How Wood Furniture is Built


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


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?

Finding the Furniture You've Seen in Magazines


We’ve all seen a sofa or rug (among any other home furnishing piece) that we’ve fallen in love with. But the article or new source doesn’t provide a full view of the manufacturer of that particular piece – and certainly no details on where you can go to find it (and buy it)!

If you find yourself loving a piece without a name listed alongside it, then check the index of the publication. Sometimes magazines will offer readers an advertising index in the back of the magazine or a reader's resource listing, if the furniture was included in a photo accompanying an article.

Quick Tips for Recliner Shopping


Reclining chairs not only provide the ultimate in comfort and relaxation, they also can be fabulously fashionable and are available in nearly limitless styles, colors and sizes.

Here are five tips to consider when shopping for recliners:

Great Furniture Deserves a Loving Home


Tastes can change like – and with – the seasons. So if you are in the process of redecorating our house or are getting rid of a lot of good-condition, usable furniture, consider calling the following recipients (who may be in need of your generosity):

Quick Tips for Furniture Shopping


Before you head into a furniture store, be prepared to know what you’re looking for!

Quick Tips for Fresh Decorating


If you want to keep your house looking stylish and fresh, but you can't afford to redecorate every year, don’t fret!

There are so many inexpensive – but expensive looking – home furnishings and accessories that can make a bit difference in keeping your decorations up-to-date.

Quick Tips for Bedroom Shopping


Ah. The bedroom. Your personal retreat. The space you call your own. The place where you can shut out the world and refresh your spirit. This is your room, so create it with you in mind. You need only please yourself and your significant other.

To help ensure you're on the right track in searching for furnishings to create your dream bedroom, the American Home Furnishings Alliance offers these shopping tips:

Love Leather? Be Bold!


If you like the look and feel of leather, but are afraid you can't afford it, then you haven’t seen the wide variety of leather products available to consumers today.

There are furniture manufacturers who make less expensive leather upholstery, as well as manufacturers who make synthetic leather – at a fraction of the cost – that looks and feels like the real thing.

Quick Tips for Living Room Shopping


The living room is perhaps the single most important room in your home. It is the place where you and your family gather for watching TV, playing games, reading by the fire or just enjoying being at home.

Because it's meant to be lived in, the living room should be inviting, warm, cozy and comfortable. To help ensure you're on the right track in creating the living room of your dreams, we’ve compiled these shopping tips for you:

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