Monthly Archives: June 2016

#DesignDilemma: How to Create a Functional Outdoor Space

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, we decided to come up with some ideas to make your outdoor space as functional as possible for your celebration. Despite the heat, it is always fun to grill a few hamburgers, take a swim, and watch fireworks at the end of the day.

So, how do you make sure your guests are comfortable, while maximizing your backyard potential?

Have an outdoor dining area. This may seem like a no brainer, but people love to sit across from one another while having a place to graze and chat. Here are a few options available at Turners:

To add an instant ambiance, go with this fire pit table that has a mini flame that will light up your area while enjoying those freshly grilled hamburgers outside. Shelves behind a cabinet provide extra storage (perfect for hiding the extra chips!).

Or you can stick with a classic outdoor dining table and chairs that make for a comfortable pit stop after a dip in the pool.

Create a conversation area with four comfortable chairs around a fire pit. It’s never too hot for some smores, right?

Imagine your July 4th party with a stocked cooler! This solid wood cooler is the perfect addition to any backyard shindig.

We hope this gave you some ideas on how to make the best outdoor space possible! All of these items are available at Turner’s Fine Furniture!

Let us know if you have any Design Dilemmas you would like to conquer! You can leave a suggestion in the comment section below or let us know on our Facebook!

 

#DesignDilemma: Dress Up Your Boring Neutral Sofa

If you have been furniture shopping lately, you may have noticed that 90% of the market consists of beige or white sofas. At first glance, they can seem… well… BORING. That’s okay! We believe that a neutral sofa is the gateway to functional decorating, being the chameleon that it is. Keeping your large pieces neutral gives you the design freedom to use any decorative item your heart desires, but you may need some help! This is why we are here. Here are a few tips we have come up with:

 

1.  Add colorful decorative pillows to contrast your sofa. Choose a pillow you love and go from there! Any color, pattern, or style will work. Use these pillows as the inspiration for the surrounding area.

2. Find a textured throw blanket that adds dimension to your drab sofa. A throw helps add visual interest and a sense of coziness you are sure to love.

3.  Fun artwork can attract the eye and take the attention away from your sofa. In this case, the artwork accents the pillows perfectly to create a balance of color.

4. Who said a lamp can’t be fun? Don’t be afraid to bring in color here!

5. Last, but not least, the rug. A rug should visually ground the sofa, add color interest, and have a contrasting texture.

Follow these steps and you are on your way to a full makeover!

All of these items are available to order at your local Turner’s Fine Furniture location. As always, our designers are here to help make your interior design goals a reality.

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