The apartments and homes seem to get smaller and smaller. But not necessarily one living in those spaces has to sacrifice the comfort. Smaller houses and apartments are usually considered to be much cozier. The only key is in clever solutions when arranging furniture in the frames of limited space. FurniturePick gathered few tips for the small homes. Let’s check it out together how it works at our blog!
Apparently, you could leave the messy room as a shelter for your college freshman when back home for a visit. But from the other perspective, would not it be lovely to use the space? When kids are out of the nest for a study at college and start their own life, consider one of redecorating ideas that FurniturePick has collected for you to give the second life to an empty space – discover our blog!
FurniturePick interior designers picked today the furniture to make your living room beloved space to stay for both you and your guests. Our hero of the day is the ESF Furniture: whether traditional style or contemporary, it will likely become your favorite furniture, when at least tried once. Discover more about the selected ones at our blog.
Master bedroom magnificence has the name now. With this collection Ashley Furniture puts Hollywood glitz over the top. Get ready to be swept off your feet! Let us introduce you the Cassimore Bedroom Collection. The feeling of grandeur and truly classy style will make you feel a little guilty with this new bedroom, that you’ve got the very best than anyone else.
Designed in a glazed silver tone finish, it’s decorated with elaborate details. Faux crystal hardware adds the hint of sparkle that every glamour aficionado loves. Flower appliques set against antique mirror insets in the center. Felt-lined top drawers create a luxurious resting spot for your valuables. Discover more about the pearl created by Ashley in our blog and check out the special prices for it at FurniturePick.com!
Black is a synonym for elegance and style. From major pieces of furniture to accents, lightning and accessories, black lays down the law of the sapience and the unique good taste in home décor. Black furniture and accessories are frequently used not only in a minimal, modern and contemporary decor, but also in a traditional interior style.
Dare to select the furniture of the strong dark color and investigate the play of the colors in tandem with black. Still being considered to be a neutral color, it plays the best with the contrast – Furniture Pick recommends to complete the black furniture with the bright and vivid colors, sparkling accessories. And, the classic combo of black and white is a time-honored yet gorgeous.
Depending on the room character, atmosphere and function, you will find out the best palette to match your stunning black furniture. With the bedroom, whether you still want to make it tender and relaxing, you can opt for pink, peach, turquoise, pastel colors and light shades of green. If you fancy glamorous style and baroque – you may find the metallic, golden and pearl, platinum colors be a perfect match for a deep black.
It’s worth adding few bright accents to the ambience of living and dining room. Throw pillows, area rugs, accessories, artwork, accent spots should stand out and be trapped in a spotlight of attention. Make the bright colors play! And work on the lighting within the style you’ve chosen. It will add even more elegance to your flawless black furniture by Ashley Furniture.
Keep the recommendations and rules in mind, and don’t forget that slightly breaking them just leads to the new exceptions. Play around with your home décor and feel irrevocably beautiful in black!
When buying leather furniture online you cannot see or touch it before your receive it right at your door. Just before you make a final decision on making the purchase of leather furniture, you have to get to know all the major details and if there is some information you need to know, but which is not included in the specifications on the leather furniture item we recommend to make precise inquiries.
Still, first we recommend to look through our brief guide to leather furniture! And right after reading it through you will be an expert in shopping for the leather couches, recliners and sectionals and other furnishings.
Well, let’s start. You like the general look, the style and you get down to read the specifications, and here comes the material! There may be few mentioned, and not to get lost, we will guide you. So, the material classifications:
- 100% Leather consists of top grain leather, which is supple, durable, and cleanable, in high use areas combined with split hides on the outside arms and backs (used primarily in stationary leather category)
- Leather Match upholstery features top grain leather in the seating areas with skillfully matched vinyl everywhere else (used in leather motion category)
- DuraBlend® is an exclusive trademarked brand for Ashley Furniture and features a seating area made up of a combination of Polyurethane and/or PVC, Polycotton, and at least 17% Leather Shavings with a skillfully matched combination of Polycotton and Polyurethane and/or PVC everywhere else. It provides the look and feel of 100% Leather or Leather Match at an economical price.
Due to its natural features, leather is comfortable, durable and flame resistant. It has legendary tear strength, making it one of the strongest upholstery materials and its elasticity gives it high ripping resistance. Each leather hide is unique, comes with its own distinctive natural markings and characteristics.
- Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight to prevent it from fading over time
- Maintain at least two feet between your furniture and heating sources to avoid drying leather out
- Like any item, leather can accumulate dust. Remove dust particles from the surface with a soft cloth, making it ideal for dust sensitive people
- Certain types of leathers perform better when preventative maintenance is practiced.
- Use general household cleaning products. Never use chemicals or cleaning agents (such as furniture polish, ammonia, or detergent soaps) and abrasives. Avoid all products containing solvents, silicones, or oils, as they may negatively affect the leather’s surface.
Do you still have few more questions on the subject or on the special item? Do not hesitate to ask Furniture Pick team directly or you are welcome to leave comments here!
Let us start today with going back in history. Once upon a time… Well.., not that long, we will cut it short! Have you ever thought of the names for the bed sizes? We bet that if someone is asked to give ideas on the etymology of the names for King and Queen beds they will likely say that bigger beds were for the Kings and smaller for the Queens to sleep in. Not that easy! So, few lines from history for you.
The first bed, familiar to the one we sleep in, appeared during the times of Roman Empire. Before those times, beds were constructed of straw, leaves or animal skins spread on the ground. Further beds were becoming bigger and more decorated during the times of Renaissance and Louis XIV. But Kings & Queens used to sleep in smaller beds than we do now, because the smaller the bed – the easier it is to preserve body heat. Don’t forget, they used to have the fireplace only to keep them warm. Even in 1940s Americans used to sleep on twin or double beds, just before the mattress industry introduced the names for the bigger mattresses bringing more comfort to sleeping experience – and here it comes with the names for the beds accordingly!
Speaking of queen-size beds, we have to confess that size is not the only one thing you have to know about this type of bed. And we are here to give you a short guidance on the subject:
Dimension: Standard Queen beds are 80 inches long by 60 inches wide. Which is exactly the size of the beds introduced by Simmons Company in 1958, calling it in press a bed that “fits for queens”.
Other sizes of Queen beds: Yes, they do come in few more sizes!
- California Queen or often called the Queen XL or extra long – comes with 4 inches extra to the length instead of the standard 80 inches.
- Olympic Queen, also known as expanded queen, is 6 inches wider, with the final dimensions of 66×80.
- Split Queen has the same dimensions as the standard one, but the mattress is split into two separate ones, each 30×80. Also named super queen.
Mattresses depth varies from 9 to 16+ inches, so you have to keep it in mind when choosing the right bed and the good mattress to fit. Sometimes manufacturers offer pockets that are 22 inches deep, making it easy to keep sheets in place.
By the way, speaking of the sheets! Most queen sheet sets come for the standard queen-size beds, and no more than 15 inches deep, you may face difficulties when finding the right size bed sheets for Olympic and California Queens. But, no worries, if you are looking for it, you will definitely find the correct size, as there are even some companies that manufacture queen-sheets with deep pockets for the mattresses up to 22 inches.
If you have any more questions you are welcome to address them to our team of Furniture Pick! We hope our Queen Beds guide is helpful to you and we have almost answered all the basic questions about the queen sized beds.