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Tips and Trends from Jackie

Your comfy place to find out about the latest tips and trends in the home furnishings industry.

Tips & Trends

With a few simple steps, you can keep your outdoor furniture looking fresh and new for many years.

The American Home Furnishings Alliance offers the following care and maintenance tips:

Aluminum Frames

Clean with mild soap and water. For non-textured surfaces...

Here’s a question we recently received (and hear relatively often):

My fiancée and I will be married soon. We don't have much furniture and we'd like to purchase one nice piece to start our married life together. What do you suggest as a good first piece for a young couple?...

If you’re having a hard time figuring out your particular design style, you’re not alone. Most people take a hybrid approach when it comes to their decorating style.

To make the most of your competing style preferences -- in a complementary way -- one suggestion is to pick a dominant...

Thousands of children visit emergency rooms each year with injuries received from climbing on or pulling over furniture.

Despite warnings about furniture tip-over hazards from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the number of these injuries has increased since 1990.


Maybe you know the answer to this already, but we’ve been getting this kind of question a lot recently:

“So many of the decorating books suggest how to decorate if you are a ‘country’ or a ‘traditional,’ but I like a lot of styles. Do I have to follow the ‘rules?’”

We’re going to...