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In the Home: Accent Chairs

Finding furniture for your new home is an exciting adventure Whether you prefer something that is more contemporary or even bohemian, there is truly a style for everyone’s taste and budget. Seating is one of the most important decisions you will make. After all, a home is not a home without a place to sit down and just relax. Accent chairs change the feeling of a room and can help to create distinct spaces within your home. 

Creating an inviting atmosphere in your living space can start with a sofa but it ends in an accent chair. While sofas are generally more neutral in color, adding a chair not only creates more seating but can bring in both color and texture. For example, a velvet chair can bring in not only stunning color, but also much needed texture. Part of interior design is creating textures in a space that are easy to read and that work cohesively with each other.  

If you are looking to spruce up a corner in a room, you might consider putting in an accent chair with a large plant behind it as well as a larger side table that could perhaps hold a lamp and a few books. Simple touches like these make dedicated spaces within your home that are sure to be beloved by the whole family. In the formal dining room, statement chairs make the host chairs stand out. A great option for this is a “wing style” chair that creates height within both the room and the person seated within it. 

Other types of accent chairs include swivel chairs which aren’t just for the office anymore. They are perfect for putting around a coffee table to create a space for easy conversation. If you prefer having furniture be used as a conversation starter, there are many different statement chairs that can be used to highlight your space. They come in different materials, patterns, and even heights, to suit your design wants and needs. 

Accent chairs compliment any lifestyle. If you are looking for a furniture store in Chicago or an affordable dresser we would love to see you in our shop or work with you online.


4 Advantages of Japanese Futons

It’s quite possible that your next bed or sofa could be a Japanese futon. Many people are beginning to see the distinct advantages to having a futon as an alternative to either a bed or sofa or to simply having one for visiting guests. We’ve compiled some useful information on the subject so you won’t feel totally kept in the dark on your next bed search. Keep reading to learn all about why you should consider using futons as a main bed source.

  • They are inexpensive: Compared to buying an entire bed set including, mattress, headboard, box spring, etc., futons are relatively inexpensive yet they give you the same degree of comfort that a bed provides. Additionally, the fact that futons are composed of fewer pieces – just the mattress and the futon frame itself – makes them easy to shop for.
  • Japanese futons free up space: Because Japanese futons are composed of only two pieces and are foldable, they can be stored in very tight spaces. This can give your home or apartment the extra space it may need. This is especially important if you live in a small apartment or live a minimalist lifestyle.
  • They’re easier to clean: Conventional mattresses can build up a great amount of dust, hair, skin and dust mites over time. This makes them really tough to clean. You can vacuum them, sure, but you may still end up depositing dust and debris on the surface of your mattress. With Japanese futons, you take them outside and beat them like a rug to knock the dust out. Moreover, the frame itself needs very little to no cleaning.
  • They are portable: Futons can be moved very easily to any room in the house or when it is time to move into another home. With a traditional bed you have to disassemble many parts and move the very heavy frame and mattress. 

The bottom line is that purchasing a futon can end up being one of the best decisions you can make. It can make you want to look for other ways that you can cut down on “stuff” and simplify your life. Or if you prefer a full sized Cardello sofa in gray or any other lifestyle furniture items we have that too.