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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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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.


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!

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