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Slumberland Opens New Store in Topeka, KS

Contacts: Michael Prenger, 785-272-1121


SLUMBERLAND OPENS NEW STORE IN TOPEKA, KANSAS

TOPEKA, KS — October 17, 2011 — Slumberland Furniture (www.slumberland.com) is pleased to announce the opening of a new Topeka location. The new owners, Louis and Michael Prenger, and Kurt Johnson now own 9 Slumberland franchise locations and have over 60 years of combined retail furniture experience. Michael Prenger is the store manager and grew up in the industry.

The store is located at 1800 SW Wanamaker Road, and is approximately 40,000 square feet with an attached warehouse. Over 12 local Topeka residents work at the store. The official grand opening will begin on October 22, 2011, and the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on November 1, 2011. Slumberland’s 40 Winks Foundation is donating 40 beds to help Topeka area children and families lacking these resources.

One of the Slumberland core values is “giving back to the community” and Slumberland has given away over 20,000 beds to local charities to distribute since 1993. Through Slumberland’s 40 Winks Foundation and Homes for the Holidays, an annual giving event, Slumberland is able to provide new box springs and mattresses for deserving families.

“For too many children and families across America, getting a good night’s sleep is only something they dream about. That’s why we created the 40 Winks Foundation,” said CEO Ken Larson.

Additionally, Slumberland will promote special grand opening sales events storewide. With doors opening to the public at 10:00 a.m., the public is invited to enter a drawing to win a $1,000 Slumberland shopping spree. Winners will be announced on December 31, 2011.

About Slumberland Furniture:
Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with both its products and prices. Over the past 40 years Slumberland has expanded to 122 stores across 11 states and is now one of America’s top sellers of La-Z-Boy upholstery and the Midwest’s largest retailer of Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Simmons mattresses and Natuzzi leather.
For more information on Slumberland Furniture’s products, visit Slumberland.com.

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Easy kids’ room updates can make winter less dreary

Easy kids’ room updates can make winter less dreary
(ARA) – As temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, kids begin spending more and more time indoors. To help make spending time inside more enjoyable, give your child’s room a fun makeover. With bright colors and fun details, you can transform a bland bed or playroom into a kid-friendly space they won’t want to leave.

Color the walls
An easy way to inject color and personality into any room is with paint, and Dutch Boy’s Crayola palette is perfect for creating a fun atmosphere. Kids can choose colors that match those in their crayon boxes, with names like Granny Smith Apple, Razzmatazz, Crayola Canary and Inch Worm. If you’re in need of some extra creative inspiration, Dutch Boy’s website offers a number of images and idea cards using color combinations from the Crayola palette. You can even download how-to painting instructions and coloring pages for the kids. And don’t stop at the walls – paint dressers, chairs and other furniture bright colors to make the whole room pop. All 96 shades of the Crayola palette are available in Dutch Boy’s popular Refresh line, so you’re sure to find the perfect color to match your child’s personality.

Canopy
To give your child’s room unique flair, divide the space and add privacy, a canopy will do the trick. Whether store-bought or hand-made, a canopy can create a whimsical feel that your child will love. Drape your child’s choice of lightweight fabrics from four ceiling hooks to create a customized cover for his or her bed. And while canopies are usually seen as bed accessories, don’t think that’s where they have to stay. Hang a version with a circular base and arrange plush cushions on the floor to create a comfy reading nook for your little one.

Chalkboard
Inspiring creativity and adding some fun to your child’s room is as easy as A-B-C. With chalkboard paint, you can give your child a new way to practice the alphabet, arithmetic, drawing and much more. Simply cover a flat surface with a product like easy-spray Krylon Chalkboard Paint, let dry, and voila! For a standard message board, paint the backside of a bulletin board or other sturdy panel with a few coats of paint. Hang the board on the wall with a piece of colorful ribbon or set on an easel, and you’ve got an easy-to-clean way for kids to learn and play. You might even transform tabletops or toy box covers into chalkboards to give them more space to get creative.

Wall decals
Build on your child’s new bright walls and give the room a more personalized feel with wall decals or stickers. These temporary art pieces are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, designs and colors, and the options of kid-friendly styles are endless. From animals, to movie characters, to sports logos, to stars and flowers, there is sure to be a design or theme that matches any child’s personality and age.  Because the stickers are easily removed, kids can simply transition to more traditional letters, mirrors, landscapes and silhouettes as they grow older. Some companies can even make decals from photos, so the design possibilities are truly limitless.

You can help your kids enjoy the great indoors this season and give their rooms new appeal with these few easy updates. Helping to plan and decorate their “new” rooms will also give your kids a sense of pride in the finished product, so they’ll enjoy their spaces through the fall months and beyond.

How to ‘green up’ your home, office or dorm with houseplants

How to ‘green up’ your home, office or dorm with houseplants
(ARA) – Looking for a fresh new look for your home or office or want to add some color and cool for your college digs? Houseplants are always in style.

For an easy transformation for any space, houseplants add high impact and eco flair that rival expensive makeovers. Whether you choose orchids or Bonsai, houseplants fit any lifestyle, mood and taste.

From finding the perfect plant to decorating ideas at your fingertips, check out the new digital magazine GrowingStyle. This free download and app is your go-to resource for the hottest plants, green living tips, expert advice and lots of eco eye candy.

Whether you’re a long time plant collector or novice, these tips from top garden experts show just how easily houseplants will “green up” your life.

The air in there. Did you know that houseplants do double duty? They not only add beauty to indoor spaces but also clean our indoor air and remove nasty toxins from carpets, paint, household cleaners, printers and even furniture.

“Besides what they give back in aesthetics, one of the greatest things houseplants do is provide much needed humidity in the winter months and freshen the air year round,” says Justin Hancock, editor of Better Homes and Gardens online (BHG.com).

Plant hunter and expert, Mike Rimland, says that houseplants help clean indoor toxins commonly found in homes, apartments and offices. “What houseplants you choose and where they’re placed are important considerations to maximize air filtering benefits.”

Rimland suggests houseplants like peace lilies for bathrooms and Sanseveria and Golden Pothos for your entryway and living spaces. “They’re easy to grow and can help remove volatile organic compounds found in cleaners, carpets and furniture like benzene, formaldehyde, acetone and xylene.”

Set the mood. From added drama to a touch of whimsy, houseplants instantly liven up any room or office with natural beauty and add a funky touch of greenery to boxy dorm rooms.

For happy plants, Rimland recommends you assess your rooms for optimal lighting conditions and care requirements, follow the plant care guidelines on the tags and choose plants that fit your lifestyle.

Want to create a quick and easy upscale look or a serene retreat? Nothing beats orchids, arranged in simple or elaborate containers, for high impact drama and Zen-like simplicity.

“As a great ‘everyman’ plant, orchids can’t be beat,” says Hancock. “Mini orchids are easy to grow and perfect for a centerpiece or a thing of beauty and tranquility alone on a windowsill.”

Green-up your space with living walls. If you have limited space or want a visually dramatic, high impact design for a room, living walls are the ticket.

Not only can they improve air quality, but they are quite a conversation piece, adding instant “wow factor” to any room.

Rimland says that living green walls are a great way to maximize the benefits of houseplants to purify and beautify spaces. “Whether you buy one of the new kits available or have a professional install your living wall, your rooms will spring to life with living art you create.”

Go green and groovy. Looking for fun and easy houseplants that are practically a no-brainer? Water-retaining, light-loving, easy-care succulents and cacti are virtually indestructible and come in many colors, shapes and varieties. So mix them up in containers for a visual feast that draws the eye and soothes the soul.

“Succulents are great-looking, low maintenance plants that make it easy for everyone to bring the outdoors inside,” adds Hancock.

For more ways to spruce up your home with the hottest houseplants and tips on decorating with a splash of sophisticated and refreshing greenery, visit http://www.growingstylemag.com.

Take Your Home From Summer to Fall

Take your home from summer to fall
(ARA) – Bringing your home from summer to fall is simpler than you think. It all begins with taking inventory of your home to determine which nonessential items you can eliminate or switch and where you can add.

“Start with anything fabric,” says Maria Aguerri-Gomez, Academic Dean of The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy, a branch campus of The Art Institute of Michigan. “You can change your couch covers, pillows and your throw blankets, add a duvet to your bed, change your window treatment or bathroom towels; or simply add a table runner to bring fall into your home without breaking your budget.”

Take couch covers from creamy and off-white tones to fall tones and colors. Choose earth tones such as reds and browns to bring depth and warmth. Navy blue can also be a great color to add in fall that can transition to winter. Not completely committed to bringing that much color into your living room? Change your pillows or throw blankets to develop an accented atmospheric change. Take a look at your window treatments and consider a heavier fabric with possible prints.

“Paisley is coming back this fall.” Aguerri-Gomez says. “Use paisley prints on curtains or pillows, or venture out and buy a paisley arm chair that can nestle nicely into an unused corner in your bedroom or living room.”

Elizabeth Polish, an Interior Design Instructor at The Art Institute of New York City and owner of Elizabeth Polish Design, says bird prints are making their way into homes via lampshades and carpets this fall.

Keep the cold away by adding rugs. Overlapping rugs is a trend that can bring contrasting elements together, while unifying sections of a room. Aguerri-Gomez recommends taking a bamboo or wicker rug and overlapping it with a more classical rug. “It’s a great way to bring contrast, color and texture to the room.”

Aguerri-Gomez predicts that mustard will be a key color this fall. Add a mustard table runner and change up your dinnerware and placemats to bring your table from light and airy to warm and welcoming. Don’t want to part with the lemons and limes nestled inside your glass vase as table decor? Try compromising and replace the citrus with artichokes and pomegranates for a fall final touch.

For those that like to have feng shui elements in their home, you’ll be happy to know that gold is making a comeback. Try mercury or gold canisters, vases and accents. In the past, gold and mercury were reserved for the holidays or special celebrations, but now you can bring them out earlier to bring that shiny pop the room will need.

The last touch to bringing your home from summer to fall is mood lighting. Polish recommends utilizing energy efficient LED lights and bulbs. Because you’ve most likely added thicker curtains to keep the cold out, make sure key areas are lit. Where you don’t need too much light, go for the dimming effect. “Change your lampshades if you can’t dim your lights. Make your living space as cozy as you can while saving energy at the same time,” Polish says.

To learn more about The Art Institutes schools visit www.artinstitutes.edu.

Celebrating Our 121st Store in Benton Harbor, MI

Slumberland Furniture Press Release for July 20, 2011

Contact: Lorrie Link, 651-787-7542, Jim Paul, 630-476-7606

Slumberland Furniture Opens 121st Store in Benton Harbor

Bed making contest highlights grand opening activities

TWIN CITIES, Mich. – July 20, 2011 – Slumberland Furniture will celebrate the grand opening of its 121st store, located in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Saturday, July 30. The new 40,000 square-foot store is located at 756 East Napier Avenue (on Napier just west of M-139) and will host a series of grand opening activities including a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 29, and an attempt at breaking the Guinness Book of World Records bed-making contest.

Local Boys & Girls Club children will receive a bed-making demonstration and subsequently compete in a bed-making contest 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to win prizes. Beginning Saturday at noon, the public will be invited to attempt to break the current bed-making records of 28.2 seconds for an individual or 14 seconds for a two-person team.

To coincide with the contest, Slumberland is also making a donation of 40 twin size bed sets (mattress, box spring and frame) that will be divided amongst the United Way’s Child & Family Services, Women’s Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and the Boys & Girls Club.

“For too many children and families across America, getting a good night’s sleep is only something they dream about. That’s why we created the 40 Winks Foundation,” said CEO Ken Larson.

One of the Slumberland core values is “giving back to the community” and Slumberland has given away over 20,000 beds to local charities to distribute since 1993. Through Slumberland’s 40 Winks Foundation and Homes for the Holidays, an annual giving event, Slumberland is able to provide box springs and mattresses for deserving families.

Additionally, Slumberland will promote special grand opening sales events storewide. With doors opening to the public at 10:00 a.m., the public is invited to enter a drawing to win a $1,000 Slumberland shopping spree. Winners will be announced on August 31.

About Slumberland Furniture:
Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with both its products and prices. Over the past 40 years Slumberland has expanded to 119 stores across 11 states and is now one of America’s top sellers of La-Z-Boy upholstery and the Midwest’s largest retailer of Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Simmons Mattresses and Natuzzi leather.

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Mattress Buying Made Easy

The most important element in a beautiful bedroom is the one piece of furniture that very few people see: the mattress. No matter how great the room looks, a bedroom should first and foremost be about comfort and restful sleep. Choosing a comfortable, supportive mattress is easy when you know what to look for.

  • Keep it simple: Don’t get too hung up on technical specifications and coil counts. The most important considerations are how the mattress feels to you and how much support your body receives.
  • Size matters: Sleep experts state that the more sleep space you have, the better quality of sleep you receive. Look for mattress sets with quality edge support, which will maximize your sleep space, and select the largest mattress set your room can accommodate.
  • Take a test rest: When shopping for a mattress set, lie down on each model you’re considering for a minimum of 5 minutes. Your body needs at least this much time to assess the level of comfort and support. Make sure you are testing the mattress on the side you usually sleep on: studies show we will never be fully comfortable unless we are on our “normal” side.
  • Know your habits: Most of us have two sleep positions. The rest position is the way we first lie down in bed while beginning to relax; the sleep position is what we move to when drowsy and close to falling asleep. When testing a mattress, start in your rest position and move to your sleeping position to see how you feel as you go through your normal sleep habits.
  • What’s in a name? Remember that the feel of a bed (comfort) has nothing to do with the support it provides. Plush, pillow top and firm are names that refer to the feel of the bed – comfort, not support. Depending on the make and model, a pillow top mattress may provide much more support than a firm mattress. Don’t assume you want a “firm” mattress because you have a bad back; you may like the feel of a supportive plush or pillow top instead.
  • Necks need good sleep too: Make sure you’re using a proper pillow, both at home and when shopping for a new mattress. If your neck is not receiving adequate support, you may attribute discomfort to the mattress, when the pillow may actually be the culprit.

Decorating Basics: tips & tricks the pros use!

Fun with Florals

  • If you are using fresh flowers, they must be kept fresh. If this will be a problem, choose silk.
  • An arrangement of several small vases filled with the same or coordinated flowers makes a great centerpiece.
  • Fill a clear glass vase with a bouquet of loose flowers. Anchor with colored marbles for a casual look.
  • Float two or three blooms, such as daisies or rose petals, in a favorite crystal bowl. Add floating candles for evening décor.
  • Take your favorite bowl or vase to a florist and ask for a custom arrangement to fit.

Quick Tips for Success

  • Don’t forget that lighting can be an additional form of accessorizing. Use lighting to create drama in a space and as a tool to showcase your accessories and artwork.
  • Remember that light can shine up as well as down. Up-lighting under a plant adds dimension and shadows; up-lighting behind a screen adds a soft, appealing glow.
  • When accessorizing, you should love everything you display but not display everything you love. If you have more than you can display at once, store some of them and switch them out periodically – “new” accessories will freshen up your room instantly!
  • Keep in mind that a grouping of related items will have a greater impact than smaller items scattered throughout the room.

Finishing Touches: Textiles

The varied colors and textures of fabrics and rugs liven up any room while adding an element of comfort and softness.

  • Use pillows & throws throughout the room. Draw different groupings together with a common accent color.
  • Coordinate rugs, towels, and table dressings in the kitchen and/or dining room.
  • Brighten up your floors with non-skid area or accent rugs.
  • Quilts, tapestries and printed cloths have great display potential. Mount them alone on a wall as a focal point or feature piece for a room.

Slumberland Furniture Opens 120th Store in Decatur

Slumberland Furniture Press Release for April 15, 2011

Contacts: Jon Bleed, 217-619-6536, Lorrie Link, 651.787.7542

Slumberland Furniture Opens 120th Store in Decatur

Decatur, IL April 15, 2011 Slumberland Furniture is pleased to announce the opening of its 120th location. Decatur’s first Slumberland store will open on April 30, 2011. The store is located at 51 & Ash, next to Panera (265 East Ash Avenue). The new store is approximately 30,000 square feet with an attached warehouse and is managed by Jonathan Bleed. Slumberland expects to employ approximately 20 people from the Decatur area.

Official Grand Opening festivities will begin on April 29, 2011 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 p.m.; guests include Mayor Mike McElroy, Decatur City Council and the Decatur Chamber of Commerce.

Slumberland is involved in and supportive of many community initiatives through the Slumberland 40 Winks Foundation and will donate that evening approximately 40 beds to the Central Illinois Christians In Mission. The 40 Winks Foundation seeks to provide mattresses and beds to children and families lacking these resources to help them attain one of the foundational blocks of life—a full and healthy night’s sleep.

The foundation accepts monetary donations and partners directly with local charities for distribution of donated beds. Administrative costs for the 40 Winks Foundation are covered by Slumberland Furniture, so every dollar donated is contributed to the mission of the 40 Winks Foundation.

Additionally, Slumberland will promote special grand opening sales events storewide. The doors will open to the public April 30, at 10:00 a.m. Customers can register to win a $1000 Slumberland Shopping Spree. The winner will be announced on May 24.

About Slumberland Furniture:
Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with both its products and prices. Over the past 43 years Slumberland has expanded to 120 stores across 10 states and is now one of America’s top sellers of La-Z-Boy upholstery and the Midwest’s largest retailer of Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Simmons mattresses and Natuzzi leather.
For more information on Slumberland Furniture’s products, visit Slumberland.com.

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There’s more to spring than cleaning.

Helping You Sell Your Home Faster

Did you know? De-cluttering and simple home staging can average a 299% – 586% return on investment, increasing your home’s value and making it easier to sell faster.
–Homeagain.com survey of 600 real estate agents nationwide
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Six Simple but Effective DIY Home Staging Tips

Home staging is an essential factor when it comes to selling your home for maximum price and in minimum time. However, not all people can afford to hire the professionals to get the job done, especially in today’s financially troubled times.

So if you are pondering on the ins and outs of staging your home, here are six simple but effective tips to help you get the job done:

Clear the clutter

The first thing you need to do to make your home more presentable is to clear the clutter in and around your home. That includes misaligned furniture, piled-up garbage bags, scattered clothes, disarranged DVDs and every other thing that looks out of place. You can only get serious with your home staging pursuits if you know how to clean up your home.

Complemented colors

Once you’ve got your home straightened out, the next step involves one of the biggest headaches in designs – colors. You need to find the right balance of subtlety and energy in order to reach out and attract the most number of people, and this balance between two opposing forces will be determined by your choice of color schemes in your home.

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize

One way to work with the colors in and around your home is to accessorize. Little coffee tables, tiny wall décor here and there, a spanking new vase and similar knick-knacks can be put to good use in accessorizing your home. Just make sure to visualize a style before you end up buying and installing a particular piece.

The power of Mother Nature

One of the most powerful and appealing aspects of a home is the greenery around your home. A house with a verdant front and backyard will attract a whole lot more buyers than one with dead or dying plant life. Just make sure to keep the plants nice and tidy, as an unkempt jungle does as much damage to home staging as a dead lawn.

Letting in the sun and air

Part of Mother Nature’s appeal is the elements, and a lot of sun and fresh air will work wonders in sprucing up a home. Make sure that you take photos and have potential buyers visit your home one a nice and sunny day, with a slight breeze wafting in to help them feel nice and fresh!

Appease the senses

Speaking of fresh, you have to remember that sight, smell and sound will all come into the equation when staging your home for potential buyers. Do not focus only on the visual aspect, but give a little thought to scenting up the place and playing some soothing music in the background. These are little things, but they will do wonders in influencing buyers.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/real-estate-articles/six-simple-but-effective-diy-home-staging-tips-1186888.html

Author: Rose

About the Author

Clear the clutter, complement the colors, accessorize, keep a nice lawn, let in some sun and air and appease the senses. Keep these DIY home staging tips in mind, and you’ll be able to greatly increase the value and saleability of your home. More real estate ideas is made available for you in Avondale Homes for Sale and Residential Real Estate in Avondale AZ.


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Slumberland Furniture and mattress store is your one-stop home furniture store for the rooms that make up the heart of your home. More than 100 convenient locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Discover the latest looks in bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining furniture and more, plus low price guarantee and comfort guarantee on Sealy Posturepedic, Simmons Beautyrest and Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Slumberland Furnitures stores’ advertised furniture sales are always available online.

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