Bring comfort to your living room with motion furniture

Reclining furniture instantly makes a living room the ideal location for leaning back while enjoying a good book, your favorite TV show or an afternoon catnap.

The living room is a sanctuary where you come to relax at the end of a long day, and it’s also the place where you entertain friends and family. To serve both these purposes, the area should be furnished for a perfect combination of comfort and looks, creating a welcoming spot where you can truly kick back. Continue reading “Bring comfort to your living room with motion furniture”

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Out of the dorm and into an apartment

Consider what furniture will make your new apartment feel like home.

One of the rites of passage faced by many college students, whether you’re attending Virginia Tech or East Tennessee State University, is moving into your first apartment. There’s a lot to do before you’re ready to relocate from a dorm room and enjoy your own space. Continue reading “Out of the dorm and into an apartment”

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Are you ready to host a barbecue?

If you’re thinking about hosting a gathering at your home, you need to prepare a relaxing, attractive outdoor space for your guests.

Firing up the grill is a great way to bring friends and family together. If you’re thinking about hosting a gathering at your home, you need to prepare a relaxing, attractive outdoor space for your guests. Here are some things to consider before you invite people over for a weekend afternoon. Continue reading “Are you ready to host a barbecue?”

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Design your office to maximize productivity

Here are four ways to create a workplace that will encourage you to accomplish more every day.

The environment where you work makes a big difference in how much you get done. When you spend 40 hours or more per week in your office, it’s important that you’re excited to come in and have a seat. Whether you’re considering a new computer desk or a whole set of home office furniture, you should take into account how your design choices might impact productivity. Continue reading “Design your office to maximize productivity”

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Create a distraction-free study space for your little scholar

Here are some ideas to get you started in designing the ideal study space for a child.

Preparing a child to learn and succeed at school starts at home. You can pave the way for academic success by creating a study space where your son or daughter is able to get away from distractions and focus on completing homework assignments or getting ready for a test. Designate an area in your kid’s bedroom or elsewhere in the home to concentrate on schoolwork. Continue reading “Create a distraction-free study space for your little scholar”

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Attention back sleepers: Are you getting ample rest?

If you’re a back sleeper, you should know the advantages and disadvantages of your preferred position.

We all need plenty of quality sleep to stay healthy and have productive days. However, we also have our own needs and preferences when it comes to drifting off in comfort. For people wondering how to get better sleep on a consistent basis, the way they position themselves in bed could be a major factor. Continue reading “Attention back sleepers: Are you getting ample rest?”

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5 sleep tips to achieving sound sleep year-round

Here are some tips for improved sleep you can use all year.

Consistently getting a good night’s rest is essential for your well-being. According to the National Institutes of Health, a sufficient amount of high-quality sleep benefits your physical and emotional health as well as your performance throughout the day. That makes it frustrating when the changing seasons impact your daily routine, leaving you struggling to fall and stay asleep. Continue reading “5 sleep tips to achieving sound sleep year-round”

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Your guide to buying the perfect sofa [Video]

When it comes to choosing a sofa for your living room, a lot more should impact your decision than color and size.

When it comes to choosing a sofa for your living room, a lot more should impact your decision than color and size. While these aspects are important to finding the couch that’s going to work best in your space, another factor to consider is style. There are a few common sofa types, each with different features, such as exposed legs and rolled arms.  Continue reading “Your guide to buying the perfect sofa [Video]”

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Is technology impacting your sleep?

It may seem harmless, but technology use before bed and in the night can cause sleep problems.

When you go to bed, you probably set an alarm on your phone and place it on your nightstand to charge. In a few hours when you wake up to use the bathroom, you’ll wonder what time it is and look at your phone. If you notice new notifications like an email or Facebook post you might casually end up scrolling for a while. It may seem harmless, but technology use like this can cause sleep problems.  Continue reading “Is technology impacting your sleep?”

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How to buy your first outdoor dining table

If you’ve never purchased an outdoor dining table, you might be unsure where to begin. Here are some tips.

So, you’ve decided to step up your patio or deck, making it a welcoming destination to kick back. When the weather is right, you want to make the most of it by enjoying some delicious grilled foods, pouring out beverages and playing your favorite card game out in the fresh air. Continue reading “How to buy your first outdoor dining table”

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