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2017 Home Furnishings Survey: More Americans Inspired by Outdoor Living

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According to new research conducted on behalf of the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA), many Americans plan to use their backyards, porches and patios almost every day that weather permits this summer.

The ICFA, which represents manufacturers of outdoor furnishings who are members of the American Home Furnishings Alliance, conducted the research to find out what outdoor furnishings were at the top of consumers’ wish lists for the 2017 season.

Three Simple Steps to Furniture Safety

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To Keep Children Safe, Anchor Televisions and Furniture Throughout Your Home

About three children are injured every hour in the United States when a television, piece of furniture or appliance that is not secured tips over on them, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  In nearly 30 percent of these accidents, both a television and the furniture holding it fall.

Ready for Summer?

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It’s Time to Get Outdoor Spaces Prepped for Warm Weather Relaxing and Entertaining

HIGH POINT, N.C. – With Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, it’s time to make sure your outdoor space is ready for relaxing and entertaining in the precious warm months ahead.

Beyond Bohemian: Earth-friendly Choices Moving Mainstream … Finally!

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Let’s be honest: Shoppers who set out to find “earth-friendly” or “green” furniture can turn up some pretty quirky products.

A recent online search produced a host of blogs enthusing about paper pulp furniture – a perfect eco-choice for interiors with a gray, egg carton design motif. Just one week prior, a similar online query generated posts extolling the virtues of “earth-friendly” furniture from recycled cereal boxes that were cleverly crafted into étagère-like room dividers.

Spring 2011 Color Trends

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A colorful palette is everywhere! And maybe that's not surprising given the season of blooming flowers and Easter eggs.

But typically the fresh greens and light pinks of spring have reminded us more of an Earthy re-invigoration -- this year, they are leaning more toward bright and vibrant than pastel watercolor.

Finding the perfect accent chair, wall color, or rug in a bold yellow or hot pink might be easier this spring than in years past. The question is whether or not your house can accommodate it!

And this year, the answer is a hands-down "Yes!"

Bachelor Furniture Begone!

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We recently got an email from a reader who said, “My husband refuses to give up his bachelor days furniture. How can I get him to get rid of this stuff and replace it with new furniture?”

This is a common issue. And no one likes to drag around a partner who isn’t excited about spending some time looking for the right mutual pieces.

How Upholstered Furniture is Built

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A beautiful fabric and stylish frame may be the reasons you fall in love with a sofa or chair, but if you ignore what's inside, your affections may fizzle over time.

To help you understand the variations in interior workmanship and materials that impact quality, durability and price, check out this checklist we’ve compiled!

The Frame

A Tale of Two Styles

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We regularly hear from couples that are struggling to find a common style. So how can you tastefully bring together your different styles?

The easiest solution is to go for an eclectic look in your house – one that is highly individualistic, yet features a mix of compatible styles. Even though the styles may be disparate, do not fear! You can bring it all together by:

How Wood Furniture is Built

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Wood furniture adds warmth and distinction to a room's décor and helps you and your family enjoy the activities you love most, from watching a favorite movie to sharing a meal.

To make shopping for wood furniture easier, we’re compiled guidelines for consumers who want to purchase the best quality within their price range.

Hardwood vs. Softwood

Creating a Comfy Home Office

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If you have a job that enables you to work from home some portion of the week, you’re undoubtedly reveling in the joys of not having lengthy commutes on those days. And beyond the hours saved from traveling, one of the great benefits of telecommuting is being able to work in the comfort of your own home – but how do you establish an environment and routine that’s conducive to getting work done?

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