Pantone 2019 Color of the Year

What is PANTONE’s color of the year? It is called Living Coral and it’s quite the lively color!

“Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord.” -Leatrice Eiseman

This color can bring joy and optimism to you and your home. This color is a wonderful shade of orange with a golden undertone to reflect warmth, nourishment, and shelter that coral brings to many species. Living Coral may bring some shelter to you as well.

Think of ways you can bring some coral into your home. Through decor, furniture pieces, flowers, paint, and accents, you can be apart of this wonderful color movement/trend.

 

How To Dispose of Old Furniture and Mattresses

Most Bulk Furniture and Mattresses CANNOT be left on your curb for pick up.

Rules for proper furniture and mattress disposal can vary from city to city. If your city or town is not covered in this post, we encourage you to contact your local City or Town Hall for more information on how to dispose of bulk furniture. Bulk furniture can include:

Sofas, Mattresses, Dressers, Dining Tables, Living Room Tables, Desks, Bookcases, TV/Media Stands, Bed Frames, Headboards

SHEBOYGAN

The City of Sheboygan will NOT pick up your old furniture and mattresses with your regular garbage collection. However, bulky furniture such as the items listed above can be dropped off at Advanced Disposal (2905 Paine Ave., Sheboygan) or Scotty Landscape (3823 Enterprise Drive, Sheboygan). A general fee will apply to most items.

FOND DU LAC

The City of Fond du Lac DOES offer curbside pickup of old furniture and mattresses. To schedule a pickup, call (920) 322-3544. The fee is $40 per cubic yard with a $40 minimum, and additional charges may apply.

PLYMOUTH

In the City of Plymouth, residents need to dispose of bulky items privately. Advanced Disposal (888-688-4005), S.K. Collection (920-893-9715), and R&R Moving (920-893-1061) will pick up your old furniture and mattresses from your home, with a fee. In addition, you can also drop-off bulky items at:

There are benefits to buying new furniture!

Here, at Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms, we try our hardest to make our customer’s buying experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

For our customers who purchase new items in our Main Showroom, we will remove your old furniture from your home for FREE. Deliveries of your new furniture, and pick-up of the old pieces, are scheduled on Wednesdays (4 pm – 8 pm) and Saturdays (8 am – 1 pm). There are special, ongoing promotions for free delivery on certain mattress purchases as well. Visit us in-store for more details.

Our Clearance Center customers can have old furniture removed for only $15 a piece! We work closely with R&R Moving to seamlessly delivery your new items and dispose of the old.

If you prefer to donate your old furniture, we encourage you to reach out to your local thrift shops. Please note that some donated items must be dropped off during business hours, while others may be able to be picked-up from your home! It is recommended that you call the store first to ensure that your items will be accepted (most mattresses are not included), and to schedule a pick-up time/date.

* PLEASE NOTE:  The information provided above does not include disposal of electronics or hazardous waste.

Transitioning Your Home Decor for Springtime

The snow is finally melting and temperatures are finally rising … Spring is here! Make sure your home décor is as refreshed and recharged as you are, with these tips and ideas to help your style blossom.

Interior Greenery

Growing live plants in your home is a great way to begin transitioning your home décor.

Tabletop terrariums, succulents, or ferns in a sunny nook add texture and color to your seating area. A birdbath, indoors, can be filled to make the perfect miniature garden before your outdoor plants bloom.

When selecting indoor plants, keep in mind that some houseplants are more resilient than others. Pay attention to watering instructions and the type/duration of light they require when placing them around your home.

Add Some Color

Repainting a room in the perfect pastel is an easy way to recharge your space. Don’t have the time or energy to do an entire room? Pick an accent wall! Or simply find a hue that makes you happy and add an accent chair, light fixture, or rug of your choice.

Love what you already have? You can re-paint the base of lamps, table legs, or reupholster your favorite chair …

Ombre effects are also very trendy right now! Vary the brightness of your favorite color by mixing in different amounts of white paint, and apply to a dresser, bookshelf, or accent table. Start with the darkest shade at one end and gradually paint towards the opposite side.

Fresh Fabrics

Window Treatments can create a complete transformation. Floral patterns can turn your windows into a work of art. Bold patterns can create a fresh update. Tinted sheers can soften the atmosphere.

In addition, your bedding and linens can incorporate everything from florals, to pastels, to bold brights! Store away your dark, warm décor until fall and pick items that remind you of the blooming colors outside.

Do not be afraid to mix complimentary colors as well. An arrangement of throw pillows in a combination of shades can tie together different features in your room.

Floral Prints/Artwork

Create a gallery wall with bright photo frames or floral prints. You can find springtime artwork online, or create your own!

With a few simple supplies (canvases or cardstock, stencils or natural leaves, acrylic paints) you can customize the look and style to your preferences. Check out this tutorial we found, and love! Bonus: It’s kid-friendly.

Rugs and pillows are also a fun way to introduce some non-living flowers to your spring space. Choose colors that make you happy and capture the mood of the season.

Start at the Beginning

Set the tone of your springtime oasis from the moment guests enter your home by strategically placing a small floral arrangement or statement display in your entryway. And get creative! Wooden birdcages, wire baskets, faux nests or eggs will remind everyone of the excitement springtime brings.

Tabletop accessories, such as geometric vases or floral bouquets can decorate small corner tables or shelves, as well.

Attractive Organizing

Fashionable, yet functional, purchases can create eye-catching accents to some of your most chaotic rooms. Use bright containers, or even a collection of eggcups, to organize your smaller office and kitchen supplies. Add a shelf in a bright shade, with complimentary baskets, to take full advantage of your space.

How do you transition to spring in your home? Any fun updates we did not list? We would love to hear about them in the comments below!

Tax Refunds: An Investment For Your Home

There’s no place like home … When it comes to investing your tax refund.

Are you receiving a tax refund this year?  What are you planning to do with it?

One option is to invest in your home and your family.  Think about where you and your loved ones spend the majority of your time:  Your home.  You could use that extra money to make a big difference in a space you all love to share!

The best part is that not all home improvements need to involve a complete demolition or room rebuild.  Oftentimes you can increase the enjoyment of your favorite room (or rooms!) with a simple enhancement:

  • A new entertainment center for your family’s movie nights.
  • A cozy couch to share as you catch up on your daily activities.
  • A new dining set for family dinners.
  • Cozy rugs to add warmth to your wonderful atmosphere.
  • A gallery wall of personal artwork and photos for you all to enjoy.

If you are looking for the right piece for your tax refund investment, let us help you today at Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms.

FLEXSTEEL: Spring. Construction. Style.

Flexsteel is top-of-the-line when it comes to producing quality furniture.

With their commitment to craftsmanship, you will see the blending of construction and design are one in the same. Flexsteel is a worldwide company, based out of Iowa, with a proud history and quality standards.

THE BLUE STEEL SPRING

In order to create long-lasting furniture, Flexsteel developed a support system that could withstand a lifetime of use. Ergo, the Blue Steel Spring at the core of every upholstered piece. This design has been around for over 75 years, and prevents you from sinking into your seat after years of use.

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

As you browse Flexsteel’s catalog of options, there is a team of designers and engineers waiting to make your vision come to life. The manufacturers build each piece of furniture from scratch, using quality ¾” solid wood for the frame.

They also stand by their tried and true standards of utilizing extra support in your furniture’s stress points (i.e. where the frame is going to bear most of your weight when in use), and ensuring mortise joints (with a sturdy cut/notch design) are functional and safe.

ON-TREND DESIGNS

It’s often times hard to believe that “no two designs are alike.” However, with all of Flexsteel’s models and styling options, it’s true! In addition, they put just as much thought in to the quality of their fabrics, as they do their frames. The endless fabric and leather options provided by Flexsteel are tested for high resiliency, durability, and resistance to abrasions.

Whether you are furnishing your living room, dining room, or sleeping sanctuary, Flexsteel is going to make your finished product a comfortable one. They offer stationary and reclining pieces (even lift chairs!) for every room, and the refined model designs range from casual to formal, and can be customized from fabric to foot.

There are hundreds of fabric options available for you to choose from, including an entire Gallery Selection exclusive to Gallery retailers like Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms! If your style is more classic or contemporary (or somewhere in between), Flexsteel’s on-trend fabric options can help you complete the look of any space.

IN THE DETAILS

When selecting your new Flexsteel design, no detail will be overlooked. They will customize every element including the stain on the feet of your new chair or sofa, and the nail trim that frames the arms or base.

Flexsteel: Well-made furniture made well. Stylish designs. Customizable comfort.

Brand Highlight: Flexsteel

Flexsteel is one of the finest furniture products on the market, more than a century in the making. That’s why we stand by it. Long-lasting Flexsteel furniture is manufactured by well-trained people in a quality-controlled environment. You’ll be impressed by our quality construction.

Looking for Flexsteel Furniture in the Sheboygan, WI area? Plymouth Furniture in Plymouth, WI is an authorized gallery dealer of Flexsteel Products. Flexsteel manufactures seating for every use: residential, commercial, and vehicle. Combining smart design with an unchanging emphasis on quality, Flexsteel is truly an American success story. This is a company with a proud history and a brilliant future.

Lodge Furniture to Transform Your Home

Every homeowner wants their house to look good. When guests arrive, you want to amaze them and hear compliments such as, “If we had a house like this, we would stay inside forever!” Such praises mean that your home truly stands out.

However, to receive such admiration you need to have furniture that stands out from the rest. Instead of selecting furniture that every homeowner has, try something different. The best way to add a unique touch to your home is through lodge furniture. When guests enter your home, they’ll be moved by the unique feel of nature that surrounds them.

Lodge Furniture

Lodge furniture includes bedroom furnishings such as tables, stools, cabinets; and living room pieces like sofas, chairs, and ottomans. The furniture comes in a variety of wood types and designs that you can choose to best compliment the interior of your home.

Unique Feeling

Lodge furniture gives a homey feeling to your household. You can create a sleek atmosphere or more natural look by choosing different types of lodge furniture. Whichever type of lodge furniture you decide to go with, you can be sure that it will be unique and different from the more characterless furniture designs out there.

Durability

Lodge furniture is built to be durable and long lasting. There is no compromise in quality and it will stand firm for a long time. Unlike other furniture which may need to be replaced after a short while, these pieces can be passed down to your children for generations!

Some bargain-priced furniture manufacturers tend to cut corners when it comes to the quality of their products. The durableness of these investment pieces have proven to be more valuable in the long run.

Rustic Décor

The benefits of lodge furniture are huge as it will not only provide a relaxing atmosphere, but also stun your guests by the uniqueness of your home. Once you discover the enchanting, handcrafted appearance of wood furniture, you will wonder why you waited so long to transform your home. You can also accompany lodge furniture with a variety of rustic décor to make it more naturally inviting.

Rustic wall décor is a great way to enhance the look of your lodge furniture and completely transform the design of a room. Adding rustic décor to your bedroom and living room can make them feel more homey or intimate.

If adding a more natural and enchanting atmosphere to your home sounds appealing, check out Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showroom’s selection of lodge furniture.

Featuring Best Craft Furniture products, you can find a variety of designs from their special Northwoods collection that can instantly transform your space.

Check out this VIDEO for more details about our different designs!

Dexigner

Founded in 2001, Dexigner is the leading online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, & creatives of all kinds.

This comprehensive database of design firms, studios, museums, & organizations publishes the latest design news, events, & resources.

Click here for more:  Dexigner   Design Directory

Ideas for Arranging Furniture

Arranging furniture can be a daunting task. When you’re faced with an empty room knowing how to fill it can seem overwhelming. But all you need to do is follow these common sense rules and you’ll find that arranging furniture isn’t so scary after all.

Choose a Focal Point

Never underestimate the power of a focal point. Sometimes they appear naturally as windows or built-in mantels, while other times you create them yourself, as with media units and televisions.

Whatever your focal point is, make a decision and stick with it. You’ll want to arrange furniture around it as much as possible.

Don’t Push Furniture Against the Walls

The size of the room will dictate how far you can pull your furniture away from the walls, but even in a small space you’ll want to give pieces a little breathing room by allowing a few inches between the backs of furniture pieces and the walls. Despite popular belief, this little bit of space can actually make rooms feel bigger. Of course if you have a larger space feel free to arrange furniture in such a way that conversation areas are created in the middle of the room, leaving several feet between the walls and the furniture.

Create Conversation Areas

People should naturally be able to talk to each other without having to crane their necks or shout across the room. You want the sofas and chairs to face each other (not necessarily straight on, but close), and they should be close enough that you can have a natural conversation with the person seated across from you without having to raise your voice.

If the room is too large, create multiple conversation areas.

Find Balance When Arranging Furniture

Balance is always important in decorating, and when it comes to arranging furniture and determining where to put items in your living room you’ll want to consider both size and placement of the various pieces.

Don’t group all the large or small pieces in one area, or to one side of the room. This will make the space feel uneven. Also make sure there’s variety in the shapes. If you’ve got straight-lined seating consider a round coffee table – or vice versa.

Consider Traffic Flow

One of the most important things to consider when arranging furniture in any room is traffic flow. People should not be tripping over furniture, or each other, to pass through the room. Make sure there are a couple feet (give or take a few inches) between the coffee table and sofa, and between chairs. Create a clear path so people can walk from one end of the room to the other without difficulty.

Use the Right Size Rug

Area rugs belong under the furniture – all the furniture if you can manage it. Exposing some flooring around the edges of the room is fine, but when using an area rug you want to make sure it’s big enough that all the furniture in a seating arrangement can sit on it. At the very least you want the front legs of large pieces to sit on the rug (the backs can be on the floor if necessary).
Get a Big Coffee Table

When it comes to coffee tables, more often than not, bigger is better. A large coffee table in the middle of a seating area is great for both aesthetics and function.

It acts like an anchor for the room and it leaves plenty of space for people to put down drinks or to display favored accessories. It’s also easier to access from all the seats around it.  That said, make sure to leave enough room between seating and the coffee table for people to pass through (about 18″).  And if you can’t find a suitable large coffee table, two smaller tables or other coffee table alternative can be a good substitute.

Put Tables at Arm’s Length

Every seat should have easy access to either a side table or coffee table. People shouldn’t have to get up out of their seats to put their drink down.  When it comes to table height, side tables should be approximately the same height as the chair arms they’re next to (if that’s not possible, lower is better). When it comes to coffee tables, the height should be the same height as chair/sofa seats or lower.

Let There Be Light

Lighting is one of the most important elements of any room and it’s often not properly thought out. Always use a mix of overhead lighting, floor lamps and table lamps (and sconces if you can). A floor lamp looks great at the end of a sofa or behind an accent chair. Table lamps look lovely on side tables, shelves, and even mantels. Lighting needs to be placed at different levels in order to be properly balanced so use it liberally throughout your room.
Use the Right Size Artwork

Things that are hung on the wall, whether it’s art, mirrors, or sculptural objects, need to be placed in relation to the furniture. Don’t hang a tiny photo over the back of your sofa. Use either a large piece that is approximately two thirds the length of the sofa, or use a grouping of pieces. If you’re absolutely determined to use a particular piece of art and it’s too small, put it in a larger frame with a large matte around it. (For every problem there is a solution!).

When it comes to arranging furniture it’s best to plan ahead. Either use an online floor planner or old-fashioned graph paper to sketch out your desired floor plan. It’s the only surefire way to know whether or not things will fit the way you want.