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Go Back to School with Help from Home Zone

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

It’s hard to believe, but school will be back in session before we know it. While you and your kids might not be ready to make the transition from pool parties to homework, your home should be prepared for the change of pace.

This August, fall back into a seamless routine with a helpful selection of furniture that will keep life running smoothly during the school year and beyond.

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4 Bedroom Sets Fit for a Queen

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

Can you imagine anything better than waking up in the lap of luxury? We’ve rounded up four of Home Zone Furniture’s most elegant, regal bedroom sets that will put you in a royal frame of mind before you’ve even rolled out of bed.

If you fall head over heels for pastel hues, plentiful details, a grand look and a bit of shine, we’ve got the bedroom set for you.


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For a dramatic piece with feminine details, look no further than the Serendipity bedroom set. The bed has a tall headboard for statement-making elegance and a rolled footboard that exudes comfort and beauty. The Serendipity bed is mostly upholstered and is supported by the timeless textures of pecan and oak veneers.

If your personal style is eclectic, this set is a stylistically flexible choice. You could emphasize its girlier qualities with an ornate rug, a beautiful lamp and a duvet cover with a bit of shine, or you could choose to bring out its contemporary flair with a neutral palette and clean lines throughout the rest of the bedroom.


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The Vermont bedroom set epitomizes old-world charm. Teeming with incredible carvings and classic lines, the Vermont is well-suited to any and all antique lovers. The central carved motif is featured prominently on the headboard and reappears on the other pieces throughout the set.

If you like the traditional, feminine look of the Vermont but want to update it, turn your attention to the bedding. A bright white sheet set and duvet cover with embroidered details set against the cherry finish of the Vermont will emphasize the ornate carvings. If your style is more eclectic, create an interesting look by placing a colorful bohemian throw blanket or patterned duvet cover at the foot of the bed.


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The perfect mixture between romantic and contemporary, the Glam bedroom set is an obvious pick for the modern girl. The Glam set is an instant eye-catcher with a combination of beautiful tufted features and sleek, clean lines.

One of my favorite things about this set is that although it’s a standout, it’s also surprisingly neutral. The palette is gray, slate and silver with a bit of mirrored detail around the edges, so you can practically pair it with any bedroom decor you already own. I’d suggest dark bedding to bring out the sleek, shiny texture of the furniture itself.

And be sure not to overlook the nightstand. The drawers are lined with felt and it even features a built-in jewelry box. The Glam Set is truly meant for a princess!


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Bring the elegance of France’s Loire Valley to your bedroom with the Chambord bedroom set. In this set, traditional, antique-inspired designs meet modern proportions and finishes. The Chambord bed is crafted from ash hardwoods and veneers and features a luxurious, hand-tufted headboard.

Between the golden sheen of the wood, the soft, silk fabric and the feminine lines, the Chambord is sure to be a standout hit for anyone who loves romantic, dreamy designs. To dress up this bed, I’d choose understated colors and rich textures to bring attention to the bed’s most beautiful features.

Which bedroom set strikes your fancy? Tell us your top choice in the comments below!


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5 Dorm Room Must-Haves For New College Students

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

It’s hard to believe that summer is drawing to a close and school will soon be back in session. Regardless of how old your children are, gearing up for school is a big task, especially if said child is heading off to college.

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From books to organizational tools and that rite-of-passage shower caddy, there are many must-haves for an easy transition into dorm life. In order to make the transition a little easier, I suggest making your student’s dorm room as homey and functional as possible with these five essentials.

Area rug

A colorful area rug will instantly make a dorm room feel more like home. Most dorm rooms are tiled with unsightly linoleum, making for a sterile environment that lacks personality. An area rug will not only add a dose of color to a bland room, but it will also help maintain warmth when the temperatures drop. Don’t know which color to choose? Try something dark or bold. That way, if something spills on the rug during the school year, it won’t be a big deal!

Good lighting


Dorm rooms have notoriously bad lighting. Whether your child likes to study solo or gather with friends in their room, a soft glow will create a nice atmosphere they’ll want to spend time in. Place a functional lamp on the desk for those long evening hours spent writing papers, and a fun standing lamp at the bedside. Since dorm rooms don’t allow residents to mount anything to the wall (lighting included), it’s up to you to find lighting that fits the space without taking up too much real estate.



Good storage is a priority in all dorm rooms. Many rooms are equipped with a desk and a dresser, but an extra drawer or two can never hurt. It’s a great idea to raise your bed and then use space underneath for multi-drawer storage. Still need more space for clothes, papers and the like? You could also try a nightstand with organizational components.

Small couch


If space permits, spring for a small couch. A couch is a great way to instantly transform a dorm room into an inviting space for entertaining. As you select your couch, keep in mind color scheme and size. You’ll want to make sure your couch complements your space and doesn’t dominate it.

Added comfort

Last but not least, a dorm room isn’t a haven without a few added layers of cushion. Dorm rooms aren’t necessarily known for their comfortable mattresses, so put yourself ahead of the game with memory foam, an egg crate or a pillow-top mattress cover. From there, add throw pillows for color, and don’t forget a seat cushion for your desk chair, too!

Which dorm room essentials did you rely on in college?


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Create An Airy Summer Oasis In Your Bedroom

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

At the end of a long summer day, nothing beats kicking off your sandals and crashing in a cool, inviting bed. Even if you aren’t out of town on vacation, a bedroom that incorporates summer style will immediately transport you to a relaxed state of mind.

From lightweight linens to a soft color palette, how will you craft the summer oasis of your dreams?

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The first step to creating a summer bedroom is swapping out your bed linens. Pull any heavy down comforters, quilts or rich fabrics out of the mix in favor of all things lightweight and breathable. If you tend to get hot easily, go with 100 percent cotton sheets, and choose percale over sateen. Percale has a simple matte weave and a cool, crisp feel. Over the sheets, choose a lightweight down comforter or thin quilt.


Natural lighting is an essential component of summer style. Block out harsh rays but maintain the room’s brightness with light, gauzy curtains. They won’t completely block out light, but they’ll put a nice filter on your bedroom and keep your space somewhat cool.

Speaking of light, a well-lit room is a great environment for plants to thrive. Consider adding a potted plant that’s happy indoors, or place a pretty floral arrangement on your bedside table.


Summer is a time to lighten up! For your summer bedroom, choose a color palette ruled by shades of white and add pastel touches such as baby blue, mint green and peach pink. A neutral palette like this lends itself to change, so you can easily transition out of it when fall rolls around. Don’t forget that the nautical theme is always in style! Experiment with incorporating touches of navy and white stripes into your bedroom.


To create an airy room that undeniably feels like summer, it’s important to make space by eliminating any clunky or unused furniture and clearing off surfaces. Is your bedside table cluttered? Rearrange! Has the arm chair in the corner gone unused for months? Relocate!

One of my favorite summer decor to-dos is to leave hardwood floors bare. Roll up your rugs, take them to the cleaners and let your floors breathe. Now is the time to go minimal and prioritize air, light and space.


Summer textures can be found in furniture as well as textiles. Dark woods, heavy metals and furry textures carry the warm, cozy connotations of fall and winter. Wherever possible, swap these rich, opulent textures for tropical, natural fibers such as rattan, wicker and bamboo. While it may not be possible to spring for large-scale piece of furniture in one of these materials, keep in mind that even the smallest addition, like a wicker side table, can make the biggest difference.

If you’re unsure whether your current furniture creates a summer or winter vibe, ask yourself whether or not you’d see that texture incorporated into the decor of your favorite beach locale.

From seashells to nautical stripes and weather-beaten bottles filled with sand, what home accessories put you in a summery state of mind?


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Mattress Facts

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

High thread count sheets and plush pillows are nice, but a good night’s sleep begins and ends with the perfect mattress. Whether you demand firm support or prefer something on the softer side, everyone has strong preferences when it comes to hitting the hay. Here’s how you can meet the mattress of your dreams at Home Zone Furniture.

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When to shop

The general rule is that mattresses need to be replaced every eight to 10 years. Maybe you’ve been waking up with little aches and pains due to a sagging mattress, or maybe not. Regardless, mattresses collect sweat, dust mites, fungus and allergens over time and need to be swapped out once a decade.

While mattress shopping might not be as fun as shopping for home decor, imagine how much better you’ll sleep with a well-chosen mattress. We spend over one-third of our lives in bed, so why not make it a rejuvenating experience rather than a pain-inducing one?

What’s your type?

Shopping for a mattress can get complicated fast. There are many types of mattress to choose from, depending on your body type and unique preferences. For a bed with some bounce, go with an innerspring mattress. If you prefer less spring and a firm base, choose memory foam. Perhaps you and your sleeping partner like something different. In that case, try an adjustable mattress. At the end of the day, choose a mattress that will provide adequate back support and unmatched comfort.

Our favorites

When you arrive in a showroom full of mattresses, it’s hard to know where to begin! Some of our Home Zone favorites include the Bree-O-Pedic Signature Plush Mattress, Marble Falls Firm Mattress and the Payton Plush Mattress. All of these mattresses feature a supportive coil base and a high coil count to avoid sagging.

The Bree-O-Pedic comes at an incredible price for its resilient memory foam and breathable organic fabric.

The Marble Falls is one of the firmest options we offer. We love this mattress for its high-density foam and antimicrobial and hypoallergenic qualities.

For an amazing hybrid mattress, choose the Payton. The Payton combines resilient coil support with conforming, gel-infused memory foam.

Test drive

When you’re mattress shopping, don’t settle for anything until you’ve done the 15-minute test. Lay for 5 minutes on your front, 5 on your back and 5 on your side to determine if this mattress will be comfortable for you in the long run.

If you’re bringing someone shopping with you, have them check to see if the mattress supports your spine in a neutral position — meaning that everything from your head to your heels is in complete alignment. A mattress that’s too soft won’t support your body’s pressure points, and a mattress that’s too firm will push against your pressure points. Either way, you’ll end up uncomfortable! Look for a mattress that makes you feel weightless.

What are you waiting for? Come visit us at Home Zone Furniture and find the mattress of your dreams.