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Apr 16

5 Easy Decor Ideas for Spring and Summer

Spring and summer are all about relaxing and enjoying the seasons. From cooling interior color palettes to opting for casual interiors over the stuffy formal ones, spring and summer decor ideas are easy.  Do you have a summer beach house, or would you like your apartment to FEEL like a summer beach house? Either way, the warm outdoors and cool evening breezes make your home the optimal place to entertain and relax. Try these easy spring/summer decor ideas and take advantage of all that the seasons have to offer.

FURNITURE: Dark and muted tones are perfect for fall and winter, but spring and summer scream for light and airy colors.  Use removable slipcovers, or decorative throws to bring bursts of color and brightness. Prefer whites and neutrals? White and khaki slipcovers are casual but can be dressed up with formal throw pillows in an instant.

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DRAPERY: When you want to bring in the cool night air, and keep out the hot summer sun use curtains instead of drapery. Drapery material is heavy and dark, while curtains paired with sheers can give you versatile flexibility in the spring and summer months. If you prefer to savor the views, and not cover up the windows use valances. Valances in light textures and colors will leave your windows looking finished, with an obstructed view.

BRING IN THE OUTDOORS: When you think of spring it’s all about feelings of the outdoors. Flowers, plants and fresh fruit centerpieces make your home smell aromatic and look beautiful. For a more rustic feel, try bringing in eco-friendly materials like bamboo, hemp, and jute area rugs.  These materials bring an exotic and natural feeling of the outdoors in. Remember, entertaining outdoors will also give a welcome break to being inside. Spring is about being flexible and spontaneous!

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VIEWS: What better way to welcome spring into your home, than looking at a breathtaking view? Maximize your furniture placement by facing it towards your ocean view, pool, or lush green yard. Your enjoyment of your home is based on your emotions. If opening windows to hear nature makes you feel good, do it!  Don’t love the view from your windows? Consider buying a painting or wall decor that you love the look and feel of.

KID FRIENDLY: Let’s face it, kids are out of school and summer means kids around the house! Make sure fabrics and slipcovers are machine washable, and are casual and fun! Make summertime arts and crafts projects with seashells, pine cones, and nature inspired finds, which the kids can pick out. Their projects can turn into summer decor that you display proudly around your home!

From spring to summer, the decor is all about finding the right balance between enjoyment, relaxing, and livable interiors. Try these tips around the house and see if you don’t instantly feel like taking the day off to enjoy the fresh look of your home.


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Jan 16

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Dec 15

Wake Up Your Bedroom

The ultimate bedroom is the perfect blend of restful retreat and stylish sanctuary. While what’s beautiful and relaxing to each person differs, there are a few essential strategies that can help anyone create the bedroom of their dreams. Take your bedroom from blah to breathtaking with these easy updates.

FIND YOUR STYLE

Your bedroom can look as much or as little like the rest of your house as you want. Don’t feel limited to your current décor style. Sometimes a private space is a great place to try a new design aesthetic. Take a break from your traditional design roots and try on a more modern look with streamlined furnishings, solid color linens and minimal accessories. Or warm up your space by giving your contemporary style a rest and embracing more classic elements.

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A gorgeous space originates by surrounding yourself with things you love. Begin with your favorite colors, finishes, and materials. Find a bed or headboard that speaks to you and layer on the most luxurious bed linens your budget will allow.

 

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Choose one or two main colors and one or two accent colors, and stick with them throughout the room. If you want to incorporate patterns, select a dominant pattern and one or two supporting designs (of varying scale) for fabrics and bed linens. Want a crisp, clean look like that of a high-end hotel? Choose muted colors, high-quality cottons and stick to solids or subtle tone-on-tone patterns.

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DESIGN WISELY

Give careful consideration to where you place your furnishings. Is everything visually balanced and within easy reach? Use lighting to illuminate your room and block out distracting outdoor lighting with drapery panels. Accent rugs protect hardwood floors while adding cushioning, warmth, and visual appeal.

PERSONALIZE YOUR SPACE

Make your bedroom uniquely yours by adding personal touches. Display your favorite photos, accessories and mementos, yet limit your choices for maximum impact. Too many items can make a room feel cluttered and overwhelmed.

CONQUER CLUTTER

An easy way to ensure the long-term beauty of your newly designed bedroom is to banish clutter. Here’s how:


22
Dec 15

Miskelly’s Fourth 2015 Season of Giving Recipient

Our fourth 2015 Season of Giving recipient is Mr. Francis Wendling.

Mr. Wendling is 72-years-old and has been deaf since birth.  He was brought up in multiple foster homes.  He is currently a custodian at Crossgates Baptist Church.  He had been renting a run-down mobile home for years, but was recently able to purchase a condo in Timbers II of Crossgates Subdivision.

We are grateful for the opportunity to help Francis, and hope for many blessings for him.fourth SOG-1 fourth SOG-2


18
Dec 15

Miskelly’s Third 2015 Season of Giving Recipient

Our third 2015 Season of Giving recipients are Charles and Kathy Harrell.

Charles and Kathy have taken in six siblings who were removed from their parents due to neglect.  The siblings were going to be separated. The girls would go to different foster homes and the boys to Piney Woods. Charles and Kathy were determined not to let that happen, so they stepped in and arranged for all six children to live with them.

The Harrells have a son of their own. The family has suddenly increased from three members to nine, and they live in a two-bedroom house.

With a full house and Christmas right around the corner, they were in need of a little help. Miskelly’s delivered a truckload of new furniture to the Harrell family. Headboards, chests and mattresses!

We are grateful for the opportunity to help the Harrell family, and hope they have a joyous Christmas together.

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18
Dec 15

Miskelly’s Second 2015 Season of Giving Recipient

Our second 2015 Season of Giving recipient is Mr. Joseph Horne.

Joseph Horne is a security officer for MDOT.  In 2013 he found his 30-year-old wife passed out from a brain aneurysm.  She later passed away.

Joseph and his wife had no health insurance. Trying to pay her medical bills cost him everything. He lost his home and car.  He lost his job because he had no transportation.  He lived in motels, boarding houses, and one church.  This past January he became an occupant of the Salvation Army and they helped him secure his current job.  Co-workers have been a huge help by providing him transportation to and from work.  He has saved enough money to rent an apartment, but it’s empty. He has been sleeping on the floor with a blanket.

Miskelly’s is grateful for the opportunity to help Joseph.horne 1 We are happy to report that he will no longer be sleeping on the floor!horne 2


18
Dec 15

Miskelly’s First 2015 Season of Giving Recipient

Miskelly Furniture feels very strongly about giving back to the community. Several years ago we recognized that there are people in our local area in need. We then began our Season of Giving promotion in which people submit nominations for individuals or families. Miskelly’s, in partnership with WLBT, select recipients to receive furniture and Miskelly’s delivers it to the recipients before Christmas.

Our first 2015 Season of Giving recipient is Ms. Wanda Wells.  Wanda is a widow who took in her abandoned grandson Cameron two years ago.  Wanda was recently able to acquire a small apartment for she and Cameron, but they have no bed and are sleeping on a mattress on the floor.  Wanda is employed, but her income is small.

Thanks to Wanda’s employers, who nominated her for the Miskelly Season of Giving, she’s received brand new living room, dining room and bedroom furniturewanda wells 1 wanda wells 2Miskelly’s is grateful to give back to the community, and we are all so happy for Wanda.


19
Oct 15

5 Furniture Design Trends You Need to Know For 2016

Miskelly Furniture is all about staying up to date with the latest design trends, and we’re more than happy to share these with our beloved customers! Today we’re talking about upcoming trends in home décor. Keep reading to see what you can expect in 2016.

1. Metallics

Watch for metallic finishes on furniture, accessories, and nail head details. Silver and gold metallic finishes add an instant, modern glam!

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2. Florals

Yes, they are back! Big, bold floral prints are coming back into furniture, wall art, and pillows. Floral’s comeback is proof is that history repeats itself, and we’re loving this stylish new trend.

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3. Pastel Pinks

We’re starting to see more pink in upcoming design trends, particularly a softer, dusty rose shade. Pastel pink is a timeless color that can instantly warm up a room, and we’re looking forward to showcasing more beautiful pink beige colors in furniture and accessories.

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4. Deep Blues

Turquoise has been hot for a while now, and in 2016 be on the look out for all shades of blues–especially deep blues like navy and denim shades. These stronger shades of blue are fresh, soothing, and easy to match in all aspects of furniture design.

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While gold isn’t completely new in home décor, this trending color is becoming more and more popular. To refresh a living space and give this color a new name, many designers are mixing gold accents with trendy fabrics for an updated look.

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So there you have it: metallics, florals, pastel pinks, deep blues, and golds are making their way into furniture design trends for 2016. Be sure to follow Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to stay in the know on home décor tips, product arrivals, and more!


12
Oct 15

Four Design Tips for Every Home Decorator

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We all know that if you want to build something that will last, you need to start with a strong and steady foundation. Your personal home décor is no different. No matter how large the space or how different the style, there are several ways to come up with a nice design plan.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the key things to remember when creating an interior design scheme! Here are some of Miskelly’s top tips:

1. Create a Focal Point
When you walk into your room, what draws the attention of your eye? What will your guests focus on when they come to visit? Fireplaces and large televisions are two of the most common focal points today. But what about a large piece of art, or a grand lighting piece? Whatever you choose, make sure that your furniture is arranged so it complements the focal point. Your guests should not need to turn their heads or sit uncomfortably to focus on this part of the room.

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2. Arrange for Balance
The focal point is important, but it can’t completely dominate the room. Balance – whether by color, shape, or arrangement – is important to a well designed room. The traditional approach is to split similar furniture along a middle axis. Think about a bedroom where the bed is accompanied by bedside tables on either side. The modern trend is to achieve asymmetrical balance. Think of this as balancing by visual impact rather than size or shape. Maybe a tall, thin lamp on one side of the room is complemented by a short wicker hamper on the other. The pieces are different, but they balance by making different statements.

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3. Consider Colors Carefully
Color is great because it gives you a range of options when it comes to interior design. It can instantly alter the look and feel of a living space. There are various approaches you could go with… If you choose to use similar colors (let’s say shades of grey and beige), the effect on the room will be calmer and more neutral. If you want a more dynamic and high energy look, try using contrasting colors.

Tip: Changing major color schemes can be costly, so it’s probably most safe to go with neutral colors for large features, but reserve accessories and accents for bolder colors.

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4. Talk About Texture
Texture, often overlooked, can play a big role in home design. Do you have slick hardwood floors with fluffy accent pillows and shiny glass features? Be careful! This can look like your textures are running amok. Using only one texture can get boring, but using too many can confuse the eye and complicate the mood of the room. Just like colors and shapes, textures have a huge effect. Shaggy textures feel warm and cozy. Slick and sharp textures will feel more clean and open. Think about how you want your room to feel, then decorate accordingly!

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We sure hope that these few tips will make your interior design aspirations really come to life! If you’re interested in updating your home, just drop by any of Miskelly’s convenient locations in the Metro Jackson area. We have plenty of design experts on call to help you make your dreams a reality. Best of all, our wide furniture selection and affordable prices mean that your dreams are easily in reach!

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21
Sep 15

Quick Tips for Stylish & Practical Youth Rooms

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Twin Bed with Beaded Pearl Trim at Miskelly Furniture

Decorating for youth rooms is a fun, imaginative home project for many. It’s like you get the opportunity to be a playful kid again! If you’re thinking about designing a girl or boy’s room and need a little inspiration, check out these top tips from Miskelly Furniture for super stylish yet practical youth rooms.

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Twin Captain’s Bed with Storage at Miskelly Furniture

Choose Timeless Furnishings

To create a room designed to evolve with your child over the years, select furnishings they won’t quickly outgrow. Later, you can customize the look of the room over the years with easy-to-update elements such as paint color, bedding and artwork.

Encourage Organization

While “Clean up your room!” will always be part of the parental monologue–it can be less frequent with the right furnishings. Look for bookcases, beds with storage underneath, and nightstands with doors and drawers to help contain books, toys and clutter.

Design For Comfort

Between homework and sleep-overs, kids spend plenty of time in their room. Give their space as much thought and consideration as the other rooms in your home. Be sure to leave enough open space for kids to spread out homework or play with friends.

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Bright White Twin Panel Bed with Cottage Details at Miskelly Furniture

Home decorating can be even more fun when it comes to kids’ rooms! Ready to shop for some of your favorite youth furniture? Visit one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area. Join the conversation and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!