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For many of us, filling our homes with quality, handmade furniture is a work in progress. Chances are your roster of second hand or IKEA pieces are coexisting quite happily next to your investment pieces. But, that doesn’t mean that your placeholder pieces of furniture can’t look just as good as the rest of them.

Fall is the season for spending more time indoors. Less time on patios downtown, and more nights spent at friend’s homes playing cards, eating carbs, and swapping stories about the summer.

The studies show that those who feel more relaxed in their homes have improved quality of life. If you’re like us, taking care of your furniture makes us feel more relaxed. Here are a couple tricks for keeping your investment pieces looking brand new, and your hand me downs looking like family heirlooms.

There’s a lot that can be done with a fresh coat of paint. That said, just slapping a fresh coat on top of a couple years of chipped paint and caked on dust won’t do the trick. Take the time to sand down wooden furniture. Rent electric hand sanders, or borrow them from friends, to speed up the process and save your hands for painting. Depending on your decorating style, choose between a chalk paint, sleek white coat, or even varnish. Head to Youtube for endless videos on refinishing wooden furniture. Maybe you’ll discover a new hobby!

While you’re at it, change out the hardware. This tip can also go for door knobs, kitchen cabinets, dresser drawers, nightstands, bathroom cabinets. Hardware is so simple to change and makes such an impact. It allows you to express your individuality, and you can always take it with you if you move. This is a great tip for renters.

For soft furnishings like sofas, loveseats, and accent chairs focus on cleanliness, slipcovers and accessories. While you’re saving up for the upgrade, purchase an inexpensive slipcover to mask those coffee stains, and investin some throw pillows that match the new cover.

         

Upgrade Your Dining Room This Weekend!

We love a well designed dining area! And it is so much fun putting together eclectic mixes of tables, chairs, centrepieces, linen, and decor. A dining area is the perfect spot to let your style really shine. Here are a few of our favourite pieces for this fall.When it comes to tables we love the [...]

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Styling the Perfect Bar Cart

It’s summer in British Columbia which means that it’s time for barbeques, casual dinners with friends, and leisurely entertaining! Unexpected visits from friends are what your summer memories are made of. The art of entertaining is all about finding joy in hospitality, and you’re going to be a lot more joyful if you already have [...]

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Making the Most With Mirrors

The beauty of mirrors - other than your reflection! - is that they are incredibly versatile and functional. A mirror can add depth and style to any room in the house without very much effort on your part. There are a few places in your home where mirrors are non-negotiable: the entryway for a [...]

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How to Create a Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are such a fantastic way to add personality and style to any room in your home. A gallery wall makes a great focal point in the living room, beside a staircase, in the bedroom, or even the bathroom. It is a stylish way to display sentimental photos or just show off your child’s [...]

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Get Your Home Staycation Ready

It’s the summertime! Does that have you wishing that you were heading off on an exciting summer holiday? Just because a Roman Holiday isn’t in your agenda this summer, it doesn’t mean that your home can’t feel like a holiday destination.Here are some tips for getting your home staycation ready! Start with a simple refresh [...]

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A Very Summer 2019 Colour Palette

We love that 2019 is still all about colour. And while the super saturated palette of earlier in the year is still all the rage, there seems to be a very Summer 2019 colour palette emerging in interior design circles. Here are a few of our favourite pieces to help you stay on top of [...]

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How to Style Your Living Room

There’s nothing quite like coming home to a space that you genuinely enjoy. To a home that feels comfortable and suited to your lifestyle and personality. And it’s easier than you might think. A well styled home is about choosing well made, durable pieces that can adapt to the many needs of your day to [...]

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Finding the Right Love Seat for Your Office

Is your office ready for an upgrade? Whether your office is right in your home, or in another city, Pallucci Furniture can help you find the perfect loveseat to spruce up your space. Appearances go a long way with new and existing clients. Let your customers know that you value them by giving them a [...]

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Are You Ready to Get Out of the Mid Century?

We heard you. You have absolutely loved the mid century trend, but you’re ready for something new. The appeal of mid century design is in it’s clean lines, durable materials, and timeless quality. Luckily, there’s more than one design aesthetic that delivers on all these things! Contemporary furniture design such a vast and interesting field [...]

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