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5 Ways to Add Character to Your Home

We all flip through the latest home magazine or scroll through Pinterest thinking, ” how do they get their home to look like that?!”. You would be surprised to know that you can achieve a similar look and feel without hiring a designer and breaking the bank. The secret is adding character, which means adding a bit of YOU! Here are our top 5 suggestions for helping your home feel a bit more cozy:

  1. SHOP YOUR SPACE! 

Before you run to the store to buy all new things, go up to the attic, check your hand-me-downs,  and gather up all of your favorite family heirlooms. These are the items that will add warmth and a characteristic that no other home will have. Do you have Grandma’s quilt stashed in the linen closet? Perfect! Take it down and drape it over a bench or put it on display!

2.  Shop Thrift Stores and Yard Sales

Shop around at local yard sales, thrift stores, or Goodwill! You will be surprised at the pieces you find that will perfectly fill that space that needed a bit of love. Pieces that look a little worn give you more texture. You may even find something completely out of the ordinary, like the end table pictured below.

3.  Mix Old With New

This goes hand in hand with 1 and 2. If you find something old at a yard sale or something given to you by a family member, pair it with a new pillow or chair that you have had your eye on! This layering technique adds instant character and you can’t go wrong! Below you will see an antique natural wood table paired with contemporary windsor chairs, antique candle holders, and new dinnerware.

4.  Window Treatments

Adding curtains to any space instantly adds warmth, softness, and that oh-so-cozy feel you have been dreaming of.  Make sure to hang your curtains higher than the window frame to add height to your space.

5. Live first and take your time!

The best way to add character to your home is to wait and see how you use your space. Make each corner functional and stylish!

Let us know if you have any more tips and tricks to make your home more cozy! Leave any comments in the box below or on our Facebook!

 

#DesignDilemma: Creating A Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are the perfect way to show off your collection and to create a focal point in your space. However, building your art collection and figuring out how to display them, normally scares people away. We hope that these few tips will eliminate your fear and send you on the way to an expertly styled gallery wall.

1. Start collecting! 

It takes time to build a big enough collection to display in a gallery configuration. Our best tip is to be patient and collect pieces you love instead of trying to buy it all at once. The best gallery walls are made up of quality pieces that have meaning. You can get creative; however, and use found objects, letters, mirrors, photographs and other memorabilia that will add dimension and texture to your wall.

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2. Plan your layout. 

After framing and before hanging anything on the wall, plan your layout by laying every thing out on the floor. This will give you the opportunity to visualize how they will look together.

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3. Start big. 

If you are having trouble creating a layout, start with your largest pieces first, and let the smaller pieces fall naturally into place. You want your largest pieces to be distributed evenly throughout the layout.

4. Get Krafty. 

Once you are happy with your layout, use kraft paper to cut out the different sizes and shapes of your items. You can use painters tape to attach each cutout on the wall in your desired design to make sure everything is perfect before hanging.

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5. Hammer and hang! 

While your kraft paper is still on the wall, hammer your nails in their designated places, then rip off your kraft paper to replace with a frame! So easy!

 

With a little practice and patience, you can achieve an expertly curated gallery wall in no time! There is no better way to impress your guests and add personality to your home.

If you have another Design Dilemma you would like to tackle, let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook!

#DesignDilemma: Choosing a color palette for your whole home.

We’ve all been there! When you are building/remodeling your home and you are asked what colors you would like to choose for your ENTIRE HOME, we all tend to panic! Do I use the same color throughout? How do I mix colors so they don’t clash? The list goes on. This tends to lead to what we like to call, paint color procrastination. We are here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be stressful! There is a simple way to make sure that the colors you are choosing are cohesive and create a stunning flow through your home.

1. Start with your main/largest area and go from there. This is going to help you identify the palette for the rest of the home. Is there a certain color you absolutely love? Start there. We also suggest allowing this color to be fairly neutral and not too dark. Since it is the largest area of your home, you want the space to feel open and accepting to other accent colors. If the color you love is dark, look at the lighter shade of the same color (you can use the paint indexes found at any paint supply store). For this example, we are starting with Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.

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2.  Start to build your palette using different shades of the same hue. This is a guaranteed way to make sure the colors you are choosing are cohesive. This helps that “paint color procrastination” we were talking about. Using tints or shades of the same color work especially well in spaces that are visually connected.

3. Use accent colors in bathrooms and bedrooms, but make sure they still flow with your main house colors. Using random colors in every bedroom and bathroom can make the paint colors seem like an afterthought. Create continuity by selecting hues with similar undertones. If you love reds with blue undertones, look for other colors with blue undertones.

4. Still unsure? Test your potential palette and see if they visually work together.

You will be able to tell if your color palette is cohesive. If something doesn’t seem right, try taking out a color to see which one is the culprit.

We hope this helps ease some paint color anxiety and helps you tackle your next project! Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions or have another #DesignDilemma you would like to solve! Make sure to follow us on Facebook for sale items, new arrivals, and interior design inspiration.

#BuyersGuide: Why should I invest in outdoor furniture?

 

When it comes to picking a perfect outdoor set, the look is important, but durability is essential. It’s tempting to stop by your local hardware store to pick up an inexpensive outdoor set, but is it worth it? In this week’s Buyers Guide, we will cover the top reasons why it is in your best interest to invest in quality and to justify those high price tags.

You’re not alone when you wonder, ” why would I spend this much on outdoor furniture when I can buy the same thing at Lowes or Home Depot?”. You are right in the fact that you can get similar looking pieces for cheaper- but you are not getting the same thing at all. In fact, you will end up spending more money on the cheap stuff over time, because you will have to replace it- multiple times.

High end outdoor furniture manufactures think of YOU from the very beginning of construction.  For this post, we will feature one of Turner’s top selling brands- Summer Classics. Listed below are the reasons why it is priced the way it is, and why you should definitely invest.

1.  Cast Aluminum- Superior grade molten aluminum alloy is hand poured into a mold made from exceptionally detailed woodcarvings. Each casting is hand polished to provide a smooth, finished surface for painting. After a multi-step cleaning process, the furniture receives a baked on powder paint coast much thicker and harder than conventional wet paint, followed by a hand-applied antique accent.

This is just the FRAME of the sofa you are looking at in our store. Keep reading to find out what comes next.

2. N-dura Ultra High UV Resistant Resin Wicker- This resin wicker is guaranteed to not experience any significant color change for 5 years. Their ultra realistic resin varies in color and texture, making each piece unique. All N-dura wicker is memory tested to 50,000 compressions, and is hand-woven over steel-reinforced  heavy gauge aluminum extrusions with a triple antique hand applied fish using nano-ceramic technology.  Unlike wood wicker, this material will stay pliable and not dry out and break.

3. Cushions- Summer classic’s standard cushion is composed of bonded fiber layers on top of polyurethane foam, making them exceptionally comfortable. The ratio of foam to fiber is 50% to 50% once core in inserted into the fabric cushion slip.

Upgrade to their Dream cushion and see the difference! This cushion offers 1.8 density high resilient and California Fire Rated Foam for maximum comfort. Their woven, water-resistant jacket features a “pillow top” of blown-fiber channels providing the utmost quality and softness. Soft, durable, and water-resistant, this is truly the perfect cushion.

4. Fabric-  The standard fabric used on all of our products features 100% solution-dyed acrylic. Each fiber is color saturated from the inside out for a rich, fade resistant color thats lasts even in extreme conditions. These fabrics are fade resistant, water resistant, and mold resistant. Clean these fabrics with a mixture of soap and water, or bleach and water and they are good as new.

Upgrade to a rain fabric and be amazed! This fabric is 100% water resistant and dries immediately when blotted with a towel. The water will never permeate your cushions so you can enjoy a comfortable, dry sofa all day long!

Even though we focused on Summer Classics, all of our top selling brands feature similar quality traits and are guaranteed to stand the test of time. You will save money in the long run and be happier with your purchase, we promise!

Just remember, there is a reason our products are priced the way they are. Just like you’ve always heard- ” You get what you pay for!”

 

Save on Summer Classics now until March 31st! See your sales associate for more details.

 

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#DesignDilemma: What size rug do I need?

There are plenty of reasons to consider placing a rug in your space. They provide comfort, warmth, contrast, and can be color inspiration for your entire design. However, the most commonly asked question still stands: What size rug do I need? The answer depends on the type and size of your room, furniture placement, and sometimes style inspiration.

1. Living Room 

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In large living rooms with floating furniture, it is best to find a rug big enough for all of your pieces to sit completely on with 6-10″ of extra space on all sides. This helps center and ground the room, creating a focal point and adding softness. This also helps bring the furniture together and helps your space not look so scattered. Standard rugs for large living rooms are 9’x12′ and 11’x14′. 

 

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In smaller living rooms, rugs are best placed at least half-way underneath your furniture. Have a small rug under the coffee table? Add a large sisal, jute, or seagrass rug underneath it to add dimension and texture. Standard sizes for this type of space are 6’x9′ or 8’x10′.

2. Dining Rooms

 

In dining rooms, there are several factors to consider before you buy a rug:

1. When measuring your table, add 24″ on each side and let that be the minimum requirement for rug dimensions. You want your guests to be able to pull out their chair comfortably without getting caught

2. Choose a low pile or flat weave rug, so chairs glide easily.

3. Mimic your rug shape to your table shape. Rectangular rugs look best underneath rectangular and oval tables, round rugs look best with round tables, and square rugs look best under square tables. Be careful though! Also consider the size and shape of your room before you make this decision.

3. Bedrooms 
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For bedrooms, place your rug underneath the bottom two-thirds of your bed. You want to make sure you have enough room on each side of the bed to cushion your feet when you get up in the morning! You can also layer your rugs, like shown in the photo above.

 

Find your rug at Turner’s Fine Furniture and our design team will help you make the best decision for your space.   

 

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Turner Furniture Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

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Turner Furniture started out as a hardware store in Pelham, Georgia in 1915. It began with M.W. Turner, Sr. and a business partner not related to the Turner family. However, in 1929 the partnership was dissolved and M.W. Turner and his son M.W. Turner, Jr. opened a new hardware store across the street as competitors. It was during World War II that Turner’s began selling furniture.

In 1940, Turner’s opened a second location in Cairo which later moved to Bainbridge. By 1959, Turner’s expanded to Downtown Tifton. Shortly after, M.W. Turner, III (Wright Turner) joined the company as manager of the Tifton location, and his brother Scott went to Pelham. In 1971, Turner’s made a permanent stake in Tifton by purchasing its location on 2nd Street.

Just five short years later, Turner’s Fine Furniture was built in Valdosta. In 1988, Fortson Turner continued the legacy by becoming the fourth generation to enter the family business.  Austin Turner, also fourth generation, joined the company in Valdosta in 1990.

Prior to 1990, Turner’s operated as Turner’s Fine Furniture offering top quality furniture at the lowest possible price. And even though we had the best prices on name brand furniture, the word “fine” in our name occasionally led to the perception of being the most expensive.

In order to broaden our market and appeal to more people, we decided to open a store with a different format. This store would be a bare-bones, no frills operation with lower priced furniture from different manufacturers than found in Turner’s Fine Furniture. So in 1991, the first Turner’s Budget Furniture opened in Valdosta. The success of this store’s format led Turner’s to open Turner’s Budget Furniture locations in Tifton in 1996, Albany in 1999, Moultrie in 2000, Beachton in 2010 and Tallahassee in 2014.

Turner’s first came onto the scene in Albany in 1993 with Turner’s Fine Furniture on Slappey Boulevard. Austin Turner began managing the Albany location in 1994.

In 1998, Wright Turner decided it was time for his sons to take the reins. So, the fourth generation of ownership went to Fortson, Austin and Scott Turner. In 2006, Scott decided to pursue a career in real estate. Fortson and Austin retained ownership and are the faces you see on all Turner’s commercials today.

The current Turner’s Fine Furniture and warehouse on Highway 82 in Leesburg was built in 2001. In 2003, the 60,000 square foot Distribution Center was built in Tifton to handle all delivery and warehouse operations.

A major honor for the company came in 2009 when Turner’s was selected by Georgia Trend as Family Owned Business of the Year.

Year after year, Turner Furniture remained strong and stable due to the support from each market we served. In 2010, it was time for Turner’s to grow and expand once again. So, Turner’s Fine Furniture and Turner’s Budget Furniture locations were built side by side in Beachton in order to serve South Georgia and North Florida. Upon receiving much support from the Tallahassee community, Turner’s expanded again in 2014 with the opening of Turner’s Budget Furniture on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee.

Reflecting on 100 years in business, the Turner family is proud we’ve upheld the same values that the company was founded upon in 1915. Our reputation of offering the best quality furniture at the best price still stands today. We have also continued to carry on the tradition of offering exceptional customer service throughout all ten locations.

“Our great-grandfather would be very proud of the way Turner’s operates today,” said Fortson Turner. “We are grateful to our loyal customers and communities for allowing us to grow and expand for the past 100 years. Without you, we would not be where we are today.”

To celebrate our 100 year anniversary, Turner’s is giving away $100,000 in free furniture and donating $100,000 to qualified local charities this year.

“We are excited about this milestone anniversary, and we are looking forward to giving back to the community with the $100,000 free furniture giveaway and the $100,000 donation to local charities,” said Austin Turner.

Monthly drawings will be held now through December 2015 with 28 individual winners each month. The winners will be given the opportunity to designate a local charity to receive a matching donation from Turner’s. Each month, $10,000 in free furniture will be given away to individuals and $10,000 in cash will be donated to local charities. To register to win, visit any Turner’s Furniture location. For more information, visit your nearest Turner’s Furniture or click here.

Turner’s currently operates ten locations. Turner’s Fine Furniture is located Albany, Tifton, Valdosta and in between Tallahassee and Thomasville. Turner’s Budget Furniture locations serve Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, Moultrie, Thomasville and Tallahassee.

Fortson Turner, 4th generation and current owner cutting ribbon at the grand opening of Turner’s Fine Furniture in Valdosta in 1976. Pictured L to R: Austin Turner (4th generation owner), Wright Turner (3rd generation), Scott R. Turner (3rd generation), Betsy Turner, Peggy Turner, Eunice Turner, M.W. Turner (2nd generation), Scott B. Turner (4th generation).

Fortson Turner, 4th generation and current owner cutting ribbon at the grand opening of Turner’s Fine Furniture in Valdosta in 1976. Pictured L to R: Austin Turner (4th generation owner), Wright Turner (3rd generation), Scott R. Turner (3rd generation), Betsy Turner, Peggy Turner, Eunice Turner, M.W. Turner (2nd generation), Scott B. Turner (4th generation).

Turner's Fine Furniture -Tifton Showroom in 1959

Turner’s Fine Furniture -Tifton Showroom in 1959

 

 

Tips to help you get the most out of your furniture shopping experience

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For some, redecorating a room in their home just comes naturally. However for most, it can be a little intimidating and overwhelming. What kind of furniture should I buy? How do I mix styles and patterns? What are the best accessories to give my room that finishing touch?

Well, you don’t have to be alone in your redecorating adventure! It’s okay to seek help from a design professional. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Who can afford an interior designer?”  You, that’s who! At Turner’s Fine Furniture, you can browse a great selection of name brand furniture AND speak with expert designers. And the best part, the design service is free!

Here are just a few things to consider before you go furniture shopping:

  • Have a design goal in mind. Whether it’s creating a bedroom to relax after a long day, a living room to gather family and friends, or the perfect kitchen for entertaining, let your designer know how you want to use your space.
  • Explain your style. Are you more traditional or contemporary? Are you drawn to neutrals or do you like pops of color?
  • Bring pictures of your space. Take pictures of your room from multiple angles and bring them with you when shopping for furniture. It helps give your designer a better feel for your space and allows them to help you purchase the best furniture to meet your needs.
  • Bring pictures of inspirations. If a photo you found on Pinterest or in a magazine inspired you to spruce up your space, bring it with you. It can be a whole room or just something that has colors, artwork or accessories you like. This will also help your designer get a better feel for your overall style.
  •  Take measurements. It’s great to know the dimensions of the room you want to redesign/refurnish. This way, your designer can guide you toward the best style and size of furniture for your room. It also helps them create a better room sketch for you. After all, we want to make sure we measure up to all your expectations!
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for an in-home visit. Sometimes, it feels a little more comfortable to talk about your room while actually standing in it. No problem! Our designers will do one complementary in-home visit to help you determine what furniture and/or accessories you need to create your dream space.

Whether you’re building a new home and starting from scratch, looking to redecorate an existing room or two or maybe just add some new accessories, Turner’s designers are here to lend customers their expertise and offer the very best selection advice.