Month: December 2015

Winter Design Tips

Published On: December 14, 2015

With the cold weather approaching, it’s important to winterize your home by sealing duct-work and windows, insulating, replacing your furnace filter, etc. But does your home need a winter makeover to match the season? Simple and easy alterations in your home can make your home look like a cozy winter retreat.

Fireside Chats

A fireplace can easily be updated to create some winter flair in your home . Make sure you have a sitting area facing the fireplace. Whether it’s a couch, loveseat or a few chairs, being able to sit around the fireplace creates a cozy and appealing place for friends and family to gather. Some winter themed decorations can also be added to the mantle for extra appeal.

Pillows and Blankets 

Adding a few winter decorated toss pillows to sofas and chairs can add comfort and color to your furniture. Cover a chair, sofa or other furniture with a fluffy sheepskin throw blanket for added flair.   Always have a few warm blankets available to keep warm when lounging.   They can be stored in a decorative container or ottoman.

Window Treatments

Updating your windows each season is also recommended by professional decorators. Window treatments help frame the winter scene outside and help prevent cold drafts from entering. Thick draperies help ward off cold air and can be layered with attractive roman shades for a refined appearance that offers extra protection.

With these tips you can create a warm and inviting home decorated to reflect the season.   Crowley Furniture is your local and trusted furniture company for over 60 years and committed to providing quality discount furniture Kansas City homeowners trust. Our knowledgeable team boasts over 150 years of furniture experience and expertise. Contact us today to talk to an expert.

Tips for Moving Furniture

Whether you are moving or rearranging, moving heavy furniture is a tough job. Using some simple techniques to move heavy, awkward items can save your back, house and furniture from injury and damage.

Carry Tall Items at an Angle and on End

A tall dresser, cabinet or shelving unit is hard to handle. This needs to be a job for two people. Tip the item backward at an angle while one person carries the top and the other person carries the bottom. The weight is centered and keeps the item from swinging.  If it’s taller than the door opening, start the top away from the door to gain room for clearance.

Moving Accessories

There are several accessories that can help you move large pieces of furniture with ease. Moving and lifting straps take the weight off your back and leave your hands free to maneuver awkward items. Be sure to adjust the strap so it’s suited for your height. Furniture slides are also available in many shapes and sizes or you can make your own from bedspreads, blankets, towels or carpet remnants. These sliders can help you move heavy furniture pieces by simply sliding them across the floor. Hard plastic sliders are preferable for carpeting. Ramps are also helpful and can be made from lumber, scaffold planks or blocks.

Crowley Furniture is your local and trusted furniture company for over 60 years and committed to providing quality discount furniture Kansas City homeowners trust. Our knowledgeable team boasts over 150 years of furniture experience and expertise. Contact us today to talk to an expert.