American-Made Furniture

January 27, 2015

Serta Perfect Sleeper Smart Surface Tidmore Super Pillow Top Mattress

Buying furniture is a pretty big investment. You want to furnish your home with quality pieces, but you also know that long-lasting furniture is not going to come cheap. You also want to know that the company you’re buying from has a good reputation when it comes to materials, construction, and eco-friendly practices.

One of the best aspects of American-made furniture and mattresses is that the companies producing these products typically adhere to these standards. The phrase “Buy American” isn’t just about supporting the economy — although that’s still pretty good motivation, considering the jobs it creates and the money it puts into the market. It’s also about investing in a higher quality. Lots of foreign industries don’t have the same kind of material and construction standards as we do here in the USA, so even if it means spending a little more money, you’re almost guaranteed to get better performance and quality from an American product than an imported one.

At the same time, importing materials and products across the world uses up precious natural resources — plus, it adds a pretty hefty shipping cost to your bill. American companies using American resources are wasting less and spending less because they don’t have to transport materials as far. This, combined with higher manufacturing standards, helps reduce the carbon footprint of American furniture and mattress companies.

US-Mattress carries a wide variety of furniture, mattresses, and linens that have been manufactured in America. We value both the economy and the environment, so we strive to provide you with a good selection of products that are crafted in our great country.


The Growing Benefits of Bamboo

January 22, 2015

Home Source Bamboo Cotton Block King Blanket

A relatively new product on the textiles market is bamboo fabric — and it’s quickly becoming a popular fiber thanks to its durable, eco-friendly nature. Bamboo plants grow extremely quickly, sometimes reaching heights of about 115 feet tall — so there’s a lot of plant to work with once it’s harvested. Plus, the act of harvesting is actually very healthy for bamboo plants, allowing them to grow back quickly. It also flourishes in a wide range of climates, proving its durability and sustainability. And as an added bonus, it doesn’t hurt the surrounding environment to harvest the plant.

As a fabric, bamboo is very resilient. Its strong fibers don’t break as easily as many other materials, so bamboo products will have a longer life than many polyester and cotton products. Plus, bamboo is very soft and breathable, and it wicks away moisture, which makes it great for bed sheets and pillowcases.

If you’re thinking of looking into bamboo fabrics or products for your bedroom, check out the selection at US-Mattress. They offer lots of bamboo essentials for your bedroom so that you can turn your bedroom into a comfortable, eco-friendly haven.

 


Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

January 6, 2015

Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Any of you who follow trends in the furniture, linens, or fashion industries know that Marsala is the new Pantone Color of the Year. The earthy, natural wine tones of the color lend it to versatility, so it can be used throughout the home. It’s rich without being overwhelming, so it won’t be difficult to display this shade on accents and linens, or on larger furnishings, such as a sofa. It’s even easy to pull off as paint on an accent wall or two.

Ultimately, there are lots of ways to include Marsala in your décor, and you don’t have to redo or redesign in order to achieve a modern, trendy look in your home. US-Mattress has an incredible variety of products in Marsala tones, and all at reasonable prices. If you’re not sure how to combine Marsala with other colors, check out Pantone.com to see how this gorgeous hue pairs with other shades so that you can make the most of your home.

Abbyson Living Presidio Tufted Upholstered Bed in CabernetBenchcraft Brogain Stationary Loveseat in Burgundy Surya Tobias Throw in Burgundy Linon Brook Set of 2 Counter Stools in Red


The Perfect Accent, Part 3: Window Treatments

December 31, 2014

Niche by Eastern Accents Downey Cyrus Straw Curtain PanelNiche By Eastern Accents Bayliss Curtain Panel

They say that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” Well, the windows are the eyes to the house, and every eye needs an eyebrow. I don’t know about you, but I think I’d look pretty weird without eyebrows. Luckily, it’s not hard to decorate your windows with attractive, affordable window treatments. They’re a great way to add some color and detail higher up on your walls to help balance out the room. Plus, they bring attention to your windows, accenting the natural light that comes in, as well as the fabulous view.

There are a number of reputable brands that make beautiful, quality window treatments, including Eastern Accents. Their variety of tasteful designs allows you to find the perfect curtains to embellish your home. Install brightly colored or patterned ones to spice up your room, or choose a sleek solid one to accent a specific statement furnishing. Eastern Accents makes it easy for you to complete your living space.

Once you have the proper accent pieces in your home, you’ll be able to see how perfectly everything comes together. A patterned rug can help bridge the gap between different styles of furniture, while colorful window treatments can combine two seemingly mismatched hues to give you a wider variety for decoration. And a well-placed mirror will easily brighten and enlarge any space. With the right accessories, it’s easy to style a room in a way that reflects you.


The Perfect Accent: Oriental Weavers Rugs

December 18, 2014

Oriental Weavers Aston 2160Y Geometric Beige and Multicolor Area Rug

Sometimes it really is the smallest details that make the biggest difference. I had a friend in high school who never texted using punctuation at the end of her sentences, and then she always wondered why no one could understand anything she was saying. Every sentence needs a full-stop punctuation mark at the end so that people can better comprehend what is being said. It lets the reader know when the idea that is being communicated is finished. Similarly, decorative accents act as the full-stop punctuation for a room. Items like rugs, window treatments, and mirrors can add lots of personal character and attitude to a space to make it a better reflection of you. They complete the room.

Rugs specifically can have a fantastic effect on your home. They are a great way to break up empty floor space or add some bold color or pattern to any room. Plus, you can get them in a huge number of sizes and styles, so it’s pretty easy to find a rug for any space you can imagine. And they are perfect for adding a little extra insulation during colder months, which is especially handy if you have lots of hardwood or tile floors.

US-Mattress now sells rugs from Oriental Weavers, which is part of the world’s largest manufacturer of area rugs and carpet. There is pretty much no end to the kinds of rugs that they make, so no matter how picky you are about your rugs, you’re practically guaranteed to find one that you like from them. Additionally, they have an entire Pantone Universe collection, which is great for keeping your home current without having to totally redo the entire room.

But seriously, if you feel that your room is missing something, you’ll want to try out a rug. They’re an easy, convenient way to enhance, enliven, and ultimately complete any room in your home.


The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway — Not With My New Frozen Throw

December 16, 2014
Disney Frozen Throws at US-Mattress.com

Disney Frozen Throws at US-Mattress.com

Typically, I don’t go to the movies that often. Maybe, if it’s something I’m dying to see, I’ll catch a matinee one Saturday, or wait until my hometown’s tiny, one-screen theater shows it two months later. But for the most part, the first time I see any movie is sometime after it has come out on DVD. The same was true with the movie Frozen.

I didn’t see Frozen until this past summer. I know, I know, what was I thinking? But I have to say — I thought it was good. I thought it was so good that I watched it again the next night, and the night after that. I had “Let It Go” on loop during all my daily activities. I hummed “Love Is An Open Door” every time I saw anyone who looked remotely cute. I even put antlers on my cat so I could sing “Reindeers Are Better Than People” (this did not end so well). I was hooked.

So when I found out that US-Mattress had Frozen throws from Northwest Company, I was super excited. I ordered one immediately, and when it arrived, I spent my evening curled up under my new throw blanket watching my new favorite Disney movie. And almost as though it were planned, it began to snow outside.


Babies, Bedding, and the Quest for a Great Gift

December 9, 2014

Catimini Frisou Caillou Jou Jou Hedgehog Crib Set

Dear Snooze Guru,

My sister is having a baby next month, and I feel like I should get her something nice. The problem is that I’m a guy who doesn’t like shopping. I don’t understand differences between brands, or the nuances of the sales rack. I just don’t like it. Plus, I don’t know anything about babies, so how am I supposed to shop for one? However, I believe it is my duty as this baby’s uncle to get my sister a nice gift that she’ll appreciate and use. Could you please help me out?

Sean from Steeleville, IL

Sean, you know how it feels when you crawl into bed after just putting on a fresh set of sheets? It’s pretty great, right? Imagine how great it feels for babies. I bet your new niece or nephew (and your sister, of course) would really appreciate crib bedding, especially since it’s an absolute essential.

Plus, you can easily shop online for crib bedding. There are lots of choices out there, from the adorable Lambs and Ivy Peek-A-Boo Jungle set, to the cuddly Elve Teddy Bear set, to the Natura Organic 4-Piece set. Each of these brands has numerous options for you to choose from. You can also add a crib mattress protector or a baby comforter for good measure, to keep baby comfy at night.

So now that you have some quality options, take a look at US-Mattress.com to see the good deals you can get on crib bedding. Whether you need something that’s gender-neutral, or you want to wait until you know if it’s a boy or a girl, they have a great selection of everything you could ever want for baby’s bedroom.

Sleep well — you and that baby!

The Snooze Guru


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