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What to Look For in High-Quality Furniture

By Jerome Rackers / July 14, 2021
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Shopping for a new table, sofa or bed? Furniture is an investment—not something you want to replace often. You want high-quality furniture that will last and won’t chip, fade, scratch or break. So how do you spot poor-quality furniture before it finagles its way into your home and disintegrates before your very eyes? It’s a…

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How to Pair Paint Colors with Wood Types

By Jerome Rackers / May 26, 2021
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Wood can lend texture, warmth and a natural energy to your living space, but pairing it with the right paint color is sure to make an inspirational impact guests won’t soon forget. Wood furniture, flooring and trim throughout your home play an important role in your interior design. While solid wood furniture has always been…

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How to Choose the Right Size Furniture for a Room

By Jerome Rackers / April 5, 2021
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You’ve just spotted that perfect sofa on the showroom floor.  Ideal style? Check. Stain-resistant fabric? Check. But will it fit in your living room? If it’s too big, the room will feel crowded. Too small, and your space will look empty.  For starters, don’t be afraid to bring along the tape measure when you’re shopping…

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Sectional or Sofa? – Four Questions to Help You Decide

By Jerome Rackers / March 8, 2021
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Picking a sectional or sofa for your living area may not be the biggest decision you’ll ever have to make, but quality furniture is an investment that can be a part of your world for a decade or more, so you want to get it right.  Comfort is paramount, but there are many other variables…

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Seasonal Makeover Basics: Area Rugs & Occasional Tables for Wintertime

By Jerome Rackers / December 16, 2020
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As the last of the leaves fall from the trees and temperatures drop, Old Man Winter is rapping at our doors once again. But just because nature’s color palette is trending toward drab doesn’t mean your living space should. Liven things up with a seasonal makeover. Hunkering down. Going dormant. Hibernating. We often equate these…

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Transform Your Bedroom into a Relaxing Oasis

By Jerome Rackers / September 25, 2020
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With more people at home these days, bedrooms are becoming less of a place to sleep and more of a domestic refuge for family members to relax and recharge. Are you craving a place of your own to retreat to? With some simple upgrades, your bedroom can become a den of Zen that you’ll never…

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Complete Your Home Makeover with Custom Upholstery

By Jerome Rackers / June 29, 2020
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If you are wondering how to fill some extra time at home this summer, now might be the perfect time to liven up your home décor. And what better way to get the look you want than with fabulous home furnishings tailored to fit your unique taste, your lifestyle and your budget? When choosing upholstery…

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Home Decor 2020: Embrace Livable Elegance for a New Decade

By Jerome Rackers / February 21, 2020
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A beautiful home environment offers a calming retreat from the stressful world outside.  Amidst so many changes in how we live and work, people are seeking out inviting spaces that look lived in, not like a museum. This year’s best home decor ideas combine the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. If you’re ready to…

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What’s Coming in 2020? Home Decor Ideas for the New Year

By Jerome Rackers / December 31, 2019
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If a home decor makeover is on your 2020 to-do list, you may be wondering where to begin.  Our friendly design professionals at Lifestyles Furniture are here to help! We offer personal design consultations along with a showroom full of beautiful furnishings to choose from.  To help you out, we’ve put together five of our…

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Entertain with Dining Room Furniture that Fits Your Lifestyle

By Jerome Rackers / November 15, 2019
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The dining room. It’s a special place in every home.  It’s where we share good food and conversation with those we care about. It’s the setting for holiday feasts and year-round get-togethers. And the right dining room furniture sets the stage with an inviting atmosphere for your guests. But today’s furnishings must do so much…

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