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Best Themes for Furnishing Your Living Room

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Your living room is the most socially active room in your house. Whether you are enjoying a game of football on the television with your friends or just relaxing with your family, the living room is the place that accommodates you the most. To make sure it is appealing and aesthetically pleasing to you, we recommend some new themes for furnishing your living rooms. Here are the best themes we found that you could try out for your living room.

Modern New Yorker’s Lounge

This idea involves lots of colour thrown in to make it look bright and neat. It is perfect for a small apartment. The idea involves colourful fabric sofas example our blue Coco Sofa placed on either side of the walls of your sitting room so you have walking space. Tall standing lamps are preferred rather than smaller ones accompanied with big tables to maximize space. Small coffee tables, example our Hexagon coffee tables can also be a good alternative if you’re thinking of getting a big sofa. Hanging shelves and big rugs give the room an airier feel as well.

South American’s Retreat

For people that have a good amount of sun hitting their living room, we recommend a classy South American colonial design. Fabric sofas with a wooden outline will look very good with this theme along with plain fabric chairs with the outline similar to the sofa. This look needs space to be pulled off perfectly because the side tables and the centre table like our Rootslab Coffee Table series will be the centrepieces of your living room. Plain wooden ones will do perfectly but make sure the colour suits your overall theme. You may consider looking for custom made furniture from WTP Singapore to add unique pieces to your living room. Marble would add a touch of elegance to your sitting room as well.

The Artist’s Living Room

The most modern of our recommendations, this idea uses minimal space when covering the floor of the living rooms. Plain white fabric sofas are a good option but they should be coupled with durable and easy to maintain stainless steel tables and chairs. The emphasis in this idea is on the walls as they are filled with artwork, flowers or trophies. You need to think of an entire wall mural and then choose your furniture depending on the centre art piece you have in mind. If you are not sure if the centrepiece you have chosen is to your liking in the long run, you can consider approaching a furniture rental from WTP Singapore and exploring the options you have for your centrepieces, example our Metal Disc Sculpture on Stand. Since the rentals go by a monthly rate, you can simply switch up your centrepiece if you find that it does not suit your liking after a few months.

Beach Side Blue’s

If you are one of the lucky few that lives next to a beach like in Sentosa, we recommend you to go for this look. Your couches should lie opposite to your view while simple vases and low plain coffee tables should be the main pieces of your living room. Add an armchair or two example our Canary Armchair near the window or balcony of your home to enjoy a relaxing time after your day as well.

Try some of these ideas and give your living room a makeover! You can head down to WTP Singapore to explore the themes that you can use as well as seek advice on which pieces will suit your housing style and space the best.

Top Sofa Colours To Choose For Creating A Luxurious Ambience

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Sofas are something that takes most of your living room’s space so naturally, you need to consider buying something that goes with your overall vibe. If you are someone who loves taking risks, then we are sure that you are all in for experiments.

However, sometimes these experiments turn out to be a disaster and instead off giving a classy, royal feel, it ends up looking cheap and mismatched. Instead of picking something out from the display, explore your options with the catalogue or go for custom made furniture. Your sofas do not have to be plain, you can mix and match the print or go for colour blocks.

Here are some of the best colours that will give your living room a luxurious ambience:

Cream or White

These two colours are placed together because they belong to the same colour family and are quite similar. As seen on our Lydia L-shape Sofa, these two shades add a hint of luxury to your sofas, whether you have your sofas made out of fur or plain cloth. The colours are easy on the eyes and provide warmth and cosiness to the entire space.

Gold

Our heart has a special place for all things that sparkle and some shades of gold may just fit the bill. This is a colour that will not work on its own, so you need to pair it with another colour. You can select cream, beige, white, black, royal blue, fuchsia pink or red with this colour to transform your living room into one that exudes royal vibes.

Deep Wine Red

Deep wine red is a great colour to go for that looks absolutely ravishing especially when made out of velvet or leather. It looks traditional, royal and classy. If you are looking to impress your guests with your aesthetic sense, go with deep wine red.

Blue

This is probably the most versatile colour and it works in all environments. You can go with the lighter tones of blue like our Coco Sofa or the darker shades like our EYAL sofa that suits a royal theme. Blue also goes with a lot of colours so if you are thinking of only changing your sofa and not the whole living room, blue is an excellent option for you.

Black

Black is a stylish, modern and chic colour for your sofas, especially when paired with golden hues. You can use this colour in any material and it will look amazing. When black is under consideration, we believe there is nothing to worry about.

Grey

Grey sofas like our Sarah Sofa look subtle yet luxurious. Over the last few years, the slate grey has become quite popular because it compliments bright walls or accessories. If you are afraid to try bold colours like red, this can be your go-to choice.

Selecting colours for you sofas can be tricky and sometimes you are afraid to try out something new. In such instances, you can always choose furniture leasing in WTP Singapore and try out the furniture for a few months before purchasing them. The consultants here will also provide you with advice on what sofas can fit your interior design best to create a luxurious ambience for your home.

What is an Upholstered Bed?

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An upholstered bed is often used to refer to a custom made frame, though they’re not always one and the same. Upholstered beds can be made according to the very specifications provided by you or simply in read-made measurements. This means that you can make it according to your exact specifications, including the way you want it right down to the finish colour of the headboard. But, before investing in a custom made furniture, especially since it’s your bed, you might want to ask yourself a few of these questions first:

Do You Spend Most Of Your Time In The Bedroom?

Most people only go to their bedroom when it’s time to sleep, but there are those that watch TV and read on their bed. Some even eat there! This is not unusual, especially in studio type apartments. If that’s the case, upholstered beds with tall headboards are perfect for you since they have the necessary cushioned support to make you feel cosy as if you’re just sitting on a sofa while on your bed.

Do You Have Limited Space in Your Room?
If you have a small living space, a wooden or leather bed frame may not be the best idea for you. Upholstered beds are a great option for people with little room space as they take up less space than other types of bed frames. In fact, it will be able to make your room look bigger than it is.

Do You Want to Make a Statement?

This is perhaps the best reason to get custom made furniture, especially when it comes to upholstered beds. Since you can make them according to what you like or want, you can pretty much get the bed of your dreams. You can add in platforms, a swooping sleigh bed or even a winged headboard, whatever floats your boat. An upholstered bed is meant to be a centrepiece that helps to make your room feel more modern and unique.

One interesting fact about an upholstered bed is that it provides you more comfort than a regular bed frame. Upholstered beds do not have a footboard, this means that you will not be kicking your footboards accidentally while sleeping at night! This is an even more important benefit for tall people who may need to stretch their legs beyond the mattress. Also, you do not have to go around your bed to the sides to lie down– simply prop yourself down from the foot of the bed with no restrictions!

Upholstered beds are not always custom-made; they are also readily available in all shapes and sizes, from complete beds with high footboards. Simply put, so long as you have the time to put into cleaning it, you can find the right upholstered bed that works just right for your bedroom. Visit WTP Singapore where you are given the option to buy or rent furniture and explore the options you have with our selection and customization service here!

Tips for Furnishing a Beautiful Front Porch

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Living in a tropical country like Singapore, you can expect to get a lot of sunshine and breezy weather in your daily life. For those who own a front porch in their homes, this translates to a perfect place for more time to relax and unwind in the beautiful weather. Some use their front porch simply for storage purposes while others spend a lot of effort in decorating it to their liking. Below, we have a few decorating ideas that can help make your front porch a more welcoming place for guests and passersby alike.

Comfortable Sofas

Sitting on the porch is traditionally a social affair, so it’s best to have two seats there at a minimum, regardless of the size of your porch. You’ll want to put in more, like an outdoor sofa that’s good for three to four people, example our Miami Sofa, if you have a lot of guests frequently. You can even consider getting custom made furniture for your porch if you have a personal preference for your type of seats or table.

A Place to Rest

Living in a tropical country sure does have its advantages. Case in point, there’s no better place to put a hammock than in your front yard. Not only do you get to enjoy some fresh air while resting, it also makes for great décor.

Porch Lights

Before anything else, lights are a definite must. After all, the late afternoons and early evenings are the best time to sit outside. Though if you don’t have porch lights, fairy lights are just as good of an alternative as well.

A Ceiling Fan

This is an absolute must since you’re living in Singapore. Put a ceiling fan up or at least a table fan, to keep the breeze going and make your afternoon more relaxing when the sun gets a little too hot.

Shade

As much as you’d love to enjoy the sun, the light can sometimes be too overwhelming to the point that it becomes unpleasant. Instead of vacating your patio or porch, you can install some form of shade to help create a shady spot. A sun umbrella is a good start, though sun shades can be much more attractive provided if you know how to set them up (which isn’t that hard, by the way!).

Dining Area

Dining outside is a cheap and ingenious way to help bring together your family, as well as your guests if you have any over. So, make sure that you have a dining table like our Lamborsire Dining Table on your patio designated as a dining area. This should instantly liven up the place and make it more appealing to dine in. If space is limited, consider using a small round table, or a portable table that can fold down completely so you can keep it in storage when you’re not using it.

If you are unsure if a full outdoor set is a good long-term investment for your home, you can look at furniture leasing as an option for you. So, what are you waiting for? Invite a friend over to your newly renovated front porch and while the hours away over a can of beer and some good old fresh air.

How to Make Your Home Elderly-Friendly

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One of the most overlooked facts about living with the elderly is how differently furniture works for them as they do for the average adult. However, with a little fixing, mostly by following some well-established principles of universal design, it is possible to design a home to be as friendly as possible to all ages.

Below are our suggested ideas that might help make your home safer for the elderly, without compromising the quality of living for your family.

Use levers instead of knobs

Do you think turning a doorknob is easy? Just wait until you develop arthritis or similar conditions on your hand. Anyone who has arthritis of any age will tell you that doorknobs are their bane. Fortunately, the solution is simple: replace doorknobs with lever-style hardware.

Levels are also very useful for faucets. Also, speaking of replacement, illuminated rocker switches are much more convenient to use for the elderly compared to standard toggle light switches.

Elder-Friendly Floors

Slippery surfaces aren’t the only thing you have to worry about. Make it a point to eliminate thresholds or at least lower their height. For those who use walkers, it’s better to use low-pile carpeting to minimize any chances of an accident. This isn’t just for the elderly; even the average adult, as well as children, can benefit from a significantly lowered risk of slipping.

Custom-Made Stairs

Stairs are very dangerous for the elderly, but there is little you can do to remove the use of stairs in your home if you live in a multi-storied apartment. Instead of doing that, here’s the next best thing you can do: customize your stairs. Adding more lighting, handrails, as well as defining the steps more so the edges are easier to see can do wonders in helping to prevent falls. Adding low-pile carpeting can also minimize the pain in case such falls do happen.

Space Efficient Furniture

This is especially true for those who are caring for a senior that need to use a wheelchair. Since they consume a lot of space, you’ll want to rearrange your furniture so it’s much easier for them to move around. Custom made furniture is your best bet here if you want to have a perfectly arranged room with just the right amount of furniture that the elderly, as well as you and those living in your house, can use.

Grab Bars

Strategically placing grab bars in long corridors, inside bathrooms and everywhere else around the house can help instil confidence in the elderly and encourage them to move around the house as opposed to being afraid of tripping falling.

These are just some of the ways to make homes more senior-friendly, but remember, an elderly-friendly home doesn’t always mean that it doesn’t have to look good. Your home can be both physically and visually appealing, without compromising anything. In such cases, custom made furniture are the best because, in tandem with a good interior designer, you can make sure that your house is well-designed for adults, children and the elderly alike. At WTP, we have our in-house carpenters who have had years of experience in the field and are highly skilled in designing and producing custom furniture to your needs. Explore your options with us today!

Reasons Why You Should Have a Carpet in Your Home

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Area rugs are beautiful to look at and have a way of making up for the lack of room by utilizing various colours for its décor. Not only do they have a great visual appeal, they have plenty of practical benefits as well. If you’ve ever doubted why you should get area rugs or carpets for your home, don’t. Here’s why!

A Quieter Home

This is perhaps one of the most underrated reasons for laying down a rug inside your house. Because of their soft texture, you won’t be making as much noise stepping on area rugs and carpets. In addition to this, they also absorb sound, so your room will not echo as much.

Comfort

Speaking of soft texture, carpets are just that much more comfortable to stand and walk on compared to hard surface flooring. Carpets feel much softer to touch, giving your skin better flexibility and literally relieving your body of pressure.

A Sense of Calm and Intimacy

If you’re a follower of Feng Shui or similar beliefs, you might have heard about how area rugs slow down the flow of energy throughout the home. Even if you don’t, you’ll intuitively sense it, if only ever so slightly.

Another reason why you’ll want to get a good area rug is that they can help make for a very cosy and intimate space. Compared to a bare floor, a rug like our Alaska Twill Area Rug will bring you a sense of comfort and add to the atmosphere of a night of heart-warming catch-up.

Allergies

For years, experts have claimed that carpets are notorious for causing allergic reactions. Although it is true that carpets can cause allergens because they trap allergens, it’s not always the case. In fact, numerous studies have shown that area rugs and carpets are great for those with allergies because they trap all of the allergens. Of course, it is always the best to keep the area rug clean and well maintained.

Slip Resistant

If your house has flooring made of slippery materials like marble, it is a good idea to get carpets since they are slip resistant. This prevents any slip and fall accidents, which is an important factor to consider if you have elderly or children in your home. In case of a fall, the carpet or rug can cushion the fall as well.

Put simply, looks alone aren’t the only reason why you should consider getting a nice-looking area rug. At WTP Singapore, you can explore your furniture rental options if you’re still undecided on which rug to get or whether is a long-term investment you should make. Drop by our showroom to find one that fits your taste and home best!