Accessorize Your Bedroom

July 15, 2014

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Do you have a boring bedroom? Are you looking to spice things up? Is it time for a change? Are you tired of rhetorical questions? There’s no time like the present to make a design change in your bedroom. For many busy people, the bedroom is little more than a crash pad – just a place to sleep and get dressed. I happen to think that’s a shame. Your bedroom should be an extension of your personality and your design sensibilities. Why waste the open canvas of your bedroom on a drab, scant décor?

Often, we get intimidated by the prospect of updating the look of the rooms in our home. We think of countless trips to the store, staring at ridiculously expensive framed images of who knows what and wondering what it would be like to appreciate art. We think about past attempts at creating a look that we saw somewhere, only to view the end result as little more than cheap imitation. Sure, decorating a room can be tough, but when you get the right bedroom accessories, it can be an easy and enjoyable experience. Shop with US-Mattress, and enjoy browsing through the many items we stock that will add personality and character to your bedroom’s décor, all from the comfort of your own home. You won’t ever have to deal with a pretentious store owner leering over your shoulder muttering phrases like, “This piece really exemplifies the artist’s propensity for exploring the shackles of emotional angst.” Whatever that means. Just browse around to find what you like. The bedroom accessories you’ll find at US-Mattress will complement a number of looks. From contemporary to old world, there’s something for everyone in our huge inventory of bedroom accessories. US-Mattress has the lowest prices on the web, so no matter what budget you’re working with, you’ll find what you need to make the changes you want in your bedroom.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


Bedroom Recliners

June 17, 2014

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Kick up Your Feet and Relax

Anyone well versed in bedroom décor will tell you that an accent chair is a great way to add depth, dimension, and convenience to any bedroom design. While there are a variety of accent chair styles, none complement the mood and purpose of a bedroom better than a recliner. As the one room in your home that’s dedicated to relaxation and rest, your bedroom is the perfect place for the comfort and convenience of a reclining chair.

Whether the design of your bedroom calls for a large, plush recliner, or you prefer the looks of something slimmer and more contemporary, you can find the perfect recliner for your space when you shop with US-Mattress. With the lowest prices on today’s best-selling and most trusted brands, you can count on finding a bedroom recliner that not only fits with the design of your bedroom, but also fits your budget and lifestyle. Shop today, and start enjoying the relaxing presence of a recliner in your bedroom!

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


The Armoire

May 15, 2014

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Dear Snooze Guru,

The hours were running together as they often do when yesterday passes into memory, and I happened upon a book near the top of my library shelf. It was a little sketch book I took with me on my last trip to the crests of the Andes, and I hadn’t looked at it in a long time. Indeed, a significant amount of time had passed since the days of my greatest adventures, and while the handwriting was familiar, the contents of the book seemed foreign and new. I took the book to bed with me, and as I studied the scribbles along the book’s spine, a picture fell from an early page. It was my third wife, Emily. She’s young and standing in front of an old cherry armoire. The picture is blurry, but I remember the armoire well. She inherited it from her grandmother, and in happier times, it soared high above the other furniture in our happy little bedroom. There are a lot of things I’ll remember about that armoire, but probably nothing more than the way Emily loved it more than she loved me. She made no effort to hide that either, and perhaps that contributed to our eventual demise. Another thing I remember about that armoire was how great it looked and how solid the construction was. It was really an impressive piece of furniture. Does US-Mattress.com have quality armoires that a sentimental man like myself can enjoy?

-Aldous Barmour, Londonberry, NH

Dear Mr. Barmour,

First, let me say that I share your enthusiasm for armoires. Not only does an armoire look great, but it also can really help to eliminate clutter while keeping your clothes and other items neatly organized, stowed away, and out of sight. US-Mattress.com has an extensive selection of armoires that will look great in bedrooms of any style. The quality construction and timeless design of many of the armoires makes them instant heirlooms. Shop today, and get affordable prices on high quality armoires and other bedroom furniture pieces that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


The Bedroom Accent Chair

April 17, 2014

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Dear Snooze Guru,

I enjoy watching home decoration shows to get tips on how to improve my home’s décor. Recently, I was watching a show about bedrooms that made me look at my room with a more critical eye. It was a tough realization, but I don’t have a well decorated bedroom. I’m setting out to improve this, and I think I’d like to start by purchasing an accent chair. Do you have any suggestions?

-Kelly from Augusta, ME

Dear Kelly,

Thank you for writing. I admire your ability to take a look at your bedroom with a fresh set of eyes. Sometimes, we get so used to the items in our décor that we don’t realize when they start to look bad. As you’re searching for the perfect accent chair for your bedroom, keep in mind what you want to use it for. Will this chair be used more for decoration, or do you plan on sitting in it? If you’re not planning on using the chair very often, then you can search for something more decorative and not worry about comfort. If you want to use it often, then you might want to put comfort before style.

Like anything in your décor, your bedroom accent chair should complement the other items of furniture. In a bedroom, the bed is typically the focal point, so your accent chair should convey they same themes and evoke the same feelings as the design of your bed.

US-Mattress has a vast selection of accent chairs that can transform the look of any bedroom. Whether you prefer the looks of traditional style, or you’d rather display a more contemporary design, you can find great looking accent chairs at the lowest prices on the web.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


Old World Bedroom Sets

December 5, 2013

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These days, it seems like I’m always hearing from people who love Old World bedroom sets. They can’t get enough of the rich splendor of Old World furniture, and hey, I can’t blame them. This ole Snooze Guru has a soft spot for Old World furniture, and I get a real kick out of telling people about the Old World bedroom sets they can find at US-Mattress.

In honor of Old World bedroom sets, I would like to share an excerpt from one of my favorite novels, Old World, New Feelings by travel author Michael LaFond. This passage comes from the chapter entitled, “The Aftermath: From There to Back Again.”

In the spring of 1977, I hopped upon my trusty steed, Luther, and headed west in search of a dream. I got as far as western Kentucky, which, in fact, was not that far from where I started. Luther was getting old by then and he didn’t have much steam left in him. I’d had him for nearly a decade, after acquiring him from a local merchant who owed me a little something something after I settled some business for him. Anyway, Luther took me as far west as he could, and we stopped off at a little town just east of tomorrow. Luther was tired and I wasn’t feeling eager, so we settled in at a bed and breakfast owned by a short man and a taller man. It wasn’t clear what relationship existed between the men, but it was apparent that they’d been in the bed and breakfast game for a while and knew a thing or two about hospitality. It was also apparent that the shorter of the men, Daniel, was the one in charge. The taller one, whose name I never learned, was clearly uncomfortable with this reality and made it known to each of the guests.

After securing Luther’s accommodations for the night, I took my things and found my room at the end of a carpeted hallway of appropriate length. I turned on the bedroom light and found furniture steeped in heritage, grandeur, and sophistication. My kind of place. Familiar. Elegant. Old World. I sat at a small desk that was neatly tucked away in a corner behind the bed and drafted what would be the most difficult letter I’d ever write. “Dear Eleanor,” it started. “Sorry about what I did to your car last Thursday when I borrowed it. Yep. It was me,” it finished.

After I sealed the envelope, I took it downstairs and asked Daniel if he would mail it for me in the morning. As I was walking back to my room, I stopped and turned back toward the front desk. “Daniel. The furniture in my room is beautiful. I really love it.” “Thank you,” he said. “It’s Old World.” “You’re welcome,” I said. “I know.”

Head to US-Mattress.com to get the web’s lowest prices on today’s best Old World bedroom sets, and bring rich, elegant tradition into your bedroom.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


Camouflage Recliners

October 29, 2013

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Dear Snooze Guru,

I’m gonna start by saying how much I love hunting. I’m a real man’s man, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than hunting. I’m looking to outfit my room with some real manly looking furniture. Does US-Mattress have anything that a manly hunter like myself can enjoy? Something, you know, manly?

-Horace from Angola, IN

Dear Horace,

Thank you for your letter and your enthusiasm. I can tell you’re a real man’s man. I can really identify with that, as I too am a man’s man. I think it’s great that you’re trying to bring a manly presence into your room because, you know, I’m a man’s man. If I know you like I think I do, Horace, you’re going to love Catnapper’s camouflage recliners. These luxuriously plush recliners are as comfortable as they are bursting with bearded brawn. You’ll love how the camouflage pattern complements what must be hundreds of other camouflage items in your room. Head to US-Mattress to get the web’s lowest prices on these popular chairs, and enjoy relaxing in manly comfort.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


Broken Mirrors, Shattered Dreams

October 1, 2013

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Dear Snooze Guru,

I’m sure you’ve heard that if you break a mirror, you’ll get seven years of bad luck. But I bet you’ve never heard about someone who, after looking back on the last seven years of his life, can conclude that yes, a broken mirror did bring seven years of bad luck. Well, I’m one of those people, and I can conclude that all of my bad luck can be attributed to the mirror I broke while trying to hang it on the bedroom wall. Barbara, my wife at the time, had received the mirror as a gift from her late aunt, Mary, and she was determined to find the perfect spot for it in our bedroom. Well, we didn’t find the perfect spot because before we could hang it up, I dropped it on my foot, shattering my bones, the glass, and, as I would find out much later, my dreams.

After I broke the mirror, I anticipated the worst, and as you can imagine, some of the worst did happen. I lost my wife, my family, and my job. I went bald. My credit score plummeted. But I expected these things. You expect bombshells like that when you’re doomed with seven years of bad luck. What I didn’t expect (and this is the stuff that was most troublesome) were the little things. In addition to losing all of life’s best parts, I was plagued trivial trials too. My shoes were constantly coming untied. I frequently had gas. I began to lose faith in all of life’s little securities – buttons, clasps, and even Velcro straps. Everything came undone. I was so unlucky. But, last Monday at 12:07 p.m., the curse ended. That afternoon, I found a lucky penny. Do you believe that? I found a lucky penny. Things are looking up for me now, Snooze Guru. I’m telling you.

Anyway, I haven’t tried to hang a mirror in seven years, and I’d like to purchase some for my apartment. Where can a lucky guy like me get a great price on a decorative mirror?

-Peter from Petersburg, VA

Dear Peter,

Thank you for your letter. I think we can all learn something from your experience, and I’m happy to hear that your luck has changed. You’re about to get even luckier, because US-Mattress has a great selection of mirrors that will complement a number of décors and design themes, so you can easily find the perfect one for your bedroom. Just be careful when you hang it up.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


Reducing Clutter With a Bookcase

September 17, 2013

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Dear Snooze Guru,

Lately, I’ve noticed that my bedroom looks really cluttered. Despite my best efforts, I can’t seem to keep things neatly organized. I was thinking about getting a bookcase, but I don’t really have THAT many books. Do you think a bookcase is a good option for me? I’m looking to organize my vinyl records, DVDs, CDs and some books.

-Graham from New York, NY

Dear Graham,

Thank you for your letter. I was recently in a similar situation, so I know how frustrating it can be when, despite your best efforts, you can’t keep your bedroom free of clutter. A bookcase sounds like a great idea for you, given the items you want to store. Since records, DVDs, and CDs are items you want readily available, a bookcase is probably a better option than something with drawers that would keep them stowed away. If you’re storing records, you’ll want to make sure you find a bookcase with shelves that are spread out enough to allow the records to stand side by side. As you probably know, you should never stack your records on top of one another, as the weight will cause them to warp.

At US-Mattress, you can find a large selection of bookcases of varying styles and sizes. As you can see in the picture above, bookcases aren’t just for books. In fact, outside of a library or book store, you’d probably be hard-pressed to find a bookcase that contains only books. Pay attention the next time you’re in a well decorated space with bookcases. You’ll see all sorts of items stored. In the picture above, the various items work together to create a cohesive look with depth, dimension, and variety. Shop through our collection, and find a bookcase that complements your bedroom’s décor and has the necessary storage space you need. Good luck, and happy organizing!

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


Storage Beds

July 16, 2013

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For today’s post, I’d like to share an excerpt from the book Stolen Dreams, written by Michael LaFond. This autobiographical account chronicles LaFond’s years as a woodworker along the Mediterranean in a small Italian village called Passo Oscuro, making furniture and memories. The following is taken from the chapter entitled “Keep Your Dreams at Your Bedside, Rosa.”

I came back into the village after a brief quarrel with Carlo, the banker who let me take up residence in his guest quarters while I built him several coffee tables of varying sizes. Carlo insisted that I lost his trust after I used his mustache comb as a toothpick and asked me to leave. I was walking by the village well when I looked up to the street above and saw a moving truck go by. I decided to follow the moving truck because that’s what you do if you’re me. The truck pulled in front of a small casa not far down the road. I saw a beautiful woman emerge form the passenger seat of the truck, and watched as she directed the men who unloaded countless dressers and chests into the woman’s small casa. I thought the number of storage furniture was far too great for the size of the casa, so I made my way toward the woman, waving the entire time. I asked her why she needed so much storage furniture. I told her that her casa is too small for all of that. She called me rude and said, “Why do you care? What does it matter to you?” I took her hand and asked her name. “Rosa,” she said. “I am Rosa.” “Rosa,” I said. “I am Michael LaFond, of woodworking fame. I am going to build you a storage bed.”

I gathered lumber and other supplies and arrived at Rosa’s casa the following morning. She forgot that I was going to come, so there was a little initial confusion and yelling, but eventually she let me get to work. While I measured the wood, Rosa asked me why I was doing what I was doing. Why did I care? “Because, Rosa. You’re wasting so much space. This storage bed will eliminate at least two of your dressers.” “I don’t believe you,” she said, “but I trust you.” We looked at each other and both smiled and nodded and raised our eyebrows. After a short time, my work was coming together. “You work quickly,” she said. “Thank you,” I replied. “I am good at what I do.” She laughed and said, “You know, you really are.”

After I was finished, Rosa came into the bedroom and saw my beautiful work. “It’s…it’s perfect,” she said. “I…I have so much more room in my casa now. This…this is a dream come true.” She shook my hand, and as I walked out the door, she whispered something into my ear, but I had been working all day and I was really hungry so I don’t remember what she said. It was probably something about what a great idea it was for me to build her a storage bed – how storage beds can save valuable space in small rooms. She probably wanted to thank me for doing it for free and all too, but again, I was really hungry so I wasn’t paying attention.


Desks for Small Spaces

July 9, 2013

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Dear Snooze Guru

I just moved into a studio apartment, and it’s a pretty cramped place. I’m trying to balance the vibe between bedroom and living room, but it’s tough with the limited amount of space. I do a fair bit of my work at home, so I’d really like to have a desk in there. My kitchen table isn’t really conducive to diligent working. Do you have any suggestions for a desk that won’t take up a lot of space, but will still be large enough for me to stay organized while I work?

Jack from Shreveport, LA

Dear Jack,

Thank you for your letter. It can certainly be a challenge to furnish a studio apartment. You don’t want it to look like just a bedroom, but you also don’t have too much room for furniture that’s typically seen in living rooms. Since you work from your apartment, it makes a lot of sense to have a desk to use as a permanent work space. When you work at your kitchen table, you have to pack everything up at the end of the day. This can make it difficult to stay organized and productive. Fortunately there are some desks that take up minimal space while still allowing for storage and organization. I’m fond of wall mount desks like the one pictured above. Wall mount desks are kind of like a Murphy bed for desks. You can pull it down while you’re working, and then close it up when you’re done. Most wall mount desks have plenty of room for a lap top, and many of them come with drawers and storage compartments that help you stay organized.

Corner desks are also a good option for work space in a small room. The fit right into the corner of your wall, making the most of what is often wasted space. Corner desks often have deeper drawers than wall mount desks, so if you plan on storing a lot of work material in your desk, then a corner desk might be a better option for you.

You can find wall mount desks, corner desks, and a variety of other small desks when you shop with US-Mattress. Don’t let your small living space keep you from living your life. Head to US-Mattress, and create the kind of space that you’re happy to call home.

Sleep Well,

The Snooze Guru


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