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Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:20:13 +0000

 



What are the Standard Measurements for a Dining...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

While dining tables come in many styles, most are sized according to standard measurements. Take a look at these to help you pick the best dining table for your space.



5 Steps to Get the Most Money for Your Used...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Are you looking to sell used furniture that has outlived its usefulness to you? Here are some helpful tips.



Use These Standard Furniture Measurements to...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Use these standard measurements for the most commonly used pieces of furniture as a rough guide to help you figure out what you can fit in a room.



8 Ways to Get Rid of an Old Sofa

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

It is possible to get rid of an old sofa, and there are several different ways to get rid of one. Consider all these alternatives before even thinking of abandoning it or sending to the landfill.



How to Price Your Used Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Having trouble pricing your used furniture? Find a lot of tips to help you price your furniture based on its quality and style.



Dining Table Shapes, And Which One is Right For...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Dining tables come in many different shapes and sizes. One of these shapes will be right for your dining space. Find your perfect fit.



The 4 Most Important Things to Keep in Mind For...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Choosing upholstery fabric is possibly the most enjoyable part of furniture shopping. Here are four helpful considerations to help you select the right fabric.



7 Tips for Maintaining Upholstered Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Proper cleaning and care of upholstered furniture ensures that the fabric will retain its looks for a long time.



8 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Sofa

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

A sofa is one of the most important purchases for your home, whether you like to entertain, or just to kick back and relax. Here are tips to make that purchase easier.



5 Different Types of Recliners, and How to...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Choosing the right recliner is important, because a recliner can be the most comfortable chair in your house. Find out about different types to help you choose the best one for you.



7 Popular Types of Chairs

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are so many different kinds of chairs. take a look at some of them.



5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Sofa

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

These common errors when buying a sofa can prove costly. Make sure you don't make these mistakes if you don't want to end up paying more than you bargained for.



4 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Are you shopping for a sleeper sofa? Here are some things you need to know before you buy one.



Top 10 Furniture Retailers

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Take a look at the top 10 furniture retailers in the United States. They come in all sizes, with different price points and types of merchandise.



How to Clean Common Stains From Leather Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Leather furniture is expensive, but a good investment as it lasts a long time with proper care and maintenance. Here are some easy ways to clean common stains to keep leather looking its best.



What is a Chair and a Half?

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Take a look at this type of seating known as the chair and a half. It's generous size makes it comfortable, and also a good choice for smaller spaces.



Talking With Dr. David About Recliners and Back...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Dr. Dave David discusses the reasons behind back pain, and how recliners can help those who suffer from bad backs and other health problems.



A Review and Background of La-Z-Boy Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

La-Z-Boy Furniture is one of the best known upholstery and motion furniture manufacturers in the U.S. Best known for their recliners, the company also manufactures sofas, love seats, and ottomans.



Dining Room Furniture Guide

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

A dining room furniture guide.



Get a Quick Primer on Ashley Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

This review of Ashley Furniture looks at the furniture they carry, with information on what to expect to pay and how to locate their stores.



6 Tips for Buying a Quality Sofa Bed

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

A sofa bed is a great choice for when you need a versatile piece of furniture that functions both as a seat and a bed. Take a look at these tips to see what to look for in a good quality sleeper.



3 Most Common Types of Leather Used in Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are mainly 3 different types of leather used for furniture and each has its own special characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.



These 3 Things Can Help You Judge the Quality...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Don't judge a sofa by its cover, because what is inside really determines its quality. Learn what to look for when judging a sofa for quality.



Major Furniture Sales Events

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are a few different major furniture sales events throughout the year, and they all focus on different types of furniture. Find what to buy and when to buy it.



Taking Measurements for Furniture and Decorating

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Taking measurements for furniture and decorating.



2 Best Upholstery Choices for Cat and Dog Owners

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Remember to factor in your pets when you go upholstery shopping. Not all upholstery will work when you are a cat or dog owner, and these two work better than most others.



CFLs: Love 'Em or Leave 'Em?

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are many advantages and disadvantages to CFLs.



All About Thomasville Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Thomasville Furniture is one of the oldest and best known furniture brands in the US.



How to Judge the Quality of Wood Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

How do you check wood furniture for quality? All you need to do is look at the material, construction and finish and take your time.



What Are the Pros and Cons of Buying IKEA...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

If you are looking for modern, affordable furniture to furnish your apartment or first home, IKEA may be a good match. Find out what is great about the brand, and what is not so great.



How to Measure a Sofa, And Why You Need to Do It

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

It is important to measure a sofa before you buy it. There are chances you could be doing it all wrong, so here are the instructions.



10 Common Construction Terms for Wood Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Construction terms for wood furniture can be puzzling at times. Here is some wood construction terminology.



3 Top Considerations for Comfortable Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Unfortunately not all furniture is comfortable, and not all furniture is comfortable for everyone. Learn how to find the right fit for you through size, shape and feel.



President's Day Furniture Sales 2014

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

President's Day furniture sales are amongst the biggest sales events throughout the year. Here's a list of sales in progress at selected furniture retailers.



Fabric Wearability Code

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

How do you determine if a fabric is strong enough for your particular piece of furniture? The wearability code can help you decide.



When Is it Time to Replace an Old Sofa Bed?

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

A reader wants to know when it is a good time to let her sofa bed go. The answer depends on whether some minor problems can be fixed.



Caring for Leather Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Caring for leather furniture helps prolong its life. These simple steps will help you keep your leather furniture in good shape.



Top 10 Tips for Decorating With Rugs

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Rugs can add to the decor of any room in many different ways. Take a look at ten of them.



Quick Guides for Buying 10 Basic Furniture Pieces

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Have you ever wondered what you should know before buying furniture?



Is There a Difference Between Hand-Knotted and...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs differ from each other. Here you can learn what makes them different from the manufacturing process to cost differences and ultimately, value.



4 Things You Need to Do to Pick Your Best Sofa

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There is a reason many furniture experts tell you to test drive a sofa before you buy one. Try out as many sofas as you need to before you settle on the best one. A good salesperson will understand.



Master the Art of Furniture Placement With...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Do you need rules for furniture placement? Not really, but it makes it easy to start furnishing with these 10 simple and easy to follow rules.



How to Identify Different Parts of a Sofa

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Some commonly used sofa terms: Sofa Arms, Backs, Construction and Seats Terminology.



Our Top 13 Tips for Buying a Great Sofa

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Buying a sofa? Check out these 13 tips for buying a great sofa.



Furnish a Small Living Room

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

A small living room can be big on style.



How to Buy Furniture at Sales

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are many types of furniture sales. Are they all worth your while? Here are some tips.



Wood Furniture for Outdoor Spaces

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Wood is a favorite material for outdoor furniture. Is it a good choice, which wood is better, and what kind of wood furniture should you buy for your patio?



The Whole Truth About Veneers

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Veneers have an undeservedly bad name. Find out what a veneer is, how it is used, and why it isn't necessarily bad.



How to Run a Successful Furniture Retail Store

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Make your furniture retail business more successful by offering value through your merchandising, advertising, and competitive pricing.



8 Companies That Sell American-Made Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Some manufacturers of American made furniture.



Guide to Upholstery Fibers

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Upholstery fibers affect not only how a fabric looks, but also how it wears, how much care it needs, and the methods of cleaning. Find out the different characteristics of each group of fibers.



5 Ways to Create an Allergy Free Home with the...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Allergies can make life miserable, but how you furnish can help keep your home reasonably allergy free. Find out how to select furniture and other home furnishings to make life easier.



Bicast Leather: Is it Really 100% Leather?

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

In a word, no. Bicast leather also known as bycast leather, bi-cast leather or PU leather, is a leather byproduct.



How to Measure a Space for Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Learn how to measure your home before you buy furniture. Every home is different and standard measurements are just a guideline.



5 Different Looks in Contemporary Style

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Do you like a simple uncluttered look? You just might have an affinity for contemporary style. Choose the variation that appeals to you the most.



Fabric Cleanability Code

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

To clean an upholstered piece, refer to its cleanability code as it helps to decide on the most appropriate method of cleaning.



Tips for Wood Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There is much to be said about the beauty of wood furniture. These tips will help you buy and take care of your wood furniture



Care and Cleaning for Varnished Wood Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are many easy ways to care for varnished furniture to help keep it looking its best. Even old varnish finishes can be revived with a few steps.



Before You Buy a Table Lamp

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

A table lamp can bring a room to life during the day as a decorative accent. At night it doubles as a decorative accent that is also a source of light.



5 Hidden Costs To Be Aware of When Buying...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are some hidden costs when you buy furniture. Some of these are avoidable, and some you may not want to avoid. In either case you should be aware of them.



Furniture Trends in the Millennium

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

The new century has seen some new trends in furniture. Here are the top 10 furniture trends and the pros and cons behind them.



11 Questions to Ask Your Furniture Salesperson

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

The information you get from your furniture salesperson is only as good as the questions you ask. Here are 11 questions that might help.



Our Review of Broyhill Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

A review of Broyhill Furniture.



Wicker Patio Furniture Care and Cleaning

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Wicker patio furniture is easy to care for. Some tips on its care and cleaning.



Which Type of Furniture Store is Right for You?

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Not all furniture stores are the same. Learn which type of furniture store best matches your shopping style.



How to Salvage Furniture After Flooding

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Floods can cause devastating damage. But you may still be able to save furniture that hasn't suffered heavy damage after flooding. Here's how you can minimize and repair some damage.



How to Buy Vintage Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Vintage furniture, what is it and how to buy.



Different Types of Floor Lamps for Lighting

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are different types of floor lamps for lighting a room.



Review of Lorelei Sofa from Simplicity Sofas

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Review of Lorelei Sofa from Simplicity Sofas



What is Vintage Furniture?

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Vintage furniture is popular for many reasons. Find out here what it is, where to buy vintage pieces, and what vintage furniture can do for your home.



How to Use Empty Space in Arranging Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Arranging furniture is all about using empty space to create flow. Here are some guidelines to get you started.



The Basic Principles of Interior Design

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Learn the basic interior design principles of balance, rhythm, harmony, emphasis and proportion to create a superbly designed room.



5 Things You Should Know About the Mid-Century...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Here are five things you should know about the Mid Century Modern furniture style which lasted from roughly the mid-1930s to mid-1960s. Find out where to buy and how to use it in your home.



How to Select a Comfortable Upholstered Chair

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

What to look for when you buy a chair for comfort - seat angle, feel, depth and quality.



How To Hold a Garage Sale

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

If you are moving or just looking to get rid of old furniture, you may want to know how to hold a garage sale. Here are some tips to get you started.



How to Buy a Daybed

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

A daybed is a functional piece of furniture giving you flexibility in how to use it. Take a look at the materials, styles and different configurations available to you.



What is Retro Style Furniture?

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

What is retro style furniture?



How to Furnish in an Eclectic Style

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Don't like just any one furnishing period or style? Combine them to create your very own eclectic style.



8 Questions to Ask Before Buying Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Define your needs and preferences before you buy furniture by asking these eight crucial questions.



How to Choose a Dining Room Rug

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

How big should a dining room rug be? What material should you use? What about the color and pattern? Find out how to choose a dining room rug based upon these important factors.



What Are Accent Colors?

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

What are accent colors? Furniture.



Your Complete Guide to Buying New Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Are you looking to buy furniture but don't know where to begin? Here are seven buying basics to get you started.



6 Instances When You Should Avoid Buying Used...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

While used furniture can be a great way to furnish a home, sometimes it is not such a great bargain. Here are some reasons you may want to stay away from it.



Before You Buy a Dining Chair

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

What makes a dining chair perfect for your dining room? How it looks is important, but the real secret is first paying attention to other factors.



5 Furniture Must-Have for a Guest Room

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

5 essentials for a guest room. Furniture.



Before You Buy a Bunk Bed

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Learn how to pick the right bunk bed for your child's room.



How to Save Money When You Buy Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

There are many ways to save money when you buy furniture. Today's smart buyers are figuring out different ways to spend less money on big ticket items. Buying at sales is just one of them.



Furnish a Living Space for Elderly Parents

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

As needs change with age, an elderly parent might need some help around the house. Help furnish a living space that maximizes safety, and enables them to live with dignity and comfort.



9 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Refinishing...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Most common mistakes when refinishing wood furniture arise from being in too much of a hurry. Find out how you can prevent them.



How to Choose the Right Bunk Bed for Your...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Here is help for choosing the right kind of bunk bed for your child.



Interior Design Basics

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Having problems learning the basics of interior design? Here is your primer for understanding balance, rhythm, harmony, emphasis and scale



4 Things to Keep in Mind When You Furnish an...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Furnishing an apartment can be a bit difficult. But don't let restrictions or a lack of space scare you away from furnishing an attractive space to your own liking.



How to Use Slipcovers as a Budget Solution for...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Sofa and chair slipcovers can help you resurrect your tired furniture, or help you make seasonal changes on a small budget.



Our Review of Lane Furniture

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Learn about what Lane Furniture offers.



5 Brackets and Straps to Prevent Furniture Tip...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Furniture tip-over is one of the biggest causes of home injuries. Safety straps and brackets can help prevent furniture tip overs.



The Single Best Way to Clean Leather Furniture...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Leather is a very forgiving material requiring minimal care. Use this gentle cleaning method to keep your furniture looking its best.



8 Must-Know Tips about Furnishing a Small...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Furnishing a small dining room can pose some challenges, but there are even more solutions. See which one works best for you.



10 Ways to Buy Quality Furniture on a Small...

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Who says you can't buy good furniture on a small budget? Sometimes limits help, because you give more thought to what you buy. Hunting for the right piece of furniture is half the fun.



4 Things to Know Before You Furnish a Dining Room

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

How do you determine what furniture you need for your dining room? Consider these four factors before you begin.



3 Things Grey Can Do For Your Home

2016-10-01T11:20:13Z

Decorating in grey can give your home a sophisticated and modern look. But grey can have many moods, depending on the texture and which shade you pick.