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Four Tips for Choosing the Best Mattress to Buy

By Jerome Rackers / October 23, 2019
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Most people know that sleep is essential for overall well-being. It helps you get more work done, makes you a safer driver, and improves your health. That’s why investing in a great mattress is one of the best things you can do for yourself! A survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that 93% say…

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Ready, Set, Get Inspired with 2019’s Best Home Decor Ideas

By Jerome Rackers / February 12, 2019
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If you’re ready for a break from the wintertime doldrums, why not liven things up indoors? A fresh take on your home’s interior design is the perfect way to perk up your favorite spaces while frigid temps reign supreme outside. At Lifestyles Furniture, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite home decorating ideas of 2019…

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Customized Furniture Design & Other Ways to Personalize Your Home Decor

By Jerome Rackers / September 28, 2018
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Personal taste doesn’t come in a box. And neither should your interior design. At Lifestyles Furniture, we understand that it’s your life, your home. And rather than following someone else’s idea of a passing trend, your decor should reflect a distinct sense of style that’s uniquely you and fits the way you live. Our local…

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Enjoy Sweet Dreams with These Must-Have Bedroom Furniture Ideas

By Jerome Rackers / July 20, 2018
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Along with eating your veggies and exercising, getting enough sleep is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being. Sleep can boost your brain power, give you a healthy heart and even make you a safer driver. The right bedroom furniture provides an environment that makes it easy to slip off…

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3 Ingredients for Home Decorating that Fit How You Live

By Jerome Rackers / January 23, 2018
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When you’re looking for the best home decorating ideas, there’s certainly no shortage of options. With such a dizzying array of home decor trends out there, it’s temptingly easy to gobble up the latest fads, rather than investing in meaningful improvements that actually make your life more convenient and your space more beautiful. One way…

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Bringing Pretty to the Patio

By Jerome Rackers / September 23, 2015
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Spring has sprung and allergies are in full swing. We’re only a few short weeks away from blue skies, warm weather and barbecues on the back deck. Here are some tips to get your patio summer ready:   1. Add Lighting Whether it’s candles, lanterns or lamps, never underestimate the value of mood lighting. It…

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Spring Cleaning

By Jerome Rackers / September 23, 2015
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Spring-cleaning is the New Year’s Resolution for your home. It’s best to tackle such a large problem in small pieces or, even better, throughout the year. Try these tricks to make Spring-cleaning easier: Hanger Trick One of my personal favorite tricks for spring-cleaning my closet is the hanger trick. Take everything in your closet and…

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Happy Anniversary, Lifestyles

By Jerome Rackers / September 23, 2015
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Lifestyles owner,Jerome Rackers, started working at Lifestyles in August of 1991 after graduating from Central Missouri University in May of the same year. With a degree in marketing, Jerome applied for a position in sales and service and worked his way up to assistant manager and then manager. In 1995, Jerome and his wife, Cheryl,…

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You Can Do It (Yourself): DIYs

By Jerome Rackers / September 23, 2015
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This blog is all about DIY. I scanned the Internet and found some of my favorite lists, individual DIYs and Anthropologie dupes. While most of these take preparation and a trip to Hobby Lobby or Lowes, they’re college- and family-friendly alternatives to more expensive looks. Check them out!    31 Easy DIY Updates That Will…

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Luxurious Leather: Memorial Day Leather Sale

By Jerome Rackers / September 23, 2015
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Leather sofas scream luxury, but with that luxury can come a higher price than your usual fabric sofa. Leather furniture is an investment for many reasons: They’re hypoallergenic. This is a major plus for people with severe allergies, especially in the spring. Leather is incredibly easy to clean. In most cases, a spill can be…

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