POUFS: Useful for indoor and outdoor decoration!

In the summer or all year long, you can use poufs as seats in your living room or bedroom; it will bring a modern touch to your interior!

This accent furniture is a loyal friend; not only does it fit everywhere, it also has the best comfort. Between the armchair and the seat, the pouf is the compromise to get a perfect, adequate and relaxing position!

More than a pretty name, poufs are making headlines in the world of design and with plenty of good reason. For example, poufs are wonderfully versatile and easy to implement at home.

Used singly or in combination, poufs are stylish; a fun way to add pattern and texture to a room. Since they’re soft and portable, you don’t have to worry about moving them around and scratching the floor.

4 tips to integrate poufs to your indoor space:

–          In front of a sofa or accent chairs: to keep your foot elevated while watching TV.

–          At the bed’s foot: perfect to dress up the room and enhance your cocoon’s décor.

–          In the home office: Keeping a pouf near your desk is making work and reading materials easier to access.

–          In the nursery: to elevate your feet while you’re relaxing in a chair and cradling the baby.

Now, would you like to bring a touch of freshness to your outdoor space? What would you say about integrating some comfortable poufs which would be the perfect decoration?

The main strong point of a pouf is the convenience, in other words it can be easily carried indoor or outdoor of your home. As soon as good weather’s arrival, you can take advantage of your poufs to sit comfortably and relax in the shade on your patio with a small fruit cocktail in your hand, while tanning at the water’s edge.

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How To Add An Accent Chair To Your Living Room?

3-13-2015 11-11-50 AMThere is a list of a few questions you must ask yourself when looking to add an accent chair to your living room. Don’t worry; it doesn’t need to be complicated to match your furniture. Here are 5 simple questions you might ask yourself:

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  1. Do your sofas have a design on them or do they have a solid color?
  2. Which color scheme are you using in your living room?
  3. Is there a common theme in your living room (florals, vintage, monochrome)?
  4. Which pattern would be the best match for your living room furniture?
  5. Where are you going to place your accent chair?

Based on these questions, you should be able to make a good choice. Now, little tips and advice to help you make a better choice:

  •  If your sofas have designs or patterns, you must choose a whole-colored chair (in a color that we can easily see in your sofa’s design). When your sofas are whole-colored, you can choose a design for your chair.
  • Don’t choose a chair solely with the colors of your sofas; inspire yourself from all the elements in your living room.
  • Follow the theme of the other furniture to keep harmony in the room. If you have a monochrome theme, for example, choose something black and white (with an accent of grey maybe) with lines and simple forms.
  • Create a match with the accent pillows on your sofas (if you already have some) or add them to complete your style and make it harmonious.
  •  When you choose a place for your accent chair, keep in mind that this is used to enhance your living room. Most of the time, it looks better when it is in positioned in a different angle. See the following examples:

Position 1

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Position 2

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Today is the largest environmental event in the world – Earth day! In fact, it is the perfect day to get involved in activities that can help make the planet cleaner, healthier and more sustainable. Even if one starts being eco-friendly at home by buying organic products, using energy-star appliances and recycling, it is a different story with furniture. In order to remain with today’s green spirit and lending our planet a helping hand, here are some tips on how to be eco-friendly while cleaning your furniture and upholstery.

First, you need to check your furniture cleaning code as it gives instructions and precautions on how to clean and care for it! If you bought or are planning to buy Ashley Furniture, you will find a cleaning code on your upholstery and furniture. Following these cleaning codes will help you make your furniture look newer and to maintain them longer. Here are the guidelines:

CLEANINGCODE MEANING WASH:Cleaning products, water… DRY
DC Dry Cleaning only û ü
HW Washing by hand ü û
S Clean only with dry cleaning solvent. Do not saturate. Do not use water. û ü
W Water only. Do not over wet. Do not use solvents to spot clean. ü û
SW, WS Spot clean. Do not saturate with liquid. ü ü
X Vacuuming or light brushing only û û
E, N Use the Millennium Leather Care Kit û û

Once, the cleaning tag is found, read and understood; it’s time to get equipped! In order to be efficient, you will need 3 things:

1-      a vacuum cleaner

2-      accessories like small brushes,  cloth/towels, buckets

3-      cleaning products and water

How to proceed?

  1. Vacuum your furniture till it is dust free. If you vacuum your furniture frequently you will maintain it clean and well kept.

2.       Spot clean with cleaning products and water on the stains you wish to remove if the code is a “W, SW, WS “. You can also use a brush to take off the stains as well. This accessory works well while using powder on a stain.  Use cleaning products from manufacturers or you can make your own! If you need to clean pillows, check whether they have removable covers, as it will be easier to wash them separately.

3.       Dry your furniture by applying a cloth on it, if you washed it with water and foam. Vacuum it again to remove any dry powder residue. Then, you can start using your furniture again!

Home-made/Natural products tips:

Make your own cleaning product depending on your needs:

-mix lemon with some olive oil or jojoba oil will clean leather sofaschairs and fabric upholstery. It will also remove undesirable odors

– mix water and vinegar to help you get rid of food stains and/or pet little disaster!

Make your own dry cleaning powder with baking soda and corn starch to remove grease stains on leather and vinyl. After sprinkling the solution on the stains, let it sit for 4 hours. Finally wipe it with a clean cloth.

Everybody can contribute to the environment and make the planet a cleaner and healthier place. Happy Earth Day!

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