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Buying new furniture for your home can come with a hefty price tag, but that investment will have a significant impact on the comfort of your home and the appearance. So, when you are choosing new furniture for your home, how do you decide what style to go with? How much is too much for new furniture? Do you spend the extra money to buy the warranty that the manufacturer or store is offering you? This blog is all about buying new furniture for your home. You will find the answers to these questions and many others that will help you find the perfect furniture for your home.

3 Benefits Provided By Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is a fantastic choice for your home because it can provide you with a whole host of benefits that other types of furniture simply cannot compete with. Listed below are three benefits provided by wood furniture. Strength One of the biggest benefits provided by wood furniture is that it is often going to be much stronger and more durable than other types of furniture, particularly if you purchase furniture made from real wood rather than particle board. Particle board and other thin materials are very popular due to the fact that they can make furniture quite inexpensive, but furniture made from those materials can be damaged or destroyed very easily. It is common for this type of furniture to fail within a few months of purchasing it.  You can typically expect real wood furniture to last for years, with some really high quality pieces being capable of lasting for decades. In addition, since real wood furniture is so strong you can typically put more weight on it. For example, bookshelves and chairs made out of real wood  will be able to handle larger and heavier loads. Restoration Another reason to consider wood furniture is because you can often restore it to decent condition in a variety of different ways. One way to do this is to simply sand the surface of the wood down in order to remove any scratches and dents. You can then stain it back to its original color or give it a new stain. Wood furniture can also be easily painted so that you can give your home and furnishings a whole new look....

How To Tell If You Have Moths In Your Rugs

Taking care of an oriental rug properly is one of the key parts of making sure that it stays looking amazing for years. One main source of damage that could be facing your rug is potential damage from moths. Even though flying moths are not going to eat your rug and will stick to softer fabrics, female flying moths will lay hundreds of eggs in the fibers of your rub and the larvae that eventually hatch will find your oriental rug to be a tasty treat. Here are some ways that you can identify if you have a moth problem so that you can protect it as soon as possible and keep your rug safe for years to come.  1. Odd Bare Spots On Your Rug The larvae of the flying moth seem like they have color preferences when it comes to the fibers that they consume. The reality is that the colored dyes taste differently based on what color they are because the color determines their precise ingredients. If you look at your rug and notice that there are bare spots on it that are only on particular colors, rather than in one central location, such as when a chair constantly moving across a rub can pull out a section of fibers, then you have moth larvae in your rugs and will need to take immediate action. 2. Tiny, Sand-Like Granules in Your Rug The next thing that you are going to want to look for in order to confirm your suspicions that you have moths in your rugs is if you feel down in the pile of...

2 Simple Ways To Give Your Dining Table A Makeover

It can be easy to grow weary of the look of your furniture over time. Unfortunately, purchasing new dining room furniture might not be in your budget. If you want to give your dining room a different look, there are some easy ways to upgrade your dining room table that will leave the room feeling fresh and new. Here are two simple ways to give your dining table a makeover in the future. 1. Add a fresh coat of paint. The use of bold colors is making a comeback in interior design, and you can easily incorporate more color into your dining room by applying a fresh coat of paint to your dining table. Since most dining tables are made of wood, painting is a simple (and affordable) way to completely change the look of any dining set. Chalk paint can provide a soft and whimsical finish, and you can easily whip up a batch of your own chalk paint at home. All you need to do is add 1/3 cup Plaster of Paris to 2 cups of paint, and mix in 2 tablespoons of water. Apply the chalk paint as you would any other paint, and your dining table will have a colorful, smooth finish that will brighten your dining room. 2. Stencil a pattern using stain. If you prefer the look of natural wood in your dining room, you can still add an element of excitement by using stain to create a stenciled pattern on the top of your dining table. This project is simple, and requires only white latex paint, basic painting supplies, a stencil, and the...

How To Protect Your Furniture In A Move

When you are moving to a new house or apartment, you might be excited for the chance to start over, get your decoration scheme right this time, and essentially make the place your own. This excitement can quickly burn out if you get to your final destination only to discover that your favorite comfortable chair has stains on its upholstery and that there are scratches all over your dining room table. Here are some ways that you can prevent your furniture from being damaged in a move. 1. Clean Your Furniture Before you do any packing, you are going to want to get all of the dirt and other abrasive particles out of your furniture. This is important because if you don’t, the packing materials that you put over the furniture might still lead to scratches. If the dirt is allowed to rub between the furniture and the packing materials while the furniture is in transit, then it might produce scratches on the furniture, causing major problems. If you clean your furniture instead, you will be able to avoid this problem. 2. Dismantle What You Can and Wrap Everything You are going to want to dismantle the furniture to the best of your ability. Take off legs and wrap them in bubble wrap. Use a piece of painter’s tape and a permanent marker to label where each piece of furniture goes so that you can easily assemble them again when you get to your new home. Remove cushions from furniture and place them in large plastic bags to protect them from moisture and stains. If any of the furniture...

Cabinet Beds: Space-Saving Sleeping Options

If you live in a small home or apartment and have frequent guests, you know how difficult it can be to be able to provide proper sleeping accommodations. While the couch is almost always available, having a bed to offer can make staying at your place much more pleasant. Cabinet beds are a great way to integrate functional furniture into your home that can provide a compact yet comfortable place for visitors to sleep. What are Cabinet Beds? Unlike a Murphy bed, which is attached to the wall, cabinet beds are free standing. This means you can move them wherever you like your home. In addition, cabinet beds can be used for both a sleeping area and a place to set things on top of such as books and decor items. These beds simply fold out and down, and there is a built in mattress. A drawer on the bottom provides support for the mattress as well as a place to store linens and pillows. Uses Aside from being a convenient pull-out bed, cabinet beds can also be utilized for other things. Most modern models can also support larger items such as televisions. You can set candles, decorative items, books, and other things on top of them as well. It’s recommended you purchase a model made of plywood rather than MDF. This will provide the ability to support more weight and is much better quality than pressed wood or MDF.  Design Options Cabinet beds can be customized to suit any number of different tastes and styles. For example, choose between different design facade looks such as modern and sleek...