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Fashion Furniture Rental to be Scouting the Fall High Point Market for the Latest Trends

SAN DIEGO, September 26, 2017 –Fashion Furniture Rental, Inc. has announced that it will be sending CEO Dave Brackett and Design Manager Lisa Van Sickle from its team, as well as Parker Rose Design & Inventory Director of Operations Karianne Scheevel, to the fall 2017 High Point Market tradeshow.

The HP Market tradeshow will take place from Saturday, October 14, to Wednesday, October 18 in High Point, North Carolina with showrooms open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday through Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Home Accessories to Make Your House More Cozy

Home Accessories to Make Your Home More Cozy

This winter, don’t just settle in for a long winter’s nap. Instead, celebrate one of the latest international trends: the Danish concept of hygge. “Hygge,” pronounced “hugga,” is like a hug for your whole body and soul; a movement toward a cozier life. Here are some great home accessories to make your house cozier so you can achieve the ultimate hygge vibe this winter.

 

A nice, shaggy bathmat

If you’re cozying into winter, a hot bath is probably on your agenda. There are few things as comfy and soothing as a shaggy bathmat to keep your feet from getting cold. Make sure to set your favorite pair of slippers close by to keep your feet warm post-shower.

 

The overstuffed chair

Nothing feels quite like sinking into a soft, overstuffed chair with a great book on a cold night. This kind of soft chair can also be imitated with more modern pieces if you’re looking for something with a contemporary look but still super comfortable.

 

Accents in warm tones

How your rooms look makes a tremendous difference in how cozy they feel. Create some visual comfort with accent pieces in warm colors like sunny orange or yellow, or even warm beige. Smaller pieces like pillows, a sofa throw, or a centerpiece can introduce even colors that are more adventurous into more conservative environments and still look “right.”

 

Friendly house plants

If you’re not cursed with a black thumb, try introducing a few houseplants into the mix. These flora friends are calming and soothing. Bonus: try an indoor herb garden and you’ll get beauty and cozy smells like rosemary, basil, oregano, and mint.

 

The soft curtain wall

Hang curtains across a wall to create both a soft, cozy feeling and visual interest. Check out Ikea for curtains with fun designs if you’re on a budget.

Go for upholstered furniture

Cloth upholstery adds softness and invites you to cuddle. With furniture upholstered in soft-feeling cloths, you get the structure provided by the lines of the furniture, but you soften the overall effect. Look for striking pieces to rent if you’re not ready to take a permanent leap in your home’s look, or to save money without skimping on your home space.

 

Create a fireplace-centered space

Make the most of the fireplace if you have one. Choose a coffee table or other surface that you can eat on in front of the fire, and circle chairs or seats around the fire, not just the television.

 

Low light

Nothing says cozy like candles, so make sure you have candle holders you can use in each room. Better yet, opt for glass lanterns or hurricane lamps.

 

Furry friends

If you have dogs or cats, add a pet bed in the cozy living room or near the fire.

 

Gallery Wall

Hang or display your family photos in a central place to create a homey, comfortable look.

 

Tying your hygge together

This can be your coziest winter yet with the right home accessories. From choosing the right colors and fabrics to adding in natural touches like candles and plants, you can achieve a lot of coziness without a huge investment. After you achieve that hygge feeling at home, you may even be a little sorry when spring rolls around again.

5 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

Looking for some autumn inspiration? Check out these 5 ways to decorate your home for fall:

Homey harvest

Dress up an accent table or create a centerpiece for dinner using gourds, squash, pumpkins, and other durable fall produce. You’ll get natural autumnal color and countrified flair.

 

Blanket statements

Adding a cozy blanket or throw to chairs and sofas, or covering a floor with a fuzzy rug, signals cooler days ahead and a warm hearth.

 

Pillow panache

Change the look of a room quickly by swapping out your throw pillows. To hail the return of fall, choose rustic patterns or earthy colors.

 

Get crafty

You can create beautiful wreaths for the door and accents for anywhere in the house using fall leaves, corn husks, twigs and branches, and dried moss. Place items in baskets, glass milk bottles, or metal watering cans for table top use.

 

Go vintage

Something about vintage accents gives your place that fall look. Place an antique piece in the living room, a gilt-edged mirror in the hall, a washboard on the porch, or a ceramic hand washing bowl on the sofa table.

 

Tying it together

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Tips to Save Money on Moving

So, you’re moving! You found a great new place, and now you’re trying to get from point A to point B—along with everything you own. Moving can be a potential money suck, but it’s a lot less stressful when your budget is low and you’re having no trouble sticking to it. Here are our best tips to save money on moving, so you can stick to worrying about what color to paint the bathroom in your amazing new home instead of your budget.

 

Pack everything yourself

 

  • Find free moving boxes in unusual places, like the grocery store and other retail places and around the office.
  • Use magazines and newspapers instead of bubble wrap and packing peanuts—just watch out for ink!

 

Purge your stuff

 

  • Donate old clothes that don’t fit, excess canned goods to charity, and claim a tax deduction.
  • Have a yard sale and make a few dollars on things you don’t use as much or need anymore.
  • Measure carefully; don’t move anything that won’t fit.

 

Review your utilities

 

  • Make sure you’re getting the best deal in your new place.
  • Buy a digital services bundle.
  • Opt for a peak hour energy plan.

 

Choose the right movers

 

  • Compare moving companies, and select reputable but affordable movers.
  • Rent the truck yourself.
  • Ask for a fixed price.
  • Move during the week, not over a weekend, and during the middle of the month. Look for cancellations if you’re flexible.
  • Watch for hidden fees.
  • Bring your own blankets for packing.
  • Don’t burn the time of the movers waiting for you to uninstall wall fixtures and things like that; be ready or come back and do those things later, if possible.

 

Lower move in costs

 

  • Revise your list of things you need in the new house based on what you truly need, not just things you want.
  • Rent furniture instead of buying to keep that list affordable.
  • Choose your shut-off dates wisely; don’t pay for extra time.
  • Sell boxes after you’re done with them.

 

Evaluate appliances carefully

 

  • Consider the age, color, size, and performance of your appliances before you move them.
  • Calculate the cost of moving them based on your moving rates and their size and weight; make sure it’s worth it.

 

Track your expenses

 

  • Keep a record of any money you spend that might be considered a home improvement expense so you can claim it as a deduction.
  • The same is true of charitable donations.
  • See if your homeowners’ insurance covers any expenses.

 

Insurance

  • Find out what moving perks you might have from your homeowners’ insurance, and make sure it applies to your new location
  • If it doesn’t, make sure your new coverage will be in place in time for seamless coverage.

 

Original packaging

  • If you kept the packaging for your computer equipment, stereo components, speakers, or other electronics, use it to protect your things during the move.
  • Sometimes you can find close proxies for your original packaging behind big box electronics stores.

 

Storage

  • If you need to find storage for some of your things, shop for deals in advance.
  • Look for moving/storage deals and combos.
  • Ask your real estate agent about deals and combos if you have one.
  • Check the paper and online for coupons.

 

Advance prep

  • If possible, get the new house ready before the move.
  • Paint the walls, make small repairs, lay shelf paper, and otherwise be ready before your stuff gets there so movers will waste less time (and money) on moving day.

 

Hit the dollar store

  • Stock up on your cleaning supplies for the move.
  • Look for basic items like sponges, brooms, blankets, and rags you might need in the move.

 

Ask for help

  • If you have friends and family who can help, ask!
  • Friends and family might be able to save you time packing, or watch your kids or pets during the move to save time and money.
  • If someone in your inner circle is handy, you might have a great resource you can tap into for making small repairs in both the new house and the old place instead of hiring a handyman.

 

Final thoughts

We hope some of these tips for saving money on moving are helpful to you. At Fashion, we’ve seen many customers through the moving process over the years, and we love it when we can help make the whole event easier! Reach out anytime with questions about saving money and getting a beautiful new look by renting furniture in your new home.

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How to Make Your Dorm Room Feel Like Home

How to Make Your College Dorm Room Feel Like Home

Being at college and away from home is a huge step, making your dorm room your new home is way more than just decorating. Your living conditions and surroundings play a huge role in how much you enjoy your college experience—and can even impact how well you do. When you’re faced with exams, massive research papers, and gigantic lecture halls, everything can seem like it’s out of your control, but your living space doesn’t need to be.

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Tips for Moving with Pets

If you think moving is stressful for humans, imagine what it’s like for pets. At least you know what’s happening and where you’re going! For pets, it just feels like a crisis.

Whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, there are some great ways to make that move easier on your pet—not to mention your movers and yourself. Here are some of our best tips for moving with pets.

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