Buying Guides

Upholstery Buying Guide

Before you sit—study! Our Upholstery Buying Guide will unveil the secrets to upholstered furniture.

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How to Shop for a Sofa

Ah the sofa. It’s a key player in family comfort—therefore, it’s worth a little pre-shop research.

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How to Buy a Recliner

More than just a chair, there are a few things to consider when choosing a recliner. Get the scoop with this recliner-buying guide.

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How to Choose an Area Rug

Area rugs are considered artwork for the floor. But with creative license comes a certain amount of pressure. With so many shapes, sizes, textures, colors, and patterns to choose from, how will you pick the right one?

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How to Buy a Dining Room Table

If your dining room table could talk, the stories it could tell. It’s easy to overlook this important piece of furniture—the old standby that’s always there to seat your family and your guests. But there are some important logistics to consider when choosing a table and a plethora of styles to influence your overall dining room décor.

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How to Buy a Futon

Futon fever is back and hotter than ever. No longer relegated to dorm rooms, futons offer style and substance.

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Mattress Buying Guide

Make like Goldilocks and get just the right fit from your new mattress.

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Adjustable Beds Buying Guide

Luxury is an adjustable bed. Treat yourself to pain relief, a nightly massage, and a comfortable reading nook—all in one!

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Children's Furniture Buying Guide

There’s more to it than just going micro. Learn how to purchase fun and stylish children’s furniture that's safe and efficient, too.

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Children's Mattress Buying Guide

They’re growing right before your very eyes. Give your child the mattress he or she needs to grow up strong and straight!

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