Even though we are in the dog days of summer there are lots of fun activities and events coming to the Treasure Valley to look forward to. Check out this great list of events going on and mark your calendar to get out and having a little fun.
Boise Goathead Fest
Nampa Festival of the Arts
Caldwell Night Rodeo
Western Idaho Fair
Albertsons Boise Open
Pooch Party Stroll & Splash
Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic
Art in the Park
Hyde Park Street Fair
Eagle Food and Wine Festival
The long days of summer and warm nights might be enjoyable to some, but one thing is certain, no one enjoys sweaty sleepless nights. If air conditioning, a fan, or an open window isn’t doing the trick to keep you cool while you sleep here are a few other options you might want to consider.
Try to keep your bedroom at about 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggests that you think of your bedroom as a cave. It should be cool, quiet, and dark. This will help you sleep better all night long.
Make sure your bed is in a good location within the room. You don’t want your bed to be in direct sunlight all day long as it will warm up the mattress. If you can, position your bed so that it is out of the sun and away from the window if possible.
Wear loose-fitting clothing when you sleep at night. Lightweight, natural, and breathable fabrics are best. Cotton clothing can trap heat so look for other alternatives such as silk, bamboo, or other moisture-wicking options to help keep you cool.
Upgrade your sheets
Allow your bed to breath. Lightweight sheets are best for keeping a bed well ventilated in the summer. Sleep experts recommend natural fibers like bamboo, cotton, or other high-tech wicking fabrics. Remove duvets or heavy blankets from your bed. Using lighter sheets and blankets can help regulate body temperature throughout the night.
Freeze the sheets
Try freezing your sheets in a plastic bag for 30 or 40 mins and then place them on your bed right before you go to sleep. Although they will not stay cool the entire night it might help keep you cool within the first few hours of you trying to fall asleep. Also, you can try an old Egyptian technique of wetting your top bed sheet. Simply wet your top sheet with cool water and then wring it out. Place the cool sheet on you when you go to sleep. This has the same cooling effect as a cool wet washcloth and may help you sleep.
Take a cool shower
A cool shower right before bed may sound uncomfortable but it may help cool your body heat down before bedtime. If you are overheated, you won’t sleep well so you’ll want to make sure your body temperature is regulated before bed.
Keep air flowing
Create a cross breeze in the room if you can. Set up a fan or two so that air can flow over your bed or circulate the air in the room. Also, a ceiling fan above your bed can be helpful.
Summer is far from over! Don’t spend the rest of it uncomfortable at night. We hope some of these tips will help you sleep better and cooler. If you’d like help finding the right mattress this summer to help keep you cool at night come on in and see us. Our sales representatives are always happy to help you with any of your mattress needs.
Can there be too many decorative pillows when it comes to accessorizing your bed? Actually, Houzz polled followers and asked them how many throw pillows were too many. The answers varied but many people felt that three to six throw pillows were a good number because after that pillows become impractical and have no use. So instead of decorating your bed with throw pillows, let’s look at some other practical furnishings that might help accessorize your bed with style.
Inventory your bedroom and see what kind of furnishings you have. Is your room filled with elegant, sophisticated décor, is it modern, traditional, or rustic. You’ll want to match the style of headboard with your existing décor or find one that matches the look you are trying to achieve. A headboard can be a focal point for your bed and can often make a statement in the room. You can also create your own DYI projects and check out Pinterest for some great headboard ideas.
Mix and match your pillows and also use different textures of fabric and color. Add fluffy round pillows to create a fun look. Yes, there is such a thing as too many pillows, but a good mix of a few pillows helps create a more luxurious look to your bed.
You’ll want to find your style whether that is traditional, classic, modern, or anything in between. Consider if you want your comforter to be a neutral color or a bright and vibrant color. Also, consider a pattern or theme if you are trying to achieve a certain look for your bedroom. Find ways to create comfort and pay attention to the types of fabrics you incorporate. Since you spend a lot of time in your bed find fabrics that are soft, comfortable, luxurious feeling, and wash nicely.
Find sheets that are comfortable and made of good quality. Understanding thread count is important. The higher the thread count the better quality the sheets may be. You’ll also want to check the quality of cotton. For example, the best types of cotton are 100% Egyptian cotton and 100 % Pima cotton. These can be expensive, but they are very soft and wash and wear well over time. 100% cotton is a little rougher type of cotton and you’ll find it wrinkles frequently when you wash it and may not hold up well over time. Remember whatever you choose comfort should be key.
Again, use various kinds of textures, fabrics, and colors when using a bed throw or blanket. There are a few different ways to style your throw on the bed. You can scrunch it up off to one side, you can spread it out entirely across the bed, or you can fold it up at the foot of the bed. Consider it an accent piece and have it match a color in your comforter or the throw pillows you have on the bed.
While the look of your room is important, it is the quality of your mattress that is the most important. We sell mattresses in Boise, Idaho that are of the highest quality. This adjustable bed is great at relieving back pain and the incline also helps open up air passages to help you breathe better at night (and reduces snoring!). Stop by today to speak with one of our experts to help you find the perfect mattress for you.
With the addition of a few accessorize your bed can have an entirely new look and be the center of attention in your room. Redecorating your bed is probably one of the least expensive makeovers you can do and it’s easy to create a new look with just a few simple changes. Have fun, use comfortable textures and fabrics, and even a splash of color and before you know it, you’ll have a luxurious sanctuary where you’ll love to rest your sleepy head at the end of a long day.
While most people are camping this Memorial Day, there are those out there who really want to save big on their next mattress purchase, and we applaud that! The discounts run deep and the sales are all around each Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend in Boise. Come on in and save big while supplies last. Also, we are doing a holdover sale for Memorial Day. Take advantage of Memorial Day prices from now until June 3rd! You won’t want to miss them.
What’s on sale?
In addition to our already everyday low prices we are having a great holiday sale on Simmons Beautyrest and Serta mattresses. If you didn’t make it into the store for our Memorial Day weekend sale, then we have some good news for you! We are holding over the sale until June 3rd. You can save up to 50% off of select mattresses and you can qualify for free delivery on orders over $499! Memorial day may be over but it’s not too late to save big on your next mattress. If you want to take advantage of this sale or learn more about it, give us a call: (208) 375-9775. We are conveniently located near the Boise Towne Square Mall just off the freeway on exit 18. If you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to drop in and take a look at our beautiful showroom. With a sale this good going on, you’ll be glad you did.
Why Choose a Serta or Simmons?
Interestingly enough, the Simmons Bedding Company is one of the oldest companies still operating in the United States today. They were originally founded in 1870 in Kenosha, Wisconsin by Zalmon G. Simmons. Their main headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Simmons brand has long been one of America’s most trusted and purchased mattress brands. They were founded on the notion of high quality for a great price and they continue that tradition almost 150 years later. A Simmons mattress is always a great choice for comfort, innovation, and reliability.
Serta was founded in 1931 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, so they’re not that much younger than Simmons. Serta as a brand has a larger market share than Simmons and is a primary supplier of mattresses for the biggest hotel chains worldwide, including Hilton and Wyndham. Their high-tech gel infused memory foam mattresses help you stay cool and comfortable all night long.
If you missed the sale this weekend, then you still have a chance to get the bed of your dreams and to save some money at the same time. There’s no better time to get you and your family the good night’s sleep they deserve. With summer just around the corner, now is the time to get out here and check out our fantastic deals that our friendly sales staff can show you. After all, once you are sleeping better, you will be all rested up to take on all the summer fun you have planned. Come on by or give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you.
Did you know that the average person spends a third of every day in bed? That is a lot of time spent on your mattress! Having a great mattress is key to both good health and a good night’s sleep. Stop by our store to see our great mattresses for sale and continue reading to learn about the three main health benefits for owning a great mattress.
Reason #1 Comfort and Support
A good mattress provides your body with support and comfort so that your spine is properly aligned while you sleep. It’s important that your body is well supported and does not put any added pressure on your hips, shoulders, backs, ankles, and ribs. Also, you’ll want to make sure your body weight can be fully distributed across the frame of the bed to help reduce any unnecessary pressure on your body as well. You’ll want to find a mattress with just enough cushion and the right support for your body.
Reason #2 Eliminate Tossing and Turning
A comfortable mattress not only helps hold your body in place during the night, but it also helps eliminate tossing and turning all night long as well. A mattress that is too hard or too soft, one that causes pressure or that makes you uncomfortable can be leading factors as to why you toss and turn at night. Also, if you sleep with a partner the bed you are sleeping on could transfer movement causing the two of you to trade off tossing and turning just to stay comfortable while trying to get that invaluable REM sleep. Bottom line is tossing and turning is not a normal sleep pattern and shouldn’t be something you live with.
Reason #3 Reduce Allergy Symptoms
If you suffer from allergies you may want to consider a hypoallergenic mattress. The last thing you want is a mattress that may cause you to be sick. Mattresses contain materials such as foam and synthetic latex could irritate your health system and cause more health issues especially if you are sensitive to these kinds of things. The best mattresses help reduce or prevent any allergy symptoms and are made of natural materials and free of chemicals that can create irritation.
Getting a good night's sleep is important. If you find that your bed is not providing you with the support you need or if you find yourself tossing and turning throughout the night, it is time for you to consider purchasing a new mattress. If you’re unsure what type of mattress support you need just come on into our showroom and let one of our Treasure Valley mattress experts help you find a mattress that’s a good fit for you.
Come check out our Memorial Day Sale! Save up to 50% with free local delivery on any purchase over $499. Memorial Day and Labor Day are the two best times of the year to buy a mattress set. We carry Simmons Beautyrest, Serta Icomfort, and Corsicana mattresses. Stop by or call us at 208-375-9775. A new mattress will be the best investment you make for your health and wellbeing.
Have you ever given any thought to what your home décor style is? Go ahead, look around your home, do you notice any repeating patterns, styles, or themes? Well here are seven home décor styles that may help you determine what your style is.
Style #1 Bohemian Style
This is a carefree and colorful style. If you like a bunch of rich textures, lots of colors, and unconventional displays Bohemian is probably your style. To achieve this look, you’ll want to incorporate bright colors, metallics, and a few warm earthy colors as well. Use natural fibers like jute, linen, and burlap. Incorporate wood as well. Create layers by bringing in rugs or poofs with embellishments, tassels, sequence, and beading. Bohemian style décor uses cultural artifacts or items found from traveling to different countries or even shopping for this specific look at the flea markets. If you like this style you appreciate color, textures, and layering.
Style #2 Contemporary Style
This is a clean and open look with lots of neutrals and curved lines. To create this look, use a natural color pallet then add in color blocks with different rugs, pillows, and artwork. Invest in simple furniture using natural fibers like linen or silk. Be generous with stone, glass, metal, use of geometric patterns, and accessories.
Style #3 Mid Century Modern Style
Mid Century is very similar to the contemporary style as it uses a lot of neutrals, silhouettes, and creates a minimalist look. To achieve this, use natural materials like wood and linens. Think of the 1950's. Also, you’ll want to incorporate natural fibers and geometric styles into your home. You’ll often see smaller pieces of furniture used in a home and maybe even an open and airy floor plan. Incorporate lighting such as pendants or side table lamps, keep walls clean and white, and decorate with vintage accessories.
Style #4 Traditional Style
Warm and comforting creates a calm and predictable Traditional style. You’ll often see a lot of colors like peach, gold, or various shades of green in the traditional color pallets used to create this look. Also, you’ll notice floral, paisley, stripes, or plaid prints used in decorative pillows, drapes, rugs, and upholstery. Heavy regal furniture or oversized furniture is often used to help create a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes you want to sit down, get comfortable, and snuggle up. Often, you’ll see accessories like books, wrought iron, intricate designs, mirrors, and sconces.
Style #5 Minimalist Style
This takes the Modern style one step further. If you don’t like chachkies and enjoy a look that is not cluttered than Minimalist may be your style. To create this look you’ll want to decorate using a single piece of art as a focal point. Bring in colors like grays, various shades of whites, or pastels on the walls. Also, create a space that is open and airy, with clean and simple furniture and absolutely no clutter.
Style #6 Coastal Style
Do you love the feeling of the beach and always want to bring it home with you? Then Coastal style is right for you. To create this look you’ll want to incorporate seagrass, jute, rope, and sea glass. Also, find ways to use boats and navigational maps in your décor. Incorporate white, blues, various tones of sea greens, and even red or blue stripes into your pillows and curtains. Use natural upholstery like linen and furniture with wood detailing and wicker. Coastal homes are usually airy and bright, so be sure to let the light pour into your home.
Style #7 Farmhouse Style
Farmhouse style is full of charm and character. Think Chip and Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper. You’ll probably want to incorporate vintage finds with newer pieces throughout your home to achieve this style. If your decor is handy and practical, then you might enjoy the Farm House style. Also, you might be drawn to wrought iron, utilitarian fixtures, and love the shiplap look. When decorating you can incorporate a lot of DIY projects within this style to upcycle old pieces and make your home look more like a farmhouse. Accessorizing with pieces like vintage boxes, bubble lighting, and vintage signage will help complete this look.
So, have you figured out what your home décor style is? If your still not sure pick one or two styles and give them a try. If you are looking for more inspiration or ways to create a new look in your home be sure to get out and visit our showroom for some great furniture and décor inspiration.
Is it Possible to Get a Sofa, a Sleeper, and Comfort All in One Piece of Furniture?Our Answer is Yes!
Are you looking for a multi-purpose piece of furniture that you can use both by day and by night? Then look no further than the American Leather Comfort Sleeper. Yes, it is possible to find functionality, comfort, and a great night’s sleep all in one piece of furniture. Here are three reasons why you’ll fall in love with the American Leather Comfort Sleeper.
Reason #1 Discover Style
Let’s be honest, no matter how comfortable a sleeper sofa might be if it doesn’t look good in your home, why would you buy it? Well that’s all about to change when we introduce you to American Leather Comfort Sleepers. These sofas come in a variety of styles from traditional to modern, so you are sure to find something that will fit your home and lifestyle. We get it, you are probably already thinking back to that old floral design sofa sleeper you slept on a while back. Let us reassure you we agree that some looks should never come back into style. So, don’t worry, American Leather Comfort Sleepers are made with great quality leather and great fabrics and they are made right here in the U.S. A. You are sure to find not only a wide variety of styles but colors and textures to meet your lifestyle and the décor style of your home.
Reason #2 Discover Comfort
Sitting comfortably is just as important as sleeping comfortably. American Leather has taken no shortcuts when it comes to design and creating comfort when sitting or lying down. They’ve incorporated not only the latest trends in colors and textures but combined that with powerful technology to create leather and fabric sofas that are beautiful and are also top of the line when it comes to clean-ability and durability. Also, each frame is constructed with wood harvested from sustainable forests and is precision-engineered to create as little scrape as possible offering not only a sustainable but durable product that will last.
Reason #3 Discover A Great Night’s Sleep
Long gone are the days of sleeping on a sofa sleeper where you’d feel that bar across your back through the paper-thin mattress. Yes, you might recall sleepless nights spent at grandma’s house or a friend’s house where you found yourself to be the lucky one who got to sleep on the sofa sleeper. Well, times have changed and yes, you can have an amazing night’s sleep with the American Leather Comfort Sleeper. Each sleeper features a mattress that is a full 80 inches for maximum comfort (the average sleeper sofa is around 70 to 75 inches), while still taking up less floor space than conventional sleepers. And best of all, you’ve got your choice in mattress type of a Tempur-Pedic, Gel, or Premier Mattress. No bars, no springs, no sagging, and that’s no joke. So, now that you know your sleep comfort is no longer compromised, we know you’ll want to come into the showroom and give it another try and see for yourself.
So, what are you waiting for…come into our showroom today, look around, and ask one of our helpful salespeople to introduce you to our line of American Leather Sofa Sleepers. You’ll discover why it is possible to have a great sofa and a sleeper all in one piece of high quality made furniture.
Murphy beds not only create space-saving comfort in any room but they are very popular where floor space is limited, such as in small homes, apartments, hotels, and even college dormitories. In recent years the design options on Murphy beds have come a long way and offer custom features like lighting, storage, cabinets, and even office desk components. Murphy beds are versatile and can bring many benefits to the home. Here are a few reasons why the Murphy bed makes a great addition to any space.
Murphy Cabinet Beds Are The Best
Cabinet Murphy beds are designed to add a touch of beauty and functionality to any room. As a more discreet object, these beds fold up into a classic looking wood cabinet that can be the centerpiece of any convertible bedroom.
The story behind the invention of this type of bed is a pretty interesting one. The bed is named for William Lawrence Murphy (1876–1957), who applied for his first patents around 1900. According to legend, he was wooing an opera singer, but living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco, and the moral code of the time frowned upon a woman entering a man's bedroom. Murphy's invention converted his bedroom into a parlor, enabling him to entertain.
More Floor Space
The Murphy bed helps create extra floor space and opens up the room when installed in place of a traditional bed. Since Murphy beds fold away when they’re not needed, they don’t take up any space on the floor, making the space available for other uses. Whether you live in a small studio apartment and your bedroom doubles as your living room or you have young kids who enjoy extra floor space for playing, a Murphy bed is great a great option.
Another great thing about Murphy beds is that they’re easy to operate. The counterbalanced design allows for easy folding of the bed that can usually be done with just one hand. Unlike futons, sofa beds, and other alternatives, Murphy beds are operated using a simple and safe maneuver and can be folded up and down with ease. You can also store them with the sheets and bedding on the mattress, allowing for even more convenience and quick access.
Creating a multipurpose room in your home is another wonderful benefit of having a Murphy bed. This is especially true of smaller homes where space is limited. Some common combinations include the home office and guest room arrangement. Many Murphy beds can include a built-in desk on one end with the folding bed on the other. That way you can have a home office for your day-to-day use while also having a comfortable guest room when friends or relatives come to visit. Another versatile setup is the child’s bedroom and playroom combo. If you don’t have an extra room to devote entirely to your children’s toys and play time, adding a Murphy bed to their bedroom can double it as a playroom.
Stop by and talk with our Staff at Renditions Furniture and take a look at our Murphy beds. We have Murphy Cabinet Beds to fit any style or taste. Come see us at our Boise location, conveniently located near the Boise Towne Square Mall. We would love to have you visit soon!
Like many major purchases in the home, a mattress isn’t meant to last forever. The ideal length of time that your mattress is good for is eight years. Do you know how old your mattress is? If you have a sore back, then it might be time to replace that old, saggy mattress. If you’re ready to replace your mattress, then consider these helpful buying tips to make sure that your next night of sleep is a great one.
Set A Budget
As with all things in life, your mattress purchase will require you to set a budget. If you haven’t bought a mattress in eight years, then you might be shocked at how much they cost. At Renditions Furniture we make sure you get the best mattress for the budget you have set. While some consumers have ventured online to get a deal on a mattress, we highly recommend purchasing a mattress in a store so that you can be sure to try a variety out that fit within your budget.
Pick Your Type
Memory Foam? Sleep Number? Firm? Plus? There is a lot going on in the world of mattresses these days. It won’t take you long to become a mattress expert. Here’s an easy tip: Memory foam or Tempur-Pedic is a mattress that will mold to the shape of your body. It’s as close as you can get to sleeping on a waterbed without actually sleeping on a waterbed. A sleep number bed lets you make adjustments in the firmness by using inflatable air pressure chambers. These are the beds that let you recline up and could even have separate settings for the person you’re sharing that bed with.
Go From High End to Low End
Now that you’ve set your budget, and have done your homework, you should be armed with some good information. Now it’s time to head out to the stores and take a few mattresses for a test drive. Try the most expensive mattress in the store first. This is usually the high end of sleep luxury. You might spend five minutes on this mattress and want to blow your entire budget. However, use this to set the bar. Start working your way down the mattress ladder until you land on the perfect pick for your comfort AND your budget. It’s out there! The experts at Renditions Furniture will help you find it.
Think About Sleeping Comfortably
As you try out the mattresses, consider what you’ll wear to bed. It won’t be bulky sweaters and jackets. This doesn’t mean you can wear your pajamas to the mattress store (though we are sure some have tried). However, you want to try out the mattress with the least amount of layers between you and that potential comfort.
Now that you are prepared to pick out the perfect mattress this Spring, come in and see us at Renditions Furniture. Our Spring mattress sale is going on right now and we are offering free delivery on purchases over $499. We hope to see you soon and look forward to helping you find the best sleep comfort you are looking for in a new mattress.
Randy opened America the Beautiful Dreamer in Boise, Idaho November 1989.