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.

LOVEseat is All You Need

On this very day, our team is focusing on the very romantic piece of furniture. Well, beyond the obvious one – the bed – what can be more romantic than a loveseat. Yes, today we have selected a collection of the lovely couches, chairs and sofas built for two to cuddle up and enjoy every single second being close.

Few words from the history book: as long as people have been manufacturing furniture, they have been making it for two. In order to make sure, just check out the royalty or ancient furniture, you will get to see a lot of sexy double seats throughout the ages: duchesse brisee, tete-a-tete, boudeuse, and even chaise longue.

Currently, the notion of Loveseat usually applies to any sofa small enough for only two. This furniture in its classic look started developing together with the first common couches in the mid 18th century. And nowadays, it appears to be in a variety of modern and traditional styles, fabrics and shapes.

Whether an epicentre of the living room or being a part of the smart-designed studio apartment, loveseat becomes a piece, that cannot be missed when building the comfortable nest for two, and even for three, if a kid will squeeze in the middle.

For a traditional-styled living rooms – chesterfield loveseat, for a retro flair – mid-century modern or cabrio is there. If you are longing for an extra comfort and total relaxation – dive into the comfort brought with the reclining loveseats.

Among the advantages of reclining loveseats, you will have an extra supportive cushions and mechanisms to help you get an extra relaxation. You might also like to create the perfect theatre zone when having reclining loveseat with console. Have that romantic tone when watching movies together at home.

Stay with Furniture Cart and don’t miss our brilliant ideas, hot trends and news! May love enter in your heart and in your home, and make it grow and bloom with every new day!

Composite Wood Products

Earlier this month FurnitureCart team has started the Ultimate Guide to Wood Furniture. We have discovered what kinds of wood are usually used for furniture production and common wood finishes. You are welcome to check them out, if you are a newcomer at our blog.

Today we continue with the third and last chapter of our Wooden Furniture Guide. And today we will talk about the composite wood products.

Most probably, when buying the wooden furniture, the customer pays attention to solid woods in the specifications and the list of materials used for the dining set or bed. Actually, we have to be frank: nowadays very often plywood, MDF, and particle board are made of a high quality. So, there is no use disregarding these manufactured wood products. Sometimes it can be difficult to differ a composite wood piece and a solid wood piece of furniture, if the composite wood piece comes covered with a high-quality veneer. Let us discover together the three types of manufactured wood products.

Plywood is flexible, though strong material resistant to cracking, warping, shrinking or swelling. Plywood is made of thin layers of wood that are glued together and pressed. To make the plywood furniture stronger, wood grain of adjacent layers is rotated up to 90 degrees to one another.

Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is made by means of breaking down hardwood and softwood materials, and then combining it with resin, glue or wax to form panels under high temperature and pressure. As a result, there appears a product that is stronger and more solid than any other wooden materials. Usually it is used for cabinets, cupboards and wardrobes, shelving and bookcases. Though it is heavy material, it is quite easy to cut and finish.

Particle board, also known as low-density fiberboard (LDF) or chipboard, is made of wood chips, sawmill shavings or sawdust, and bound together by synthetic resin or another suitable binder, and pressed. Actually, the process of manufacturing is similar to how MDF is made. Particle board is a part of budget-friendly furniture (kitchens, dining room furniture) and flooring; it is common-used in budget furniture that has a veneered or laminate faсade.

Usually MDF composite wood products do not contain knots or rings, as the natural woods do, making it more uniform to finish, as well as in service. Plywood is frequently used to create curved surfaces as it can easily bend with the grain. Particle board made the huge revolution in wooden furniture design once it appeared, and still continues to make it evolve, by making the prices lower for the final customer.

Wood Finishes

Last week we started the first chapter of our ultimate guide to wooden furniture, speaking about wood types. Today we continue telling you more about the kinds of wood finishes. As we have pointed out in the high trends for 2018, wood is one of the highlights for the home decor and one cannot miss it, rearranging any room from bedroom to kitchen and dining room. Before buying furniture and knowing how to take care of this kind, we recommend to discover more on the material (type of wood) it is made of, and get to know more about the kinds of finishes. So, here we go!

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The popular decorative technique is undoubtedly inlaying. It is commonly used to create a furniture piece with a flush and flat surface. Inlaying means basically inserting contrasting materials into depressions in a major furniture piece. Usually materials used for contrast are another woods or metal, ivory. Often observed in accent tables and jewelry boxes.

A protective and sleek-style finish for woods is lacquer. Due to the layers applied it may have many sheen levels from matte-finished to high-gloss. It’s applied in many thin coats.

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Whitewashing creates a white effect on wood. The look is achieved by applying bleach or white paint to the wood. Through this kind of technique, the furniture is given a rustic, weathered appearance.

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And, by the way, as to the painting, wood can be painted any color. It gives the personal look and is often used for creating country, cottage or coastal-style furniture.

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Without doubt, adding a piece of wood furniture to the home ambience will completely change its look and feel. Moreover, it is undeniably a staple material in furniture manufacturing, despite the industrial revolutions in history. Due to its extremely resilient features, it still requires very little maintenance, and is valued for the natural look.

Next time we will continue talking about wood, and will add few ideas on composite wood products and a little more. Stay with FurnitureCart!

 

Wood Types

Wood is believed to be one of the top-trends in 2018. So, today, FurnitureCart team starts the ultimate guide to the wooden furniture. “Chapter One” is dedicated to common woods used in furniture. Wood is used for making furniture from the immemorial time, and no wonder it comes nowadays in many different styles. One can find any from traditional and ornate to sleek and contemporary one. Moreover, you’ll find furniture for any space you like – from dining room and kitchen to bedroom. If you are looking for the high quality, it will be both interesting and useful to know what wood types are used for producing it.

Woodlands Sleigh Bedroom Set (Oak) by Virginia House

Oak, both red and white is commonly used for furniture production. Due to its strength and gorgeous grain, it is often used both for solid wood furniture and veneers. White oak comes gray/brown in color; red oak has a gingery tincture with a gray/brown color.

The most treasured wood, mahogany, is a master standard in fine furniture. Its color varies from a ginger-brown to deep red.

Modern Classics Linear Occasional Table Set by Kincaid Furniture

Another fine furniture type is cherry. It ages beautifully and takes stains and finishes easily.

A pale color and tough structure are the advantages of the white ash. Furthermore, it is extremely flexible, and is commonly used for bent and curved furniture.

Pine Hill Dining Room Set by Magnussen

The primary wood used in unfinished furniture is definitely pine. The light color of pine gives possibilities to make it easily painted. It has a great texture with the ring growths and knots giving it the natural look.Discoveries Book Side Table by Aico FurnitureWalnut is mostly used in fine furniture, for instance cabinets, often used in veneers. It is chocolate brown in color with dark or purply stripes.

Being dense and attractive hardwood, maple is often used in furniture and is the most common wood used for butcher blocks. It has a light brown color with a gingery cast.

Yellow birch is a common hardwood used in any type of furniture. It has light yellow/brown color, and looks similar both in color and grain to maple.Traditional Styled Distressed Birch Accent Chest by Pulaski FurnitureSoftwood cedar is mostly used in, armoires, chests, dressers and closets. Light ginger in color with slightly lighter streaks and knots, it has a distinctive scent. Due to the last advantage it is effective in repelling insects, for example moths.

To manufacture patio dining sets and chaises, teak is commonly used. Being weather-resistant wood, it is a good solution for an outdoor furniture. The color of teak varies from a dark brown to a golden brown.

Mirage Dining Room Set by Rossetto USA

Cappuccino-colored hardwood used in modern decor is wenge. This wood comes dark brown to black with black graining.

Pecan is another strong hardwood, which is also found in veneers. Often used to make a dining furniture. It varies from pale brown to gingery brown.

Next time we will talk about common wood finishes. Follow us and stay informed and inspired with Furniturecart!

Trends of the Coming 2018 Year

2018 is just around the corner, few days and 2017 is long gone. FurnitureCart team is ready to guide you into the trends of the coming year and make a forecast on the future interior decor that will be worth admiring. So, make yourself comfortable because we are taking you forward to the future!

The New Year is coming really soon, so undoubtedly, it’s the best time to get the old out and be in with the new. The same logic applies for many things including furniture rearrangement. Whether bedroom or living room, dining room or outdoor furniture, it still needs to have it’s own new zest. What is on trend in the coming new year? It is still about the comfort, even extra one, it is about nostalgia and emeralds, minimalism and nature, but let’s talk about it step by step.

Comfort Zone. The coming year comes with the sign of even bigger and brighter comfort in furniture. Don’t keep the sectionals and chairs in frames, just let it go and make it as soft and cosy as you can. Boxy is gone, curvy comes to the stage. Designers call it «cocoonection», so join the club.

Simplicity First. Comfort also means simplicity of design and a tasteful minimalism in furniture that wraps to invite reflection and meditation. Soft, giving sofas and enveloping chairs are upholstered in heavier fabrics, which absorb sound.

Emerald Isle. It’s not about the gemstones and Ireland, but on-trend furniture of 2018 will get something from both – the color. If 2017 was in the pink, 2018 is with emerald, going deeper in greenery. Though, do not rush to push pink out of the stage, pale “millennial pink” still holding positions strong.

Mother Nature. As we have mentioned above, greenery will be top color in all the shades. Moreover, the nature is carrying the palm the next year. Lush gardens, jungle motifs, nature patterns bring the stylish homes to full Edenic glory. Don’t forget about the stones and natural wood, it will give the brand new touch of an indoor idyll.

Rewind It! Do you feel nostalgic sometimes? We do also! The same do the designers, proving that the next year will still keep the roots in mind and take the best retro trends for the 2018 new home. Taking it from the past and rethinking the design in tune with the times – that is what makes it still look like familiar, but fresh at the same time.

Our brief summary brought you forward into the coming year, and we hope it was exciting to take a quick glance before the bigger journey into 2018. Enjoy your holidays and stay inspired with FurnitureCart!

3 Types of Leather Used in Furniture

Last time we’ve been talking about the Luke Leather furniture. And we have received many feedbacks from our customers, interested in leather types and kinds and the way to treat the leather upholstered furniture. Today we give the short summary on the Three Most Common Types of Leather used for furniture. We promise to keep you informed on this issue! Follow our blog, the FurnitureCart team always has something useful and inspiring for you 😉

 

A Touch of Warmth with A Fireplace!

Warm Christmas season is coming – time to get together with your beloved ones, have reunions and cozy evenings together at home. What makes your home bright and warm? The good company, undoubtedly! But what else? It will surely bring a touch of cosiness and warmth to your heart and home – the fireplace!

Whether inside or out, the fireplaces are always a great idea, especially on chilly nights. No worries – building the fireplace without hassle and bustle nowadays is possible! The modern furniture manufacturers took care of the easy-to-install fireplaces.

No space for a fireplace? No way!! With us you will find options to bring the fireplace to your house or apartment

  • Living room fireplace

Bring on the heat and style: entertainment stands with fireplace inserts are the perfect way to cozy up your home – all at the convenient touch of a button! TV console/TV stand with the fireplace will definitely be a focal point of the room! Or make the cozy living room with the free-standing fireplace – an awesome spot to hang the Christmas stockings and wait for the presents to be kindly put there by Santa Claus. Check out the living room fireplaces, and stay inspired with the FurnitureCart!

Nice 2 Know: Electric fireplaces have a lot of benefits. They are easy to install and maintain, safe if you have children and pets around. Many of them include internal fans to distribute heat around the room. They are most cost-effective. Moreover, different style options for electric fireplaces make the flames look lifelike with no scent.

  • Fireplace in your Dining room

Find the way to bring even more sparkles to your holiday family dinners with the dining room fireplace! Add the fireplace built in the curio or buffet and make it the place to stay longer while enjoying social talk and Christmas punch together with your beloved ones.

Still looking for a new dining room set to reunite the bigger family for the holiday dinners? Discover our best picks of dining room sets for festive days and not only!

  • Bedroom warmth touch

Dressers and media chests are a nice and functional addition to bedroom, and even more lovely with the fireplace! Feel calm and relaxed watching the flames dance in your bedroom fireplace before going to bed.

  • And more!

Do you need some time for relaxation watching the fire in your home office? Or bring warmth to the home bar nook? Discover few options to have the fireplace in your home office and also bar and game room fireplace.

Stay warm and cozy this holiday season with the new fireplace in your home! And who knows, maybe Santa will come up for a glass of milk and cookie to your lovely spot 😉