The kids are back in school, and the holidays are just around the corner! That means that this is your chance to give your home an update while you have a chance! We’ve got some great looks on the floor right now, so here’s a little inspiration to get you started!
This neutral living room set and beautifully patterned accents will look great in any season. And don’t you love this pair of antelope statues?
This sofa table adds a touch of rustic flare, and it can be used to warm up the room with lamps, flower arrangements, or other nick-knacks!
Transform the bedroom with this cabin-style decor and make the indoors feel like the great outdoors!
It’s never too early to start planning for fall! This cozy throw blanket and pillow will make everyone want to snuggle up on the couch!
From floor to ceiling, we can help you spruce up your home before summer slips through our fingers! Stop by this week for more inspiration and to talk with our talented staff! Ask about our flooring, furniture, accessories, mattresses, and appliances to see what deals you can get right now!
Since your upholstered furniture will be used in different rooms and will fulfill multiple purposes, it’s important that you select the right type of materials. This will help ensure that your furniture continues to look its best over time.
These upholstery fabrics include linen, cotton, wool, silk, and leather. While linen and silk are both very luxurious, they must be professionally cleaned and should not be used in high traffic area or homes with young children. However, cotton and wool are both naturally resistant to stains, fading, and wrinkling. They often come in blends with synthetic fibers to make them even easier to clean. With proper care, leather furniture can be both incredibly comfortable and durable. It can be cleaned with a damp washcloth or leather conditioner and saddle soap.
Over the years many synthetic fabrics have been developed to imitate the natural fabrics. These include acetate, acrylic, nylon, polyester, olefin, and rayon. Even though poorly made synthetic fibers tend to pill or wrinkle, there are also high quality options that feel almost identical to their natural counterparts but are even more resistant to wear, wrinkling, and fading. By itself, acetate (a good alternative to silk) is not a good choice for furniture that will see everyday use, while olefin is a very durable option.
When you’re choosing upholstery for your furniture, make sure to consider how the pieces will be used. Fabric for the dining room or outdoor spaces should be considerably more durable than those used in a formal living room or adult-only office space.
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When you settle down at night for some well-deserved R&R, it’s important that you feel at home in your bedroom. For some, that means classic designs and delicate colors, but others find upscale looks and bright patterns more invigorating. Whatever your personal style preference, you’ll be able to create your perfect retreat with all the incredible design options at R&Q!
Bright and Bold
Naturally energetic people who are attracted to bold designs need a bedroom that compliments their personality. Use printed wallpaper that stands out and incorporate your favorite accent colors throughout the room. You can balance bold colors like red and orange with solid neutral tones in the bedspread and curtains. Keep the bedroom free from excess clutter so that you can keep all the focus on rest and renewal in your private oasis!
For some, there’s nothing more cozy and welcoming than a traditional style bedroom. Use natural wood finishes and classic four poster beds combined with modern upholstered headboards and footstools to create an atmosphere that will never go out of style. Muted shades of blue, green and yellow will complete the look.
If you’re ideal vacation is a luxury resort with all the latest amenities, then you should use modern designs and rich jewel tones to create a glamorous bedroom that you can enjoy every day. Grey is the perfect neutral for a modern look and can be paired with all of your favorite accent colors. Add elegant touches like a crystal chandelier and satin pillow cases to elevate your style to the next level!
Simple Farmhouse Style
For those of you who enjoy simple pleasures, an understated farmhouse design can provide you with the perfect place to rejuvenate. Use lots of whites and off-whites with a few colorful patterns that reflect natural beauty. Fresh flowers and handmade quilts are a must, and they’ll keep the room feeling fresh and lively without a lot of other decoration.
If you’re tired of feeling exhausted, fighting headaches, and experiencing distress due to poor sleep, here’s what you can do today to start enjoying more restful nights.
- Diet: A healthy diet comprised of a variety of whole foods will go a long way toward helping you fall asleep at night. Foods rich in beneficial vitamins and minerals like bananas, cherries, salmon, kiwi, brazil nuts, and eggs will provide nutrients that stabilize your sleep cycle. Avoid foods with high sugar content and alcoholic beverages within one hour before you go to sleep because these substances can disrupt your REM cycle and make you feel tired when you wake up.
- Routine: Instead of relying on one alarm to wake you up in the morning, use a two alarm system: one to tell you when to go to bed, and the other to help you wake up. A set bedtime will help your body adjust to a stable sleep cycle so you might not even need that AM alarm! For the first few days you will be in an adjustment period, so try to get out of bed right away in the morning to help your body get used to the new routine. To make going to bed more enjoyable, find the mattress that provides you with the most comfort. That way you’ll look forward to going to bed at night!
- Relax: Rather than watching TV at night, try to spend time reading or taking a hot bath to help you prepare for sleep. Lavender scented pillow spray can help your mind calm down, as will caffeine free tea like chamomile. Your body also responds positively to a cooler room temperature at night, so a fan can keep you cool and will also help by providing white noise.
Establishing healthy habits that lead to better sleep requires time and commitment, but in the long run it will help you be more productive and happy during the day. The sooner you implement these habits, the sooner you’ll feel the benefits from a better night’s sleep!
Every home has spots where clutter tends to collect. However, with just a few simple changes, you can create a system that makes organization easy. So next time someone decides to drop by, you won’t have to worry about piles that need sorting or dirty laundry that needs put away before they arrive. Here are solutions for three common clutter sites in your home:
1.) The Entryway
For many families, the entryway is a gathering spot for shoes, hats, wallets, mail, and more. Instead of a more traditional console table, look for one with plenty of drawers and shelves. Designate spots for mail, keys, accessories, and other knick-knacks that you need when you leave your house. This way you can quickly put everything in it’s very own spot when you’re doing a quick clean-up before company comes over.
2.) The Kitchen Counter
If you use your kitchen everyday, chances are you try to keep all of your cooking supplies as accessible as possible. Instead of storing everything on the countertops, use shelves and hooks to hang them within reach. Spices can be kept on top of the shelves, and oven mitts, spatulas, dishtowels, and even small cutting boards can be hung from hooks underneath.
3.) The Bedside Table
When you wake up in the morning, the last thing you want to deal with is an unorganized and overcrowded nightstand. Small baskets on the floor can be used to store books and magazines, while catch-alls on top of the table can help you keep track of jewelry and watches. Nightstands with built-in charging stations will also make it easy to charge all your electronics overnight so your phone and tablet are ready to go in the morning.
With summer savings going on now, you can save 25% with cash, check, or credit card, or you can get up to 60 months special financing*. These savings will go a long way to helping you organize your home and prevent clutter from piling up. You’ll always be ready to welcome guests and enjoy the time you spend with them!
With over sixty years in the furniture business, we’ve learned a lot about home decor. These are some of the easiest mistakes to make, especially if you’re new to interior design.
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Living Room Seating
When you’re arranging your living room, you might be tempted to push some or all of your seats up against the walls. However, that’s probably the last thing that you want to do. Create a warm space where friends and family can talk to each other with furniture arranged around a single focal point, not spread out in every corner of the room. If you watch TV in the living room, face the sofa or sectional towards your TV and let the other pieces of furniture circle around it. That way you’ll be able to enjoy the room to the fullest!
Most designers recommend that any room have at least three sources of lighting instead of a single overhead light. Use varying heights with table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, and track lighting to create the proper mood for each room.
Painting Before Decorating
We highly recommend putting down that paintbrush until you’ve chosen the upholstery and fabric for your biggest pieces of furniture. It’s much easier to match your paint colors to upholstery than the other way around. Look through samples and ask our staff to help you pair textures and patterns, then decide which paint colors will bring them all together.
Everyone has a unique style, and every home should reflect the personalities of the people in it. However, these tips can help you avoid common mistakes that make homes feel cold and uncoordinated. Our talented staff can also help you transform your home and make your style come to life.