Rebooting Your Home for Spring with Lux & Concord

Rebooting Your Home for Spring with Lux & Concord

Spring is a time for fresh starts. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it’s time to break out the colors in your wardrobe and your home. There are plenty of ways to update your house for springtime, but the best place to start is the spot where...
Here's how you build a better bed

Here’s how you build a better bed

It’s not always easy building the perfect bed, there’s so many factors that go into it. You want to get a good night’s sleep, that’s the #1 priority. But you also want your bedroom to look good, not just for guests but for yourself. You sleep better knowing you’re in...
A Guide to Mixing Patterns

A Guide to Mixing Patterns

People have been telling you not to mix patterns and prints for years now. We want you to forget all of that because mixing patterns is the BEST way to inject some vibrancy and color into your home!   Get a little crazy and add some texture to your stripes...
Bringing Order to the Chaos: Storage Solutions

Bringing Order to the Chaos: Storage Solutions

Storage in the home is so important. But not all storage was created equal. What works in the dining room won’t work in the living room and what works in the bedroom won’t work in the kitchen. Plus there’s small spaces versus larger spaces and then kid’s bedrooms and their...
Spring Cleaning Your Outdoor Furniture

Spring Cleaning Your Outdoor Furniture

You’ve got your amazing outdoor furniture back out for the spring or you just purchased a set! We’re going to help you with some tips to keep your furniture looking as good as the day you bought it! 1. Plastic Furniture: Wipe clean with a clean cloth, emphasis on clean,...
Garden Party Animal: Maximize Your Outdoor Entertaining

Garden Party Animal: Maximize Your Outdoor Entertaining

Warm weather is finally here! Rejoice! We all know what this means…outdoor party time! That means barbecues, pool parties, bonfires, camping, making s’mores, so many fun things to do outside! We’ve helped you plan parties inside so we’re going to do it again so you can have the perfect outdoor...
How the Psychology of Colors Can Improve Your Home

How the Psychology of Colors Can Improve Your Home

Colors are important. We don’t need to tell you that. They affect our mood in different ways and alter how we see things. From the color of the walls to the color of your accent pieces, your artwork, color is important in everything! We’ve got some examples of what colors...
Get Detailed: featuring the little details that make every room great!

Get Detailed: featuring the little details that make every room great!

We are all about the details this April. Details are so important when buying furniture. You want to make sure the lining of your sofa is perfect, the embellishments on your accent pillows match with your setting, even the pattern of the wood table so it doesn’t clash with the...
Get the Look: Mad Men

Get the Look: Mad Men

Mad Men is back tonight! But it’s also the last season but don’t fret; we have some amazing ideas to help you get that Mad Men look in your home! So if you’re into the mid-60s, early 70s home vibe, stay tuned because we’ve got some amazing decor ideas! Let’s...
Make Your Patio A Masterpiece

Make Your Patio A Masterpiece

It’s that time of the year again! Spring is here and summer is looming! And we are BACK with a new line of Patio furniture!!! Above is the Regatta, elegant for the inside but rugged enough to endure the outside elements. It’s modular, which is all the rage right now....
Make your home more energy efficient!

Make your home more energy efficient!

Everyone talks about being “energy efficient” and “going green,” but what does that mean for you and your home? It means your home can go from a B- to an A+! Being energy efficient is so important for your health, the environment AND can save you money! We have some...
From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

Injecting some color into a bland room can seem very daunting. But it’s important for the spring to add a little BAM to your home! We’ve some examples and tips for you!   ACCENT PILLOWS ARE YOUR FRIENDS! Yes, they are! They can turn any dull bed into a fun,...
March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

We don’t know if you noticed but March is ALL ABOUT COLOR!! We’ve been having a lot of fun with Pantone’s Spring 2015 colors so we decided to ask a couple of our fave bloggers to take two crazy colors, Scuba Blue and Tangerine, and try to spice up a...
Color Challenge: Fashionably Lo adds POPS of color to her ASF Bed!

Color Challenge: Fashionably Lo adds POPS of color to her ASF Bed!

We challenged Lauren Price, of Fashionably Lo, to take two disparate colors (Pantone’s Scuba Blue and Tangerine) and use them to add pops of color in her bedroom using a neutral piece! Using our Cabaret Queen Bed and accent pillows from our Rizzy Home collection, she created a beautiful oasis in her bed! Check out her...
Color Combos for Every Room!

Color Combos for Every Room!

When decorating your home sometimes you don’t know which colors go best with that new sofa you just got or whether you should add in accent pillows or plants because you’re so confused by color. It’s okay we’ve got a few helpful hints that can turn your home into a...
Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

When you’re moving into a home, you have a million things to think about and consider. One of them is the choice between light or dark walls and how to style them and what furniture to buy to support them. You can’t have wood paneled walls with all wood and...
#Update Your Home With These Tech Trends

#Update Your Home With These Tech Trends

We live in a wonderful time. Where everything is automated, can retain information and may be slightly smarter than you. Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that it can seem a little alarming, but they don’t have to be! Embrace the tech trends that are on the rise,...
A Guide to Decorating Your Studio Apartment

A Guide to Decorating Your Studio Apartment

You’d think decorating a studio apartment would be easy. Everything in one room = less rooms to think about! But when you have your bedroom, living room and kitchen all in one area, that can be a challenging feat. We can help you with some tried and true tips! 1....
Cocktail Tables & Cocktails: A winning combination

Cocktail Tables & Cocktails: A winning combination

Our cocktail tables are unique, one-of-a-kind masterpieces that are affordable and fun. So many different styles to match all types of personalities! We pulled together some cocktails that go wonderful with selected tables. Check out the recipes below!
We've Got You Covered: Fabric Protection

We’ve Got You Covered: Fabric Protection

Your new furniture has just arrived at your home, looking beautiful, fresh and pristine. We’ve got a few ways to help you keep your things as perfect as the day you bought it! Microfiber is kid and pet friendly, which makes it one of the most popular furniture fabrics! Artisan...
Explore Old Hollywood: Retro Home Series

Explore Old Hollywood: Retro Home Series

Sometimes you gotta take it back to the days of old Hollywood glamour, when movies mattered more and style was decadent. Your home can be the perfect destination for that vintage Hollywood vibe and we’ve got the products to help you create it! Storage Stars The Hollywood Door Console and the Deco...
Spring is almost here, so make over your bedroom!

Spring is almost here, so make over your bedroom!

The sun is out longer, the birds are a-chirpin’, you’ve gotten your first ant inside the house…we all know what this means: we’re on the eve of Spring! So open the blinds, dust the shelves, bake those cupcakes, wash the sheets, because it’s time to let spring in! We’re focusing...
Protect your fabulous fabrics!

Protect your fabulous fabrics!

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Don't Stop the Music: A Home's Perfect Playlist

Don’t Stop the Music: A Home’s Perfect Playlist

In honor of the Grammy Awards this Sunday, we decided to have some fun and create a fun playlist for the best rooms in your home. This list is comprised of a mix of Grammy nominees and songs that are out right now! Enjoy and let us know what you...
Breathe easy & save big in the new year

Breathe easy & save big in the new year

A new year, a new way to get yourself financially secure for a brighter future! It’s not always easy getting back on track after the holidays are over but we’ve got a few expert tips to help guide you on your way to a more financially secure 2015! Keep it...
All-New Furniture Shopper's Guide In Stores NOW

All-New Furniture Shopper’s Guide In Stores NOW

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Lazy Sunday: Stay at home with Easy Pass!

Lazy Sunday: Stay at home with Easy Pass!

Online shopping has only gotten easier over the years, but we at ASF strive to top that with one of our favorite web options. It’s called Easy Pass. You can go online, create an account, add your fave items to your cart, and merge the cart with the nearest store. Then...
Give Your Home Some Texture!

Give Your Home Some Texture!

Is your living room feeling a little flat? Try adding some texture. And no, texture isn’t only tactile, texture can be visual as well. Texture can be translated into your home design in a number of ways. Here are 6 types of texture you can add to give your space’s...
Into the future: 2015's hottest home trends!

Into the future: 2015′s hottest home trends!

Out with the old and in with the newest trends of 2015! From sapphire to copper, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite trends for the new year. Take a look! Mix marble, cement, stone, metal, glass, mirrors, paper & more to create a unique and customized space in your home....
Tips to maximize your space for a New Year's Eve party!

Tips to maximize your space for a New Year’s Eve party!

Do you live in an apartment or a small home? Do you also have a huge group of friends that you want to spend New Year’s Eve with? Are you terrified that you won’t have enough room for everyone? Shhh, calm down. We have some tips for you that will...
Dine It Up: Featuring our favorite dining pieces!

Dine It Up: Featuring our favorite dining pieces!

When you have 15 people crammed into your home for a holiday or birthday dinner, it’s crucial to have the right pieces to enhance your dining experience. We’re featuring four of our very best accent pieces for you to pick and choose from! Ashton Buffet A beautiful, traditional piece that...

Small Space Solutions: Entertaining for the holidays at home!

The holidays are upon us! Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or anything at all really, we’ve got some tips for entertaining in your small space.
Furniture is family

Furniture is family

It’s easy to get caught up in the every day. And “living in the moment” is challenging when you’re juggling everything at once! How many of you feel like you’re being pulled in many different directions? I know I do! Life can get crazy! And with everything going on, it...
Entertaining for guests: Lux and Concord shows us how to do it!

Entertaining for guests: Lux and Concord shows us how to do it!

With the holidays right around the corner, entertaining season is in full swing! But when family and other loved ones are in town for the holiday, it’s important to make time for friends too. So we had one of our bloggers, Kaleigh from Lux and Concord, use some of our...

Shopping Guide: Getting the right gift by personality

Shopping for people can be particularly hard. Especially if you may not know too much about them. But the best thing to do is find at least one thing that they like to talk about or check for context clues whether its on their desk at work, in the room, what they’re wearing or what they post about on social media. We’ve made a little starter kit for people who need a little help getting started on gift buying with these gifts tailored to a personality! If your friend is a traveller, they just might LOVE our Britannia Collection or our Eiffel Tower print. Something that reminds them of their wanderlust and need for exploration. Or maybe your buddy is a fierce animal lover with a passion for fashionable prints and a need to have it everywhere. That Zebra Accent Chest would be the perfect gift for them. Or maybe the Safari...
Our Holidays: Stories From Around the Office

Our Holidays: Stories From Around the Office

Since December is ALL about hosting your own holiday parties or going to someone else’s home, we decided to gather some stories from co-workers around the office! Maybe one of their stories can help you in the future Ro’s Urban Beach Holiday “My first holiday party was – INTIMIDATING. Limited...
Mixing warms & cools for a stimulating look

Mixing warms & cools for a stimulating look

Color = power. It stimulates the mind. It wakes you up. No hate to those who love an all-white, crisp room but color is healing and it can change the mood of any room. We’ve some simple recipes together to get you started on getting your splash of color!
Kids grow up & so do their bedrooms: A shopping guide for kids' bedrooms

Kids grow up & so do their bedrooms: A shopping guide for kids’ bedrooms

It seems like once kids start growing, they do it at an exponential rate and you can barely keep up! Making sure the bedroom set you buy is the right fit for your kids is super important. And sorry to say, in a couple of years they will grow out...
Your Passport to a Decluttered Home!

Your Passport to a Decluttered Home!

Guess what? You may hear about it all the time, but storage matters. Everyone’s homes, big or small, gets cluttered up with stuff. Next thing you know, you’re on an episode of Hoarders, discovering just where that darn cat went…. Listen, we’ve got amazing pieces to choose from when it...
Lush to Blush's Megan shows us how she gets comfort through winter decor!

Lush to Blush’s Megan shows us how she gets comfort through winter decor!

Most people can relate to turning into hermits when it starts getting cold outside. Almost everyone can relate to that, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to refresh and rejuvenate your home! Megan Elliot (Lush to Blush) took this idea and ran with it. Using our unbelievably beautiful Hathaway...
Friendsgiving is for a different kind of family!

Friendsgiving is for a different kind of family!

Some people call it the “Orphan Thanksgiving” which is so depressing! Friendsgiving is an age-old tradition that has been highlighted a lot in recent years. Because of jobs and other reasons to move far from home, a lot of people are separated from their families. Friendsgiving can be celebrated a...
Fashionably Lo shows us how she entertains at home!

Fashionably Lo shows us how she entertains at home!

We’ve been on entertaining season non-stop this November and one of our bloggers, Lauren from Fashionably Lo, used some of our pieces to set up a gorgeous area for having guests over! One of her biggest issues has been having a big enough space for entertaining when her friends are...
Survival Tips for Black Friday!

Survival Tips for Black Friday!

Like winter, Black Friday is coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop it! Amazing deals, long lines and doorbusters are on the agenda. Feeling unprepared? We’re here to help with our Black Friday Survival Tips. Check Your Bag Leave the giant purse at home! Opt instead for a small...
Creating Space for Company: Guest Room Edition

Creating Space for Company: Guest Room Edition

Come November & December, your home turns into a hotel. Guests are in and out all the time. The biggest worry is always: how do I make enough space to fit everyone? The guest room is a fundamental piece in this home puzzle and we’ve got some stuff that will...
Express Yourself: What Does Your Style Say About You?

Express Yourself: What Does Your Style Say About You?

Your unique, personal style is something special. It can define your entire existence! But the best part about our personal styles is that they can easily morph into something else. So you’re not locked into one style, you can blend 2 or 3 or 4! Once you figure out which...
Viva Fashion's Carmen gives her bedroom a makeover with our pieces!

Viva Fashion’s Carmen gives her bedroom a makeover with our pieces!

After having her son, Carmen and her husband have been on the hunt for a more kid-friendly bedroom so their son can play around without fear of edges and corners. That’s where we came in! She chose our beautiful and regal but comforting Siena King Bedroom set and we love...
Relaxify Your Home!

Relaxify Your Home!

Yes we just made up a word. re·lax·ify rəˈlaks/if/eye verb to make less anxious, less tense. “She started relaxifying the apartment as soon as she walked in.” We’re nearing holiday season so the #1 priority right is getting your home in tip-top shape. We don’t discriminate, whether you live in...
Introducing Ashton, a charming addition to your dining room

Introducing Ashton, a charming addition to your dining room

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s the time to start thinking about all the details that come along with hosting a dinner at your home. There’s the menu, the table settings and one of the most important elements…the dining room table! This is where the Ashton collection comes in. It’s a...
Get the Look: Vintage

Get the Look: Vintage

Can you believe we’re halfway through fall already? One of our favorite fall trends is the vintage look in the living room. Reclaimed wood, artisan & distressed leather, pops of color, worn ceramics are just some of the highlights of the vintage room. See which pieces you love the most!...
Lush to Blush's Megan uses some of our pieces to glam up her space!

Lush to Blush’s Megan uses some of our pieces to glam up her space!

Megan Elliott, the creator and blogger behind LushtoBlush.com, wanted to create more glamorous areas in her home. Living with another person can be rough when two differing opinions clash over decor, but Megan figured out way to make it work! Using pieces from American Signature Furniture, she dolled up her...
A Tale of Two Styles: How to make the Modern-Traditionalist in you happy

A Tale of Two Styles: How to make the Modern-Traditionalist in you happy

Do opposites attract? The answer is yes, always. Mixing your antiques and traditional items with new, modern pieces can be tough sometimes. You don’t want your home to end up looking like a yard sale exploded. Dare to experiment with what you have while adding in new accents! In your...
Home Office: The New Way to Work

Home Office: The New Way to Work

Is your dream office in your own home? I think most Americans can agree to this. Roll right out of bed and commute down the hallway to your home office, customized just for you!
Get the Look: The Good Wife

Get the Look: The Good Wife

We love the critically acclaimed CBS hit, The Good Wife. Can you believe the show has been on for 6 seasons? And it only gets better and better. But one of the best things about the show is the incredibly detailed sets. We scoured our best collections and came up...
A Daydream Into Reality: Change up your bedroom!

A Daydream Into Reality: Change up your bedroom!

The bedroom is the one place in your home that was built specifically for relaxing and escaping whether its into a book, a movie or a deep slumber. The right kind of accent pillow, rug or bedroom set can turn an average bedroom into the dreamland you’ve been yearning for....
Extra space? How to convert a basement into the room of your dreams

Extra space? How to convert a basement into the room of your dreams

Having a basement you don’t know what to do with? We can help you! Converting a basement into an entertaining space can seem daunting, but don’t let it be! We’ve picked out some of our favorite items to help you turn your basement into a dream room:
Sale: Our Top Fab Finds!

Sale: Our Top Fab Finds!

The Columbus Day sale ends tonight! Don’t miss out on an amazing deal.  Not sure what to get here are our top 5 favorite items to get:
Buying a Mattress That Fits You

Buying a Mattress That Fits You

Are you in need of a better night’s sleep? A mattress can have a strong impact on your overall health. But how do you know when you need to replace your old one? Read on to understand when you need a new mattress, plus how to choose the right one....
Newly Single? We Can Help

Newly Single? We Can Help

Have you found yourself newly single after a long-term relationship? One of the toughest things about someone moving out is dividing up the belongings. So whether you want to throw everything out and start fresh or replace anything that was removed, we’ve got you covered! Bedroom The first stop is...

Measure Twice, Buy Once

Fact: the furniture buying process starts before you even step in the store or browse online. Measuring not just your space, but the path it will take into your home, will make sure you get the perfect pieces to fit your space. Knowing the measurements of your room is a must, but life isn’t just about the destination, it’s about the journey! Each hallway and doorway your furniture will pass through needs to be measured. After all, a beautiful new sofa won’t do you much good stuck on your front lawn. And remember to take into account any packaging that your furniture may come in that will add to the size. As important as measurements are, there are occasions when they can be deceiving. Make note of any features of the room that could be obstructions to furniture placement (fireplace, french doors, built-in shelving, stairways).          ...
Lush to Blush's Megan Elliott Shows Off Shortline Cocktail Table

Lush to Blush’s Megan Elliott Shows Off Shortline Cocktail Table

We know you love Lush to Blush. We do too! For those of you who don’t know Megan, she is the creator and writer of LushtoBlush.com. It’s a fashion & lifestyle blog aimed at young, trendy women who want to create a space for themselves to relax & unwind. She...
Pieces to make your football season!

Pieces to make your football season!

      Fall is here and there’s only one thing on our mind….football! From entertainment centers to sectionals, we’ve got everything you need to make the most of your viewing experience. Want to kick back during kick off? Check out our huge selection of power recliners! Did you know we...
Making a rental your own home

Making a rental your own home

You may be moving into your first apartment, re-locating for work, or moving to a rental while looking for a new home; rentals are typically a temporary home that comes with a timeline and a lease. Every situation is different but many times rentals come with stipulations like you can’t...
5 Simple Ways to Make Your Dining Room Work from Morning to Night

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Dining Room Work from Morning to Night

1. Guests  The table should be large enough for each guest to claim two feet of eating space. 2. Headroom A chandelier’s lowest point should be 36 inches above the table. 3. Space Each chair should allow at least a two foot passageway between the walls and backs of pull-out chairs. 4. Sound...
Prepping for Your New Furniture

Prepping for Your New Furniture

You’ve found some amazing furniture and scheduled your home delivery. It’s all super exciting, but what now? We’ve compiled a few expert tips to help you make the most of your home delivery: Clear a Path Furniture is heavy! That’s why it is especially  important that the paths and doorways in...
Infusing Autumn into Your Home

Infusing Autumn into Your Home

Summer is winding down and fall is quickly approaching. Mild days mean it’ll soon be time to bring the sweaters out of storage and shake out your favorite quilt as the nights get crisper. The start of autumn is a great time to surround yourself with all that you love...
It Doesn't Matter How You Pronounce It...

It Doesn’t Matter How You Pronounce It…

You’ve probably heard of the chaise, but you may not be sure how to say it. Some people pronounce it like “chay-se” and some may use “shay.” It’s doesn’t matter how you say it, because it’s always functional! Chaises combine the comfort of a bed with the ease of an...
Matching Your Design Style to Music

Matching Your Design Style to Music

Just like with interior design, there are many genres of music, each with their unique qualities. Does your taste in music and style reflect your personality? Maybe you like classical music and favor traditional styles, or love hip-hop and lean towards contemporary design. Here’s how to easily mix your personal...

How To Prepare for Labor Day Sales

Labor Day is just around the corner and that means one thing….Labor Day Sales! If you’re out and about on Labor Day,  it’s prime time to take advantage of the Labor Day deals. Pick up clearance outdoor furniture for your patio, score an amazing mattress deal, or prepare for the upcoming holidays by finding a dining room table at a great price! But before you start shopping the Labor Day furniture sales, there are a few things to keep in mind. The tips below can help you prepare for your Labor Day weekend shopping trip. Make sure you follow this advice before you start furniture shopping to help make the trip a success! 1. Take Your Measurements: Knowing the size of the space you have to work with is a must. Find the dimensions of entryways, hallways and stairwells. Measure twice, buy once! 2. Create a Budget: Figure out how much money...
5 Ways to Make Your Move Easier

5 Ways to Make Your Move Easier

  Everyone has moved at one time or another, and it’s hardly a breeze. While it’s never easy, we’ve created 5 clever tips that will make your move easier.                 Clearly labeling boxes with room names and content will help you easily unpack....
5 Ways to Get Organized for Fall

5 Ways to Get Organized for Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and what better time than now to organize your home? The kids are back in school and everyone is getting back into a routine. Fall also brings the holidays (and holiday guests!), so it’s best to have your home as clean and organized as...
Color Me Colorful!

Color Me Colorful!

Have you seen our Colorworks collection? It’s a kid’s dream! The collection features beds, dressers and chests for youth bedrooms. And the best part? It’s completely customizable! Each piece comes with multicolored, interchangeable drawer  panels, so creating the look is up to you! Does your girly girl love pink? Well...
5 Ways to Add a Touch of Summer to Your Home

5 Ways to Add a Touch of Summer to Your Home

August is upon us and you know what that means…only one month left of summer! Fall will be here before we know it, but why not keep a summer vibe all year long? Who doesn’t love sunny colors and accessories from nature? Get inspired to create your own fresh, summery...
Outdoor Entertaining Done Right

Outdoor Entertaining Done Right

The weather’s heating up and soon everyone will be spending more time outdoors. Hello, sunshine! One of our favorite things to do once the mercury rises is host our friends and family in our backyard. And now it’s easy to turn your space into an outdoor escape with our Retreat...
Introducing Retreat

Introducing Retreat

I don’t know about you, but we’re already getting excited for summer here at American Signature Furniture. Sunshine, warm weather, lounging outside….what’s not to love about the season? This summer is going to be the hottest ever because of Retreat, our new collection of outdoor furniture. Pieces like dinette sets,...
Get the Look: Mad Men

Get the Look: Mad Men

We’re in love with the mid-century modern style made popular in recent years by Mad Men. The show and its dynamic characters like Don, Joan and Peggy are responsible for renewed interest in the retro look. Sleek lines, low profiles and colors like burnt orange and olive green are prevalent...
Get the Look: Game of Thrones

Get the Look: Game of Thrones

Who’s excited for the new season of Game of Thrones? I know we’ll be watching on Sunday! There is so much to love about the show. The characters, the story line, and if you’re anything like us…the decor! We love the masculine interiors of places like Casterly Rock and King’s...
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Make your home MOD-ular with multifunctional furniture!

Make your home MOD-ular with multifunctional furniture!



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Rebooting Your Home for Spring with Lux & Concord

Rebooting Your Home for Spring with Lux & Concord

Spring is a time for fresh starts. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it’s time to break out the colors in your wardrobe and your home. There...

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Here's how you build a better bed

Here’s how you build a better bed

It’s not always easy building the perfect bed, there’s so many factors that go into it. You want to get a good night’s sleep, that’s the #1 priority. But you...

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A Guide to Mixing Patterns

A Guide to Mixing Patterns

People have been telling you not to mix patterns and prints for years now. We want you to forget all of that because mixing patterns is the BEST way to...

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Bringing Order to the Chaos: Storage Solutions

Bringing Order to the Chaos: Storage Solutions

Storage in the home is so important. But not all storage was created equal. What works in the dining room won’t work in the living room and what works in the bedroom won’t work in the kitchen. Plus there’s small spaces versus larger spaces and then kid’s bedrooms and their clutter. It’s a whole lot to think about. But don’t sweat it, because as usual we have some tips to get you started!

Living rooms tend to accumulate the most clutter. Between kids and animals and just general laziness, things tend to pile up. Don’t just get some flimsy TV stand, whose sole is to hold your TV up. Get a media credenza that can hold your DVDs, magazines and anything else that may litter the floor or coffee table. A bookcase is a must-have for the living room. Stop stacking those books in piles in the corner! Storage ottomans are a great way to disguise storage as something stylish to rest on. Put your extra blankets in there!

Bedrooms can be tricky to declutter because there’s just so much stuff you need on a daily basis and it’s just so much more convenient to keep it out and ready to go. But if you have well -placed storage pieces that won’t be a problem! Position a nightstand right next to your bed for all of your pre-sleep rituals like moisturizing your face, checking your Facebook, or reading a book. Getting ready in the morning can be easier if you just combined a mirror with your dresser. Easily pick your shoes, socks or tights, and any other accessories whilst looking in the mirror.

Arguably the kitchen/dining room has the most stuff. A lot of times it’s a fight to fit it all in the cabinets, stop fighting! Get yourself a sideboard or curio where all of your glassware and dishes can go. Add a little bar area with a server piece to keep the booze and alcohol-related dishware away from the cereal bowls. You’ve got to put all of those wine bottles somewhere! A sort of “filing” cabinet for the dining room can’t hurt. Things always accumulate in this room like magic. Make sure that all of your furniture pieces are sturdy and strong because they’ll be holding your precious breakables!

Spring Cleaning Your Outdoor Furniture

Spring Cleaning Your Outdoor Furniture

You’ve got your amazing outdoor furniture back out for the spring or you just purchased a set! We’re going to help you with some tips to keep your furniture looking as good as the day you bought it!

1. Plastic Furniture: Wipe clean with a clean cloth, emphasis on clean, dampened with a mixture of water and dishwashing detergent or liquid soap. Easily rinse by hosing them down. Squeaky clean!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Wicker Furniture: Use a soft scrub brush wet with water and a mild oil-based soap. Rinse it by hosing it down. For maintenance, try hosing it down every week or 2 to keep dirt from building up. No one wants bugs in the chairs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Wrought-iron Furniture: Wipe this kind of furniture with a wet, clean cloth with some light dishwashing detergent. Hose it down. To maintain the shine, hose down every couple of weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Teak Furniture: Use a very soft scrub brush that’s dampened with water and a mild soap. Don’t overly scrub too hard, you don’t want to ruin it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Aluminum Furniture: Like the others, wipe with a wet, clean cloth and soap. To get rid of scuff marks, use a wet, soft cloth to remove them. Do not use scrubs or brushes because that will leave scratches!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your cushions are not as outdoor-proof as they should be, lay them out and hose them down until they’re soaked. This will make it easier to get the stains out. Mix soap and water in a bucket and douse the cushions in the mixture and wait about 20-30 minutes. Spot clean with baking soda and scrub away! The stains should come right out!

 

 

 

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