Our FREE giveaway for the month of May is this Weber Grill Genesis EP310 (in either black or crimson – winners choice)! Just visit our store to enter, with no purchase necessary! However, the more you spend, the more entries you get. See our associates for more details. Best of luck!
When you’re considering buying new dining room furniture, it’s always important to know how much space you have for your new purchases. However, it’s also important to consider how much space you need to leave empty so people can maneuver around your home comfortably. Here’s a list of measurements to keep in mind while shopping for the perfect new dining room set:
- Make sure to leave 24-36 inches between the back of a chair and a wall. If your family is especially tall, you may way to leave a few more inches of clearing space. This way everyone will have enough space to pull out their chair and sit comfortably without truly feeling backed up against a wall.
- The most comfortable distance between dining chairs are 12-18 inches. This will prevent elbows from knocking into each other while your family and guests are enjoying their meal!
- If you’re mixing and matching dining room collections, make sure that there is at least 10 inches of space between the table top and the seat cushions. The last thing that you want is for someone to be unable to fit their legs under the table!
- Area rugs should be large enough that the entire table and all of the chairs can fit comfortable on top of it, even when the chairs are pulled out. This will ensure that there are no uneven surfaces causing the table and chairs to wobble while everyone is sitting down for their meals.
If all of this is a little overwhelming, never fear! Our incredibly savvy designers are always ready to help make sure that you’re making all the right decisions about your new furniture. They’ll make sure your home looks amazing and is perfectly functional as well! Plus they will make sure that you’re getting the best deals on the best brands. Visit today!
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Is your home looking dreary next to the loveliness of Spring? It’s common for us to feel a little down as we pack away our cozy throw blankets and sparkling winter decoration. But getting your home ready for warmer weather can be a lot of fun and will make your friends and family feel right at home in the new season!
Start by combing your home for stuff that’s broken or that your family doesn’t use any more. Spring cleaning isn’t just about vacuuming and dusting, it’s about starting from a clean slate so that you can build up and make your home look exactly the way you want it to. So make some hard decisions and take everything that you don’t absolutely love to the donation center. If you aren’t sure whether you’re ready to part with a few items, pack them away for a month and see if you missed them. If you didn’t go looking for them, chances are that you don’t really want them lying around.
Next, select an object or two that completely encapsulates the style that you want for your home during the spring. It could be a colorful vase, artwork, or rug that you love. Use that as inspiration for some additional spring accessories by looking for complimentary patterns and similar color schemes. Switching out accent colors from one season to the next is a great way to keep you home feeling fresh. Throw pillows, small area rugs, lamps, and vases are all easy to change out and can make a huge impact on the atmosphere of your room.
Finally, bring some of that wonderful outdoor beauty into your home! Treat yourself with fresh flowers and potted plants to make your home feel bright and well-cared-for. A simple flower in the guest bathroom or miniature herb garden in the kitchen window will help make your home feel truly special.
Do you feel energized to give your home a makeover this spring?
To beautifully mix patterns and create striking styles for you home, you need to create a balance between too much and too little. You don’t want to overcrowd a room with too many different patterns or too much of the same pattern, but if you don’t incorporate enough pattern it may end up looking like an afterthought.
Use Variety – Most patterns fall into two basic groups: organic and geometric. Organic patterns are often inspired by nature and may appear more abstract. Florals are a good example of organic patterns. On the other hand, geometric patterns like polka dots, chevron stripes, and lattices have defined patterns that repeat in even intervals.
Start incorporating pattern into your room by choosing an item with a pattern that you love. For example, you might choose pillows in a floral pattern that compliments your upholstered furniture. Then add another pattern that is more geometric but still uses the same color scheme as the rest of the room. Or, if you initially fall in love with a geometric pattern for your curtains, try incorporating an organic pattern in the area rug. Your third pattern can be either organic or geometric, as long as it follows the second important rule:
Use Different Scales – Whether your first pattern choice is organic or geometric, you need to consider how big or small the scale is before incorporating additional patterns. If your initial piece features large flowers or wide patterns, the scale is large. Usually the larger the piece, the larger the scale for patterns (so curtains, rugs, and accent furniture usually use large scale patterns while small pillows, throws, and accessories have smaller scale patterns).
You don’t want to use all of one type or the other in the same room or the balance will be off and each pattern will compete against the other. Instead, try to use one large, one medium, and one small scale pattern in the same room. This way you can create depth with color and pattern while also maintaining a harmonious look for the room.
Hopefully you feel more confident about mixing and matching patterns and you’re ready to try to incorporate more style into your home.
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CONGRATULATIONS to our $50 Gift Card Winners for March! We hope you enjoy your prize!
Congratulations to Michelle Foster! She is the winner of our Ugly Sofa Contest and can claim her brand new England sofa this week! We hope you enjoy your beautiful new sofa!
Thanks to all of our participants. We only wish we could give all of you a replacement sofa! Here’s a link to the Facebook album with all of our Ugly Sofa finalists: Link We will be sure to hold another Ugly Sofa Contest soon!
Also, don’t forget to visit our store and enter to win this month’s drawing from the New England Appliance & Electronics Group. This month’s prize is a Sony BluRay Home Entertainment System! You can enter April 1 – April 30, and the winner will be drawn May 12th!