Simply Shaker Doesn’t Mean Shaker Furniture is Always the Same
If you frequent our blog, you’re probably an expert in Shaker Furniture. One thing I’ve noticed about shaker style furniture is how easily stereotyped it is. I’ve come to notice when people think of the Shaker style, they think of plain and simple furniture.
But, Vermont handcrafted Shaker style furniture is anything but plain and antique.
Clean, Refreshing and Relaxing Wood Beds Can Transform Your Bedroom Into An Oasis.
There’s nothing like escaping into your bed after a long summer day spent in the heat and humidity. When my body is exhausted from soaking in probably a little too much sun and being swept up in the waves at the beach, there’s little I look forward to more than slipping in-between the cool sheets and blankets at night.
So you like the way a bed looks but do you know which is right for you?
Gone are the days where everything was simple. Remember when everything was paid for in cash, you could only watch shows when they were on TV and you had to use a map when traveling somewhere new? Now your phone is a mini-computer, you don’t have to actually hold a book to read it and cars have a camera to help you back up so you don’t have to even turn around and look.
When was the last time you looked under your bed? Does the thought of what might be hiding under it frighten you? Do thoughts of “so that’s where I put that” or “why is that under here” come to mind? If the time has come for you to make better use of the space under your bed then you are in luck. We just added 4 brand new stylish & functional storage beds that offer a perfect solution for organizing the clutter that may be living under your bed.
Before I go into detail about our new storage beds though, I want to tell you a quick story. Around Christmas time I decided to rearrange my bedroom. I brilliantly thought I could move my king size bed without worrying about the contents underneath it. Boy was I wrong.
After pulling out what felt like my entire life’s contents, I realized I was in over my head. I had three long plastic bins, two filled to the brim with clothes while the other was filled with knick-knacks, stacks of newspapers from my student journalism days and tons of books. In-between the bins were stacks of even more books, boxes filled with odds and ends, electronics and wires and a stack of grad school info pamphlets and an LSAT study book I had bought in my post undergrad panic.
Needless to say, under my bed had turned into a catch all place and I needed to do something about it. Does my story resonate with any of you? If not, I envy your organization! If it did though, maybe it is time to consider a storage bed like I did.
Beds with built in under-bed storage are great for holding bed linens, clothing you don’t wear very often or even out-of-season clothing if your home is short on storage space. And, they generally deter people from tossing things under them and inevitably being forgotten about.
We have integrated storage drawers into four of our more popular styles, creating both modern and traditional designs with the added benefit of 4 more drawers of storage space.
Here are four reasons to love our new storage beds:
Form and Function: As shown with our Raised Carriage Queen Storage Bed, our storage beds are functional with added storage space while maintaining a high-end, classic design.
Quality Craftsmanship: Our Andrews Spindle Queen Storage Bed exemplifies true Vermont craftsmanship. You will know when you see your new bed arrive that it was made with extreme attention to detail by local craftspeople who truly care about the quality of your bed.
Ambiance: Nothing ruins the look of a newly renovated bedroom quicker than the sight of plastic bins under the bed. Our Patti Smith Queen Storage Bed eliminates the need for bins or boxes completely. With the added 4 drawers of storage space, this bed flows with the atmosphere of your room and won’t detract from its sophistication.
While I have yet to master my underbed storage plan, that doesn’t mean you can’t! These beds and more are available at our online gallery. So save yourself from shuffling those underbed bins and boxes around and treat yourself to one of our Vermont made solid wood storage beds.
Our Vermont made furniture is available in Cherry, Maple, Oak and Walnut and the wood used is sourced from sustainably harvested forests in the Northeast. If you have any questions about our furniture or mission we’re always available at 888-390-5571. Our Stonehurst Showroom is open seven days a week and we’d love to show you around.
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Now your dreams can be a reality–Save up to 20% off handmade bedroom furniture during our Winter Bedroom Sale!
I’m deciding that 2016 is the year of YOU! You work hard, you take care of your loved ones and you go out of your way to be kind and helpful. I think those are great qualities, but I fear most people (myself included) forget to give themselves “me” time.
We all have a hobby or interest but I would guess the vast majority of people don’t give themselves much time to grow those interests. It’s easy to get caught in the trap of work first, play later, but a lot people are forgetting to take a break from the grind and enjoy themselves.
I want you to take a moment, think about something you really want to accomplish and create a feasible plan on how you’ll achieve that “me time” goal whether it be finishing that stack of books you’ve collected over the last two years or kayaking somewhere new every weekend.
To help you on your road to success, here’s a list of methods I have used.
Get a good night’s sleep, every night!
Turn off cell phones, laptops and tablets at least an hour before bed
Get support from family and friends and challenge them to get more “me” time
Spend time outside everyday, even if it’s only for a few minutes (and no I don’t mean walking from your house to your car!)
The less time you spend with technology and the more time you spend outside or doing your favorite activities, you’ll quickly see how much you don’t miss Netflix, Facebook or your e-mails!
In addition to turning away from your electronics and other distractions before bed, a great way to get a good night’s rest is to sleep in a bedroom you absolutely love.
Make your room part of your success and turn it into an oasis and hub of relaxation. To help get you motivated, we’re having a Bedroom Furniture Sale starting today, February 19 and going through Thursday, March 3. You can save 10% off one piece of bedroom furniture, 15% off two pieces and 20% off three or more pieces.
All of our furniture is handmade here in Vermont from local craftspeople and is available in Cherry, Maple, Oak and Walnut woods. We pride ourselves on our mission of creating a more sustainable furniture industry and all of our wood comes from sustainably harvested forests. You’ll rest easy knowing the bed you’re in is made just for you from someone who truly cares about the quality of your new furniture.
Spend less time this year worrying about everyone and everything and get back to the basics of caring for you! Why not start by rewarding yourself with a new bedroom and soon you’ll be happier than you ever thought possible!
If you have any questions about our furniture or the sale, our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to help at 888-390-5571. Shop conveniently and securely from the comfort of your own home or stop into our Stonehurst Showroom in Vernon, Vermont. We’re open 7 days a week and would love to meet you!
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