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Top 5 Furniture Pieces with Cool Surprise Features

Posted by Kady Anderson

Apr 21, 2014 5:36:34 PM

If you're a busy family on the go or just needing to maximize the space that you have, choosing furniture pieces that double as storage can help you have a functional room without sacrificing the design aspect of decor. We have collected our 5 favorite pieces that are definitely more than meets the eye! With cool surprise features like USB ports to keep you charged, these pieces are the perfect addition to make your room beautiful AND functional.  

1. Storage Ottoman

An ottoman is almost the perfect accent piece since it is a beautiful addition to your living room furniture set and can also double as additional seating or storage. Clean the room in a flash by tossing books, blankets, or toys in the ottoman for storage and easy access later. Simply slide the top back into place and prop your feet up to watch the game. Ottomans are also perfect for hosting game night as an additional seat or surface to play on. Customize yours to fit your room with a range of available colors, shapes, and sizes. 
Sam's Furniture storage ottoman

2. Cocktail Table

Your cocktail table is often the center piece of your living room...so make it functional AND beautiful! Lift Top Cocktail Tables (like our favorite one by Ashley, pictured below) are so much more than your run of the mill table. With storage drawers and the lift top design, gathering around the sofa for movie night or game night is SO much easier (and organized!) Bonus: no more leaning over the table to keep from dropping food on the carpet. 

Sam's Furniture Cocktail Table

3. End Tables

Chair Side end tables are the perfect piece to keep clutter at bay and add an additional placement option for lamps and decor. Since they're smaller, they are a perfect fit for those little nooks and crannies in your room. The coolest part? They now come with pull out trays and electric charging stations (like the one pictured below) to keep your gadgets going while you relax! They are also a great display option for reading materials or table lamps for guests. Some unique designs can even slide into a personal couch side table! No coffee table? No problem!

Sam's Furniture End Table

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4. Reclining Sectional

When is a sectional more than just a place to sit? When it comes with built-in serving and storage options included the center seat of the sofa that can convert to a drop-down table. The dual reclining loveseat also features a center console with two cup holders and a compartment for storage. This particular one by Ashley Furniture oozes comfort while giving you all the features to ensure you can relax. Go ahead, kick back, you don't need to get up. 

Sam's Furniture Ashley Sectional

 

5. Lamps

Sitting by the television and need to charge your cell phone or iPad? No problem when  you have a table lamp with a build in USB port! Pair it with an accent table to maximize the benefits. Perfect for late night reading or studying on the sofa and much more attractive than unsightly phone charging cables. 

Sam's Furniture Accent Lamp with USB port

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Topics: Furniture Tips

Furniture Shopping with your Tax Return

Posted by Kady Anderson

Apr 16, 2014 11:39:59 AM

Masoli Sectional Sofa Sam's FurnitureTax Day has come and gone this year, and if Uncle Sam is providing you with a tax return, it's the perfect opportunity to make your furniture shopping even more beneficial (and save some $$). 

If you are planning to go furniture shopping with your tax return, your money can go a lot farther if you take advantage of a lease to own financing plan.

With this type of purchase, you can buy a roomful of furniture for just a low, monthly payment price. You pick out the styles and colors you want, then use your tax return as a down payment. Affordable monthly payments that don’t tax your budget will let your enjoy your new furniture as you settle into your new home.

Or, maybe you want to purchase just one item like a new mattress or appliance. Your tax return may pay for a basic model, but you would rather purchase a higher quality model that will deliver good performance over the long term. Again, lease to own is a great option for you to consider. Use your tax return as the initial payment, then spread the rest of the payments over a term that is comfortable for you. Making a larger down payment can lower your monthly payment amount to one that works for you. It's really a win/win!

If your tax return will pay for your entire purchase (lucky you!) there are still some good reasons to consider using a lease to own program. If you are just starting out, you are probably looking for ways to build your credit history. Making manageable, monthly payments for your furniture or appliances is one way to do that. Sam's Furniture dining table

At Sam’s, we offer a variety of both products and payment plans. Our prices are competitive and we work with you to create a lease to own plan that suits your needs and your budget. If you choose to pay for your purchase in full, before the end of the contract, we offer an early payoff option that will save you money and provide favorable credit information to all three US credit bureaus.

If you have a poor credit history, we will be happy to help you rebuild it. At one time or another, financial setbacks happen to almost everyone, for a variety of reasons. We will work with you to make sure that you make a great purchase and that your good payment history is reported monthly.

Whether you're using your return to make a larger down payment to take full advantage of our Lease to Own program, or just taking advantage of our low cash prices, your tax return is the perfect opportunity to furnish your home with whatever you've been needing! 

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Topics: Credit Repair, Furniture Tips

How To Clean Your New Living Room Furniture

Posted by Kady Anderson

Apr 10, 2014 10:49:00 AM

You have finally replaced your old set of living room furniture. Now, how do you keep it clean? Whether it is microfiber, leather, bonded leather or vinyl, each has some do's and don'ts in care. Here we will give you some tips and tricks for each type of popular upholstery.

How to clean microfiberMicrofiber

Microfiber living room suites are a good choice because the tight weave of the fabric means no allergens will embed down into it. A simple vacuum once in awhile will suffice to keep it dust free. If you have a spill, don't give it a harsh swipe, but gently soak it up with a dry towel. For small stains wiping with a damp cloth of soap and water should take it right out. Believe it or not, baby wipes are great for things like crayons and ink stains, or for water marks left from using too much water on spots.

Leather

Real leather furniture is making a comeback. There are different types of leather so be sure to know what you are buying. A vacuum brush will be enough for regular care. Use a damp cloth with a small amount of soap to clean, then be sure to buff dry with a clean, soft cloth. Leather is porous so do not use polishes or waxes, and no ammonia-based products as they will etch the fabric. For stains like ink, you can use rubbing alcohol or one part cream of tartar to one part lemon juice. Let it sit ten minutes and wash with the aforementioned soap and water and dry.

Bonded leather

Bonded leather is actually a very thin layer of leather over man made materials. Again you can lightly vacuum it as needed. To clean, use a damp cloth and non detergent soap and dry with a soft cloth. Be careful not to rub hard as it can damage the material. Do not use any oils, abrasives or alcohol to avoid How To Clean Leather Furnituredamaging your furniture.

Vinyl

Though many consider this the cheap, bargain furniture, it simply isn't true. This fabric comes in a variety of colors and styles in contemporary living room sets. Vinyl is durable and very resistant to dirt and oils. You can vacuum it as needed, and use simple soap and water to clean it. Do not use abrasive type cleaners. Alcohol and very dilute bleach can both be used on stains.

As with any material, it is best to check the manufacturer's tags before using any chemical on your furniture. Even then, you should spot test in a small inconspicuous area before tackling the entire piece.

Some more helpful tips:

  • Keep upholstered furniture out of direct sunlight
  • Rotate cushions on a regular basis to allow even distribution of wear
  • Vacuum on a regular basis to remove debris from cushion and frame material
  • Immediately clean up spills as they occur with a clean, white cloth. Blot spill, do not rub.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals when cleaning a spill as they may damage fabric or fabric color

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Topics: How To

Bunk Beds: How to Create a Creative Space (For More Than Just Sleeping)

Posted by Kady Anderson

Apr 7, 2014 10:37:11 AM

The best part about being a kid (especially in a furniture store) is the capacity for imagination. One of the most popular (and timeless) pieces of children's furniture is the bunk bed. Since the invention of the bunk bed, kids have been creating forts and using their imaginations to go on adventures without ever leaving their room. Sam's Furniture bunk bed

If you're considering a bunk bed for you kid(s), affordability and durability are a couple of the most important considerations. They grow up so fast, and choosing a bunk bed over a regular bed creates the opportunity for many adventures and memories you just can't get with a regular bed. 

You don't need to spend a lot of time or money on a fancy bed frame that your kids will outgrow as soon as you can blink. With a basic bunk bed model, you can make easy enhancements with items you have around the house to transform a basic bunk bed frame into you child's favorite place in the whole house.

Two Words: Blanket Fort

Out of all the things you can create with a bunk bed, a blanket fort is one of the easiest and most creative ways to make your kids feel special. This classic twist on a bunk bed can be done by draping sheets or blankets over the sides to enclose the bottom bunk in its fortress glory. If you're looking for a more permanent alteration, hang a curtain from the top bunk that can easily slide out into fort mode. But what about the top bunk? Drape sheets from the cieling with removable hooks. Have other fort ideas that work great? Leave them in the comments below to share!

Add Lights

sam's furniture bunk bedYou know those old strands of Christmas lights collecting dust in the garage? Take a strand and string them along the bottom of the top bunk to create a magical nook for reading, playing, or drifting off to sleep.

Another method to create these "fairy lights" is to drape a strand of danging icecicle ligts or paper lanterns around the frame of the bed to surround the space with lights. If your little one is afraid of the dark, this tip can also help to brighten up the room at night. 

 

 

Not Just for Sleeping

Given that bunk bed frames come in a variety of sizes and frames, you also have the option of removing the bottom bunk alltogether and using that area to create a place for playing. Sam's Furniture bunk bed

Changing a bunk bed into a loft bed is a great option for creating more space in a small room. Since you won't be using that area for sleeping, use the space underneath the bed to spark you child's imagination by adding a play set. Suddenly that bunk bed frame becomes a play kitchen or dress up room. 

Other creative possibilities:

  • A reading nook with your child's favorite books
  • Display space for stuffed animal collections
  • Add a desk or table for coloring or crafts
  • Attach a hammock for a fun bed time alternative
  • Storage for games and toys
  • Create a wardrobe/dress up area by hanging up clothes

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Topics: Furniture Tips

Top 5 Furniture Pieces to add COLOR to Your Home

Posted by Kady Anderson

Apr 1, 2014 2:59:23 PM

"Your house becomes a home the moment you fall in love with it" 

Zee Tempaper Wallpaper -HomeDecorators.com--For the perfect wallpaper call Concept Candie Interiors--www.conceptcandie.com-wallpaperThere are a lot of ways to incorporate your personality into your home. Adding pops of color into a room is one of the easiest ways to personalize and infuse the personal touches that make a house your home. If you prefer more subtle additions, you can add colorful accents like rugs, lamps, and pillows to liven up neutral furniture pieces. Creating an accent wall in a complimentary color or pattern can also take a room from bare to glam. Chevron prints (pictured left, via Pinterest) have become one of the most popular ways to create an accent wall in lieu of a solid color and is also a popular print for accent pieces.  

Pieces in shades of brown, black, and gray are tride and true choices for your furniture, but recent furniture trends have introduced a whole array of colored upholstery to give you that extra POP of personality in your home. 

We have put together the top 5 furniture pieces in COLOR directly from our showroom floor to inspire your space. 

 

1. Ean Lime Green sofa

Lime green is one of this year's most popular upholstery colors. This sofa has accents of purple, the perfect complimentary color for this shade. Love the green but still aren't sure? Replace the bright pattern accents with simple neutral pillows and throws. 

Sam's Furniture Green Sofagreen and gray  ••••••••••••••••  Oooohhh... I think this would do well for a kitchen, or a bathroom. I had a lime green bathroom in the house we lived in when I was younger.

 

2. Darcy Salsa Collection

Red is a bold choice to make a statement in your room. This sofa featuring a microfiber fabric is one of our top sellers. Pair it with bold black accent pieces for a contemporary feel, or compliment this salsa color with softer, lighter colors to make the sofa the centerpiece to your space. 

Sam's Furniture Red Sofa White, light butter, coral, bright red, bright mustard yellow.

 

3. Indigo Swivel Chair + Sofa

Take a break from the very bold and bright colors with the beautiful soft blue in this Ashley living room. If you're looking for a softer transition from neutrals to colors, blue is a great place to start! Pairing this indigo with other shades of blue and aquas creates a beautiful and relaxing space. 

Top Color Furniture Pieces

Arctic Horizon - http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/arctic-horizon

 

4. Alliston Contemporary Living Room

When looking at colored upholstery, you are sure to see a lot of red! This living room creates a contemporary feel with the DuraBlend leather instead of fabric upholstery. The deep red color pairs great with dark browns, grays, and beige shades to complete the look. 

Sam's Furniture red sofa

shades of gray floor tile, Top 1/4 of wall-dusty pink, thin red line to divide wall up high, lower part of wall white w/gray stencil, Black mirror frame, red rugs, all colors of towels & accents

 

5. Ean Eggplant Living Room

Also in the Ean collection, this eggplant sofa is a refreshing purple color in a sea of browns and blacks. The depth of the purple hue lets you add color without overwhelming the space. This collection's subtle hue is accented with bright greens and whites in the accents, which also make good complimentary pieces for this collection. 

Sam's Furniture Purple Sofa

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In the furniture world. colors are more popular than ever. If you're ready to change up that old brown sofa, there are many color palettes to help you create the look you want. Start shopping now, or pin your favorite pieces for color inspiration!

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Topics: Home Decor

How To Clean Your Dishwasher In 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Kady Anderson

Mar 28, 2014 3:11:07 PM

Have you noticed that the plates and glasses coming out of your dishwasher aren't as clean as you would like? If you're vigorously nodding yes, then we may have a solution for you. As your appliance takes on the hefty job of washing your dirty dishes, it can become quite soiled itself. Food debris can build up in the bottom of your dishwasher's tub and get stuck in the filter, which is most likely the reason behind your semi-cleaned dishes. Using the appliance cleaning tips provided below should help rejuvenate your dishwasher's performance.

The Filter

If your dishwasher has a filter, it is most likely located near the spray arm on the bottom of the tub. To get to it, you will need to take out the lower rack. Before you attempt to clean this part of your appliance, open your owner's manual and read up on the proper removal technique for your dishwasher model. Once you are comfortable with the instructions, carefully extract the filter and gently clean out any debris. How to Clean Your Dishwasher

The Tub

After replacing the filter, you should move on to cleaning the tub. You can simply use warm soapy water to wipe down the walls and the bottom of the appliance. Be sure to remove any leftover food particles and don't forget to carefully check the dishwasher's spray arm, just in case there is dried food blocking the small holes that distribute water. Next, you should clean the gasket, which is the rubber seal around the appliance's door. To get the best results use a toothbrush and soapy water to really scrub the area. When you are satisfied with your cleaning job, reinsert the dishwasher's bottom rack and move on to the final step, which is disinfecting and deodorizing.

How To Clean Your DishwasherRunning a Dishwasher Cycle

With all food debris removed, the last cleaning phase can begin. You will need to place 2 bowls on the top rack of your dishwasher. One should have a 1/2 cup of baking soda in it, and the other should be filled with 1-2 cups of vinegar. Next, you'll run your appliance on its hottest cycle. The bowls containing the baking soda and vinegar should be the only dishes in the machine during this process. Once the cycle is done your dishwasher should look as good as new, and most importantly, its cleaning ability should increase.

If your dishwasher is still under performing and you're looking to purchase a new one, we can help with that too! Browse our selection of appliances to get started. 

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Topics: How To

10 Pets in an Ongoing Struggle with Furniture

Posted by Kady Anderson

Mar 24, 2014 10:50:28 AM

We always start out saying "no pets on the furniture", but sometimes you just can't say no. These 10 pets are trying to figure out just what exactly they have gotten themselves into now that they are allowed on the furniture...

1. This dog who isn't sure which end is up on the sofa:

Furniture Pets

2. This cat in an everlasting struggle with his couch:

Furniture Pets

Photo credit: Reddit

3. This dog who thinks he might have become a recliner pretzel:

Furniture Pets

4. This cat who swears he can fit his head through the dining table chair: 

Furniture Pets

5. This pug who might need some help getting up: 

Furniture Pets

Photo Credit: Imgur

6. This dog who gave up trying to lay on the couch: 

Furniture Pets

7. This dog that is losing the battle with his sectional

Furniture Pets

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8. This cat who is wondering why the room is upside down: 

Furniture Pets

9. This dog that thinks the sofa cushions are much too plush:

Furniture Pets

Photo Credit: Reddit

10. Lastly, this dog that is really good at hide and seek:

Furniture Pets

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Topics: Just For Fun

More Than Spring Cleaning: How To Get Your Home Ready For Spring

Posted by Kady Anderson

Mar 17, 2014 4:14:09 PM

It's finally here! The ice is melting, the sun in shining...and your home still has remnants of the winter blues. We know that springtime in Texas quickly turns to summer, so it's important to get the most out of this beautiful season. With the warmer temperatures and sunny skies, spring is the perfect time to transition your home from a winter wonderland to a fresh and [clean] house! 

More Than Spring Cleaning: Getting Your Home Ready For Spring

  • Add bright colors and patterns: Whether you add just an accent piece or get a whole new room of furniture, adding color and bright patterns will instantly bring a touch of spring to your home. 2014's color of the year is Radiant Orchid, but not to worry if purple isn't your thing, there are lots of spring-worthy hues that are popular this season. 

  • Spring Cleaning: Cleaning can get overwhelming if you try to do everything all at once. Rather than just start cleaning, make yourself a schedule and a checklist. Try tackling just one room at a time or just doing a few things each day. Not sure where to start? Find a checklist online that works best for you. ProTip: Don't forget to include your appliances and electronics on your list...giving them a good cleaning can help prolong their life and productivity!

  • Fresh flowers: Of course spring means that fresh flowers are in season! You don't have to have a green thumb to be able to enjoy fresh arrangements at home...you can even go for silk flowers if you're not a fan of the real deal. You can check you local nursery, flower market, or even grocery store and choose a plant that reflects your personality and style. Spring Cleaning

  • Natural Light: Open those curtains and dust off those blinds! Now that we're getting more sunshine, adding natural light to a room will instantly help it feel fresh and warm. Arrange your furniture so that light can fill the room without creating too much of a glare (like reflecting off the television or shining directly onto a bed when the sun comes up). 
  • Celebrate Spring Holidays: Spring holidays bring bright colors and a chance to change up your home decor. Adding bright pops of color to your regular decor can bring the fun of the holidays into your home...think pairing a neutral sofa with bright accent pillows or throws. Some spring holidays to inspire you:

    • St. Patrick's Day (3/17)
    • Easter (4/20/14)
    • Cinco de Mayo (5/5)

Rain or shine, spring time is our favorite time of the year! Get your home out of the winter rut and ready for spring with these easy tips. Enjoy all of the benefits of the season before the summer heat moves in. 

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Topics: How To

Building Your Dream Kitchen: Choose the Perfect Appliances

Posted by Kady Anderson

Mar 10, 2014 10:49:49 AM

So, you know your kitchen needs an update but you're not sure where to start. Usually remodeling means getting new kitchen appliances, which can be a confusing and overwhelming task. In many cases you've had that trusty gas range for years, maybe decades, and suddenly you're in need of a new one. It can be intimidating looking at all of the options that are available nowadays with all the bells and whistles that appliances can have. I mean, do you really need a self cleaning option or advanced water filtration system?

We have collected the most common kitchen appliances with some of the key points for selecting which ones would work best for your home. Just remember to always keep in mind your budget and how you want your kitchen to feel as well as function. 

Refrigerators

Side-by-side refrigerators place the old-fashioned icebox on one side and the freezer on the other.  This gives you more freezer space than a conventional refrigerator. Here's a good kitchen appliance tip to keep in mind: that jumbo-sized pizza box isn't going to fit into a side-by-side refrigerator. A better choice for those who need plenty of room for leftovers is the refrigerator with French doors that combines the style of side-by-side refrigerators with the convenience of much more horizontal storage area. Those that prefer to buy frozen food in bulk at discount clubs should definitely look into the advantages of French door refrigerators that situated a spacious freezer on the bottom. Lifting heavy frozen food up is much easier on the back than pulling it down from the top. 

Dishwashers

Our top tip for buying a dishwasher: if the sound of dishes getting cleaned in the kitchen makes it nearly impossible to have a quiet conversation in the living room, you might need an upgrade. Dishwashers made in the last decade are much quieter than older models. Not to mention more energy efficient, more spacious and much greater latitude in how you arrange items for cleaning. You can find them in a variety of colors (usually black, white, and stainless steel) and most are now more energy efficient. 

Gas Ranges

If you are serious about cooking, or spend a lot of time preparing meals for your family, there are a lot of On This I like the Cabinets and back splash Thing a subway Tile, but in beigereally great benefits in getting a gas range instead of an electric. Not because food cooked on a gas range tastes better than food cooked with electricity. Not because a gas range is easier to cook with or requires less maintenance than an electric range. The reason a gas range is preferable is that you have a lot more control over the heat supply. You can look at a gas flame and immediately get an accurate sense of the heat being produced. This gives you more accuracy and efficiency while you're cooking on the stove. Often times this means you can prepare food quicker. Some even come with fun features like a pancake griddle in the middle

Electric Ranges

Of course, you may not have any choice but to buy an electric range since the electrical grid is much more common than gas. Don't despair, however, since the only certified advantage of cooking with gas is heat control (In many cases, cooking with gas is cheaper than using electricity, but not always.) Electric ranges offer more variety than gas ranges as well. If you grew up with a stove featuring traditional metal coils, you may prefer a glasstop range that not only looks more stylish but it easier to clean. Another little perk offered up by contemporary ranges is an extra burner that is used to keep already cooked food warm while you are still finishing food on the other burners.

Ovens

Ovens are also available in both gas and electric models, but the advantage that comes from stovetop cooking with gas is reduced when baking, roasting or broiling. By the way, you definitely want to make sure you get an oven that broils as as well bakes, meaning hotter temperatures from above that cooks faster than baking with heat from below. Look for an oven with that has a built-in warming drawer that keeps food warm while you are busy cooking other food. Some ovens may also include a storage drawer for bakeware or even a double oven option. 

Microwaves

hide the microwave, toaster, appliances, but make them all very accessible!!! Great idea.The microwave is where you can save a little money if you actually use your range and oven for cooking. At best, microwave ovens should be used almost exclusively for heating up leftovers and for making snacks specifically designed for optimum cooking inside the microwave. Even thawing food is really not what this appliance does best. That being said, a freestanding microwave offers more convenience for doing what a microwave does best than those mounted above the oven because you can choose the best location to ensure maximum counter space.

No matter which appliance you may be shopping for, always look for one that is Energy Star rated to maximize the savings and efficiency in your home. For more on choosing appliances and furnishing, please contact us.

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Topics: Appliances

The Top 6 Ways to Get Pinterest Inspiration

Posted by Kady Anderson

Mar 4, 2014 4:34:00 PM

If you're already an avid Pinterest user, you already know it is one of the most inspirational (and fun!) social media platforms. Pinterest is a gold mine for anything and everything for every part of your home. It can spark your creativity with its visual interface and be a very helpful source of information. But if you're not a "Pinner"...what is Pinterest, really?

Pinterest is essentially a virtual pinboard to collect all of your favorite things from around the internet in one place. A key landing site for recipes, wishlists, event planning, fashion, and home decor, you can use Pinterest for everything from planning your wedding to collecting what inspires you. You can customize your boards for the things that most interest you and keep everything organized. Whether you're looking for something specific or just exploring, here are our top 6 ways to take advantage of this inspiration mecca. Top 6 Ways to Pinterest a Better Home

Our Favorite Ways to Pin:

  1. Holidays: Find inspiration for holiday recipes, home decor, DIY projects, and crafts to celebrate your favorite holidays. (We're currently getting our St. Paddy's Day inspiration on our "Luck of The Irish" Board...check it out if you want to save yourself from a pinch!) Just exploring? Select "Holidays & Events" from the search menu. 

  2. Interior Design/Fashion: Explore various design elements like color schemes and room decor. Keep up with fashion trends and start envisioning how you want your space to look and feel. When it comes to sources of inspiration, anything goes! Pin images from fashion, nature, or photography that you would like to incorporate into your space. Just exploring? Select the "Home Decor" catogory to filter pins specific to interior design. 

  3. Parties: Planning a birthday party...or even a wedding? Pinterest offers an amazing collection of ideas for any theme or event. You can find ideas for everything you need from cakes, decorations, and even fun party activities. Everything you need to plan your celebration is in one convenient board. 

  4. DIY: Need some home renovations, but need to stick to a budget? Explore Do-It-Yourself alternatives to some of the most common home improvement projects. This category is also great for hobbies, crafts, and special interests. There's even a "DIY & Crafts" search category already set up to filter pins for you. 

  5. Wishlists: Want to keep track of items on your wishlist before holidays or birthdays? Creating a wishlist board lets you keep track of what you have your eye on, PLUS it's easy to share with friends and family when they ask what you might be wanting. You can continually edit it as you find new things or need to remove items. Pinterest Recipe

  6. Recipes:  Hungry? Looking for healthier foods? Just have a craving? Whatever your taste buds are needing, Pinterest delivers. If you're looking for a recipe quickly and don't have a lot of time to search though Google results, Pinterest is perfect. Plus, each pin includes a photograph of the finished product (or even a photo tutorial) so you can save time looking for recipes. 

So once you've joined the pinning craze...then what? Start exploring! The great thing about using Pinterest instead of a regular search engine is that you can just browse. Instead of searching for something specific, select "Popular" or "Everything" to see what other Pinners are interested in. From there you can create your own boards, start following your favorite brands and pinners, and you're ready to go! 

 

While you're browsing, keep an eye out for these tags to see our Pinterest Fan Favorites: 

Sam's Furniture Pinterest

 

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Topics: Home Decor

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Hey there! I'm Kady and I love exploring Fort Worth, good food, and my dogs. My degrees are in
Marketing and Communications (Go Mean Green!), but I love helping you make your home beautiful and sharing my favorite life hacks. KadyAnderson

Here on the Family, Fun & Furniture Blog you will find everything from design tips and furniture trends to community and culture posts. My favorite sources of inspiration are Pinterest and the latest furniture industry buzz. 

Thanks for reading!