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The Ultimate Guide to This Year’s Most Popular Bed Styles

The Ultimate Guide to This Year’s Most Popular Bed Styles

At most, we can live for less than two weeks without sleep. With sleep being such a big part of our lives, it makes sense that humanity has spent virtually our whole existence trying to figure out the best way to sleep.

Which bed type is the most comfortable and which is the most aesthetically pleasing? These days, it’s the question of aesthetics that receives more attention, seeing as comfortable beds are a lot more common. Looks are somewhat fleeting, though, so the question of what looks good tends to change. With that in mind, let’s look at some bed styles that are in this year.

Cottage Beds

Cottage beds aim for a more simplistic charm. They tend to have large headboards, but otherwise, there aren’t any decorative elements to them. In place of more decorative elements is usually just paint. A bed doesn’t need to be fancy to work and this style favors function over spit and polish. Function is more important, anyway.

Modern Beds

Despite their lack of decorations, modern beds look anything but minimalist. Instead of elaborate carvings and decorations, modern design often plays with the core elements of furniture, such as shape and color. Modern designs also tend to go with dark, muted tones, like black, gray and dark blue.

Meanwhile, the bed itself may take on a unique design, such as a headboard that curves around and makes a kind of blinder or canopy above the sleeper’s head. You didn’t add anything extra, just manipulated what was already there. The result is a breathtaking futuristic look.

Mission Beds

The key word when it comes to mission beds is wood. These beds tend to have wooden frames, which, though often carved, are not elaborate. They tend to emphasize straight lines, particularly vertical and horizontal lines. Part of the simplicity of mission beds has to do with where they come from. Mission beds were first created roughly a century ago and were inspired by the furniture of Spanish missions, hence the name.

Country Beds

Country beds favor a very rural style. Much like mission beds, they favor mostly wood and do have a few decorative elements. For instance, they may have bedposts, though not all of them do. It is also not uncommon for a country bed to have a tall headboard. In fact, that’s often thought of as a staple of the style.

Rustic Beds

You can find rustic touches in a lot of different bed styles, but true rustic consists of just the basics. It has a wooden design and no extra features. If you want something truly minimalist, a rustic bed may be right for you.

Final Thoughts on Bed Styles

There a lot of different bed designs, and which one is right for you all depends on the room and your personal preference. In particular, bed styles that are more simplistic in some way or other. Maybe you want something futuristic but still don’t want much in the way of design features. If so, go with modern. However, if you love the simple things, to the point of wanting to feel like you live in a log cabin, go rustic.

If you want to know more about beds and other types of furniture, please visit our website. We have a whole selection of furniture to suit your needs. If you want to buy American, then you’re in luck, because that’s all we sell.

3 Types of Recliners That Will Look Stylish in Your Home

3 Types of Recliners That Will Look Stylish in Your Home

In case you haven’t noticed, recliner chairs are definitely not the bulgy pieces of padded fluff they once were. If you’re looking for a recliner to place into your home, there has been no better time to do it than now. There’s been an explosion of different types of recliners, each with their own unique design to fit any aspect of your home.

So how will you know which recliner is right for your tastes? Thankfully, buying a recliner isn’t nearly as hard as you might think and we’ve made it easier by putting this list together for you.

3 Types of Recliners for Your Home

While there are a ton of great choices out there, we’ve handpicked 3 different types of recliners that we think you’ll enjoy.

Rocker Recliners

Rocker recliners have the unique ability to, well, rock. Basically, it’s a rocking chair, but with padding and a footrest.

Many people actually enjoy a rocker recliner because it’s a very relaxing way to sleep. The rocking motion is perfect for those who have trouble sleeping and nursing mothers love them because they are a great way to comfort the baby.

It also gives the same physical and psychological health benefits of a rocking chair as well, so it’s definitely worth having one of these in your home.

Power Lift Recliner

Need a lift? If you have trouble standing up from a seated position then the power lift recliner may be for you!

Lift recliners are not only comfortable but help you stand up. With the push of a button, power lift recliners elevate to help you get up. The best part? Nobody will know that it’s a power lift chair until you push the button!

Classic Is Always a Good Fallback

When in doubt, never forget the power of a classic recliner.

There’s a reason why the classics never fade, and a classic recliner is no exception to the rule. These recliners look good in any room, they’re durable, and now matter how style continues to change, they will still fit the times.

Recliners in Fort Wayne

At Rainbow Furniture, we carry a large selection of recliners including rocking recliners, swivel recliners, classic recliners, power recliners, high-leg recliners, and reclining sofas. And, you can get your recliner in a selection of styles, fabrics, and colors to complement your space.

In the end, no matter what recliner you decide to choose, you can be certain it’ll be a great addition to your home that you’ll love. And in the end, that’s really all that counts.

Rainbow Furniture in Fort Wayne has the furniture you need for every aspect of your home, such as recliners, sofas, bedroom furniture, and much more. We also make sure to sell you only the best names in the business, A. A. Laun, Yutzy, Norwalk, Best Home Furnishings, and Saloom.

Have any questions for us? We’d be more than happy to answer them. Just give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll be sure to get back to you with an answer.

Come check us out. We look forward to having you here.

Interior Design 101: What Is Accent Furniture?

Interior Design 101: What Is Accent Furniture?

Accent furniture is to interior design what fashion accessories are to personal styling. They’re the missing piece that a room needs to look complete, cohesive, and absolutely stunning. Without accent furniture, a room risks looking plain and boring. These are the unique, subtle additions that every space in your home/office needs to truly come to life.

Keep reading for a closer look at accent pieces and how to use them.

Defining Accent Furniture:

Accent furniture is any piece of furniture that is not the main focus in a certain space. In a living room, for example, the main pieces of furniture are the sofa(s) and the coffee table. End tables, extra seating, rugs, and even TV stands are can be considered accent pieces. Sometimes, even coffee tables fall under this category.

In a bedroom, on the other hand, accent pieces may include a reading nook, bedside tables, as well as dressers and clothes racks that aren’t in the closet.

Wall decorations like mirrors, shelves, and photographs are also accent pieces.

The Multi-Functional Uses of Accent Pieces

There are two main things to understand accent pieces. The first is that although they may not be considered “essential” to the function a room, they are absolutely necessary from a design perspective. Plus, when used correctly, they enhance the basic function of any given space.

The second is that accent pieces do not have to be confined to a certain room in the house. It’s possible to use them in creative, unconventional ways. This can’t be said for traditional furniture.

Here are a couple more tips for getting the most out of all the accent pieces you decide to incorporate in your interior design.

1. Prioritize Size and Function

You can put an accent table in the entryway of your home or somewhere in the living room. It can be a small liquor bar in the dining room or even a desk in your bedroom. Where it ends up typically depends on the size of the table in relation to everything else in the room. You also have to consider which of all the various functions provides the best value to you.

The same train of thought applies to all other accent pieces. Always take a moment to consider every single function that an accent furniture item may do before you give it a place in your home.

2. Bolder Is Better

Keep in mind that you have to complement function and form. Your accent pieces should stand out among all the other things you own. They should make a room feel more lively and perhaps even a bit bigger than it actually is. The ideal way to do this is to be bold. Accent pieces aren’t meant to perfectly match a room; they work better when you take a chance on them and think outside the box about how you’re going to put everything together.

How to Choose the Right Accent Furniture Pieces

Speaking of putting everything together, remember that you should take your time when picking out accent furniture pieces. You have to consider all their possible uses, find the right place to put them, and understand how they work with everything else in the room. The material they’re made out of, colors used, and their size matter, too.

It’s a lot to think about, but your search for the right accent pieces will definitely pay off in the end. If you need a little help to get started, click here to get interior design support!

How to Choose a Sofa That Perfectly Fits Your Living Room

If you’re in the process of updating your living room, you know how hard finding the perfect sofa can be. From size to style, there are so many factors you need to consider before you can make a confident purchase. That’s why we’re here to show you how to choose a sofa for your space.

How to Choose a Sofa That Perfectly Fits Your Living Room

Finding the perfect sofa for your living room space can often seem impossible. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are some expert tips on how to choose a sofa that perfectly fits your living room.

Know Your Measurements

Before you start shopping for sofas, you should know how much space you’re working with. The last thing you want to do is buy a beautiful sofa that’s too big or small for your living room. Whip out a tape measure and calculate the dimensions of your space. Think about where you’d ideally like to place the sofa and how much space you want it to take up. This will help you focus your sofa search down to options that will work in your exact space.

Make sure to also check the dimensions of your entryways so your chosen sofa can pass through on delivery.

Focus on the Fabric

Whether you want bold patterns or neutral tones, the fabric you choose for your sofa is extremely important. This is because your fabric selection will impact the overall durability and feel of your sofa.  So, before you start considering options, think about your lifestyle, and what you actually need out of your sofa. If you’re someone with pets or children, consider fabric options that are easier to clean or more durable. If your living room gets a lot of strong sunlight, go with a synthetic fabric option that’s less likely to fade.

Once you’ve narrowed down your desired features, you can then start to think about the actual aesthetics of the fabric. Look for fabric options that fit in with the overall design scheme of your living room or add to it.

If you’re finding it hard to pick between fabric options, request free swatches so you can bring them home and easily compare.

 Try Before You Buy

Buying a sofa for your living room is a big investment, so if you’re someone who is skeptical about buying a sofa online, make sure you try before you buy.  Sit down on a few different sofa options and take note of things like seat depth, back height, and overall comfort. This will give you a better sense of what fabrics you like, and the overall look and feel you prefer.

Also, make sure to take note of the sofa’s frame. American-made sofas with solid hardwood frames are almost always more durable than foreign pieces made from particleboard or metal. You should also remember to pay attention to the cushion construction of the sofa as they greatly impact the overall comfort of the sofa.

Final Thoughts on How to Choose a Sofa

For many people, the living room is the heart of their home. So it’s important to make that space as comfortable and inviting as possible. By knowing how to choose a sofa, you can find the perfect pick for your space.

Looking for furniture in Fort Wayne but not sure where to start? Visit our showroom to find the perfect piece for your living room!

Safe Trick-or-Treating

Safe Trick-or-Treating

safe trick or treat fort wayne

Calling all superheroes, ghost, and goblins. Rainbow Furniture invites children of all ages & their families to their showroom from 5:30-7:30 on Wednesday, October 31 for safe trick-or-treating.

“We want to give kids a safe environment to trick-or-treat,” says Tim Osborne, owner of Rainbow Furniture. “As a grandfather of X, I know how important it is to keep your children safe, but still allow them to celebrate Halloween and to have fun doing it.”

Children will be able to trick-or-treat at different stations throughout the showroom as well as decorate pumpkins.

A free, family-friendly event, Rainbow Furniture will have treats for the kids as well as cookies, cider, and other refreshments for both parents and children.

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Rainbow Furniture, 3206 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN
What: Safe Trick-or-Treating, Pumpkin Coloring, Refreshments for kids & adults

Tips for Choosing The Perfect Dining Room Table

Tips for Choosing The Perfect Dining Room Table

Every homeowner envisions warm holiday dinners around the dinner table. Maybe you picture your kids doing homework on it too, or you long to use it as a place to do your hobbies.

In all these visions, the perfect dining room table provides the setting. Finding that table, though, can be more of a challenge than you expect.

Check out these tips before your shop for a dining room table.

Tips to Find the Perfect Dining Room Table

It’s tempting to hit the furniture stores right away. Before you do, use these tips to guide your search:

Take a Photo of Your Dining Room as Your Shopping Guide

You’d be surprised how often people are shopping and say, “This color is the perfect match for our dining room!” Then they get home and realize the colors are just off enough to clash.

Before you shop, take a well-lit photo of your dining room. It can help to get a few different angles.

Learn About the Latest Trends

If you want a stylish table, read up on the latest dining room table trends before you go shopping. For example, reclaimed wood is all over the dining room furniture scene, as are high texture and dark wood.

Determine the Perfect Size

Imagine the nightmare of buying a dining table and then finding out it’s too big for your dining room. The same is true if you buy a table that’s too small for your entire family to fit around with comfort.

There are a few rules you need to know. First, figure out how many people you want to seat. For a comfortable dinner, you’ll want to allow a space that’s 30 inches wide and 18 inches deep for each diner. Make sure you have six inches or so of space in the middle as well for dishes.

You also need to measure your dining room. The rule of thumb is that you want 36 inches around each side of the table. Don’t forget to account for other furniture as well. If you have a sideboard against one wall, for instance, measure from the front of the sideboard, not from the wall.

Consider the Shape of Your Room

Dining room tables come in plenty of shapes. The shape of your table should reflect the shape of your room. If your dining space is square, get a table that’s square or round. If the dining area is a rectangle, your table should be an oval or a rectangle.

Aim for American Craftsmanship

If you want your dining room table to last, quality is a must. Looking for American-made furniture makes it easier for you to find a high-quality table. Of course, it has the added bonus of supporting our local economy.

Don’t Forget About Maintenance

Some dining room tables are easier to maintain and clean than others. As you narrow your search to a few options, ask about table care to make sure it’s manageable.

For example, a glass table might not be a good fit for a family with kids and/or pets because it smudges in a hurry.

Giving Your Dining Room the Perfect Focal Point

Your dining room table will be the backdrop for countless dinners and events. If you find the right one, it gives your dining room the perfect style while also being a long-lasting fixture.

Now that you’re ready to start shopping, find out more about our quality furniture store.

How to Choose the Best Sectional Sofa For Your Living Space

How to Choose the Best Sectional Sofa For Your Living Space

Since the 1920s started changing the way people dress, Americans have gradually begun living more casually. In fact, formal dining and living spaces are almost a thing of the past. As our lives become more casual, our furniture does too. A sectional sofa is more relaxed and inviting than a formal sofa. It inspires lounging instead of perching.

Sectionals used to bear a similar stigma to the dad chair for being clunky space stealers, but modern sectionals are sleeker and smaller, even elegant. Plus, they can save space in a small living room by making separate footrests and recliners redundant.

Is a sectional right for your space? Here are some things to consider.

Consider the Basics

Sectionals come in 4 basic shapes: L-Shape, U-Shape, chaise, and curved. Different sectionals suit different seating needs and have different space requirements.

The L-Shape sectional can either be left arm facing, LAF, (when facing the sofa, the arm is on the left) or right arm facing, RAF (when facing the sofa, the arm is on the right). Typically, a sofa with a left or right arm is paired with an armless loveseat to create the L-shape.

A chaise sectional is often the best fit for a small space as it integrates the ottoman into the sofa. The chaise portion of the sectional can often be made reversible, providing versatility.

Curved sectionals make quite a statement. They also require the most space because they don’t make use of corner walls.

Consider the Quality

When making an investment as important as a sectional sofa, you want to go high quality. A U.S. made hardwood frame, double-doweled at each joint can’t be beat.

You also want to consider your couch’s suspension system. Tightly spaced sinuous springs or 8-way hand tied springs will provide a strong, comfortable base.

If you’re buying a modular sectional, don’t disregard its interlocking system. Look for metal connectors that stay put. Plastic will shift or break.

Measure Twice, Buy Once

Measure your space before you get your heart set on something too big. The sectional sofa dimensions standard is about 95″-98″ squared, and you have to leave room for foot traffic. To get an idea of how much room you’ll need, you can use painter’s tape to make a template on the floor.

Don’t forget the all-important measuring of the doorway. You want to be able to get your new couch into your house.

Redesigning Your Space

Something as big as a sectional revitalizes your living area. The main design consideration you’ll have to make is whether it will be wall-anchored or floating. A sectional sofa against the wall will have the least impact on walkways and allows for more auxiliary furniture.

Use the sectional to your advantage by making sense of your space. An awkward corner fireplace becomes a feature. Define zones in an open concept by floating the sectional between two spaces. Streamline traffic flow while keeping sight lines open by using the sofa as a natural boundary.

If furniture layouts have you stumped, an interior designer can draw up a floor plan and find a layout that works with your existing furniture.

Sectional Sofas Are More in Style Than Ever

Are you in the market for something that makes more sense of your space? Has it been a while since you’ve seen a sectional sofa? Come visit our furniture store in Fort Wayne! We’ll let you buy the model right off our floor or we’ll work to custom design something you’ll love for a long time.

Labor Day Furniture Sale

Rainbow Furniture’s Labor Day Sale is going on now! And, that means big savings on American-made furniture. With sofas in your choice of fabric, reclining furniture, and hand-crafted, Amish-made dining room and bedroom furniture. All American-made and all on sale.

Plus, get free local delivery in the Fort Wayne area and no interest financing for 12 months.

Save on America’s best furniture during Rainbow Furniture’s Labor Day sale, going on now through September 8th at Rainbow Furniture in Fort Wayne.

5 Key Tips for Buying an Accent Chair You’ll Love

5 Key Tips for Buying an Accent Chair You’ll Love

When it comes to good interior design, every detail counts. Even the smallest features can completely change the look and feel of a room. Whether it’s to fill a lonely corner or provide a private place to read a book, accent chairs are great additions to any home. However, because there are so many different styles of chairs to choose from, the process of picking the right one can be both fun and frustrating.

To help you out, we’re going over five tips for finding the perfect accent chair for your space.

1. Consider Your Chair’s Purpose

The reason you’re buying a new chair will dictate the style that suits you best. You may want to fill empty space with something interesting or unusual. In this case, a nice side chair or wingback chair will add some character.

On the other hand, you may want something cozier. Something you can cuddle up in with your pet or a good book. If so, then a cuddle chair may be the best choice.

The point is to think about the reason for adding a chair first and then start exploring different styles.

2. The Right Style for Your Space

It’s important to consider your existing interior design when choosing a new chair. This not only includes color but the style of the other furniture in the room.

Now, accent chairs shouldn’t blend in with the other items in the room. In fact, they’re meant to stand out. However, there are limits to this concept. For example, adding a traditional chair to a living room that employs a very modern, minimal look probably won’t work.

3. Take Measurements

Make sure you take measurements of the room before you make a purchase. Don’t try guessing. The last thing you want is to spend money on a chair that doesn’t fit in the space you wish to fill.

When considering space, try to find a chair that allows a lot of room for traffic. Even if the style and color are perfect, if it creates a cluttered space, it’s a bad interior design move.

A great trick is to tape off an area on the floor that’s the size of the chair to determine if there’s enough room for it.

4. Add Contrast to a Room

The color and texture of a chair are the most important elements when trying to set off a bit of contrast in a room. However, when choosing your chair, you still need to consider the other colors in the room. Your goal is to find something that adds contrast without clashing.

As far as texture, if you have a room that’s predominantly leather, choose a chair with a softer fabric to add dimension.

5. Why Stop at One?

If you’ve got a huge room you use for entertaining, one chair may not be enough. Really get creative by adding a pair of accent chairs. This could be a great way to enhance a conversational area and give your guests more sitting room. You could even add a small table and lamp for added effect.

Start Shopping for the Perfect Accent Chair

Now that you’ve considered all your options, it’s time for the fun part. Finding the right chair will add more to a room than you expected and will enhance the interior design of your home for years.

Quality is essential, so only look at top brands to ensure your new accent chair is made well. At Rainbow Furniture in Fort Wayne, we offer a wide selection of accent chairs for all purposes. Visit our showroom today and let us help you customize the best accent chair for your space.

How to Choose the Perfect Loveseat for Your Living Room

How to Choose the Perfect Loveseat for Your Living Room

Do you need to add more seating to your living space but don’t have the room for another sofa? A loveseat is a great option. So how do you choose a new loveseat that you’ll love? Choosing a new loveseat isn’t easy; you want the perfect combination of comfort and aesthetics. You want to be able to fall asleep curled up with a good book on it, while also loving the way it ties your living room together.

Keep reading to learn how to choose the best loveseat for your newly designed living room.

Sizing Your Loveseat

They call it a loveseat for a reason. It’s designed to be the perfect size for two to snuggle up on, and no larger. The minute you can seat three, you’re bordering on couch territory.

First, you need to measure the space you plan to put your new loveseat. Loveseats are typically between 50 and 70 inches long. It’s not a bad idea to build in space for an end table on either side, too.

For instance, if you have 70 inches of space to place a loveseat, you might want to save 10 inches at each end for a small end table. That leaves 50 inches for the loveseat.

Planning ahead like this will ensure that you’re designing the whole room to flow the way you want it, not just buying a piece of furniture.

Choosing Your Style

What’s your living room’s vibe? Is it low-key and casual, or maybe French country with plenty of fine leather? Do you love the idea of a reclining loveseat?

Regardless of your taste, just make sure you’re buying a loveseat to match it. A squashy, comfy loveseat will look out of place in a modern industrial living room, just as a mid-century modern loveseat wouldn’t look at home in a more contemporary living room.

Color comes into play here, too. Although you might love loud, bright colors, ask yourself if you’ll still love a lime green loveseat in five years. If you’re unsure, stick to neutrals– they’re always a safe bet.

Picking Your Material

While the material of your new loveseat will definitely play a hand in its style, the main focus on your fabric should be on its functionality.

Do you have pets that you allow on the furniture? Do you like to eat and drink in the living room? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should probably stick to something that’s easy to clean, like vinyl or leather, or a more durable fabric.

If you dig the coastal aesthetic, wicker will make your living room feel like its oceanside. Regular fabric will offer the most in terms of style choices.

Your New Loveseat

Now that you know the ins and outs of choosing the perfect loveseat for your living room, you need to find the best quality loveseat possible to ensure it’ll last forever.

Check out our selection ofAmerican-made, high-quality loveseats. If you don’t find the perfect one, don’t worry– we can custom make it for you in almost any size, style, or fabric you choose! Get in touch to talk details!

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