4 Must Have Mud Rooms! 

Do you get frustrated when your loved ones throw their jackets on the floor or across the banisters when entering the home? Or is that pile of shoes piling up in front of the sofa? Well, one popular renovation to many homes at the moment are Mud Rooms. Recreate your mud room with more organization, functionality and hide unsightly items. Help your children find their items easier and still stay stylish while doing so! Below are four different, yet similar, mud room ideas perfect for any space. 

First up, don’t have a mud room? That’s ok, create this look in your garage. Add baskets for storage and hooks for hanging coats and scarves. Add a large basket for shoes! No more lost or straggling shoes. Shelving is also another solution for this space for shoes and boots. Fill space with clocks or other accessories to make this outside space a little more homey. 

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Next up, let’s be kid-friendly as well! Let’s face it, a lot of the time, we need these spaces more organized for our children! Create single cubbies for each family member so everyone has their items in their own spaces. No more, “That’s my glove!” and wasted time searching for that missing shoe. Create drawers for small items or electronics. Add labeled baskets for storage and hooks to hang jackets and more! Adding labels, to spaces helps keep things organized. It also gives children a sense of ownership and the importance of taking care of things. 

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So the kids are grown you say? That’s ok, create an organized space for YOU! Create a more sophisticated look with a beautiful painted built-in with functional shelving. Use more mature style baskets to store personal belongings. Add classic hooks for items. Create a seat perfect for putting shoes on and taking them off. Add an upholstered cushion and coordinating pillow to finish off the space. Throw in a piece of artwork or alternative artwork to complete your desired look! Also a great feature is the mixture of both shelving and cabinetry. Have space for visible display, but also hide your unwanted items. 

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Lastly, here is a more modern look. Great for any home, but beautiful in a city home or penthouse. This sleek styles has lots of storage! Great in homes with a lack of storage and organizational space. This space lends itself to being modern with the cabinetry style and hardware. It contains simple lines and the space itself is rather basic in design, yet very gorgeous. This space lacks visible shelving, but is great for storage and for those who prefer to hide their items. Thought it is simple, one could add an upholstered cushion or pillow to complete this space.  

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Like what you see? Need more guidance, ideas or plans? Visit us at Olde Mill Furniture and let us help. We can customize a built-in perfect for your space. We can customize the size, styles, cabinetry, shelving and so much more. From a traditional stained piece to a painted farmhouse style, we can help your achieve your vision. Not only will your piece be beautiful, it will also be functional because it is created with your needs in mind. Let us also help with the upholstery and accessories. Hope we can help! 

                            – The Olde Mill Team 

  

4 Holiday Table Settings For Your Home

     It is Thanksgiving week and we have family and friends on our minds. As well as food, football and fun, of course! After the families disperse, it is time to start planning for Christmas dinners and events. One beautiful thing about decorating for the holidays is the ability to create a unique table setting that captures your style. Don’t know your style? That’s ok, read on and let’s find it! 

Modern + Glitz 

     Create these looks by using a table cloth, plates and napkins with a modern pattern. Create clean lines with simple accessories. Use golds and silvers to add a pop to the simplicity. Using the ornaments in holiday dishes adds the feature of ‘holiday setting’. This setting is also versatile and can be used year ’round. 

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Colorful + Kid Friendly 

        Create a colorful and playful setting for the little ones in your life! Children love the magic of Christmas, so let them be young and create a space that both adults and children will love. To achieve this look, use fun colored ornaments, wrapping paper and ribbon. Fill an accent bowl with ornaments add them to garland for an extra pop! Wrap your bowls, plates and napkins in ribbon to create a ‘present’ for your guests. Be playful this holiday season! 

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Traditional + Classic 

    Have a more traditional event? That’s ok! Keep things classy like the setting below. Use one solid color and add a pop of gold or silver. The red and gold decor below is a classic combo that has stood the test of time. Fresh flowers in the table add a warm, freshness perfect for the holidays. Use a classic table cloth and China or crystal. Lastly, create a special treat with a small present on each plate, either empty or filled with chocolates! Spoil your guests this holiday season with beauty. 

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Rustic Simplicity

    Very trendy right now is the rustic look. This look is perfect to achieve the warm + cozy cabin feeling! Use a plaid runner or table cloth complete with a natural centerpiece. Like below, a few logs or pine creates a rustic feel. Add burlap and pine cones paired with deer place card holders or silhouettes for an added feature. Dress this look up with golds and silvers for a more classic look. 

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       Now matter your style, by following a few of these ideas, you are sure to impress those guests this holiday season! Don’t be afraid to mix and match different elements. For example, adding those gold and silver pops can dress up a table scape with a few simple items. 

        Visit us at Olde Mill Furniture for added ideas and help, as well as decor items! 

                           – The Olde Mill Team 

3 Stylish Holiday Mantel Decor Ideas 

        With the holidays right around the corner, our homes become the main location for dinners, parties and lots of memories and laughter. It is important to create beautiful spaces that provide a warm and cozy feel for the loved ones around us.  
      One main focal point in many homes are fireplaces and mantels. A great feature of a mantel is the ability to transform the space with different decor. Different textures, patterns and colors can transform a space based on theme, holiday or style of choice. 

   Below we are going to discuss 3 Different Ways to Style a Holiday Mantle! Let’s talk about a traditional holiday mantle, a rustic farmhouse mantel and a fun, child-friendly mantle. No one mantel is the ‘correct’ style, it is all about what you envision for your holiday decor. 

THE TRADITIONAL MANTEL 

   First is a Traditonal Mantel Style. To complete this look you can stick with the Traditonal Christmas colors of reds and greenery. The pop of gold in the accessories finishes it off with an elegant feel. Add a pop of color to garland with the addition of red ribbon and decorative Christmas ornaments. A popular trend that will stand the test of time is adding a wreath or ribbon wreath, like the one pictured, over an existing mirror above the mantel. Tie in gold candles and reindeer for a classic look. The Traditonal mantel is timeless!  

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THE RUSTIC MANTEL

   Now for the Rustic/Farmhouse Mantel that is currently trending. For this rustic look, garland is still a prominent feature, but with more natural, earthy greenery. Use linen or burlap stockings at your mantel for a farmhouse feel. Adding this deer head to the mantle creates a rustic, cabin feeling to the mantle. With pops of lanterns and a rustic basket, this mantel portrays a natural feeling. Use these ideas to create your rustic mantel, many items used are also great year round! 

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THE CHILD-FRIENDLY MANTEL

    Have children? If so, make your mantel something special for them! Create a space appealing for visitors, as well as creating a memory for your little ones! Adding fun silhouettes of your children creates a playful focal point to your mantel that is great year round. The playful stockings are creative enough to excite the children, yet still elegant enough for the mantel. The fun, non-Traditonal colors create a youthful pop, as do the candy ornaments and trees. Make the holidays fun in you’re home with this creative look! 

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Visit Olde Mill Furniture today for elegant, timeless and fun holiday decor for your home. Need help? Let us guide you in the right decorating direction based on your style. Happy Holiday’s from Olde Mill! 

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Artwork That Completes a Room. 

At Olde Mill Furniture we believe that ART can complete a space and help achieve an overall feel to a room. It is also very important to work around art work and make sure you choose complimentary pieces that work with your art, rather than competing with it. It is key to compliment, not compete! In this post we are going to observe completed spaces with different genres of art. 

Now for a CONTEMPORARY look from Uttermost below…these square pieces of artwork are created with a modern feel in mind. As you can see in the complete room below, the furniture and accessories compliment the simplicity in the lines of the art, from the arm of the couch to the silver horse decor on the coffee table. 

  
 

Botanical or Floral Artwork, like that in the completed room below creates a light and airy feel in the room. Just like the natural feel of the art, the furniture also conveys the same. The wood finish on the chairs and console table and linen create the earth theme portrayed in the fern art. When using botanical or floral art work, first look at the colors that are prominent in the art, as well as the feeling of nature conveyed, when selecting the surrounding furniture and accessories. 

  
 

  The artwork in this space below has a contemporary, architectural theme. When completing this space it is important to notice the modern furniture and gorgeous detail on the three drawer chest. The silver in the lamp also compliments the silver in the frames. With architectural art it makes sense to compliment with detailed pieces that draw the eye to lines, shapes and patterns. 

   

Artwork can most certainly change the overall feel of a room. Below is a completed space that conveys a masculine theme. With the dark browns, crimes and dark frames in the artwork, there is a toughness that is expelled throughout this space. In order to compliment the art, one should choose pieces like below. These pieces are detailed with darker colors, harder materials like metal and more masculine fabrics like leather and a nailhead trim. These pieces of art also make great accents for an office or den. 

   
   

Lastly, for those that are fond of the everyday artwork, there are also alternative forms of art for your space. This space below is complete with gold and iron accents that are used in place of traditional art. These pieces still finish off the space and add a modern feel to the room. When looking at the finished room, notice how each piece ties into the overall gold theme. The lines in the four square mirrors are mimicked in the gold console table. The nailhead a on the four chairs tie into the theme as well. It is not always as important to match everything exact, but to create small details in each piece to compliment one another. 

        

Visit Olde Mill Furniture and take advantage of our Design Service today! Let’s work together to create a unique space just for your needs, that is cohesive from the art down to the very last detail. 

                       – The Olde Mill Team