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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.

Sit or Stand? Enjoy Your Meals Your Way

So you’re having people over for dinner, and now you need to decide how you’ll set the table and organize your dining room for guests. The good news is that setting up for a dinner party isn’t too difficult, but it does involve some planning to ensure everyone enjoys themselves. We have a few tips that will help your party look ready for the evening’s festivities.

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?

If you’ve recently gone furniture shopping, you may have had some curiosity about the material used to craft a product. This is particularly true for those in the market for leather furniture or for those who are interested in purchasing a product that features leather.

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.

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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.

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.

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

One of the first things that draws us to a new sofa is its appearance, and although personal aesthetic is vital to choosing the right piece, consideration of its cushion content is equally important. Different fillings are used in sofa cushions to provide varying degrees of comfort and maintenance, which is great for you because now you’re at liberty to find the sofa that suits your needs specifically. On the other hand, considering multiple options can be overwhelming, which is why 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.

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.

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.

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!

Moving in Together? Here’s How You Can Consolidate Your Furniture

Moving in together can be a challenge, especially when you have to determine what furniture to keep and what to get rid of. In order to help you and your roommate or partner compromise (and keep your peace of mind) we’ve compiled some suggestions that might make the moving process a little easier.

Different Types of Recliners

If you’re looking for the most comfortable and relaxing way to kick back and unwind at home, you may need to consider a recliner. A reclining chair makes it easy to go from sitting upright to lying down comfortably in seconds, which is just what you need after a long day. Whether you want to keep it simple with a traditional recliner or prefer to go all out with a massage recliner you’ll never want to get out of, here’s what to look for as you shop for this luxurious addition to your home.

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?

Downsizing? We’ll Help You Decide What Goes

So you’ve decided to move into a smaller place, and now you might be wondering what to take with you and what to leave behind. Though it may seem easy enough to just get rid of stuff, downsizing can be more daunting than you realize.

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.

Moving Out On Your Own- What You Don't Relaize You'll Need

Finally! You’re going to do it, you’re making the move out on your own. It’s so liberating you can hardly believe it’s happening. The day finally comes, you gather a few extra hands to help you with the transition and before you know it everything has been moved into the new digs.

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

Learn more about Different Types of Recliners.

Couch or Sleeper Sofa? We Help You Decide

Love company, or at least need to accommodate it, but don’t have the space for a dedicated guest room with a lovely queen-sized bed? Then it might be time to consider a sleeper sofa.

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! Unfortunately, tossing somebody else’s joy junk into the donation pile and joyfully hauling it away may not be an option.

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.

Why Is a California King Bed Called a California King?

In the hierarchy of mattresses, the California King has a reputation as the biggest, baddest mattress there is. But is this really the case? Does anybody really know why a California King bed is called that?

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?