For most homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and a combination of beauty and functionality makes the room significantly more usable and enjoyable. Kitchen cabinets affect the functionality and also complement the focal point of a kitchen’s design. Here are some things to consider when choosing kitchen cabinet styles and features.
Keep the Kitchen Triangle Clear
Avoid layouts that obstruct the path between the stove, sink, and refrigerator. This heavy-traffic area needs to have a clear pathway, and poorly chosen, bulky cabinets create obstacles or make the space feel crowded.
Utilize Smart Storage Options
The kitchen requires ample storage space for pantry essentials, dishes, pots and pans, and irregular-shaped items like food processors and mixers. Therefore, a thoughtful cabinet design makes use of all available space. Smaller kitchens might include extra-long upper cabinets for additional storage and cabinetry over the refrigerator, as well.
Break Up Cabinetry Blocks
Create more visual interest with cabinetry by breaking up rows of cabinet doors and drawers. Intersperse contrasting storage elements between kitchen cabinets, such as a wine rack or glass cabinet windows, for a more stylish design.
Ideally, bedrooms are the place you can go to escape the struggles of daily life—but creating a calm, relaxing atmosphere can take some planning. With these designer secrets, it’s easy to create a bedroom oasis that’ll feel like another world.
Revamping Bedroom Furniture
A bedroom makeover doesn’t have to require investing hundreds of dollars into a new set of bedroom furniture, though finding one or two smaller pieces can often help. If you’d rather highlight your existing furniture, painting the headboard or upgrading to new linens easily transforms a bed. And slipcovers aren’t just for sofas; they give night tables, dressers, and other bedroom furniture much-needed facelifts.
Neutrals seem boring, but some of the most serene bedrooms use muted color schemes, leaving plenty of room for smaller pops of color in curtains, throw pillows, and accessories. An additional benefit of muted color schemes is that they make it simple to change things up down the road.
With too many accessories, a bedroom feels cluttered; with too few, the room feels generic. A few key pieces to consider:
– Mirrors enhance lighting and make small bedrooms feel larger.
– Light fixtures showcase personal style.
– Photographs and artwork add personality and color.
– Books add class when stacked on bed tables or dressers.
All it takes is a few minor changes to turn your bedroom into an oasis—and who couldn’t use an excuse to spend more time in bed?
It is easy to fall into the trap of buying a piece of children’s furniture because it is adorable. It may look like something right out of a dollhouse, but if it does not perform a needed duty, then it is merely a waste of space. When it comes to furnishing children’s rooms, each stage of childhood brings with it different functions to be fulfilled.
When decorating a baby’s room, it should be filled with items that make parenting chores easier and the baby as calm and comfortable as possible. Changing tables with adequate storage for diapers, wipes, and clothes, a relaxing glider that parent and child can fit comfortably inside, and a soothing and inviting crib: these pieces of furniture perform a function first and foremost. They can be cute or follow a particular design, but what makes them so valuable is their functionality.
The most useful function of an item changes for children of different ages. All of a sudden, a room’s decor must primarily meet the kids’ needs. Chairs aren’t just for sitting. They need to be fun to climb on and jump from. Beds aren’t just for sleeping. They have to function as forts, princess castles, or racecars. The furniture has to serve basic needs such as storage and comfort while injecting a dose of fun.
As children become teenagers, the purpose of the items in their room takes a drastic shift once again. Rooms have to be inviting to friends, and that means modern, fun designs, multi-functional items that conserve space, and an adequate area where schoolwork can be done. Of course, many other considerations must be taken into account when it comes to functionality. Base these decisions on the personal preference of the teen, and the right type of furniture will provide just what the young adult needs.
Versatility and flexibility are essential in the type of furniture you select for your great room.
A sectional sofa offers you the option of many different seating arrangements which add to the functionality of your space.
Are your guests gathering for a meeting or to watch a sporting event? Should your seating be arranged to allow for conversation or for viewing? Ashley’s Delta City sectional can be adjusted on the fly to accommodate your needs while maintaining a sleek, modern look.
Check out our Ashley’s Delta City Collection of modular unit sofas which are designed to facilitate a customized seating arrangement. This series features four upholstered modern seating components, each fitting together seamlessly to form sofas, sectionals and single seating arrangements. The collection allows for the mixing and matching of fabrics . Components can be easily reconfigured or added later to adapt to the changing needs of the room. As one satisfied CLS client said, “I love my new sectional because when I get bored with the room, I just change the configuration of my sectional sofa. Thank you CLS for offering designer furniture at an affordable price. I love my new sectional sofa!!!
Thanksgiving, Christmas, the holiday season is in full swing and we’re sure the festivities will be never ending. If you are planning to have family and friends enjoying the holidays in your home check out our cabinet selection for a decorative upgrade in no time. The season calls for a lot of time spent in the kitchen so check out these options from our selection below.
Our elite cinnamon option adds a warm sugar touch to neutral countertops and appliances. Dovetailed drawers provide a beautiful touch to a semi-modern collection.
The elite merlot design is a deep and rich tone that will spice up any kitchen. The collection comes fully assembled and can be great for stainless steel appliances.
Our landmark birch natural set is a traditional approach to kitchen décor. If it’s time for an upgrade and you are used to simplicity this is the choice for you.
If you have been looking to upgrade or remodel and are unsure where to start. Stop by CLS Factory Direct of Columbus, Ohio today and meet with an expert!
Fall has come upon us and we are excited for the season. Here at CLS Factory Direct we have all of the styles and colors you need to make your home a seasonal oasis. Spice up your décor this fall with a few of these items from CLS Factory Direct or stop by to check out our selection. Here are a few great finds for taking your space from dull to lively this autumn at a feasible price!
- Try our Paulie DuraBlend sofa now on sale for $389.99! Its pumpkin spice color adds a festive tone to any indoor space.
- Entertain much? Our rustic accented wine rack by Ashley is the perfect find. Now only $189.99 this durable rack will add a touch of casual antique vibe to your home.
- Our Darcy salsa ottoman is great for kicking up your feet with a cozy cup of coffee. On sale now for $220. You are sure to enjoy relaxing with this contemporary style piece.
For more call or stop by our Columbus, OH location today!
If you have been thinking about re-decorating your home or maybe just a particular room, but don’t know where to begin, take a look at what is trending in furniture. This can assist in defining your style and set you apart from the crowd. With so much to pick from, so many colors to choose it is always great to have a guide to help steer you in the right direction. Here are a few trends that will give you a head start on next year’s style and surely keep you in the mood to stay at home to entertain.
Geometric – Geometry and futuristic vibes can add a cool touch to modern and simple spaces. Our Daitaro sculpture set is one that will add a fun touch to classic space.
Artisan feel – A more artisan feel is one that will bring and relaxed and inviting energy into the home. Opt for pieces that look handmade or woven like our Wilkes Rug!
Floral – It is to no surprise that retro prints like floral are making a modern comeback. They can add a pop of color and livelihood into any space while creating a balance between softness and masculine tones. Check out our Kylee spa accent chair.
If you’d like to upgrade or accent your home stop by CLS Direct of Columbus, Ohio today. Be sure to ask our sales professionals about current deals, specials and new stock items. Proudly serving Central Ohio!
Have you been dreaming of going on vacation this summer, getting to a place where relaxation is everywhere and the vibes are calm? With busyness and constant family tasks in the forefront it may not be the summer where you can just get up and go. But wait, revamping up some of your home décor and creating a light and airy space in the home can give you just the sense of relaxation you’ll need. Selecting cool palettes of blue or going light and airy with whites and ivories can make even the busiest person feel at peace in their space. Pops of light neutrals can also be the perfect accent to your cool new décor. Here are some of our top suggestions!
- Our Daystar sea foam sofa and loveseat is the perfect addition for a unique and light palette. Add in some major white and deep browns for a getaway feel.
- The Bostwick Shoals three piece bedroom set is the perfect cottage style that can give any room a beach resort type feel. Set the atmosphere with beige accents and your choice of blues or soft grays.
- Go for a beach brunch feel and create the perfect at home nook with this Whitesburg Round Dining room set. The neutral pallet allows for play on soft colors that will revitalize your dining room décor instantly.
Here at CLS Factory Direct we have so many unique choices for you to choose from. Feel free to stop by and talk to one of our specialists about creating the perfect space to get away right inside the walls of your own home. Stop by our Columbus, Ohio location today.
Whether you are hosting a party for the NBA finals or preparing for a fourth of July showdown at your home the furniture you have says it all. Here at CLS Direct we believe home is a place for friends and family. As the summer emerges here are a few items you can add to your list for creating a living room or den area that’s worthy of entertaining.
- Reclining Sofa – It’s one thing to make sure you’re comfortable, but to have a place for your guests to kick back and relax says a lot about your hosting style. Try adding a reclining sectional to your space to make room for several people to relax and hang out.
- Dine Right – Whether you’re formally sitting to chow down or serving dips and finger foods a great table set up is a must. With the right dining group you can have just enough space to sit around the table and chat or serve a plethora of foods close enough to where the party is happening.
- Tasteful TV – If you’re hosting a sports party or movie night it is always convenient to have your equipment in one place. Wall systems and entertainment centers are perfect for mounting your TV to a reasonable level while serving as a platform for speakers or added décor. Make this the center of your living room and your guests are sure to stay awhile.
If you are looking to spruce up your living quarters and don’t know where to begin, stop by CLS of Columbus Ohio today for professional guidance. We offer a variety of designs and textiles to meet your specific needs.
If you are gearing up for some summer fun, entertainment and enjoyment why not create an oasis at home that you will love? Entertaining guests and cooling off in the comfort of your own home is a priceless way to beat the heat while having fun. So, here are a few items that will not only boost the appeal around your home but will make your home a summer hot spot for family and friends.
- This cool colored Gale Recliner is perfect for relaxing while watching sports or reading a good book, in style of course.
- The Hannin sofa and loveseat is the perfect set for hanging our with family or entertaining friends. Its cool blue color adds a sense of relaxation and a beachy feel to any living room.
- Our Naomi Left Pier entertainment system is a great way to accent your home while creating a space for the core of entertainment. Place music speakers or a widescreen TV on its shelves to create a selected space for all of your entertainment needs.
For more suggestions on furniture and summer accents feel free to stop by CLS Direct of Columbus, OH today!