Accessory Furniture Pieces
Make your room feel new again, by adding one or all of these great accessories!

 

To make your bedroom feel new again, you don’t need to hire a designer and do a total makeover. There are several fun and simplistic things you can do to give your bedroom that freshness you’ve been craving!

1. Decorative pillows: Prices can range from super high end to nice and affordable. My favorite place to shop for new decorative pillows is the local thrift store. Mix & match for an eclectic look, sure to bring new life into your space.

2: Plants: Literally bring life into your bedroom! When things are feeling a little dull and uninspiring, introduce your favorite houseplant to your bedroom. They’re nice to look at, and many are super good for your health!

3. Accessorize with wood furniture: There’s a lot of wood furniture than can be used in a variety of different ways. This beautiful Copeland dining chair is very versatile, and would nicely complement your bedroom furniture! Put a pillow on top of it or leave it on its own, the beauty of this chair speaks for itself and makes a truly stylish accent piece.

4. Change your hardware: Are you currently using regular, cheap hardware for your windows & etc? Switch over to something a little more stylish! There are many options for high quality curtain rods & accessories.

5. Temporary Wallpaper. From bold and daring to modest and traditional, there is a temporary wallpaper for you. Add a statement wall or use it all across the entire bedroom to give you a totally new look without much cost or effort!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Friday Favorites 11/1/13

1. New England Shaker 8/10 Drawer Dresser: This traditional 8/10-drawer New England Shaker Dresser will add beauty, style and functionality to your bedroom. It’s sleek lines and simplistic design make it a perfect piece for the tastes of both husband and wife–not overly masculine or feminine! The two top drawers have internal dividers and a saw kerf on the drawer fronts that give the appearance of separate drawers.

2. New England Shaker Bed: Our New England Shaker bed is true to authentic Shaker style and design, with soft arches and understated features. With this handcrafted bed there is no need to worry about your furniture going out of style–Shaker furniture has been held in high regards since the 1700s, and is still one of the top furniture styles! Pair with your favorite bedding and comfy pillows, and you’ll find yourself not wanting to get out of this beautiful Shaker bed.

3. New England Shaker Dressing Stool: The New England Shaker Dressing Stool is an ideal accessory furniture piece for the bedroom. It’s super versatile and can be used as an accent to your bed or dressing table–or for relaxing while you put on your makeup in the morning. It’s very comfortable, and features an elegant tapered leg, true to Shaker designs.

4. High-End Shaker Full Length Armoire: This luxurious solid wood Shaker Armoire is an elegant, sophisticated piece for the bedroom. It’s functionality in combination with its unique, high end aesthetic make it an ideal piece for those looking for additional storage and style in their space.

5. New England Shaker Lamp Table: This table is an essential piece for the bedroom. Whether its actually used for holding your lighting, or for your books, plants, & other  items that there seems to be no other place for, its a stylishly useful furniture piece that would fit well in most bedrooms!

If you were re-decorating your bedroom and could only choose one of these furniture designs– which would you pick? Let us know on our Facebook page, or in the comments section! ūüôā

 

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

 

Finding the Best Value in Solid Wood Bedroom Furniture

Handmade, real solid wood bedroom sets are a significant investment so if you’re shopping for one, you’re no doubt looking for the best overall value in terms of quality and price.¬† Comparison shopping is hard work.¬† It takes days, weeks and even (for many of our customers) months to research all the design and style choices for fine hardwood bedroom furniture sets.

And the price comparisons can really get tricky.¬† Pricing can initially look like it’s all over the place but once you start to narrow down the level of quality you want you begin to see that, with high end, American made furniture, the pricing falls into a very narrow range.¬† That’s because there’s just not a lot of room for mark-up.¬† Handcrafting fine wood furniture takes extraordinary amounts of time to create and when that work is done here in America (which is probably important to if you made it to our blog) it needs to be compensated with a livable wage.

So when it comes to offering the best value for American made fine furniture, retailers like us (Vermont Woods Studios) have the greatest opportunity to save you money by being smart about the way we ship furniture (it turns out that shipping 3 or more pieces of furniture isn’t much more expensive than shipping one) and do our administrative work.¬† With our solid wood bedroom furniture sets we’ve focused on both and are able to discount these sets a full 20%.

Just so you know, this is the best price and lowest discount we’re able to offer at anytime, all year long.¬† While others might mark up to mark down by 70% or so routinely, we do not.¬† Our prices accurately reflect the cost of creating your furniture and getting it to you safely via the best fine furniture shipping specialist in the country.¬† So check out our solid wood bedroom sets today and let us know what you think on Facebook.¬† To find out what others are saying, check out our testimonials page and the Customer Review section of our blog.

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

 

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Before you buy a bedroom furniture set, ask if it’s made from real solid wood.¬† Is it made in America?¬† And can it be customized to meet your needs?¬† Oh yes… and always ask for a volume discount.

Manjula just finished posting eight new fine wood bedroom furniture sets in our online store at Vermont Woods Studios.¬† Customers have been asking for customizable, solid wood bedroom sets and we’ve done our best to make them available online at affordable prices.

 

If you’re shopping for this type of furniture, here are 3 questions to ask your retailer before you make a purchase:

*¬†¬†¬†¬† Is this bedroom furniture made from real solid wood?¬† Authentic fine furniture is handcrafted from genuine solid wood, not mdf or particle board covered with wooden veneers.¬† Most of what you see in America’s Big Box furniture stores like Ashley or Bob’s is made with inferior substrates rather than real wood, although it’s often hard to tell if you’re not familiar with traditional craftsmanship.¬† Be sure to ask your furniture salesman what type of wood your furniture is made with and whether that wood is a veneer or solid wood.
*¬†¬†¬†¬† Where is this bedroom furniture made?¬† American furniture craftsmanship is considered the gold standard worldwide.¬† Thirty years ago states like North Carolina and Pennsylvania were the fine furniture capitals of the world but then the global market place began to change that.¬† American furniture icons like Ethan Allen, Lane and Thomasville moved operations overseas and quality plummeted.¬† Luckily there are a number of small American furniture companies who steadfastly remained in the USA with quality and community remaining at the core of their identities. Today these businesses are the world leaders in fine furniture, with Vermont’s companies leading the way.¬† They are the only companies you will find that offer a lifetime guarantee on their furniture.
*¬†¬†¬†¬† Can this bedroom furniture set be customized to meet my needs?¬† Most furniture sets consist of 5 items– take it or leave it.¬† Well, I say if you’re investing in fine wood furniture that you’re going to have for many years you ought to be able to select the exact pieces you need for the space and decor of your bedroom.¬† Make sure your furniture salesperson is flexible so you can purchase all of the pieces you need and no extras (that you’ll have to find space for in another room).

And here’s a bonus tip:¬† ask for a volume discount.¬† At Vermont Woods Studios we’ve put together 16 different handmade, solid wood fine furniture sets for your bedroom– all 100% Made in America, fully customizable and on sale for 20% lower discount prices.¬† Have a look and if you don’t see exactly what you need, give us a call.¬† We want you to have the high end, fine solid wood furniture you’ve always dreamed of.¬† You deserve it!

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Robin's luxurious, natural cherry, American Shaker Furniture Collection was last week's best seller at Vermont Woods Studios.  Design features include straight and curved Shaker lines, perfect proportions, carefully-selected extra-wide boards, 2-sided tapered posts and legs, eased edges, beveleled tops and traditional, mushroom-shaped Shaker knobs.

Pieces are available in natural solid cherry, walnut or maple wood and they are 100% USA made, Vermont made actually.

Robin also offers a sister collection to this one called the Vermont Made Shaker Collection.  There are a couple subtle differences between the two collections.  The American Shaker Furniture has arched curves along the bottom of the bed headboard and foot board and matching arched aprons along the bottom of the dressers and chests, whereas the Vermont Made Shaker Furniture has no curves or arches– all the lines are pure, traditional straight Shaker lines.

Another subtle difference is in the detail on the tops of dressers, chests and tables.  The Vermont Made Shaker Collection features straight lines and edges along the tops of these pieces, whereas the tops of American Shaker Furniture pieces have cove moldings. 

When shopping, purists will typically choose the straight lines of the Vermont Made Shaker Collection while customers wanting to imbue a slightly modern flair are more apt to go for the American Shaker Style.  Last week the modernists came out ahead.

Which Shaker style do you like best:  traditional or modern?

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.