For some, a tattoo says what a person is all about. For others, self-reflection can be found right within your own home. Your living room can not only affect how comfortable you feel within your own home, but it can also give your guests and your family members what your life is like. Sometimes we associate so much with our possessions that they begin who we are as individuals! The way you decorate your home is obviously dependent on your taste and preferences, so it’s no surprise that our living spaces can give our guests an idea of who exactly we are. We look at how the characteristics of living room spaces and how your style’s unique features speak about you as a person.
Furniture, the most obvious of all things that you could find a living room, definitely has an effect on how we present ourselves. We can describe our choices of furniture based on the same adjectives we would use for interior design style: chic, modern, minimalist, and much more. It’s important to find a balance between choosing practically and what exactly satisfies you. It’s easier to pick furniture you look when you describe yourself in ways you would with your own home.
Color choice, above all, can say plenty about a person. Maybe you like the serene feelings you experience in a room full of blue. Maybe you find yourself ecstatic and excited when you walk into a room full of vibrancy, such as bright hues of red and yellow. Darker tones tend to make a person come across as edgy and more self-assured. Those who choose bright and busy colors tend to be more bold, bold in the sense that they live for the mess—and they’re completely okay with it!
For most homeowners, the focal point is found wherever the television may be. If this is the case for your living room, it goes to show that you enjoy entertainment the most in this area, especially with your family. If your focal point lands on a table, this can depict that you are more interested in socializing with your family and guests as opposed to indulging in television time. With that being said, the arrangement of your living room furniture can say plenty about its purpose.
Whether it be artwork, mirrors, or any other kind of wall decor, these items can definitely say plenty about you and how you go about your home life. Some living rooms tend to have more decor or finishing touches as opposed to others. When you have less living room accents, this can show that you are more minimal in style, enjoying the minimalist combination of colors, pieces, and finishing touches. When your living room is a bit more full of accents, this can reflect your interests, especially if you have an admiration for the arts.
Rugs and Carpets
The thickness, colors, and texture of your carpets can also say a lot about you and your preferences in your living space. Shaggy and thicker rugs can speak on your behalf in regard to the business you attract in your life. Just as we mentioned with colors, some people are attracted to fulfilling schedules and home life. Free-spirited, one could go as far as saying! With a more thin and simple rug, this can show someone’s desire for perfection, keeping things simple so that they can reach their goals.
In some people’s homes, you may notice other textiles such as throw blankets, throw rugs, additional sheets and bedding. This is where comfort comes into play. Especially for those who love to prepare for the winter in advance, some homeowners aim to make their homes feel as comfy and warm as possible with the help of thick blankets and sheets. For individuals who opt for less bedding and sheets, this may be due to the idea to keep space feeling more open and less claustrophobic.
There’s nothing that speaks about a strong sense of self more than personal artifacts residing in your own home. One of the first things that your guest may notice when they walk into your home are the pieces of the furniture that speak directly about you. When someone has their personal items in their living room, it goes to show that they have plenty to say and that they have lived their life filled with memories. Additionally, this can show how someone reflects on those memories—by displaying a piece of themselves.
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Here at National Furniture Liquidators, we have all of the furniture you could ever dream of to help you create the desired atmosphere in your living room and your entire home, for that matter! Contact us today to learn more about what we carry in our selection and how we can help you.Choosing a New Bed Frame: Buyer’s Guide
Whether you’re moving into a new home or simply remodeling your room, replacing your old furniture with new purchases is often considered. Many homeowners tend to overlook the role a bed frame plays. The bed frame not only offers a home for your mattress, but it acts as the focal point of a room, bringing all the furniture and decor together. Even better, some bed frames offer potential storage space, allowing you to explore more with decor and essentials for your room! If this is your first time hunting for a new bed frame, we understand it may not be the easiest of tasks. We provide some tips and tricks to keep in mind in the search for a perfect frame for the perfect bedroom!
Examine the Bedroom Size
Taking the size of your bedroom into consideration is extremely important during your search for the perfect bed frame. You don’t want to make a hefty purchase on a piece of furniture that is going to take up the majority of the space of your room, leaving it tight and feeling clustered. It’s important to remember that the bed frame and the headboard can add a few inches to the bed beyond your mattress dimensions.
Choose an Optimal Height
Some bed frames add a significant amount of height to your mattress. If you want something comfortable and easily accessible, you might want to consider a bed frame with shorter legs that offer a moderate height. On the other hand, there might be a bed frame that is too low for your taste. Luckily enough, there are several bed frames that are offered at varying heights for the comfort of the customer.
Wood and metal are the most common materials used to make a bed frame. Both materials offer special and sturdy options. The main difference between the two is the appearance, especially the aesthetic that a customer is going for. The quality of the material is also important. Both hardwood and meta are study materials, although, they can underperform when matched with specific bedding. It’s important to understand how a bed frame material will respond with the rest of your bedding.
Choose Between a Platform Bed and a Boxspring
With most platform bed frames, all you need is a mattress, with no additional purchase of a box spring. This is usually optimal for shoppers who are purchasing furniture on a budget. Of course, some platform beds are designed to carry box springs as well, for those who enjoy a little extra height to their bedding. Choosing between the two is also a question of firmness for some customers.
Consider the Style and Color Scheme
As we previously mentioned, due to the fact that a bed frame tends to be the focal point of the room, choosing the right style and color is paramount for the overall feel. If you aim to create a warm, welcoming feel, you may want to choose a wooden frame, adorning your set with quilts and pillows. Those who may prefer a sleek and modern look may want to go with a metal frame within a nude color scheme. Once you’ve figured out the style of your home, you can then choose your bed frame wisely.
Treat Yourself to the Quality You Deserve
Choosing cheap options increases the likelihood of your bed frame failing to meet your bedroom and comfort goals. Inspecting the quality and the overall craftsmanship of the bed frame you’re looking into is important before making your final selection and purchase. Spending a little more money on a higher-quality frame is likely to offer you with the support you’re looking for.
Consider Your Guests and Family
If you’re looking for a bed frame for a children’s room or a guest room, you have even more options to choose from. Considering a daybed for the guest room is an efficient choice as you can adjust the room to an office space or a crafting area. A bed with trundle frames works well in a child’s room and for when you are expecting to have guests over. Bunk beds are another handy and space-saving option!
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We’re honored to be El Paso’s number one outlet and source for high-quality furniture. No matter what your goals are, we’re sure we can meet them. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer!Three Rooms that Deserve a Furniture Revamp
As we inch ever closer to summertime, the possibilities for summer cookouts and dinner parties seem to be dwindling more and more. But there’s no need to fret! Now’s as good a time as any to freshen up your home’s interior. Whether it’s your bedroom or living room that needs a bit of sprucing up, National Furniture Liquidators can help. After all, high-quality and affordably priced furniture can make your time indoors all the more pleasant! Let’s go over a few items you should update or add to your home. Once you’ve made up your mind on what pieces of furniture you want, you can visit us to make it a reality! We’re open, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 6 pm. If you have any questions, simply give us a call. We’re ready to help!
A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Living Room
The living room is where we wind down and relax after a long day. Whether you’re working from home or you’re starting to go into work (or you’ve been at work during the lockdown), the living room still stands as the go-to room where we can escape from reality for a few hours. Whether you spend your time watching television, playing video games, or reading, the living room is the best place to do it all.
But how organized is your living room? And is it comfortable enough? Perhaps before the lockdown, your living room furniture was simply passable, both in style and comfort, but as you let the fifth season of Survivor start playing and the first rays of dawn begin to weave through your partially closed blinds, you might start to notice that the couch is just a bit uncomfortable or maybe your TV stand is a bit too finicky. These are surefire signs that it’s time to throw out that old hand-me-down couch and replace it with a luxurious, deeply comfortable piece.
Or maybe you’ve noticed that there’s something missing in your living room. Who doesn’t love kicking up their feet after a long day? Maybe you’ve been using a renegade chair as your footrest for years, but that’s not what chairs are for. There’s a whole subsection of furniture that’s specially designed for you to put your feet up and relax in comfort and style. Adding a nice footrest to your living room can really tie the room together. You can go all out and get a beautifully designed coffee table. If you enjoy eating in front of the television, then you should consider a lift-top coffee table. This option is great since it works as both storage space and, when the mood strikes, you can lift the top up and use it as a table! No more finicky foldable tables.
Now, we’ve gone on a bit about the living room but that’s just simply due to the fact that living rooms are the perfect setting for beautiful and useful furniture pieces. We haven’t even talked about bookshelves or entertainment units, but you can simply visit our store to see what we’re talking about. With enough inspiration, you’ll be able to turn your living room into something out of an interior design magazine!
A Total Dining Room Revamp
After the living room, the kitchen stands as one of the most important rooms in the house. Whether you’re living alone or with your family, your kitchen is where you create memories on a daily basis. From the moment we wake up and drink that first cup of coffee to that midnight snack, the kitchen is a beacon of comfort and sustenance in our homes. So, if your kitchen and dining room is a bit subpar, furniture-wise, then it’s time to consider a revamp! Imagine replacing your current kitchen table with a more modern option, with matching chairs to really bring everything together. You can also consider adding a beautiful china cabinet to display your vintage plates. Since we carry full sets, you’ll be able to match your dining room to the cabinets. Before long, your home’s most important room will look and feel like it belongs in a 5-Star hotel!
A Home Office Makeover
Although it seems like the stay-at-home order is hopefully at its tail end, it’s still a good idea to make your home office a bit more executive and a little less “spare room with desk.” At National Furniture Liquidators, we’re proud to carry office furniture, including desks, chairs, and storage options. Just imagine trading in that wobbly desk that’s on its last legs, or consider adding a few more storage options and surfaces for your office to be way more organized than ever before! Remember, an organized office equals an organized mind. With the right pieces of furniture, you’ll be able to make your home office much more convenient and aesthetically pleasing than ever before.
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Whether it’s your living room, office, or dining room, you can realize your interior design dreams with National Furniture Liquidator’s help! Take a look at what we have to offer or visit our El Paso showroom to see it all in person.
How Children’s Furniture Can Manifest Their Rooms
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!