Furniture

Great info on choosing the best furniture for your room, or taking advantage of the furniture you have.

  1. Keeping Kids Safe from Furniture Tip-Overs

    Electrical outlets, household cleaners, and sharp objects—these are all common things to deal with when you’re childproofing your home. But not all hazards are as easily identifiable. Many parents overlook the potential dangers of living room and bedroom furniture tip-overs. Televisions, in particular, injure thousands of children every year.  Why Accidents Happen  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children sustained 12,300 injuries from falling TVs during 2011 alone. That’s a significant increase from a couple of decades ago. It was thought that larger, flat-screen TVs were to blame, but surprisingly, studies show that small screen TVs are the frequent cause of accidents. This may be because when a family invests in a large TV, they often move the older, smaller TV to a rec room or bedroom. It may be placed on a dresser or other unstable piece of furniture that kids can easily climb. Dressers are especially hazardous since kids can pull out the drawers and climb on them.  How You Can Secure TVs and Furniture  You can secure potentially unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall by using brackets, braces, or wall straps. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. You can also install stops on dresser drawers. These prevent the drawers from opening all the way. When multiple drawers in a dresser are open, the dresser is more likely to tip over. Have your flat-screen TV mounted to the wall instead of keeping it on a stand. If you have an older CRT TV, keep it on a stable, low piece of furniture—not a dresser.  What Else You Can Do  Beyond securing furniture and TVs, you can keep your child safe by discouraging climbing on the furniture. Avoid placing remote controls and other tempting items on top of furniture that your kids might climb. Instead, put them out of sight in a drawer. Additionally, keep heavier items on the bottom drawers or shelves of furniture and lighter items on the top to reduce the possibility of a tip-over.  Mancini’s Sleepworld stocks an extensive collection of beautiful, functional, and safe bedroom furniture for kids. When your child is ready to graduate to a larger bed, visit one of our 33 mattress stores in northern California. Or, call (800) 647-5337 to speak with a friendly representative. 
  2. Selecting a Sofa for a Small Space

    Small living rooms can be tricky to furnish. You need a certain number of furniture pieces to make the room functional, but you don’t want to over-furnish it and have it feel too crowded. You can start by choosing the largest piece of furniture in the space: The sofa. Then, you can choose complementary pieces to complete the look, like an occasional table and the entertainment center. Upholstery Some sofas can best be described as “overstuffed.” They feature large, cushiony arms, thick backs, and fluffy seats. These sofas look quite inviting to sit in, but in a small living room, they can feel overbearing. Instead, look for a sofa with more conservative upholstery. It will still feel quite comfortable, but it won’t overwhelm the room. You could also add a few small throw pillows to the sofa to enhance the comfort level of your guests. Size It seems like common sense to choose a small sofa for a small living room. But before you do so, consider whether a loveseat would meet all of your seating needs. If you like to have guests visit your home, you’ll need a recliner or two in addition to a loveseat. Filling a small living room with many small pieces instead of one or two large pieces actually makes it look more cluttered and “busy.” Instead, consider choosing a large sofa with conservative upholstery. Just remember to measure the room’s dimensions first. Color Color is crucial in a small space. A color scheme that’s too dark will make the whole room look smaller. Consider decorating your living room with monochromatic colors to lighten it up. Paint the walls white. Choose a sofa that has a light, neutral tones like beige or tan. You can add a splash of color with throw pillows and a small throw blanket. Looking for a new sofa in northern California? Head over to one of Mancini’s Sleepworld’s 33 locations and choose from high-quality sofas, loungers, loveseats, and convertible sofas! Questions? Call (800) 647-5337 or chat with a friendly representative online.
  3. Is a Lift Chair Right for You?

    If you struggle with mobility or balance issues, getting up from a seated position can be a painful and frustrating challenge. Fortunately, lift chairs can help. Similar in appearance to recliners, lift chairs make it easier to stand up after sitting, thanks to their forward-tilting mechanism. When you sit in a lift chair, it looks and feels like a normal chair. However, when you want to stand, the chair has a mechanical system that slowly raises the back side of the bottom of the chair, easing you into a standing position without putting pressure on sore joints or exacerbating balance problems. Lift chairs also recline, so they can be adjusted to just the right position for your maximum comfort while sitting. If you have joint pain or balance problems, visit Mancini’s Sleepworld to explore our collection of lift chairs and recliners. For more information about our entire selection of furniture and mattresses or our 33 showrooms located across Northern California, call (800) 647-5337.
  4. Creating a Cozy Sitting Area in Your Bedroom

    Everyone needs a little “me” time now and then, and what better way to enjoy it than in a private sitting area in your own bedroom? A cozy sitting nook can transform your master bedroom into a private retreat intended for reading, meditating, or perhaps bird watching near the window. With a little inspiration and a trip to the mattress store for new bedroom furniture, you can easily create your own private retreat. Determining the Best Location You may need to adjust the arrangement of your current bedroom furniture to make room for your new sitting area. Ideally, the best place for a sitting nook is right by a window. You’ll be able to enjoy the view and have natural sunlight while you read. If your bedroom is too small to carve out a corner for your sitting area, the next best place to locate it is at the foot of your bed. Place a cozy loveseat along the footboard, anchoring a small area rug. Choosing a Seating Option If you don’t plan to use a loveseat for your master bedroom sitting area, you’ve got a few other great choices. An overstuffed, cushiony recliner will give you a cozy place to curl up with a book or a knitting project on a rainy day. Or, recline in style on a chaise lounge. If your bedroom doesn’t have much spare space, you can downsize with a cushioned, non-wheeled desk chair. Decorating Your Space When decorating your sitting area, take your cue from the rest of the bedroom. You can choose fabric upholstery for your seating in colors that complement the rest of your bedroom furniture and wall colors. Add a floor lamp with a brushed bronze look, and lay down a circular area rug. Add a small occasional table to the side of your chair if you’re pressed for space, or choose a slightly larger table to hold jigsaw puzzles and board games if your bedroom can accommodate it. Mancini’s Sleepworld has everything you need to create your master bedroom sanctuary, including comfortable recliners, chairs, and loungers. And of course, we stock the top brands in luxurious mattresses, including memory foam and hybrid beds. Call us at (800) 647-5337 or stop by one of our 33 showrooms in California today!
  5. Tips for Making Your Small Bedroom Feel Roomier

    A small bedroom can either feel cozy and comforting, or cramped and claustrophobic. By picking out just the right combination of bedroom furniture and bedding, you can make your small bedroom the perfect retreat from your daily stressors.

    Watch this video for some great tips for making your small bedroom feel roomier. You’ll get advice on the ideal bedroom furniture, lighting, bedding, and color scheme to improve the overall aesthetics of your bedroom.

    If you’re planning a bedroom makeover and are in need of a new mattress, mattress cover, bedding, or bed near San Francisco, come see us at Mancini’s Sleepworld. We have a huge selection of bedding and bedroom furniture that is both high quality and affordable. To find one of our mattress store locations near you, call us today at (800) 647-5337.

  6. Smart Furniture Tricks for Small Bedrooms

    You don’t always have control over the space in your home. A small bedroom can make you feel cramped and can even affect your sleep at night. There are ways, however, to accommodate your tight space with smart bedroom furniture and arrangements. Read on for more furniture solutions for small rooms.

    Bed Solutions

    A bed can be your most helpful tool when it comes to fitting all the necessary amenities into a small room. You don’t necessarily have to sacrifice bed size to make it work. A daybed offers a unique solution by providing a way to double your bed as daytime furniture. Daybeds come in all kinds of attractive styles. They can act as couches, store things in pull out drawers, and can be decorated with pillows and throws for comfortable lounging. Daybeds make great guest beds, especially when space is limited. A bed with underneath storage space or built-in shelves can be a lifesaver.

    Collapsible or Multi-Use Furniture

    Sometimes a tight space can best be navigated by folding your furniture up when not in use. Collapsing furniture can be especially helpful if you use your bedroom for more than just sleeping. Some desks, shelves, and lighting fixtures can be collapsed or folded to create more room. Additionally, multi-use furniture can provide the perfect solution for space in your bedroom. Ottomans provide storage, as well as a place to sit. Dressers can double as desks or nightstands, and storage can be snuck into most any kind of furniture.

    Arrangement Solutions

    When arranging your bedroom furniture, pay some mind to the layout of the room. Try to place your bed along the longest wall with at least three feet between it and the door. Choose small furniture with many drawers or shelves, if possible. Place surfaces, such as a desk or chest, at the end of your bed to maximize wall space. Shelves that hang on the wall can help open up more space, as well.

    Here at Mancini’s Sleepworld, we are committed to helping you find bedroom furniture that works for you. Shop from our wide selection of kid’s furniture and more at the best mattress store in San Francisco. Call (800) 647-5337 or visit one one of our locations today.

  7. Simple Tricks for Arranging Your Bedroom Furniture

    Whether you are moving into a new home or want to make some changes to the feel of your current space, rearranging your furniture is one of the most effective ways to change your home environment. However, it can be difficult to know how best to arrange furniture, particularly in smaller rooms, such as the bedroom. If you are looking for bedroom furniture in San Francisco, we at Mancini’s Sleepworld can help you to create the bedroom of your dreams. There are a few useful tips to bear in mind when you are designing the layout of your bedroom.

    Plan it out on Paper First

    Before you begin the process of moving furniture around, try out different arrangements on paper or on your computer. Measure the dimensions of the room itself and your furniture and make a few sketches to see how different layouts would look. If drawing is not your strong suit, enlist the help of an app, such as Floor Plan Creator or Home Design 3D.

    Begin with the Bed

    The bed is the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom. Begin by deciding where you want to situate it. Traditionally, beds are placed against the room’s largest wall, opposite the main window or windows. If space constraints require you to place the bed underneath the windows instead, check that you will not be troubled by cold draughts.

    Consider Ease and Function

    When choosing where to place your furniture, take your regular bedroom activities into consideration. You’ll want to make sure you have easy access to closets and drawers. If you watch TV in bed, you need to position the screen in a spot which allows for comfortable viewing. In a cooler climate, such as the Bay Area’s, you may want to protect your feet from cold flooring.

    With a little care, you can design a bedroom which is warm, cozy, welcoming, and restful. Here at Mancini’s Sleepworld, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the perfect sleep environment. To find out more about our range of bedroom furniture, visit our website, or call us on (800) 647-5337.

  8. Tips for Choosing a Headboard

    Once you’ve found your perfect mattress and are ready to find bedroom furniture in San Francisco, consider starting with a new headboard. Your headboard attaches to the head of the bed and often is the focal point of your bedroom.

    In your search, think about the type of aesthetic you are looking to create in your bedroom. For a more luxurious or comfortable look, a headboard made with soft materials would be an appropriate choice. If you are looking for a more masculine theme, you may prefer a wood or metal headboard. The size of your headboard will depend on the height of your bedroom ceiling. To complete the aesthetic, a matching footboard is an excellent addition.

    Mancini’s Sleepworld is your bedding destination, offering a wide range of furniture in addition to brand name mattresses including Sealy, Serta, and more. Visit our store or call us at (800) 647-5337 to explore new options for your bedroom.

  9. How to Mix and Match Bedroom Furniture

    Are you redesigning or remodeling your bedroom? Want to give it a unique look and a touch of personality? If so, consider the mixed-and-match approach to bedroom furniture. You can find beautiful bedroom furniture sets, but there’s no rule that says all the furniture in your bedroom has to match. Play around with different textures and materials, and don’t be afraid to combine furniture styles from different eras. This video from Better Homes and Gardens has lots of good advice on mixing and matching your bedroom furniture.

    In addition to being the Bay Area’s source for mattresses, Mancini’s Sleepworld also has the largest selection of bedroom furniture in San Francisco. From single pieces to entire bedroom furniture sets, we have everything you need to achieve your desired look in the bedroom. Call us at (800) 647-5337 to learn more, or stop in and see us today!

  10. Understanding Bed Frame Styles

    bed frames bay areaYour bed is the focal point of your bedroom, and your mattress and bed frame should be chosen with care. Your local mattress store may also sell bedroom furniture, and if you’re buying a new mattress from them, you may be able to get a discount or special deal on a bed frame. Here is some information of different bed frame styles that can complement your other bedroom furniture.

    Platform Bed Frames

    Platform bed frames are great for people who gravitate towards a minimalist aesthetic. They are very simple, and typically don’t have posts, headboards, or footboards; instead, they just have a raised platform on which the mattress sits, either with a box spring or without. Most people who like platform beds appreciate their simple design and clean lines. Platform beds can sit directly on your bedroom floor, or can have legs that lift them up off of the floor. Both options allow for storage—you can either store things under a bed with legs, or choose a platform bed with built-in drawers.

    Canopy Bed Frames

    Canopy bed frames are romantic and old fashioned. Their tall bedposts are connected at the top to create a frame that allows you to surround the bed frame with draped fabrics or curtains. Whether the curtains are open or drawn shut, the look is very dramatic. When the curtains are drawn shut, you have a private, tent-like sleeping area that is protected from drafts. In certain regions, you can even opt for drapery or curtains that repel bugs and mosquitos.

    Quilted Headboards and Footboards

    Quilted headboards and footboards offer a vintage look for your bedroom. The fabric that covers your headboard and footboard can coordinate or contrast with your bedroom furniture, creating a unique aesthetic. Many people find quilted headboards much more comfortable than wooden or metal headboards.

    When you’re shopping for bedroom furniture in San Francisco, check out Mancini’s Sleepworld. We offer great deals around on mattresses, beds, bed frames, and other bedroom furniture. Visit our website to check out our current specials, or call us today at (888) 541-2872 for more information.

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