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Jul 15

Finding Comfortable & Stylish Reclining Furniture | 5 Quick Tips

It’s not every day you find a piece of furniture you can’t live without. When that happens, you’ll never forget that first moment, the one when you sat back… and reclined. Suddenly furniture has a whole new meaning as you realize there are stylish options that offer amazing comfort!

3-Piece Reclining Sectional at Miskelly Furniture

3-Piece Reclining Sectional at Miskelly Furniture

Need some help finding that comfortable and stylish piece that really speaks to you? Sit back, relax, and read on for helpful tips on the Miskelly blog…

A Seat for Every Style
Today’s motion furnishings are available in every style imaginable. Whether you prefer the clean lines of contemporary, the understated elegance of traditional styling, or the casual comfort of an overstuffed model–there’s something for everyone. Start your search for the perfect sofa or chair by defining your style preference or work with an in-store designer to determine the look that best complements your room’s existing furnishings.

Fashion in Flight
Gone are the days when reclining furniture (also called motion furnishings) came in just one style: ugly. The overstuffed recliner made popular on television sitcoms still exists, but is as antiquated in today’s interior design world as the Pinto is to the automotive industry. The recliner of the past has been replaced with a range of options in stylish silhouettes, touchable textiles, and fashionable colors. Many attractive chairs and sofas look like their stationary counterparts, keeping their motion capabilities concealed until you recline.

Flexsteel Casual Power Reclining Sofa at Miskelly Furniture

Flexsteel Casual Power Reclining Sofa at Miskelly Furniture

Relaxation Station
The beauty of reclining furniture is its ability to cradle and conform to your body while providing the relaxation of elevating your feet. If you want even more comfort, look for chairs that include built-in massage and heat features. From basic vibration to deep-tissue massage, high-tech models are big on functionality.

Customizable Style
As with most sofas and chairs, motion furnishings can be customized in a variety of ways to fit your style and budget. After you’ve selected the shape and size that best fits your space, consider whether your dream furniture will wear fabric or leather–both offer distinct advantages. Other popular custom options include: foot style and finish, arm style, nailhead trim, cushion and pillow fill, and toss pillow cover choice.

Power Up
Motorized or manual? The choice is yours! Most motion furnishings offer the choice of manual or motorized reclining mechanism. Also look for desirable extras such as: built-in speakers, docking stations and chargers, tray tables, hidden storage, and cup holders.

shopsmartReady to kick back and relax with your favorite reclining furniture at home? Visit Miskelly Furniture for great options and even better prices! Don’t forget to check out some of our beautiful products by following Miskellys on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.


22
Jul 15

The Ultimate Guide to Leather Furniture Shopping

Bernhardt Flynn Sofa at Miskelly Furniture

Bernhardt Flynn Sofa at Miskelly Furniture

Welcome to the Miskelly Furniture blog! Today it’s all about leather.

There’s no denying that leather furniture is classic–and comfortable. Its durability and sophistication are timeless. Leather furnishings today are available in a wide range of styles and colors to fit every décor and budget. You’ll find the top leather sofa varieties at Miskelly’s, but first, let’s get familiar with the basics!

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Speak the Language
It’s always smart to know before you buy. There are many different types of leather; get familiar with the terms used to describe the furnishings you’re considering, then make the choice that you feel is right for you and your lifestyle. Read a basic article or two to learn about some of the vocabulary related to leather quality and production. Just a few minutes of research will make you well-prepared and confident during your purchase.

Here’s a quick vocabulary guide:

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Find the Looks You’ll Love
No matter what your taste, there’s a leather sofa or chair you’ll love. Choices range from traditional to sleek, overstuffed to streamlined, and everything in between. While classic shades of brown and black are plentiful, there are also a wide variety of colorful hues you can choose. An array of finishes and patterns are proof that there’s a model to suit everyone.

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Make Yourself Comfortable
When shopping for leather furniture, do a little bit of online research and get an idea for the particular styles you’re interested in. When you go shop in person, don’t be afraid to make yourself comfortable. Sit, recline, lie down–do all the things you’d do when relaxing at home. Run your hands across the surfaces to get feel for the material. You’ll be spending a lot of time on your new leather furniture, so you want to make sure it’s perfect for you!

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Ready to shop for stylish leather? Stop by one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area! We offer a fantastic selection, and our experts are ready to help you find the furniture of your dreams.

Don’t forget to check out some of our beautiful products by following Miskelly Furniture on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram!

3-Piece Reclining Sectional at Miskelly Furniture

3-Piece Reclining Sectional at Miskelly Furniture


14
Jul 15

The Hottest Hues of 2015 and How to Create Your Own Color Plan

At Miskelly Furniture, we’re always happy to help you redesign your home and redefine your decorating style! Color is one of the easiest ways to do just that — it effortlessly adds character and style to a space. It has the ability to draw us in and shape our mood by warming, refreshing, soothing, or energizing. From the exterior of a home all the way to the dinnerware inside, color makes an impact on us daily.

Begin your color exploration by evaluating the hues throughout your home and let the dreaming begin. Getting started is as easy as one, two, three!

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Juliana 5×8 Rug

1. Think BIG
While the task at hand may be selecting a color for the walls of your living room or your new sofa, begin by creating a color plan for your entire home. Colors should relate and flow from space to space. If your home feels like a quilt of colors that are unconnected, start with a fresh, clean slate and build from there. You don’t have to paint everything at once, but it helps a lot to have an end product in mind.

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Retro Chaise Sectional

2. Find Your Inspiration
Look at your favorite inspirational rooms from other homes or online, and notice the role that color plays in each. Now look at your rooms and visualize how they could be improved with color. Feel free to step outside of your comfort zone and experiment with new hues! Even a simple palette of barely there neutrals can be stunning if it’s well-planned.

Tip: You can even look into your closet for inspiration–your wardrobe can provide excellent insight into your natural color preferences.

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Kaleidscope 8×11 Rug

3. Model Mother Nature
The natural world provides the ultimate inspiration. Look outside to find color harmonies that are pleasing and balanced. A classic interior color plan includes one main color and one or two accent colors. Start by finding a key fabric you love and look to it for color cues. You don’t have to match the shades exactly, but instead use it for your color inspiration.

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 8.02.57 PMWe hope you’ve enjoyed these tips on how to create your color plan, and got to know the hottest hues of 2015 a little better! Want to get inspired and check out our latest arrivals? Stop by one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area! We offer a fantastic furniture selection, so you’ll rest easy knowing you have plenty of options.

Join the conversation and view some of our beautiful products by following Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!


07
Jul 15

Like Options? Shop Miskelly’s 6 Locations for the Best Furniture Selection in Mississippi

Everyone likes to have options. Whether it comes to deciding what to have for dinner, what to wear, or more importantly… what furniture to have in your home. But dinners and outfits are temporary, and not as big of a decision compared to choosing furniture. Finding the perfect bedroom set, sofa, chair or rug to put in your home lasts much longer; that’s why it’s essential to have plenty of options before making that decision.

So what are we saying? You need a great selection and knowledgeable experts to help guide you in the furniture-buying process, and Miskelly Furniture is without a doubt THE place for just this!

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Miskelly Furniture is the premier furniture retailer in Mississippi. Not to toot our own horn, but we’re proud to be the top, largest place to shop for furniture. In fact, did you know we have six locations to meet your every mattress and home décor need? If you’re in the need (or want) of high-quality, low-priced furniture, exploring your options with us is the answer!

For starters, check out our main location on Airport Road in Pearl, MS. Here we offer the South’s largest selection of high fashion furniture and accessories at affordable prices. We have many one-of-a-kind items that you’ll never see anywhere else. Wall art, bedroom sets, sofas, chairs, ottomans, tables, glassware–you name it. No matter what fits your fancy, your preferred style is bound to be in our approximately 500,000 sq. feet of space!

If you’re not in the Brandon/Pearl area, shop Miskelly’s in Madison! Same great selection and merchandise, only more convenient for those in the Ridgeland/Madison area.

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Are you looking to get all of your furniture sorted out at once, instead of piece by piece? Would you like someone to do all of the interior design work for you? Make a stop by Miskelly’s RoomStore! Located just down the street from our Airport Road location, Miskelly’s RoomStore features beautiful furniture that has been professionally paired and organized by our top-tier designers. If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to furnish an entire room for an excellent price, our room sets are ready to go for you at Miskelly’s RoomStore.

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If your budget is less flexible but your tastes are just as refined, don’t miss swinging by Miskelly’s ClearanceStore. Stocked full of a wide variety of name brand furniture, this store (also located near our Airport Road location) has incredible factory closeouts at savings up to 70% off the original price. Fantastic!

Finally, all of that shopping may have you feeling a little sleepy. Save up some energy for Miskelly’s SleepStore to find the mattress of your dreams. Our two SleepStore locations in Ridgeland and Flowood carry the most trusted and respected mattress brands. Our staff of highly trained sleep specialists can find you the mattress best fit for your needs. Plus, you’ll “sleep easy” knowing you paid the lowest price at Miskelly’s SleepStore!

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We hope we’ve made our case that there is no other place in the area for amazing furniture options. Our six locations are available to serve you every Monday – Saturday. There’s never been a better time to shop Miskellys!

Want to stay up-to-date with upcoming sales and see gorgeous photos of furniture and accessories? Give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture


02
Jul 15

Miskelly’s Presents 4 Fun Fourth of July Facts

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Miskelly Furniture thought it would be fun to give you a few little-known facts about America’s celebration of independence. Check out these 4 interesting facts about the Fourth of July!

1. The 15 Stripe Flag – The American flag once had two additional stripes. When Kentucky and Vermont were added to the Union, a resolution adopted in 1794 expanded the flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes. Realizing the flag might look off balance with a stripe for each new state, it was suggested the flag have 13 stripes for the 13 colonies and that a star be added to the flag’s blue area for each new state. That proposal became a law in 1818, and ever since then the American flag carries 13 red and white stripes.

2. Delayed Celebrations – Although the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, Fourth of July celebrations didn’t become tradition until after the War of 1812.

3. The Flag’s Legend – Seamstress Betsy Ross is credited with designing the Stars and Stripes, but historians have found no evidence to back up this claim. Ross did make flags for Pennsylvania state ships, but there is no record of her meeting with George Washington or other leaders to design a flag. In fact, the legend of Ross’ involvement wasn’t even born until 94 years after the fact: In 1870, one of Betsy’s grandsons told the story to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the story of a hard-working seamstress designing the much-loved flag was too much to resist.

4. Star Spangled Banner – The “Star Spangled Banner” wasn’t written until Francis Scott Key wrote a poem stemming from observations in 1814, when the British attacked Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It was later put to music which would become the official national anthem of the United States.

Whether you learned something or not today, Miskelly Furniture wishes everyone a Happy Fourth of July!

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30
Jun 15

Miskelly’s RoomStore Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to the Black Rodeo

Looking for something fun to do the weekend after next? Well, you’re in luck because Miskelly’s RoomStore is giving away two tickets to the Mississippi Black Rodeo coming up on July 11, 2015!

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Visit http://bit.ly/RoomStoreContest

This year’s spectacular is the 13th Annual Black Rodeo and will take place at the Mississippi State Fair Coliseum in downtown Jackson. This is your ticket to roping, riding, and everything in between!

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For your chance to win, all you have to do is ENTER HERE. Once you follow the link, just enter your name and email and you’ll be in the running for two free tickets! What are you waiting for?

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Once you’ve entered, be sure to check your email! We will pick and notify a winner on Wednesday, July 8th. Good luck!

While you’re waiting on the contest results, check out the fabulous furniture at Miskelly’s Jackson Metro Area locations. If you’re curious what beautiful pieces and accessories you can find at Miskelly Furniture, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture!


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Jun 15

5 Tips for Expanding Your Living Space Into the Backyard

With an imaginative use of space and furnishings, your patio, porch, or poolside can become an inviting extension of your home. Follow these tips from Miskelly Furniture in the Jackson, MS area and you’ll be on your way to creating a stylish outdoor space as cozy as any indoor room!

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1. Embrace Your Space

Get creative and don’t be put off by a small or oddly-shaped space. Turn a tiny walled-in patio into a cozy breakfast retreat or a potted herb garden! A deck or dreary concrete slab can become a dazzling dinner setting, a casual conversation spot, or a cozy “screening room” for summer family movie nights. Create an intimate seating area in an expansive yard by defining the space with a border of tall plants and decorative screens and trellises. If you can dream it, you can do it!

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2. Furnish Comfortably

Today, nearly every style and model of interior furnishings and appliances are available in weather-tolerant versions. From luxurious outdoor sofas in fresh fabrics to elegant al fresco dining sets, complete kitchens, and heating units – everything you need for comfortable living is available in an outdoor model. The biggest problem you’ll encounter may be narrowing down your options!

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3. Incorporate Lighting

Advances in energy-efficient solar technology have changed the landscape of outdoor lighting. A wide variety of accent and path lights that require little or no installation work are available at many home improvement stores. New designs in sun-powered table and floor lamps offer indoor charm and function. Don’t forget fun strings of lights that are perfect for deck railings and under umbrellas.

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4. Accessorize with Color

Add colorful outdoor pillows, blankets, rugs, and umbrellas to enliven your newly imagined space. Flowering plants, candles, and solar lanterns add ambiance while water features and fountains create soothing sounds. Remember to plan your design for easy access and allow plenty of room for relaxed seating and entertaining.

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5. Consider a Ceiling Fan

It’s summertime and it pretty hot. An easy and often overlooked way to cool an outdoor space is to add a ceiling fan. Add an optional light kit and brighten up your summer evenings! Fun colors and blade shapes, including natural textures, make these fans decorative elements in your space as well.

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We hope you’ve found these design tips helpful for making your outdoor space perfect this summer!

Looking for more guidance and the best outdoor furniture for your deck or patio? Stop by one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area! We offer a fantastic selection so you’ll rest easy knowing you have plenty of options. Don’t forget to check out some of our beautiful products by following Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!


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Jun 15

Decorating Like a Professional: Make Your Home Pop with These Design Secrets

Follow the Miskelly Furniture blog in the Jackson, MS area for the latest design tips!

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How to Decorate Like the Pros

Sometimes giving your space a cohesive, chic, and comfortable feel can seem almost impossible. Interior designers undergo years of study and training before they begin serving clients, but homeowners need not go that far. There are many tips and tricks that can be easily applied to every home and complement a homeowner’s personal style!

Let’s go over a few characteristics that well-designed homes have in common:

Cohesion

For every project, it’s essential for a room to feel connected. Look at your space as a singular entity. See if the colors share at least one color with your other home items. For example, if you have marsala (2015′s Color of the Year) in your accent pillows, consider a marsala-colored accessory in the room. Keeping each decorative element linked to the other in some way ensures that no section of your home appears out of place.

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(Just Enough) Variety

It’s important to keep color schemes consistent; however, a room is far more interesting to look at if similarity is not mistaken for uniformity. Keep your colors inline, sure, but vary the scales, sizes, and shapes of the patterns used. The key to this secret is moderation – variances can add dimension, but too many can break apart the design scheme. Go with your instincts!

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Nesting Tables with Accessories

Arrange a Furniture Conversation

When setting up your living space, pretend for a moment that your furniture is a group of long lost friends. Are your chairs positioned to chat easily with your sofa? Are your pieces too close or too far apart? Move some pieces around and see what would be most convenient for your guests, while still working towards a chic, cozy atmosphere.

Tip: Make sure that your TV is secondary to relaxation and socialization.

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Mirror, Mirror

Reflective surfaces beautifully brighten and expand rooms. Mirrors, in particular, are a versatile decoration that can spread natural light and accentuate your current design. If done right, a mirror will not overwhelm the space it inhabits. Some decorators recommend one for each room, but placement is key. For example, keeping your mirror perpendicular to a window instead of directly across from it gives the surface the chance to maximize its reflective power.

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Mirrored Metal Wall Art

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Every home has the potential for design greatness, and by keeping some basic design tips in mind you can ensure that your space reaches its full potential!

Looking for stylish furniture and accessories? Stop by one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area! Check out some of our beautiful products by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture

Click below to browse Miskelly’s Home Catalog:

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Jun 15

3 Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Miskellys

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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the perfect father? We’ve got what you need! Whether he’s the grilling type, outdoor type, relaxing type or all of the above, Miskelly Furniture carries great Father’s Day gifts for all “mankind.”

1.  KAMADO JOE GRILL

Ah, summertime. It’s a time to enjoy cookouts with family on the patio. What would make it even better? Giving your father one of the best grills on the market: the Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill. So what makes these grills so popular?

  • Comes with everything you need to grill, sear and smoke
  • Best built and most versatile grill
  • Creates moister meats and wood-fire flavors for delicious dishes
  • Large cooking surface which means more burgers, more brats, more steaks–and more friends with grill envy!

Give him the ability to grill, smoke and sear better than ever this Father’s Day. From meat to seafood to veggies to pizzas, he can cook everything on it! Come check out all the colors and sizes we carry at Miskelly Furniture.

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Kamado Joe Grill

2.  YETI® COOLER

Fact: Dads love cold drinks. You won’t go wrong with getting your father a YETI® Cooler this Father’s Day. These indestructible coolers have a lot of awesome features and are made to last. Keeping items cold is what it’s all about. With thicker walls, more than twice the insulation and a full-frame gasket, this cooler will keep ice longer than your average cooler. They’re perfect for the Reservoir, fishing trips and summer vacays. He will absolutely love it! Come find your favorite color at Miskellys.

YETI Coolers are perfect for summer.

YETI Coolers are perfect for summer.

3.  RECLINER

If your father is the type that appreciates an evening of kicking back and watching the game on ESPN, a recliner may just be the ultimate gift this Father’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a rocker recliner, built-in cup holders, leather or a plush cushion fabric, we have it all. Providing him a remarkably comfortable spot to take it easy after a long day at work or in the yard is a gift he will never forget! Visit us at Miskelly Furniture, Miskelly’s in Madison or Miskelly’s RoomStore to find the perfect recliner.

Get social with Miskellys and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram. This Sunday, June 21st, we wish you have a wonderful Father’s Day!


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Jun 15

Home Décor Tips: 4 Easy Ways to Decorate for the Changing Seasons

Decorating for each season is a fun way to keep your home’s design fresh and relevant. But for many, a full revamp is a lot to ask a few times a year. However, there are simple modifications that can be made to areas in your home to make this process much simpler. Just for you, Miskelly Furniture will highlight several types of furniture and accent pieces that can be easily modified to match the beauty of each season!

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As you might have suspected, the best way to keep a seasonally-updated home without spending too much time and money is to focus on accessories. Rather than replace major pieces of furniture, wouldn’t you rather just change up a few smaller items? Here are four items you can try updating throughout the seasons:

  • Vases, pottery & glassware
  • Coffee table items
  • Accent pillows
  • Fragrances

Let’s go over them a little more…

Do you have dark colored pottery on display during the summer? Instead, pick up some lighter colored pieces or even crystal glassware to reflect the interior natural lighting. Lighter, shinier vases and bowls really glow in summer sunlight, and their bright texture helps any room feel open and inviting. While you’re at it, put some fresh sunflowers or tulips in your favorite vase.

When the temperature starts to cool down again, bring the darker accessories back out and decorate with orange and red flowers for fall, or pine needles and holly berries for winter.

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We all know how important coffee tables and ottomans are to decorating a living room. After all, they are quite literally the centerpiece of this social space. It’s super simple to update the look of your coffee table or ottoman! Beyond incorporating light glassware as mentioned earlier, the coffee table book you choose to display can make a huge difference. Pick up some gardening magazines or how-to guides for spring and summer. Place a colorful accessory as the centerpiece for a “summery” feel.

For colder months, try books and magazines that highlight snow skiing or Christmas celebrations around the world. And of course, anything red and green would work!

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What about the accessories you sit or lay on? One of the best ways to update for any season is to break out new accent pillows. Trade the dark and fuzzy winter pillows for brighter-colored floral patterns in the spring and summer. In the fall, incorporate warm or rustic colored throws on your sofa and chairs. These quick and easy switches keep your home décor in line with the season, and it only takes a matter of minutes!

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Finally, don’t neglect one the most important senses – your sense of smell! As it turns out, scientists have found that smell is perhaps the strongest trigger of memories of all kinds. We already touched on flowers, an obvious go-to, but other natural fragrances can also lend a big hand.

For spring and summer, populate the air with dried citrus. For autumn and winter, consider fresh cinnamon sticks or pine. From potpourri to scented candles, there’s nothing like delightful fragrances to really bring a seasonal decorative theme together.

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So there you have it! Don’t let the thought of major seasonal revamps prevent you from keeping your home’s design in tune with the seasons. You can accomplish just that with these simple tips from Miskelly’s!

At Miskelly Furniture, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for with our incredible selection of furniture and accessories. Stop by any of our locations and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture