Home Furniture Industry News from FurnitureCart

FurnitureCart’s Marketing and Category Management team is back from sunny and fun Las Vegas! Monday through Friday, our team was at the Las Vegas Furniture Market in Nevada, scoping out furniture and casegoods from all around the world. We had a lot of meetings with existing suppliers to talk about how business is going, what new products they’re bringing out, what they see in the market, the trends. We also met with new people we’ve wanted to get on board with, that have unique products.

We consider ourselves very lucky to not only be buyers for this annual show but also to work with some really incredible companies such as AICO Furniture, Pulaski Furniture, Samuel Lawrence Furniture, Coaster and Ashley Furniture.

Latest Las Vegas Furniture Market News:

Ashley Furniture is continuing to reach out to younger consumers and contemporary furniture buyers with its Bardini Collection. Bardini is the trademarked name for the contemporary case goods and upholstery line Ashley introduced last year under the name New Millennium. The company also is expanding the product line here with 12 new fabric and leather upholstery groups and five new dining rooms. The Bardini pieces cross a spectrum of price points, with dresser, mirror, bed combinations selling from $599 to $1,999.

Standard Furniture is introducing Design Your Dine, a program that offers a wide range of SKUs in the dining category. It aims to give consumers enough choice to personalize spaces and make their rooms work smarter. The new pieces have clean-lined transitional styling and are made of solid hardwood and durable wood products.

At Klaussner, Len Burke, vice president of marketing, said sales continue to be strong in sofa-sleepers and also in sectionals and domestic upholstery. They also seeing a lot of interest in recliners with power motion and mentioned that buyers are looking for traditional comfort but modern design.

At AICO Furniture, casual traditional style is interpreted in a freestanding upholstery line, as well as in the Lavelle collection, with nods to French Country style. AICO, also offering leather and fabric combinations in upholstery. Sectionals continue to be strong, and some of the style interpretations include streamlined designs, oversized profiles and nail head or fringe embellishments.

Many vendors also report strong and increasing interest in smaller-scale furnishings. Singles, young professionals and smaller urban residential spaces are driving the category. Primary upholstery trends for the market are color-saturated leather and fabric, bright whites and mineral neutrals, power motion recliners with streamlined profiles, and made in America fabrics.

As for colors, orange continues to be a very popular color in home decor, especially in accessories. Blue-greens of all shades continue to be fashionable – from teal to turquoise, aqua to aquamarine – and everything in between.

Ashley Sleep Mattresses – eco-friendly, safe, supportive and comfortable sleep!

Never before have we had so little sleep – or been so eager to get a little more! Stress, sleep apnea, sleeping pill prescriptions are today’s new realities! Today a healthier, more comfortable sleep is within reach with the new line of Ashley Sleep Foam and Latex Mattresses at FurnitureCart.com; they both feature the latest in sleep innovation, as well as comfort, support, and durability.

Explore the facts behind Ashley Sleep Innovations:

Reduced over-heating
Cool and temperature correct, Ashley Sleep Technology utilizes ventilated memory foam and Tencel, a wood pulp-based product that dissipates heat, so you never have to worry about that uncomfortable “hot bed” feel.
Consider: Lisbon 14 inch Latex Mattress – Provides unsurpassed comfort and support that is ideal for deep restorative sleep.

Reduced tossing and turning
A zoned lumbar support (Torsotec), contours to the shape of your body, providing superior support and reducing pressure points that cause discomfort, excessive movement and interrupted REM cycle! Proper body alignment is the key to avoiding bothersome tossing and turning.
Consider: Bonaire 12 inch Latex Mattress – Features active support characteristics of latex to ensure a peaceful and relaxing night sleep coupled with a natural ability to be temperature constant.

Reduced chemical smells
Adding natural ingredients, such as green tea extract (Active Fresh), reduces unpleasant, distracting or irritating odors, including that ‘new foam’ smell. Ashley also adds Active Charcoal to the foam to reduce odors and also absorb ambient moisture. Fresh air leads to a great night’s rest from day one.
Consider: Avalon 10 inch Latex Mattress – Provides a perfect combination of comfort and support from the top down which flawlessly creates your ideal sleep environment.

Reduced carbon footprint
Less petroleum in Ashley Sleep foam and compressed packaging before shipping lessens impact on the planet. You don’t have to sacrifice your eco-friendly values for a comfortable sleep on a memory foam mattress. With sleep technology from Ashley, you can choose a product that’s good for you and good for Planet Earth.
Consider: Ellis Bay 15 inch Memory Foam Mattress – dream away on deepest and most luxurious layers of comfort, pressure relief and temperature correct mattress.

Ashley Sleep Mattresses are designed to give customers the ultimate in eco-friendly, safe, supportive and comfortable sleep.

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Removing Water Marks from Wooden Surface

If you have wood furniture, such as a dining room table, accent table or even a nightstand, you might want to be careful to not leave liquids on the surface. If you do, you might see nasty water marks. Many people think they are irreparable, but if you act quickly, there are a few household methods to removing these stains without using any harmful chemicals. The first thing to remember, though, is to avoid rubbing, scrubbing or wiping the liquid off the wood surface. Try to blot it out gently and quickly using a clean cotton towel.

Mayonnaise
Apply a generous layer of mayonnaise onto the mark and leave it over
night. In the morning wipe the surface with a thick cotton cloth.

Toothpaste
Polish the mark with white toothpaste until it disappears. Remember
to use a white paste, not a gel!

Ashes
If there’s a smoker in the house, you can use those cigar or cigarette
ashes to rub into the mark until it disappears.

Baking Soda
Mix baking soda and water to make a paste. Rub the paste into the stain
and leave it overnight then wipe with a cotton cloth in the morning.

And don’t forget to shop for wooden bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, living room furniture in the latest design styles at FurnitureCart.com

Source: www.wisegeek.com “How do I Remove Water Marks from Wood?”