We’ve compiled a curated list from a recent HGTV post on home decor do’s and dont’s. What we came up with are 7 home decor solutions, mixed in with a few of our products, we think you’ll find helpful.
1. Gallery Wall
Display your favorite photos in a gallery wall and switch them out whenever you’d like. You can organize the rest of your photos in albums by decade or event, and keep them nicely arranged on a bookshelf.
2. Stylish Accent Pieces
Use accents to incorporate the look you enjoy without being overwhelming. If you have a house in the mountains and love the beach, display a collection of seashells or coral in or on a bookcase or end table instead of designing an entire beach-style room.
3. Updated Hardware
Make small changes like switching the hardware on your kitchen or bath cabinets for a big impact.
4. Balance Furniture Pieces
Use something light made of glass or with legs, and add a tall, thin floor lamp to help bring your eye up and make it more dynamic. Be sure to keep your furniture arrangements balanced to the eye.
5. Inviting Yet Elegant
If you have the space, use it. Give your room a function, make it livable and ensure it’s welcoming.
6. Hidden Storage
Invest in stylish storage baskets on a bookcase or shelf to keep small objects in their proper spot, or add an armoire for extra hidden storage.
7. Buy Right-Sized Furniture
Follow these tips to avoid buying furniture that doesn’t fit:
1. Draw a to scale floor plan or purchase a room design kit so you can find the best layout without moving heavy furniture.
2. Embrace “less is more”, and don’t try to put too much into any space.
3. Measure the room before buying furniture pieces, and you’ll decrease the chances of making a mistake.
Show us your costumes! Win FREE Tea Cup/Mug Stand!
Last year’s winner! Trish and her family (including 4 grandchildren).
In keeping with the spirit of the season this month of October we’re offering our Tea Cup/Mug Stand FREE of charge to the best Halloween costume – past, present, or future – from childhood to adulthood, with submissions accepted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@manchesterwood), or Facebook.
BONUS: 10% off any purchase to the runner-up!
As with the rest of our hardwood furniture, the Tea Cup/Mug Stand is 100% made in the USA using sustainable North American timber. It is also part of our Gifts for US Jobs Collection, which endeavors to provide ours customers with affordable products while simultaneously boosting the US economy.
This month’s FREE giveaway, our Tea Cup/Mug Stand
The Tea Cup/Mug Stand is perfect for your coffee or tea while enjoying a nice read. Bring this antique style stand with a refreshed Americana twist into your home today!
We look forward to seeing your costumes!
Ed & Priscilla Eriksen
Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture
Manchester Wood designs and produces quality, affordable, eco-friendly solid wood American furniture in the Green Mountains of Vermont and Adirondack foothills of New York.
When it comes to a solid wood bookcase we offer a variety of handcrafted American made options.
Our solid wood bookcase assortment takes on a more traditional aesthetic, at least for now. But that’s certainly not to say they’re out of touch with modern home design. The popular Mission Underwindow Bookshelf leads the collection with its compact size and formidable nature for storage with an adjustable shelf. It leaves a perfect amount of space for a small living or study room solution under a window.
The strong standing Green Mountain Bookcase is another best-seller with beautiful traditional New England lines. It stands at 54″ tall with two adjustable shelves, offering convenient space and sturdy design.
Aside from other bookcases, our selection of small accent shelving and baker’s racks in the collection have found convenience and practicality among many customers. From the Chairside Bookshelf and Mission 3-Shelf End Table, to the 12″ and 22″-wide baker’s racks, we have options great for every room including the kitchen.
All of our solid wood bookcases, shelves, and racks are made from sustainable American solid hardwood ash, and 100% made in the USA by our skilled employees in the foothills of Adirondacks in New York state. All of our orders come with our Quality Guarantee and arrive with Free Shipping Always to your door!