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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.

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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.

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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!

Surprise Your Family with Quality Discount Furniture

Picture of full Darcy Sleeper open snug between two end tables and lamps, a perfect example of discount furniture offered at National Furniture LiquidatorsSurprising your wife with brand new furniture is easy when you know where to find beautiful quality discount furniture. Now that the kids are back at school, your wife may think it’s the best time to update your home. It can be hard to manage on a budget, especially after all the back to school shopping.  However, at National Furniture Liquidators, you can find quality pieces to refresh your decor. Our discount furniture has brand names you recognize, so you know that you are getting quality furniture that will last.

Quality Discount FurnitureCross Island Book Case, offered at National Furniture Liquidators

Surprising your wife with the furniture pieces she’s been wanting for your home shouldn’t put your family into debt. In addition, you shouldn’t blow your entire budget in order to make your home look the way you want. While you don’t want to spend too much, make sure that you don’t buy cheap pieces that will fall apart. The trick to buying good discount furniture is finding a store that carries good quality brands at low prices.

Find What You Need at National Furniture Liquidators

National Furniture Liquidators has beautiful furniture for every room in your home, from the living room to the bedroom. Sofas, love seats, coffee tables, recliners, and accent pieces are among the vast selection of living room furniture you will find with us. You can choose a whole set of furniture to surprise your wife. Or, you can bring her along so she can pick out the perfect furniture from the wide selection available. You’ll be amazed at the quality and the many name-brand furniture items that we have available. You and your family are sure to find what you need with the help of our friendly staff.

When you want to surprise your wife with affordable and quality discount furniture, know where to go.  Contact National Furniture Liquidators today!

How to Decide on Furniture Arrangement in Your Home

example of effective furniture arrangement with two reclining couches at a 90 degree angle, with a fireplace in the corner and a coffee table on a complementing rug in front of the two couchesThere is nothing more exciting and frustrating than deciding how to arrange your home furniture. First, make sure that you truly love your current furnishings. If not, no amount of rearranging will satisfy your vision. Luckily, National Furniture Liquidators in El Paso has quality furniture and home accessories at incredibly low prices. This way, you can find furnishings you really will love, giving you more incentive to put your home to rights. After you determine if your current pieces are up to your standards or not, the real work begins. There are 3 main things to consider when you are arranging a room. First, the size of the room you are arranging. Next, the theme or decor you want the room to reflect. Lastly, you have to play with the pieces you have to create the ideal arrangement for your vision.

Knowing Your Room Dimensions is Essential 

The very first thing to do in order to effectively arrange a room is measure, measure, measure. For example, a living room is a great room to begin with. First things first: what is the main purpose of the room? What is the most logical arrangement for that purpose? Let’s say the purpose is entertainment. So, let’s begin with your couches. Usually, sectionals are ideal for an entertainment-geared living room. However, if you have a smaller living room, a big sectional will take over the room. Unless that’s the look you are going for, perhaps consider putting the sectional in another room. Smaller living rooms benefit from a good central piece that the rest of the room can expand from. For example, one good couch accompanied by some nice sitting chairs and a coffee table can give the illusion of a much bigger room.

What is the Room’s Purpose and Theme?

The next thing to consider is the theme or decor you want for a room. While this seems like an afterthought, it is something that will affect the way the room looks. For exaview of a beautiful living room with no couches, instead with two chairs facing each other with side table and lamps mirroring each othermple, if you are going for a modern, simple look, avoid crowding or heavy looking furnishings. Modern themed home decor tends to run towards clean lines, simple but striking designs, and stark coloring. So,  a guest room you envision with this type of decor would require the appropriate size and styled furniture in order to successfully achieve the look. One way to achieve this is by deviating from the normal bed positions. Placing a twin bed long-wise against the wall can open up the room, as well as gives you a place for fun accent pillows or a striking headboard.

Play with Your Furniture 

In the end, you have to play with the dimensions of both the room and its furnishings. Play with traditional placements and don’t be afraid to try arrangements that are out of the box. Your home is a reflection of who you are, which means that there is no wrong way to place your things. Ideally, your house should flow in a way that is comfortable for you. So make it that way fearlessly.

You deserve to have the home you want and the ability to make that home look the way you want. National Furniture Liquidators has a huge selection of quality furniture and home decor that you can use to realize any design you want. From contemporary pieces to more traditional styles, find what will complement your style with us. Our friendly staff can help you with everything from measurements to home delivery. Remember, in El Paso, nobody beats Shorty, so visit today!