A lot of customers are interested in sectionals. Sectionals are great but they can quickly fill up a room and also do not allow a lot of furniture rearranging.
You will need to figure out if a sectional will fit in your space. The average starting size of a sectional is 8 feet by 8 feet. Measure out your space and see if this will block any doors or allow you to have an end table at either end. If you would like to expand either way, simply add 2 feet for each additional seat you would like to add. Keep in mind most people like to sit at an arms length away from the person seated next to them. This would affect how many people you can sit on the sectional comfortably. Take a look at how close together your family sits now and use that as your gauge for the sectional.
Think about where your tv is in the room and this will influence how you will use your sectional. You may need more seats facing the tv. You will need to decide if you want tables on each end of your sectional with perhaps a light source on each. Tables and lights still provide function and can complement the sectional. It all depends on your lifestyle and how you plan to utilize the room.
There are several popular sectional options:
(1) Reclining – Both ends can recline and, depending on how many seats you have, some of the armless seats can be reclining. You will need to assure that when one person has their recliner in use, it does not interfere with another reclining piece on the sectional. Reclining sectionals give people a chance to put their feet up comfortably. They work best when the reclining seats face directly towards the tv.
(2) Console – These are pieces that can be added between any number of seats to provide storage, drink holders or a place to rest your arms. Consoles also work best when facing the tv.
(3) Curved Wedge – These are the pieces that make the turn and allow an extra seat. The curved wedge usually takes up an extra 2 feet more space than a square corner wedge.
(4) Stationary – Can provide flexibility and offers a variety of options. Most people find it more comfortable to stretch out and lay down on a stationary piece of furniture. You can also mix in a bench or large ottoman in front of the sectional.
(4) Chaise – Chaises are a great option for either end of your sectional. They can be used on both stationary and reclining sectional ends. Chaises allow people to stretch their legs out without having to put up the footrest. Chaises should be positioned facing the tv to get the most use out of them.
(5) Snuggler – Some sectionals come with a wedge shaped end called a snuggler. It is ideal for anyone who likes to curl up while reading or watching tv.
We can custom order your sectional to fit your room. Stop and see us at Wilson’s and we can show you the many fabrics and choices available to you and your family.
Information for this blog has been taken from Serta’s iSeries and iComfort brochure published in 2014.
Words in italics is information provided by Wilson Carpet and Furniture that apply to their store.
GET MORE FROM YOUR SLEEP SYSTEM
An adjustable foundation can help promote a more comfortable, rejuvenating sleep with your Serta mattress. Your bed is more than a place to sleep; it is the center of your life. Whether you are relaxing, working on your computer, helping kids with homework or just watching tv, an adjustable foundation can provide comfort and convenience to your life.
EASE BACK, NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
Elevating your head and feet with the Zero Gravity setting can help alleviate pressure on your lower back, allowing your muscles to relax after a long day. Because your muscles don’t have to work through the night, you can wake up more relaxed and with less pain.
We show three different adjustable bases on our showroom floor. The Motion Essentials which is a wired remote with 2 preprogrammed positions and no massage. It is usually sold with Perfect Sleepers. The Motion Perfect is a wireless remote and has 4 preprogrammed positions and also massage. The Motion Custom also is a wireless remote with preprogrammed positions, massage and also can play music, has lumbar support, and charging stations. The Motion Perfect and Motion Custom are typically sold with the iSeries and iComforts. All adjustable bases are available in twin xl, full, queen and king.
Elevating your head and feet can also help to increase blood flow to your muscles. This can help reduce tossing and turning and can lead to a deeper, more restful sleep.
REDUCE ACID REFLUX
Slightly raising your head can also help reduce uncomfortable acid reflux, helping you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night.
With an adjustable foundation, you can adjust the position of your head to help open up airways and help reduce snoring.
A QUICK LOOK AT OTHER ADJUSTABLE FEATURES:
The Wall Saver ensures your sleep set stays in position as you adjust your foundation. You stay close to your night stand and can use your current headboard. The Free Motion Design ensures maximum safety and minimizes pinch points. The exclusive Zip Fit attachment system means your mattress matches seamlessly to the base and makes it easy to change your bed linens. There is a full range of accessories available from different leg height options to headboard brackets and casters. The Motion Perfect and Motion Custom foundations have a lift capacity of up to 400 pounds for twin, 450 for full, 500 pounds for queen and 400 pounds per side with a king set. They also have a zero clearance design which allows the foundation to easily fit into a platform frame or sleigh bed. The battery backup ensures you can adjust your foundation to the flat position in the event of a power outage. The sleek wireless hand control has LED backlighting for easy day or night use.
The following information has been taken from Sleep Savvy Magazine (May/June 2015): written by Lissa Coffey. Some items have been condensed to allow for space.
As summer vacation time approaches, the following helpful sleep strategies should help you rest soundly while away from home.
Dry as Dust
Dry air in airplanes and hotel rooms can lead to headaches, dry skin and dehydration. An arid atmosphere also creates conditions for cold and flu germs to spread easily. All of these can cause us to lose sleep. To prevent this from happening, tuck aerosol water into your carry case to spritz on your face during the flight. Also consider packing a saline nasal spray. This helps to keep your nasal passages moist. Purchase a bottle of room temperature water (not cold) to take on board or select an herb tea from the beverage cart if available. Avoid alcoholic beverages as well as carbonated or caffeinated drinks. Once at your hotel destination, open a window rather then use the air conditioning and set out cups of water in the room to hydrate the air.
Motion sickness can happen in any travel situation when you lose your equilibrium or balance. A signal goes from our inner ear to our brain that something is out of whack and the sensory input from our eyes does not match up. It makes us feel dizzy, nauseous and generally bad. Make sure you get plenty of sleep before you embark on your journey. You are better able to handle turbulence if you are well rested. If you are driving, make sure to stop every couple of hours and take a short walk. If you are on a plane or a ship, try to do some leg exercises to keep blood circulating. And you can chew on candied ginger to help with nausea.
Jet lag happens when we travel quickly across time zones. Our internal biorhythms get out of sync with the time at our new destination. Jet lag is worse traveling from west to east because it is harder to advance our sleep time than to delay it. Before your trip, try to adjust your sleep patterns to the time of your destination and when you arrive, try to get some exercise. Daylight can help reset your internal clock so try to take an early morning walk and spend as much time as possible outdoors those first few days. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar – stimulants can intensify the effects of jet lag.
It isn’t Home
Unfamiliar surroundings can make us feel uncomfortable which can make it difficult to relax and get to sleep. Ask for a hotel room away from the elevator and ice machine. Make sure the drapes are pulled shut to make the room darker. Consider taking your own pillow or alarm clock to feel more at home.
This information is taken from Graber Blinds website.
Select the Right Complements for Your Living Spaces
Create Ambiance in Every Room: They set the mood and complement your style. They can open up a vista, create a serene room for rest, protect furnishings and artwork from harmful UV rays. They can even play a large role in conserving energy in your home.
From aesthetics, comfort, and convenience to durability and efficiency, there are dozens of important factors to consider when choosing new blinds, shades, shutters, and drapes. When working with a design consultant, here are some of the key questions that will inform the final look of your home décor project.
Finding the Right Product Features You Need: How will the space be used? For working, relaxation, or entertaining? Formal or informal activities? This will help define the ideal design for your window treatments.
Will you be working with electronic screens in the room, including televisions, computer monitors, or other devices that are sensitive to glare?
Are there children or pets in your home? If so, look for window coverings with safety features (such as motorized lift and cordless lift), in materials that are easy to clean and maintain.
Is privacy a primary concern? This is a key consideration for bedrooms and bathrooms. Whatever your need, Graber products offer a complete range of privacy levels, from light filtering sheer drapes to total blackout shades.
What is the windows exposure? If your windows have a southern or western exposure, the room could fluctuate greatly in temperature. Direct sunlight can also bleach textiles unevenly. Graber offers many fade resistant, energy-efficient products designed to address these concerns.
How much light control do you need? For maximum shading at your fingertips, consider horizontal or vertical blinds. You can easily redirect the light or change the complexion of a room by rotating or tilting the slats or louvers.
Do you want to maintain a view? Consider the bottom up/top down option, available on cellular, Roman, pleated, and natural shades. This allows you to lower the shade from the top to let in natural light while retaining the desired view.
Do you open the windows frequently? Do you need easy access for cleaning? Before choosing a Graber product, always consider the function of the window as well as the design. If you are opening and closing the window often, you may wish to consider a lighter blind or shade.
Are there unique architectural elements in the room? Consider window cranks, window air conditioners, baseboard heaters, light switches, wall sockets, crown moldings, beams, and chair rails, as you plan the size and scale of your window treatments.
Once you have answered these questions and assessed your needs, you are ready to start!
Information in this blog has been taken from the LaZBoy Fall/Winter Collection Brochure (2013).
* Relaxing in a LaZBoy recliner is more than just comfortable. It can actually help reduce stress and relieve back pain and stiffness. All LaZBoy recliners offer total body and lumbar support, as well as having varying reclining positions to make sure you are fully supported at all times.
* Nearly all of LaZBoy’s recliners are proudly built in the USA from domestic and imported materials.
* You can choose from three ways to recline with ease:
– Power Recline = recline at the touch of a button with virtually limitless relaxing positions. The powered back and leg rest adjusts to any position for your comfort. You can go from sitting to fully reclined in just 6 seconds. The quiet, stable base provides consistent operation. There is a safety feature to keep the leg rest from closing if it encounters an object.
– LaZTime = an easy action latch release which sits flush with the side panels. Allows for adjustable footrest tension for customized support.
– Reclina Way = Handle controlled mechanism with 3 position locking footrest for added leg support and comfort.
* Upgrade to Memory Foam. Memory foam seats offer the perfect balance of softness and support. There is a 2 inch layer of premium LaZBoy Memory Foam on the seat, chaise and footrest for softness that adjusts to you. The memory foam helps reduce pressure points in all positions – from upright to fully reclined.
* Upgrade to PowerRecline XR+. You can adjust the power tilt headrest to maintain a perfect line of sight with proper support. You can customize the power lumbar to relieve lower back fatigue and stiffness.
* Power Lift Chairs lift you to a sitting, standing or reclining position in one smooth and easy motion.
* Added features which are available: – Putting the handle on the left side/brushed nickel Arc handle/ Most non-chaise recliners are available with extended footrests/ Most rocker recliners are available with a swivel base/The tall base lets you raise the seat an additional inch and a half
* Consider a leather recliner: 50% stronger than fabric, beautiful and ages well, gives you year round comfort and it is easy to clean.
INFORMATION IN THIS BLOG HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE “QUICKSTEP COLOR GUIDE” WITH ERINN VALENCICH (CELEBRITY DESIGNER AND STYLE EXPERT.) WORDS IN ITALICS ARE WILSON CARPET AND FURNITURE.
CHOOSE LIGHTER FLOORS WHEN YOU WANT TO ENLARGE YOUR SPACE. THE SOFT HUES WILL REFLECT LIGHT AND BRIGHTEN THE FEELING OF THE ROOM. PLUS, LIGHT FLOORS ARE HIGHLY VERSATILE AND WORK WELL WITH MOST WALL COLORS AND JUST ABOUT EVERY FURNITURE STYLE.
SOME HARDWOOD VISUALS ARE “WARM” – MEANING THE BROWNS PRESENT IN THE FLOORS CONTAIN VARIED AMOUNTS OF RED OR AUBURN. THIS WARMTH LENDS A NICE VITALITY TO THE ROOM AND WORKS BEST WHEN MORE NEUTRAL OR COOLER TONES ARE USED ON WALLS AND ACCESSORIES.
YOU WILL FIND SOME OF THE MOST PLEASING ROOMS WHEN YOU MIX CONTRASTING WOOD TONES. THE CONTRASTING WOOD TONES WILL ADD DEPTH AND DIMENSION TO THE SPACE. BLONDE AND HONEY FLOORS ARE A NICE CONTRAST TO MEDIUM OR DARK WOOD FURNITURE AND CABINETRY.
MEDIUM AND DARK BROWN FLOORS OFFER WARMTH, MAKING A ROOM FEEL MORE INTIMATE. FLOORS IN A MEDIUM BROWN TONE FOSTER A COZY FEELING. A MEDIUM TONE FLOOR ALSO WORKS NICELY WITH BOTH LIGHT AND DARK FURNITURE. DARK BROWN FLOORS ADD RICHNESS TO A ROOM’S DESIGN AND PAIR WELL WITH MANY COLORS.
SMOKEY GREYS ADD SOFTNESS TO A ROOM. THEY ALSO SERVE AS A PLEASING CANVAS FOR DESIGNING YOUR ROOM’S COLOR PALETTE. BLACK FLOORS, ON THE OTHER HAND, LEND A SVELTE SOPHISTICATION TO THE ROOM. A BLACK FLOOR CAN NICELY SHOWCASE BOLD ACCENT COLORS, FOR A GORGEOUS, DRAMATIC EFFECT.
WILSON CARPET AND FURNITURE IS PROUD TO OFFER QUICKSTEP LAMINATE. PLEASE VISIT QUICKSTEP.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION AND STYLE TIPS FROM ERINN, EASY ROOM REFRESH IDEAS, AND MUCH MORE.
From the Guardsman Website: (words in italics are Wilson Carpet and Furniture)
Pets and Your Furniture
No question about it, we love our pets dearly, but they can be one of the biggest challenges we deal with, though, as we try to keep the house – and the furniture – looking and smelling its best. Many pets, especially dogs, are constantly coming and going, inside and out. Unfortunately, they don’t always remember to wipe their feet and, of course, there are those times when even the best trained don’t quite make it outside “in time.”
Prevention is the Best Defense
As a first line of defense, it’s a good idea to treat fabrics and carpets with Guardsman Fabric Protector, which can help prevent soiling and makes stains easier to remove. An aerosol that’s safe for use inside your home, it won’t change the feel of your fabrics. Use it on furniture and other household fabrics, as well as buffed leather such as nubuck and suede. We also also offer Guardsman Leather Protector for finished leather and unfinished aniline leather. Wilson’s offers both Guardsman Fabric and Guardsman Leather Protection for your new furniture purchase. We treat it before delivery to your home.
Urine – Urine is probably the #1 cause of pet-related odor problems. Since lingering odors result from fluids that penetrate deep into the core of the fiber and have a chance to dry, its important to act quickly!
Right after the accident use an absorbent dry towel or paper towels to blot up as much of the liquid as possible. Next, apply several ounces of water directly to the stained area, again blotting up as much of the moisture as possible. Finally, fold a clean towel into quarters and lay it directly on top of the stain, using a heavy object to hold the towel in place for several hours. The absorbent action of the layered towel helps pull the diluted urine out. The water also acts as a gentle and effective cleaning agent. If you still notice a stain, use Guardsman First Aid to remove any remaining surface soil. For tougher urine stains, including those that have had a chance to dry before being noticed, try an oxidizing stain remover, bio-modifier, or pet urine neutralizer (you can find these products at most pet stores.)
Fur – Naturally occurring oils in cat and dog fur are a common source of nagging pet odors. When pets lay on carpets and furniture, these oils are eventually transferred to these surfaces. An easy way to avoid these odors is to place a washable pet cushion, or even a blanket, where your pet likes to lay. Routine upholstery cleaning is a great way to keep pet odors at bay and will also take care of the everyday dirt and grime those beloved pets tend to bring inside after a walk or a backyard play session! More frequent general cleaning of the area where your pet spends most of his time, and washing his bed cover often, can also help. When selecting cleaning products, check the label – many are specially formulated to neutralize odors.
Vomit and Feces – Even the best trained pets occasionally get sick and can have a serious accident inside the home. If at all possible, address stains as soon as they occur. First, use a gentle scraping motion to lift off and remove solid material from the fabric or carpet. Next (if the stain has had a chance to dry) vacuum to further remove any loose surface residue. Dampen a clean cloth or paper towel with water and blot the stained area. Use a mild water-based cleaner on water cleanable fabrics and carpets (always check the manufacturer’s label–carpets are typically water friendly). Guardsman First Aid Kit is ideal for removing stains from water-cleanable fabric and leaves no soil attracting residue. Tough stains can occasionally require more than one cleaning; our Dry Cleaning Fluid is designed for dry-clean only fabrics. Once the stain is thoroughly cleaned, an enzyme cleaner or odor neutralizer may be applied if necessary. And always re-apply Guardsman Fabric Protector to newly cleaned areas, to restore protection. Guardsman First Aid Kit and Guardsman Dry Cleaning Fluid are available at Wilson Carpet and Furniture.