Archive for March, 2017

Why You Should Choose Furniture Rental: Top 5 Reasons

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Why You Should Choose Furniture Rental: Top 5 Reasons

For some people, getting new furniture seems like a far-off dream. Many consumers are locked into the idea that they need to save up a lot of money before they can buy the furniture set they’ve been eyeing. What many don’t know or realize is that there are other options for furniture besides buying. Furniture rental is a viable option for a lot of homeowners; in fact, it can be the ideal option, depending on your circumstances.

Here are some of the main reasons why you might want to consider furniture rental:

Furniture Rental Helps You Net Incredible Savings

Furniture rental is one of the best ways to cut back on your home design and interior decor budget. Rather than dumping huge amounts into large payments for furniture that you’ll be stuck with for a long time, you can save money by renting furniture in time period intervals. That way, you only pay for what you really need, and can switch out pieces or entire sets at low cost.

Moving Convenience

The biggest pain point about the moving process is dealing with large furniture items. If you didn’t have to move big furniture pieces, you probably wouldn’t need to rent a U-Haul truck or hire movers. All of this adds additional time and expenditures to the process. Rather than buying an entirely new set of furniture, you can take advantage of that transitional window and opt for furniture rental instead.     

At Signature Furniture, we provide delivery services all across Southern California, and you can schedule the delivery for when it’s most convenient for you. You can take your mind off of transporting furniture and focus on more important things, like settling in and exploring your new neighborhood! Moving is one of the best times to give your furniture an upgrade.

Why You Should Choose Furniture Rental: Top 5 Reasons

Start Decorating Sooner

New homeowners sometimes don’t have all the resources available to fully furnish their home. An increasingly common practice is for new homeowners to rent furniture for a short period of time after they move in. In this regard, complete room packages can be even more beneficial, as it’s easier and cheaper to get it all in one shot rather than purchasing piece by piece.

Once the furniture is all set, the homeowners can then move forward with adding personalized decor touches! No more stark, bare rooms that make it look like no one lives there.

Staging Presentation

Furniture rental is an ideal option for prepping a home for a property sale (also known as “staging.”) Since the residential home sale process is a transitional stage, it makes sense to use rented furniture for staging purposes. This provides the home with a more presentable appearance, which can increase the likelihood of a sale. Also, homes that are staged properly will sell more quickly, which can directly increase sales profits.

Why You Should Choose Furniture Rental: Top 5 Reasons

Reduce Environmental Waste

Every year, so much furniture is thrown out and wasted because people need new furniture. How many times have you seen a La-Z-Boy abandoned and sitting on the curb? The practice of throwing out furniture is incredibly wasteful and places additional stresses on the environment.

Furniture rental helps reduce wasted materials since you can just simply swap out your current rented set for another one according to your needs, without having to discard the items.

These are only a handful of the many benefits associated with furniture rental. Are you looking for complete rental options to help you with all your home needs? Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental for rental packages and individual furniture pieces to beautify your home. Get in touch with us now and see the difference that furniture rental can make for you!

 

Spring Themes for Awesome Indoor and Outdoor Decor

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Spring Themes for Awesome Indoor and Outdoor Decor

Spring season is here! The spring season kicked off officially on March 20, which marks another important transition time for home decoration themes. Now is the time to clean out the house and incorporate all-new spring themes for your bedrooms and common areas. Here are some spring decorating ideas to get help you welcome in the new season:

Failproof Spring Theme: Flowers and Blossoms

Out of all the spring themes, flower themes are the most iconic. Nothing says “springtime” more than simple flowers like sunflowers and daffodils. The highlight of the spring season is when flowers come to bloom, and this should be reflected in your decor choices.

For instance, you can opt for floral pillowcase patterns for your living room throw pillows, or pick out some breezy flower-themed sheets for the bedrooms. Of course, you can’t go wrong with using real, actual flowers as centerpieces and accents in various places around the home!

Watering Can Decor

For springtime, your decor should make use of garden-themed items and tools. A perfect one to use is a watering can. These make excellent indoor decoration items, especially if you paint them over with a pastel hue. For a more vintage look, go for a turquoise or dark green paint job. They also make surprisingly cool pots for placing flowers in, especially taller ones like tulips.

Spring Themes for Awesome Indoor and Outdoor Decor

Ladybugs for the Kiddies

Ladybugs are another iconic symbolism of springtime, as they emerge in great numbers during the spring months. Many believe that ladybugs are good luck, especially if one lands on you. They represent the outdoors, blossoming flowers, and the cheery disposition associated with spring.

Ladybug-themed decor works especially well for children’s bedrooms and nurseries. You can make cartoon-like cutouts for wall decor, or get some bed covers with ladybug designs on them for the kids.

Birdhouses for Indoor and Outdoor Decor

Birds are another staple image of springtime. All things bird-related will do well as decor items, especially those related to the smaller, chirpier bird varieties. In particular, birdhouses make for some great decor items. You can paint them pastel or bright colors to signify spring, and maybe pair them with some bird nest decor as well.

Birdhouse decor goes well indoors, especially smaller ceramic models; they make great decor outdoors as well, and of course can be functional if you’d like them to be.  

Spring Themes for Awesome Indoor and Outdoor Decor

Bright and Sunny Yellow Hues

For overall decor themes, the color yellow is an outstanding springtime color. It adds a dash a vibrancy and shine to any room. Even just a dab of yellow will provide the space with a happy, free feeling. A favorite DIY project is to paint a dresser or a small nightstand yellow for the spring season. For the bathroom areas, yellow towels and throw rugs, along with some lemon scent, can really freshen up the room.

Window Treatment Decor

Finally, don’t neglect the window areas in your home, especially in the kitchen and the dining areas. Now is the time to remove the heavy drapes and replace them with lighter, more breezy window decor. This will let more light into the room and allow you to take advantage of the extra spring sunshine, especially now that Daylight Savings has kicked in.

As the days get warmer, make sure your home reflects the new life budding all around you. If you have more extensive home decoration and design needs, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have complete rental packages and individual items to help you round out your new spring look. Get in touch with us today for all-new options for your home.

Staging a Home for Successful Sales: 4 Powerful Tips

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Staging a Home for Successful Sales: 4 Powerful Tips

Staging a home is essential for maximizing home and property sales. It ensures that your home is presentable, and also allows you highlight your home’s strong points. Thus, you’ll be able to appeal to the broadest pool of buyers when your home is strategically prepared for the sales process. Read on to learn some tips that can really enhance your home staging efforts.

Be Intentional and Purposeful When Staging a Home

The purpose of home staging is not just to fill empty, awkward spaces at random, but to give a sense of what the home will be like when it’s in use. Thus, each furniture piece you place for staging should give some indication of the room’s purpose. This helps create a better sales process, because the potential buyer can begin to see the potential worth that each space can offer.  

Also, as you’re presenting the home, mention the staging (subtly) during the home tour. For instance, you can say something like, “Right here is a great place for a reading corner.” That way, your buyers can begin to visualize how they’re going to use the space for themselves. This puts them inside the home already in their imagination and visualizations, and increases your chance of closing a sale.

Staging a Home for Successful Sales: 4 Powerful Tips

Opt for Smaller Decor Items

When decorating tables and countertops, you’ll want to opt for many smaller items arranged neatly, rather than one big, imposing piece. Oversized decor arrangements can look “tacky,” and can crowd tablespaces, especially dining areas. And besides, who really eats dinner with huge centerpieces blocking your view during conversation? Keep it realistic and simplistic, and opt for a row of smaller items in the center. Candles or small jars will work very well in this regard.

Showcase the Closet Areas

Closet space is surprisingly important to people. You see it all the time in movies and television shows: a person walks into a house they’re eyeing to move into, and they say, “Oh my goodness! It has a walk-in closet!” To make them look more spacious, be sure the closet areas are clean and free of unnecessary items. You can also keep the closet doors open, as this also has the effect of making the room appear bigger.

Staging a Home for Successful Sales: 4 Powerful Tips

Be Mindful of the ‘Extra’ Room

If you’ve been using a spare bedroom as an “extra” room for storage, make sure you don’t leave it that way when staging a home. Every room and space in the house needs to have a defined, set purpose. So, be sure to stage it with the appropriate items to suggest a theme or space usage.

For instance, will it be a kid’s room? Can it be converted into a home office? Guest room? It’s up to you — the point is, make sure to stage all “extra” areas so buyers can begin thinking about how they will use the space. Basically, don’t leave it empty, and for sure don’t leave it junky.

That’s it! By following a few simple guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to quicker, more profitable home sales. These tips also work well for general, all-around home design and decor as well! Are you looking for comprehensive furniture rental options for your home staging and design needs? Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have complete furniture rental packages that are both beautiful and cost-efficient.

 

5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Decor and Party Prep

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Decor and Party Prep

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s one of our favorite holidays. Besides all the festivities and happenings here in San Diego, it’s one of the most cheerful and bright days of the year in terms of decorating. St. Patrick’s Day decor is instantly recognizable and is also one of the easiest holidays to prepare for. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day ideas and themes to help you get ready!

Glitter: One of the Most Popular St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Obviously, green is going to be the dominant color for all St. Patrick’s Day themes. In particular, green glitter has become wildly popular for sprucing up decorations for St. Patrick’s Day. Some great uses for the glitter include:

  • Outlining lettering and words
  • Creating awesome borders
  • Sprinkling on shamrocks
  • Jazzing up party invitations

Pro-tip: other metallic glitter colors look very good with the green glitter, especially gold and silver glitter.

Use Green Tinsel

Tinsel isn’t just for the December holidays. It also works really, really well for creating St. Patrick’s Day-themed decor. However, don’t just use it for hanging on walls! You can use green tinsel to form fun decorative shapes.

For instance, try your hand at making a funky St. Patrick’s day hat out of tinsel. Or, you can try shaping them into fun messages or a greeting banner for your guests. Wrap beer mugs with the tinsel for added fun! Also, metallic green tinsel will go super well with your glitter.

5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Decor and Party Prep

Serve Green Drinks and Snacks

Food can be decor too! For St. Patrick’s Day, consider making or setting out some green drinks and snacks. Green cupcakes and cookies are a yearly favorite, and green-tinted cocktails can liven up your array as well. Green salads and finger veggies can also add some healthy choices to your spread. Whatever your choice, don’t forget the matching napkins and plateware!

Use Some Felt Backdrops

Along with the green tinsel that we mentioned, green felt is your best friend when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day themes and decor. You can use the felt to fill out plain background spaces, and to lay down as cover on your table or counter tops. Felt also looks really cool if you add some of the glitter for a touch of sparkly shine.

If you want to get really fancy, you can create a felt board with moveable felt cutout items on it. This is great for announcements, menus, games, and other fun uses.

5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Decor and Party Prep

Deck Your Pets Out

Why do humans get to have all the fun? Don’t forget to deck out your pet’s areas with some decorations as well. Using the materials listed above, you can easily decorate your pet’s home with some special touches.    

In San Diego, many establishments are dog-friendly. So if you plan to bring your pooch with you to some events, it’s also a cool idea to deck them out in some green or other festive get-ups.

Prepping for St. Patrick’s Day is both fun and easy. Follow these tips to take some of the stress out of decorating so you can focus on the good times! If you needed more extensive decor and home presentation options, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. Our rental items and combos can help save you time and money. Give us a call at (858) 550-8009 or shoot us an email here — we love helping you get your home to look its best!

 

Easy DIY Projects for Nightstands

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Easy DIY Projects for Nightstands

Besides the coffee table, nightstands are some of the most highly used surfaces in the whole house. They’re located right near our bed, so it’s often the go-to spot to place our phones, glasses, books, and other items. Thus, any nightstand DIY projects should take into consideration both the aesthetic look of the furniture piece as well as its function.

The following are a handful of easy-to-do projects for your nightstand(s).

Alter the Height

Most of us use our nightstands as places where we can lazily reach for our phone or reading glasses while still half asleep upon waking up. An easy DIY project is to adjust the height of your nightstand to make it easier for you to reach your belongings. If your nightstand is too tall, you might want to consider sawing down the legs, if that’s an option. For nightstands that are too short, you can install furniture raisers.

You’d be surprised at how much more comfortable you can make that reach over from your bed!

Use a Valet

You can make it easier to find your stuff by using a small valet (a tray for holding miscellaneous items). That way, your items will always be in the same place every time — hopefully you won’t need to rummage through couch cushions looking for your phone anymore! It’ll also keep your nightstand relatively free of clutter.

Valet trays can sometimes get cluttered too over time. Try out a standing valet and limit it to just a few items to keep things neat.

Easy DIY Projects for Nightstands

Decorate the Top

Decorating a nightstand is similar to decor for a dresser: feel free to add some nice flowers or a photo frame, and keep them relatively centered. However, it may be a good idea not to overcrowd the nightstand surface. That way, you can still use it as a place for placing your wallet, etc.

Lay Down a Doily or Crocheted Towel

Speaking of decor, a simple DIY improvement is to cover the nightstand top with a doily. These crocheted works of art create a simple, non-intrusive pattern on the nightstand top and are great for putting under lamps, pots, fans, and other round items. You can also use a square or rectangular doily to cover more of the surface area. Lastly, they have the added bonus of preventing items from slipping off the nightstand!

Easy DIY Projects for Nightstands

Repaint the Nightstand

And of course, a final DIY project to consider is to repaint your nightstand. This is an easy one, since most nightstands are relatively small and don’t involve that much surface area to cover. Popular colors include turquoise or lavender; another option is to re-stain it to preserve the natural wood-grain textures. Adding in some gold trim is also a nice touch, especially if the nightstand is a neutral color, like white or black.

These super-easy DIY projects can really help you dress up your nightstand. You can also apply these tips to other similar furniture pieces located throughout your home. Are you looking for more comprehensive changes to your interior decor and design themes? Renting furniture can provide you with additional options for your home. Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental — we have complete room packages, as well as individual items, including nightstands.