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Feb 17

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.

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.


29
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:


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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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.


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Dec 14

Get a Free $50 Miskelly Gift Card This Christmas

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If you’re looking to pick up the perfect gift for the grilling or chilling type this Christmas, Kamado Joe Grills and YETI Coolers at Miskelly Furniture are sure to make this holiday season a happy one! In need of beautiful furniture or accessories to make your house a home? That’s even better.

During the month of December, you will receive a FREE Miskelly gift card for $50 with the purchase of either a Kamado Joe Grill or a YETI Cooler, our most popular Christmas gifts!

Kamado Joe Grill

Kamado Joe Grill

Haven’t heard of Kamado Joe Grills? Get ready to be wowed. Unlike your typical grill, these are ceramic, meaning they offer quality and versatility. You’ll no longer be stuck trying to demystify the methods of cooking in many ways on one, basic appliance. This ceramic grill can smoke, sear, and even bake with ease. They also come with a lifetime warranty, so your grill is a gift that will please year after year!

Yeti Coolers are perfect for summer.

YETI Coolers

As all seasoned grillmeisters know, a hot grill requires cold drinks. YETIs are indestructible and made to keep ice for days. They’re the most respected name in portable coolers. Let’s put it this way: their Tundra model is grizzly bear proof! Literally. These coolers are great for cookouts, fishing, hunting, and even making sure that pecan pie makes it to Christmas dinner in one piece. Ask around — you can’t beat a YETI Cooler!

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Whether you think your friends or family will have more fun with a grill or a cooler, we’re sure they will be pleased. And don’t forget… when you buy either one of these most excellent Christmas gifts, you’ll receive a free $50 gift certificate to our store! That’ll go a long way towards a little shopping for your favorite furniture.

So come see us and let us help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Merry Christmas!

*Wanna see the fine print? Buy any Kamado Joe Grill or YETI Cooler through December 31st, 2014 and receive a $50.00 Miskelly gift certificate. No exclusions apply. Previous purchase excluded. Gift certificate does not expire.

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22
Sep 14

Win a Recliner from Miskelly Furniture!

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Are you a fan of football? How about free furniture? Miskelly Furniture is giving away a beautiful, comfy recliner this football season to a lucky Facebook fan! And you’re only a click away from entering to win –> http://bit.ly/ReclinerGiveaway

This prize is perfect for kicking back and relaxing during your favorite games (or your favorite Thursday night TV show). The great news is that not only are we giving away a recliner valued at $599, but it’s so quick and easy to enter to win. All you have to do is click here and enter your email address. Yep, that’s it!

If you want to increase your chances of winning, share the contest with your Facebook friends and encourage them to enter. When your friends enter, you get bonus points. There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn, so share away!

We will announce one winner chosen at random on October 1, 2014 on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to follow Miskelly’s on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture. Good luck, everyone! 🙂

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