The bedroom is where we start and end our day, meaning that this room can set the tone for what lies ahead from the moment we open our eyes. For many of us, the bedroom is the most private of spaces, and ideally it allows us to rest and helps us feel relaxed and refreshed every day. Poor bedroom design, however, can have the opposite effect. And because a bedroom requires a bed, it can feel as if your bedroom design options are limited from the start - a potentially frustrating constraint.
Be honest: do you feel like your space is really working for you? If not, it may be that the layout of the furniture in your home is to blame. Working with shoppers over the years has helped us learn that common design and layout mistakes are the #1 reason people are not satisfied with their personal space. Now in its third generation of operation, Douds Furniture is able to recognize these common mistakes with ease - and our staff can help your family address them and make your home the home you’ve dreamed of.
Topics: Design Mistakes
When you picture your family together at home, do you picture them in an entertainment room? For many of us, rooms with an entertainment or media center are a great space for our family and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company. Like so many other types of furniture, entertainment centers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. As with any piece of furniture, simply going out and picking the first one you see is not recommended when building your perfect gathering space. (By the way, settling for a piece that your TV fits on is also not recommended!)
Topics: Entertainment Center
In 2015 an incredible 24% of us did some or all of our work at home. The ability to work from home has many benefits but can also come with a large amount of temptation and distraction. Noisy family members, needy pets, and beautiful weather are just a few examples of the sorts of things likely to derail any hard worker. While not every distraction can be eliminated, a good home office design can go a long way in keeping you on a productive track. We recommend using the following design tips the next time you’re arranging your workspace at home:
Whether you’ve moved into a new space or you’re rearranging your current home, designing the perfect furniture arrangement can be surprisingly challenging. The placement of furniture is what sets the tone for your living space, helping you define and sculpt your daily routine. Whether you’re trying to create a space just for you or you want to share it with friends and family, there are ways you can make the arrangement process easier:
Douds Furniture opened its doors in 1950 and Sixty-seven years later, not only is the store still open, it’s still in the family. Founded by J.L. “Red” Douds, the store has strived since its beginnings to provide quality home furnishings and extensive professional design services. Today, our mission is carried out by Red's own grandchildren.