Category: Bedroom

Nightstand or Bedside Table — What’s the Difference?

Beth Rice 06/05/2021

Do you call it a nightstand or a bedside table, and is there in fact, a difference? A nightstand is typically defined as a small, low bedside table that usually has drawers. A bedside table is defined as a small table beside a bed. How are the two furniture types different from each other? Some believe there is just one main difference: Nightstands are expected to have at least one drawer, while bedside tables are… Nightstand or Bedside Table — What’s the Difference?

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Why Is Reclaimed Barnwood So Popular?

Beth Rice 08/04/2021

It’s the age of reclaimed barnwood, and one of the great things about it is barnwood already comes into the picture with staying power, having served its time on the land as barns. Now, it transforms into unforgettable furniture, with strength and history that are likely to keep it part of home furniture collections for another century to come. What else makes reclaimed barnwood so popular, and what makes it unique enough to not become… Why Is Reclaimed Barnwood So Popular?

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5 Reasons to Add a Sofa Table

Beth Rice 01/04/2021

Should you or shouldn’t you? Add a sofa table, that is. It’s another piece of furniture to dust and vacuum under, right? Sofa tables have been around since the 1700s, evolving over time to serve homes with both function and style. Here are five reasons to add a sofa table to your home furniture collection. What is a sofa table? Sofa tables of the late 1700s were actually used in front of the sofa for… 5 Reasons to Add a Sofa Table

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Should You Fill Wood Knots on (Rustic) Wood Furniture?

Beth Rice 18/03/2021

Rustic wood furniture embraces the natural, and with that au natural look come knots. Should you fill them? What does that mean? How is it done? What are the benefits? Let’s take a look. Defining Rustic Wood Furniture While rustic wood furniture is a style that embraces the natural, accepts imperfections and celebrates rugged elements, people often interpret “rustic” in different ways. While some might like sun spots on barn wood or pin holes left… Should You Fill Wood Knots on (Rustic) Wood Furniture?

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The Advantages of Folding Furniture

Beth Rice 04/03/2021

The advantages of folding furniture don’t all necessarily focus on saving space. While it’s true this transformable furniture is considered a space saver, there are other benefits to consider as well. Perhaps you camp frequently, entertain occasionally or prefer pieces of furniture that can multitask and get tucked away. Folding furniture can achieve those goals. Let’s take a look. Helps Keep Things Organized With shelves that flip open and fold closed when needed, furniture that… The Advantages of Folding Furniture

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Things to Know About Wood Inlays

Beth Rice 25/02/2021

Wood inlays are a type of furniture feature that catches the eye. They represent the work of a true artisan, and they require a skilled hand to add them to wood furniture. What is a wood inlay and what does it do? A wood inlay is the addition of an often contrasting, colored material into a shape that’s cut out to accept the inlay. It is fit flush with the item it’s added to. The… Things to Know About Wood Inlays

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5 Ways A Murphy Bed Saves You Money

Beth Rice 18/02/2021

There are 5 ways a Murphy bed saves you money. One item of furniture whose versatility and function make it a great fit for several living spaces, a Murphy bed does a lot more than just sit there and look good. The money saving factor is icing on the cake. And who doesn’t like to save money? How the Murphy Bed Got Its Name Also known as a wall bed, pull down bed or fold… 5 Ways A Murphy Bed Saves You Money

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5 Things to Love About an Amish Secretary Desk

Beth Rice 11/02/2021

It’s pretty easy to name five things to love about a secretary desk, from its space saving features to its collection of storage compartments. When you factor in the ability to customize, the solid wood, and the variety of styles to pick from, it’s even easier to name five things to love about an Amish secretary desk. Let’s take a look. Secretary Desk History The secretary desk has come a long way. Also referred to… 5 Things to Love About an Amish Secretary Desk

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Things to Know About a Gentleman’s Chest

Beth Rice 04/02/2021

Let’s start with clarifying that as we dig into things to know about a gentleman’s chest, we are of course talking about the furniture, not a gentleman’s chest of the human kind either with or sans hair. I like to think of a gentleman’s chest as a quiet piece full of function, quiet because we don’t often talk about “men’s furniture” and full of function because the gentleman’s chest of yesterday can be used in… Things to Know About a Gentleman’s Chest

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Things to Know About Dust Panels

Beth Rice 10/12/2020

The dust panel. Also called a dust shelf, dust guard or dust board. What does it do? Do you really need it? What does it add to a wood chest or dresser? Let’s take a moment to think of a dresser drawer, sitting strong and quiet, holding your folded clothing, blankets, sweaters and socks. The drawer glides in and out smoothly, providing storage and support. What’s happening every time you open and close the drawer?… Things to Know About Dust Panels

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5 Reasons to Love a Low Footboard

Beth Rice 08/10/2020

Low footboards have a lot going for them. Ever changing is the traditional matching headboard and footboard combo that have long contributed to defining the style and function of your bed. Long ago, footboards took on the job of blocking drafts and holding bedding in place. Over time, their purpose contributed more and more to the look of the bed. As beds are built to cater to new styles and needs, the footboard has found… 5 Reasons to Love a Low Footboard

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Platform Bed vs. Box Spring: Mattress Support Options on Amish Beds

Beth Rice 17/09/2020

This week’s blog post was written by Jake Smucker, who has served as the product manager for bedroom furniture. We wanted to pass on what he has learned about how mattress support works in our Amish beds. What’s the difference between slats and a platform? What’s the purpose of a box spring? What type of support do I need for my mattress? We’ll answer these questions and more in this Mattress Support Guide for Amish… Platform Bed vs. Box Spring: Mattress Support Options on Amish Beds

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New Uses for Vintage Furniture

Beth Rice 02/01/2020

As we ring in the new year, make our lists of resolutions and feel inspired by a clean slate, it’s out with the old and in with the new, right? Well, maybe not in all cases. You might share our view on vintage furniture which is this: we love furniture that is built so well it lasts a long time. How long? Well, we mean decades, until it has earned the title “vintage.” Having furniture… New Uses for Vintage Furniture

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10 Amish Bedroom Furniture Terms and What They Mean

Beth Rice 31/10/2019

What is a dovetailed bed slat and what makes it better than other bed slats? Why use a full extension drawer slide in your bedroom dresser? What are the benefits of a Murphy bed? It’s time for a look at some Amish Bedroom Furniture Terms, 10 to be exact, and identify what they are, what they mean, what they do and the benefits they provide. Clue:  I’m three beds in one and I start in… 10 Amish Bedroom Furniture Terms and What They Mean

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Customer Spotlight: It’s All About Custom with Patricia Marquis

Beth Rice 17/10/2019

Five-star ratings. Exquisite fabrics. Quality soft furnishings. It’s no secret we have a big thing for quality craftsmanship and taking time to make a long-lasting product.  So does Patricia Marquis. If you haven’t visited Southern Shades on Etsy, we recommend you take a look. Southern Shades is home to handcrafted pillows, window treatments, and assorted soft furnishings. Started in 2013, this company and its beautiful products are featured on Etsy. Our paths crossed with the… Customer Spotlight: It’s All About Custom with Patricia Marquis

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