5 Chic & Unique Restaurants for Foodies in Connecticut

It’s an incredible time to be a foodie right now in Connecticut

Our Spring 2017 In-Store Raffle For A Viron Rondo Gift Card

It’s an incredible time to be a foodie right now in Connecticut. Some of the most varied, high-quality, and tasty dishes are being served up around the state, and the local food scene has become more exciting than ever before. Knowing that, Furniture Barn is excited to announce an upcoming in-store raffle for a $100 gift certificate to Viron Rondo Osteria; one of Connecticut’s trendiest restaurants.

As of now, the date is TBD but all you have to do to qualify for the raffle is stop by Furniture Barn, leave your name and email address and we will reach out to you on the day of the drawing. During your visit use the opportunity to browse our exclusive selection of bedroom, dining room and living room furniture, lighting, rugs, accessories and so much more.

In preparation for the in-store raffle, we at Furniture Barn wanted to highlight our chic raffle sponsor as well as 4 other of our favorite restaurants in the Cheshire, Hartford area right now. They’re unique, trendy and each have their own delicious dishes to tempt your taste buds.

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Dual-Purpose Dining Rooms: How to Decorate for Regular Use and Special Occasions

Dual-Purpose Dining Rooms: How to Decorate for Regular Use and Special Occasions

In many modern households, the dining room is “off limits” for daily use and saved for rare, special occasions. Families often eat meals in the kitchen or living room in order to save this precious space for impressing guests. But this is really a shame because your dining room has tremendous potential for versatility and to become a multi-functional space that knows no limits.

Here are some decorating ideas to make this room feel like a frequented space while still keeping it formal and beautiful for others to enjoy. With a little help from dining room furniture stores in CT, a multi-purpose dining room is well within your reach.

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6 Ways to Design Your Bedroom for a Better Night’s Sleep

6 Ways to Design Your Bedroom for a Better Night’s Sleep

In today’s high-pressure, action-packed, and ultra-digital world, getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night can feel impossible. The use of electronics in the bedroom can be detrimental to one’s sleep schedule, but the way that your bedroom is organized and decorated has a profound impact as well. For example, clutter, a misplaced work desk, and bright color schemes can all contribute to sleepless nights.

Fortunately, there are many different ways that you can design your bedroom to maximize your sleep schedule. Simple adjustments to your bedroom furniture in CT can make a huge difference in how you feel all day long.

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Local Breweries and Wineries Near Cheshire, Connecticut

Like in many parts of the country, the craft beverage industry in Connecticut is growing and thriving right now. Local wineries and breweries have attracted a huge following and offer tastings, festivals, and trails all throughout the year. For example, the Connecticut Beer Trail makes stops in Greater Hartford/River Valley, Litchfield Hills, Fairfield County, Greater New Haven, and Mystic County. And the Connecticut Wine Trail celebrates one of the fastest growing vineyard regions in the U.S. with daily tastings, live music, and a fun passport program with prizes.

In this article, we at Furniture Barn would like to highlight three wineries and three microbreweries in the Cheshire area that are doing impressive and innovative things in our community. Each one has something a little different to offer and helps contribute to the things that make this part of Connecticut so amazing! Read more

How to Choose the Right Mix of Practical & Stylish Furniture

How to Choose the Right Mix of Practical & Stylish Furniture

There’s always a fine line between buying furniture for purely practical purposes and picking out pieces simply because they’re aesthetically pleasing.

Here we look at how to find a balance between purchasing furniture you really need in your home and bringing in pieces that sacrifice some utility for their creative styles. And if you’re looking for help from modern furniture stores in New Haven CT, Furniture Barn has one of the most diverse collections of functional and fashionable designs in town. Read more

Foyer Decorating Ideas to Set the Tone for Your Home

Foyer Decorating Ideas to Set the Tone for Your Home

First impressions make a big impact, whether you’re meeting a person for the first time or welcoming someone into your home. In many homes, the first thing that guests see is your foyer or entryway. While this area is often small, it has the power to set the tone for the design of your entire home.

In this article, we’ll look at how foyers are used and the best ways to decorate this area of the home to suit your personality and style. Read more

Design Tips for Hosting the Ultimate New Year’s Party This Year

Design Tips for Hosting the Ultimate New Year’s Party This Year

There are lots of fun and festive ways to ring in the New Year, such as indulging in a gourmet dinner, joining friends at a bar, or staying at home to watch the countdown with family. But if you’re looking for a unique and creative way to say farewell to 2016, consider hosting a New Year’s Eve party at home to keep the holiday spirit alive. By hosting a party, you can show off your beautiful home décor, add personal touches to make the night special, and help those you care about to stay safe on New Year’s Eve.

Here are some design and decoration ideas to help you throw the ultimate New Year’s Eve party and set yours apart from others in the neighborhood. We’ve included some classic design ideas that are must-haves for any NYE party and some clever ones to take your holiday bash to a whole new level. Read more

DIY Ideas that Bring the True Spirit of the Holiday Season into Your Home

DIY Ideas that Bring the True Spirit of the Holiday Season into Your Home

Set the tone for by browsing furniture stores in New Haven CT with your family

At this time of year, it’s so easy to get caught up with planning, shopping, buying, and wrapping gifts. So much of the focus of the season has been on the presents the moment Thanksgiving ends and Black Friday began, but it’s the people around it that matter so much more. Interestingly, the way that you decorate your home can impact how you and your family celebrate the season.

Here are some ways to change the mood of you and your family’s holiday celebrations from a commercial one to a more meaningful one with personal décor and decoration ideas. From craft projects you can do at home to inspiring collections at furniture stores in CT, these design ideas can help bring the true meaning back to the holiday season.

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How American Kitchens Have Changed Over the Past 50 Years

How American Kitchens Have Changed Over the Past 50 Years

If you take a look at photos of American kitchens in the 1960s and compare them to your kitchen today, you’ll likely see striking differences in the décor, colors, appliances, and style. Certain types of furniture were once considered to be essential in the ‘60’s but have been rendered obsolete by today’s standards. Meanwhile, many modern kitchen gadgets hadn’t even been dreamed up a mere 50 years ago.

In this article, we will explore how American kitchens have evolved since the 1960s and how kitchen style has changed over time.

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The Evolving Orientation of Living Rooms: From the 1960s to Now

The Evolving Orientation of Living Rooms: From the 1960s to Now

Living rooms have been a central gathering place for families and friends for centuries, but how those living rooms look and feel has changed dramatically over the decades. These spaces have been used for everything from entertainment to socializing, storage, and displaying artwork.

Parlor rooms, which were originally used to display fine décor, paved the way for the modern living room to reflect a homeowner’s style and taste. But with technological advancements, living rooms have also become media centers with an array of high-tech gadgets.

In this article, we take a look at how living rooms have evolved over the past 50 years to become what they are today.

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