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4 Ways to Create a Custom Interior

4 Ways to Create a Custom Interior

  The secret to making a house feel like a home is by incorporating your personality and style through art, rugs, lighting, accessories, furniture, and so much more. Here are 4 ways to make your home feel more custom.   1. Tailor your furniture.   When you design a custom sofa or dining set to your exact specifications, it can make the surrounding decor feel more elevated and personal.    2. Switch out lighting and hardware.   Don’t underestimate the power of good lighting.  Li ....

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is just around the corner and Willis Furniture is here to help! Here are our top 5 ideas to help mom relax this year and for many years to come.     1. The gift of a better night’s rest with a new mattress and adjustable base. Adjustable bases are growing in popularity because they’re recognized not only for their potential health benefits, but for their superior comfort and luxury.   2. Or try one of our lavender infused memory foam pillows. Lavender is known to pro ....

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5 Easy Styling Tips For a Breezy Beach House

If you are anything like us, summer vacation means one thing — the beach! And for those who are proud beach house owners, it also means it’s time to refresh your space to ensure it is ready for the next few months of relaxation and easygoing fun. Read on as we break down 5 simple ways to welcome breezy elegance back into your beach home this summer. 1.     Introduce Natural Materials Including natural materials in your design scheme, like woven wicker, abaca, and rattan, subtly introd ....

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Finding Your Design Style

  From traditional to midcentury modern — there's a design style that's right for every home. Learn more about our favorites to discover which styles speak to you. You can also try out our style finder quiz.     Traditional Design   Traditional design is rooted in classic, ornate furniture designs and features well-accessorized rooms with dashes of pattern and color.     Farmhouse Style   A rustic style with time-worn furniture, sturdy materials, light color palettes and ....

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Choosing Interior Paint Colors

The easiest way to start the process is by choosing colors you love.  Once you have chosen a base color to start with you can begin to build a color palette around it. Draw inspiration from art, magazines, nature, fabrics, fashion, etc. Using a color wheel can also be helpful when building color palettes. With a turn of the wheel, you can see how colors might relate to each other and learn the basics of color theory.   Doing your homework first will save you a lot of time once you are ....

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How to Create an Inviting Dining Room

The dining room is an important place for gatherings with friends and family. While it may not be used for every meal, or even every day, it still deserves attention. Here are 4 tips on creating an inviting atmosphere that will make you and your guests feel warm and comfortable:   Practical and Beautiful Storage   Every dining room needs some sort of closed storage. A buffet is a very practical and versatile option that allows hiding what needs to be kept out of sight, but also to sh ....

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas From Willis Furniture

1. Stickley Little Treasures These exquisitely crafted gems show off both the natural beauty of quartersawn white oak and the skill of the American craftsperson. The perfect gift for Stickley collectors!  2. Stressless Chair The comfort of a new Stressless chair and ottoman makes a great gift. The uniquely shaped back ensures the recliner adapts to your spine, and the overlying soft padding creates the perfect finishing touch for a flawless comfort moment. 3. Shifman Mattress Give th ....

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Designing for Open-Plan Spaces

Open-concept kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms are inviting and modern, and they make efficient use of space and light. On the other hand, these spaces can be unexpectedly difficult to decorate due to their lack of defined limits and an unrestricted view through the area. One of the most important things about working with these spaces is to create zones.  The space should be both functional and visually appealing so creating zones dedicated to the kitchen, dining room, living room, ....

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Steps to a Well-Designed Room

When decorating a space start by choosing furnishings that will fit your family’s needs. Will children use this space? Will pets play here? These are important things to consider when beginning the design process. Another important aspect of the design process is doing your homework. Most designers will want to see any photos you've saved from your favorite design magazines or Pinterest boards. These images will help tell a story of what you like and what your room should be. Once ....

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For the Love of Blue

Blue is the color of the sky and the sea evoking qualities such as purity, peace, and serenity in interior design. In the home, the shade is immediately calming and welcoming, whether used in a deep navy for a touch of drama, or a pale robin's egg in a more subtle space. Blue is also a common color you will see at Willis Furniture and in the many homes of coastal Virginia. There are so many ways to add blue to your space, whether it's furniture, an accent lamp, art, or even an area rug.  He ....

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