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March 20, 2018
Color Inspires Home Updates
While neutrals are always in fashion, it’s color that adds energy and personality to home décor.
February 28, 2018
According to new research, consumers use their outdoor rooms for pretty much everything they can do indoors.
February 28, 2018
Consumers outfitting their outdoor spaces in 2018 don’t need to stop with the furniture. They can select from a growing variety of accent pieces that will make their outdoor rooms just as beautiful as any indoor space.
November 20, 2017
AHFA’s Holiday Gift Guide
Electronics? Yawn. Clothes? Not again. Appliances? Humbug.
July 10, 2017
New Islands Bring Function, Versatility to Kitchens
As beautiful as they are functional, standalone kitchen islands are attracting attention as one of the summer’s hottest home furnishings.
March 24, 2017
2017 Home Furnishings Survey: More Americans Inspired by Outdoor Living
According to new research conducted on behalf of the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA), many Americans plan to use their backyards, porches and patios almost every day that weather permits this summer.
October 17, 2016
Give Yourself a Lift
They may be the most active and health-conscious generation ever, but, now that they’re age 52 to 70, Baby Boomers need to put their feet up every now and again.
September 8, 2016
Mid-Century is Not the Only Way to Interpret ‘Modern’
Mid-century isn’t the only way to interpret “modern” furniture design, and this fall, shoppers will find a refreshing new take on this long-time anchor of the home design world.
May 4, 2016
Ready for Summer?
With Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, it’s time to make sure your outdoor space is ready for relaxing and entertaining in the precious warm months ahead.
April 1, 2016
Expert Secrets to Cutting Clutter
Expert organizers point to functional furnishings as one effective remedy, because they can ease the clean-up process and make it simpler to control the chaos of family life.
February 23, 2016
Indoors or Outdoors?
Backyard rooms for 2016 mimic interior spaces with comfortable seating, mixed materials and fresh colors.
February 17, 2016
Five Top Décor Trends Bring Style Home for 2016
Spring is the perfect time for a breath of fresh style! Inspired by fashion, travel and architecture, today’s new home furnishings collections make it easier than ever for you to create distinctive rooms that reflect your personal style.
February 3, 2016
Survey: Consumers Want to Make Outdoor Living Spaces More Relaxing
Following record amounts of snow and ice in January, millions of consumers are dreaming of spring and looking ahead to making their outdoor spaces even more relaxing and enjoyable.
December 16, 2015
Home Furnishings Industry Creates Comfy Digs for Man’s Best Friends
The pet furnishings market is exploding as today’s pet owners seek out posh perches and stylish sanctuaries for their furry companions.
November 16, 2015
Outdoor Spaces are Ready for Cooler Weather
Although the weather has turned cooler, you don’t need to pack up your outdoor furnishings and head inside.
August 26, 2015
It’s a Great Time to Save on Outdoor Furnishings
It’s August, and Labor Day is fast approaching, which means summer 2015 is coming to a close. And that means it’s a great time to save on outdoor furnishings.
August 10, 2015
Students Head to School With Style
Back-to-school style – it’s not just about clothes and backpacks.
Outdoor Spaces Perfect for Celebrating July Fourth at Home
June 30, 2015
The Fourth of July – our favorite summer holiday – is fast approaching, and wouldn’t you love to avoid the crowds and salute our nation by hosting a celebration at home in your own outdoor space?
Make Dad King of the Backyard for Father’s Day
June 4, 2015
Ahhh, it’s June, an especially delightful month. It marks the official start of summer, and it’s the month when we get to celebrate our dear old dads.
The Best Outdoor Seat for Memorial Day
May 8, 2015
Hooray! It’s almost Memorial Day, the unofficial start to the summer season. Many consumers will be shopping for new chairs.
Survey: Springtime is High Time to Celebrate Outside in Style
April 1, 2015
Furnishings for outdoor living have taken a vibrant, colorful turn this year – just in time to meet the demand of homeowners weary of winter and ready to celebrate spring by sprucing up the porch or patio.
Three Steps to TV & Furniture Safety
January 28, 2015
National TV Safety Day is Saturday, January 31 – an ideal time to scan your home for furniture and television tip-over safety hazards, according to the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA).
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