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Some Table Ideas

by Nino Madia

One of the best decorating philosophies of all-time is that the smart home maker buys furniture that is both beautiful AND useful. And, kind of furniture that can fit that description to a "T" is the "T" for tables. The addition of the right table in a room can add instant beauty for itself, while also performing a practical and helpful function for you. Here are just a few ideas of different kinds of tables you can think about to help your decorating and your lifestyle all at the same time: 

A console table can beautifully fill an area and a need. A writing desk can be attractive and practical. An end table can serve a sofa or chair. A drop-leaf table can solve dining and serving problems. A coffee can be a focal point as well as a convenience. A table or chest with drawers can give you added storage. Any of these ideas can give you the best of both worlds- new attractiveness and new usefulness in your home. Whatever your needs, we extend an invitation to do your table shopping here. We have selection and values for you, and best of all, tables that can give your rooms beauty AND function. Stop in.

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Room Dividers Can Solve Problems

by Nino Madia

One quick and easy way to solve many decorating problems at one time is to add the right kind of room divider. There are so many ways they can help you-- giving you added storage and display space while they serve their purpose as a divider. Perhaps you'd like to divide two rooms or areas with a unit that's open on both sides. These are available with arrangements of shelves to hold not only books but flower, accessories, stereo equipment, etc. These open cabinets can give you the best of both worlds, by not only functioning as dividers, but also as unifiers-- and the fact that they are open gives a feeling of more room and light in both divided areas.

If, on the other hand you would like a unit that's closed on one side, you can find one that will add beauty to a home while it serves as a divider. Either way, you can get a unit that divides, stores and displays-- and that's a nice combination. You can also consider using such furniture as a chest to divide a room. This is yet another way to get added storage while you're dividing. If you'd like to look over a fine selection of all furniture for your home. Stop in.

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In Our Concern For You, We Warn You About "Overcrowding"

by Nino Madia

Although we're in the business of providing you with a wonderful selection of furniture- and we trust that anytime you want to buy furniture and accessories you'll see us- but we are also concerned with how you enjoy that furniture in your home. And it is for that reason that we talk this week about a particular concept of decorating. This concept, for both the beauty and planning of your rooms, urges you not to unnecessarily overcrowd your furniture. First of all, from a beauty standpoint, by using the right spacing, you help each piece stand on its own, and show off its beauty better.

Give your furniture a chance to breathe, and a chance for its beauty to be seen and enjoyed. And from a planning standpoint, you don't want to have a room so cluttered that people feel hemmed in and find it difficult to move easily, and difficult to enjoys easy conversation. Now, obviously, you want to have enough furniture- and the right kind- placed right to serve your needs, and we can help you achieve that. we're anxious to fill your furnishing needs and provide you with furniture you'll love- but we never try to "oversell" or "overcrowd" you.

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Make Hallways Interesting And Useful

by Nino Madia

One way to improve your home is to make better use of your hallways- and that means not making hallways only functional, but more beautiful as well. And, it's not difficult to do. The right furniture and furnishings can help turn hallways into a real asset. Hallways represent an often overlooked bonus you can turn to for providing more space that you may need in your home, and an area where you can add decorator touches that will increase the overall beauty of your home.

Tables of the right size can be both useful and beautiful in hallways. They can serve many purposes there, including storage, display and convenience. You might even consider a desk in a hallway if you have no space in other rooms. Beside being cold and bare, many hallways are also to dark, so an attractive lamp on the right table can add beauty and light. It's the walls of a hallway that can really give you a chance to create some pretty decorating. Anything from useful mirrors and clocks to pictures and other wall decor can help your hallway- and your home. For furnishing for any room, come in.

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Do You Have The Right Furniture For Your Family Room

by Nino Madia

Because a family room has so many uses by so many people, it needs some extra planning and thought. Here are a few ideas. To give a family room the mood you want, you might consider a furniture piece that has shelves which can be used to display hobbies, or a collection, or something special you'd like to show. Many family rooms are decorated furniture that is light and airy, so it can be easily moved for the changing functions of the room- yet you should also consider getting furniture that is durable enough to withstand the hard use it gets in a family room.

Since you probally want to leave as much space as possible for easy movement in the room, and still have enough storage, why not invest in some chests that can double the table tops with storage units below. The right sofa can be the making of a family room, and how about the real lounge chair and good reading lamp? For a table in the room, you might want to think about getting one that can be used for both dining and cards or games. If you need any help in furnishing your family room, stop in. We'll look foward to seeing you.

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Basic Rules For Fabric And Carpet Care

by Nino Madia

Fabric and carpet experts recently released some basic rules for care, and we're pleased to pass them along. It's part of our continuing efforts to help you, in any way we can, in making your furniture and decorating more useful, more practical and more beautiful. Although we're here to provide you with new furniture and other furnishings any time you need them, we also want you to enjoy and get the most out of the furniture you now have.

So, here are some basic rules for care: Regular vacuuming of rugs and upholstery is one key. Deal with spots and stains as quickly as possible; in trying to remove a stain, never rub it because you might damage the weave. Blot it instead. If you use any kind of spot-removing liquid, test it first on an inconspicuous part before attempting to remove a conspicuous stain. Don't wet upholstery too much, and blot up the excess. One suggestion for removing animal "accident" (which are among the most difficult to deal with) is to dilute them with water and then clean them with club soda or a teaspoon of vinegar in a quart of water. And, remember for a fine selection of furniture, we invite you to make us your headquaters. We look foward to serving you.

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Bedrooms

by Nino Madia

To make your bedrooms really convenient, you might want to consider a few of these suggestions to help you. One of the most common complaints about bedrooms is lack of sufficient storage space, and perhaps it's a new dresser or chest that would help. You can consider a whole range of single, double or triple dressers. And when it comes to chests with 3,4,5,6,7 or more drawers, and chests-on-chests to multiply your drawers, plus armoire chests, ect.

Then too,very often, people don't have the right night tables because over the years they've accumulated so many things such as radios,clocks,magazines and books, that their bedside night tables overflow. Night tables of the right size can solve problems and at the same time, add new beauty to a bedroom. Another lack of many bedrooms is enough lamps, both near the bed for reading, and elsewhere in the room. Along with that thought you might want to create a cozy reading area in your bedroom with a comfortable chair, table and reading lamp. That could turn out to be one of the most pleasent retreats in your home. To see lots of ideas for your bedroom, and for any furniture for your home, come in.

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How To Tie-In Living Rooms And Dining Rooms

by Nino Madia

Whether your home has a seperate living and dining room, or whether they're together, here's an idea to make the room seem different- yet still have harmony with each other. Whatever colors you have on major items in the living room, use entirely different colors on accessories in that room- and then pick up those different accent colors to use on the major items in the dining room. In this way, the two rooms would have contrast and still be harmonious, as the secondary color in the living room becomes the primary color in the dining room. Thus, you can draw the two rooms together without taking away from the distinctiveness of each.

You might want to use a different backround color in the dining room than you have in the living room, and then you can use the same color that's the backround color in one room on a few separate pieces in other room to give unity. When it comes to furniture for the living and dining room, there are so many interesting pieces on the market today, and we'll be happy to show them to you and discuss your particular decorating problems with you. Stop in and talk it over. We think you'll enjoy seeing all the new furnishing and ideas.

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Living Rooms That Aren't Ideal?

by Nino Madia

Don't be upset if your living room is not ideally shaped or proportioned. Many people have the same problem- but there are things you can do decoratively to help the situation. For instance, let's say that you have a room that is shaped to squarely. You can do several things to improve its looks. For one thing, you can get furniture that has long, horizontal lines. You might try a long, low cabinet. This will tend to lengthen the room visually.

For a room that's too long- and not intimate enough- you can shorten the room visually by concentrating on the wall that's farthest from the entrance to the room. On that wall, you could use a bright color or a pattern to make the wall "come forward" and make make the room seem more intimate. In such a room, you might also want to break it up by creating severeal seperate areas, with furniture arranged in two or more groupings. Remember that no matter what your decorating problem is, we can help with both ideas and a fine selection. Come on in and look around. 

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Five Decorating Thoughts

by Nino Madia

Remember that money alone cannot make a room beautifully decorated. It takes taste and imagination-- and in fact, with taste and imagination, you can improve a room with a limited budget. If you're decorating a room for your teenager or sub-teenager, a good idea is to bring him or her with you when you shop. That way you'll be sure you're getting furnishings and colors they like-- and they'll take more pride in their rooms and take better care of them.

Remember that chairs are as different as people. Be sure that each member of your family has at least one chair that is comfortable to him or her. There's no exuse for not having a well-arranged home. If you need suggestions, don't hesitate to stop in here. Some experts say the most important family time of all is the time spent at meals because that's when the whole family is usually together. Therefore, make sure that the atmosphere and furnishing of your dining area is as pleasant and as attractive as you can make it. Meantime, whatever your decorating needs and desires, we can show you a good selection of furniture and ideas, and you're invited to browse with no obligation. Come on in. We'll be glad to see you.

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