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WHY WE ARE NOT OFFERING A “MEMORIAL DAY” MATTRESS SALE (BUT YOU CAN STILL SAVE HUGE!)

We believe America is the great country that it is because we have the freedoms to make the decisions that are best for our families, run businesses, and practice whatever religion we choose. However, the freedoms we are so blessed to experience today were paid for by many of our fellow citizens, people who have fought to uphold the liberties of our great nation. This Memorial Day, the Living Designs Furniture and Texas Mattress Makers showrooms will be closed on May 28th. We will be closed to honor the brave men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our country, our freedoms, our family, and...

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How to Throw a Great Football Party

The Big Game is just around the corner, which means football fans nationwide are getting ready to host the perfect football party. While the ins and outs of throwing a party aren’t too complicated, you should consider doing more than simply rounding up friends and family and parking them in front of the big screen. If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this February, here are some tips for making sure your get-together scores plenty of points with your guests. Provide Great Food Food will make or break any football party. In fact, one could argue the Super Bowl is more about food than it is...

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Dazzling Decorations for the Winter Holidays

There’s no better time to transform your home into a cozy seasonal abode than the first few weeks of winter. As the chill slowly sets in, you’ll appreciate a comfy atmosphere where you can snuggle up by the fire, sip some hot cocoa and watch your favorite holiday movies. We can’t rely on turning leaves and blankets of white to enhance the holiday atmosphere in Texas, so you’ll need decorations to foster some seasonal cheer. Once you surround yourself with wreaths, garlands and scented candles, it’ll be easy to forget that it’s still a beautiful 50 degrees outside! The good news is, decorating doesn’t have to...

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Dressing Up Your Family Room for Fall

From Thanksgiving get-togethers to holiday parties, the last couple months of the year are every party lover’s favorite. Be sure your family room is ready to entertain by updating your décor and rearranging your furniture to enhance the atmosphere of any shindig during the latter part of the year. Entertaining Layout When entertaining, not just any family room will do the trick. Your family room needs to allow the party to flow naturally from one space to another, offering plenty of room for guests to relax and mingle in one space. If your seating is lacking, you may want to upgrade to a sofa or chair...

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Responding to Disaster: What to Do After Your Home Floods

The last thing anyone expected from this hurricane season was the widespread tragedy and destruction unleashed upon Texas by Hurricane Harvey. Hundreds of thousands of Texas residents have been left to deal with the aftermath of the storm, including flooded homes and loss of power. When disaster strikes, keep your ducks in a row by knowing exactly what to do after your home floods and to take the first steps toward returning to normalcy. Protect Yourself and Make a Claim The destructive and frighteningly dangerous power of flood waters are often underestimated. If you’ve been evacuated from your home and are just now returning to it,...

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A Day to Celebrate Our Furry Friends – August 26

Americans celebrate a long list of holidays each year; some which need no explanation as to why they exist (like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week), and others that are a bit questionable or farfetched, to say the least (such as National Hairball Awareness Day, Take Your Plants for a Walk Day and Bad Poetry Day, just to name a few). One holiday many people aren’t aware of, but that certainly deserves to exist and be recognized, celebrates our most loyal four-legged companions: dogs. About National Dog Day Founded in 2004, National Dog Day celebrates all canine breeds, both pure and mixed. In addition...

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Do Kids and Leather Couches Go Together?

The surprising answer is sometimes a resounding “yes.” Living and family rooms in Houston homes can experience some serious abuse. Whether it’s kids plopping down on them in muddy clothes, guests spilling wine on them or pets shedding all over them, there are virtually limitless ways your cherished furniture can become tarnished over time. Leather is generally synonymous with luxury, and when people think luxury they often think fragile or something that’s easily marred. Leather furniture can often be significantly more resistant than their upholstered counterparts. Just think about where it comes from – cows. Cows do a lot of standing around in sometimes harsh environments filled...

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Five Tips to Help You Choose the Right Upholstery Fabric

While trendy, vibrant pieces may strike your fancy now, neutral colors and patterns will remain in style for much longer. Knowing what you like and how it will fit into your home are all things our designers can help you with.    Five Tips to Help You Choose the Right Upholstery Fabric from Living Design Furniture Come visit our showroom, call to schedule an appointment or contact us online today and let your creative juices flow!

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A Mother’s Day Poem

    A Mother's Day Poem She taught you how to make a bed She was there when you first smiled She gave you kisses when you bumped your head You'll always be her child. She spends her time in the family room On the couch where you would cuddle She does everything she can for you So this Mother's Day don't be subtle. Along with breakfast in bed, give her restful sleep Which is more than satisfactory And when she wants to relax, create a stunning retreat With a little help from your friends at our factory!

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