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    How to Style a Bedside Table

    Whether you are just freshening up your bedroom or if you are just moving in, it is easy to style or re-style your bedside table. These tables get a lot of love, so you might as well do it right. Here are some tips to help you!

    Almost all nightstands have the same décor components – books, lamps, floral and personal accessories – the difference however, is how you style it and how your personality comes out in that styling. And although the size and design of your nightstand may influence your look, the true design comes in how you play with those components and make it your own! Let’s take a moment and look through some of the different styles that suit you and your style: 

     

    Simple & Clean

    Pretty straight-forward with this one. As they say, “less is more”. Keep your nightstand looking fresh with just the bare minimums – try using just a single table lamp or the few items some clean books and a floral. Keep your personal items in drawers, this look is all about the clean lines.

     

     

    The Family Man

    Your bedroom is the place you retire to, to wind down and to go to sleep, so why not fill your head with the ones you love the most? Adding photo frames to your nightstand is a great way to cherish those memories and keep them close. If this is the route for you, we recommend trying to coordinate your photos, so they still look classy on your nightstand. Black and whites are our favourites!

     

    Down to Earth

    Want your bedroom to give that cozy comfortable look? This look is super easy to achieve by adding soft greens and warm wood tones. Try layering textures and muted colours to add dimension and a homey-ness to this style.

     

    The Layered Effect

    The layered effect is very popular right now and we can see why! Mixing textures, tones and different levels of interest creates a capturing display in the bedroom. The main thing that separates this style is incorporating art into the bedside table and creating small vignettes of curiosity, instead of focusing on one whole.

     

    Chic & Classy

    This look is similar to the simple and clean look in many ways. To achieve this look you will want to keep most of your personals out of sight, with only a few statement pieces. This look doesn’t have to be expensive to achieve, a few simple books and a nice lamp with a couple unique accessories and you have this look down-pat! Keep in mind that with this look, it is generally more of your neutral colours. Sticking to your blacks, golds, greys and whites are the safest bet with a small pop of colour.

    4 Office Looks We Love

    4 Office Looks We Love

    Whether you work from home or just use it on an occasional space, an office is a personal space where you create ideas. That’s why it is important to have an office that fits you. Here are some of the office looks we are loving!

    Stylish Function

    We understand that you can’t always dedicate an entire room for a private office, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on the idea of a personal workspace. Whether it is a furniture piece or a built-in unit, you can easily create a useable office space by having a writing surface and stacking shelves above - building up instead of out to create adequate storage and working space.

    Up Front and Center

    There is nothing more dramatic than a freestanding desk. It may be a bit harder to wire, but we love the look! This iconic look is a showstopper for your home that is perfect if your office is in an area that people see often. But remember to keep in mind wires and how you will be connecting any electronic devices. No need to ruin the look with cords.

    Creative Spaces

    Offices don’t always have to be for the traditional workspace. We love turning offices into craft or hobby spaces where you can get the creative juices flowing. Your space should suit you and your needs. We loved how these offices have space to create in and use interesting ways to display hobbies and supplies.

    Fit to a ‘T’:

    Not all offices are simple and clean, especially if you do a lot of paperwork or work full-time from home. For times like these, it is great to have built-ins. Built-ins are not only made to suit you and your requirements, but it will keep things organized and hide all the things we don’t want people to see on a regular basis.

    Whatever your space and whatever your budget, you can easily create an office space that fits you and your family. So get crackin’ there is work to be done!

    WHERE WE SHOP: OUR FAVOURITE HOME DÉCOR STORES IN CALGARY

    WHERE WE SHOP: OUR FAVOURITE HOME DÉCOR STORES IN CALGARY

    While we do a lot of our shopping online, there are still just some things that you can only find in stores. We at RCID set up tons of showhomes and client homes each year and here are some of our favourite retail home décor stores that help us finish off the look.

    Homesense

    While Homesense can be a hit and miss for furniture, it is one of our favourite places to shop for accessories. Just like the commercials say, “the place where you find everything you weren’t looking for” and I think that fits it to a T. Homesense is constantly stocking their shelves with new items, making it the perfect place to find the different and interesting accessories. Homesense has great selections at a great price, which is one of the reasons we love this store. Whether it is florals, pillows or decorative accessories, you are sure to find something that fits your style!

     

    Bondars

    Bondars is the place to be if we are talking about furniture. Some of our favourite finds are the bedroom sets and custom dining tables! With hundreds of customizable furniture pieces it is easy to find something that fits you and your home. Keep in mind that customization takes time and money, so don’t be surprised to wait awhile before you can get those hot little items into your home.

     

    CF Interiors

    Located just off of Heritage Dr, CF Interiors is easy to find. With an assortment of furniture and accessories it is easy to put the finishing touches on any room. We love working with Jim, the store manager at CF Interiors. He is always eager to help you find what you are looking for and go the extra mile. CF interiors has some items that you can buy off the floor, which is nice if you are looking for something quick and easy.

     

    SPRING GREENERY: STYLISH PLANTS TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR DÉCOR

    SPRING GREENERY: STYLISH PLANTS TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR DÉCOR

    Stylish Décor

    Incorporating plants in your décor is becoming very popular. Plants not only brighten up your space, but can also add health benefits as well. Plants are very diverse and can be implemented in many ways. Some of the places we love to implement florals are bedside tables, coffee table arrangements, dining table features and kitchen islands. The small pop of life adds colour to your space, making it feel fresh, bright and airy.

    2018 Trends

    Believe it or not, but macramé is coming back in 2018. We are seeing tons of hanging plants, plants on plant stands, and plants in art, toss and bedding.

    While succulents are still holding strong in 2018, we are also seeing an introduction of snake plants and cactus. Some of our floral favourites are orchids (always a classic), ferns (love the fullness and colour) and monstera leaves (so tropical! Makes us forget about winter… well, almost forget).

    Low Maintenance

    Let’s be honest, we have all forgotten about that one plant in the corner that went from a flourishing flower to a wilting mess. Don’t worry about it, we know you get busy and can’t always find the time to fuss over your florals. The good news is that there are tons of plants that require very little maintenance to keep looking fresh and fabulous! Cactus, snake plants, and succulents are just a few of the plants that you can forget about it for a few days and they will still forgive you.

    WANTED: Dead or Alive

    Not everyone has a green thumb, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on plants all together. It’s amazing how far the faux plants have come. I remember when faux plants were the gross looking plants that collected dust and you could spot from a mile away. These days there are so many advancements that most times, you can hardly tell they are fake. Adding faux plants will add that same desirable aesthetic without the maintenance.

    PATTERN TREND REPORT

    PATTERN TREND REPORT

    Well the votes are in and we are definitely seeing a pattern… Take a look at some of the common pattern trends in wallpaper, fabrics and tiles that you will be seeing throughout 2018!

    Wallpaper & Fabric Patterns:

    In 2017 we saw a ton of oversized florals in wallpapers and fabrics and we are continuing to see this trend through 2018. Taking it a step further, but following the same lines is the movement towards large tropical patterns. These tropical patterns bring a playfulness to our spaces. Flamingos, abstract leaves and colourful junglescapes are making their mark in both wallpaper and fabric patterns this year.

    Another trend we are noticing in textiles is geometric patterns. But instead of small-scale geometrics we are seeing larger, more abstract versions of the typical shapes. Personally, we are loving all the geometrics! They are current yet classic, playful yet structured. You can do so much with these shapes and really make them your own!

    Tile Patterns:

    Much like the patterns we are seeing in wallpapers and fabrics, we are seeing this trend transfer over into tiles as well. The geometric tile trend is in full swing! Whether it is a tile with a geometric pattern printed on the surface or how the tile is installed, we are definitely seeing lots of geometrics this year!

    Something I am really excited about this year, is the fun textures in tile! 2018 has brought a lot of fun and interesting textures to the table. Suppliers are mimicking all sorts of textures - concrete, linen, wood, marble and many more. And we are loving the results!

    Similar to the geometric tiles, we are seeing bold motif tiles as accents in powder rooms and other spaces. These tiles come pre-patterned and are easy to install. The motifs usually tend to be in black in white or grey-scale, but add that perfect splash of elegance.

    Keep posted to see how RCID uses these pattern trends in our project to come!