We may not be able to predict the future, but we’ve spotted a few home design trends that we believe are going to be big in the upcoming year! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for the New Year!
This year designers are taking their inspiration from mother nature and using rich greens and beautiful jewel tones to brighten our homes! Green accents big or small (think accent walls down to throw pillows) can give any room an upgrade. It’s the perfect choice for your living room or bedroom! You can also make your home feel instantly glamorous with sapphire blues, ruby reds, amethyst purples, and emerald greens. These tones can be paired with layers of beige or gray for a timeless appeal.
Soft, cozy textures that make your home feel inviting are replacing metallics and shiny lacquers. Natural wood finishes will bring balance to your kitchen and dining rooms, and upholstered furniture in different patterns and textures are continuing to be popular. Upholstery also muffles sound, making it a good choice for large open areas that have reverberating acoustics. Faux fur is also popular in home design this year, and you can follow this trend easily with a fuzzy throw pillow or blanket thrown over the sofa!
Trends are fun to follow and indulge in every once in a while, but the designers at Ruby & Quiri think it’s also important that you find your own style and invest in pieces that you will enjoy for years to come! Check out what’s on the showroom floor now to choose the trends and investment pieces are perfect for your unique style!
There’s holiday cheer to spare at Ruby & Quiri, and we want to make sure that everyone near Johnstown, NY has a magical holiday season! So don’t let gift giving and holiday entertaining stress you out, just visit Ruby & Quiri and we’ll make sure you have everything you need!
Get the perfect stocking stuffers and hostess gifts at Peg’s Boutique, where you’ll find unique treasures and handcrafted goods. These wine accessories are a definite crowd pleaser!
And you can give your friends and family something they truly want with a Ruby & Quiri gift card that can be used toward the furniture, mattress, flooring, and appliances of their dreams! Help your loved ones invest in their home this year so they can enjoy your gift for many years to come.
And don’t forget to visit our Facebook Page for a chance to win one of the gifts from under the Ruby & Quiri Christmas Tree! These special Freebie Friday giveaways are happening once a week through the end of the year!
Plus, if you’re entertaining this year, we can help you make your home picture perfect before guests arrive! We offer next day delivery 7 days a week on in-stock products so you can get everything you need for your home!
The holiday season is just easier at Ruby & Quiri!
Tis the season! We have lots of exciting events going on during the Holiday Season at Ruby & Quiri, so be sure to stop by and visit our Facebook page!
We can help you decorate for the holidays with festive throws and pillows, or you can give your home a bigger upgrade with savings on furniture, mattresses, flooring and appliances! Come take a tour of the showroom to get inspired by the latest designs on display!
Plus we are doing special Freebie Friday Giveaways on our Facebook page during the month of December! Visit the page every Monday to like, share, or comment on our post for a chance to win one of the presents under the Ruby & Quiri Christmas Tree!
As we get ready for dinner parties, family get-togethers, and other holiday festivities, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to make our homes look perfect. For those of us with smaller homes and dining rooms, it can be even more stressful. We have a few tips that will help you make even the smallest homes welcoming for any holiday soirée:
Embrace Alternative Seating
Benches that may already be at the foot of your bed or in the entryway can be brought next to the dining table to squeeze in extra guests that individual chairs can’t accommodate. You can also use accent chairs from the living room if you don’t have many dining room chairs. Remember, your guests are there to have a good time and spend time with fabulous people, so a few mix and match chairs is perfectly acceptable!
Use Seasonal Decor
Make your guests feel welcome and honored with decorations like fresh flowers, miniature displays made from pumpkins and gourds, and other small touches. You can also update your decor with new throw pillows for the sofa, or extra blankets draped over a cozy chair. When it comes to hosting any get-together, it’s the small details that will make your guests feel at home.
Spread Out the Party
If there’s just no way to fit everyone around the dining room table, don’t be afraid to split up the party into different rooms. Create a buffet style spread on the dining table and place chairs and trays in different rooms so people can eat throughout the house. This will give your guests a chance to mingle, and the informal style will make people feel relaxed.
Just remember, parties are about having fun! Once the party has started make sure you spend time with your guests and enjoy some of the delicious foods and beverages yourself. If you need more help getting your home ready for the holiday season, just stop by and speak to our talented designers! Check out what’s on sale now! https://www.randq.com/promotions.html
Congratulations to our October $50 gift card winners! We hope you enjoy your prize!
Also, we have an extra special Freebie Friday announcement on this coming Monday, November 7th! Be sure to visit our Facebook page for a chance to win an incredible prize!
Join us for a very special event from 10am-3pm on Saturday, October 29th to support gift bags for breast cancer patients at NYOH!
Take a look at the raffle baskets! They are here now and raffle tickets are on sale!
Thank you for supporting this cause that is so important to all of us here at R&Q!
The afternoon nap is coming back into style, and more and more studies are showing that certain types of naps help people be more productive and alert than they were before. Here’s what you need to know about naps so you can choose the one that’s right for you!
The Short Nap
Also known as the power nap, a short burst of sleep (between 10-25 minutes) can help boost your energy levels and may even reverse some of the effects of sleep deprivation for a few hours (National Sleep Foundation). The key is to wake up from the nap before you enter a state of deep sleep, which will actually have the reverse effect and leave you feeling more tired and groggy than you were before. Try setting an alarm so you don’t have to worry about oversleeping, then find a dark and quite room where you can nap without being disturbed. You’ll wake up with significantly increased alertness and enhanced performance.
The Long Nap
If you are trying to catch up on sleep after an all-nighter or you need to quickly recharge between swing shifts at work, you should opt for the long nap. A nap lasting about 90 minutes will allow your body to complete a REM cycle and make you better able to cope with fatigue. This is especially beneficial if you are driving or operating heavy machinery as part of your job.
The Caffeine Nap
Studies show that drinking a caffeinated beverage immediately before taking a short nap will improve your alertness and productivity more than either caffeine or napping alone. The science states that caffeine takes about 15 minutes to kick in, so a short nap in the mean time will allow your system to reboot before the caffeine takes effect. If you’re planning a long road trip and you’re fighting off sleep at the wheel, this could help get you to the nearest hotel or rest stop.
The Nap Alternative
Naps can be a helpful as a short-term solution for sleep deprivation or increasing productivity in the afternoon, but you don’t want a nap to interfere with your normal sleep schedule. If you didn’t have time for a nap before 4 p.m. or napping isn’t an option at your job, experts recommend a brisk outdoor walk. Sunlight will naturally make you feel more awake and will inhibit the production of melatonin (a sleep inducing hormone). This alternative will help you maintain your nighttime routine so you’re not always trying to play catch-up on sleep.
If you enjoy an afternoon nap, you’re in good company. Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Napoleon, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and George W. Bush were all well known for touting the benefits of a midday rest (National Sleep Foundation). So if you’re fighting off sleep, the best solution may actually be to give in and trust that your body knows best!