Browse online for top quality furniture at great prices. Quality furniture in Galway for your bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room.

Browse online for top quality furniture at great prices. Quality furniture in Galway for your bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room.

Living area

There are so many elements involved when decorating your living room. There are paint colours and flooring to decide on, which will set the tone of the space. If possible, put in some shelves or bookcases that can help you make the most of the room’s height and provide valuable storage. If you have a fireplace, make it a focal point, arranging your sofas and chairs to face it, and decorating the mantelpiece with pictures and ornaments.

At that point, it’s time to consider your furniture, taking into account how you use the space, what kind of sofa you prefer, how many armchairs you can fit in, whether you need an L shaped sofa and the importance of a coffee table or ottoman and of course side tables to put drinks on. The correct furniture can make a huge difference to the feeling of a room. Consider the size of the room, you don’t want small furniture drowning in a huge room, although small spaces can often benefit from some large furniture. In an open plan living room kitchen area, furniture can be essential for breaking up the space. A sofa with its back turned to the dining table or island is a handy way of differentiating between the living space and the dining space. And consider how you use your furniture before you make the final decision. Do you prefer to lounge on a soft sofa or is this a more formal room where you’d prefer to sit upright?

Colours: The colors you choose for your living space will affect how guests feel in the space. Colors can add vibrancy or relax the space, depending on how intense they are and how warm or cool they are.

A coastal scheme of soft blue and white makes a spacious living room feel calm, cool, and collected, a gracious setting for elegant gatherings. A warm carpet underfoot warms the space and keeps the cool tones in balance.

A coastal scheme of soft blue and white makes a spacious living room feel calm, cool, and collected, a gracious setting for elegant gatherings. A warm carpet underfoot warms the space and keeps the cool tones in balance.

Choose a stylish but comfortable flooring. In keeping with the function of the living room, choose a floor covering that provides comfort underfoot and makes a design statement as well.

If you prefer a less bold floor, choose a solid neutral flooring that allows attention to focus on furniture or art. Hardwood floors with area rugs are one of the most popular choices for living room floors, but stone tiles and full carpeting work too.

Living rooms are gathering spaces, so use furniture arrangement to promote conversation and interaction. Pull seating pieces away from the walls and arrange them to face each other.

If you have a large living room, break it into conversational groups for a more comfortable, intimate feeling. Chairs and ottomans that can be pulled into the area as needed will allow you to expand the circle and still keep the intimacy.

Kitchen/Dining Area

Kitchens have never been so busy, as we spend more time at home than ever before. The kitchen has become the most multifunctional and used room of any house. From doubling up as open-plan kitchen/dining/living rooms to home offices (mine is on the kitchen table currently!), our kitchens are evolving.

Investing in any element of the kitchen can prove invaluable. Be inspired to make the right style choices for your home, with a look at the latest trends in Kitchen design.

Don’t be afraid to include an island or breakfast bar but try not to make the dimensions too big as it may restrict movement around the kitchen. Opting for an open or floating island will keep all areas accessible and provide additional seating opportunities. The area under the island’s worktop can offer ample space for storage and kitchen.

Shades such as black and dark grey, when used on surfaces such as worktops, floors and splashbacks can be used to make a room feel very inviting. Particularly when combined with textured woods to add a rustic, homely charm.

The trend for combining two colours tn the kitchen cabinetry is set to keep going. It can change the whole feel of the room. Opt for deep, dark units and contrast with brighter shades elsewhere in order to add depth and character to the space.

This trend extends beyond just a contrasting paint colour on the walls. From the cabinets to the worktops, it gives you the freedom to explore different design elements. You can play around with rich textures ie wood, matt finishes or laminate. People have become very adventurous with their splash backs too, making them a feature.

Inspiration taken from Ideal Home Online

Bedrooms

Unlike the rest of the home where design is crafted with large families, visitors, or gatherings in mind, bedrooms are centred around individual tastes. It should be a sanctuary, a place to rest and recuperate.

The trend for rattan, wooden, and wicker furniture rose in 2020 and 2021 as homeowners sought to introduce natural materials into their homes during prolonged periods indoors. Colours such as sage green and olive when paired with white toned walls and wicker materials, are also key to creating a more calming environment.

We are seeing a growing trend of “less is more” in 2021, which is helping to generate a calmer environment. Soft colours and Nordic pieces, coupled with natural light creates a refreshing, simple and timeless feel.

Whilst neutral tones remain popular with homeowners, 2021 has seen striking shades such as navy or slate grey make a splash in the bedroom.

Cozy is key also, add texture to your bed with throws and pillows and a rug if you have a wooden floor.

Some inspiration taken from House Beautiful.

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