Category Archives: Design

The Amazing, Wonderful Recliner

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First, you’ll need to chose the type of recliner you want. There are 3 types to choose from: standard, high-leg, and lift. The standard recliner is just as it sounds – the typical recliner you know that moves into 2 or 3 positions. High-leg recliners are a bit more stylish than the standard and because most have a pushback feature, it means no visible handle for a cleaner look. And finally, the lift recliner not only reclines but lifts you from a sitting position to a standing position.

After you choose your type, next come the features (the fun part!). Mostly you’ll find these 8 features:

1. Rocker or Glider Base – has a motion feature so you can rock.
2. Swivel Base – allows you to turn in all directions.
3. Massage – (our personal fave!) grab a massage while you catch up on “Game of Thrones”; can come with or without a heat feature.
4. Big & Tall – extra large recliners designed to hold more weight than the average recliner.
5. Wall Hugger – if you live in a tiny space, this feature is for you; allows you to place the recliner much closer to the wall, only a few inches, to save space.
6. Lay flat – if you’re constantly falling asleep in your recliner, you need this; reclines to a flat position.
7. Built-in USB Charger – yes, really.
8. Power – with this feature you don’t have to worry with levers or handles, just push a button and you’re on your way to relaxation.

There are, of course, other options to decide when picking your amazing, wonderful recliner like the size of your space, whether it’s pet-friendly, and what kind of fabric you want. But with so many choices, it’d be hard to go wrong! Drop by your local Suburban Furniture today to get yours!

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Find Your Perfect Style!

    No matter what your favorite style is Suburban Furniture has it, and now it’s easier than ever to find your style at Suburban! Now you can easily shop by style on our new “shop by style” page and choose among the following to find exactly what you want:
  • Contemporary – Contemporary style proves that less is more. Contemporary consists of simple silhouettes, sleek lines, a clean & fresh look with a metropolitan feel, and leans towards glass tops, rich wood tones, and high sheen finishes.
  • Casual – Casual style proves that looks aren’t everything! Casual furniture puts comfort first and is designed for everyday use.
  • Traditional – Traditional style is the one we all know and love from times gone by. It consists of intricate molding and curves and makes your home appear sophisticated and refined.
  • Transitional – Simple meets sophisticated sums up transitional style! You’ll find a mix of finishes, materials, and fabrics, plus clean lines and interesting textures.
  • Mid-Century Modern – Mid-century modern is the style for you if “Mad Men” is your jam. Inspired by 50s, 60s, and 70s pop culture, this retro-modern style is both playful AND sophisticated.
  • Cottage – No actual cottage needed for this style! Cottage style is pretty and light and feminine at heart.
  • Rustic – Rustic style is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – weathered wood, distressed metal, and all-natural charm.
    Drop by on Labor Day and enjoy store-wide savings up to 50% off, instant sales tax rebate, 5 years interest-free, and free delivery!

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Don’t Forget the Accessories!

You’ve heard the saying “Accessories make the outfit”? It’s also true that accessories make a home! To that end, there are many more home accessories available out there than throw pillows, shag rugs, vases, and STAR WAR posters (for the “man cave”, of course). We’ve got some wonderfully & wonderfully unique accessories hanging around that we think you’ll love, so check a few out below, then head over to our site to see the rest!

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First and foremost, don’t forget your furbabies! Keep them lounging in style with one of our pet beds designed for durability and comfort.

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Wash away the rainy day blues with a sleek & stylish hand-forged umbrella stand.

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Turn your office or library into a charming replica of BEAUTY & THE BEAST’s library with one of our library ladders! Not only will you be able to reach those top shelves finally, but you can re-enact all your favorite BATB scenes. We’ve so many colors and styles, there’s sure to be a match!

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No room in the office or home for a full desk? No worries! Tilting to an ideal angle for using with your laptop, our laptop stands provide an alternative that’s ideal for moving to where you need it plus the ability to adjust the heighth.

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Get decorative with a pedestal! A fabulous piece of accent furniture they add class as well as providing a comfortable perch for favorite plants.

There’s a world of possibilities when it comes to creating your dream home (an affordable world of possibilities at that), so get creative and get everything perfect down to the last, tiniest detail. Call or email us today for more ideas or drop by our Facebook page!

Design Your Dream Home!

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Do you have a vision of how you want to design your home, but need a little help putting it together? Our team is here to help! Suburban Furniture is pleased to offer an in home consultation from our designer. And it can end up being absolutely FREE to you. Our Design Consultants bring years of experience into their work. They know that function and aesthetics have equal value in a home, and will work with you to customize a space that gives you both. Whether you want to design an entire room or a whole home, our Design Team has the inspiration for any project!

How does it work? Our in-store designer and your sales associate will come out to your home and spend up to an hour per room exploring your current space. They will note colors, layout and special pieces you may want to decorate around. They will come to understand what you want to achieve. They may bring samples or suggestions based on any previous in store conversations. They will then return to the store and within one to two weeks, invite you into the store to present their suggestions to you. This includes suggestions for one, some or all of furniture, accessories, area rugs, general paint colors, and room layouts to help you achieve your goals.

How much does it cost? We thought you said it was FREE! There is a $350 consultation fee that is collected before the in-home visit. When you purchase $3,500 of merchandise or more we apply the $350 towards your purchase.

Stop by one of our conveniently located stores to start your design project now!

How to Choose Your Forever Sofa

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Whether you’re buying your first ever sofa or you’ve had your current sofa for approximately 873 years and it’s time to send it out to the farm, picking out a sofa is a big deal. What kind of sofa will last the longest? What’s the best bang for your buck? And which will be the most comfortable for those Netflix marathons? We’ve got the tips that will help you find your forever sofa!

  1. Check the frame. The sturdier the frame, the longer-lasting the sofa. Soft wood, like pine, may be low cost, but it’ll also warp after a few years. Hardwood, however, is more durable. Likewise, frames made of particleboard, plastic, or metal may warp or crack, so avoid those too. Make sure the legs are part of the frame, or at the least that they’re held on with screws or pegs. Stay away if legs are simply glued on. A simple way to test the frame? Lift one front corner of the sofa off the floor. By the time you’ve raised it 6 inches, the other front leg should have risen as well. If it’s still touching the floor, the frame has too much give (ie, it’s weak).
  2. Joinery. This one’s easy – never buy a sofa that’s held together solely by staples, nails, and/or glue. Oh, and ask your salesperson for written manufacturer information on frame joinery.
  3. Test the springs. This one comes down to about 75% comfort. Most sofas have those snake like curly springs. They’re nicely supportive, but they can press on the frame or sage over time if the metal isn’t heavy. High-end sofas often come with “eight-way hand-tied springs” (ooohhh, fancy). They’re really comfy, but also expensive; and some experts think they aren’t any better than the snake-y springs. So, basically – feel the springs! They should be close together and firm. Also, sofas without springs (with webbing or mesh) = super uncomfy and flimsy. To test ’em, sit down firmly on a corner of the sofa. If you hear squeaks and creaks, it typically means that the springs are hitting the frame or they’re placed incorrectly.
  4. It’s all about the fillings. There are A LOT of options out there when it comes to cushion fillings. Good options that are comfy and reasonably priced? High-resilient foam in a lawyer of down and conventional foam wrapped in polyester batting.
  5. Toughen your sofa up! Unless your sofa is going to be hanging out in a room for decorational purposes only, it’s going to need a durable fabric. Cotton and linen are awesome (but not loose weaves because they can snag). There’s also synthetic microfiber which can mimic most fabrics and is stain resistant (yes!). This one is more durable than cotton and linen as well. Wool and leather? Handsome and strong but expensive. Silk? Sleek but fragile. Fabrics that have patterns woven in tend to wear better than those with printed patterns. Want to see how the sofa might look in your room before you get it? Ask the store for a piece of fabric larger than the usual swath. Place it where the sofa will go, view it in both natural and artificial light, and see how much you still like it after a few days.

Suburban Furniture has been serving the Roxbury Township, Morris, Warren and Sussex County and Northern New Jersey areas for over 50 years. Our customers value us for our large selection, beautiful showroom, fair prices and immediate delivery. Still family owned after 50 years we are committed to providing a unique, family friendly, comfortable place to shop for your home. Our caring staff, combined with affordable, in-stock furniture will help you furnish your home in hours, not months.

 

Our Gift to You

This holiday season, we wanted to get you guys the best present ever, so we’re giving you the gift of FIVE (5) FULL YEARS interest-free! That’s right – 5 YEARS interest-free. Imagine all the pieces of furniture you can replace in your home with this and all the ways you can redecorate! You could…

Recreate the library from BEAUTY & THE BEAST, to celebrate the upcoming movie release

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Have your kiddo (or yourself, we don’t judge!) off on adventurous dreams with this cool bed

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Travel back in time with this 50s soda fountain bar table

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Or you could simply spice up your current décor with a few fun accentswine-rackWhatever your wish this holiday season, the sky’s the limit with FIVE (5) FULL YEARS interest-free! Happy shopping!

Master the Art of Bedroom Design

Every once in awhile it’s nice to do something for ourselves and one of the greatest things you can do for yourself is designing the perfect bedroom. Think about it – you likely spend a good chunk of time in the bedroom, for several reasons. High on that list of reasons come relaxation and rest. Bedrooms are our safe havens; our calm in the storms. Having one that reflects your (and your spouse’s, if applicable!) style will help create a more centering and relaxing spot in your home. Plus, you can do it for cheaper than you think!

First things first, incorporate your aesthetic (or aesthetics). If it’s you and you alone, you’re free to do whatever you want, whether it be a room full of clown paintings (*shivers*) to a sleek, modern design. If you have a partner, there’s going to be some give and take though. Either try to find middle ground or decide on an eclectically designed space that incorporates both of your preferred styles.

Next up, slap some paint on those walls! There is NO better way to brighten and re-freshen a room than with a new coat of paint. It’s one of the most inexpensive ways to make a dramatic change to any space. If you’re having trouble deciding on a color, find something in the room for inspiration. Just make sure it matches and make sure the paint really, really matches the paint chip. We know someone who ended up with a Pepto Bismol pink office instead of a rose office because of this…true story.

Remember that accessories are your friends. There are hundreds (nay millions!) of inexpensive ways to accessorize a room. Rugs, throw pillows, sheets and a cozy comforter are quick and inexpensive ways to add extra warmth, color and beauty to your master retreat. Likewise, art painted by friends, a wall of framed photography or books, or a cool piece of furniture for a side table, etc., can make the eclectic look come together!

Really important though? You need to get a new mattress. How long have you been sleeping on that mattress? Go on, we’ll wait while you count back through the years…that long, huh? If your mattress is more than 7 years old; shows visible signs of wear (it’s dipping, has lumps, the interior is exposed, etc.); you get a better night’s sleep ANYWHERE but your own bed (sofa, dog house, wherever); or you wake up with stiffness, numbness, or aches, then your mattress has stopped supporting you. It’s time to get a mattress that has you feeling like your on a cloud (or rock, if that’s your preference), so you can wake up feeling like a million bucks. If you absolutely can’t afford a new mattress at the moment, at least upgrade what you’ve got with some memory foam or mattress pad, okay?

We’ve been serving the Roxbury Township, Morris, Warren and Sussex County and Northern New Jersey areas for over 50 years. Our customers value us for our large selection, beautiful showroom, fair prices and immediate delivery. Still family owned after 50 years we are committed to providing a unique, family friendly, comfortable place to shop for your home. Our caring staff, combined with affordable, in-stock furniture will help you furnish your home in hours, not months. Drop by one of our showrooms today or visit us online to see what kind of bedroom perfection we can help you create!

Study in Style!

School is back in session, which means you or someone in your family is back to hitting the books. Studying, homework and school, can be a full-time job these days, so you’re going to want to make sure you have the best “office” area available to help you through. Whether it’s just a corner of your bedroom or a whole entire room dedicated to reading, writing, etc., we have the desk for you – from writing desks to computer desks to drafting desks and more, we have what you’re looking for this fall season! Check out some of our magnificent selection below; then head over to our website or one of our many locations to see the rest. This year, make sure you’re getting straight As across the board, starting with style!

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Park City Computer Desk and Hutch

This youth computer desk with hutch provides children with a stylish and highly functional setting to do homework and enjoy their creative pursuits. In addition to being sturdily crafted from poplar solids and cherry veneers, this desk is computer ready. The center drawer has a drop-down face which the drawer ideal for placing a computer keyboard. The hutch contains shelves, storage compartments and a corkboard panel for tacking up pictures and homework assignments. Rich Merlot wood finish enhances the contemporary charm of the desk.


 

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Desks Wood Desk

Complete your modern home office with this contemporary table desk. This desk is perfect for a small home office or downtown loft with modern appeal. An open shelf matches a contemporary open concept so you don’t miss a design beat while finishing your office decor.


 

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Boston 47″ Writing Desk & Hutch

This 47″ table desk and hutch set is simply styled with block legs beveled at the foot, recessed side panels and brushed nickel hardware. The desk offers a single task drawer, while the accompanying hutch features two small drawers and five display shelves great for storing books and files. Feature this desk unit on its own as a simple computer desk or occasional table, or combine it with other modular pieces from the collection to create a customized home office unit.

Don’t Forget to Vote!

Ugly Sofa Contest

All the “ugly sofa” photos are in and now it’s time to pick a winner! Voting is now open and runs through September 5th, so head over to our Facebook page to view our “Ugly Sofa Contest” album to pick out your favorite. If your sofa is in the running, be sure to tell your friends and family so they can come vote it up!The photo with the most likes by MIDNIGHT EST 9/05/16 Wins $700.00 toward the purchase of a new sofa from Suburban Furniture.

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New Sofa? Yes, Please!

Browse through some of the amazing sofas that could be yours if you win our ugly sofa contest! Look – the possibilities are endless. We’re still accepting submissions via email to uglysofa@suburbanfurn.com until 8/25, so be sure to get your ugly sofa pics in so you’ll be eligible to win $700 in store credit towards your new sofa! And be sure to check our website to see the rest of our sofa selection (hint: it’s HUMONGOUS!).

ChanningSofa

Relax in comfort on this luxurious three-seat sofa. Upholstered in leather match, you can showcase your style without breaking your budget. This large sofa features exposed wooden feet in a tapered style at the corners and spaced evenly towards the middle for support.

 

BeckhamSofa

This U-shaped sectional brings you the ultimate comfort you’re looking for in a sofa. Its shape can easily seat multiple people, and you’ll love adding your own flair to it by adding fun throw pillows. Its casual yet transitional appearance will complement a variety of room styles, while loose pillow back and seat cushions make this sectional easy to clean. The exposed wood block feet are finished in walnut, creating a great accent against the sofa’s fabric. This is a sectional sofa that the whole family can enjoy and will keep you cozy for years to come.

Benwood Upholstered Sofa

Ultimate style and comfortable seating are yours in this 88″ transitional style sofa. Features a high back with three semi attach back cushions over three box end cushions, arm accented with small nail head trim, front rail accented with larger nail head trim, all help turn this classic transitional style into a work of art. Contrasting throw pillows and kidney pillow with beautiful wooden sculptured legs add the finishing touch.

 

Tatum Modern Sofa

This modern sofa will bring life to your living room. Large, rectangles are featured in the sofa’s oversized track arms, boxed seat cushions and block feet. Chunky rectangles are also drawn in the stitching on the sofa’s back cushions. The crisp lines and blocky look of this sofa gives it a very minimalist style.