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How to Make your Guest Room More Welcoming
Responsive imageWhether you have guests for Christmas, to spend a few days over summer break, or any other time of the year, having a comfortable room ready for welcoming them is important. Obviously, you want to make sure that your guests feel comfortable and well-taken-care-of when they are in your home. Any type of space outfitted with the most basic of things can work as a guest room, as long as you show your love and are happy to open up your home for them. But providing a well-thought-out space where your guests have all that they need, will make them feel even more special and make your bond stronger. You need not to feel overwhelmed at the thought of setting up a welcoming guest room. Even if you have no decorating experience and a very limited budget, you can still successfully create a wonderful guest room. Here are some useful tips.

Make it clean and comfy

While you do not need to break the bank and get the most expensive furniture and décor, keeping the guest room spotless and comfortable is sure to make your guests happy. Make sure the room is vacuumed, dusted, and aired so that it feels and smells inviting. Nobody wants to be in a musty-smelling untidy room. As for the furniture, you can have a comfortable bed with fresh bed linens, an ottoman at the foot of the bed to store additional pillows and blankets, comfortable chairs to sit, a desk if there are space and a nightstand. Depending on the size of the room, you can choose to provide a bed and a chair or two at the very least. For buying all these items, you can visit Badcock Home Furniture & More where you will find the best quality and affordably priced furniture and home decor West Palm Beach has to offer.

Good lighting

Along with a comfortable place to rest, you also want to make sure your guest room is properly lighted. If the room is so located that it gets plenty of sunlight during the day, then it would be great for your guests to enjoy the natural light during the daytime. For the nighttime, or if your guests prefer indoor lighting, make sure to have a lamp and/or functioning ceiling lights, a lighted alarm clock, lighted make-up mirror, a desk lamp, and a light control near the bed so your guests do not have to stumble around in the dark. While you do not absolutely need all these lighting options, go with what makes sense with the room, your guests’ needs, and works with your budget.

Plenty of storage

Have you thought about where your guests would place their luggage and keep their personal belongings while they stay with you? Have some closet space for hanging clothes, an extra chest of drawers if possible, and maybe a luggage rack. Again, think about what items work best for you and your guests. And remember to visit us at Badcock Home Furniture & More, the leading furniture store West Palm Beach has.

Provide privacy

Provide window coverings or blinds that offer privacy and also add to the character of the room. Provide a set of keys to your home if needed and also instructions for the security system if you have one.

Add special, welcoming touches

Small touches here and there may not take a lot of effort, time, or money, but can make a huge difference in how welcome your guests feel. You could place a small pillow on the bed with a sweet welcoming message, print and frame your Wi-Fi information so your guests can have super easy access without asking, have a gallery wall of family pictures, add a tray of fresh flowers and a scented candle to instantly freshen up the room, and place a tray of small wrapped snacks/candies/chocolates for nibbling anytime your guest want. These and other such small thoughtful gestures would be much appreciated by your guests. At Badcock Home Furniture & More, not only do we carry the latest bedroom furniture West Palm Beach has, but also home accents, appliances, electronics, and more. So visit us today in West Palm Beach to easily set up a guest room today!
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Four Tips For Refinishing Wood Furniture
Responsive imageEveryone has a piece of wood furniture in their home that's seen better days. The finish looks worn out, there are parts missing, or it's just looking old and tired. No matter what it is, you can refinish it yourself and get your furniture back into action. Here are 4 tips for refinishing your wood furniture that will make the process easy and effective.

1. Clean It Up

Before you do anything, give that piece of furniture a good cleaning. You'd be amazed at how much good a deep clean will do for your old coffee table or armoire. The first thing to do will be to mix up a simple solution of soapy water. Dish soap and warm water is perfect for this, so mix it up in the same proportions you'd use for your dishes. Then, get a sponge and gently clean off all the surfaces of this piece of furniture. Sometimes, a good cleaning is all it needs, especially if it's been sat in storage or in a dusty attic. To get into any nooks and crannies, a good paintbrush is just the thing.

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2. Remove White Rings

When you get white rings on your furniture, it feels as though the finish is ruined for good. In fact, many people go to furniture stores South Florida and buy all new furniture if they feel the finish has taken enough of a battering. However, it is possible to remove those white rings, and it's an easy job too. Simply take some petroleum jelly, apply it liberally to the mark, and let it sit overnight. It should penetrate the finish and visibly remove the mark. If you find this doesn't work, the next best step is to buy a dedicated white ring removal product. Read reviews before you buy, to ensure you're getting a good quality product.

3. Scrape Off Spattered Paint

Old paint marks are common on older pieces of furniture or anything that was in the way when you were painting the room! It's easier than you'd think to get it off though, without having to totally strip the finish. All you need is a straight razor and some masking tape. Apply the masking tape to the ends of the razor, and then bend it slightly so it curves. The masking tape will keep the razor from touching the wood itself, only scraping off the paint. Curving the blade will give you more control over it too. It's a very simple fix, but it works well.

4. Fill In Any Missing Wood

Anyone who's into home decor South Florida will know how irritating it is if your table gets chipped, or a chunk gets taken out of it. It looks bad, but it's wood and it can be fixed. The secret is in buying wood filler epoxy. This inexpensive epoxy looks and acts like putty, which you can mold and shape to fit the section that's missing in your furniture. when it dries and hardens, it'll look and act just like wood. To make it fit in well, the best thing to do is to apply the putty, and then re-stain or finish the furniture to make it blend in with the real wood. It takes a little work, but it will look perfect once it's done. If you're going to attempt any refinishing on your furniture, it's best to test any products or techniques on an inconspicuous area first.

If the product doesn't work well or creates more problems, you won't be giving yourself more work! As well as this, it's always worth talking to an expert if you're not sure. It's also worth considering buying higher quality furniture the next time you go furniture shopping. If you buy good quality wood, it's less likely to crack or peel under everyday use. This means you'll spend less time refinishing it and more time enjoying it as intended.

These four tips should help you fix the most common issues with older wooden furniture pieces. Take good care of your furniture, and it should last you for years to come. If you're looking for new wooden furniture, check out the high-quality pieces we have available in store, today.
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Quick Ideas for Extra Seating in your Home
Responsive imageBadcock & More of South Florida is your premier furniture store in Fort Lauderdale. From sofas and kid’s furniture to bedroom and dining sets, we have it all at Badcock. In fact, we offer a great selection of seats and chairs for any new or existing home. This includes Lazyboy recliners, rockers, and full or sectional sofas. From leather and upholstery to wood, our sets are designed for optimal comfort and longevity. We also showcase the latest in bar stools, geometric chairs, and ergonomically-designed seats for homes that need extra seating. When it comes to home décor in Fort Lauderdale, we will truly meet all your needs within time and budget.

Extra Seating Ideas for the House

Extra seating for the house is always a great idea. After all, you will have guests and loved ones over – so why not accommodate them in a comfortable manner? Here are some wonderful ideas to consider when it comes to securing extra seating in your home.

Cushion Count

One of the best ways to ensure extra seating is avoiding cushion cracks. In fact, you can choose a sofa with a bench cushion, which is essentially one big cushion that comfortably seats more people. This includes Sofia, Bradley and Dakota brands, along with Georgetown sofas. With a giant cushion, you get more seating and more worries about cushion cracks or pop-ups on the side.

Ottomans for Extra Seating

Ottomans are usually designed to put your feet up and relax. From leather to upholstery, these essentials truly add a touch of class to any sofa set. However, they can also be used as coffee tables (with trays of course), as well as extra seats! Simply place the Ottomans on the sides of your couch and you have extra seats for all your guests and family members.

Fireplace Seats

When it comes to sofas in Fort Lauderdale, never do you hear about fireplace seats. After all, who wants to sit next to a fireplace unless it is brutally cold or frigid outside? However, seat height chairs are great for extra seating when company comes over. At Badcock, we offer a full range of chairs and seats – from top brands and styles – for your convenience.

Remove Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are comfortable but can take up essential space. Why not put these items away to free up space on sofas, couches, and even Lazyboy recliners or love seats? At Badcock, we offer a myriad of contemporary and traditional throw pillows for all types of sectional and full sofa sets.

Floor Cushions

Floor cushions are comfortable and perfect for lounging around. However, these are not ideal for the company – especially large crowds in your home for the holidays. Still, you can use these items for the kids in your house, while the adults can sit on the sofas, fold-up chairs, or other seating that you have for them.

Use Occasional or Dining Room Chairs

If you need extra seating, how about your lavish and elegant dining room chairs? We offer several styles that will match your existing dining and living room décor. You can easily place these items across your living room, as well as next to the walls to secure ample leg room. Another great idea is to use your occasional chairs – that may be found in your formal living rooms. These two work great to comfortably facilitate large crowds for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or other social gatherings in your abode.

Garden Seats

Garden seats are not just for outside patios and decks. These exquisite chairs feature wood and metallic components, along with comfortable cushioning and upholstery. Why not bring these in to get the additional seating you require for the family get-togethers and socials?

Slipper Chairs

Slipper chairs are perfect for tight spaces in your living room. This is because they can be tucked in practically anywhere! We feature these – and more – seating styles at our extensive online store. You can also visit our showroom gallery to see how chairs can be used to maximize space and get you the room and freedom you need.
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