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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:26:34 +0000

 



Your Guide to Finding the Right Dining Table...

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Most dining tables are made to standard measurements like other furniture. Learn the standard dining table height and common table measurements.



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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



Do Your Couch Dimensions Fit the Room Correctly?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Use these standard measurements--including bed, table and couch dimensions--for the most commonly used pieces of furniture.



8 Ways to Get Rid of an Old Sofa

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Looking to get rid of a used sofa? Consider all these alternatives before abandoning an old couch or sending it to the landfill.



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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



How to Choose the Best Recliner for You

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Decide whether you want to rock, get up easily or have a massage before you pick which type of recliner is right for you.



How to Price Your Used Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Sofa

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



7 Popular Types of Chairs

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



8 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Sofa

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



How to Choose the Best Upholstery Fabric

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Which upholstery you choose for a new sofa or chair has a huge impact on its appearance and the room you put it in.



7 Tips for Maintaining Upholstered Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



La-Z-Boy Furniture Review: Recliners and More

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

La-Z-Boy Furniture is synonymous with recliners, but the company also manufactures sofas, love seats and ottomans.



The Top 10 Furniture Retailers

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Top furniture retailers in the U.S. cater to different price points and styles. Some are multi-brand, while others are so-called lifestyle stores.



How to Clean Common Stains From Leather Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Leather furniture is expensive, but it is a good investment because it lasts a long time with proper care and maintenance.



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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



Major Furniture Sales Events

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



What Is a Chair and a Half?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

A chair and a half is an extremely comfortable piece of furniture. Learn about where to use a chair and a half, different types, and styles.



6 Tips for Buying a Quality Sofa Bed

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

A sofa bed is a just what its name says: a sofa and a bed. Know what to look for so both uses are the best they can be.



3 Most Common Types of Leather Used in Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

The 3 types of leather differ in how they are processed, which affects appearance, durability, and cost.



President's Day Furniture Sales 2014

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



2 Best Upholstery Choices for Cat and Dog Owners

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Remember to factor in your pets when you go couch shopping. Leather and microfiber are the best upholstery choices if you have furry friends at home.



All About Thomasville Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



How to Judge the Quality of a Sofa: It's What's...

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Don't judge a sofa by its cover. What's inside really determines the quality. Learn what to look for when you shop for a sofa.



Get a Quick Primer on Ashley Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



CFLs: List of the Pros and Cons

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Find out the pros and cons of CFLs, or compact fluorescent lamps, to decide if they fit the places you want to use them.



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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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 Identify Different Parts of a Sofa

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



When Is it Time to Replace an Old Sofa Bed?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



4 Things You Need to Do to Pick Your Best Sofa

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



Hand-Knotted vs. Hand-Tufted Rugs: What's the...

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs differ in significant ways, and those differences affect their quality, cost and value.



How to Keep Your Leather Furniture Looking New

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



3 Top Considerations for Comfortable Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



10 Common Construction Terms for Wood Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



Quick Guides for Buying 10 Basic Furniture Pieces

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



How to Judge the Quality of Wood Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



How to Measure a Sofa and Why You Need to Do It

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

It is important to measure a sofa before you buy it, both so you are sure it is the right size and scale for your space and also for ease of delivery.









Our Top 13 Tips for Buying a Great Sofa

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



How to Buy Furniture at Sales

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



Fabric Wearability Code

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



What Are Some Tips for Decorating With Rugs?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Rugs can add to the decor of any room in many different ways. Take a look at the tops tips on how adding rugs can enhance a room.



Bicast Leather: Is it Really 100% Leather?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



8 Companies That Sell American-Made Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Some manufacturers of American made furniture.






Which Type of Furniture Store is Right for You?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



How to Select a Comfortable Upholstered Chair

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Here's advice on what to look for when you buy a chair for comfort in terms of seat angle, feel, depth and quality.






What Are the Hidden Costs When Buying Furniture?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

There are some hidden costs when you buy furniture. Some of these are avoidable, and some you may not want to avoid.



Wood Furniture for Outdoor Spaces

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



5 Different Looks in Contemporary Style

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.






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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



Guide to Upholstery Fibers

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



11 Questions to Ask Your Furniture Salesperson

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



Review of Lorelei Sofa from Simplicity Sofas

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Review of Lorelei Sofa from Simplicity Sofas






Furniture Trends in the Millennium

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



Different Types of Floor Lamps for Lighting

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



How to Use Fabric Cleanability Codes to Clean...

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



8 Questions to Ask Before Buying Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



5 Furniture Must-Have for a Guest Room

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

5 essentials for a guest room. Furniture.



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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Advice for choosing the right kind of bunk bed style for your child's bedroom.



How to Run a Successful Furniture Retail Store

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



How to Snag Cool Vintage Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Vintage furniture brings original style and cool to your space. Learn what to look for and how to find and buy it.



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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



Before You Buy a Bunk Bed

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



What Are Accent Colors?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

What are accent colors? Furniture.



Your Complete Guide to Buying New Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



The Single Best Way to Clean Leather Furniture...

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



Tips for Wood Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



How to Furnish in an Eclectic Style

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



What to Look for in a Daybed

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

A daybed gives you flexibility in how you use it. Take a look at the materials, styles and different configurations available before you buy.



The Basic Principles of Interior Design

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



Care and Cleaning for Varnished Wood Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



How to Find the Right Mattress When You Have...

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

How to find the right mattress when you have back problems.



5 Leading Trends in Lighting

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Here are some trends in lighting.



How to Clean and Maintain Wicker Patio Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Wicker furniture is an iconic choice for patios, porches, and decks. If it's made for outdoor use, it is easy to keep looking gorgeous.



Furnish a Living Space for Elderly Parents

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



How to Salvage Furniture After Flooding

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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 Save Money When You Buy Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



How to Choose the Right Dining Room Rug

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Consider size, material, furniture style, pattern, and color when you choose a rug to amp up the style in your dining room.



Our Review of Broyhill Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

A review of Broyhill Furniture products and where you can buy them. Also includes aspects of customization and sustainable green offerings.



What Qualifies as Vintage Furniture?

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Vintage furniture is on trend, but what exactly makes a piece vintage? Just being old isn't enough.



Our Review of Lane Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Learn about what Lane Furniture offers.



Labor Day Furniture and Home Furnishings Sales

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Take a look at this roundup of some Labor Day deals and discounts on furniture for the home and patio.



Before You Buy a Dining Chair

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



3 Things to Know Before You Buy a Futon

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Thinking of buying a futon for your home? Here are the top three things you should know before you buy one. And yes, style is important.



Why a Transitional Style Might be Perfect for...

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

The Transitional style in furniture and home furnishings is very popular for a reason. It owes its look to more traditional as well as modern styles.



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

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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.



How to Use Empty Space in Arranging Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

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



When It's Best to Avoid Buying Used Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

While used furniture might be a great bargain or vintage find, sometimes it ends up being a bad choice. Here's what to look for.



5 Ways to Add Color With Outdoor Furniture

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Use furniture for a shot of color to enliven your backyard or patio. Choose whether you want to use the color in your furniture to harmonize or contrast with your outdoor surroundings.



Different Types of Bunk Beds

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Here's a guide to different types of bunk beds for kids and the special features that each one has.






How to Use Gel Fuel Fireplaces Indoors or...

2017-01-23T11:26:34Z

Gel fuel fireplaces are an option if you want to add a fireplace to your house but don't want the mess of a traditional wood-burning fireplace.