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Bundle Up! Five Ways to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

Bundle Up! Five Ways to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

It’s officially winter in the Northern Hemisphere and while it’s already been pretty chilly, it’s only going to get colder now.  Depending on where you live, trying to keep your home warm in the cold winter months can be a real challenge. You can always just crank up the heat, but that generally ends up costing a lot of money that you may not want to or be able to part with.  Luckily there are some easy ways to help keep your home warm that don’t cost much (if anything at all!). Let’s take a look at some tips on how to keep a cozy home this winter.
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Pull the Rug Out: Five Tips for Buying A Vintage Rug

Pull the Rug Out: Five Tips for Buying A Vintage Rug

You may have noticed vintage rugs popping up all over Instagram lately. Full of lovely colors and eye-catching patterns it’s no surprise that they’re having their 15 minutes of Instagram fame. All these gorgeous pictures have also probably made you consider getting a vintage rug of your own. But how do you know what to look for? And what even counts as a vintage rug? A rug that’s 25 to 50 years old is vintage. Anything over 50 years is antique. A vintage or antique rug can be a wonderful investment for your space, but you need to know what to look for to make sure you’re not getting ripped off. To help out with that, today we’re giving you a few tips for buying a vintage rug.
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Putting It All On the Table: A Guide For Finding the Perfect Dining Room Table

Putting It All On the Table: A Guide For Finding the Perfect Dining Room Table

The dining room is often times a major gathering spot in the home. Whether you eat at the dining room table every night or just for holidays and other special occasions, there’s sure to be many fond memories created around the dining room table. With Thanksgiving right around the corner we’ve had dining room tables on our mind more than usual. A dining room table is often a big investment, and a piece of furniture you’re going to have for many years. So how do you know you’re getting the right one? We’ve put together this handy guide to make sure that you get the perfect dining room table for your space.
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Weathering Leather: How to Care for Your Leather Furniture

Weathering Leather: How to Care for Your Leather Furniture

Congratulations, you bought a piece of leather furniture! A leather sofa or chair may be an investment, but it’s a wise one since leather only gets better with age. While regular fabric wears out, leather just wears in and gains a natural patina that allows your furniture to look even more beautiful over time. Though leather furniture is made to last, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require some general care. This post will go over the basics of caring for your leather furniture.
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Stop and Stair: The Best Ways to Bring Style to Your Stairs

Stop and Stair: The Best Ways to Bring Style to Your Stairs

For a multi-story home, the stairs are something you likely use every day. But do you ever really stop to look at the space around them? Staircases and stairwells are an oft forgotten about area when designing the interior. But a space that gets so much foot traffic deserves to look as nice as the rest of the house! Today we’re going to take a look at some easy ways to turn your staircase from boring to eye-catching.
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Who You Gonna Call? How to Find the Right Interior Designer

Who You Gonna Call? How to Find the Right Interior Designer

While we’re all for DIY here at France & Son blog, sometimes you just need the help of a professional. The world of interior design is one of those realms where, if you don’t have any experience with it, you may feel like it’s best to call in a pro. But putting the fate of your interiors into a stranger’s hands can be a bit daunting. Hiring an interior designer that you don’t click with can cause headache and disappointment, but the right interior designer can make the process go smoothly and (relatively) stress-free. So today we’ll take a look at what steps to take to ensure that you hire the right interior designer for your job.
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Don’t Lose Your Marbles: How to Care for Your Marble Furniture

Don’t Lose Your Marbles: How to Care for Your Marble Furniture

The natural beauty of marble has been admired for centuries, and used in the home for just as long. Each piece of marble is unique, and you can feel like you’re getting something special when you buy a piece of marble furniture. Lending itself perfectly to the clean lines of contemporary minimalist design marble has been gaining in popularity over recent years. Marble can be a big investment however, and you don’t want something you spent a lot of money on getting ruined by lack of care. So let’s take a look at how to keep your marble looking its best.
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Knock on Wood: How to Care for Your Wood Furniture

Knock on Wood: How to Care for Your Wood Furniture

As people strive to fill their homes with more natural materials and reconnect with nature, wood furniture has been gaining in popularity again. Well crafted wood furniture is made to last a lifetime. In fact it can often last several lifetimes, and be passed down in families or take on a new life if sold at a garage sale or thrift store. In order for your wood furniture to make it that long though, it does require some regular care. Today we’re going to look at some dos and don’ts of how to care for your wood furniture.
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