How to Decorate a Small Flat

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How to decorate a small flat: the keyword is few, but designer pieces of furniture!

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Decorating a small flat can be a pleasant and fun experience. You don’t necessarily need an interior designer, just follow a few small steps for a satisfactory result!

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1) The first rule is not to overfill the space by “smothering” it with furniture and accessories. Few but the right pieces!

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2) Be sure about the style you want: modern, shabby chic, vintage, contemporary, boho chic… Try not to mix the various styles together, because you would risk the “bazaar” effect that is not suitable for a small environment.

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3) Study the lighting points well. Light is a fundamental element especially for a small flat that may not have a terrace. Focus first on how to use the available natural light and then on artificial light.

miniforms colony armchair

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4) As far as colour combinations are concerned, it is better not to exaggerate! It is not recommended to create an environment that is too neutral, but also an environment with too bright colours. The key word here is: Balance.

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5) If you can, we advise you to choose designer furniture and avoid custom-made furniture, as if you were to change home one day you would avoid buying other furniture. Designer furniture is of excellent quality, long-lasting and easily adaptable to any space.

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Furniture Trends for Autumn 2020

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Furniture Trends for Autumn 2020: reinterpretation of vintage style in a modern key.

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For this autumn, the world of interior design will focus on revisiting materials and iconic furnishings from the past, inserting them in the most modern contexts, creating a bridge between the present and the past never so topical.

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Iconic furniture:

The best design furniture with a vintage touch are definitely those belonging to the famous companies Knoll, Vitra or BD Barcelona Design… Their products can be perfectly combined with the most innovative materials such as fenix or the new antibacterial surfaces, which are treated with a silver ion compound and eliminate 99.9% of germs, viruses and bacteria that proliferate and lurk in the home.

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Ceramic:

Many of the trends of the moment have seen the revival of elements that seemed to have gone out of fashion, re-proposed today as exclusive solutions with a vintage-chic soul. One of these is certainly the rediscovery of marble-effect ceramics as the top of dining tables.

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Vienna straw:

Another element that is back in vogue, revisited in a modern key, is the so-called “Vienna straw”, famous thanks to the famous “bistro chairs”, produced by hand weaving the straw. A poor and natural element by definition, which today is reproposed as a refined and elegant complement on seats, tables, headboards, lamps and accessories.

miniforms colony armchair

Get the look with Colony armchair

miniforms colony table

Get the look with Colony table

2020 was a year full of surprises and twists for interior design world too. Many furnishing elements that had been on the margins for years returned in vogue, the house took on a new role and became the focus of our lives. The constant trend will be to create an increasingly welcoming, comfortable and tailor-made environment.

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Rediscover the Domestic Environment

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Rediscover the domestic environment: how to re-evaluate and make our home more comfortable.

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Re-evaluating your home and then turning into an interior designer can be a funny and rewarding experience. No one knows its own home better than you and especially its weaknesses and strengths.

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Whether you decide to totally change the decor, simply repaint the walls or add a few new accessories, the keyword remains the same: comfort!

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All the boredom and anxiety we’ve experienced during this lockdown can be turned into creativity! We realized that home, being the place where we spent the most time during this period, must be suitable for our needs, must be a peaceful and relaxing environment, now more than ever!

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It doesn’t matter if we don’t live in a super luxurious environment; the important thing is that it reflects our personality, so that we like it and that it is comfortable.

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Definitely the living room is the most used area of the house. So we recommend quality armchairs and sofas that will last over time; a versatile design that fits almost any style and that it looks beautiful to the looking eye, turning the living room into our “corner of paradise”.

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The bedroom, which until a while ago was used only for sleeping, has now taken on a new role. Indeed, if it is skilfully furnished it can become almost a second living room. Thanks to chaise longue, benches, armchairs and coffee tables the bedroom can be used for breakfast, to rest and even to work.

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Another simpler way to re-evaluate your home is to add objects and decorative elements such as plants and flowers (both real and fake) that give a touch of colour and liveliness to the environment.

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Finally, you can opt to change the color of the walls, perhaps taking a bit of a risk and avoiding the usual white color. Painting the walls can be a very fun activity that involves the whole family!

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Let’s use our creativity and the time we have at our disposal in a constructive way creating a small refuge that can make us happy!

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The Natural Style at Home

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The natural style at home: a conscious and eco-sustainable choice but also an opportunity to create relaxing environments.

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The natural style is characterized by combinations of sober/neutral materials/colors, inspired by the Scandinavian style. It is not necessary to overturn the house to create the natural style, just choose wisely furniture, accessories and coverings that will make the space more welcoming and intimate.

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The natural style enhances the light thanks to specific materials such as wood and rough stone. This encounter between natural light and these organic and naturally imperfect materials gives the environment delicacy and personality.

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How to create the natural stile at home:

– Wood: it’s the material par excellence that best represents natural style. In addition to furniture, wood is also ideal for covering the walls, resulting in a functional and decorative solution that will give warmth and at the same time keep the atmosphere relaxed.

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– Being inspired by Scandinavian style: so we try to opt for a minimalist but comfortable style by choosing pastel colors that recall nature. In the living room we recommend sofas and armchairs with fabric upholstery and wooden frame.

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– Using plants as a decorative element: a house full of plants is a house full of life! Perfect in the kitchen and dining room, plants give oxygen, furnish almost better than an accessory and match any style!

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Get the look:  Sergia armchair

– Less is more: let’s try to concentrate more on essentiality as nature does. Decorate your home only with what is strictly necessary to ensure comfort and well-being of the senses. The environment will be more spacious, bright and therefore harmonious.

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Get the look:  Butterfly chair

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Smart Working at Home

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Smart working at home: how to furnish the office space at home.

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Due also to the health emergency from corona virus the concept of office work has completely changed. The work of the new millennium is smart and mainly “from home”. The advantage is time management: in order to achieve the required goals or deadlines we can modulate it independently, the risk is that we never disconnect.

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Create a cozy environment.

In this new context, the boundaries between work and private life seem increasingly blurred and balancing needs is not always easy. It is advisable to create a small working corner all for us, even if you live in a small apartment, where you can arrange your working day in a harmonious way.

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In today’s modern homes, an environment specifically dedicated to smart working, like a real studio, is a bit obsolete. Hence the need to set up a space inside the living room or even in a bedroom, with versatile and very elegant solutions. Let’s see some examples.

miniforms jumbo desk

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Avoid office furniture.

One very important thing: no desks and office chairs or cold materials, which remind us of the rigidity and formality of the workplace. The smart working  corner should be pleasant, welcoming and reflect our personality and tastes. So even a simple footstool could be used as a chair…

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A very important element is the lighting.

If your office corner is illuminated by natural light, this is sure to be a great luxury. Sunlight makes everything more relaxing not only for the spirit, but also for the view.

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But in the evening or on dark days it is important to have a good source of artificial light at your disposal; for this you will need to choose the most suitable desk lamp.

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Finally, don’t forget the comfort!

If, as in this period, you are forced to work from home for many hours, choose ergonomic, enveloping armchairs, perhaps even with a high backrest that allows the spine to remain straight.

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If the office corner is used for a short time, just for the time to take a look at the email, socials or quickly arrange some documents, you can bet much more on aesthetics than comfort.

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Living Room and Open Space Kitchen

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Living room and open space kitchen: what is the most suitable finish for the furniture?

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Do you like the idea of having living room and kitchen together in one place? Some interesting ideas from which to take inspiration to furnish your living room and open space kitchen.

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When opting for an open space environment, you also have to decide between two alternatives with regard to furniture: choosing the same furniture for both environments or different ones?

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In recent years, manufacturers have begun to create truly interesting proposals for a unique style, suitable for both large spaces – to be enhanced by colour contrasts between floors, walls and furniture – and smaller ones, where perhaps a predominance of light colours can help to increase brightness.

sancal tonella sofa

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In today’s houses, often very small, especially in the city, combining living room and kitchen can be a necessity as well as a trend: the result is a living area where the actual working area and the typical elements of the living area such as cupboards, bookcases and equipped walls coexist.

sancal tortuga armchair

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Opting for the uniformity of the furniture, the modular elements that furnish the kitchen extend with the same finishes and the same colors to the living room, creating a pleasant common thread. You can also give a touch of liveliness to the environment by choosing some colorful furniture, with an original shape.

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By combining kitchen, living room and dining room you certainly gain more space and above all more light. In addition, family relationships also change. Nowadays it is almost unthinkable to have in an apartment with less than 80 sqm a kitchen divided from the living room. So let’s give life to our inventiveness and imagination!

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Mediterranean Decor Style

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Mediterranean decor style: when the light has a great influence on our feeling for colours, warmth of materials and attention to details.

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Mediterranean decor style means to create unique spaces thanks to warm and timeless pieces, perfect for integrating well into many different environments (home, office, meeting rooms, hotels, restaurants, cafés, airports, schools, universities or libraries).

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Opt for sustainability which means furniture that will stay with us for the longest time possible. Furniture we won’t want to throw out. Consequently, the concept of environmental sustainability becomes very important from the furniture’s conception, right through its design until the end of its useful life cycle. Buy sensibly and consume no more than necessary. Quality ahead of quantity.

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In marvellous Mediterranean cities the sun shines 300 days per year; so walls are painted in white colour, sofas and armchairs are upholstered in pastel or neutral colours fabric, tables and chairs are made of light wood.

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One of the key points of the Mediterranean style is to furnish without weighing it down. Furniture and accessories must be able to find space without overfilling the rooms. The impact of natural light in the living room is crucial.
If there are large windows in the room, light and light curtains will allow the sun’s rays to filter into the room.

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The Smart Evolution of Common Areas Furnishing

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The Smart Evolution of Common Areas Furnishing: when the world of hospitality and the workplace converge, new types of furniture can be created.

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When the world of hospitality and the workplace converge, new types of furniture can be created: modular armchairs and sofas that welcome, protect, define territories of privacy or create sets for communities.
They have always been defined as furniture for in-between areas, but their function is evolving. And the high backrest has become a must have!

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Third spaces are becoming first spaces. Indeed the armchairs with high backrest or with ears are countless, despite this there are many new shapes.

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viccarbe season sofa

Get the look:  Season Sofa

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Get the look:  Levitt Sofa

The novelty is above all in the approach and the new way of using armchairs and sofas. Previously it was furniture for in-between areas or “between desks”; now they seem to replace desks.

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Indeed the use of the sofa as a place to work with your laptop is no longer just a prerogative of the Millennials.

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It’s important to bring ergonomics to the in-between areas.
The solution to work comfortably is to equip sofas and armchairs with accessories and integrated technological equipment that can transform the armchairs into real workstations. For example, small worktops, also height adjustable and rotating, armrests, electrical and USB sockets.

 

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Therefore the quantity and quality of the accessories and the modularity are decisive elements. As well as the ease of reconfiguration and portability.

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Padded, quilted, quilted, pleated and with evident stitching enhance the tactile qualities of the high-performance upholstery fabrics, selected with great care, and surprising colour combinations. Even left visible structures sometimes become a decorative element.

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How to furnish the dining room with style

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The dining room is a focal point of the house. Let’s find out how to furnish it with style making it perfect.

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The dining room, one of the focal elements of the house, has always been a meeting place for friends and family. This room often varies from house to house in size, space and style. In fact, it can be a simple extension of the kitchen, an adjoining room or a large open space that joins the dining area to the living area. That’s a place that you have to make functional and comfortable, but without giving up your tastes and preferences.

sancal pion table

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The first thing to consider when starting to furnish a dining room is the size. You have to take the measurements and understand what the right arrangement and relative size of the furniture can be. This is because even a single unsuitable complement can affect the final effect. The style of the furniture is also very important: it must be an element of continuity and recall the rest of the house, especially if it is a single room with kitchen, living and dining area.

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Get the look:  Decapo table

Once the proportions are clear, it will be necessary to decide which colours and materials to focus on. Light and neutral colours, combined with light style furniture are perfect for a small room, because they extend the optical effect; for large rooms, dark or bright colours can also be used. Lighting is another element to consider when furnishing a dining room. Using natural light is always the best idea, but to make it uniform throughout the area it is also advisable to use directional spotlights, LEDs or free-standing lamps.

viccarbe burin round table

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Get the look:  Maggese table

The elements and inspiration for the choice of furniture can be very varied, but the ideal is to always keep a clean and functional room, without too many ornaments or complements. The important thing is to find the right balance between style and functionality.

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Get the look:  Decapo table

To choose the right table you have to consider the material, shape and functionality. To choose the right table you have to consider the material, shape and functionality. To optimise the space of the smaller rooms, folding and/or round tables are recommended. Rectangular tables are more suitable for large and spacious rooms.

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Get the look:  Pixie table

The chairs must be comfortable and comfortable, while the size and number are proportionate to the rest. Keep in mind that each diner should have at least 60cm of space available from another. As far as materials, textures and colours are concerned, one can indulge and play around with the other furnishings.

sancal silla40 chair

Get the look:  Silla40 chair

sancal tea chair

Get the look:  Tea chair

If space is left, and appropriately placed, bookshelves, cupboards and carpets can also be used to create a welcoming environment.

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Get the look:  Ramblas cupboard

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Get the look: Stoya cupboard

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Future Trends in Interior Design

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Future trends in interior design: follow your own taste with an attentive look at outgoing trends.

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Get inspired: the new Sancal Roll chair presented at  Imm Cologne 2020

Every year, new products arrive from the most renowned trade fairs and exhibitions. They come to arouse the desire to revisit the domestic environment. But what are the best advice to furnish your home in the near future?!

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The first rule is: tailor-made. Your home must be furnished mainly according to your tastes, available space and existing furniture and not according to the fashion of the moment, from which, in any case, you can take some inspiration.

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Here are some trends for the year 2020 to decor your home;
trends that you can customize according to your idea of style and needs.
Experts recommend to choose fabrics upholsteries in dark and deep, relaxing shades, such as the Classic Blue that is the Pantone colour of 2020. The Classic Blue is perfect for the decoration of living rooms and bedrooms as it is able to give a touch of depth to the space, as well as giving a sense of serenity and rest to the eye.

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Opt for natural and ecofriendly materials such as wood and furniture with simple but well cared for lines. Don’t miss also some colorful accessories, maybe with an original and extravagant shape that gives a touch of color and liveliness to the environment.

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Also abundant with mirrors in all the rooms, as long as they are large and design and therefore do not “age” the environment.
Always choose colourful carpets in patterns and geometries in warm shades that make you want to walk barefoot.

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Get the look:  Do-lo-rez rug

Bright colours also in the kitchen and new vegetable motifs that already appeal to the younger generations who are increasingly opting for solutions in harmony with nature.

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