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Furniture Maintenance: How to Keep Your Furniture Clean and Intact Forever

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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!

How the Right Living Room Can Bring Your Family Together

entertainment centers

Oh, the digital age. It has given us so much but taken so much as well. While we have fast and easy access to all information, business websites, reviews, videos, we have also developed some strange dependence to these devices that take us there. Just look around in any restaurant to see a family sitting together but their eyes and ears glued to the moving pictures and status updates on their own devices. So how does today’s modern family return to an exceptional evening together? We have some ideas. The right entertainment center and living room can be a great solution for today’s modern family woes.

Entertainment Centers — Endless Options for Televisions

Whether you want to go with a wall unit or television stand, choosing the right piece of furniture can help bring the room together and make it more functional.  Any wall unit will have a variety of spaces that allow for your television and additional items. Your wall unit might have a variety of drawers and compartments that allow you to keep your DVD’s, books, video game consoles, and more. There are entertainment centers in a variety of styles, shapes, sizes, and arrangements.

Even if you have a flat screen television, entertainment centers can still maximize the space, as many of today’s modern furniture is designed with the popular flat screen television in mind. There are even entertainment fireplaces, which include their own personal fireplace to make things even more comfortable and cozy.

TV Stands — A More Minimal Approach

Television stands are a little simpler and minimal. They allow you to place your televisions on top of a table-like piece of furniture that has a lot less space but makes the television more the center of attention.  They also have some additional storage including a few drawers and space.

The Living Room Set Up

For many of today’s families, the living room is the place where everyone gathers around on family movie nights in order to spend an evening together. Looking for the perfect living room can really enhance the space and ensure that everyone is comfortable and has their own space. You can choose to include a reclining sofa or reclining love seat as part of your setup.  Choose a set of smaller sectional couches or big couches that wrap around the entire room. Add a reclining sofa sectional or have it off to the side where dad can do some afternoon reading on his days off. Choose from a variety of materials including polyester. These living room sofas offer utmost comfort in the footrest and headrest.

Find the Right Fit For Your Room and Family

So whether you have three kids or five, a dog, two cats, a parakeet, and maybe one of those adorable little pigs, we have a living room arrangement and entertainment center that can ensure you bring all the family together. There is nothing like a family movie night where everyone can enjoy great entertainment and relax, while remembering what’s important and where the heart of our lives really lies: at home, with family, with the ones we love.

 

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!

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!

Living Room Furniture to Buy if You Want More Storage Space

living room furniture in a houseLiving rooms are a great place to spend time with your family and friends. A home isn’t really a home without them. Oftentimes, as your family grows, living rooms become crowded. Your living space drowns in an endless number of toys, TV remotes, and, let’s face it, food crumbs. Instead of uprooting your family to another house with a bigger living room, purchase living room furniture that doubles as storage space. National Furniture Liquidators has a variety of options that can accommodate your needs. Here are some examples of furniture that optimize living space.

Storage Ottomans

This kind of living room furniture typically serves as a triple-threat. Not only can you rest your feet on them, you can also flip the top cushion to make a table. The hollow ones allow you to put things inside of them. This is great for storing pillows, blankets, and even toys or movies. You can easily declutter your living room at the end of the day or before gatherings by storing it in your ottoman. Your guests won’t know the difference.

Sofa Sleepers

Instead of leaving a bed to collect dust in a guest bedroom, you can buy a sofa sleeper. Sofa sleepers have beds that fold out and tuck back into the couch. They’re usually the size of a full bed and have a mattress that can withstand being folded for long periods of time. Place a few cushions on top and no one will know the bed is there. This frees up your guest bedroom to use as an in-home office, playroom for your children, or walk-in closet.

Sectionals

While you can’t store anything in a sectional, they do free up more space for living room furniture you can store things in. Most sectionals are the size of two couches combined. But instead of having them occupy two areas of the room, you can neatly have all of it on one side, while still having the same amount of sitting room. With the extra space you’ll have in the room, you can buy chests, cabinets, and bookshelves to keep everything orderly and tidy.

Living rooms are a nice part of any home. However, if you find yourself needing more space, being strategic about the living room furniture you buy can help. National Furniture Liquidators has a wide selection of ottomans, sofa sleepers, and sectionals you can choose from at affordable prices. Contact us today to learn more about their deals.

How Accent Rugs Can Make Your Living Room POP

maroon themed living room furniture with accent rugWhen you are decorating your home, your living room is an important part of bringing your home together. After all, your living room is where your family gathers, where you entertain and otherwise relax. El Paso decor usually favors Southwest styles or neutral colors to take advantage of the beautiful natural light our city basks in. Sometimes, though, we realize that there may be something more to make your decor really pop. At National Furniture Liquidators, we know that accent rugs can really bring your living room together.

What Kind of Living Room Furniture do You Have?

Choosing an accent rug really starts out when you consider the type of living room furniture you have or plan to have. Styles can range from modern furniture to traditional, to even retro chic or urban glam. We all have ways of making styles are own. Accent rugs can bring together whatever style you have. Or, a well chosen rug can simply refresh your living room’s look in an affordable way.

Size Definitely Matters

Here’s another important consideration- the size of your living room, your furniture, and the rug itself. You want to make sure that the rug you choose will be the appropriate size. Take the time to measure the dimensions of  your living room as well as your furniture’s size. Otherwise, the rug you choose can risk making your living room look smaller or make your furniture look over-sized.

Find Patterns and Colors That Will Stand OutDarcy living room furniture set with great accent rug

Carefully looking at the patterns and textures in the living room furniture you have should dictate the color of rugs that you pick out. This is one area where the rug can actually further enhance the color schemes. However, you also want to be sure that the patterns or colors don’t clash. Neutral decor with no patterns will always benefit from a good bold color. However, patterns are a bit trickier to implement into your decor, so make sure the rug you choose won’t clash with what you have.

Visit National Furniture Liquidators Today

You need to let these rugs run under all of the pieces of living room furniture in your house to get the proper effect from them. When the rug disappears under all the tables and chairs it tricks the mind into thinking the room is actually bigger than it really is. National Furniture Liquidators in El Paso can help you with these ideas and more when it comes to accent rugs. Visit or contact us today!

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  • We needed a houseful of furniture after moving to El Paso. A kind neighbor recommended National Furniture Liquidators to us and we decided to give them a shot. We were immediately greeted politely and they were a big help at selecting our furniture. We got the best prices on everything we needed! Nobody beats Shorty!

  • Their prices on good quality furniture are the best. And they even delivered and set up my living and dining areas. And so friendly.

  • I furnished my entire apartment with National. At first I was only going to get my living room set up. But the prices and terms there were so outstanding, I was able to get everything I needed. I am so happy with my furniture!

  • Whenever we need to whenever we need more furniture, we shop at National Furniture Liquidators almost exclusively. They have the best prices and brands and a great selection. And with their recent expansion the selection is even more incredible. Have their staff is very friendly and helpful too.

  • I am very happy with the sectional I got at National Furniture Warehouse. And the staff was very helpful too. The guy who helped me even helped me assemble my furniture. Great bunch of people.

  • We were so very happy when our furniture arrived. Everyone we dealt with at National Furniture Warehouse was exceptional. This was my first time going there. But I know it will not be my last. They have a huge variety and selection, at great prices.

Contact Us Today!

If you have questions, feel free to give us a call, and if you’re in the market for new furniture, visit one of our many locations. We promise you won’t be disappointed with the selection of furniture and the personalized care from our employees that is available for you. Call today!