Archive: Home and Furniture

Get Daring with Statement Wallpaper

Not all that long ago, wallpapered rooms were the norm in almost every home you walked through. Color-coordinated florals, plaids, and stripes danced across living

Top Holiday Décor Tips

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to start decorating! Here are some imaginative and fun suggestions for adorning your home (or even gifts) with holiday

Home Décor Stories

Soft Surroundings’ latest Home Collection tells stories from all over the world. Our buyers receive inspiration from countries like France, Italy, Spain, and Mexico. They

Lamps Shed New Light — All Winter Long

  As it starts to get dark earlier and the weather sends us inside for homey warmth, it’s a good time to think about the

5 Ways to Shop for your Next Rug

Soft Surroundings has recently expanded our selection of wonderful rugs of all styles and we encourage you to take a stroll through them to find

One-Color Bedding is Beautiful, Not Boring!

Grey. Taupe. White. Cream. They sound like pretty standard colors for bedding, don’t they? Why would you choose the neutral end of the color spectrum

Drapery: The Unassuming Room-Changer

We call them window coverings, but selecting drapes is never about covering windows with yards and yards of fabric. It’s about light. Today, there’s a

Indigo: The Color with the Worldly Pedigree

When someone says the word “indigo” the first thing that might pop into your head is denim jeans—as American as apple pie. But the color

The Making of a French Reproduction: Remarkable Remakes

A dozen or more coffee table books have been published in the last few years explaining the way to achieve the look of French interior

The Gilded Age: Glittering gilt décor adds pure French luxury

The French have an inexpressible way of making their mark on a room by combining simple, pared-down, rustic pieces with luxurious ornate ones. This technique