Wednesday, October 27, 2021

In Time for the Holidays: The Ins and Outs of Awesome Accent Furniture from Roses

Now that you’re gearing up for the holidays, it’s time to rethink your home’s accent furniture to better reflect who you are now as well as get in tune with the seasons. Particularly if you’ve had your home for a long time, people can change a lot, so you want decor items that mirror that in your personality, your experiences, and your aspirations. Luckily for you there’s the vast, seemingly endless selection of home accents and furniture accessories always available at Roses Flooring & Furniture! Count on our U.S. Midwest and Southeast furniture stores. We take the guesswork out of choosing and buying the perfect home accents for any abode. That’s because we have a keen eye for materials and construction based on our many years of accumulated knowledge. Show us the rooms you want to refresh and redecorate – here’s where pictures on your smartphone come in handy – and like a fairy-godmother design maven, Roses Flooring & Furniture makes the magic happen!

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Just What Is Accent Furniture?

Here’s a quick interior-decorating lesson: furniture stores and designers define accent furniture as any piece of furniture that’s not essential or the main focus in the room. For example, in your living room you may have a sofa and coffee table, while a pouf chair or wall photo print is an accent. So is the console cabinet on which you place your favorite table lamp to spotlight your perfect matching photo frames of your once-in-a-lifetime vacation abroad. See what we mean? So accent furniture is anything extra to your room. Think of your home like a person dressing up. Our accent pieces are to your room as your fashion accessories are to you! They’re like the missing piece of the puzzle so something seems “off” if they’re not there. You may not strictly need that favorite felt hat, violent scarf or Amish-made belt but you’d miss them terribly if you had to go out without them. Same idea! When you don’t have enough home accents, you risk having a room that’s boring and lifeless. That’s why designers love subtly spicing things up with decorative painting or piles of accent pillows. And now, thanks to Roses Flooring & Furniture, so can you!

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Clever Uses for Accent Decor

Here are some design secrets to effectively use accent furniture that we’ve picked over our many years in the furniture business. Is your room a bit shadowy even in the midsummer sun? Try not just accent lighting such as floor lamps and wall sconces. Save on your electric bill with strategically placed accent mirrors in lovely frames gracing your walls. An accent furniture piece need not be small either, only secondary to your room’s use, so a long accent cabinet or bookcase partition successfully grabs your attention, making the space interesting. Also, “the bolder, the better.” Your choice of accent accessories visually should deliver what designers call “pop.” They call attention to themselves exactly because they don’t match the rest of your room perfectly!

This upcoming holiday season give yourself the gift of beautiful home accents the right way from Roses Flooring & Furniture!

Friday, October 8, 2021

How to Pick the Perfect Dining Furniture for Your Space and Comfort

Yet another dining furniture season is here as customers like you anticipate Thanksgiving and the December holidays. You need not dread this but rather enjoy it thanks to Roses Flooring & Furniture’s phenomenal selections in this category. These include dining sets great and small. Remember: you don’t have to get your new dining table and chairs from the same set. Mix things up a bit for visual interest and for your comfort, and just to show off an endearing quirkiness through your d├ęcor as you serve another course of hospitality. Whether you’ve decided to get your dining table and chairs separately, or you want to keep the table you’ve got and upgrade the dining room seating, our Southeastern U.S. furniture stores have the styles and bargains you seek. Either scenario is an opportunity to refresh your decor affordably. Your dining room is a major stage to show off your hosting. We empower you to make the most of it! Here are some ideas to consider, based on professional interior design principles.

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The Fun of Dining Room Benches

Roses’ assortment of dining room benches are a perennial favorite among families with young children that really use their dining furniture daily. They’re rugged and easy for restless youngsters to get on and off without disturbing anything or anyone. So consider getting one or two alongside traditional chairs.

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Some Side Chair Advice

The dominant design principle for dining side chairs is that simpler patterns are more attractive in multiples. Go for materials that look solid and steer clear from bolder patterns. Will your dining furniture be doing double duty for porch or deck parties? Consider a side chair design that’s easily stackable. Is your dining room small? In that case, designers recommend side chairs with a “light” look such as an open back, extending your room’s sightlines for an optical illusion of more depth.

Slightly More Posh End Chairs for a Touch of Class

A time-honored way to arrange your dining room is to have a rectangular table with the places of honor at either end, distinguished by captain’s chairs with arms. This adds visual interest as well. Another reason for this preference is you can maximize your seating around the whole table. If you do go upscale with your end chairs, just be sure to measure carefully so you know they can slide into your table. One thing to watch for when doing this: tabletops are often thicker than you think. Another suggestion for stunning dining room end chairs is to make sure they complement your living room furniture because you might want to pull them into that room after dinner.

Cool, Different Dining Furniture: Avoid Matchy-Matchy

Choosing your dining room chairs apart from the table affords you an interior design opportunity the pros love: having dining room furniture that complements each other but doesn’t match exactly, considered a mark of elegance. This is also why contrasting end and side chairs are a favorite dining room choice. Another example of dining room furniture complementarity is to have all chairs and the table be of the same material, say, wood, but with chair legs differing from the table’s. Alternatively, you can contrast a traditional wooden table with some metal or clear plastic in your chairs.

For all your dining furniture requirements this season and beyond, including fun bar stools, enjoy the Roses difference in high quality and down-to-earth prices!