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13 Jul 2018
A home is only truly beautiful when it's functioning correctly. Space planning is the comprehensive organization and mapping out of your home design. It allows you to make sense of your space, scale your furniture to your home, and take your design to the next level. Space planning allows you to visualize, whether in an online Room Planner  or on paper, exactly how your space will function and where the furniture will be placed inside it.     What is space planning   Will Correia, from our Pembroke showroom, describes, "Space planning is mapping out a room, figuring out your focal points, what the function of the room is, and determining the scale of the room and the furniture within it." When space planning, ...
03 Jul 2018
  Downsizing can be very liberating. It forces you to think about what you truly need and it allows you to live the lifestyle you've always wanted, whether that means moving closer to the city or setting up camp by the ocean. It can, however, be overwhelming if you don't know where to begin. This guide will give you everything you need to know about downsizing so you're not making the move in the dark.   Plan ahead   With any major design project, whether you're remodeling or moving house, the first step is to take inventory and to plan as much as possible.   Take inventory   What are you keeping What are you selling, donating, or giving away   Take measurements   Do you have a floor plan or an architectural plan Measure ...
29 Jun 2018
Many homeowners are choosing to transform their outdoor spaces into living areas that see regular use. Making your outdoor living space an upscale spot  in your home will encourage you to use the space more often. There are several ways to create a luxe outdoor space that will be frequently used by both family and friends this season.     Choose Comfortable Seating   When using an outdoor living space one of the first things that a visitor will look for is a  peaceful spot to sit down and relax.   Consider choosing something that is both chic and durable enough to withstand the elements, like the Agave Outdoor Sofa Make sure that pillows and fabrics can handle getting wet and that they are easy to clean. Consider choosing ...
27 Jun 2018
Perhaps there's a smaller room in your home that isn't being used to its full potential. Or maybe you're just beginning the design process and have no idea how to decorate a small space. There are countless ways to visually expand a room, making it appear larger and more open. But first, it's best to start simply with function. Asking yourself a few important questions will ensure that your space is not only beautiful and unique but functional as well.     Where to start   The best place to start when considering how to decorate a small space is to take dimensions of the room. Cheryl, from our Pembroke showroom, describes, "Measurements are the most important piece of information I need to begin my ...
22 Jun 2018
Circle Furniture has always been proud to support and work with local furniture manufacturers. The majority of our product line is made in America, and a large portion is made locally in New England. Our core objective is to provide our customers with the highest quality furniture, and we believe sourcing local materials and working with small local companies is an imperative part of that. We've come to learn that there is no reason to outsource wood. Some of the best and highest quality woods are grown right in our backyard, in New England. We're also passionate about supporting the local economy. We live and work in the same neighborhoods you do. As members of the community, we hope to ...
13 Jun 2018
A sleeper sofa is a staple in any home. It's a multi-functional dream, allowing you to have guests in a small space or convert a guest room into an office during the day. Where once sleeping on a sleeper sofa meant a bad night's sleep and an aching back, the technology is now new and improved. Sleeper sofas now boast exceedingly comfortable mattresses and mechanisms that make the set-up process completely seamless. So, how do you go about choosing one.     Where to start   There are several factors in determining how to choose a sleeper sofa.   The first is the space itself. Oftentimes, a comfort sleeper is going into a spare room or a den with limited space. Measure your space before you begin ...
08 Jun 2018
If you have a smaller living room or you live in a small apartment, you're probably wondering how to choose a sofa that will fit your room. After all, you want it to be appropriately sized yet functional and comfortable. Of course, the simplest option is choosing a sofa that comes in an apartment size. However, there are some things you'll want to consider before making a decision. In addition to choosing a scaled down sofa, there are numerous ways to maximize your space in a small living room.     Where to start   As with any furniture investment, it's important to ask yourself some questions before making a purchase. Firstly, take into account the actual size of your space. Measure your room's dimensions ...