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Decorating with Accessories

Bill Forberg

Decorating with Accessories

 It’s amazing how small decorative items and accessories can make a huge impact in a room. Designers know the influence that rugs, lighting, throw pillows, art, and other accessories can have in a space and know how to use them wisely. Unfortunately, accessories and small decor can also break a space. Decorative items are the most inexpensive way to freshen or add a new look to a room... .

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Leather Furniture

Bill Forberg

Leather Furniture

One of the most difficult things about leather grading in terms of letter or number systems is that there is no industry standard. In other words, grade-six leather might be drastically different in price and value between two different manufacturers. In-house grading systems are only convenient if you’re comparing furniture manufactured by the same company... .

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Furniture Care 101

Bill Forberg

Furniture Care 101

At Shelter Furniture, it is our business and passion to assist you by creating a living space that expresses who you are. We also want you to enjoy your Shelter products and properly maintaining your items will prolong their longevity and distinctive qualities. This guide is developed to assist you... .

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Shelter Tips: How To Buy a Sofa

Bill Forberg

Shelter Tips: How To Buy a Sofa

A quality sofa, frames are made by kiln-dried hardwood which prevents warping and cracking. It is an essential part of the frame. Frames should also be double-doweled, corner blocked, screwed and glued. Some frames can also be made form plastic, metal or particleboard which will sometimes result in a more economical sofa... .

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Upholstery Guide 101

Bill Forberg

Upholstery Guide 101

Choosing fabrics for a sofa or chair can be a daunting task. From grades and rubs to a wide variety of natural or synthetic fabrics, it can get overwhelming. Although important, shopping for the right fabric shouldn’t be intimidating. Here we help with pointers on what to look out for... .

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