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Master Bedroom Designs

Uncover master bedroom designs with these tips from Bassett Furniture. Learn to create a serene bedroom and learn what makes the perfect master bedroom.

How to Style Our Maxwell Chair

Accent chair furniture makes the room! Here we look at the types of accent chairs and share living room accent chair ideas to amplify your style.

Nightstand Decorating Ideas

We help you turn your cluttered nightstand into the gem of your bedroom with easy decorating tips ­– and we tempt you with a few nightstands you’ll love!

Modern Bedroom Ideas

Here’s how to design a modern bedroom with trends that will elevate your next bedroom makeover.

King Vs Cal King

A California king isn’t just a marketing term: It’s a different size than a regular king bed, and knowing the difference will make a big impact on your bed shopping.

Create a Breakfast Nook

Breakfast nooks host more than just breakfasts. Learn to create a cozy space in your kitchen that your family will want to use all day long.

Incorporate Personal Touches

Personal touches have the power to take a room from blah to awe. Our stylist shares interior design tips to bring out your personal style through art and accessories.

What Is Rustic Furniture?

Learn what rustic furniture is, and how to incorporate rustic pieces into your home décor, whatever your style.

What is Contemporary Furniture?

Don’t confuse contemporary with modern. We break down the characteristics of contemporary furniture and give you some shopping inspiration to help you begin shopping.

How to Combine Different Types of Lighting For Any Room

Properly combining ambient and task lighting will help you choose the right lighting for every room for the most productivity, comfort, appeal and, style. Learn more.

What is Traditional Furniture?

Let’s define traditional furniture, traditional furniture definition, traditional furniture description, and traditional furniture meaning.

What Is Modern Furniture?

Modern and contemporary furniture aren’t the same thing. Before you shop, learn what it is that makes furniture modern.

The Perfect Guest Room

Elements needed for the perfect guest room during the holidays or any time of year. A few small touches go a long way toward making your guests feel at home.

Choose the Right Window Treatments

How to choose curtains for every room in your home: fabrics, patterns, colors, length, and design options. Book an appointment with a Bassett designer today.

Beach House Decor

Beach style furniture brings beachy relaxation to your living room or getaway home. Check out our beach themed furniture ideas to create the look.

The Best Furniture Brands for Quality

High quality furniture brands understand that the old way was the right way all along. Quality craftsmanship and service have been Bassett Furniture’s hallmarks for more than a century.

Different Types Of Furniture

Before you begin to shop for furniture, read this breakdown of the names and types of furniture you have to choose from.

Queen Size Bed Frame Dimensions

Don’t begin bed shopping until you learn which size is best for you and your space. Here, we tell you queen bed dimensions, and how they differ from the other bed sizes.

Rug Size Under Queen Bed

What rug size should you use with a queen bed? Where should you place it? We’ve got ideas to help you plan the finishing touches of your ideal bedroom.

Typical Desk Height

Typical desk height affects the way your desk fits the room and how it fits you. Find out more about standard desk height and how to make it fit your needs.

Why Is Solid Wood Furniture Expensive?

Ever wonder about the difference between the most expensive wood furniture and something that looks like it? Read on for the scoop on real wood furniture.

Top Tips From Bassett Furniture Designers

Ever wish you had some interior designer tips for your own home? Then read on as two Bassett designers share their favorite interior designer insider tips.

Decorating For Spring

When nature brings out its spring décor, it’s time to refresh the home too! Read on for easy spring ideas to give any room a breath of fresh air.

Combining Lighting Part 1

How to choose the right lighting for every room for the most productivity, comfort, appeal & style. Plus task lighting, path lighting & ambient lighting.

Combining Lighting Part 2

How to combine lighting in any space for style, variety, interest, and function. Learn how to mix and match mood lighting, add soft shadows, and more.

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Indoor/outdoor rugs have come a long way. They’re durable, easy to clean, and (we promise!) beautiful. Here’s why you should buy one for your room, inside or out.

Art Styles

Journey through art styles and examples, art styles throughout history, art movements and current art styles to better appreciate and understand various art forms.

Performance Fabrics

Performance fabrics are not created equal. Get to know performance fabric upholstery, performance fabric furniture, performance fabric examples and more.

Rugs: Material & Price

There are many types of rugs on the market, but they can be classified by materials and by types of rug weaves. Learn why rug construction matters, and use your knowledge of rug construction to select the pZerfect lasting rug for your space.

Hue, Tint, Shade and Tone

This quick guide to color theory will help you understand the difference between a color shade, color tint, hue, and tone. Then use our tips — or the helping hand of a Bassett interior designer —  to create the color scheme that makes you feel right at home.    

2019 Interior Design Trends We Are Excited For

Learn the 2019 trends we are excited for (and know you will be too) …from color schemes to furniture, fabrics to accessories … for every room in your home. 

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

What colors will be decorating homes this spring? We offer advice on how to use the latest color trends in your home, based on Pantone’s trending colors.

Top 10 Products Home Decorating Bloggers Love

Interior design influencers pull back the curtains to let us in their homes. Their 10 best home decor products look as good in real life as they do in a store.

Sleeper Sofa Vs Futon

Need a comfy place for guests? Here’s what you need to know to choose between a futon and sleeper sofa, also known as a convertible sofa or sofa sleeper.

Light & Airy Spaces

Changing floorplans and adding windows may not be on your to-do list this season, but you can create that light and airy decorating trend by following a few simple steps. 

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.

Furniture For Big & Tall People

Our design professionals create custom furniture that offers you the comfort you deserve and the size you need, in quality pieces you’ll have for many years to come.

How To Decorate A Coffee Table

Nothing freshens a room like new coffee table decor ideas from a pro. Our stylist shares coffee table decorating ideas you'll want to try in your own home.

Entry Space Updates

Entry hall furniture defines your home. Take a peek inside for a few simple entryway furniture ideas to update your space and create a welcoming new look.

How to Hang Art

Wondering how to hang art or a gallery wall without all of the fuss? Three mistakes when hanging artwork and the big secret to getting it right the first time.

Dining Table Sizes

Finding the right dining table size and shape for your room is merely a matter of knowing the style of room you have, the dimensions of your room, and the number of people you’d like to serve. What to do about table leaves and extra seating when they’re not in use? Follow along, we’re serving up the answers right here.

How to Decorate a Bookshelf

To completely refresh your room, check out some bookcase makeover ideas and start arranging! Our stylist offers some bookcase tips to get you started.To completely refresh your room, check out some bookcase makeover ideas and start arranging! Our stylist offers some bookcase tips to get you started.

Holiday Color Palette

Love decorating with holiday colors? How about developing a holiday color palette to last from year to year? Or you may just want to keep them all year long!

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 When Decluttering

When decluttering don't procrastinate. Try to develop a strategy for your project, criteria for deciding what to get rid of, and a system for how to do it. 

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 Interior Lighting Ideas

When you’re considering home lighting ideas, a little background about layers of light is a good place to start. Understanding light temperature also helps, too, regardless of whether you’re looking for kitchen lighting ideas, living room lighting ideas, or really any interior lighting ideas.

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 In A Room

To reduce unwanted noise, you can combine smart furniture placement with the best soundproofing materials in order to dampen echo-causing vibrations. 

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.

Master Bedroom Designs

Uncover master bedroom designs with these tips from Bassett Furniture. Learn to create a serene bedroom and learn what makes the perfect master bedroom.

How to Style Our Maxwell Chair

Accent chair furniture makes the room! Here we look at the types of accent chairs and share living room accent chair ideas to amplify your style.

Nightstand Decorating Ideas

We help you turn your cluttered nightstand into the gem of your bedroom with easy decorating tips ­– and we tempt you with a few nightstands you’ll love!

Modern Bedroom Ideas

Here’s how to design a modern bedroom with trends that will elevate your next bedroom makeover.

Create a Breakfast Nook

Breakfast nooks host more than just breakfasts. Learn to create a cozy space in your kitchen that your family will want to use all day long.

Incorporate Personal Touches

Personal touches have the power to take a room from blah to awe. Our stylist shares interior design tips to bring out your personal style through art and accessories.

What Is Rustic Furniture?

Learn what rustic furniture is, and how to incorporate rustic pieces into your home décor, whatever your style.

What is Contemporary Furniture?

Don’t confuse contemporary with modern. We break down the characteristics of contemporary furniture and give you some shopping inspiration to help you begin shopping.

What is Traditional Furniture?

Let’s define traditional furniture, traditional furniture definition, traditional furniture description, and traditional furniture meaning.

What Is Modern Furniture?

Modern and contemporary furniture aren’t the same thing. Before you shop, learn what it is that makes furniture modern.

The Perfect Guest Room

Elements needed for the perfect guest room during the holidays or any time of year. A few small touches go a long way toward making your guests feel at home.

Beach House Decor

Beach style furniture brings beachy relaxation to your living room or getaway home. Check out our beach themed furniture ideas to create the look.

Top Tips From Bassett Furniture Designers

Ever wish you had some interior designer tips for your own home? Then read on as two Bassett designers share their favorite interior designer insider tips.

Art Styles

Journey through art styles and examples, art styles throughout history, art movements and current art styles to better appreciate and understand various art forms.

2019 Interior Design Trends We Are Excited For

Learn the 2019 trends we are excited for (and know you will be too) …from color schemes to furniture, fabrics to accessories … for every room in your home. 

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

What colors will be decorating homes this spring? We offer advice on how to use the latest color trends in your home, based on Pantone’s trending colors.

Top 10 Products Home Decorating Bloggers Love

Interior design influencers pull back the curtains to let us in their homes. Their 10 best home decor products look as good in real life as they do in a store.

Light & Airy Spaces

Changing floorplans and adding windows may not be on your to-do list this season, but you can create that light and airy decorating trend by following a few simple steps. 

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.

Furniture For Big & Tall People

Our design professionals create custom furniture that offers you the comfort you deserve and the size you need, in quality pieces you’ll have for many years to come.

How To Decorate A Coffee Table

Nothing freshens a room like new coffee table decor ideas from a pro. Our stylist shares coffee table decorating ideas you'll want to try in your own home.

Entry Space Updates

Entry hall furniture defines your home. Take a peek inside for a few simple entryway furniture ideas to update your space and create a welcoming new look.

Dining Table Sizes

Finding the right dining table size and shape for your room is merely a matter of knowing the style of room you have, the dimensions of your room, and the number of people you’d like to serve. What to do about table leaves and extra seating when they’re not in use? Follow along, we’re serving up the answers right here.

How to Decorate a Bookshelf

To completely refresh your room, check out some bookcase makeover ideas and start arranging! Our stylist offers some bookcase tips to get you started.To completely refresh your room, check out some bookcase makeover ideas and start arranging! Our stylist offers some bookcase tips to get you started.

Holiday Color Palette

Love decorating with holiday colors? How about developing a holiday color palette to last from year to year? Or you may just want to keep them all year long!

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 When Decluttering

When decluttering don't procrastinate. Try to develop a strategy for your project, criteria for deciding what to get rid of, and a system for how to do it. 

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.

Master Bedroom Designs

Uncover master bedroom designs with these tips from Bassett Furniture. Learn to create a serene bedroom and learn what makes the perfect master bedroom.

How to Style Our Maxwell Chair

Accent chair furniture makes the room! Here we look at the types of accent chairs and share living room accent chair ideas to amplify your style.

Nightstand Decorating Ideas

We help you turn your cluttered nightstand into the gem of your bedroom with easy decorating tips ­– and we tempt you with a few nightstands you’ll love!

Modern Bedroom Ideas

Here’s how to design a modern bedroom with trends that will elevate your next bedroom makeover.

Create a Breakfast Nook

Breakfast nooks host more than just breakfasts. Learn to create a cozy space in your kitchen that your family will want to use all day long.

Incorporate Personal Touches

Personal touches have the power to take a room from blah to awe. Our stylist shares interior design tips to bring out your personal style through art and accessories.

What Is Rustic Furniture?

Learn what rustic furniture is, and how to incorporate rustic pieces into your home décor, whatever your style.

What is Contemporary Furniture?

Don’t confuse contemporary with modern. We break down the characteristics of contemporary furniture and give you some shopping inspiration to help you begin shopping.

What is Traditional Furniture?

Let’s define traditional furniture, traditional furniture definition, traditional furniture description, and traditional furniture meaning.

What Is Modern Furniture?

Modern and contemporary furniture aren’t the same thing. Before you shop, learn what it is that makes furniture modern.

The Perfect Guest Room

Elements needed for the perfect guest room during the holidays or any time of year. A few small touches go a long way toward making your guests feel at home.

Choose the Right Window Treatments

How to choose curtains for every room in your home: fabrics, patterns, colors, length, and design options. Book an appointment with a Bassett designer today.

Beach House Decor

Beach style furniture brings beachy relaxation to your living room or getaway home. Check out our beach themed furniture ideas to create the look.

Rug Size Under Queen Bed

What rug size should you use with a queen bed? Where should you place it? We’ve got ideas to help you plan the finishing touches of your ideal bedroom.

Decorating For Spring

When nature brings out its spring décor, it’s time to refresh the home too! Read on for easy spring ideas to give any room a breath of fresh air.

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Indoor/outdoor rugs have come a long way. They’re durable, easy to clean, and (we promise!) beautiful. Here’s why you should buy one for your room, inside or out.

Art Styles

Journey through art styles and examples, art styles throughout history, art movements and current art styles to better appreciate and understand various art forms.

Hue, Tint, Shade and Tone

This quick guide to color theory will help you understand the difference between a color shade, color tint, hue, and tone. Then use our tips — or the helping hand of a Bassett interior designer —  to create the color scheme that makes you feel right at home.    

2019 Interior Design Trends We Are Excited For

Learn the 2019 trends we are excited for (and know you will be too) …from color schemes to furniture, fabrics to accessories … for every room in your home. 

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

What colors will be decorating homes this spring? We offer advice on how to use the latest color trends in your home, based on Pantone’s trending colors.

Top 10 Products Home Decorating Bloggers Love

Interior design influencers pull back the curtains to let us in their homes. Their 10 best home decor products look as good in real life as they do in a store.

Light & Airy Spaces

Changing floorplans and adding windows may not be on your to-do list this season, but you can create that light and airy decorating trend by following a few simple steps. 

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.

How To Decorate A Coffee Table

Nothing freshens a room like new coffee table decor ideas from a pro. Our stylist shares coffee table decorating ideas you'll want to try in your own home.

Entry Space Updates

Entry hall furniture defines your home. Take a peek inside for a few simple entryway furniture ideas to update your space and create a welcoming new look.

How to Hang Art

Wondering how to hang art or a gallery wall without all of the fuss? Three mistakes when hanging artwork and the big secret to getting it right the first time.

Dining Table Sizes

Finding the right dining table size and shape for your room is merely a matter of knowing the style of room you have, the dimensions of your room, and the number of people you’d like to serve. What to do about table leaves and extra seating when they’re not in use? Follow along, we’re serving up the answers right here.

How to Decorate a Bookshelf

To completely refresh your room, check out some bookcase makeover ideas and start arranging! Our stylist offers some bookcase tips to get you started.To completely refresh your room, check out some bookcase makeover ideas and start arranging! Our stylist offers some bookcase tips to get you started.

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 Interior Lighting Ideas

When you’re considering home lighting ideas, a little background about layers of light is a good place to start. Understanding light temperature also helps, too, regardless of whether you’re looking for kitchen lighting ideas, living room lighting ideas, or really any interior lighting ideas.

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 In A Room

To reduce unwanted noise, you can combine smart furniture placement with the best soundproofing materials in order to dampen echo-causing vibrations. 

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.

Master Bedroom Designs

Uncover master bedroom designs with these tips from Bassett Furniture. Learn to create a serene bedroom and learn what makes the perfect master bedroom.

How to Style Our Maxwell Chair

Accent chair furniture makes the room! Here we look at the types of accent chairs and share living room accent chair ideas to amplify your style.

Incorporate Personal Touches

Personal touches have the power to take a room from blah to awe. Our stylist shares interior design tips to bring out your personal style through art and accessories.

How to Hang Art

Wondering how to hang art or a gallery wall without all of the fuss? Three mistakes when hanging artwork and the big secret to getting it right the first time.

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.

King Vs Cal King

A California king isn’t just a marketing term: It’s a different size than a regular king bed, and knowing the difference will make a big impact on your bed shopping.

Incorporate Personal Touches

Personal touches have the power to take a room from blah to awe. Our stylist shares interior design tips to bring out your personal style through art and accessories.

How to Combine Different Types of Lighting For Any Room

Properly combining ambient and task lighting will help you choose the right lighting for every room for the most productivity, comfort, appeal and, style. Learn more.

Choose the Right Window Treatments

How to choose curtains for every room in your home: fabrics, patterns, colors, length, and design options. Book an appointment with a Bassett designer today.

The Best Furniture Brands for Quality

High quality furniture brands understand that the old way was the right way all along. Quality craftsmanship and service have been Bassett Furniture’s hallmarks for more than a century.

Different Types Of Furniture

Before you begin to shop for furniture, read this breakdown of the names and types of furniture you have to choose from.

Queen Size Bed Frame Dimensions

Don’t begin bed shopping until you learn which size is best for you and your space. Here, we tell you queen bed dimensions, and how they differ from the other bed sizes.

Rug Size Under Queen Bed

What rug size should you use with a queen bed? Where should you place it? We’ve got ideas to help you plan the finishing touches of your ideal bedroom.

Typical Desk Height

Typical desk height affects the way your desk fits the room and how it fits you. Find out more about standard desk height and how to make it fit your needs.

Why Is Solid Wood Furniture Expensive?

Ever wonder about the difference between the most expensive wood furniture and something that looks like it? Read on for the scoop on real wood furniture.

Top Tips From Bassett Furniture Designers

Ever wish you had some interior designer tips for your own home? Then read on as two Bassett designers share their favorite interior designer insider tips.

Combining Lighting Part 1

How to choose the right lighting for every room for the most productivity, comfort, appeal & style. Plus task lighting, path lighting & ambient lighting.

Combining Lighting Part 2

How to combine lighting in any space for style, variety, interest, and function. Learn how to mix and match mood lighting, add soft shadows, and more.

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Indoor/outdoor rugs have come a long way. They’re durable, easy to clean, and (we promise!) beautiful. Here’s why you should buy one for your room, inside or out.

Art Styles

Journey through art styles and examples, art styles throughout history, art movements and current art styles to better appreciate and understand various art forms.

Performance Fabrics

Performance fabrics are not created equal. Get to know performance fabric upholstery, performance fabric furniture, performance fabric examples and more.

Rugs: Material & Price

There are many types of rugs on the market, but they can be classified by materials and by types of rug weaves. Learn why rug construction matters, and use your knowledge of rug construction to select the pZerfect lasting rug for your space.

Top 10 Products Home Decorating Bloggers Love

Interior design influencers pull back the curtains to let us in their homes. Their 10 best home decor products look as good in real life as they do in a store.

Sleeper Sofa Vs Futon

Need a comfy place for guests? Here’s what you need to know to choose between a futon and sleeper sofa, also known as a convertible sofa or sofa sleeper.

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.

How to Decorate a Bookshelf

To completely refresh your room, check out some bookcase makeover ideas and start arranging! Our stylist offers some bookcase tips to get you started.To completely refresh your room, check out some bookcase makeover ideas and start arranging! Our stylist offers some bookcase tips to get you started.

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 In A Room

To reduce unwanted noise, you can combine smart furniture placement with the best soundproofing materials in order to dampen echo-causing vibrations. 

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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