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Shopping for Sofas 101 | The Size Edition

Couple at furniture store shopping for sofas“Every happy family is alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in their own way.” Leo Tolstoy had no idea when he wrote that famous opening line in Anna Karenina just how universal that saying would be used. For example, when you are shopping for new sofas, you could say all big rooms are alike, but all smaller rooms are different in their own way. In other words, when you have a big, unlimited space to work with, it can be really simple to choose from a huge variety of styles from any furniture store. When you are working with a smaller space, it’s a different story.

Starting the New Sofa Hunt

It happens to all living rooms eventually. That big comfy couch that has been there for years finally gives out. It could be years of wear and tear, it could be your Great Dane has decided it hers- whatever the reason, it is no longer in the playing field. It got lumpy. It got smelly. The cat decided it was his new scratch post. There are many reasons for needing a new couch, but the result is the same. You need to do some sofa shopping.

The first thing you need to do is really sit back and ask yourself if your old couch was the best selection for the room. Most people don’t really change their furniture every year, or even every 5 years. We keep that furniture around until we really can’t stand it anymore, we move, or the aforementioned reasons. So the first step is to ask yourself if that style and, more importantly size, is the best fit for your living room. Once you figure that out, the real fun begins.

The Three Essential M’s – Measure, Measure, Measure!

The second step in finding a new couch is measuring. Measure your old sofa. Measure the room. Measure everything. It is important to get a sense of proportion to ensure you choose the best fit for your living room. We have all seen homes where the owner tries to pack a huge living room set into a small space. This eats up the room in so many more ways than the obvious one. When you get the wrong size sofas, even if they aren’t that big, they will give the illusion of taking up the whole room. Unless you are going for the crowded look, it’s always best to be cautious. You may like big fluffy couches, but if they end up being all that people see in your living room, they lose the appeal and end up making the whole house feel cumbersome and clunky.

Choose the Right Furniture Store to Find the Perfect Sofas

As we mentioned, not every furniture store will have the right size furniture for a smaller space. Many furniture stores carry traditional living room sets that tempt you into buying the whole set, even when it doesn’t make sense in a smaller space. Buying the pieces separately can usually be more expensive, so the price of the whole set makes more sense financially. More bang for your buck. However, you will end up with a whole lot more furniture than you planned and the aesthetic of your living room will be ruined. The right furniture store, like National Furniture Liquidators, will sell a variety of single sofas in different sizes in order to ensure you find what you need to make your house comfortable.

Visit National Furniture Liquidators to Find Just the Right Sofa

Don’t settle for just any sofas for your space. When it comes to being comfortable in your home, it pays to be particular and selective. National Furniture Liquidators has the variety of selection that you need when choosing new sofas, so visit us today!

Does Color Really Affect Mood?

woman holding up paint color strips trying to choose a new color to go with her new furnitureThe short answer is, yes! Have you ever looked around and noticed that many major brands utilize similar colors? A huge part of learning design is color theory. Learning how colors affect mood and overall atmosphere can go a long ones. Color can make a huge difference even when choosing the decor and furniture in our El Paso. Take a look at these facts on the different effects of various shades and hues.

What Exactly is Color Psychology?

Visible color is made up of a single wavelength. When light combines, it can create other colors. Some colors even cancel each other out and create white. When looking at color it is important to remember that color holds cultural importance, too. In the U.S. white is a color that symbolizes purity, but in European and some Asian cultures white is worn for mourning.

Choosing the Right Color for Furniture and Decor

When you are choosing the furniture and design style for your home, you should strongly consider color theory. Different colors can indeed invoke different moods for you and your family. Take a look at the moods these commonly used colors can create:

Red: Words used to describe red are warm, passionate and intense! It can evoke strong emotions like love or anger. Many food companies use red as it is known to create hunger.

Blue: Blue is a shade that is widely loved by many people. It is also a color that represents calm. It can also convey a regal, professional or intelligent feel. It is a go to for many corporations trying to build trust through branding.

Green: Green is a calming color associated closely with nature. It can be used to create ideas of rebirth and renewal. It can be used to create a calm, pleasing mood.

Yellow: Yellow is a color known for happiness. The iconic happy face is yellow and the bright happy sun in the corner of drawings is yellow. It can be attention grabbing as well. Surprisingly, too much yellow can make babies feel fussy or cry more than normal.

How to Use Color for Evoking Mood

If you want to be bold and create a mood using color, the walls are the best place to start. Be sure to paint a small patch in different areas of the room to test how it looks in different lighting and different times of the day. Royal blue for a room or accent wall is currently a popular choice. This can convey a regal, cozy feel in a room. If you aren’t look for a bold look, or perhaps want to stay timeless, consider adding bright pops of color throughout a room. A small piece of furniture like an accent chair or a wall hanging can be a bright shade of red. You can pick neutrals like grey or brown for couches and use accents as well as rugs and hangings to add color. It can also be fun to create palettes with either matching or accenting colors.

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If you are in the market to upgrade your home and add stylish furniture, be sure to visit National Furniture Liquidators today. We have a wide variety of items in a huge array of colors. Stop by or contact us today for more info.

Decor for an Outdoor Patio

Summer time in El Paso means pool parties and lots of outdoor fun. Having a well decorated patio is one way to ensure that your evenings are filled with laughter and comfort. Decorating your patio does not have to mean spending tons of money, however. You can easily find furniture for your outdoor patio at National Furniture Liquidators. With their vast collection of tables, chairs, and other affordable furniture you will be sure to find the right selection for your home.

Affordable Furniture for Your Patio

Finding affordable furniture for your patio is easy when you know what you want and need. First, consider the kind of atmosphere you want to create in your outdoor space. Do want sometime warm, or something modern? Maybe a specific color to fit with the color of your house? Consider the different effect a certain color will have. Lastly, think about the room you need. Will you be entertaining often? How many? Getting two chairs or a six is a huge difference budget. This makes finding the right furniture even more important.

Summer Decor Ideas

When it comes to decorating your outdoor patio the options are almost limitless. Everything from style, material, to color can be customized to fit the specific needs of your home. However, another option to save your pocketbook some cash is to search for affordable furniture. Color matters too. Dark reds and blues often provide an air of seriousness. Which can be great if you have an open yard, especially one with lots of grass and flora. If your yard is more somber on the hand, then such colors may just seem depressing.

Bright colors like yellow or rose will give an air of freshness to the yard and put anyone in mind of spring and summer. However, you will want to be careful with these colors as they will probably need a fresh coat of paint every year. Knowing what our décor will be is the first step to finding more affordable furniture for your outdoor patio.

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If you are living in the El Paso area and need quality discount furniture, then you need to visit National Furniture Liquidators. We have a vast selection of affordable furniture waiting for you. You will be amazed at the quality and amazing prices we offer. Contact us today for more info.

The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing Living Room Furniture

Santorini Reclining SetYou and your family probably spend a great amount of time in your family room. For this reason, choosing the right living room furniture is an important task. However, with such a large selection available at your local furniture store, it can be hard to know exactly what to purchase. Not only is there a large selection there are many different styles to pick from. There are matching sets or individual pieces. You also have to decide between reclining, stationary or sleeper couches. At National Furniture Liquidators, we are the experts when it comes to furniture. Take a look at these do’s and don’ts to help you find exactly what you need.

The Dos of Choosing Living Room Furniture

The first thing you should do without a doubt is measure your living room. For that matter, take a look at your front door, your back door and your garage entrance, as well. You want to ensure that the furniture you purchase will fit through the entrance into your home. It would be a shame to find the perfect set only to find out that you can’t get it into your house.  Secondly, you do want to figure out roughly what you’re looking for. It is important to remain flexible, but knowing a few factors will make your search so much easier. For instance, if you know you want black or brown couches this will help you when your shopping through living room furniture at the store. Knowing what kind of style you want will help as well. Be sure to ask sales associate for help. They may be able to show you items you hadn’t noticed before. They can also tell you all about the promotions and sales that are going on.

The Don’t Do List

First of all, don’t limit yourself. As mentioned earlier, it is a good idea to know what you are looking for. But, remain flexible, as you may find something during your shopping experience that you like much better. On that note, don’t buy something that is not going to be comfortable and convenient for your family. If you have children and pets, buying beige or suede couches might not be your best option. If you are looking for comfort you may not want to pick something that is stationary and ornate. Also, don’t forget that National Furniture Liquidators always has amazing sales!

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When you are in the market for living room furniture that meets your budget needs and is great quality, you visit us at National Furniture Liquidators. We have the best promotions and sales in town!

3 Organizing Hacks for Kids Rooms

shelves in a kid's roomMy child doesn’t have enough toys, said nobody, ever. Nowadays in El Paso, our kids’ rooms are loaded with a variety of toys. Yelling, “Clean up your room,” from the hallway may not be cutting it anymore. If you are overwhelmed by the mess and aren’t sure what to do, we have tips for your kids furniture and room to help get organized!

Choose Adequate Kids Furniture

Even though it may simply be your children’s room, you still need to make sure they have enough furniture to hold all of their belongings. A dresser or drawers is an essential piece of kids furniture. You want to be certain that clothes aren’t piling up because they have nowhere to go. It is also important to choose the right bed. If your toddler is outgrowing their mattress it may be time to move up to a twin sized bed. If your children share a room, choosing a bunk bed can be both fun and space saving.

Organizing Outgrown Clothes and Toys

One of the biggest problems with children’s bedrooms is them outgrowing their toys and clothes. There is a simple hack to deal with this. Place two bins in the kids closet, or if it doesn’t fit, the garage. As soon as you have a stack of clothes they have grown out of place them in the bin. Once the bin is full label it with the correct sizes. From there, you can decide to save them to pass down to younger siblings or donate to a charity. The same method can be used for toys. Just be sure to move the toys out while the kids are away at school! Although, this practice can be taught to older kids to give them a sense of generosity and charity.

Turn Organizational Tools Into Decor

Be sure to look for shelves and organizational tools that are fun and attractive. Otherwise, your children may grown tired of playing in their room, and worse of cleaning up. You can choose kids furniture that is sleek and modern with clean lines, or colorful and fun, depending on your child’s character. Be sure to purchase bookshelves, toy chests and any other bins that will help organize while providing a decorative touch.

Visit Us Today for Kids Furniture

At National Furniture Liquidators, we want to help keep your kid’s room functional and as presentable as they will allow. If you are looking for just the items for your children’s room be sure to visit our showroom. We offer a wide selection of affordable children’s furniture. Contact us today for more info.

 

Creating a Perfect Guest Room

Young woman lying in the bed of a guest roomWhen you are expecting guests it is important to have adequate accommodations. Creating a guest room can be fun, easy and affordable when you shop at the right furniture store and choose the right bedroom furniture. However, creating a room requires much more than just picking a bed. With the right features you can make a room that is sure to make your visiting friends and family feel right at home. We have a few tips to help you create the perfect guest room.

Choosing the Right Bedroom Furniture

The first thing you need to do consider who will be visiting. Choosing the right bedroom furniture will depend on whether you are expect your grandson, a couple or perhaps a very tall uncle. If you expect multiple guests to visit a larger bed, perhaps a queen bed would be best. If you know you are expecting a child or one guest at a time a smaller bed like a twin would be sufficient.

It is also a great idea to provide space for your guests to hang clothes in a closet or place in a drawer. For extended stays not having to live out of a suitcase will make guests feel much more at home.

Add a Few Accessories

It is also a great idea to provide a hook to hang towels in the room. This way, your guests don’t have to hang their towel over a door or their suitcase. Other items will be sure to add more comfort like a nice lounging chair, a side table and a lamp. Be sure to find the right bedroom furniture to make the guest room feel just like home.

The Right Decor

As mentioned before, a guest room consists of more than just great furniture. Choosing the right colors and decor will ensure the right mood and atmosphere for your visiting family and guests. Choose cool colors like greys and blues for the bed linens. Only use bright colors for small accent items.  

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If you are looking for bedroom furniture or accessories be sure to visit our showroom at National Furniture Liquidators. We offer the best service and prices in El Paso. We can help you choose just the right items to create the perfect guest room. Our showroom staff will be happy to walk you through the store and show your our wide selection. Contact us today for more info!