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Does Your Living Room Furniture Need Replacing?

It’s natural to become attached to your living room furniture – you probably spent time researching the sofa and loveseat you wanted, and debated the design style you thought would look best in your home. Or maybe furniture was passed down to you that’s now of sentimental value, and you have a hard time justifying spending the money on something new.

What is Leather and What Isn't?

Discover the different types of leather you can purchase for your reclines, sofas, and other furniture at Mor Furniture for Less.

What’s the Deal with Seat Depth? A Primer for the Uninitiated

We’ve all sat in uncomfortable chairs, and it doesn’t take long to notice the discomfort we feel once we get situated. Many factors contribute to how we feel when we sit, but one vital factor is seat depth, here's what you need to know before you take a seat.

Creating Your Very Own Bedroom Sanctuary

The bedroom, a place for relaxation and rejuvenation. Or for some of us, it’s that room that we keep the door closed to because it’s busting at the seams with laundry, books, important and unimportant papers, unhung photos and what not. Today we’re sharing our top four tips for creating your very own bedroom sanctuary.

BREAKING IT DOWN: Drawer Slides

Let’s be honest, the inner workings of the drawers in your furniture probably never crossed your mind. But that’s not to say it isn’t important. Today, we’re here to talk about drawer slides – the wood or metal rails that allow your drawers to open and close. Although built to be discreet guides for your furniture, they play an integral role in overall function.

Cushion Basics: How to Choose the Perfect Cushion Filling

Different fillings are used in sofa cushions to provide varying degrees of comfort and maintenance. We’re here to help you determine the best stuffing material for your couch, from the softest to the most firm!

How to Choose the Best Living Room Set for Your Family

Living rooms can be tough to furnish. Sure, in theory, it seems simple- you’ll need a couch, maybe a loveseat, definitely a side chair and a coffee table. Simple, right? Not so fast. Choosing a living room set can be one of the trickiest rooms to furnish and that’s because it’s the heart of the home, the epicenter so to speak, the pulse of the house. This is where we fall asleep watching our favorite movies, children take their first steps and where families grow up.

3 Step Bedroom Design Guide

Here’s a simple yet sure-fire list on coming up with ideas and kicking off your design bedroom plans.

How to Buy a Sofa

For any renter or homeowner, the sofa is almost always a high involvement purchase, if not the most emotional investment next to the actual home itself. As one of the most central pieces in the house, purchasing sofas has often been the cause of much conflict, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few things to consider before making that big purchase.

Get to Know the Different Types of Beds

While the number of bedroom options out there may seem staggering, it’s easy to pare down the list of choices by looking at some of the more basic bed styles available.

Tired Today? Your Mattress Could Be to Blame

What are you attributing to your fatigue these days? A long day? Late nights out? There are many reasons why we can feel worn down some days, but a lot of our exhaustion can be traced back to what we sleep on. Sleeping on the right mattress is vital to staying asleep throughout the night and feeling rested during the day. But how do you know if your mattress is the cause of your fatigue? We’ve got some clues that might help you pinpoint the problem.

Finding the Best Mattress at Mor Furniture for Less

At Mor Furniture for Less, we believe in sleep quality. We know that quality sleep surfaces are critical to comfort and in achieving the healthiest and most satisfying rest. That is why we have selected the finest mattresses available from top brands like Tempur-Pedic, Simmons, Serta, Sherwood, and Laura Ashley. We carry mattresses in a variety of comfort levels so we are sure we have one that will meet your needs.

Torn Between a Conventional or Sleeper Sofa? We Can Help You Decide What’s Best

If you’re in the market for furniture – particularly living room furniture – you might be debating whether or not you should invest in a sleeper sofa. There are certainly benefits to owning one, but their placement in your home depends on a few criteria. Before you begin shopping, ask yourself these questions and determine whether you should purchase a sleeper sofa or a conventional couch.

What Should You Do with Your Old Mattress?

It’s been over ten years, and you’ve decided it’s time to invest in a new mattress. You’ve spent hours at the retailer and found the best mattress for you. Now you’ve got to figure out what to do with that old eyesore in your bedroom!

Different Types of Recliners

Mor explored the most common types of recliners and styles you can choose from. Learn which recliner is right for you and your home here.

Make the Most of Your Mattress: How to Choose the Right Mattress Foundation

So you’ve bought a mattress, but have you chosen the best foundation for it? In the past, you only had one foundation to choose from, but thanks to technology and the power of personal preference, new and improved foundations exist for your individual comfort! But how do you determine which foundation is right for you? We’ll help you sort through your options here.

The 3 Major Styles of Bedroom

Traditional decorating incorporates classic, timeless furniture and the elegance of simple, non-fussy elements. Contemporary interior designs can range from sleek and cool, to bright and cheery. Eclectic styling does not mean decor is arranged at random, it refers to a very purposeful and carefully planned mixing of styles.

BREAKING IT DOWN: Dovetail Joints

When it comes to cabinet making and furniture or drawer construction, dovetailing is a buzzword thrown around quite frequently. Furniture vendors harp on its durability and salesmen brag about its classic features on a nightstand or vanity. But how much does the word “dovetail” live up to its reputation?

Guide To Buying A New Recliner

What style are you going for? Your recliner should match the general theme of your room. The options available to you these days allow you to pick a style that will work with any decor.

Creating The Perfect Guest Room

At some point in our lives we’ve either hosted guests or been a guest. There have been mental notes made of both good and bad stays, pointers you pick up and welcome baskets you try to emulate. We here at Mor have a few tricks up our sleeves, when it comes to house guests we’ve got you “Mor” than covered.

Bedroom Design Ideas

Let us introduce you to a few of our favorite bedroom sets and let us change your mind about the way you see your bedroom.

American Made

We’re celebrating America all July long! What better way to celebrate than to talk a little bit about a few of our fantastic furniture sets made here in America? Because we deliver more furniture than anyone else, we have great relationships with quality furniture makers and some of those furniture makers are right here, state side! So check out the below sets, made in America and remember the more you buy the more you save!

The 3 Pieces You Should Be Investing in for Your Home

Finally, you’ve made it. Adulting at it’s finest and you’re ready to start making big kid purchases when it comes to your home. Where do you start? What do you spend the big bucks on first and how do you determine what you’ll spend the bulk of your budget on? All great questions.

What You Should Know About Recliners

Explore the different types of recliners with Mor Furniture, a leading provider of furniture for less in multiple locations throughout the United States.

Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

A recent survey found that more people are sleeping less than six hours a night, and sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week.

Come Together: Combining Your Lives and Your Furniture

So, it’s finally that time! You’ve decided to either move in with someone else or have them move in with you. Whether it’s your spouse, significant other, friend or someone else, the act of cohabitating is oftentimes nerve-wracking. You probably have a dozen questions in your head.

Couch or Sleeper Sofa? We Help You Decide

When deciding between a sleeper sofa and couch depends on the needs. Learn which sofa types is ideal for your situation with Mor Furniture here.

Furniture Frame Construction: Why Does it Matter to Me?

A sofa or loveseat may look good, but will it give you a lifetime of use? This is a question you may want to consider while shopping at your local furniture store. The longevity and durability of furniture comes from the bare-bones composition of the piece, which is most commonly referred to as frame construction.

Home Organization and Storage

If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, then you’ve been living under a home-organization rock. Her philosophy of discarding all possessions that fail to give you joy is a very marketable ideal, but for most of us, life isn’t quite that easy. We’re reasonably certain that there are plenty of things in closets, cupboards, nooks, and crannies around your home that may give your child/spouse/partner joy but do absolutely nothing for you!

General Mattress Maintenance

A good mattress that is properly maintained should last 10-20 years, depending on the quality of the mattress. The following steps should help prolong the life of your mattress.

Leather Furniture Glossary

With so many leather options available when shopping for furniture, knowing some key terms before heading out to the furniture store will help you become more educated and make informed buying decisions. Try to familiarize yourself with the following terms:

Understanding Foam Density: What Every Shopper Should Know

If you have ever been furniture shopping, you have probably seen the words “foam density” posted somewhere in reference to the sofa or mattress you’re considering. You might also see corresponding decimals, which sometimes makes the furniture-buying experience more confusing.

Why Buy Leather Furniture

Genuine leather furniture provides unmatched levels of style, comfort, and durability. You will find that the natural materials and unique manufacturing techniques provide superior quality when compared to conventional fabrics.

How to Buy the Right Table Lamp - Tips & Advice

Ever wonder how come pictures in magazines look so good? It's all about the lighting. Buying the right table lamps, and placing them correctly, can transform your living room lighting from basic to brilliant.

Why Is a California King Bed Called a California King?

Learn why a California King bed is called a California king and other facts about mattresses with Mor Furniture, including several reasons why these bigger mattresses began to gain traction.

Sofa vs Couch: What is the Difference?

Whether someone says sofa or couch, we know they are referring to a place to sit and get comfortable. We tend to use the terms interchangeably. So, is there really that much difference between the two?

2020 Holiday Furniture Buying Guide

Whether you're searching for the perfect gift or shopping for yourself, our holiday furniture guide features must-haves for the 2020 season.

2021 Mattress Buying Guide

There are so many mattress options available these days! Find out what all the lingo means and how to pick the right mattress for your specific needs.

Types of Fireplaces to Cozy Up to This Winter

As temperatures drop, it's the perfect time to enjoy a warm fire with your loved ones. Discover what type of fireplace is going to create the ambiance you seek.

Top Furniture for Entertaining Family This Thanksgiving

Plan ahead for next year's holiday season and make sure you have the furniture you need to accommodate the entire family. Your feast will be the talk of the town and you want everyone there to join in on the festivities.

Dining Tables for Smaller Spaces

Looking to furnish a small space and don't know where to start? Here are the best dining room tables for eating, entertaining, and so much more.

What is the Standard Dining Chair Height?

If you're in the process of redesigning your dining room, it's essential to know how much space certain furniture will take up, including things like what is standard dining chair height. Learn more here.

What is the Standard Dining Room Table Height?

As the shared space for family gatherings and holiday festivities, the dining room is the heart of the home — and the dining table is at its center. When shopping for a new dining table, you might be curious about the ideal dining room table height.

What Is Counter Height? Counter Height vs Bar Height

What is counter height vs. bar height in regard to kitchen and dining room sets? How do you know which is best for your space and your family's needs? We're here to answer all your questions and more.

Farmhouse Tables Made for Entertaining

Styling your dining area with a farmhouse table and chairs is an excellent way to bring a rustic, yet chic, feel to your space. Learn more about the design style from our experts here.

The Ultimate Man Cave Manual

The appeal of a man cave cannot be denied: Every guy needs that place to unwind away from it all, a haven of comfort, entertainment and escapism. If you're thinking of transforming some of your space into a man cave, we have some great inspiration and advice to help you on your journey.

Introducing Purple and Their Innovative Sleep Tech

Searching for better, more comfy sleep? Purple is the answer. Seriously. Revolutionizing the world of sleep with its patented super-responsive GelFlex Grid™and superior cushioning and support, Purple has changed the mattress industry forever.

Sofa Dimensions: Choosing the Right Sofa

Getting the sofa dimensions right in your living room or seating area is essential to creating a look that's cohesive and classy. Here's how to furnish your home like a pro.

Mattress Buying Guide - Choosing the Best Mattress for You

Knowing how to choose the right mattress can seem daunting. With so many options, how do you know what's best for you? Learn more here and get the best night's sleep of your life.

4 Best Bookcases of 2022

Discover the best bookcases from Mor Furniture for Less to incorporate in your home library, office, or living room. Shop a wide range of sizes & styles designed for book storage and more.

The Ultimate Checklist to Furnishing Your First Apartment

Moving out on your own can seem overwhelming, but it becomes much more manageable when you create a first apartment checklist to help yourself get organized. Here's what furniture items are absolute most-haves.

Differences between a Console Table and Side Table

Learn the difference between a console and side table, to determine which piece of furniture best meets the needs of your home. With endless styles to choose from, Mor Furniture for Less is here to help.

Introducing Mlily: Where Innovation and Quality Harmonize for Sweet Slumber

Specializing in innovative research and superior material construction, Mlily delivers precisely what you crave: a blissful, yet supportive sleep surface that keeps you cool and comfy all night long.