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Much like a blog, Journal will chronicle our adventures along the way. We look forward to sharing inspiration through product stories, product quality reviews, detailed new product launches, and of course, insights into the amazing life at GFURN.

Tips on Designing your Home’s Entry

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When it comes to rooms, the entry is a very important space. While we don’t sit and congregate in this area, it is the first space we see when entering our homes, and it sets the tone for the rest of our spaces.

It is important to have an entry that makes us feel good when we enter our homes. Though these rooms don’t need a lot of furniture, there are a few design tips in creating the perfect entry.

Create a Landing Point

When we first enter our homes, we often have bags full of groceries, a handful of mail, or some other items we need to ‘drop off’. That is why having some table, such as a console table, is a great solution. It acts as a place to set these items while you yourself can transition into your home. Have a small bowl for placing your keys, loose change, etc. as well to keep this area clean and clutter free.

Add some Wall Art and Décor

One easy way to update your entrance is to add a bit of wall décor. Since this is the first area we see when entering the home, it is important to create a pleasant experience. Having some wall art can visually enhance the entry space. A bold piece of artwork can create a statement as soon as you walk in. Another option is to add a mirror to the entry space. This can help to make this small space feel larger, since mirrors are an expansive element. Plus, it is a nice option to check your appearance to make sure you are looking put together as you exit your home.

Get an Entry Rug

Most places have at least an entry or walk off mat at the front of the home. While practical for catching the dirt and dust that our shoes can carry in, these are often unsightly and unproportioned to the rest of the entry space. Instead, getting a nice entry rug can not only be a practical feature, but it also helps to visually brighten up the entry space and set the tone for the rest of the home.

Create a Small Seating Area

While we don’t spend a lot of time in our entrances, it is nice to have a small seating area when first stepping into our homes. That is because we often need to take off (or put on) our shoes, need a place to rest our bags, etc. A small bench seating is a great solution. It is small enough to not take up too much space, yet offers a nice area to sit on while transitioning in and out of your home.

Implementing these design tips into your entry, you can turn this typically blank and empty space into a show stopper of a room as soon as you enter your home.

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Tips on Designing your Home’s Entry

Posted by Team GFURN on

When it comes to rooms, the entry is a very important space. While we don’t sit and congregate in this area, it is the first space we see when entering our homes, and it sets the tone for the rest of our spaces.

It is important to have an entry that makes us feel good when we enter our homes. Though these rooms don’t need a lot of furniture, there are a few design tips in creating the perfect entry.

Create a Landing Point

When we first enter our homes, we often have bags full of groceries, a handful of mail, or some other items we need to ‘drop off’. That is why having some table, such as a console table, is a great solution. It acts as a place to set these items while you yourself can transition into your home. Have a small bowl for placing your keys, loose change, etc. as well to keep this area clean and clutter free.

Add some Wall Art and Décor

One easy way to update your entrance is to add a bit of wall décor. Since this is the first area we see when entering the home, it is important to create a pleasant experience. Having some wall art can visually enhance the entry space. A bold piece of artwork can create a statement as soon as you walk in. Another option is to add a mirror to the entry space. This can help to make this small space feel larger, since mirrors are an expansive element. Plus, it is a nice option to check your appearance to make sure you are looking put together as you exit your home.

Get an Entry Rug

Most places have at least an entry or walk off mat at the front of the home. While practical for catching the dirt and dust that our shoes can carry in, these are often unsightly and unproportioned to the rest of the entry space. Instead, getting a nice entry rug can not only be a practical feature, but it also helps to visually brighten up the entry space and set the tone for the rest of the home.

Create a Small Seating Area

While we don’t spend a lot of time in our entrances, it is nice to have a small seating area when first stepping into our homes. That is because we often need to take off (or put on) our shoes, need a place to rest our bags, etc. A small bench seating is a great solution. It is small enough to not take up too much space, yet offers a nice area to sit on while transitioning in and out of your home.

Implementing these design tips into your entry, you can turn this typically blank and empty space into a show stopper of a room as soon as you enter your home.

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How to Find the Perfect Sofa for your Space

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When it comes to furniture, one of the most important pieces is your sofa. The sofa is something you have for years in your home. It is also an expensive piece of furniture, so selecting the perfect one for your space is a pretty big deal. With so many sofa options out there, this decision can be overwhelming!

Need help in discovering which sofa you should get for your space? Read on to find our helpful tips in selecting the right piece!

Have a Small Space?

Do you live in an apartment or is your living room just a tad too small? Getting an apartment sized sofa or loveseat is a great solution for those smaller spaces, while still making the room feel stylish and comfortable. Our Cruiser Two Seater Sofa is a great option for apartments or smaller spaces, as it is comfy for one or roomy enough for two people.

Cruiser 2-Seater Sofa - Platinum

Cruiser 2-Seater Sofa - Platinum

Want to Elevate your Space?

Want to know one way to instantly update your living room? Leather. Leather is a suave material that can add a classy touch while still being a durable sofa option. A leather sofa is a versatile piece of furniture that you can match with a variety of different design styles. Our Rexton sofa is sleek in shape and stylish in a rich leather upholstery. Its modern form brings in a minimal and clean vibe to any home.

Rexton Sofa - Tawny

Rexton Sofa - Tawny

Entertain a lot?

Are you the type of person who loves to host big gatherings and events. Whether this be friend game nights, sport viewing parties, or family holidays, do you often find yourself not having enough places to sit? Then a sectional sofa is the perfect seating option for you! Our Bjorn sectional is a great choice for anyone wanting more seating. Its modular pieces can be fit together and customized to suit any room or seating arrangement.

L-Shaped 3 Seater Left Sectional Chaise Modern Sofa - Björn - Pebble

L-Shaped 3 Seater Left Sectional Chaise Modern Sofa - Björn - Pebble

Need a Classic Piece?

Are you just wanting a simple, classic, and timeless piece? A standard 3 seat sofa is something you can’t go wrong with. Getting one in a neutral color is versatile enough for years to come, as it works with many different styles. Our Chloe 3 Seater Sofa is a great transitional sofa option that blends style and comfort into a timeless piece of furniture. A sofa is an investment, and selecting the right one can be a challenge. With these helpful tips, you can have confidence knowing which seating will suit you (and your space) best.

Chloe 3 Seater Sofa - Coral & Cocoa

Chloe 3 Seater Sofa - Coral & Cocoa

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How to Find the Perfect Sofa for your Space

Posted by Team GFURN on

When it comes to furniture, one of the most important pieces is your sofa. The sofa is something you have for years in your home. It is also an expensive piece of furniture, so selecting the perfect one for your space is a pretty big deal. With so many sofa options out there, this decision can be overwhelming!

Need help in discovering which sofa you should get for your space? Read on to find our helpful tips in selecting the right piece!

Have a Small Space?

Do you live in an apartment or is your living room just a tad too small? Getting an apartment sized sofa or loveseat is a great solution for those smaller spaces, while still making the room feel stylish and comfortable. Our Cruiser Two Seater Sofa is a great option for apartments or smaller spaces, as it is comfy for one or roomy enough for two people.

Cruiser 2-Seater Sofa - Platinum

Cruiser 2-Seater Sofa - Platinum

Want to Elevate your Space?

Want to know one way to instantly update your living room? Leather. Leather is a suave material that can add a classy touch while still being a durable sofa option. A leather sofa is a versatile piece of furniture that you can match with a variety of different design styles. Our Rexton sofa is sleek in shape and stylish in a rich leather upholstery. Its modern form brings in a minimal and clean vibe to any home.

Rexton Sofa - Tawny

Rexton Sofa - Tawny

Entertain a lot?

Are you the type of person who loves to host big gatherings and events. Whether this be friend game nights, sport viewing parties, or family holidays, do you often find yourself not having enough places to sit? Then a sectional sofa is the perfect seating option for you! Our Bjorn sectional is a great choice for anyone wanting more seating. Its modular pieces can be fit together and customized to suit any room or seating arrangement.

L-Shaped 3 Seater Left Sectional Chaise Modern Sofa - Björn - Pebble

L-Shaped 3 Seater Left Sectional Chaise Modern Sofa - Björn - Pebble

Need a Classic Piece?

Are you just wanting a simple, classic, and timeless piece? A standard 3 seat sofa is something you can’t go wrong with. Getting one in a neutral color is versatile enough for years to come, as it works with many different styles. Our Chloe 3 Seater Sofa is a great transitional sofa option that blends style and comfort into a timeless piece of furniture. A sofa is an investment, and selecting the right one can be a challenge. With these helpful tips, you can have confidence knowing which seating will suit you (and your space) best.

Chloe 3 Seater Sofa - Coral & Cocoa

Chloe 3 Seater Sofa - Coral & Cocoa

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How to Decorate your Living Room Mid Century Modern

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While all design styles are beautiful in their own ways, there is something special about the Mid Century Modern look. Popular since the 1950s, it’s a style that has withstood the test of time for over 70 years.

The Mid Century look is sleek, modern, classy, and casual all in one. This versatile design is stunning in any room, and brings a smart and fun feeling. If you are wanting to achieve this style for yourself, look no further! Not only is GFURN your one-stop-shop for all things Mid Century, but we can help you pull off that look even more with our design tips.

Read on to find which elements are key in this classic look.

Tapered Legs

A key feature to Mid Century furniture is slender tapered legs. This classic design element allows for a slim and streamline look, adding to the Modern aspect of Mid Century Modern. From sideboards to coffee tables, look for these featured legs to highlight that Mid Century element. Our Dax Sideboard is a beautiful statement piece that will be the star furniture piece in your dining room thanks to its tapered legs and walnut sheen.

Dax Sideboard - Cocoa

Dax Sideboard - Cocoa

Slim Form

One of the ways that this furniture style achieves its ‘Modern’ look and feel is through its slim form. A thin frame helps the piece feel more ‘open’ and can make your space feel larger. That is why Mid Century Modern furniture works well in condos and apartments, as it helps to make these small spaces appear larger. For example, while our Bristol Arm Chair is comfy enough to feel cocooned in, the thin arms and legs help give this piece a lighter feel.

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Rich Materials

A luxurious element of the Mid Century Modern look is through the use of finer materials. Elements like rich walnut wood or Calcutta marble are tastefully purposed into coffee tables and table lamps without feeling gaudy or too extravagant. Using high quality fabrics such as boucle and tweed also bring in that luxurious feeling in simple and subtle ways. Try our Duster Sofa in a nice leather for a sophisticated look and feel.

Duster 3-Seater Sofa - Tawny

Duster 3-Seater Sofa - Tawny

Solid Neutrals

A reason why Mid Century Modern has become a timeless style is the preference for neutral tones for upholstery fabrics and decorative textiles like pillows and drapes. Taupes, beiges, and mushroom tones are a sophisticated blend of versatility and warmth, working well with a wide range of decorative accent colors. Another aspect that works well for this design style is the use of solid patterns. This allows your lovely piece of furniture to feel ageless and elegant, being a cherished piece in your room for years to come. Our upholstered goods come in a variety of solid neutrals to suit any space.

Looking for these characteristics when you shop for your furniture, you will confidently be able to create the perfect Mid Century Modern room. Happy Shopping! 

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How to Decorate your Living Room Mid Century Modern

Posted by Team GFURN on

While all design styles are beautiful in their own ways, there is something special about the Mid Century Modern look. Popular since the 1950s, it’s a style that has withstood the test of time for over 70 years.

The Mid Century look is sleek, modern, classy, and casual all in one. This versatile design is stunning in any room, and brings a smart and fun feeling. If you are wanting to achieve this style for yourself, look no further! Not only is GFURN your one-stop-shop for all things Mid Century, but we can help you pull off that look even more with our design tips.

Read on to find which elements are key in this classic look.

Tapered Legs

A key feature to Mid Century furniture is slender tapered legs. This classic design element allows for a slim and streamline look, adding to the Modern aspect of Mid Century Modern. From sideboards to coffee tables, look for these featured legs to highlight that Mid Century element. Our Dax Sideboard is a beautiful statement piece that will be the star furniture piece in your dining room thanks to its tapered legs and walnut sheen.

Dax Sideboard - Cocoa

Dax Sideboard - Cocoa

Slim Form

One of the ways that this furniture style achieves its ‘Modern’ look and feel is through its slim form. A thin frame helps the piece feel more ‘open’ and can make your space feel larger. That is why Mid Century Modern furniture works well in condos and apartments, as it helps to make these small spaces appear larger. For example, while our Bristol Arm Chair is comfy enough to feel cocooned in, the thin arms and legs help give this piece a lighter feel.

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Rich Materials

A luxurious element of the Mid Century Modern look is through the use of finer materials. Elements like rich walnut wood or Calcutta marble are tastefully purposed into coffee tables and table lamps without feeling gaudy or too extravagant. Using high quality fabrics such as boucle and tweed also bring in that luxurious feeling in simple and subtle ways. Try our Duster Sofa in a nice leather for a sophisticated look and feel.

Duster 3-Seater Sofa - Tawny

Duster 3-Seater Sofa - Tawny

Solid Neutrals

A reason why Mid Century Modern has become a timeless style is the preference for neutral tones for upholstery fabrics and decorative textiles like pillows and drapes. Taupes, beiges, and mushroom tones are a sophisticated blend of versatility and warmth, working well with a wide range of decorative accent colors. Another aspect that works well for this design style is the use of solid patterns. This allows your lovely piece of furniture to feel ageless and elegant, being a cherished piece in your room for years to come. Our upholstered goods come in a variety of solid neutrals to suit any space.

Looking for these characteristics when you shop for your furniture, you will confidently be able to create the perfect Mid Century Modern room. Happy Shopping! 

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Have Fun With Modern Style

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Creating a beautiful and comfortable modern home for yourself or your family can seem like a serious and time-consuming endeavor, but sometimes it is just good to have a little fun home decor and modern style.

Here are three spaces that display lots of visual interest while offering a few minutes of stress-free enjoyment. Perhaps you may find a bit of inspiration to carry forward as you get back to the real world of decorating your modern home. Enjoy!

Some of the best eclectic rooms include a Mid-Century chair design or two. In the dining room shown below, it’s all about those black Panton chairs. The Panton S-chair is simple with flowing curves, but it is beautiful and so very comfortable. It seems to fit into any style and at any dining table whether modern or traditional.

Have Fun With Modern Style

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The living room seen below is light, open and colorful too. But, the massive plants offer the most visual interest and fun. What a great space in which to live. Comfort done right.

Have Fun With Modern Style (2)

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This bedroom has it all--modern style, vivid color and awesome pattern. Even the rugs layered by the bed seem perfect. And again, on the bed, layers of pattern and color are lively and interesting. The deep rose and green are gorgeous with the black and white stripes and polka dots. The hat and its unconventional hat rack add a jaunty touch. Plants also make a big impact in this space.

Have Fun With Modern Style (3)

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The Veronic Lounge Chair in Black & Clover is definitely a statement piece for either the living room or bedroom. Doesn’t it look comfortable and so modern?

Veronic Lounge Chair - Black & Clover

Veronic Lounge chair - Black & Clover

If you’re looking for comfortable and visually interesting seating, you’ll want to check out the Lusso Daybed in Sea Green & Grey with solid oak legs. The convenient built-in table is a nice addition. This one is a favorite to consider.

Lusso Daybed - Sea Green & Grey

Lusso Daybed - Sea Green & Grey

We hope you’ve had fun with this post. If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you at Gfurn.com. See you soon!

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Have Fun With Modern Style

Posted by Team GFURN on

Creating a beautiful and comfortable modern home for yourself or your family can seem like a serious and time-consuming endeavor, but sometimes it is just good to have a little fun home decor and modern style.

Here are three spaces that display lots of visual interest while offering a few minutes of stress-free enjoyment. Perhaps you may find a bit of inspiration to carry forward as you get back to the real world of decorating your modern home. Enjoy!

Some of the best eclectic rooms include a Mid-Century chair design or two. In the dining room shown below, it’s all about those black Panton chairs. The Panton S-chair is simple with flowing curves, but it is beautiful and so very comfortable. It seems to fit into any style and at any dining table whether modern or traditional.

Have Fun With Modern Style

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The living room seen below is light, open and colorful too. But, the massive plants offer the most visual interest and fun. What a great space in which to live. Comfort done right.

Have Fun With Modern Style (2)

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This bedroom has it all--modern style, vivid color and awesome pattern. Even the rugs layered by the bed seem perfect. And again, on the bed, layers of pattern and color are lively and interesting. The deep rose and green are gorgeous with the black and white stripes and polka dots. The hat and its unconventional hat rack add a jaunty touch. Plants also make a big impact in this space.

Have Fun With Modern Style (3)

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The Veronic Lounge Chair in Black & Clover is definitely a statement piece for either the living room or bedroom. Doesn’t it look comfortable and so modern?

Veronic Lounge Chair - Black & Clover

Veronic Lounge chair - Black & Clover

If you’re looking for comfortable and visually interesting seating, you’ll want to check out the Lusso Daybed in Sea Green & Grey with solid oak legs. The convenient built-in table is a nice addition. This one is a favorite to consider.

Lusso Daybed - Sea Green & Grey

Lusso Daybed - Sea Green & Grey

We hope you’ve had fun with this post. If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you at Gfurn.com. See you soon!

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Modern Decor: White, White & More White

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The beautiful faces of white in modern decor are many and wildly varied. White and modern seem to be a perfect pairing for today's modern lifestyle. Pure white on white is stunning while adding pops of color to mostly white rooms gives us the versatility to change our decor whenever we choose. Today, let’s explore a few of those modern white interior spaces.

A sophisticated spin on tropical style.

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Pops of sunny yellow, glam gold, and vibrant deep pink that some would call Azalea because it’s that perfect shade often seen in that beloved plant are beautiful in this white living room.

This room also shows us how easily a white space can take an entirely different look if those colorful accessories are exchanged for water blue ones or any colors you choose. Think of the possibilities!

In the modern living room below, an island of white is created in the center of the space, while flooring, walls, and the ceiling are also white. A sedate area rug under the seating area serves to intensify the white furniture.

A fearless homeowner restores a dilapidated beach house with bold flourishes

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Using lots of textures means all-white rooms are never dull. We love the lux shaggy rug in white. A white paper lantern hanging pendant adds another entirely different texture.

Modern Decor: White, White & More White

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The Bristol Lounge Chair in Ghost White would be even more stunning in a modern white room. This is one of our favorites. What do you think?

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Does your modern white living room need a floor lamp? Consider the Soili Marble Floor Lamp. It’s an elegant choice to elevate any upscale modern room. And, it’s so gorgeous in white marble, gold metal, and creamy white glass globes. Be sure to check this one out. You’ll be glad you did.

Soili Marble Floor Lamp

Soili Marble Floor Lamp - White

We hope you are inspired to try an all-white color palette or a mostly white one with your favorite hues' accents. This one modern look will indeed have an enormous impact on your home’s decor and on your outlook on life every day. We think white rooms offer an optimistic point of view--open, airy, and fantastic. See you soon at Gfurn.com.

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Modern Decor: White, White & More White

Posted by Team GFURN on

The beautiful faces of white in modern decor are many and wildly varied. White and modern seem to be a perfect pairing for today's modern lifestyle. Pure white on white is stunning while adding pops of color to mostly white rooms gives us the versatility to change our decor whenever we choose. Today, let’s explore a few of those modern white interior spaces.

A sophisticated spin on tropical style.

Pinterest

Pops of sunny yellow, glam gold, and vibrant deep pink that some would call Azalea because it’s that perfect shade often seen in that beloved plant are beautiful in this white living room.

This room also shows us how easily a white space can take an entirely different look if those colorful accessories are exchanged for water blue ones or any colors you choose. Think of the possibilities!

In the modern living room below, an island of white is created in the center of the space, while flooring, walls, and the ceiling are also white. A sedate area rug under the seating area serves to intensify the white furniture.

A fearless homeowner restores a dilapidated beach house with bold flourishes

Pinterest

Using lots of textures means all-white rooms are never dull. We love the lux shaggy rug in white. A white paper lantern hanging pendant adds another entirely different texture.

Modern Decor: White, White & More White

Pinterest

The Bristol Lounge Chair in Ghost White would be even more stunning in a modern white room. This is one of our favorites. What do you think?

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Does your modern white living room need a floor lamp? Consider the Soili Marble Floor Lamp. It’s an elegant choice to elevate any upscale modern room. And, it’s so gorgeous in white marble, gold metal, and creamy white glass globes. Be sure to check this one out. You’ll be glad you did.

Soili Marble Floor Lamp

Soili Marble Floor Lamp - White

We hope you are inspired to try an all-white color palette or a mostly white one with your favorite hues' accents. This one modern look will indeed have an enormous impact on your home’s decor and on your outlook on life every day. We think white rooms offer an optimistic point of view--open, airy, and fantastic. See you soon at Gfurn.com.

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