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What are the Standard Measurements for a Dining...
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.
Use These Standard Furniture Measurements to...
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.
5 Steps to Get the Most Money for Your Used...
Are you looking to sell used furniture that has outlived its usefulness to you? Here are some helpful tips.
8 Ways to Get Rid of an Old Sofa
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.
5 Things You Can Do Today to Update Your Home
Every home needs an update every now and then. These makeovers give you a sense of renewal making everything seem fresh and new.
Major Furniture Sales Events
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.
Get a Quick Primer on Ashley Furniture
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.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Buying IKEA...
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.
The 4 Most Important Things to Keep in Mind For...
Choosing upholstery fabric is possibly the most enjoyable part of furniture shopping. Here are four helpful considerations to help you select the right fabric.
5 Different Types of Recliners, and How to...
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.
These 3 Things Can Help You Judge the Quality...
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.
A Review and Background of La-Z-Boy Furniture
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.
How to Price Your Used Furniture
Having trouble pricing your used furniture? Find a lot of tips to help you price your furniture based on its quality and style.
Top 10 Furniture Retailers
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.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Sofa
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...
Are you shopping for a sleeper sofa? Here are some things you need to know before you buy one.
Talking With Dr. David About Recliners and Back...
Dr. Dave David discusses the reasons behind back pain, and how recliners can help those who suffer from bad backs and other health problems.
How to Judge the Quality of Wood Furniture
How do you check wood furniture for quality? Here is some helpful information.
7 Popular Types of Chairs
There are so many different kinds of chairs. take a look at some of them.
How to Clean Common Stains From Leather Furniture
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.
Our Review of Broyhill Furniture
A review of Broyhill Furniture.
2 Best Upholstery Choices for Cat and Dog Owners
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.
All About Thomasville Furniture
Thomasville Furniture is one of the oldest and best known furniture brands in the US.
Our Review of Lane Furniture
Learn about what Lane Furniture offers.
8 Companies That Sell American-Made Furniture
Some manufacturers of American made furniture.
CFLs: Love 'Em or Leave 'Em?
There are many advantages and disadvantages to CFLs.
Our Top 13 Tips for Buying a Great Sofa
Buying a sofa? Check out these 13 tips for buying a great sofa.
How to Measure a Sofa, And Why You Need to Do It
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.
8 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Sofa
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.
3 Most Common Types of Leather Used in Furniture
There are mainly 3 different types of leather used for furniture and each has its own special characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
Fabric Wearability Code
How do you determine if a fabric is strong enough for your particular piece of furniture? The wearability code can help you decide.
Is There a Difference Between Hand-Knotted and...
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.
Guide to Upholstery Fibers
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.
10 Common Construction Terms for Wood Furniture
Construction terms for wood furniture can be puzzling at times. Here is some wood construction terminology.
The Single Best Way to Clean Leather Furniture...
Leather is a very forgiving material requiring minimal care. Use this gentle cleaning method to keep your furniture looking its best.
How to Run a Successful Furniture Retail Store
Make your furniture retail business more successful by offering value through your merchandising, advertising, and competitive pricing.
Finding Bargains at Furniture Clearance Centers
Furniture clearance centers are a tremendous resource for finding furniture bargains. Discover the potential.
Dining Table Shapes, And Which One is Right For...
Dining tables come in many different shapes and sizes. One of these shapes will be right for your dining space. Find your perfect fit.
7 Tips for Maintaining Upholstered Furniture
Proper cleaning and care of upholstered furniture ensures that the fabric will retain its looks for a long time.
President's Day Furniture Sales 2014
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 Use Empty Space in Arranging Furniture
Arranging furniture is all about using empty space to create flow. Here are some guidelines to get you started.
Master the Art of Furniture Placement With...
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.
Kids Bunk Beds
There are many different kind of kids bunk beds available. Take a look at different kinds to help you select the best bunk bed for your child.
Top 10 Furniture Trends of the Decade
The first 10 years of the new century saw many new trends in furniture, and here are the top 10 furniture trends of the decade.
6 Tips for Buying a Quality Sofa Bed
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.
Caring for Leather Furniture
Caring for leather furniture helps prolong its life. These simple steps will help you keep your leather furniture in good shape.
Different Types of Floor Lamps for Lighting
There are different types of floor lamps for lighting a room.
How to Buy Vintage Furniture
Vintage furniture, what is it and how to buy.
5 Ways to Create an Allergy Free Home with the...
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?
In a word, no. Bicast leather also known as bycast leather, bi-cast leather or PU leather, is a leather byproduct.
8 Must-Know Tips about Furnishing a Small...
Furnishing a small dining room can pose some challenges, but there are even more solutions. See which one works best for you.
Where to Find the Best Memorial Day Furniture...
About Memorial Day sales, and where to find the best deals.
Top 10 Tips for Decorating With Rugs
Rugs can add to the decor of any room in many different ways. Take a look at ten of them.
What Are Accent Colors?
What are accent colors? Furniture.
Profile of Keno Brothers
A profile of the Keno Brothers from the Antiques Roadshow, and their own collection of modern furniture based on antiques.
Furnish a Small Living Room
A small living room can be big on style.
5 High End Office Chairs
It is best to choose an office chair for the support and flexibility it offers, rather than for how it looks. Look for a chair that will let you adjust height and tilt, and offers you the support features that you need for working long hours at a desk.
The Basic Principles of Interior Design
Learn the basic interior design principles of balance, rhythm, harmony, emphasis and proportion to create a superbly designed room.
How to Measure a Space for Furniture
Learn how to measure your home before you buy furniture. Every home is different and standard measurements are just a guideline.
4 Things You Need to Do to Pick Your Best Sofa
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.
7 Modern Sleepers for Apartments and Small Spaces
Sleepers are very useful for small spaces, spare rooms, and apartments. They can double as beds, and not just for guests. Take a look at seven of them.
Care and Cleaning for Varnished Wood Furniture
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.
Fabric Cleanability Code
To clean an upholstered piece, refer to its cleanability code as it helps to decide on the most appropriate method of cleaning.
Is an Adjustable Bed Right For You?
Adjustable beds are no longer confined to hospitals to or to those with health concerns. Motion, or motorized foundations, as some like to call them, can make sleep, or even staying up in bed, that much more comfortable.
Before You Buy a Dining Chair
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.
Your Complete Guide to Buying New Furniture
Are you looking to buy furniture but don't know where to begin? Here are seven buying basics to get you started.
Ready to Assemble Custom Sofas from Simplicity...
Ready to assemble sofas that fit into tight spaces
What is Vintage Furniture?
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.
9 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Refinishing...
Most common mistakes when refinishing wood furniture arise from being in too much of a hurry. Find out how you can prevent them.
Slipcovers as a Budget Solution for Tired...
Sofa and chair slipcovers can help you resurrect your tired furniture, or help you make seasonal changes on a budget
What is Retro Style Furniture?
What is retro style furniture?
Should I Reupholster an Old Sofa?
If you want to reupholster an old sofa, consider whether it is worth the expense. In some cases it is best to discard that sofa and move on to a new one, while there are some cases where reupholstering makes perfect sense.
Quick Guide to Materials for Outdoor Furniture
What material should you choose for your outdoor furniture? Take a look at some popular materials and find one that fits your style and weather conditions.
Where Can One Buy Discontinued Furniture?
Finding discontinued furniture is not an easy job, especially if that line was put out of commission a long time ago. There are several ways to try your luck, and here are the suggestions.
How Often Should You Replace a Mattress?
Is there any truth to the statement that mattresses should be changed every 10 years? Maybe. The real answer depends on the type of mattress you have, its quality, and how it has been used. Find some guidelines here.
6 Instances When You Should Avoid Buying Used...
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.
5 Furniture Must-Have for a Guest Room
5 essentials for a guest room. Furniture.
How to Salvage Furniture After Flooding
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.
Slipcovers for Sofas, Chairs and Loveseats
Slipcovers for sofas, chairs and loveseats.
How to Buy a Daybed
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.
5 Things You Should Know About the Mid-Century...
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.
Quick Guides for Buying 10 Basic Furniture Pieces
Have you ever wondered what you should know before buying furniture?
3 Affordable Ashley Furniture Sofas
Ashley manufactures very affordable furniture for the entire home. Here are three contemporary sofas that are very affordable indeed.
How Pinterest Can Help You Decorate and Furnish...
Pinterest is a useful tool to help you furnish and decorate your home. You can find instructions for DIY furniture projects or share your own ideas.
Interior Design Basics
Having problems learning the basics of interior design? Here is your primer for understanding balance, rhythm, harmony, emphasis and scale
Dining Room Furniture Guide
A dining room furniture guide.
Wicker Patio Furniture Care and Cleaning
Wicker patio furniture is easy to care for. Some tips on its care and cleaning.
Before You Buy a Bunk Bed
Learn how to pick the right bunk bed for your child's room.
How to Furnish in an Asian Style
Furnishing in an Asian style gives an interesting twist to your home decor. Learn the basics here.
Top 10 Furniture Buying Mistakes
Take a look at the most common top 10 furniture buying mistakes.
7 Touch-Up Kits and Polishes for Wood Furniture
From time to time your wood furniture may need a touch up, and these simple, inexpensive polishes and repair kits can keep it looking good. Apply as needed.
How to Choose a TV Stand for Your Home Theater
The good news is that since the shape of your TV changed, there has been a significant change in the style and shape of TV stands too.
What You Should Know Before Buying Furniture at...
Thinking of buying furniture at auctions? Here's what you should know.
8 Furnishings to Add to Your Bathroom
Bathrooms are often very neglected, but with just a few furnishings they can be made more luxurious, colorful and useful.
Upholstered Beds
Upholstered headboards or fabric beds are found in many styles, shapes and sizes.
How to Save Money When You Buy Furniture
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.
Cyber Monday 2015 Deals for Furniture and Home...
See what home furnishings and furniture retailers are offering with online furniture and home furnishings deals. Page 2.
Buying Recycled Office Furniture
Buying recycled office furniture can potentially save you a lot of money. Find out how.
Restoration Hardware Furniture and Accessories
Furniture and accessories from Restoration Hardware.
Rialto Reclining Sofa
A reclining sofa can provide comfortable seating options for family rooms and living rooms and the Rialto reclining sofa has some great features.
How to Choose a Dining Room Rug
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.
Tempur-Pedic Mattresses
A general review of Tempur-Pedic mattresses.
Do You Own a Lane Cedar Hope Chest?
Buying, selling or using hand-me-down used furniture is a great idea. Most of the time. That said, it pays to pay attention, especially to safety issues, and
5 Different Looks in Contemporary Style
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.
3 Different Mattress Types
3 different types of mattresses.
Paula Deen Home River House Collection
The River House collection from Universal's Paula Deen Home.
5 Ways to Use Accent Furniture in Your Home
Definition of furniture term Accent Furniture
Q&A with Marge Jones on How to Make...
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How to Identify Different Parts of a Sofa
Some commonly used sofa terms: Sofa Arms, Backs, Construction and Seats Terminology.
3 Things Grey Can Do For Your Home
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.
How To Hold a Garage Sale
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.
4 Things to Know Before You Furnish a Dining Room
How do you determine what furniture you need for your dining room? Consider these four factors before you begin.
What is Wicker?
Wicker is a very popular material for outdoor or patio furniture, as well as for inside the home. Find out what wicker is and how to care for it.
9 Pieces of Retro Patio Furniture
Retro patio furniture is a perfect choice for the porch and backyard, especially smaller spaces because it is smaller in scale. Take a look at these 10 pieces.
How to Get Real Information from Online...
Online furniture reviews are a way to find out about products and manufacturers. Here is how you can learn to separate important information from the not so important.
Caring for Outdoor Fabric, Patio Cushions and...
Keep your outdoor fabric, outdoor furniture cushions and umbrellas looking their best with a little care.
8 Types of Dining Tables
There are many different types of dining tables, because there are many different types of dining areas. Which type works the best for you?
Paula Deen Down Home Collection - Paula's...
Universal Furniture and Paula Deen, best known for her southern style cooking, got together to create these furniture collections. Paula Deen's furniture line is in keeping with the the down home style of her TV shows such as Paula's Best Dishes and Paula's Home Cooking. Page 13.
When Is it Time to Replace an Old Sofa Bed?
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.
Furnish a Living Space for Elderly Parents
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.
Different Types of Bunk Beds
Here's a guide to different types of bunk beds for kids and the special features that each one has.
8 Things to Look For in an Office Chair
If you spend a lot of time at your desk, there are some features you should look for when buying an office chair. Take a look at these tips before you buy an office chair.
Small Space Solutions from BoConcept
If you have a small space, solutions that let you use it more efficiently are high on your list. BoConcept offers plenty of help to let you use your small space more effectively.
3 Top Considerations for Comfortable Furniture
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.
How to Choose Slipcovers for Sofas or Chairs
Learn how to choose slipcovers for chairs or sofas.
2015 Black Friday Furniture Deals
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.
Select the Right Rug Size and Shape Every Time
Different rooms have different needs when it comes to rug size and shape. You have many options from which to choose. Learn how to pick the right one.
Before You Buy a Table Lamp
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.
Slipper Chair
Learn about slipper chairs. Furniture.
5 Brackets and Straps to Prevent Furniture Tip...
Furniture tip-over is one of the biggest causes of home injuries. Safety straps and brackets can help prevent furniture tip overs.
What is a Chair and a Half?
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.
8 Questions to Ask Before Buying Furniture
Define your needs and preferences before you buy furniture by asking these eight crucial questions.
5 Hidden Costs To Be Aware of When Buying...
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.
Paula Deen Home Sofa
Universal Furniture and Paula Deen, best known for her southern style cooking, got together to create these furniture collections. Paula Deen's furniture line is in keeping with the the down home style of her TV shows such as Paula's Best Dishes and Paula's Home Cooking. Page 12.
Paula Deen Furniture Collections
Universal Furniture and Paula Deen, best known for her southern style cooking, got together to create these furniture collections. Paula Deen's furniture line is in keeping with the the down home style of her TV shows such as Paula's Best Dishes and Paula's Home Cooking.
Wicker Patio Furniture
Take a look at some wicker patio furniture.
Storage Solutions for Kids Rooms
Toy storage and other storage solutions for kids rooms.
Why are Kiln Dried Sofa Frames Better?
Are kiln dried sofa frames better for the overall quality of a sofa? What does a kiln do? Are there any alternatives, and is there something else you should be looking for in a well constructed sofa frame?
6 Retro George Nelson Clocks
George Nelson is one of the best known mid-century modern designers from America. Here are 6 clocks designed by him.
6 Storage Solutions for Your Artificial...
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.
Why a Transitional Style Might be Perfect for...
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.
Pillows and Mattress Toppers for Sleep Support
Find sleep products to make it easier to go to sleep.
How to Select a Comfortable Upholstered Chair
What to look for when you buy a chair for comfort - seat angle, feel, depth and quality.
How to Furnish an Off-Campus Apartment for the...
An off-campus apartment is an opportunity to move away from dorm room decor.
What is FSC-Certified Wood?
When furniture products are made from FSC-certified wood, it is a guaranty that it comes from a sustainable source. Find out more.
5 Tips for Shopping for Used Furniture
Are you shopping for used furniture? Here are some tips you might find useful.
Using Gel Fuel Fireplaces
Gel fuel fireplaces can be a versatile solution if you need to add a fireplace to your home without the mess of traditional wood burning fireplaces.
Which Type of Furniture Store is Right for You?
Not all furniture stores are the same. Learn which type of furniture store best matches your shopping style.
Before You Buy a Bed
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 Use Tiki Torches
Learn how to use tiki torches safely.

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