We often think of a kid’s room as a playful representation of their interests. Perhaps with a cool bed, and awash with their favorite colors and toys. But there’s some evidence that the look and layout of your child’s bedroom can have a bigger effect on them than we realized. In this article, we’ll briefly discuss how your kid’s bedroom can have lasting effects on them.
The Dangers of TV
As the public wises up to the dangers of technology exposure, the idea of a TV in a child’s bedroom is souring quickly. As a study in Developmental Psychology noted, children who had access to media in their rooms were at a higher risk of poor grades, aggression, video game addiction, and poorer health overall. It’s easy to see the correlation—more screen time means less time in productive activities, like reading, playing sports, or sleeping. So it’s probably best to keep the T.V out of their room until they are older.
Colors Affect Mood
There’s a large body of research concerning how color affects mood, and this research has been extended to kids as well. Of course, colors affect children differently, but certain generalizations can be made about how they’ll affect the majority of children.
Red, is linked with energy but also aggression, and shouldn’t be used too much. Orange inspires confidence and extroversion, while blue is usually a soothing, relaxing color for kids. The Complete Book of Color by Suzy Chiazzari is a great resource to search color effects.
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If you know anything about National Furniture Liquidators, it’s that we have quality furniture at quality prices. We believe furniture shouldn’t have to cost a fortune, but that got us wondering—what is the most expensive furniture you can by? Well, we found some and let’s just say…you may be just as shocked at these prices as we are
1) Pininfarina’s Aresline Xten Office Chair – $1.5 million
Pininfarina is the design company behind some of Ferrari’s most jaw dropping cars. But one day, for whatever reason, they decided they’d try their hand at an office chair. But for $1.5 million, we probably wouldn’t even think about sitting in it.
2) The Badminton Chest – $36.7 million
Officially the most expensive furniture in the world, the Badminton Chest was designed by thirty different people and took 6 years to be fully built. The craftmanship is top-tier and includes some of the finest precious stones in the world. All for the low, low price of nearly $37 million. We’d call that a bargain!
3) Solid Gold Stool – $1.3 million
Stools can be uncomfortable after long periods of sitting, but would solid gold make it feel better? Probably not, but sitting on that much money has to feel pretty good, we’d imagine.
4) Ruijssenaars Magnetic Floating Bed – $1.6 million
So we all had dreams we were floating, but what if you were floating while dreaming? Architect Janjaap Rujissenaar thought it would be a great idea, and built a bed that can float 40 cm off the ground and stay afloat under 900 kg of weight. That’s nearly a ton! You’ll just need about 67 Toyota Camry’s worth of money to afford it.
Furniture for the Regular People
So if those prices seem ridiculous and astronomical, you’re not alone. If you’d like quality furniture without paying the price of a supercar, National Furniture Liquidators is the place for you. Contact us today to get the best deals on the best furniture!Furniture Maintenance: How to Keep Your Furniture Clean and Intact Forever
We at National Furniture Liquidators not only want you to get high-quality furniture from us, but also maintain it for years to come. That’s why we thought we’d go over the basics of furniture care, so life doesn’t take too much of a toll on your beautiful furniture.
Heat = Damage
Heat is one of the most common causes of furniture damage. Spilling hot beverages, forgetting about hot mugs and irons, and other forms of heat can warp or melt the furniture that it’s on, which makes the furniture deformed and less useful. Never put extremely hot items on your furniture, because it can be the quickest way to turn your beautiful furniture into a nightmare.
Mold and Mildew
Just like heat, excess water can also be a huge problem for your furniture, especially if it is wooden. Water, if left unchecked, can breed fungi and mold onto your furniture, which looks terrible and can be hazardous to your own health. To get rid of fungi or mold, make sure the room the furniture is in is as dry as possible. A humid room will activate and accelerate mold spores, but once the room is dry, they become dormant. Making the room very cold will also make the spores dormant, and then the mold can be safely removed. Generally, you want your furniture in a cool, dry area to have the best results. If your furniture is leather, be sure to wipe up water as soon as it is spilled; otherwise, it can discolor the leather and it will be an eyesore.
Wax On, Wax Off
The same way you’d give your care or your body regular maintenance, your furniture needs regular maintenance too. We recommend waxing your furniture once a year, to rejuvenate it from the use that it has to undergo throughout the year. Also, it’s important to regularly flip or rotate your furniture. This is because sunlight can also slowly make colors fade, so you’ll want to move your furniture periodically so any fading or discoloration over time is even on your furniture.
Move With Care
When moving your furniture around (especially heavy furniture), make sure you don’t move it incorrectly and torque the joints and screws in the process. This can significantly weaken the integrity of your furniture, and increase the chances of it breaking and needing professional repair or downright replacement. Ask for help if you need to move furniture, be it for a remodel or just for spring cleaning.
If you have questions about your furniture care or are in the market for new furniture, National Furniture Liquidators can be your one-stop-shop for all things furniture. Call us today or stop by to see what we can do for you!Mistakes to Avoid When Making Your Home Office
So you’re thinking about working from home, and want to know what you need to make your own home office? Well, you’re certainly not alone, as 5.2 percent of people in the U.S now work from home, up from 3.3 percent two decades ago. That’s over 8 million people! However, the same way an employer may think about the layout of the office to increase productivity, you’ll need to make those same considerations when making your own office. Mistakes can make you uncomfortable, less inspired, and even make you less productive in the long run. Here are just a few of the mistakes you’ll want to avoid as you craft your home office:
#1. Treating it like a traditional office
Just because it’s an office, doesn’t mean it has to be bland and uncomfortable like one. There’s no reason why adding a little color and personality to your space shouldn’t be allowed; on the contrary, making your space personal can lead to more productive and creative work sessions. You’ll also need to consider comfort, since you’ll be by yourself for extended periods of time. A home office should be just that—a mix between a home and an office. We have a number of options for your work space, so be sure to check out our options to see what works best for you and your style.
#2. Not Getting Away From Distractions
The worst thing you can do when considering your home office is to not make a space for yourself. Trying to have your office in the kitchen or dining room, for example, will just lead to distractions and loss of productivity. Try to find a small space to yourself that you can use, or even use the guest room from time to time when you don’t have any guests. Just make sure you have a place you can be left alone for extended periods, so your family and friends don’t drive you crazy when you try to work.
#3. Ignoring Storage
Anyone who’s worked in a traditional office knows that a lot of work often means a lot of paperwork and items you’ll need to keep track of. The same goes for your home office, but this is often neglected or is an afterthought for most people considering a home office. Always make sure you consider storage, because clutter can lead to lost productivity because you can’t find what you need in a sea of papers and sticky notes. In addition to chairs, desks, and lighting, we also have a number of storage options to fit your design and storage needs.
Want to hear more mistakes people make when making their office, or hear what we have to offer for your office project? Call us today or visit us to see what we can do for you!This is How You Get the Kitchen of Your Dreams
If you’re looking to cook more and lead a healthier lifestyle, a kitchen that works for you can help you make and stick to your goals. But how do you get the kitchen of your dreams? Well, you keep reading here, of course. At National Furniture Liquidators, we know that furniture is an integral part of what makes a home, a home. These ideas can help you obtain the kitchen of your dreams, making it the perfect room for cooking and keeping up with a healthier lifestyle.
Idea #1: The Right Lighting
No one can cook in the dark. The right lighting will not only look great but provide you with plenty of light for all the lunches, breakfasts, and dinners you’ll be cooking as you work to achieve your health goals.
Idea #2: Shelves for What Your Cabinets Can’t Hold
Sometimes, our kitchens just don’t have the cabinet storage space we need for all of our pots, pans, lids, plastic containers, spices, what have you. Open shelves not only will force you to keep everything organized so that it looks nice but it’ll give you the extra space for all the new cooking supplies you’ll probably need.
Idea #3: China Cabinets/Hutches
If you’d rather keep your items hidden, a good hutch or china cabinet can help. Plus, they look great and fancy and are perfect if your kitchen and dining room are rather big. Luckily, we have a wide selection for you to choose from, so you have options.
Idea #4: Stylish Dining Room Furniture
Not only is it about where you cook but also where you eat, especially when our kitchens and dining rooms are part of one bigger room. Stylish, comfy dining room furniture will provide you with the best place to eat, making even the fanciest of restaurants seem like a scam.
Idea #5: Barstools
Barstools are uber popular right now. Whether you have a kitchen island or a counter-high table you’d like to use your barstools for, they’re the way to go. They’re great for providing extra seating, an extra place to eat your breakfast, or just so you have the counter-high table you’ve always desired.
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If you’re looking to make the kitchen of your dreams a reality. We have many pieces of furniture, lighting, and decor that can really bring both your kitchen and dining room to life. Don’t wait. Visit our store today so we can help you find the right furniture for your home!The Best Furniture to Get When Furnishing a Small Apartment
Whether you’re moving into your very own apartment for the first time or are simply looking for something smaller and more affordable for the time being, it can be hard finding the right furniture that gives you the storage capabilities you need while also allowing you to #liveyourbestlife. These furniture hacks, brought to you by National Furniture Liquidators, can help you maximize the space you are given while also providing you with great storage options.
#1: Bed Frames With Drawers and Shelves
You can add extra storage to your room by purchasing a bed frame that comes equipped with drawers and shelf space. You’ll have extra room for clothes, books, knickknacks, and more! Plus, you won’t have to worry about this storage taking up any extra space since you need a bed anyway. It’s definitely a win-win situation.
#2: Ottomans that Double as Storage and TV Trays
If you’re looking for a piece of furniture for your living room that not only looks great but that also gives you extra storage and another place to eat dinner, ottomans are the way to go. We have ottomans in our inventory that double as storage and TV trays, giving you extra space and another place to sit, eat, or work without taking up the extra room. Another win-win situation!
#3: Shelves Galore
Whether you need storage for boxes and books, movies and vinyl, you’re going to need some shelves. We have a wide selection of shelves, bookcases, and other pieces of furniture—such as desks and bed frames—that come equipped with shelves. You definitely have options!
#4: Hanging Lamps
Lighting fixtures and lamps can take up a lot of extra room that could instead go to good use somewhere else. Hanging your lamps from the ceiling is just one way you can save space. Luckily for you, we have plenty of hanging light pendants in our inventory that you can choose from!
#5: Media Chests
If you’re looking to have a TV in your bedroom, a media chest is perfect for you! Not only does it give you a place to put your TV, but you’ll also have extra drawers for clothes and other items. You really can’t go wrong!
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If you’re in the market for high-quality, affordable furniture, we’re the place to visit. We have a wide selection of beautiful furniture that’ll make owning your first home a breeze! Don’t wait! Visit our store today. We’re happy to help!