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Are you sleep deprived? Most of us are.

Last year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) declared insufficient sleep a public health concern. A third of Americans are not getting enough sleep and many more suffer from insomnia. New research from the National Safety Council finds 76% of us say we often feel tired at work and 43% are too tired to function. Hoping that a Sunday sleep-in will make up for your lost sleep? Sleep experts say it doesn’t really work that way. While everybody reacts differently, the consensus is that you can pay off a sleep debt only somewhat within a short time frame (48 hours or so), but long-term it is harmful to your health. Lack of sleep impacts your cognitive performance, and chronic fatigue...

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Your Design, Your way!

Whether furnishing for girls, boys or guests – it’s all good! Today’s youth-bedroom trends follow many of the design elements from the grown-up world. There are two reasons why that’s a good thing. First, you can carry your design style throughout the house for a cohesive look. And second, you can furnish a guest room with smaller pieces but still have big style. Versatility is the name of the game. Bedroom sets that offer a choice of popular finishes such as charcoal, white and wire-brushed brown lend themselves to a wide variety of tastes so you can use them in any room. A choice of size and configuration such as bunks with a twin size over a full-size bed add...

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HOW TO GET A MASTER SUITE THAT ADDS JOY TO YOUR WORLD.

You rise, your room shines.   It starts with recognizable style at a value. You want beautiful on-trend furniture but you don’t want to break the budget. That’s okay, all the styles you love are here: modern and sleek high life; rustic reclaimed with a wire brushed finish; two-tone cottage coastal; casual elegance with tufted upholstery. You’ll also find high quality design details in the Cardi’s Furniture Direct Design line. These can include extra deep dressers and chests, upgraded finishes, easy sliding ball bearing drawers plus cedar panels on bottom drawers and felt-lined top drawers. In addition, the Amish-crafted, 100% made-in-America line features 100% solid wood, English dovetailed drawer fronts attached directly to drawer box, extra durability and more. Some...

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Time For Your Dining Room To Shine!

With all the holiday feasts coming up, your dining room will be in the spotlight. Are you ready? Your dining room is about more than meals, it should fill the space with your family personality. Lots of decisions go into achieving the right ambiance, starting with style, size, price tag, material type, and color. These seven questions will help you on your way to a dining room that reflects your family and captures your heart. Does your room feel blah? Shake it up with a new dining room set. Look at all the different styles and see what makes you say ooooh! Country coastal, farmhouse chic, rustic reclaimed or easy transitional? Maybe something with an updated on-trend grey finish, a faux live...

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Sitting Pretty

You know those super-achieving people who never seem to break a sweat? That’s the accent chair! It’s the hardest-working yet best-looking piece of furniture in the room. Use them to add a pop of color, texture, shapeliness, pattern, and yes, attitude.    

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