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!
September 23rd, 2016 · No Comments
Sometimes extra storage boxes aren’t the answer. With these three tactics, you can plan ahead so that you can spend less time and space when you’re organizing in the future… plus they’ll make decluttering and clean-up a breeze!
1. Make the most of your entryway.
Take the initiative to create a place beside the front door where you can store purses, keys, wallets, outgoing mail, umbrellas, and seasonal accessories. Knowing that everything you need for the day is tucked away in one central location will make your mornings far less stressful, and having a place to put them when you come home at night will prevent your belongings from being scattered all over your home.
2. Leave room for more.
When you’re organizing your closets, cabinets, or drawers, leave a little extra room. This will make it easy to find everything you just spent time organizing, and you’ll have some wiggle room in case you find something else that can be stored out of sight. When you plan ahead and leave room to spare, you won’t have to completely reorganize again just to make room for something new!
3. A well placed hook.
Keep stuff off the floor and table tops with hooks in every room! They can be used for coats, hats, and scarves by the front door, jewelry in the bedroom or closet, kitchen utensils, and just about anything you can think of with a little creativity! This is a great solution for small spaces because you can store things vertically where it is easily accessible and doesn’t take up floor space!
Leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and pumpkin spice everything is flooding our grocery stores… all signs point to fall! Here’s a few tips for giving your home a seasonal upgrade!
Change out throw pillows and blankets for warmer materials like wool or heavy-duty cotton. You can stay budget friendly by choosing accents that fit your current color scheme, and with fall themed patterns you can make your style look fresh and current! Plaids and other geometric designs invoke a cozy, fall esthetic in any color.
Fall is the perfect season to upgrade your living room with elegant leather sofas and chairs. Invest in quality pieces that will make your home more luxurious than ever, just in time for the holidays!
Think outside the box: while we love deep burgundy and sunshine yellow as much as the next person, we know that these colors may not work perfectly in every home. But you can still enjoy fall decorations by opting for white pumpkins and gourds, or even spray painting them in your color of choice!
Let us know how you are using seasonal centerpieces and decorations in your home!