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Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:23:49 +0000

 



Your Guide to Finding the Right Dining Table...

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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...

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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?

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



How to Choose the Best Recliner for You

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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 Upholstery Fabric

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



8 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Sofa

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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 Price Your Used Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



La-Z-Boy Furniture Review: Recliners and More

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Sofa

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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 Tips for Maintaining Upholstered Furniture

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



Top 10 Furniture Retailers: Find the Best Brands

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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.



Get a Quick Primer on Ashley Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



7 Popular Types of Chairs

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



2 Best Upholstery Choices for Cat and Dog Owners

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



How to Clean Common Stains From Leather Furniture

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



All About Thomasville Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



What Is a Chair and a Half?

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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

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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

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



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



4 Things You Need to Do to Pick Your Best Sofa

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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.



President's Day Furniture Sales 2014

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



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

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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.



When Is it Time to Replace an Old Sofa Bed?

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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.



CFLs: List of the Pros and Cons

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



10 Common Construction Terms for Wood Furniture

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



How to Keep Your Leather Furniture Looking New

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Dining Room Furniture Guide

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A dining room furniture guide.



Top 10 Tips for Decorating With Rugs

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



How to Identify Different Parts of a Sofa

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



How to Judge the Quality of Wood Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



Fabric Wearability Code

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



Our Top 13 Tips for Buying a Great Sofa

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



3 Top Considerations for Comfortable Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



8 Companies That Sell American-Made Furniture

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Some manufacturers of American made furniture.



How to Buy Furniture at Sales

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Master the Art of Furniture Placement With...

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



Bicast Leather: Is it Really 100% Leather?

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Quick Guides for Buying 10 Basic Furniture Pieces

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



Taking Measurements for Furniture and Decorating

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Taking measurements for furniture and decorating.



11 Questions to Ask Your Furniture Salesperson

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



The Whole Truth About Veneers

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



Cyber Monday 2015 Deals for Furniture and Home...

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

See what home furnishings and furniture retailers are offering with online furniture and home furnishings deals. Page 2.



2015 Black Friday Furniture Deals

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Black Friday is a great day for finding great deals on everything including furniture and home accessories. You can check out some of these furniture deals right here.



What to Look for Before Buying a Table Lamp

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



How to Use Fabric Cleanability Codes to Clean...

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Guide to Upholstery Fibers

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



How to Select a Comfortable Upholstered Chair

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Wood Furniture for Outdoor Spaces

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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?



Furnish a Small Living Room

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

A small living room can be big on style.



Which Type of Furniture Store is Right for You?

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Furniture Trends in the Millennium

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Review of Lorelei Sofa from Simplicity Sofas

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Review of Lorelei Sofa from Simplicity Sofas



How to Run a Successful Furniture Retail Store

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



5 Different Looks in Contemporary Style

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



The Basic Principles of Interior Design

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



What to Look for in a Daybed

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



5 Furniture Must-Have for a Guest Room

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

5 essentials for a guest room. Furniture.



How to Furnish in an Eclectic Style

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



How To Hold a Garage Sale

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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 Snag Cool Vintage Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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...

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



Your Complete Guide to Buying New Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



How to Measure a Space for Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



How to Choose the Right Dining Room Rug

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Furnish a Living Space for Elderly Parents

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



Tips for Wood Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



3 Affordable Ashley Furniture Sofas

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Ashley manufactures very affordable furniture for the entire home. Here are three contemporary sofas that are very affordable indeed.



Care and Cleaning for Varnished Wood Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



What Qualifies as Vintage Furniture?

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



Before You Buy a Dining Chair

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



8 Questions to Ask Before Buying Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



6 Storage Solutions for Your Artificial...

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Store your artificial Christmas tree in a container that is easy to store and keeps pests, dampness, and dirt out. Here are six storage containers in different sizes.



Our Review of Lane Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Learn about what Lane Furniture offers.



Before You Buy a Bunk Bed

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



How to Save Money When You Buy Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



Interior Design Basics

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



The Single Best Way to Clean Leather Furniture...

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



What Are Accent Colors?

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

What are accent colors? Furniture.



Before You Buy a Bed

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Since we spend so much time in bed, it makes sense to pay attention to what we need from it. Functionality, style, type, size, all play an important part in choosing the right bed.



How to Salvage Furniture After Flooding

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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 Use Empty Space in Arranging Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



4 Things to Know Before You Furnish a Dining Room

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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



How to Clean and Maintain Wicker Patio Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

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.



How to Choose a Mattress Size

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Since your mattress affects the quality of your sleep, look for a mattress that is the right size for you. Here are some easy tips to do just that.



When Will the Store Deliver My Sofa?

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Don't assume that it will be same day delivery or next day delivery, because different retail stores have different policies regarding furniture delivery.



How to Buy Green Furniture

2016-12-02T11:23:49Z

Simple tips to help you buy green furniture.