Custom Furniture Trends for 2020 by Ellecor Design

Custom furniture is a wonderful choice for your home, especially if you want to create a piece of furniture that perfectly fits into your home design. Our team has relationships with many artisans who can craft a piece for you, no matter what style you want. In today’s blog from Ellecor Interior Design, we discuss top custom furniture trends to watch for in 2020.

Related Post: 4 Benefits of Custom Furniture

Natural and Eco-Friendly Materials

Eco-friendly custom furniture continues to be a major trend, which is why natural materials are a great choice to showcase beautiful furniture design while supporting sustainable practices. Local artisans apply their skill and creativity to create custom furniture with recycled metals, concrete, bamboo, organic materials, and reclaimed wood. Look for entire sets of custom furniture for your dining room, living room, and bedroom.

Velvet

Velvet just feels right! Look for chaises, daybeds, sofas, ottomans, and entryway chairs made of soft velvet in just about any color. This material isn’t just for Victorian-era furniture, so feel free to mix up some styles or add luxury to a modern piece of custom furniture.

Upholstered Beds

Upholstered beds make a statement and create a unique centerpiece for your bedroom. Large headboards, matching footboards, and a bench at the end all make a cohesive look with fabric, button tufting, and a class mid-century modern look. A bed as custom furniture should highlight your special style but also provide an inviting space. 

Sculptural Furniture

Custom furniture should be a work of art in and of itself. Sculptural furniture takes this idea up a notch. The idea here is to combine visual art with the function of furniture. For example, a bench might have a curvy piece in between a thick end and narrow end with a bold color that stands out from the rest of the room.

Vintage Styles

Mid-century modern and Art Deco styles from the early to middle 20th century are making a comeback. Art Deco features geometric shapes and intricate patterns found during the Roaring ‘20s. Meanwhile, mid-century modern custom furniture should have clean, simple lines and a minimalist touch with monochromatic hues.

Related Post: Custom Furniture and Creating a Timeless Piece

Custom Furniture Design by Ellecor

Are you looking for that perfect piece to put in a room? Ellecor Design can help you create custom furniture that fits your lifestyle. Contact Ellecor Interior Design today or call (417) 720-2602 for more information on what we can do for you!

Nail Your Renovation With Eclectic Interior Design Choices

Eclectic interior design bedroom

Eclectic style doesn’t mean throwing together a bunch of random things into a room. You still have to make the design look fantastic and feel calming when you walk in. Ellecor Interior Design explains how to nail your renovation with eclectic interior design choices.

Related Post: How to Set Your Home Apart From Your Neighbors

Defining Eclectic Interior Design

Eclectic interior design means getting the room’s elements from a broad and diverse range of designs. For example, you may choose a neutral color palette that’s popular with contemporary design, but you also love to have black-and-white photos on the wall to denote the Victorian era. You might have a deer head over the door that typifies rustic style, and then you may have a coffee table from the 1950s for a mid-century modern flair.

Have One Unifying Color

Decide on a single color palette that unifies the entire room. Consider neutral tones, such as beige, gray, navy blue, or brown, that give the room a cohesive look. You can still add splashes of color here or there. But interior design usually relies on creating a space that’s pleasing to the eye and just feels good. Choosing the right unifying color is one significant way to do that.

Mix Different Textures

A unifying color palette brings it all together, but different textures set various elements apart in your room. Let’s say you have aqua as your color of choice, and you absolutely love an aqua couch you want as the centerpiece of the room. The couch has ordinary fabric on it. Off to the side, you have an ottoman in a matching color, but this piece has luxurious velvet on it for a classic look. In the corner, display a beautiful aqua-blue Phalaenopsis Orchid arrangement that picks up the unifying color. On the opposite wall is a miniature car model of the ‘57 Chevy your father had when you were a kid. The metal car model has an aqua paint job. In this example, you maintain the same color throughout the room but have various textures.

Use Space Wisely

Eclectic doesn’t mean cluttered. Rather than display every piece in a single room, rotate your collections. Consider seasonal options and rotate items every three months. When you go over your space considerations, lay out things in order of priority with larger pieces first. Go with the flooring/carpet/rugs, followed by walls and shelving. Then get into furniture, chairs, tables, and lamps before filling in with art, wall hangings, knickknacks, mementos, and photos. Start big and work down to smaller items. Imagine the layout and take measurements before buying physical items. Don’t be afraid to leave empty spaces or spend time finding that one perfect item.

Related Post: 4 Benefits of Custom Furniture

Interior Design by Ellecor

Need help making your eclectic interior design tastes come together? Perhaps you and your significant other have different eyes for aesthetics and you need a way to blend both of them. Our team can help. Contact Ellecor Interior Design today or call (417) 720-2602 for more information.

Interior Design With a Newlywed Budget in Mind

Ellecor Design Newlywed Interior Design

Ellecor Interior Design helps you craft the perfect home, from the living room and kitchen to the bathrooms and bedrooms. We want you to have the coziest and most inviting home you can imagine! In today’s blog from Ellecor Interior Design, we explain how to accomplish fantastic interior design with a newlywed budget in mind.

Rely on Your Commonalities

Both of you come from different backgrounds and have different senses of style. Before you commit to one interior design idea over another, both of you need to find common ground where you can start. What are your favorite colors? Do you enjoy quiet spaces or busy spaces? Are you modern types or vintage types? How about an open versus closed floor plan? Take a few moments to figure out what type of interior space appeals to you both. 

Make Out a Budget

Build a budget based on your essentials. How much can you afford to spend on a washer and dryer? Will you need to purchase new furniture? Can you wait on certain items so you can save for them? A good budget will help you make a plan and achieve it over time by working together. 

Let Go of Things You Don’t Need

If you are moving in together and combining your belongings, you might find you have double the clutter. You might end up with two coffeemakers, two sofas, and two dining room tables. If so, it’s time to downsize.

Moving into your newlywed home is a great time to have a yard sale or do some spring cleaning. You don’t have to bring everything from storage into your new home. If it’s been in storage this long, do you really need that old washing machine anyway? Starting a new life together might entail going out with the old and in with the new.

Dual-Purpose Furniture

Furniture manufacturers allow you to save space and save money at the same time with modern interior design. Do you want a bed and a couch? Futons are the way to go. Need storage for your bedding? A box bed and storage ottoman work wonders. A bookcase or chest of drawers can also serve as an entertainment center with a TV on it. 

Shop Online

Rather than spending a ton of time driving around looking for the best bargains, shop for your items using a different approach. If you already know what you want, set up email or text alerts for your item. You’ll receive a message when the item changes in price. Once it fits your budget, order it for your home. Interior design doesn’t have to happen all at once. Watching your home design grow over time is one of the joys of being in a marriage with someone! Experience the growth of your relationship as your home fills up with cherished memories.

Interior Design From Ellecor

Ellecor Interior Design can help you create the home of your dreams as you start your life as newlyweds. We understand that you’re on a budget, and we can work with you to accomplish the home you’ve always wanted. Contact Ellecor or call us at (417) 720-2602 for more information.

Home Decor Essentials for Your Living Room

Whether you are moving to a new home, remodeling your house, or renting an apartment, there are design elements that are essential for your living room. The right elements will help to make the room feel cozy and complete without overcrowding. In today’s blog, Ellecor Interior Design shares our top-four living room decor must-haves.

Related Post: 4 Benefits of Custom Furniture

Coffee Tables and End Tables

Coffee tables and end tables are perfect for creating extra surface-space without adding bulky furniture. Remotes, books, snacks, and drinks often call the coffee table home while you are relaxing on the couch. End tables are the perfect place for a lamp, a decorative plant, your favorite books, or happy family photos! Need extra space? Stop by Ellecor Interior Design’s custom furniture store to find your newest home decor piece.

Wall Artwork

Wall artwork is an opportunity to bring out your personality. Adding photographs, paintings, or home decor pieces helps brighten up the room and make it feel truly your own. When looking for new wall artwork, find something that matches the color palette of the room and complements the arrangement of furniture.

Pillows

Every couch, loveseat, and chair needs to have at least one pillow to add a touch of color and comfort. If you have a monochromatic piece of furniture, adding a few accent pillows will immediately increase the coziness of your living room. Accent pillows come in all shapes and sizes, so choose pillows that are a comfortable fit for your furniture.

Sentimental Decorations

Your living room should represent your personality! After all, it is one of the best gathering spots in the home for family and friends. Choose decorations that are sentimental to you and then put them in a special place. Whether you want to display family heirlooms, your family photographs, or your favorite books, let your personality shine through!

Related Post: 5 Home Decor Trends That Are Making a Comeback

Transform Your Living Room Design With Ellecor

Need help designing your living room? Ellecor Interior Design is here to help! Our interior designers are experts in transforming your space to make it the living room of your dreams. Ellecor offers many services to ensure all of your interior design needs are covered. We can help with color selection, custom home furnishing, living room design, and much more, so contact us today to get started!

Must-Haves for Your Bedroom Design

Your bedroom is one of the most important spaces in your home, so it should also be one of the most comfortable. All too often, bedrooms can become a clutter of messy clothes and overstuffed dressers that make the space feel cramped. When designing your bedroom, there are certain things you need to include to create a calming and restful space. Bedroom designs need to express your style and your personal sense of comfort. Read on in Ellecor Interior Design’s blog to discover tips to make your bedroom your own.

Cozy Bedding

Obviously, your bed is the most important design element in your bedroom. It needs to be the locus of comfort in your bedroom, with the right patterns, fabrics, pillows, and more. Properly preparing your bed sheets and comforter makes your bedroom feel structured and comfortable, preventing the cluttered and messy feeling of a disorganized bed. Look for bedding accessories like a fluffy duvet and patterned pillows to add comfort and cohesion with your other design features. 

Warm Rug

Waking up in the morning and starting your day by walking on a soft, plush rug can make all the difference. Your bedroom should be cozy and warm, and with the right rug, you can take comfort to a new level. There are a wide variety of materials, patterns, and colors you can choose from; however, the rug needs to match your desired aesthetic. You will immediately notice a difference when you walk into the bedroom with a perfect rug in your design!

Discrete Storage

Convenient storage is needed to prevent that cluttered feeling. Features like built-in furniture pieces, an open bookshelf, or a large dresser can be practical yet stylish focal points of your bedroom design. Modern features like floating shelves and a bedroom bench help break up space in a large room while also giving you more control over functionality. If you find yourself running out of storage, we’ll help you choose a new desk or dresser for your bedroom design!

Comforting Decor

You will spend about half of your time at home in your bedroom, so the decor needs to create a soothing and homey feeling. Items like wall artwork, lamps, mirrors, and bedside accessories are all must-haves in your bedroom design. These help to make the space your own! After your bedroom is designed how you like, look for home decor pieces that match the rest of your bedroom features!

Find Your Style at Ellecor Interior Design

Whether you are redecorating, remodeling, or starting from scratch, Ellecor Interior Design is here to help you with your bedroom design. Our expert team of interior designers are some of the best in the industry and continuously bring fresh ideas to the table. We know what it means to have a cozy bedroom, and at Ellecor, we can make that happen. You can check out some of our favorite bedroom designs in our gallery. Contact us today for more information!

4 Must Haves in Your Open Kitchen Design

Modern open floor plan

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you gather with your family for meals, and it’s where your guests mingle during parties. When you want to redesign your home, the kitchen is an essential part of the plan. From comfortable seating to an open floor plan, there are lots of details that contribute to the perfect kitchen. In today’s blog, Ellecor Interior Design lists four must-haves for your kitchen design.

Large Island

Most open layout kitchens have a large island that serves a variety of uses. If you are looking for more countertop space without overcrowding your cabinets and pantries, an island can provide the perfect storage solution. Kitchen islands are a focal point of the kitchen design, so they quickly turn into a hub for guests. In an open kitchen layout, islands allow for more space and a free-flow of traffic, allowing whoever is cooking in the kitchen to have the space they need without overcrowding.

Open Shelving

One way to immediately make a kitchen feel bigger and more open is to remove the cabinet doors completely! This increases the open feeling in the entire area. However, you need to have clean and organized shelf space, so that means no cluttered dishes and spices. Instead of removing the cabinet doors entirely, you can simply switch to glass cabinet doors. This is perfect for a modern design that creates a surprising amount of extra space! 

In-Wall Appliances

Bulky appliances like your refrigerator and microwave can feel like big blocks in the middle of an otherwise open space. If your refrigerator is always in the way and your microwave is taking up a ton of counter space, it’s time to consider in-wall appliances. You can create a surprising amount of space by mounting your microwave above your range and creating a space for your fridge in custom cabinetry. It may sound like a big project, but the pros at Ellecor Interior Design do it every day! If you want to make more space in your kitchen, we’ll make it easy!

Additional Seating

When you are hosting guests, you will want extra seating so everyone will be comfortable. It can be difficult to accommodate a lot of dinner guests, so the right seating solution is critical. A kitchen island is a perfect place to seat several guests in barstools or tall chairs. If you want to create the feeling of a real restaurant for a big group of guests, we recommend a few high-top tables with tall chairs; you can set them up before the event and take them down afterwards, for simple extra seating you can keep in storage until your next gala!

Transform Your Kitchen Design With Ellecor

Your kitchen is one of the most welcoming places in the house, and a new design allows you to make the most of every detail. Whether you are looking for a complete redesign or just some home decor help, Ellecor Interior Design is just what you need. Check out our galleries to find inspiration for your own home makeover! Contact us today for more information and set up an appointment today!

5 Home Decor Trends That Are Making a Comeback

Retro living room design

There are some elements of interior design that are simply timeless, so they keep coming back into style decade after decade. Design trends from the 70s and 80s are making a major comeback as we move ahead into 2020. When you draw inspiration from classic designs that never go out of style, you can dramatically change the dynamic of your home. In today’s blog, Ellecor Interior Design lists five home decor trends that are a blast from the past.

Related Post: Ellecor Interior Design: Paint or Wallpaper?

Textured Wallpaper

Wallpaper is making a resurgence and becoming much more popular in modern interior design. Rather than settling for monochromatic paint, wallpaper allows for fun and intricate designs that can transform a living space. Millennials are the ones to thank for this comeback home decor trend. There are textured wallpapers like bamboo, silk, and linen that will make any room stand out among the rest.

Wood Paneling

Wood paneling gained its popularity in the 50s and wasn’t considered ‘outdated’ until the 80s. At one point, you could find wood paneling in just about every house across America. This 60-year-old trend is back with a new, modern approach. Wood paneling has more of a rustic, farmhouse feel than it did in the past. There are endless options for wood finishes these days — from traditional cherry stains to distressed pastel paints — so you are able to incorporate lots of subtle color in your wood paneling. If you are looking for an interior design utilizing reclaimed wood, look no further than Ellecor Interior Design.

Wicker and Bamboo

Home decor trends come and go, and trending styles in furniture change too! A great example is the renewed popularity of wicker and bamboo in modern trends. From Bohemian bungalows to Minimalist penthouses, bamboo and wicker are making a comeback. From deckchairs to headboards, from bamboo bonsais to wicker storage baskets, these natural elements are making a big comeback!

Retro Appliances

When you are redesigning your home, you want efficient and reliable appliances for your kitchen. If you want the vintage appeal of antique appliances with the reliability of the 21st century, you are in luck! Many mainstream appliance companies are beginning to design products with vintage styles that also offer all the benefits of modern appliances.

Metal Accents

Copper, brass, and stainless-steel are becoming more common in home remodels and home decor. This metal trend can be seen in kitchen cabinets, light fixtures, doorknobs, and even in modern furniture pieces. Out of all of the metals that are regaining popularity, brass is the most intriguing. This clean and bold material can add flair to any design, for a modern style with vintage appeal.

Related Post: How Interior Design Has Changed Over Time

Envision Your Style With Ellecor Interior Design

If you are looking for a home design transformation, Ellecor Interior Design can help. Vintage home decor ideas are making a major comeback, and they offer endless inspiration for amazing designs. So contact Ellecor Interior Design to create something truly special. Our gallery gives a great look at the transformations we have completed, and we want yours to be next!

Interior Design for Laundry Rooms

The areas of your home that you spend the most time in probably include your kitchen, living room, and bedroom. That doesn’t mean that your lesser-used rooms shouldn’t have an attractive and functional interior design too! One of the more overlooked rooms in your house is the laundry room. Often, laundry rooms feel cramped and are purely there for practical purposes. Why not make your laundry room somewhere that you wouldn’t mind doing the laundry? Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll talk about some ideas for laundry room design.

Brighten it Up

A dark and dank laundry room certainly won’t encourage you to step in there to do laundry very often. You want to make your laundry room a more welcoming area. If you’re doing chores, you might as well enjoy the space you’re in! You can make a laundry room much more inviting by including good lighting, brighter colors, and even windows to let natural light pour in if the space allows it.

Plenty of Space

A cramped laundry room isn’t ideal for folding and hanging your clothes. If you have the room, it doesn’t hurt to expand your laundry room out to give you the additional space you need. Plus, if your laundry room is a bit bigger, you can turn it into a multipurpose space, like a mud room.

Related Post: Interior Design Tips for Making an Area Look Bigger

Organization

An organized laundry room makes everything much easier. You’ll have all the storage you need by incorporating plenty of shelf space, a counter for folding, racks for hanging, and cabinets.

Related Post: Interior Design for Small Spaces

Your Washer and Dryer

Of course, the main part of a laundry room is the washer and dryer. You can’t have a laundry room without them. If you have models, it might be time to upgrade. Not only do newer models look better, but they have plenty of wash and dry options. They’re more energy efficient, so can potentially save you money on your utility bill.

By tying in all of these design elements, your laundry room will no longer be a room you dread to enter. You might even start to enjoy doing your laundry!

Choose Ellecor Interior Design

Looking to redesign your home? Ellecor Interior Design can help, whether you need a new design for your laundry room, bedroom, living room, or any other room in the house. We offer highly personalized service to make sure your designs are custom tailored to you. Contact us today for more information and to get a free estimate!

Interior Design Tips for a Cozier Bedroom

Your bedroom is meant to be a place of rest and respite, so you want it to be as comfortable and as cozy as possible. There are plenty of interior design techniques you can use to turn your bedroom into your own personal retreat. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll give you some tips for a cozier bedroom.

Use the Right Colors

When it comes to making your bedroom cozier and more peaceful, your color palette will play an important role. You don’t want any loud, statement-making tones. Save that for areas of your house where you plan on hosting a lot of guests.

In your bedroom, you should aim for soft, earthy tones or even pastel tones if you’re looking for something a little brighter. Colors like blues and greens instill a sense of calm. Dark greens and browns also bring out that soothing, earthy feel we mentioned. Pastel colors can give your bedroom a soft, airy feel if you’re looking for something more like that.

Use the Right Lighting

Creating a cozy atmosphere requires the right lighting. If you have overhead lighting, consider changing them to lights with dimming functions. Lights should be soft and low. You can even do away with overhead lights entirely by strategically placing lamps, lanterns, and even candles all around your room.

Related Post: Decor Tips for an Elegant Dining Room

Add a Rug

If your bedroom isn’t carpeted already, a rug can add a real sense of warmth. Get a soft rug that you’ll love to step on when you get out of bed in the morning. Even carpeted rooms can benefit from a good rug. It ties the room together and can add some color or complement existing colors in the room.

Decor

One of the most important aspects of making a bedroom feel cozy is making sure it feels like your bedroom. You want to add decor that gives your bedroom a personal touch and makes you feel at home. Just make sure to not go overboard with wall art or other types of decor. Making your walls and shelves too busy can take away from the comfortable atmosphere you’re trying to create.

Related Post: Home Decor to Modernize Your Home’s Style

Choose Ellecor Interior Design

If you’re looking to redesign your bedroom, or even your entire home, Ellecor Interior Design can help. We specialize in creating custom spaces that are perfectly tailored to your style. Contact us today to get a free estimate and get your new design underway!

Types of Faux Painting

A new coat of paint can really bring life to a room. Sometimes, you want that fresh coat of paint to be something unique and eye-catching. Maybe you don’t even want it to look like paint at all. That’s where faux-painting comes in. Faux painting is a type of finish you can use on your walls to make them look like a different surface entirely. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll talk about the different kinds of faux paints.

Granite

Granite adds a touch of elegance to a room, but the stone itself can be expensive. Using a granite faux paint technique can give you that unique patterned look of granite that’s so desirable. You can even choose between several different colors for your granite look.

Concrete

You can use the faux painting technique of concreting to give your walls a more modern touch, without feeling too industrial. Whites and grays help to give your walls the appearance of concrete.

Related Blog: Custom Furniture and Creating a Timeless Piece

Strie

This technique is used to create streaks of color on a wall that are fabric-like in appearance. This can give your room a softer, more relaxing atmosphere.

Marbleizing

Marble is certainly a luxurious material, but not everyone can afford marble walls. You can create the appearance of marble with the right faux-painting technique. Marbleizing can be difficult, so make sure to follow a guide or video on how to do it.

Stenciling

Stenciling is another popular faux paint technique. Using painter’s tape, you can create the exact patterns on your walls that you want, paint the wall, take off the tape, and voila – you have a patterned wall. This is a great way to add some personality to any room and make it your own.

Distressing

Giving a newer piece of furniture a distressed, antique look is a great way to add a rustic touch to any room. By using a sander and different colors of paint that are similar in shade to the original, you can give your newer piece of furniture a worn-down look that adds a lot of personality to your room design.

Rag Rolling

To make a big impression in a room, you can use the rag rolling technique. You roll your paint using a rag, pulling it off and pushing it on occasionally, to create an effect that adds a dramatic touch to any room.

Choose Ellecor Interior Design

These are just a few of the faux painting techniques out there. There are plenty to check out and try to see what’s best for you and your home. If you’re looking for a professional interior designer, choose Ellecor Interior Design. We do everything from one-room designs to entire homes. We even have a furniture store to browse. Contact us today for more information and to start designing the space of your dreams.

Related Blog: Interior Design: How to Create a Bohemian Space