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Finding the Furniture You've Seen in Magazines

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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

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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

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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

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

Quick Tips for Bedroom Shopping

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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:

Quick Tips for Fresh Decorating

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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.

Love Leather? Be Bold!

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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

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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:

Decorating an Empty Nest

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Here’s a recent question we received from a reader:

Our youngest child just graduated high school and my husband and I are empty nesters for the first time in many years. We want to give our home a new look. Any suggestions for where to start?

First, you need to consider how your lifestyle has changed (or will change, for that matter) since you last purchased furniture.

Quick Tips for Dining Room Shopping

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The dining room can be one of the most important rooms in the home. It's where family and friends gather for special occasions to share a meal and good times.

When purchasing furniture for the dining room, it's important to make selections that will create a space your friends and family will enjoy while at the same time allowing you to express your personal style.

To help ensure you're on the right track in buying furnishings for the dining room of your dreams, we’ve compiled these shopping tips:

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