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Spring for a Home Makeover


Spring is right around the corner and boy are we excited! Spring is one of our favorite times of year because it’s a time of renewal and change (also cleaning, lots of spring cleaning). It’s also a time for giving your home a fresh new look – why should you be the only one to get a new spring look? Here are some tips we’ve chosen for this spring to make your house look fabulous!

  1. Make what’s old new again by reupholstering your furniture. It’s a fairly inexpensive way to change things up while somewhat designing the look yourself. And did we mention that we do custom upholstery?

  2. Go floral. Faux floral, that is. Flowers are never out of style come spring and fresh flowers are the BEST but faux flowers require less upkeep and look just as good. Just burn a candle for that fresh floral scent.

  3. Replace your curtains. Another spring style staple that’s quick, easy, and inexpensive. Swapping out curtains can make a major aesthetic impact on your space, depending on the color, style and texture you use.

  4. Go for the gold! Gilded accents are totally in and having gold-tinted accents around your home will make it look shiny & new (plus catch lots of sunshine if you have them in the right place!).

  5. Give your space a focal point. Does your living room or bedroom lack focus? Do you walk in and find that your eyes just sweep over everything without landing on any particular thing? Give your eyes a place to rest by investing in a piece of furniture that stands out from the rest in either color or shape!

  6. Quietly quirky. Everyone loves a little quirk in their life and a simple way to add some to yours is by getting a quirky light fixture. It can be the only change you make to your room and can still change the whole dynamic & draw attention! Plus, fun!

  7. Make it pop. Spring is all about vibrancy so make sure your home has some bright colors in it. Whether it’s a brightly colored pillow, flowers, wall art, or whatever, nothing will say “spring” more than this.

  8. Paint the bedroom to sleep better. Yep, that’s right. No scientific studies or anything here but think about the places where you’ve slept the best (was it a hotel room? Your bff’s bedroom? Your parents’?) and paint your bedroom the same color. It might help you catch more winks!

  9. Change the hardware. Another super easy, quick, and inexpensive way to redecorate for spring is to switch out the knobs and drawer pulls on your kitchen and/or bath cabinets. It’s an instant noticeable switch that will change things up for the better. Go wild and live it up!

  10. Go green. Bring the outdoors indoors. Spruce things up with some plants (if you have pets though always check to see if the plants are pet-friendly!). Grow fresh herbs for cooking in your window. What better way to make your house look like spring?

Giving your house a fresh look for the spring season is easier than you think and we can help you out with dozens of ideas. Just drop by, email, check out our online catalog, or give us a call at (973) 927-7100 and we’ll be ready to give you a hand with your home’s facelift!


New Year, New Home


Happy 2018, guys! We hope you all had very happy New Year’s!

At the start of each new year, we make promises to ourselves (and sometimes others) to do better or be better; to start new habits or break old ones; essentially to become a new us for the new year. The practice dates back 4,000 years to the Babylonians who celebrated their new year (in mid-March) with a HUGE 12-day festival where they made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any borrowed objects. If they kept their word, the gods would bestow favor upon them (and if not, they’d fall out of favor – yikes!). After them came the Romans who tweaked the practice to promise good conduct for the year and to reflect back on the previous year. New year’s resolutions took a couple of more twists and turns to get from there to what we know them as now but it’s still the same basic idea – new year, new you.

We say, if you get the opportunity to start fresh in the new year, shouldn’t your home too? We think so! Reflect back on what all happened in your home in the past year and consider whether it deserves a fresh look in the new year as well. If you’re like us and think change in the new year is great, then you’re in luck because we’re starting 2018 off right with our annual WINTER HALF-OFF SALE!

That’s right, you heard us, half-off. Like, 50%. And did we mention that EVERYTHING is up to half-off? Cause it is! (Don’t say we never give you anything nice!) Plus we’re offering…*whispers* 6 months interest-free financing. We are very serious about this new year, new home thing. This means you can go wild and redecorate your living room or your bedroom or your office or your bathroom or get a new entertainment center or…or really anything! You can even just do a small facelift and grab some colorful throw pillows and rugs to help get you through a dreary winter. The store is your oyster.

So stop by one of our stores today to freshen up your home for the new year and our salespeople will help you find the PERFECT items. This is definitely one opportunity you don’t want to miss. Here’s to 2018 and all the beautiful changes it’ll bring us! (Oh, and here’s to maybe, hopefully, sticking to those resolutions.) Cheers!

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Happy New Year!


2018 will be here in just a few hours! Are you ready – perfect outfit picked out, plans made, and resolutions duly noted? What’s your top New Year’s resolution in 2018? We at Suburban Furniture plan on making 2018 a year all about YOU! Look for more savings, more great content on our website and here to help you with all your furniture needs, and more of the fabulous service you’ve come to expect from the gang at Suburban. We’re ready to make this the best year ever!

For now though, we want to leave you all with some thanks because without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we love. We really do have the most amazing customers and your loyalty & support throughout 2017 was greatly appreciated! You guys ROCK!

We’ll see you next year with great sales and exciting content! Till then stay safe, have fun, and happy new year!

What’s the Word on the Street?


Hey, we’re always telling you how awesome we are – how we have the best brands and greatest selection, how our customer service is top notch and our prices can’t be beat – but don’t just take our word for it! Listen to our customers and what they have to say – they’d know better than us, right? Here’s the word on the street:

My husband and I recently purchased a living room sectional and two recliner chairs, We are very pleased with our purchases. We had bought 2 recliners 18 months ago. They were terrible. They were difficult to use and did not stay in the reclining position. We spent a great deal of time at Suburban finding just the right one. Actually we had a couple that we were interested in, all American made. We are super happy with our choice. They are very comfortable, really soft micro fiber fabric. We were able to choose our fabric at no additional cost, plus we were able to have them made in swivel recliner style. Our sectional is exactly what we wanted. Elise spent a great deal of time with us helping us make our decision. The furniture was delivered at two different times and both sets of delivery men were very nice. Our driveway is 1/10th of a mile long and curvy. Both drivers backed down our driveway without going off on the side. Not an easy task at all. We will certainly return to Suburban for all of our furniture purchases! ~Sharon

Our delivery drivers are rock stars, are they not? And we’re so happy Elise was able to help you find the perfect furniture for your living room! Thanks so much for the kind words!

We purchased a king mattress, box spring, and frame from Margot Gaab yesterday evening. The choices, options, and the service were all above our expectations. The holiday sale and the knowledge of the sales staff made our purchase less painful than expected! Our mattress arrived this morning. We received an automatic phone call that told us the delivery truck was “ten minutes away.” Ten minutes later, two of the most efficient, professional truckers disassembled and removed our old bed. (And were gracious and patience and didn’t mind when we vacuumed under the bed!) Michael and Edwardo had the new bed set up, the old mattress and all the packing gone in minutes. We are extremely happy with the entire Suburban Furniture shopping experience. (A special shout-out to Gene, too!) ~Diane & Peter

Margot, Michael, Edwardo, & Gene all say THANK YOU! They were all extremely glad to be able to help out.

I recently purchased a house full of furniture for my new home. Debi and her husband Gene were so helpful with all of my selections. Everything looks great and fits perfectly. I was able to get the unique look that I was going for. All of the staff at Suburban are kind and friendly. The gentlemen delivering my furniture made it smooth and seamless. They were courteous, polite and efficient. Thanks to all! ~Teresa

No, thank YOU, Teresa! We know how important it is to get that specific look you want, especially in a brand-new home, and we’re so grateful we were able to help you achieve your vision!

Like we said, don’t take it from us. Take the word of all those happy customers (who particularly enjoyed our amazing delivery drivers!). We’re here to make your life a little simpler. Period. So let us.

Stop by our website or one of our convenient locations today to get started achieving your perfect dream home!

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.

umbrella stand

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


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.


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!

Healthy Sleep Habits


Are you waking up not feeling refreshed but not struggling with pain? Your lack of sleep may be the result of something other than your mattress or pillow! Things such as light exposure can both positively or negatively affect your ability to fall asleep depending on how much exposure you’re getting, when you’re getting it, and what type of light exposure you’re getting.

Another factor that can make it harder to get a good night’s sleep is using your bed for too many things. Beds are meant to be used for very few things and your main association with the bed should be sleep. If you use your bed for things like watching TV or Reading, you start to associate it with those things and this can make it more difficult to get the recommended amount of sleep, which is 7-9 hours for most adults.

DOs and DON’Ts for building healthy sleep habits:


  • Expose yourself to sunlight in the morning.
  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule, even on days off.
  • Avoid napping.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Keep your room somewhat cool.
  • Give yourself time to unwind before bed. One hour of a relaxing activity such as reading is recommended. Avoid Phones, Computers and TVs.


  • Expose yourself to bright light, especially blue lights, in the evenings.
  • Drink alcohol before bed.
  • Drink caffeine in the hours before you go to bed.
  • Eat a big meal right before bed.
  • Watch TV, read your phone, tablet, or books, or listen to music while in bed.
  • Participate in stimulating activities before you go to bed.

Sleep Pain


Sleep pain is likely the result of a lack of proper support. This can mean anything from your mattress or pillow being worn out, to just not being the right fit for how you sleep.

1. Back Pain – Most often caused by a worn out mattress that is no longer capable of providing you with the support you need. Like slumping at your desk or while watching tv, slumping will likely cause back pain; preventing you from getting a full night’s sleep and contributing to back pain. As coils age they lose their ability to bounce back from weight being put on them night after night, resulting in a slumping mattress as they don’t have the same rigidity they once had, and need, in order to properly function.

This slumping doesn’t just apply to coil mattresses though, the same slumping issue is also true of foam mattresses. Slumping in foam mattresses is often easy to diagnose as the mattress will show visible signs of slumping while coil mattresses may not. To find the perfect mattress for your perfect night’s sleep come see our experts!

2. Neck Pain – Unlike back pain, neck pain is most commonly caused by your pillow, not your mattress. The pillow’s responsibility is to align your neck with your spine while you sleep. There are two key factors that go into why your pillow may have become a pain for your neck. The first is that the pillow has simply become worn out.

The other key factor to consider with your neck pain is did you select the right type of pillow for how you sleep? Depending on if you’re a side, back, or stomach sleeper the perfect pillow for you will change. Even the most expensive pillow can leave you waking up with pain in your neck if it doesn’t fit your sleep style. To find the perfect pillow for you, come see our experts!

Have questions about what might be causing your pain? We’re here to help! And keep following us for more info on sleep health and the importance of mattresses in the sleep equation! Ready to shop for your new mattress so you can get the best night’s sleep possible? Visit us HERE.

Time For Some Spring Cleaning!

Don’t just spring clean this year – clean UP with our Spring Clean Up Sale! You can give your entire home a new look this spring for only PENNIES a day AND get interest-free financing until 2022! Has that spring cleaning bug bitten you now? So get a new, cozy loveseat; or a mattress that helps you sleep better; the perfect desk for your teen; or a fabulous TV stand for that new screen you got over the holidays. (Real talk – at these prices, you can get them ALL!) Drop by our website or one of our convenient locations today to chat with our friendly sales support and stock up for the entire year.


Why is it important to have healthy sleep habits and the right mattress?


Everything you do on a daily basis is impacted by how well, or poorly, you sleep. Finding the right mattress and pillow for you and building healthy sleep habits can impact everything from aches and pains, to how productive you are at work, to what kind of mood you’re in. Getting a full night’s sleep can make it easier to cut out that extra cup of coffee or energy drink you may rely on every day.

How Do You Sleep?

How you sleep is a huge part of finding a mattress that is not only comfortable but also instrumental in ensuring you wake up every morning feeling refreshed and without aches or pains.

Side Sleeper- If you’re a side sleeper you will likely find your best night’s sleep on a softer mattress that allows your hip to sink into the mattress a little bit. This give from the mattress allows your hip to drop down a bit and allows your spine to properly align.

Back Sleeper- If you’re a back sleeper you will likely find your best night’s sleep on a softer mattress that allows your shoulders and hips to sink in a little bit and allow your spine to properly align. If a mattress is too firm you will likely feel uncomfortable points of pressure similar to the pain many of us feel after sitting in a car for a long drive.

Stomach Sleeper- If you’re a stomach sleeper then your best night’s sleep will likely come from a firmer mattress. Unlike back and side sleeper’s you’re already putting yourself in a position where your spine is aligned. This means that a mattress with more give will actually cause your spine to slump a bit which could lead to you waking up with back pain.

We’ll have more blogs on sleep health and how the importance of mattresses in the sleep equation, so make sure you continue to drop by on the reg! And if you’re ready to shop for your new mattress so you can get the best night’s sleep possible, simply visit us HERE.

How to Choose Your Forever Sofa


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.