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Set the Tone: Design a Relaxing Bedroom

May 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Choosing the right colors for your bedroom is important because different colors can actually have an effect on your mood and how you perceive the world around you. Since you want your bedroom to be a private oasis in which you can unwind and sleep, you should consider using a color palette that creates the right atmosphere.

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One trick designers use to create a sense of calm in the bedroom is to start with a soft, muted lighting. Dimmable lamps throughout the room are better than one harsh overhead light, and you can add some personality as well by using paper lanterns or a string of lights above your vanity or bed.

When you start choosing colors, consider cool tones like blues, greens, greys, and other earth tones that will naturally put your mind at ease. These colors are all considered passive tones (as opposed to active tones like red and orange), and blue is said to even have the ability to help reduce your blood pressure and achieve a clam state. You can avoid creating a space that feels cold and uninviting by combining blues with warm greens and rich browns.

Another thing important to consider when decorating your bedroom is the use of electronics. Electronics can contribute to stress and should kept to a minimum when possible. Just like bright lights near bedtime, electronics stimulate the brain and make you more alert, which doesn’t help much when trying to get some shuteye. Also, plugging in your cell phone on the other side of the room will prevent you from spending hours scanning social media and checking emails instead of getting rest.

Finally, remove clutter to cut down on unnecessary distractions. The bedroom should be a sanctuary that makes you feel rejuvenated and prepared for the day’s challenges. Using the colors that make you feel most relaxed, keeping the electronics at bay, and clearing unnecessary objects from the room can help clear the mind so you can make the most of your time to sleep.

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Spring Cleaning Made Easy

May 15th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s that time of year again. The annual deep-cleansing of your home can be a daunting, but necessary, task. To keep the worries at bay, there are many things you can do to make it a less intimidating project.

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First, it can be wise to make a checklist. Making a list of everything you’d like to accomplish will keep your brain from being scattered. It will also allow you to really focus on just one task at a time. Keep it realistic, of course. Completing small goals will make you feel like you are actually getting something done and being able to physically check things off of a list might give you the gratification you need to keep going.

Take a minute to go through your whole house and decide what you are actually going to be focusing on. Walk through your home room by room and just write down everything you see that could use some attention.

Spring cleaning should have a couple different steps involved. You should be deep cleaning things that don’t always get cleaned, but you should also be organizing and de-cluttering. Getting rid of unnecessary objects will add value to your home.

Oftentimes, places like air vents, behind appliances, the tops of ceiling fans and window blinds remain neglected or untouched throughout the year. Also, don’t forget to clean things like coffee pots, garbage disposals and the inside of the dishwasher.

Don’t rush. You don’t have a deadline. It’s better to accomplish things properly than quickly. But do remember how long it takes you to complete a chore so you can gauge how much time you need. Just think of it this way; if you do it right, you’ll likely not have to do it again for a while. But don’t be too lenient, give yourself a timeline to work with so you know when you are behind schedule.

If you aren’t sure what cleaning supplies to use, there are plenty of common household products that can do the trick. Hydrogen Peroxide can be used to clean windows, tubs and toilets. Vinegar is another product that can be great to clean windows, since it leaves minimal streaks. Vinegar can be used as a disinfectant and can be run through a coffee pot to get rid of any mold.

Although spring cleaning is a choice, it can be a great excuse to start fresh and de-clutter your home. After all, you’ll want your house to look as nice as your new furniture.

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The Ugly TV Contest At R&Q!

March 13th, 2014 · No Comments

 

Think you have the ugliest TV? Is your TV is so old, it belongs on display in the Smithsonian? If so, our Ugly TV Contest is here, and you could win a new one from R&Q!

Here’s how to enter: Take a picture of you on your ugly TV and email it to facebook@randq.com. You’ve got until Sunday, March 24th  to submit your picture. We’ll post the photos on our Facebook page Monday, March 25th. You’ll have until Saturday, March 29th to vote for the ugliest one.

Win a brand new 50″ HDTV – First Place

Win a brand new 40″ HDTV – Second Place

If you’re not already a fan of R&Q on Facebook, “Like” our page so you can vote and help decide who deserves to win.

To Enter:

1.) Email a picture of yourself sitting on or standing by your ugly TV to facebook@randq.com.  You need to be in the picture with your TV in order for the entry to be valid.

2.) Entries will be accepted through Sunday, March, 23rd.

3.) The R&Q team will select the top 10 ugly TV’s.

4.) The top 10 TV’s will be placed on Facebook in a photo album for fans to vote on the ugliest TV on Monday, March 24th.

5.) Voting will be until Saturday, March 29th at 3:00pm.

To Vote:

1.) Go to our Facebook page

2.)If you are not already a fan, click the ‘Like’ button at the top of the page.

3.) Go to the photos tab and click on the Ugly TV Contest album

4.) Vote for your favorite ugly TV by clicking the ‘Like’ button under the photo

5.) Invite all your friends and family to our Facebook page to vote for their favorite

6.) The photo with the most likes at 3pm on Saturday, March 29th wins at 50″ HDTV.  And for the first time, the photo with the 2nd most likes wins a 40″ HDTV!

 

Good luck, and may the ugliest TVs win!

 

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The Ugly Recliner Contest at R&Q!

January 10th, 2014 · 13 Comments

 

Think you have the ugliest recliner?  Our Ugly Recliner Contest is here, and you could win a new one from R&Q!

Here’s how to enter: Take a picture of you on your ugly recliner and email it to facebook@randq.com. You’ve got until January 24th to submit your picture. We’ll post the photos on our Facebook page January 27th. You’ll have until Monday, February 3rd  to vote for the ugliest one.

Win a brand new recliner!

 

The winner will receive a new recliner from La-Z-Boy. See our full selection of home furnishings here.

If you’re not already a fan of R&Q on Facebook, “Like” our page so you can vote and help decide who deserves to win.

To Enter:

1.) Email a picture of yourself sitting on or standing by your ugly recliner to facebook@randq.com.  You need to be in the picture with your recliner in order for the entry to be valid.
2.) Entries will be accepted through January 24th
3.) The R&Q team will select the top 10 ugly recliners
4.) The top 10 recliners will be placed on Facebook in a photo album for fans to vote on the ugliest recliner on January 27th
5.) Voting will be from January 27th – February 3rd at 3pm.

To Vote:

1.) Go to our Facebook page
2.)If you are not already a fan, click the ‘Like’ button at the top of the page.
3.) Go to the photos tab and click on the Ugly Recliner Contest album
4.) Vote for your favorite ugly recliner by clicking the ‘Like’ button under the photo
5.) Invite all your friends and family to our Facebook page to vote for their favorite
6.) The photo with the most likes at 3pm on February 3rd wins!

 

Good luck, and may the ugliest recliner win!

 

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For our FINAL Freebie Fridays prize – Everyone wins!

January 6th, 2014 · 14 Comments

After four years and 209 Freebie Fridays prizes totaling $59,924 – we are bringing our Freebie Fridays program to a close.

Instead, we are going to focus on more frequent contests with larger prizes!

We truly appreciate all of our Facebook fans and look forward to your participating in our future contests – the first one of which will start later THIS WEEK!

For our FINAL Freebie Fridays giveaway, everyone is a winner!

Just print the $25 coupon above and bring it into the store. You can use it toward anything you like!

Thank you, and have a great day!

Stay Connected!

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Freebie Fridays: Pair of memory foam pillows!

December 30th, 2013 · 5 Comments

This week’s Freebie Fridays giveaway is a pair of memory foam pillows!

Ring in the new year with the gift of a great night’s sleep from Ruby & Quiri with a pair of Ashley memory foam pillows.

 

Winning is easy!

  • Just log onto www.facebook.com/RubyandQuiri for your chance to win Freebie Fridays
  • “Like” our page, and you are automatically entered to win each week!
  • If you do not see the “Like” button, it means you’ve already entered and are automatically in the running each week!

Good luck everyone!

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Freebie Fridays: $200 Flooring Gift Card!

December 26th, 2013 · 12 Comments

This week’s Freebie Fridays giveaway is a $200 flooring gift card!

Winning is easy!

  • Just log onto www.facebook.com/RubyandQuiri for your chance to win Freebie Fridays
  • “Like” our page, and you are automatically entered to win each week!
  • If you do not see the “Like” button, it means you’ve already entered and are automatically in the running each week!

Good luck everyone!

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