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9 Common Bedtime Habits That Could Be Ruining Your Whole Day

Published On: September 19, 2018

If you often feel rushed, tired and anxious, you probably look forward to relaxing in bed at the end of a long day. What you might not realize is that your habits at bedtime could be the reason your day was so disappointing in the first place. Here’s how your nighttime routine could be sabotaging other areas of your life.

 1. Resolving conflicts with your partner

 It’s more productive to hash out disagreements in the morning. The old adage “never go to bed angry” might not be so wise after all. Staying up to hash out an argument could not only cut into your sleep time but also leave you feeling too worked up to doze off.

 A better alternative: “Agreeing to disagree for the time being,” said Sara Stanizai, a licensed therapist and owner of Prospect Therapy in Long Beach, California. “I guarantee you won’t solve anything if you’re exhausted and activated by anger, stress and hurt feelings.”

 Rather, focus on calming yourself and getting rest; you’ll have a much more productive conversation in the morning.

 2. Failing to follow a proper skin care routine ― or just using face wipes

 Wash your face every night to avoid breakouts. There are few fates worse than waking up to a major breakout, especially the morning before a big meeting or date night. Yet more than half of Americans risk that outcome every day by going to bed without washing their faces.

 Even if you don’t wear makeup, you still need to cleanse your skin of the sweat, oils and pollution that builds up throughout the day. “If you’re too tired or depressed to wash your face, something is up,” Stanizai said. “It might be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep, or your mood is out of sync.”

 Fortunately, a proper skincare routine is just as good for your mental health as it is for your complexion. Set aside 10 minutes in the evening to take care of your face. Just be sure to toss your face wipes ― they actually make your skin worse.

 3. Working out

 Exercising earlier in the day can help you fall asleep sooner.

 Some of us can’t even be paid to work out. So if you’re one of the admirable few who exercises on a regular basis, you certainly shouldn’t quit. Just know that if you exercise too late in the evening, you might not get as much sleep as you need.

 “Exercising is a healthy habit, but the timing of exercise is very important; exercising too late in the day can disrupt your sleep,” said Leslie Fischer, founder of Sustainable Slumber, a website dedicated to helping eco-minded people get a good night’s sleep. The reason, she says, is that it disrupts your circadian rhythm.

 “If you exercise too late in the day, this is a tacit signal to our bodies that it is time to be awake and active. This can make it difficult to fall asleep at night,” Fischer said.

 So if you can, schedule workouts for the afternoon instead. Even better, try working out in the morning for an added boost to your mood and productivity.

 4. Lighting up

 Nicotine before bed can keep you up.

 We don’t have to tell you how bad smoking is for your health; that’s your own personal choice. But if you’re going to do it, try to avoid lighting up close to bedtime.

 Nicotine is a stimulant, Stanizai noted. Smoking before bed could make it difficult to fall asleep, which means you’ll feel groggy and irritable the next day if you don’t allow enough time before you hit the hay. “Give yourself at least two hours if you can,” she said.

 5. Relying on a glass of wine to wind down

 Alcohol has a negative effect on the quality of your sleep.

 The same goes for your nightcap. “Alcohol may help you feel drowsy, but it actually negatively affects how you sleep,” said Dr. Dawn Dore-Stites, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Sleep Disorder Center at the University of Michigan.

 Specifically, she said, alcohol affects how you cycle through sleep, causing you to wake up more often and experience less deep sleep. So instead of relying on alcohol, consider drinking herbal tea or warm milk to relax.

 6. Checking out what’s trending and tweeting

 Viewing social media causes your body to release stress hormones.

 A final scroll through your social media feed before bed might seem harmless, but catching up on those posts could make it tougher to get a restful night’s sleep.

 “Research has shown that people experience hormonal changes in the brain when they look at social media,” said Beatrice Tauber Prior, a clinical psychologist and the founder of Harborside Wellbeing in Cornelius, North Carolina. “The brain signals the adrenal gland to secrete cortisol and adrenaline.”

 Triggering the release of these “stress hormones” will boost your energy levels ― the last thing you want when going to bed. “In the long run, elevations of these hormones impair cognition and can increase depression and anxiety,” Prior said. You’re better off saving that status update for the morning.

 7. Using your phone in bed, period

 Your bed should be for rest and &%! only.

 The blue light produced from screens such as your smartphone has been proven to keep you awake and contribute to the development of serious diseases such as obesity and breast cancer.

 Plus, according to Gray, you give your co-workers the green light to keep emailing you at 11:30 p.m. “If you’re super busy, you could set an ‘out of office’ message at night, letting people know when they can expect to hear from you the next day. They’ll still feel taken care of while you take the space you need to rest and have fun,” Gray said.

 8. Eating late-night snacks

 You can’t fall asleep if your body is busy digesting.

 Late-night snackers might want to put down the Doritos. Regularly munching on something salty or sweet before bed means those calories are more likely to be stored as fat, rather than burned for energy. That’s a fast track to weight gain, which can cause bigger issues such as diabetes and other chronic diseases down the road.

But even in the short term, eating too close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep. “When the body is working on digesting food, it’s not able to rest properly. This can lead to a night of poor-quality sleep plus digestive cycles that are thrown off the next day,” Gray said.

Instead, try to give yourself a few hours between eating and bedtime. And if you find that you’re ravenous after dinner, try adding more protein and healthy fats to your meal.

 9. Neglecting your hair

 Tying up your hair leads to breakage.

 If you’re a nighttime bather, taking the time to dry your hair after a shower might seem like a giant pain. But flopping into bed with wet hair only makes your morning routine tougher.

 “Rubbing wet hair against a pillow while you toss and turn at night causes issues like breakage. It also means you’re likely to wake up with a wild, frizzy mess,” said Brandie Flores, a licensed stylist and senior district leader for Supercuts in the San Antonio, Texas, area.

 And while that messy bun might have given you the perfect bedhead look for daytime, be sure to take it down before actually getting into bed. “Leaving that hair tie in causes a lot of tension on your hair overnight. That results in breakage and usually a kink in your hair the next day,” Flores said.

 If you don’t want to leave your hair down, Flores recommends braiding it instead, which can give your hair a nice wave and cut down on styling time the next day. 

Lastly, there’s no substitute for the right Mattress and Foundation. Visit any of our Perfect Sleep Centers located within each of our stores in Liberty, Lee’s Summit and Overland Park and our Mattress Specialists will help match you to the perfect Mattress and Foundation combo that will help you get a great night’s sleep.

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Published On: May 23, 2018

 

At Crowley Furniture we are dedicated to helping the communities we serve get a peaceful sleepbetter night’s sleep. That’s why we have a Perfect Sleep Center located in each of our stores in Liberty, Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. Our Sales Associates undergo extensive training so that they are the very best Mattress Specialists to assist you in finding the perfect Mattress and Foundation combination for your body type, sleep style and relaxation needs.

Serta Twin XL BlueMax 3000 MattressSerta, our manufacturing partner of the iComfort Hybrid and Memory Foam Series’, is also committed to better understanding quality sleep patterns and triggers. They’ve shared this article on potential causes of sleep disruption because the more you know the better you’ll sleep and better sleep often means a better life.

There are a lot of things that can disrupt your sleep, but these are some of the most common mistakes you may be making, and how to fix them.  

By Elizabeth Grace Saunders 

Getting a good night’s sleep can change everything: your mental function goes up, your negativity goes down, and your productivity skyrockets. All this is yours for the low price of free. But taking advantage of this special sleep offer can feel surprisingly difficult. As a time management coach, I’ve seen that getting to bed on time and falling asleep are an art and a science. These are five of the top reasons that people don’t get enough sleep, and what you can do about it.

Problem: You Don’t Know When To Go To Bed
Solution: Set A Bedtime Goal

Many people haven’t stopped to think about when they need to go to bed to get enough hours of sleep. If you fall into that camp, simply count back from the time when you want to get up to figure out your ideal bedtime. For most adults, the average hours of sleep they need is in the six- to eight-hour zone. If you’re not sure how many you need, you can try out different lengths of time until you settle on what makes you feel well-rested. If you have young children who will likely wake up in the middle of the night, you’ll want to tack on an extra hour or two to give yourself a margin.

 Problem: You Try To Go T Bed As Soon As You Get Home                                                                                                                              Solution: Give Yourself Time To Decompress                                  

Most of us need some time between when we come home and when we go to bed. Individuals vary of course, but in my observation, most people need at least an hour between coming home from a social event and falling asleep, or at least two hours between arriving home from work and falling asleep. The time spent at home is for eating dinner, getting the house in order, connecting with people, and decompressing. Getting home earlier has a high probability of making it easier for you to get to bed earlier.

 Problem: Stealing Time From Sleep To Decompress
Solution: Set Aside 30-60 Minutes of Unstructured Time

Because many individuals don’t acknowledge the importance of decompression time, they end up “stealing” it from sleep time instead of factoring it into their evening routines. This can lead to behaviors like staying up later than you want to watch Netflix. We all need time for our brains to unwind. Instead of denying that need, own up to it and factor it into your evening. If possible, set aside 30-60 minutes of intentional decompression time to watch TV, read, journal, exercise, mess around on your phone, or do whatever else that makes you happy. Wanting unstructured time is valid. You’ll increase your overall productivity by giving yourself permission to have downtime during normal waking hours instead of paying for it when you “sneak it in” late.

Problem: Doing Things Before Bed That Make You Too Hyped Up
Solution: Shut Down Those Things At Least One Hour Before Bed

PlannSheep with number five on it jumping over fenceing an intentional chill time earlier in the evening serves two purposes: It gets you to bed earlier and reduces stimulation late in the evening so that you can fall asleep faster once you do get to bed. Pay attention to what causes you to become more alert, and then consciously reduce those activities as you get closer to the time when you want to count sheep. Here are a few common culprits that you’ll do best disengaging with at least 60 minutes before you want to call it a night:

  • Highly engaging TV programs and movies
  • Email
  • Loud,  upbeat music
  • Bright lights
  • Screens in general, including computer, TV, and phone
  • Phone conversations
  • Eating or drinking

 

Increase Calm

You may be thinking, Everything you just told me not to do is what I typically do in the hour before bed. That may be exactly why you’re reading this article about getting to bed on time and falling to sleep quickly. You need help. The good news is there are alternatives that can assist you in getting to bed on time and sleeping better:

  • Start getting ready for bed early. This gives you ample time to follow all of your dentist’s instructions. As a bonus, if you get tired before bedtime, you can immediately roll into bed and get some extra quality time with your pillow.
  • Take a warm bath or shower to calm down and reduce the time you need to get ready in the morning.
  • Spend time journaling, meditating, or praying to calm your mind, release negative emotions, and stop spinning thoughts.
  • Do gentle stretching to release tension in your body.
  • Read a book—as long as it’s one you can put down.
  • Talk to your spouse about the day—nothing intense like discussing your budget, but simply catching up or talking about something funny that happened.

 

Despite popular belief, you don’t need to settle for a life of sleep deprivation. By following these guidelines, you can improve your sleep and live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.

 

To get started on your new journey to better sleep, browse our website then visit one of our Perfect Sleep Centers located inside each of our stores.

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Better Sleep Month

Published On: May 9, 2018

MAY IS MATTRESS MONTH and BETTER SLEEP MONTH!

Our partners at Serta are as dedicated as we are to quality sleep. We understand how a poor night’s sleep negatively affects your day and, ultimately, your life. In our ever-changing world much is being done to improve sleep at every level. Mattress manufacturers such as Serta place a priority on research and development of the latest materials and methods that will create the best sleeping experience possible for all body shapes, types and sleeping styles. Outside organizations such as the Better Sleep Council use their resources to increase understanding and awareness of the impact of inadequate and poor quality sleep and how we might conquer these issues. Here at Crowley Furniture, we stay up-to-date on the latest results and modern improvements from all of these companies and organizations so that we can offer you, our customer, the very best, customized sleep possible.

The latest news out of the Better Sleep Council has just been released and its findings are interestingly genderized:

Better in Bed Survey Results

Better Sleep Council Research Finds Men Earn Bragging Rights When it comes to Bedtime Performance, Women Fall Short

 Better in Bed Survey Results

ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 1, 2018 – Today the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), released its findings from a new survey on America’s bedtime performance as it relates to sleep regimen, finding that men outperformed their female counterparts, but both have room to improve.

Participants were asked about their bedtime habits and received a ranking based on best practices when it comes to sleep behaviors, such as turning off electronics before bed, keeping a regular bedtime, etc. On average, Americans* earned a grade of a “C-” (70%) but looking at the sexes side-by-side, men nudged out women for bed rest with an average score of 72%. However, when drilling into specific habits that contribute to a good night’s sleep, men stood out in the bedroom. Results also took into consideration participants’ overall satisfaction with the quantity and quality of their sleep, such as feeling well-rested, pleased with the amount of sleep they get, etc.

“Over the past few years, the Better Sleep Council has noticed that people aren’t bragging about how little sleep they’re getting, they’re bragging about how much sleep they are getting. In fact, getting enough quality sleep is becoming a status symbol among Americans,” said Mary Helen Rogers, vice president of marketing and communications for ISPA. “Through our survey, we wanted to learn for ourselves – ‘how good is America in bed?’ Results from the survey found that Americans aren’t walking the talk.”

Differing Bedtime Habits between the Sexes

Women are particularly deficient when it comes to getting enough sleep: Despite 84% of women believing sleep is important to their overall health and wellness, their bedtime habits and lifestyles have created barriers to get the desired amount of sleep. The two areas where women particularly fell short were ability to fall asleep and ability to rise in the morning. The survey revealed that 34 million women experience trouble sleeping and/or staying asleep almost all the time (21%), and nearly 20 million hit the snooze button numerous times every day (12%).

Loved ones also kept women up at night. Survey results found that more than 24 million women were likely to let kids and pets in the bed (15%), compared to 4 million men (3%).

According to the study, men were more likely to engage in positive sleep habits: 55 million men reported sleeping alone (35%), 22 million follow a strict bedtime – even on the weekends (14%), 35 million do not have caffeinated beverages past noon (22%), and more than 55 million keep their stress level to a minimum (35%).

Other Sleep Indicators

Additional key sleep performance takeaways from the survey include:

·        77 million Americans (24%) claim they have no electronics in their bedroom, not even a television.

·       How this impacts sleep: The blue light emitted by the screens on cell phones, computers, tablets and televisions restrains the production of melatonin, keeping you from getting the quality sleep you need.

·        174 million Americans (54%) rarely/never drink alcohol before bed.

·      How this impacts sleep: For the 46% of Americans who reported drinking alcohol, it’s best to drink it in the early evening. Generally, it takes 1 hour to metabolize one ounce of alcohol, which can wreak havoc on sleep quality.

·        193 million Americans (60%) have a mattress that’s less than 7 years old.

·        How this impacts sleep: Experts advise you to evaluate your mattress after 7 years for wear and tear. An older mattress may no longer provide the comfort and support that is key for quality sleep.

Quality Sleep Is “In”

Although the survey shows that there are areas where everyone can improve, the shift in the way Americans are talking about their own sleep habits is encouraging. Gone are the days of touting the lack of sleep Americans are getting – consumers want others to know just how good they are in bed, as it relates to sleep.

Capitalizing on this trend, the BSC has launched the Better in Bed campaign during Better Sleep Month to support this positive movement of consumers striving not just for more sleep each night, but for quality, restorative sleep as well.

“Better Sleep Month is the perfect time to engage consumers with entertaining and useful tips to up their game between the sheets,” said Rogers. “Throughout the month of May, the BSC will be providing sleep solutions, so everyone can brag about how good they are in bed and, most importantly, for everyone to sleep just a little more soundly.”

7 mind-soothing apps that will help you sleep better

Sleeping is a lot harder than it used to be.

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, enough that sleeping can feel pretty much impossible sometimes. Luckily, the technology that surrounds and distracts us also gives us plentiful tools to help ease ourselves into the land of z’s.
Here are a few apps that will hopefully help you finally get a good night’s sleep.

Apps that will give you a more wholesome rest

Your daily night’s rest is broken up into several sleep cycles. Research shows that repeatedly missing sleep or keeping an inconsistent sleep schedule can mess with your rest overall. These next few apps help you track your sleep cycles to make sure you’re getting the best sleep you can, and waking up every morning refreshed.

1. Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle tracks your sleep and wakes you up when you’re least groggy. Sleep Cycle is a nice twist on the standard alarm clock. Using your microphone, it tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you in the lightest phase of sleep so you’re not groggy. You set a window during which to be woken (for example, between 7 and 7:30 a.m.), and it figures the best time to pull you out of your slumber. It even lets you tap your phone twice to snooze.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Apple Bedtime

Apple’s Bedtime feature is a simple twist on the standard alarm clock. It will lull you out of sleep with a peaceful tone. If you want more control over your wake-up time, Apple’s Bedtime, available as part of your Clock app, works similarly to Sleep Cycle, but lets you set an exact time for rising. You can select which days of the week you want your alarm to go off (weekdays only, weekends only, etc.). Choose how many hours you want to sleep, and the app will tell you when to head to bed to wake up on time. It will also give you a push notification before your bedtime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Pillow

Pillow works like Apple’s Bedtime, but also lets you set an array of timed naps. Pillow is the perfect app for those who want to know everything they can about the way they’re sleeping. Like Bedtime and Sleep Cycle, it tracks your sleep and wakes you in a light stage of rest. But you can also use its features to time different kind of mid-day rests: power naps (15 minutes), recovery naps (45 minutes), and full cycle naps (120 minutes). It’ll give you information about your heart rate, your REM cycles, and how long it took you to get to sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apps to lull you into sleep

Mindfulness and meditation has been proven to help people who struggle with insomnia. The apps below focus on meditation through various techniques, like music, nature sounds, and voice commands. All are aimed to help you hit the state of relaxation you need to go to bed.

 

1. Pzizz

Pzizz will lull you to sleep with some really soothing music that fades out over time. First: This app looks incredible; its appearance alone is calming! As for the music, think of an incredibly soothing, movie-style soundtrack that you set to fade out after an hour or so to help wind you down before you go to bed. It also offers narration in both male and female voices, but if you find that creepy (which you will), you can shut it off. It also lets you use its music in bursts as a “focus” setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Headspace: Meditation

Headspace makes meditating easy by breaking it up into small, helpful sessions. The Headspace: Meditation app sets you up with different sessions depending on your goals. It’ll send you push notifications reminding you to meditate throughout the day. Each session only takes a few minutes. If you’re the kind of person whose mind races before you hit the sack, this app is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Calm

Calm lets you enjoy a wide range of meditation tutorials, mixing in the sounds of nature to add ambiance. Like Headspace: Meditation, Calm will soothe your mind right before bed. The sessions are longer, and you can set up programs over time to ease you into zen. The app offers ambient sounds of nature and turns your phone into a giant portrait of a scenic landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Podcasts

If all else fails, podcasts are always an option. Err on the side of comedy to end the day with a few laughs before sleeping or something storytelling-based. Remember to use the sleep timer at the bottom of the app to make sure a long podcast doesn’t wake you once you fall asleep.

 

 

 

 

 

The Key To Sleep

One of the keys to a restful night ‘s sleep is the right Mattress. Our Perfect Sleep Serta Blue 300 King Custom II Adjustable SetCenters, located within each of our stores in Liberty, Lee’s Summit and Overland Park, are staffed with Specialists who have been trained to help you find your Mattress match based on your size, sleeping style and other individual needs. Let us share everything we know about finding the perfect Mattress, don’t wait to get a great night’s sleep!

Click to learn more about 2018 Mattress Month at Crowley Furniture.

To learn more about Better Sleep Month, visit bettersleep.org.

*Based on the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau population estimate of 323,127,513 Americans.

About the BSC
The Better Sleep Council is the consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, the trade association for the mattress industry. With decades invested in improving sleep quality, the BSC educates consumers on the link between sleep and health, and the role of the sleep environment, primarily through
www.bettersleep.org, partner support and consumer outreach.

Furniture Safety: Choosing and Anchoring Your TV Stands

Published On: February 6, 2018

February Football & Furniture Safety

February is a month characterized by heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, giant teddy bears, conversation candy and expressions of undying love. And what do we love with our whole hearts? FOOTBALL! February is also time to watch the big game. Whether you tuned in to catch the play-by-play, the ads, or the half-time show, you probably were watching on the biggest screen in your home.

While your own personal jumbotron may be all you need on game day, there are, however, 364 other days of the year to consider. With this in mind, it’s important to take into account the space around the TV and how you and your family use this area. If you plan to incorporate a piece of furniture that your TV will sit on there are several factors to think about. The size of your TV is, of course, key. You want to be sure the TV Stand can not only handle the width of the TV but can safely support its weight as well. Visually, you also want to be sure the TV Stand is proportionate to the TV. The larger your TV the beefier you’ll want your TV Stand to be. The BF, or “Beefiness Factor”, can be amped up not only by actual size but also color (darker colors tend to be more visually weighty) and features (chunky hardware and heavy detailing also add visual weight).

Another aspect to determining the right TV Stand for your home is the style of the room. While the TV Stand doesn’t need to be from the same collection or come from the same type of wood or even have the same finish, it should coordinate with your existing furnishings, color scheme and decorating style. “Blending” pieces within a space is key to keeping your room cohesive. “Matching” pieces is not important and, in fact, your room will be much more interesting if you mix it up! Click here to see Crowley Furniture’s diverse TV Stand collections.

While a TV Stand will help to make your TV area more engaging, it isn’t just a pretty face. TV Stands play an important function within a room. They also have the role of organizer, clutter concealer, cord hider, and technology keeper. Ask yourself what features would best match your use of this space. Do you want open shelves for books? Hidden storage for DVD’s and remotes? Glass doors for display? A few minutes of planning before you shop will help you get the piece that best suits you and your family.

Options are vast and varied when it comes to furniture that can accompany your TV. From a simple Console Table to a multi-purpose Media Stand to the big Daddy of them all, an entire Wall Unit, one thing remains constant: YOU MUST ANCHOR IT! To learn what this means, watch this important message about furniture safety from Greg Crowley and Brett Horn.

When bringing new wood furniture into your home, most will come with hardware provided by the manufacturer that allows you to anchor that piece to a wall. Look for these either stapled to the back or, if applicable, inside a drawer. If you have older furniture, complimentary Furniture Strap Kits are available at all three Crowley Furniture stores located in Liberty, Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. They are easy to install and only take a few moments of your time. Please take these few moments, they may prevent an accident or injury.

It may be cold and dreary outside but there are still plenty of reasons to love the second month of the year. We hope your TV is surrounded by the people and things you love all month long.

Decorate with Dog Safety in Mind

Published On: December 18, 2017

The holiday season is finally here! Besides all the presents, parties, and fun times with the family, it’s time to decorate your house. No matter which holiday you and your family celebrate, you’re sure to have festive decor you’ve been waiting to pull out of the closet. However, consider dog safety before unleashing potentially hazardous items in your home.

Some holiday decorations aren’t the safest for dogs. Not only will some be easily destroyed, but others could be highly toxic for your pup. Thankfully, we’ve got some great suggestions to help you decorate safely while keeping your pooch in mind.

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Image Source: Pixabay

Be careful with these decorations

Traditions dominate the holidays. Whether they can be traced back for centuries or just something your family has always done, these traditions can prove risky for your dog.

The Daily Treat explains that lights can be a big problem for dogs. If your pet likes to chew on things, the cord for a set of colorful lights can offer quite the invitation. That’s clearly a danger, plus a frayed electrical cord could easily start a fire. Other traditional decorations to watch for are tinsel and ornaments hanging low enough for a dog to reach. If accidentally swallowed,  these can lead to intestinal blockages and a trip to the ER.

If you enjoy lighting candles as part of your holiday decorations, be mindful of your four-legged friend. Keep anything with a flame up out of reach or on stable furniture or shelves that can’t be toppled. Alternatively, consider flameless candles to help achieve the holiday ambience you’re looking for without the safety hassles.

What about a tree?

For families who include a tree among their holiday decorations, it’s important to be mindful of your canine companion. As Hartz explains, fallen pine needles are easily eaten by dogs but can’t be digested. This can cause your pet to vomit or even need surgery to clear an obstructed intestine. In addition, the water in the tree stand can even poison your dog.

Artificial trees can also be hazards. If small parts break off, these can be chewed and swallowed, also creating intestinal issues. If you want a tree for the holidays, be watchful of your dog, especially if she’s extra curious.

Remember too that some plants like mistletoe and poinsettias are toxic to animals, so make sure they are placed in the middle of a table or on a high shelf for optimal dog safety.

Protect Your Dog This Holiday

For you and your pup, the holidays should be a time of fun and relaxation. Make sure you have both this season when it comes time to decorate. Be careful about wires and candles, put delicate items up high and consider keeping your pet away from the holiday tree. Follow these dog safety tips to have a worry-free holiday! 

Written by Guest Blogger Aimee Lyons

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Top 10 Reasons to Shop at Crowley Furniture on Black Friday

Published On: November 21, 2017

Crowley Furniture is dedicated to giving you the best deals in a stress-free environment.  Black Friday is fast approaching. Have you planned your store strategy? Loaded addresses into your Map App? Done recon on the best parking lot and spot? Packed your water and protein snacks? Broken in your fastest running shoes? Set out your hard hat and safety goggles?

So maybe shopping on Black Friday isn’t as bad as that and safety gear isn’t required but, if the frazzled crowd/pushy- shovey/in-it-to-win-it-at-all-costs shopping scene isn’t your thing then Crowley Furniture is the perfect place for you to be on Black Friday!

There are so many reasons that Crowley Furniture is the place to shop for furniture, not just on Black Friday but every day: knowledgeable Sales Associates, exceptional furniture and mattress selections, great prices, convenient local stores, just to name a few. But particularly on Black Friday, we really stand out from the crazy crowds.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Shop at Crowley Furniture on Black Friday:     

woman holding cup of coffee 10. While you browse through the store, sip and enjoy the man with drink Egg Nog Latte you purchased on the way over, risk-free!; your beverage treat won’t get knocked out of your hand and spilled down your tie in a mad rush of shoppers

 

 

 

 

 

9. The only reason to wear pregnant woman your comfy yoga pants is that you racing overindulged the day before; not because you’ll need to do pre-shopping warm-up stretching and a sprint to your items of interest

 

 

 

 

 

woman stretching 8. Sleep in and wake up naturally; woman yawning versus having your alarm go off before you’ve even gone to bed  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7. Enjoy the melodious sounds of peaceful, pleasant music; not the maniacal thuds bulls running of stomping feet and raised, irritated voices

 

 

 

 

 

 

woman sleeping 6.  Sleep in the warmth of your comfy home and cozy bed; not in a sleeping bag on the street wishing on a star there’s not long line more than 999 people in line ahead of you

 

 

 

 

 

 

peaceful baby 5. Maintain your optimism that the human race is ultimately people shoving good and kind 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

horse drawn carriage 4. Shop local and support a small business that camel in dubai will keep your money within the community, not send it halfway around the globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. No worries about making an impulse purchase-you’ll have time to think and you’ll be able to hear yourself think so you’ll get exactly what you want; there will be no shoving crowds pressure to “grab ‘n go”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2. Friendly, smiling Sales Associates will assist you with your questions and purchases, shopping will be fun!; you won’t be forced to deal with angry, bitter checkers glaring at you for making them wicked witch get up at an inhumane hour so they can be there to scan your frazzled, hurried purchase that you’re probably only buying because you don’t want to feel you went through all this for nothing

 

 

 

 

 

1. A multitude of convenient parking spots within sight of the store and its front doors, walk in at your preferred leisurely pace, even sit in the car until your lot of cars favorite song finishes, you’ll still get what you came to buy; you won’t be forced into a shuttleless overflow lot with a hike so far you’ll have painful blisters before your day even begins

 

 

 

 

And if all those reasons aren’t enough to convince you to visit Crowley Furniture on Black Friday, how about the BIGGEST DEAL OF THE YEAR: Our TAX AMOUNT DISCOUNT event is on, that means BIG SAVINGS for you.

See you then. Namaste.

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A Conversation Sofa: What’s the point?

Published On: August 2, 2017

Have you ever had a conversation about a Conversation Sofa? While one-sided, let’s have it now and break down the details of a unique and often over-looked piece of furniture.

What Is It?

A Conversation Sofa is a stationary Sofa where the arm end seating sections slightly curve or angle inward, forming sort of the letter “C”. This mild curve adds an interesting twist to a room and, as the name says, makes it easier for those seated onLucas/Braden - Conversation Sofa - 5966-323 the Conversation Sofa to connect through conversation since they are slightly facing each other. To compare, it’s easier to have a conversation at a round table than it is at a rectangular table. Don’t you think?

Space Planning

When shopping for a Conversation Sofa, or any new piece of furniture, you’ll want to consider the size, shape and style of your room. A Conversation Sofa will take up more space in a room than a straight Sofa would from the same collection. You’ll want to be sure you have ample space in your room to fit the Conversation Sofa, not only from a size perspective but also from a visual perspective. The uniqueness of a Conversation Sofa is perfect for a room with an open layout where you can appreciate its curves from several angles. If your room is designed so that your Sofa is floating in the room (rather than being placed against a wall) this also is a great setting to put a Conversation Sofa, again allowing you to admire it from multiple viewpoints.

The styling of a Conversation Sofa lends itself to a room that is used primarily for in-person socializing, versus a room designated for comfy TV viewing. Formal Living Rooms, Home Offices and Breakfast Rooms are ideal locations to show off the personality of a Conversation Sofa. While many Conversation Sofas tend to skew towards Traditional décor, they could also look amazing in a fun or even funky modern space. Can you picture it?

Measure Twice, Buy Once

Measuring for a Conversation Sofa can be a bit tricky since there is a special language associated with the piece. When a Width dimension is given for a Conversation Sofa it will almost always be “Overall Width” and is measured straight across the sofa from the outermost tip on one side to the outermost tip on the other side. This measurement does not follow the curved or angled outline of the Conversation Sofa but rather the amount of wall and floor space it will take up (side to side). Similarly, the Depth dimension is “Overall Depth” and is measured as though cutting the Conversation Sofa straight in half through its center, starting from the back of the center cushion out to the outermost tip of the arms. This will determine how much floor space the Conversation Sofa will require (front to back). It does not refer to the actual seating depth of each seat, each seat cushion will be a standard depth (for that frame).

Because of its curves, a Conversation Sofa may be more difficult to move into your home than a regular Sofa. Doorways often need to be a minimum of 36” wide and hallway turns are sometimes not navigable. Careful planning and measuring is key when considering a Conversation Sofa. You’ll love it a whole lot more inside your home than sitting in your driveway so be 100% sure it will fit. When determining the fit, don’t forget to consider the scale of the room, does it “fit” with the actual proportions of, not only the room, but also the other furnishings that will share the room. Do you think about scale when purchasing home furnishings?

Help Has Arrived

Since it’s so important to carefully measure the space where you plan to place the Conversation Sofa, as well as the route leading to that space within your home, let our Interior Designers help you be sure this style is right for your style, your family and your space. After an in-home visit they’ll create a space plan of your Flexsteel 5979-323room and show the placement of the pieces you are considering. Not only will they share their expertise with you on room layout, they’ll also help you make inspired decisions on fabrics and other design details. What do you think of that?! To schedule an appointment call 816-781-8002 or email through our website.

2017 Color Trends

Published On: May 25, 2017

If you’re on the lookout for the hottest color trends in the home fashion industry be sure to make room for the exciting shade of “Greenery”. “Greenery”, the 2017 Color of the Year declared by trend forecasters at the Pantone Color Institute, is symbolic of fresh starts and new beginnings and will infuse your home with a breath of fresh air.

Pantone, the global authority on color, describes their 2017 selection as: “…a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals individuals to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

 

How to use Greenery

A quirky furniture design paired with an interesting fabric cover can have a fun effect on your space that you never suspected.

 

You may be thinking that Greenery is a bit bright and bold for a larger piece of furniture such as a sofa and we wouldn’t necessarily disagree. While it could surprise you by becoming a beautiful backdrop for other colors, patterns and textures, splashes of it in smaller doses may be just the refreshing makeover your room needs and more in your comfort zone. Using it on throw pillows, accent chairs and cocktail ottomans will infuse your room with a nature-inspired cheerfulness. Pair it with a piece of furniture with a quirky design and it will add a fun dose of whimsy as well.

Defined by Pantone as “Nature’s Neutral”, you may be surprised at how versatile “Greenery” actually can be. There are no limits to its flexibility as either a background piece or a statement piece. Pantone has suggested pairings for “Greenery” that may inspire you to add designer twists and turns to that special room in your home. Whether looking for paint or fabric combinations, consider these sophisticated palette ideas and the emotions they invoke:

 

A new spin on the comforting neutrality of an earth-tone color scheme.

 

Feisty floral patterns and tones are kept in check with more subdued complements.

 

Cool, calm and serene are the effects of these color pairings.

 

This refined combination of colors twists the visual properties of metals into a chic, modern interior space.

 

Take your senses for a walk through a pine forest when you enter a space decorated with these peaceful hues.

 

Gorgeous sunset and sculpted rock tones surround you with this “new southwest” color scheme.

 

MIXED REVIEWS

While “Greenery” is a hot trend right now, it may not be for everyone. And that’s OK. Your home is your sanctuary and should reflect the things you love, not just what’s popular at the moment. Here are some mixed reactions from HGTV experts:

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OTHER COLOR TRENDS FOR 2017

While Pantone is the leading color authority, there are others in the field of color trends that have issued their picks for 2017. Here’s what some others are predicting will be hot this year:

Sherwin-Williams’ pick for their 2017 Color of the Year is Poised Taupe. Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, told the Today Show: “It’s like gray and brown had a baby.”

 

 

 

Benjamin Moore predicts Shadow will be a 2017 hit. “It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.” —Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director

 

 

 

 

 

PPG Paints has selected Violet Verbena for 2017. “Violet Verbena is at once as nostalgic as it is modern. It’s substantial in a world that can sometimes seem so temporary, [as well as] luxurious in a harsh world that needs pampering, and introspective and private in an invasive world,” says Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager at PPG. – Click here to read more about Violet Verbena.

 

 

 

 

 

BE FEARLESS

Moral of this Blog: don’t be afraid of color! Color is a friend we sometimes have to get to know a little better to truly understand and appreciate. But once you get closer, you’ll discover you can’t live without it.  So if you need help taking that first step, or if you want to go in a wildly different direction than you ever have before, our team of Interior Designers can help. Their education and experience are key to a successful color journey.

 

So… is “Greenery” the new black?

You decide!

How To Shop For Mattresses

Published On: February 15, 2017

Do you need help understanding all the crazy terms surrounding mattress shopping these days? At Crowley Furniture you have a friend in the Mattress business. We’ve redesigned the Mattress section of our website to better assist you in your pre-shopping Mattress experience. Why do we say “pre-shopping”? Because the ONLY way to be sure you’re going to get your best night’s sleep is to visit one of our Perfect Sleep Centers in any of our three stores and lie on them for yourself. Our Sales Associates have been trained by Greg Crowley himself, who has been selling mattresses for over 50 years, as well as representatives from each of our manufacturers. They care about the quality of your sleep knowing that it impacts the quality of your life.

THE FIRST STEP

When visiting our website Mattresses page you’ll have many choices to view when selecting a Mattress. This is your first step. It is our goal to help you better understand some of the terms and options available in the Mattress industry today so you can make a better, more educated decision. Choose any of our filters in any order:

  • FILTER BY BRAND  At Crowley Furniture we carry the top rated Mattresses from trusted leading bedding manufacturers. Get to know them a little better through their roots:

o   Sealy: A look back on the history of Sealy details a reputation built on over 130 years how to shop for mattresses Sealy Mattressesof experience, iconic branding and innovative technology. In 1881 Daniel Haynes, cotton gin owner, invented a Mattress stuffed with cotton in Sealy, TX. And Sealy was born. In 1950 the first Posturepedic Mattress was introduced with “additional back support”. In 2012 a new line of gel memory foam Mattresses was introduced called the Optimum series. In 2013 Sealy introduced its first Hybrid Mattresses consisting of half memory foam/half innersprings. Now Sealy truly had something for everyone.

o   Tempur-Pedic: Based on a product developed in the 1960’s by NASA, Tempur Innovation began when scientists invented Tempur Material and reinvented the Mattress. Tempur Material reacts continuously to your body’s specific shape, weight and temperature delivering the cushioning you want and the support you need to fully relax. Tempur scientists continue to innovate to reach their goal of a bed for every body.

o   Serta: Serta has been a pioneer in comfort since they introduced their very first how to shop for mattresses sleep-sheep-5Perfect Sleeper Mattress to the world in 1931. Since then, they’ve brought many “firsts” to the industry, including their breakthrough iComfort Sleep System featuring the latest in gel memory foam technology. In 2000 the beloved Serta Counting Sheep were introduced as brand icons. In 2012 Serta achieved the ranking of #1 Mattress manufacturer in the United States.

o   Stearns & Foster: More than 165 years ago George Stearns and Seth Foster dreamed of something bigger and better. Since 1846 Stearns & Foster has been hand-crafting Mattresses with the very best materials available. But how to shop for mattresses stearnsfoster_craftsmengroupmaterial quality is only half the story. Stearns & Foster puts just as much emphasis on crafting quality. And crafting quality takes time. Twice the time, in fact. Each Stearns & Foster Mattress is meticulously crafted taking twice as long to construct. Experience the Stearns & Foster difference and discover their Legacy of Innovation.

o   Justice: Founded in 1957 in Lebanon, Missouri by Bill and Lois Wampler, Justice Furniture and Bedding proudly serves quality products throughout the Midwest. Still housed in the same location as the original manufacturing plant, the company is run today by Bill and Lois’ son Dan and their granddaughter Angie. Justice focuses on natural latex, also called Talalay latex, Mattresses and no one does it better than them.

  • FILTER BY TYPE  We’re often asked “What’s the best Mattress?” The answer to that is simple: The best Mattress is the one that’s right for you. It’s not always the most expensive or the most technologically advanced but the one that fits you jushow to shop for mattresses Tempur-Flex-Line-exportt right. Here’s what’s going on under those Mattress covers that makes each Mattress unique:

o   Innerspring: A traditional Mattress made of individually pocketed coil springs encased
in layers of foam padding for maximum support, minimum motion transfer and the ability to conform to your body shape.

how to shop for mattresses Tempur-Flex-Line-exporto   Hybrid: A Mattress made of individually pocketed coil springs on the bottom half and high-quality latex or memory foam on the top half  to provide comfort and  deep-down support.how to shop for mattresses ico_savantiii_ps_cutaway

o   Memory Foam: A Mattress made of layers of specialty foam that conforms to your body temperature, shape and size and eliminates pressure-points.

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o  Tempur- Pedic: Both a brand and a type, Tempur-Pedic is the ultimate foam Mattress made of a uniquely premiere specialty foam material that responds to your body temperature, shape and size.

o   Natural Latex: A Mattress made of latexhow to shop for mattresses natural-latex-cut-away-2
foam that supports your body shape and size and eliminates pressure points while remaining quickly responsive to your movements.

  • FILTER BY COMFORT  This topic is difficult to categorize since comfort is a very relative matter. No two person’s comfort level is the same. How an individual determines if a Mattress is soft or firm depends on many factors and personal preferences. What one person may find super firm another may find not firm enough. With that understanding, we’ve grouped our Mattresses into four levels of firmness that are meant to be a guideline rather than a rule.

    o   Firm: Provides inner core support with a compressed padded top for added firmness.

    o   Medium-Firm: Provides inner core support with a slightly padded top for a moderately soft feel.

    o   Plush: Provides inner core support with multiple padded top layers for cushiony comfort.

    o   Ultra-Plush: Provides inner core support with multiple padded top layers, often a pillow-top, for super softness.

  • FILTER BY SIZE  Our website features a Mattress size chart that shows the differences between standard Mattresses. Here’s a breakdown of how Mattress sizing works:

o   Twin: A Twin size bed is 39” wide and 75” long. It is perfect for a kid or teen room, a senior downsizing to a smaller space or anyone living in cozy quarters.

o   Twin XL: A Twin XL (short for Extra Long) is 39” wide and 80” long. This size mattress is common for college students living in dorms or campus apartments. The extra length requires sheets specifically made for Twin XL beds.

o   Full: A Full size bed is 54” wide and 75” long. This size is also referred to as a double bed. It is often used as a next-step bed in kid and teen rooms. Antique beds often require this size along with smaller rooms accommodating two sleepers. Actual sleep surface for each individual is the same amount as in a baby crib so, if space allows, most adults prefer to go up in size.

o   Queen: A Queen size bed is 60” wide and 80” long. This is the most common size bed sold today. Being 6” wider and 5” longer than a Full size, it is comfortable for two adults without overtaking a mid-size room.

o   King: A King size bed is 78” wide and 80” long, the same length as a Queen. The King size bed is increasing in popularity but requires a larger sized room to allow space to move around beside it and at the foot as well as space needed for dressers, nightstands and other bedroom furnishings.

o   California King: A California King size bed is 72” wide and 85” long. While not a commonly purchased size, it is popular with folks that are taller as it is the longest mattress available.

  • FILTER BY PRICE  Budget is always a consideration when making any purchase and our Sales Associates factor this in when helping you select your Mattress. Think carefully about your bedding budget, we often compromise in this area for a number of reasons such as the belief that all Mattresses are the same, no one ever sees it and we’d rather put more money into other home furnishings. While a Mattress purchase doesn’t offer an opportunity to select fun fabrics or improve the look of your home it genuinely affects your quality of life. Without truly restful sleep you can’t be the best you when you’re awake. Isn’t that worth a bigger budget? To help you with your budget considerations, we’ve categorized our Mattresses into the following groups:

o   $500 or less

o   $500 to $1000

o   $1000 to $2000

o   $2000 to $3000

o   $3000 to $4000

o   $4000 or more

SELECT A FOUNDATION

Selecting the actual Mattress is the first step of your Mattress buying experience. The second is to determine which type of foundation best suits you and your lifestyle. There are two main options for a foundation but each has several variables to consider. Watch this video of Greg Crowley as he explains Mattress foundations: 

As Greg described there are many types of foundations available to you, each has it’s features and benefits:

  • Box Springs: A basic wood frame with cross supports that gives a Mattress a solid base for strength and stability.

o   Traditional: This 9” height Box Springs is the most frequently used as a Mattress foundation, it is also the lowest priced of all foundations.

o   Lo-Profile: This 5” height Box Springs is available for those who want their bed to sit lower off the floor. It is offered at the same price as a Traditional Box Springs.

  • Adjustable Bases: Becoming increasingly more popular, these bases are used by all ages. Losing the stigma of a “hohow to shop for mattresses ico_lifestyle_4spital bed”, Adjustable Bases have now become known as “Lifestyle Bases” providing higher levels of customized comfort for all you need to do from bed such as watching TV, reading, reducing snoring, working on a laptop or tablet, reducing acid reflux and more. Just about any Mattress can accommodate an Adjustable Base and with a variety of features, any budget can afford an Adjustable Base.

o   Head-Up only: A remote control, usually wired, raises your head into a more comfortable position.

o   Head and Feet Up: A remote control raises your head and feet independently for a more natural rest position.

o   Massaging: A remote control raises your head and feet and also offers zoned massaging at various intensities.

o   Electronics Compatible: In addition to raising your head and feet and massage capabilities, control your Adjustable Base from your mobile device and plug in or charge electronics from ports directly on the Adjustable Base.

COMPLETE YOUR MATTRESS PURCHASE

Bedding Accessories such as Pillows and Mattress Protectors can also play a big role in your Who is BedGear - Sleep Fuels Everything. - BGsleep experience. Our pillows from BedGear, the folks who believe Sleep Fuels Everything, are scientifically crafted to accommodate every type of sleeper. Their Pillows are customized by sleeping style such as back, stomach or side sleepers as well as by body type. Our Sales Associates can help fit you for your perfect Pillow. Click here to see how Laura Crowley finds her perfect Pillow.

Mattress Protectors are also key, not to improve comfort but to protect your investment from stains or spills that may affect your warranty. Their liquid-resistant properties will keep your Mattress clean while not interfering with its responsiveness. And what could be more simple than removing the Mattress Protector, tossing it in the washer and dryer and replacing it on your bed? Easy breezy.

IS YOUR NEW MATTRESS SET COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR BEDROOM FURNITURE?

Cambridge - Queen/King Panel Storage Bed - ICB-412,402,403When our Delivery Team arrives at your door with your new Mattress Set, we want to be sure there are no unwanted surprises. Your Sales Associate will ask you about the bed that you will be using with the Mattress Set you’re considering. Does it have a Headboard? Does it have a Footboard? Is it a Storage Bed? These questions are vital to be sure all of the components of your bed and Mattress Set will work together.

MATTRESS SHOPPING TIPS FROM GREG

To make your Mattress shopping experience the best it can be, consider these tips from Greg Crowley:

  • Wear comfortable clothing – It is impossible to successfully shop for Mattresses without lying down. All of our beds have foot covers so you can comfortably put your feet up on the bed without worry. You will also need to be able to turn and roll over while testing the Mattresses.
  • Allow Ample Time – With all of the options for Mattresses these days you should not rush through your research process. Plan to try out many different styles of Mattresses spending several minutes on each one to truly get the feel for how it contours and conforms to your body. You will also want to be sure to test each of the Mattresses from different positions: lying on your back, side and stomach, spending extra time in your favorite sleep position.
  • Ask Questions – Technology is changing rapidly in the world of Mattresses. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of your Sales Associate, that’s what they’re here for.
  • Come Prepared – Be sure to know the size of your bed (measure if you are unsure) and what you will be placing the Mattress on. Your Sales Associate will need this information to correctly advise you through the process.

AND WHAT ABOUT…???

Are there still some things that you find a bit unclear? Here are the answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Mattress Questions:

  • Do I need a Mattress Pad or Protector? You absolutely need a Mattress Protector but be leery of a mattress pad. A mattress pad implies just that, the covering is made of padding and you want to stay away from extra layers between you and the Mattress technology that is conforming to your specific body temperature and weight.
  • Can I buy a Mattress only? All of our Mattresses can be purchased separately from a box springs or other foundation to be used with beds that require a Mattress only such as a storage or platform bed.
  • Can I use my existing box springs? We always recommend purchasing a Mattress and box springs or foundation as a set. The foundation plays a very important role in supporting your Mattress and those that sleep on it. Even though a box springs may not show wear and tear it actually is weakening on the inside and after time will not be able to successfully support the weight we put on top of it.
  • Do you haul away old Mattress Sets? Yes. When your new Mattress is delivered our drivers will be happy to haul away your old Mattress and box springs.
  • Is there a fee to haul away old Mattress Sets? There is a small fee that we charge for this service which covers our cost to dispose of the items.
  • Will your Delivery Team set-up my new Mattress? Absolutely. Our Delivery Team will bring your new Mattress Set into your bedroom and put it in place. If you’ve purchased an Adjustable Foundation they will plug it in and be sure all functions are working properly.
  • What do I need to do to prepare for my Mattress delivery? We ask that you clear the walk to your door of snow and ice as well as the path to the bedroom of any obstacles. Remove all covers, sheets and pillows from the existing Mattress so our Delivery Team can put your new Mattress Set in place.
  • What if I don’t like my Mattress after it’s delivered? Some Mattresses are non-returnable which is why we work so hard to be sure you select the best Mattress for your needs. There are, however, Mattresses that come with a 90-Day Comfort Guarantee. Click here to learn more about it.
  •  What does “Dual King” mean? Most King  beds consist of one mattress and two Twin XL how to shop for mattresses tempur-flex_supremefoundations that make up the king box springs or base. A dual king is actually two separate Twin XL mattress each on its own Twin XL Adjustable Foundation. This creates a standard King size bed but will allow each individual to separately control their Adjustable Foundation settings.
  • Should I flip my mattress? Mattresses are not made to be flipped anymore however they should be rotated approximately every six months.

All of our Crowley Furniture stores in the Kansas City area have a wide variety ohow to shop for mattresses happy-sleepersf Mattresses for you to test. Why wait to have your best sleep ever, visit us today. In Liberty, Lee’s Summit and Overland Park, we make Sweet Dreams our business.

 

Top 12 Romantic Valentine’s Gifts for Her, Him & Home

Published On: February 9, 2017

If you’re searching for Valentine Ideas for Her or Valentine Ideas for Him we can help! Go for something new this year, something they can enjoy for much longer than a week. This is our list of the 12 Most Romantic items in our stores:win_20170208_09_02_16_pro_li-3

  1. 1. Most Romantic Lamp: This Lamp is a stunner. Its beauty shines in the burnished brass-finished details and the facets of the base glow like a diamond. Topped by a soft-white linen shade, it would look amazing on a dining room buffet or server, on your bedroom nightstands, on a living room sofa table or on a console table in a foyer.
  2. 2. Most Romantic Scroll-y Painted Accent Chest: This French-inspired Accent Chestwin_20170208_09_31_41_pro_li-2 features beautiful old-world design details such as carved rope trim lining the rim of the top and a sculptured bottom edge that ends with the gentle-turnings of a cabriole leg. The hand-painted patterns add the just-right amount of interest and the perfectly distressed turquoise finish offers that punch of color every room needs. And drawers for storage, that’s the cherry on the sundae.win_20170208_09_04_56_pro_li-2
  3. 3. Most Romantic Repurposed Piece: The vintage vibe of this wood Bar comes from its mysterious origins. The reclaimed wood creates an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming and the dark accents add contrast and character. With shelves on the opposite side it will not only look great in your home it can also serve as a functioning Bar. Clink.
  4. 4. Most Romantic French Countryside Accent Chair: This adorable Accent Chair looks like it was plucked right out of a French country home. The modern translation of a classic fabriwin_20170208_09_41_04_pro_li-2c gives the piece charm without being stuffy and the finish on the wood is rustically current.
  5. 5. Most Romantic Biker Art: This large wall canvas is like a box of chocolates, you never know which flavor you’ll see: rich dark chocolate, fluffy marshmallow, raspberry filling, golden caramel, almond toffee. Anyone who sets their eyes on it will find a favorite color. Its universawin_20170208_09_03_12_pro_li-2l style will appeal to anyone with a fondness for motorcycles and the assortment of colors and textures makes this versatile piece a perfect masterpiece.
  6. 5. Most Romantic Pillow: The embroidered lace look of this Decorative Pillow is beautiful and win_20170208_09_06_19_pro_li-2timeless. Paying homage to days-gone-by when lace was hand-stitched by candlelight, this Pillow is ideal for any space that needs a bit of a softening touch. Use it as a single adornment on a twin bed or pair it with other patterns and textures on larger beds and upholstered pieces. Its unique shape will add additional contrast to the ensemble. All this for the price of a dozen roses.
  7. 7. Most Romantic Lady-in-Waiting: This framed wall art is titled Port of win_20170208_09_43_20_pro_li-2Call and depicts a sophisticated woman awaiting the arrival of her elegant suitor. The monochromatic color scheme allows you to place this just about anywhere in your home. The Artist used watercolor as the medium and, working with just one single color, had to rely on shading to create features and dimension. The result, at least 49 shades of gray.
  8. 8. Most Romantic Upholstered Bench: The features of this upholstered bench are a true match made in heaven. The padded fabric seat is soft and comfortable while the slatted win_20170208_09_06_00_pro_li-2lower shelf provides extra storage space. The neutral palette will let you place it anywhere in your home that needs an accent piece. It’s not just pretty to look at though, the bench seat is always welcome and the lower shelf can be used for shoes in an entry, blankets in a bedroom or magazines and books in a living area.win_20170208_09_45_34_pro_li-2
  9. 9. Most Romantic Bad-Boy Recliner: The leather-look of this Hi-Leg Recliner resembles the leather jacket days of reckless rebels. The structured profile of the recliner is complemented with horizontal stitching on the sides and a padded back. Take it for a ride, its cause is your comfort.
  10. 10. Most Romantic Style-Blending Console: The elements of this Console create a symphony of design details that meld together harmoniously. No-fuss metwin_20170208_09_47_01_pro_li-2al ring-pull hardware recalls life in a simpler time, a slightly  distressed two-tone finish reflects relaxed days at the beach, architectural door detailing and scooped legs give a nod to Asian styling. This unexpected combination delivers a seamless composition.
  11. 11. Most Romantic Headboard: This metal headboard is the perfect companion to your mattress set. The swirling scrolls and simple lines are covered in an antique burnished finish just like a win_20170208_09_39_46_pro_li-2strawberry is covered in chocolate. Add a grand dramatic gesture to your bedroom without taking up a lot of space and at a very low cost.
  12. 12. Most Romantic Cuddler: This cuddler Chair and ½ is perfect for snuggling while watching great love stories like The Princess Bride, Enchanted or Lady and the Tramp. The supple, luxurious cover elevates its comfort level and is soft to the touch. Its tufted back and arms also make it beautiful to look at.win_20170208_09_50_15_pro_li-2

Here’s to the best Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had!

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