you already have.

Let the Light In

Make your windows a focal point of the room. Adding in some curtains and allowing natural light into the room is a great way to freshen up your bedroom. Natural light also helps you wake up better in the morning. Lacking a lot of windows? Use a floor mirror or wall mirror to help reflect what light you do have.

Get Rid of the Electronics

Research is full of evidence that using electronic tools prior to bed can disrupt your sleep. Get rid of your phone and laptop computer chargers from your bedroom (maybe keep them in the living room instead?) so you won’t be tempted to check them during the evening. And either do away with your TV or come up with an innovative means to cover it, like a removable mirror panel.

Find the Right Temperature

We know that this one isn’t a rearranging tip, but optimum sleep is achieved when the temperature of your room is correct. Find out what works for you and stick to it!

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. By rearranging things and making a couple small changes, it can be turned into the oasis it needs to be!

Tips/March 20, 2017

Choosing Hardwood Floors for Your Space

The selection process when choosing a new hardwood floor is one of the most basic yet important decisions a homeowner has to make when undertaking a renovation, as it affects every other little thing. While there are plenty of different alternatives, from carpeting to tiles, REM Decor knows that the most versatile and classic is hardwood.

There are many questions to ask yourself when picking your hardwood: is your budget the biggest factor? Or is the appearance all you care about? Determining what’s most important to you will help you choose the right choice a little easier.

Here are some of my top tips:

Know Your Material

Your basic choices are solid wood and synthetic wood. Solid wood is what you normally think of as a hardwood flooring: thick, solid planks of timber. Engineered wood is constructed from a veneer layer that rests atop a core of plywood. The construction of the flooring you’re working with will help determine what kind of wood would be best for your space.

Typically, oak is the most common choice of wood flooring. It’s a very sturdy wood that holds well with age. It has a beautiful natural grain and white oak is typically chosen because it doesn’t have the pinkish tones of red oak. In other instances, walnut is a more a prominent selection. While a little softer compared to oak, it has a deep color that makes it excellent for rooms where a darker surface is desired. Other easily available woods include cherry, hickory, maple, and ash. The final decision greatly boils down to individual choice in regards to shade and grain.

Go for Quality

Just like most products, not all hardwood is created equal. Choosing a product isn’t really just a matter of selecting a favourite colour. You want to make sure that you’re choosing something that will last a long time and not just look good for the short term. A variety of various other factors can also come into play that have an effect your choice. Don’t forget to consider the durability of the wood, as well as its ability to hide scrapes, damages and dirt.

Think about Traffic

The more people that are walking on the floor, the more durable your coating should be. If you have kids or animals, select a distinctive wood floor or one with personality and color variant. Matte coatings also tend to lessen the appearance of damages and scratches.

There are many other things to thing about when choosing a hardwood floor, but it’s best to start with these. If you need further information, don’t hesitate to reach out to REM Decor and contact us today!