What to consider when choosing an occasional able | Arrow Furniture

4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Occasional Table

We bet you never thought there would be that many things to consider when you’re thinking of getting a new coffee, or occasional table. And we’re not even going to talk about the style or design because that’s up to your tastes and décor. If for no other reason, making the right choice of occasional …

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Dining room | Arrow furniture

How to make Your Dining Room Formal & Casual

If only you had a magic decorating genie you could call on whenever it came time to make decisions on how to refurnish a room. One of the problems that makes refurnishing so difficult is that we have so much choice. But that problem is also an opportunity. If you’re redecorating and refurnishing your dining …

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decor and furniture ideas for a master bedroom by Arrow Furniture

5 Furniture & Décor Ideas for Your Master Bedroom

Which room in your home do you spend the most time in? If you’re a great cook, you might say the kitchen. If you have a home office, that might be where you’d guess you spent the most time. But, regardless of your culinary talents and work habits, you spend most of your time in …

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Transitional style furniture | Arrow Furniture

Not Sure About Your Furniture Style? It’s Probably Transitional

You are an interior designer. Whether you own or rent, whether you live in a house, condo or apartment, at some point have to decide on the furnishing and layout of your living space, and that means interior design. While your personal tastes and style preferences will decide how you furnish and decorate your home, …

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Interior Design Trends for 2018 by Arrow Furniture

3 of the Best Interior Design Trends for 2018

It’s a fun time of year for lots of reasons. For those of us in the furniture business, it’s when we get to se all the new designs and trends for 2018. But, as much fun as it is, it’s tough to visit every studio or even website to see all the new décor trends. …

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Tips on Holiday decorating by Arrow Furniture

5 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips

Decorating your home or office for the holidays is always fun. In addition to the anticipation of the upcoming seasonal celebrations, you’ll probably have some new decorations, some old favourites and a few ideas for displaying everything a little differently this year. Here are just a few of our favourite tips for your holiday decorating …

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Living room cozy | Arrow Furniture

How to Make Your Living Room Cozy this Winter

Right about now, there’s a bear somewhere heading into hibernation for the winter. And you don’t have to worry about getting sprayed by a skunk in winter because, well, they’re hibernating too, along with lots of other animals. If you’re like most people when the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler, you go …

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Unique furniture ideas

3 Unique Furniture Designs from Our Instagram Account

One of the beauties of living with the internet, social media and easy access to them all from the palm of your hand, is that it gives us so many new ways to find new furniture and interior design ideas. In fact, anyone who surfs Pinterest or Instagram checking hundreds of images in a very …

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Planning an interior design project

How to Make Your Next Interior Design Project Less Stressful

While redecorating their House might not be on anyone’s list of the most stressful things in life, that doesn’t mean it can’t be agonizing. Even if you don’t have a partner, whose design sense seems to be completely opposite to yours, just deciding for yourself, about so many different things, in the face of so …

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Tips for furnishing small living spaces

3 Tips for Furnishing Bachelor Apartments and Small Condos

If you think the real estate news in Toronto and the GTA has been all doom and gloom recently, think again. While numbers of housing units sold have gone down significantly, the evidence is that prices have remained stable or continued to rise. And if you want any confirmation of the still incredible leaps and …

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Tips for when there is a hole in home decor

What to do When There’s a ‘Hole’ in Your Home Décor

Walls are great. They keep the roof up over our heads. But sometimes they can be a real pain. Like when you’re trying to redecorate your living room and you have a blank space, whether it’s an entire wall or just a section, that you just don’t know what to do with. The problem goes …

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Greenery decor idea

The Top Home Décor Ideas for Fall 2017

Sure, we know, Labour Day is barely over and we’re talking about home décor for fall. But if you want to decorate or redecorate your home with some fresh new ideas in time for the leaves turning, there’s no time like right now to start doing your research. If you’re active on social media, you’ll …

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4 Tips for Furnishing Your Off-Campus Student Room

If you’re heading back to uni this fall for your second year or later, there’s probably a furniture move in your near future. Getting out of tiny res rooms is a welcome relief – and you’ll have the entire bedroom to yourself! Whether you’re in a shared-accommodation house or you managed to get your own …

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Furnishing your home for cleaning

Hate Housecleaning? Here’s How to Furnish Your Home

First, we think lots of people will read this post because, well, who really does like housecleaning? Even if you find it relaxing or you just like a clean home, you’d probably still rather spend your time doing something else. That said, if you’re definitely on the ‘just can’t stand it’ side of the housecleaning …

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Tips on decorating your living room

4 Tips for Redecorating Your Living Room

How much time would you save whenever you redecorated your home if you had an interior designer who would tell you just what to do to get the look and atmosphere you want? More than actually doing the redecorating, deciding on what to do can be the biggest hurdle you need to jump. Not surprisingly, …

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Use a mirror to decorate a blank wall

3 Ideas for Decorating that Blank Wall

Most homes have one. Unless you’re an interior decorator trained in bringing together every corner of a space, you’ll probably have at least one wall, or section of a wall, that you’ve never been able to fit into the rest of your design. It’s like the ‘black hole’ of your décor. You may have tried …

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Furnishing a small room to make it look bigger

How to Furnish a Small Room to Make if Feel Bigger

In our last blog post we talked about the problems of furnishing a big room. But the opposite can be just as difficult. If you live in a condo, townhouse or older home, smaller rooms might be all you have to deal with. There’s nothing wrong with small rooms unless they start to feel too …

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Summer decor ideas

7 Home Décor Ideas for Summer

We Torontonians can be a fickle bunch. We spend the entire winter complaining about the weather and how the snow and ice messes up the house. Then, at the first sign of nice weather, we head to the cottage, go on road trips, or backpack through Europe for the entire summer. But, for those of …

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How to furnish and decorate a large room

Tips for Furnishing and Decorating a Big Room

If you’re lucky enough to have a large living room, dining room or bedroom, you know it’s not without its own decorating and furnishing problems. While trying to fit large furniture into small rooms can be frustrating, not having enough furniture or having an ‘empty’ feeling in a room can be equally as problematic. The …

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Styling your coffee table

3 Tips for Styling Your Coffee Table

Think of your living room or family room without any occasional tables, like your coffee table and end tables. It’s a stark vision, isn’t it? Not only do occasional tables and an interesting style element and balance to the room, but they also offer the practical functionality of having a place to put things. The …

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Bright and personalized house

How to Make a House a Home

Whether it’s a house, or a condo, or a walk-up, it’s your new home. But, still, moving into a new place doesn’t usually feel like moving ‘home’. Even if you’ve taken steps before moving in, like painting and/or buying new furniture, to make the place feels more like yours, somehow none of it seems to …

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Home decor trends

Discover Your Own Home Design Trends

Whether or not you’re a social media darling, or you hate the whole idea of it, there’s simply no denying the emergence of some social sites as a source of visual inspiration for all kinds of design, and especially home décor. If you’re in need of some ideas, or just a starting point to develop …

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How to choose the right sofa

How to Successfully Select a Sofa

It seems simple enough. Find something you like and buy it. But when it comes to choosing the right sofa, there’s a bit more riding on your choice. Primarily, it’ll probably be the largest piece of furniture in your living room. That means its colour, upholstery and design will have a huge effect on your …

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Large interior rug

5 Tips for a More Refined Decor Without ‘Re-Defining’ Your Budget

Like architectural voyeurs, many homeowners love to leaf through magazines and website just looking at all the beautiful home and interiors. They look so nice, comfortable, and, somehow, very elegant. It’s a combination that most people assume is far too expensive for them. After all, it must take a stable of interior designers and the …

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Dark interior decorating

How to Furnish for a Dark Decor

After years of being relegated as a trim and accent colour, it looks like darker wall colours, including straight black, are the latest trend in home décor. The evidence is all over the internet, including on Pinterest, which has quickly become the ‘go to’ online destination for home design ideas. Top paint manufacturers, after years …

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Interior designer vs. interior decorator

Interior Designer and Interior Decorator – What’s the Difference?

Have you ever struggled to decide on the right look for your home? Or you had an idea for the décor of a room, but when you finally put everything into place, it didn’t quite turn out the way you imagined? Almost every homeowner who has done any of their own décor has thought at …

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Benefits of an indoor bench

The Benefits of Bench Seating in the Dining Room

When it’s time to furnish the dining room, most of us turn straight to the idea of a table surrounded by individual chairs. And why not? It’s been the standard dining configuration for thousands of years and it offers the most versatility in style, including elegant, traditional and modern. But there’s an option for your …

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Boldly coloured furniture

4 Interior Decorating Trends to Look for in 2017

Halloween is over and you know what comes next. The year-end holiday season is always a busy time of meeting with friends, office parties and family gatherings. It all leaves little time for you to be too concerned with your home furnishings and décor. But you also know what happens in January, when the long, …

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