Easy Tricks To Make It Right. Part Two

We continue giving advice how to omit the mistakes when arranging furniture in your new apartment or rearranging it in your beloved house. Last time we have included few common tricks to make the arrangement right. Missed them? No worries! Here you can read it through, right before getting to know the new tricks, we’ve got for you today. Follow FurnitureCart not to miss a thing!

💡Start Big

One of the common mistakes in decorating and furniture arrangement is in wrong starting point. Always start from the placement of the largest and the most important furniture piece in the space. For instance, if taking bedroom, bed should be placed first. Believe us, in this case you will make the most of your space. As a general rule, there are 2 choices to place it. Either against the wall opposite the  bedroom door, or along the room’s longest wall. The first position will create great view when you enter the room, the second – gives you chance to add nightstands or bedside tables. The next step is to place a dresser, as it is likely to be the second largest piece in your room. And so you go from the biggest to smallest. When you are finished with the bigger pieces you will easily see whether you’ve got enough space to place extra: a vanity set or an elegant home office set.

💡Break The Rules

On the one hand conventions are good to stick by, if you are taking the general rules and follow them, on the other – true genius inventions come when the rules are broken. Placing the rectangular or oblong dining table along the longest wall of a dining room gives it the extra space for moving around and leaves space to incorporate a buffet, sideboard or secretary. Placed closer to the middle of the space, the dining room set will snap off the room, and leave space for little else.

💡 Think Function-Wise

Comfort keeps pace with the functionality. While designing living space on your own, don’t forget to make it as handy as possible. Think about what you’ll be doing as you use the furniture. If the side table or coffee table  is out of reach of the seats, then you have to think about convenience first.

💡 Balance Right

Locating key furniture pieces in one corner is another common mistake, bringing visual disbalance and reducing the feeling of comfort and serenity. Achieving balance doesn’t mean you have to go totally symmetrical. If in a living room, the classic solution is to pair a loveseat with two accent chairs at the opposite side. Or ‘divide and govern’ by establishing furniture islands as we have advised in our previous post on Easy Tricks To Make It Right.

New Arrivals: Gorgeous Bedroom Style by Vaughan-Bassett Furniture

We are proud to introduce new bedroom sets by Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in our online store Furniturecart. Whether you’d like to refresh or remodel your bedroom, we are pretty sure you will be inspired with bedroom ideas by Vaughan-Bassett. Explore many styles, beautiful finishes, and find the bedroom furniture that fits your decorating style and brings you true relaxation much needed due to this room function. Get inspired with the gorgeous sets!

Few words about the manufacturer: Vaughan-Bassett Furniture manufacturer takes pride in bringing the well-crafted furniture at affordable prices. Its commitment to quality has earned the respect of the customers and made the largest manufacturer of wooden adult bedroom furniture in the country. American made, beautiful Virginia House by Vaughan-Bassett furniture line is made by 700 American craftsmen. Moreover, Vaughan-Bassett is dedicated to replace every tree used to make home furnishing products.

The American Cherry Bedroom Collection is crafted from Solid American Grown Cherry. The Craftsman bed showcases vertical slats that alternate in width to add interest. The collection features include mortise and tenon construction, wood on wood glides, snag-free smooth interior drawers, and an 8 step professional finish. Pay attention to the winning design in tune with the wood finish. Pastel contemporary art in the style of Cy Twombly gives the special tone to the room decor.

Crafted by artisans in southern Virginia, Rustic Hills is an oversized traditional bedroom collection. The set is made of solid hardwoods and pine veneers. All case pieces feature serpentine shaped tops, drawer fronts, and base rails. They have wide chamfered pilasters, and each drawer front is adorned with traditional ring pulls.

The American Maple Bedroom Collection is crafted from Solid American Grown Maple. Inspired by elements of both farmhouse and cottage style that offers a relaxed traditional feel that will fit comfortably in any home. Features include mortise and tenon construction, maple wood on wood glides, snag-free smooth interior drawers, and an 8 step professional finish. American Maple utilizes three correlating types of case hardware that work seamlessly with one another. The combination of bar pulls, knobs and cardholder bin pulls gives the cases an updated electric style for a unique bedroom to be in your house.

The Sedgwick Bedroom Collection by Artisan & Post by Vaughan-Bassett is proudly made in America by more than 600 artisans working in the Virginia mountains.

Hopefully we have inspired you for the new challenge of recreating your bedroom. You are welcome to discover even more brand new bedroom sets by the reliable manufacturer at FurnitureCart.com!

 

Is Mother’s Day More Important Than Father’s Day For Americans?

For all of the shoppers for gifts for the Father’s Day, whether getting ready well in advance or making last-minute quick decisions, we have collected few facts on shopping habits for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. And, have prepared few last-minute ideas how to make the Father’s Day special for your special parent.

There’s still time to treat your dad right for a holiday, as the day comes on the third Sunday in June, the 17th. Back to history, it was Richard Nixon who declared it to be a national holiday in 1972. Mother’s Day has been declared 58 years earlier by the U.S. congress. It was in 1914 to be exact.

Are you going to come up to your Dad’s house and celebrate the day over the lunch or glass of wine/beer watching the game?

Needless to say, nowadays Americans spend billions to show their appreciation for both of the parents. Believe it or not, but still numerous surveys and analytical findings prove that more time and efforts are dedicated to Mom’s day, if compared to the special holiday for dads. Nevertheless, dads are treated on the occasion. From small gestures to more important and expensive presents, the children of any age are trying their best to do it.

To sum up the analytical results, Mother’s Day is mostly marked with the bunches of flowers and special dinners out. And, Dad’s Day gifts are pretty versatile: from an outing for a sport event or dinner to electronics and clothing, with the bigger gifts of home improvement items and furniture pieces to sporting goods. Still, as ‘figures speak’, the most frequently bought present for dad is a gift card.

Well, but is there a reason to stay traditional every single year? Dive into other ideas making this year special for the Dad of yours! Moreover, if you know what exactly your father prefers and what his hobbies, goals and dreams are – it’s just the right time to make that special gift! Whether a game table set for his having a good entertainment night with pals, or a comfortable soft recliner to relax to the full extent, or a nice new entertainment room pieces. Why not to treat Dad as he deserves?

Just think about it, maybe your Dad urgently needs furniture rearrangement in his home office, cabinet or library. Or maybe there is something that should be added to the existing design and decoration. Believe us, every time he’s working, his eye will catch that something special you have given to him, and it will undoubtedly warm his heart and make the day he’s spending there working.

If you are living quite far and due to the pace of life you get rarely to talk, gift-card-preference is an option. Or, you can shop online at FurnitureCart.com for the special present together with your Dad. Double benefit – you get to choose something that Father really likes and needs, and you do it together. Make all the best for celebrating dads from coast to coast! With Furniture Cart it is the best celebration.

Easy Tricks To Make It Right. Part One

Today FurnitureCart team starts the decorating tips and advice series of articles to help our readers omit the mistakes when rearranging furniture.

The series is good for those, who:

– bought awesome pieces of furniture, but still feel something is wrong;

– don’t feel comfortable enough in the living space;

– don’t like the layout and want it to be successful both for homies and guests;

– would like to know few easy tricks to fix the possible mistakes made when rearranging.

💡Get ‘off-the-wall’

Surely, the living room might become bigger if all the furniture is pushed to the walls. But, it is a communication space, so if you are shouting to have a conversation, it is the hint to start rethinking your living room layout. Move the sofa closer to the middle and create the chat-island pairing it with couple of comfortable chairs or a loveseat. Be sure to make a focal and functional spot in the middle with the coffee or cocktail table or an ottoman transforming into it.

💡Less is more

Don’t overwhelm the small spaces with a lot of furniture pieces. Try to find a good solution by multifunctional items. Kitchen islands and home bars can easily substitute the fully-featured dining room set for the small rooms and little company. Or, say, a good loveseat together with one or two poufs work great as a conversation area for the small living room or studio.

💡Divide and govern

Another challenge is to deal with the large and open rooms. In this case you have to establish separate zones. For example, you might like an idea of having a seating zone for conversations as one area, and another area as working space (with a table or desk for paperwork, hobby or art projects and homework). If you need more entertainment in your house – make a soft zone for TV-watching (with a nice comfortable sofa or theater seating) and a bar zone. Set your room strict according to your needs to feel as comfortable as possible.

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Feng Shui Bedroom

The focal and main point of your bedroom is undoubtedly bed. So, to make a decision where to place it right within the borders of the room is most common challenge one faces when setting up home. The challenge becomes even more exciting if you are setting up your home with the right feng shui energy flows. Let the FurnitureCart team help you with a few valuable advice.

You may know that you should not align the bed with the door. What does it actually mean? When your feet are in line with the door, you simply lose your energy at night, and as the classic feng shui says, your personal energy gets weaker. Doors are believed to be the connectors, and through the doors the energies are pulled from one area to another. So, if your feet are pointing at any door in room, either the main one, or the bathroom door and even balcony door, it is high time to cure the energy loss and do something with the bed position.

The first remedy for bedroom is to move the bed off that line. Still, if it’s impossible, another solution is to block the leak of energy by a tall and solid footboard. If you love your platform bed, and it has no or low footboard, there is another way to solve it: place a piece of furniture between the bed and the door. An upholstered bench or a small dresser with a solid back, – just a couple of ideas for your imagination flow.

The door is just the beginning! Another thing is about the mirror: mirror facing the bed and reflecting your body while you are sleeping is no good. The reason is in the fact that it depletes or exhausts your energy instead of rebuilding it during night hours. Solution is in moving the mirror or changing its angle. If it’s ‘not in your cards’ – cover the mirror with any decor for a night time (curtains, for instance).

Avoid any heavy items hanging over your bed (like chandelier or ceiling fan). Why? It creates heavy and oppressive energy. If there is no possibility to move the bed, or say, there is a huge ceiling beam overhead that can’t be removed – use an easy and light canopy to be protected.

Moreover, if you have a bedroom with a sloped ceiling, you better move your bed so that the head is under the highest point of the ceiling. The very sloped parts apply pressure to your energy, leading to health problems and depressed feelings.

If your bed is placed under a window, to keep the energy flows right add a solid headboard or use heavy window curtains or blinds to cover the window. From the other side, positioning bed closer to the bedroom door is not a good solution either. The wall containing the door means a bed is open to a rush of active energy. In this case, create a barrier that helps to be defended from the harsh energy rushing in.

Avoid sharp objects and corners, decorative arms pointed at your body while you sleep. Soften your bedroom as much as you can allow, with fabric, throws and pillows, flowers and plants, or another soft object.

A bed placed against the wall restricts the energy flow. Furthermore, if you share it with your partner, it brings an imbalance in the relationship. It is better to pull the bed away from the wall for a clear access from both sides, and balance it right with the nightstands from both sides. For small living spaces – centre the bed for equal space from both sides, no matter how small it is.

 

Any Ideas For Mother’s Day Presents?

First days of May month mean that it is high time to get the gift for one and only Mother’s Day. Why not consider something to show that you truly care and something that will be useful and comfortable? Yes, we are talking about something furniture related that will tell Mom the way you love and appreciate. The FurnitureCart team has collected the top-ideas to make a gift and day special for the Moms. Moreover, if you actually hesitate on choosing the right one, take advantage of taking your Mom online furniture shopping. Girls are always girls, no matter Moms or sisters.

Every Mother deserves a place to be called her own. Make a cozy nook for her and make it with taste – a place where she can relax and read her favorite book. Whether a small sofa or a loveseat (if it will fit the existing design or replace the old one piece) or smaller furniture piece, like an accent chair with the end or side table, and ottoman. Nice idea to bring something that will help your Mom feel relaxed and loved.

Mom is the woman first of all. Furthermore, one of the most important women in your life. Choose a gorgeous touch to remind her how feminine she is. Stylish bedroom vanity set gives the charming atmosphere to bedroom and outlines the special place. The flowers that you bring to Mom on the Mother’s Day will look gorgeous on that vanity!

Moms usually dedicate time and effort to the kids. But it does not mean that she has to forget about her favorite things and hobbies. A good desk or workstation for her hobby is a pretty good idea. Search into some good stuff with storage for books, hobby supplies with enough space for photo frames and figurines on the surface. Keep it feminine as well. It should be Mom’s space, keep it in mind.

It’s a great idea to take Mom out for dinner the next Sunday. But before booking a table, just think how lovely it will be to renew the good old dining set in your parent’s home. Maybe it is just the right time to make a special dinner for Mom together with the lovely gift. And from now on, every time when having either breakfast or dinner, it will be in her memories – what an awesome present you have prepared for her.

Need even more ideas on furniture and accessories – visit Furniture Cart and feel free to ask for an advice. And, don’t forget to bring the flowers for your Mom 😉

What Kids Can Teach You About Home Decor and… Life

When you grow-up and learn to think inside the box, it is getting complicated to go easily beyond the borders. Get inspired by the kids’ lifestyle and their freedom of thought. Rules are good, but sometimes the pieces of art come out when the rules are broken. In creative matter – the perfect source of fresh idea is your child. Children do see the world and things differently, with no limits or rules. So, when time comes to rearrange your kid’s bedroom or make it from the nursery into the teenager’s room, go plan it together with your youngster. Let the kids talk their ideas! Here are few draft issues you can work on together!

It is great to decorate with the favorite color. Well, of course to some extent. What color is your child’s favorite now? It does not mean that you have to go wild with the acid pink or khaki. It means that you will have one accent color to play the major part here in the room. If the color is rich, pair it with neutrals. Useful tip: use undertones to make it lively, and pay attention to color temperature (keep it right and in harmony with the other tones).

It should be fun! Not everything has to match. Again, follow the kids and watch them go creative in every aspect – from clothes they choose to their own creations, when they perform, play, or get involved into beloved hobby. The room of a child or teenager should be a little overwhelmed, crazy and chaotic to be comfortable. Here’s the scratch map and bucket list wall, here’s the spot for studying, storage for stuff, Instagram zone for stories and selfies, space to play the game. Think from this perspective and help your child to feel as comfortable here, as you feel comfortable in your bedroom and home office. But look at it with the eyes and heart of a kid. Remember what you liked the most about your room, when you were a kid? What was on trend then?

Smart! and functional – these are the clues to make it up-to-date. World is moving so fast nowadays, so making it all useful for achieving goals and accept challenges, the room and youth furniture have to be smart. Bookcase bed with the reading light – great, furniture with chargers and enough space for clever storage – awesome! Devices and virtual era should be in easy access [fairly used]. Room should keep evolving with the growth and with the hobbies and tastes of your youngster. Your kid adores art – leave one wall for his own painting; fan of music – break the rules and make the youth bedroom in a music studio style. Furthermore, you have to be smart – still it is the bedroom and it has to be a shelter and a good relaxation place for your kid to have a good healthy sleep.

After all, this room has to make your kid(s) happy! By the way, the entire home design has to make everyone around happy, but not follow the trends or styles or impress the guests, we all have to keep it in mind. Follow us and don’t miss the deals and advice from FurnitureCart!

7 Questions To Answer Before Buying Furniture

Furniture renewal needed in your home? Just imagine you have come up to the furniture store or opened the FurnitureCart website, and you are trying to choose from the embarrassment of riches. You get tired quickly and leave the store. Cheer up! We have made the inquiry list for you, before you get to buy something. Save it and keep it before you go furniture shopping the next time.

Why should I do it? Answering these questions may
prevent fast and hasty decisions. It will prevent you from
the disappointment when you get it delivered, and it turns out
it does not fit right, or the color is too bright for your overall
scheme. It will release you from hassle of returning or
exchanging the furniture, you have already bought. It is much
easier to read our advice and make a well-argued decision before.

5 Fancy Bar Carts to Furnish Every Chic Party

An irreplaceable furniture piece for parties and chill out throughout the year and for every room in your house: the bar carts are becoming a stylish part of the up-to-date homes. Only this kind of bar can easily follow you and your guests wherever you would like to have a party – from the home theatre room to living room and outdoor patio. You can serve your guests with the drinks and snacks, while keeping necessary things like tissues and ice at hand.

Nowadays it is not only the handy thing to have, but the perfect item to express the high style of your home decor. FurnitureCart has a few ideas to get with the trends of the modern world.

For those in love with the industrial style, Samuel Lawrence Furniture has created the rolling cart in a famous pub style. Simply load the cart up with everything you need for a party and transport to the location you’ve chosen. Once you are there, lock the wheels and everything’s under control now! The contrast of the industrial dark metal with the blonde finished veneers makes it an awesome piece for the loft-style spaces, men caves and contemporary minimalistic houses.

Touch of retro in your urban New York apartment – it’s about Rachael Ray Home by Legacy Classic. Soft gold-toned metal completes the look of the functional piece you will enjoy using in your home. Whether you’d like to have a Sunday brunch on your roof terrace or simply take the cocktails with you to your home cinema theatre – the Soho Bar Cart is always by your side.

Need anything completely different to fit your sophisticated style? Go for the Modern Dining Room Collection by Universal Furniture. The X-style metal bar cart is sophisticated, clean and simple, bold and a bit daring. The style honors its roots in Modernism, but has been adapted for today’s life and activities, in action and rest. Being focused on livability and usability, it is made comfortable enough for everyday needs.

A lot more friends to come to a party – take advantage of the bar cart by Cramco. There will be so much to be pleased about with this piece in your home. With tempered flat polished edge glass top, chrome finish guards and tubes, it provides an easy mobility with heavy duty locking casters.

Breakfast in bed? No prob! With Pulaski Furniture, everything’s possible. Set on casters and boasting three shelves, the bar cart created by Pulaski is both multifunctional and mobile. Its stunning antiqued mirror top shelf adds a touch of glamour to its industrial vibe and lifts off, transforming into a tray for dual function. Its simple form makes this piece full of endless possibilities – bar or kitchen cart, nightstand, bathroom storage – it will always provide use to your home.