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The New Rage in Sectional Couches

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Come in and join us at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture as we show you the newest rage in sectionals.

Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, 4735 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor, ON

Grey is the New Beige

Grey is the New Beige

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Grey is here to stay! It’s one of the most popular colours in interior design these days and with good reason — softer than black it goes with almost everything.

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Pantone Greenery 2017

Greenery – PANTONE Colour Of 2017

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Colour is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make a change, whether it be clothing, our furniture, or our walls.

But choosing the right colour is not always so easy.

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Wedding Registry

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We have been in business for 55 years and are proud of it. We have created a wedding registry for brides and grooms. Richard Vennettilli discusses this option in our latest video.

Want To Learn More About Christian Grey’s Bed From Fifty Shades Of Grey/Fifty Shades Darker?

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If you want to learn more about Christian Grey’s bed from the movies Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker, watch this video. We have this iconic bed in stock and invite you in to take a look for yourself.

Wedding Registries Are Available at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture

Wedding Registries Are Available at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture

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So, you’re getting married? Congratulations, how exciting! Do you think now would be a good time to consider a wedding registry? Do you know what a wedding registry is? If you’ve never heard of the term; it is a service that provides a list for both the bride and groom to make it easier on what necessities they would like for their new home.

Guaranteed A Fine Furniture has your choices all right there for you. Whether it is a cabinet, sofa or bedding, you’ll find the perfect piece in no time!

wedding registry furniture

One of the benefits of having a wedding registry is that it takes the pressure off of gift giving. With an array of things on your list, you may consider gifts for your home.  Your list can include a variety of pieces of furniture and décor items. The advantage is whatever you receive is what you want rather than not. Plus, it’s easier for not having the same gift from several guests and you having to return it.

As well as having your registry at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, registering at other places is also convenient for your guests. Nothing is off limits!

Adding furniture to your registry is a great choice!  Drop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture’s showroom and let one of our friendly staff help you develop your registry! Our furniture ranges from classic to modern styles. We are certain we have everyone’s tastes covered.  Stop by, you won’t be disappointed!

 

Leather sofas can get old quickly if you don't look after them properly.

Getting it Right with Leather Sofas

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Leather sofas add beauty and sophistication to a living room, but few people know how to take care of them. Although expensive and designed to last for a long time, don’t be fooled by the toughness of the material. Leather sofas can get old quickly if you don’t look after them properly. Here are four easy steps for doing so.

Leather sofas can get old quickly if you don't look after them properly

  1. Buy the best quality

Get it right from the start: full-grain leather is tough but still comfortable, and split-grain leather sofas are more prone to wear and tear. Pay attention to the frame as well. Don’t get carried away by appearance and overlook a frame that will bend or break after a few months.

If you have small children likely to spill liquids on the sofa, go for a darker colour that is less likely to stain. Consider choosing a surface-protected sofa too.

  1. Clean regularly

Cleaning your sofa regularly helps stop the accumulation of dust and pests. Use a clean, dry, soft cloth to wipe dust off the surface. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck out hidden crumbs and debris. Wipe any spill immediately before it soaks in and stains. If you do get a stain, clean the area with a slightly damp cloth and let it air dry. Don’t use too much water, soap or cleaner, as they will discolour and crack the leather over time.

  1. Keep away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures

Scorching sunlight makes leather fade, dry and crack. Excess heat within the house will also cause the leather to slacken, while extremely low temperatures encourage mold. Keep your home at normal temperatures and well-aired.

  1. Use a conditioner

Apply leather conditioner to your sofa once every six months, or eight months to a year if your living room is low-traffic. Conditioning cream restores leather, keeping it supple, maintaining its colour and reducing the likelihood of cracking.

Sofa-care creams are available in many furniture and vehicle accessories stores. You can make your own at home by following instructions available online. Always try any cream on a small, hidden portion of the sofa, and check for a reaction before applying to the whole seat.

Leather sofas are an elegant addition to any home, but you must be ready to go the extra mile to keep them in tip-top condition. Good care ensures your sofa stays beautiful and comfortable for as long as possible. Always remember the four basic care factors: buy quality, clean regularly, keep away from extreme conditions and condition occasionally.

Top 10 Home Trends for 2017

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Keeping on top of the hottest home trends is key for maintaining a fresh, interesting home. From preparing for a major renovation to getting ready to put your home on the market to simply breathing new life into your décor, the following ideas will get you started.

Earthy Pastel Hues

The 2016 Pantone shades were Serenity and Rose Quartz, which was right on the mark for the upswing in earthy pastel hues. Pastel hues depict the soft side of spring, with an organic, feminine palette featuring muted tones. Think about using curves and softer silhouettes to create a soft aesthetic, particularly in a living room, study, or bedroom. Choose one or two primarily pastels and use one or two more pastels as accent colours to keep the room from overwhelming the eye.

Mixed Metals

Mixed metals

Brass and gold are as trendy as ever in the home décor industry. Silver and polished nickel are both making a comeback, and we’re also seeing white plaster finishes in furnishings and light fixtures. With such a wide range of metals available, it’s not hard to finish out a room with accent pieces in mixed metals, such as a bronze light fixture, copper accent table, and silver picture frames. You’ll create a fresh aesthetic, avoiding an overly matching scheme.

Rich Wall Colours

A bold wall colour makes a vivid statement in a room for a very low price tag. In 2017, navy, coral, pink, teal, and emerald green will be among the most popular wall colours. Choose a bold colour for a single wall, especially in a smaller space, and make the room pop by painting the rest of the walls white. If you want to paint several walls with a deep shade, choose furniture or art pieces in lighter contrasting shades to provide a balance.

Stain-resistant Fabrics

Sunbrella stain-resistant fabric

Many modern families desire elegant, stunning living spaces that are also comfortable and practical. Selecting furnishings with stain-resistant fabrics makes your home more functional so you don’t have to live in constant fear of your young children or pets ruining your belongings. For example, a sofa with a velvet-like fabric that’s actually 40% polyester will withstand a much higher level of wear and tear than a genuine velvet coach. If you’re set on natural upholstery, go with leather furnishings.

Upholstered Headboards

Upholstered headboards have been commonplace in luxury hotels and celebrity homes for quite some time. In recent years, the trend has become more widespread. It’s expected to reach a whole new level in 2017. A new bedhead is a simple, affordable way to update your bedroom and add an instant touch of glamour. Headboards range in style significantly with everything from simple, classic models in neutral shades to high-end, plush models in velvet and other luxury fabrics.

Bar Carts

Bar carts are the new staple furniture piece in living rooms and other entertaining areas. There are so many beautiful bar carts and consoles on the market today. Consider your existing space, current style, and booze preferences to select a cart or console that fits the space accordingly. A simple industrial bar cart is perfect for a rustic country home while a tall gold-trimmed console with built-in wine storage may be more fitting for a modern, elegant home. There are endless bar accessories to style your cart, such as coasters, drink labels, and ice buckets.

Repurposed Furniture

A repurposed furniture piece is the perfect way to save an old piece from the dump while bringing some new style into it to make it truly your own. For example, you may be able to save the original wood frame for a chair but add a contemporary fabric to take it into the current century. Keep an eye out for potential pieces at second-hand shops and estate sales or watch the Craigslist postings in your area for furniture deals.

Art-inspired Wallpaper

The luxury accent wall craze has been on the rise for several years. In 2016, gilded metallic wallpaper was all the rage. For 2017, the trend has shifted to art-inspired wallpaper. Every time you go on Instagram, you’ll see a stunning new large-format floral design. It’s amazing to see such gorgeous artwork reproduced in this large scale. Using wallpaper instead of a traditional painting or print creates a prominent, distinctive statement in a living room, dining room, entryway, or bedroom.

Decorative Hardware

Decorative hardware adds character to any room

Decorative hardware adds character to any room without the investment of new furniture. Swap out your plain wood or basic round silver knobs for more expressive pieces. For example, if you have a star motif in a kitchen or bedroom, complete the theme with star-shaped drawer pulls. You can also refresh old hardware for just a few dollars with a coat of spray paint.

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers add a pop of colour to a kitchen, living room, or entryway. Retire your worn out silk flowers, and pick up a fresh bouquet at the grocery store or during your weekly trip to the farmer’s market. A large clear vase displays the flowers beautifully, letting their beautiful colours fill the room. If you want a more delicate aesthetic, split up a large bouquet into a handful of small vases that you spread throughout the kitchen or even multiple rooms in the house.

As you weigh popular home trends, consider which concepts will fit most naturally in your current home while also appealing to your personal tastes. Even though upholstered headboards are all the rage this year, they may not look so great in your ultramodern urban home. Don’t be afraid to mix multiple patterns, colours, and other style elements until you achieve home designs you truly love.

Laying The Perfect Holiday Table

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The dinner table should be the focus of your room.

Are you hosting the holiday meal this year? Take a break from menu planning to think about your dining room. This is one of the biggest chances we get all year to have fun with the décor and place settings. Decorating doesn’t have to be a headache: just start in the center and work your way outwards.

The dinner table should be the focus of your room. Pull out your best tableware and build your décor around it. For example, if your festive dishes have blue designs, make the colour scheme blue and silver. You’ll get the biggest “wow” factor by including a metal in your decorations, so even if you love green and red try to work some gold in as well. For those with silver- or gold-trimmed tableware, highlight one of the dominant colours in your dining room.

You might be tempted to use an elaborate centerpiece, but there are a couple of good reasons to rethink that. First, large floral displays cut off conversations across the table. Keep anything you put on the table below the eyelevel of your shortest adult guest, with an exception for a few elegant candlesticks.

Another thing to consider is how much food you’ll have on the table. If you’re serving family-style, you won’t have much room for centerpieces. You can still dress up the table by using decorative trivets for food, choosing cloth napkins with coordinating napkin rings, and tying chic bows on each chair.

As for the dining room itself, try something a little usual and bring Christmas lights indoors. They look very chic wrapped around the chain of a chandelier or strung crosswise across the ceiling.

Follow these steps and you’ll have a holiday table your family and friends will never forget. Plus, your dining room will make a beautiful backdrop for holiday photos!

Furniture Trends To Watch In 2017

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Furniture serves more than a functional purpose. Our décor sets the tone for our entire home, serving as a combination oasis from outside stress and reflection of our inner personalities. That’s why updating a single room seems to make a startling impression of change. If you’re looking to shake things up, here are a few coming trends you might want to try.

Furniture Trends To Watch In 2017

Wood Grain: The popularity of natural materials is only growing, and wood is leading the way. Most popular are styles that emphasize the grain of the wood rather the painting over or downplaying it.

Soft earth tones: The Pantone Colour Institute predicted that pastel neutrals were going to be big next year, and it looks like they’re spot on. Look for leather furniture in colours like Sharkskin, Warm Taupe, and Potter’s Clay.

Slim, refined lines: Furniture should enhance a space, not overwhelm it. Expect next year’s pieces to be slim, elegant, and functional rather than oversized. Don’t worry, it’s still comfortable. Modern construction techniques have given designers more tricks than just adding chunky cushions.

Artistic silhouettes: Modern design elements have been catching on for a couple years, but we’re seeing much more creativity and elegance used in everything from coffee tables to entertainment centers.

Jewel Toned accents: Break up the wood and earth tones with a few pillows or a throw rug. Deep purple and blue are trendy choices.

Not sure where your new, favourite pieces will fit in? Rooms used to be decorated entirely in one style, but there’s more flexibility in interior design these days. If you have a chair you love but your partner wants a new sofa, you have room to compromise while still creating a cohesive design scheme. Talk to one of our design specialists to find the right furniture for your home!