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Dining Room Decisions

July 22nd, 2013 | Posted by MattY in Dining Room Furniture - (0 Comments)

Dining Room FurnitureBuying a table might not seem like a big deal. When it comes to buying a dining table though, they have an entire room dedicated to them! At the end of the day, all functioning tables will be a place you can set food on, but there’s a lot more to it than that. You need a table that fits the space you have to put it in, compliments the space, and has the features you need.

One of the main things to consider when looking for a dining table is how large the space you will be putting it in is. While the room may be a certain number of square feet, make sure you take in to consideration all of the other items in the room. If you have a dining room with a lot of curio cabinets, dining room furniture, chairs and artwork, your 200 square feet of dining room real estate may be halved. Making sure there is enough room around the table for chairs and walking.

When it comes to the shape of your table, it usually depends on the space. Traditionally, square tables compliment square rooms, round tables in small spaces, and rectangular tables in narrow spaces. The size depends on how many people will be dining at the table and what functions it will be used for.

Find tons of great styles during One Way Furniture‘s Summer Sale, going on now!

Closet Organization Made Easy

July 15th, 2013 | Posted by MattY in Home Furniture - (0 Comments)

Organizing your home can be a stressful endeavor. The best way to orchestrate this organization effort is by breaking it down room by room. Plan out the organization for each room and then spread them out over the summer. Taking on an entire home’s organization in one weekend can become too big of a project very quickly. A great place to start is your bedroom.

Closet organization has been a hot topic in recent years and there are solutions that range from do-it-yourself hangers and shoe racks to professionally designed and custom-built closets. Where your closet organizing options fall in this spectrum is largely up to your budget. A great compromise is using closet storage units that can be fitted to any closet and don’t involve and home renovations to install. Sauder Furniture‘s Closet In A Box kit is an easy and effective way to start your organization efforts. These pieces will fit into most standard-sized closets and in addition to looking great, they feature cabinets, drawers, racks and multiple adjustable rods for hanging clothing.

The thing to remember when organizing a closet are that anything you do to organize items needs to be easy and repeatable. Unless you like spending ten minutes sorting shoes and placing them back in a nicely made pile, something like a rack or shelf that gives you easy access to all of your shoes is a much better solution. Make sure to check out more storage solutions at www.OneWayFurniture.com!

 

Decorating With White

July 8th, 2013 | Posted by MattY in Dining Room Furniture | Home Furniture - (0 Comments)

Whether you are looking to make a light and airy design to combat the summer heat, create simple elegance, or simply update some of your home furnishings, summer is a great time to decorate with a white theme. White furniture can be used in many ways to change the feel of a room. Here are a few of One Way Furniture’s favorite monochromatic decorating tips for this season!

Use white to soften and lighten dark and bold color themes. White furniture can be used to brighten up a room that features a predominately dark color palate. Adding white sofas or chairs will soften to create large textile visuals in the space will also help to soften a room that feels edgy.

Go all out! Creating a space that is composed of entirely white is a classic décor style that can be applied to any decorating theme, especially classical and modern themes. By using only white in a decorating theme, it gives the room an artistic feel, with only the edges and details of objects distinguishable from the walls. Coordinated color accents can also be used to give the room patterns, focal points and intrigue.

White accents for simple elegance. Utilizing white trim, cabinets, tables or other stationary pieces like these Sauder furniture pieces at One Way Furniture, can give a room a stately and elegant feel, especially when paired with a solid color on the walls and major furniture pieces.

Fourth of July Week Sale!

July 1st, 2013 | Posted by MattY in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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One Way Furniture‘s Fourth of July Week Sale is here! You can save 25% off any third item in your cart this week!

This sale is the perfect time to finish off your summer spaces! Outdoor seating, dining room furniture and kitchen seating are perennially popular pieces of furniture in most homes during the summer months. Keep your family and guests comfortable with new seating options. Especially in the kitchen and dining areas, mixing and matching a variety of chairs and stools is a popular trend for the season that can give your room a fun makeover. Utilizing benches as a replacement for chairs in large dining areas is also a fun trend to mix up your seating options.

This sale is also a great opportunity to  find the finishing pieces to tie a room together. Find the perfect tables, chairs or storage pieces that will complete and coordinate your room. Accent pieces such as end tables or storage pieces can add great details to the design of a room. Updating a major piece of furniture such as a sofa, entertainment center or dining table and adding two coordinated pieces to support its style is an easy way to change the entire look and feel of a space.

Patio Furniture SetsOne of the best ways to socialize this summer is outdoors! Summer is the season to be outside and enjoy the warm weather with great friends and great food. Whether you’re an outdoor party-pro or looking to dive into the social scene this summer, here are a few tips to make sure your events are a success!

  • Sociable Seating – To create the best seating options for an outdoor event, make sure to have plenty of seating arranged in a way that people can talk. Group chairs together around tables or in shaded areas and use benches and other multi-person seats to encourage people sitting together. Pieces like the Atlantic Marseille Outdoor Patio Sectional pictured in this post are great at bringing groups together. Find more sociable seating selections here!
  • Comfortable Environment – Your guests will relax and enjoy the party even more if they don’t have to worry about burning in the sun or sitting somewhere unpleasant. Position tables and seats in shaded areas with the use of umbrellas or trees to keep guests cool and comfortable. Make sure that the ground is level if you’re entertaining without a deck or patio.
  • Lighten Up! – Keep the party rolling after the sun sets. One Way Furniture has a wide selection of outdoor lighting that can be installed on exterior walls, decks and patios. You don’t have to shine a spotlight on your backyard, but enough light to avoid tripping and for guests to see who they’re talking to is always a good idea.

Dining Room FurnitureThe Turino Dining set is the perfect centerpiece for a summer dining area. This set features modern styling of a rustic, hand-made look and comes in a grey oak stain finish.

The large table for this set provides ample surface area for six diners that can be comfortably seated on the four padded chairs and one padded bench that is large enough for two people.

A popular trend in country-styled dining areas is to mix and match seating options with various designs and styles and coordinate them by matching upholstery or colors. This collection of dining room furniture is an ideal way to easily incorporate this trend into your home.

This set will look perfect with a similarly rustic-themed room or a modern space full of fun, antique accents. To keep your vintage decor from becoming dull and looking too worn-out, makes sure to add bright colors, florals and plants, and patterns through textile updates such as rugs, table clothes and window dressings.

Rustic rooms can often become cluttered with large collections of small pieces. Instead, keep your space feeling open and airy.  Utilize large statement pieces to create the desired feel of the room and leave the rest up to the imagination. For storing antique collections, try using a curio cabinet to reduce clutter and display your collection with visibility and lighting.

Creative Chest Decor

June 10th, 2013 | Posted by MattY in Accessories | Furniture Sales | Home Furniture - (0 Comments)

Sauder FurnitureWhile you probably don’t have much of a need to store vast hordes of treasure or safeguard a priceless collection of silver dining pieces, chests still make excellent additions to home decorating.

Traditionally, chests have been used to safely store valuable items; utilizing heavy wood frames and strong locks. Today, chests with details like that are sought after for their aesthetic appeal more than their security features. With a more visual role in mind, uses for chests have become more creative and are often featured as great accent pieces to a seating or bedroom area.

In a living room, chests, such as the pictured Shoal Creek Storage Chest from Sauder furniture, make for excellent replacements for traditional coffee tables. Their low profile often creates an ideal height for use as a coffee table and their design makes them unique and interesting. Chests also work great as end tables if used next to large pieces of furniture. These living room tables are also practical as places for extra pillow, blanket, or DVD storage.

Another traditional use of chests is as a storage space at the foot of a bed. Similar to a seating area, you can also use a chest as a nightstand or accent table near your bed depending on the height. Make sure to add some great decorations to the top of them!

 

Dads & Grads Sale!

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted by MattY in Furniture Sales | Home Furniture - (0 Comments)

Sauder FurnitureFather’s Day and graduation are fun celebrations this time of year, though gifts for these occasions might not be as fun to find. We are here to help, though! Our Dads & Grads Sale includes 25% off any third item in your cart! On top of that great deal, you can also save 5% off all orders over $999 and 10% off orders over $1,999! Here is a list of our three favorite gifts for the dad or grad in your life.

  • If there’s one thing dads and grads love, it’s DVDs. Storing those DVDs can be a hassle though. To get dad organized and to get your grad’s DVD collection out of cardboard boxes, The Revolving Media Tower 1000 has a huge storage capacity for DVDs, CDs and cassettes. This DVD storage piece rotates 360 to save space and look great.
  • Another thing both dads and grads love is to sit in a comfortable chair. The Barcalounger Rambler II Traditional Recliner is a plush and handsome leather recliner that will look at home in any man-cave or as the perfect pairing to Sunday football game.
  • Time to get that flat screen TV off of the floor! For grads moving out of dorms or into any new living space, it’s time to get their TV off of the floor and onto a modern, Sauder furniture TV stand; such as the August Hill Panel TV Stand.

Creative Jewelry Armoires

May 29th, 2013 | Posted by MattY in Accessories | Home Furniture - (0 Comments)

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Creative and space saving designs for jewelry armoires are a great twist on a storage staple. Now, jewelry armoires are being designed to fit any space, to serve multiple purposes, and match the décor of any room or home. Here are three of our favorite creative pieces:

First, the Powell Walnut Cheval Jewelry Wardrobe with Mirrored Front outwardly appears to be a streamlined floor mirror with a rich walnut finish. Upon further inspection, the front of this secretive storage piece swings open to reveal a large area for your entire jewelry collection. We love the practicality of this elegant mirror and its clever design.

Next, the Holly & Martin Stella Photo Display Wall Mount Jewelry Armoire is a smaller piece, measuring 12” by 22”. As a wall-mounted unit, it is perfect for freeing up space in any room. At first glance, it looks like a handsome photo frame that can hold up to three 5”x7” photos. Inside, six cubby holes and two earring racks offer a great amount of storage.

Our last selection combines features from both of our previous picks. The Proman Mahogany Venice Bellisimo Wall Mount Jewelry Armoire is a wall-mounted piece that features both a mirrored front, and space for six photographs alongside the mirror.

Make sure to check out these creative pieces, storage selections from Sauder furniture, and more in our bedrooms section!

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End tables and accent tables are the perfect addition to any living room or dining room furniture set. These small surfaces are a great way to tie seating areas together and provide space to showcase decorative items, incorporate subtle lighting through lamps and providing functional surfaces for storage.

In addition to placing end tables between chairs or couches in a living room space, they can be creatively used in any room of the house.  Here’s a short list of easy end table solutions:

  • Extra surface area for appliances in the kitchen
  • Nightstands next to a bed
  • Break up a long hallway with an accent table full of interesting decorations
  • Arrange two or three together for a unique coffee table replacement
  • Place over an extension cord or mobile device chargers for a more decorative charging station solution

Accent tables are also great for creating a rhythm to a room and continuity in a space. By using identical tables that stand out because of their distinctive design, eyes in the space will follow them around the room and tie it all together.

Make sure to take advantage of our great sales going on, including our Clearance Sale! Buy any 2 items and get the 3rd at 25% off, plus additional saving depending on order size. This is a great way to fill up your space with elegant end tables from brands like Sauder furniture.