Sleeping Tips for a Stomach Snoozer

Sleeping Tips for a Stomach Snoozer

Sleep can either be serenity or stress. If you fall asleep easily, sleep is a wonderful journey through stars and clouds and floating sheep and peaceful skies.

But, if you struggle getting to sleep, it can be the opposite. And for those of us who sleep on our stomachs, trying to sleep in other positions can put even more pressure on the whole falling to sleep situation. Especially with continually hearing from people how bad it is for your body.

That’s not what we’re here for. We get that stomach sleeping can be unhealthy, but we want to help you get to sleep how you want to get to sleep. That’s why I put together these tips for stomach sleepers: not to try to get you to fall asleep in another position, but to help you fall asleep on your stomach in the best way possible. Now, let’s get dreaming together.

Lose the Pillow

Sleeping on your stomach can cause neck issues, especially if you have a super thick pillow. To help your neck as much as possible, try to use a thin pillow. Even better yet, try sleeping with no pillow at all! This may seem counterintuitive to everything you were taught at sleep school, but that’s actually the best thing you can do for your neck if you tend to faceplant into your mattress.

Remembering to Stretch

Do you make sure to do your daily exercises? No? Well, if you are going to commit to sleeping on your stomach, you should repay your body by doing it some favours.

I know it can be a hassle to add anything else to your already packed morning routine, but you should also throw in some morning stretching — it will help realign your body after a night of stomach sleeping.

Benefits of stretching in bed

Maximizing Your Mattress

There’s another key factor in the “you+sleep = happiness” equation, and that, of course, is your mattress. Because you are a stomach sleeper, you may need a more supportive and firm mattress. If you feel like you aren’t getting what you need from your mattress, then it might be time to look into getting a new one. We’re always glad to help you find one that will perfectly fit your sleeping needs – so stop by and try out our wide selection of Beautyrest mattresses!

Pelvis Positioning

OK, sure, I just told you to get rid of your pillow. But I didn’t mean that you should throw it out! There’s actually something you can use it for that can help: Instead of using it to rest your head, you should sleep with it under your pelvis. This will help your back and spine, and you kind of need both of those in the long haul.

If you’ve tried all these tips and still are having problems, perhaps it isn’t how you sleep that’s the problem. Instead, the problem could lie with your mattress. Give us a call today: We are always here to help you find a Beautyrest mattress that will safely set you adrift on the shores of sleep!

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Angela, Your Sleep Expert

How to Pick the Right Signature Design Seating for Your Living Room

How to Pick the Right Signature Design Seating for Your Living Room

No matter if you or your family are watching movies, playing video games, reading your favourite novellas, or binging the latest season of “This is Us,” you don’t want your leisure time in your living room interrupted by uncomfortable cushions or hard-as-asphalt seating.

As your family grows, your seating needs are going to change as well. We’re here to guide you through the process of picking out Signature Design living room seating, and to help you decide which is best for your unique scenario.

Size and Spacing

If you are living by yourself in a smaller apartment, your living room seating needs are going to be much, much different than a family of four with a spacious living room and kids bouncing off the walls.

The first thing you want to consider when it comes time to think about your backside’s needs is space. If you don’t have a lot of space you may want to opt for smaller living room furniture, and if you live alone you might be able to get by with a one-person recliner or smaller loveseat – of course with optional folding chairs or storable seats for when you have company over.

If you have to consider the seating needs of your whole family, though, you want to make sure to get something that can seat everybody comfortably. Larger Signature Design by Ashley sectionals can be a better option here and can give everybody room to sit comfortably all at the same time.

Selecting your living room furniture

Cushioned Comfort

What’s one of the worst things that can happen when it comes to shopping for new living room furniture? Picking out something you love, getting it home, then testing out your seat … only to find out that the piece you were in love with in the store isn’t nearly as comfortable at home.

The easiest way to combat this is to make sure that you try out any furniture before bringing it home. Give it a test spin. Recline. Sit. Get comfy. And most of all, make sure you’re actually enjoying sitting on it.

Do Your Door Diligence

OK, there’s one thing that’s worse than getting home with your new furniture and finding out that it isn’t that comfortable: Getting your new furniture home and finding out that it won’t fit in your home.
Before you bring any piece of furniture home, no matter how big or small, you want to measure any doorways the furniture will have to travel through and make sure that it is going to fit.

You also want to make sure that it will fit in your vehicle – been there, tried to squeeze that. Of course, if you’d rather not worry about transportation about all, give us a call! We’ll deliver anything you buy from us, making your path from purchasing to reclining easier than ever.

It’s always important to think before you shop, especially when you are making purchases as important as living room furniture. Really study your needs and talk to your family and figure out what will work best before bringing any purchase home.

Also, don’t forget that delivery isn’t our only specialty! We’re here to help you through the entire shopping process. Our knowledgeable experts will help you from the moment you walk in our store until your new favourite Signature Design by Ashley furniture reaches your door, so stop in today and see what it’s like to shop for furniture the easy way!

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Alex, Your Furniture Expert

5 Ways to Keep your Freezer Organized

Five Ways to Keep your Freezer Organized

With only five simple tips, your freezer will become your greatest kitchen ally. Your partner in pantry storage, meal preparation, and savouring the seasons. Whether it is your chest freezer in the garage or basement, your upright freezer in the pantry, or your fridge top or bottom freezer, these five key ingredients will make you talk about freezer organization more than cross-fit at your next cocktail party.

With an organized freezer, you’ll be more efficient in the kitchen and waste less food.

Tip #1 – Labels

The #1 tip for an organized freezer is to label EVERYTHING. I find it’s helpful to keep a big black sharpie in my kitchen gadget drawer, that way I can reach for it and write on containers, freezer bags, anything. You will want to write the item, the quantity, and the date. You can easily wash off the marker when you clean the container, so they are ready for the next item.

Tip #2 – Consistent Containers & Categories

When choosing your freezer containers choose items of consistent shapes that will stack well in your freezer style. Freezing items in consistent portion sizes (like spaghetti sauce for 2) is an easy way to meal plan. Cooking for 6? Remove three containers and defrost in the fridge or microwave. If you have teens in the house looking for quick meals, freezing chili or other items in single serve is very helpful.

Keep your freezer organized by having consistent categories, like frozen pre-made meals, frozen meats, and frozen treats. Keeping items in like-sized containers within their own category area of the freezer makes reaching in and grabbing what you need very easy.

Tip #3 – Bins and Bags (not boxes or trays)

When it comes to storing food in the freezer your best friends are bins and bags, not boxes or trays. Items like frozen chicken fillets often have cooking instructions right on the resealable bag (inside the box), so toss the box and save the space.

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You also want to be sure to transfer all meat (beef, poultry, pork etc) from the tray pack from the grocery store or the butcher’s paper. These are not freezer friendly. While this type of packaging is fine for the fridge for a day or two before you cook & enjoy, you will always want to repackage your meats into freezer bags and label accordingly. This is also a great time to add your favourite marinades. Having bags of chicken breasts in my favourite peanut sauce makes stir fries a cinch!

I find small clear bins help me keep everything in those consistent categories. But if bins aren’t your jam, just type freezer organization into Pinterest and go down the rabbit hole of every possible freezer hack you can find. There will definitely be one that works for you.

Tip #4 – Keep Inventory

It might just be in your head but just like for your fridge you should have a rough idea of what you have in your freezer, and when it should be used by. Some people like big lists on the freezer, that is very handy too.

I like to think of my freezer less in terms of the individual items but more on the categories. Knowing I’ve got at least a container or two of pre-made meals, a bag or two of frozen meat for the slow cooker or barbecue, and some frozen veggies (and yes, French fries) I’ve got the basics covered. Just like having flour in your cupboard, or eggs in the fridge, having some basics in the freezer will make it part of the pantry family.

Tip #5 – Use It as Your First Step in Meal Prep

The key to an organized freezer is one that is regularly used. Make your freezer the first step in your weekly meal prep. Open it up, see what meat should be eaten, or what container of pre-made spaghetti sauce, chili, or stew could help with the busy week ahead. Using this as your starting point to help meal plan, use the food you have, and ensure none goes to waste by lingering too long in the back of the freezer will make you feel like a superhero.

Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert

4 Things to Consider When Buying a New Refrigerator

4 Things to Consider When Buying a New Refrigerator

So, you’re looking for a new refrigerator. Something simple; something that will hold your groceries, keep your food fresh, not kill your energy bill, and maybe even look good. Shouldn’t be too hard to find one, right?

With so many choices and so many features out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Do you need a 3-door or 5-door refrigerator, a smart fridge with a water dispenser, one with a camera? Yes, fridges have cameras now!

But let’s forget about the bells and whistles. What you really need is something reliable. Something that works for you. Something you can trust. After all, you’re buying something for your kitchen, not a mission to Mars.

We’ve got you covered. Keep these 4 things in mind, and I promise you, you’ll get the fridge you need.

SIZE

Size is number one on this list for a reason. If your new fridge won’t fit in your kitchen, you can’t use it. So grab your measuring tape and get your available dimensions before you buy.

As you measure your opening keep in mind that refrigerator heights vary, but widths come standard at 24, 30, 33 and 36 inches. Some manufacturers will offer a few different dimensions, but for 98% of the people out there, these are your go-tos.

In freestanding fridges, you’ve got two depth options in Standard or Counter-Depth. A standard depth refrigerator will be approximately 30″ deep and stand proud of your counter about 6″. Like its name, a counter-depth fridge will be more flush to your cabinets as only the door stands proud making them perfect for tighter spaces.

These instructions from Whirlpool will help you measure everything that you need to Refrigerator sizes: the guide to measuring for fit.

CAPACITY

With your dimensions sorted, you’ll want to maximize the amount of food you can store. In refrigerators, that storage space is measured by capacity. Simply put, a smaller capacity fridge will hold less food than a larger capacity one.

Different refrigerator styles have different capacities too, so keep that in mind when you’re considering the look you want.

As a general rule though, budget 4 – 6 cubic feet for each adult in your home.

Refrigerator capacity versus family size

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy savings are important. Energy Star Certified refrigerators (as well as many other certified appliances) help mother earth, and they help your wallet too. Current fridges are at least 9% more energy efficient than previous generations and simple things like properly setting the internal temperature and making sure there’s room to vent around the fridge will get you the most energy savings for your buck.

Style matters and larger fridges will typically consume more energy than smaller ones, in terms of pure efficiency though you’ll get the best balance of energy-saving and performance in the 16 – 20 cubic foot range.

FINISHES

Example of Refrigerator finishes

For a high-end commercial look, stainless steel remains the most popular refrigerator finish you can buy. Smudges and fingerprints are still a drawback, but with more brands introducing fingerprint-resistant finishes, stainless steel is easier to clean than ever before.

Bouncing off that popularity, manufacturers have brought a number of stainless steel colours to market from black to bronze, and traditional whites and blacks still have an incredible appeal in the right kitchen.

Whatever your kitchen just remember, when it comes to refrigerators Size, Capacity, Energy, and Colour are all you need to get started. Come on down to our store to find your perfect family fridge today.

Want to know more on How to Buy a Refrigerator? Read our Refrigerator Buying Guide.

Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert

The 4 Best Laundry Solutions for Small Spaces

Whirpool Laundry Centre for small spaces

Trying to get the most out of your laundry room shouldn’t leave you feeling hung out to dry. Just because you have a small space, that doesn’t mean you have to hit the laundromat. There are a number of space-saving solutions for any laundry set up guaranteed to maximize your space and get your laundry done as quickly and hassle-free as possible.

Laundry Centres

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Laundry Centres are a popular answer to a small laundry room problem. A stacked washer and dryer in a single unit, laundry centres are perfect for tight, taller spaces like closets, apartments or galley laundry rooms. Available in both compact and standard widths, laundry centres are amongst the most economical options on the market, and the only top load washer option you’ll find in the smaller class.

PROS

  • More affordable
  • Available in a variety of sizes

CONS

  • If one machine breaks you need to replace the entire unit.
  • Only available in vented options.

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Small Capacity Washer and Dryer

Compact washer and dryer by Whirlpool

Small capacity washer and dryers are the most versatile option going. With independent units, you can install them side by side for a more traditional look, or use a stacking kit to stack them like a laundry centre.

Unlike traditional laundry machines, small capacity units measure in at a reasonable 24″ wide, with washer capacities ranging from 1.9 to 2.6 cubic feet and dryer capacities from 3.4 – 4.0 cubic feet.

Available in gas, or electric, at either 220V or 110V, and with both vented and ventless dryer options, small capacity machines can be installed almost anywhere.

PROS

  • Best performance in the compact class.
  • Versatile installation.

CONS

  • Buying two independent machines can cost more than combination options.

All-in-One Washer & Dryer

Whirlpool All-in-One WasherDryer (Large)

If space is your number one concern, then an all-in-one laundry centre is going to be your best option. Looking like a standard front load washer or dryer, all-in-one machines perform the wash and dry cycles within a single drum. With one machine, you only need half the space compared to other options, and in really tight spaces, this may be your one and only solution. Keep in mind that with a single drum, it may take twice as long to get through your laundry, but with a ventless installation you’ll have a lot of flexibility with your installation.

PROS

  • Best space-saving option.
  • Ventless design can be installed anywhere.

CONS

  • Smaller capacity and slower workflows than other options.
  • Not available in gas.

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Portable Washers & Dryers

Portable Washer by GE

Portable laundry solutions are perfect for places like apartment kitchens, cottages, RVs, and other small spaces that don’t have room for a permanent set up.

Typically, portable washers need to be rolled out and connected to a faucet to manual fill the drum before the wash cycle can begin. Portable dryers are less common, but are available and come as part of a portable laundry set or a stand-alone unit. With tub capacities from 1.7 – 2.1 cubic feet, expect lower capacities than you’d get in most other laundry setups, but save for bedding it’s still more than enough for a small families’ needs.

PROS

  • Can be stowed away when not in use.
  • A good option for renters who want to take their laundry with them when they move.

CONS

  • Can be a hassle to set up and put away every time you want to wash your clothes.

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Our appliance experts can help you find the answers to all your laundry concerns. And with the right solutions, you don’t have to make sacrifices in small spaces. Check out our helpful Buying Guide for all laundry solutions.

Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert

To Freezer or Not to Freezer: 3 Good Reasons to Buy a Chest Freezer

reasons to buy a freezer

So, you’re thinking about getting a chest freezer, but you’re not really sure if you need it. It’s a common question in the household: “Is it time we get a chest freezer?” Well, do you have a large family? Do you live far from town? Do you hunt?

There are a few factors that will tell you if it’s time to add that big freezer to your home, and we’re here to help you out. Take these reasons into consideration when you and your family are discussing the buy.

1. Your Family Eats a Lot

If you have a large family, there is no question about it – you need a chest freezer. These large ice boxes can store all your frozen foods for the next couple of months (or month depending on your family) so you won’t need to go shopping every other day to keep your loved ones from starving. Your refrigerator’s freezer can only hold so much food, so having a chest freezer to back you up saves you driving back and forth to the grocery store. Especially if you cook with a lot of meat products, having a GE chest freezer is the smart way to go.

2. You Throw Parties Often

If you are big on hosting parties, having a chest freezer is like a dream come true. With one, you now have the opportunity to prepare lots of food a few days before the party and store it in the freezer, helping relieve any stress you may have been experiencing about food.

Not to mention, you could buy frozen treats in bulk so all you have to do is microwave or cook them right before the party. If you throw events at all, a GE chest freezer will help you prep food better so you can work on setting up the party decorations or just pampering yourself a little longer than normal on the day of festivities.

reasons to buy a freezer

3. You Live in a Rural Area

Sometimes it’s not that easy to drive into town once a week. Sometimes it’s even difficult to make time once a month. If you live in the country or a rural area, driving to your local grocery store could be a huge hassle, and take a large chunk of your day. With a GE chest freezer, you can easily store months worth of food, so you don’t need to drive out of the way that often.

The same goes for people without a car or an easy way of getting around. A chest freezer will keep you satisfied and good to go for a couple of months, making your grocery trips happen less frequently.

There are multiple reasons to get a GE chest freezer that we didn’t even cover here, such as how buying in bulk is usually a cheaper route or if you have a garden, how one would come in handy in preserving the produce. Speak to one of our sales associates or check out our current variety of chest freezers on our website today to find one that will fit you and your family’s lifestyle.

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Amanda, Your Appliance Expert

Get Cozy (and Lazy) on a Beautyrest Mattress

Get Cozy (and Lazy) on a Beautyrest Mattress

If you need the perfect excuse to kick back, take a load off, and snooze, having a great mattress—like one of our incredible options from Beautyrest—is certainly one. So, if you’ve been working hard and really need a lazy day, we’ve got you covered. From our great mattress options in-store, to these tips on how to stay cozy all day, let us help you get the most out of your lazy day!

Stay in Bed

Staying in bed all day shouldn’t be reserved for getting sick! Sometimes we just need to rest and recharge, and nothing helps reset the body and mind quite like staying horizontal. All. Day. Long. So don’t take off those pyjamas—turn around and crawl right back into bed, quick!

Of course, to really enjoy a day in bed without hurting your back, you’ll need a great, supportive mattress. To maximize your lazy day, make sure you’re sleeping on a mattress from Beautyrest. Beautyrest has been a leader in mattress technology for over a century, and with customizable firmness and precision support for sore muscles, they’re still the name of the game when it comes to bedtime comfort.

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Pile on the Pillows

Or thick blankets. Or both! Set aside ideas like “making the bed” and “lying down the right way”. Those have no place here on your lazy day! Transform your bed into an absolute nest of comfort and disappear into the touchable softness of thick, woven blankets and cushy pillows. That way you can lie any direction you want and still be comfortable.

Don’t forget to throw on a few new pillows to match your mattress! Pillows are the ultimate in relaxation, and some models even have ventilated memory foam, for both cooling action and unbeatable squish.

Grab a Warm Drink

Drinking a hot drink in bed to relax

It might not be fall quite yet, but you can still get the feeling of those cozy autumn afternoons with a warm drink and a pile of pillows all around you. Grab your favourite mug and indulge in a generous serving of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or heck, even mulled wine if you’re feeling ambitious. Which you shouldn’t be—this is your day off, remember? Brew up a big pot of whatever you’re making so you can go for refills anytime!

Stock Up on Snacks

You’ll need to eat at some point, but you don’t want to ruin your lazy day with a night of sticky, messy cooking! Instead, stock your room full of snacks and munch throughout the day. Peanut butter and bananas are a tasty and satisfying snack that will hold you over easily until dinner time. Speaking of which, this is also a great day for a meal that’s the epitome of laziness—ramen. Delicious and simple, packaged ramen is the perfect meal for your lazy day. You can make it right from bed too, with the help of an electric kettle and a big bowl!

Start a Binge Session

Get into a new TV show! Like, really into it. Netflix has some incredible, bingeable shows you can waste a whole day (or even a whole weekend) powering through. For sci-fi thrills and all the 80s aesthetics you could dream of, binge the three seasons of “Stranger Things.” Or you could follow the downward spiral of everyone’s favourite drug lord, Walter White, with a rewatch of “Breaking Bad.”

If laughs are more your thing, you can’t go wrong with the hilarious Netflix original “Nailed It!”, where amateur bakers fail miserably at recreating incredible desserts. No matter what you choose, a good binge-watch is always a surefire way to zone out and pack in some serious laziness.

So, stock up, settle down, and get ready to recharge this lazy day! With your cushy Beautyrest mattress at the ready and your TV all warmed up, you’re in for a day full of total coziness and complete relaxation. Put away work worries and daily to-dos and just enjoy your day—you deserve it!

Angela, Your Sleep Expert

Do Relaxation Day Right with a Sealy Mattress

Do Relaxation Day Right with a Sealy Mattress

With how busy we all are, it seems almost impossible to have a day of total relaxation. But remember, you are worth it! Luckily, Sealy makes a day (or at least just a couple of hours) of pure relaxation completely possible. Celebrate yourself by chilling out on your Sealy mattress, reading a book, or anything else that doesn’t require a ton of movement. Recuperate your mind and body by kicking up your legs and enjoying a stress-free day with a few calming activities. These are some of our favourites:

1. Watch a Movie

If you’re a busy bee, chances are you don’t have a ton of time for TV and movies. Get caught up on some flicks you’ve been missing out on with a little movie marathon day. If you have a television in your room, don’t even bother getting dressed! Stay your coziest self with a pair of comfy pyjamas and jump into your Sealy mattress when you’re ready for the film spree to begin.

As for the movie choice, we suggest finding an epic series you’ve been needing to watch such as “Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings,” or “Pirates of the Caribbean” to name just a few. Those will take a while to finish, making your movie-filled day both relaxing and stimulating.

2. Make It a Spa Day

Nothing says relaxation more than a spa day. No need to rush off to an actual spa, where you have to pay money. You can have one right in your home for free! Start yourself a hot bath and keep the bathroom door closed to ensure all the steam stays inside the room. Grab some candles, bath salts, a face mask, and a good book, and you have the makings of a perfect spa day.

After soaking in the tub for a while, jump into your Sealy bed for a post-bath nap. Your body and mind will feel ultra-relaxed and probably be ready to snooze for a bit. Don’t fight it on your day of relaxation.

Relaxing by taking a drive in the country

3. Take a Drive for Nature Therapy

It’s easy to get caught up in life, but take a step back from that mess, and just take time for yourself. One way you can do that is by taking a drive in the country, rolling down your windows, and breathing in the fresh air. It may sound uneventful, but this is a great opportunity to just enjoy nature and not be in a hurry to go anywhere in particular. No need to rush off! Look around and explore the scenery.

Studies have found that being around nature can lower stress levels and heart rate, so whenever you’re feeling burdened with the pressures of life, take a hike or even just a walk around the block. You’ll feel mentally and physically better.

4. Be Serious About Relaxing

We want you to be able to fully unwind – so be sure to ignore those work emails and put your mind in the Zen zone. After a long day of treating yourself right, snuggle under the blankets of your Sealy mattress to finish your night off right – with a deep and restful sleep.

If you couldn’t tell, Sealy mattresses and relaxation go together like peanut butter and jelly. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself to a little time to unwind – come check out our store and talk to a sales associate to get tips on which mattress is right for you for this special day!

Angela, Your Sleep Expert

Spruce Up Your Signature Design Leather Couch to Make it Feel Cozy

Spruce Up Your Signature Design Leather Couch to Make it Feel Cozy

While leather couches can add a touch of sophistication to any room, they can tend to look a bit on the stuffy side. Leather couches are statement pieces, but they are also notorious for generally looking like overly firm and uncomfortable seats that don’t get much traffic. It’s a shame really since leather sofas are actually quite soft and comfy. Well, it’s time to erase the stigma of leather couches, and we know just how you can.

Maybe you’re interested in purchasing a Signature Design leather sofa from our store, but you’re not sure if its stiff-looking exterior will mix well in your living room. Maybe you already own some leather sofas and want to give your space a whole new look. Either way, we have just the ways to give your leather couches that lived-in, homey style that will welcome anyone to lounge.

Accessorize and Accent

Accessorized living room decor

A leather sofa can tend to not only look cold, it can actually feel on the chilly side. One way to brighten your leather sofa and give it a touch of warmth is with a few throw pillows and a blanket. Make sure your pillows and blankets follow a colour scheme or pattern to really liven up the area.

Pillows and blankets aren’t the only way to accessorize and make your leather couch feel enticing. Enhance your space with a large rug to bring in that woven look that will complement your leather couch perfectly. We’d be happy to help you accessorize your Signature Design leather sofa so your home continues to look as comfortable as possible.

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Light and Bright

Bright Living Room Decor with Leather Sofa

When it comes to colour schemes, don’t be afraid to go bright! A leather couch can come in an array of colours, but more often than not, leather sofas are dark. Of course, we aren’t saying you need to add a hot pink wall to accent the couch – although, you can if you want – we suggest adding some lightness to really offset the darkness of the room.

Like we said earlier, Signature Design leather sofas are statement pieces. When you walk into a room, the eyes just naturally tend to be drawn towards the stunning coat of a leather couch. Add lighter accessories and walls to your area to help balance the light to dark ratio so it feels more like home and not a dark dungeon.

Mix More Materials

Mixing Materials in Living Room Decor

Just because you have a leather couch, that doesn’t mean you now have to stick with only leather material throughout the room. Quite the opposite in fact. Have fun with all kinds of materials! Velvet, corduroy, suede, and more can add an extra layer of comfy to any couch. Choosing softer materials is always a good idea, so picking cotton pillow covers or blankets will help make your sofa look the coziest.

Don’t forget about your furniture pieces either! Lighter woods always look nice when placed next to leather. Get creative and play with different materials throughout your room to discover the ones you like best.

Signature Design by Ashley leather sofas make lovely seating in any home, but sometimes you have to add a touch of personality to it to make it fit in. Find the right leather sofa, chair, or other furniture that will fit your style at our store today. We’ll help you bring home the one to perfectly blend into your home.

To learn more about accessorizing your living room, read our previous blog article Get Creative by Adding Signature Design Statement Pieces to Your Home.

Alex, Your Furniture Expert

Upgrade Your Kitchen on a Budget with Bosch Appliances

Upgrade Your Kitchen on a Budget with Bosch Appliances

There comes a time in almost everyone’s life where they look at their current kitchen situation and start to see just how out of date it really is. Stainless steel styles, neutral colours, and seamless designs give kitchens a modern look that is so popular right now. The best part about this design? It’s a clean and sleek look that is sure to stick around for a long time – if not forever.

Of course, what it comes down to is the budget. But changing your kitchen around doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. With a little paint job here, and an upgrade on an appliance there, your kitchen can start to look like it belongs in 2019 without having to go into a pile of debt.

Give Yourself a Realistic Budget

You should know what amount you can spend before jumping into renovations. It would be awful to start bringing in the marble countertops without having enough money to finish the kitchen. Find out what needs to go, what you really want, and if there is anything you can just spruce up before spending the big bucks.

Stop into your local appliance store to find deals on the Bosch Appliances you’ve been wanting for your kitchen. A sales associate will be able to help and guide you towards the products that align with your financial goals.

Paint Job

One way to make a drastic change in an effortless way is through a simple paint job. Changing the colour of a room has the ability to make the place look new again. Give your kitchen a neutral colour such as a grey tone or even a light blue so that the walls are fresh and blend well with other colours.

Since you’re already painting, why not slap some on your cabinets as well? Instead of having to replace your cabinets with something a little more contemporary, painting them can brighten up your kitchen without burning a hole in your pocket.

Upgrade Your Kitchen on a Budget with Bosch Appliances

New Appliances Add Value

The most expensive part of updating your kitchen is usually when you start replacing major appliances. Of course, sometimes spending a little more on nice appliances can add value to your home while also saving you greatly on energy bills with new, energy-efficient appliances. Bosch Dishwashers are extremely quiet and energy-efficient, making it the perfect upgrade in your home.

Visit our store to speak to an expert sales associate on your appliance needs. We’ll be able to work with your budget and ensure that all your kitchen appliances look and feel new.

Amanda, Your Appliance Expert