Yesterday I woke up to the honking of rowdy Canadian geese flying over our rural Vermont home. That seals the deal. Autumn’s here and it’s the start of nesting season – for me anyway. In the summer I’m outside as much as possible, but fall makes me want to come in and get cozy. How about you? Here are four of my favorite bedroom sets to snuggle into for fall. Dress them up in layers of warm-toned sheets, duvets, pillows and throws to create your ultimate autumn sanctuary.
Vermont Shaker Four Poster Bed by Maple Corner
The quintessential wooden 4 poster bed! What could be more luxurious than curling up in this iconic, handcrafted bed? It’s been the staple of traditional farmhouses and quaint country inns for centuries and there’s a reason why. You just can’t match the feeling of luxury and comfort served up by this classic Shaker bed. Doll it up with rich, cozy colored comforters, pillows and quilts, light a couple candles and settle in with a mug of warm apple cider. Ahhh.
Rest Easy & Wake Up Happy in Our New Cherry Bedroom Sets
It’s time to create your own little paradise. No matter what might get under your skin during the day, you can always come home and take refuge in your bedroom. So why not make it a cozy haven that gives you peace, tranquility and joy at the end of your day?
Our Handpicked Bedroom Sets Are Now 25% Off-ALWAYS!
The other day as I was driving home, I decided to listen to the regular old FM radio instead of my usual selection of Pandora, Spotify and NPR Podcasts. Something I noticed after a little while was how often I was hearing furniture store commercials. And it wasn’t just the usual big box stores I was hearing the ads from–they were coming from locally owned stores, too. I heard everything from win tickets to see the Red Sox to visit our new IMAX screen. I wondered to myself, what are they actually selling?
Vermont made furniture is simple, elegant and well made. Minimalist is the popular term for this trend nation-wide, but in Vermont we’ve always been “minimalist”. Nina captured the style nicely in photos for our sale on hardwood bedroom sets. Here are a couple of her recent shots, inspired by Vermont’s beautiful Spring colors.
In case you haven’t visited us yet, our fine furniture showroom is in a restored farmhouse, located on 100 acres of meadows and woodlands in Southeastern Vermont. The view of the Connecticut River is gorgeous and right now it’s full of Spring’s greens and blues that inspire our decor. Like these robin’s eggs…
Here’s another of Nina’s Spring-inspired bedroom furniture photos. This one is our Vermont Shaker furniture set dressed in the colors on the other side of that window.
More of Spring’s inspiration– this time from the tree swallows in our backyard at Stonehurst. It seems they’re getting their own bedroom ready for Spring.
Looking for springtime inspiration for your bedroom? Visit us today! Bring your camera and a pair of binoculars if you’re up for a little birdwatching. Sometimes customers even bring a bottle of wine and a picnic lunch.
Because we’re not your typical furniture store.
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If you’re shopping for high quality solid wood bedroom sets, I bet you’ve done a lot of research. Bedroom furniture is a big investment and one that need only be made once in a lifetime. So you want to do it right. We’ve put together a few tips to help make your shopping easier and ensure you get the best value for your investment dollars.
Choose an Enduring Style
You’ve narrowed your search to a bedroom set that’s made of real solid wood, so you’re looking for a quality product you’ll have forever, right? Be sure to pick a style that’s simple and enduring. That way you can change out your linens, curtains and other textiles when you want to indulge in design trends– with no need to re-invest in furniture. Consider classic American bedroom furniture styles that have stood the test of time, like Shaker style, mission style, craftsman style and arts & crafts.
Go with Hardwood over Softwood
Hardwood wears better than softwood (like pine or hemlock) which typically has lots of knots and sap pockets. If you’re investing in high quality bedroom furniture, make sure it’s made of hardwood. We like black cherry, black walnut, hard maple and oak best. They’re top quality North American hardwoods that we can track to make sure they’re harvested sustainably. Here are some photos and descriptions of the hardwoods we recommend.
American Made Furniture Will Long Outlast Imports
The bottom line here is that American made wood furniture is solidly manufactured by American workers with great attention to quality and durability. Not so with imports. Sure, imports are much cheaper than American made furniture in the short run. That’s because Chinese wages are often less than 1/10 of American wages. And the wood used in imports is often illegal. In the USA, wood furniture is made from sustainably harvested wood that comes from well managed American forests. With imported furniture, the wood is typically clear cut from the world’s rapidly disappearing rainforests. Although imported furniture often carries labels that it’s made of American hardwoods like cherry, walnut, oak or maple woods, that is rarely the case. These labels are trade names used to describe woods of suspicious origin that are stained to look like familiar American woods such as cherry and walnut. If you want to feel good about your furniture, make sure it’s American made.
Get the Best Value and Price
Top quality solid wood furniture is inherently expensive. It’s not just the wood… it’s the value of American craftsmanship you’re paying for. Transforming a tree into a dresser, a bed or a dining table takes time and talent. Many people are involved in bringing you a finished piece of furniture, from the land owner where that tree grew to the professional forester who selected the tree for harvest, to the logger to the sawyer to the timber salesperson to the craftsman who builds your bed and the shipper who delivers it to you.
We’re always working on adding value to this supply chain and I can tell you that the best way to save money is to purchase your furniture as a set. It enables an economy of scale in all those links in the chain between the forest and your home.
We’re hoping this savings will help you make the decision to purchase American made furniture that your family will enjoy with pride for generations. Check out the many new solid wood bedroom sets Tristan has just posted online. They’re priced with our best discounts & lowest prices ever. Enjoy great values on best selling, high quality handcrafted, real solid wood dressers, chests, armoires, night stands and mirrors arranged in fine furniture sets to save you money. Each set is carefully handcrafted in Vermont & guaranteed for a lifetime of service.
Make Sure it’s Sustainable for Your Wallet, the Planet, and the Local Economy
Our solid wood bedroom sets are built with eco-friendly timber, making them the smart choice for your home and for the environment. An additional benefit is that by purchasing furniture from us, you are supporting the national economy and supporting American workers rather than sending your dollars overseas. Our furniture is truly all American, as it’s not only built in the United States, but it is also made with timber from sustainably harvested North American hardwoods! You’ll be keeping the money at home, while you fill your home with furniture you’ll love.
Ready to bring a beautiful set of American made bedroom furniture into your home? Shop now, or call us at (888) 390-5571 with any questions!
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