Monday, February 26, 2018

Which Type of Mattress is Right for You?

Buying a mattress is more difficult than it used to be. Once upon a time, innerspring mattresses were the only option for consumers. Nowadays, there are a wide variety of mattress types available, including memory foam mattresses, hybrid mattresses, and more. With so many different mattress types to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? To help you navigate through the wide world of mattresses, we have created this easy-to-use product guide. Read on to learn more about the different types of mattresses we sell at American Furniture Galleries, and how each one can benefit you!

Enjoy Comfort & Affordability with an Innerspring Mattress


People take comfort in familiarity, which is why innerspring mattresses continue to be one of the most popular mattress types on the market. Introduced in the mid-19th century, these mattresses have been a mainstay in homes for over 100 years. Each innerspring mattress features a steel spring core surrounded by soft, luxurious layers of quilting, fabric, and upholstery. One of the main reasons customers love these mattresses is their affordable price tag. In fact, we have Queen size innerspring mattresses for sale starting at less than $300! These mattresses are a great choice for hot sleepers, because they provide fantastic temperature control and airflow, which will help you keep cool while you sleep.

Experience Superior Support with a Memory Foam Mattress


Believe it or not, memory foam mattresses hit the market no more than 27 years ago. While these mattresses are still quite new to the mattress world, they continue to rise in popularity due to their superior body-contouring capabilities. Memory foam mattresses are made from a viscoelastic foam that literally hugs the contours of your body. These mattresses offer relief to your body’s key pressure points and they help promote proper spinal alignment. Memory foam mattresses are also hypoallergenic, which is a fantastic feature for allergy sufferers. Their solid foam core prevents the buildup of dust, debris, and a variety of other pesky allergens.

Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds with a Hybrid Mattress


With the benefits that both innerspring and memory foam mattresses provide, it can sometimes be hard to choose between the two. If you are a person that has a hard time making a decision, we recommend you consider one of our hybrid mattress sets. Our hybrid mattresses include steel spring coils, soft layers of upholstery, and high-density memory foam. We also have select hybrid mattresses for sale with gel-infused memory foam that will regulate your temperature while you sleep. Each one of these components work together to create a comfortable and supportive sleep surface unlike any other.

Now that you’ve learned more about our different mattresses, it’s time to start shopping! Come to American Furniture Galleries today to find all these great products and so much more. You can shop with us in Sacramento, CA or at any one of our four furniture and mattress stores in Northern California.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Designing a Contemporary Living Room

If you’re the sort of person who likes to live on the cutting edge, in the here-and-now, with no real desire to wax nostalgic, then you likely will want a home to match your personality. After all, that is one of the primary functions of interior design—to provide your home with a display of character that matches that of the owner. And there is no better way of making this display than in your living room, where your guests first adjourn when visiting you, and where you go to unwind after the day is done. Since it is the proverbial heart of your home, it’s a good idea to make a strong impression.
If contemporary living is your bread and butter, then designing a contemporary living room is practically essential. After all, you don’t want to come across as being outdated, do you? You probably already pay attention to the important style trends, but if you’re presently stumped on how to update your living room to a modern design, then read our handy guide.

Contemporary Living Rooms Have Clean Lines and Simple Geometry

The main thing separating contemporary design from a traditional approach is the emphasis on angles and basic geometric shapes. You won’t find many organic shapes or busy patterns in the modern living room. Instead, it will be dominated by rectangles, squares, circles, and graceful curves. Contemporary living room furniture is also not sharp—you won’t find many shapes with fewer or more than four sides.

 Gleason Canyon Right Facing Sofa Sectional

Contemporary sectional sofas are most in favor by today’s interior design experts. Not only do they provide ample seating for everyone occupying your living room, they also provide a sense of cohesion and uniformity. When anchored by a large rectangular rug, the modern sectional will welcome people to the center of the gathering area, saying, “This is where the fun happens.”

Choose Mostly Neutral Colored Living Room Furniture

Contemporary color schemes are all about keeping things neutral. The interior designers of today are in favor of white, beige, grey, charcoal, and black on the walls, flooring, and even in your focalizing furniture pieces. By maintaining a mostly neutral living room, you then have total freedom for adding color with accent pieces and decorations. For example, a contemporary living room chair in red will pop nicely against a room otherwise dominated by gunmetal gray and white. Keep things interesting by mixing two armchairs in different styles while maintaining the red, for a truly contemporary, devil-may-care attitude.

 Clarinda Cream Accent Chair


Add Flair with Living Room Accents

Thankfully, the neutral boxiness is only the base layer of your contemporary living room. From here, you can get truly creative and colorful with the addition of living room accents. The first place you should start is the floor, and lay down a rug or carpet that adds color and depth. In sticking with the example of the red chairs, a large maroon shag carpet or a rug made of red faux animal skin would complement the accent chairs nicely. To properly display it, consider a coffee table made of glass so as to make the rug a statement piece, rather than something hidden by your living room furniture. Rose colored ottomans for the living room would also be a nice touch.

 Madalene Orange Pillow


To bring your living room into the present, be sure to shop our collection of contemporary living room furniture, here at American Furniture Galleries. Visit our furniture showroom in Rancho Cordova, CA to browse all of our contemporary sectionals, armchairs, and occasional tables today.