Friday, March 17, 2017

5 Tips for Arranging a Small Bedroom




Arranging small bedrooms can be difficult. Whether you’re a large family with little space, or living in a new town on your own with minimal space, you’ll need to make accommodations. Before you freak out and decide to stack everything on top of itself, let us give you some ideas on how you can set up your room for maximum usability!

  1. Center Your Bed - In order to be able to access your bed from both sides, position your bed in the center of the room. This will also give you a great starting point for the rest of the layout of your room since it will most likely be your largest item.
  2. Sketch It Out - Know what’s already going in your new bedroom? Using simply a piece of paper and pencil, design a layout for your room that you feel will work for you. And don’t forget that you will need to draw your items to scale!
  3. Create Storage - We know this one might sound a little crazy, but just wait! Don’t forget about all the places you can store things, like under your bed! Stash things like out of season clothes, or items you rarely use under your bed in bins for easy access later on.
  4. Floating Shelving - When you’ve run out of floor space, look up! An easy way to extend your space is to self install shelving in your room if possible. And if you’re really looking to save space, turn your bedside table into a floating shelf as well.
  5. Hide Your Dresser - This may not work for everyone, but it may work for you! If you have a short dresser, or only a few things that need hung up, put your dresser inside of your closet. This will leave you with extra space, and if you really want to make it more accessible, remove the door of your closet so you won’t have to do any more work than you normally would.
Have any other tips for arranging a small room? Let us know in the comments below. If you’re looking to stock your small bedroom with new furniture, we can help! Visit us online, or visit us a store nearest you!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips



It’s that time of year again! Spring air has begun to blow in, and that means one thing: Time to clean. Now that the cold air is behind us, it’s time to open your house or apartment’s windows, and let the fresh air take over! To help you get ready for a weekend full of cleaning, we’ve put together a few tips that will help you make your house sparkle again!

Clean the Drapes

They may not be “getting dirty” like the rest of your furniture, but trust us when we say the dust is building! Don’t worry though, there is a simple fix. Remove the drapes from their hooks and run them through an air-fluff cycle in your dryer with a damp towel for no more than 15 minutes. Wipe them down after before rehanging.

Dust Everything

We get it, dusting sucks, which is probably the reason you only dust some places once a year! To help yourself out, first remove everything from your shelves and walls before making any swift moves of the wrist. This way you can dust every photo or art piece, all while making sure you get under everything as well!

Clean Upholstery

You sit on your couches and chairs daily, but unless you have a shedding pet you probably clean them less than you’d like to admit. You’ll have to do a little more than just wiping down with soap and water. You’ll need to find the couch’s tag and find either a “W,” “S,” “WS,” “X,” or “O.” This will then let you know the products and cleaning style you’ll need.

Windows

Cleaning the windows isn’t the only thing you need to do this spring! Check the edges of the frames for any possible openings that may have cause leaks or air to escape this past winter. An easy way to check if any seal needs fixed is holding a candle next to the window to show any possible drafts coming through!

Have any other spring cleaning tips you find handy? Let us know in the comments below! And if after cleaning you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your furniture, visit us at a store nearest you or find us online now!
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