Month: April 2014

5 Tips For Buying a New Mattress

Published On: April 29, 2014

Most people will buy just a handful of mattresses over their lifetimes. Due to their expense, it is important that the buyer picks the right mattress that they will be happy with for years to come. Here are 5 tips that can help:

1. Firm mattresses may not be better for your back. Think twice before buying a hard or firm mattress, as research has shown that the best mattress for low back pain is a medium firm mattress rather than a firm mattress. There is a difference between firm support and firm feel. You want firm support with a comfortable feel. Comfort will be determined by your personal preference.

2. Pillow tops aren’t for everyone. While these mattresses are very soft to the touch they are not necessarily for everyone. Very light-weight people don’t need big thick pillow top mattresses because they don’t weigh enough to compress the foam to even touch the underlying coils/support system. On the flip side, larger/heavier people tend to feel more comfortable with a little extra cushion between them and the coils.

3. Adjustable beds in Kansas City are catching on with more buyers. If you find you are more comfortable sitting in a recliner than lying down, try an adjustable bed. They allow you to elevate your head and knees slightly to relieve pressure on the lower back. You can also create the same effect using pillows.

4. Check out all the options and variations. Give yourself a comfort test if the salesperson doesn’t offer you one. Ask to try a firm, a plush, and a pillow top in the same brand quality and price point. Lay on each one for 10-15 minutes. When you find the most comfortable type of mattress, ask to see more of that kind.

5. Shop at a store that offers a wide selection of manufacturers and choices. Crowley Furniture is wonderful place to ‘test drive’ a wide variety of mattresses in Kansas City. We carry major brands such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons, and Tempurpedic.

Remember, it’s your mattress, your back, and your money, so it’s worth the time to research it and get the best mattress possible.

What’s Your Furniture Style?

Published On: April 8, 2014

Everyone has a particular style, you might not know exactly what it is called, but you know what you like when you see it. But how can you narrow down your search if you don’t know what to call it when explaining to a salesmen or furniture dealer? We’re here to help you understand the difference between furniture styles so that you can go into your search with purpose and make quicker decisions when you are only focusing on what you want.

There are four major furniture styles: Modern, Contemporary, Traditional and Classic.

Modern furniture is typically the furniture made after World War II. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean that EVERYTHING made after World War II is Modern. Modern refers to the style the furniture is made in, not the time period. Modern Furniture is characterized by clean, geometric lines. You wont have curved features in a truly modern piece of furniture. They also are designed with solid, bright and vibrant colors over having patterns. With modern furniture it is function and form over “extras” (overstuffing, busy patterns, etc)

Contemporary styles of furniture is actually a very broad category. It can be broken down into American Contemporary, Japanese Contemporary, European Contemporary and many more. Unlike Modern furniture, contemporary style furniture is very much based on furniture of the “now”. Contemporary pieces are typically neutral colored. The tans, browns, whites and blacks in a home meant to last a long while and go with everything.

When you think traditional furniture…think traditional comfort. Those big overstuffed chairs and couches. Even rich, buttery leathers. Those comfy patterned pieces that last for generations with barely a fade. Think “home”. Traditional furniture is very decorative in the sense that this is the style that loves the use of patterns.

Classic furniture is the furniture that gives the sense of Victorian and historical romance. The antiques. The clawed feet, the rich dark woods and ornate regal decoration. This is a type of furniture that will never go out of style.

Here at Crowley we carry a large selection of bedroom furniture, living room furniture and dining room furniture to fit into any furniture style