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Why You Should Invest in a Sideboard

Sideboards have been around since the 18th Century, storing our stuff and generally helping us be more organized. While sideboards (also known as buffets, consoles, and credenzas) started out in dining rooms as a place to hold cutlery, dishes, napkins, etc., they’re now being incorporated throughout the entire house. Wherever you use them, sideboards serve a great many purposes and offer a great many uses.

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  1. Sideboards slip into slim spaces. Most sideboards are thin/shallow which makes them easy to fit into tight spaces like hallways or next to the bed. Choose a design with sliding doors to save more space.

  2. Have an open floor plan like a loft space? A sideboard can divide the space up. Place the sideboard behind the sofa to create space between the living area and dining area.

  3. Sideboards make great alternatives to the typical media cabinets and dressers. Mount your TV above a sideboard that’s equally as wide to create balance (or just place it on the sideboard) or simply use a sideboard in place of a dresser.

  4. Use a sideboard to organize your entry hallway. Your foyer/entry hallway can be a hectic place since it’s where everyone tends to dump their stuff. Having a sideboard there means each member of the family can have a drawer or compartment for their keys, scarves, gloves, etc. Voila, cleanliness!

  5. Sideboards blend in. Furniture used for storage tends to be fairly open (think bookcases and modular shelving units) but with sideboards, everything is hidden for a streamlined, clutter-free look.

  6. Make your kid’s room more stylish with a funky sideboard used for storage. They’re perfect for storing things like Legos and art supplies plus you can fit bigger stuff in the cabinet parts.

  7. Create a bar. Add a tray for an ice bucket, serving glasses, and whatever your poison to a sidebar and you’re set!

  8. Sideboards can ground artwork. Placing a sideboard underneath a piece of art on the wall draws the eye to the art. If you have a piece you particularly love, try this trick out.

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Sideboards are useful creatures, can be eye-catching pieces, and are fabulous for organization. Whatever you decide to use them for and wherever you decide to put them, it’s a sure bet you’ll be happy. If you need help deciding what sideboard is best for you, visit us online today, drop by the store or call, and we’ll be happy to help out! We can’t wait to help you find your new piece!

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Featured Brand: Uttermost

We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you enjoy learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Uttermost. Sit back, relax and have a closer look at Uttermost!

Uttermost offers the broadest selection of Mirrors in the industry, as well as one of the most extensive lines of Art, Metal Wall Décor, and Accessories. In the spring of 2002, Uttermost introduced Lamps, which is now the fastest growing major Lamp line in the country. In January of 2006, Uttermost introduced a complete line of lighting fixtures. These lighting fixtures are available exclusively through professional lighting retailers. Uttermost manufactures mirrors, art, metal wall art, lamps, accessories, clocks and lighting fixtures.

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The Uttermost culture is founded on the concept of partners in business. From the Designer who envisions and creates the new idea to the craftsman in the factory who transforms that idea into a finished product, to the Retailer who selects and merchandises that new item, they’re all dependent on each other. So Uttermost’s outlook is one of mutual respect for all of their partners in business.

Uttermost offers one of the most broad and most current product lines in the world. Their line includes accent furniture, decorative mirrors, alternative wall, art, clocks, lamps, lighting fixtures, botanicals, and accessories. Recently added to their line is the best selling products from Austin Reproductions as well as the entire Timeworks line of clocks.

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While they focus every day on developing the latest designs, they know that good design means nothing without quality manufacturing. You can be certain that on Uttermost products, no shortcuts are taken in manufacturing to make sure their products exceed expectations.

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Are You Ready for Game Day?

It’s September, which equals fall, and that can only mean one thing…GAME DAYS!!! More often than not your game days will consist of football, football and more football (as they should!) but don’t forget you can expand upon Game Day by having a variety of themed Game Days over the course of fall. Game Day can mean board games; it can be the big fight; or it can be a simple, friendly game of Exploding Kittens (what? It’s a real game!). Whatever your Game Day activities, make sure you’re prepared for the influx of friends, food and fun by having the most accommodating and comfortable furniture around!

You’re going to have a lot of people gathered in the living room if you’re having a football or big fight (or something similar) Game Day (or Night)! Make sure you’ve got places for those peeps to sit with a jumbo sectional. We’ve got you’ve covered with a plethora of designs, styles and prices, so you’re guaranteed to have the comfiest seat in the neighborhood! We’ve also got a great array of entertainment centers and TV stands that will fit any TV, big or small, that will show off your favorite team and athletes in style! Last but not least, don’t forget the snackage! You’re going to need some serious Game Day munchies to feed your crowd, but you’ll also need a place to put everything so you can concentrate on cheering on the team. Grab up a sweet trestle or pub table for a laidback, fun look (don’t worry, we have regular tables too, if that’s your style)!

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Speaking of tables, are you prepared for the entirely fun but entirely different Game Day/Night of board and card games? Whether you’re down’n’dirty in a serious game of Texas Hold ‘Em or flying high with those Exploding Kittens, the perfect game table is a MUST. We’ve got a GREAT selection of game tables that are perfect for any game. Your house is going to be the most happening Game Day spot in the neighborhood! And when you get thirsty after all those intense hands, just grab a drink off one of the fabulous servers we have to offer – from simple & rustic to fancy, schmancy.

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Now that we’ve redecorated your place for the upcoming fall fun times, come on down to Suburban Furniture or visit our site to see our selection yourself. You can even design your own room plan on our site! Fall is a great time to update your home’s style, any way you look at it.

Back to Fall with 1/2 Off!

It’s almost fall…bonfires, colorful leaves, sweaters, back-to-school shopping! Back-to-school shopping gets more and more expensive every year with those long lists of sundries and supplies kids need to bring with them. Add in new clothes, backpacks, calculators and the such and it’s a crazy expense. That’s why we’re letting you SAVE money instead with our Fall 1/2 Off Sale! Everything in the store is currently 1/2 off – from sofas to entertainment centers, beds to bookshelves – you can have it all and at a low cost. So save money with us to use for the back-to-school needs. This way Mom gets her new kitchen table and Little Susie gets that wardrobe she’s been coveting. Happy shopping!

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Say Hello to Perfect Accents!

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We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you enjoy learning more about your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Coast to Coast Imports. Coast to Coast is all about the accents – from chairs to mirrors – and their collection is vast and varied! So sit back and relax and have a closer look at what Coast to Coast Imports is all about.

Coast to Coast Imports, LLC is an international manufacturer and wholesaler of quality accent furniture and seating. With over 100 years of combined experience in the furniture industry, they have developed partnerships with manufacturers abroad to bring affordable quality accent furniture to every home. The Coast to Coast family includes hundreds of employees in Memphis, TN and Asia and over 100 sales representatives globally.

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Their operations include a 300,000 square foot distribution facility in Memphis, TN, 15 large factory partners in China and India, and showrooms in High Point, Las Vegas, and Tupelo. Their international team is focused on the highest level of quality control, support for product development, factory compliance, and timely shipping.

The mission of Coast to Coast is simple: to deliver quality home accents for the greatest value. Their proprietary brands include Coast to Coast Accents, a collection of affordable home accent furniture; The Andy Stein Collection, higher styled home accents with a designer’s touch; and Jadu Accents, a collection of beautiful rustic and industrial accent furniture from India.

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With such a wide selection of beautiful pieces, Coast to Coast never fails to please, so drop by Suburban today (or visit our website) to pick out your next accent piece!

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It’s Christmas in July!

It’s that time of year again! Time for one of your (and our) favorite events – Suburban’s Christmas in July Giftaway! Just in time for the rising temperatures, we’re ready to bring some winter fun to your life. So what’s the deal exactly? Here’s how it works…

There are two options available:

1) a no interest option until 2020

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2) receive a free gift card from America’s favorite retailers w/purchase of $500 or more – better yet the more you spend, the bigger the gift card!

There are so many items in the store to choose from during this event. Have a look below!

Let’s Decorate for Summer!

Hopefully you lightened up your house’s winter atmosphere when spring arrived, but summer’s here and it’s even airier. Summer means color and sunshine and fun; all things you want your home to reflect. You can create the utmost inviting atmosphere for your abode without breaking the bank with our help. Just read on!

Living rooms are made for relaxation and it’s the place where you and your guests spend the majority of your time, so update yours with a fresh new look that’s ideal for laid-back living during the summer months. Fresh white walls are the epitome of summer style allowing you to experiment with different colors and themes against a works-with-everything backdrop. While you’re experimenting, get rid of any heavy fabrics, such as curtains and replace them with something that will let the sunlight stream through. Nothing says summer quite like a sun filled room.

Blue skies, fields of flowers and all the sunlight you can handle can serve as inspiration to add bright colors to your home. Just one piece of furniture repainted or reupholstered in a vibrant shade could completely change the mood of your living room, giving it a more positive feel. Add a floral touch with a chair with a flowered pattern. Keep flooring neutral; bare floorboards or a pale carpet will work with any scheme (and then you can add a colorful rug or the such!).

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Looking for a change in the bedroom? How about a DIY project for a little color infusion? Turn an unused table into a pair of stylish and useful nightstands in a bright, cheerful hue. Want to brighten up your kids room or even just a hallway? Do it in a snap with a bookcase. Add unexpected color to a room by painting the inside of a bookcase in a hot hue.

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The colors and patterns you choose for not just your walls and accessories but your furniture are important to the overall look and feel of the effect you’re going for, so keep that in mind when picking out new furniture. We have an incredible myriad of looks and styles available, always reasonably priced, and we’re always available to help you pick your new favorite item. So if you’re doing a little summer redecorating, browse our website or visit one of our stores – we’ll have you relaxing in your own personal oasis in no time!

Enhance Your Summer with Ashley Furniture!

ashley_logoWe love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you enjoy learning more about your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Ashley Furniture. If you’re looking to enhance your home with an air of summer, Ashley has some pieces you’ll love. Sit back and relax and have a closer look at what Ashley Furniture is all about.

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Ashley has grown to become the largest home furniture manufacturing companies around with a rich history of success stories that illustrates its dramatic transition from a ‘virtual unknown’ to a significant force in the industry. For over half of a century, the company has remained committed to its Vision Statement: “We Want to be the Best Furniture Company”.

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Innovative marketing concepts, quality products and state-of-the-art manufacturing methods have always been driven by the demand for customer satisfaction. At Ashley, the stream of satisfied customers continues to grow as Ashley continues to be creative, and diversifies to expand business and improve quality into the next millennium.

Don’t Just Spring Clean, Spring Rejuvenate!

Spring is defined as “the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November.” But also – “Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.” There’s a reason we have the term “spring cleaning” around. This year take spring cleaning a step further. Don’t just deep clean your home – rejuvenate and renew it by taking advantage of our amazing deals and everyday low prices!

Spring LoveseatAnd while you’re at it, why not add a touch of spring to your home while you redesign? Take advantage of springlike colors in furniture (bright, bold colors in particular) and accents. See how that item with the floral design will fit into the scheme of your living room. Bring spring inside and keep it there year round!

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Short on Space? Furniture that Fits

Jersey is a crowded place, there’s no doubt about that. And as it continues to grow and spaces become more urbane, it means that more and more people will likely be living in slightly smaller spaces a la NYC or West Jersey. There’s even a chance that you’re already living in an apartment that’s on the small side or are just lacking in space in general. So how can you utilize the space you have when it comes to furniture and decorating?

We found something rather neat, currently on Kickstarter, that may be the answer to the small space living problem (at the least, it looks helpful!). It’s called “Bookniture” and is based off creator and industrial designer Mike Mak’s experience living in Hong Kong (talk about limited space!). Bookniture looks just like a Moleskine notebook when folded up. But in just a flip, it expands to form a functional piece of furniture that can serve as a small table, nightstand, stool, ottoman or standing work desk. No, seriously. How cool is that? It’s made using traditional book-binding technologies and out of honeycomb boards.

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While we may not have a solution quite as “cool” as Bookniture, we do offer plenty of solutions to furnishing small spaces here at Suburban Furniture. We have sleeper sofas (full size and up) at affordable prices so your living room can double as your bedroom. Need a place to eat that won’t take up a lot of space? We have everything from small pub tables that take up very little space to corner tables that include storage space. Try a loft bed with bookcase and storage or a bunk bed that includes a desk and workspace. Whatever your needs, we have a solution.

Browse us online or drop by our showroom today so we can help you make your home look perfect, no matter what the size.