The industrial trend or industrial chic style in home decor probably got its start somewhere similar to the So Ho district in New York, NY – an area full of loft apartments transformed by factory-fashionable decor comprised of  tarnished metals, dark woods, exposed pipe, exposed brick, concrete and tall ceilings. It took hold in the late 2000’s and continues to be popular today,  This buzz in extreme trends has caught on in decorator hives worldwide sometime in the late 2000’s and continues strong today.  MHF has both furniture and accessories to complete the industrial look. Lamps. Shelves. Desks. One of our favorites is this pipe, metal, and large globe lamp. It is stunning in the living room, den, man cave, bedroom… you name it. Ultra versatile, it will give any room that industrial appeal.

The building blocks for the industrial look include a natural color palette such as a mix of grays, neutrals and rustic colors. These simple colors create a silent backdrop that allows for industrial pieces to do their stark but stunning dance, while creating a natural flow to the room.  Large open spaces and minimal barriers, exposed frames, and interior windows complement the effect.

 
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The Bohemian – or Boho – decor trend is mainly about heavily applying color and loosely applying control. A great place to begin building the look is choosing a colorful sofa. Blue is ideal because it is a friendly color that works and plays well with most other colors. But, if you would like to take the look up a notch, add orange. Blue and orange are compliments on the color wheel which means when you put these two colors together you ramp up your decor from impressive to unforgettable. Used together they pop, creating the extraordinary out of the ordinary.

If you are interested in the Boho trend, we can help you kick things off with a blue Ashley sofa that is built for comfort and versatility.It can fit any decor theme and any room layout. Let Cindy help you mix and match some dazzling accessories to turn your room into a statement.

 
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There’s a lot to say about this spot. Herringbone throw, something crocheted, swing arm lamp, shabby chic mantle flying solo with no fireplace, and a paisley chair (Or are those amoebas? Paisley? Amoebas? Amoebas? Paisley? Just wondering. Always have.)

But our eye goes to the sequined pillow. Monotoned … or as monotoned as something like a sequin that reflects light can be. And, because of that refracted light, the pillow manages to match all the other gray tones in the room. The chair. The crocheted foot rest. The scrapes on the solo mantle. The rug. That is it’s genius. If it weren’t for the pillow this room would be manic.

And, who knew you could get your bling on with pillows? But you can. Pillows are harmless. Seemingly. But these harmless swatches of fabric and stuffing can take room bubbling with chaos and sit all the players in a row and get them to raise their hands. Pillows can be the generals in a room where the battle is on for focus.

Cindy, resident pillow-ologist at Maupin’s, can tell you all about the power of pillows. Come down and visit.

 
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The chair and a half, by La Z Boy is the loveseat’s little brother. As one observer put it, if you sit facing forward, your feet on the ground – military tribunal style – this chair’s probably not for you. On the other hand, if you are a curler, who likes to wrap up, curl up, ball up, and settle in for a good, comfortable sit, this just might be the chair for you. The size is perfect for people and for rooms. For spaces that need a bit of a statement but not a full on reckoning.

Loveseat’s were ok. But the only people that didn’t avoid them were hormonal teenagers and children who liked the idea of being big enough to stretch out to the entire length of a couch some day. So we were “conflicted” about loveseats. It seems the Chair and a Half is loved or hated, embraced or shunned. But the curlers know. The people who site by wrapping around and under themselves and pillows. The people who settle in for a good chat. The long haul sitter loves the Chair and A Half…the loveseats little brother.

 
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Great question! And “Hi”! Welcome the Maupin’s Home Furniture blog. Let’s talk about trends. It seems, these days, everything runs in trend cycles. Right? Smart phones. Clothes. Cars. Friends. Home decor. You name it. But  the trend of living up to trends gets expensive. Who has the pocketbook or time to give their home a makeover in lock step with the latest trends? But have you ever met that person who can make something out of nothing? That person’s whose sense of style transcends trends? They don’t have to recreate the latest look because they have a sixth sense about how to work with what they already have and by adding the right touch here and the odd but right touch there they create a look that is unique, non-trendy, and unforgettable.

Home stylist Cindy Stagner has that touch. Bring your favorite Pinterest picture to Maupin’s and let Cindy help you create the room you dream about. All within your budget. Or, if budget isn’t the issue, but a sense of style is, let Cindy help you put together a look that says “come on in, take off your skin, rattle around in your bones.”

Trends and style are relative. Comfort and taste are classic elements that can be added to any room with the right pieces. If you need a little help finding your sense of flare, Cindy’s there and ready to help.

So trends come, trends go. What’s stays? A classic sense of style that can be re-interpreted to enhance your taste in home decor. Come to Maupin’s Home Furniture and let us help you put your home together.

 
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