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Americana Home Decor

Themes from the American farm experience — from apple pie to farm animals and implements to the American flag — are making a statement in homes across America. Americans know how to celebrate. When the time is right, it seems nothing can hold us back. Just walk through Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Or, […]

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5 Tips for Decorating with Accent Pillows

An easy and affordable way to add creative drama to a room is by carefully selecting accent pillows. By including pillows with distinct patterns, textures or colors, you can give character to any space. 5 Tips for Decorating with Accent Pillows: 1. Bring the outdoors in with pillows that showcase botanical patterns. 2. Pillows are the perfect […]

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Outdoor Dining Tips

The outdoors is unpredictable. Things don’t always go as planned. In fact, things often go better. When the weather is right, or even close to it, people naturally gravitate there. Add food to the equation, and you’ll never hear complaints about the fact that there isn’t television or air conditioning. Who needs them? You’ve got familiar […]

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How to go Backyard Camping

Backyard Camping: Summer is made for adventure. And you don’t have to travel far to find it. With just a little bit of preparation and some basic equipment, you can create an unforgettable camping experience— right in your own backyard! Head on over to Oak Express for their NEW Outdoor Living Collection. With warmer weather […]

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Big and Bold Stripes

Show your true colors, and stripes, this season! Whether you’re in the market for new bedding, an area rug or other home furnishings, bold stripes are this summer’s hot ticket. Go for bold solid stripes, or choose multicolor thin stripes for a more textured look. Whatever your style, Sofa Mart, Oak Express, and Bedroom Expressions […]

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How to Decorate with Accent Tables

Accent tables complement a room without demanding the spotlight. Selecting the right accent table effortlessly joins function and feel, fosters continuity in a room’s design, directs traffic flow and serves as a building block for just-right interior design. It’s important to keep in mind accent tables are not bound by one style, color or shape. […]

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7 Tips for a More Tranquil Bedroom

Subtle changes can go a long way when it comes to creating a tranquil bedroom. Take lighting, clutter, and even texture into consideration when giving your bedroom a tranquil makeover. For the full article visit, Creating the Tranquil Bedroom.     Tranquil Tips: Rugs– Use pattern very deliberately, taking care not to overdo it. Rugs […]

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Home Decor: Rustic and Refined

Rustic décor is no longer found simply in cabins and country homes. Today, by mixing rural elements with modern ones, the two diverse components can come together in harmony to create a rustic, yet refined space. “The rustic style of yore was characterized by lodge décor — heavy leather furnishings, wood paneled walls, and taxidermy […]

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How to Increase Your Home’s Value with Home Improvements

Adding value to your home doesn’t always mean spending a fortune on costly home improvement projects,” says Terry Churches, real estate broker from Grand Rapids, Mich. “There are also many smaller improvements you can make to your home in a series of targeted weekend projects.” These weekend projects, says Churches, not only help to spruce […]

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Trending Home Accessories

Artfully arranged groupings of accessories add interest to even small spaces such as bookshelves. This Spring, bring touches of the outside world into the home with carefully selected home accessories.   Trending Home Accessories 1. Profile Vase Small // Sofa Mart 2. Little Sparrow // Bedroom Expressions 3. Grant Park Wall Mirror // Sofa Mart […]

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Strawberry Salad Recipe

The perfect spring snack: Strawberry salad recipe with mixed field greens, candied pecans, goat cheese and strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. INSTRUCTIONS For Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette: 2 pints strawberries 2 tbs lemon juice 1/2 cup sugar 2 tbs dijon 1 shallot 1 cup balsamic 2 cups canola oil Reduce strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar in pan to […]

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How to DIY an Indoor Garden

A great way to celebrate spring while bringing a little fun and relaxation into your home at the same time is through creating an indoor garden.  Instructions: 1. Begin by scouting out the best location in your home for an indoor garden. Southern-facing areas are ideal, but any area with good sunlight will work. 2. […]

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How to Choose Pet-Friendly Furniture

To guide your choices in pet-friendly furniture, we consulted with Bruce Galbraith, Sofa Mart’s national merchandise manager, and David Cox, Sofa Mart’s leather buyer. Question: What’s the best type of furniture to buy if I have pets? Answer: No furniture is indestructible, but many options are perfect for furry friends who just want to curl […]

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The Neutral Nursery

Transform a tiny spare room into a beautiful baby sanctuary. Our experts have teamed up to create this beautiful neutral nursery that is suited for both baby and parents. Before: The tiny guest room was sparsely decorated with a few items of furniture. It lacked storage, character and a clear purpose.   After: The room was transformed […]

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6 Must Have Nailhead Trim Furnishings for your Home

Create a bold statement and draw attention to decorative details with nailhead trim furniture and accessories from Sofa Mart and Bedroom Expressions at Furniture Row.  Featured Products: 1. Calico Hills Sofa // Sofa Mart 2. Carson Ottoman // Sofa Mart 3. Kendi Accent Chair // Sofa Mart 4. Rosemont Chairside End Table // Sofa Mart 5. Annabella […]

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DIY Bulletin Board

Take your home workstation from drab to fab by creating your own bold bulletin board. A framed fabric bulletin board adds personal style and function to your work space.   Directions for DIY Bulletin Board: 1. Cut a piece of cork board to match your desired size. Then, mark the size on your chosen fabric, […]

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Double Fudge Layer Cake Recipe

We recently featured a Double Fudge Layer Cake in our Easy and Elegant Entertaining Series. A Double Fudge Layer Cake exudes elegance, and we’ve made the Double Fudge Layer Cake Recipe as easy as possible for your next gathering.   Double Fudge Layer Cake (serves 8-10) INGREDIENTS: For the Cake 1 cup butter, softened 1/4 […]

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Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe

On the menu from the Easy and Elegant Entertaining Series, is a stuffed pork loin recipe that cannot be beaten.    Pork Loin Stuffed with Fig and Blue Cheese (serves 6)  INGREDIENTS: 1 (4–5 lb.) boneless pork loin 1 large onion, halved and then sliced into 1/8″ slices 1 1/2 cups diced dried figs 1 […]

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Carmel Walnut Tart Recipe

We recently featured a scrumptious Carmel Walnut Tart in our Easy and Elegant Entertaining – Part II Pre Party Checklist. This tart can easily be made the night before and served warm or cold the next day.   WALNUT TART (Serves 8-10) INGREDIENTS: For the crust 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/4 […]

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How to Make or Break Habits

Habits: Break them, or make them? Most would say that we’re creatures of habit — and habits are hard to break. We spend much of our time and energy trying to break these behaviors. What if we thought differently, and instead of trying to break all of these bad habits, we create healthy ones? We […]

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Inspired Winter Centerpieces

Wintery Wonderful Centerpieces you can create at home. This season, create an array of unique winter centerpieces to fit any décor by simply grouping wintery white flowers with simple elements that can be found in your home.   Winter Center Pieces Highlights: Hobnail glass is the perfect item to host a fragrant array of stock flowers. […]

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Top 10 Holiday Cookies: Rugelach Recipe

Holiday Rugelach Recipe from our Top 10 Favorite Holiday Cookies article.   INGREDIENTS: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/3 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, finely chopped   DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, sift together […]

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Top 10 Holiday Cookies: Angelettis Recipe

Angelettis Recipe from our Top 10 Favorite Holiday Cookies article.       INGREDIENTS: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 6 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons water colored sugar for […]

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Easy and Elegant Entertaining – Part III Party Details

The final installation in our Easy and Elegant Entertaining series is all about the party details. We created a woodland-inspired themed dinner party and are sharing all of the details with you. One thing Furniture Row’s Regional Visual Merchandising Manager, Greg Utsinger, stresses is to not worry about things being perfect. “Don’t make things so […]

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Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas

It’s a WRAP. Quick and easy unique gift wrapping ideas brought to you by the experts at Sofa Mart. These gift wrapping tips will add a touch of unique eclecticism to any gift large and small. It’s the thought that counts, but clever packaging can make any gift more special.

Rockin' the Area Rug

Looking for the perfect solution for adding that just-right touch of color and character to your room? With a few simple considerations, area rugs can help you create your own show-stopping space.

How to Rock the Area Rug

This week, Sofa Mart is rocking the area rug. Looking for the perfect solution for adding that just-right touch of color and character to your room? With a few simple considerations, area rugs can help you create your own show-stopping space. Area rugs provide color, comfort, warmth and an easy way to update a room. A […]