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New Home? Make It Your’s ASAP!

What comes first when furnishing a new home? Well, usually furniture. (We wholly approve of those priorities). After all, everyone needs somewhere to sit, sleep, eat. But what comes next? Making it feel like YOUR home can be more difficult than you think. Unless you designed your home from top to bottom there will be details and finishes that are probably not your style.    What do you do? Where do you start? There’s
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Treat Your Bedroom (and Yourself) Right!

While the majority of people that visit your home will never see your bedroom, your bedroom is the room where YOU probably spend the most time. This is the time to treat yourself! In order to have productive days, you need to have restful evenings and nights. Create a peaceful space in which to relax at the end of the day and improve your mental and physical health.  Number 1, ALWAYS: A Good Mattress. In order to sle
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Roses are Red and Pink (So Is Our Furniture!)

Sunday is Valentine’s Day…instead of looking for red, pink, and purple flowers, jewelry, or other standard gifts, try something new. Something that lasts longer, is more comfortable, and is still within the Valentine’s Day color scheme. Luckily, we have a HUGE variety of furniture including sofas, sectionals, beds, and bedroom sets to satisfy your bold color needs! What are you doing for Valentine&#
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Should You Buy a New Sofa?

Should You Buy a New Sofa?

The answer is yes, and the place is American Freight Furniture and Mattress. (6)
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Creating an Awesome Kid’s Bedroom on a Budget

Children are expensive. From birth, until they finally move out, (and let’s face it, even AFTER they move out), you’re spending, in one form or another. Children’s bedrooms don’t have to be expensive to furnish or decorate. They can be personalized, yet transitional in order to be changed every few years when your child wants something different. And this can all be done on a budget. Fresh paint on the walls is a fas
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Cold Weather Thermometer

Save Your Money on Your Heating Bill (and Furniture!)

It’s cold outside. The heat is on inside. The bill is high. You want it to be lower. Here are some ways to do it:  Drafty windows and doors can be the bane of existence during frigid temperatures. Not only do they give a little blast of cold air to the unlucky person that stands next to it, but there is major heat lost through these outlets. Plastic wrap the draft windows and with tap and shrink it with heat from a h
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Opposites Attract (and Create Beautiful Homes)

Decorating with color in the “correct” way is many people’s design hang-up. How does one know what color to paint the wall? Or, what color rug won’t clash with your sofa set? Too often people are afraid of color and end up not using any at all. So don’t get caught up in the beiges and neutrals. Read on and get comfortable with bold colors. AND get comfortable with using them together. Here are several unexpected colo
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Kitchen

Doing Your Kitchen Up Right

There are a couple different kinds of people in the world: those that live in the kitchen, and those that avoid it at all costs, at least to cook. But no matter how much time you spend in the kitchen, and it may be your new year’s resolution to spend more, it’s still a room in your home, and for that reason alone, it should look cute, and still be able to function properly. Organize your cooking spices. Even if you d
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Decorating for the Holidays on a DIY Budget

The holiday season can be expensive, so if there is any way to cut some corners here and there, and still create the holiday spirit, the tips are always welcome. Decorating doesn’t have to entail spending a lot of money. There are many ways to use natural materials, or make your own crafty decorations. Do you usually use a fresh holiday garland to hang across your mantle or intertwine within the stair railings? Inste
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Combining Lives, Colliding Furniture

Combining lifestyles may be tough, but combining design tastes might be even tougher. When you’re living with someone, may it be just a roommate or a roommate that you also call your partner, it’s a combination of two different lives no matter how alike you are. If your roommate can’t even stand the sound of your favorite TV show there’s a pretty easy solution for that: buy another TV and watch something else. But de
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