Furniture

Feb 9

How to Pick a Side Table

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How to Choose a Side Table

Wood, metal or acrylic? Square or round? Shelves or drawers? High or low? With so many options, choosing the right side table can be daunting. So we’ve created some simple guidelines to help you get the casting right.

 
Jan 5

How to Decorate our Octavia Bookcase

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How to Decorate the new Octavia Bookcase from Ballard Designs

In our new Winter Collection, we’re excited to introduce our Octavia Bookcase. The octagonal cubbies and two-tone paint colors make this bookcase a shining star in our latest collection, and one that can transition seamlessly into your home. We’re sharing a few looks and inspiration for turning this classically inspired furniture piece into a focal point in your home.

 
Dec 29

How to Clean Acrylic Furniture & Accessories

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How to Clean Acrylic Furniture & Accessories

For some admirers, acrylic furniture is associated with the glamorous era of Hollywood Regency. For others, the iconic Louis Ghost Chair, introduced by renowned designer Philippe Starck in 2002, comes to mind. Either way, one thing is clear (pun intended): acrylic is as timeless and beloved now as it was when it was first introduced to the world of home decor in the 1930s.

 
Aug 12

Mixing Wood Tones in a Room

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How to Mix Wood Finishes

Let’s all sing it from the mountain tops: The days of matching wood furniture sets are a thing of the past. Truthfully, it was a decorating rule that really never was — and for good reason. When all of the wood surfaces in a single space share the same tone, nothing stands out and the room falls flat. Allowing various wood finishes to coexist can result in a more eclectic, layered look that lends the right amount of texture and depth. The overall feel is more organic, as if individual pieces have been collected over time.

 
Aug 13

How to Decorate with Side Tables

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Despite their small size, side tables are among the most flexible and functional pieces of furniture around. They’re more than just a place to set your drink – these versatile players can provide much-needed storage, serve up food and drink in style, and occasionally, can even pinch-hit as extra seating. Plus, their modest proportions and low price-point makes them an easy way to play around with different finishes, colors and shapes in your decor.  Don’t limit yourself to matching sets – mix and match them throughout your space to achieve exactly the look and utility you’re after. Here are some things to consider when choosing side tables for your home:

 
Aug 30

How to Choose the Right Stools for Your Kitchen

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How to Choose the Right Stools for your kitchen

Finding the right stools for your kitchen is challenging because there are so many factors to consider, including height, style and comfort. Below is our quick guide to helping you find the best stools for your kitchen island, breakfast bar or even your in-home pub.

 
Dec 17

How to Find the Perfect Upholstered Piece

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Pick the Perfect Upholstered Piece

Whether you’re looking to upgrade from shabby to chic or searching for that piece de resistance to finish a new space, take the extra time to find furniture that fits your special needs. Finding a fabulous piece of upholstered furniture, whether it’s a sofa, chair, or ottoman, requires more than spending a few minutes with it in a store — no matter how far you’ve fallen in love. So before you go shopping, take a look at our helpful tips below.