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Multifunctional Pieces

Dual purpose furniture, convertible furniture for small spaces and multifunctional furniture give new meaning to the term “smart home.” Space-saving furniture and furniture that transforms into something else – like a standard height coffee table that lifts to become a desk, or a baby changing table that becomes a big kid dresser -- are perfect for stylish but small family homes and apartments.

Preparing to Entertain with Bassett

Having everyone over and having enough seating do not always go hand in hand; take our tips and turn to multi-functional pieces when you’re preparing to entertain.

Bassett Furniture Holiday Entertaining Must Haves

The holidays are a great time for a dinner party at home. Read on for our top choices to make your holidays feel special and your home party feel complete.

Create A Fall Color Palette

The fall color palette brings warmth and coziness to any room. If you’re drawn to a fall warm color palette, you may even be able to keep it around all year.

Gather Around the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is time for gathering around the table. Discover how to plan holiday seating, make the dining room the holiday focus & create holiday traditions.

Extra Seating For the Holidays - Part 2

Room planning can be simple when you look for inspired ways to add extra seating for the holidays. Turning ottomans into seating, coffee table into tray tables, bench vs. chairs

Choosing the Right Lighting

When choosing a lamp, it helps to factor in the design of the whole room, even if you are just thinking of a table lamp, floor lamp, or pendant lamp. A few simple design tricks can make choosing a lamp so much easier.

Creating Holiday Traditions

How to design great, cozy gathering spaces for creating holiday traditions. Make special memories for your family this year with Bassett heirloom furniture.

How To Shop For Furniture Online

You don’t have to be a design expert to shop for furniture online, you just need to do your homework. Here: a few important tips and tricks to get you started.

Designing Studio Spaces

The need to decorate small studio apartment spaces requires even more planning than larger spaces do! That’s why Bassett design consultants are happy to furnish studio apartment ideas to make your place sparkle. Read on and learn how to decorate small studio apartment spaces with function and style.

How to Care for Wood Furniture

How to care for wood furniture: keep your Basset wood furniture looking as new as the first day you bought it. Plus find out about our Guardsman protection plan.

Standard Furniture Dimensions

Looking for the most standard furniture dimensions to help get your project started? We've got you covered.

How To Care For Leather

Take care of leather to keep it looking its best. How to take care of leather couch, leather care, leather care tips, how to take care of leather – it’s all here.

Multi-Purpose Guest Rooms

How to design a multi-purpose guest room as a versatile space to suit all of your changing needs. Desk, seating, storage, organization, sleep solutions & more!

What to Keep Vs What to Toss

Project planning and deciding what to keep, and what to toss, doesn’t have to be the nightmare it is for some people. Go at it with a plan, a system, and gusto.

Most Durable Couch

A quality couch should last 7 to 15 years. Here are tips to help you invest in durable living room furniture that will maintain its beauty and comfort for years to come.

Living Room Furniture Arrangements With A Fireplace and TV

Deciding how to lay out a living room can be tricky, especially with a fireplace in the room. Before you begin, we offer living room layout help for rooms of shapes and sizes.

Standard Loveseat Size

From apartment-sized loveseats to loveseat sofas, get a quick lesson on loveseat widths. Then, use our free room planner to find one to fit your space.

Depth of Couch

Whether you like to sink back into a couch or sit upright with your feet on the floor, find a couch with the depth that fits your style.

Updating Your Home For Fall

Update for fall like you mean it – change out pillows, bring out the blanket throws, focus on cozy colors, and definitely dim those lights.

Extra Seating For Dining During the Holidays

Room planning is a breeze when you discover creative ways to add extra seating for the holidays. Find out about benches vs. chairs plus incorporate table leaves.

Home Office Design Ideas

Creative home office ideas help make the most of your space. With flexible home office furniture, you can create a beautiful, lasting home office design that can adjust as your needs change. Read on for ways to make your office furniture arrangement do double duty and function as much more than just a home office desk.

How To Phase Your Project

Facing a home design project and don’t know where to begin? We’ll help you break a big project down into a manageable step-by-step plan.

Room Planning 101

Learn the essentials of room design, and then use our interactive room planner to visualize how everything will come together.

Color Theory: Cool vs Warm

How do you know what will look best when decorating a room – warm vs cool colors? A few cool vs warm examples illustrate what color temperature means and how to hit the mark when mixing warm and cool colors. Find out where you stand on the choice of warm vs cool colors, and what combinations will work best for you.

Designing A Nursery

Searching for baby’s room ideas? Bassett is happy to help with nursery design advice, decorating ideas and a checklist to help you get started.

How To Care For Upholstery

Take care of upholstery: Here’s what you need to know to take care of upholstery, fabric cleaning codes, professional upholstery care and repair services, best way to clean upholstered sofas and other upholstered furniture yourself, ways to clean and protect furniture fabric, how to protect fabric sofas and more.

TV Height & Distance

Deciding where to put a TV in the living room TV and how high to mount a TV takes a bit of figuring. These guidelines for the optimal TV viewing distance and how high to put TV on the wall will make our TV wall mounting project a snap!

Desks With Limited Storage

When your desk has limited storage space, any thought about how to organize your office desk brings big results in productivity. Looking for ideas about how to organize your desk at home? Use these desk organization ideas to make a small desk functional as well as pretty.

Organizing A Small Closet

Get great — even surprising — ideas for small bedroom closet organization and learn how quality Bassett furniture can keep what you can’t fit in your closet out of sight. The result? A private place you’ll celebrate every time you open the door.

Decorate With Mirrors

Decorating with mirrors can be one of the easiest ways to inject style into your space, as you can see from our mirror decorating ideas. Whether you need bathroom mirror ideas or bedroom mirror ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for creative mirror ideas to reflect your style.

Creating A Color Palette

Choosing paint color can be much easier if you have a home color palette. Whether you’re looking for living room color ideas or simply picking out accent wall colors, creating a home color scheme ensures that furniture, wall colors, and accents all fit. Having a color palette for home or room makes choosing design elements a snap.

How To Arrange An Open Floor Plan

Don’t start furniture shopping until you learn these four essentials of an open floor plan design.

How To Reduce Noise Using Textiles

How to reduce noise? It’s easier when you learn important tips and tricks from the design experts. From adding rugs and window coverings, to furniture (strategically placed here or there), and upholstered furniture in any of more than 800 fabric choices, you can reduce noise in and around your home.

How To Work With An Interior Designer

Working with an interior designer is a quick, mistake-free way to get perfect pieces and stylish rooms. So how much do designers cost? Usually thousands of dollars. At Bassett, our interior design consultations are free, with our gracious compliments.

Leather 101

Look here for leather furniture basics, including leather types, grades, and care. This Bassett guide can help you understand how to buy leather furniture so you can enjoy this gift of nature for years to come.

Fabric 101

How to determine the best upholstery fabrics for your home, based on fabric content and type.

Furniture Styles: A Guide

Not sure which furniture style you like? The Bassett guide to traditional furniture styles and contemporary design can help you put a name to your favorites. You’ll know which designs and details to look for when you shop for furniture and accessories.

How To Build A Gallery Wall

With a few gallery wall layout options, and a few tips about how to create a gallery wall, you’ll be able to design your wall in no time.

How To Choose The Right Rug Size

A quick rug size chart showing standard rug sizes and tips for how to choose a rug size for any room in a snap!

Sectional Configuration and Shape

Understand how to design a sectional in 4 easy steps. Learn about types of sectional configurations, room placement, and style options in this special sectional buying guide.

Sofa Vs Sectional

Sofa or sectional? Answer a few simple questions, and you can figure out whether sectional or sofa will give you the best fit for your room.

Standard Table Sizes

A quick review of standard table sizes and tips for how to navigate dining table sizes (and coffee tables too!) to find one that fits your lifestyle.

How To Arrange A Small Bedroom

Small bedroom layout? Relax! These 5 tips from Bassett on how to set up your small-sized bedroom can help you create a space that looks bigger — not crowded — while feeling inviting and stylish.

Multifunctional Pieces

Dual purpose furniture, convertible furniture for small spaces and multifunctional furniture give new meaning to the term “smart home.” Space-saving furniture and furniture that transforms into something else – like a standard height coffee table that lifts to become a desk, or a baby changing table that becomes a big kid dresser -- are perfect for stylish but small family homes and apartments.

Preparing to Entertain with Bassett

Having everyone over and having enough seating do not always go hand in hand; take our tips and turn to multi-functional pieces when you’re preparing to entertain.

Bassett Furniture Holiday Entertaining Must Haves

The holidays are a great time for a dinner party at home. Read on for our top choices to make your holidays feel special and your home party feel complete.

Create A Fall Color Palette

The fall color palette brings warmth and coziness to any room. If you’re drawn to a fall warm color palette, you may even be able to keep it around all year.

Gather Around the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is time for gathering around the table. Discover how to plan holiday seating, make the dining room the holiday focus & create holiday traditions.

Extra Seating For the Holidays - Part 2

Room planning can be simple when you look for inspired ways to add extra seating for the holidays. Turning ottomans into seating, coffee table into tray tables, bench vs. chairs

Creating Holiday Traditions

How to design great, cozy gathering spaces for creating holiday traditions. Make special memories for your family this year with Bassett heirloom furniture.

Designing Studio Spaces

The need to decorate small studio apartment spaces requires even more planning than larger spaces do! That’s why Bassett design consultants are happy to furnish studio apartment ideas to make your place sparkle. Read on and learn how to decorate small studio apartment spaces with function and style.

Multi-Purpose Guest Rooms

How to design a multi-purpose guest room as a versatile space to suit all of your changing needs. Desk, seating, storage, organization, sleep solutions & more!

What to Keep Vs What to Toss

Project planning and deciding what to keep, and what to toss, doesn’t have to be the nightmare it is for some people. Go at it with a plan, a system, and gusto.

Updating Your Home For Fall

Update for fall like you mean it – change out pillows, bring out the blanket throws, focus on cozy colors, and definitely dim those lights.

Home Office Design Ideas

Creative home office ideas help make the most of your space. With flexible home office furniture, you can create a beautiful, lasting home office design that can adjust as your needs change. Read on for ways to make your office furniture arrangement do double duty and function as much more than just a home office desk.

Color Theory: Cool vs Warm

How do you know what will look best when decorating a room – warm vs cool colors? A few cool vs warm examples illustrate what color temperature means and how to hit the mark when mixing warm and cool colors. Find out where you stand on the choice of warm vs cool colors, and what combinations will work best for you.

Designing A Nursery

Searching for baby’s room ideas? Bassett is happy to help with nursery design advice, decorating ideas and a checklist to help you get started.

Furniture Styles: A Guide

Not sure which furniture style you like? The Bassett guide to traditional furniture styles and contemporary design can help you put a name to your favorites. You’ll know which designs and details to look for when you shop for furniture and accessories.

How To Build A Gallery Wall

With a few gallery wall layout options, and a few tips about how to create a gallery wall, you’ll be able to design your wall in no time.

Sectional Configuration and Shape

Understand how to design a sectional in 4 easy steps. Learn about types of sectional configurations, room placement, and style options in this special sectional buying guide.

Sofa Vs Sectional

Sofa or sectional? Answer a few simple questions, and you can figure out whether sectional or sofa will give you the best fit for your room.

How To Arrange A Small Bedroom

Small bedroom layout? Relax! These 5 tips from Bassett on how to set up your small-sized bedroom can help you create a space that looks bigger — not crowded — while feeling inviting and stylish.

Multifunctional Pieces

Dual purpose furniture, convertible furniture for small spaces and multifunctional furniture give new meaning to the term “smart home.” Space-saving furniture and furniture that transforms into something else – like a standard height coffee table that lifts to become a desk, or a baby changing table that becomes a big kid dresser -- are perfect for stylish but small family homes and apartments.

Create A Fall Color Palette

The fall color palette brings warmth and coziness to any room. If you’re drawn to a fall warm color palette, you may even be able to keep it around all year.

Choosing the Right Lighting

When choosing a lamp, it helps to factor in the design of the whole room, even if you are just thinking of a table lamp, floor lamp, or pendant lamp. A few simple design tricks can make choosing a lamp so much easier.

Designing Studio Spaces

The need to decorate small studio apartment spaces requires even more planning than larger spaces do! That’s why Bassett design consultants are happy to furnish studio apartment ideas to make your place sparkle. Read on and learn how to decorate small studio apartment spaces with function and style.

Multi-Purpose Guest Rooms

How to design a multi-purpose guest room as a versatile space to suit all of your changing needs. Desk, seating, storage, organization, sleep solutions & more!

Living Room Furniture Arrangements With A Fireplace and TV

Deciding how to lay out a living room can be tricky, especially with a fireplace in the room. Before you begin, we offer living room layout help for rooms of shapes and sizes.

Updating Your Home For Fall

Update for fall like you mean it – change out pillows, bring out the blanket throws, focus on cozy colors, and definitely dim those lights.

Home Office Design Ideas

Creative home office ideas help make the most of your space. With flexible home office furniture, you can create a beautiful, lasting home office design that can adjust as your needs change. Read on for ways to make your office furniture arrangement do double duty and function as much more than just a home office desk.

Color Theory: Cool vs Warm

How do you know what will look best when decorating a room – warm vs cool colors? A few cool vs warm examples illustrate what color temperature means and how to hit the mark when mixing warm and cool colors. Find out where you stand on the choice of warm vs cool colors, and what combinations will work best for you.

Designing A Nursery

Searching for baby’s room ideas? Bassett is happy to help with nursery design advice, decorating ideas and a checklist to help you get started.

TV Height & Distance

Deciding where to put a TV in the living room TV and how high to mount a TV takes a bit of figuring. These guidelines for the optimal TV viewing distance and how high to put TV on the wall will make our TV wall mounting project a snap!

Desks With Limited Storage

When your desk has limited storage space, any thought about how to organize your office desk brings big results in productivity. Looking for ideas about how to organize your desk at home? Use these desk organization ideas to make a small desk functional as well as pretty.

Decorate With Mirrors

Decorating with mirrors can be one of the easiest ways to inject style into your space, as you can see from our mirror decorating ideas. Whether you need bathroom mirror ideas or bedroom mirror ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for creative mirror ideas to reflect your style.

Creating A Color Palette

Choosing paint color can be much easier if you have a home color palette. Whether you’re looking for living room color ideas or simply picking out accent wall colors, creating a home color scheme ensures that furniture, wall colors, and accents all fit. Having a color palette for home or room makes choosing design elements a snap.

How To Arrange An Open Floor Plan

Don’t start furniture shopping until you learn these four essentials of an open floor plan design.

How To Reduce Noise Using Textiles

How to reduce noise? It’s easier when you learn important tips and tricks from the design experts. From adding rugs and window coverings, to furniture (strategically placed here or there), and upholstered furniture in any of more than 800 fabric choices, you can reduce noise in and around your home.

How To Work With An Interior Designer

Working with an interior designer is a quick, mistake-free way to get perfect pieces and stylish rooms. So how much do designers cost? Usually thousands of dollars. At Bassett, our interior design consultations are free, with our gracious compliments.

Furniture Styles: A Guide

Not sure which furniture style you like? The Bassett guide to traditional furniture styles and contemporary design can help you put a name to your favorites. You’ll know which designs and details to look for when you shop for furniture and accessories.

How To Build A Gallery Wall

With a few gallery wall layout options, and a few tips about how to create a gallery wall, you’ll be able to design your wall in no time.

How To Choose The Right Rug Size

A quick rug size chart showing standard rug sizes and tips for how to choose a rug size for any room in a snap!

Sectional Configuration and Shape

Understand how to design a sectional in 4 easy steps. Learn about types of sectional configurations, room placement, and style options in this special sectional buying guide.

Sofa Vs Sectional

Sofa or sectional? Answer a few simple questions, and you can figure out whether sectional or sofa will give you the best fit for your room.

Standard Table Sizes

A quick review of standard table sizes and tips for how to navigate dining table sizes (and coffee tables too!) to find one that fits your lifestyle.

How To Arrange A Small Bedroom

Small bedroom layout? Relax! These 5 tips from Bassett on how to set up your small-sized bedroom can help you create a space that looks bigger — not crowded — while feeling inviting and stylish.

Organizing A Small Closet

Get great — even surprising — ideas for small bedroom closet organization and learn how quality Bassett furniture can keep what you can’t fit in your closet out of sight. The result? A private place you’ll celebrate every time you open the door.

How To Build A Gallery Wall

With a few gallery wall layout options, and a few tips about how to create a gallery wall, you’ll be able to design your wall in no time.

Multifunctional Pieces

Dual purpose furniture, convertible furniture for small spaces and multifunctional furniture give new meaning to the term “smart home.” Space-saving furniture and furniture that transforms into something else – like a standard height coffee table that lifts to become a desk, or a baby changing table that becomes a big kid dresser -- are perfect for stylish but small family homes and apartments.

Extra Seating For the Holidays - Part 2

Room planning can be simple when you look for inspired ways to add extra seating for the holidays. Turning ottomans into seating, coffee table into tray tables, bench vs. chairs

Choosing the Right Lighting

When choosing a lamp, it helps to factor in the design of the whole room, even if you are just thinking of a table lamp, floor lamp, or pendant lamp. A few simple design tricks can make choosing a lamp so much easier.

How To Shop For Furniture Online

You don’t have to be a design expert to shop for furniture online, you just need to do your homework. Here: a few important tips and tricks to get you started.

How to Care for Wood Furniture

How to care for wood furniture: keep your Basset wood furniture looking as new as the first day you bought it. Plus find out about our Guardsman protection plan.

Standard Furniture Dimensions

Looking for the most standard furniture dimensions to help get your project started? We've got you covered.

How To Care For Leather

Take care of leather to keep it looking its best. How to take care of leather couch, leather care, leather care tips, how to take care of leather – it’s all here.

Most Durable Couch

A quality couch should last 7 to 15 years. Here are tips to help you invest in durable living room furniture that will maintain its beauty and comfort for years to come.

Standard Loveseat Size

From apartment-sized loveseats to loveseat sofas, get a quick lesson on loveseat widths. Then, use our free room planner to find one to fit your space.

Depth of Couch

Whether you like to sink back into a couch or sit upright with your feet on the floor, find a couch with the depth that fits your style.

Extra Seating For Dining During the Holidays

Room planning is a breeze when you discover creative ways to add extra seating for the holidays. Find out about benches vs. chairs plus incorporate table leaves.

How To Phase Your Project

Facing a home design project and don’t know where to begin? We’ll help you break a big project down into a manageable step-by-step plan.

Room Planning 101

Learn the essentials of room design, and then use our interactive room planner to visualize how everything will come together.

How To Care For Upholstery

Take care of upholstery: Here’s what you need to know to take care of upholstery, fabric cleaning codes, professional upholstery care and repair services, best way to clean upholstered sofas and other upholstered furniture yourself, ways to clean and protect furniture fabric, how to protect fabric sofas and more.

How To Reduce Noise Using Textiles

How to reduce noise? It’s easier when you learn important tips and tricks from the design experts. From adding rugs and window coverings, to furniture (strategically placed here or there), and upholstered furniture in any of more than 800 fabric choices, you can reduce noise in and around your home.

How To Work With An Interior Designer

Working with an interior designer is a quick, mistake-free way to get perfect pieces and stylish rooms. So how much do designers cost? Usually thousands of dollars. At Bassett, our interior design consultations are free, with our gracious compliments.

Leather 101

Look here for leather furniture basics, including leather types, grades, and care. This Bassett guide can help you understand how to buy leather furniture so you can enjoy this gift of nature for years to come.

Fabric 101

How to determine the best upholstery fabrics for your home, based on fabric content and type.

Furniture Styles: A Guide

Not sure which furniture style you like? The Bassett guide to traditional furniture styles and contemporary design can help you put a name to your favorites. You’ll know which designs and details to look for when you shop for furniture and accessories.

How To Build A Gallery Wall

With a few gallery wall layout options, and a few tips about how to create a gallery wall, you’ll be able to design your wall in no time.

How To Choose The Right Rug Size

A quick rug size chart showing standard rug sizes and tips for how to choose a rug size for any room in a snap!

Sectional Configuration and Shape

Understand how to design a sectional in 4 easy steps. Learn about types of sectional configurations, room placement, and style options in this special sectional buying guide.

Sofa Vs Sectional

Sofa or sectional? Answer a few simple questions, and you can figure out whether sectional or sofa will give you the best fit for your room.

Standard Table Sizes

A quick review of standard table sizes and tips for how to navigate dining table sizes (and coffee tables too!) to find one that fits your lifestyle.

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