Friday, July 26, 2013

How to Choose the Right Mattress

Whether you are replacing the old mattress, or just want to sleep better, there are a few things to remember when looking for a new mattress. Read on for the top three tips to grabbing the perfect mattress for you!

1. So Some Research
Decide which size mattress you need, how much you are willing to spend, and that type of mattress you are considering. When going to look at mattresses, it's always better to have something in mind so that you know what to expect, how much to spend, and what you can get with your particular budget. This can include knowing if you want Tempur-Pedic, sleep number, memory foam, firm vs hard, etc.

2. Start Higher
You spend a good portion of your life sleeping, don't ignore what you are sleeping on! This is one purchase you do not want to err on the side of spending too little. To sleep, you need to be comfortable, so be sure to lay on each mattress for 30 seconds to a minute before moving on.

3. Take Advantage of Great Deals
Once you find your perfect mattress, ask if there are any deals or warranties that might sweeten the pot. Mattresses are an investment, and you want to get as much out of your money as possible. Don't be afraid to haggle a little, and don't be afraid to ask more questions!

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Unofficial Guide To Furniture Upgrades

1. Make a Plan
It happens to everyone at some point. You come home from work, look around your home, and realize that your furniture has lost its luster. Sometimes furniture wears down, sometimes you just get bored of seeing the same colors and designs. Either way, when you come to the decision to replace your furniture it is a good idea to make a plan of attack. Try and visualize a central theme (or set) for your new replacement furniture to ensure your home has a cohesive style and look. You don't want to mismatch everything if it can be easily avoided!

2. Choose Timeline
Timing is everything. If you have the budget to grab each new piece of furniture at the same time, you can make the transition in a single weekend. If you wish to purchase each piece individually, make a payment plan to do so, and slowly replace each item as you grab the new pieces of furniture. It may take a few months to make this happen, but just keep your goal in mind!

3. Choose Your Furniture
This part is easy- everyone loves furniture shopping. You can try out new beds, chairs, living room sets, etc all day long and not get tired of it! But you should also focus on what items fit your budget, which items will go well together, and even which colors will best suit your needs. Don't rush it, but be sure to take advantage of any promotions you find!

Friday, July 12, 2013

3 Steps to Pulling Together a Room

Whether you are moving into a new space and want to start fresh, or if you caught the home decor bug and just want to shake things up, there are a few rules to follow when making a well thought out room.

1. Color is Key

To make an inviting room, you first want to pick a set of complimentary colors and run with it. Don't be afraid to get creative here: the important part is having the right mix of colors, not necessarily a certain set of common colors. If you're not sure which colors will work, try this site to get a an idea of what colors go together.

2. Don't Over or Under Crowd

The only thing worse than a home that is completely devoid of furniture is one that has every square inch covered. You want to find that perfect middle ground where you have enough furniture to offer enough seating, lighting and storage space, all without sacrificing your ability to move about the room.

3. Choose the Right Furniture 

Choosing the right furniture doesn't have to be a hassle. You can purchase complete sets, or simply follow your intuition and grab the items that pop out. The most important thing to remember is that you want to grab items that you know will fit with your overall plan. Match colors, size, and even have placement in mind. After you grab the perfect furniture, have it delivered, you will benefit from a well thought out room that inspires your guests to do the same!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Canopy Beds for a Soothing Slumber

There are few things more rejuvenating than a good night’s sleep. Some folks can make do with a simple, unadorned bed, and that’s fine. Others, however, prefer going bedtime to be a ritual. And every aspect of the bed - the sheets, the colors, the frame - contributes to a soothing, cathartic, good night’s rest.

One of the most popular ways to enhance the “atmosphere” of a bedroom is to implement a canopy bed, to create a comfortable, semi-closed space that can block out those tiny disturbances. Fortunately, Home Decor Liquidators has canopy bed frames in stock, for those who prefer that atmospheric brand of sleep:

Last week, Apartment Therapy posted some ideas for implementing canopy beds. You don’t even need a canopy bed frame to tackle these simple DIY projects!
A fun, surprisingly elegant solution: tie swathes of fabric to visible piping. From Design*Sponge.  
Style blogger Kallie Feigenbaum created a dramatic, vintage feel by hanging satin sheets from the ceiling. From Teen Vogue.   
Designer Justine Blakeney creates an boho chic arrangement out of lanterns, eclectic fabrics, and shawls. From Cargo Collective.  
It's no big surprise that this room is in a spa (the Coqui Coqui Spa in Tulum, Mexico), but you could recreate it at home with giant branches and sheer sheets. From Elle Decor.  
Lonny editor-in-chief Michelle Adams created this canopy bed using curtain rods. From Lonny
Click here for even more ideas for converting a non-canopy bed into one! We think our panel headboard would serve as a great backdrop for many of these projects:

To browse our full bedroom collection, click here. See something you like? Head over to your nearest showroom today!
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